Fantasy Football: Week Three Defense – Battle Of The Bad

week three defense

One of the best ways to maximize your weekly scoring is to stream defenses.  This strategy is simple – we aren’t as concerned about good defenses, so much as finding defenses that are playing terrible offenses.  Bad offenses are more likely to keep playing bad, because if they knew how to be good, they would already be good.  Because of this flawless logic, I will be pointing out the best week three defense you should stream.

If you read my article on playing the waiver wire game, you know that it is an essential part of winning your fantasy football league.  If you haven’t read it, what are you waiting for?  I just told you it’s an essential part of winning your fantasy football league!  Why do you hate winning?  It’s time to start using the waiver wire and what better way than with defensive streamers.

Green Bay DEF (52% owned)

If you have watched any Cincinnati Bengals football this season, I can only offer you my deepest sympathies.  It must have been terrible to go though.  It was bad enough for the team itself that they fired their offensive coordinator last week, which comes as a surprise to no one.  To date, The Cincinnati Bengals have given up the 4th most points to fantasy defenses two weeks into the season, but their offense looks much worse on film.  If the Green Bay defense is available, it should be your number one week three defense option.

Cleveland DEF (3% owned)

The Indianapolis Colts have literally run out of Luck.  Years of neglecting their team and doling our punishment to their franchise quarterback has put them in the position of having to start Jacoby Brissett at quarterback.  If you don’t know who Jacoby Brissett is, don’t feel bad about it.  Nobody should.  And the Indianapolis offense has been visibly impacted by this change at quarterback. They have given up the most points to fantasy defenses two weeks into the season.  The bad news is Cleveland isn’t much better.  So the question is, who do you think will be worse, Cleveland or Indianapolis.  A choice no man should have to make when determining a week three defense.

Indianapolis DEF (4% owned)

The Browns are going to Brown.  While Cleveland has given up the 2nd most points to fantasy defenses two weeks into the season, they have also had two of the toughest defensive match-ups to start the season.  So theoretically, Cleveland is better than Indianapolis. But that is like saying I’m the best looking guy at a truck stop.  It doesn’t mean I’m actually good looking.  And I’m not sure I like this play as a week three defense streaming option.

Bonus: Oakland DEF (41% owned)

Oakland is playing the Washington Redskins this week.  To date, the Washington Redskins have given up the 6th most points to fantasy defenses two weeks into the season.

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