Fantasy Football Defense Streaming Week 5: Houston Has a Problem

Oct 04, 2022
 Fantasy Football Defense Streaming Week 5: Houston Has a Problem

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 5 Streaming: QB | TE | K

Week 4 Review

Top Streaming Picks

  • Kansas City Chiefs – Four fantasy points (T-D/ST22)
  • Minnesota Vikings – Six fantasy points (T-D/ST17)

Deep Streaming Picks

  • Tennessee Titans – 10.0 fantasy points (T-D/ST8)
  • New York Giants – 16.0 fantasy points (D/ST2)

Top Streaming Picks

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans

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The Jacksonville Jaguars defense/special teams unit sits No. 5 in fantasy points scored (45.0), entering Week 5. Their 31 passes defended are seven more than the next closest NFL team and their seven interceptions are tied for the league lead. Jacksonville’s long-tarnished reputation has kept the fantasy community sleeping on them and 4for4 readers need to take advantage of that.

Week 5 brings Jacksonville a date with the once-promising second-year quarterback Davis Mills, who now looks more like a classic Houston Texans quarterback Fata Morgana than the feisty rookie from 2021. Mills is top-10 in sacks (11), sack rate (7.2%), interceptions (4), and interception rate (2.8%) this year. His 908 passing yards and five passing touchdowns are thoroughly mediocre but his rushing stats—four carries for zero yards—are truly abysmal.

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