In My Defense: Week #4 D/ST Streams
D/ST Streamers – Week #4
Here are a few D/ST options that have a strong chance of landing in the Top 10 this week. I won’t have a write-up for them, but double check your league to see if the Buffalo Bills D/ST is available. They are highly owned and have been dominant this year, so odds are they’re already rostered, but if they’re somehow available, they’re by far the best option this week.
Cincinnati Bengals – The Bengals are in Thursday night action against the Jacksonville Jaguars as a 7.5-point home favorite in a game with a modest Over/Under of 46. The Jaguars have given up the 3rd most points so far this year to D/STs, while the Bengals have been a surprising unit this year, ranking 9th overall on the season. 1st overall pick Trevor Lawrence has had a rough adjustment to the NFL, he’s tied for the league lead in interceptions with 7 and is only completing 54% of his passes. Jacksonville by far leads in the NFL in giveaways per game with 3 and is also surrendering almost 2 sacks per game. In addition to the splash plays the give up, they’re only averaging a little over 17 points per game, so they are a very strong unit to target this week and going forward for DST streamers. Not only is the match-up juicy, but the Bengals’ defense has been a strong unit this season, ranking 6th in the NFL in points allowed 11th in takeaways, and 4th in sacks.
Miami Dolphins – In a game that should be a low scoring affair, the Dolphins host the Indianapolis Colts this week in a game tied for the lowest Over/Under on the slate (42). Indianapolis has been a struggling offense this season, averaging 318 yards per game, 21st in the NFL, and only 18.7 points per game, 24th in the NFL. Indy has done a decent job protecting the football, only giving up one turnover per game, but Carson Wentz has gotten sacked about 3 times each game, and with All-Pro Guard Quentin Nelson missing time, the Miami front-line should be able to generate some pressure. Miami ranks towards the middle of the league in takeaways, sacks and points allowed, but they’ve taken on two offensive juggernauts the last two weeks in Buffalo and Las Vegas. This week’s task against a struggling Indianapolis offense should be much easier and see more success for the Miami DST.
Green Bay Packers – While the Green Bay defense hasn’t been the strongest unit this season, mostly skewed by an abysmal week 1 against New Orleans, the Pittsburgh Steelers offense looks even worse this year. Big Ben looks like the end is near. The offense ranks near the bottom in the NFL, averaging only 16.7 points per game, and Ben has averaged an INT per game this year. The offensive line can’t block in the running or passing game. The Packers are 7-point home favorites which typically favors the defense, so I expect the Green Bay DST to have a solid game this week.
I hope this article helped you and as always, stay true.
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