Field of Streams – Week 7
By: J.J. Gosh @jjgosh
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.
Streaming options to help you dominate your week
Field of Streams bounced back in a big way this week, providing you with the top overall QB (J. Winston) and the 2nd overall Defense/Special Teams unit (Seattle). Tight End was a bit more difficult with Nick Vannett being a late scratch from the game, long after the article was released, but Cameron Brate’s Touchdown shouldn’t have lost you the week even though he wasn’t inside the top-12 at the position. Check out this week’s picks and last week’s results.
1.) Mitch Trubisky – 29% owned – vs New England
Plenty of people thought Trubisky’s big game was a product of playing Tampa Bay’s awful defense, but he backed it up with another good performance against a better defense in the Dolphins. This game could be high scoring, with plenty of pass attempts for Chicago.
2.) Eli Manning – 22% owned – @ Atlanta
Constantly disappointing, I feel gross putting Eli’s name on the list. But with bye weeks in full swing, your options may be limited. Atlanta has been near the bottom of the league in pass defense, and awful against pass catching RB’s. Dump it to Saquan Barkley and watch him work.
3.) Joe Flacco – 27% owned – vs New Orleans
Flacco has been poor for Fantasy 2 weeks in a row. But last week he wasn’t needed to throw much with his defense playing so well. This game could be a shootout with Drew Brees and the high-powered Saints coming to town, so give Flacco a shot.
1.) Ricky Seals-Jones – 22% owned vs Denver
Go figure, the 1 week I take RSJ off my list, he grabs 5 passes for 69 yards. He’s seen 6 targets in 4/6 games so far and Denver is in the bottom half in giving up Fantasy Points to the Tight End position.
2.) Charles Clay – 13% owned – @ Indianapolis
I feel as bad writing this as I did with Eli for Quarterbacks. Clay has seen 5+ targets in 2 of the last 3 games. If Josh Allen can’t play Nathan Peterman won’t throw downfield, so look for the volume to be there again for Clay.
3.) Geoff Swaim – 12% owned – @ Washington
Bye weeks leave very few viable options so this may be a dart throw, but that’s what streaming is, an educated dart throw. The Redskins are middle of the league when it comes to covering Tight Ends, but Swaim has seen 17 targets the last 4 games.
1.) Indianapolis Colts – 9% owned – vs Buffalo
The Bills have given up the most Fantasy Points to DST’s and they may be without their starting QB in Josh Allen. The Colts aren’t anything special, but they play a team that’s less talented than their average defense.
2.) Dallas Cowboys – 23% owned – @ Washington
Coming off a game where they held Jacksonville to 7 points, registered 3 sacks, and 2 turnovers, Dallas could be fired up for a divisional rivalry this week. Alex Smith has been poor so far this year. Dallas could have another good week in store.
3.) Atlanta Falcons – 19% owned – vs New York Giants
Eli Manning has not played good football. But the Falcons haven’t either. Something has to give this week as they showdown on Monday Night Football.
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 @jjgosh for more updates and insight.
|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|