These 10 sleepers should be on your radar as you hunt for a defense to use in your Week 4 fantasy football lineups.
Finding a suitable defense/special teams unit for your fantasy football lineups might be tricky. Streaming is a good method to go if you’re looking for matches and hidden moves. If a team possesses a strong return guy, they may be worth considering in the hopes of scoring a backdoor touchdown.
If you haven’t already, you’ll be able to pick up most of these team defenses in fantasy leagues in Week 4. With only the Sunday and Monday night games to choose from each week, a popular streaming option (the Cincinnati Bengals) was once again unavailable on Thursday. In Week 3, the Carolina Panthers faced the New York Giants on Thursday night in a favorable matchup.
Here are 10 D/ST sleepers to consider as you finalize your fantasy teams for Week 4.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Carolina Panthers
With eight takeaways, including six interceptions, the Cowboys lead the NFL in this category (two in each game thus far). They’ve given up 16 offensive points per game in their last two outings.
In Week 4, the Carolina Panthers come to Arlington. So far this season, quarterback Sam Darnold has thrown just one interception in 107 pass attempts and has only lost one fumble. Three games with a new team, on the other hand, do not completely erase three seasons of history. From 2018 to 2020, Darnold threw 39 interceptions and 20 fumbles in 38 games with the New York Jets.
In what might be a high-scoring game on Sunday, Dallas may concede some points. A wager on a handful of takeaways and a couple of sacks, on the other hand, is well-founded.
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears
The Lions are a viable DFS option this week if you’re searching for an inexpensive defense. If Andy Dalton is healthy, Bears head coach Matt Nagy wants him to be the starter, and the play-calling didn’t help Justin Fields in his first career start in Week 3. Nick Foles might also be in the mix to start, but that seems unlikely.
In Week 3, the Lions kept the Baltimore Ravens to 19 points while sacking Lamar Jackson four times, giving them seven sacks in their last two games. On Sunday, a shaky Bears offensive line appears to be easy prey.