It's starting to get a bit dire out there, isn't it? Not to mention, bye weeks are right around the corner. With these 2022 Fantasy Football Week 4 QB/TE Streamers, we'd be wise to consider the season-long prospects for our pickups beyond just this week.
Not much of a preamble this week. If you're here, you're likely desperate. You started Carson Wentz last week and got dunked on. Everyone else in your league has two or three quarterbacks rostered and knows you backed yourself into a corner when you drafted Trey Lance.
So, yeah—this week, we're going deep.
As always, I'll give you two widely-available names to consider at each position. Let's get to it.
2022 Fantasy Football Week 4 QB/TE Streamers
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Geno Smith, QB, Seattle Seahawks (vs. Detroit Lions; 9.5% owned)
Even if he isn't gonna write back, I'm sure gonna write about him this week.
Am I crazy, or have the Lions been in some offensive shootouts so far this year? And, though I think what Geno's done through three weeks is more than what I expected, this suggestion is more about potential game script, pace of play, and a below-average defense than it is about the former WVU signal-caller.
It was encouraging how efficiently Geno was able to get Tyler Lockett involved in the passing game last week, when Geno posted 18.9 fantasy points. I've sort of got this wish that Lockett, as the season goes on, becomes a more consistent fantasy option for managers with Smith at the helm. Let's see.
Zach Wilson, QB, New York Jets (vs. Pittsburgh Steelers; 6.8% owned)
Speaking of nose-pinching streaming recommendations, here's one for you.
I know the Pittsburgh defense is good. But I love the playmakers around Zach Wilson this year. Elijah Moore, Corey Davis, Breece Hall, Tyler Conklin, C.J. Uzomah, etc. With a better offensive line and a more established quarterback, that'd be a pretty impressive armory of weapons.
We watched Joe Flacco drop 27 points with this offense against the Browns two weeks ago. They can make plays, and they certainly can surprise people. Streaming Wilson would be a wild card, but he might hang 20+ this week.
Jelani Woods, TE, Indianapolis Colts (vs. Tennessee Titans; 0.5% owned)
Apparently, Woods didn't get the memo that his role last week (two catches on three targets, two redzone targets, thirteen yards and two touchdowns) was supposed to belong to Mo-Alie Cox. At least that's what we all sort of figured this offseason.
I know he failed to see a target before last week. I know Cox is still there. But who's to say his emergence as a legitimate red zone weapon isn't a trend that's here to stay? I don't think Tennessee's defense is really going to prioritize shifting their focus to Woods in the red zone against the Colts this Sunday, especially knowing the damage they can do running the ball.
This is a long shot, a dart throw. But he might get you paydirt. And, really, other than the top-seven(ish) tight ends who see decent targets, you're just hoping for a lucky TD out of that slot.
Daniel Bellinger, TE, New York Giants (vs. Chicago Bears; 0.3% owned)
It's totally possible the Bellinger was so involved in the Giants's offense against the Cowboys (four catches on five targets for 40 yards) because they incorporated so many bootleg/flats plays against a relentless Dallas pass rush. But I'm a believer—especially now that Shepard is done for the year—that the Giants are searching for offensive playmakers not named Barkley anywhere they can find them.
It's not like Kyle Rudolph is doing anything. I know Jones hasn't been particularly fond of his tight ends in the past (Evan Engram looks more involved through three weeks in Jacksonville than he ever did in New York), but they're thin at receiving options. Do keep in mind that Brian Daboll oversaw the emergence of Dawson Knox.
It's not out of the question that Bellinger might have emerged as a legitimate option for Daniel Jones going forward. It's not like there are any home run plays widely available on waivers right now. If you're desperate enough to need a deep streamer for tight ends, you could do worse than Bellinger.
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