Week #5 Sweet Streams
Welcome back to Sweet Streams! For those of you that haven’t been following this weekly series, here are two players from each position that I see as good streaming options for this upcoming week.
Daniel Jones, New York Giants – Jones continued his quietly strong start to the season in Week 4, passing for over 400 yards and 2 TDs as the Giants won against the Saints in overtime last week. This week they travel to Dallas as a large 7-point underdog, which should lead to more pass attempts for the offense, and the Cowboys are currently allowing the 4th most fantasy points to the QB position. Last week we saw Sam Darnold cash in two scores with his legs, and we know Daniel Jones can always add a little extra running the ball.
Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings – After a rough outing in Week 4 that saw only 7 points for the Vikings’ offense, expect Kirk Cousins to get back on track this week against a weak Detroit defense. Cousins had a strong start to the season, ranking as the QB6 through the first three weeks, but fell flat against a tough Cleveland defense as he was able to only muster 203 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. The Vikings are big 7.5-point home favorites with an implied team total of 28.5 points so there should be plenty more scoring for Cousins and the Vikings offense this week.
Damien Harris, New England Patriots – The last two weeks have been rough for Harris, garnering 10 carries for 10 yards total in the last two games combined. Last week they played the Buccaneers, who have the top run-stopping unit in the league, and Week 3 saw a negative game-script against the Saints which led to the Patriots abandoning the run. This week they take on the Houston Texans as 9.5-point favorites, the second-largest spread of the week. Houston hasn’t been able to stop anyone, allowing top fantasy finishes to RBs the last three weeks against the Browns, Panthers and Texans. I expect Harris to get fed early and often in this game and get back on track.
Leonard Fournette, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – While New England owns the second largest spread of the week, the Buccaneers are the heaviest favorites this week as 10.5-point home favorites against the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins have allowed 140 yards rushing per game the last 3 weeks and have been carved up by RBs like Jonathan Taylor, Peyton Barber and Zack Moss. He has clearly established himself as the lead back ahead of Ron Jones this season and should see a massive amount of volume in this one.
Marvin Jones, Jacksonville Jaguars – The Wide Receiving options are starting to get a bit thin in Jacksonville, as they recently lost DJ Chark to a season-ending injury. Jones has been a surprisingly consistent producer this season, gathering 5+ targets and 55+ yards in each game Weeks 1-3, but went quiet on Thursday night with only 3 catches for 24 yards. Jacksonville hosts Tennessee as only a 4-point underdog, expecting this game to be closer than we might expect, and the Titans are giving up the 2nd most points to WRs this season.
Kadarius Toney, New York Giants – After losing multiple Wide Receivers in Week 3, the Giants finally implemented rookie first round pick Kadarius Toney in the offense with 9 targets, 6 catches and 78 yards. His snap-share also jumped up as he was on the field for 78% of the Giants’ offensive plays. I mentioned Daniel Jones earlier as a streaming option this week, and with that should come success for Toney as well. I don’t believe Shepard or Slayton will be back this week, so expect to see more of Toney again in Week 5.
Jonnu Smith, New England Patriots – I mentioned the New England game earlier regarding Damien Harris, and if there’s one area in particular Houston has struggled, it’s defending the TE position. Houston is allowing the 2nd most points to Tight Ends and has given up good games to James O’Shaughnessy, Harrison Bryant, Austin Hooper, Tommy Tremble, and Dawson Knox. Not exactly a murderer’s row of players who have all found success against Houston. I think there’s a good chance for 5+ targets and a TD this week for Smith.
Mike Gesicki, Miami Dolphins – Gesicki has seemed to come alive the last two weeks since Jacoby Brissett has taken over at QB for the Dolphins. After only 3 catches through the first two weeks, Gesicki has garnered 18 targets, 15 catches, 143 yards and 1 TD the past two with Brissett. As a 10.5-point underdog expect the Dolphins to throw a ton and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have struggled defending Tight Ends, allowing the 3rd most points to the position so far this season.
Sweet Streams y’all and as always, stay true.
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