Streaming Defenses: Week 7 Options
Streaming Defenses: Week 7 Options

This article is part of our Streaming Defenses series.

Week 6 was another win for streamers, with the top three picks from this space each reaching double-digit fantasy points. Washington put up 10 points despite nearly blowing a two-score lead to the Dolphins, while Carolina (21 FP) and Denver (23 FP) simply dominated from start to finish. The only bad news? Our fourth and fifth choices, the Packers and Dolphins, combined for just four fantasy points.

Before we get started on Week 7 picks, I need to mention that the Bills D/ST and 49ers D/ST don't technically meet the ownership requirements of this column, but they are available in a decent portion of fantasy leagues, with the former returning from a bye week and the latter coming off what was supposed to be a difficult matchup. The Bills are my top-ranked defense this week, followed by the 49ers at No. 2 and the almighty Patriots close behind at No. 3.

It's not a bad idea to drop a few bucks on the Bills or 49ers in FAAB leagues, considering there's a sizable drop off after the top three options this week. The recommendations discussed below are meant for anyone who isn't fortunate enough to start the Bills, Patriots or Niners.

For injury/ranking updates throughout the week, follow me on Twitter (@RotowireNFL_JD).

Note: These recommendations are limited to team defenses with ownership less than 60 percent on Yahoo or 30 percent on ESPN as of Tuesday morning. Any references to fantasy points are based on Yahoo standard scoring,

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Jerry Donabedian
Jerry was a 2018 finalist for the FSWA's Player Notes Writer of the Year and DFS Writer of the Year awards. A Baltimore native, Jerry roots for the Ravens and watches "The Wire" in his spare time.
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