Stream Pies: Week 12

Flossing…. Photo Credit: Paul VanDerWerf

At “Stream Pies,” we are serving up gooey loads of knowledge. Here, we’ll provide invaluable streaming advice on kickers and DEFs who are owned in less than 30-percent of Yahoo! leagues. We list the options in order of best to “least-best” option (with the strongest recommendations starting at the top). We also include last week’s suggestions and full season results. Points are based on default Yahoo! settings. These recommendations also work for those of you who play in daily/weekly leagues on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings as they are cheap options that allow you to spend more money on the premium positions instead.

Team Defense (DEF) Recommendations
Week 12 Recommendations
1 – NY Giants @WAS
The G-Men have a leaky defense that gives up yards in chunks, but their pass-rush has gotten a boost from the return of Jason Pierre-Paul and they are still managing to generate turnovers (three per game over their last five). They draw a scuffling Kirk Cousins in a divisional matchup, and should be a fine fantasy DEF even on the road this week.

2 – Indianapolis Colts vs. TB
Showing a consistent ability to pressure the opposing quarterback and securing at least one turnover in eight of their last nine games, the Colts have been a sneaky fantasy DEF play when the matchup is right. While Tampa Bay is on a roll offensively, they will still have their clunker performances. With Indy’s defense playing at home and picking up their Luck-less offense of late, expect the Bucs to underwhelm and the Colts to put up quality fantasy numbers.

Week 11 Results (Points calculated with Yahoo! default settings)
Chicago Bears: 17 points allowed, five sacks = six points
Tennessee Titans: 19 points allowed, four sacks, INT, fumble recovery = nine points

Season Totals
Average for top ranked DEF in Y! scoring: 12.60 points-per-game (Denver Broncos)

Average for “Stream Pies:” 6.64 points-per-recommendation 

Kicker Recommendations
Week 12 Recommendations

1 – Jason Myers vs. SD
2 – Mike Nugent vs. STL

Week 11 Results (Points calculated with Yahoo! default settings)
Caleb Sturgis: six points
Greg Zuerlein: one point
Dustin Hopkins: two points

Season Totals
Average for top ranked K in Y! scoring: 11.90 points-per-game (Stephen Gostkowski)

Average for “Stream Pies:” 8.75 points-per-recommendation