Streamable Defenses of the Week - Week 8
For a week filled with byes and some not-so-great matchups, our top two suggestions in the Streamable Defenses of the Week had some decent weeks. Our under 10-percent suggestion, not so great. We’re still hanging in as a top five DST with our top suggestion and we moved up one spot to DST13 with our middle suggestion. Again, our under 10-percent owned suggestion has moved into last place on the season. I’m ashamed. I need a win there. Badly.
If you’re anything like me, you don’t draft a defense, or wait until your very last pick. I always find it more important to use earlier selections on position players as you can find great value on the waiver wire each week for defenses. I will also keep a running total of my top, second and below 10-percent results and provide a ranking of where my results rank according to other defenses throughout the season.
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 Raiders had two sacks and recovered two fumbles while allowing just 22 points to the Philadelphia Eagles en route to a six fantasy point day. I had my reservations about playing the Washington defense against the Green Bay Packers but they were my top scoring suggestions a week ago with seven points. They did so on three sacks, a fumble recovery and allowing just 24 points. The New York Jets, who for some reason I trusted in playing, allowed 54 points and had just one sack.
Week 7 Results
Las Vegas Raiders vs. Philadelphia Eagles - 6 points
Washington Football Team at Green Bay Packers - 7 points
New York Jets at New England Patriots - -3 points
Top Suggestion - 59 points (DST4)
Middle Suggestion - 43 points (DST13)
Under 10% Owned - 14 points (DST32)
Week 8 Suggestions
Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets - Owned in 21% of Yahoo and 23.1% of ESPN leagues
There are some great streamable options this week and we’re kicking it off with one of the best we’ve seen this year. This Bengals team, and defense, is playing some good football as of late sitting at 5-2. The most points they’re allowed this season is just 25 to the Packers. They’ve allowed 11 and 17 points respectively over their last two games; including the 17 points allowed to the high flying Baltimore Ravens. They get the New York Jets this week, who have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing defenses. This is as good as it gets when it comes to streamable options.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Jacksonville Jaguars - Owned in 13% of Yahoo and 6.7% of ESPN leagues
This Seahawks’ defense showed up for the first time since Week 1 on Monday Night Football allowing just 13 points to the New Orleans Saints. They have just two interceptions on the season but five fumble recoveries and 13 sacks. Against the struggling Jaguars’ offense led by the troubled Urban Meyer, the Seattle defense could have a great fantasy week. The Jaguars have allowed the 3rd most fantasy points to opposing defenses.
Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions - Owned in 6% of Yahoo and 3.5% of ESPN leagues
The Philadelphia Eagles haven’t recorded a sack in two weeks but have recorded an interception in those same games. They did play the likes of the Buccaneers and Raiders, who both are powerful offenses. This week, they get the struggling Detroit Lions. The Lions have allowed the 11th most fantasy points to opposing defenses.
Week 1 Results
Carolina Panthers vs. New York Jets - 9 points
Minnesota Vikings at Cincinnati Bengals - 5 points
Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans - -3 points
Week 2 Results
Chicago Bears vs. Cincinnati Bengals - 19 points
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers - 6 points
Arizona Cardinals vs. Minnesota Vikings - 1 point
Week 3 Results
Carolina Panthers at Houston Texans - 8 points
Las Vegas Raiders vs. Miami Dolphins - 4 points
Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts - 3 points
Week 4 Results
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Jacksonville Jaguars - 1 point
Tennessee Titans at New York Jets - 3 points
Dallas Cowboys vs. Carolina Panthers - 8 points
Week 5 Results
Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions - 9 points
Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants - 11 points
Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Jets - 5 points
Week 6 Results
Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears - 7 points
Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions - 7 points
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Miami Dolphins - 3 points