Streaming Defenses- Week 14

Week thirteen is officially over and now it is time to take a look at the “team to stream” in week fourteen.

Analysis: For the third consecutive week we will stream against the New York Jets who will host the Oakland Raiders. Geno Smith is expected to start and he’s only managed to help the Jets score just 20 points in their last three games. Geno Smith’s passer rating is now down to 60.4 with 19 interceptions in twelve games. The Jets rank 30th in the NFL in yards, 31st in points per game and 32nd in turnover margin. There really isn’t much else to say about an offense void of weapons and led by a turnover machine named Geno.

The Raiders would have a good defense from a fantasy perspective if their offense could score a bit more and limit turnovers to make life easier. But as it stands now the Raiders rank 16th in sacks, 5th in fumble recoveries and 25th in interceptions. The Raiders D/ST is available in about 90% of fantasy leagues.

Another team of note is the New England defense at home against Cleveland. The Browns have 11 turnovers in their last three games and Brandon Weeden is sporting a 70.3 passer rating and completing just 52% of his passes. The New England D is available in 20% of fantasy leagues.

Streaming Defenses- Week 6

The New England Patriots have been playing solid defense this year while their offense gets all of the attention.

Analysis: The Patriot D isn’t a great unit but they are significantly more athletic this season. Expect New England to get an early lead on Seattle in week six and expect a solid performance from their defense in the process. Seattle won’t be able to keep up with the Patriots. The Seahawk offense ranks 27th in yards per game, 28th in points per game and 31st in passing yards per game. Simply put… Seattle will make offensive mistakes as Russell Wilson will try to keep up with the high powered Patriot offense which leads the NFL in points per game.

The Patriots don’t have crazy good numbers in the sack department or in interceptions but they do lead the NFL in fumbles forced and fumbles recovered. The unit may not be special but they have only had one down fantasy game this year to Baltimore. The defense is available in well over half of fantasy leagues and they are the choice to stream in week six.