We have four good defenses going this weekend, but only one that has proven it can consistently be great. But, as we know, D/STs are fickle beasts in fantasy. Much depends on getting a lead and forcing teams out of their game plan. The odds point to the home team favorites being in the best position to do just that.
San Francisco 49ers ($2,900) vs. Packers
The Packers stepped up last week and put up 28 points against the visiting Seahawks. We can look at the matchup between these two in Week 12 and feel confident about the 49ers defense, but the playoffs are a different game all together, as we’ve seen so far with plenty of big upsets. But, the good news for the 49ers is that they are getting healthier on defense and played one of their best games of the year last week against the Vikings. They ended up sacking Kirk Cousins six times, picking him off once and recovering a fumble. It’s a tough ask to intercept Rodgers, but this 49ers defensive line can disrupt the best of quarterbacks.
Kansas City Chiefs ($3,100) vs. Titans
Kansas City has a weak run defense and Derrick Henry is going to do damage, but, will he do enough damage to keep up with the Chiefs scoring? If not, Ryan Tannehill will be asked to win the game against a strong secondary. I prefer the 49ers this weekend, as they are slightly cheaper and have proven they can stop Rodgers and company, but the Chiefs still have good upside as big favorites at home.