There were some concerns around the Vikings, Broncos, Chargers, and Giants with positive player tests. All four teams have had no positives heading into Saturday evening, which puts them on track to play as scheduled.
Week 7 was good for playing your D/ST against Drew Lock, Andy Dalton, Sam Darnold, Cam Newton and Nick Foles, as each D/ST hit or topped 14 fantasy points against them.
This week we can take advantage of some poor quarterbacks, as Daniel Jones faces the Buccaneers, Sam Darnold faces the Chiefs, Dalton, if he can clear concussion protocol, faces the Eagles, Lock faces the Chargers, and Foles gets the Saints.
Your D/ST doesn’t have to be great, it just needs to face bad quarterbacks.
The Saints can’t seem to stop the deep pass, but they do have a stout defensive front and the Bears offensive line looked bad last week. If Foles is forced to do more than his line can handle, he’s going to turn the ball over, especially if the Saints can get a lead.
The Packers defense hasn’t done much to write home about, but they face a Vikings team that can’t get out of its own way. With one of the worst offensive lines in the league, the Vikings will have trouble if the Packers and Aaron Rodgers can get a lead and get the Vikings in pass-first mode.
D/ST rankings for Week 3
|1||Denver Broncos||vs NYJ|
|2||Pittsburgh Steelers||vs CIN|
|3||Carolina Panthers||@ HOU|
|4||Arizona Cardinals||@ JAC|
|5||Baltimore Ravens||@ DET|
|6||New England Patriots||vs NO|
|7||Cleveland Browns||vs CHI|
|8||Buffalo Bills||vs WAS|
|9||New York Giants||vs ATL|
|10||Tennessee Titans||vs IND|
|11||Las Vegas Raiders||vs MIA|
|12||New Orleans Saints||@ NE|
|13||Chicago Bears||@ CLE|
|14||Washington Football Team||@ BUF|
|15||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||@ LAR|
|16||Dallas Cowboys||vs PHI|
|17||Green Bay Packers||@ SF|
|18||Kansas City Chiefs||vs LAC|
|19||Atlanta Falcons||@ NYG|
|20||Miami Dolphins||@ LV|
|21||San Francisco 49ers||vs GB|
|22||Los Angeles Rams||vs TB|
|23||Cincinnati Bengals||@ PIT|
|24||Indianapolis Colts||@ TEN|
|25||Seattle Seahawks||@ MIN|
|26||New York Jets||@ DEN|
|27||Philadelphia Eagles||@ DAL|
|28||Minnesota Vikings||vs SEA|
|29||Los Angeles Chargers||@ KC|
|30||Jacksonville Jaguars||vs ARI|
|31||Houston Texans||vs CAR|
|32||Detroit Lions||vs BAL|