Streamable Defenses - Week 6
For back-to-back weeks, our top streamable defense of the week has put up massive numbers. Last week the Pittsburgh Steelers went on to post a 19 point performance and actually were the reason I won my match-up in my big money league. This week, the Philadelphia Eagles used two defensive touchdowns and three turnovers to post 35 points. That’s the equivalent of a player rushing for three touchdowns and 170 yards. This is a prime example of why streaming defenses are so important. For example, if you streamed the Steelers and Eagles in back-to-back weeks, you would have had a combined 54 points just from your defense. Insane.
Each week, I offer three separate defenses owned in less than 40% of Yahoo and/or ESPN leagues. I also include one that is very minimally owned, and would be available in nearly every league. This article will become live on our website every Tuesday night. You can find last week’s results below and previous week’s results at the bottom of this article.
Week 5 Results
Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Jets - 35 points
Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills - 7 points
Arizona Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Bengals - 1 point
Week 6 Streamable Defenses
Washington at Miami Dolphins - Owned in 7% of Yahoo and 4.5% of ESPN leagues
Never would I imagine I would be starting off my streamable defenses of the week with Washington. It’s odd, very odd. But they’re playing the Miami Dolphins, so it all suddenly makes a lot of sense. Miami is tied with the New York Jets in allowing the most fantasy points to opposing defenses. Part of that has to do with both of those teams having played the New England Patriots, which are the DST1 by 40 points over DST2. This Miami team is that bad, that any defense will look good against them. Keep riding the train of who plays Miami and start them that week.
Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions - Owned in 30% of Yahoo and 35.8% of ESPN leagues
The Packers were one of the league’s hottest defenses through the first three weeks of the season. They haven’t been the same lights out defense sense, but have a very favorable match-up this week. They are tied for third in the league with turnovers at 11, with both the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers ranking above them with 12. Detroit has also turned the ball over six times thus far this season. The Packers also have 15 sacks thus far this season, good enough for ninth in the league. The Lions have allowed 2.6 sacks per game. Expect the Packers to get to Matthew Stafford while playing at home and force a turnover or two.
Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee Titans - Owned in 30% of Yahoo and 19.8% of ESPN leagues
The Tennessee Titans have only turned the ball over one time this year. Which is kind of mind blowing, but really impressive. The Broncos recorded their first takeaway of the season last week in Week 5, where they had three against the struggling Los Angeles Chargers. Before that, they recorded their first sack of the year, going for five against Gardner Minshew and the Jaguars. So why would I suggest the Broncos defense against this team that doesn’t turn the ball over? The Titans have scored seven points in two of their last three games. This isn’t a pick that’s going to blow you out of the water, but it’s a pick that will give you a safe floor.
Week 2 Results
Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars - 10 points
Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts - 8 points
Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 6 points
Week 3 Results
Green Bay Packers vs. Denver Broncos - 13 points
San Francisco 49ers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers - 7 points
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants - 8 points
Week 4 Results
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals - 19 points
Indianapolis Colts vs. Oakland Raiders - 3 points
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers - 2 points