Tennessee Titans @ Buffalo Bills – $4000
No surprise here. It seems that any decent defense facing the Buffalo Bills will get a top priced spot for the week. Buffalo’s offense is a mess and rookie quarterback Josh Allen is the perfect quarterback for fantasy defenses. Allen is typically found running into sacks or “trusting his arm” into interception. It’s clear he is a work in progress which is good news for Tennessee’s defense. The Titans held the Eagles to 23 points. Tennessee is fourth in points allowed per game thanks in part to the arrival of some new pieces throughout the defense. Look for them to get after Allen for sacks and forecd turnover.
Los Angeles Rams @ Seattle Seahawks – $3800
Another team that revamped critical pieces of their defense this offseason was the Los Angeles Rams. They added veterans to make a run at a Super Bowl and it looks to be working. The Rams are the second highest scoring defense. They play the Seahawks whose offense has been surprisingly competent. The offensive line is still a weakness in Seattle which makes Aaron Donald and company happy. If both Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib play in this game the Rams are going to put on an impressive performance.
Value Defense/Special Teams
Baltimore Ravens @ Cleveland Browns – $2800
It is not as hard to find value this week on the defensive side of the ball as it originally looked. The Baltimore Ravens may offer the best opportunity outside of the top five. Baltimore is set to get their best corner Jimmy Smith back this week. They’re playing a rookie quarterback who turned the ball over four times a week ago. Baker Mayfield is going to be good in this league but it is still a work in progress against a defense that held the Steelers to under 20 points a week ago.
New York Jets vs Denver Broncos – $2600
The New York Jets have a talented defense. Their record does not show it and their lack of pass rush causes them not to be an elite option weekly. Losing Trumaine Johnson will hurt but luckily not this week. Denver’s offense is up and down but playing on the road on the east coast plays against them. Case Keenum has not lived up to his play a season ago. New York is a good option to save some cash.