Week 15 Fantasy Streamers: The QB, Defense, Kicker & TE To Add

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Sarah Stier/Getty Images. Pictured: Ryan Succop

Streaming quarterback, kicker and defense has been a strategy I’ve used successfully for years.

I’ve parlayed that success into a series of weekly recommendations of the top streaming options at those three positions as well as tight end — a position I don’t recommend streaming week-to-week, though still offer recommendations for fantasy players who may need a short-term rental.

Go To Sean Koerner’s Full Week 15 Rankings

Here are this season’s results through Week 14:

  • Defense: DEF1
  • Quarterback: QB13
  • Kicker: K6
  • Tight end: TE15

Now without further ado, let’s go streaming!

Note: Availability in Yahoo Fantasy leagues and Koerner’s rankings as of Saturday night.

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Eagles QB Jalen Hurts

I’m happy with my decision to add Hurts as a potential Week 15/16 streamer last week but to use Philip Rivers in Week 14.

Hurts led the Eagles to a 24-21 victory over the Saints, which earned him enough job security to trust him this week against the Cardinals. He offers low-end QB1 value considering he rushed 18 times for 106 yards in his first start. I expect his rushing numbers to come down to Earth this week, but we should also see his passing stats increase.

He’s the type of dual-threat quarterback I love to take a flier on — he could even end up being a league winner with the Cardinals and Cowboys up next.

Hurts is worth all of your Free Agent Acquisition Budget or No. 1 waiver priority in a must-win situation.

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Elsa/Getty Images. Pictured: Eagles QB Jalen Hurts.

Vikings Defense

Update: After recommending the Patriots as a placeholder, the Vikings have emerged as the better flier.

It’s a tricky week for defenses — there isn’t a play that sticks out as much as Dallas did in Week 15.

We can’t pick on the Bengals because they face the Steelers, who are 99% owned. And Washington could be a sneaky play against Seattle because the Football Team has serious potential for four or more sacks. However, we can’t expect much else against turnover-averse Russell Wilson.

Taking a flier on the Vikings, who face Mitch Trubisky, is our best bet this week. Sunday could feature a more pass-heavy game script for Trubisky, which increases the potential for sacks and turnovers.

Buccaneers K Ryan Succop

Update: Once Succop was placed on the Bucs’ reserve/COVID-19 list, I named Rams kicker Matt Gay as my streaming pick. But with Succop activated and set to play, he is once again my top choice at kicker, though Gay is still a great option.

The Bucs have one of the higher team totals of Week 15, so Succop should have plenty of scoring chances on Sunday. He plays in a dome, so we don’t have to worry about any December weather.

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Bears TE Cole Kmet

Update: Kmet as leapfrogged Jordan Reed as my tight end pick this week.

I already liked Kmet as a fringe TE1/2, but Jimmy Graham appears to be a true game-time decision. If Graham is ruled out, Kmet could be a low-end TE1.