There are always good defenses available each week and week one is no exception.
Analysis: The Philly defense should be mediocre this season but they have a great matchup with the Jags in week one. Chad Henne will get the start for Jacksonville on the road. Henne recorded a 76.5 passer rating last year with a 13 to 14 TD to INT ratio. Philly will score often and force the Jags to pass a ton in the second half which means sacks and picks. The Eagles D/ST is available in 90% of fantasy leagues.
A secondary option to consider this week is the Steelers at home against the Browns. We don’t know what we are going to get with Brian Hoyer and as a “streaming specialist” that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Hoyer looked serviceable last season but had a pedestrian 82.6 passer rating with 3 interceptions and 6 sacks in 3 games. The Browns are without Josh Gordon and the Steelers are more athletic on the defensive side of the ball this season with the additions of Ryan Shazier and free agent Mike Mitchell. The Steelers D/ST is available in 85% of fantasy leagues.
Week nine is officially over and now it’s time to take a look at our “team to stream” in week ten.
Analysis: The Tennessee Titans are at home this week against the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars. Chad Henne will continue to start at quarterback for the 0-8 Jags. Henne is sporting a 75.3 passer rating this year and has 5 interceptions to only 3 touchdowns. The Jacksonville offense did get a bit of life when Justin Blackmon returned from suspension but once again he is suspended and will enter a rehab facility for substance abuse.
The Jags are 32nd in the NFL in yards per game, 32nd in points per game(10.8), 27th in plays over forty yards and they have allowed the 6th most sacks. The Titans defense is pretty solid. They rank 9th in points per game against, 11th in yards allowed, 17th in sacks and 2nd in fumble recoveries. The Titans D/ST is available in 60-80% of fantasy leagues.
Another team to take a look at this week is the Miami defense against the Tampa Bay Bucs. Miami has played good defense in their last few games against solid offenses(CIN,NE) and rank 9th in interceptions and 10th in sacks. The Miami D is available in 80-90% of fantasy leagues.
With week one officially over it’s time to take a look at the best available defenses to stream for week two.
Analysis: Although the Baltimore defense got smoked to the tune of 49 points last Thursday it isn’t the end of the world. Baltimore is at home in week two against the Cleveland Browns. The Browns turned the ball over three times Sunday at home against Miami. All three turnovers were interceptions thrown by Brandon Weeden, he was also sacked six times. Weeden now has a 15-20 TD to INT ratio for his career with an awful 70.3 passer rating. Tim Tebow’s career passer rating is 75.3. Hell, even Quincy Carter and Tim Couch have a higher passer rating than Brandon Weeden.
The Baltimore D/ST is available in 30-60% of fantasy leagues. Another interesting but more so risky option this week is the Oakland defense. The Raiders held Indy to 21 points in week one on the road. They have Jacksonville at home this week who only managed to “score” 2 points on Sunday. Chad Henne will get the start for the Jags, he’s sporting a career 74.9 passer rating. The Oakland D/ST is available in 99% of fantasy leagues.