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With Khalil Mack officially ruled out for today's contest against the New York Jets, fantasy owners might now consider benching the Bears defense. If you're one of those owners, here are three viable replacements that can be had off the waiver wire.
3. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:00 p.m. EST
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Tampa Bay gives up the 10th most fantasy points to defenses this season, including 14-plus points in three of its past four games. The Bengals defense has scored 10-plus fantasy points in three of their seven games so far this year, making them a viable play on Sunday.
2. Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants, 1:00 p.m. EST
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Somehow the Redskins defense is still owned in less than half of fantasy leagues. They're coming off two games where the defense scored 15 and 22 fantasy points, respectively, and Washington gets to face a marginally dysfunctional Giants team that allows the seventh most fantasy points to defenses. Plus, divisional games are almost always low scoring, so expect big points from the Redskins D today.
1. Arizona Cardinals vs. San Fransisco 49ers, 4:25 p.m. EST
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Arizona played San Fransisco in a Week 5 game that saw the Cardinals defense rack up almost 30 fantasy points while tallying four sacks, two interceptions, three fumble recoveries and a touchdown. That was while giving up just 18 points. Expect a similar output at home this afternoon as the 49ers give up the third most fantasy points to defenses.
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