Defense: Chicago Bears
@ Miami Dolphins, Sunday 1:00pm
FanDuel Cost: $4,500
The Miami Dolphins have one of the least productive offenses in the NFL. They are currently averaging under 20 points per game. Things don’t get any easier this weekend as they face an extremely talented Chicago Bears defense.
Chicago’s defense has not only been stingy, but also has done a great job creating turnovers. It’s this turnovers that provide an extra boost for fantasy purposes.
Khalil Mack and company have wreaked havoc in the offensive backfield. This has forced quarterbacks into hurried throws which Chicago has turned into interceptions. Chicago’s defense currently ranks second on the NFL with 18 sacks.
The Bears defense is both a safe and high upside play this weekend against the Dolphins.
Backup Option: Baltimore Ravens
@ Tennessee Titans, Sunday 4:25pm
FanDuel Cost: $4,000
The Tennessee Titans are one of five NFL teams currently averaging under 20 points per game. Their issues are wide spread, but a lot of the struggles fall at the feet of the quarterback position. Marcus Mariota is in the middle of yet another injury plagued and inconsistent season.
By starting the Baltimore Ravens defense you can save some salary cap space and feel safe about your decision.