Stream Pies: Week 16

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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).


No need to waste your time with an introduction. There are championship games to be won. 


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Team Defense (DEF) Recommendations

Week 16 Recommendations

1 – Carolina Panthers vs. OAK

Carolina is getting pressure on opposing QBs (36 sacks). While Carson Palmer is no stranger to pressure thanks to growing up on the mean streets of Fresno, California, he’s still a boner-inducing QB for opposing pass defenses thanks to his 19 turnovers. 


2 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. STL

Sam Bradford is a victim of his offensive line and supporting cast, but he’s put up awful numbers nonetheless, and the Bucs should take full advantage.


3 –  Indianapolis Colts at KC

Ricky Stanzi might actually start an NFL game in his life. That game could come against the Colts this week. I don’t care how bad the Indy defense has been in fantasy this season, you run with this matchup.


Week 15 Results (Points calculated with Yahoo! default settings)

St. Louis Rams: 30 points allowed, two sacks = one point

Miami Dolphins: three points allowed, two sacks = nine points 

Tennessee Titans: 10 points allowed, four sacks, four INTs, fumble recovery = 18 points 


Average for top ranked DEF in Y! scoring: 13.6 points-per-game (CHI)

Average for “Stream Pies:” 8.79 points-per-recommendation


Kicker Recommendations

Week 16 Recommendations

1 – Garrett Hartley at DAL

2 – Kai Forbath at PHI

3 – Dan Carpenter vs. BUF 


Week 15 Results (Points calculated with Yahoo! default settings)

Nick Novak: one point

Dan Carpenter: 12 points

Rob Bironas: two points


Average for top ranked K in Y! scoring: 10.71 points-per-game (Stephen Gostkowski)

Average for “Stream Pies:” 8.82 points-per-recommendation


About Starbonell

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