Carolina Panthers running back Chuba Hubbard
Carolina Panthers running back Chuba Hubbard (30) is tackled as he attempt to leap pats Dallas Cowboys defensive end Chauncey Golston (59) and cornerback Anthony Brown (30) in the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)


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It’s streamers week! With six teams having their bye this week, including three fantasy juggernauts (Bills, Chargers, and Cowboys), it is probably safe to assume that you will be starting some backups. Today’s outlook will cover some streamers at each position that I like for this week’s matchup.

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I’m not going to lie; I don’t love any quarterbacks this week to stream. Yes, you could always target someone like Daniel Jones or Sam Darnold who are playing each other this week. Perhaps one or both of them run for some yards and possibly a touchdown to help juice up their overall mediocre passing numbers. I’m not in love with either though.

The one quarterback who I do like this week is Jameis Winston. I’ve kind of been a Winston guy all season and he’s been average overall. That said, the Saints had a bye last week. They are playing the Seahawks this week, who have one of the worst pass defenses in football. Their 292.3 pass yards allowed per week is the fifth highest in football. Before the bye, Winston lit up the Washington Football Team for 25 fantasy points. He should have similar success against Seattle. Winston is available in 75 percent of ESPN leagues. If you need a streamer at QB, Jameis is the move.

Running Backs
When it comes to running backs, most are already owned if they have any sort of value whatsoever. That said, if you have any of the backs listed below, I would consider starting them if your main backs are on a bye. I will say, these running backs aren’t great overall. I just like them this week.

James Conner: Although Chase Edmonds is the main back in Arizona, Conner does get his fair share of carries. In all but one game this season, Conner has gotten at least 10 carries. Let’s also not forget that he has five touchdowns. The Cardinals are facing Houston this week, who is allowing 141.3 rush yards per game. That is the second-highest total in the NFL. Both Arizona running backs will have the opportunity for many touches.

Mike Davis: Davis is another underwhelming running back who gets carries. After a bye last week, Atlanta should be fresh and ready to go against a Dolphins team who is struggling. Miami doesn’t quite give the same amount of rush yards as Houston, but they do give up a nice amount per game (125.3). Davis is the main back. He’ll have chances. He should rack up some yards.

Chuba Hubbard: With Christian McCaffrey returning soon, this could be the last week of Chuba. That said, he is a viable starter this week against, yes you guessed it, another weak run defense in the New York Giants (137.2 ypg). Since taking the starting role, Hubbard has gotten touches. With just one touchdown scored this season, you could argue that he’s extremely due. I’m liking a nice game from Chuba this weekend.

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
Marquez Callaway: In his first two games this season, Callaway was non-existent for the Saints. That said, in his past three games, he is averaging 16 fantasy points. Earlier in the article, I mentioned how Saints’ QB Jameis Winston could be worth a stream. I feel the same way about Callaway, who could have success shredding a bad Seahawks pass defense. In his last game, Callaway tore up Washington for 24.5 fantasy points. He might just be getting started.

Any Packer
The Packers are facing the Washington Football Team this week. Washington is giving up the most pass yards per game this season (309.5). If you have Adams, yes, duh, start him. He’s a top-three wideout, we get that. If you have any other Packer such as Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard, or Robert Tonyan, they may also be worth a start. Aaron Rodgers is going to light up this Washington defense like a Christmas tree. Adams will eat the most, yes, but other guys will have opportunities. If Rodgers throws for three or four touchdowns, chances are one of the three names mentioned above will be on the receiving end of at least one.

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