Welcome to the NFL DFS DST Coach, where we identify the best defenses for our DraftKings and FanDuel lineups!
What’s up y’all? It’s Week 4 of this year’s NFL regular season. If you’re new to daily fantasy, you’ll soon realize defensive production is hard to predict on a week-to-week basis. Your best option is to come up with a process you follow week in and week out. In the long run, you’ll come out on top. Let’s take a look at the team defenses that make this week’s “wish list.” Here’s a list of the “boxes” you’re looking to “check off”:
Los Angeles Rams -13
Tampa Bay -7.5
Kansas City -7.5
Opponent Implied Total less than 18.0
Los Angeles Chargers 18
New York Jets 18
New York Giants 17
Worst Offensive Line Ranking from PFF.com (prior to 2020 season)
Miami – 32
Cincinnati – 31
L.A. Chargers – 30
Washington – 29
Seattle – 28
N.Y. Jets – 27
Jacksonville – 26
L.A. Rams – 25
BEST NFL DFS DEFENSES
Tampa Bay (DK $3,400, FD$4,700): Tampa gets to face another young QB. This time, it’s Justin Herbert. Hebert has passed for 300 plus each game, but he has three turnovers and has been sacked four times. The offense was held to just 16 points. The Buccs are coming off two solid outings with a total of 11 sacks, six turnovers, and allowing 27 total points. Tampa hits all the key areas above with a heavy home favorite, weak OL and projection for opponent under 18 points. Tampa is the top defensive option on this slate.
Los Angeles Rams (DK $3,900, FD $4,800): The Rams defense hasn’t looked great so far, but they are coming off a four sack, two turnover game against Buffalo. They are the highest home favorites by almost a touchdown against the weakened Giants. Last week, a depleted Niners defense, missing DROY Nick Bosa, held the Giants to three field goals and had two sacks and three turnovers. The Giants are dead last in the NFL in DVOA. The price is steep, but the Rams have the top defense on the slate.
Dallas (DK $3,300, FD $3,400): Main value point on FD and I think you will see them as one of the highest owned. The Browns OL has been great for the run game and has allowed four sacks. Mayfield has yet to throw for more than 220 yards and has 2 INTs through three games. Dallas’ defense has been in some shootouts, and they have faced some great offenses. This week, Cleveland ranks 25th in DVOA. They are the value on FanDuel.
Baltimore (DK $4,000, FD $5,000): Pricing is kinda soft, so you will have the ability on FD to pay up here. Haskins is coming off a five turnover game, and he has been put on notice by Coach Rivera. The OL isn’t helping Haskins at all, allowing 10 sacks so far. The Ravens are looking to bounce back after an embarrassing MNF loss. Washington is 29th in DVOA and against this matchup should continue to struggle.
Other GPP options:
Seattle (DK $3,400, FD $4,000)
Jacksonville (DK $3,000, FD $3,700)
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