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 badly 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 every week.
Atlanta Falcons Defense (49% owned) @ New York Jets
I could pull up a bunch of stats to tell you why the Atlanta Falcons are absolutely the number one fantasy defense option to stream in week 13. Instead, I will use two words.: Timothy Boyle.
Los Angeles Chargers Defense (36% owned) @ New England Patriots
I know what you are thinking. Waleed, aren’t the Chargers bad? Yes. Yes, they are. You know what is worse? The New England Patriots. At least the Chargers defense has the sixth-most sacks in football. They can apply pressure. The Patriots, on the other hand, have the eighth-most turnovers, the second-fewest points scored per game, and the third-worst record in football. It is no surprise that the Patriots are allowing the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing defenses.
Los Angeles Rams Defense (22% owned) @ Cleveland Browns
If you are not able to get the Falcons or Chargers, the Rams are a decent consolation prize. Joe Flacco is no longer the elite quarterback he once was and the Browns are giving up the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing defenses. In the 6 games without Watson at quarterback this year, the Browns offense averages 2.6 sacks per game, 2.3 turnovers, and 17 points per game. The Rams should provide a solid floor based solely on the Browns’ ineptitude on offense.
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