Streaming Defenses: Week 2 Options

Streaming Defenses: Week 2 Options

This article is part of our Streaming Defenses series.

As of Tuesday morning, the Week 2 slate features six teams with implied totals under 20 and a point spread of three or more. Their opponents are the top six defenses in our Week 2 rankings, starting with the Browns as a 12.5-point home favorite against the (p)lucky Texans. The other elite plays this week are Green Bay (vs. DET), New England (at NYJ), Tampa Bay (vs. ATL), Washington (vs. NYG) and Denver (at JAX).

If you can get one of those six, do it. If not, we've got you covered with fallbacks.

For injury/ranking updates throughout the week, follow me on Twitter (@JerryDonabedian).

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 2

1. Green Bay Packers (vs. DET)

22% Yahoo, 25% ESPN

Team implied total: 29.25

Opponent implied total: 18.75

Upcoming Ranks (Projected) — Week 3: 19th (at SF),  Week 4: 16th (vs. PIT)

This game perhaps looks a bit more interesting than we would've thought last week, but the Packers are still favored by double digits (-10.5) for their home opener. And while the Lions put up yards and points in Week 1, they also gave up a pick-six and three sacks, with Jared Goff producing 5.9 YPA. 

           

2. New Orleans Saints

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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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