Streaming Tight Ends: Week 3 Targets
Are you bummed with how your roster turned out in the tight end department, 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 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 opponents’ predicted fantasy points allowed, projected targets and target share, red zone volume and last season’s numbers. 4for4 rankings also come into play here and should always be considered when making league-specific roster decisions.
Week 2 was brutal for me in the tight end streaming department, so I’m taking my mulligan early this year. Our goal in all this is starting tight end results and after two weeks, 4for4’s optimal streamer has scored 19.90 PPR points, which equates to TE15 numbers on the season.
In order to provide advice you can actually implement, candidates for streaming must be owned in no more than 40% of Yahoo! fantasy leagues.
Top Streaming Picks
Jason Witten (Cowboys) vs. Dolphins
I guess that second retirement speech can wait a bit, as Witten is showing some signs of life and that he can be an integral part of the Dallas offense in 2019. He’s posted double-digit PPR points in both contests thus far and is proving to be an asset in the red zone for the Cowboys. The 37-year-old veteran faces a Miami defense in Week 3 that surrendered 24.80 PPR points to Mark Andrews in Week 1 and doesn’t seem to want to stop anybody or anything this season.
Witten is only rostered by 15% of Yahoo! players and could be beneficial as a streaming option this week.
Will Dissly (Seahawks) vs. Saints
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