by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)
If you are a fantasy footballer who likes to stream his/her defense, let’s take a look at the best options for the NFL’s second week:
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets
This is a perfect combination of a defense that has been playing well taking on an offense that has looked inept. The Jets lack true “skill” players, at least ones that are going to scare you. Sure, there’s some upside in Chris Ivory and Geno Smith, but they are far from a lock to produce.
As for Buffalo, they’ve already racked up 8 sacks, including six in Week 2 against Cam Newton and the Panthers. With Smith already taking 9 sacks, as well as throwing 4 INT, it should be a perfect match for the Bills to feast on. They are well worth the pickup for this week to plug into your lineup.
Minnesota Vikings vs. Cleveland
The Browns do get a potential boost from the return of Josh Gordon, but with Brian Boyer under center it probably won’t matter for the Browns’ passing game. Throw in the struggles of Trent Richardson early on, something that easily could continue with opposing defenses keying in on him, and there isn’t much hope for Cleveland’s offense. Minnesota’s defense hasn’t been stellar (1 sack, 3 interceptions), but the matchup is awfully appealing.
Tennessee Titans vs. San Diego
The Chargers have been able to produce, thus far, but their receiving corps is thin and their running backs are far from guarantees to produce. Tennessee has already put up 7 sacks and 3 interceptions, so if you are in need they could be worth rolling the dice on.
What are your thoughts of these options? Which defense are you looking to stream this week?
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