Fantasy Football Defense Streaming Week 12: Texans Out Of Their Element in Miami

Nov 22, 2022
Defense Streaming Week 12

When drafting defense/special teams units in fantasy football, there are edges to be gained by drafting them after the 12th round of re-draft leagues--or even punting on defense entirely. This article series is designed to help fantasy managers navigate their way through the NFL’s 17-game season by streaming defense/special teams units with noteworthy matchups.

More Week 12 Streaming: QB | TE | K

Week 11 Review

Top Streaming Picks

  • New York Jets @ New England Patriots – 10.0 fantasy points (D/ST6)
  • Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys – -4.0 fantasy points (D/ST26)

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Miami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans

*Rostered in 25.0% of Yahoo! leagues and 32.0% of ESPN leagues.

The Miami Dolphins Week 12 opponent, the Houston Texans are allowing 9.8 fantasy points per game to opposing defense/special teams, fourth most in the NFL, per 4for4’s Schedule-Adjusted Fantasy Points Allowed.

Since trading for edge rusher Bradley Chubb ahead of Week 9, Miami is No. 1 in quarterback pressure rate at 31.0%, per 4for4’s NFL Team Stats Explorer. Chubb alone tallied five quarterback pressures in Week 10, before Miami’s Week 11 bye.

4for4 betting partner BetMGM currently has Miami billed for a massive 12.0-point home-favorite spread. The expected game script should facilitate a high-volume day for Denver’s pass rush.

Houston’s 23.7% quarterback pressure rating allowed is seventh highest in the league and quarterback Davis Mills’ 7.7% sack rate is just a few ticks behind at No. 10 highest at the position, per 4for4’s NFL Player Stats Explorer. Mills is also helpfully throwing interceptions at a top-five rate, 2.9%, among NFL quarterbacks with at least 200 dropbacks.

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