Welcome to defense D/ST rankings and streamers for Week 10 fantasy football.
If Week 8 saw some big fantasy scores for fantasy defenses, then Week 9 said ‘hold my beer’. A massive 10 teams scored 10 or more fantasy points last week, with the Patriots leading the way with 20 points against the Panthers thanks to 3 interceptions, one of which was returned for touchdown. My overall rankings were ahead of the Expert Consensus rankings at Fantasy Pros again this week, though I had mixed results with stream and DFS play of the week. My top streaming option, the Miami Dolphins smashed the week, finishing as the D/ST3 with 17 points, though my value DFS play, the New Orleans Saints, bombed with just two points as the Falcons put on their best offensive showing of the season to upset the Saints at home.
With an ever growing amount of tape and data at hand, I go again in Week 10 to bring you my D/ST rankings for the next round of matchups. I will continue to post my rankings each week, and give you a team you can look to stream, plus my favorite DFS plays for the week ahead. We have four teams on bye this week, and that means no Bears, Texans, Giants or Bengals in the rankings for Week 10.
These rankings are subject to change throughout the week, so check back as any news drops to see how it’s reflected in my rankings. If you have any specific DST starts and sits questions, drop them in the comments or you can get me @PaddiCooper on Twitter.
Stream of the Week: Tennessee Titans vs New Orleans Saints (34% rostered)
The tale of the tape this week doesn’t look great for low-owned defenses, with a lot of lopsided matchups dominating the top of my rankings. I have the Titans as my D/ST13 for Week 10, but with Alvin Kamara currently struggling with a knee injury, and Trevor Siemian with a limited ceiling as starter, the Titans are well placed to deliver another strong defensive performance.
Alternative streamer – Las Vegas Raiders vs Kansas City Chiefs (12% rostered)
DFS Play of the Week: Cleveland Browns @ New England Patriots ($2,800)
This feels like a good value play with the Browns coming off a strong performance in Week 9 where they got after Joe Burrow, sacking him five times and intercepting him twice. The Patriots’ offense has been below average so far this season and I predict they will struggle to put up many points in a low-scoring match up. If you want a low cost defense for your DFS lineup, the Browns are the play for me this week.
Alternative DFS play – Los Angeles Chargers vs Minnesota Vikings ($2,900)
Week 10 D/ST Rankings
(% Rostered via Sleeper)
|1||Buffalo Bills||@ NYJ||79%|
|2||Arizona Cardinals||vs CAR||67%|
|3||Pittsburgh Steelers||vs DET||75%|
|4||Los Angeles Rams||@ SF||80%|
|5||Baltimore Ravens||@ MIA||63%|
|6||New England Patriots||vs CLE||64%|
|7||Indianapolis Colts||vs JAC||69%|
|8||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||@ WAS||73%|
|9||New Orleans Saints||@ TEN||49%|
|10||Cleveland Browns||@ NE||39%|
|11||Dallas Cowboys||vs ATL||55%|
|12||Denver Broncos||vs PHI||40%|
|13||Tennessee Titans||vs NO||34%|
|14||Las Vegas Raiders||vs KC||12%|
|15||Los Angeles Chargers||vs MIN||15%|
|16||Philadelphia Eagles||@ DEN||5%|
|17||Carolina Panthers||@ ARI||29%|
|18||Green Bay Packers||vs SEA||21%|
|19||Kansas City Chiefs||@ LV||17%|
|20||San Francisco 49ers||vs LAR||41%|
|21||Miami Dolphins||vs BAL||25%|
|22||Minnesota Vikings||@ LAC||7%|
|23||Seattle Seahawks||@ GB||10%|
|24||Jacksonville Jaguars||@ IND||2%|
|25||Atlanta Falcons||@ DAL||4%|
|26||Detroit Lions||@ PIT||0%|
|27||Washington Football Team||vs TB||18%|
|28||New York Jets||vs BUF||1%|