Stream Pies: Week Seven

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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 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.

We’re pretty much at the halfway mark of the fantasy football regular season, and if you haven’t hopped on the “Stream Pies” train yet, you best get on it now. Our DEF recommendations did work in Week Six, averaging 12 points between the three picks. The Browns in particular redeemed your boy after sucking back in Week Five. The kickers? They stay averaging double-digit points on the season.

Go ahead and keep sticking with those underwhelming week-to-week kickers and DEFs if you like. Matter of fact, track how your kicker and DEF are doing compared to mine. Do that for a couple of weeks and you’ll be following my words like a cursor.

More after the jump:

Team Defense (DEF) Recommendations
Week Seven Recommendations
1 – Detroit Lions at CHI
It’s about fucking time the Lions defense came up with a big fantasy day. Their D-line actually looked sharp last week, and overall they really haven’t been that bad. The problem is that they haven’t been generating turnovers. Enter Jay Cutler.

Week Six Results (Points calculated with Yahoo! default settings)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: = 10 points allowed, two INTs, TD = 14 points
Miami Dolphins: = 14 points allowed, three sacks, fumble recovered = six points
Cleveland Browns: = 24 points allowed, two sacks, three INTs, fumble recovered, TD = 16 points

Average for top ranked DEF in Y! scoring: 16.33 points-per-game (CHI)
Average for “Stream Pies:” 8.1 points-per-recommendation

Kicker Recommendations
Week Seven Recommendations
1 – Conor Barth vs. NO
The Saints are giving up a ton of points, including to kickers (they’re allowing an average of over two field goal attempts per game).

2 – Adam Vinatieri vs. CLE
The Colts have a nice matchup here against the Browns, but Cleveland is a good enough defense to keep Indy from scoring at will. That means plenty of FG opportunities for Big V.

Week Six Results (Points calculated with Yahoo! default settings)
Shayne Graham: eight points
Phil Dawson: 11 points

Average for top ranked K in Y! scoring: 13.8 points-per-game (Jason Hanson)
Average for “Stream Pies:” 10 points-per-recommendation



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