The old cliché states that defense wins championships. Well, it might also help you win a fantasy championship, too.
Just look at some of the starting quarterbacks — or at least potential starting quarterbacks — this week: Packers QB Matt Flynn, Chiefs QB Brodie Croyle, Vikings QB Joe Webb and recently promoted Redskins QB Rex Grossman. A proverbial “who’s that?” of starting quarterbacks.
And that makes some under-the-radar defenses pretty good plays this week.
The Patriots were already a good play, but are even better now if Flynn starts for the Packers (as we will find out Saturday). But St. Louis (vs. Kansas City) and Dallas (vs. the Redskins) are also going to be great plays. Seriously, if Grossman can help deliver Colts QB Peyton Manning a Super Bowl, he is certainly good enough to help you win your fantasy league.
And this Redskins situation has the ability to become so toxic that even Jacksonville might be a solid play next week. Our Jason La Canfora is reporting that many of the Redskins players are very upset with the situation, meaning that you should bench all your Redskins starters. And conversely, the Cowboys figure to score lots of points this week.
Including the defense. So if you are looking for a defense to pick up, start with the Cowboys.