We’ll get to the Week 5 rankings in a minute, but let’s first look at the best streaming defensive options for Week 5:
New York Giants (vs. 49ers) — The Giants are an odd bunch — best rush defense in the league, worst pass defense. But that’s a good combo vs. the Niners. Shut down RB Carlos Hyde and let QB Colin Kaepernick beat you. If they can make that happen, the G-Men are scoring a ton of fantasy points in Week 5.
Atlanta Falcons (vs. Redskins) — Kirk Cousins has been solid, but he’s due for a stinker. The Falcons give up a bunch of yards, but they clamp down when they have to. And that should pay off vs. the Redskins team void of many serious weapons.
Jacksonville Jaguars (at Buccaneers) — Two words: Jameis Winston. Through 4 games, the rookie has thrown 7 interceptions, fumbled a few times and has taken 9 sacks. The Jags don’t exactly strike fear into opposing offenses, but they won’t have to against the Bucs.
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Here are my Week 5 defense/special teams rankings:
1. Denver Broncos, at Raiders
2. Baltimore Ravens, vs. Browns
3. San Diego Chargers, vs. Steelers
4. N.Y. Giants, vs. 49ers
5. Arizona Cardinals, at Lions
6. Kansas City Chiefs, vs. Bears
7. Green Bay Packers, vs. Rams
8. Buffalo Bills, at Titans
9. New England Patriots, at Cowboys
10. Seattle Seahawks, at Bengals
11. Cincinnati Bengals, vs. Seahawks
12. Atlanta Falcons, vs. Redskins
13. Jacksonville Jaguars, at Buccaneers
14. Houston Texans, vs. Colts
15. Cleveland Browns, at Ravens
16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, vs. Jaguars
17. Philadelphia Eagles, vs. Saints
18. Indianapolis Colts, at Texans
19. Pittsburgh Steelers, at Chargers
20. Tennessee Titans, vs. Bills
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