Fantasy Football: Week 7 Streamers

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Ryan Cearfoss
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Quarterback

Mitchell Trubisky (ESPN ownership 49.6%)

Mitchell Trubisky has been on absolute fire lately and is still somehow available in half of leagues on ESPN.  Over the last 2 weeks Trubisky has had 670 yards and 9 touchdowns and this week he comes into a potential shootout with the Patriots. The Patriots defense has allowed 17 fantasy points to opposing QBs 4 of 6 weeks this season. This should be another great week for Trubisky and the Bears offense.

Baker Mayfield (ESPN ownership 40.9%)

Mayfield and the Browns offense have struggled a little as of late but nothing kickstarts and offense like facing the Bucs. Tampa is dead last in the league against the pass and the lowest passing total they allowed this year was 334 yards to Nick Foles week 2. That was also the only week where a quarterback had less than three passing TDs. I’m going to be following quarterbacks facing the Bucs all season and this should make for a great Baker Mayfield coming out party.

Joe Flacco (ESPN ownership 32.1%)

This season has shown a bit of a reemergence for Joe Flacco. He’s cut down on turnovers and has had the weapons to stretch the field. Matching up against a struggling Saints defense in a higher than normal scoring game for Baltimore should be good for production.

Tight End

Charles Clay (ESPN ownership 16.9%)

With Derek Anderson starting for the Bills anything is possible in a realm of terrible football. In most cases when a quarterback is brought in and are learning the playbook they tend to focus on the tight end and backs for dump offs. This could give Clay a bump this week. It could be a dart throw but the Colts have struggled against the tight ends and the Bills should be playing from behind and having to throw.

Geoff Swaim (ESPN ownership 6.7%)

Swaim has caught multiple passes the last 4 weeks in games that weren’t very high scoring affairs. This week they face divisions rival Redskins who are in the bottom third of the league against guarding the tight end. With Dak starting to heat up Swaim has shown to be one of his more reliable targets (not much competition) so he should have average tight end production this week.

C.J. Uzomah (ESPN ownership 30.7%)

Welcome Back C.J. Uzomah, last week as the Bengals top tight end option he caught 6 balls for 54 yards. This week he is now the only tight end threat and facing a Chiefs offense that is 30th against tight ends and is in the game with the highest over under of the week. This should be a big game for Uzomah and is my top tight end streamer this week.

Defense

Colts (ESPN ownership 44.8%)

The Bills offense is terrible they are third in sacks allowed and first in interceptions given up. Now add Derek Anderson to the mix and the Colts should have a huge fantasy game. The Colts haven’t been as bad as most people think on defense ranking in the middle of the pack in the league in points allowed and top 5 in sacks. A top 5 defensive performance isn’t out of the question this week.

Redskins (ESPN ownership 12.2%)

While last week the Cowboys shocked the world dropping 40 points on the Jaguars highly touted defense it doesn’t mean that it’s repeatable.  The Redskins are a top-five ranked defense in the league and have a quarterback who doesn’t take chances. A slow pace of play and safe game plan should keep this as a low scoring affair and the Redskins have enough talent to make some plays and force turnovers.

Bills (ESPN ownership 31.4%)

The other side of this terrible game shouldn’t be a slouch either in the defensive department. While the Colts do have a decent offense with Andrew Luck the Bill are a talented defense and has a run-heavy offense that slows games down. They should be able to hold to Colts offense to a fairly low point total with some turnover, the already proved this was possible against a much more talented Vikings this year. This isn’t my top stream but definitely could work in a pinch.  

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