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D/ST Rankings & Streamers for Week 8 Fantasy Football

Go get and start the Bengals defense this week vs the Jets. Full D/ST rankings for Week 8 fantasy football.

Welcome to defense D/ST rankings and streamers for Week 8 fantasy football.

It was another strong week for fantasy defense scoring in Week 7, with 7 teams scoring more than 10 fantasy points, led by the Buccaneers with 21 points against the Bears. My overall rankings were in line with the Expert Consensus rankings at Fantasy Pros this week, with my biggest miss coming from the Panthers who I thought would do a number on a weak Giants team but then put up just two fantasy points in a blowout loss. My stream of the week for Week 7 was a solid choice as the Saints finished as the D/ST8 with nine points, and my DFS play of the week did even better as the Cardinals scored 11 points to finish as the D/ST6.

With an ever growing amount of tape and data at hand, I go again in Week 8 to bring you my D/ST rankings for the next round of match ups. 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. With just two team on bye this week, that means no Raiders or Ravens in the rankings for Week 8.

These rankings are subject to change throughout the week, so check back as any quarterback news drops to see how it’s reflected in my rankings. If you have any specific quarterback rankings or starts and sits questions, drop them in the comments or you can get me @PaddiCooper on Twitter.

Stream of the Week: Cincinnati Bengals @ New York Jets (15% rostered)

This is the perfect streaming scenario where the matchup and team availability line up to offer a great option for the week ahead. The Jets were already one of the league’s worst offenses as Zach Wilson was struggling to adjust to life in the NFL and with him now sidelined with a strained PCL, his backup Mike White gets to make his first start after stepping in last week. The Bengals defense is on the rise and is currently my 10th ranked defense per my NEFF ratings and after five sacks against the Ravens last week, should feast against a poor Jets outfit.

Alternative streamer РChicago Bears  vs San Francisco 49ers (11% rostered)

DFS Play of the Week: Buffalo Bills ($3,300, DraftKings) vs Miami Dolphins

I was really surprised to see the Bills priced as the D/ST7 this week as they face a Dolphins team that I have ranked as the league’s 25th rated offense to the Bills’ No. 1 defense. Add in the benefit of the Bills coming off a bye week and playing at home and that has all the ingredients for a top DFS week. They will be in every DFS lineup I play this week at this price.

Alternative DFS play – San Francisco 49ers ($3,500) @ Chicago Bears

Week 8 D/ST Rankings

(% Rostered via Sleeper)

RankNameOpp% Rostered
1Buffalo Billsvs MIA69%
2Cincinnati Bengals@ NYJ15%
3Los Angeles Rams@ HOU81%
4San Francisco 49ers@ CHI59%
5Tampa Bay Buccaneers@ NO80%
6Pittsburgh Steelers@ CLE43%
7Arizona Cardinalsvs GB72%
8Chicago Bearsvs SF11%
9Carolina Panthers@ ATL58%
10Cleveland Brownsvs PIT48%
11New Orleans Saintsvs TB60%
12Los Angeles Chargersvs NE5%
13Denver Broncosvs WAS51%
14Dallas Cowboys@ MIN29%
15Atlanta Falconsvs CAR8%
16Indianapolis Coltsvs TEN44%
17New England Patriots@ LAC70%
18Philadelphia Eagles@ DET4%
19Seattle Seahawksvs JAC9%
20Minnesota Vikingsvs DAL9%
21Tennessee Titans@ IND6%
22Kansas City Chiefsvs NYG12%
23Washington Football Team@ DEN25%
24Green Bay Packers@ ARI48%
25Detroit Lionsvs PHI1%
26Jacksonville Jaguars@ SEA2%
27New York Giants@ KC6%
28New York Jetsvs CIN2%
29Houston Texansvs LAR1%
30Miami Dolphins@ BUF12%

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