This article is part of our Streaming Defenses series.
I mentioned last week that Week 12 would be strange, with the best matchups mostly going to terrible defenses. Projections are bunched together much tighter than usual, which means it's probably not the right week to use FAAB on the position unless you've got more than you know what to do with. If anything, it's a good time to look ahead and check out schedules for the weeks ahead.
Among our Week 12 streaming picks, the Eagles are most likely to be a strong start for Week 13 as well, though they do then have a bye coming up Week 14. Other options if you're looking ahead to Week 13 include the Colts, Cardinals (if they're dropped on bye), Vikings and Chiefs.
If you're more inclined to look toward the playoffs, some of the defenses available on waivers that should be startable Weeks 15-17 include the Seahawks (Weeks 16-17), Chargers (16-17), Saints (16-17), Eagles (15-17) and Jaguars (15-16). We'll take a closer look once the calendar turns to December, but those are the five that stick out as likely to be startable in multiple playoff weeks.
Granted, it's usually a game of guesstimation when looking more than 1-2 weeks ahead, as our perceptions of teams are sure to change, not to mention the impact injuries will have (QB injuries and benchings, in particular, have a massive impact on D/ST streaming strategy and weekly rankings).
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