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Streaming Defenses: Week 15

Sorry to be slow with your weekly addition of Bob's streaming defense advice. I've got a 1-year-old rocking a double ear infection and sinus infection, so all else in the world kind of stands still. But here you go and hope to get more posts up soon!


Well it was a mixed bag this week. There were some fabulous defensive efforts this week, of which two I recommended, Giants and Vikes. But I fell short in my confidence in the Cowboys and Chiefs. Sorry Jen, I just can’t recommend the ‘Boys going forward.  Here’s a wrap-up.

Week 14



Top Performers

Team
Projected
Actual

Giants*
28
Vikings
14
15

Rams
26
Giants*
12
28

Browns
26
Cowboys
12
5

Lions
18
Chief
12
5

Seahawks
17
      Average
12.5
13.25



      AVG

10.9



      % 0wned

12.36



      Rec % owned

12.7



      Bad % Owned

10.5




Two great performances and two duds. Sigh! Overall AVG was up a little this week, but there were a couple of zeros amongst the teams, like Saints and Bengals. Highly owned did pretty good this week, so if you had one of the top DEFs and stuck with them, as you should during playoffs, you did well. Even the non-recommended do OK. Among the top performers, the biggest surprise would be the Browns, who played really well in a tough matchup. And how about ‘dem Seahawks after a really tough time to keep them from your draft. I’m winning playoff games in the leagues that I drafted them. Here are this week’s jewels…

Player
Pts
Avg
% Owned
Opp
Comment
Seahawks
142
10.9
96%
SF
2nd best start with upside, they're back
49ers
138
10.6
94%
@SEA
Bad matchup, SEA is starting to find its stride
Texans
155
11.9
92%
@IND
Temper expectations, I like the pass rush, but not the Secondary
Cardinals
161
12.4
89%
@STL
1st best start, low scoring game, Cards may be back
Lions
157
12.1
88%
MIN
3rd best start, you can't run on the Lions
Eagles
189
14.5
87%
DAL
4th best start, big upside here if Philly looks for bounce back
Bills
178
13.7
81%
GB
Bad matchup against an unstoppable offense
Rams
153
11.8
81%
ARI
Temper expectations, but I like the Rams right now, look for a good outing
Patriots
145
11.2
80%
MIA
5th best start, I like NE doing what the Ravens did






Ravens
135
10.4
59%
JAC
1st best stream, Ravens held Mia and it's the Jags
Giants
115
8.8
30%
WAS
2nd best stream, WAS is a mess
Packers
143
11.9
59%
@BUF
3rd best stream, BUF is failing everywhere
Vikings
145
11.2
57%
@DET
4th best stream, Vikes are hot and continue against a pretty generous off.

I really like the Ravens matchup this week. JAC is even worse on the road and the Ravens just bopped the Dolphins. Look for 14 points plus upside.

The Giants killed it last week and they’ll do it again against the hapless Redskins, roll with them. I see another 14 point opportunity.

The Packers aren’t as good on the road as at home, no doubt about it. But the Bills don’t know what their game plan is anymore. And the Packers keep crushing it; look for 12 points and upside.

The Vikings are on a roll, and even though DET is capable of posting big numbers, I see some turnover opportunities here. Keep the Vikes in your lineup and expect 12 points, even against DET. 

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