The Weekly Stream: Defense; Week 2

I stream defenses. This is my approach.

This is what I am here for. Each week I’ll pick 5 readily available D/ST units that have an ideal matchup. The following options are owned in less than 60% (Y! and ESPN) of leagues. Happy streaming!

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The Texans D/ST leads the way this week, behind freak of nature J.J. Watt.

Week 2 Streaming Options:

Houston Texans: Out of my teams for the week, the Texans are the team owned in the most leagues so they might not be available in yours. If they are, pick them up. Last week they allowed 6 points to Washington while sacking RG3 three times. This week they get the homely Oakland Raiders. The Texans defense were one of the handful of teams to score a defensive touchdown in week 1. I expect similar results in week 2. Another big point total looks to be on tap.

Tennessee Titans: The Titans came out in week one and dominated the depleted Kansas City offensive line. Charles had just 19 rushing yards and they picked up Alex Smith three times. Add that to the four sacks in week one and it is no wonder why I have them as a target for my fantasy teams this week. The Titans get the Dallas Cowboys and if you saw them on Sunday afternoon, you know their team is a mess. Romo is not fully healthy and their line is having a hard time protecting him as well. Look for the Titans to have a huge game on Sunday afternoon.

Miami Dolphins: Brady and his wideouts couldn’t get anything going against Miami’s secondary. New England’s run game was awful as well, as the Dolphins looked motivated in their first divisional tilt of the season. By the end of the afternoon Miami had forced and recovered two fumbles and had sacked Brady four times while pressuring snap after snap. This week they get Buffalo. While Buffalo is excited about new ownership, I believe it will be Miami who will own the Bills on Sunday. Look for them to pressure Manuel a lot and keep those talented young burners on the outside quiet.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Yes, the Jags collapsed in week one, allowing 34 points to the Eagles on their way to an 0-1 start. Jacksonville’s story was a tale of two halves. They looked great in the 1st half but apparently decided to mail it in after halftime. After all that, they still had a pick, 2 fumble recoveries and five sacks against Chip’s squad. This week they get the Redskins and will look to pressure RG3 into making some bad decisions. The Jacksonville Jaguars are my deep defensive sleeper of the week!

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Bucs didn’t really have anything to be excited about in week one. The team played poorly as Carolina came in and took care of business with Derek Anderson as their QB. Tampa Bay looks to regroup and who better to do that against than Saint Louis? The Rams scored just six points in week 1 and have no viable option at quarterback. Tampa Bay will make the most of their opportunity and lay the smack down on the lowly Rams in week 2.

There you have it, five defenses that I believe have great potential as we head into week 2! Look for this article every Wednesday throughout the season. Good luck!

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Jared “Minnesota Nice” Hines is a fantasy football contributor at The Sports Script. Follow him on Twitter @Jared_Hines27!

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