Denver Broncos, D/ST
The Broncos’ defense put together a solid effort in Week 13, holding an undermanned Cincinnati Bengals’ offense to 10 points with four sacks and three takeaways. Over their last three games, Denver has nine sacks, nine takeaways and a total 34 fantasy points (Yahoo! scoring, at least 13 points in back-to-back games).
Another nice matchup is coming in Week 14, as the San Francisco 49ers have turned the ball over multiple times in each of their last three games with seven sacks allowed over their last two. If San Francisco is without Pierre Garcon (knee), Marquise Goodwin (personal and Matt Breida (ankle) next Sunday, the matchup gets slightly easier for Denver’s defense.
The Broncos’ defense pushes the ownership rate criteria for a waiver wire list after an increase heading into Week 13, but with a good matchup on tap for Week 14 they are at least worth checking on.
ESPN Ownership: 60.9%
Yahoo! Ownership: 81%