Welcome to the D/ST rankings and streamers for Week 14 fantasy football.
It was another strong week for fantasy defenses in Week 13, as eight teams scored you more than 10 fantasy points. The top scorers of the week were the Chargers who put on a defensive show as they thrashed the Bengals. Their 20 point haul was by their best of the season and was driven by 6 sacks, 4 total turnovers and a defensive touchdown. Just behind the Chargers came the Colts, whose 18 point haul was also their best of the season as they shutout the Texans. My top streaming option of the week was the Chiefs and they were money as they also landed their best defensive score of the season with 17 points against the Broncos to be the joint DST3. My DFS play of the week was also a strong scorer as the Buccaneers finished as the DST5 of Week 13 with 11 points against the Falcons.
I go again in Week 14 to bring you my D/ST rankings for the next round of matchups. I will continue to post my rankings each week, give you a team you can look to stream, and my favorite DFS plays for the week ahead. We have the final four teams on bye this week, so that means no Patriots, Colts, Dolphins or Eagles in the rankings for Week 14.
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: Seattle Seahawks @ Houston Texans (24% rostered)
With defensive scoring being so strong this season, there is a good spread of ownership out there so I’m digging a little deeper for my streaming option as the Seahawks are my DST 9 this week. The Texans have allowed the second most fantasy points to opposition defenses and are set to start Davis Mills again this week after benching Tyrod Taylor last week. The Seahawks have hardly torn it up on defense this season and lost Jamal Adams for the season this week, but the matchup is a favorable one and could be one to exploit if you need a defense this week.
Alternative streamer – Kansas City Chiefs vs Las Vegas Raiders (32% rostered)
DFS Play of the Week: Carolina Panthers ($2,800) vs Atlanta Falcons
This feels like a strong play this week as the Falcons allow the most points to fantasy defenses this season. The Panthers have been no slouches themselves on defense, and are the current DST13 in fantasy. Coming off a bye and with a favorable salary, the Panthers are good value to round out your DFS lineup this week.
Alternative DFS play – New Orleans Saints ($3,600) vs New York Jets
Week 14 D/ST Rankings
(% Rostered via Sleeper)
|1||New Orleans Saints||@ NYJ||41%|
|2||Green Bay Packers||vs CHI||54%|
|3||Denver Broncos||vs DET||51%|
|4||Tennessee Titans||vs JAC||40%|
|5||Kansas City Chiefs||vs LV||32%|
|6||Dallas Cowboys||@ WAS||55%|
|7||Arizona Cardinals||vs LAR||59%|
|8||Los Angeles Chargers||vs NYG||42%|
|9||Seattle Seahawks||@ HOU||24%|
|10||Pittsburgh Steelers||@ MIN||37%|
|11||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||vs BUF||74%|
|12||Cleveland Browns||vs BAL||26%|
|13||San Francisco 49ers||@ CIN||50%|
|14||Carolina Panthers||vs ATL||27%|
|15||Minnesota Vikings||vs PIT||35%|
|16||Baltimore Ravens||@ CLE||58%|
|17||Buffalo Bills||@ TB||72%|
|18||Cincinnati Bengals||vs SF||11%|
|19||Los Angeles Rams||@ ARI||68%|
|20||New York Giants||@ LAC||4%|
|21||Houston Texans||vs SEA||7%|
|22||Washington Football Team||vs DAL||19%|
|23||Las Vegas Raiders||@ KC||7%|
|24||Jacksonville Jaguars||@ TEN||2%|
|25||New York Jets||vs NO||2%|
|26||Detroit Lions||@ DEN||1%|
|27||Chicago Bears||@ GB||13%|
|28||Atlanta Falcons||@ CAR||3%|