Hello! So good to see you again! With our second bye week of the season fast approaching and the injuries piling up, streaming is getting even more interesting. Keep the faith, though. There are still plenty of good matchups to be had. Let’s get right into them.
Eli Manning, New York Giants (VS ATL)
Eli seems to finally be getting the hang of the Bob McAdoo offense, and a home game against the Falcons is just what the fantasy doctor ordered this week. He probably won’t replicate the incredible week 4 numbers, but you can start him with confidence this week.
Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens (AT IND)
Flacco’s been a surprisingly usable fantasy quarterback this year, and the Colts defense is nothing to write home about. Even if Andrew Luck and Company make this a blow out (as I believe they will), Flacco will still have garbage time to bolster his fantasy day.
Drew Stanton, Arizona Cardinals (AT DEN)
Stanton’s a clear third out of the three here, but he’s not a bad start this week. Stanton played well against the 49ers in week 3, and he certainly has the weapons to throw to. With the Broncos likely to be up in this one, Stanton will be forced to throw the ball a lot, and the big play potential of the Bruce Arians offense makes him worth a start in deep leagues.
Note: Delanie Walker, Travis Kelce, and Larry Donnell will no longer be discussed in this column. They are all every-week starters, and I’d drop a guy like Zach Ertz for any one of them.
Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers (AT JAC)
Miller disappointed for the first three weeks of the season, but he finally did what many anticipated in Week 4, racking up 10 catches on 11 targets and a touchdown. He now gets the Jaguars, who tend to give up some points to opposing offenses. Stream away.
Clay Harbor, Jacksonville Jaguars (VS PIT)
Harbor missed the Jaguars’ first three games with an injury, but as the starting tight end in Week 4, he managed 69 yards on 8 receptions. The Steelers have given up the 6th most fantasy points per game to tight ends, so Harbor appears to be a relatively safe start this week.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (AT NO)
The rookie has yet to put up a big stat line, but he was on the field for every single one of Tampa Bay’s snaps during Week 4. Tampa Bay plays the porous Saints defense this week, and, with Mike Evans out, it stands to reason that Seferian-Jenkins would see an uptick in targets. He very well could break out in this game.
Philadelphia Eagles (VS STL)
After 4 weeks, the Eagles are the highest-scoring fantasy defense in football. They play the Rams at home this week. Enough said.
New Orleans Saints (VS TB)
Yes, I think Seferian-Jenkins could have a big day. The Saints should dominate this game though, which should lead to some Tampa Bay turnovers. Plug em in.
Detroit Lions (VS BUF)
The Lions D may be owned in your league, but you should be picking them up if they’re not. At home against the Kyle-Orton-led Bills? Give me that all day.
San Diego Chargers (VS NYJ)
The Chargers D also may be owned in your league, but they take on the Jets, who are averaging 16.3 turnovers per game (ok, maybe not that many, but you get the point). Start them and love every minute of it.
Don’t believe in Eli? Think the Lions D is gonna blow it? Don’t believe Clay Harbor is a real person? Let me know! I’d love to talk fantasy football.