Streaming Quarterbacks: Week 7 Targets
We didn’t have any additional postponements. There were no catastrophic injuries that will alter our rosters moving forward. Week 6 was surprisingly normal other than the usual variance associated with football. We continued to refresh our screens in disbelief as Kirk Cousins exited the first half with three interceptions. The Lions scored 17 points in the first half, but their offensive drives were capped by 1-yard runs by two different running backs. After worrying about whether or not games will be played, the league quickly reminded us how far apart projections and reality can be. It should force us to reassess our process and make necessary adjustments as we prepare for the next week of games.
Baltimore, Indianapolis, Miami, and Minnesota are on byes this week. Two of our regular streaming targets play for those teams limiting our pool in Week 7. Regardless, we’ll walk through the matchups and find the optimal plays for the upcoming games. First, let’s review last week’s results for any changes we need to make to the process.
Week 6 Review
If you didn’t watch the games, Week 6 looked great for the streamers. Two QB1 finishes with another two floor results that could at least get you through a bye week. However, a couple of performances were worth taking a closer look at and adjusting expectations for future weeks.
Kirk finishing as the QB8 emphasizes the word ‘fantasy’ in fantasy football. His first pass of the game was an interception. He threw two more before the end of the first half. We’ll take the results, but their game against the Falcons seemed out of the hand from the first series. The Cowboys game had a similar feel. Two turnovers in the first half put Dallas in a negative game script forcing the Cowboys to throw out their plans to make Dalton comfortable in his first start. We can take some stock in their passing volume, but we’ll need to eye the future matchups closely prior to considering him in the future.
Key Defensive Injuries
Malik Jackson (Eagles, Quad) and K’Von Wallace (Shoulder) – The Eagles suffered injuries on both offense and defense, but we’ll just focus on the defensive side. Jackson has been one of Philadelphia’s starting defensive ends while Wallace had been in the rotation at safety. Prior to Week 5, Philadelphia had been ninth in aFPA to running backs while just 27th in aFPA to receivers. The loss of Jackson up front will reduce what pass rush they had (3.0 sacks per game over their last three games) giving Daniel Jones more time to survey the field. Jones’ rushing appeal (74 yards on the ground in Week 6) also works in his favor so we’ll need to follow up on the Eagles’ practice reports prior to Thursday Night Football.
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