Top Fantasy Football Streaming Defenses for Week 9

Jason Schandl
Top fantasy football streaming defenses for Week 9, including the Washington Football Team.
Top fantasy football streaming defenses for Week 9, including the Washington Football Team. / Patrick McDermott/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% of Yahoo! fantasy leagues, to target as streaming options in Week 9.

Fantasy Defenses to Stream Week 9

3. Washington Football Team (vs NYG)

Whether you want to put the blame on Daniel Jones or the New York Giants' offensive line, the G-Men have made for a terrific matchup for fantasy defenses in 2020. Jones has at least 2 sacks or 1 interception against him in every single game this season, averaging 1.1 picks and 2.9 sacks per game. Washington's defense has excelled at getting after the QB, with the ninth-highest pressure rate in the NFL, meaning they should have no trouble taking advantage of this issue.

2. Houston Texans (at JAX)

Have you heard of Jake Luton? The sixth-round rookie has yet to attempt an NFL pass, and he only threw for more than 10 touchdowns in a single season once in his four-year college career. Now he's the starting QB for a Jacksonville Jaguars offense that ranks No. 26 in the NFL with 22.0 points per game. The Houston Texans' defense has been terrible for fantasy purposes, but there aren't many units that wouldn't be in play against Luton as he makes his first NFL start.

1. Tennessee Titans (vs CHI)

Nick Foles sure doesn't look like the answer for the Chicago Bears, with 5 touchdowns and 6 interceptions (as well as 13 sacks taken) across his five starts. The Tennessee Titans' defense hasn't shown off a ton of upside this season, but this is could be their easiest matchup yet. FanDuel Sportsbook's Week 9 NFL odds have the Titans as 5.5-point home favorites, meaning they should be able to force Foles and company into some obvious passing situations, increasing the opportunities for sacks and picks.

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