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Streaming Defenses: Picking a Week 13 Team Defense

Jerry Donabedian

Donabedian is an Assistant Football Editor at RotoWire. He writes and edits articles and covers breaking news. A Baltimore native, Donabedian roots for the Ravens and watches "The Wire" in his spare time.

I may just have to accept that itís nearly impossible to identify five defenses and have each of them perform well, given the stipulation that they all need to be under 60-percent owned on Yahoo. Iíve yet to go 5-for-5 this season, instead settling for two or three hits and two or three misses most weeks. It does seem like the top recommendations tend to work out, and it also seems like weíve identified at least one blow-up performance every week.

Last weekís success stories just happened to be the three highest-scoring team defenses, with the Chargers (19 points), Patriots (17) and Panthers (17) pacing the league in Week 12. The bad news is that my top recommendation, Cincinnati, finished tied for 19th with only five points. My final recommendation, Atlanta, fared even worse with only two points.

With playoff berths now on the line, Iím glad to have the Chargers defense on my roster in the one league where Iím still clawing for a spot, as a home matchup with the

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