Stream Pies: Week 15

Ryan Shitzpatrick has been making quite a mess of his bed
Photo Credit: Ed Yourdon 

At “Stream Pies,” we are serving up gooey loads of knowledge. Here, we’ll provide invaluable streaming advice on kickers and DEF teams who are owned in less than 30-percent of Yahoo! leagues. We list the options in order of best option 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.

Not much to say this week. Anyone still alive in their respective leagues knows what needs to be done, and I’m just here offering up my recommendations as sleeve aces for your weekly matchups. You’re welcome.

Your Week 14 recommendations after the jump:

Kicker Recommendations
When deciding on free agent kickers, you want to look for someone who is on a team that will move the ball, but has issues scoring TDs (i.e.- a team with a good passing game but a poor short-field running attack). A kicker’s skills and weather conditions are other factors to consider.

Week 14 Results (Points calculated with Yahoo! default settings)
Connor Barth: 2 points
Matt Prater: 11 points
Mike Nugent: 15 points
Average for top ranked K in Y! scoring: 11.62 points per week (David Akers)
Average for “Stream Pies:” 8.42 points per recommendation

Week 15 Recommendations
1- Shaun Suisham at SF
2 – Olindo Mare at HOU
3 – Mike Nugent at STL

Team Defense (DEF) Recommendations
Week 14 Results (Points calculated with Yahoo! default settings)
Seattle Seahawks: 13 points allowed, 3 sacks, INT, blocked kick, TD = 17 points
Arizona Cardinals: 19 points allowed, 5 sacks = 6 points
Jacksonville Jaguars: 14 points allowed, 3 sacks, 3 INTs, 4 fumble recoveries, 2 TDs = 30 points
Average for top ranked DEF in Y! scoring: 12 points per game (BAL)
Average for “Stream Pies:” 8.74 points per recommendation

Week 15 Recommendations
Arizona Cardinals vs. CLE
The Red Birds have set up shop here on “Stream Pies.” I was too lazy to go back and look at how many times they’ve been touted here, but they are easily the most recommended DEF in this post. For good reason too. They have performed like a top 12 fantasy defense this season and lead the league in special teams TDs (four). They also know how to get pressure on the quarterback, which isn’t even necessary to come up with a good fantasy performance against the pathetic Colt McCoy. The Cardinals are in position to be among the week’s best fantasy DEFs, so even if you are sitting on a team like the Jets (vs. PHI), I’d bail on them for a chance to roll with ‘Zona.

Miami Dolphins at BUF
Though the Dolphins just fired their coach and surrendered 24 points in one quarter of play against the Eagles, their defense still remains one of the more underrated units over the last six weeks. Miami should have little trouble stopping C.J. Spiller, meaning that the onus will be on Ryan Fitzpatrick to save the day. Translation: Miami should kill it this week.


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