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Top skill players always get the credit for carrying a team to victory, but sometimes a high-scoring defense can be the difference maker in any fantasy matchup. Not all of us have an elite stop unit to rely on come playoff time, but there are a few teams that have great matchups that can be exploited this upcoming week.
Here are the top three streaming options that can get you into the next round of your fantasy playoffs.
3. Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets
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It's odd to consider the Bills as a top streaming option, but you have to like their fantasy potential against the Jets considering what they did to them the last time around. Buffalo's stop unit notched 11 FanDuel points agains the Jets in their first meeting this season, allowing just 10 points while abusing rookie signal-caller Sam Darnold to the tune of three sacks and two picks. I'd expect much of the same in the rematch, as Darnold has been a turnover machine this season. Buffalo's defense is available in 60 percent of Yahoo! leagues.
2. Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants
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Yeah, they just got shellacked for 28 points by the Philadelphia Eagles, but the Redskins' defense has one of the juiciest matchups of the weekend. Washington absolutely manhandled the Giants in their first meeting this year, recording 15 FanDuel points by limiting New York to 13 points against while sacking Eli Manning seven times. The Giants haven't done much to fix their o-line since, so a repeat performance isn't out of the question. The Redskins' stop unit is available in 66 percent of Yahoo! leagues and are more than likely still available.
1. Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
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Streaming a defense on Thursday Night Football is risky business if this season has taught us anything, but the Titans defense is the best streaming option for Week 14. The Jaguars mustered a pitiful 211 yards of total offense against the Colts last week with Cody Kessler under center. As long as the Titans bottle Leonard Fournette, it's unlikely that Kessler will beat them with his arm when forced into third and long situations. The Titans' defense is available in 44 percent of Yahoo! leagues, so pick them up while you can.
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