Hello and welcome back to your weekly fantasy streaming options! Hopefully you’ve made it to the fantasy playoffs, and you’re ready to grab some nice streamers off the waiver wire to win your week. I’ll shut up and get right into the matchups.
Mark Sanchez, Philadelphia Eagles (VS SEA)
Okay, I know this a little against what I stand for, but I’m trying to prove a point here: the Eagles offense makes Mark Sanchez a QB1, no matter the matchup. People don’t seem to understand this. Sure, it’s the Seahawks D, and sure, they’ve had a “resurgence” as of late (what a coincidence that the resurgence comes while they’re playing two struggling offenses), but Mark Sanchez is a high-floor starter every single week. He doesn’t have the same upside this week that he had against the Cowboys, but he’s worth starting.
Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals (VS PIT)
Dalton is a decent fantasy quarterback who gets a struggling pass defense at home this week. That’s basically the definition of a good streaming option.
Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings (VS NYJ)
Teddy, unlike Andy Dalton, has been worse than decent this season. However, he faces the Jets at home this week. The Jets have been stout against the run and bad against the pass, which should force Bridgewater to pass the ball frequently. With Kyle Rudolph (foreshadowing!) back and healthy, I like Bridgewater to put up a solid week.
Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys (AT CHI)
Witten had a down game against the Eagles on Thanksgiving, but so did the whole Dallas offense. This week, he’ll get the porous Bears D, which should give him plenty of space over the middle to roam free and catch passes.
Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings (VS NYJ)
Rudolph is usually touchdown-dependent, which I normally don’t like, but I think he’s a solid play this week. He’s only seen 3 targets per game since his return from injury, but I’d expect that to go up against the weak Jets pass defense. If he does catch a touchdown, that’s just the icing on the cake.
Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans (VS NYG)
Walker, like Witten, is coming off a down week, but I’d expect that to turn around. The Giants pass defense is bad, and Walker remains one of the top targets in the Titans offense.
Kansas City Chiefs (AT ARI)
Drew Stanton and the Cardinals offense has been awful as of late. With Andre Ellington now injured, I wouldn’t expect that to change. The Chiefs excel at getting pressure on the quarterback, which should lead to turnovers and points.
New Orleans Saints (VS CAR)
Carolina is bad. It’s pretty simple. Anytime a team gets a bad, turnover-prone offense at home, they’re probably a good streaming bet.
Green Bay Packers (VS ATL)
There are two camps of prognosticators on this game. Some believe that Atlanta’s offense will put up big numbers in a high-scoring affair. I am not in that camp. Green Bay’s defense, which has been a sieve for the past several years, has played a lot better than people think, and Atlanta will most likely be playing from behind in this game. This will lead to risks being taken, which will lead to turnovers.
Still don’t trust me on Mark Sanchez? Believe in the Cardinals offense? Think Jason Witten is washed up? Let me know! I’d love to talk fantasy football.