Streaming Defenses: Week 2 Options
Streaming Defenses: Week 2 Options

This article is part of our Streaming Defenses series.

Week 1 was an oddity in the fantasy football universe, featuring a large number of high scores from both the QB and D/ST positions. Half of the league's 32 defenses reached double digits in Yahoo standard scoring, and only a handful failed to put up five or more points.

My five Week 1 streaming recommendations each landed between five and 12 fantasy points — this would typically be a strong showing, but it's only mediocre in the context of Week 1. It's now time to adjust based on what we saw last week, though preseason expectations shouldn't just be chucked out the window due to a one-game sample.

Note: These recommendations are limited to D/ST units with under 60 percent ownership on Yahoo as of Tuesday morning. Any references to fantasy points are based on Yahoo standard scoring.

Top Streaming Options for Week 2

1. Chicago Bears (vs. Seattle Seahawks)
49% Yahoo ownership

I understand if you're hesitant to bet against Russell Wilson in a matchup with a defense that just got humiliated by a one-legged Aaron Rodgers. Just consider that Wilson is essentially a one-man show, playing behind a bad offensive line without the help of long-time No. 1 target Doug Baldwin (knee). Wilson made some big plays to keep Seattle competitive in Sunday's 27-24 loss to Denver, but he also took six sacks, threw two picks and fumbled twice while completing just 57.6 percent of his passes. The Chicago secondary is much better than what we saw

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Jerry Donabedian
Donabedian is an Assistant Football Editor at RotoWire. He writes and edits articles and covers breaking news. Jerry was a 2018 finalist for the FSWA's Player Notes Writer of the Year and DFS Writer of the Year awards. A Baltimore native, Donabedian roots for the Ravens and watches "The Wire" in his spare time.
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