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Here is a ranking of the Week 15 defenses.  In bold is the defense followed by average points scored.  Next is their opponent and average points allowed to opposing defenses.  Lastly, the two numbers

Might pre-emptively pick up Green Bay Packers, after this week their next 3 are BUF, DET, SF

Lots of people may have scooped up MIA. I wasn't one of them given waiver priority.  But in the interest of looking down the stretch with Ds that have become "hot" as of late and that streamers ma

10 hours ago, Walking Boot said:

BAL is on waivers, and I'm sure NE is going to scare a few people away this week. I might just grab and hold them for the playoff weeks (BUF/NYJ/CLE in 14/15/16).

The Ravens play the Bengals in week 10.  That is a ripe peach level of juiciness for a matchup for their defense.  As a Patriots defense owner in most of my leagues, I'm going to make an concerted effort to roster the Ravens defense this week.  If I wait until next week, it'll cost FAAB cashish.  

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2 hours ago, tackle for loss said:

Managed to grab Seattle over NYJ, not feeling the Jets D with the loss of Williams and morale. 

Both Indy and Baltimore out there for week 10. Hoping to pick them up.

The Eagles are my target for the playoff run. Week 13, 14 and 15...Mia, NYG, Was. I'll deal with week 16 if I get there. 

Good point on eagles

Eagles  against Chicago is not bad this weekend. Trubisky has 3 ints and 1 fumble, Chicago Is giving up 2.7 sacks per game, it’s n philly over is 43 which looks fairly low

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1 hour ago, Mr. Peterson said:

Is there a consensus on the team to have for the playoffs?  
I was thinking Baltimore with Jets and Browns. 

Then maybe Lions with Bucs and Broncos. 
Then maybe Texans with Titans and Bucs. 

My team to have is Philly if you are a streamer, I mentioned above the schedule. 

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On 10/19/2019 at 12:53 AM, MindBomb said:

Holding Minny and Carolina at the moment. I will try to drop Minny for the Jets ROS after this week. (Depending on injuries, I might pull the trigger now so I don’t miss out on the waiver run) Jets D is no joke, and the offense will now help them out. The schedule is tasty as well. No brainer in my mind.
 

 

Like others, I'm wavering on this move to the Jets D. Eyeballing Steelers and Philly for their playoff schedules, while hanging onto Carolina.

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If you pair the Bills and the Ravens Ds the rest of the year, you get:  week 9--Bills home against Redskins; week 10--Ravens at Bengals (Finley making NFL debut); week 11--Bills at Dolphins; week 12--Bills home against Broncos; week 13--tough one, either Bills at Dallas or Ravens home against SF; week 14--they play each other; week 15--Ravens home against Jets; and week 16---Ravens at Browns.

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41 minutes ago, Stompin' Tom Connors said:

Is anyone rolling with the Jets this weekend or have we all moved on?

I am rolling the dice, as my league seems to be beating the Christmas rush for hoarding defenses. Everyone still playing for their jobs, regardless of the ####show.

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Guess I'm back to streaming defenses AGAIN LOL

Purposely drafted CHI BEARS D/ST to avoid this streaming business. Dropped CHI a little while ago to play CAR this week.

Note: Started streaming TE's a few weeks ago and now the kickers lol.

So, I'm in on CAR this week, BUF in another, CLE in the third league. Keeping LAR in one league going forward for now.

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Currently I have the bills and panthers d and trying to figure out which one to roll with ros as I hate carrying 2.  Leaning towards panthers just for the simple fact what they’ve put up so far for points vs bills. Like bills schedule better but just feel the panthers are a better d. Jets are available but as stated by others with the injuries and all I think I’ve moved on from wanting to go with them.  

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14 hours ago, Team Smokin' said:

Guess I'm back to streaming defenses AGAIN LOL

Purposely drafted CHI BEARS D/ST to avoid this streaming business. Dropped CHI a little while ago to play CAR this week.

Note: Started streaming TE's a few weeks ago and now the kickers lol.

So, I'm in on CAR this week, BUF in another, CLE in the third league. Keeping LAR in one league going forward for now.

To be honest, Ds change so much year to year. Its hard to find one that is #1 year after year any more. 

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7 minutes ago, tackle for loss said:

To be honest, Ds change so much year to year. Its hard to find one that is #1 year after year any more. 

Yes, and why they are the perfect position to stream. You also aren't wasting an earlier draft pick.

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11 minutes ago, Leroy Hoard said:

Yes, and why they are the perfect position to stream. You also aren't wasting an earlier draft pick.

This and kicker, I sometimes go without drafting them if the league allows it. Why drafta  kicker when I can pick one up before the first game?

Defense matters a little more because of the 30 point outputs they can get you and u wont have to waste a roster spot holding one when u stream an easier matchup. Thanks Eagles. lol

Does anyone play a defense every week with exception of bye anyways? I encourage streaming of defense and kickers.

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58 minutes ago, Leroy Hoard said:

Yes, and why they are the perfect position to stream. You also aren't wasting an earlier draft pick.

Yeah...I stream every year and every few years you end up getting lucky and catching on to the D to hold onto for the year.  This year was SF for me.

 

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26 minutes ago, shadyridr said:

Even though I own the 49ers defense, their upcoming schedule is BRUTAL. Games against Seattle, GB, & NO. I already stashed Indy for next week vs Miami.

Doesn’t get bad till week 12.

Seattle has actually been fairly friendly to opposing defenses.

But I agree with you week 12,13,14,16

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17 minutes ago, VikingFrog said:

Doesn’t get bad till week 12.

Seattle has actually been fairly friendly to opposing defenses.

But I agree with you week 12,13,14,16

Yeah Seattle isn't a terrible matchup but I think Wilson has only thrown 1 INT on the season. They had that bad game vs Baltimore. Id still rather start IND next week over SF and then revisit weeks 12-16

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22 hours ago, Mr. Peterson said:

Is there a consensus on the team to have for the playoffs?  
I was thinking Baltimore with Jets and Browns. 

Then maybe Lions with Bucs and Broncos. 
Then maybe Texans with Titans and Bucs. 

The Giants are going to likely get Rosen for the semi-final and Haskens for the final. 

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25 minutes ago, steelwind said:

I faded NYJ and looking at Clev or Philly.  Leaning Clev vs Brandon Allen.

NYJ does have a nice matchup I just trust them less with injuries and the team implosion going on with Gase.

I've had the Jets stashed for a few weeks but not feeling great about it now. Miami isn't quite the dumpster fire they were to start the year and the Jets are more of a dumpster fire. I'm gonna roll with them but tempering expectations.

Or should I go with Pittsburgh who is on my roster as well?

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I am rolling Seattle and still have a shot to grab NYJ because no one else wanted them. 

But with Jamal Adams being Psssst, I can see a man enraged out there. He has to back up his "Brady and Donald" talk. 

I dont know if I should revisit a matchup like Seattle against Winston in Seattle and NYJ on the road against a team of players who so badly want a win. 

So lets ask again, why are the people passing over the Jets actually? What say you? I know we have had reasons of picking teams, but why are people passing on Jets specifically? 

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Here’s some context backing why I am less confident on NYJ.  Again I know it’s vs Miami dumpster fire but not a slam dunk.

https://mobile.twitter.com/BrianCoz/status/1189944114164510727

The Jets are without their top 5 inside LBs: C.J. Mosley, Avery Williamson, Neville Hewitt, Blake Cashman, Albert McClellan. As Adam Gase put it, "It's not ideal." #nyj

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I don't consider Miami that great of a matchup for opposing defenses.  In one of my leagues, opposing defenses have scored the most against them but 32.0 of the 88.0 fantasy points scored against them by opposing defenses was scored by New England in week 2.  If you replace that 32.0 with the average of what the other opposing defenses scored, they fall down to having given up the 10th most to opposing defenses.  So that is a good matchup for an opposing defense but not great.  With the Jets' defense looking like they might be below average at this point, I'd look elsewhere.  The defenses facing Brandon Allen and Ryan Finley over the next few weeks are far more tantalizing.

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22 hours ago, Stompin' Tom Connors said:

Is anyone rolling with the Jets this weekend or have we all moved on?

I am. I get that the Jets are diminished on D, but the upcoming schedule is so soft I'd expect if nothing else that the O can do enough good things that what is left of the D can take advantage of the QBs they face the rest of the way. Jackson and Carr are the best by far. The rest are rookies, second year guys or journeyman vets. Maybe the Jets will be patsy's these weak teams feast on, but I'm going to see how they do the next few match up before pulling the plug.

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4 hours ago, Nero said:

The Giants are going to likely get Rosen for the semi-final and Haskens for the final. 

Been eying that late season schedule myself.

Still torn around playing Jets v MIA or NE v CLE. I think I might roll with NE and see what the Jets do -- I might miss out on some tasty points if the Jets play somewhat up to expectations (and MIA plays to their negative expectations) and hopefully won't cost me a game. But it's not as if the NE D isn't strong enough in their own right to limit some downside, and gives me a chance to see whether the Jets actually can be useful over their really soft match ups following.

Basically, use this week as the Jets D put up or shut-up: if they can't look good against MIA, they can't be trusted against anyone.

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Looking ahead to next week. I see both Balt (@Cinci) and Indy (vs Miami) on the wire.

Have Buffalo but don't love the matchup @CLE. 

Cinci will be starting a rookie QB, but does get AJ Green back. Game is at home. Could see BALT offense having a bit of a letdown post NE game.

Indy D getting healthy. Very slow offensive tempo too so could see limited opportunities for Miami.

See these two Ds being top 5 next week. Any thoughts?

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23 minutes ago, kyoun1e said:

Looking ahead to next week. I see both Balt (@Cinci) and Indy (vs Miami) on the wire.

Have Buffalo but don't love the matchup @CLE. 

Cinci will be starting a rookie QB, but does get AJ Green back. Game is at home. Could see BALT offense having a bit of a letdown post NE game.

Indy D getting healthy. Very slow offensive tempo too so could see limited opportunities for Miami.

See these two Ds being top 5 next week. Any thoughts?

I like your pro-active thinking. I also like both D/ST next week. I'm also looking at the LAR next week @ PIT. 

Watch the games and get a feel moving forward.

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2 minutes ago, Team Smokin' said:

I like your pro-active thinking. I also like both D/ST next week. I'm also looking at the LAR next week @ PIT. 

Watch the games and get a feel moving forward.

Gotta make a move before 1 pm kickoffs when rosters lock. My opponent next week needs a D as well so it's a potential pick up and start for next week now while at the same time blocking my opponent.

Leaning Indy for some reason. Maybe Miami decides to go with Rosen next week.

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Well, time to hone again on D/ST for the ROS with potential combo teams or ride one team? LA Charges, BAL, CAR have made a statement. 

Where we at now looking forward through the maize of byes and match ups?

Who are we fading, who are we buying?

Fading CHI

Just bought NO

Open to following along...

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3 minutes ago, VikingFrog said:

Not sure I have the cajones to start San Fran versus Wilson.

But also likely have to drop them if I don’t.

If you drop them this late in the bye week season, you'll never get them back.

Ride them, unless you're at a win-or-go-home stage of the season.

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1 minute ago, Arodin said:

If you drop them this late in the bye week season, you'll never get them back.

Ride them, unless you're at a win-or-go-home stage of the season.

There schedule ahead isn’t exactly enticing. They’ve been a strong hold all year but it gets tough for them and their Arizona game doesn’t even look as nice.

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On 11/3/2019 at 11:38 AM, Team Smokin' said:

Thoughts on Na' Orleans ROS.

I honestly don't know -- they are a solid, solid defense so there is worth there regardless of opponent, but schedule looks more hard than easy to me.

ATL twice -- If Ryan stays healthy, they can put up points.

TB has come on as of late offensively.

CAR looks easier as does IND without Brissett, but SF is dicey play against your D.

They have TEN in WK 16 so that's something.

 

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