Field of Streams – Week 11
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
Field of Streams keeps rolling on this season, providing you with a top-12 option at every position. Both Marcus Mariota (QB11) and Blake Bortles (QB6) were streaming options, while Ricky Seals-Jones (TE12) and Nick Vannett (TE14) were both passable Tight Ends. Defenses were again the bread and butter, as Green Bay and Buffalo both scored 16 fantasy points, tying for the top overall DST for the week. Check out the results below and the streaming options for this week.
1.) Blake Bortles – 22% owned – vs Pittsburgh
Bortles rarely follows up a good week with a second good performance but let’s give it a shot. Pittsburgh has been matchup proof for most of the year, so they’ll likely put up points. Bortles might have to throw more than usual, but his rushing ability should give him a safer floor.
2.) Eli Manning – 17% owned – vs Tampa Bay
Starting with Bortles and following it up with Eli might be the ugliest thing you see on Field of Streams. Regardless, Tampa Bay is the 4th best matchup for fantasy QB’s and Manning has 300 yards OR multiple TD’s in 4 of his last 5 games.
3.) Josh Rosen – 4% owned – vs Oakland
Rosen has looked like a rookie at times, but what better matchup to right the ship than the lowly Oakland Raiders.
1.) Ricky Seals-Jones – 18% owned vs Oakland
RSJ is a staple in this article. He’s appeared in almost every single week. He cashed in with a top-12 performance last week on another good game. Oakland gives up the 6th most points to the TE position.
2.) C.J. Uzomah – 28% owned – @ Baltimore
Baltimore isn’t necessarily a good matchup for Tight Ends, but the targets have to go somewhere with AJ Green out. Uzomah scored 6 fantasy points when these teams matched up in week 2, but that was with Tyler Eifert and Tyler Kroft in the lineup.
3.) Jeff Heuerman – 6% owned – @ LA Chargers
Coming off the Bye week, Heuerman had a monster game in Denver’s 1st game without D. Thomas. It might be tough to expect double digit targets again, but volume should be there if Keenum avoids some of the tougher matchups the Chargers CB’s pose.
1.) Arizona Cardinals – 17% owned – vs Oakland
Spoiler Alert: Play anybody you have when they play the Raiders. The Cardinals have at least 4 sacks in 4 of their last 5 games. This pressure could force Carr to throw some INT’s.
2.) New Orleans Saints – 27% owned – vs Philadelphia
The Saints are finally playing like the Defense we thought they could be. In their 4 games after their Bye Week, they have 9 sacks and 5 turnovers. Philly presents a tough matchup, but they’re at home in the dome.
3.) Oakland Raiders – 2% owned – @ Arizona
This isn’t a good feeling, when I tell you the Raiders could be a streaming option. But as bad as their own offense is, the Cardinals are the 2nd best matchup for fantasy 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|