Time for that playoff push! It’s Week 12 and that means some of you are already eliminated. Better luck next year! But for those of you still in contention or those who have already clinched, it’s time to dig deep and get the most points as possible. Several defenses this year have been averaging more points than the average flex position and you need a piece of this.
Week 12 rankings
|7||Los Angeles Rams|
|9||New Orleans Saints|
|10||Los Angeles Chargers|
|17||Kansas City Chiefs|
|23||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|24||New York Jets|
|26||Green Bay Packers|
|27||New England Patriots|
|29||New York Giants|
|31||San Francisco 49ers|
The Jaguars have officially become Sacksonville and II will continue to address them as such. After taking on a DeShone Kizer-led Browns, the Jags will take on the Blaine Gabbert-led Cardinals. At this point, it’s not a matter of if this defense scores a touchdown, it’s a matter of how many they might get.
Last week, the Ravens benefited from taking on a terrible Packers offense and this week they get a Texans team that just lost D’Onta Foreman to an Achilles injury for the year. They know what they’re doing on that side of the ball and are a good bet for Week 12.
The Eagles are the best team in football and it’s not all Carson Wentz’ doing. The defense has been lights out and they completely bottled up Dan Prescott forcing 4 turnovers out of the Cowboys QB. They’ll be licking their chops to take on rookie Mitch Trubisky of the Bears.
The Steelers get to take on the Packers in prime time and there’s no reason to believe that they won’t do as many things as the Ravens did to the Packers offense. The Steelers secondary has been a little bit choppy, bit it’ll be the guys up front that help them put up points.
The Detroit Lions defense is another that benefits from forcing turnovers and parlaying those into touchdowns. If it’s anytime for some crazy things to happen to the Vikings hot offense, it’s a early Thanksgiving Day game against a rival. Exercise caution, though.
Possible streaming options
The bye weeks are over, but you still may need some options for those defenses that have poor matchups. The Cincinnati Bengals take on the Browns and they would’ve scored a TD last week if not for a faux pas. The Denver Broncos are another good option if they’ve been dropped in your league. They’re still a defense that can put together a good game and they play a lackluster Raiders team.