Week #12 Sweet Streams

Week #12 Sweet Streams

Welcome back to Sweet Streams! Week #12 is upon us and here are two players from each position that I see as good streaming options for this upcoming week. 




Quarterbacks

 

Carson Wentz, Indianapolis Colts – After throwing multiple touchdowns in every game from Week 6 to Week 9, Wentz has cooled off in a big way, only throwing one score and 280 yards over the last two games combined. Wentz was only forced to throw 11 times in their Week 11 win over Buffalo, but I don’t expect lightning to strike twice as the Colts square off with the Bucs’ tenacious D this week. The Bucs are by far the league’s best rushing defense, which should help contain Jonathan Taylor a bit, and their pass funnel defense allows the 9th most points to QBs this season. Indianapolis is 2-point Underdogs at home in a game with a 52-point Over/Under, giving them a relatively high implied team total of 27 points, which should mean several scoring opportunities for Wentz.  

 

Tyrod Taylor, Houston Texans – A risky start so far this year, Taylor was serviceable in Week 10 due to his rushing ability, providing owners 19 points coming mostly on the ground.  His rushing gives him a solid floor and a soft matchup this weekend against the Jets should give him a decent ceiling as well. The Jets are near the bottom of the league in fantasy points against QBs and have given up 20+ points in 6 straight games. The Texans are 3-point home favorites and have an implied team total of 24 points which should give Taylor an opportunity at multiple scores through the air or on the ground.  

 



Running Backs 

 

Rex Burkhead, Houston Texans – A desperation play here, Burkhead saw a ton of work in Week 11 with 18 carries on the ground. The Texans ran the ball a total of 38 times against the Titans as they were able to play with a lead most of the game. I expect some of the same this week against the Jets where Houston is favored for the first time this season, as 3-point home favorites. I expect Burkhead to be much more efficient this week, as the Jets allow the most fantasy points to RBs across any time frame this season. If we get another 15+ touches from Burkhead, he should provide a nice day for fantasy owners.  

 

Tony Pollard, Dallas Cowboys – Pollard is almost guaranteed to be rostered at this point, but I think owners should have full confidence to play him this week. Dallas is a heavy 7-point home favorite against the Raiders in a game with a 50.5-point Over/Under, implying a favorable game script and plenty of scoring opportunities for the Dallas run game. The Raiders allow the 7th most fantasy points to RBs this season, so there should be plenty of points to go around for the Dallas backfield. Additionally, Ezekiel Elliott seemed to get banged up in Week 11, and on a short week Pollard could have the backfield to himself, or at the very least see some extra work even if Zeke plays.  




Wide Receivers 

 

Darnell Mooney, Chicago Bears – Another player almost certainly already on rosters, Mooney has been having a great sophomore season, establishing himself as the #1 option in the Bears’ passing attack. He’s seen 5+ targets in every game but one this season and received an enormous 16 targets in Week 11 with Andy Dalton taking over for an injured Justin Fields. This week Chicago travels to Detroit for the Thanksgiving game and Detroit has allowed the 9th most fantasy points to WRs over the last 4 weeks. I don’t see either team running away with this game, keeping the passing game script neutral at worst, and another 8+ targets is well within reason for Mooney, especially if Allen Robinson sits another week.

 

Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers – It seems Aiyuk has earned his way out of Shanahan’s doghouse and has established himself within the offense, playing 88%+ of snaps each of the last 4 weeks. He’s been very up and down this season but has gotten 7+ targets in 3 of the last 4 games, with the exception being two weeks ago against the Rams where the 49ers ran the ball over 40 times. This week San Fran hosts Minnesota who showed last week they were capable of a shootout. The 49ers are 3-point home favorites in a game with a 48-point Over/Under, 3rd highest on the week. The Vikings are allowing the 3rd most fantasy points to WRs this season so there should be plenty to go around for both Aiyuk and Samuel.  



 

Tight Ends

 

Evan Engram, New York Giants – Engram has been very disappointing this season but has gotten bailed out the last 2 weeks with TDs, giving fantasy owners a usable day. The sole reason I think you can look Engram’s way this week is the matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles, who have by far allowed the most fantasy points to Tight Ends over any time frame this season. Engram is a desperation play but has served as the primary Tight End for the Giants this season and it seems like anybody listed as a Tight End has a nice day against Philly.  

 

Noah Fant, Denver Broncos – Coming off a bye week to get fully healthy, Fant should come back with a solid day this week against the Chargers who are allowing the 2nd most fantasy points to Tight Ends this season. The Chargers have been almost as bad as Philly this season, and just about any Tight End to matchup against the Chargers, including some backup Tight Ends, have finished as TE1’s this season. The Chargers’ stellar offense should force an uptick in passing attempts for Denver which should funnel a few extra targets towards Fant. 




Sweet Streams y’all and as always, stay true. 


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