It’s championship week here in the fantasy football community. Streaming options are getting worse and worse as the season goes on. Although there are a decent amount of solid streamers at quarterback this week, the tight ends are a different story. This week will only feature one streamer at TE, as no one else is worth streaming. There are some exciting D/STs provided below as well. 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 (besides tight ends for just this week) and a “deep stream” option (15% or lower). Let’s stream our way to a championship title together! Reminder, there will be a streaming article next week for those of you that set up your championships in Week 18.
Streamer #1: Jared Goff vs Bears, 59.1% owned
At this point, it’s shocking that Jared Goff is rostered in less than 60 percent of leagues. He’s a must-start, who’s serving as the QB9 on the ENTIRE season. Goff has topped 20-plus fantasy points in three out of his last four games, and he turned in a QB2 performance last week against the Panthers. Now, he takes on a Chicago defense that’s allowed an average of 22.9 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks since Week 7. During that same span, they gave up four QB4 finishes and one QB6 finish in eight games. If Goff is available, you should pick him up and start him over big names like Justin Herbert and Lamar Jackson (if healthy).
Streamer #2: Brock Purdy at Raiders, 31.0% owned
Like Jimmy Garoppolo for most of the season, Brock Purdy has turned into one of the safest streaming quarterbacks out there. He’s available in nearly 70 percent of leagues, and he has turned in QB8, QB13, and QB14 finishes in his three starts. If you need a high-ceiling quarterback that can somehow top 30 fantasy points this week, Purdy isn’t your guy. But if you need a spot-starter who can top 15 fantasy points, Mr. Irrelevant becomes relevant for your team. He has another enticing matchup this week against a Las Vegas team that decided to bench their long-time starting quarterback, Derek Carr. The Raiders have allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. Expect another decent outing for Purdy, as he guides San Francisco to another good offensive performance.
Streamer #1: Tyler Conklin at Seahawks, 36.6% owned
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You might just have to “Conk Conk” your way to a fantasy title with Tyler Conklin this week. If you don’t have Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews, Evan Engram, George Kittle, Darren Waller, Dawson Knox, or T.J. Hockenson, you may want to think about streaming Conklin. Mike White should be back under center this week, and the matchup is very juicy. Seattle has surrendered the second-most fantasy points to tight ends this season. They have held only four teams’ tight ends to less than 10 PPR fantasy points this ENTIRE season. During the last two weeks combined, they have allowed 12 receptions, 242 yards, and two touchdowns to the tight end position alone. Don’t expect a TE5 or better finish, but you can almost guarantee a TE12 or better this week, as long as C.J. Uzomah doesn’t steal the show.
Streamer #1: Jaguars at Texans, 21.6% owned
If you need a streaming option for your D/ST position, Jacksonville is one of the better ones to pick up and play this week. After three consecutive 11-plus fantasy point performances, the Jaguars take on the 2-12-1 Texans. Houston has given up the third-most fantasy points to the D/ST position this season. Although they’ve been a lot better in the last three weeks, you can expect at least eight fantasy points from Jacksonville in this matchup. With the Jags doing everything they can to win and get in the playoffs, they should dominate on the defensive side of the ball here in Week 17.
Streamer #2: Giants vs Colts, 19.8% owned
Although the Jaguars are a solid streaming option this week, the Giants may be a better one. The Colts seem like they’re doing everything they can to lose, and New York is doing the opposite, as they hold onto one of the NFC Wild Card spots for now. Nick Foles will start his second game this season for Indianapolis after completing just 58 percent of his passes for 143 yards, no touchdowns, three interceptions, and surrendering a fumble last week. On top of that, he was sacked seven times, as the Chargers D/ST finished as the D/ST2 last week. If you can, do whatever it takes to pick up and start the Giants in a lopsided matchup against Indianapolis.
Deep Stream: Mike White at Seahawks, 13.9 % owned
As mentioned above, the Jets have a great matchup against a struggling Seattle defense this week. Mike White is expected to line up under center once again after missing the last two weeks with a rib injury. The Seahawks rank 22nd in the league against fantasy quarterbacks, and they’ve given up 16 or more fantasy points to the position in five of their last seven games. With playoff implications on the line, expect the Jets to put White in the best situation to succeed. And with a future contract on the line, expect White to do everything he can to put together a great outing. In a deep league, he’s a solid stream play this week.
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