Stream Pies: Week Three

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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 impossible has happened: Ryan Tannehill was good. The Dolphins gave up 35 points on the road and ended up costing three points just to start in fantasy. Atrocious. Fortunately, Washington’s 12-point performance redeemed me a bit. Though the two-week average of five points-per-recommendation at DEF looks pretty wack, the fact that the first two weeks of NFL action are the toughest to predict have me feeling optimistic. This week, we got a sure-fire defensive suggestion. Our kickers you ask? They’re just averaging 11.2 points-per-recommendation is all. No big deal.

Once the kickers and DEFs both start firing as one, your boy Big Poppa Pockets will have convinced you to abandon your current options in favor of playing the stream game. Week Three is usually around the time I catch fire as scenarios are easier to project, so hope you can handle the hard stuff. This shit right here will put hair on your tits.

More after the jump:

Team Defense (DEF) Recommendations
Week Three Recommendations
1 – New Orleans Saints vs. KC
The Saints are 0-2 and are desperate for a win. At home, they’ll get it. Their defense should be much improved this week. They were kept guessing by hybrid QBs Cam Newton and Robert Griffin III, but now they draw a classic, pocket signal-caller in plain ole’ Matt Cassel. They still have playmakers on the defensive side of the ball and a big week is on the horizon.

Week Two Results (Points calculated with Yahoo! default settings)
Oakland: 35 points allowed, one sack = -3 points
Washington: 31 points allowed, two sacks, one INT, two fumbles recovered, TD = 12 points

Average for top ranked DEF in Y! scoring: 16.5 points-per-game (Green Bay)
Average for “Stream Pies:” five points-per-recommendation

Kicker Recommendations
Week Three Recommendations
1 – Justin Tucker vs. NE
Tucker, who got a shout in Week One as a recommendation here on “Stream Pies,” has been booting bombs this season. The Patriots, who have yet to fire on all cylinders offensively, will face their toughest defensive challenge yet on the road at Baltimore. This should be a close game, and that usually means the kickers get plenty of work.

2- Greg Zuerlein @CHI
Another kicker with a leg capable of going deep (pause). The Rams offense has been better than expected, but they will have a hard time punching the ball into the end zone against Chicago. Fortunately, that should lead to plenty of FG attempts.

Week Two Results (Points calculated with Yahoo! default settings)
Blair Walsh: 10 points
Billy Cundiff: 4 points
Lawrence Tynes: 15 points

Average for top ranked K in Y! scoring: 16 points-per-game (Justin Tucker)
Average for “Stream Pies:” 11.2 points-per-recommendation


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