Week 12 Streamers

It’s playoff push season. The fantasy postseason is right around the corner, and we need to ensure we capitalize on every opportunity to succeed. You might have to lean on a streamer or two to do that. This week features some familiar names with enticing Week 12 matchups. Remember, we always provide the best players to stream at quarterback, tight end, and D/ST. Each streaming option will have ownership under 60%, according to ESPN. Below, you will find two streamers per position and a “deep stream” option (15% or lower). Let’s stream our way right into the fantasy playoffs! 

QUARTERBACK

Streamer #1: Jimmy Garoppolo vs Saints, 46.6% owned

Week Opponent Fantasy Points
1 at Bears N/A
2 vs Seahawks 16.7
3 at Broncos 9.4
4 vs Rams 13.9
5 at Panthers 18.0
6 at Falcons 18.9
7 vs Chiefs 17.3
8 at Rams 17.7
9 BYE BYE
10 vs Chargers 15.9
11 at Cardinals  25.4

It was mentioned last week, Jimmy Garoppolo is the epitome of a great streaming quarterback. He’s still available in over 50 percent of leagues, and he’s done nothing to show he’s slowing down. He heads into a matchup against the Saints after a Week 11 QB5 finish. Through the first 11 weeks, he’s serving as the QB13 on a points-per-game basis (17). Meanwhile, the Saints have allowed three consecutive quarterbacks to top that threshold. In one career start against New Orleans, Garoppolo completed 26 of his 35 attempts for 349 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception (2019). At this point in the season, you won’t find a safer streaming option. 

Streamer #2: Jacoby Brissett vs Buccaneers, 12.0% owned

Week Opponent Fantasy Points
1 at Panthers 10.9
2 vs Jets 16.5
3 vs Steelers 17.9
4 at Falcons 16.0
5 vs Chargers 15.4
6 vs Patriots 10.6
7 at Ravens 10.1
8 vs Bengals 20.3
9 BYE BYE
10 at Dolphins 16.5
11 at Bills 25.9

We get the pleasure of seeing Jacoby Brissett start one more game for Cleveland before Deshaun Watson takes over in Week 13. Expect him to go out with a bang, as his starting quarterback tenure comes to an end. This is his last chance to prove that he can still play at a high level in this league, and he’s been proving he can do so the past few weeks. Since Week 8, he’s averaging the seventh-most fantasy points at his position (20.9). And his matchups weren’t the easiest on paper. Both Cincinnati and Buffalo rank inside the top 7 against fantasy quarterbacks this season. Now Brissett takes on a Buccaneers team that ranks middle of the pack but has given up more than 20 fantasy points to opposing signal-callers in five of their 10 games. 

TIGHT END

Streamer #1: Mike Gesicki vs Texans, 50.2% owned

Week Opponent PPR  Points Half PPR Points Standard Points
1 vs Patriots 1.1 0.6 0.1
2 at Ravens 14.1 12.1 10.1
3 vs Bills 1.6 1.1 0.6
4 at Bengals 4.3 3.3 2.3
5 at Jets 4.0 3.5 3.0
6 vs Vikings 24.9 21.9 18.9
7 vs Steelers 5.7 4.2 2.7
8 at Lions 12.8 11.3 9.8
9 at Bears 1.3 0.8 0.3
10 vs Browns 5.1 4.1 3.1
11 BYE BYE BYE BYE

Finding reliable streaming options at the tight end position this late in the season is nearly impossible. If you can find a David Njoku, Cole Kmet, Gerald Everett, Dawson Knox, or Hayden Hurst available, go ahead and snag one of them ahead of the two options here. Mike Gesicki is next in line on the list. He’s been very unreliable, but his matchup this week is too good to overlook. He takes on a Houston defense that has struggled mightily against tight ends the past three weeks. They’ve allowed just over 17 PPR points per game since Week 9. And they allowed Logan Thomas to come out of his two-year dry spill, as he hauled in five receptions for 65 yards last week. It’s not the best option, but streaming Gesicki is certainly not a bad one. 

Streamer #2: Foster Moreau at Seahawks, 24.8% owned

Week Opponent PPR  Points Half PPR Points Standard Points
1 at Chargers N/A N/A N/A
2 vs Cardinals 6.0 4.5 3.0
3 at Titans 7.4 5.9 4.4
4 vs Broncos N/A N/A N/A
5 at Chiefs N/A N/A N/A
6 BYE BYE BYE BYE
7 vs Texans 5.8 4.3 2.8
8 at Saints 9.1 6.1 3.1
9 at Jaguars 4.4 3.4 2.4
10 vs Colts 13.3 11.8 10.3
11 at Broncos 4.3 3.8 3.3

With Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow out, you would think that Foster Moreau would be contributing on a weekly basis in the receiving game. I don’t know if one reception for 33 yards is exactly what we all had in mind. But that’s what last week ended up being, and we need to look past it. He and his Raiders take on a Seahawks team that is giving up the second-most fantasy points to tight ends this season. In nine of their 10 games played this season, Seattle has allowed opposing tight ends to compile at least 40 yards receiving. In eight of those contests, tight ends have hauled in at least four receptions. No, Moreau isn’t a home run option that could win you the week on his own, but his Week 12 matchup doesn’t get much better on paper. 

D/ST

Broncos Defense

Streamer #1: Broncos at Panthers, 53.8% owned

Week Opponent Fantasy Points
1 at Seahawks 7.0
2 vs Texans 8.0
3 vs 49ers 17.0
4 at Raiders 1.0
5 vs Colts 13.0
6 at Chargers 6.0
7 vs Jets 6.0
8 at Jaguars 7.0
9 BYE BYE
10 at Titans 4.0
11 vs Raiders -2.0

The past two weeks haven’t looked great for Denver, but their defense still isn’t allowing a lot of points. The turnovers and sacks have declined since their bye week, but expect them both to ramp up this week against one of the most dysfunctional teams in the league. Carolina is turning to Sam Darnold as their starting quarterback this week. He becomes the fourth different starter this season for the team. Last week, we saw the Ravens compile four sacks, two interceptions, one fumble recovery, and 16 fantasy points, as they served as the D/ST2 on the week against the Panthers. Expect somewhere around the same for this Broncos team this week.

Streamer #2: Chiefs vs Rams, 42.7% owned

Week Opponent Fantasy Points
1 at Cardinals 5.0
2 vs Chargers 7.0
3 at Colts 9.0
4 at Buccaneers 3.0
5 vs Raiders 0.0
6 vs Bills 0.0
7 at 49ers 10.0
8 BYE BYE
9 vs Titans 6.0
10 vs Jaguars 6.0
11 at Chargers 8.0

The Chiefs aren’t known for their defense, but they’ve quietly improved steadily throughout the year. They’ve surpassed six fantasy points in four straight contests, and they will likely extend that streak this week against the banged-up Rams. Matthew Stafford is questionable to play, as he may enter the league’s concussion protocol once again. Cooper Kupp, is of course out after receiving ankle surgery a week ago. And the team is also decimated by injuries on the offensive line. In the last three weeks alone, Los Angeles has allowed 11 combined sacks. Their offensive line play is one of the main reasons why the team has allowed the most fantasy points to the D/ST position this season. If the Chiefs are available, make sure to snag them and stream them, as they are the stream of the week!

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