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Streaming Defenses - Week 7

Bob is rolling with his weekly sage advice on which defenses to stream, so read on!


Welcome to Week 7 streams. We had some mixed results last week. I warned you about the Rams but missed on PIT. Boy, are the Steelers terrible? And they were owned in 82% leagues, that had to hurt. Average for highly owned only eked out 8 pts overall, pulled down by a lagging CAR defense. They drop to a stream option in the future. Missed on OAK stream as I cautioned. I’ll not be picking them again. And I missed on dissing KC, but still don’t believe in them yet.

Week 6 Highly Owned
Team
Opp
Owned
Proj Pts
Actual
DEN
@SD
100%
14
11
ARI
NYJ
98%
12
14
CAR
@NO
98%
12
3
NEP
CIN
97%
10
7
SEA
ATL
92%
7
11
LAR
@DET
88%
3
3
HOU
IND
85%
12
8
PHI
@WAS
82%
8
14
PIT
@MIA
82%
12
0
BUF
SF
79%
12
10
Average



8.10
Streams for Week 6
TEN
CLE
6%
12
8
DET
LAR
5%
10
4
WAS
PHI
23%
9
11
OAK
KC
44%
8
1
GB
DAL
48%
8
6
SD
DEN
2%
10/6
13
KC
@OAK
58%
4
12
Average



7.17

Now on to this week. There are some juicy starts on the stream side and some cautions on the highly owned.

Week 7 Highly Owned
DEN
HOU
100%
14
HOU has a way of giving up points to good defs, so start DEN with confidence.
ARI
SEA
99%
12
SEA has yet to meet a good def. Well that changes this week and I predict ARI has a big week, start 'em.
NEP
@PIT
97%
12
PIT has left the building with Big Ben out, this will be nasty for AB and PIT, start the Pats with confidence.
MIN
@PHI
96%
14
You have to start the Vikings even against a stingy PHI. Wentz will struggle again and MIN will put up big points…again.
SEA
@ARI
96%
10
Did you know ARI has surrendered 25 and 16 pts to the Bills and Rams respectively? They will give up big pts to SEA, start 'em with confidence.
BUF
@MIA
88%
12
MIA is averaging 11.5 pts/game to defs, and BUF can tear you apart. Start the Bills big.
PHI
MIN
86%
8
Beware this start, MIN does not turn it over, and protects their QB. MIN is only averaging 5.8 pts to Defs, PHI is a good DEF but temper your expectations.
LAR
NYG
86%
8
The Giants seem to give up avg points to everyone they play. If you're happy with 8 points, start the Rams.
PIT
NEP
86%
2
Again, PIT is highly owned and I don't get it. People they suck on DEF! They had 0, Zero points last week against a top 10 target. Start at your own peril.
Streams for Week 7
HOU
@DEN
78%
10
Broncos are struggling, and have given up 13 points in last 2 games to so-so Defs. I see HOU taking a bite out of them as a good defense. Best stream of the week.
TEN
IND
60%
10
Titans are trending up and the Colts are trending down. IND is a bonafide target now, so start TEN as 2nd best stream.
CIN
CLE
47%
9
CLE is still a juicy target surrendering over 10 pts a game. Playing in Cincy, the Bengals will put DEF points on the board. Third best stream.
BAL
@NYJ
33%
8
I like the road dog this week. The Jets can give up big points and BAL is a capable Def. Start as 4th best stream.
GB
CHI
41%
8
And if you don't have any other options, give the Packers a shot. Chi can be had on defense and GB is getting better and better. 5th overall stream.

As always, good luck and keep streaming.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Straight up, gut feeling, Minnesota or Buffalo? Buffalo seems the better matchup, but the Dolphins seem to play them better than expected.

As always, thanks again.
Anonymous said…
Dolphins always play better at home and Eagles offense has been struggling. Minnesota seems the better option. Then again I'm going with Tennessee.

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