The world of Fantasy football rightfully revolves around standout skill players, but it's important to avoid overlooking defensive units as they make a key difference every week. A poor outing could sink a team in a loss, while a prominent one could give a team just enough of an edge to secure a victory.
That becomes especially true when teams like the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles are on a bye week. Those are two top-15 scoring Fantasy defenses, so adding a reliable streaming option to pick up the slack is as crucial as ever. Let's take a look at the top options for the Week 10 NFL slate.
Stream Indianapolis Colts D/ST (at New England Patriots)
The Indianapolis Colts balled out on the defensive side of the ball in Week 9. They racked up three interceptions against the Panthers, two of which cornerback Kenny Moore II took to the house, to go along with four sacks. It resulted in the second-best Fantasy defensive performance of the week (26).
The Colts have momentum on their side and a favorable chance to keep it rolling in Week 10. After all, New England is nowhere near the offensive powerhouse it used to be. The Patriots are averaging the second-fewest points per game (15.0) and the sixth-fewest yards per game (289.4) in the NFL.
That's not all, either, as head coach Bill Belichick's squad is allowing the sixth-most Fantasy points to opposing defenses (10.4 average). Indianapolis is only rostered in just over 10% of ESPN Fantasy leagues, making it a perfect streamer for managers stuck in a rut to target ahead of Sunday morning.
Stream Seattle Seahawks D/ST (vs. Washington Commanders)
It is going to be hard for Fantasy managers to forgive the Seattle Seahawks for their dismal defensive outing in Week 9. However, playing the Washington Commanders at Lumen Field offers an immediate chance to bounce back. Keep in mind this is still a top-10 scoring Fantasy defense entering Week 10.
There's a massive mismatch in the trenches in this one. Washington's offensive line has given up the second-most sacks in the league this year (44), while Seattle's defensive line has tallied the seventh-most sacks (27). Look for stars like linebacker Boye Mafe and defensive tackle Jarran Reed to excel.
The Seahawks are allowing only 2.6 red zone scoring attempts per game as well, which is the sixth-fewest in the NFL. The Commanders have their work cut out for them. Look for head coach Pete Carroll to have his players motivated to prove they remain a legitimate title contender in the NFC.
Stream Green Bay Packers D/ST (at Pittsburgh Steelers)
This streaming pick is all about a high floor. The Green Bay Packers have tallied at least a pair of sacks in four of their last six games and have given up an average of just 19.0 points per game in that span. Those are notable trends to have ahead of a contest against a struggling Pittsburgh Steelers offense.
The Steelers have put up more than 20 points in just one of their last five games and are averaging the fifth-fewest yards per play at home this season (4.5). There's a reason this game features a low point total of 38.5, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Pittsburgh regularly plays in defensive battles.
Do not forget the Packers have proven they have Fantasy upside from a special teams perspective, too. Green Bay averages the third-most yards per kick return (25.9) and the eighth-most yards per punt return (11.0). It seems like only a matter of time before that unit breaks through for a touchdown.