What seemed to be the longest week in fantasy football history is finally in the books, and we’re moved on to Week 16. Turning our attention towards defense/special team (D/ST) streaming options for Week 16 is imperative, as fantasy managers continue to battle in the playoffs. With that in mind, here are three options to consider adding that are still available in the majority of leagues. Also, check out the Awesemo projections to see what is projected for all of the teams that will be in action.
Week 16 Fantasy Football Streaming D/ST Rankings
Philadelphia Eagles (65% available)
The Eagles are one of four teams that will be in action Tuesday. Their matchup with the Washington Football Team was moved from Sunday because of Washington’s COVID-19 outbreak. It is a key matchup for both teams, who are both 6-7 and fighting for a Wild Card spot. The Eagles’ defense has been playing well heading into the matchup, holding their opponents to 18 points or fewer in three of their last four games.
While the Eagles are yet to play against Washington, they are still a great streaming option for Week 16. They will take on the Giants, who have been a complete disaster on the offense end. Daniel Jones (neck) has missed the last three games, leaving the Giants to score fewer than 10 points two times. Mike Glennon was so bad Sunday against the Cowboys that Jake Fromm replaced him late in the fourth quarter. Jones has been ruled out for the remainder of the season, so expect the Giants to continue to have problems putting points on the board.
Kansas City Chiefs (74% available)
Scoring was not difficult to come by when the Chiefs faced off against the Chargers in Week 15. The Chiefs’ defense allowed 28 points, but they still pulled out the victory with Patrick Mahomes leading them to score 34 points of their own. The Chargers have one of the most dangerous offenses in the league, so it is not a huge surprise that the game turned into a shootout.
Prior to their matchup against the Chargers, the Chiefs’ defense had allowed 17 points or fewer in six straight games. They even held their opponents to fewer than 10 points four times during that stretch. Their defense has an excellent opportunity to bounce back against the Steelers, who are averaging a modest 20.8 points per game.
Los Angeles Chargers (67% available)
The Chargers defense would not normally be one to consider streaming. Not only did they allowed 34 points to the Chiefs last week, but their average of 26.4 points allowed per game is the sixth-highest mark in the NFL. Among the teams that have been worse than them are the Jets, Texans and Jaguars, so they are certainly in dubious company.
As bad their defense has been, a Week 16 matchup against the Texans could cure what has been ailing them. The Texans have scored at least 30 points in a game two times this season, both of which came against the Jaguars. They have not scored more than 22 points in any of their other games and have scored fewer than 10 points six times. Brandin Cooks has been impressive, but the Texans lack of viable options at quarterback and running back should continue to cap their offense.
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