Arizona Cardinals, D/ST
After registering eight sacks and seven takeaways over Week 5 and Week 6, with a defensive touchdown in each game, the Cardinals were bound for their Week 7 fall against the Denver Broncos (33 points allowed). But they are prime for a nice rebound in Week 8.
In the aforementioned Week 5, the Cardinals defense had those four sacks along with five takeaways against the San Francisco 49ers. They’ve now turned the ball over multiple times in each of C.J. Beathard’s four starts, with 13 sacks allowed over the last three.
Defense streamers who went with Arizona’s defense against the 49ers in Week 5 were rewarded, with 21 (Yahoo!) or 17 fantasy points (ESPN). A full repeat can’t be expected, with the randomness of defensive touchdowns, but going back to that well in Week 8 should be well worth it.
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Yahoo! Ownership: 30%