This article is part of our Streaming Defenses series.Before we get to the meat and potatoes for the few leagues still going in Week 17, allow me to take a brief victory lap for an impressive performance with recommendations in championship week.
The five defenses I wrote up last week included the four highest scoring units that met our qualification (sub-60 percent ownership on Yahoo), with the Redskins, Bears, Cardinals and Panthers each scoring at least 14 fantasy points to finish among the top eight overall at the position. I still didn't quite meet my objective of landing all five teams in the top half of scoring, as the Lions (my No. 5 recommendation) tied for 20th with five fantasy points.
I did write last Tuesday that Week 16 likely would be fruitful for defense streaming, and while I wish I could say the same thing this time around, reality points in a far different direction. The top matchups largely belong to teams that already are widely owned, leaving us with only three streaming options I have any comf
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