Jameis Winston

Week 5 Streamers

Some of your highly invested players may not be panning out. Some may be doing exactly what you thought they would. Either way, it’s a very long season, and there is always a way to better your roster. Streaming is never a bad idea whether your team has started 4-0, 0-4, or anywhere in between. We will always provide the best weekly options to stream at quarterback, tight end, and D/ST. Remember that each streaming option will be below 60% owned, according to ESPN. Below, you will find two streamers per position and a “deep stream” option (15% or lower) as well. 

QUARTERBACK  

Jared Goff

Streamer #1: Jared Goff at Patriots, 59.7% owned

 Week  Opponent  Fantasy Points
 1  vs Eagles  16.5
 2  vs Commanders  26.0
 3  at Vikings  14.9
 4  vs Seahawks  34.2

It’s fair to say that Jared Goff is more than a streaming option at this point. Through four weeks this season, he’s serving as the QB5, but he’s only rostered in about 60 percent of leagues. He’s fresh off a QB1 finish against the Seahawks, as he accumulated 378 passing yards and four touchdowns. Don’t be afraid to roll with him this week in a stingy matchup against the Patriots. Dan Campbell and the Lions have proved that no matter what the score is, they’re airing it out until the clock hits zero. Believe it or not, New England ranks 24th in the league against opposing fantasy quarterbacks. If you can snatch Goff up, do so and stream him if need be. 

Streamer #2: Jameis Winston vs Seahawks, 22.7% owned

 Week  Opponent  Fantasy Points
 1  at Falcons  21.7
 2  vs Buccaneers  10.6
 3  at Panthers  16.6
 4  vs Vikings  N/A

Yes, Jameis Winston is dealing with multiple injuries (back/ankle/hip), and he didn’t suit up a week ago in London against the Vikings. He’s also not back at practice yet this week. But if he does fight through and play, he’s got one of the best matchups of the week for fantasy quarterbacks. As mentioned above, Goff finished as the QB1 against Seattle a week ago. This isn’t to say Winston will do that, but if Goff can, why can’t Winston? In three career games against the Seahawks, Winston is 2-1 with 777 passing yards, five touchdowns, and only one interception. His passer rating is a career 97.8 against this team. It also helps that Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas, and Jarvis Landry could all be back for this Saints offense here in Week 5. If Winston can go, he’s my start of the week. 

TIGHT END

Tyler Conklin

Streamer #1: Tyler Conklin vs Dolphins, 39.8% owned

 Week  Opponent  PPR  Points  Half PPR Points  Standard Points
 1  vs Ravens  11.6  9.6  7.7
 2  at Browns  10.0  7.0  4.0
 3  vs Bengals  16.4  12.4  8.4
 4  at Steelers  8.2  6.7  5.2

Through the first three weeks of the season (with Joe Flacco), Tyler Conklin was averaging eight targets, six receptions, 47 receiving yards, and just under 13 PPR points per game. We didn’t know what would happen when Zach Wilson came back. Many managers held off acquiring the veteran just to see what his performance would look like after hauling in passes from the second-year pro for the first time. Although his production slightly decreased, he still managed to haul in three of his five targets for 52 yards. He may not be the homerun that everyone is looking for, but he’s a consistent streaming option at a very pivotal position. 

Streamer #2: Hayden Hurst at Ravens, 22.5% owned

 Week  Opponent  PPR  Points  Half PPR Points  Standard Points
 1  vs Steelers  9.6  7.1  4.6
 2  at Cowboys  7.4  4.9  2.4
 3  at Jets  1.7  1.2  0.7
 4  vs Dolphins  11.7  10.2  8.7

There aren’t a ton of great tight end streaming options this week. No matter who you roll out there, you won’t be fully confident unless you roster Travis Kelce or Mark Andrews. But look out; the Bengals are starting to put it together, and Joe Burrow may have found himself another reliable pass-catcher. Hayden Hurst finished as the TE11 last week, and he’s currently the TE14 on the season. Through four games, he’s fourth on the team in targets, and he’s seen two more than Tyler Boyd has. If you think back to last season, the Ravens had a tough time defending the pass against this Bengals team. In those two games, then starting tight end, C.J. Uzomah, averaged five targets, four receptions, 64 receiving yards, a touchdown, and 16.4 PPR points per game against Baltimore. In a pinch, Hurst is a decent streaming option. 

D/ST

Broncos Defense

Streamer #1: Broncos vs Colts, 38.7% 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

Denver may be the best streaming option at D/ST this week. They’ve scored the 13th-most fantasy points at that position this season, and now they take on a Colts team that can’t do much on offense whatsoever. Jonathan Taylor has been atrocious, and he may not even suit up for Indianapolis this week. On top of that, the offensive line has allowed 15 sacks through four games, and Matt Ryan has turned the ball over eight times. Expect more of the same this week, as Indianapolis allows the eighth-most fantasy points to the D/ST position in 2022. 

Streamer #2: Vikings vs Bears, 29.4% owned

 Week  Opponent  Fantasy Points
 1  vs Packers  11.0
 2  at Eagles  2.0
 3  vs Lions  -1.0
 4  at Saints  6.0

This is now starting to become a common theme. Last year we picked on the Jets, and now we pick on one of the worst passing offenses of the last decade. Justin Fields and the Bears have been easy picking for opposing defenses thus far. They’re allowing the fourth-most fantasy points to the D/ST position through four weeks. Through those four games, the 49ers accumulated the lowest fantasy points against them with six. Since then, D/STs have produced 10, eight, and 15 pointsin that order. Chicago has allowed 16 sacks, and they’ve given up four interceptions and three fumbles. If Denver’s D/ST is off the board, roll with Minnesota and expect at least eight fantasy points. 

BONUS

Deep Stream: Ryan Tannehill at Commanders, 15.4% owned

 Week  Opponent  Fantasy Points
 1  vs Giants  19.3
 2  at Bills  2.9
 3  vs Raiders  19.8
 4  at Colts  14.4

Ryan Tannehill found himself in this streaming series last week. We went on about how much success he has had against Indianapolis throughout his career, and he put together an “okay” performance (QB20). That’s not going to cut it in fantasy. It may be hard to trust him, but his matchup against Washington is very enticing. Not only are the Commanders the 27th-ranked defense against opposing fantasy quarterbacks, but they’ve never held a signal-caller to less than 15 fantasy points this season. In fact, two quarterbacks (Goff and Jalen Hurts) have topped 30 points against this team. Expect a high-end QB2 finish from Tannehill this week. If you can stream a quarterback and muster 20 fantasy points (which is very capable here), that’s all you can ask for. 

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