Here it is Rush Nation, I Streamed a Stream and my NFL Streaming Picks are back. I truly believe in the importance of adding valuable pieces off the Waiver Wire every week. There is incredible value in some areas to streaming every week. My NFL Streaming Picks yielded a RB1 last season, as well as a QB1, a TE1, a K1 and a DST1. I also streamed the WR34 which, whilst it doesn’t sound impressive, is still 20 places higher than the last WR drafted in fantasy drafts. I am excited to bring you my NFL Streaming Picks Week 1 2021.
I want to understand which positions are scarce and what to do when they get too scarce.
Last season’s results and statistics are in the Playbook all to view. There is a lot of great content about what it all means and why its important. Rich and I also then created a VOPAS metric that has enormous value as well.
I am still going to be using the 30% threshold set at the time I write the Waiver Wire article on Monday’s. The ownership will come from ESPN rostered stats. Once again, for this season, I will be comparing myself on a 0.5PPR scale.
GOALS FOR THE SEASON
Last season the goals were to stream the following:
- Top 12 Quarterback
- Top 24 Running Back
- Top 24 Wide Receiver
- Top 12 Tight End
- Top 12 Kicker
- Top 12 Defense/Special Teams
I will be aiming for the same goals again. Some of these don’t sound too ambitious. However, in a 12 team, 17 round draft, the average number of players taken at each position, according to ADP, are:
- 24 Quarterbacks
- 65 Running Backs
- 65 Wide Receivers
- 18 Tight Ends
- 16 D/STs
- 16 Kickers
The challenge, as it was last year, will be at the Running Back and Wide Receiver positions. However, let’s smash those goals this year.
WEEK 1 SELECTIONS
So without further ado, we move onto the NFL Streaming Picks Week 1 2021. These selections all come from the Waiver Wire article I post every week, which will give you more context of the pick. Their ownership numbers also come from when I publish the article.
Here are my Week One I Streamed a Stream Picks:
- Quarterback- Ryan Fitzpatrick- Washington
- Running Back- James White- Patriots
- Wide Receiver- Russell Gage- Falcons
- Tight End- Zach Ertz- Eagles
- Kicker- Ryan Succop- Buccaneers
- D/ST- Jacksonville Jaguars
Do play along with me every week. Share your picks with me @Murf_NFL on twitter.
I am so excited for football to be back. Let’s see if I can repeat last years successes, whilst also improving at Wide Receiver and Quarterback. That means I will need a good start to my NFL Streaming Picks Week 1 2021
So until next time Rush Nation, Keep Rushing!
– Murf (@Murf_NFL)