Monday - Jan 18, 2021

Home / Lineup / STREAMING DEFENSES: Week 16


Streaming choices will be limited once again this week. Most leagues have their championship final Week 16, and stakes are too high to not stream a D/ST without being fully confident about it.

1. Denver Broncos

Denver comes home to Mile High Stadium, hosting the Detroit Lions. Once again, Detroit should be rolling out David Blough at quarterback, who is not very good. Streaming against him has been fruitful for the past two weeks. He has thrown 4 interceptions in those two games, and his bad play should continue. Not only does Denver have an above average pass defense, but playing in Denver is tough no matter which team is visiting. With no running game to worry about, the Broncos will be able to shut down Blough, undoubtedly forcing him into multiple turnovers and sacks.

2. New York Jets

The Jets defense has been extremely inconsistent this year. Sometimes they shut down opposing offenses, other times they are mercilessly torched for 30 points. This Sunday’s match up against the Steelers points to the former result. Hosting Pittsburgh, the Jets have a chance for a nice showing against Devlin Hodges and the subpar Steelers offense. New York is good against opposing run games, which will limit often injured James Conner. With limited threats in the passing game, the Steelers will struggle to move the ball or score points. The world saw Hodges throw 4 interceptions on Monday Night Football, and a similar result could transpire at Met Life Stadium this Sunday.

3. Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City will be traveling to Soldier Field this weekend, to take on a disappointing Bears team. Surprisingly, the Chiefs have quietly been one of the best pass defenses in the NFL this season. That bodes well for their chances of shutting down Mitch Trubisky and Chicago’s inconsistent offense. Granted, the Chiefs are susceptible to opposing running games, but it shouldn’t be a problem in this match up. Rookie David Montgomery has been hit or miss, and very inefficient averaging 3.5 yards per carry. The Bears should also be playing from behind in this one, boding well for the Chiefs defensive unit. Anytime he plays a good defense, you can count on Trubisky reverting to his sloppy play and forcing the ball into bad spots.

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