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2021 Fantasy Football Week 8 Defense Stream-O-Matic

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Welcome to the 2021 Fantasy Football Week 8 Defense Stream-O-Matic!

Below are the results from teams that were below 60% rostered on Yahoo when we published the Week 7 Stream-O-Matic. This is the real reason most of you are here anyway!

The Tennessee Titans dismantled the Kansas City Chiefs on both sides of the football. I don’t think anybody saw that coming. Patrick Mahomes has now thrown nine interceptions on the season! He will lead the Chiefs offense against the New York Football Giants defense in Week 8 on Monday Night Football, which should be just what they need to get back on track!

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 Baltimore Ravens defense has been inconsistent this season and enter a bye week with 81% rostership on Yahoo. There will be plenty of Fantasy managers looking to stream a defense this week with the New Orleans Saints going up against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the New England Patriots on the road against Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers and the Arizona Cardinals hosting Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

The Cincinnati Bengals will face Joe Flacco, making his return to the New York Jets in Week 8. He was acquired in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles this weekend after tests confirmed Zach Wilson suffered a PCL injury and will miss a few weeks.

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

2021 Fantasy Football Week 8 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 8 projections for this column. It is added as a bonus and not scored like roto for all the other columns.

2021 Fantasy Football Week 8 Defense Stream-O-Matic Chart

ScoreTeamRost% OppHomeDEF DVOAOpp OFF DVOAOpp Prss% AllowedOpp ImpliedProj
125Bengals70%@NYJ0283128299
121Rams99%@HOU0293222299
109Bills94%vsMIA532269289
10149ers74%@CHI0202917278
96Falcons7%vsCAR533030217
92Bucs98%@NO0262022177
91Panthers63%@ATL0222525136
87Browns63%vsPIT518228268
86Bears25%vsSF5251613216
84Eagles6%@DET0102821187
83Cardinals85%vsGB531418196
78Seahawks24%vsJAX512244258
78Broncos70%vsWAS572311248
77Cowboys48%@MIN023122796
75Titans8%@IND0111729126
73Colts59%vsTEN5211318106
73Lions1%vsPHI562124116
71Washington34%@DEN051431156
71Chargers20%vsNE517157207
69Chiefs34%vsNYG52275237
61Steelers57%@CLE02459167
60Jaguars1%@SEA01732146
56Jets2%vsCIN54181685
53Patriots73%@LAC019111175
49Saints63%vsTB5301265
47Vikings14%vsDAL5273345
46Dolphins17%@BUF08102611
33Giants5%@KC01451310
32Packers53%@ARI098654
29Texans0%vsLAR5152133

max score with home-field five-point bonus but without projection bonus is 131
median score – 72


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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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