After the crazy, defensive touchdown-filled Week 6 that had fantasydefense/special teams (DSTs) racking points left and right, only two teams scored a defensive touchdown in Week 7 — the Chicago Bears (owned in three percent of leagues) and the Los Angeles Chargers (eight percent). The message here is DSTtouchdowns are hard to come by. They are hard to predict and at the end of the day, pick a DST that is hopefully on the winning side of the ball.
In Week 8, six teams are on bye — Cardinals, Giants, Jaguars, Packers, Rams, Titans. For those looking to stream DSTs, the Cincinnati Bengals DST is owned in 27 percent of Yahoo! leagues. They face the Colts in Week 8, who failed to score a point in Week 7.
Teams on bye: Arizona, Green Bay, Jacksonville, Los Angeles Rams, New York Giants, Tennessee
— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for SoCalledFantasyExperts.com among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.