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 had another great week hitting on 2 of our 3 defenses. If you played the Packers or the Dolphins then you were in great shape this weekend. If you went with our third option, the Bucs, then I’m sorry, they let us down.
Play of the Week:
Jets (@ DEN): The Jets get to take on one of the worst offenses in the league and the revolving door at QB. The Dolphins had their way last week against the Broncos and we will see if we can continue to ride that wave.
Browns (v. GB): The Browns defense has actually been better than most think this season. I really like the Browns playing at home against Brett Hundley and a struggling offense.
Bills (v. IND) or Colts (v. BUF): The Bills get to host Jacoby Brissett and a struggling Colts offense. It could be turned around the other way as well if Tyrod Taylor does not play and Nathan Peterman takes over at QB.
Watch and see if Matt Stafford is out against the Bucs cause that would be my #1 play.
Revisiting Last Week:
Packers (v. TB): The Packers were the third best this defense in the league this week. They scored 15 fantasy points after recovering a fumble, scoring a touchdown an sacking Winston 7 times.
Dolphins (v. Den): The Dolphins were the best defense of the week. I chose to go this route on my DFS team this week and I was rewarded nicely. The Dolphins only allowed the Broncos to score 3 points, had 3 INTs, 3 sacks, and scored a touchdown on the way to 25 fantasy points.
Bucs (@ GB): The Bucs were the let down this week. They didn’t do much for us besides 1 INT and a sack.
Pipe Dream: (Team we wish we picked up)
We hit the best team with the Dolphins!
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
- Week 7: Cowboys D v. SF= 15 Points
- Week 8: Browns D v. Min= 4 Points
- Week 9: 49ers D v. Ari= 4 Points
- Week 10: Pats D v. Den= 14 Points
- Week 11: Chargers D v. BUF= 25 Points
- Week 12: Redskins D v. NYG= 13 Points
- Week 13: Packers D v. TB= 15 Points
- Total = 159 Points
Our 159 points total would make our “Chasing Defense” teams rank as the #2 defense in the league. Which means that we finished the regular season as the #2 defense in the league, just 3 points behind the Jaguars.
We will continue into the playoffs and see how we finish!