Fantasy Football Streaming Options Week 9 2018Field of Streams – Week 9

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.

Fantasy Football Streaming Options Week 9 2018

To help you dominate your week

With another week in the books, we have another solid performance for Field of Streams. Derek Carr and the Washington Redskins were both top-3 options at their position, and both the Cardinals and 49ers gave you top-5 finishes for Defense/Special Teams. More importantly, it’s been a really impressive 1st half of the year for us. In addition to this week’s picks, I’m going to highlight the 1st half results and what you could have streamed this year if you’ve followed along since week 1.

QB Player Points Pos. Rank
1 D. Carr 30.76 3
2 E. Manning 18.64 17
3 C. Keenum 18.38 18
TE Player Points Pos. Rank
1 R. Seals-Jones 2.20 32
2 C. Clay 5.10 23
3 J. Heuerman 6.90 18
DST Player Points Pos. Rank
1 Ari. Cardinals 10.00 T-5
2 SF 49ers 10.00 T-5
3 Was. Redskins 15.00 2


Year in Review

Weeks 1-8
  Pts Scored Top 12 % Season Rank
QB 234.48 75.00% QB2
TE 70.80 37.50% TE8
DST 141.00 100.00% DST1


This highlights just how successful streamers have been this year. Not only were you were given a top-12 QB option in 6 of 8 weeks, but the potential points scored from streaming QB’s has been 234.48, which is currently QB2 behind ONLY Patrick “Showtime” Mahomes who has scored an outrageous 269.94pts. Tight Ends have been a nightmare all season, or so you’d think. Streaming these Tight Ends options would have netted you 70.80 points which is only 8.85 fantasy points per game. However, that is good enough to be the 8th best TE score so far this year. This number is higher than Gronk, Jimmy Graham, Jordan Reed, and Evan Engram… gross. While we’ve been providing you with rock solid streamers at Quarterback (QB2), Defenses have really been the bread and butter of Field of Streams. Every single week of the season, you were provided with a top-12 option at the DST position. More impressive than that is the fact that you could have potentially scored a total of 141 fantasy points from these defenses which would be the TOP OVERALL Defense/Special Teams score by far, beating the LA Rams 82pts.


1.) Derek Carr – 26% owned – @ San Francisco

Carr showed you exactly what he could be last week, tossing 3 TD’s on limited attempts vs the Colts. This week he gets the 49ers who have been the 7th best matchup for opposing QB’s.

2.) Ryan Fitzpatrick – 9% owned – @ Carolina

All aboard the FitzMAGIC hype train again. In the 4 games he started, he scored 38+ points in 3 of those. He also put up 20+ points in mop-up duty behind Winston last week. Carolina isn’t an easy matchup, but buckle up for some more fireworks.

3.) Marcus Mariota – 27% owned – @ Dallas

His rushing ability should provide a solid floor, coming off his 2nd best performance of the year, and having a bye week to prepare, all signs point to Mariota having a good game. I’m a bit more skeptical, but with so many teams on bye, the options are limited.

Tight End

1.) Charles Clay – 14% owned vs Chicago

His Quarterbacks love him as a safety net, having received 5+ targets in 4 of his last 5. He should have a safe floor, but not that high of a ceiling.

2.) Hayden Hurst – 3% owned – vs Pittsburgh

Baltimore loves involving their Tight Ends, Hurst is finally healthy, and he caught a TD last week (albeit in garbage time). Pittsburgh has given up the 4th most points to the Tight End, so he could find the end zone yet again.

3.) Jeff Heuerman – 1% owned – vs Houston

He’s seen at least 4 targets for 5 straight games and he found the end zone last week. Heuerman is one of Keenum’s favorite check-downs.


Defense/Special Teams

1.) Dallas Cowboys – 15% owned – vs Tennessee

The Cowboys have 4 turnovers in their last 3 games and the matchup vs the Titans could be a slow, ugly, low-scoring game.

2.) Tennessee Titans – 9% owned – @ Dallas

I’m hedging my bets, picking both Tennessee and Dallas, but both have been start-able at one point or another, and bye weeks are really limiting your options.

3.) NY Jets – 24% owned – @ Miami

The Jets have cooled down significantly since their hot start, but they get Brock and the Dolphins who have given up the 8th most points to the DST position. Expect a few turnovers.


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.


QB Scoring

Passing Yards 25 yards per point; 3 points at 300 yards; 4 points at 400 yards
Passing Touchdowns 5 4
Interceptions -1
Rushing Yards 10 yards per point; 2 points at 100 yards; 4 points at 200 yards
Rushing Touchdowns 6


TE Scoring

Receptions .5
Receiving Yards 10 yards per point; 2 points at 100 yards; 4 points at 200 yards
Receiving Touchdowns 6
Return Touchdowns 6
2-Point Conversions 2
Fumbles Lost -2
Offensive Fumble Return TD 6


DST Scoring

Defense/Special Teams League Value Yahoo Default Value
Sack 1
Interception 2
Fumble Recovery 2
Touchdown 6
Safety 2
Block Kick 2
Kickoff and Punt Return Touchdowns 6