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There’s little doubt that Week 10 was one of the most exciting weeks of NFL and fantasy football action we’ve seen in 2016. From crazy last-minute finishes to outstanding individual performances, last week’s action had it all. Another thing it had was a bounce-back week from our bargain bin defense/special teams selections. Yes. After failing to have a single defense/special teams hit double-digit scoring in Week 9 we had three reach the mark last week.

For those folks counting at home, that would be the second time in the last three weeks that we’ve hit on three defenses reaching the double-digit scoring plateau. We’ll take those numbers on a weekly basis folks.

Let’s keep this hot streak going with the Week 11 DraftKings Sleeper Defenses selections …

WASHINGTON vs. Green Bay ($2,600) – The Green Bay offense has seemed a bit off all season and the tension is building as the team has now lost three straight games. In those games, Green Bay has struggled to protect Aaron Rodgers, allowing 11 sacks. Green Bay has turned the ball over four times in the last two games and allowed a kick return for a touchdown. Led by outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, the Washington defense has been bringing consistent pressure, racking up 14 sacks in its last four games. In fact, Washington has had at least three sacks in five consecutive games. Look for Washington to continue bringing consistent pressure this week, taking advantage of a banged up Green Bay offensive line. This will force Rodgers into rushing some passes presenting the opportunity for Josh Norman and company to make big plays.

TENNESSEE at Indianapolis ($2,200) – This is our cheapest recommendation this week and has the potential to be the most productive. Over the last four games, Tennessee has put up 16 sacks, including a five-sack performance last week in a win against Green Bay. Brian Orakpo and Derrick Morgan are rolling, having combined for 15½ sacks through 10 weeks. They have a very nice matchup this week to add to those totals. Indianapolis has had trouble keeping Andrew Luck upright, having allowed a league-high 33 sacks. The potential for big plays are there as well with Luck having thrown three interceptions in his last two games. We see a much better performance from the Tennessee defense than the one it put up in Week 7 when it managed only a pair of sacks against Indianapolis. Tennessee will build on the momentum from its blowout victory over Green Bay with another strong performance this week.

About Wally Spurlin

Wally Spurlin is a Fantasy Football Staff Writer at Fantasy Sharks and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer Association (FSWA). Spurlin’s work has appeared in print publications, including the FSWA award winning 2014 USA Today Fantasy Football magazine as well as the 2015 edition. Wally is also a weekly co-host on the Fantasy Football Feeding Frenzy pod cast on Fantasy Sharks Radio at Blog Talk Radio.Follow him on Twitter @WaltonSpurlin