Streamable Defenses - Week 2
It wasn’t a good showing for the series in the opening week. What I do regret is not including the Washington Football Teams’ defense last week, although I chose them as my value defense on the We Know Fantasy DFS Special Podcast that aired Saturday night. Each Tuesday evening, this series will go live on weknowfantasy.com. 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.
Our top pick for Week 1 was the new look Detroit Lions’ defense who hosted Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears. To our defense, defensive leader Jamie Collins was tossed early in that game. I’ll use that excuse here. That, in result, didn’t go as planned as Trubisky threw for three touchdowns. The Broncos didn’t allow the Titans to get a takeaway, limiting their defense to just three fantasy points. The Jaguars were our top performing defense as Phillip Rivers threw two interceptions, which we highlighted in last week’s article. You can find last week’s overall results below.
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 Suggestions
Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns - Owned in 2% of Yahoo and 3% of ESPN leagues
The Cleveland Browns, by no surprise, were a mess in their Week 1 outing with the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens held the Browns to just six points, had two sacks, two fumble recoveries and an interception. This Bengals’ defense quietly held a potent Los Angeles Chargers’ offense to just 16 points on the West Coast. Baker Mayfield and company are known for not taking care of the ball. There’s going to be a turnover or two by Cleveland this game, there’s no doubt about that. On top of that, the Browns were beaten into the ground and have a short week to bounce back, which is never a good formula. Give me all the Bengals’ defense shares this week!
Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots - Owned in 31% of Yahoo and 24.3% of ESPN leagues
The Seattle Seahawks will play host to the new look New England Patriots who will take the trip to the West Coast. The Seahawks held the red hot Atlanta Falcons’ offense to just 25 points in last week’s victory. From there, they recorded two turnovers. This was even done with Matt Ryan throwing the ball 54 times for 450 yards. The Patriots only managed to put up 21 on the Dolphins. Now the Dolphins’ have one of the best secondaries in the league, but their front seven isn’t anything to write home about. The Seahawks defense, with Pete Carroll at the helm, will always remain consistent, despite the lack of big names on the roster.
Arizona Cardinals vs. Washington Football Team - Owned in 4% of Yahoo and 1% of ESPN leagues
The Cardinals defense was pretty competent in their season opener with the San Francisco 49ers. They allowed just 20 points to the 49ers and recorded three sacks. Now, the Washington Football Team is one that sparks my interest, but Dwayne Haskins is still an inaccurate quarterback who makes questionable throws at times. The Cardinals were able to exploit the 49ers’ offensive line, which is one of the better in the league, much better than the Washington offensive line. Expect Haskins to be rushed at times, forcing him to make some errored throws.