Field of Streams – Week 6
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
Last week was by far the roughest week Field of Streams has endured. With the exception of DST, there was zero top-12 options selected. Week 5 was a rough week for streamers as a whole, because it was the studs who finished at the top of the positions. QB’s 1-3 were Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, and Drew Brees. For Tight Ends it was much of the same with Ertz, Kelce, Gronkowski, and Graham finishing as 4 of the top-8 scorers. However, let’s focus on the positive, where yet again you were given 2 top-12 options to stream, and in the Bengals case, they could have won you a week with 24 points scored. It’s time to bounce back; check out the results and week 6 picks below. As always, don’t be afraid to @ me.
1.) Jameis Winston – 21% owned – @ Atlanta
Back from suspension, and playing less than one half of football, Winston threw for 145 yards and 1 TD. Getting a favorable matchup against Atlanta’s banged up defense and getting to play in a dome, Winston could have a monster week.
2.) Eli Manning – 22% owned – vs Philadelphia
Coming off his 1st 300-yard game this year, Manning and the Giants will play host to the Eagles on Thursday night. He’s not the sexiest play, but Philly’s defense is better against the run than the pass. If the offensive line can hold up, Manning might have another good game.
3.) C.J. Beathard – 4% owned – @ Green Bay
Somewhat surprisingly, Beathard has performed admirably in replacement of Jimmy G. He’s posted back to back games of 21 or more fantasy points and this week gets to chase points against Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay. It might not be pretty, but he should have a lot of attempts this week.
1.) Nick Vannett – 3% owned @ Oakland
Before the season started, I would have told you Vannett was the Tight End to own in Seattle. Then Will Dissly happened. Dissly is on IR, and Vannett took advantage. If Seattle can turn its offense around, Vannett could be a viable streaming option the rest of the season.
2.) Cameron Brate – 29% owned – @ Atlanta
With O.J. Howard set to miss 2-4 weeks, Cameron Brate will be a mainstay in the TE1 conversation. He was a TE1 with Jameis Winston last year, and guess who is back at the helm for Tampa Bay? In a potential shootout in Atlanta, Brate could see plenty of targets and possibly find the end zone.
3.) C.J. Uzomah – 26% owned – vs Pittsburgh
After Tyler Eifert’s injury, everyone ran to grab Tyler Kroft. But it was Uzomah who played 92% of the snaps for the Bengals. Facing a Steelers defense who gives up the 2nd most points to the Tight End, Uzomah may be in line for a monster week.
Defense – Special Teams
1.) Seattle Seahawks – 22% owned – @ Oakland
The numbers from last week don’t look great, but not many defenses do look good against the Rams. A much easier task this week, they travel to London to play Derrick Carr who should offer plenty of opportunities for turnovers. As physical as ever, Seattle could add to their 11 turnovers this year.
2.) New York Jets – 22% owned – vs Indianapolis
The Jets have cooled since their week-1 eruption vs the Lions, but they still have 14 sacks and 11 turnovers through 5 games. With a banged up offensive line, the Jets could get to Andrew Luck a time or two this week.
3.) Atlanta Falcons – 20% owned – vs Tampa Bay
This game projects to be a shootout, but Jameis Winston isn’t afraid to turn the ball over with 20 turnovers dating back to the start of last year. If the Falcons can turn one of those turnovers into a TD, you’ve made your fantasy week from the DST position.
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|