It is appropriate that Week 8 of the NFL season falls on a full moon Halloween weekend…it is getting very scary in the world of streaming defenses this week.
TEAMS ON A BYE: ARIZONA CARDINALS, HOUSTON TEXANS, JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS and WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM
TENNESSEE TITANS, ROSTERED 27% YAHOO LEAGUES
The Titans are an okay defense. This week they will play Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals are sort of good and that is because of the rookie quarterback. However, he is still playing behind a porous offensive line, which means you will get points for the sacks that the Titans pile up. Burrow has had at least one turnover in each game, so there is that.
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But it is almost automatic that he will put up crazy yards and thus, points on the Titans. But in this world in this week…if you are streaming, there aren’t very many options, unfortunately.
DENVER BRONCOS, ROSTERED 23% YAHOO LEAGUES
Again, you have an okay defense going up against a rookie quarterback who is putting up crazy numbers and thus points.
The issue is quarterback, Justin Herbert, who has a 67.4% completion percentage, throws a touchdown on 6.5% of his attempts and is averaging 8.4 yards per pass attempt. He also has a 70.7% accuracy rating when under pressure.
The Broncos defense is no slouch. They have the ninth lowest touchdown percentage (3.7) and have gotten a sack on 7.63% of dropbacks. They also are allowing the seventh fewest yards per attempt (6.82, stats courtesy fantasypros.com). This match-up will be strength versus strength, with a little extra motivation for both Melvin Gordon and Chris Harris Jr., on opposite sides of the ball.
GREEN BAY PACKERS, ROSTERED 19% YAHOO LEAGUES
This is a divisional match-up with the reeling Minnesota Vikings coming off of their bye week. It is also a rematch from Week 1, where the Packers won 43-34. That’s a lot of points to have to deal with. The good news, from Week 1 was that the Packers sacked Kirk Cousins twice and intercepted him once.
There is an argument to be made that Cousins has regressed from Week 1, which could be fortified by his last two games before the bye week, where he tossed three interceptions in the game against the Atlanta Falcons and was sacked three times and threw an interception against the Seattle Seahawks defenses. Both not what one would consider formidable defenses. So there is that.
GOOD LUCK! It is 2020 and full moon Halloween Weekend anything is possible!!
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