Here I present the ONLY four defenses/special teams that I would plug and play every week. After these four, it is all streaming options, pick who has the best matchups every week.
Buffalo: The only two weeks they had real trouble were against Pittsburgh (Najee Harris) and Tennessee (Derrick Henry). Big burly RB’s aren’t a problem they will face most weeks. After that, their worst game was against Washington, when they ‘only’ scored 7 points, which is better than most defenses in a good week.
New Orleans: Although they are generally average, they have upside which can win a week for you. They have had 3 weeks with 15+ points, with only one week below 6 points.
Arizona: The king of double digit defenses, but their floor is low, having two one-point weeks.
Dallas: I was surprised at this, but the numbers don’t lie. They have one 2-point game, and the rest 7 or better, with three double-digit games. They were helped by 3 defensive td’s, which leads the NFL.
Any of these four teams could fall off this list with a few bad outings, but at least they have shown enough to be worth playing every week for the time being.