Week 2 Fantasy Football Streaming Adds: Carson Wentz, Gerald Everett, Brandon McManus Among Top Options
Rob Carr/Getty. Pictured: Carson Wentz.
“Streaming” quarterbacks, defenses and kickers has been a fantasy football strategy I’ve successfully used 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 — which can be of assistance in a pinch.
The concept behind streaming is that you add someone for a given week based on the matchup they face, rather than putting the emphasis behind a player’s long-term projection.
Note that these players are rostered in fewer than 50% of Yahoo! leagues, but that these recommendations do not mean that they are the best streamer play for your league — be sure to check my up-to-the-minute rankings to see who the best available player is in your league.
Last week, the recommended streamers performed well. Jameis Winston was the seventh-best scoring QB in a half-PPR league while Gerald Everett was the fourth-highest. The Bengals’ defense was the only recommendation that wasn’t in the top-15 of highest scorers at a given position.
Read on for my Week 2 streaming analysis.
Commanders QB Carson Wentz @ DET (15% Rostered)
Though Carson Wentz won’t toss four touchdowns and top 300 yards in every game he plays — particularly as he doesn’t get to face the Jaguars again — he has a juicy matchup in Week 2.
Better yet, Curtis Samuel looks to be 100% healthy after dealing with injuries throughout 2021 and rookie Jahan Dotson looked phenomenal in his debut.
Wentz opens the week as my QB15, and against a shoddy Lions defense that just conceded 38 points against the Eagles, he has a high ceiling.
Chargers TE Gerald Everett @ KC (28% Rostered)
Everett couldn’t have filled in for Donald Parham in a more emphatic fashion, and with Parnham likely unable to suit up with a short week in store, Everett is a good option once again.
Keenan Allen is also likely to miss the Thursday Night Game, so Everett is my TE7.
Broncos K Brandon McManus vs. HOU (48% Rostered)
Nathaniel Hackett’s decision-making came under fire in the Broncos’ loss to the Seahawks, and the man that was at the heart of the drama was Brandon McManus.
It’s hard to fault him for missing a 64-yard attempt, and he should bounce back in the high-altitude confines of Mile High Stadium. The Broncos have the fifth-highest implied team total of the week and they should give McManus plenty of chances to score.
He opens the week as my K5 despite being available in about 50% of leagues.
Browns DEF vs. NYJ (28% Rostered)
Who better to fade than Joe Flacco and the Jets? The team with the third-lowest implied team total of the week abandoned the run last week to the tune of 62 passing attempts.
If a similar script is followed this week, you can expect Myles Garrett and company to feast on sacks and turnover opportunities.
The Browns’ defense is my DEF3 and one of the best streaming moves you can make.