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.
Last week there were several good defenses that hit it big that were available. We hit on a few of them, and this week provides us with another great opportunity.
Play of the Week:
Cowboys (@SF): The Cowboys will get a shot at rookie QB this week. They have struggled some but I think this matchup coming off of a bye will be beneficial to them.
Others this Week:
Saints (@GB): This sounds like the worst combination of all time. The Saints! At Green Bay! With a backup QB and the red-hot Saints defense, I am willing to take my chances here.
Dolphins (V. NYJ): The Dolphins are coming off of a big win in Atlanta in which their defense looked really good. They get a team that isn’t as good as Atlanta this week at home.
Revisiting Last Week:
Redskins (v. SF): The Skins started off tough against the Niners and eventually flushed starter Brian Hoyer out of the game. The rookie CJ Beathard came in and did a good job of managing the game. Th Skins finished with 1 INT and 3 sacks for a total of 5 points.
Falcons (v. MIA): Yikes, who would have thought Miami would have been able to do what they did in Atlanta after the Falcons came off a bye week. This one was the worst of the week. I apologize if you played them. They gave up 20 points and grabbed 1 INT for 2 points on the week.
Bucs (@ ARI): The Bucs gave up 38 points in a blowout but managed to score a touchdown and get 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery, and 2 sacks. That would have netted you about 9 points.
Pipe Dream: (Team we wish we picked up)
Saints (v. DET): We should have tuned in to the fact that Staffords mobility could play into the Saints favor, but with the highest over/under of the week I would have never thought the Saints defense would yield 32 points on the week! They managed 3 touchdowns, 3 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries, and 5 sacks!
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
- Week 4: Lions D @ Min= 11 points
- Week 5: Bears D v. Min= 6 Points
- Week 6: Skins D v. SF= 5 Points
- Total = 69 Points
Our 69 points total would make our “Chasing Defense” teams rank as the #3 defense in the league. We will look for that number to improve this week!
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