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2018 Fantasy Football Week 6: Stream Team

Welcome back to the Stream Team, the best place to scour the waiver wire and assemble a team of players owned in 50% or less of leagues. You’re going to see one particular team that we’re going to heavily target this week, and that team might not change in the future.

With this type of success, let’s get right to Week 6’s edition of the Stream Team and see if we can capitalize on this wave.

Quarterback

QB: Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (15% Yahoo ownership)

Jameis Winston returns from his scummy suspension and will take over for Ryan ‘FitzMagic’ Fitzpatrick just in time to play the lowly Falcons defense that has been throttled week in and week out. The Falcons have given up the fourth most points to quarterbacks and have let up 20-plus fantasy points to the position in their last four matchups — highlighted by Drew Brees’ 40 burger in Week 3. If you have Brees or Matthew Stafford on a bye, fire up Mr. Crab Legs and watch the points accumulate.

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Running Back

RB1: Ronald Jones II, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (25% Yahoo ownership)

Ok, ok. Just because CJay was relatively higher on Jones than most of the industry, it doesn’t mean that’s why he’s listed this week. The Falcons straight up stink on defense and not only can they not cover in the secondary, but they can’t stop the run either. They’ve given up the third most points to opposing running backs and although Jones has done absolutely NOTHING so far in his short NFL career, Atlanta has yet to hold the opponent’s lead rusher to less than 20 fantasy points. That’s embarrassing. Coming off a bye week, where Jones should have been implemented more into the offense, expect him to out-touch Peyton Barber and hopefully find the end zone on Sunday.

 RB2: Alfred Morris, RB, San Francisco 49ers (43% owned)

Matt Breida has shown that the talent is there, yet he just can’t stay on the field. Whether it’s the shoulder, the knee or the ankle, Breida just simply can’t carry the load. After looking like he was shot in the ankle from a sniper situated on the upper level of Levi’s Stadium, Breida is only slated to miss a week or two at most with a sprain. Enter Alfred Morris. Morris doesn’t have the greatest matchup on paper against the Packers — who give up the 9th least amount of points to running backs, but if you dive into the numbers, it doesn’t look too bad. Last week, they let up 24 combined points to Kerryon Johnson and LeGarrette Blount. The week before, their numbers were skewed when they held the corpse of Shady McCoy to a measly 6.70 points. But in two of the three week’s prior, they let up 20-plus points to the RB spot. Morris will be the bell-cow that you can feel comfortable streaming in Week 6.

Wide Receiver

WR1: Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (42% Yahoo ownership) 

For some reason, sophomore stud Chris Godwin only played in 31-of-63 snaps in the Bucs’ most recent game against the Bears. This was following 13, 16 and 16 point out-puts in their first three games. Godwin was one of Fitzpatrick’s top targets, so it’ll be interesting if his touchdown total continues to rise with Winston back under center. We’ll go out on a limb that Godwin will return to his Week 1-3 form against the shaky Falcons secondary that’s down to two backup safeties. Just take a look below at what they’ve given up to opposing receivers… Expect 12-plus from Godwin.

WR2: Keke Coutee, WR, Houston Texans (29% Yahoo ownership)

Keke, we love you. After touting Keke Coutee following his historic debut, he followed it up by snagging 6-of-7 targets for a score on Sunday Night Football. Coutee is legit weapon in this Texans offense and it looks like he’s developed instant rapport with Deshaun Watson. He has speed to burn the Bills and will stay away from stud corner Tre’davious White. Coutee is Watson’s third option behind both DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller, which is what makes him so dangerous. Expect another big-time game from Keke.

Tight End

TE: Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (29% Yahoo ownership)

Is it a coincidence that we’re streaming a player at each position for the Bucs? Nope. With OJ Howard out, Cameron Brate will be the clear TE1 for Winston. Brate already has a solid rapport with the signal caller, tallying 14 touchdowns over the past two seasons with Winston under center. With Ricardo Allen, Deion Jones and Keanu Neal on IR for the Falcons, expect a monster game from Winston’s seam stretcher.

Flex

Flex: Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta Falcons (22% Yahoo ownership)

Even though Calvin Ridley is getting more hype, Mohamed Sanu is out-snapping him on a weekly basis and still putting up solid fantasy numbers in the process. Against the Steelers, Sanu logged 81.9% of the team’s snaps, compared to Ridley’s 65.3% snaps. Facing a very toastable Bucs’ defense, Sanu should ball out across from Julio Jones, who remains allergic to the end zone.

Kicker

K: Dan Bailey, K, Minnesota Vikings (44% Yahoo ownership)

The matchup isn’t incredibly juicy against one of the league’s worst defenses, but Dan Bailey is starting to get his chances in Minnesota. He hasn’t been as accurate as he was in Dallas, which could be expected since he was without a team for the first few weeks. Bailey has had eight attempts in the last two games, making three in each game. The Vikings should have their way at home with the Cards, giving Bailey a cheap 4 or so extra points in the process. Add in a two-plus field goals, and it’s a solid day for the former Cowboy.

Defense

DST: Dallas Cowboys DST (16% Yahoo ownership)

The Cowboys are in a decent spot here against the mighty Jaguars. Jacksonville is still without Leonard Fournette and just signed the corpse of Jamaal Charles to backup TJ Yeldon. The Jags are coming off of a tough game where they got their asses kicked at Arrowhead Stadium and now have to travel to Jerry’s World. The Cowboys have only allowed 13 and 24 points in their two home games, and added nine sacks in those two games. If Blake Bortles can replicate his four interception disaster in Kansas City, we could be in for a solid week.

And that’s a wrap for Week 6 of the Fantasy Football Streamers. Be sure to check back every Tuesday to see where to turn to next and get the early leg up on your opponent. Until next time, good luck and godspeed, and may the fantasy football gods forever be in your favor.

To contact me with any questions or general fantasy football discussion, please email me at [email protected] or tweet me @AJGamballer.

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