There was a D/ST masterclass from the Chiefs in Week 7, as they led all teams in fantasy football scoring with a 24 point effort on the road in Denver. Two D/ST touchdowns, one through a pick-six and the second a 102 yard kickoff return meant the Chiefs cruised to victory, and they sit as the 4th highest scoring fantasy defense through seven weeks. There were also match up winning contributions from the defenses in San Francisco and Washington (17 points apiece), plus the Rams (15 points) and Bills (14 points). My stream of the week, the Cleveland Browns, ended up in a shootout with the Bengals in Week 7, but still finished as the DST8 as they totaled four sacks, an interception and fumble recovery.
I’m not at my most confident with this one, but with every team I’ve ranked above the Dolphins owned in at least 60% of leagues, they are the first team you could actually stream this week. The Dolphins have been a top seven fantasy defense this season and coming off a week’s rest and having the Rams in their own building, they are a viable option if you’re struggling to know who to play this week.
Week 8 D/ST Rankings