Stream Pies: Week 10

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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.

The Redskins stopped the hot streak we were having with defenses over the past few weeks, but that hasn’t affected your boy Big Poppa Pockets. There’s still plenty of work to be done and with the playoffs looming, you need me now more than ever. The edge you gain here by maximizing your kicker and DEF spots could be the difference between a weekly win or loss, so heed these words of wisdom suckas.

More after the jump:

Team Defense (DEF) Recommendations
Week 10 Recommendations
1 – St. Louis Rams at SF
Let’s face it, Alex Smith blows harder than an overtime-working prostitute in Vegas. The Rams have been giving up plenty passing points in the past three weeks, but they’ve also faced Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady recently. Before that, they were one of the better pass defenses in football. Sure they’ll give up some yards on the ground, but I think a matchup against a bitter divisional opponent will bring out the best in this unit.

2 – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. IND
See that limb right there? I’m going out on it. The Jags always play the Colts tough, and while Indy has been a nice surprise, they aren’t as good as everyone is making them out to be. Jacksonville has actually played the pass pretty well this season and has improved their tackling recently, so don’t expect them to give up a lot of big plays through the air. Their run defense has been bad, but the Colts bring a weak running game to the table. This matchup smells of an upset, and it should be aided by the defense in a strong fantasy performance.

Week Nine Results (Points calculated with Yahoo! default settings)
Washington Redskins: 21 points allowed = zero points

Average for top ranked DEF in Y! scoring: 19 points-per-game (CHI)
Average for “Stream Pies:” 8.53 points-per-recommendation

Kicker Recommendations
Week 10 Recommendations
1 – Alex Henery vs. DAL
2 – Dan Carpenter vs. TEN
3 – Steven Hauschka vs. NYJ

Week Nine Results (Points calculated with Yahoo! default settings)
Kai Forbath: eight points
Connor Barth: 13 points
Nick Novak: seven points

Average for top ranked K in Y! scoring: 12.11 points-per-game (Lawrence Tynes)
Average for “Stream Pies:” 9.41 points-per-recommendation



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