MIAMI, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Stud defense/special team units and consistent kickers are hard to come by this season in fantasy football.
That fact makes the streaming strategy more popular than ever. With four more teams serving Week 10 byes, it's time to take a look at defenses or kickers that were possibly dropped in your league or other options with good matchups available on your waiver wire.
For an idea of who you should consider adding to your team or placing in your starting lineup, take a look at my top 20 defense/special teams units and top 15 kickers for the week. You can also view my add/drops for the week and more positional rankings in the links below.
Denver Broncos' Brandon McManus is my top ranked kicker for Week 10. McManus has a matchup on the road facing the New Orleans Saints. He has made multiple field goals in six straight games. I don't expect the Saints to be able to stop the Broncos' mediocre offense, meaning good positioning for McManus attempts and extra point opportunities.
The Arizona Cardinals battle the San Francisco 49ers, meaning its special teams/defensive unit is a great play in Week 10. Although the Cardinals allowed 30 points to the Carolina Panthers before its bye week, I expect a rebound performance. Before the defensive letdown, the Cardinals had not allowed more than 21 points in four straight games.
Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker battles the Cleveland Browns Thursday. Tucker has hit eight field goals in his last three games. The Ravens won't struggle to move the ball in this contest, but could struggle in the red zone. Tucker should have plenty of opportunities to kick from long range here.
The Los Angeles Rams are a great streaming option this week against turnover prone New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. You can start the Rams with confidence in this matchup. The Rams have allowed 17 points or fewer in four of its eight games this season. Fitzpatrick hasn't thrown multiple touchdown passes in a game since Week 1. He also leads the NFL with 13 interceptions and has the lowest completion percentage of any starter.
|1||Baltimore Ravens||vs. Cleveland|
|2||Arizona Cardinals||vs. San Francisco|
|3||Minnesota Vikings||at Washington|
|4||Los Angeles Rams||at New York Jets|
|5||Kansas City Chiefs||at Carolina|
|6||Green Bay Packers||at Tennessee|
|7||Houston Texans||at Jacksonville|
|8||Carolina Panthers||vs. Kansas City|
|9||New England Patriots||vs. Seattle|
|10||New York Jets||at Los Angeles|
|11||Seattle Seahawks||at New England|
|12||Denver Broncos||at New Orleans|
|13||Cincinnati Bengals||at New York Giants|
|14||Philadelphia Eagles||vs. Atlanta|
|15||San Diego Chargers||vs. Miami|
|16||Dallas Cowboys||at Pittsburgh|
|17||Miami Dolphins||at San Diego|
|18||Jacksonville Jaguars||vs. Houston|
|19||New York Giants||vs. Cincinnati|
|20||Pittsburgh Steelers||vs. Dallas|
Cincinnati Bengals' Mike Nugent should see plenty of action on the road against the New York Giants. Nugent missed his only field goal attempt in Week 8, before the Bengals' Week 9 bye. I expect the Bengals and Giants to go blow-for-blow in this primetime matchup. Nugent is a borderline starter in standard-size leagues this week if you missed out on other waiver wire options.
The Houston Texans are another interesting option this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars. You can start the Texans as a streaming option here against a Jaguars offense that has given up 10 turnovers and seven sacks in its last four games.
|1||Brandon McManus||Denver Broncos||at New Orleans|
|2||Stephen Hauschka||Seattle Seahawks||at New England|
|3||Dan Bailey||Dallas Cowboys||at Pittsburgh|
|4||Stephen Gostkowski||New England Patriots||vs. Seattle|
|5||Justin Tucker||Baltimore Ravens||vs. Cleveland|
|6||Chandler Catanzaro||Arizona Cardinals||vs. San Francisco|
|7||Will Lutz||New Orleans Saints||vs. Denver|
|8||Matt Bryant||Atlanta Falcons||at Philadelphia|
|9||Mason Crosby||Green Bay Packers||at Tennessee|
|10||Cairo Santos||Kansas City Chiefs||at Carolina|
|11||Ryan Succop||Tennessee Titans||vs. Green Bay|
|12||Mike Nugent||Cincinnati Bengals||at New York Giants|
|13||Graham Gano||Carolina Panthers||vs. Kansas City|
|14||Josh Lambo||San Diego Chargers||vs. Miami|
|15||Chris Boswell||Pittsburgh Steelers||vs. Dallas|