Streaming options to help you dominate your week
For those of you new to fantasy football, or if you are just looking for a new strategy, “Streaming” is the idea of selecting somebody from the Free Agent pool or waiver wire based on favorable matchups. This strategy is particularly effective if you failed to draft an elite player at QB, TE, or DEF.
The NFL changes quite a bit from week to week and year to year, I will try to help alleviate your concerns and focus on players that I would try and stream. Much like last year, with the potential for added roster spots (thanks, COVID) this year will be difficult to Stream. Most leagues have expanded rosters, so this year, I will be looking at only players who are available in AT/UNDER 50% of Yahoo leagues. All options may not be available in your specific league.
A decent week last week, even with all the injuries and just strange outcomes. Mac Jones finished with 26.5 fantasy points which was good enough for the QB7 overall, and the Bengals DST racked up 19 fantasy points against the Steelers to finish as the 2nd best Defense on the week. Evan Engram was the best TE we had, with 5.2pts. That was the TE20 overall, but if he fell into the end zone, he would have vaulted into the top-12. Check out who can help make your final playoff push for this week!
Tua vs NYG, 33%Rostered
This game could go either way. Both defenses are below average, but the same can be said for the opposing offenses. Tua has locked onto J. Waddle, so hopefully, they can both have a solid game against a sub-par Giants DST.
Tyrod Taylor vs IND, 11% Rostered
He’s had a rushing touchdown in 2 of his last 3, and that’s where most of his value lies. The matchup against the Colts secondary is a pretty good one, but I expect him to show his mobility yet again.
Taylor Heinicke @ LV, 26% Rostered
He didn’t perform as well as you would have liked on primetime TV, but he’s been solid all year. And now he gets a matchup with the Raiders, the 10th best matchup for opposing QB’s.
Jared Cook @ CIN, 48% Rostered
He’s seen 5 targets in each of the last 2 games but only hauled in 5 catches and 1 touchdown. If the volume continues to be there, I expect the efficiency will come back to life.
Tyler Conklin @ DET, 33% Rostered
His targets have dropped a bit the past 2 games, but with Dalvin Cook slated to miss some time, they could rely more on Kirk Cousins and this passing attack.
Gerald Everett vs SF, 27% Rostered
Coming off a 9 target, 1 TD game, this feels a bit like chasing points, but Everett’s one of the more athletic tight ends in the league. If he can get free for 1 big play, he pays off as a streamer.
Miami Dolphins vs NYG, 44% Rostered
The past few weeks, the Dolphins DST looked like the unit we all thought they could be coming into the season. 70 Fantasy Points in their last 4 games, made up of 16 sacks, and 10 turnovers. Daniel Jones isn’t very careful with the ball, so all of these numbers could increase.
Kansas City Chiefs vs DEN, 27% Rostered
The Chiefs haven’t been as terrible lately as they were in previous weeks. Even with Teddy Bridgewater at QB, the Broncos’ offense is a top-10 matchup for opposing defenses.
Minnesota Vikings @ DET, 18% Rostered
Stay tuned next week to see the results from all the players mentioned above, as well as my streamers for next week. Follow me on Twitter for more updates and insight @jjgosh
|Passing Yards||25 yards per point; 3 points at 300 yards; 4 points at 400 yards|
|Rushing Yards||10 yards per point; 2 points at 100 yards; 4 points at 200 yards|
|Receiving Yards||10 yards per point; 2 points at 100 yards; 4 points at 200 yards|
|Offensive Fumble Return TD||6|
|Defense/Special Teams||League Value||Yahoo Default Value|
|Kickoff and Punt Return Touchdowns||6|