Top Fantasy Football Streaming Defenses for Week 11

Jason Schandl
Top fantasy football streaming defenses for Week 11, including the Los Angeles Chargers.
Top fantasy football streaming defenses for Week 11, including the Los Angeles Chargers. / Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images

Few defenses are true every-week starting options in fantasy football. That's why "streaming" the position, picking defenses off the waiver wire as needed every week, can be such a useful strategy.

Here are our top three defenses, rostered in fewer than 50 percent of Yahoo! fantasy leagues, to target as streaming options in Week 11.

Fantasy Defenses to Stream Week 11

3. Cleveland Browns (vs PHI)

Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles offense have not been great in 2020. A Week 10 loss to the New York Giants showed that off nicely, but their struggles have translated to fantasy football production for opponents all year. Wentz has thrown multiple interceptions in five different games, and there has only been one game in which he was sacked fewer than 3 times. An average of 1.3 interceptions and 3.9 sacks per game makes this matchup a great one for any defense.

2. Washington Football Team (vs CIN)

Rookie Joe Burrow is averaging an NFL-leading 41.1 pass attempts per game. Doing that behind a shaky offensive line, it's no surprise that he's also been hit with the NFL's second-most sacks per game (3.6). Getting after the QB is where Washington's defense thrives, boasting the league's second-highest sack rate (9.6%). Sometimes fantasy football decisions really are that simple.

1. Los Angeles Chargers (vs NYJ)

Speaking of simple, "start defenses against the New York Jets" has been a pretty great rule of thumb in 2020. If "defense against the Jets" were a single team, they'd rank fourth in the NFL with 10.1 fantasy points per game. The Los Angeles Chargers are 8.5-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, and they should get in on the fun in blowing out the Jets this week.

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