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Streamable Defense - Week 16

LETS RUN IT BACK! For the final time of the 2020 NFL and fantasy football season, Nate brings you his Streamable Defenses of the Week! It was another successful week on that front as each of Nate’s Week 15 options topped six fantasy points, with his top option going for 15 fantasy points. With Championship Week here, the stakes are higher than ever. Let's also not forget that his top options through 15 weeks are now the DST1 on the season. Yes, you read that right, DST 1! Let’s get into the Week 16 suggestions!

The premise of this article is to bring forth three streamable defenses that fantasy football players should look to use for that respective week. To qualify for this series, defenses must be owned in less than 40-percent of Yahoo and/or ESPN leagues. At least one of the suggested defenses will be owned in less than 10-percent of Yahoo and/or ESPN leagues to cater to every fantasy player. You can find last week’s results below and previous week’s results at the bottom of this article.

The Dallas Cowboys’ 15 point Week 15 result propelled Nate’s Streamable Defenses of the Week into the DST1 spot on the season. The Cowboys did this against a battered 49ers’ offense led by Nick Mullens. The Cowboys recorded four total takeaways and two sacks. The Titans used three takeaways to post six fantasy points against the Lions and the New York Jets blanked the Rams in route to eight fantasy points.

Week 15 Results

Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers - 15 points

Tennessee Titans vs. Detroit Lions - 6 points

New York Jets at Los Angeles Rams - 8 points

Week 16 Suggestions

Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers - Owned in 34% of Yahoo and 39.7% of ESPN leagues

This 49ers team is a mess. It was announced today (Tuesday) that Raheem Mostert and Nick Mullens are both done for the season. This is added to the offensive list that is missing names such as Jimmy Garappolo, Deebo Samuel and George Kittle. This leaves just C.J. Beathard as the team’s lone quarterback with Josh Johnson on the Covid list. The 49ers did go out and add Josh Rosen from the Buccaneers’ practice squad for whatever that’s worth. This 49ers offense has allowed the third most fantasy points to opposing defenses. Play the Cardinals’ defense with confidence.

Houston Texans vs. Cincinnati Bengals - Owned in 18% of Yahoo and 11.4% of ESPN leagues

The Bengals shocked the league with it’s Primetime Monday Night Football victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, the Bengals did post just 17 points in that game. They have allowed the fourth most fantasy points to opposing defenses. This isn’t a fantastic play as the Houston defense is far from impressive, but I think with the matchup, there’s a safe floor here.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Chicago Bears - Owned in 1% of Yahoo and 0.6% of ESPN leagues

Options for defenses owned in less than 10-percent of leagues for Week 16 are scarce, very scarce. The best of the available options in my opinion (for whatever that’s worth) is the Jaguars who will play host to the Bears. The Bears have allowed the 11th most fantasy points to opposing defenses, which is why the Jaguars make this list. I know Mitchell Trubisky has been playing competent football as of late, but it’s still Trubisky, whose wheels could fall off at any given moment.

Overall Results

Top Options - 138 fantasy points (DST1)

Mid Options - 78 fantasy points (DST19)

Under 10% - 68 fantasy points (DST21)

Week 1 Results

Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears - 1 Point

Tennessee Titans @ Denver Broncos - 3 Points

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts - 6 Points

Week 2 Results

Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns - -2 Points

Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots - 3 Points

Arizona Cardinals vs. Washington Football Team - 9 Points

Week 3 Results

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Carolina Panthers - 4 points

Cleveland Browns vs. Washington Football Team - 14 points

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Miami Dolphins - 0 points

Week 4 Results

Denver Broncos at New York Jets - 6 points

Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers - 1 point

New York Jets vs. Denver Broncos - 8 points

Week 5 Results

Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants - 9 points

New York Jets vs. Arizona Cardinals - 2 points

Washington Football Team vs. Los Angeles Rams - 2 points

Week 6 Results

Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets - 15 points

Washington Football Team at New York Giants - 4 points

Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - -1 point

Week 7 Results

Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants - 9 points

Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals - 7 points

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns - -2 points

Week 8 Results

Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings - 0 points

Tennessee Titans at Cincinnati Bengals - -1 points

Detroit Lions vs. Indianapolis Colts - 0 points

Week 9 Results

Washington Football Team vs. New York Giants - 5 points

Arizona Cardinals vs. Miami Dolphins - 2 points

Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars - 4 points

Week 10 Results

Green Bay Packers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars - 6 points

Detroit Lions vs. Washington Football Team - 4 points

Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears - 10 points

Week 11 Results

Cleveland Browns vs. Philadelphia Eagles - 20 points

Cincinnati Bengals at Washington Football Team - 5 points

Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots - 3 points

Week 12 Results

New York Giants at Cincinnati Bengals - 9 points

Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles - 9 points

Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings - 19 points

Week 13 Results

Las Vegas Raiders at New York Jets - 8 points

Tennessee Titans vs. Cleveland Browns - -2 points

San Francisco 49ers vs. Buffalo Bills - 2 points

Week 14 Results

Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos - 2 points

Dallas Cowboys at Cincinnati Bengals - 18 points

Washington Football Team at San Francisco 49ers - 23 points

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