In My Defense: Week #6 D/ST Streams
D/ST Streamers – Week #6
Below are three streaming options for the DST slot in Week #6, but before we go ahead, there’s a few DSTs that are highly owned in fantasy leagues, but you should double check your waiver wire to see if they’re somehow available.
Indianapolis Colts – Turning into a recurring theme, there’s decent odds that the DST going against the Texans is a safe bet to return value this season. Many experts pegged New England as the #1 option last week against the Texans, which made sense given the monster spread favoring New England and Bill Belichick’s history against rookie QBs. Unfortunately, the Patriots didn’t deliver as expected as an elite option, but even in a down week, the New England DST tied for 15th in Week 5. Giving up more points than many expected, New England still forced 3 sacks and a turnover in that game, stats Houston have come accustomed to surrendering to opponents. Over the last three games since Mills has taken over, Houston is giving up 2 turnovers and 3.3 sacks per game. On the other side of the contest this week, Indianapolis has done a nice job forcing these splash plays, ranking 5th, and 17th respectively in turnovers and sacks forced per game. Indianapolis is a monster 10-point home favorite in the game with the second lowest Over/Under of the week, which means you can expect, at worst, another top-15 finish from the Houston opponent.
Cincinnati Bengals – The Bengals travel to Detroit taking on the Lions who have been on the wrong end of some heart-breaking losses this season. Dan Campbell’s team has been competitive this season, but unable to finish games as they sit at 0-5. Over the last three weeks Detroit has been the 5th worst offense in the NFL generating yards per game, the 3rd worst in points per game, and ranks near the bottom in giveaways and sacks allowed per contest. Not only is Detroit a favorable matchup to target, but the Bengals’ defense has come alive of late, allowing the 5th fewest points per game the last three weeks and ranking above average in sacks and takeaways. The Bengals are a 3-point road favorite in a game with a moderate 47.5-point Over/Under, so Cincy should be a good bet to deliver a strong DST performance.
Minnesota Vikings – With byes hitting the schedule this week, options are starting to get more limited, so I’ll pick a team that might not be tops on people’s radar. The Vikings are only a 1-point favorite on the road so this should be a close contest, but they take on the Carolina Panthers who have cooled a bit, losing their last two games after starting 3-0. In the last three weeks the Vikings rank 3rd in the NFL with 3 sacks per game while Carolina is second worst, allowing 3.7 sacks each game. Additionally, Carolina has given away almost 2 turnovers in each of the last three contests, so expect the Vikings to cash in a few splash plays to generate some fantasy points for their DST. As of now, the status of star Running Back Christian McCaffrey is still up in the air, and if he were to sit another week, this would further hammer home the idea of the Minnesota DST being a top play this week.
I hope this article helped you and as always, stay true.