It is now the point in the season where it is make or break time. If you are in playoff contention, then you know how important these remaining games are and how important your roster is for the next few weeks. Make sure that you don’t allow your Team Defense to be the reason your team loses at these most critical moments of your season. Luckily, there is always the opportunity to plug some Defenses that have favorable matchups and could easily be your ticket to pay dirt this weekend.
New England vs. IND
Once again, the Colts are a favorable matchup for opposing defenses. However, this week Indy has decided to go with Dan Orlovsky as the starting QB and that makes this matchup even more favorable. Although New England is never afraid of letting teams score, they have still racked up 16 interceptions and 25 sacks over the course of the season and should put up some good points this week against the hopeless Colts.
Denver vs. MIN
As of late, Denver has been in the headlines for their unorthodox offense and its devout leader. However, it has been their defense that has been able to contain opposing offenses and allow such miraculous wins by their offense. Over the last four games, the Broncos have gotten 12 sacks and four interceptions while only allowing the 7th most points scored in the league. With Adrian Peterson likely out again, start Denver with confidence against the Vikings this weekend.
Atlanta vs. HOU
It’s no secret that the Texans are having some QB issues to say to say the least. And it is also no secret that they will undoubtedly rely heavily on their ground game from here on out. That said, Atlanta is averaging the second best rush yards per game allowed in the league with a mere 83.5 ypg. It could very well be tough goings for Foster and Tate this week as they will have little aerial attack to complement their rushing attack.
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San Diego vs. JAX
Although the Chargers have been almost nonexistent from a Fantasy Football perspective this season, they could be in for their best matchup thus far on Monday night. After losing Del Rio and other members of the team this week, Jacksonville couldn’t be more distracted. They average the worst offensive points scored as well as offensive yards gained in the league. Don’t expect much more from the dwindling Jaguars against a San Diego offense that is known to thrive in December.