Vegas Helps You Pick Fantasy Defenses For Week 15
There are only a few teams left in your Fantasy Football league, and as the Fantasy Playoffs wear on, owners will have to be a step or two ahead of their competition.
The good news is that you’re still alive and that you have few other owners to compete with on the waiver wire for defenses.
We’re here to help you get a leg up – even though you already proved yourself to be one of the best Fantasy owners in your league.
You might have the Broncos defense on your roster, who face a really tough matchup at Pittsburgh, or even the Rams, who also rank among the best Fantasy defenses in the league. But the Rams face a Buccaneers offense Thursday night that could give them some trouble.
We look at the upcoming matchups to find the lowest expected scoring games, and the games with the largest point spreads, indicating a defense that should dominate.
While a low-scoring game is usually indicative of an offense not producing, it also probably means the defense they’re facing will pick up plenty of turnovers and sacks.
This list is also helpful for those that have been knocked out of their Fantasy playoffs, since you can load up on some great Fantasy defenses for your FanDuel contests!
Week 15 Point Spreads and Over-Under Lines
The numbers on the matchups are taken directly from Wednesday’s numbers at VegasInsider.com. The ownership percentages are from CBSSports.com’s Fantasy Football leagues.
Seahawks DST vs. Cleveland
Owned in 100 pct of leagues
Over-under line: 43
Point spread: Seahawks -14.5
Projected final score: Seattle 29, Cleveland 14
Patriots DST vs. Tennessee
Owned in 92 pct of leagues
Over-under line: 47
Point spread: Patriots -14
Projected final score: New England 30.5, Tennessee 16.5
Chiefs DST at Baltimore
Owned in 96 pct of leagues
Over-under line: 41.5
Point spread: Chiefs -7.5
Projected final score: Kansas City 24.5, Baltimore 17
Bengals DST at San Francisco
Owned in 93 pct of leagues
Over-under line: 40.5
Point spread: Bengals -4.5
Projected final score: Cincinnati 22.5, San Francisco 18
Vikings DST vs. Chicago
Owned in 56 pct of leagues
Over-under line: 43
Point spread: Vikings -5.5
Projected final score: Minnesota 24, Chicago 19
Look to pick some of these defenses for Week 15 to replace your regular Fantasy DST, and use this same methodology going forward. Daily Fantasy Football players can also use this same concept to find the highest projected scoring offenses for stacking lineups.
Vikings Defense Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus, Getty Images
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