Streaming Tight Ends: Week 2 Targets
Are you panicking after Week 1? Or perhaps you had streaming in mind when constructing your teams this draft season? Either way, I have you covered. As a strategy, streaming aims to find players with above-average matchups, which can hopefully translate to fantasy 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 matchup 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 metrics, along with last season’s numbers. 4for4 rankings also come into play here and should always be considered when making league-specific roster decisions.
Our goal in all this is starting tight end results. In Week 1, 4for4’s optimal streamer was Olsen, whose 10.4 half-PPR points equated to TE12 numbers on the week.
In order to provide advice you can actually implement, candidates for streaming must be rostered in no more than 40% of Yahoo! fantasy leagues.
Top Streaming Picks
Logan Thomas (Football Team) @ Cardinals
It’s only been one week but so far Thomas's preseason hype has lived up. A training camp darling in Washington, the quarterback-turned-tight end was second in receptions (4) after Terry McLaurin (5), and he posted 11.7 half-PPR points in Week 1.
On tap this week is Arizona, whose defense is notorious for great tight end matchups, plus Thomas could see more volume if Washington is in more of a pass-heavy game script on Sunday afternoon. On the waiver wire in 98% of Yahoo! leagues, Thomas could put up starting tight ends numbers in Week 2 and beyond.
Greg Olsen (Seahawks) vs. Patriots
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