Top Fantasy Streamers for Week 4by Jacob Dunne September 29, 2020 0 comments
Week 3 is officially in the books! Were your teams able to stave off the injury bug? Whether you need an injury replacement or want an upgrade over your current starter, here is a list of streamers with favorable matchups in Week 4. Let’s dive in!
The following players are owned in less than 50 percent of Yahoo Leagues.
Kirk Cousins, QB, Minnesota Vikings
Cousins bounced back in Week 3 after a miserable Week 2 start against the Indianapolis Colts. After throwing just 113 yards and three interceptions in Week 2, Cousins found his groove against the Tennessee Titans throwing for 251 yards and three touchdowns. He also found his rhythm with rookie wide receiver Justin Jefferson connecting on seven passes for 175 yards and a score. This week, he faces a Houston Texans defense that is giving up a fourth-most 31.7 points per game through the first three weeks. Cousins has a top-20 floor this week, especially with Dalvin Cook, Adam Thielen, and Jefferson at his disposal.
Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns
Normally, recommending Mayfield as a streaming option is a bad idea, but his Week 3 matchup in Dallas is intriguing. The Cowboys’ defense has given up a third-worst 32.3 points per game this season on top of allowing 277 passing yards per game. Mayfield hasn’t had to throw much this season, but that should change when the Browns travel to Dallas to face Dak Prescott’s aerial attack. Mayfield should have no problem keeping up in this game with Kareem Hunt, Jarvis Landry, and Odell Beckham Jr. helping him in the passing game. The potential negative game script gives Mayfield a top-24 floor.
Nick Foles, QB, Chicago Bears
The Bears benched Mitchell Trubisky last week in favor of Foles. He rallied the Bears from behind to beat the Atlanta Falcons on a perfectly thrown ball to Anthony Miller with 1:53 left in the fourth quarter.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) September 27, 2020
According to head coach Matt Nagy, Foles will replace Trubisky as the starting quarterback ahead of this week’s matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. Foles proved his ability to read the defense and make plays last week, which should continue this week, especially with Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller, and David Montgomery helping him move the ball. Foles is a high-end QB2.
Austin Hooper, TE, Cleveland Browns
Hooper is owned in just over 50 percent of Yahoo leagues, but he’s on the list this week. Despite only averaging 20 yards per game this season, Hooper finds himself in a favorable spot against the Cowboys. Dallas is giving up the 15th most points to the tight end position. Mayfield will need to rely on Hooper to keep the ball moving if he hopes to keep up with the Cowboys.
Dalton Schultz, TE, Dallas Cowboys
Since replacing Blake Jarwin as the starter, Schultz has caught 13 passes on 16 targets for 136 yards and one touchdown in two games. He faces a Cleveland team that is giving up the fourth-most points to the tight end position this season. The 6’5″ target out of Stanford should garner a lot of looks at home this week.
Greg Olsen, TE, Seattle Seahawks
Olsen is quickly becoming a go-to target for Russell Wilson. Last game he saw six targets and turned that into five catches for 61 yards. At age 35, Olsen’s game isn’t flashy, but he has the trust of the MVP candidate. On paper, Miami has been stingy against the tight end position, only giving up 18.3 yards per game this season, but that came against players like Ryan Izzo, Reggie Gilliam, and James O’Shaughnessy. Olsen’s involvement in the passing game gives him TE2 streaming appeal.
Denver Broncos, DST
Anyone facing the New York Jets’ offense deserves your attention. New York has given up the most fantasy points to D/STs this season. They have allowed their opponents to rack up six sacks, one safety, four interceptions, and two touchdowns in three games. The Broncos are in a prime position to deliver useful fantasy numbers.
Dallas Cowboys, DST
Since throwing 39 pass attempts in Week 1, Mayfield hasn’t thrown over 23 passes in a game thanks to positive game scripts. Expect Mayfield to have to throw 30-plus passes this week in Dallas, which should force multiple turnovers and sacks.
Arizona Cardinals, DST
Arizona’s defense has been quietly putting up useful fantasy numbers this season, collecting 11 sacks in three games. They face a Carolina team giving up the 14th most fantasy points to D/STs this season. This game has shootout potential, which bodes well for multiple sacks and turnovers.
Ka’imi Fairbairn, K, Houston Texans
Fairbairn faces a Minnesota Vikings team giving up the most fantasy points to kickers this season. Deshaun Watson should have no problem moving the ball at home, which should give Fairbairn plenty of scoring chances.
Joey Slye, K, Carolina Panthers
Slye has been a top-10 fantasy kicker so far this season. He should have plenty of chances to score this week at home in a potential shootout against the Arizona Cardinals.
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