Yahoo Fantasy expert Andy Behrens and 4for4 writer Jen Eakins break down what to look for if you find yourself streaming tight ends in fantasy football.
ANDY BEHRENS: I want to hit a couple of other pieces that you commonly write. One of which is, you write a thing each week on tight ends that can be streamed in the week ahead. I find that really interesting. So like, first of all, does that reflect a draft philosophy of yours? Like do you normally just avoid the sort of luxury tight ends, right? Where you out on Kittel and Kelce, and you just plan to stream the physician most of the season?
JEN EAKINS: I actually don't. Because, I stream kicker and defense, and I just don't need to do all three every week. So I do write the column, because as we all know, especially what's happening now with injuries and stuff, some of us have to end up streaming. Whether we want to or not.
But I do like to try to get, either you know, the Kelce, Kittel or Andrews, which that's kind of, eh, right now, but I try that. And then-- and then I'll kind of go a little farther down. This year I did, you know, I really liked, you know, Geodert and-- and Hurst.
You know, which obviously, Geodert's hurt right now. But those two were kind of a tier below, were ones that I was targeting during the draft.
ANDY BEHRENS: And what's the-- what's the science to recommending tight end streamers for you? Do you-- do you look deep into like defense versus tight end sort of data? And then, who are you really liking in the week ahead?
JEN EAKINS: Well at 4for4, we actually have a proprietary metric on schedule adjusted fantasy points allowed. And what that does, it basically it takes the schedule bias out so you can compare the teams in an apples to apples manner. It's kind of a brainchild of Mr. Josh Moore. So I-- that's my main thing that I look for, for tight ends.
Every week I kind of go through the list. Who's got the softest match-ups? You know, what have they done so far this season? Who have they given up to? Who have they left completely gouge them this season? And that's really the main thing that I look for in a tight end streamer.
I mean also, of course, opportunity. If somebody is hurt, you know, like a Mo Alie-Cox is emerging. You know, that-- that's obviously a situation. But I still look to match-ups as my number one though.