Stream Pies: Week 16

Wrote the Manuel on turning the ball over

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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.


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Team Defense (DEF) Recommendations

Week 16 Recommendations
1 – Miami Dolphins @BUF
Miami failed to rack up a huge fantasy day against New England last week, but they did play commendable defense against Tom Brady and cannot be blamed for not generating a ton of turnovers against a New England offense that is hardly generous. Fortunately for the Fins, they draw E.J. Manuel this week. Manuel has turned the ball over six times in his last two contests. With the Dolphins in the driver’s seat for a playoff spot, expect their best on Sunday.


2 – San Diego Chargers vs. OAK

Over the past three weeks, the Chargers have allowed just an average of 17 points while facing the Giants, Bengals, and Broncos. Granted, the Giants have underachieved all year, but those are still three talented offensive units that San Diego has managed to play pretty damn well against. Now they draw a hapless Oakland team that will rely on Rashad Jennings to once again generate offense. Problem is, San Diego has defended the run very well of late, meaning the Matt “The Groin” McGloin will have to hoist some passes up in the air. The Chargers need every win they can get to stay alive for the sixth seed in the AFC, so they should turn in a terrific effort this week.


3 – Cleveland Browns @NYJ

The Browns haven’t been as effective as they were early in the season, but the Jets should help them turn in a nice fantasy performance. Geno Smith and the rest of New York’s offense has looked pitiful at best. With nothing left to play for, the Jets will likely come out uninspired and flat yet again.


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

Miami Dolphins: 20 points allowed, sack, INT = four points

Detroit Lions: 18 points allowed, sack = two points


Season Totals

Average for top ranked DEF in Y! scoring: 14.5 points-per-game (Kansas City)

Average for “Stream Pies:” 7.69 points-per-recommendation 


Kicker Recommendations

Week 16 Recommendations

1 – Nick Folk vs. CLE

2 – Greg Zuerlein vs. TB

3 – Graham Gano vs. NO

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

Graham Gano: 13 points

Caleb Sturgis: six points

Shaun Suisham: 13 points


Season Totals

Average for top ranked K in Y! scoring: 10.86 points-per-game (Justin Tucker)

Average for “Stream Pies:” 8.05 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.