The NFL wrapped up Week 5 and the fantasy football roster churn never ends. It’s time to consider your best options for Week 6, and for many of us, that means figuring out our streaming defense plan. The Bills, Bears, Colts, and Raiders are all sidelined, so at least two teams in each fantasy league will be on the lookout for a quality streaming option.
If you’re looking for team defense help, here are a few of the best options owned by less than 50 percent of fantasy owners in ESPN leagues.
San Francisco 49ers (36.6 percent) — @ Rams
The 49ers rolled through the Browns on Monday Night Football, getting two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and four sacks. Their worst performance was a seven point effort in Week 3 vs. the Steelers. The Rams offense could put up big points, but the 49ers front seven is fearsome and will continue rolling up sack totals. Turnover luck seems to be on their side, so there is some serious value to be had from this unit.
Pittsburgh Steelers (24.7 percent) — @ Chargers
The Steelers gave up a large point total to the Ravens in Week 6, but they made Lamar Jackson’s life rough all day long. The defense grabbed three interceptions and sacked him five times. That’s three straight double digit efforts from the Steelers defense as they prepare to face an incredibly shaky Chargers squad in Week 6.
Denver Broncos (19.8 percent) — vs. Titans
The Broncos finally broke through with a win, and Vic Fangio’s defense had its best performance to date. They were held sackless, but they managed two interceptions and a blocked field goal while holding the Chargers to six offensive points. They face a Titans offense that has struggled to find consistency against quality defenses.
Green Bay Packers (35.8 percent) — vs. Lions
The Packers gave up late points to the Cowboys in Week 5, but otherwise were harassing Dak Prescott most of the day. The Packers finished with three sacks and three interceptions, and play host to the Lions in Week 6. Matthew Stafford is playing well, but you make this your streaming choice if you think the Packers will get sacks and picks against the Lions QB.