Field of Streams – Week 8
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 7 was yet again another productive week for Field of Streams. You were given 3 top-12 Quarterback options to stream with Trubisky, Flacco, and Manning in addition to the 3rd highest scoring Defense/Special Teams in the Colts. Tight Ends is becoming hopeless to predict as evident by a backup Tight End scoring 2 touchdowns – thanks Michael Roberts. Next week marks the midway point of the Fantasy Football season, I’ll post my season-to-date results and compare where they rank to each fantasy position. Check out last week’s results and this week’s picks!
Streaming options to help you dominate your week
1.) Derek Carr – 27% owned – vs Indianapolis
He just lost his best WR in Amari Cooper, but he’s still had at least 31 attempts in every game this year. The touchdowns should come and he could work his way back into the starting conversation on a weekly basis.
2.) Eli Manning – 22% owned – vs Washington
It was gross last week, but it paid off with the overall QB8 finish. I don’t expect this to be much better, but Eli showed a little bit of what he could be with all those weapons. If he just gets it in their hands consistently, they can make him a back-end QB1 again.
3.) Case Keenum – 20% owned – @ Kansas City
Falling on hard times of late, Keenum heads to Kansas City. Arrowhead is never an easy place to play, but volume is king. With the Broncos likely trying to keep up with the Chiefs, he should have no problem bouncing back from a season low in attempts last week.
1.) Ricky Seals-Jones – 30% owned vs San Francisco
I just can’t quit him. RSJ has seen a minimum of 4 targets in every game except 1 and the 49ers are a bottom half defense when it comes to covering the Tight End. I think he finds the end zone again this week.
2.) Charles Clay – 16% owned – vs New England
With all these teams chasing points against the Patriots, they’ve given up the 4th most points to the Tight End position. No matter who’s playing QB, Clay has become a safety valve for the Bills. If he finds the end zone, he pays off as a streamer.
3.) Jeff Heuerman – 1% owned – @ Kansas City
If I’m streaming Case Keenum, he must throw the ball to someone. Kansas City has allowed the 6th most points to the Tight End position, and Heuerman has received 16 targets the last 3 games. Expect more volume this week.
1.) Arizona Cardinals – 30% owned – vs San Francisco
Something in this game has got to give. Neither offense is particularly appealing, but neither are the defenses. In a game with matching 1-6 records, expect some turnovers. San Francisco has been the 4th best matchup for opposing defenses.
2.) San Francisco 49ers – 3% owned – @ Arizona
Read the above description, it holds true here too. Arizona has been the 2nd best matchup for opposing defenses.
3.) Washington Redskins – 18% owned – @ New York Giants
Washington typically dominates the time of possession, so opportunities for Saquan Barkley and company could be limited. If they can get to Eli, he could give them the ball in return. Washington has registered 5 total sacks, and 5 total turnovers in the 2 games since their Bye week.
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|