Koerner’s Week 7 Fantasy Football Streaming Targets: QB, TE, Defense & Kicker
Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Josh Allen
- If you're picking up a quarterback, tight end, defense or kicker to start in Week 7, this is the post for you.
- Sean Koerner's model projects player output for each position, and allows you to pick up top, most readily-available players to insert into your lineup.
- This week's targets include Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen against the Miami Dolphins.
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: QB11 (101 points)
- Tight End: TE20 (31.2 points)
- Kicker: K2 (64 points)
- Defense: DEF2 (89 points)
Now let’s dig into my top fantasy streaming options at quarterback, tight end, kicker and defense for Week 7.Note: All ownership data via Yahoo Fantasy and as of Monday.
Week 7 Fantasy Football Streaming Targets
QB: Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills
Matchup: vs. Dolphins
After a few weeks of mediocre streaming options, we have Allen back from the Bills’ bye as a top 10 quarterback. He faces a Dolphins defense that he should pick apart through the air and on the ground.
The Bills are 16.5-point favorites, so his upside might be capped a bit due to them likely running the air out of the ball with Frank Gore and Devin Singletary in the second half. But Allen should be able to have a few big plays in the pass/run game to give him a solid score this week.
Buffalo’s 27.5 team total is one of the highest of the week, which means his TD odds get the biggest boost in this matchup.
TE: Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
Matchup: vs. Eagles
The 37 year old “dad runner’ is hardly the most exciting TE to own, but this week he should get the job done. He has 50 or more receiving yards in three of the past four games and has a great matchup this week. Amari Cooper and Randall Cobb look like true game-time decisions, and if either (or both) are unable to go, the Cowboys could lean on the veteran TE more this week.
The best way to attack the Eagles defense is through the air, so I expect Witten to put up solid numbers this week.
Kicker: Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
Matchup: vs. Rams
Yahoo accidentally projected Bryant for 0.0 points this week, which caused a snowball effect of him showing up on the transaction trends as one of the most dropped players, which prompted even more people to drop him. As a result, he’s available in 67% of leagues (as of Monday afternoon) despite being a kicker who plays in the highest-total game of Week 7.
He missed a critical extra point at the end of last week’s that cost the Falcons, but look for him to put that past him and have a great bounce-back game.
Defense: Green Bay Packers
Matchup: vs. Raiders
The Packers are 7-point home favorites against Oakland, so they should be able to maintain the lead for most of the game and force Derek Carr into a heavier passing script, which will increase the sack/turnover possibilities. The Raiders’ team total is on the lower end at 19.5, so the possibility to get points allowed bonuses are also more likely.
Defensive stats are pretty volatile, but the Packers check all the boxes for the ones that are more predictive, therefore are a top 10 ranked DEF for me this week.