The Stream Life: Week 3
Through two weeks of the regular season, The Stream Life has seen better days. The expectations to be great while finding gems available in most leagues has been hard to come by. Last week, my two quarterback suggestions (Case Keenum and Tyrod Taylor) scored 14 points each. George Kittle absolutely failed me, but I bounced back with the New York Jets defense, who scored 10 fantasy points. The Chicago Bears were also on The Stream Life and their 19 fantasy points led all defense/special teams in week two.
Here are the guys living The Stream Life in week 3!
QB: Blake Bortles: Jaguars vs Titans
If Leonard Fournette ends up missing this game, believe it or not, that bolsters Bortles and the Jaguars offense. Not only are the Jaguars 4-0 in games without Fournette, they are also averaging 31.5 points per game. Even if Fournette does play, the Titans just gave up 310 passing yards and two touchdowns to Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans.
QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick: Buccaneers vs Steelers
I admit, I’m a Steelers fan and some of my predictions have been the kiss of death. This seems like the perfect time to endorse Mr. Fitzmagic! He has back to back games with 400 plus yards passing and four touchdowns. Play Fitzpatrick with confidence as the Steelers just allowed six touchdown passes to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.
QB: Mitchell Trubisky: Bears at Cardinals
This is purely a play against the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals are proving to be one of the worst teams in the league and have allowed over 23 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. This is a great opportunity for Trubisky and all his weapons to start clicking.
TE: Ian Thomas: Panthers vs Bengals
Ian Thomas was the only Panthers TE to receive a target in last Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons and also dropped a costly touchdown as well. Thomas was the clear #1 TE gobbling up a 96% (64 snaps) snap share in the Panthers first game without Greg Olsen. The Bengals have given up a touchdown to a tight end in each of their first 2 games and are giving up 21.55 PPR points to the TE position per game. That point total has been spread out across 4 players over the course of those 2 games. If Thomas is to see a similar snap share Sunday he could be the sole beneficiary of the Bengals inability to guard the TE position early in the season.
TEAM D/St: Cleveland Browns: vs New York Jets
The Browns defense has seven sacks, five fumble recoveries, and hasn’t allowed more than 21 points in a game yet this season. On a short week going against a rookie quarterback at home sign me up for what should be a low scoring.
Kicker: Dan Bailey: Minnesota Vikings vs Buffalo Bills
The Bills are considered one of the worst two teams in the league. The Vikings offense is loaded with weapons and should be scoring on a regular basis this Sunday. Through the first two weeks, the Bills have allowed 78 points so expect their newly signed kicker to be busy.
Good luck to everyone who is not playing against me in week three and don’t forget to submit any line-up questions on Twitter to @bferrer.