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.
We have three really good matchups for you this week. Feel free to play any of these and expect a good return on your investment.
Play of the Week:
Lions (@ MIN): I know what happened last week to the Bucs defense against Case Keenam and the Vikings, but this is different. The Bucs has a ton of injuries, and the Lions are currently the #1 defense in Fantasy Football. They have created a turnover in every game, and beside that, we are still talking about CaseKennum! Start the Lions!
Others this Week:
Packers (v. CHI): It is a Thursday night battle in Green Bay against Mike Glennon. Seems like the perfect opportunity to roll the Packers defense out there. I even thought about making them the play of the week. So if needed, feel free to plug them in.
Titans (@ HOU): The Titans get to take on rookie QB DeShaun Watson. They will likely end up with a turnover as Watson has been prone to turn the ball over. Their rushing attack hasn’t looked the best either.
Revisiting Last Week:
Dolphins (@ NYJ): The Dolphins were our play of the week and they were only good for 4 points this week. They gave up 20 points, had 1 fumble recovery and 2 sacks. It is hard not to be disappointed by this result against the Jets.
Buccaneers (@ MIN): Wow, the Bucs got destroyed. I did not see this one coming. They gave up 34 points and had nothing else. They would have lost you a point if you would have used them.
Packers (v. CIN): The Packers turned out to be the best of our three choices by a point. They were able to get 5 fantasy points after allowing 24 points but getting 3 sacks and a fumble recovery.
Pipe Dream: (Team we wish we picked up)
Saints (v. CAR): Who would have thought the Saints would be our pipe dream this week. Yet, the Saints gave up only 13 points to Cam Newton who threw 3 INTs and was sacked 4 times. They would have given us 13 fantasy points!
We got to put our money where our mouth is, so here is how we have done so far this season!
- Week 1: Rams D vs. Colts= 27 points
- Week 2: Ravens D vs. Browns= 16 Points
- Week 3: Dolphins D vs. Jets= 4 Points
- Total = 47 Points
Our 47 points total would make our “Chasing Defense” teams rank as the #1 defense in the league. We will look for that number to improve this week!
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