D/ST Streaming: Week 5

In most leagues, only about 12-14 D/ST’s are on rosters leaving owners with a palatable amount of options if they are in need of a defense. Streaming your defense based on opponent strength and expected game script can give fantasy owners untapped upside on their roster.

(Author’s Note: This column will be updated by Friday afternoon every week to offer all of the latest injury news and analysis to aid in your decision-making).

Here are four lower-owned (below 40%) options for Week 5:


  1. Buffalo Bills (at Los Angeles Rams)

The death of the Bills’ defense has been greatly over-exaggerated. Over the past four weeks, HC Rex Ryan’s unit has held opposing teams to less than 18 points and has garnered three or more sacks in 3-of-4 contests. Even though they allowed 37 points at home to the Jets in Week 2, the Bills’ are allowing the 13th-fewest rushing yards per game (96.0); but they are permitting the 13th-most passing yards per game (281.0). That may not m...

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Graham Barfield
Senior Analyst

Graham is a senior analyst for Fantasy Guru and works closely with statistics to produce quanitative analysis for complementary weekly content. He will be appearing before the season and during the season on The Fantasy Guru Podcast with John Hansen and Joe Dolan. Be sure to follow Graham on Twitter at @GrahamBarfield.