It’s rookie quarterback week in the Streamer Department… apparently.  Things are getting thin out there on the waiver wire, folks.  Bye-weeks, injuries, underperformances… All of these factors are resulting in the once-streamable players now being widely owned.  Have a look at Ryan Tannehill (62%), Miami’s DST (76%), and Dwayne Allen (78%).  …And the list goes on!  But no need to fret, our job here in the Streamer Department is to look deeper.  Last week, we hit 5 of 6 Top-12 streamers.  In Week 9, we hit 4 of 8 Top-12’s, with 3 more streamers falling at either 13 or 14 on the list.  Let’s keep the trend going!

 

Quarterbacks

Teddy Bridgewater (8%) @ CHI: Bridgewater has proved to be a serviceable streamer throughout the first half of the season.  At this point, I consider him a high-floor option more than high-upside, which is all you can really ask for from a bye-week fill-in.  This week, he goes up against a Bears defense that is far from the one we used to know.  Typically, I’d hate to pick a QB facing a team that just got destroyed twice (for fear of a bounce back game), but I have no faith in this Chicago team anymore.  There are issues throughout the offense, defense and apparently, locker room.  Bridgewater is a smart player, and he can get things done against this weaker secondary.  Yes, Kyle Fuller is back, but he hasn’t looked like the Fuller from weeks 3 and 4.  I’m banking on Bridgewater to use his arm and his legs to lead the Vikings to a win.

Derek Carr (11%) @ SD: In 3 of his last 4 games, Derek Carr has had to face the defenses of Denver, Seattle, and Arizona.  That’s no small task, and he has actually escaped somewhat respectably considering he’s a rookie quarterback on a team with a struggling offense.  This week, he’s going up against the Chargers, who’s defense has had some troubles over the last few games.  Although the Raiders lost last time they faced San Diego, Carr put up some solid numbers. He threw for 282 yard with 4 touchdowns and 1 interception.  Now, it might be a little much to ask for a similar outing, but he’s only getting better, so it’s not impossible.  Consider Carr an upside stream this week.

 

Tight End

Austin Seferian-Jenkins (4%) @ WAS: ASJ had more targets and receptions last week than he had in a single week all year. He also tied his highest routes-run total for the season. It’s not as surprising to see Jenkins hit these marks against a struggling defense like Atlanta’s, however, he’s going up against another struggling secondary in Washington this week. Additionally, these bumps in production come with McCown back under center and could represent a trend moving forward. Considering the wasteland of tight ends under 50% owned, ASJ might be your highest upside/best matchup option for the week.

Coby Fleener (32%) v NE: Fleener is back in the column because he offers a higher floor than most available tight ends. Dwayne Allen definitely seems like the guy in Indy, but Fleener is actually running a relatively equal number of routes as Allen, and he’s been targeted more over his last two games.  Vegas expects this game to be high scoring, so I can see Luck spreading the ball around.  Look to Fleener as a solid low-risk stream option.

 

Defense & Special Teams

Cleveland (46%) v HOU: This week, the Browns go up against a Houston team that is dealing with a QB change and a starting running back who isn’t 100%.  With the way the Cleveland secondary has been playing, I really like the matchup here.  Look for the Browns to get a little pressure against a weaker pass-blocking offensive line, and neutralize the Houston receivers.  Consider the Browns a safe stream for Week 10.

 

Kicker

Kai Forbath (4%) v TB: I stream kickers against TB fairly often because they’re currently allowing an alarming number of field goals in the red zone.  So, with that said, as TB ranks 3rd in FG’s allowed in the red zone, feel free to stream Forbath.

Graham Gano (33%) v ATLI like Carolina going against Atlanta’s weak defense here.  They’re going to have plenty of chances to score, which means plenty of opportunities for Gano.  Consider him a safe stream with upside.

 

Week 10 Recap:

RCL/Yahoo Standard 0.5 PPR Scoring

Mark Sanchez: 322 yds, 2 TD, 2 rush, -1 yds = 21.18 pts (6th QB)

Joe Flacco: 169 yds, 1 TD, 3 rush, -2 yds = 10.56 pts (21st QB)

Josh McCown: 301 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT, 5 rush, 39 yds = 21.94 pts (3rd QB)

Mychal Rivera: 8 tgt, 6 rec, 64 yds, 1 TD = 15.40 (T-3rd TE)

MIA: 20 PA, 3 sack, 1 INT, 1 Blk kick = 15.70 (T-11th DEF)

Matt Bryant: 2 30-39, 2 40-49, 1 PAT = 15.00 pts (T-1st K)

 

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  1. locifer says:
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    Just got offered Keenan Allen for my Odell Beckham.

    Still got Jackson, Baldwin, roddy, and Edelman

    I’m thinking of going through with it..

    • Too Many (Brandon) Cooks says:
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      @locifer:
      Locifer I would NOT do that if I were you, idk which Jackson Vincent or Desean… regardless, Odell Beckham is The Giants CLEAR #1 every since he played his first regular season NFL game after coming back from injury, he is clearly a better option then Keenan Allen and worth ALOT more. In my 1 full point PPR league he has 79 fantasy points in 5 games THAT IS OUTSTANDING Avg. 16 pts a game (15.8 to be exact)…Allen on the other hand has 95 total points in 9 games avg. a measly 10 pts a game. You can make the argument Chargers are better than The Giants and Rivers>Eli, Sure it Doesn’t matter, Beckham over 100 yards vs. the Seahawks and beat out Sherman and thats a huge accomplishment especially as a rookie. Beckham is hot and will stay hot and is just a better fantasy option all together. It is foolish to make that trade, it makes your team worse…whats your entire roster currently??

    • Nico says:
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      @locifer: Beckham. Don’t pull the trigger.

  2. Dom B says:
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    My roster would you have done this me send Odell Beckham Jr. And F Jax for Alshon Jeffrey and Rashad Jennings

    QB – Aaron Rodgers – Packers
    RB – LeSean McCoy – Eagles
    RB – Andre Ellington – Cardinals
    WR – T.Y. Hilton – Colts
    WR – Kelvin Benjamin – Panthers
    TE – Larry Donnell – Giants
    PK – Steven Hauschka – Seahawks
    DEF – Baltimore Ravens – Ravens

    Bench:
    QB – Ben Roethlisberger – Steelers
    RB – Fred Jackson – Bills
    RB – Charles Sims – Buccaneers
    WR – Odell Beckham Jr. – Giants
    WR – Percy Harvin – Jets
    WR – Roddy White – Falcons
    TE – Delanie Walker – Titans

    • Too Many (Brandon) Cooks says:
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      @Dom B:

      Is this PPR if so 1pt or .5? or is it standard? do you have a flex position on your starting line up??
      If it’s PPR yes I would do it for sure, as you the running backs are both coming off injury and both have a history of injuries. Jennings has a lower ceiling but is a better receiving RB and when healthy THIS YEAR is a stable play. Alshon has done relatively well with Cutler not playing like he should be playing. The Giants players could go either way who will benefit more, from Jennings Returning? Jennings himself as Odell is a an absolute HUGE threat OR Odell as now they have a running game. Yes I would prob its pretty Dead Even. you can do that trade but you have to think does it improve your team? You should really be going after a T.E. like 1.Gronk 2. Grahm 3. Julius 4.Bennet You have alot of Depth but Maybe try and package McCoy and someone and an even better RB like Charles, Murray, Forte. McCoy is not playing like the McCoy of last year. Also Maybe Try and get Demaryius Thomas or Antonio Brown or Jordy Nelson or Cobb. (or try and get Gordon but don’t give up too much b/c its a Gamble I think Beckham is whorth more as of right now)

      It’s up to you though

    • Nico says:
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      @Dom B: I would do it, but your team is still solid.

  3. Kevin says:
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    do you like Bryce brown tonight PPR tonight over Sproles?

    • Nico says:
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      @Kevin: Kevin, my apologies for not seeing this comment sooner. I’m still having an issue with comment notifications…. Here I was thinking that no one was reading the article!

  4. Nick says:
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    Hey Nico, it appears its going to be a 60/40 split for Jennings this Sunday…do you stick with him in non-ppr over my bench options including Matthews (good matchup), and K Allen, Sanu, A Johnson are also possible as I could slide them into flex (McKinnon is in my flex now but I can move him to RB2 if you think we should take a wait and see approach with Jennings)…

    who do you pick for RB2 & flex basically? (set now with Jennings RB2 & McKinnon Flex)

    • Too Many (Brandon) Cooks says:
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      @Nick:
      The facts are Jennings Avg. 101 rushing+receiving yards per game and has two more TDs than McKinnon (he has zero). Jennings 60/40 spilt or not and if they are in the game and could win (they should be with a true running threat back and emergence of Beckham) they aren’t pulling Jennings. My 2 cents…

      • Nick says:
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        @Too Many (Brandon) Cooks: alright, & what about Matthews…or k Allen, Sanu, any of the 3 a better flex than McK?? (I’ll leave a Johnson out, he’s a dud I traded for –who knows why)

        • Too Many (Brandon) Cooks says:
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          @Nick: Jordan Matthews or Ryan Matthews?

    • Nico says:
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      @Nick: I’d probably start Mathews and McKinnon. Jennings is up against a tough D getting shared carries.

  5. bringtheheat$20 says:
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    12 team standard format who should i go with at my WR, WR, Flex?
    Golden tate(WR)
    desean jackson(WR)
    M.Sanu(WR)
    Reuban Randle(WR)
    J.Stewart(RB)
    Tre Mason(RB)
    I got Ellington and J.Charles at RB’s

    • Too Many (Brandon) Cooks says:
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      @bringtheheat$20: Tate, Jackson and Sanu, would be the clear option this week in my opinion.

  6. Dom B says:
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    What team is better
    Team 1
    QB Aaron Rodgers
    RB 1 Andre Ellington
    RB 2 Lesean McCoy
    WR 1 TY Hilton
    WR 2 Kelvin Benjamin
    TE Larry Donnell
    Flex either Alshon Jeffrey or Rashad Jennings

    Team 2

    QB Russell Wilson
    RB 1 Eddie Lacy
    RB 2 Frank Gore
    WR 1 Antonio Brown
    WR 2 Calvin Johnson
    TE Dwayne Allen
    Flex Lamar Miller or Golden Tate

    • Too Many (Brandon) Cooks says:
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      @Dom B:

      Ppr 1 pt or .5 OR standard scoring and how do ur qbs point system work

    • Nico says:
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      @Dom B: So many variables, but it looks like Team 1 has the QB/RB advantage, and Team 2 has the WR/TE advantage. I lean Team 1, but a lot has to do with what Cooks is asking. It’s helpful if, when asking these types of questions, you can specify the league settings.

  7. BTDRNKS says:
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    So…Kaepernick with the good matchup or Stafford with the so-so matchup. Kaep burnt me the last two weeks…

    • Nico says:
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      @BTDRNKS: I am definitely in the minority, but I like Stafford.

  8. Dom B says:
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    My roster would you trade Percy Harvin, Charles sims and odell Becham for golden Tate and rashad Jennings and also ROS Alshon or Golden tate

    Aaron Rodgers – Packers
    RB – LeSean McCoy – Eagles
    RB – Andre Ellington – Cardinals
    WR – T.Y. Hilton – Colts
    WR – Kelvin Benjamin – Panthers
    TE – Larry Donnell – Giants
    PK – Steven Hauschka – Seahawks
    DEF – Baltimore Ravens – Ravens

    Bench:
    QB – Ben Roethlisberger – Steelers
    RB – Fred Jackson – Bills
    RB – Charles Sims – Buccaneers
    WR – Odell Beckham Jr. – Giants
    WR – Percy Harvin – Jets
    WR – Roddy White – Falcons
    TE – Delanie Walker – Titans

    • Nico says:
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      @Dom B: Yes, and Tate.

      • Too Many (Brandon) Cooks says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: @Nico:

        If Theo riddik is available I’d look at him Idk how more Reggie bush can take plus its only his second year and what we’ve seen when he got to a lot more snaps when bush was out is he is absolutely explosive.

  9. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    14 team dynasty with only 1 pt per 15 yards, 20 per pt for QB’s. 25 return yards per pt also. non-PPR. 1 super flex and 1 regular flex, with 2 WR/ 2 RB/ 1TE
    sanchize/hoyer/palmer (IR)/foles
    bradshaw/peterson/ellington/mason/a.williams/hyde/michael
    dez/cooks/green/t.smith
    j.thomas
    after just yesterday trading garapplololo/g.tate and a 2nd rounder for sanchize to short up my PHI QB situation for now and next year as well i have an extra roster spot.
    is it a better idea to grab a WR #5 if these are available: stills/t.austin/floyd (SD)/douglas/a.roberts/kearse/m.lee
    or a backup TE (we could also flex a 2nd TE): rivera/ASJ

    • Nico says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: Your WR’s look solid, so I’d say grab Rivera. I like his potential.

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