Bucs’ Alterraun Verner a DB streaming steal in Week 8

from tbo.com

Tampa Bay Bucaneers’ Alterraun Verner is one of the top fantasy cornerbacks anyway, but in smaller IDP leagues he will likely be on waiver wires waiting for you to grab him and plug him in after a slim week 6 and a bye. Throw in a match against one of the Vikings sorry QBs and you’re onto a winner. Verner is just one of my picks as a defensive back streamer this year.For more detail on the streaming DB strategy click here


Week 7 Summary:

Antoine Cason, Carolina, CB, (@GB): 3 tackles, 1 assist 

Kyle Arrington, New England, CB (v NYJ): 0

Antrel Rolle, New York Giants, S (@DAL): 2 tackles 1 assist

Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh, S (@ PIT): 2 tackles 1 fumble recovery


Week 8 Streaming Targets:

Alterraun Verner

Alterraun Verner provides a nice floor at cornerback which is rare in IDP – photo from www.joebucsports.com

Alterraun Verner, Tampa Bay, CB (v MIN)

Verner is a top cornerback in fantasy, of that there is no doubt. Normally he might not be available but after Week 6 saw a low 2.5 points and a bye last week he is probably sitting about waiting for a new team. If your league has dedicated positions for cornerbacks he’s a must add this week. His matchup is reasonable, whoever the Vikings decide to put up against him at QB, but more than anything Verner’s consistency in the last 3 years is a pretty good starting point for your defensive back position. Prediction: 6 tackles, 3 assists, INT Chance 20%


Dawan Landry, New York Jets, S (@BUF)

This choice is less because of a positive matchup and more because Landry has been especially consistent at Safety this year. Landry has secured 4 tackles or more and an assist in every game this season. It’s rare to have a safety with such a high floor, so if you’re the favourite for your matchup it can’t hurt to get Landry. Not the same upside (Landry has 1.5 sacks and 1 TFL this year) but can help contribute to your score beer tan Kyle Arrington did last week for sure. Prediction: 7 tackles, 4 assists, INT chance: 15%.


Johnathan Cyprien, Jacksonville, S (v MIA)

After missing the first two games through injury, The Jaguars’ sophomore safety has had a very encouraging start to his season. Cyprien is accruing around 8.5 points per game on average and incredibly that is without any big plays yet. So Cyprien is getting plenty of tackles 43 combined across 5 games but if he can get a big play every now and again he’ll be in the elite category many thought he would be in. Grab him whilst he’s lukewarm. Prediction: 8 tackles,  4 assists, INT chance: 15%


Orlando Scandrick, Dallas, CB, (v WAS)

I’ll make no bones about it, starting Scandrick this week is risky. Like Cyprien, Scandrick missed the opening two games and is averaging 6.5 points per game (good for a cornerback). Chasing interceptions is not normally advisable, but I would say facing Colt McCoy has its advantages. If you’re facing an uphill struggle, Scandrick may be the risk-reward answer. Prediction: 4 tackles, 2 assists, INT Chance 33%


Good luck this week in your fantasy matchups, keep streaming!

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