Streaming Defenses: Week 9 Options
Streaming Defenses: Week 9 Options

This article is part of our Streaming Defenses series.

We can chalk up Week 8 as a win for this space, though it's admittedly kind of weak to take credit for recommending a defense that faced Miami. The Steelers D/ST rode a big fourth quarter to 13 fantasy points Monday night, after three of our other four recommendations had finished in the top half of the league. Green Bay was the lone disappointment with four fantasy points, while Detroit (11), Seattle (nine) and Indianapolis (seven) all proved useful. 

The upcoming week should be a good one for streaming, with the majority of prime matchups going to defenses with low-to-medium ownership in fantasy leagues. We'll kick things off in Philadelphia, where the Eagles play host to Mr. Biscuit and the hibernating Bears.

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, which doesn't include yards allowed.

Top Streaming Options for Week 9

1. Philadelphia Eagles (vs. Chicago Bears)

40% Yahoo ownership, 42% ESPN

Team implied total: 24.0

Opponent implied total: 19.0

Upcoming Ranks — Week 10: Bye, Week 11: 23rd (vs. NE)

Question: What's better for a defense than facing Josh Allen in bad weather?

Answer: Facing Mitchell Trubisky — a.k.a. Mr. Biscuit, a.k.a. Midwest Bortles, a.k.a. Bortles North — in any weather.

Finally sporting some healthy bodies at cornerback,

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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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