Welcome to defense D/ST rankings and streamers for Week 11 fantasy football.
It was another good week for fantasy defenses in Week 10, with 9 teams scoring more than 10 fantasy points. The week was led by the Cowboys, who totally dominated the Falcons offense, scoring 21 points thanks to 3 interceptions, 2 sacks, a defensive touchdown and just 3 points allowed. We also saw some big weeks from the Dolphins (18 points), Packers (17 points) and the 49ers (16 points), all of whom had their biggest fantasy defense return of the season.
My top streaming option for Week 10 was OK as the Titans finished as the D/ST13 with six points against the Saints. My top DFS recommendation was not so good as the Browns were dominated by the Patriots and finished with the joint worst score of the week with -2 points.
With an ever growing amount of tape and data at hand, I go again in Week 11 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 just two teams on bye this week, so that means no Broncos or Rams in the rankings for Week 11.
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: Miami Dolphins @ New York Jets (20% rostered)
The Dolphins defense has been dominant over the last two weeks, scoring 17 and 18 points. That they did so well last week in upsetting the Ravens on TNF was quite the surprise but this week they have a much easier match up against my second lowest rated offense in the Jets. With nine sacks and six takeaways over the past two weeks, the Dolphins are the form defense. At just 20% rostered, you should attack that waiver wire for this weekend.
Alternative streamer – Los Angeles Chargers vs Pittsburgh Steelers (14% rostered)
DFS Play of the Week: Cleveland Browns vs Detroit Lions ($3,100)
The obvious play here is the Dolphins ($3,600) again but if you want an alternative then the Browns offer good value at their price. They burnt me last week, but I’m jumping back in as the matchup against Lions is a favorable one, plus we have the added edge of them facing either a banged-up Jared Goff or a first start for Tim Boyle. The Browns offense should dominate the Lions’ bottom tier defense, and that allows the likes of Myles Garrett to get after whichever quarterback starts for Detroit this week
Alternative DFS play – Miami Dolphins @ New York Jets ($3,600)
Week 11 D/ST Rankings
(% Rostered via Sleeper)
|1||Tennessee Titans||vs HOU||47%|
|2||New England Patriots||@ ATL||62%|
|3||Cleveland Browns||vs DET||44%|
|4||Buffalo Bills||vs IND||77%|
|5||Miami Dolphins||@ NYJ||20%|
|6||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||vs NYG||75%|
|7||San Francisco 49ers||@ JAC||37%|
|8||Baltimore Ravens||@ CHI||64%|
|9||New Orleans Saints||@ PHI||43%|
|10||Arizona Cardinals||@ SEA||68%|
|11||Los Angeles Chargers||vs PIT||14%|
|12||Carolina Panthers||vs WAS||25%|
|13||Philadelphia Eagles||vs NO||8%|
|14||Green Bay Packers||@ MIN||22%|
|15||Pittsburgh Steelers||@ LAC||73%|
|16||Washington Football Team||@ CAR||19%|
|17||Cincinnati Bengals||@ LV||8%|
|18||Dallas Cowboys||@ KC||50%|
|19||Las Vegas Raiders||vs CIN||8%|
|20||Chicago Bears||vs BAL||7%|
|21||Indianapolis Colts||@ BUF||68%|
|22||Seattle Seahawks||vs ARI||8%|
|23||Minnesota Vikings||vs GB||9%|
|24||New York Jets||vs MIA||1%|
|25||New York Giants||@ TB||2%|
|26||Atlanta Falcons||vs NE||3%|
|27||Jacksonville Jaguars||vs SF||2%|
|28||Detroit Lions||@ CLE||1%|
|29||Kansas City Chiefs||vs DAL||14%|
|30||Houston Texans||@ TEN||1%|