The Defensive Line – Week 11 D/ST Streaming

Michael James (@MikeoftheFF) analyzes the Week 11 streaming D/ST situation for @TheQBList

Welcome to Week 11!  Last week the Chicago Bears and the Las Vegas Raiders got the job done for us while the Seattle Seahawks also put up some good stats in the D/ST stat box. Unfortunately, they also allowed a decent chunk of yards.  This week has a lot of good matchups that favor Top 10 defenses that are already overwhelmingly rostered. While we have some decent options, they’ll go off the wire fast, so make sure to stay alert.  Let’s look at a few of our streaming options this week as we look for teams that are rostered in around 50 percent of leagues or lower.

Please note: there’s a decent chance that better teams above this 50 percent threshold are out there in your league, but we can’t assume they’re out there for everyone. We have to draw the proverbial line somewhere, so stay active and monitor the league home page; someone might drop a desirable defense after waivers clear.


Washington Commanders

Opponent: vs. New York Giants

ESPN % Rostered: 20%

Yahoo % Rostered: 24%


Let’s not make this complicated. We’re taking the D/ST opposing a division rival that has surrendered double-digit points to opposing fantasy defenses for three straight weeks. The Washington Commanders gave up Montez Sweat and Chase Young, but the New York Giants are giving up more than double the average of fantasy points given up by all NFL teams this season.  The two Giants quarterbacks on the roster who are not on IR are Tommy DeVito and Matt Barkley.  They’re averaging giving up an average of 5.25 sacks over their last four games.  In their last meeting at New York, the Commanders scored just under 10 fantasy points.  Washington has forced eight turnovers in their last five games while DeVito has thrown three interceptions in his last two contests.


Jacksonville Jaguars

Opponent: vs. Tennessee Titans

ESPN % Rostered: 23%

Yahoo % Rostered: 21%


The Jacksonville Jaguars are hosting their division rivals, the Tennessee Titans, in Week 11. The Titans will once again start Will Levis at quarterback, who followed up his amazing starting debut with two games in which he had 0 TD, 1 INT, and 4 sacks in each, with a sub-35 QBR. Before their humbling last week at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers, the Jaguars had 11 interceptions through 8 weeks, as well as 7 fumble recoveries. They’re tied for first in turnovers on the season while ranking in the Top 5 in drives ending in turnovers.  Jacksonville is a blitz-heavy defense that is top 10 in QB hurry rate, and they rank in the Top 10 in rushing yards allowed per attempt, as well. Look for Jacksonville to pressure Levis often on dropbacks to force rookie mistakes.



Detroit Lions

Opponent: vs. Chicago Bears

ESPN % Rostered: 24%

Yahoo % Rostered: 32%


The Chicago Bears have been generous to opposing D/STs, averaging just shy of double-digit fantasy points over their last three games. In that span, they’ve turned the ball over seven times. The Detroit Lions are coming back home from a road shootout and look to continue their streak of generating at least one turnover per game (they’re currently at seven).  At the time of writing, the Bears have only commented that they like QB Justin Fields’ progress but are not ready to declare him good to start this week. If he does get the nod, Chicago will be starting a quarterback who has the second-highest sack rate per dropback in the league. Otherwise, it will be another start for backup rookie QB Tyson Bagent. Detroit has amassed the second most quarterback hurries in the NFL this season, so regardless of who’s under center, the Lions should feast on the Bears.



Holding Pattern: 

These teams have a couple of games that look worth streaming and holding on to this week:

Miami Dolphins (E:50% Y!:42%) – vs. Las Vegas Raiders, @New York Jets

Minnesota Vikings (E: 24% Y!:18%) –  @Denver Broncos, vs. Chicago Bears




If you see something I don’t leave a comment or hit me up with feedback @MikeoftheFF on Twitter!



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