Before I start, let’s just get this out of the way: I AM SORRY. Cleveland defense…WTF? So yeah, Browns’ defense in Week 9 had seven points against a first time quarterback, on a team whose resolve is questionable. I AM SORRY for that suggestion. However, I am more sorry for Browns fans. There I said it.
Let’s move on to Week 10 Streaming Defenses. There are six teams on a bye this week. Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles and Washington.
Streaming is the only option for some of us:
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Kansas City Chiefs @ Tennessee Titans
The Chiefs are improving on the defensive side (I suppose you really have no other choice when you can’t depend on Patrick Mahomes saving your ass). Anyway, this week, they will play the Titans. Even with Ryan Tannehill under center, the Titans’ offensive line has allowed the most sacks in the league this season.
The Titans’ offense is 26th in total yards, 24th in passing yards, 26th in points and tied for 25th in third down conversions. Translation, even with Mr. Tannehill manning the offense, they aren’t doing much.
Their only reliable offensive weapon is running back, Derrick Henry, which sounds good, since the Chiefs are 29th against the rush. But will the game script really allow the Titans to have the option of just rushing the ball? Even without Mahomes that is doubtful.
Baltimore Ravens @ Cincinnati Bengals
Not sure why the Ravens defense is so under owned. They are a respectable group and this week, they get the last of the winless teams. Sure, there is a chance that the Ravens will still be basking in the glory of their victory over the New England Patriots. And yes, the Bengals are coming off a bye week with rookie quarterback, Ryan Finley, under center for that expected spark and preseason magic he displayed. (In three preseason games Finley was 47-of-64, with 414 yards, three touchdowns and one interception) But that was preseason.
Expect the Ravens’ second ranked rush defense to challenge the rookie to pass…pass and pass some more. That should equal to some respectable fantasy points for anyone playing the Ravens defense.
New York Giants @ New York Jets
Pretty sure I don’t really need to hype this one up. It is true, the Giants’ defense is 25th against the pass, 25th against the rush and 29th in points allowed.
It is also true, the Jets’ offense is 32nd in passing yards, 30th in rushing yards, and tied for 31st in points scored, that averaging 12 points a game for anyone keeping score.
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Quarterback, Sam Darnold, has seemingly not recovered from his meeting with the New England Patriots. He has six touchdowns and nine interceptions, with two fumbles. He will come into the game with a 70.5 quarterback rating. His “main weapon,” running back, Le’Veon Bell, enters the week with an injury designation. But worse than that, he is averaging 3.32 yards per rush with only one rushing touchdown. He has 51 targets but again only one touchdown.
Is it time to play any defense against Darnold and the Jets?
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