Koerner’s Best Week 4 Fantasy Football Streamers for QB, TE, Kicker & Defense
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- Sean Koerner identifies the best fantasy streaming options every week.
- See his top quarterback, tight end, kicker and defense for Week 4, including analysis on why you should consider starting Giants QB Daniel Jones if you're in a bind.
Don’t underestimate the value of streaming in fantasy.
Streaming quarterbacks, kickers and defenses each week allows you to take advantage of the best available options. And if you missed out on a high-caliber tight end in drafts, you can even stream that position with some success.
Each week I highlight the best streaming options at all four of those positions. Here’s how those recommendations would rank with each position through three weeks:
- Quarterback: QB7 (69.1 points)
- Tight End: TE27 (11.7 points)
- Kicker: K3 (33 points)
- Defense: DEF2 (41 points)
Now let’s dig into my top fantasy streaming options at QB, tight end, kicker and defense for Week 4.
Note: All ownership data via Yahoo Fantasy and as of Monday.
Best Fantasy Streaming Options: Week 4
QB: Daniel Jones, Giants
Matchup: vs. Redskins
Jones began his career off with a bang.
He flashed his passing skills with a 336/2/0 line through the air and 4/28/2 on the ground. There’s a pretty good chance he will be added with the sole purpose of keeping him the rest of the season, so this is much less a “streamer” play as it is a long-term waiver wire add.
He opens this week as my QB10 as he faces a Redskins defense that has allowed at least three passing touchdowns to Dak Prescott, Carson Wentz and Mitchell Trubisky.
With the news that Saquon Barkley is set to miss four to eight weeks, the Giants will have to lean on Jones that much more.
TE: Will Dissly, Seahawks
Matchup: at Cardinals
It’s time we start taking Dissly seriously as a TE1.
He’s scored three touchdowns over the past two games and is emerging as one of Russell Wilson’s favorite weapons in the red zone. Dissly is a must-add this week as he faces a Cardinals defense that’s allowed 17 or more points to a TE in all three games this season.
Add him as your Week 4 streamer with the intention of potentially staying with him as more than a one-week rental.
Kicker: Jason Myers, Seahawks
Matchup: at Cardinals
The 30th-ranked kicker on the season with exactly zero made field goals, this appears like a leap-of-faith streamer pick.
One of the most important things about making projections is knowing when to ignore short-term sample sizes. When it comes to kickers, I trust my very math-heavy model and expect Meyers to positively regress as the Seahawks will settle for more field goals going forward.
This week’s matchup against the Cardinals sets up a great scoring environment — it will be a much faster paced game that could result in an extra drive or two, which gives Myers even more of a boost.
Defense: Indianapolis Colts
Matchup: vs. Raiders
The Colts are 7-point home favorites against the 1-2 Raiders (see live odds here), which will likely create a scenario in which the Raiders are in comeback mode and increase the amount of dropbacks Derek Carr takes, elevating their sack and turnover potential.
Interestingly enough, the Raiders have fumbled the ball four times this season but have yet to lose one. On the flip side, the Colts have recovered only one of their opponents’ four lost fumbles. That’s not a skill-based stat and will absolutely regress to the mean.
Don’t overlook the Colts based on year-to-date stats. Everything about this matchup is screaming to stream the Colts, who are available in more than 80%+ of Yahoo leagues.