EWSPECIALTY wrote:What is this "spot starting defenses". What is the stratigery?
Basically, it involves finding good matchups on a weekly basis. For example, this week I am starting KC's DST @ Cleveland. KC is available on many waiver wires, and Cleveland gives up a ton of points to Fantasy D's (lots of sacks, turnovers, low scoring offense, etc.). The general idea is to exploit a favorable matchup by looking at turnover rates vs. takeaway rates, sack rates, etc.
There is a thread posted each week in the "Who to Start/Sit" forum that is excellent. Plindsey88 has developed a statistical analysis that predicts with great accuracy the best Defenses to play on a weekly basis. The formula considers home/away, and past performance (both by the D and the team they are playing).