Start or Sit Week 16: Defense

Start or Sit Week 16: Quarterbacks brought to you by Overtime Heroics. Fantasy players that are clear starters will not be included in this Start or Sit article such as Patrick Mahomes, Christian McCaffrey, and Michael Thomas.  All the fantasy stats shown below will be based on a Point Per Reception (PPR) scoring format.

Start of the Week: New York Jets Defense vs Pittsburgh Steelers

The New York Jets defense has quietly been a top 10 fantasy defense this season. They are one of the few defenses that have not gotten negative fantasy points, even in a game in which they give up 42 points to the Ravens. The Jets now play the Steelers who are a top-five favorable matchup in fantasy. Look for the Jets aggressive defense to give young quarterback Devlin Hodges troubles.

Other Good Starts:

  • Kansas City Chiefs Defense @ Chicago Bears
  • Denver Broncos Defense vs Detroit Lions
  • Atlanta Falcons Defense vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Sit of the Week: Tennessee Titans Defense vs New Orleans Saints

Drew Brees is now hot. He was 29/30 last game completely shredding apart the above-average Indianapolis Colts’ defense. Now, the Saints plan to make the Titans their next victim. Although the Titans have been a top 10 fantasy defense, they are coming off a week in which they struggled to the Houston Texans. Expect Drew Brees to put up some great numbers against them.

Other Good Sits:

  • Chicago Bears Defense vs Kansas City Chiefs
  • Green Bay Packers Defense @ Minnesota Vikings
  • Cleveland Browns Defense vs Baltimore Ravens

Start or Sit Week 16:

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