This week 5 is a little bit rougher when it comes to terms of steaming but picking thru the trash to find some playable matchups is a definite possibility. Quarterback and tight end are easier but the defense might be the team you already have on your roster who has a slightly higher ownership percentage. If you don’t there are always option to keep you in the game.
Sam Darnold (ESPN ownership 10.4%)
Sam Darnold has struggled the last two games after a hot start. The thing that no one is talking about is he played a tougher than expected Browns defense and the top defense in the league in the Jaguars. This week he faces a Broncos defense that hasn’t held a quarterback under 275 yards yet this season. This game is the perfect opportunity for Darnold to show his chops and improvement against a decent defense that has given up more fantasy points than expected this year.
Dak Prescott (ESPN ownership 28.3%)
Dak has proved to be a disappointment this year, a lack of weapons and surrounding talent has hurt his production a lot. This week he faces a high scoring Texans offense and a defense that is ranked 24th against the pass. In what should prove a game that forces him to pass, Dak has the opportunity to put together a solid fantasy performance between airing it out and his legs. This is the type of game to see Dak bounce back a little bit to the QB we remember.
Ryan Tannehill (ESPN ownership 22.9%)
I should apologize for this one last week where Tannenhill absolutely let the streaming community down. This week he faces a Bengals defense that has been lit up by opposing passing attacks in which their best performance they gave up 18 points to Joe Flacco. Facing a bad defense that isn’t as used to playing the Dolphins as the Patriots should give Tannehill a solid performance this week.
Ricky Seals-Jones (ESPN ownership 18.4%)
Seals-Jones is a fairly consistent streaming option being he’s on a terrible offense. With a game under his belt though Josh Rosen should be more comfortable with his playmakers and everyone knows a tight end is a rookie’s best friend. The athletic pass catcher should finally be nearing that break out we’ve been waiting for.
Austin Hooper (ESPN ownership 44.6%)
The Steelers defense can’t stop anything and the tight end position has eaten them up over the past three weeks. Opposing tight ends put up scores of 29.9, 25.6 and 19.9 helping put them last in the league at guarding the tight end. In a game with one of the highest over-under, the Falcons should score a ton of points
Tyler Kroft (ESPN ownership 1.7%)
Last year Tyler Kroft filled in admirably for Tyler Eifert and this year he’s filling in again for the oft-injured tight end. With the weapons on the outside with Green and Boyd, Kroft has the opportunity to be a big-time red-zone option for the Bengals.
Bills (ESPN ownership 2.2%)
Buffalo’s defense has shown flashes of making plays and the ability to put up fantasy points (aka the Vikings game). This week they face a Titans offense that has really failed to find their identity. In what should prove to be a low scoring game the Bills could be a cheap option to perform well in a rough week of streaming defenses.
Jets (ESPN ownership 28.4%)
Case Keenum and the Broncos offense failed to put up a ton of points on an utterly terrible Chiefs defense. This week against the Jets they’ll be facing a slower paced game and a young attacking defense. The Jets have proved to have a knack for getting turnovers and the Broncos are the type of team who could have a few.
Cardinals (ESPN ownership 29.8%)
In what could be one of the worst games of the week a bad Cardinals defense is facing a bad and beaten up 49ers offense. With CJ Bethard at the helm if the Cardinals ever have an opportunity to perform this week is that. While Id only play this in case of desperation it needs to be on the radar.