Field of Streams - Week 11
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.
The NFL changes quite a bit from week to week and year to year, I will try to help alleviate your concerns and focus on players that I would try and stream. This year more than ever (Thanks, COVID) will be difficult to Stream. Most leagues have expanded rosters, so this year, I will be looking at only players who are available in UNDER 50% of Yahoo leagues. All options may not be available in your specific league.
Week 10 had its ups and downs. Teddy Bridgewater managed to finish as a QB1 with 22 fantasy points prior to getting injured. Tua’s 16.66 fantasy points finished as the QB15 and definitely didn’t lose you the week. Tight End, as it has been most of the year, was a dumpster fire. To illustrate how dependent on touchdowns this position is – Trey Burton finished as the TE20 with 3.9 fantasy points. If he found the end zone and finished with 9.9 fantasy points, he would have been the TE4. Defense/Special Teams was once again on point. New Orleans 16 fantasy points finished as the 2nd best Defense on the week, and Green Bay’s 8 fantasy points was also in the top-12 as the 10th best Defense. Check out who’s going to help you in the stretch run for the playoffs. Be sure to follow me on Twitter @jjgosh.
This Week's Streaming Beer of Choice: Hazy Rabbit IPA by Lakefront Brewery
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Kirk Cousins vs DAL, 29% owned
I have said it before, fire up anyone playing against Dallas. Their defense looks like a JV unit more often than not. The issue here is whether or not he’ll need to throw with Dalvin Cook likely being able to dominate on the ground. He could have 200yds and 3 TD’s by halftime.
Jameis Winston vs ATL, 3% owned
He looked inconsistent in his relief of Drew Brees last week, but ‘inconsistent’ could describe his entire career thus far. Atlanta is too juicy a matchup to pass up, even for backup Jameis. He is probably going to eat another W after the game on Sunday.
Teddy Bridgewater / PJ Walker vs DET, 46% owned/0% owned
Bridgewater looked good when he was on the field last week, but the issue is whether or not he will be able to find the field this week. If he cannot get cleared, it could be a green light for the XFL star. The matchup is solid, and the weapons are great, even if he is without Christian McCaffrey.
Logan Thomas vs CIN, 35% owned
Thomas has been a volume monster this year, never having under 4 targets in any given game and finishing with 6 targets in each of the last 2. The Bengals are the 2nd best matchup for opposing Tight Ends, so with enough volume, he has got a shot to find the end zone yet again.
Dalton Schultz @ MIN, 16% owned.
Speaking of volume monsters. In the last 2 games, he has had 15 total targets, coming down with 10 catches. If he continues to see volume, he could thrive in a decent matchup. The Cowboys will likely be chasing points the rest of the year, so this could be a solid streamer for the next few weeks.
Kyle Rudolph vs DAL, 5% owned
With Irv Smith out, Rudolph saw 6 targets. If he sits again, I like Rudolph for a similar target share. Go back and re-read Kirk Cousins write-up in the Quarterback section. Fire up anyone playing the Cowboys.
Los Angeles Chargers vs NYJ, 44% owned
Quite literally the best matchup this year for opposing Defensive units, play DST going against the Jets. Flacco or Darnold, it really does not matter, but the Chargers should be able to capitalize on the multiple mistakes from whoever is calling the shots.
Cleveland Browns vs PHI, 19% owned
Sunday was a lackluster performance, but in the 2 games prior the Browns had 6 sacks and 2 turnovers. Wentz has not been the franchise QB Philly had hoped for, and if the Browns front-seven can get in his face, he will make a few mistakes. They just need to capitalize.
Washington Football Team vs CIN, 30% owned
Joe Burrow has looked pretty solid so far, but Washington’s defensive line is one of the better ones in the league. 12 sacks in the last 3 games, it should not matter how healthy the Bengals Offensive Line is, the Football Team should get pressure.
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