This article is part of our Streaming Defenses series.With six teams on bye, last week's column featured four streaming recommendations instead of the usual five. The first three pick — Cincinnati (15 points), Buffalo (14), New Orleans (eight) — each finished tied for 11th or better in Yahoo! standard scoring among team defenses, while the fourth (Miami) was buried at No. 24 with only one fantasy point.
Week 9 brings us another shortened slate with only 26 teams in action, but the streaming options on waivers look quite a bit better, in part because some of the teams coming out of a bye week draw favorable matchups Sunday. The Cardinals, Rams and Titans were dropped in many leagues, with owners either unwilling or unable to roster them through a bye. We're thus back to five recommendations, though I'll admit to not having a ton of confidence in the fourth and fifth choices.
Note: These recommendations are limited to D/ST units with under 60 percent ownership on Yahoo! as of Tuesday morning.
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