Week 17 Streaming DSTs


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Week 17 Streaming DSTs

If you are one of those hooligans who streams defenses each week, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll be looking for 50% rostered or less in Yahoo! Leagues.

Chicago Bears (Chi, 16%) vs. NYG

While this Chicago D hasn’t had many great fantasy weeks, they are 5th in sacks (42) and 8th in yards allowed. They’ve had a pretty tough schedule so far, but it doesn’t get any easier than this week. The Giants have produced five top-5 DSTs in their last seven games, and only have three games where the opposing DST didn’t finish in the top half of the league. They’ve scored 10 points or fewer in four of their last six games and scored more than 20 points just once in their last eight games (and that “once” was just 21). They also have 12 turnovers in their last six games. Chicago is a 6-point home favorite.

Pittsburgh Steelers (Pit, 41%) vs. Cle

The Browns offense has crumbled since Week Nine. Before that, they were a bad matchup for DSTs but since then, they’ve allowed four top-10 finishes in their last six games. During that stretch, they’ve scored fewer than 20 points five times and have allowed 3 or more sacks three times. Did someone say sacks? T.J. Watt and this Steelers D are 4th in sacks (43).

Seattle Seahawks (Sea, 49%) vs. Det

This is your “bend, don’t break” option. Seattle’s offense continues to put their defense in bind after bind. No defense has had to to play more snaps partly due to their offense not being able to stay on the field. But while that has led to allowing the second-most YPG (385.5), they’re just 12th in PPG allowed (20.4). They’ve also recently found their sack formula, posting 10 sacks in their last three games. Detroit is still a good matchup, but they’re not quite the pushover they were earlier this season. After scoring fewer than 20 points in every game since Week Two, the Lions hung 29 on Minnesota in Week 13 and 30 on Arizona in Week 15. That said, these are the 2-12-1 Lions and they haven’t won a road game yet. Seattle is a 6.5 home favorite with Detroit expected to score 18 points.

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.