Welcome to the FC Insights Defensive Targets Article. In this post, we will be breaking down our top options and plays at the DST position for each DFS week of the 2019-2020 NFL DFS season.
In this article, I am going to give you the top three defenses in my personal model which uses a number of factors like Vegas total, match-up, salary, etc. Please note that just because a player is not in this article doesn’t mean that I don’t like them or that they are not in my player pool.
Packers ($5,000 FD, $4,000 DK)
The Packers grade out highly for me this week due to their elite match-up against the Redskins. The Redskins have arguably the worst offense in the NFL. This season the Redskins are averaging the fewest yards per game and fewest points per game. The Redskins have allowed at least three sacks in nine of their past ten games and are allowing opposing defenses to average ten fantasy points per game which is sixth-most in the NFL.
Redskins ($3,000 FD, $1,700 DK)
Look I know the Packers offense is not an offense we normally target defenses against but at this salary, I am having a hard time not rostering the Redskins. The reason I am having a hard time not rostering the Redskins is their defense is really damn good. This season the Redskins defense has 19 takeaways which are tied for seventh-most in the NFL and is averaging seven fantasy points per game which are 13th highest on this slate. The Redskins defense has been especially good over the past two weeks. In those two games, the Redskins have six takeaways, 13 sacks, and are averaging 16 fantasy points per game.
Falcons ($3,500 FD, $3,000 DK)
The Falcons defense was playing excellent football coming out of their bye week with 11 sacks, four takeaways, and a total of 12 points allowed in their first two games after the bye but has come crashing back to earth the past two games. In those two games, the Falcons have zero sacks, have two takeaways, and have allowed 55 points. The question we have before us this week is which Falcons defense shows up. I really don’t know but I am willing to take a chance that the Falcons defense we saw a couple of weeks ago is the one to show up as the Panthers who one of those two great games was against suck on offense right now. Since their bye week, the Panthers are averaging 18.67 points, have allowed at least three sacks in each of those games and have 13 giveaways.