Who to start and who to sit? It’s the one question you need to answer right in order to do well in fantasy football. You won’t get it right every time but the Bruno Boys will help you work through those tougher decisions, to build an informed and confident starting lineup.
Our Team Defense or Defense and Special Teams (DST) Starts and Sits look specifically at which defenses you can start or stream, and the ones you can bench or leave in free agency.
A number of things are considered like the opposing offense, game scripts, injuries, and whether a mismatch is big enough to shift the tide one way or another. We will rarely talk about points allowed because most NFL teams can score over 20 points in a game. Points allowed are a phantom stat that disappears the minute the opposing team scores.
Instead we look at which defenses can force turnovers and sacks, which turn into points off turnovers. We try to zero in on the matchups that will benefit those that score yards allowed, force 3 and outs, and reward 4th down stops. In other words, we want tangible points that won’t go away on the last whistle.
Here are the Week 12 Fantasy Football Team Defenses to Sit.
Denver Broncos Team Defense vs. Los Angeles Chargers
This matchup features two units going in opposite directions. The Broncos who were a solid defense at the start of the season has had just two fantasy worthy performances since Week 4 (Weeks 8 and 9). Meanwhile you get the feeling that the Chargers are slowly establishing themselves as a team destined for the playoffs.
In fact, the last three games for the Chargers, opposing team defenses have scored a combined 7.0 fantasy points. In 8-of-10 games combined, team defenses have scored 22.0 Only weeks 6 (Baltimore) and 8 (New England) proved to be too much for Brandon Staley’s offense.