Marcus Mariota

Week 7 Streamers

We’re now inching toward the halfway point of the season. Your league standings are starting to shape up, as we get into the pivotal time of the year for your week-to-week matchups. Week 7 brings some repetitive (but decent) streaming options. We will always provide the best players 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. Stream on!

QUARTERBACK  

Streamer #1: Jimmy Garoppolo vs Chiefs, 16.6% 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

For the second week in a row, Jimmy Garoppolo finds himself as one of the top-two quarterback streamers of the week. He’s coming off back-to-back QB9 finishes against the Panthers and Falcons, respectively. Garoppolo has another enticing matchup this week against the Chiefs. San Francisco is fresh off a disappointing loss to the Atlanta Falcons, so expect more of a bounce-back fight this week. Kansas City is allowing the second-most fantasy points to quarterbacks through six weeks. They’ve allowed at least a QB16 finish every week. And in four of their six matchups, they’ve allowed a QB9 or better finish. 

Streamer #2: Marcus Mariota at Bengals, 14.4% owned

Week Opponent Fantasy Points
1 vs Saints 19.8
2 at Rams 15.4
3 at Seahawks 16.6
4 vs Browns 4.9
5 at Buccaneers 18.0
6 vs 49ers 24.2

Although Marcus Mariota’s Week 7 matchup isn’t the greatest, you can’t deny that he’s been a great streaming option on a week-to-week basis. Can you believe that he’s the QB12 on the season? It’s crazy to think that he’s on this pace while averaging just under 23 pass attempts per game. Yes, the Bengals are the sixth-best team against fantasy quarterbacks this season, but San Francisco ranks fifth on the season, and Mariota put together his best fantasy finish of the young season (QB5) against them a week ago. During the last two weeks, against the 49ers and a great Tampa Bay defense, he’s accumulated 276 passing yards, 111 rushing yards, and four total touchdowns without throwing an interception. 

TIGHT END

Streamer #1: Hayden Hurst vs Falcons, 51.6% owned

Hayden Hurst

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
5 at Ravens 17.3 14.3 11.3
6 at Saints 5.1 3.6 2.1

Just like we mentioned last week, tight ends are nearly impossible to predict this season. Outside of Travis Kelce and Mark Andrews, there isn’t another consistent tight end that you can rely on starting for your fantasy team(s). For crying out loud, Taysom Hill is the TE3 in standard and half-PPR leagues. In full-PPR formats, Zach Ertz is the TE3. What this means is that most of you are streaming this position on a weekly basis. If you’re one of those managers, you should highly consider Hayden Hurst for this week. He hasn’t been the most consistent tight end this year, but he’s finished as the TE11 or better in two out of the last three weeks. During that span, he’s hauled in 12 of his 14 targets for 101 yards and two touchdowns. Now he takes on an Atlanta team that’s allowing the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. At this point, you have to think, “why not?”

Streamer #2: Evan Engram vs Giants, 30.2% owned

Week Opponent PPR  Points Half PPR Points Standard Points
1 at Commanders 6.8 4.8 2.8
2 vs Colts 11.6 8.1 4.6
3 at Chargers 3.9 3.4 2.9
4 at Eagles 2.6 2.1 1.6
5 vs Texans 12.9 9.9 6.9
6 at Colts 9.0 6.5 4.0

If you want to stream a tight end that seems like the safest option this week, it’s Evan Engram. He’s been steadily involved in Jacksonville’s aerial attack on a weekly basis. He’s seen 16 combined targets during the last two weeks, and he’s hauled in 11 of those for 109 yards. The problem is that he can’t find the end zone. This is a revenge game for him this week, as he and the Jaguars take on the 5-1 Giants. New York’s defense has been stellar thus far this season, but their one kryptonite has been the tight end position. They’ve allowed 50.8 PPR points to the position alone during the last two weeks. 

D/ST

Streamer #1: Patriots vs Bears, 22.8% owned

Week Opponent Fantasy Points
1 at Dolphins 4.0
2 at Steelers 10.0
3 vs Ravens 4.0
4 at Packers 8.0
5 vs Lions 17.0
6 at Browns 13.0

Oh, isn’t it funny how this keeps happening? The D/ST taking on the Chicago Bears seems to always result in a smile from the fantasy manager(s) who started them. New England comes into this Monday night matchup on a hot streak. Their D/ST has produced 30 fantasy points in the last two weeks, and they find themselves ranked as the D/ST3 on the season. And yet, you can find them in more than half of fantasy leagues right now. If you can somehow grab them, do so without any hesitation. Something tells me that the defense (Patriots) who’s generated six turnovers and six sacks during the last two weeks will be a nightmare matchup against the offense (Bears) who have given up three turnovers and seven sacks in their last two matchups. 

Streamer #2: Jets at Broncos, 2.0% owned

Week Opponent Fantasy Points
1 vs Ravens 6.0
2 at Browns -1.0
3 vs Bengals 4.0
4 at Steelers 13.0
5 vs Dolphins 11.0
6 at Packers 21.0

Before the season, not many people would’ve believed the Jets would start the 2022 campaign 4-2. At the same time, most people wouldn’t have believed they had a chance at beating the Packers in Green Bay a week ago. Well, they did by a lot, and the fact is that this team has an ELITE defense. They rank as the D/ST7 on the season, and now they take on a Broncos team that can’t seem to do anything on offense this year. New York is available in nearly every league out there right now. If you can’t manage to scoop up the Patriots this week, snag the Jets, as Denver ranks fifth-worst against opposing D/STs this season. 

BONUS

Deep Stream: Davis Mills at Raiders, 1.8% owned

Week Opponent Fantasy Points
1 vs Colts 15.5
2 at Broncos 7.2
3 at Bears 11.8
4 vs Chargers 15.8
5 at Jaguars 5.8
6 BYE BYE

These “deep stream” options are so fun because the names you tend to see here are kind of out there. Usually, they are names you want to stray away from, but they have great matchups. Yes, Davis Mills has been atrocious this season. He’s averaging just 11.2 fantasy points per game. But for those who are in deeper leagues (Superflex, 2QB), you may want to consider Mills this one time. He takes on a Raiders team that ranks DEAD LAST against opposing quarterbacks this season. In fact, they’ve allowed an average of 29.6 fantasy points per game to Mills’ position. Both Russell Wilson and Ryan Tannehill have been disasters this season. But Wilson finished as the QB3 and Tannehill finished as the QB8 against them. Mills seems like a scary play here, but the numbers don’t lie. He’s in line for a decent finish this week. 

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