Fantasy Football Defense Streaming Week 8: The Jacksonville "Sacksonville" Jaguars
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.
Week 7 Review
Top Streaming Picks
- Cincinnati Bengals D/ST vs. Atlanta Falcons – 4.0 fantasy points (T-D/ST17)
- Denver Broncos D.ST vs. New York Jets – 4.0 fantasy points (T-D/ST17)
Deep Streaming Picks
- Las Vegas Raiders vs. Houston Texans – 10.0 fantasy points (T-D/ST7)
- Arizona Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints – 17.0 fantasy points (D/ST3)
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Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Denver Broncos
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Jacksonville’s mid-tier 20.2% quarterback pressure frequency is keyed by edge rusher Josh Allen, who has racked up 16 total pressures, tied for seventh-best in the NFL. Denver’s offensive line lost their 2020 Second-Team All-Pro left tackle Garett Bolles (broken leg) to Injured Reserve after their Week 5 clunker against the Indianapolis Colts.
Jacksonville has ball-hawked their way to a top-five interception per drive rate of 0.12, and their 0.15 turnovers per drive rate is tied for No. 8.
Denver’s quarterback situation is somewhere between Russell Wilson, running on a strained hamstring and operating with a strained latissimus dorsi, or backup Brett Rypien. Among NFL quarterbacks with 100 pass attempts, Wilson’s 2.5% touchdown rate is tied for the fifth-worst, and his 8.7% sack rate is tied for the fourth-worst. With Wilson under center in Weeks 1-6, Denver produced league-worst rates in points per game (15.2) and touchdowns per game (1.2). Rypien got the start last and parlayed his opportunity into 225 scoreless passing yards. His 2.2% was bottom-11 and his 65.2% on-target rate was bottom-eight.
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