Let’s Get Defensive: 11/7/17

If you have Individual Defensive Players in your fantasy league (and don’t have Bobby Wagner), we have your top five IDP players to stream for week 10.

1. Ryan Shazier, LB Pittsburgh Steelers:

Coming off a bye week, the speedy Shazier will face the Indianapolis Colts in week 10.  Indy’s offense is averaging over one turnover and four sacks allowed per game while giving up the 4th-most fantasy points in the NFL to opposing linebackers.  Shazier, who has posted six games with at least five solo stops in 2017 is a safe bet to put up at least 7-8 points in most formats.

2. Kyle Van Noy, LB New England Patriots:

Another linebacker coming off a bye, Van Noy will be returning to action in week 10 against the Denver Broncos with an every-down role.  With Donta Hightower out for the year, Van Noy will look to step in and line up at linebacker on early downs and as an edge rusher on passing downs.  With at least five solo tackles in seven of the Patriots’ eight games, look for a big game for Kyle, as the run-heavy Broncos are giving up the 15th-most fantasy points to opposing linebackers

3. Calais Campbell, DE Jacksonville Jaguars:

The marquee player for the “Sacksonville Jaguars” Campbell has been a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks, totaling 11 sacks in eight games.  Campbell has three multi-sack games this season and is a safe bet for at least one QB takedown this week as he’ll take on the Los Angeles Chargers and Philip Rivers, who is averaging over 35 pass attempts per game in 2017.

4. Tre’Davius White, CB Buffalo Bills:

If you’re required to play a cornerback in your league, White should be your number one target.  White, who leads the NFL with 12 passes defensed will face off against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, who throw the ball an average of 34 times per game.  Tre’Davius is also a safe bet for tackles, having posted four games with at least four solo stops.

5. Tyvon Branch, S Arizona Cardinals:

The league-leader at the Safety position in solo tackles, Branch has been a force all over the field with 69 total tackles, five passes defensed and one forced fumble.  This week the Cardinals have a Thursday night matchup with the Seattle Seahawks, so expect plenty of action for Branch as Seattle will look to establish the run in a short week.

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