Streaming options to help you dominate your week
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.
Week 14 had just 1 bad streamer, and had he stayed healthy, who knows. But alas, we lost Jonnu Smith to an injury very early in his game. Aside from that, you were given 2 top-12 options at QB in Derek Carr and Josh Allen, the 7th best Tight End (or RB) in Jaylen Samuels, and the 2nd overall DST in the NY Giants. Aside from all of these top options, the rest of the streamers likely didn’t ruin your week. Case Keenum was QB19, but less than 8 points behind Allen for QB11. C.J. Uzomah finished with 5.20 points which has been good enough to be a top-12 option some weeks. Both the Bills and Cowboys defenses scored 5 fantasy points, but that was barely outside the top-12, being tied for 13th. Check out last week’s results and this week’s picks. Spoiler alert, you’ll recognize a lot of names.
1.) Derek Carr – 19% owned – @ Cincinnati
Oakland is generally a mess for fantasy purposes, but Carr has managed to throw for multiple TD’s in 3 of his last 4 games and gets the Bengals who are the 2nd best matchup for QB’s.
2.) Jeff Driskel – 2% owned – vs Oakland
Like I just mentioned, Oakland is a mess. They are the 6th best matchup for opposing QB’s, but temper your expectations because Cincinnati is just as big of a mess as Oakland.
3.) Josh Allen – 15% owned – vs Detroit
Of course, everybody knows Josh Allen > Mike Vick. At least when it comes to the record for rushing yards gained in a 3 game stretch. Allen still has accuracy issues, but his rushing production provides a higher floor than most.
1.) C.J. Uzomah – 29% owned vs Oakland
Start everybody against the Raiders. That’s generally a safe rule to live by this season. Oakland is the 6th best matchup for Tight Ends, and Driskel has to throw to somebody.
2.) Ian Thomas – 9% owned – vs New Orleans
Greg Olsen is done and Ian Thomas slid into his role perfectly these last 2 weeks. He’s caught 11 of 16 targets in that span. While New Orleans isn’t a great matchup, Cam will likely throw more than usual.
3.) Vernon Davis – 5% owned – @ Jacksonville
It took 14 weeks, but Jordan Reed is finally injured. He wasn’t having the season people expected, but a lot of that has to do with the carousel of QB’s in Washington. The place to attack Jacksonville is over the middle, so watch for Davis down the seams.
1.) Atlanta Falcons – 17% owned – vs Arizona
In their last 4 games, Atlanta has logged 10 sacks but only 2 turnovers. Josh Rosen is still showing everybody that he’s a rookie; Atlanta could take advantage of the 2nd best matchup for DST’s.
2.) Cleveland Browns – 10% owned – @ Denver
Going to Denver isn’t an easy trip, nor is it an easy place to play, but the Browns have logged 8 sacks with 5 turnovers in their last 4. If Case Keenum tries to get more aggressive like Vance Joseph suggested, Cleveland could capitalize.
3.) NY Giants – 28% owned – vs Tennessee
Even though it was against Washington’s 4th and 5th string QB last week, the Giants were monsters on defense. In their last 2 games, they have 10 sacks, 6 turnovers, and 2 TD’s and Tennessee presents the 6th best matchup for opposing DST’s.
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|