Last week saw the Detroit Lions and the Denver Broncos come through for us with a solid streaming defense performance, but the Washington Commanders? Phew, let’s just say the demise of Justin Fields was short-lived. Moving on to Week 6, here are three teams to consider stream in your weekly matchup. As always, we’re looking 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 cannot assume they’re out there for everyone; we have to draw the proverbial line somewhere. Stay active and monitor the league home page; someone might drop a desirable defense after the waivers clear.
Opponent: vs. Seattle Seahawks
ESPN % Rostered: 21%
Yahoo % Rostered: 39%
Coming off their monster performance last week with three sacks, three turnovers, and a defensive touchdown, the Cincinnati Bengals now welcome the Seattle Seahawks to Paycor Stadium. The Bengals are top five in yards allowed after the catch and now face a Seahawks offense that is in the middle of the pack with just over 210 passing yards per game. Cincinnati has 6 sacks and 12 turnovers in their last three games. Seattle is averaging almost 2 sacks per game this season. One drawback is Seattle had the bye last week so they will be a little more rested and prepared.
Opponent: vs. Indianapolis Colts
ESPN % Rostered: 15%
Yahoo % Rostered: 16%
The last time these two teams faced off earlier in this divisional match-up, the Jacksonville Jaguars came away with an interception, two fumble recoveries, and four sacks in a double-digit fantasy performance. This time they will host the Indianapolis Colts at home, a team that will be without franchise quarterback Anthony Richardson, recently placed on Injured Reserve. Jacksonville has tallied at least one interception and one fumble recovery in four of their five games on the season for a total of 11 turnovers so far.
Las Vegas Raiders
Opponent: vs New England Patriots
ESPN % Rostered: 3%
Yahoo % Rostered: 5%
The Las Vegas Raiders did not jump off the page at me but the New England Patriots are in a free fall right now. By default, the Patriots “offense” turns otherwise middling opposing defenses into attractive weekly streaming candidates. Las Vegas is on a streak of averaging two interceptions and two sacks per game heading into this one and Mac Jones has been pulled early from the game twice in a row now. New England has now given up four sacks, six turnovers, and three defensive touchdowns in the last two games. They have now allowed double-digit fantasy points to opposing D/STs in four of their five games this year.
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