“Streaming” quarterbacks, defenses and tackles has been a fantastic football strategy that I’ve used with success over the years.
I’ve parlayed that success into a series of weekly recommendations for the top three options to stream at these three positions, as well as tight end — a position I don’t recommend streaming every week — to help you out a bit. .
The concept behind streaming is that you add someone on a match-by-game basis in a given week, rather than focusing on a player’s long-term projection.
Note that most of these players are included in less than 50% of Yahoo! leagues, but these recommendations are so No Means they are the best streamer in your league – be sure to check out my last minute rankings to see who the best available player is in your league.
Read my Week 15 flow analysis.
Patriots QB Mac Jones @ Raiders (18% listed)
Two of the Patriots’ top running back wide receivers are questionable this week, so we’ll have to check Jones’ updated rankings later in the week. Still, it opens as my QB12.
It’s a great matchup against a Raiders defense that ranks last in DVOA against the dead pass and was recently beaten by Baker Mayfield, despite Mayfield having less than 48 hours to learn the Rams’ playbook.
We’ve also reached the time of year where weather can affect games more often, but Jones will be playing indoors so weather won’t be an issue. Check out my updated rankings later in the week to see who is the most affordable QB in your league.
Jets TE Tyler Conklin vs. Lions (26%)
Assuming Evan Engram and David Njoku aren’t available, Tyler Conklin is likely the best option on your waiver wire at this position.
He continues to run a route more than 70% more efficient than the Jets backs in a passing attack led by Mike White. This situation could change based on White’s status, so check back for my updated rankings later in the week to see if this is my recommendation.
Vikings K Greg Joseph vs. Colts (20%)
The Vikings have the second-highest default team heading into the week and are playing indoors, so Joseph should see plenty of scoring. It serves as a safe bet for this week’s high quality. Joseph opens as my fourth ranked hitter this week.
Denver should be able to match up against Colt McCoy this week and the Cardinals have the second lowest default team. They open Sunday as my third-ranked defense.
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