Week 9 was a solid bounceback week for our streamers, as all three finished in the top-10 in most leagues, including a big game from the Giants and two solid games from Washington and Houston. Let’s dive into this week’s streaming options. As always, we’re looking for under 50% rostered in Yahoo! Leagues.
Philadelphia Eagles (Phi, 46%) @ NYG
The Giants offense has been showing signs of life lately, but still haven’t topped 23 points more than once, and that was against the hologram that is the Dallas defense. And although Daniel Jones didn’t throw a pick in Week 9 (thanks to an overturned call), he’s still committed over 10 turnovers this season (including 8 INTs), and is getting sacked at an astronomical rate. This Giants O-line allowed 5 sacks last week, 6 the week before, and 3 the week before that against these Eagles and their dominant D-line. Philadelphia is fresh off their bye and have at least 3 sacks in five of their last six games.
New Orleans Saints (NO, 46%) vs. SF
I’m not even sure the unit that Kyle Shanahan is sending to New Orleans can be called the 49ers. Most of this team’s playmakers are sidelined, making them suddenly vulnerable to opposing and imposing defenses such as the Saints. This New Orleans D just stuck it to Tom Brady down in Tampa Bay. “3” was apparently wild, as the Saints gave up just 3 points and had 3 sacks and 3 INTs. Their pass rush has increased now that Marcus Davenport is healthy. This unit now has 8 sacks in their last two games, and is welcoming in Nick Mullens and crew as a 9 point home favorite.
Miami Dolphins (Mia, 31%) vs. LAC
Having two strong corners, a pass rush, and veteran safeties is the Bill Belichick blueprint that Brian Flores brought with him to Miami. Of course, last season there were major injuries to his secondary, and even this season started off that way. But ever since Byron Jones returned in Week 5 (to play opposite Xavien Howard), Miami’s D has been a top-10 unit. In those four games, this unit has 11 sacks, 5 INTs, 2 TDs (thanks in part to elite retuner Jakeem Grant), and 2 fumble recoveries and has bottled up both the Rams and Cardinals over the past two weeks. Justin Herbert has enjoyed some soft defenses lately, but he’ll have to outplay Jared Goff and Kyler Murray if he plans to break the hot streak the Dolphins D is on.
It’s a good week for streaming defenses, so if the above teams aren't available, consider Green Bay (36%) v. Jax and Minnesota (23%) @ Chi.