Headed into week 2 of the fantasy football season, owners are starting to have a little bit of an idea of where teams stand on both sides of the football. As you set your lineup for week 2, check out these top 5 to consider for if your streaming defense week 2.
If you’ve played fantasy football before, you know that one of the methods many owners use to fill their spot at team defense is a strategy called “streaming.” The thought behind the strategy is that rather than locking in one defense for the whole season, it’s better to rotate defenses every week focusing on matchups and availability.
Streaming defense can be a good strategy or it can backfire based on one thing–picking the right defense to stream. One of the key things to consider when streaming defense is the matchup the defense will face. If you have a team facing a turnover machine or an offensive line in shambles, even a not-so-great defense can look dominant.
Another factor to consider is your league’s scoring system. Make sure you know whether your league rewards keeping opponents scores low, forcing turnovers, scoring touchdowns, or sacks. Each league tends to approach defense a little differently which can affect which defenses have value and which will bust for you this week.
With those ideas in mind, check out my top 5 widely available options to consider for if your streaming defense week 2. I only listed defenses available in over half of ESPN leagues as of mid-afternoon on Wednesday and included the ownership percentage for each team.