Week 18 Streaming DSTs


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Week 18 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.

Tennessee Titans (Ten, 42%) @ Hou

The Titans have 12 sacks in their last four games, including 4 last week against the Dolphins while holding them to just 3 points. Tennessee’s D has held their last four opponents under 20 points. They also have 7 INTs in their last four games. They’ve turned a corner since their Week 13 bye and now get one of the easiest matchups of the week. After hanging 30+ on the Jaguars and Chargers in back-to-back weeks, the Texans showed some signs of life…and then they faced a decent defense in San Francisco and barely registered a pulse with just 7 points.

Chicago Bears (Chi, 48%) @ Min

The Bears held the hapless Giants to just 3 points last week, racking up 4 sacks. They’ve been getting their sacks even without Khalil Mack, including notching 4 sacks against their Week 18 opponent the Vikings just a few weeks ago. They held Kirk Cousins and Co. to 17 points. Given all the turmoil in the land of Skol, including whether or not Cousins can make it off the COVID list for this game, Chicago’s D is primed to do some damage.

Washington Football Team (Was, 25%) @ NYG

It doesn’t seem to matter who the defense is as long as they’re playing the Giants. But despite their record, Washington’s D is still racking up sacks. Only Tampa Bay has held them sackless since Week Three. They sacked Dak Prescott 7 times in their two meetings and Jalen Hurts 3 times last week. Those are mobile QBs with good O-lines. The Giants do not have a good O-line. Nor can the Giants score points. They haven’t scored more than 10 points in any of their last three games and have been the #1 opponent for DSTs for the last eight weeks (and #7 for the season).

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.