Stream Pies: Week Nine

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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.


Finally, my kickers delivered a big week, averaging 11.67 points between my three options. Unfortunately, it came on a week where my defenses didn’t show up. To be fair, at least Cleveland’s six sacks kept them in respectable territory. The Jets? They were destroyed by Cincinnati’s offense and registered my lowest point total of the season (negative one fucking point). Fortunately, there is still plenty of season left and our defensive recommendations will look to get back on track while our kickers continue their hot streak.


More after the jump:


Team Defense (DEF) Recommendations

Week Nine Recommendations
1 – Oakland Raiders vs. PHI

Believe it or not, the Raiders have been a productive fantasy option over the last three weeks, averaging 3.3 sacks and 2.7 turnovers a game. You might think those numbers are the product of an easy schedule, but Oakland actually faced the Chargers, Chiefs, and Steelers during that span. Now they draw an opponent that has played atrociously over the past couple of weeks. Expect the good times to keep rolling.


2 – Buffalo Bills vs. KC

For the second week in a row, I’m betting on a defense that’s facing the Chiefs. The Bills are at home and Kansas City is due for a letdown performance. Despite getting sliced up by the Saints last week, Buffalo has actually shown some potential as a fantasy DEF. They have 12 INTs and two TDs this season, and have the personnel to be a very disruptive pass rush unit (3.6 sacks per game over the last four weeks). Jamaal Charles will do work, but I’m gambling on Buffalo to pay the…wait for it… Bills.


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

Cleveland Browns: 23 points allowed, six sacks = six points

New York Jets: 37 points allowed, one sack, one INT = -1 points


Season Totals

Average for top ranked DEF in Y! scoring: 16.13 points-per-game (Kansas City)

Average for “Stream Pies:” 7.19 points-per-recommendation 


Kicker Recommendations

Week Nine Recommendations

1 – Mike Nugent @MIA

2 – Caleb Sturgis vs. CIN

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

Jay Feely: nine points

Nick Folk: 13 points

Ryan Succop: 13 points


Season Totals

Average for top ranked K in Y! scoring:  11.86 points-per-game (Mason Crosby)

Average for “Stream Pies:” 7.45 points-per-recommendation


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