One of the biggest strategies in fantasy football is streaming defenses. Each week owners will look at matchups and make waiver wire acquisitions to find their starting defense. Here are fantasy football defenses to stream in week 3. (Note: All defense mentioned are owned in less than 50 percent of ESPN leagues) sa gaming.
1. Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers are coming off of a game where they severely limited Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ high-powered offense. While they have some things to figure out on offense, they still have a great defense. They scored 12 fantasy points against the Bengals in week 1 and played well even though they scored 0 points against the Chiefs.
Not only do they have a solid defense, the Chargers have a good matchup in week 3. They are playing the Carolina Panthers, who will be without Christian McCaffrey this week. The Chargers should be able to have a good week and are owned in just 29 percent of ESPN leagues.
2. Cleveland Browns
Cleveland has had a rough start to the season defensively. They scored 0 fantasy points against the Ravens in week 1 and then only put up three points against the Bengals on Thursday Night Football. Fortunately, their matchup this week should allow them to put up points.
With a few extra days to prepare, the Browns will gear up to play the Washington Football Team. Washington ranks 24th against opposing offenses, so the Browns will have an opportunity to turn things around. The Browns are available in about 88 percent of ESPN leagues.
3. Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles had a nice game against the Washington Football Team in week 1 and their defense put up five fantasy points. In week 2, they actually scored -1 points against the Los Angeles Rams. They have some solid players on their defense and should be able to get back on track this week.
Cincinnati heads to Philadelphia this week, which presents a good opportunity. The Bengals rank 25th against opposing defenses this season. Their offensive line is not a great unit and the Eagles, at the very least, should be able to pick up a lot of sacks. The Eagles are available in over 75 percent of ESPN leagues.
4. Tennessee Titans
In week 1, the Titans played ok defensively, but only left their game against the Broncos with three fantasy points. Against the Jaguars in week 2, they did not score a fantasy point. Luckily, the Titans are another team with a good matchup this week.
The Titans play the Minnesota Vikings this week. While the Vikings had a good offense last season, they are struggling to start 2020. They rank 30th against opposing defenses this year. Tennessee is available in just over 55 percent of ESPN leagues.
5. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars had two interceptions and a sack to help them score two fantasy points in week 1. Week 2 resulted in -1 fantasy points against the Titans. They have showed some potential, but should only be trusted in dire situations.
This week the Jaguars play the Dolphins on Thursday Night Football this week. They will be going up against Ryan Fitzpatrick, who is one of the most inconsistent starting quarterbacks in the league. If he has one of his bad games, the Jaguars could put up a lot of points. The Jaguars are owned in just one percent of ESPN leagues.
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