The Week 6 defense rankings are here help you make tough decisions about who to stream this week. Defense streaming is now widely seen as the best way to utilize the DST spot on your roster. It certainly is not the only way to do it. However, it is perhaps the best way to consistently get a top-10 DST on your roster each week. The other option often involves spending a single-digit round pick on a defense. That is not something I am not willing to do outside of extremely deep leagues.
For this article I will look to pick defenses that are under 70% owned. All ownership is prior to waivers running Wednesday.
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New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts (22% owned)
The Colts come into New York incredibly beaten up with a ton of players questionable through injuries. They have had 10 days to be prepare but if they cannot get their guys out there that will not matter. The Jets defense is averaging eight fantasy points at home this season and in total they have 11 takeaways in five weeks. I think theya dd to that this week and cause Luck and co a ton of problems with their pass rush, which has four sacks in three of the last four weeks.
Indianapolis Colts @ New York Jets (3%)
My 360 turn on this defense is nearly complete. I still have question mars give the number of injuries but I think they matchup well against the Jets. The Jets offensive strength is running the ball and the Colts looked solid for the most part against the run last week. The Colts have 17 sacks and eight takeaways this season and facing a rookie quarterback they should add to that this week.
New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles (3%)
The Giants have not done anything impressive on defense this season but Thursday Night Football always throws up something. The Philadelphia Eagles come into this game off the back of two tough games, including one over time game. Their offense looks a mess and they just lost their hammer in Jay Ajayi for the season. There is a chance Olivier Vernon is back for this game and if he is he could cause havoc among the Eagles offensive line. Expect to see the Giants match or beat their three sacks from Week 3 and add another turnover to their two from last week.
Cleveland Browns vs. Los Angeles Chargers (32%)
The Browns have 15 takeaways and 14 sacks this season. Eight of those sacks and 11 of the takeaways have been when they are playing at home. The Chargers offense has been solid but they are also prone to mistakes. I think the talent on this Browns defense can force another couple of turnovers and keep this game close. There is also the added element of a West Coast team coming East for an early kickoff.
Oakland Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks (London, 2%)
These London games always do weird things so in deep leagues I would target the Raiders defense. The Seahawks offensive line is really bad and I think te Raiders can find something of a pass rush in this game. I would not blame you for staying clear but I think they can get after Wilson alot over in London.
Seattle Seahawks @ Oakland Raiders (London, 22%)
As I say there is always something weird in these London games. This Seahawks defense lacks stars but they have forced at least one turnover in every game and at least two in four games. The Raiders offense struggled in Los Angeles last week so who knows what they will look like in London!