The Stream Life: Week 7
The Stream Life is coming off another great week. After suggesting streaming Jameis Winston, C.J. Uzomah, Cameron Brate, and Seahawks defense last week the confidence is high with The Stream Life. The Steelers, Packers, Raiders, and Seahawks are on a BYE this week we know many fantasy owners are here to see what we have for an encore.
QB: Eli Manning: Giants at Falcons
Call me crazy, I know this is the ultimate gamble. For Eli Manning to have any relevance in the fantasy world it’s going to be this week. If not now, then when? Here’s the good for Manning this year, 2 games with 2 touchdown passes and he’s 3 yards away from 2- 300-yard games. The Stream Life is going back to the working well and playing against the Atlanta Falcons defense. Since week 2 the Falcons defense has given up at least 3 passing touchdowns per game.
QB: Joe Flacco: Ravens vs Saints
The Stream Life is relying on another veteran QB past his prime. Joe Flacco has not thrown 2 touchdown passes in a game since week 4. The Saints defense has started to turn things around as they haven’t given up 300 passing yards or 2 touchdown passes since week 3. So why start Flacco? The Ravens have speed and talent at wide receiver and after seeing what Alex Collins did last week against the Titans, maybe the Saints will try to make Flacco beat them?
QB: Josh Rosen: Cardinals vs Broncos
Finally, here’s a QB trending in the right direction. After throwing for a career high 240 passing yards last week Josh Rosen now gets the Denver Broncos. While the Broncos defense has been disastrous against the run over the last 2 weeks and an All-Pro in David Johnson licking his chops for this match-up, we would expect a loaded box against a bad offensive line. Knowing that maybe some screen pass success and airing it out might be part of the plan.
TE: C.J. Uzomah: Bengals at Chiefs
Here is another stream play based off match-ups. The Kansas City Chiefs are allowing over 90 yards receiving to opposing tight ends. In a game that should be high scoring, The Stream Life will be more than happy with Uzomah as a TE-1 after his 6 receptions for 54 yards last week.
TE: Ricky Seals-Jones: Cardinals vs Broncos
Last week Seals-Jones had season highs in receptions and yards with 5 for 69. When the Denver Broncos face teams with above average tight end play they have given up at least 9 fantasy points to tight ends. Based on averages, The Stream Life expects around 5 catches for 55 yards and maybe a touchdown, if we’re lucky. On a week where 3 of the top-10 TE’S are on a BYE, The Stream Life will take those projections.
Kicker: Greg Zuerlein: Rams at 49ers
Captain obvious checking in here. If Zuerlein is expected to play this becomes an autoplay for the rest of the year. For now, he’s still less than 60% owned in ESPN Leagues and needs to be your streaming kicker this week. The Los Angeles Rams offense speaks for itself as the 1 game Zuerlein played in this year he scored 17 fantasy points.
Kicker: Dan Bailey: Vikings at Jets
That’s now 3 straight weeks of double-digit fantasy points for Dan Bailey. While the New York Jets have only allowed double-digit fantasy points to opposing kickers twice this season, both of those instances happened over the last 3 weeks. Bailey has 10 field goal attempts over his last 3 weeks, The Stream Life sees sneaky good value in Bailey vs the Jets.
Defense S/T: Broncos at Cardinals
Here’s an odd one for you. The Stream Life has given you a wildcard in Josh Rosen plus a play on Ricky Seals-Jones this week against the Broncos so why start the Denver defense? If you remember the stat I gave to you last week, start the team defense the week AFTER playing the Rams, you have seen an increase of 12.7 fantasy points the following week. After what the Seahawks did to the Oakland Raiders last week, in which they scored 26 more fantasy points after facing the Rams in week 5, the average increase is up over 16 fantasy points the following week. Based off this model, the Denver defense will score close to 20 fantasy points this week. Let’s lower the expectations, but with 3 top-10 fantasy defenses on a BYE this week, The Stream Life likes the Broncos defense.
Defense S/T: Colts vs Bills
Starting the Indianapolis Colts defense has been anything but smart for possibly the last decade. Okay, maybe not THAT long ago, but you get the idea. Either way, that’s how bad the Buffalo Bills are right now. If Derek Anderson is the starter then maybe proceed with a little caution, but if Nathan Peterman is the starter then sit back and enjoy interception city! We all know the track record of streaming defenses against the Bills so here are some stats on the Colts defense: They average 1 interception a game and have 14 sacks since week 3 & that includes a 0 against the New England Patriots on Thursday Night Football.
As always – good luck to everyone not going against me this week and remember Twitter is @bferrer