If you have been coasting on the New England defense, last week and this week are tough on your fantasy team. There aren’t many safe streaming options with six teams on bye this week, but D/ST is a fickle position for everyone, so a little forethought might get you through.
D/ST Ranking Tiers
The Ravens haven’t been a great defense this year, but getting Jimmy Smith back will help their pass defense immensely, and against the Bengals, that’s a good thing, as they need to throw the ball due to deficits. Ryan Finley will also get his first start and should be in line for a turnover or three.
I am high on the Steelers at home against Jared Goff and his trouble with pressure. I can already see moving them up the rankings for the update.
Detroit is a lousy defense, but Mitch Trubisky isn’t a good quarterback, so there is some hope for turnovers, especially if the Lions can get up and force Trubisky to throw.
The Jets defense has been awful of late, but they do face Daniel Jones, who has been a turnover machine this season.
The Ravens are a waiver wire pickup this week so that we can consider them a streamer at No. 1 overall in the rankings. The Colts are in a similar boat as they host Fitzpatrick and the Dolphins. The Giants come in as my third best streamer, as they take on Sam Darnold, but they are, of course, a risky proposition.
Defense/Special Teams Rankings, Week 10
|1||Baltimore Ravens||@ CIN|
|2||Los Angeles Rams||@ PIT|
|3||Indianapolis Colts||vs MIA|
|4||Buffalo Bills||@ CLE|
|5||San Francisco 49ers||vs SEA|
|6||New Orleans Saints||vs ATL|
|7||Pittsburgh Steelers||vs LAR|
|8||New York Giants||@ NYJ|
|9||Cleveland Browns||vs BUF|
|10||Minnesota Vikings||@ DAL|
|11||Detroit Lions||@ CHI|
|12||Chicago Bears||vs DET|
|13||Green Bay Packers||vs CAR|
|14||Dallas Cowboys||vs MIN|
|15||New York Jets||vs NYG|
|16||Arizona Cardinals||@ TB|
|17||Carolina Panthers||@ GB|
|18||Kansas City Chiefs||@ TEN|
|19||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||vs ARI|
|20||Tennessee Titans||vs KC|
|21||Seattle Seahawks||@ SF|
|22||Oakland Raiders||vs LAC|
|23||Atlanta Falcons||@ NO|
|24||Miami Dolphins||@ IND|
|25||Los Angeles Chargers||@ OAK|
|26||Cincinnati Bengals||vs BAL|