The bye weeks are upon us, and this is the time of the year where a key stream could mean the difference between a win or loss since we are getting into the midst of the bye weeks. This week, only one fantasy football starter (Aaron Rodgers) is on bye, but you could still be looking to find some streamer candidates. All streaming candidates in the All Stream Team articles are owned in fewer than 50% of Yahoo! Fantasy Football Leagues, with one player being owned in less than 10% (for you deep divers).
Joe Flacco versus Oakland (32% owned)
This is Flacco’s last chance. He’s been a weekly streaming candidate based on his propensity for the big game, and the tomato can pass defenses he’s been playing. This week is possibly the most tomato can of them all as Flacco and the Ravens take on a Raiders team that has given up at least 390 yards to two-of-three quarterbacks this year. Flacco should get right this game, as Drew Brees and Matt Ryan combined for over 800 yards and a 7:1 TD: INT ratio. Only the struggling Titans pass game with Marcus Mariota didn’t have a huge week against Oakland. If Flacco doesn’t get it done this week, he won’t get it done at all this season.
Trevor Siemian at Tampa Bay (26% owned)
Siemian gets the rare double whammy coverage this week, both getting a start-sit article and being named a stream of the week. Last week the Broncos unleashed Siemian to the tune of four passing touchdowns against a stout Bengals defense that gave up only one good play to the Dolphins on this week’s Thursday Night Football. This week Siemian takes on a Buccaneers team that has given up at least two passing touchdowns to every quarterback who has played them this year, and quarterbacks are averaging 276 passing yards against Tampa Bay. He’s available in nearly three-of-four leagues, and if you’re desperate for a streamer, you could do worse.
Brian Hoyer versus Detroit (4% owned)
This is a good week to try to find a low-ownership quarterback to stream, and Hoyer is an excellent deep-dive candidate this week. He is a fill-in for the injured Jay Cutler and looks to execute John Fox’s game plan better than Cutler. He’s getting a great matchup to try to test that theory, at least. The Lions give up the most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season, yielding four touchdowns twice this year and managing only one interception. Hoyer will likely repeat on his 49 pass attempts last season, given that the Bears had the fewest rush attempts in the first three weeks (and that was with a healthy Jeremy Langford).