It was a down day for both DSTs, as the Colts and Bengals combined for zero sacks and zero turnovers. This was just the second time in the last six games the Bengals failed to reach double digit Fantasy points.
The Bengals face the Steelers in Week 15. When the teams faced off in Week 2, the Steelers DST scored 14 Fantasy points.Analysis:
The Colts have just three interceptions over their last six games, and have one sack over their last two.
Indianapolis faces Houston in Week 15. The Colts DST had three Fantasy points when the teams played in Week 9.Analysis:
The Saints have scored at least 11 Fantasy points in a standard league in all six home games, which is impressive. But they do have four games this season with single digits in points, and the Panthers are a tough opponent.
Only five DST options have reached double digits in Fantasy points against the Panthers and just one in the past three weeks. Cam Newton should be able to make plays against the Saints, and we'd only consider the Saints DST a starting option in deeper formats.Analysis:
The Panthers DST has just two games this season with single digits in Fantasy points in a standard league, which was Week 2 at Buffalo and Week 12 at Miami. Otherwise they have been dominant with five games scoring at least 20 Fantasy points, including Week 13 against Tampa Bay.
But facing the Saints and all their weapons will be tough. Only three opposing DST units have scored double digits in Fantasy points against New Orleans, but one happened last week with the Seahawks.
We consider the Panthers DST just a No. 2 Fantasy option this week. If you can afford to bench them then do so, but if you start them just realize it could be a long night in New Orleans.Analysis:
The Vikings defense held Chicago to a pair of first-half field goals, but got burned in the third quarter by Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery, who had touchdown catches of 46 and 80 yards. Bears quarterback Josh McCown had a productive day, totaling 355 passing yards.
The Vikings finished with four sacks and forced one turnover on a fumble. The Vikings are back in action Week 14 at Baltimore.Analysis: