The boys are back to hit you with their Week 4 Defense Streamers article. Robby, Ben, and Nate give you their favorite D/ST streamers for the week. After you see their picks, don’t forget to check out our in-depth Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups article!
Ben – Denver Broncos (ESPN rostered %: 41.3%)
The Broncos are playing the Jets in week four and that’s honestly all you need to know. The Broncos haven’t been a fantasy super-star squad by any stretch of the imagination, but if you consider who they’ve played it’s not surprising. It’s difficult to have all-star defense weeks when you’re playing the Titans, Steelers, and Tom Brady’s Bucs. So far this season the Jets look like the front-runners for the first overall pick in 2021. The offense, which wasn’t great to begin with, is riddled with injuries (Perriman, Crowder, Mims, Bell, etc.) and they’re making easy work for defenses; the Colts just walked away with what could be one of the best fantasy-performances from a DST this season. Although a performance like that of the Colts is unlikely, the Broncos defense should be more than serviceable this week.
Nate – Dallas Cowboys (ESPN rostered %: 18.2%)
It’s a tough streaming week in Week 4, but the Cowboys have a decent pass rush. I am slightly worried that Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt run all over the ‘Boys, but I won’t change my strategy of picking home teams against opponents that give up sacks until I find a better option. While it’s true that Cleveland doesn’t give up a ton of sacks, I just don’t believe that Baker Mayfield does enough to keep up with the Dallas offense. Assuming Dallas runs up the score with their high-powered offense, it will fall on Baker to try and bring them back. I believe that leads to at least one turnover due to Baker’s mediocrity. That’s at least worth a stream if you’re desperate.
Robby – Los Angeles Rams (ESPN rostered %: 20.8%)
The Rams held the Cowboys and Eagles to under 20 points in their first to matchups. Granted, they gave up 35 to the Bills; however, they did manage to create two turnovers and four sacks. The good news is they face Daniel Jones in Week 4 who will be without Saquon Barkley and Sterling Shepherd. The Giants offensive line is giving up three sacks per game and Jones is turning the ball over twice per game. This is a recipe for success for Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey, and company. They are absolutely a Top-12 defense this upcoming week.