Week 10 was a solid slate for the streamers as we saw double-digit scoring from the Colts and Bucs. Our poster child from last week, Las Vegas, was quality as the Raiders created one turnover and notched a pair of sacks. This week sees a few of our favorite options of late hit the bye (Colts, Falcons, Patriots, and Saints). But have no fear; there are plenty of favorable units to plug and play.
NOTE: Check your wire for Kansas City, as they were on bye in Week 10. They are owned in 62% of Yahoo leagues but need to be owned in all of them. Some might be scared off by their upcoming battle with Philadelphia, but this is a top 5 NFL defense with a fantasy playoff schedule that includes @ Patriots and home vs. Raiders.
I just saw the Taylor Swift movie for the second time this weekend. It’s made me realize that I was born to be a backup dancer, not a fantasy defense evaluator. But until I get my big break with Mrs. Kelce, I’ve got this week's hottest DST adds.
Looking For a One Hit Wonder
Miami Dolphins (MIA, 38%) – Coming off their bye week, Miami welcomes the Raiders to South Beach. The Dolphins are getting healthy on defense, and their elite corner pairing will lead to QBs holding the ball longer, which means more sacks, fumbles, and fantasy points. Miami is locked in at home. They’ve allowed just 15.5 points on average at Hard Rock Stadium. Vegas is a top-10 offense in points allowed to opposing D/STs. Rookie QB on the road vs a team coming off a bye – yea, sign me up.
Playing the Hits, Everyone Can Dance To
Detroit Lions (DET, 30%) – It doesn’t matter who is under center for the Bears; this matchup is phenomenal. We always target Detroit at home, and this week is no different. We'll either see Justin Fields returning from injury or Tyson Bagent on the road, different names, same story. Chicago gives up the second most fantasy points to opposing defenses. This has the potential for major points with sacks and turnovers. If you need a D/ST this week, put a claim in for Dan Campbell’s crew.
Deep Tracks Only True Fans Appreciate
Washington Commanders (WAS, 21%) – This feels dirty. The Commanders aren’t good, but then you look at the opponent. The Tommy DeVito-led New York Giants. My God. This is simple. DeVito isn’t an NFL QB. Honestly, he wouldn’t start for most teams in the AP Top 25, but here we are. DeVito threw for 86 yards on Sunday, most of which came in garbage time against Dallas backups. He took five sacks and threw a pick. Washington can duplicate those numbers. If they can’t, fire everyone.
Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX, 20%) – After failing miserably when trying to step up in competition, the Jags host the Tennessee Titans’ hapless offense. Speaking of regressing, Will Levis looked awful a week ago. He’s a rookie, and we can’t forget that. Week 10 saw Levis get sacked four times and throw a pick while scoring just six points. Give me the Jaguars bouncing back at home vs their division rival.
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Cowboys $4100 @ Carolina – We always say we don’t want to pay the premium, but sometimes it’s worth it. Last week, Dallas was priced up and gave us only 8 DK points. It’s not worth the price penalty to reach this high. Let’s find value elsewhere.
Bills $4000 vs. Jets – This is a trap game. Yes, the Jets stink. But so does the Bills’ defense. Don’t get sucked into this play. Buffalo can’t generate enough pressure or turnovers to pay off.
Commanders $3600 vs. Giants – Tommy DeVito lives at home with his parents. He should stay there instead of showing up at FedEx Field. I’m feeling this one.
Jets $2600 @ Bills – People won’t play this because they are scared of the Bills offense. I’m not. Josh Allen is a mess. This offense has regressed like Marty McFly in the DeLorean.
Raiders $2500 @ Dolphins – Another play nobody will click. Two of the last three Dolphins opponents have scored double-digit fantasy points, and four of the last six have as well. The Raiders can get after the QB, if nothing else.