The fantasy football playoffs are finally here in most leagues, so favorable matchups are a must at as many positions as possible. D/ST is the easiest position at which to stream, which is a good thing because our Week 14 fantasy defense rankings feature some top defenses lower than usual.

Unfavorable matchups are the cultprits, as the Patriots (vs. Chiefs), 49ers (@ Saints), Rams (vs. Seahawks), and Bills (vs. Ravens) are once again in tough spots. This was also true last week with all of those D/STs, and the results weren’t great. It’s certainly possible any of these talented D/STs can put up good fantasy numbers, but it’s an uphill battle in these matchups.

Unfortunately, many of the top matchups go to D/STs you won’t want to stream. The Dolphins (@ Jets), Cardinals (vs. Steelers), and Bengals (@ Browns) are all in good spots, but they’re not really streamable options in the fantasy playoffs. You’re better off trying the Colts (@ Buccaneers), Packers (vs. Redskins), Texans (vs. Broncos), Seahawks (@ Rams), and maybe even the Falcons (vs. Panthers), who have had some big weeks recently.

Again, in the fantasy playoffs, you can’t afford a dud, whether it’s from someone you’ve been starting all year or from a stream. It’s tough to know what to do with stud D/STs in bad matchups. We generally recommend sitting them for higher-upside units that have at least been halfway-decent this year. This week, there are enough legit streams that you can feel comfortable sitting teams like the Pats and 49ers if you get one of the top sleepers on waivers.

NOTE: Check back for updates throughout the week.

  • Vikings vs. Lions

  • Steelers @ Cardinals

  • Eagles vs. Giants

  • Jets vs. Dolphins

  • Ravens @ Bills

  • Colts @ Buccaneers

  • Packers vs. Redskins

  • Browns vs. Bengals

  • 49ers @ Saints

  • Seahawks @ Rams

  • Texans vs. Broncos

  • Titans @ Raiders

  • Falcons vs. Panthers

  • Rams vs. Seahawks

  • Patriots vs. Chiefs

  • Jaguars vs. Chargers

  • Chargers @ Jaguars

  • Cardinals vs. Steelers

  • Panthers @ Falcons

  • Cowboys @ Bears

  • Saints vs. 49ers

  • Bears vs. Cowboys

  • Dolphins @ Jets

  • Bengals @ Browns

  • Broncos @ Texans

  • Raiders vs. Titans

  • Buccaneers vs. Colts

  • Chiefs @ Patriots

  • Bills vs. Ravens

  • Giants @ Eagles

  • Lions @ Vikings

  • Redskins @ Packers

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