Streaming options to help you dominate your week

By: J.J. Gosh @jjgosh

Fantasy Football Week 5 StreamersFor 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.

An endearing quality is being able to admit when you’re wrong, right? I really hope so. Week 4 supplied a handful of good calls, mixed with some bad calls. Leading the way of the bad calls was Ryan Tannehill being outside of the top-32 QB’s, which I did not think was even possible. However, I also provided you with a top-12 option at QB in Joe Flacco, and TWO top options at DST including the top overall Defense in the Green Bay Packers. See below for last week’s results and this week’s picks.

Wk4
QB Player Points Pos. Rank
1 B. Mayfield 16.80 21
2 J. Flacco 27.22 11
3 R. Tannehill 1.00 34
TE Player Points Pos. Rank
1 R. Seals-Jones 6.20 23
2 C. Clay 6.00 24
3 V. McDonald 6.70 20
DST Player Points Pos. Rank
1 GB Packers 28.00 1
2 Sea. Seahawks 6.00 9
3 Atlanta Falcons -2.00 23

Quarterback

1.) Joe Flacco – 25% owned – @ Cleveland

With his 2nd appearance in a row on my list and fresh off a top-12 finish, Joe Flacco has a matchup with the Browns. Derrick Carr just ripped the Browns for 44.58 fantasy points. Look for Flacco to finish as a back end QB1 again.

2.) Josh Rosen – 4% owned – @ San Francisco

He didn’t set the world on fire in his 1st start, but Rosen completed over 50% of his passes with a TD against a decent Seahawks defense. Look for the road to be a little easier against the 49ers this week.

3.) Ryan Tannehill – 22% owned – @ Cincinnati

I can admit when I’m wrong, and man was I wrong about him last week. Tannehill should have bounce back potential against a Bengals defense that just gave up over 400 yards passing to Matt Ryan and the Falcons.


Tight End

1.) Ricky Seals-Jones – 22% owned @ San Francisco

RSJ seems to be a weekly staple in Field of Streams. He has a decent floor having seen 6 targets in 2 games and he gets to face a 49ers team who has given up a TD to a Tight End in every game so far this season.

2.) Austin Sefarian-Jenkins – 29% owned – @ Kansas City

In what projects to be a shootout, Sefarian-Jenkins should be able to cash in on his decent target volume. Without Eric Berry, the Chiefs have been vulnerable to the Tight End.

3.) Charles Clay – 15% owned – vs Tennessee

The Titans gave up 10 catches for 112 yards to Zach Ertz last week. Charles Clay is definitely no Zach Ertz, but if he can put up half of those numbers and find the end zone, he’s fighting his way in the top-12. Josh Allen loved him as a safety valve against the Packers, look for that trend to continue.


Defense/Special Teams

1.) Tennessee Titans – 20% owned – @ Buffalo

The Green Bay Packers finished as the top overall defense last week with the Bills letting them do whatever they want. This game is in Buffalo, which is never an easy place to play, but watch for the Titans pass rush to force Josh Allen into some awkward situations.

2.) New York Jets – 19% owned – vs Denver

The Jets have forced 10 sacks and 10 turnovers through 4 games and they get to play a Quarterback who has thrown 6 INT’s, fumbled once, and been sacked 9 times. Denver also has to travel cross country on a short week having just played Monday night.

3.) Cincinnati Bengals – 10% owned – vs Miami

The return of Vontaze Burfict should bolster a defense who has underperformed so far this year. Depending on which Tannehill shows up, this could be a good call, or prove to be a very bad take.

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, or if you want to troll and call me out for any bad advice I give!


 

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

 

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