An Extensive Look at D/STs to Target for the Fantasy Playoffs

Streaming defenses is a popular fantasy football strategy throughout the season, but there are additional considerations in the playoffs. Many owners have FAAB or a high waiver priority to burn, and it no longer feels like “wasting” to spend that on a D/ST when time is short, stakes are higher, and that’s the only unclaimed starting spot. The benefit of adding a great D/ST for a playoff matchup is compounded if you also keep your opponent from using that team against you. With fewer teams in contention, the odds are increased that your opponent is looking at that same prime matchup D/ST on the waiver wire. With those things in mind, one thing you can do to get a leg up on the competition is cut an extra bench player that you’ll never start so you can carry an extra D/ST. Even if you don’t intend to use the team, it can be beneficial to add a unit with a great matchup as a “block” if your projected playoff opponent needs a streamer. Let’s look at a few less heralded D/ST units that have plus matchups in the fantasy football playoffs.

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By Ben Gretch | @YardsPerGretch | Archive