Three of the four defenses that scored over 15 fantasy points in Week 10 were also rostered in fewer than 50% of Yahoo! fantasy football leagues.
Fantasy production for defenses is all about matchups and situation. That's why so many fantasy managers opt to lean heavily on the waiver wire and "stream" the position by readily adding and dropping defenses every week to find a new starter.
If you're one of those managers, The Duel is here to help with our top fantasy football streaming defenses for Week 11.
Streaming Defense Fantasy Football Week 11
3. Carolina Panthers (vs WAS)
The Washington Football Team is coming off a huge upset win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but their offense is still clearly a great matchup for a fantasy football defense. Taylor Heinicke has still thrown more interceptions (6) than touchdowns (4) over his last five outings. He's also now been sacked at least 4 times in each of his last three games. The Carolina Panthers defense sits 10th at the position with 7.4 fantasy points per game, and their elite pass rush (No. 3 in pressure rate) puts them in a great spot to take advantage of this matchup.
2. Miami Dolphins (at NYJ)
After throwing for 405 yards in his debut, it has become abundantly clear that Mike White is not, in fact, the real deal. Go figure. White was picked off 4 times in Week 10, and if Zach Wilson is even remotely capable of returning from his knee sprain he'll be under center. Wilson and his 4-TD, 9-INT, 19-sack stat line on the season won't do anything to make this a less favorable fantasy football matchup, either. The Miami Dolphins' inconsistent defense has proven capable of taking advantage of easy matchups (5 sacks and 3 interceptions against the Houston Texans in Week 9), and they've also had their two best fantasy showings of the season (17 and 18 points) in the last two weeks.
1. San Francisco 49ers (at JAX)
Back-to-back tough matchups had a lot of people drop the San Francisco 49ers defense lately. They responded by notching a season-best 16 fantasy points in a tough matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. Now they get a Jacksonville Jaguars offense that has allowed the third-most fantasy points per game to opposing defenses. FanDuel Sportsbook has the 49ers as 7-point favorites on the road, and they should be able to feast if they can force Trevor Lawrence and the Jags into a pass-heavy game script.
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