Welcome back to the Razzball streamer article. I hope you didn’t miss me too much last week and had a great Thanksgiving, unless you felt too much genocidal guilt to celebrate. The Cleveland Browns finally get to not lose this week, and that makes for a more difficult pick ‘em pool. This just goes to show you, even if you are never successful, you could still earn a week vacation. Never give up. Before we get to streamers, make sure that you check out the football podcast this week if you are into Westworld. A few of us at Razzball have some takes that we need to get off of our chest, so be on the look-out for that. Now let’s get down to business.
Sam Bradford 11% Owned – Sam Bradford has yet to crack 20 points this season, but I’m guessing this is the week that he finally does it. Stefon Diggs is expected to play and the emergence of Adam Thielen has certainly helped his case for a fill in play. The Dallas Cowboys are able to mask their bad defense by controlling the clock with their excellent run game. Minnesota ranks in the top half of the NFL in run defense and fourth in passing defense, so game flow control may be difficult. Being a must win game at home, I expect Bradford to expose the defense whom ranks 29th in yards against through the air.
Matt Barkley 2% Owned – Matt Barkley was a decent receiver away from a game winning drive and his fourth passing touchdown of the day against Tennessee on Sunday. Barkley had 316 yards while playing catch up in the 2nd half and his major blemish was the two interceptions that he threw. San Francisco has given up the second most touchdowns through the air this season and I don’t expect Chicago’s defense to keep points off of the board against Kaepernick (that is still weird to me to write).
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DST 9% Owned – Tampa is developing quite the pass rush and I am most delighted. Three games ago, against the Bears, they registered four sacks and this past week, they recorded six. During this three game defensive revolution, The Bucs have also forced nine turnovers. We all know that Philip Rivers can make multiple mistakes any given week. Just two games ago he threw four interceptions against Miami.
Oakland Raiders DST 45% Owned – The problem with using the Oakland Raiders’ defense is that they are prone to giving up a lot of points because of lackluster secondary play. There are a lot of positives that have come out of this string of games that they have played recently. It starts with the absolute dominance of Khalil Mack and the awakening of Bruce Irvin. The Raiders have recorded two sacks in four straight games. Oakland is also forcing turnovers at a decent rate recently. I think that this could be the week that they put it all together at home against the Buffalo Bills.
Washington Football Team DST 12% Owned – Washington is not shoe in play no matter the opponent. They, however, have recorded ten sacks in the past four games and have sprinkled in some turnovers. The quarterback formerly known as Carson Palmer is rolling into town and his bringing his eight turnovers in the past four games with him.