We head into Week 15 in the NFL with only a few more big slates in the 2019 season. Three to be exact. So that’s three chances at the Milly Maker on DraftKings and D/ST is a very important position when crafting the winning lineup. Usually the thought is to pay down at D/ST, so this is the perfect article to highlight some cheap defenses. Let’s get into the best options under $3K on DK.
Detroit Lions ($2,300)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense has been scary lately. Like really scary. The Bucs have scored at least 28 points in each of their past three games, all wins. Jameis Winston is putting up stupid fantasy stats. He’s also still turning the ball over. Winston has thrown at least two INTs in six of his past eight appearances. So chances are the Lions get a few turnovers, which means a chance at a pick-6. At this low price, that’s really all it would take for the Lions to return value as long as they don’t get torched for 40+ points.
Chicago Bears ($2,400)
I actually really like the Bears D/ST this week, as many experts will also tell you. The Packers offense has been erratic and hasn’t gotten much traction this season. They do a good job running the ball, but they can’t protect Aaron Rodgers and outside of Davante Adams, have few weapons in the passing game. The game is also at Lambeau Field in December and Sunday is projected to be around 14 degrees Fahrenheit. This could be a real defensive struggle of a game, the Bears are cheap and should go low-owned.
Denver Broncos ($2,000)
If you wanna get super crazy, go with the Broncos on the road against the Chiefs. Patrick Mahomes is dealing with a hand injury, though he’s going to play and coach Andy Reid claims the QB is “OK.” I don’t completely buy that. Mahomes is really banged up this season and hasn’t been all that impressive this season. Denver has forced seven turnovers in the past three games and have six sacks in the past two. They looked dominant on the road vs. the Texans, so getting an above-average defense at this price is favorable. If you thought the Bears D/ST will be low-owned, just wait till you see the ownership on the Broncos D/ST.