Bye weeks are upon us, so streaming becomes all the more valuable every week now. Wentz is my favorite streamer this week at quarterback after a massive game against the Baltimore Ravens. Surprisingly, I’m also a fan of several players in the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Washington Football Team game, so take a look and see if any of these guys can fix your lineup problems!
Carson Wentz against Houston Texans
Wentz has not been the issue for the Indianapolis Colts’ struggles this season. As a matter of fact, he has been one of their best players. He is coming off a game where he passed for 402 yards and two touchdowns against the Baltimore Ravens. Wentz will now go up against the Houston Texans, who rank 27th in opponent points per game and 26th in opponent yards per game. Wentz is a great streamer play if you need a quarterback who could have a big game.
Taylor Heinicke against Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs have given up big fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season. Heinicke didn’t have a great game against the Saints last week, but he should bounce back this week against the Chiefs, who are allowing the second-most yards per game to opposing teams. Heinicke is another solid streamer who could easily throw for 300+ yards and a couple of touchdowns.
Darrel Williams against Washington Football Team
Williams is in line to take lead-back duties after Clyde Edwards-Helaire was placed on the IR. He will face off against the Washington Football Team, who ranks 18th in the NFL in rushing yards per game. They also struggle in the air; Washington gives up almost 294 passing yards per game. This should be a green light play if you have a running back who is injured or on a bye week. He should get 10-15 carries and several targets in the air, leading to decent production. Additionally, Williams could be a great pickup for the next few weeks while Edwards-Helaire is out.
Brandon Bolden against Dallas Cowboys
Bolden has replaced James White as the primary pass-catching backs in the Patriots’ offense after a hip injury will sideline him for the rest of the 2021 NFL season. There should be plenty of opportunity in the air against a high-octane Cowboys team that will force the Pats to keep up. Bolden has been targeted 14 times in the air and comes down with 13 of them through the past three games, so the volume is there in PPR leagues.
Tim Patrick against Las Vegas Raiders
Patrick has been steady as can be this season in terms of fantasy output. He has not scored a touchdown since Week 2 but is still getting consistent touches per game. In PPR formats, he has only had one week that ended in less than a double-digit performance. Even though the Raiders have a solid pass defense, Patrick is still a primary target for the Broncos. I could see Patrick finishing the game with five or six receptions for 60-70 yards and possibly even a touchdown.
Mecole Hardman against Washington Football Team
Hardman had a huge game last week against the Buffalo Bills and their tough defense. He was targeted 12 times, a very high amount for a player who hardly was a flex-play option in prior weeks. If this becomes a trend, then Hardman would warrant consideration as a flex player or WR3. The Football Team has struggled to contain the passing game, and they will likely focus on keeping Kelce and Hill from beating them. This should open up plenty of opportunities for Hardman in the air.
Ricky Seals-Jones against Kansas City Chiefs
Ricky Seals-Jones is the Football Team’s primary tight-end now that Logan Thomas will be out for at least the next four weeks. Last week, Seals-Jones reeled in five receptions for 41 yards which was a solid effort. This week, he goes up against the Kansas City Chiefs, who have recently given opposing quarterbacks huge fantasy days. He could have top-ten potential as a tight end this week.
Greg Zuerlein against New England Patriots
Zuerlein is fresh off a solid performance against the New York Giants, where he knocked in five extra points and three field goals on three attempts. After a week that saw so many kickers struggling, Zuerlein could be a strong play. The Cowboys will put plenty of points up, even on the New England Patriots. Even if they don’t, they will have plenty of field goal opportunities.
Indianapolis Colts D against Houston Texans
Last week, the Colts’ defense had a fantastic first half against the Baltimore Ravens, only allowing three points. However, they proceeded to get torched in the second half as Lamar Jackson had a career day and beat them in overtime. Indianapolis will have a bounce-back week as it looks to steer the ship straight again, and it should not have too hard of a time doing that against the Houston Texans. Houston is 29th in both yards per game and points per game. They are still missing Tyrod Taylor, so it wouldn’t be shocking for the Colts to get several turnovers.