“I Just Need Some Points” (D/STs Owned In 70-20% Of 10-Team Yahoo Leagues)
Green Bay Packers – VS Miami Dolphins
An average unit defensively, the Packers at home do bring a solid pass rush to the table against a Brock Osweiler-led Miami Dolphins team. The Dolphins have given up multiple sacks in 3-of-4 games with Osweiler under center which should at least give the Packers a solid floor in a game where they should be forcing the Dolphins to throw to keep pace. You could do worse this week.
San Francisco 49ers – VS New York Giants
Two back-to-back matchups with poor NFL offenses, two back-to-back solid D/ST outings for the 49ers. Could the Giants blow the doors off the Niners this week? Sure, but the Giants have allowed at least four sacks in each of their last three games while only scoring more than 13 points in one of those games. Sounds to me like the 49ers have a chance this week. Again, you could do worse.
Washington Redskins - @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Redskins have started to build buzz as of late. With their only poor fantasy showings coming against two top tier offenses in the Falcons and Saints, the Redskins stand a much better chance at shutting down a loaded, but inconsistent, Buccaneers offense in Week 10. With either multiple sacks or turnovers in every game this season, I still like the Redskins to be a solid fantasy D/ST this week despite coming off a poor performance last week.
“So, You’re Saying There’s A Chance” (D/STs Owned In 20-10% of 10-Team Yahoo Leagues)
Buffalo Bills - @ New York Jets
I pity anyone who watched the Jets play the Dolphins last week, but the main takeaway was that the Jets offense is not very good. Despite their struggles on offense, the Bills have proved to be a solid unit on defense so far this season, especially with Josh Allen at quarterback. With Allen trending towards returning this week, I like the Bills D/ST quite a bit against the Jets if he ends up playing. The Bills could end up being a sneaky D/ST play this week. Keep an eye on Allen’s Week 10 status before firing up the Bills.
Atlanta Falcons - @ Cleveland Browns
Purely a matchup play, the Falcons have shown signs of a pass rush as they have recorded multiple sacks in three straight weeks against lackluster offenses. Where the Browns stand on the offensive spectrum is still up in the air, but in a game where the Browns should be trailing gives the Falcons a good chance to get some sacks and turnovers out of Baker Mayfield along the way.
“You Might Want To Look Away” (D/STs Owned in <10% 10-Team Yahoo Leagues)
New York Giants - @ San Francisco 49ers
A very bold play here, but the Giants do have the better offense out of these two teams so theoretically they should be playing with the lead. This scenario would mean sack and turnover opportunities against Nick Mullens, last week’s TNF superstar. Do I have faith the Giants can pull that off? No. Am I rushing out to stream the Giants D/ST? Definitely not. Worth punting as your D/ST in DFS this week? Still probably not, but that is the best use for the Giants D/ST I can see this week.