Week #7 Sweet Streams

Week #7 Sweet Streams

Welcome back to Sweet Streams! Week #7 is upon us and here are two players from each position that I see as good streaming options for this upcoming week. 



Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans – This week the Titans host the Kansas City Chiefs in a game with by far the highest Over/Under of the week.  The Titans are a mild 4.5-point underdogs against the Chiefs, which seems a bit lower than you would expect, signaling a potentially close game. The negative game script should lead to more passing for the Titans offense, and the Chiefs have been one of the worst defenses in the NFL this season. Over the last three weeks they’re giving up the 8th most passing yards per game, 9th most passing TDs per game, and the most fantasy points per game to the QB position.  Julio Jones and AJ Brown are both back in the line-up and should continue to get healthier as the season goes on. While it is impossible to stop Derrick Henry, the Chiefs have been decent against the run, ranking 14th in the NFL over the last three games, which could lead to a few extra passes for Tannehill.


Teddy Bridgewater, Denver Broncos – A deeper play this week, the Broncos travel to Cleveland as 3.5-point underdogs with the lowest Over/Under on the week. This one doesn’t set-up to be a firework show, but Teddy should be able to provide a decent output against a Browns’ team that has been dropping to injury like crazy the last few weeks. Cleveland is allowing the 4th most fantasy points to QBs over the last 2 weeks, and the 3rd most points allowed on the season. They have seemingly been struggling against QBs all year long. The Browns will funnel opportunities to the passing game, ranking 7th in the NFL in run defense this season, which should force a few extra attempts for Teddy.  Also, star wide-out Jerry Jeudy has been designated to return from IR so an active status for him in this game could help boost the passing game as well.


Running Back 


J.D. McKissic, Washington Football Team – Coming into Week 6, starting RB Antonio Gibson was already battling a shin injury, which he seemed to reaggravate during the game, and added a new calf injury to the mix.  Some Twitter speculation expects Gibson to miss the next few weeks. With Gibson banged up this past week, McKissic saw his largest workload of the season, with 18 total opportunities in the game.  Washington is a 9.5-point underdog at Green Bay this week, which should lead to some extra pass attempts which is where McKissic excels.  Green Bay has been middle of the pack this season against RBs, but if Gibson comes in banged up or even missing the game, it’s hard to ignore the opportunity McKissic would have.  


James Conner, Arizona Cardinals – Starting the season as just a goal-line back, Conner seems to be getting more involved in the offense with 48 total opportunities over the last three games and in particular a slight uptick in receiving work, getting at least 1 target each of the last 4 games after getting zero in the first two weeks. The Cardinals are the largest favorite this week, favored by 17 points at home against the Houston Texans. There should be plenty of rushing on the Arizona side as game script should be in their favor, and plenty of goal line opportunities for Conner to punch one in.  Houston is allowing the 13th most fantasy points to RBs this season and is 3rd worst in the NFL allowing over 166 rushing yards per game the last 3 weeks.  


Wide Receiver 


Jaylen Waddle, Miami Dolphins – With Devante Parker and Will Fuller sidelined, and QB Tua Tagovailoa returning, Waddle stole the show in a tough loss with his best game of the season.  He reeled in 10 catches for 70 yards and 2 TDs, and you should expect the opportunity to be there again this week for Waddle. I can’t imagine he matches his fantasy output from last week, but he’s a safe bet for 8+ targets and provides a nice floor in PPR leagues. Miami is a 2.5-point underdog to Atlanta, who’s allowing the 9th most fantasy points to WRs this season. Tua had a solid return against Jacksonville, with over 300 passing yards, 2 TDs and a 70% completion percentage. He should continue to get comfortable coming back from his injury which should benefit his #1 target Waddle.  


Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs – A surprising 3-3 record, the Chiefs travel to Tennessee to take on the Titans on a short week coming off a Monday Night Football game against Buffalo.  The Titans own one of the worst secondaries in the NFL, allowing the 9th most passing yards per game and the most fantasy points to WRs this season.  This game has the highest Over/Under of the week and having a piece of this Chiefs’ offense always provides a chance for some fantasy points.  Hardman has gotten a bit more involved recently, getting 6+ opportunities each of the last 3 weeks.  


Tight End 


Anthony Firkser, Tennessee Titans – As mentioned before, owning players in games with high Over/Under’s is never a bad idea, so a 3rd player from this game shows up in this article.  Firkser has gotten 4+ targets in each game he’s played so far this season, and Kansas City allows the 5th most fantasy points to Tight Ends.  Kansas City is also allowing a 77% Red-Zone Touchdown percentage, 4th highest in the NFL.  


Ricky Seals-Jones, Washington Football Team – Seals-Jones has done a nice job filling in for injured Tight End Logan Thomas, and if Thomas misses another week, Seals-Jones should be a decent option. He’s seen 4+ targets and 41+ yards each of the last two games with Thomas out, and even scored in Week 6.  Washington is a huge underdog against Green Bay which should provide a negative game-script for the offense, leading to more passing attempts. Green Bay has been good at defending WRs this year so the passing volume will have to go somewhere else.  

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

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