I have the Ravens D/ST and heard high praise for them now that Jimmy Smith is back. But I’ve had really good luck streaming other defenses when one is available that I like. In the last 4 weeks I’ve gotten 70 from whatever D/ST I’m using and only one of them was Baltimore. If I would have just started Baltimore every week I would have only gotten 41 points in those 4 games and that includes the 21 point outburst against the Titans when they got 11 sacks. Even if Baltimore is an elite D/ST, I don’t know that I want to start them every week. And yet I don’t like carrying 2 D/STs.
This week I used the Colts D/ST and it worked out. And over the next 6 games the Colts will be up against this lousy string of offenses: Raiders, Jags, Titans, Dolphins, Jags and Texans. Over that same stretch I don’t see any really juicy matchups for the Ravens D/ST except for Oakland in week 12 and their playoff schedule is against the Chiefs, Bucs and Chargers, not good matchups for a defense.
So is it crazy to hang on to the Colts and drop or trade the Ravens?