Streaming Defenses: Week 15 Options
Streaming Defenses: Week 15 Options

This article is part of our Streaming Defenses series.

Week 14 brought more tragedy for our streaming picks, with the five selected defenses combining for just 31 fantasy points, including 14 from the fifth and final team (Atlanta). The top pick, Green Bay, was decent enough with seven points, but Nos. 2-4 combined for just nine.

While our track record for the season remains strong, it's nonetheless frustrating to endure a two-week slump this late in the year. If you're starting to lose faith, keep in mind that our picks for the season have averaged 8.0 fantasy points, including 12.1 for defenses in the No. 1 spot, 8.1 for the No. 2 spot and 8.4 for the No. 3 spot. The long-term results show that we'll win more than we lose if we simply continue to stream defenses that are facing offenses with poor blocking and shaky quarterbacks.

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Note: These recommendations are limited to team defenses with ownership of less than 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 15

1. Kansas City Chiefs (vs. Denver Broncos)

32% Yahoo ownership, 24% ESPN

Team implied total: 28.0

Opponent implied total: 18.0

Upcoming Ranks — Week 16: 4th (at CHI),  Week 17: 11th (vs. LAC)

I'm not quite sure what to make of Drew Lock, who felt like a reach in

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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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