Rent-a-Defense: Week 4

A look at waiver wire defense performances in Week 3 and targets for Week 4

Unless most of the teams in your league carry a backup defense, more than half of the league should be available to you every week. Perhaps instead of playing one above-average defense every week, regardless of matchup, we should instead target the widely available waiver wire defenses with the best matchups in any particular week? You can always make exceptions if your rent-a-defense gets hot - heck, you might find a team worth starting all year by accident. Even if you don't, good matchups will continue to get greater in number as more QBs get injured or yanked as the season goes on. You can steal some points from bad weather come December. Each week I'll list the startable fantasy defenses on most waiver wires and rank them.

**Los Angeles Rams, New England, Chicago, and Minnesota have great matchups in Week 4 but are assumed to be rostered**

Week 3 Results

Dallas (vs Miami) - 3 sacks, 1 fumble recovery

The Cowboys D/ST was a much better play in leagues with points/yards allowed scoring. Josh Rosen isn’t as generous as Ryan Fitzpatrick. We’ll still keep targeting the Miami opponent.

A Look Ahead: @NO GB @NYJ - Bridge over troubled water didn’t look bad, although the Cowboys have a week of film to prepare for him. By the time they get the Jets, Sam Darnold will be back. It’s probably best to toss Dallas back.

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