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Rent-a-Defense Week 7 (1 Viewer)

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Starting this a tad early because owners may want to take the opportunity to grab their week 7 D on Sun. rather than next week to get a leg up.

SD @ JAX

JAX has been terrible, so generally signing the D facing them is a sound plan. However, SD has been terrible defensively in real life and FF. Interesting dilemma: moveable force vs. moveable force.

MIN @ NYG

Many might have MIN rostered for the week 6 CAR match up. Keep them...they get the generous Giants in week 7.

CAR vs StL

Some owners grabbed this unit recently due to its strong front 7 and favorable week 5-8 schedule. Week 7 they host the Rams.

 
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Picked up the Chargers DST just before kickoff of this week to play them next week. Didn't want to chance waivers. They'll most likely be a 1st round claim since a few teams like to play DST match-ups each week.

 
Picked up DAL v PHI just in case there's nothing better on the wire next week.

Jacksonville plays the Chargers, Houston plays Kansas City. Chargers are on my wire, might snap them up.

 
MIN @ NYG

Many might have MIN rostered for the week 6 CAR match up. Keep them...they get the generous Giants in week 7.
Twice I have picked up and started the Minnesota defense this year. First time was very disappointing, but ask anybody who played them yesterday if they are willing to roll the dice again on them. Just ask someone who had negative points to roll the dice again in consecutive weeks. MIN is only a pickup for those who haven't been burned, yet.

 
Starting this a tad early because owners may want to take the opportunity to grab their week 7 D on Sun. rather than next week to get a leg up.

MIN @ NYG

Many might have MIN rostered for the week 6 CAR match up. Keep them...they get the generous Giants in week 7.
I have the Vikings D and I'm done with them after yesterday. I'd rather have the Giants at home. Other than Peterson, the Vikings are a complete mess on both sides of the ball. If Freeman starts, he's definitely prone to bad decisions which would help any defense.

 
The Carolina multi-week investment has been solid. 30 points allowed, 5 sacks, and 5 picks split over two weeks = a nice 10-12 points both weeks under most "standard" DST formats. I might take a crack at the Chargers in a league or two, but safe and simple is fine by me.

 
I have Cinci, but not loving their matchup with Detroit this week. If I have the extra roster spot, I might go Carolina or Miami.

 
I have Cinci, but not loving their matchup with Detroit this week. If I have the extra roster spot, I might go Carolina or Miami.
cincy has been the bizarro defense. Good in bad matchups, bad in good matchups. I think im gonna just ride them out
 
Shooting for Miami :shark:

Speaking Monday, Bills coach Doug Marrone confirmed Thad Lewis' (foot) X-rays and MRI came back negative, and said he "feels good" about him playing in Week 7.

Marrone must not feel that good, however, as the Bills signed popgun journeyman Matt Flynn on Monday. Either way, it won't make much difference who starts against Miami. Neither will be a viable fantasy option in two-quarterback leagues.

http://www.rotoworld.com/playernews/nfl/football
 
Picked up the Chargers DST just before kickoff of this week to play them next week. Didn't want to chance waivers. They'll most likely be a 1st round claim since a few teams like to play DST match-ups each week.
Chargers looked good vs. Indy. Might be worth grabbing vs. JAX.

 
MIN @ NYG

Many might have MIN rostered for the week 6 CAR match up. Keep them...they get the generous Giants in week 7.
Twice I have picked up and started the Minnesota defense this year. First time was very disappointing, but ask anybody who played them yesterday if they are willing to roll the dice again on them. Just ask someone who had negative points to roll the dice again in consecutive weeks. MIN is only a pickup for those who haven't been burned, yet.
I had CAR @ MIN but grabbed MIN D vs CAR thinking the home team and AP news might make the crowd extra wild. Well in my league MIN D got me -3 and CAR D got 17 (on my bench), thus a 20 point swing. I lost this week by 17, moving me from 1st to 4th!

MIN D is horrible and I will never play them again this season! Sure they may get a return TD sometime but I'm not chancing that foolish mistake again!

Bottom line, don't overthink this stuff and certainly don't try to get "cute" or you will get burned. Now I was thinking last week on trying STL vs. HOU which now would've been the play, duh! Just wish I would've used a waiver claim weeks ago to pick up KC D.

 
Stay away from the Vikings. They now sport the worst defensive efficiency in the league. I'm rolling with the Chargers. Yes, there defense isn't spectacular but so is the Jags defense. The main reason I'm rolling with the Chargers is that they have a top 3 offense vs. the worst offense in the league.

 
I'm continuing with the Chiefs vs. the Texans.

I was planning on a filler this week but with the way Houston has been playing, I'll test my luck again.

 
New England is on waivers in one of my leagues. On the road against the Jets? I don't feel great about it, but I think it might be a good one.

 
Either going back to the Panthers, or taking Dolphins/Chargers.

Can't trust Chargers D on one good showing I don't think, Jax's offence has been getting better each week.

 
I'm continuing with the Chiefs vs. the Texans.

I was planning on a filler this week but with the way Houston has been playing, I'll test my luck again.
Test your luck? The Chiefs have the best defense in the league! With the possible exception of the two Denver games, you don't sit them ever. And you certainly don't even consider sitting them against a team that just set the NFL record for most consecutive games with a pick-six.

 
New England is on waivers in one of my leagues. On the road against the Jets? I don't feel great about it, but I think it might be a good one.
Patriots D hasn't been great for fantasy but they're a pretty solid unit. I think you could make a strong case their D is the reason why New England is 5-1 at this point. Against a rookie QB who you never know how he'll play I think they have a shot this week.

 
Stay away from the Vikings. They now sport the worst defensive efficiency in the league.
They really are a shell of their former self at this point. Seems like an eternity ago they were a damn good D. Hell, they were Top 12 in a lot of leagues last year but other than Week 2 they've been a disaster for fantasy.

 
MIN @ NYG

Many might have MIN rostered for the week 6 CAR match up. Keep them...they get the generous Giants in week 7.
Twice I have picked up and started the Minnesota defense this year. First time was very disappointing, but ask anybody who played them yesterday if they are willing to roll the dice again on them. Just ask someone who had negative points to roll the dice again in consecutive weeks. MIN is only a pickup for those who haven't been burned, yet.
I had CAR @ MIN but grabbed MIN D vs CAR thinking the home team and AP news might make the crowd extra wild. Well in my league MIN D got me -3 and CAR D got 17 (on my bench), thus a 20 point swing. I lost this week by 17, moving me from 1st to 4th!
Little bit of a tangent here, but this is why I have a hard and fast rule not to make roster decisions based on off-the-field tragedies. For one thing, it's unreliable. After Belcher's murder-suicide last year, I heard some people recommending the D of whoever was playing the Chiefs (Browns?) The Chiefs played inspired ball and won one of their two victories all year. Different people, and different teams, react to those circumstances differently. I had already chosen Carolina as my starting D when this news broke, and it did occur to me that Peterson might go off for 7 TDs or something (I know if anyone ever laid a finger on my son, I would be looking for any outlet I could find to express my fury). But I stuck to my rule and decided I wasn't going to change anything one way or another.

Second, it's kind of ghoulish. It's one thing if an NFL team picks on the replacement CB the play after the starter gets carted off the field in a neck brace -- these guys have a job to do, and they should do whatever they can within the rules to maximize their chances of winning. But fantasy football is just a diversion, and if I ever felt like my team benefitted from someone else's tragedy, that would kind of skeeze me out. It's like by making a decision based on the news, I make myself somehow complicit.

To be clear, I'm not criticizing you, or anyone else. Other people may view the situation differently. That's just my own personal code.

 
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MIN @ NYG

Many might have MIN rostered for the week 6 CAR match up. Keep them...they get the generous Giants in week 7.
Twice I have picked up and started the Minnesota defense this year. First time was very disappointing, but ask anybody who played them yesterday if they are willing to roll the dice again on them. Just ask someone who had negative points to roll the dice again in consecutive weeks. MIN is only a pickup for those who haven't been burned, yet.
I had CAR @ MIN but grabbed MIN D vs CAR thinking the home team and AP news might make the crowd extra wild. Well in my league MIN D got me -3 and CAR D got 17 (on my bench), thus a 20 point swing. I lost this week by 17, moving me from 1st to 4th!
Little bit of a tangent here, but this is why I have a hard and fast rule not to make roster decisions based on off-the-field tragedies. For one thing, it's unreliable. After Belcher's murder-suicide last year, I heard some people recommending the D of whoever was playing the Chiefs (Browns?) The Chiefs played inspired ball and won one of their two victories all year. Different people, and different teams, react to those circumstances differently. I had already chosen Carolina as my starting D when this news broke, and it did occur to me that Peterson might go off for 7 TDs or something (I know if anyone ever laid a finger on my son, I would be looking for any outlet I could find to express my fury). But I stuck to my rule and decided I wasn't going to change anything one way or another.

Second, it's kind of ghoulish. It's one thing if an NFL team picks on the replacement CB the play after the starter gets carted off the field in a neck brace -- these guys have a job to do, and they should do whatever they can within the rules to maximize their chances of winning. But fantasy football is just a diversion, and if I ever felt like my team benefitted from someone else's tragedy, that would kind of skeeze me out. It's like by making a decision based on the news, I make myself somehow complicit.

To be clear, I'm not criticizing you, or anyone else. Other people may view the situation differently. That's just my own personal code.
Good post. This will rule will be one I add to my list of personal Fantasy Rules.

 
Rolling the dice with the Phins this week vs Bills. After what Bills did to Bengals I'm not expecting much but at least there's film of Thad now, assuming he plays

 
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dblock05 said:
Cant decide if I should go with the Bengals or pick up the Panthers
Depends on how confident you feel this week, and how focused you are on ROS. Panthers have two more good matchups, then things start getting ugly, culminating in two games vs NO in the fantasy playoffs. Cinci has a bad matchup this week, but then things start getting better, and they have some (potentially) great matchups in the playoffs, although they've had this weird thing so far this year where they score the most points in their worst matchups and the fewest in their best.

If you have room for both, I'd recommend streaming Carolina the next two weeks, then run with Cinci the rest of the way. If you have to choose, and don't think you can get Cinci back, I'd say you should just stick with them. They're good enough that they'll never completely crap the bed.

 
donkshow said:
I'm continuing with the Chiefs vs. the Texans.

I was planning on a filler this week but with the way Houston has been playing, I'll test my luck agaiSo
So you are rolling with the unquestioned #1 defense in fantasy at this point. Brilliant.

 
zftcg said:
FF EGGHEAD said:
MIN @ NYG

Many might have MIN rostered for the week 6 CAR match up. Keep them...they get the generous Giants in week 7.
Twice I have picked up and started the Minnesota defense this year. First time was very disappointing, but ask anybody who played them yesterday if they are willing to roll the dice again on them. Just ask someone who had negative points to roll the dice again in consecutive weeks. MIN is only a pickup for those who haven't been burned, yet.
I had CAR @ MIN but grabbed MIN D vs CAR thinking the home team and AP news might make the crowd extra wild. Well in my league MIN D got me -3 and CAR D got 17 (on my bench), thus a 20 point swing. I lost this week by 17, moving me from 1st to 4th!
Little bit of a tangent here, but this is why I have a hard and fast rule not to make roster decisions based on off-the-field tragedies. For one thing, it's unreliable. After Belcher's murder-suicide last year, I heard some people recommending the D of whoever was playing the Chiefs (Browns?) The Chiefs played inspired ball and won one of their two victories all year. Different people, and different teams, react to those circumstances differently. I had already chosen Carolina as my starting D when this news broke, and it did occur to me that Peterson might go off for 7 TDs or something (I know if anyone ever laid a finger on my son, I would be looking for any outlet I could find to express my fury). But I stuck to my rule and decided I wasn't going to change anything one way or another.

Second, it's kind of ghoulish. It's one thing if an NFL team picks on the replacement CB the play after the starter gets carted off the field in a neck brace -- these guys have a job to do, and they should do whatever they can within the rules to maximize their chances of winning. But fantasy football is just a diversion, and if I ever felt like my team benefitted from someone else's tragedy, that would kind of skeeze me out. It's like by making a decision based on the news, I make myself somehow complicit.

To be clear, I'm not criticizing you, or anyone else. Other people may view the situation differently. That's just my own personal code.
I deserve criticism as it was a foolish mistake on my part and a lesson learned. Now it is a part of my own personal ff code!

BTW, I'm think I'm just sticking with CAR vs. STL and now that I look at schedule may ride them until week 13 and trying to pair with BUF for playoff run.

CAR: week 7 STL, week 8 @TB, week 9 ATL,week10 @SF?,week11 NEP, week 12@MIA, week 13 TB, week 14 @NOS, week 15 NYJ, week 16 NOS

BUFF: week 10 @ PIT, week 11 NYJ, week 12 BYE, week 13 ATL, week 14 @TB, week 15 @JAX, week 16 MIA

 
zftcg said:
donkshow said:
I'm continuing with the Chiefs vs. the Texans.

I was planning on a filler this week but with the way Houston has been playing, I'll test my luck again.
Test your luck? The Chiefs have the best defense in the league! With the possible exception of the two Denver games, you don't sit them ever. And you certainly don't even consider sitting them against a team that just set the NFL record for most consecutive games with a pick-six.
I know, I know. I don't know why but I'm still skeptical against "pretty good" teams, even though Houston has been far from that so far. I really should only be sitting them vs. Denver, and that's likely how it'll work going forward.

 
i'm going with chargers, but i don't feel great about it. Vikings are a non-starter for me, and I've only seen 1 really good showing each from Carolina or Miami. Jacksonville has given up double digits to every team they've faced this year. I feel like they can make SD DST worth the start.

 
GB has a juicy match up this week. Are they assumed to be rostered?
The Packers were waived last week in my most competitive 12-team league, so I'd like to see them included in the discussion. Collectively, this league has 19 defenses rostered, with multiple owners jockeying to stream defenses based on weekly matchups. It's really putting a cramp in my favored Rent-A-Defense style. :P :ptts:

I agree that the Packers seem like a great start this week against the Browns.

 
Do the 49ers qualify as a rent-a-defense, or are they considered every week starters? They are ranked 8th overall in our scoring system YTD, but started the season with three straight clunkers. I'd hate to cut them prior to their week 8 visit to Jacksonville, but a road trip to Tennessee this week doesn't seem very enticing.

 
zftcg said:
FF EGGHEAD said:
MIN @ NYG

Many might have MIN rostered for the week 6 CAR match up. Keep them...they get the generous Giants in week 7.
Twice I have picked up and started the Minnesota defense this year. First time was very disappointing, but ask anybody who played them yesterday if they are willing to roll the dice again on them. Just ask someone who had negative points to roll the dice again in consecutive weeks. MIN is only a pickup for those who haven't been burned, yet.
I had CAR @ MIN but grabbed MIN D vs CAR thinking the home team and AP news might make the crowd extra wild. Well in my league MIN D got me -3 and CAR D got 17 (on my bench), thus a 20 point swing. I lost this week by 17, moving me from 1st to 4th!
Little bit of a tangent here, but this is why I have a hard and fast rule not to make roster decisions based on off-the-field tragedies. For one thing, it's unreliable. After Belcher's murder-suicide last year, I heard some people recommending the D of whoever was playing the Chiefs (Browns?) The Chiefs played inspired ball and won one of their two victories all year. Different people, and different teams, react to those circumstances differently. I had already chosen Carolina as my starting D when this news broke, and it did occur to me that Peterson might go off for 7 TDs or something (I know if anyone ever laid a finger on my son, I would be looking for any outlet I could find to express my fury). But I stuck to my rule and decided I wasn't going to change anything one way or another.

Second, it's kind of ghoulish. It's one thing if an NFL team picks on the replacement CB the play after the starter gets carted off the field in a neck brace -- these guys have a job to do, and they should do whatever they can within the rules to maximize their chances of winning. But fantasy football is just a diversion, and if I ever felt like my team benefitted from someone else's tragedy, that would kind of skeeze me out. It's like by making a decision based on the news, I make myself somehow complicit.

To be clear, I'm not criticizing you, or anyone else. Other people may view the situation differently. That's just my own personal code.
I deserve criticism as it was a foolish mistake on my part and a lesson learned. Now it is a part of my own personal ff code!

BTW, I'm think I'm just sticking with CAR vs. STL and now that I look at schedule may ride them until week 13 and trying to pair with BUF for playoff run.

CAR: week 7 STL, week 8 @TB, week 9 ATL,week10 @SF?,week11 NEP, week 12@MIA, week 13 TB, week 14 @NOS, week 15 NYJ, week 16 NOS

BUFF: week 10 @ PIT, week 11 NYJ, week 12 BYE, week 13 ATL, week 14 @TB, week 15 @JAX, week 16 MIA
Hmmm I have CAR D too and like what you're proposing here. Week 10 and 11 don't think I'd play CAR D.

 
Do the 49ers qualify as a rent-a-defense, or are they considered every week starters? They are ranked 8th overall in our scoring system YTD, but started the season with three straight clunkers. I'd hate to cut them prior to their week 8 visit to Jacksonville, but a road trip to Tennessee this week doesn't seem very enticing.
lol dude its ryan fitzpatrick
 
Do the 49ers qualify as a rent-a-defense, or are they considered every week starters? They are ranked 8th overall in our scoring system YTD, but started the season with three straight clunkers. I'd hate to cut them prior to their week 8 visit to Jacksonville, but a road trip to Tennessee this week doesn't seem very enticing.
I'll probably catch some flak, but I think every team is a rent-a-defense, with the exception of the Chiefs, who seem to be preternaturally good at defense right now for some reason. I much, much prefer playing matchup-based defenses (and kickers) than rostering one team the whole year.

That said, in most leagues the 49'ers are every week starters.

 
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zftcg said:
FF EGGHEAD said:
MIN @ NYG

Many might have MIN rostered for the week 6 CAR match up. Keep them...they get the generous Giants in week 7.
Twice I have picked up and started the Minnesota defense this year. First time was very disappointing, but ask anybody who played them yesterday if they are willing to roll the dice again on them. Just ask someone who had negative points to roll the dice again in consecutive weeks. MIN is only a pickup for those who haven't been burned, yet.
I had CAR @ MIN but grabbed MIN D vs CAR thinking the home team and AP news might make the crowd extra wild. Well in my league MIN D got me -3 and CAR D got 17 (on my bench), thus a 20 point swing. I lost this week by 17, moving me from 1st to 4th!
Little bit of a tangent here, but this is why I have a hard and fast rule not to make roster decisions based on off-the-field tragedies. For one thing, it's unreliable. After Belcher's murder-suicide last year, I heard some people recommending the D of whoever was playing the Chiefs (Browns?) The Chiefs played inspired ball and won one of their two victories all year. Different people, and different teams, react to those circumstances differently. I had already chosen Carolina as my starting D when this news broke, and it did occur to me that Peterson might go off for 7 TDs or something (I know if anyone ever laid a finger on my son, I would be looking for any outlet I could find to express my fury). But I stuck to my rule and decided I wasn't going to change anything one way or another.

Second, it's kind of ghoulish. It's one thing if an NFL team picks on the replacement CB the play after the starter gets carted off the field in a neck brace -- these guys have a job to do, and they should do whatever they can within the rules to maximize their chances of winning. But fantasy football is just a diversion, and if I ever felt like my team benefitted from someone else's tragedy, that would kind of skeeze me out. It's like by making a decision based on the news, I make myself somehow complicit.

To be clear, I'm not criticizing you, or anyone else. Other people may view the situation differently. That's just my own personal code.
I deserve criticism as it was a foolish mistake on my part and a lesson learned. Now it is a part of my own personal ff code!

BTW, I'm think I'm just sticking with CAR vs. STL and now that I look at schedule may ride them until week 13 and trying to pair with BUF for playoff run.

CAR: week 7 STL, week 8 @TB, week 9 ATL,week10 @SF?,week11 NEP, week 12@MIA, week 13 TB, week 14 @NOS, week 15 NYJ, week 16 NOS

BUFF: week 10 @ PIT, week 11 NYJ, week 12 BYE, week 13 ATL, week 14 @TB, week 15 @JAX, week 16 MIA
That's funny, I remember looking at it a few weeks ago and thinking "I'll need to drop them after Week 8." But that was back when Atlanta was considered a tough matchup. Now it's probably worth holding on for an extra week. But agree that they're a poor choice in Weeks 10/11, decent for 12/13 and then droppable for the fantasy playoffs.

ETA: Here's a shark move: Stream Carolina through Week 9, then pick up Arizona for Week 10 (Hou) and 11 (@Jax). If you can either hold Carolina for those two weeks or drop them and get them back, keep them through 12/13 and then re-evaluate Agree that Buffalo is a good playoff option, as is NO (Car/@StL/@Car). But my guess is that things will look a little different two months from now, so no use worrying about it too much at this point.

 
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I wouldn't start them to be honest. The D is much more bend, but don't break and may hold out Butler and Jarrett Johnson to get fully healthy over the Bye as well. We literally have no pass rushers that can get there on their own. Our secondary lacks ball hawks and the top 4 LB's on the team will be out (3 are on IR already).

They likely won't hurt you, but I don't see them helping much either.

 
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