Two defenses fantasy football players must own for the playoffs

Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus
Marcell Dareus will muscle OLs

In the event you’re in stable place to make your fantasy soccer playoffs, it is time to begin planning forward, stashing useful players in your bench.

Or on this case, defenses. Within the Fantasy Sports activities Writers Affiliation Trade Insiders League – a one hundred twenty-workforce, 10-division battle royale – it appears to be like like I’ll make the postseason, a 40-staff, multi-stage survivor collection, so to speak.

I don’t usually carry two DTs except it is a formidably deep league like this one. I’ve completed so now as a result of I need to save a hammer FAAB bid for the postseason, and it helps to get a bounce on any benefit doable.

Ergo, I’ve paired the Houston Texans with the Buffalo Bills. Take a look at their remaining schedules by means of the standard fantasy playoffs.

Check out all those Jacksonville Jaguars duels. Squee.

When picking a DT, I focus a lot much less on factors allowed and as an alternative on the ditch matchups, and for these two golf equipment, I’m optimistic on how their respective defensive traces will overpower their opponents’ front five for many of these contests.

eleven OAK NYJ
thirteen NE ATL
14 @JAX @TB
15 @IND @JAX

As for the midrange tilts: Geno Smith could torment the Bills’ secondary, however the New York Jets rook should be sacked a bunch within the process. The Atlanta Falcons’ offensive line ought to be weak enough to control, but with Roddy White transferring back into type, there’s extra threat than there was only a few weeks ago. Of course, smart betters usually go against Matt Ryan on the street.

The Indianapolis Colts’ absence of Reggie Wayne hasn’t stopped them in latest weeks, and T.Y. Hilton labored Houston the last time he confronted them. But with Gary Kubiak returning, it’s going to be helpful for Wade Phillips to give attention to simply D once more with out the crew being in second-half chaos.

I dig how the remainder of these matchups play out. Maybe the Denver Broncos will be in position to relaxation their playmakers, together with Peyton Manning (ankle), however I’ll wait on that one.

The Bills are still widely obtainable (sixty five percent of leagues I polled) and even Houston, who’s only unfastened in 22 percent, might still be snagged in a number of video games (for J.J. Watt alone).

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NCAA Picks College Football Preview & Prediction #5 Florida St Seminoles. vs. #3 Clemson Tigers


NCAA Picks College Football Preview & Prediction #5 Florida St Seminoles. vs. #3 Clemson Tigers


#5 Florida St. (5-0) @ #3 Clemson (6-0) 10/19 8:00PM EST


Line: FSU -3.0

Over/Under: 64.0


Now that #3 Clemson Tigers survived their “catch” game last week against Boston College, they can now shift their focus to the No. 5 Florida St. Seminoles in what many are calling the biggest game in Atlantic Coast Conference history.


It may be the biggest game in ACC history. We don’t know,” said Tigers’ defensive end Vic Beasley. “But our goal is to win a national championship.”


This will be the ACC’s first top-five match-up of teams since #5 Miami and #3 Virginia Tech squared off in 2005.


Stakes will be high come Saturday night in Death Valley as both teams will be fighting to stay in contention for a BCS Championship.


Obviously, we know it’s a big game, got a lot of national relevance, conference relevance and all that,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Sunday.


Florida St. (5-0, 3-0 ACC) is coming off a bye week after thrashing a Maryland football team 63-0, while Clemson (6-0, 4-0 ACC) struggled against a Boston College team, as they may have been caught looking ahead to the Seminoles.


Last year they got us, but feel I feel like we should have won. We’re looking for payback,” said Beasley.


Last year, the Seminoles rallied for a 49-37 victory against the Tigers.


Playing in Death Valley hasn’t faired well for the Seminoles, where they have not won since 2001 and are now facing a relentless Clemson defense.


I’m trying to get the ACC to give me 13 guys and give me two more lineman so we can block them,” Florida St. coach Jimbo Fisher said. “I’m serious, they bring pressure.”


Florida St. features a potent offense lead by freshman sensation and Heisman Trophy contender Jameis Winston who has led the Seminoles to an average of nearly 54 points a game.


He doesn’t look like any redshirt freshman I’ve ever seen,” Swinney said with admiration.


With an extra week to prepare against the Clemson defense, Winston says they’re ready.


They’re after our necks,” Winston said. “We beat them at our home field last year. They beat us at their home team the year before that. It’s just going to be a back and forth battle.”


Boston College coach Steve Addazio, who’s team has played both Florida St. and Clemson says this… “It will be one of the better games of the year. They both have really good defenses and both have two really good quarterbacks. Plain and simple, they are both really good football teams.”


Expect a great game, back and forth all night long, with a slight edge to the Tigers feeding off the home crowd.


PICK: Clemson Tigers

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