Islands in the Stream: Week 2 QB, D/ST, and Kicker Streams

September 17, 2020

Welcome back to your weekly dose of me – I know you’re all thrilled to be here. This is a week to week article highlighting who I think are good streaming options each week. The following players and teams are rostered in under 40 percent of leagues according to Yahoo. Week one didn’t go great, Sam Sloman was my only win. Week one makes guessing hard, now that we’ve had a very small sample size, let’s see if I can turn it around for week two.

QB: Kirk Cousins @ Indianapolis Colts. Cousins is currently rostered in 34% of leagues according to Yahoo. We just saw the legend himself, Gardner Minshew, throw for 173 yards and three touchdowns against the Colts in week one. Minshew had only one incompletion, connecting on 19 of 20 throws on Sunday. Cousins finished last week as the QB10, after throwing to the tune of 259 yards and two touchdowns against the Packers. He was second in yards per attempt at 10.4 yards in week one. I know Kirk Cousins isn’t the shiny, fun play – but his floor is strong and his potential ceiling is especially appealing verse the lowly Colts defense this week.

D/ST: Arizona Cardinals v. Washington Football Team. Cardinals are only rostered in 5% of Yahoo fantasy leagues. They are coming off a win against the 2019 NFC Champions in the San Francisco 49ers that should be greatly credited to their defense. While the Washington Football Team got the win against the Philidelphia Eagles this week, they did give up 10 hits to their quarterback and three sacks, plus Dwayne Haskins completed only 54.8% of passes in week one. The Cardinals were able to keep the Kyle Shanahan offense at bay, I expect they’ll fair just fine against a Haskins lead football team.

K: Mason Crosby v. Detroit Lions. Crosby is available in about 76% of leagues on Yahoo. Green Bay Packers face off against the Lions this week. In the Lions’ last eight games, opposing fantasy kickers have scored an average of 9.75. Only one kicker in that time frame scored less than 9.0 total points. The Packers showed in week one that they are going to put up points this year. Playing against the Lions defense, who it appears have not buffed up the way we had hoped over the off-season, should prove no challenge for Aaron Rogers and company. Crosby finished week one with 12 points, tied for most out of kickers last week. I expect he finishes in the top of kickers again this week, and likely most of the 2020 season.

Week one was rough, but no one loves a comeback quite like me. Good luck, and remember – victory lap as soon as you can or you may miss the chance to enjoy the lap all together.