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. With that in mind, please enjoy these week fifteen defenses for all your streaming needs. To qualify for this article, teams must have under 50% ownership on Yahoo!
Seattle DEF (47% owned) @ Carolina
Seattle is coming off a heartbreaking loss to the Rams in week fourteen. Despite the loss, Seattle still put up a top-ten fantasy performance against the Rams. Moreover, nothing will get you out of a slump than playing a Carolina Panthers team that has given up the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing defenses.
Kansas City DEF (37% owned) @ Denver
In week seven, Kansas City had a top-five defensive performance against the Broncos. I believe week fifteen will produce a similar outcome. While the match-up is not the most favorable for the Chiefs, I can’t help but feel like they are going to destroy Drew Lock. I have no numbers to back this up, this is a pure gut feeling.
New York Giants DEF (6% owned) @ Miami
I’m not sure how I feel about this match-up. On the one hand, the Giants are in the bottom third of the league when it comes to defense. On the other hand, the Miami Dolphins have given up the third-most fantasy points to opposing defenses. This is the one of the week fifteen defenses that is a hail mary to win your game.
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