Rent-a-Defense: Week 4

A look at waiver wire defense performances from Week 3, candidates for a Week 4 pickup, and teams to stash for Week 5

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.

**If you are planning on starting the Pittsburgh or Houston defenses, check the league’s plans on their Week 4 games after Tennessee had eight positive covid tests, putting the PIT-TEN and MIN-HOU games in doubt**

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

Week 3 Results

Indianapolis (vs New York Jets) - 1 safety, 2 sack, 3 INT, 2 DEF TDs, 7 points allowed

The Colts are your #1 D/ST of the week and of the season to date and will be in lineups until further notice. We will be targeting the Jets until further notice. Sam Darnold looks miserable, but he could get out from under the thumb of Adam Gase soon.

A Look Ahead: @CHI @CLE CIN - Even if the Colts defense wasn’t red hot we’d be targeting them with this upcoming schedule.

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