The Gift Of Facing Gabbert
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At “Stream Pies,” we are serving up gooey loads of knowledge. Here, we’ll provide invaluable streaming advice on kickers and DEF teams who are owned in less than 30-percent of Yahoo! leagues. We list the options in order of best option to “least-best” option (with the strongest recommendations starting at the top).We also include last week’s suggestions and full season results. Points are based on default Yahoo! settings.
Last year in “Stream Pies,” we offered up DEF recommendations that, as a whole, averaged enough points to be worth starting every week in 12-team leagues. We also ushered in the Jason Hanson era and got you all on the Dan Bailey train. This year? We’re dreaming big.
While “Stream Pies” was able to prove that you do not need to stubbornly draft and stick with a kicker or DEF all season, we plan on taking it one step further. The goal is to show our readers that you would have to be a goddamn fool to stick by just one kicker or DEF all season.
You see, kickers and DEF are the red-headed stepchildren of fantasy football rosters. Owners don’t think about them and most of the time could care less about what these ragamuffins do on a weekly basis. The last thing they want to do is monitor these unwanted seeds and squeeze the most out of them. However, that thinking is shortsighted. What people don’t understand is that giving just a little bit of care to these dumpster babies can give an extra edge of 10 or more points per week. Don’t look at it as “caring” for your unwanted stepchildren, but rather “using” them to get that government money (or in this case, fantasy points) and stay ahead of the curve.
We are so confident in our ability to earn you more points from your DEF and kicker, that we are starting “Stream Pies” in Week One this season, just so you can see for yourself that a DEF or kicker that no one in your league owns will actually outperform what you drafted in the very first set of games.
So without further ado, it’s time to put in work. More after the jump: