Streaming Tight Ends: Week 5 Targets
We’ve reached the tight end scramble portion of the season, whether it’s due to injuries, planned and unplanned bye weeks, or just bad play. 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. As the season continues to progress and more data is available, aFPA becomes more and more reliable, using rolling 10-week data. Targets and efficiency metrics are also considered when choosing weekly streamers.
Our goal in all this is starting tight end results. In Week 4, my best streamer was Robert Tonyan, whose 30.8 half-PPR performance was the fantasy TE2 for the week, followed by Dalton Schultz's 15.2 half-PPR points, which equated to fantasy TE4 numbers. So far, 4for4’s optimal streamer boasts 74.2 total points—good enough for the overall fantasy TE1 on the season.
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
Eric Ebron (Steelers) vs. Eagles
Coming off an unplanned bye week due to positive COVID tests among the Titans, Eric Ebron is rested and ready to face an Eagles defense that just let George Kittle scorch them for 183 yards and a touchdown, and they boast the 31st rank in TE aFPA.
Ebron hasn’t been the most consistent tight end in the NFL thus far, but unless you’re talking about Travis Kelce, none of them really have been putting up solid points every week. At a rostership of 27% heading into Week 5, Ebron makes for a great choice for streaming at home against Philly.
Mo Alie-Cox (Colts) @ Browns
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