Streaming Defenses: Week 2 Options
Streaming Defenses: Week 2 Options

This article is part of our Streaming Defenses series.

The streaming strategy got off to a nice start Week 1, with two of our top three picks — the Seahawks and Jets — reaching double-digit fantasy points. Each of the five defenses we highlighted scored at least six points, averaging 10.0 between them. The Week 1 average for team defenses was 6.9 fantasy points, and units with ownership above 90 percent on Yahoo averaged just 6.4.

Week 2 should be another good one for streaming, with five of the top-10 defenses in my weekly rankings available on waivers in a decent portion of fantasy leagues. We'll start with an obvious choice down in Texas, followed by four other teams with multi-week streaming potential.

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Note: These recommendations are limited to team defenses with ownership under 60 percent on Yahoo or 30 percent on ESPN as of Tuesday morning. Any references to fantasy points are based on Yahoo standard scoring, which doesn't include yards allowed.

Top Streaming Options for Week 2

1. Houston Texans (vs. Jacksonville Jaguars)

49% Yahoo ownership, 26% ESPN

Team implied total: 26.25 (6th of 32)

Opponent implied total: 17.25 (30th)

Upcoming Ranks:  Week 3: 28th (at NO) — Week 4: 11th (vs. CAR)

I'm not here to hate on Gardner Minshew. Heck, he got better results than Luke Falk at Washington State, chucking the ball around to a bunch of players that may not have NFL careers. It's entirely possible Minshew was a

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Jerry Donabedian
Jerry was a 2018 finalist for the FSWA's Player Notes Writer of the Year and DFS Writer of the Year awards. A Baltimore native, Jerry roots for the Ravens and watches "The Wire" in his spare time.
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