Stream Pies: Week 13

Turns more balls over than a meatball line chef
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At “Stream Pies,” we are serving up gooey loads of knowledge. Here, we’ll provide invaluable streaming advice on kickers and DEFs who are owned in less than 30-percent of Yahoo! leagues. We list the options in order of best to “least-best” option (with the strongest recommendations starting at the top). We also include last week’s suggestions and full season results. Points are based on default Yahoo! settings (with 0.5 points-per-reception).


Hope you haven’t had breakfast yet, because your boy Captain Crunch Time is ready to serve up a whole mess of clutch. Our sole defensive recommendation last week (the Cleveland Browns) collected eight turnovers and cruised to a dominant fantasy day. This week, we have a pair of waiver-wire DEFs and a trio of kickers to help eek out those precious extra points you need to solidify a dub.


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More after the jump:


Team Defense (DEF) Recommendations

Week 13 Recommendations

1 – Cleveland Browns at OAK

The Browns defense has been an underrated unit all year, but recently they’ve been on a roll. In four of their last five games, they’ve held opposing QBs to under 200 passing yards and have allowed just two total passing TDs during that span. While I think Carson Palmer and the Raiders offense can rip off a few big gains in this one, Palmer’s propensity for coughing up the rock (21 turnovers on the season and only two games without an INT) should bode well for the Browns.


2 – Carolina Panthers at KC

This is a total “Pick on the Chiefs” move. The Panthers aren’t a very good defense, but you don’t need to be good to throw up quality fantasy numbers against Kansas City. 


Week 12 Results (Points calculated with Yahoo! default settings)

Cleveland Browns: eight points allowed, sack, three INTs, five fumbles recovered = 21 points 


Average for top ranked DEF in Y! scoring: 16 points-per-game (CHI)

Average for “Stream Pies:” 8.95 points-per-recommendation


Kicker Recommendations

Week 13 Recommendations

1 – Phil Dawson at OAK

2 – Ryan Succop vs. CAR

3 – Kai Forbath vs. NYG


Week 12 Results (Points calculated with Yahoo! default settings)

Kai Forbath: nine points

Josh Scobee: seven points


Average for top ranked K in Y! scoring: 11.36 points-per-game (Lawrence Tynes)

Average for “Stream Pies:” 8.77 points-per-recommendation


About Starbonell

Starbonell is the co-founder of Sons of Roto and one of the most insightful and colorful fantasy analysts in the game. Mixing intelligent and well-researched advice with an entertaining style of writing that is easy to digest, Starbonell is the king of info-tainment.