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 8 was not as good as the previous few weeks, but that is what you get with Streamers! However, Teddy Bridgewater’s 14 points would not have lost you your week. It was a gross week for Tight Ends as Trey Burton’s 8.6pts found him as a TE1. Defense/Special Teams was yet again on fire as the Dolphins 21pts had them as the 2nd best option this past week. Follow me on Twitter @jjgosh and read below to find out who can get you through week 9’s bye weeks and injuries!
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Derek Carr vs LA Chargers, 42% owned
Last week was ugly as the Raiders played through some strong winds. That should not be the case this week. Watch for Carr to get back on track with another multi-TD game, even against a talented defensive unit.
Drew Lock @ Atlanta, 10% owned
Even though they held Bridgewater in check last week, Atlanta’s defense has not really stopped anybody this year. Drew Lock can sling it, and if his weapons are getting healthier, it could be a solid day against the Falcons.
Nick Foles @ Tennessee, 9% owned
Coming off his first multi-touchdown game since his first start this year, Foles could be building momentum. Tennessee just added a piece to their secondary and Adoree Jackson might be healthy again, but if he throws another 40+ pass attempts, he could sneak into the top-12.
Eric Ebron @ Dallas, 45% owned
Play anyone you can against Dallas. Period. Ebron’s athleticism should overwhelm the Dallas defense. He could be in line for a monster day if Big Ben looks his way in the Red Zone. He is somewhat underperformed this year, but that should not be the case this week.
Logan Thomas vs NY Giants, 22% owned
Thomas has seen at least 4 targets in every single game this year. Coming off back-to-back games with a TD, Thomas is definitely in play against the Giants this week. In a position that basically needs a TD to finish in the top-12, Thomas provides as good an opportunity as any.
Trey Burton vs Baltimore, 23% owned
Burton has been very involved when healthy. Mo-Alie Cox seems to be getting healthier, but it may not matter. They are manufacturing touches for Burton in the running game. Not an easy matchup, but the volume should be there.
Tennessee Titans vs Chicago, 48% owned
The Titans secondary should be getting stronger with the trade they just made plus Adoree Jackson getting healthier. If the secondary is better, this changes their whole defense. Foles might have the volume to finish as a QB1 this week, but the Titans could capitalize on any mistakes he makes.
Washington Football Team vs NY Giants, 15% owned
Daniel Jones played a decent game on Monday but still had 2 turnovers. If the Washington front seven can disrupt his timing, he could have more turnovers this week.
New York Giants @ Washington, 11% owned
This game could be very gross with Danny Dimes and Kyle Allen as the QB’s. The Giants played better than expected against the Bucs this past week, and the Washington offense is far less talented. If they keep the momentum they built on Monday, the Giants could be a top-12 option this 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 for more updates and insight @jjgosh