Streaming Plays Week 6 2016

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal Between bye weeks and injuries, fantasy 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.


Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins
Tannehill is coming off of his worst game of the season, completing 12 of his 18 pass attempts for 191 yards and two interceptions. That was rock bottom for him and he is in a good bounce back spot this week against the Steelers who are giving up 307.6 passing yards per game and have surrendered six passing touchdowns. The Dolphins should be chasing points here which will force them to throw and should create opportunity for Tannehill. He is averaging 16.7 fantasy points per game and has displayed his 20+ fantasy point upside a couple times this season.

Brian Hoyer, Chicago Bears
Hoyer has thrown for over 300 yards and two touchdowns in three consecutive games, and has yet to throw an interception. In that span, he has scored over 20 fantasy points in each game. This week he faces off against a Jaguars defense who has given up two or more passing touchdowns in three of their four games. Hoyer continues to make a strong case to remain the starter for the Bears and another big game this week could be the determining factor. He is my favorite streaming quarterback this week.

Running Back

James White, New England Patriots
With Tom Brady back under center for the Patriots everyone on the offense gets a bump in value, including their pass catching back, James White. Last week, White caught four of his six targets for 63 yards and played in 48 percent of the offensive snaps (most of all Patriots running backs in Week 5). He is averaging 4.8 targets per game, but has received 11 targets in the last two contests. In PPR formats, he can be considered as a flex play for those in need.

Bobby Rainey, New York Giants
In recent games, Rainey has stepped into the Giants pass catching running back role and has done well in it. In his last two games, he has caught 13 of his 15 targets for 95 yards, as well as, rushing for 44 yards. In that span, he has scored double-digit fantasy points in each game (PPR formats). Rashad Jennings is expected to return this week, but that should not interfere with Rainey’s role. In PPR formats, Rainey could be plugged in if you are in need of a running back this week.

Wide Receiver

Terrance Williams, Dallas Cowboys
Williams has scored double-digit fantasy points in three consecutive games (PPR). He is averaging, five targets, 4.3 receptions, and 64.7 receiving yards per game, along with scoring one touchdown. This week the Cowboys head to Lambeau Field to take on the Packers who are yielding the fourth most fantasy points per game to wide receivers. They surrender 12.3 receptions and 188.3 receiving yards per game, while giving up five touchdowns. With Dez Bryant on the sidelines, Williams has seen an increase in his role and has been efficient. He could be of help this week for fantasy owners in need.

Cameron Meredith, Chicago Bears
Last week, Meredith caught nine of his 12 targets for 130 yards and a touchdown, while playing in 95 percent of the offensive snaps. He led the team in all receiving categories in his last game and has a favorable matchup. He faces the Jaguars are giving up 156.3 receiving yards per game and have surrendered seven touchdowns. Meredith appears to be taking over the Kevin White role and could continue to see heavy volume. He was one of the most popular waiver wire adds of the week, so if you are in need of a wide receiver this week, do not hesitate to plug him in.

Tight End

Charles Clay, Buffalo Bills
Clay has quietly caught five passes in each of his last two games. He has been targeted 12 times in that span and has totaled 120 yards. He faces a 49ers defense that is giving up 59.8 receiving yards per game and has allowed two touchdowns. It is worth noting that when they have played a team who utilizes their tight end position a bit more, they have given up 92.7 receiving yards per game. With Sammy Watkins on the shelf, Clay should continue to see a decent amount of looks. He could be a streaming play this week and could become a consistent contributor on this offense moving forward.


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