Rolling with the Panthers – Defensive Streaming for Week 2

Panthers Defense Streaming Fantasy Hard Knocks

Week One Streaming Results

Ravens – 17pts
Panthers – 13pts
Falcons – 8pts

The Ravens finished week one as D/ST3 with 17 points while the Panthers finished tied for D/ST5. The Ravens ownership now stands near 100%, pushing them outside of the mix for streaming. Week two is a tough one, with most of the premium matchups going to top ranked defenses but lets see what we can find.

Panthers @ Falcons

As mentioned, the Panthers finished week one tied for 5th in defensive points. They now get a Falcons team that just lost Keanu Neal and Deion Jones on defense. While the Panthers offense could roll, the Falcons might be forced to play catchup making them one dimensional. Carolina had 10 QB hits and 6 sacks against Dak Prescott in week one and that trend could continue if the Falcons are forced to throw often. Last year in their two meetings the Panthers averaged giving up just 19.5 points per game to the Falcons.

Bears vs Seahawks

Khalil Mack looked every bit of the freak he is in week one. Meanwhile the Seahawks are dealing with continued discord in their locker room, a juggling act at the running back position trying to find who fits where, and Doug Baldwin has a grade 2 MCL tear in the knee that wasn’t bothering him prior to week one. All of that on top of the fact the Seahawks have one of the worst offensive lines in the league means Mack could very well be charged with murder after what happens on the field this week in Chicago. The Seahawks may very well win and may be able to put up mid 20’s in points but sacks and inaccurate throws should abound in this game.

Redskins vs Colts

As we mentioned, most of the premium matchups in week two are going to top tier defenses which are largely owned in most leagues.

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If you are in a deeper league, the Redskins are an intriguing option. Andrew Luck threw 53 passes in week one but only 9 were over 10 yards down the field.

He’ll now face a defense with a strong defensive secondary who will be able to squeeze that window. Adrian Peterson looks shockingly spry for 33 years old and if what Joe Mixon did in week one was any indication of what the Redskins can do offensively with Peterson and Chris Thompson the Colts could be playing from behind early forcing Luck in to some bad throws into a small field.

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