by Chris Foster
This is a weekly column that looks at the best defenses to chase throughout each week of the season. The goal is to give you a few defenses that should be available in your league that will give you an advantage at the defensive position each week.
Redskins (vs. Vikings): The Vikings are on a 3 game losing streak and have struggled offensively during that time. They have given up 13 sacks in those 3 games and are only averaging 12 points a game during the losing streak. The Redskins are giving up less than 20 points in their last 4 games, so I like that combination a lot. In a week where there are not many great matchups, I think we can take advantage of this one! The Skins are available in 97% of leagues!
If you can’t get the Skins this week in your league, there are not a ton of other options that I love. Other possibilities are Jaguars v. Texans, 49ers at Cardinals, or Bears v. Bucs.
Revisiting Last Week:
Dolphins (v. Jets): Dolphins were our #1 play this past week and they paid off for us in a big way! The Dolphins gave up 23 points to the Jets, but managed to grab 2 interceptions, 3 sacks, and 2 touchdowns! It was good enough for a season-high 13 points.
Lions (@Vikings): The Lions gave up 16 points and had 2 sacks on Sunday. That’s it. That’s basically all they got done. It was good enough for about 5 fantasy points if you had to use them over the Dolphins.
Pipe Dream: (Team we wish we picked up)
We hit it this week. The Dolphins were as good as it gets. The only team that had more points than the Dolphins were the Chargers, but they were owned in over 20% of the league coming into the week.
We got to put our money where our mouth is, so here is how we have done so far this season!
- Week 1: 49ers D vs. Rams = 14 points
- Week 2: Ravens D vs. Browns = 10 points
- Week 3: Dolphins D vs. Browns= 3 points
- Week 4: Titans D vs. Texans= 5 points
- Week 5: Dolphins D vs. Titans= 7 points
- Week 6: Lions D vs. Rams= 2 points
- Week 7: Dolphins D vs. Bills= 6 points
- Week 8: Cowboys D vs. Eagles= 7 points
- Week 9: Dolphins D vs. Jets= 13 points
Total = 67 Points
Our 67 points total would make our “Chasing Defense” teams rank as the 8th best defense in the league. We will look for that number to improve this week!
As always, if you have any questions feel free to contact us @No_HuddleFFB on twitter!