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15 Oct 2009

Need a week 6 defense

Below is the list of available FA defenses in my league. They are listed in order of points scored this season in my league. It looks bleak, but does anybody have any ideas?
49ers D/ST ** BYE **
Saints D/ST NYG
Seahawks D/ST Ari
Bengals D/ST Hou
Falcons D/ST Chi
Cardinals D/ST @Sea
Bills D/ST @NYJ
Cowboys D/ST ** BYE **
Texans D/ST @Cin
Browns D/ST @Pit
Dolphins D/ST ** BYE **
Chargers D/ST Den
Lions D/ST @GB
Chiefs D/ST @Was
Raiders D/ST Phi
Titans D/ST @NE
Buccaneers D/ST Car
Rams D/ST @Jac

Posted by: hokieneer on 15 Oct 2009

10 replies , Last at 22 Oct 2009, 7:05pm by Snowglare

Re: Need a week 6 defense
by Zheng :: Thu, 10/15/2009 - 9:05pm

Wow, that's a really bad selection. Um... Bengals since they are playing good D and HOU has shown they can be shut down? Chiefs because WAS has been fantasy gold for defenses so far? Saints just because they're playing well? I'm really reaching here.

Re: Need a week 6 defense
by Fontes of Wayne :: Thu, 10/15/2009 - 11:16pm

Faced with a similar choice in one league, I chose Arizona. On the other hand, that league doesn't use points allowed as a metric, so I'm insured against another 41-point explosion.
I think the Bills-Jets game will be low-scoring, if you're terribly concerned about points allowed.

Re: Need a week 6 defense
by hokieneer :: Thu, 10/15/2009 - 11:50pm

we do track points allowed.

My first thoughts were Seattle (looks good at home), TB (playing the TO machine Jake Delhomme), or possibly ATL. Someone picked up Seattle since the time I posted this, so they are off the board.

I guess I should close my eyes and Pick one. IT's going to be a reach no matter who I pick.

Re: Need a week 6 defense
by Red Hedgehog :: Fri, 10/16/2009 - 4:05pm

Wow. I'd go TB if I had to pick one of those. Just because Carolina has been giving away points to fantasy defenses. Chiefs are the other one I'd consider.

Dire though.

Re: Need a week 6 defense
by Zheng :: Fri, 10/16/2009 - 8:42pm

You know, you -could- just leave the slot empty and take the zero...

Re: Need a week 6 defense
by hokieneer :: Sun, 10/18/2009 - 10:55am

I thought about that. But my game this week is going to be high scoring and close, so I'd hate to give up the chance at points, even if there is a chance I get negative.

Re: Need a week 6 defense
by dutchtreat :: Sun, 10/18/2009 - 11:18am

Seattle, Bengals, Saints. Falcons

Re: Need a week 6 defense
by hokieneer :: Sun, 10/18/2009 - 11:42am

I went with TB. Carolina leads the nfl in giveaways, and TB is middle of the pack in takeaways. The Car/TB game is the 3rd lowest O/U of the week. Plus TB is at home.

Re: Need a week 6 defense
by Zheng :: Wed, 10/21/2009 - 11:04pm

It appears the correct answer was Arizona. What was second best, KC? This is why I actually spend a draft pick or two on a D.

by Snowglare :: Thu, 10/22/2009 - 7:05pm

The Bucs had 3 takeaways and 2 TDs, so it worked out pretty well. I'd have probably taken the Bengals, who didn't do much.

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