Cowboys
Identifying a few streaming DST options
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10/21/2014
News: If you need to pick up and play a DST unit in Week 8, Jamey Eisenberg identifies three worth snagging in his waiver-wire column: the Colts (59 percent owned) in Pittsburgh, the Cowboys (43 percent) against Washington, and the Dolphins (36 percent) in Jacksonville.
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Texans
Texans allow 30 points again
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10/21/2014
News: After allowing 33 points Week 6 against Indianapolis, the Texans allowed 30 Week 7 at Pittsburgh. But while their struggles were to be expected against a Colts offense that ranks No. 1 in the NFL, at least in terms of yardage, the same can't be said for their matchup against the Steelers, who scored 10 points against the Browns in Week 6 and 17 against the Jaguars in Week 5.

Because turnovers kept putting the Steelers in good field position, the Texans allowed 328 yards, only 12 away from their season low. They recorded three sacks, equaling a season high met twice previously, but their only takeaway was a fumble recovery in the first quarter.

The Texans haven't had a favorable schedule of late, but their DST has mostly held its own. Again, the 30 points given up in this one was as much the fault of the offense. With an appealing matchup Week 8 at Tennessee, the Texans DST is an advisable play in Fantasy.

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Packers
Late touchdowns only blemish for Packers
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10/19/2014
News: The Packers defense dominated in a 38-17 win over the Panthers in Week 7, but a couple of late garbage time touchdowns sullied their strong effort.

The Packers held the Panthers to just a field goal through three quarters, and allowed just 331 yards of total offense in the game. The Panthers turned the ball over once on an interception by Cam Newton, who was also sacked three times.

The Packers DST unit has scored at least 9 points in five straight games, and is now average 10.6 per game on the season. They will look to keep up the strong play in Week 8 against the Saints. 

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Colts
Colts dominate Bengals in shutout win
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10/19/2014
News: The Colts DST unit put together a huge performance in Week 7, as they pitched a shutout in a 27-0 win over the Bengals.

The Bengals offense was all out of sorts Sunday, as the Colts held them to just 135 yards of total offense. The Colts did not force any turnovers in the game, but still racked up a 20-point Fantasy effort, thanks to four sacks.

The Colts don't have a reputation as a great defense, but have done a solid job since a poor start. The Colts are averaging 16.4 Fantasy points over the last five games, with a game against the Steelers on tap for Week 8. 

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Bills
Bills' pass rush could overwhelm Vikings
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10/16/2014
News: The Bills enter Week 7 ranked sixth in Fantasy scoring among DST units, and could improve on that with a matchup against the Vikings on the way.

The Vikings' offense looked solid in Teddy Bridgewater's first start in Week 4, but things have not gone well since. The Packers and Lions' DST units have racked up 52 combined Fantasy points against the Vikings over the last two games on the strength of 14 sacks, five interceptions and two forced fumbles.

The Vikings' offense has a lot of potential, but that is for the future. Right now it is sputtering, and the Bills' pass rush, which ranks second in the league in sacks, should find success. Consider the Bills a solid starting option for Week 7. 

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