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 defenses on a weekly basis.
Streaming Defenses Option #1: Washington Weirdos Defense (44% rostered) @ New York Giants
If there is one thing we have made clear here at Football Absurdity, it is that the NFC East is a joke. It is always a good idea to start a defense that is playing a team in the NFC East. Especially if the team they are playing is a New York Giants team that has given up the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing defenses. The Giants are not a good football team. They’ve given up the third-most turnovers, the sixth-most sacks, and score the third-fewest points per game. You should definitely start Washington if you need a defense to stream.
Streaming Defenses Option #2: Tennessee Titans Defense (41% rostered) @ Chicago Bears
As our loyal readers already know, I am a fan of the Chicago Bears. So when I tell you that you should start the Tennessee Titans against the Bears, I am trying to turn my torment into your treasure. The Chicago Bears are really bad at offense. They score the fifth-fewest points per game of any team in football. They have the fourth-fewest drives that end in scoring. Honestly, I thought these numbers would be even lower until I remembered the Jets and NFC East exist. The Bears are tenth in sacks allowed. Perhaps most telling of all, four of the five starters on the offensive line are out. On top of that, they have two back-up linemen in Covid quarantine. An already bad offensive line just became laughable. You saw what Aaron Donald did to that line. What do you think Jadaveon Clowney is going to do to them? Even though I have to watch the Bears crush my hopes in real-time, I will take solace in knowing that the Titans helped you win your pretend football game. Remember to start the Titans.
Streaming Defenses Option #3: Green Bay Packers Defense (25% rostered) @ San Francisco 49ers
While San Francisco is theoretically a good offense, I’m not sure how much they can be trusted with half of their roster dead. Jimmy Garrapolo? Dead. Deebo Samuel? Dead. George Kittle? Really dead. The 49ers are starting a dude named JaMycal Hasty at running back. I dare you to pretend you knew who that was a month ago! Moreover, the 49ers have allowed the eighth-most sacks in football and are eighth in turnovers. While the Packers aren’t really good at getting sacks and turnovers, considering the Packers starters on defense are playing the 49ers third-stringers on offense, it should be a more even playing field. Start the Green Bay Packers.