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2019 Fantasy Football Week 7 Defense Stream-O-Matic

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Sorry, I’m late – what’d I miss?! Hopefully, the 2019 Fantasy Football Week 7 Stream-O-Matic doesn’t come too late for your fantasy squad’s benefits this week.

Long story short, I’ve overbooked my schedule this week with work products due, insurance claims following a texting driver totaling my 2008 Chevy Avalanche (RIP), and shopping for a new mode of transportation. Fantasy sports have somewhat taken a back seat, no pun intended, this week.

Anyway, back to the chart! I won’t have my usual explanations this week under the table of truth, but I will point out a few defenses that stood out on the chart this week.

  • After a few weeks of avoiding the Green Bay Packers, now’s the time to flip the script. Sure, Oakland is coming off a bye week, but that offense without Tyrell Williams scares me a little bit. The floor’s nice here, which is what we like!
  • I can’t get behind the Detroit Lions this week against the Vikings. I believe the Lions will have their time to shine as a streaming option in the second half of 2019, but it’s just too soon for that talk. The Vikings may not grade out well in the oSAC% and oINT%, but they want to run the ball early and often so the number of pass plays may not be high enough.
  • I’m also avoiding the Seattle Seahawks against the Ravens this week. I can’t bring myself to stream an average defense versus Lamar Jackson along with a team that wants to run the ball even more than the Vikings.
  • You know it’s a bad week for streaming when you are relying on the Kansas City Chiefs DST in fantasy. However, I’m not a believer in this Broncos offense and maybe, just maybe, you can get a special teams’ touchdown from a unit that has electrifying returners? I’m grasping for straws here!

Basically, you’ve got those top eight options on the Stream-O, then a handful of options like the Vikings, Chargers, and Jaguars that should be started. Then… oof, good luck!

2019 Fantasy Football Week 7 Defense Stream-O-Matic

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Scoring

I use a traditional rotisserie scoring style commonly used in fantasy baseball season-long leagues to give point totals to each team.

Categories

The categories for the chart are listed below along with links to websites that I use to find this data.

  • Own%: Ownership percentages based on 12-team ESPN leagues gives us an idea of who is available. This doesn’t factor into the standings.
  • Location: Generally speaking, defenses play better at home than on the road. Thus, a five-point advantage is given to all home teams.
  • Wind: The only weather element that has shown a direct correlation with point totals is winds in excess of 15 MPH. Another five-point bonus is awarded to teams playing in such windy conditions.
  • Vegas: Using Vegas odds, the spread and over/under generates a projected game score that the bettors go against. This game score portrays what the game flow could look like and, therefore, which fantasy football defenses are in a good position to succeed.
  • oSAC%: To gauge how good (or bad) an opposing offensive line might be, look at the sack percentage for that team’s offense. Not only are some offensive lines bad, but some quarterbacks don’t show the ability to avoid the sack. (NOTE: I’ll be incorporating a weighted average with 2018-2019 data.)
  • oINT%: The opponent’s interception percentage obviously helps in streaming a defense. Turnover percentage is not used here because fumbles can be a little fluky and turnover percentage uses both fumbles and interceptions. (NOTE: I’ll be incorporating a weighted average with 2018-2019 data.)
  • FPPG: I use ESPN defensive scoring rankings to determine a ranking of the fantasy football defenses.
  • DVOA: Probably the most popular tool for evaluating defenses, the DVOA efficiency ratings are utilized to give a strong baseline to the rankings.

Stream-O-Matic Chart

OverallDefenseOwn%OppLocationWindVegasoSAC%oINT%FPPGDVOA
145Bills94.4MIA502826282830
137Patriots99.1NYJ002627203232
13149ers85.7WAS002716263131
112Bears98.2NO502512123028
104Titans65.3LAC50249182523
99Saints84.8CHI002120162319
95Packers49.9OAK50238112226
92.5Lions4.1MIN5018.518131721
90.5Vikings84.7DET0018.51452627
89.5Seahawks41.2BAL5013211718.515
81Chargers81.5TEN0020287206
80Rams78.5ATL001013211422
76Chiefs19.3DEN001717191013
76Jaguars78.1CIN0022251577
73Eagles49.1DAL0091222120
72Giants5.5ARI50152361310
69Colts15.8HOU5012241495
68Jets9.1NE508682417
59.5Texans27.2IND00113918.518
58Panthers52.1BYE----------2929
55.5Cowboys46.4PHI501651011.58
54Redskins29.2SF50742459
54Broncos26.8KC505221525
51Steelers31.5BYE----------2724
50Dolphins0.8BUF002192711
48Cardinals9.2NYG006112533
44Bengals1.1JAX501415442
43Ravens54.6SEA003221611
42Falcons3.4LAR50172324
39Raiders0.9GB004103814
32Buccaneers2.7BYE----------1616
23.5Browns21.6BYE----------11.512

Defenses on Bye Week: Browns, Buccaneers, Panthers, Steelers

Optimum Score: 158

Minimum Score: 2


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