Streaming Defenses: Week 17 Targets
Streaming defenses means you will only roster a unit based on favorable matchups this final week of the NFL season. The goal is to add and drop at the DST position based on the upcoming matchup, rarely holding one for an extended period of time.
We discussed in my introductory article the benefits of streaming defenses, how to do it, and what to look for from a statistical perspective. This column will combine that approach with our very own Kevin Zatloukal’s model for streaming defenses. The model revolves around the Vegas lines for predicting points scored by the opposing defense, the quarterback’s history for predicting interceptions thrown, and both the offense and defense’s history of allowing sacks. These elements are the most predictable parts of defensive scoring on a week to week basis. With that being said this article will tell you about four defenses you should be looking to stream if your fantasy football championship takes place during or extends into Week 17.
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