Field of Streams – Week 3
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 2 was an up and down week for Field of Streams. If you listened to me, you streamed the 14th ranked QB, potentially a top-3 TE, and 2 top-10 DST’s. As far as Tight End goes, I did advise that if McDonald didn’t play a full complement of snaps, Jesse James would be a more than viable streaming option. He sure was, scoring 26pts and finishing the week as TE2, while McDonald played just 45% of the snaps and finished with 4.1pts and was TE26.
|3||V. McDonald/J. James||4.1/26.0||26/2|
1.) Ryan Fitzpatrick – 25% owned – vs Pittsburgh
After 2 huge weeks, we can no longer ignore Ryan Fitzpatrick. The overall QB1 so far, he gets a matchup against a good matchup against a leaky Steelers secondary. The FitzMagic will run out eventually, but hopefully not this week.
2.) Blake Bortles – 29% owned – vs Tennessee
Being the best QB on the field in a game with Tom Brady is saying something. Bortles is one of the most underrated mobile QB’s in the NFL, and that gives him a higher than normal floor for someone with such poor mechanics. He could have another good day against a below average Titans Defense.
3.) Andy Dalton – 27% owned – @ Carolina
I faded Dalton before last Thursday’s game against the Ravens and he proved me wrong. On the road against another tough defense, he could have a low floor. But the way he’s throwing the ball now reminds us that he once finished as a top-5 Fantasy QB.
1.) Ricky Seals-Jones – 27% owned vs Chicago
The 3rd time I’ve featured RSJ on this list, one of these weeks must work out, right? Tied for 8th among TE’s with 12 total targets, he has too much talent to not turn those targets into a productive outing one of these games.
2.) Austin Hooper – 17% owned – vs New Orleans
An 89% catch rate this year and finding the end zone last week, Hooper’s arrow is pointing up. In a potential shootout, Hooper could see more targets than normal, and hopefully turn another into a touchdown.
3.) Jake Butt – 3% owned – @ Baltimore
The Ravens defense has some outstanding Defensive Backs, Butt could find himself the safety net for Case Keenum. Averaging 5 targets per game, to a defense that gives up an average of 60 yards per game to TE’s, Butt could have a nice game.
1.) Cleveland Browns – 10% owned – vs NY Jets
Thursday night games are notoriously ugly. Not much should change with a rookie QB coming into town who has thrown 3 INT’s already. Cleveland is the 7th highest scoring DST through 2 weeks. Look for them to have another good game.
2.) Dallas Cowboys – 14% owned – @ Seattle
Seattle is never an easy place to play, but the Seahawks are not the team they once were. Randy Gregory and Xavier Woods are expected to return to a DST that just had 6 sacks and 1 turnover against the Giants. Wilson will be most difficult to sack than Eli Manning, but they will face yet another sub-par offensive line.
3.) Miami Dolphins – 3% owned – vs Oakland
The 4th highest scoring DST so far, tied for the league lead with 5 INT’s, the Raiders come to town giving the 6th most fantasy points to opposing DST’s. The Dolphins could have the highest scoring DST this week.
|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|
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