Streaming Tight Ends: Week 3 Fantasy Football Targets
The NFL regular season is underway and it’s time to evaluate your roster choices and gauge if the TE you drafted is worthy of starting Week 3, or if you’re better off hitting the waiver wire in search of a better option. If you purposely approached drafting the TE position with the intention of streaming weekly, I’ve got you covered there, as well. As a strategy, streaming aims to find players with above average matchups, which can hopefully translate to TE1 production for your fantasy squad.
For streaming purposes, 4for4’s Schedule-Adjusted Fantasy Points Allowed (aFPA) is a metric we rely heavily on to determine weekly match up strength. Since aFPA requires a minimum of three to four weeks of data to provide truly reliable results, in these early weeks, streaming options will be selected based on a combination of opponents’ predicted fantasy points allowed, projected usage, and last season’s numbers.
The goal in streaming is to roster a player that is going to return TE1 fantasy points and Week 2 was a mixed bag. My best streamer was Evan Engram with 14.9 PPR points, followed by Zach Miller with 10.2. Charles Clay and Jared Cook let me down with 5.3 and 6.5 PPR points.
After two weeks of football, 4for4 streaming candidates are averaging 9.9 PPR fantasy points per game, which currently ranks as TE13. The optimal TE streamer has 37 PPR fantasy points, enough for TE1 on the season thus far. On to Week 3 and the players who can bail you out of a bad draft choice, or simply provide the weekly streaming points you crave.
In order to provide advice that you can actually implement, candidates for streaming must be available in at least 40% of Yahoo fantasy leagues.
Gerald Everett (LAR) @ SF
After two games, the Rams offense looks surprisingly efficient, with Jared Goff under center and Sean McVay at the helm. Rookie TE Gerald Everett has proven to be a valuable member of the team, grabbing all four of his targets this season for a combined 134 yards, and 17.4 PPR points. He was Los Angeles’ leading receiver in Week 2, and third in targets behind Cooper Kupp and Todd Gurley.
In Week 3, the Rams head to Levi’s Stadium to take on a winless 49ers team that ranked in the bottom third of the NFL last season at defending the TE position, with an aFPA of 13.8 PPR points. Everett was drafted in the second-round for a reason, and the rookie should continue to be heavily involved in their offense moving forward.
Currently owned by zero Yahoo fantasy players, he makes a great streamer for Week 3.
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