Fantasy Football: Week 8 Streamers

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Ryan Cearfoss
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Quarterback

Case Keenum (ESPN ownership 13.6%)

Although Case Keenum was on the verge of losing his job he has performed adequately as a streamer option at the quarterback position. He has had three games with over 300 yards with multiple TDs. Facing a Chiefs offense which the Broncos should be playing from behind will give Keenum the gift of garbage time magic. Now Keenum isn’t looking over his shoulder he can take a breath and light up the NFL’s last rated pass defense.

Baker Mayfield (ESPN ownership 40.6%)

The Browns are the only team this season not to throw for 300 plus yards or multiple touchdowns against the Steelers. Things were very different week one with Tyrod Taylor at quarterback, Carlos Hyde at running back and Josh Gordon as the team’s top outside receiver. Now the Browns have their franchise quarterback playing against a team ranking 29th in fantasy points allowed to the quarterback. In what looks like a possible shootout in Pittsburgh, Mayfield and the Browns are going to have to score points in bunches to keep up, giving him a ton of upside.

Josh Rosen (ESPN ownership 4.5%)

In his first matchup against the 49ers Josh Rosen struggled only having 170 yards and a touchdown but times have changed. Out is Mike McCoy and his offense a ten-year-old can run and in is new offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich. While we don’t know what Leftwich brings to the offense we do know he wants to get David Johnson involved in the passing game and that the 49ers rank 25th in points allowed to quarterbacks. This should make life much easier for the rookie signal-caller. While Rosen is the only quarterback to not have double-digit touchdowns against the 49ers look for that to change this week.

Tight End

Mark Andrews (ESPN ownership 1.4%)

The Panthers have struggled all season at covering the tight end ranking next to last in the league. This week they face a Ravens offense who targets the tight end a ton. The only problem is that they spread it out between the four on their roster. Andrews though has been the go-to in the red zone scoring two touchdowns on the season, making him a high upside dart throw if you’re struggling to find a tight end this week.

Benjamin Watson (ESPN ownership 41.2%)

The Vikings defense has underperformed from what many people have expected this year giving up way more points than expected. The biggest weakness the defense has had has been against the tight end position. This week facing one of the best to ever do it, Drew, Brees it could be a big game. Brees always is able to exploit a defenses biggest weakness and this week won’t be any different. Look for a big day for Ben Watson.

C.J. Uzomah (ESPN ownership 35.5%)

Three weeks on here in a row now and the ownership still isn’t going up. This week Uzomah faces another fantastic matchup against a Bucs defense who give away fantasy points like its charity. They are dead last in the league at guarding the right end position and haven’t given up under double-digit points. Uzomah is a plug and play this week with a lot of upside.

Defense

Redskins (ESPN ownership 44.5%)

The Redskins are a top 10 fantasy defense and are available in over half of fantasy leagues. This week they’re facing Eli Manning and the terrible Giants offense plug them in and enjoy. The Giants offensive line has been getting dominated all year, they’ve given up over 4 sacks in half their games. The Redskins are a top ten play this week who you can play with no worries.

Steelers (ESPN ownership 39.4%)

This matchup is simple math the Browns have given up a league leading 31 sacks and the Steelers rank second in the league with 22 sacks. While the point total may not be fantastic, the Steelers will score enough points getting to the quarterback to make them a solid fantasy performer.  

Cardinals (ESPN ownership 52.5%)

The Cardinals have been another underrated defense this year in fantasy  12th overall with 20 sacks, 6 ints, and 6 forced fumbles. This opportunistic defense is facing CJ Beathard who has thrown 7 interceptions in 4 games as a starter. The last time these two teams played the Cards defense scored 17 fantasy points and this week shouldn’t be much different.

 

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