Rent-a-Defense: Week 2

A look at waiver wire defense performances in Week 1, targets for Week 2, and preemptive pickups for Week 3

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.

**Buffalo, Pittsburgh,San Francisco, and Baltimore have great matchups but assumed to be rostered**

Indianapolis (at Jacksonville) - 4 sacks

Talk about disappointing. I mean the game was great but the Philip Rivers Colts were a big let down in their debut. Jay Gruden and Gardner Minshew cooked up some good offense and James Robinson showed why Leonard Fournette is no longer on the team. Jacksonville as a target for rent-a-defenses is in question

A Look Ahead: MIN NYJ @CHI - The Vikings offense wasn’t great against the Packers, but they weren’t a turnover machine either. The Jets being up in Week 3 is the best reason to hold the Colts

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