The Chiefs absolutely dominated the Raiders, posting 10 sacks, three interceptions and a touchdown. They could make T.J. Yates' life rough.
Remember a few weeks ago when people thought this defense maybe wasn't what it was the last two years? I think we can put that notion to bed. Start the Niners with extreme confidence this week.
I love this matchup for Miami coming off a bye. If they're available in your league, get them now.
The Packers sacked Joe Flacco five times last week, a shocking number without Clay Matthews. They're a nice stream play this week.
This is not the defense you want to play against on a short week. The Seahawks should be able to force Carson Palmer into a few mistakes.
The Panthers rank 10th in both yards per carry allowed and yards per attempt allowed, and are a great play this week.
The Patriots shut down Drew Brees, limiting him to 236 yards and 6.6 YPA and picking him off twice. After a game like that against one of the league's best, you have to like this matchup for them, even without Jerod Mayo, who's out for the year.
This unit is completely decimated by injury and dependent on takeaways to get stops. They generate those takeaways with remarkable efficiency, but it makes for an unreliable defense.
The Lions picked off Brandon Weeden twice, but they also surrendered nearly 400 yards. This is not the week to use them.
Pittsburgh's offensive line has struggled all year, and games between these two teams usually become defensive struggles. This is a good week to start the Ravens.
The Jets did a respectable job limiting the Steelers to 16 points, but they failed to register a takeaway. They're a middle of the pack fantasy unit this week.
They held the Patriots to six points two weeks ago, then gave up 24 to the Thad Lewis-led Bills. This isn't a great matchup, though you're likely rolling with them if they're on your roster.
The Cowboys held Robert Griffin III in check, but gave up 216 rushing yards. That does not bode well for a game in Philadelphia.
The Buccaneers struggled mightily against the Eagles, as expected. They actually feature a solid pass defense, but you cannot consider starting them.
The Chargers defense stepped up in the team's win over the Colts, holding Indy to 267 total yards and nine points. They could be a decent stream this week, but Jacksonville looks at least semi-competent with Justin Blackmon back.
All things considered, the Jaguars didn't play all that poorly against the Broncos, forcing three turnovers. Move along before you get tempted to start them.
The Titans forced two turnovers last week, though they could not faze Russell Wilson. I expect them to have similar struggles with Colin Kaepernick.
Pittsburgh played great last week, sacking Geno Smith three times, picking him off twice, and holding the Jets to 267 total yards and nine points.
The Broncos didn't really take advantage of the Jaguars, forcing two turnovers and sacking Chad Henne twice. They get linebacker Von Miller back this week.
The Vikings could be a sneaky play against Eli Manning and the mistake-prone Giants this week.
The Eagles forced one turnover and had two sacks against the Buccaneers last week. This is a terrible matchup for them.
This defense looked terrible in its last game against the Jets, and cannot be trusted against anyone.
The Browns have played well overall this season, but they struggled against the Lions attack and will likely suffer the same fate in Green Bay.
The Cardinal's defense continues to lurk beneath the surface. Despite the projection, they could be a decent matchup play in this short week.
I wouldn't read too much into Washington's performace against Dallas. Game flow dictated that more than anything. You don't want to have anything to do with this defense. It's not facing the Jay Cutler of old.
The Rams didn't let the Texans hit any big plays, but Arian Foster ran all over them. At Carolina is not a good matchup for them.
I'd say this is a bad matchup for the Bills, but they aren't even a matchup play to begin with.
Zero takeaways, zero sacks, 27 points allowed last week. The Giants are one of the worst fantasy defenses in the league.
Only 24 of St. Louis' 38 points last week were scored against the Houston defense. The Texans also held the Rams to 216 total yards.
You'd only consider the Colts in a very good matchup. This is not a good matchup.
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