Welcome to Week 4 of the 2023 fantasy football season, Bruno Boys Nation! For those not familiar with the term, “streaming” in fantasy, it’s a strategy wherein players are added and dropped from a roster on a weekly basis. You’re simply playing the best matchup. That player might be dropped the following week for a different player with a better matchup.
This typically applies to mostly tight ends, kickers and team defenses. Why? Because those positions have a steep drop off after the first tier and then a bunch of players who wind up scoring the same amount of fantasy points. For example, very little separates the 11th-ranked tight end with the 20th in a standard scoring system. So you’re looking for which one might score a touchdown and separate from the pack.
On rare occasions, we will spot a matchup where a marginal player could be elevated into a spot start at a key fantasy positions (QB, RB, WR). If you have any of the top tier defenses (San Francisco, Philadelphia, Cleveland…) and tight ends (Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews, T.J. Hockenson, George Kittle…), absolutely start them. If not, then keep reading.
Cincinnati Bengals Team Defense at Tennessee Titans
The Titans look unsightly on offense. It’s only three weeks in but we’ve seen a lot of ugly from Ryan Tannehill, especially. He has failed to reach 200 yards passing and has just two touchdowns vs. three interceptions. He’s finished two out of three games ranked QB30 and QB33 overall. That’s disgustingly bad when you realize that there’s only 32 teams. The Titans are also giving up 4.3 sacks per game.
If the Bengals can limit Derrick Henry in a similar way that the Browns did in Week 3, then they have a shot at keeping the score down. Their pass defense did a good job against Matthew Stafford and the Rams who we’d view as a better offense overall than the Titans.