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Stream Pies: Week 15


Looking like a broke-ass Vince McMahon
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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.

 

It was a mixed bag of performances in Week 14 for “Stream Pies.” Jay Feely scored a measly four points and the Oakland Raiders wound up in the red after allowing 37 points to the pitiful Jets. Fortunately, Dan Carpenter, Graham Gano, and the Chargers were in solid territory with scores between eight and nine points. Of course, “solid” is not up to the Starbonell standard of life, but it’s all good. We’ll just have to make it up with a points barrage this week.

 

More after the jump:

 

Team Defense (DEF) Recommendations

Week 15 Recommendations
1 – Miami Dolphins vs. NE

Crazy? Nah. It’s no secret that the Patriots are banged up. They are entering this week with a running back (Shane Vereen) looking like their most dangerous weapon in the passing game. Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman, while quality complementary WRs, are not legit primary weapons. Sure, they can work the middle and short field nicely while dudes like Aaron Dobson and Rob Gronkowski open up the rest of the field with big plays, but as the chief threats in the WR corps? Sorry, that shit won’t cut it. The Dolphins have been an underrated defense at home. I would’ve expected them to play their division rivals tight anyway in a must-win game even if New England was healthy. With the Patriots licking their wounds as they trudge towards this matchup, I’m expecting Miami’s defense to pull off the upset and put up a nice fantasy line.

 

2 – Detroit Lions vs. BAL

I can’t stand Jim Schwartz and the culture of douchebaggery he’s cultivated in Detroit, but I’m obviously banking on the Thanksgiving Lions to show up Monday night (instead of the blowout loss Lions). The tight NFC North division race and national spotlight should bring the best out of this talented defense.

 

Week 14 Results (Points calculated with Yahoo! default settings)

Oakland Raiders: 37 points allowed, one sack, INT = -1 points

San Diego Chargers: 14 points allowed, two sacks, two INTs, fumble recovery = nine points

 

Season Totals

Average for top ranked DEF in Y! scoring:  14.23 points-per-game (Kansas City)

Average for “Stream Pies:” 8.04 points-per-recommendation 

 

Kicker Recommendations

Week 15 Recommendations

1 – Graham Gano vs. NYJ

2 – Caleb Sturgis vs. NE

3 – Shaun Suisham vs. CIN


Week 14 Results (Points calculated with Yahoo! default settings)

Jay Feely: four points

Graham Gano: eight points

Dan Carpenter: eight points

 

Season Totals

Average for top ranked K in Y! scoring: 11.0 points-per-game (Stephen Gostkowski)

Average for “Stream Pies:” 7.84 points-per-recommendation

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