IDP Streaming – Week 7
October 15, 2014 | Nathan Miller
There are plenty of variable positions in your standard leagues, but with most managers hoarding offensive talent on a short bench, IDP is an area that is easily streamed from week-to-week due to the sheer talent available. Common are the times in which a team can find a top 5 performer for that week on the waiver wire. We’ll take a look at some free agents to stream each week that can turn in comfortable returns.*availability based on balanced 12 team IDP leagues on Yahoo! with less than 40% ownership in fantasy leagues.
Rob Ninkovich, NE vs. NYJ (85% availability) – Ninkovich was steady producer last season that saw a cold start this season. As the rest of the NE offense has upticked, so has the defense. The Jets have been cold all season, even benching QB Geno Smith two games ago. The Jets run more than half of the league and Ninkovich has the ability to disrupt the backfield and secure points behind the line.
Sen’Derrick Marks, JAX vs. CLE (93% availability) – Cleveland has leaned (successfully) on their ground game this season. Marks, a high-motor talent with big expectations from many scouts in the league seems to be putting it all together this season, and will find a plethora of opportunities against a formidable CLE offense. Additionally, Cleveland lost C Alex Mack last weekend for the season. Mack was the rock for the CLE offensive line and Marks should have no problem harassing them in his absence.
Jurrell Casey, TEN @ WAS (85% availability) – Under QB Kirk Cousins, the Washington offense has been less than exciting. Cousins is prone to mistakes behind the line, and enjoys throwing to the opposing team. Additionally, Washington has continued to try to run the ball to take some pressure off Cousins, and have been unsuccessful the last couple weeks against tough rush Ds in SEA and ARI. Expect WAS to try to get back to the ground this week but Cousins to continue to struggle. Casey makes plays and should benefit from the matchup.
Justin Houstin, KC @ SD (81% availability) – Houston is quietly having an extremely productive season, and finds himself up against a hot SD team that keeps its offense on the field often. New car smell RB Oliver has found success and SD is using him regularly. Rivers also has shown a tendency to extend plays, opening up more opportunities for Houston in the backfield.
Brandon Marshall, DEN vs. SF (81% availability) – Newly returned LB stud Danny Trevathan was significantly injured again this weekend in only his second game of play. While Trevathan was out, Marshall took over his role and did not disappoint on a near weekly basis. While not as versed as Trevathan in coverage, Marshall is involved in nearly every play and reeks of “watch what I can do” attitude. Against a run heavy SF team with plenty of short-to-intermediate pass opportunities, Marshall will provide a high floor with upside.
Emmanuel Lamur, CIN @ IND (94% availability) – Indy has the 3rd most rush attempts in the league and Lamur has proven to be a reliable talent. With Burfict injured again and maybe, possibly seeing an earned league suspension for dirty play if things fall the wrong/right way, Lamur stands to see an increase in his expected and real-time role.
Kendrick Lewis, HOU @ PIT (82% availability) – Lewis has established himself as a comfortable weekly DB option with a moderate floor. Against a PIT offense that provides plenty of tackle opportunities including a heavy short-to-intermediate passing game featuring their star RB, Lewis will have ample attempts to put up numbers that may not win fantasy weeks, but will not disappoint.
Reggie Nelson, CIN @IND (96% availability) – The Bengals find themselves in a desperate situations with WR AJ Green likely out for a few more week (and potentially longer) and playmaker Marvin Jones banged up again and possibly out for the season. Expect a run-heavy Cincinnati offense with a starting core of WRs that are young and inexperienced. Nelson has been a weekly producer and enters a nice matchup this weekend.
Husain Abdullah, KC @ SD (97% availability) – This should be a fantastic game for football fans. A hot SD offense at home against a KC unit that has rubbed sticks together week after week to create production fire where none was there before. Abdullah came out slow this season but has strung together three strong weeks before the bye and enters a strong matchup where he will have a generous amount of opportunity against a Charger team that keeps opposing defenses on the field.