Fantasy Football Streamers: Week 13by Mike Fanelli November 30, 2021 0 comments
Fantasy players will have to decide whether last week’s high-scoring running back is a sign of things to come or a fluke. However, the most critical part of the waiver wire is finding the right players to stream for the upcoming matchup. Whether you need an injury replacement or your current starter has a bad matchup, it is critical to find the right player to stream. With that in mind, here are eight potential streaming options for Week 13.
The following players are own in under 50 percent of ESPN leagues. All stats are based on four-point per passing touchdown and PPR scoring.
Tua Tagovailoa vs New York Giants (44.8%)
Last week Tua made the sit list against a tough Carolina Panthers defense. He finished with only 13.2 fantasy points but played well in the game, completing a season-high 87.1 percent of his passes. It was also only the third game this season that Tua didn’t throw an interception. More importantly, Tua has averaged 18.8 fantasy points per game over his past five starts, scoring 10 total touchdowns in those contests. This week he takes on a Giants defense that has allowed quarterbacks to average 17 fantasy points per game this season. They have given up 19.5 or more fantasy points to quarterbacks in almost half the games this year. Given how well Tua has played lately, he has top-10 upside this week.
Carson Wentz at Houston Texans (44.2%)
Aside from a two-week stretch where Jonathan Taylor ran wild, Wentz has been great for fantasy owners this season. In the other 10 games this season, Wentz has averaged 18.4 fantasy points per game, scoring 17 or more fantasy points in all but one game. Last week he had arguably his best game of the season, throwing for 306 yards, two touchdowns, and 20.3 fantasy points against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, the matchup this week is very fantasy-friendly. The Texans have given up an average of 17.6 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season. In Week 6, Wentz scored 17 points against the Texans on only 20 pass attempts. He should have at least 20 fantasy points this time against Houston.
Cole Kmet vs Arizona Cardinals (13.2%)
During the preseason, many considered Kmet a sleeper tight end. Unfortunately, the Bears failed to use him early in the season. However, Kmet has seen an uptick in value lately. Over the past six games, Kmet has averaged 6.3 targets and 9.2 fantasy points per game. More importantly, he has averaged five catches on seven targets and 10.5 fantasy points per game over the past three contests. Meanwhile, the Cardinals have allowed tight ends to average 11.1 fantasy points per game over the past month. They have allowed tight ends to catch 17 of 24 targets for 232 receiving yards and a touchdown during that span. If Allen Robinson misses the game this week, Kmet has top-10 upside.
Jack Doyle at Houston Texans (1.0%)
After averaging only 2.4 targets per game over the first nine games this season, Doyle has become a go-to target for Wentz. Over the past three weeks, Doyle has averaged 5.7 targets per game, seeing at least five in every contest. Last week Doyle had his best game of the season with six catches for 81 receiving yards, a touchdown, and 20.1 fantasy points against the Buccaneers. This week he faces the Texans, who have gotten destroyed by tight ends this season. They have allowed tight ends to average 15.3 fantasy points per game this season, giving up 13.5 or more fantasy points in all but three games. Fantasy owners who need a bye week filler should target Doyle off the waiver wire.
Philadelphia Eagles D/ST at New York Jets (44.5%)
Over the past five weeks, the Eagles D/ST has been on fire. They have averaged 9.6 fantasy points per game during that span, scoring 11 or more in three of those games. More importantly, the Eagles D/ST has averaged 10.3 fantasy points per game over the past three weeks, holding their opponents to under 14 points twice. This week they face a Jets offense that has been horrible at times this season. Opposing D/STs have averaged 8.1 fantasy points per game this season against the Jets. They have scored 11 or more fantasy points against the Jets in just under half the matchups. Between their recent success and the matchup, the Eagles D/ST could finish the week as the top scoring D/ST.
Kansas City Chiefs D/ST vs Denver Broncos (7.2%)
The Chiefs D/ST started the year as the worst defense in the NFL. Over their first five games, the Chiefs D/ST scored negative five fantasy points while allowing their opponents to average 31.4 points per game. However, the Chiefs D/ST has averaged 8.7 fantasy points per game while holding their opponents to only 14.5 points per game over the past six contests. Furthermore, they have averaged 10.3 fantasy points per game during their four-game winning streak. Meanwhile, opposing D/STs have averaged 6.5 fantasy points per game against the Broncos this season. They have scored double-digit fantasy points against the Broncos in three of the past eight games. Expect the Chiefs to come away with a statement win over the Broncos, dominating them down on both sides of the ball.
Jason Sanders vs New York Giants (38.5%)
Thanks to their four-game winning streak, the Miami Dolphins are back in the playoff hunt. Over the first eight games this season, Sanders averaged only five fantasy points per game, scoring under eight fantasy points in all but one game. By comparison, Sanders has averaged 7.8 fantasy points per game during the winning streak, scoring 10 or more fantasy points twice. Meanwhile, kickers have averaged eight fantasy points per game against the Giants this season. More importantly, they have averaged 10 fantasy points per game against the Giants over the past four weeks, scoring eight or more fantasy points in every game. With the Dolphins offense in high gear, expect Sanders to get plenty of kicking opportunities in this contest.
Evan McPherson vs Los Angeles Chargers (17.0%)
It’s rare to see rookie kickers take the NFL by storm, yet that’s what McPherson has done. The rookie has made 17 of his 20 field goal attempts, only missing one from over 50 yards. More importantly, McPherson has averaged nine fantasy points per game this season, scoring 11 or more fantasy points in almost half the contests. Since the bye week, McPherson has made all six of his field goals, scoring 34 fantasy points. Meanwhile, kickers have averaged nine fantasy points per game against the Chargers this season. However, they have averaged 10.1 fantasy points per game against the Chargers over the past seven games, scoring 10 or more fantasy points in four of those games. Expect McPherson to keep up his recent hot play against the Chargers.
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