NFL 2019 Week 8 Streaming Defenses

So, it is Week Eight and there are two teams on a bye week, the Baltimore Ravens and the Dallas Cowboys.

You may still be streaming defenses and that is valid. So let’s see who should be on your favorite defense to pick up for Week 8.

Pittsburgh Steelers v Miami Dolphins

The Steelers are coming off a bye week. The Dolphins are coming off an almost upset of the Buffalo Bills. While it is true the Bills defense had a subpar showing against the Dolphins, that is no reason to lose faith in the 11.3 fantasy points the Dolphins are allowing to opposing defenses.

While the Bills may have been clouded by their press, don’t expect the same from the Steelers. Ryan Fitzpatrick has lost every time he has played at Heinz Field. The Dolphins will come into the game with an offense that is 31st in total yards (258.7), 30th in passing yards (192.0), 31st in rushing yards (66.7), and 31st in points (10.5).

The Steelers will come into the game with three takeaways in the last two games. That also includes 14 sacks in the last three games.

Indianapolis Colts v Denver Broncos

In case you haven’t heard, the Denver Broncos are a hot mess, and possibly having a fire sale? Wide receiver, Emmanuel Sanders, is now a 49er. Last week against the Kansas City Chiefs, quarterback, Joe Flacco, was sacked eight times. The Bronco’s offense is allowing the ninth most fantasy points to opposing defenses. In total, the Broncos’ offense have given up 24 sacks.

Last week the Colts’ defense sacked Deshaun Watson, three times and intercepted him twice. Flacco has thrown five interceptions to his six touchdowns. He has also fumbled the ball seven times.

These propensities of the Broncos’ offense to have turnovers and not score looks pretty good if you are streaming the Colts’ defense.

Jacksonville Jaguars v New York Jets

Let’s see, the over/under for this game is 41.5. The Jets are coming off what can only be described as a humiliating defeat at the hands of the New England Patriots. A loss in which quarterback, Sam Darnold, passed for a total of 86 yards while tossing in four interceptions, and star running back, Leveon Bell, rushed 15 times for 70 yards.

The question is, can Darnold bounce back? Does it matter? The Jets’ offense is 32nd in passing yards (142.2), and 30th in rushing yards (66.8). And if Monday is any indication, “Wunder Kid,” Adam Gase, is unlikely to make any changes.

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