A crazy week one in the books, reminded us that you don’t have to be a big name player to put up big time points. We saw guys like Ryan Fitzpatrick put up over 40 fantasy points. This is just another reason showing why streaming is such an effective strategy. Here’s a look at some of this week’s top streaming options.
Case Keenum (ESPN ownership 22.6%)
Case Keenum lit up a bad Seahawks defense week one going throwing for 329 yards and three touchdowns. This week the scheduling gods are still looking in his favor sending a terrible Raiders defense. Although Keenum isn’t a star by any means he has a ton of weapons around him is in a great matchup. He should definitely be an asset to your fantasy team.
Nick Foles (ESPN ownership 12.7%)
Lost in the huge upset in the Bucs/Saints game last week is that Drew Brees went off for over 400 yards against a weak Tampa Bay defense. This matchup leads to the perfect opportunity for a bounce-back game for Foles against an already bad Bucs defense who is missing both starting corner.
Eli Manning (ESPN ownership 14.0%)
Eli threw for 224 yards against a ridiculously talented Jags defense this weekend. Loving the return of his favorite weapon In OBJ who he targeted 15 times even with Jalen Ramsey on him. This weekend OBJ goes from being cover by the best corner in the league to Chidobe Awuzie. This rivalry game in prime time is the perfect opportunity for a talented Giants offense to explode.
Jonnu Smith (ESPN ownership 4.6%)
This ownership percentage should be much high. The highly athletic Jonnu Smith is filling in this season for Delanie Walker who is one of the most highly targeted tight ends in the NFL. Even if Jonnu sees 75% of what we’re seeing in Delanie Walker we have a weekly starter at a bad tight end position. Not only can this be a great streaming option this week but he could be one that stays a starter on your team.
O.J. Howard (ESPN ownership 16.4%)
The biggest concern with O.J. Howard was competing with Cameron Brate for playing time. In week one Howard out snapped Brate which is a great sign. If this keeps up with the absence of DeSean Jackson this year it could be the opportunity for a huge boost to Howard who we know is talented.
Charles Clay (ESPN ownership 40.4%)
Man the Bills offense was horrendous week one against Baltimore. This week though they will be starting rookie quarterback Josh Allen. One of the things that is a common theme with young quarterbacks is a trust for the tight end. Charles Clay has been good and underappreciated for years now. One person who will appreciate him is Josh Allen, so look for Clay to be an integral part of the offense.
Jets (ESPN ownership 21.7%)
This Jets defense came to play week one having their way with Matt Stafford and the Lions offense with 5 INTs and 2 TDs. This week they are coming to play an offense with not nearly the same amount of weapons in the Dolphins. Look for this young opportunistic defense to make more plays this week and put together a nice performance against the Dolphins.
Redskins (ESPN ownership 14.1%)
Last week if you followed our streaming advice with the Redskins you weren’t disappointed with them putting up 12 fantasy points. This week is the perfect time to just stick with them playing a not so talented Colts offense. Outside of T.Y. Hilton none of their pass catchers get a ton of separation which can lead to turnovers. That with a bad offensive line could be another big game for the Redskins defense.
Giants (ESPN ownership 2.1%)
The Cowboys offense may be one of the worst in the entire NFL. Outside of Ezekiel Elliott, there is nobody who can make plays. The Giants defense should be able to lock in on the run game and force the rest of the team to beat them which is good for business. Just a fair warning the Cowboys offense will be followed around on this segment a lot.