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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups - Defenses (D/ST)

To help you dominate all of your 2018 fantasy football leagues, below are some 2018 fantasy football defense (D/ST) waiver wire pickups to consider adding to your fantasy football teams. Be sure to also try our other lineup tools below.

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Week 17 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Is your championship matchup still going on? Below are RotoBaller's Week 17 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 17 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver wire pickups to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 17. Starting the right defense every week cancontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 17 Lightning Round

Congratulations to those of you who took down your fantasy title in Week 16! We here at RotoBaller salute you and are happy to have been a part of the journey. But we know there are those of you who play into Week 17 and we never abandon our own! In the interest of getting you waiver information as fast (and as accurately) as possible, consider this the waiver wire lightning round headingcontinue reading...

Week 16 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

This is what we've been playing for--it's championship week! Below are RotoBaller's Week 16 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 16 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver wire pickups to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 16. Starting the right defense everycontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 16 Lightning Round

Whether you're approaching your championship game, playing for third place or looking to avoid the sacko, we here at RotoBaller are here to help and get you waiver information as fast (and as accurately) as possible. Consider this the waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 16. This column is published early every week and then updated after the MNF game. Each day of the week will also yield other more in-depth waiver wirecontinue reading...

Week 15 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Are you still alive? Below are RotoBaller's Week 15 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 15 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver wire pickups to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 15. Starting the right defense every week can be a difference-maker.continue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 15 Lightning Round

The fantasy football playoffs are off and running, and we here at RotoBaller are here to help and get you waiver information as fast (and as accurately) as possible for your championship push. Consider this the waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 15. This column is published early every week and then updated after the MNF game. Each day of the week will also yield other more in-depth waiver wire articles forcontinue reading...

Week 14 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

It's playoff time--hopefully you're still alive in at least a few of your leagues. Below are RotoBaller's Week 14 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 14 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver wire pickups to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 14.continue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 14 Lightning Round

Welcome to this quick waiver overview as we head towards those fantasy playoffs. Congratulations to those of you who are already in, those with byes looking forward to Week 15, as well as those with leagues that continue the regular season through Week 14. We here at RotoBaller are here to help and get you waiver information as fast (and as accurately) as possible, so consider this the waiver wire lightning round headingcontinue reading...

Week 13 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 13 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 13 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver wire pickups to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 13. Starting the right defense every week can be a difference-maker. Below we have brokencontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 13 Lightning Round

Welcome back to this quick-hitting waiver overview as we in the fantasy football community prepare for the traditional final week of the regular season. Thus begins the true must-win environment in FF, and we here at RotoBaller are here to help. In order to get you waiver information as fast (and as accurately) as possible, so consider this the waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 13. This column is published early every week andcontinue reading...

Week 12 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 12 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 12 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver wire pickups to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 12. Starting the right defense every week can be a difference-maker. Below we have brokencontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 12 Lightning Round

Week 11 has been quite the show thus far, as all of our fantasy teams can only aspire to be half as successful as the New Orleans Saints, who appear to be executing at will over opponents. Remember when the Buccaneers beat them? Me neither. Anyway, we here at RotoBaller are always looking to get you into the action as fast (and as accurately) as possible, so consider this the waiver wire lightningcontinue reading...

Week 11 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 11 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 11 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver wire pickups to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 11. Starting the right defense every week can be a difference-maker. Below we have brokencontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 11 Lightning Round

In case anyone felt in control after a chalky Week 9, the NFL brought a swift reminder of its chaos in Week 10. Among the low-owned studs and high-owned duds were a couple notable injuries, with Cooper Kupp's knee being the biggest (as of Sunday Night Football). We here at RotoBaller are here to get you actionable intel as fast (and as accurately) as possible, so consider this the waivercontinue reading...

Week 10 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 10 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 10 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver wire pickups to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 10. Starting the right defense every week can be a difference-maker. Below we have brokencontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 10 Lightning Round

Week 9 felt a bit "chalkier" than other recent NFL slates, with many big names going off and very few lower-owned players coming on to vulture touchdowns from the big guns. There also weren't any notable injuries (as of Sunday evening), so the waiver wire will consist more of underappreciated assets rather than replacements. We here at RotoBaller are always looking to get you actionable intel as fast (and as accurately) as possible, socontinue reading...

Week 9 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 9 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 9 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver wire pickups to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 9. Starting the right defense every week can be a difference-maker. Below we have brokencontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 9 Lightning Round

Week 8 featured another early start thanks to a tilt in London and brought many stellar performances throughout the day, some from known commodities and others from lesser-known players that you may want to add. We here at RotoBaller are always looking to get you actionable intel as fast (and as accurately) as possible, so consider this the waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 9. This column is published early every week andcontinue reading...

Week 8 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 8 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 8 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver wire pickups to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 8. Starting the right defense every week can be a difference-maker. Below we have brokencontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 8 Lightning Round

Week 7 was a particularly chaotic one, with several big names going down with injuries and smaller names stepping up before most of us woke up (thanks, London) all the way through the night. We here at RotoBaller are always looking to get you actionable intel as fast (and as accurately) as possible, so consider this the waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 8. This column is published early every week and thencontinue reading...

Cincinnati Bengals (DEF) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

ANALYSIS: The Cincinnati Bengals defense's next game will feel like a breeze compared to playing Kansas City. The Bengals will be at home against Tampa Bay, who still brings a strong passing offense but has at least been held under 30 points the last two weeks. Jameis Winston is always good for some turnovers - he's thrown two interceptions in each of his three games this season. In leagues where points allowedcontinue reading...

Washington Redskins (DEF) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

ANALYSIS: Through three quarters, the Washington Redskins defense had completely held the Cowboys in check, especially Ezekiel Elliott. A furious comeback attempt in the last five minutes padded some yardage onto the stat line but it was still a great showing by the Redskin D. While they will be on the road in Week 8, it will be against Eli Manning and a dysfunctional Giants offense. Manning has thrown four pickscontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 7 Lightning Round

As a resident of New England, football Sundays and autumn weather just makes for a beautiful combination. Another great combo is RotoBaller’s waiver-wire workforce and winning. We’re always looking to get you the swiftest intel to act on, so consider this the waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 7. This column is published early every week and then updated after the MNF game. Each day of the week will also yield othercontinue reading...

Week 6 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 6 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 6 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver wire pickups to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 6. Starting the right defense every week can be a difference-maker. Below we have brokencontinue reading...

Week 7 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 7 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 7 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver wire pickups to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 7. Starting the right defense every week can be a difference-maker. Below we have brokencontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 6 Lightning Round

Week 5 is largely in the books and was relatively quiet compared to the first four weeks of NFL action. Of course, there's still plenty of intrigue and stats to be gobbled up on the waiver wire! In the interest of getting you some no-huddle, hurry-up information, consider this our waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 6. This column is published early every week and then updated after the MNF game. Each day ofcontinue reading...

Week 5 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 5 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 5 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver wire pickups to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 5. Starting the right defense every week can be a difference-maker. Below we have brokencontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 5 Lightning Round

We have officially passed the quarter pole of the 2018 season, and if you blinked then you missed it! Week 4 has seen the electric passing trend continue with quarterbacks shredding defenses at a never-before-seen rate, with pass-catching RBs and deeper WR plays seeing considerable action. In the interest of getting you the most timely information, consider this our waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 5. This column is published early every week andcontinue reading...

Week 4 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

If you've read any of the prior iterations of Defense Streamers and Starts, first of all, thank you. Secondly, you might've noticed "by Leonard Francis II" and thought, "Who the hell is Leonard Francis II? And, more importantly, where's Bill?!" Well, Bill is out this week, so I'm stepping in to lead you to the Promised Land, Baker Mayfield style. (I was gonna go T.J. Yeldon there, given the wholecontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 4 Lightning Round

The first month of football is usually quite the wild ride with newcomers and old friends forcing us to reassess our rosters. Week 3 was no stranger to injuries and some standout performances, so how can you keep up with it all? In the interest of getting you the most timely information, consider this our waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 4. This column is published early every week and then updated after thecontinue reading...

Week 3 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 3 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 3 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver wire pickups to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 3. Starting the right defense every week can be a difference-maker. Below we have brokencontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 3 Lightning Round

There's always some degree of insanity at the outset of a new football season, but 2018 feels like quite the beast in this regard. We've got players being thrust into the spotlight due to injuries and sheer force of will -- some are new names, some very familiar -- but how can you keep up with it all? Well, in the interest of getting you the most timely information, consider this the waivercontinue reading...

Week 2 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

We're back and it feels so good! Below are RotoBaller's Week 2 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 2 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our tiered defense rankings are your guide to drafting defenses, making waiver wire pickups/adds to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 2. Starting the right defense every week cancontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 2 Lightning Round

Oh, football Sundays, there’s nothing quite like you. The whirlwind of emotions leading to fist-pumping highs, as well as great defeats marked by injuries and others vulturing your points. In the interest of getting you the most timely information for your title matchups, consider this the waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 2. This column is published early every week and then updated on a daily basis. Each day of the week willcontinue reading...

Week 1 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

We're back and it feels so good! Below are RotoBaller's Week 1 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target at the end of your 2018 drafts for Week 1 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our tiered defense rankings are your guide to drafting defenses, making waiver wire pickups/adds to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 1. Starting the right defensecontinue reading...

Defenses to Target for the 2018 Fantasy Football Season

Getting your strategy right when it comes to drafting defenses is really tough. Some people like to go early and lock up a stud defense, while others prefer to just play the matchups. However, no matter which strategy you go for there is one key element to picking your defense. Yes, matchups are important but the strength of the pass rush is a major selling point for defenses. Most quarterbacks in the NFL can havecontinue reading...

Sleeper Defenses for the 2018 Fantasy Football Season

Fantasy DST production is one of the most difficult things to predict on a yearly basis, with preseason favorites often not even registering in the top 12 come season's end. Remember the "juggernaut" Broncos last year? Didn't even finish in the top 15. While there is almost always some joker willing to pony up for the Jaguars or Rams in the 8th round in every league, you should make sure you aren't one of those people.continue reading...

Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

Ho, ho, ho and a Merry Christmas to you all. This piece is for the select few of you who are either in two-week championships or somehow got talked into doing a league where Week 17 is the sole week for determining titles. I'll avoid the soapbox for now, but the playing-time chaos that will unfold is not what we think about when testing fantasy football skills. Let's get you ascontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 17 Lightning Round

While many of you only have the Monday "Night" Football doubleheader left in your fantasy season, we here at RotoBaller still have those of you who play to the last minute of the regular season covered. In the interest of getting you the most timely information for your title matchups, consider this the waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 17. This column is published early every week and then updated on a dailycontinue reading...

Week 16 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts: 2017 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Time to go for the whole enchilada! Below are RotoBaller's Week 16 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream and start for Week 16 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our tiered defense rankings are your guide to drafting defenses, making waiver wire pickups/adds to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 16. Starting the right defense every week can be a difference-maker, so we havecontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 17 Lightning Round

This column is published early every week, and then updated on a daily basis. Over the course of each week, we also publish more in-depth waiver wire analysis for all positions. But in efforts of bringing you timely information, as fast as possible, consider this the waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 17. Waiver pickups are in order of priority, broken down by each position. Players must be owned incontinue reading...

Week 16 IDP Waiver Wire Adds

Week 16 IDP Waiver Wire Adds Happy Championship Week, Rotoballers. If you are reading this, congratulations! You have likely made the finals in your league, and are looking for some help in a pivotal IDP matchup. In the final installment of our weekly column to help you win on the defensive side of the ball, we are here to review some IDP waiver wire pickups for Week 16. The following players are not necessarily “must start” playerscontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 16 Lightning Round

This column is published early every week, and then updated on a daily basis. Over the course of each week, we also publish more in-depth waiver wire analysis for all positions. But in efforts of bringing you timely information, as fast as possible, consider this the waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 16. Waiver pickups are in order of priority, broken down by each position. Players must be owned incontinue reading...

Week 16 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts: 2016 Fantasy Tiers & Rankings

Home stretch, RotoBallers! Below are our Week 16 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target at the end of your 2016 drafts for Week 16 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our tiered defense rankings are your guide to drafting defenses, making waiver wire pickups/adds to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 16. Any and all _____ or ______ questions cancontinue reading...

New York Giants (DEF, NYG) - NFL Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Stream in 12- and 14-Team Leagues

OWNED IN: 33% Fleaflicker

ANALYSIS: If the Giants are somehow still out there, you should look into scooping their 2007-like selves with a date against Carson Wentz and the low-flying Eagles in Week 16. Opponents have only topped 16 points against them in one of their last five games, during which they’ve tallied a combined 17 sacks with 11 turnovers. Also, they’ve

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San Diego Chargers (DEF, SD) - NFL Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Stream in 12- and 14-Team Leagues

OWNED IN: 30% Fleaflicker

ANALYSIS: The Chargers have lost their last three games, but their defense hasn’t exactly folded on itself in the process. Even against a powerful Oakland offense in Week 15, they only allowed 19 points alongside two sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery. They’ve gone five straight weeks with a sack and four straight with a pick, which

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Waiver Wire Express - Week 15 Lightning Round

This column is published early every week, and then updated on a daily basis. Over the course of each week, we also publish more in-depth waiver wire analysis for all positions. But in efforts of bringing you timely information, as fast as possible, consider this the waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 15. Waiver pickups are in order of priority, broken down by each position. Players must be owned incontinue reading...

Week 15 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts: 2016 Fantasy Tiers & Rankings

Are you still alive, RotoBallers? Below are our Week 15 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target at the end of your 2016 drafts for Week 15 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our tiered defense rankings are your guide to drafting defenses, making waiver wire pickups/adds to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 15. Any and all _____ or ______continue reading...

Week 15 IDP Waiver Wire Adds

Happy Playoffs, RotoBallers. If you are reading this, you have made the tournament and are looking for some help in a pivotal IDP matchup. Welcome to our weekly column to help you win on the defensive side of the ball. Today we are here to review some IDP waiver wire pickups for Week 15. The following players are not necessarily “must-start” players for IDP leagues, but rather players that currently have below 25% ownership levels (in Yahoo!continue reading...

Houston Texans (DEF, HOU) - NFL Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Stream in 12- and 14-Team Leagues

OWNED IN: 44% Fleaflicker

ANALYSIS: Facing Jacksonville is a pretty good look these days, with Blake Bortles still being his turnover-prone self and many of Jacksonville’s offensive pieces dealing with injuries. Bill O’Brien and the Texans’ defense just held Andrew Luck and the Colts to a mere 17 points in a huge divisional win, and will look to ride their defense

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