This article is part of our Streaming Defenses series.
Between QB injuries and struggling rookie signal-callers, Week 3 shouldn't have any shortage of streaming options. The uglier the game looks in real life, the better it is for our purposes.
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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 3
1. Carolina Panthers (at HOU)
20% Yahoo, 13% ESPN
Team implied total: 25.5
Opponent implied total: 18.0
Upcoming Ranks (Projected) — Week 4: 26th (at DAL), Week 5: 11th (vs. PHI)
Fresh off home matchups with Zach Wilson and Jameis Winston, the Panthers have four takeaways and lead the NFL in both sacks (10) and QB hits (21). And now, for their first road game, they'll face third-round rookie QB Davis Mills making his first NFL start on a short week. The Texans will try to keep the ball on the ground, but things could still get ugly, especially if they fall behind by multiple scores and need to pass more. While the Carolina defense still has its weak points, Brian Burns (two sacks) and Haason Reddick (three) have the look of a formidable pass-rushing duo off the edge.
2. Tennessee Titans (vs. IND)
3% Yahoo, 3% ESPN
Team implied total: 26.75
Opponent implied total: