Streaming Defenses- Week 7

The Buffalo Bills have a home contest with the turnover prone Titans in week seven.

Analysis: The Buffalo defense has been hit and miss this year but don’t expect the Titans to torch them in week seven. Although the Titans did score 26 points last Thursday on the Steelers, they did fumble the rock twice(losing none) and Matt Hasselbeck did throw one interception. The Titans now have eleven turnovers in six games this year as well as the 23rd ranked offense in terms of points per game(19.0). The Titans don’t scare any defenses out there, they have only scored more than 14 points in just two ball games this year. Matt Hasselbeck and his 74.1 passer rating will be starting in week seven as Jake Locker remains out with a shoulder injury.

The Bills’ defense has been inconsistent but with Atlanta, Philly, Miami and Denver on their bye week the Bills are a solid choice to stream. Buffalo’s defense ranks 10th in the league in sacks, 14th in interceptions, 3rd in forced fumbles and 6th in fumble recoveries. All signs point to a solid Buffalo performance in week seven.

Streaming Defenses- Week 5

The Minnesota Vikings are 3-1 and their defense is a big reason why they are atop the NFC North.

Analysis: The Vikings have a week five matchup at home against the 1-3 Titans. The Vikes’ defense ranks 9th in total defense, 7th in points per game, 7th in sacks and 5th in fumble recoveries. They are only owned in about ten percent of leagues thus making them the most underrated D in fantasy football. They have absolutely dominated the Niners and Lions in consecutive weeks and now take on the lowly Titans.

On the other side of the ball you have the Titan offense which ranks 23rd in total offense, 23rd in points per game and is second to last in the NFL with a minus 6 turnover margin. Jake Locker is banged up at the moment so it appears Matt Hasselbeck will be the starter come this Sunday. Hasselbeck threw two picks in week four in relief of Jake Locker.

Minnesota is on a roll right now and should make life miserable for the Titan offense in week five. Keep in mind that the Viking D just may be a long term fantasy defense with games against Arizona, Seattle and Tampa in the near future.

NFL- Fantasy Value Up

Major moves with the Vikings and Titans have made their impact felt on the fantasy world.

Analysis: With Donovan McNabb coming to Minnesota and wide out Sidney Rice leaving, Percy Harvin’s fantasy value has risen considerably. Harvin now becomes the Vikes’ go-to-guy and a borderline WR2/WR3 in standard and PPR leagues. Harvin’s ADP in mock drafts has been in the 65-70 range but now you should not hesitate to pick up the burner before Michael Crabtree at pick sixty. If Percy can stay healthy he may be looking at his first 1,000 yard season.

As Matt Hasselbeck signed with the Titans no man on the squad could more happy with the move than Kenny Britt. Obviously Britt may be disciplined for his arrest during the lockout but it is unlikely that he will and if he isn’t his fantasy value just got a huge boost. Britt caught nine touchdowns in just twelve games last year and while he isn’t a PPR league beast his standard league numbers will be more than solid. Expect double digit touchdowns and around 1,000 yards from Britt in 2011. He is certainly one of the biggest winners in these first few post lockout days.