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2021 Fantasy Football Week 7 Defense Stream-O-Matic

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Welcome to the 2021 Fantasy Football Week 7 Defense Stream-O-Matic!

Below are the results from teams that were below 60% rostered on Yahoo when we published the Week 6 Stream-O-Matic. This is the real reason most of you are here anyway!

As we move forward, our results should continue to improve as data becomes more reliable and isn’t based on small sample sizes. Click here to view the scatter plot with all of the teams!

The Buffalo Bills proved that no team in the NFL is capable of stopping Derrick Henry. Because of him, Buffalo is no longer the league’s best run defense, according to Football Outside DVOA. That honor now belongs to the Indianapolis Colts.

There are six teams on bye weeks, including the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers defenses. It’s weeks like this where most of us have no choice but to stream a defense!

Please note, most of the categories we use to rank the defenses do not adjust for injuries. That is why you will notice the Denver Broncos are lower in the rankings than they should be as the Cleveland Browns will be starting Case Keenum, D’Ernest Johnson and Demetric Felton. Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt are all out due to injury and this is a short week for Cleveland, playing on Thursday Night Football.

I hope this experiment can be helpful when deciding between tough options. Good luck!

2021 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.

  • Rost%: Roster percentage based on Yahoo Fantasy Football leagues. This gives us an idea of who is available. This doesn’t factor into the standings.
  • Location (Home): Generally speaking, defenses play better at home than on the road. A five-point bonus is given to all home teams.
  • Vegas (Opp Implied): Using Vegas odds, the spread and over/under generates an implied points total for each team. This game score portrays what the game flow could look like and, therefore, which Fantasy Football defenses are in a good position to succeed.
  • Pressure (Opp Prss%): Thanks to Pro Football Reference, we have access to advanced passing statistics. We are focused on pressure percentages allowed here which includes QB hurries, hits and sacks.
  • DVOA: Probably the most popular tool for evaluating defenses, the DVOA efficiency ratings are utilized to give a strong baseline to the rankings.
  • Proj: I used Yahoo Week 7 projections for this column. It is added as a bonus and not scored like roto for all the other columns.

2021 Fantasy Football Week 7 Defense Stream-O-Matic Chart

ScoreTeamRost% OppHomeDEF DVOAOpp OFF DVOAOpp Prss% AllowedOpp ImpliedProj
127Cardinals86%VSHOU5313125269
122Patriots87%VSNYJ52232302310
116Rams99%VSDET5292822239
101Browns60%VSDEN5201632217
99Bucs97%VSCHI5172617259
97Saints64%@SEA030631228
9549ers56%VSIND5211529187
85Giants3%VSCAR582528136
84Raiders18%VSPHI5181821157
83Panthers62%@NYG025276187
79Dolphins26%VSATL57292396
76Seahawks7%VSNO5111726116
74Ravens76%VSCIN518198177
72Packers61%VSWAS510219207
71Falcons3%@MIA033016166
68Jets1%@NE0122318105
68Eagles4%@LV015221975
59Bengals30%@BAL02891264
57Colts69%@SF0161015115
49Broncos78%@CLE09812146
43Chiefs37%@TEN02141485
38Washington38%@GB0452054
36Bears29%@TB0261144
33Texans1%@ARI0137922
24Titans8%VSKC552534
15Lions1%@LAR063213

max score with home-field five-point bonus but without projection bonus is 127
median score – 73


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About Keith Lott

I have one goal, to help you win your league. It does not matter if you are a fantasy rookie or a veteran. Everyone has questions, and I have opinions. Lot(t)s of them!

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