Field of Streams - Week 2
This Week's Beer to stream:
MKE IPA by MKE Brewing Co
This IPA lets the hops shine. Five different hops are used to create a well-balanced IPA which focuses on the hipster’s hops, Citra and Mosaic.
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 or TE and should be used for K and DEF all year long.
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 will be difficult to stream (thanks, COVID). 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 1 Recap
We had some success last week, with Gardner Minshew’s 23.82pts, good enough to finish as QB12, ahead of Patrick Mahomes who finished as the QB13. A perfect example that you do not need to spend high draft equity at the position! For the Tight End position, Jack Doyle’s 6.40 fantasy points were the TE19 for Week 1. That does not sound great, but considering he was just 1 touchdown away from being the TE7, this shows you just how volatile the position can be. DST was a bit more of a struggle, with the Tennessee Titans finishing with just 3pts, though it was the 17th best DST score for the week and likely did not lose you the week.
Week 2 Streamers
Ryan Tannehill vs Jacksonville – 45% owned
Tannehill was hyper-efficient last year, and Week 1 saw him throw more pass attempts than he did in any of his starts last year. What happens when high efficiency sees increased volume against a poor defense? Tune in next week to find out!
Gardner Minshew @ Tennessee – 26% owned
Minshew will likely be a staple on Field of Streams so long as he’s under 50% owned.
The guy completed 19 of 20 passes, I would guess he sees more volume and likely more rushing opportunities this week.
Tyrod Taylor vs Kansas City – 8% owned
The artist formerly known as Ty-God Taylor really disappointed in week 1. Against the high-powered Chiefs offense, he’ll have to run the ball a bit more and rely on some of his weapons to bounce back.
OJ Howard vs Carolina – 18% owned
Howard was on the field less than Gronk, but still saw 6 targets, including the Red Zone TD. Clearly more explosive than Gronk at this point in his career, he should still get enough looks in this juicy matchup.
Logan Thomas @ Arizona – 2% owned
The Cardinals were the cheat code for Tight Ends last year and Thomas led Washington in targets last week. If he does that again, expect another solid week.
Jimmy Graham vs NY Giants – 5% Owned
Gross. As a Packer fan – I am glad he’s somebody else’s problem. But he still saw 7 targets and plenty of Red Zone work last week. That is what you need from a TE in Fantasy Football
Los Angeles Rams @ Philadelphia Eagles – 48% owned
Everyone saw how poor the patchwork Philly O-Line was last week. Aaron Donald must be licking his chops. I really like the Eagles offense to bounce back, but that’s not saying the Rams Defense has to struggle.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers – 25% owned
Super athletic and talented on all levels, with a fantastic matchup, the Bucs should be able to get to Teddy and force some bad decisions.
Arizona Cardinals vs Washington Football Team – 3% owned
The Cardinals held the 49ers in check last week and I don’t trust Haskins to take care of the ball as well as he did last week. Cardinals could come away with a few turnovers this week.
Stay tuned next week to see the results from all the players mentioned above, as well as my streamers for next week. Be sure to join us on Facebook, subscribe below, and follow me on Twitter for more updates and insight.