If you’re a fan of Let’s Talk Fantasy Football, you know that I’m a major proponent of streaming. As long as your league isn’t too deep, it’s completely possible to play average players on good matchups and get very solid production. Since I love this strategy so much, I’ve decided to put out a weekly streamers column so you guys can get on board as well.
Each week, I’ll be talking about the guys on your waiver wire (most likely) who can help your team win during the upcoming week. Know that I practice what I preach as well, so I’ll be picking up and playing these players in my own leagues. With that being said, let’s get into some streamers for week dos!
Jake Locker, Tennessee Titans: Locker put up 19 points against the Chiefs this past week and now plays the Cowboys. Stream that man and never look back.
Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals: The Giants are a mess. If Carson Palmer looks half as good against them as Matt Stafford did, he’ll have a solid fantasy day.
Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals: Andy Dalton is a guy who historically beats up on bad defenses. The Falcons are a bad defense. Look for Dalton to have a big day.
Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins: Not only does Tannehill play the Bills this week, but he plays the Chiefs and Raiders in the subsequent weeks. He’s a great add if you want to pick up a QB and forget about him for the next couple weeks.
Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans: He’s playing against the Cowboys, do I need to elaborate?
Larry Donnell, New York Giants: The Cardinals gave up A TON of points to tight ends last year, and, for whatever reason, the Giants seem to want to feature Donnell. I’d play some of these other guys ahead of him, but he’s a very solid option in deep leagues.
Charles Clay, Miami Dolphins: Despite winning the game this past week, the Bills defense didn’t play particularly well. If you’ve read my articles in the past, you’ll know that Charles Clay is the ultimate streaming tight end. This is a week to ride him. Oh yeah, and remember what I said about Tannehill and his week 3 and 4 matchups? The same applies to Clay.
Zach Ertz/Dwayne Allen, Philadelphia Eagles/Indianapolis Colts: I’m lumping these guys together because they’re in the same game, and the reasoning for playing them is basically the same. This game should be a shootout, and these guys are both major redzone targets. Stream away.
Miami Dolphins: Despite their week one win, I do not trust the Bills. The Dolphins were able to stymie Tom Brady this past week, so I don’t think EJ Manuel will be much of an issue.
Houston Texans: The Raider offense is bad. There’s no other way to say it. Until we see some marked improvement, you can safely play any of Oakland’s opponents.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: I was very high on the Rams coming into this year. Then Sam Bradford got hurt. Then Shaun Hill got hurt. Then I cried for a while. If Shaun Hill is out, this is a no brainer. If he’s healthy, it’s still a solid play.
Well, that just about does it. Plug these guys in and rake in the fantasy points. Hate Jake Locker this week? Think Charles Clay can’t play? Love the Raiders offense? Let me know! I’d love to talk fantasy football.
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