Streaming Defenses: Week 6 Targets
Do you stream defenses in your fantasy football leagues or in DFS? If you have not it’s something you should consider. Streaming defenses means you will only roster a unit based on favorable matchups in the next week or two. The goal is to add and drop at the DST position based on upcoming matchups, 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 in Week 6.
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Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets
The Jets had two of their games switched as a result of the NFL’s schedule change. New York will travel to Miami to play the Dolphins instead of the Chargers in Week 6. The Jets game against the Chargers is now scheduled for Week 11. New York’s bye week was moved from Week 11 to Week 10 as a result of the changes. The Dolphins defense is going to be an excellent streamer considering how terrible the Jets offense has been this season. New York’s offense ranks 31st in total yards (279.4) and 32nd in points per game (15). Did you know that the Dolphins defense has only allowed 17 points or less in two of their last three games? The Jets offensive line has struggled in pass protection while the Dolphins pass rush has been solid. Miami should have no problem containing Joe Flacco and the Jets offense in Week 6.
The Dolphins are rostered in 2% of Yahoo! leagues.
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