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 9

Week eight is in the books and now it’s time to take a look at the “team to stream” in week nine.

Analysis: This week we will take the Oakland defense at home against the Philadelphia Eagles. Nick Foles should get the start for the Eagles and he is still a big question mark. Foles struggled in his last start against the Cowboys. He was 11 for 29 passing and was sacked 3 times before leaving with the concussion. Despite Philly ranked 5th in the NFL in yards per game the Eagles are just 18th in points per game(22.0/game).

The Oakland defense has been a top ten fantasy defense in its last four games(PIT,KC,SD,WSH). The Raiders are 10th in the NFL in yards allowed per game, 12th in points per game against, 15th in sacks and 9th in fumble recoveries. The Raiders D/ST is available in 85-95% of fantasy leagues.

The Titans defense is another one to check out, they are at St. Louis in week nine. The Rams are 30th in yards per game and 23rd in points per game this year. The Rams also have a short week while the Titans have been resting on their bye. The Titans D/ST is available in 65-80% of fantasy leagues.

Streaming Defenses- Week 2

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.