Ok, here’s where I apologize. Several of my week 5 streamers (particularly at tight end) just did not work out. I stand by my decision making process, but decision making process doesn’t bring home the bacon. So if you played Clay Harbor or ASJ based on my recommendations (I played Clay Harbor in several leagues so I feel your pain), I am sincerely sorry. That being said, I’m not giving up on the stream, and neither should you! There are good matchups to be taken advantage of, and there are weeks to be won. Let’s get right into the good stuff.
Brian Hoyer, Cleveland Browns (VS PIT)
Hoyer’s coming off a 3 touchdown week against the Titans, and he faces a weak, depleted Steelers defense in week 6. He’s not a sexy pick, but his lowest point total of 2014 is 12, and it’s very likely that he exceeds that.
Jake Locker/Charlie Whitehurst (VS JAC)
I know, I know. Jake Locker is made of glass. He’s got a bruised thumb right now, and he might not play. If he does, though, he’s playing the Jaguars. If he doesn’t, Charlie Whitehurst is playing the Jaguars. Whoever is playing the Jaguars should generally be started.
Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins (VS GB)
Green Bay’s defense is not good, and Miami may very well be playing from behind. Both of these factors, plus potentially a healthy Charles Clay for the first time all year (spoiler alert!), mean that Tannehill is a very solid start this week.
Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts (AT HOU)
He might be an every week starter in your league by now, so I apologize if that’s the case. Counting his zero catch week 2 performance, Allen is still averaging 3 catches for 40 yards per week. Oh, and he’s scored a touchdown in 4 out of 5 weeks. I’d normally say he’s a regression candidate, but the Colts seem to consciously target tight ends in the red zone, so go for it.
Owen Daniels, Baltimore Ravens (AT TB)
Over the past two weeks combined, Daniels has 113 yards on 9 catches and 13 targets. He’s got a safer floor than a lot of the other guys here and still has touchdown-based upside.
Charles Clay, Miami Dolphins (VS GB)
This is contingent on Clay’s health. I labeled him the ultimate streaming tight end coming into 2014, but he’s been plagued by nagging injuries and clearly hasn’t been at 100%. If he’s coming off the bye week healthy, this matchup against the Packers may be what he needs to get back on track.
Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions (AT MIN)
Ebron still isn’t playing more than 50% of snaps, but he’s seen an endzone target in each of the last two games thanks to Calvin Johnson’s injury. With Calvin out this week, expect him to be a factor in the redzone. This is definitely a boom or bust play, but it’s not the worst you could make.
Tenessee Titans (VS JAC)
I don't think I should have to explain this one.
San Diego Chargers (AT OAK)
For whatever reason, they’re still only 30% owned on NFL.com. They’re good, people, and they’re playing a very bad team.
Baltimore Ravens (AT TB)
Baltimore’s defense has been solid this year, particularly up front. Tampa’s run game will likely struggle, which will allow Baltimore’s pass rushers to tee off on Mike Glennon, which will lead to turnovers. We like turnovers.
Forgot Charles Clay existed over the bye week? Think Charlie Whitehurst is terrible (he is, but that’s not the point)? Think this is the week that Jacksonville starts their playoff push? Let me know! I’d love to talk fantasy football.