Streaming Plays Week 4 2016

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal Between bye weeks and injuries, fantasy football owners have to find players to step in for their starters each week. Sometimes it is a player on your bench and other times you just have to pick up a player off of waivers and plug him in your lineup. That will be determined by the league you are in as well as the players you have on your bench. That being said, let’s take a look at some players that you can plug in your lineups this week if you are in need.


Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens
Flacco has a favorable matchup this week against the Oakland Raiders. They are allowing an average of 344.3 passing yards per game and have surrendered seven touchdown passes. Flacco has attempted 40 or more passes in each of the last two games, so the opportunity is there. It is just a matter of execution. This is a perfect opportunity for a big game as a bad pass defensive team is traveling from the West Coast to the East Coast to play an early game. He disappointed last week, but should redeem himself this week.

Brian Hoyer, Chicago Bears
Hoyer is in line to get the start for the second consecutive week as he fills in for the injured Jay Cutler. Last week Hoyer threw for 317 yards and two touchdowns against the Cowboys. This week he has a far more favorable matchup against the Lions. Opposing quarterbacks have thrown 828 yards and 10 touchdowns (tied for most allowed) against the Lions this season. This game has a 48 point projected total and the Bears have an implied point total of 22.5 points. This means that we should see plenty of scoring. If you are hurting at QB or needs someone to plug in for Aaron Rodgers who is on by, you can do worse than Hoyer.

Running Back

Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
Jeremy Langford is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with an ankle injury and during his absence, Jordan Howard is expected to get the start this week. Howard stepped into Sunday night’s game after Langford got hurt and ran for 45 yards on nine carries and also caught four of his six targets for 47 yards. He played in 49 snaps and could continue to see a lot of work while Langford is sidelined. The Lions have surrendered over 100 rushing yards in each of the last two games. Howard should provide a safe floor with his pass catching ability and his workload.

Wide Receiver

Cole Beasley, Dallas Cowboys
Beasley is averaging 8.3 targets per game and is playing in 56.1 percent of the offensive snaps. He is responsible for 25.8 percent of the target share for the Cowboys. Beasley is averaging 6.7 receptions and 71 yards per game. Dez Bryan is dealing with a knee injury and listed as questionable for this game. It is possible he is limited or does not play at all. Beasley could see a bump up in his already solidified role on this offense if that is the case. The Niners have allowed 175 or more receiving yards in each of the last two games to opposing receivers to go along with four touchdowns.

Jamison Crowder, Washington Redskins
Crowder has caught six passes in two of the three games this season and is averaging 8.3 targets per game. He has accounted for 20.7 percent of the Redskins targets. Crowder has played in 76 percent of the offensive snaps for the Redskins this season, which is the second highest amongst the team’s receivers. He has scored a touchdown in two consecutive games. In PPR formats he makes a lot of sense as he offers a safe floor. This is also a favorable matchup against the Browns who have allowed 38 receptions for 578 yards and six touchdowns to receivers this season. They are yielding the most fantasy points per game to receivers.

Terrelle Pryor, Cleveland Browns
Pryor is a jack of all trades for the Browns as he takes snaps under center and also lines up as a receiver. Last week he scored a rushing touchdown on a play he lineup up as the quarterback. He is also the team’s leading receiver with 14 catches for 244 yards. He averages 10.3 targets per game and has accounted for 32 percent of the targets. The Redskins are currently allowing the fifth most fantasy points per game to opposing receivers. They have surrendered 43 receptions for 682 yards and four touchdowns. Pryor could help fantasy owners in need of the help.

Tight End

Hunter Henry, San Diego Chargers
Hunter Henry got his first start of the season last week as Antonio Gates sat out with a hamstring injury. If he gets the start once again, Henry is in a favorable situation. This is projected to be a shootout and the Saints defense is not that good. In his start last week, Henry caught all five of his targets for 72 yards and played in 100 percent of the offensive snaps.


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