Top Fantasy Football Streaming Defenses for Week 6

Jason Schandl
Top fantasy football streaming defense picks for Week 6, including the Indianapolis Colts.
Top fantasy football streaming defense picks for Week 6, including the Indianapolis Colts. / Rob Carr/GettyImages

Only one defense that ranked top-six in average draft position (ADP) this offseason ranks even top-15 in fantasy production through five weeks of the season.

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 6.

Streaming Defense Fantasy Football Week 6

3. Miami Dolphins (at JAX)

It's hard to get too excited about a defense that just gave up 45 points last week. It is not hard, however, to get excited about a defense going up against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags' opponents have averaged 10.0 fantasy points per game from their defenses, which would rank second among all actual defenses so far this season. The Miami D also isn't nearly as bad as that performance against the Bucs made them look, as they still check in tied for 10th in defensive grade from Pro Football Focus.

2. Green Bay Packers (at CHI)

Ranking just two spots behind the Dolphins on PFF are the Green Bay Packers, who have dropped 7 fantasy points in each of their last three games despite not facing any opponents who allow top-10 fantasy production to defenses in that stretch. Justin Fields' last two starts weren't as disastrous as his 9-sack debut, but he's still only thrown for a combined 388 yards in three starts while throwing as many interceptions as touchdowns (one each) and getting sacked 12 times. The consistent Green Bay D should be in for another solid fantasy performance in this one.

1. Indianapolis Colts (vs HOU)

It's going to take more than one startlingly good performance before we should worry about Davis Mills. For as good as his 312-yard, 3-touchdown performance was in Week 5, it also came one game after his 87-yard, 4-interception outing in Week 4. Mills and the Texans allowed the largest single-game fantasy score of the season for a defense, and it's hard to imagine an Indianapolis Colts team that quietly ranks eighth with 7.0 fantasy points per game won't be able to take advantage of this spot.

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