1. New York Jets
Streaming the Jets simply means you are banking on a bad game from Ryan Fitzpatrick. Granted, Fitzpatrick just lit up the Eagles defense last Sunday but that success is not sustainable, especially traveling to frigid New York. The Jets pass rushers won’t become fatigued, as there is no hot Florida sun to deal with. Look for the Dolphins pendulum to swing back the opposite direction this coming weekend.
2. Green Bay Packers
Last Sunday, the Packers defensive unit had a good showing against rookie quarterback Daniel Jones. Expect more of the same when they battle the Redskins in Lambeau this weekend. Dwayne Haskins is still struggling with the speed of the NFL. On the road against a defense that loves to bring pressure spells disaster for Haskins. Multiple sacks and turnovers is the ceiling for this defense.
3. Houston Texans
Overall, the Texans have not been a great fantasy defense this season but there is a good chance that they could do well this weekend. Houston will be hosting the Denver Broncos, led by rookie quarterback Drew Lock. Lock was serviceable against the Charges, but that was at home against a defense that’s been in flux all year. This will be a very different animal playing a Houston team that just embarrassed Tom Brady on Sunday Night Football. Romeo Crennel, the Texans defensive coordinator, is very experienced. He will dial up exotic blitzes and schemes to confuse Lock, forcing him into mistakes and turnovers.
4. Indianapolis Colts
The Colts will travel to Tampa and battle the Buccaneers this coming Sunday. This stream is purely a play against Jameis Winston. Winston is usually good for about two turnovers a game, and upwards of five or six on a really bad day. Last week, Jameis fumbled once and threw no interceptions against the Jags. A return to the average will be coming, and the Colts have the personnel to force him into bad decisions. This is a risky play, as the Bucs are certainly capable of putting up points. However, there’s a good chance of a defensive touchdown and a few sacks.