In My Defense: Week #3 D/ST Streamers
D/ST Streamers – Week #3
Here are my top D/ST steaming options for week #3. Good luck y’all.
Carolina Panthers – The 2-0 Panthers travel to Houston and take on the Texans who have already declared QB Tyrod Taylor inactive, and will be starting third round rookie QB Davis Mills. After coming in last week, Mills looked exactly how you would expect a third-round rookie to look – 44% completion rate with 102 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT, a QB rating of 58.1. You might argue having a full week of preparation will help the rookie, but this is the Thursday game this week so limited time to prepare. So far this year the Panthers have looked like a top-notch unit, leading the league in passing yards allowed, rushing yards allowed, and sacks per game. With Tyrod leading the way the Houston offense was very efficient, ranking near the top in the league in sacks allowed and giveaways, but I imagine that changes in a major this week with Mills behind center. Lastly, Carolina is an 8-point road favorite in a game with one of the lowest Over/Under’s of the week. It will be a major surprise if Carolina doesn’t finish near the top of the rankings at the end of this week.
Las Vegas Raiders – Unfortunately last week saw a slew of injuries at the QB position, including Tua Tagovailoa of the Miami Dolphins. Jacoby Brissett is expected to step in for Tua this week, and while Brissett is a veteran who’s been around a while at this point, he doesn’t offer much confidence under center. The Raiders defense has been surprisingly positive this season, averaging 2.5 sacks and 1.5 takeaways per game so far. They’ve taken on two perceived powerhouses in the Ravens and Steelers so far, walking away with a win in both games, and allowing an average of 22 points per game. Even with Tua under center, the Dolphins offense looked anemic ranking near the bottom of the league in every major offensive statistic. Vegas is a 4.5-point home favorite with only a 45-point Over/Under so expect big things from the Raider defense this week.
Tennessee Titans – This is a bit of a deeper cut here if you’re in a deeper league or if teams like to roster multiple defenses for some reason. The Titans’ defense hasn’t stopped a nosebleed yet this year, getting carved up by the Cardinals and Seahawks in back-to-back weeks. Luckily the Titans don’t have to face Kyler Murray or Russell Wilson this week, but rather back-up QB Jacob Eason as starter Carson Wentz deals with ankle injuries. Eason completed 40% of his passes last week for only 25 yards and an interception, an astounding QB rating of 16.7. To exemplify how terrible that is, a QB will receive a QB-rating of 39.6 if they took the ball and spiked it in the ground every single play, more than double Eason’s output. Even with Wentz the Colts were in the middle to below average range in offensive statistics, so I don’t expect a major explosion like the Titans have had to deal with their first two weeks. Tennessee is favored at home by 5.5 points with a 47.5-point Over/Under which typically bodes well for the defense.
I hope this article helped you and as always, stay true.