In a season full of weirdness, Week 12 took it to new heights from a fantasy perspective, with the top scoring defense of the week coming from the Atlanta Falcons, who nearly doubled their points total for the whole of 2020 with a whopping 28 points against the Raiders. It was in fact the highest DST score in the NFL this year thanks to five sacks, five turnovers (four fumbles, one interception), a defensive score and just six points allowed. This all against what has been a top 10 offense from the Raiders this year, though I’m not betting on the Falcons being a legit option for the remainder of the season.
After the Falcons, there were a season high 11 further teams who gave you a double digit return this week, showing how dominant defenses were in Week 12. This was shown in the number of DST touchdowns in Week 12, with nine scores when we’ve not seen more than four in any other week this season.
My stream of the week in the Giants turned out to be a solid but not spectacular pick, finishing with nine points as the DST14. They had three turnovers, including a game-sealing forced fumble and a pair of sacks against the Bengals in a victory that somehow leaves the G-Men atop the NFC East.
This week’s top streaming option sees a potential defensive slugfest as it features two of the league’s top 10 fantasy defenses. Washington are the current DST9 and will be full of confidence after their Thanksgiving battering of the Cowboys and are still in with a great chance of winning the NFC East. The Football Team also have the advantage of extra rest after the game has been shifted to Monday night, with the Steelers playing again after just five days after their Thanksgiving game against the Ravens was delayed by nearly a week. A tough match up on paper, but the Steelers offense can be gotten after and thus is one match up you can take advantage of.
Week 13 D/ST Rankings