This article is part of our Streaming Defenses series.
Week 2 brought decent results for this space, though it probably wasn't enough to make a difference if your opponent happened to start the New England defense. Our top streaming pick, Houston, tied for fourth among D/STs with 10 fantasy points, and our No. 5 streaming pick, Green Bay, finished third with 12. Things were less favorable in the middle, with Carolina (six points) and Buffalo (six) proving mediocre, while Dallas (one) was a complete dud.
The week ahead looks optimal for streamers, thanks to an onslaught of quarterback injuries setting up some potentially ugly games. The only downside? None of our streaming picks for Week 3 looks like a strong play for Week 4. Get ready to hit the waiver wire again next Tuesday.
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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 3
1. Green Bay Packers (vs. Denver Broncos)
19% Yahoo ownership, 7% ESPN
Team implied total: 25.25 (8th of 32)
Opponent implied total: 17.75 (29th)
Upcoming Ranks: Week 4: 17th (vs. PHI) — Week 5: 25th (at DAL)
This is my one pick that's more about the quality of the defense than a lack of quality from the opponent, though Joe Flacco, of course, is still