2022 Fantasy Football Week 9 Defense Stream-O-Matic

by Keith Lott
2022 Fantasy Football Defense Stream-O-Matic

Welcome to the 2022 Fantasy Football Week 9 Defense Stream-O-Matic!

According to Yahoo Fantasy Football transaction trends, the Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins were the most added defenses after waivers cleared. Miami was also the sixth most dropped defense this week that is not on a bye week - go figure.

The Vikings matchup with the Washington Commanders, who have allowed the sixth most Fantasy points to opposing defenses. Minnesota has recorded 10 sacks in their last two games with four interceptions and two fumble recoveries. That was against the Dolphins and Cardinals with a bye week in between. Za'Darius Smith leads the NFL with 8.5 sacks, tied with Patriots Matt Judon. Harrison Smith has three interceptions, including one in each of the last two games.

The Bengals are on a short week after getting steamrolled by the Browns on Monday Night Football. Believe it or not, the Bengals defense ranks top 10 in defensive DVOA. It's their offense that has held them back this year. A matchup with the Panthers on Sunday could prove fruitful if Cincy can take an early lead and force P.J. Walker to throw the ball. Trey Hendrickson leads the team with four sacks. Safety Vonn Bell has four interceptions, tied for the NFL lead.

Kansas City is coming off a bye week to face Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans. Last week, against the Texans, Henry led the offense with 32 carries, over 200 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Rookie Malik Willis made his first NFL start and only attempted 10 passes, one interception. He was sacked three times. Chris Jones leads the defense with five sacks. The Chiefs secondary has only three interceptions on the year.

Miami added Bradley Chubb at the NFL Trade Deadline. It is much-needed help as Jaelan Phillips leads the team with just three sacks. As a team, the Dolphins have just 15 sacks on the year. In Week 9, they match up with Justin Fields who has been heating up for the Chicago Bears.

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2022 Fantasy Football Week 9 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%/Start%: Roster percentages 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 generate 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 Prs%): Thanks to Pro Football Reference, we have access to advanced passing statistics. I 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. We are now using Weighted DVOA!
  • Proj: I used Yahoo Week 9 projections for this column. It is added as a bonus and not scored like roto for all the other columns.

2022 Fantasy Football Week 9 Defense Stream-O-Matic Chart

Score Team Rost% Start% Opp Def DVOA Opp Off DVOA Opp Prss% Allowed Opp Implied Proj
127 Eagles 96% 87% @HOU 32 31 29 26 9
125 Patriots 94% 79% IND 28 32 28 23 9
107 Bills 99% 90% @NYJ 29 21 25 23 9
105 Bucs 89% 77% LAR 26 23 22 21 8
98 Chiefs 56% 33% TEN 9 22 31 23 8
95 Vikings 70% 50% @WAS 12 30 25 20 8
94 Bengals 69% 54% CAR 24 27 7 22 9
93 Dolphins 53% 41% @CHI 6 29 32 19 7
80 Commanders 7% 5% MIN 18 13 27 12 5
74 Colts 56% 49% @NE 19 24 8 18 5
70 Seahawks 21% 16% @ARI 22 25 13 6 4
66 Jaguars 33% 30% LV 11 19 16 10 5
66 Cardinals 14% 10% SEA 17 7 20 11 6
64 Ravens 81% 65% @NO 16 20 6 16 6
62 Rams 55% 35% @TB 20 18 2 16 6
57 Panthers 5% 3% @CIN 15 15 12 9 6
56 Chargers 28% 11% @ATL 14 9 14 14 5
56 Packers 54% 39% @DET 13 12 11 14 6
51 Saints 32% 21% BAL 21 3 9 7 6
51 Bears 7% 4% MIA 5 6 23 7 5
50 Titans 34% 26% @KC 23 1 21 2 3
44 Raiders 14% 10% @JAX 4 16 5 13 6
43 Falcons 13% 11% LAC 2 17 10 4 5
42 Jets 31% 21% BUF 27 4 1 1 4
41 Lions 1% 0% GB 1 8 18 4 5
30 Texans 1% 0% PHI 3 2 15 2 3

Teams on bye weeks - 49ers, Broncos, Browns, Cowboys, Giants, Steelers

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

median score was 65


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