Week 2 was a wild one. If you didn’t have the Patriots and their 37 points you probably didn’t cash in your GPP lineups. Luckily for me, they were one of my highest owned defenses which led me to 8th in the Draftkings Milly maker and +$100K of profits. How you handle your defense isn’t normally one of the biggest questions that we worry about but last week showed that you can’t just ignore the question. This week we have to ask the same question as the Patriots are once again huge favorites. This time against the Jets, led by Luke Falk. Additionally, the Cowboys get the Dolphins who gave the Patriots all those points. Both the Patriots and Cowboys are favored by over 20 points which makes it likely that they will be playing with the lead and their opponents will be forced to make desperation throws that could lead to a pick-six or two like last week. Typically, if a defense is going to be highly owned, I will fade them. However, these spreads are at such obscene levels that you can’t just fade them simply due to ownership. Right now, I will probably have them in around 10% of my lineups which is going to be under the field. If their ownerships creep higher or lower it may change that strategy slightly. I will also be looking for other lower owned guys that I like to put in my lineup to offset some of these high levels.