Top Fantasy Football Streaming Defenses for Week 3
Fantasy production for defenses comes down to matchups and situations. That's why many fantasy managers opt to lean on the waiver wire and "stream" the position by readily adding and dropping defenses every week to find a new starter. It's a strategy that has been used time and time again.
If you're one of those managers, The Duel is here to help with three of our top fantasy football streaming defenses for Week 3.
Week 3 Fantasy Football Defenses
3. Seattle Seahawks (vs ATL)
Anyone searching for a streaming option that no one else is considering should take a look at the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle has quietly been putting together one highlight play after another on defense and is rostered in under 5% of fantasy football leagues. Through two weeks, head coach Pete Carroll's team has logged 3.0 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries and a blocked kick that was returned 86 yards for a touchdown. Keep in mind Atlanta ranks outside the top 15 in yards per game and now has to play in front of a raucous crowd at Lumen Field. That spells trouble for quarterback Marcus Mariota and the rest of the Falcons' offense.
2. Kansas City Chiefs (@ IND)
Coming into the year, many people viewed the Colts as the favorite to win the AFC South and as a sneaky title contender. Their offense has looked dismal so far, however. Indianapolis is averaging the fewest points per game in the NFL (10.0) and is tied for the fourth-worst red zone scoring percentage (28.6%). That bodes well for the Kansas City Chiefs' defense on Sunday. The Chiefs nabbed a pick-six in Week 2 and tallied 2.0 sacks for the second game in a row. When it comes down to it, the Colts were shut out by an underwhelming Jaguars defense last week. That makes any team playing against them a streaming candidate moving forward.
1. Philadelphia Eagles (@ WAS)
It was a complete flip of the switch for the Philadelphia Eagles' defense in Week 2. This was a team that couldn't stop the Detroit Lions from scoring in Week 1 but then held a loaded Minnesota Vikings' offense to just 7 points. Turnovers and sacks were key as the Eagles forced Kirk Cousins to throw 3 interceptions and took him down in the backfield twice. A matchup against Carson Wentz provides another opportunity for Philly to ball out. He has thrown 3 interceptions in two games and was sacked a whopping five times in Week 2. If the Eagles show more improvement on Sunday, they won't be rostered in under 50% of leagues for long.
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