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Week 16 Choose or Lose: Defense

The fantasy football finals are here and it is that time of year where every decision made can make or break your championship run. Fantasy matchups are more important now and it is necessary to pick players with the best matchups. We have you covered with our Salute Magazine Week 16 choose or lose defenses.

CHOOSE

MIAMI DOLPHINS VS. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

The Miami Dolphins defense has been very disappointing for most of the season. However, for anyone streaming a defense, this might be the perfect time to pick them up.

The Colts are 28th in the league against defenses and they’ve allowed defenses to have double digits performances over the last three weeks.

Now the Colts are bringing Charlie Whitehurst into the fray which could lead to even bigger numbers for the Dolphins. Ndamukong Suh should be salivating at the chance to play this weekend.

HOUSTON TEXANS VS. TENNESSEE TITANS

The Texans are firmly in the drivers seat for the AFC South title after defeating the Colts last week. Their next task is to take care of business against the Titans and there’s a good chance they’ll be able to do so.

The Titans are currently dead last in the league against fantasy defenses which means the Texans have a great matchup going into the fantasy football finals.

LOSE

ST. LOUIS RAMS VS. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

The St. Louis Rams defense has been pretty inconsistent lately. They’ve put up negative numbers in two of the last three weeks and it doesn’t look like it’s going to change against the Seahawks.

Russell Wilson has been on fire lately and they’ve forced defenses into the negative numbers in four of the last five weeks. The Rams have nothing on offense other than Todd Gurley which means they won’t give their defense much help.

NEW YORK GIANTS VS. MINNESOTA VIKINGS

The Giants simply can’t stop anyone so the only way that they have any chance of putting forth a solid day is a return TD from Dwayne Harris.

The Vikings are only 14th in the NFL against defenses but you can expect them to get Adrian Peterson the ball early and often. The Giants have allowed a ton of rushing yards this season and things won’t end well for them in this game.

ON THE BUBBLE

WASHINGTON REDSKINS VS. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

The Washington Redskins continue to have one of the more underrated defenses in the NFL. What makes this matchup with the Eagles even more enticing is the fact that the Redskins have had their best fantasy performances against NFC East teams.

Their ability to figure out the tendencies of opposing offenses has been crucial to their success. The only way this ends up going the wrong way for them is if the right Eagles offense shows up. Either they’ll put up big numbers or the Redskins will have their way with them.

 

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