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?
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 streaming options on a weekly basis.
Cincinnati DEF (26% owned)
What if I told you there was a defense available this week that was playing a quarterback who was so bad, the Houston Texans gave the Cleveland Browns a second round draft pick just to get rid of him? Well, my friend, you are in luck. The Cincinnati Bengals are playing a Denver Broncos team led by Brock Osweiler, and coincidentally has given up the most fantasy points to opposing defenses. I know what you are thinking. What if the Broncos smarten up and decide to start Paxton Lynch instead? I still don’t see a problem. The Bengals are my number one week eleven defense for streaming.
New Orleans DEF (50% owned)
Last week, I told you that the New Orleans Saints are a must-own defense. Yet they are still available in 50% of leagues. Normally, I would yell at you for dropping the ball on this, but I get it. The New Orleans Saints having a good defense just sounds like a lie. But I promise it is the truth. You should own them. Especially this week, when they are facing a Washington defense that has given up the 10th most fantasy points to defenses in standard scoring leagues.
Arizona DEF (48% owned)
Arizona is an interesting matchup. They are playing a Houston Texans team that has given up the 4th most fantasy points to defenses in standard scoring leagues. What really makes this interesting to me is that they were giving up points when Deshaun Watson was their quarterback. I doubt Tom Savage is going to make them better. He is the least popular Savage brother.