Streaming Defenses Week 10

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Streaming Fantasy Defenses: Week 10

The backstretch of the fantasy football season is upon us. We enter week 10 which means only 4 weeks left in the regular season. Week 10 also brings with it the most teams that have been on a bye at once this season (6) including the vaunted New England Patriots defense. As I have said streaming the right defense can win you a matchup and if you have been going with defenses I have recommended for you, you have scored double digits each week. This past week I gave you the streaming options of the Panthers and Cowboys. The Panthers went on to score 11 while the Cowboys put up 18.
Streaming Defenses Week 10

As for my other streaming options given, Derek Carr scored 19.56 points, Darnold disappointed with 13.5 and Darren Fells saved his day with his lone catch being for a touchdown. As you prepare to fill your roster with players, not on byes, make sure to consider the streaming options that I have listed below.

Streaming Defenses

Baltimore Ravens

49% owned Yahoo/34% owned ESPN

The Ravens defense has not been the dominant force of years past but they are in a prime spot for a big day. The Ravens will face off with the Cincinnati Bengals who are starting a rookie quarterback, Ryan Finley, in his first career game. The Bengals also have one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL which never bodes well for a rookie quarterback. The Ravens are fresh off their big primetime win against the previously undefeated Patriots and will be looking to stay hot against their divisional foe.

Indianapolis Colts

39% owned Yahoo/38% owned ESPN

The Colts defense over their last 4 games has been solid. They have scored 10, 9, 7, and 8 points in those 4 games. Now they get to square off with the turnover machine Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Miami Dolphins. In 5 starts this season, Fitzpatrick has taken 14 sacks, thrown 7 interceptions, and fumbled the football 4 times. The Colts will be looking for a bounceback win to keep pace in the division and the Dolphins offer that opportunity.

Streaming Quarterbacks

Ryan Tannehill

18% owned Yahoo/8% owned ESPN

We are at a point where we can no longer overlook what Ryan Tannehill has done since taking over as the Titans starting quarterback. He has scored 20.18, 19.42, and 25.04 points over the last 3 games. Tannehill now gets the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs are allowing 19.37 points per game to quarterbacks. With Patrick Mahomes expected back, Tannehill is going to have to throw to keep up with the Chiefs high octane offense. Tannehill also offers some rushing ability as he ran for 38 yards and an additional score last week. Tannehill may be a better fantasy quarterback than NFL quarterback but since we are playing fantasy, Tannehill should be considered if you need to stream a QB.

Daniel Jones

27% owned Yahoo/33% owned ESPN

I would not be particularly excited about having to used Daniel Jones this week, however, he has a nice matchup that could be what is needed for a successful streaming week. The Jets are fresh off allowing 288 passing yards and 3 touchdowns to Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Jets are allowing 17.4 points per game to quarterbacks and if Jones can reach that number he will be a solid streamer for the week. Just keep in mind, Jones offers 8-12 points floor so he is a risky play this week.

Streaming Tight Ends

O.J. Howard

35% owned Yahoo/42% owned ESPN

If you want to think I am crazy for even thinking of him as an option, I understand it. I think you have to at least consider him this week because of the state of the position. If you are desperate for a fill-in, Howard will have his best matchup of the season against the Arizona Cardinals who are allowing 15 points per game to tight ends. Howard might end up with nothing in this game but could very well find the end zone and that is enough incentive to get him into a lineup that I need a streamer for.

Jonnu Smith

41% owned Yahoo/17% owned ESPN

I had Jonnu Smith in this column last week and he was a letdown, to say the least. 3 catches for 18 yards is nothing to get excited about. I am thinking that he can be a strong bounce-back candidate this week against the Chiefs. As I consistently state in the tight end portion of these articles, I want to start a guy with upside at the position when I am streaming. Smith offers the upside that I like at the position when I need a streamer.

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Derek Wiley

Father to a daughter and son as well as a husband to a wife. I have a healthy obsession with football and not so healthy obsession with ice cream. I have been following the NFL closely for over a decade all while working full-time jobs, primarily as a police officer.

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