Week 17 Streaming DSTs


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Week 17 Streaming DSTs

Welcome to Week 17! Last week, two of our streamers hit in the top-5. Let’s close out the season with some of my favorite streamers this week. As always, we’re looking for 50% rostered or less in Yahoo! Leagues.

Washington Football Team (Was, 41%) @ Phi

It doesn’t seem to matter who their QB is, this defense comes to play every week. Washington finished in the top-5 last week, as they racked up another 4 sacks (and an INT and FR) while allowing just 14 points. They now have 48 sacks on the season and have allowed fewer than 20 points nine times. They’ll close their season out with the most-sacked team in the NFL. The pedestrian Dallas defense just sacked Jalen Hurts 3 times (he’s been sacked 9 times in two games) and allowed just 17 points. This game is also supposed to be cold and rainy, a recipe for turnovers.

New England Patriots (NE, 45%) vs. NYJ

Look, it’s been exciting watching the Jets stun the opposition two weeks in a row, and we’re not saying they can’t win again this week. This is just a reminder that the Jets still managed just 23 points on offense and needed a lot of luck two weeks in a row to even do that. It’s rare the Jets cross the 20-point margin, and it’s rare that Bill Belichick’s defense gives up back-breaking points (unless you’re the AFC East champion Bills). The Patriots are also snagging more than an INT per game, and are less likely to be fooled by the trick plays the Jets embarrassed Cleveland with. Despite their two-game win streak, the Jets are still a great target for D streamers, and despite their blowout loss to Josh Allen, the Patriots are still loaded with playmakers and coached by a defensive genius.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB, 50%) vs. Atl

The Bucs balled out for us last week, allowing just 7 points and getting 4 sacks, an INT, and a fumble recovery against Detroit. After a late-season lull, they seemed to have found their mojo again. Tampa Bay now has 13 sacks in its last three games, including 3 against their Week 17 opponent: Atlanta. As mentioned last week, Tampa’s D is just average in points allowed (though only the Drew Brees-led Saints have scored more than 27 points against them), but they’re an elite unit when it comes to big plays.

Justin has been holding down the IDP fort for John Hansen and the crew since 2015. In addition to projections and articles, he also hosts an all-IDP podcast called “The IDP Corner,” where he is joined by his fellow FantasyPoints IDP contributor Thomas Simons, along with other special guests.