This article is part of our Streaming Defenses series.
While four of our five streaming recommendations for Week 5 scored seven or more fantasy points, we also saw our first negative score since last October, courtesy of the defending Super Bowl champs. It was a tough pill to swallow for anyone who lost a close matchup with the Chiefs defense in their lineup, but the overall picture has still been highly favorable for streaming in 2020.
Our 25 recommendations (a handful each week) have averaged 8.04 fantasy points, which is better than the weekly average for all but five teams (BAL, IND, NE, PIT, TB). Overall, defenses have scored 851 fantasy points in 154 games, averaging 5.53 per week under Yahoo standard scoring.
The upcoming slate gives us a bunch of nice options that are widely available in fantasy leagues, as the Week 6 schedule includes a few "basement brawls" between less-than-stellar teams. The only bad news is that none of our recommendations offers multi-week appeal, with each of them looking at a bye week or a more difficult matchup after this coming Sunday.
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Note: These recommendations are limited to team defenses that are rostered on less than 60 percent of teams on Yahoo or 45 percent on ESPN. Any references to fantasy points are based on Yahoo standard scoring, which doesn't include yards allowed.
Top Streaming Options for Week 6
1. Miami Dolphins (vs. NYJ)
5% rostered on Yahoo, 3% on ESPN
Team implied total: