The teams on a bye this week are: Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans and the New York Giants. This is memorable for those of us who stream defenses, not because it is defenses we would stream but at least two teams that we would stream defenses against.
So once again, it appears that our options are going to require a little imagination.
TENNESSEE TITANS, ROSTERED 10%, vs. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
The success of this endeavor depends on who is under center for the Saints. Trevor Siemian would be ideal, as the opportunities for the defense to sack and intercept increase exponentially.
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If Sean Payton decides to play Taysom Hill, his penchant to run limits the potential for the defense to acquire fantasy points from sacks and interceptions.
The Titans have 15 sacks, 11 takeaways, and three defensive touchdowns in the past five weeks.
GREEN BAY PACKERS, ROSTERED 27%, vs. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
The Packers currently have the seventh-ranked defense and are averaging 6.7 fantasy points per game.
The success of this defense will also depend on who is under center this week. All indications are that Russell Wilson will attempt to play, which will require us to temper our expectations, although Wilson has been out since Week 6 (he was injured in the Week 5 match-up with the Los Angeles Rams).
Still, in just four weeks of starting, Wilson has been sacked 13 times.
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS, ROSTERED 20%, vs. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
I can remember when you would never roster a defense against the juggernaut Kansas City Chiefs offense. Ahh, simpler times, and maybe the times are a’changing.
Last week, the Chiefs had zero offensive takeaways. However, from Weeks 2-8, they turned the ball over 19 times. Patrick Mahomes has 10 interceptions and has been sacked 17 times.
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It also helps that the Chiefs are only averaging 24.6 points per game (15th ranked).
The Raiders’ defense has had at least two sacks in every game and seven takeaways in their past three games.
MonkeyKnifeFight.com prop for this game includes Patrick Mahomes more or less 285.5 passing yards and Derek Carr more or less 280.5 passing yards.
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Good Luck and come talk at me on Twitter @gladysLtyler