Welcome back, my friends, to your one-stop-shop for weekly fantasy streamers. Maybe you’ve been wading in the stream all year, maybe you just need a fill-in this week with Nick Foles on the bye. Either way, this is your place to be. Here are my top 3 streamers at QB, TE, and DEF for Week 7.
Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens (VS ATL)
Truthfully, I should’ve been on Flacco last week against the Bucs, but it’s too late to do anything about that. He gets another nice matchup this week at home against the Falcons, and, this week, I’m on it. Start him with confidence.
Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals (AT OAK)
My favorite streaming quarterback is back in action, baby! Palmer looked good in his first start back from injury, and he now faces an Oakland team that hasn’t been able to stop anyone this season. Expect multiple touchdowns from the veteran.
Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins (VS TEN)
Cousins looked downright awful against the Cardinals and still managed to put up 16 fantasy points. Look for him to put up some big numbers at home against the Titans mediocre defense.
Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins (VS TEN)
If no one in your league has already scooped him up, jump all over Reed this week. He got 11 targets from Kirk Cousins in his first game since week 1, and there’s no reason to think that pace will slow down against Tennessee. I’m putting him down here as a streamer, but it’s very possible that he’s an every-week starter.
Larry Donnell, New York Giants (VS DAL)
I wrote a couple weeks ago that Larry Donnell had officially moved from streamer to starter...and I was wrong. After two very down weeks, Donnell has been relegated back to the pile of streamers. He draws a good matchup this week, though, as the Cowboys have given up the second-highest point total to tight ends this year.
Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati Bengals (VS IND)
Gresham saw 7 targets this past week with AJ Green out. If Green is inactive again this week against Indy, Gresham should be a high-floor streaming option with the potential to score a touchdown.
Note: If you’d like a more detailed description of how I come up with my defensive streaming picks each week, I’ll have an article out later this week on that very subject. Keep your eye out!
Note #2: I'm assuming Buffalo and New England are owned in your league. If they're not, you pick them up and you start them right now.
Cleveland Browns (AT JAC)
It’s the team playing Jacksonville. That’s going to be a theme here.
Chicago Bears (VS MIA)
The Bears have been surprising effective at getting to the quarterback and forcing turnovers this year. Expect them to force Tannehill into some costly mistakes this week.
Baltimore Ravens (VS ATL)
They’re a big favorite at home and for good reason. Baltimore’s defense has been solid this year, and the Falcons do not play well on the road (or at home if last week means anything). I have no problem plugging them in this week.
Hate Carson Palmer? Don't trust the Browns? Think Larry Donnell is still an every-week starter? Let me know! I'd love to talk fantasy football.