Stream Pies: Week Eight

A banged up T-Rich means a happy San Diego DEF
Photo Credit: Erik Drost

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 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.

No need for intros this week. Let’s just get right into my domination of the stream game. Work… about to be done.

More after the jump:

Team Defense (DEF) Recommendations
Week Eight Recommendations
1 – Miami at NYJ
My main reason for rolling with the Dolphins is that the weather is supposed to be shitty as hell due to Hurricane Sandy. Poor weather usually means weak offensive performances, which was probably gonna happen in this contest anyway. Sign me up.

2 – San Diego at CLE
Trent Richardson’s health is key here because I think if he’s able to suit up and play a full game, the Chargers will be hard-pressed to do much fantasy-wise. That said, it doesn’t look like he’ll be 100-percent and the Chargers defense should have a very productive effort if they are able to focus on Brandon Weeden and the passing game.

Week Seven Results (Points calculated with Yahoo! default settings)
Detroit Lions: 13 points allowed, five sacks, blocked kick = 11 points

Average for top ranked DEF in Y! scoring: 18.83 points-per-game (CHI)
Average for “Stream Pies:” 8.3 points-per-recommendation

Kicker Recommendations
Week Eight Recommendations
1 – Ryan Succop vs. OAK
The Raiders have been a bend-not-break defense recently, allowing at least three field goal attempts over their last three games. While Brady Quinn sucks balls, Jamaal Charles should do a good enough job moving the ball to get Succop a few FG opportunities this week.

2 – Adam Vinatieri at TEN
Teams are scoring at will against the Titans, including the kickers. Old man Vinatieri should do work this week.

Week Seven Results (Points calculated with Yahoo! default settings)
Connor Barth: four points
Adam Vinatieri: five points

Average for top ranked K in Y! scoring: 11.67 points-per-game (Jason Hanson)
Average for “Stream Pies:” 9.35 points-per-recommendation



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