Top Fantasy Football Streaming Defenses for Week 6

Jason Schandl
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Defensive scoring in fantasy football depends more on weekly matchups than maybe any other position. There are very few true every-week starting options out there, and all but the absolute worst defenses can be worth using if they're in the right matchup.

Every week there are plenty of defenses worth starting that are available on the waiver wire, and it pays to be vigilant in keeping up with the best weekly plays at the position.

With that said, here are the top three fantasy football streaming defenses for Week 6, all of which are owned in fewer than 50 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues.

3. Atlanta Falcons at Arizona Cardinals (3% Owned)

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The Atalanta Falcons' defense has been one of the least productive units in the league for fantasy purposes this year, thanks in part to their NFL-low five sacks. A matchup with the Arizona Cardinals can make any pass-rush look productive though. Thanks to their high-passing volume and poor pass protection, they've already allowed 21 sacks to start the season, putting Kyler Murray on a 16-game pace of 67 sacks. That would be the fourth most ever suffered by a QB since 1982 (when sacks became an official stat). You're not likely to have to use a waiver claim on the Falcons, and their low ownership means they're likely available as a streaming option in even the deepest of leagues.

2. Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans (29% Owned)

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The most heavily owned defense on the list this week, the Kansas City Chiefs are coming off their first loss of the season, notching only three fantasy points. They've produced up-and-down fantasy numbers all year, with three games of five points or fewer and two in the double-digits. They remain a boom-or-bust option this week against a Houston Texans offense that is tied for ninth in the NFL in scoring. Still, KC is favored by five points on FanDuel Sportsbook, and likely playing with a lead should give the Chiefs plenty of opportunities to attack a Texans' offense that is one of only four teams in the league to allow a sack rate north of 10 percent.

1. Washington Redskins at Miami Dolphins (6% Owned)

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The Miami Dolphins have allowed at least 11 fantasy points to all four defenses they've faced this season, giving up an average of 18.3 per game. If "Miami's Opponent" were a single defense, they'd rank second only to the New England Patriots in scoring, despite only having played four games. The Washington Redskins defense is another unit that has not played well this year, but until the Miami proves otherwise, this matchup will put any defense in play.

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