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Top D/STs to pick up from the Week 5 waiver wire

Looking for help at D/ST in your fantasy football leagues? We take a look at some options to pick up on the waiver wire ahead of Week 5.

Green Bay Packers v Minnesota Vikings
Danielle Hunter of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates recording a sack against Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers with teammate Za’Darius Smith in the fourth quarter of the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Packers 23-7.
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We’re entering Week 5 of the 2022 NFL season and for many fantasy managers, it’s time to once again hunt for a defense/special teams unit. There’s many managers who regularly stream defense, but here are some potential units to keep on your roster for more than just one week.

Week 5 byes: None

Vikings D/ST (21.5 percent)

Next up — CHI, MIA, BYE, ARZ

Minnesota gets a soft matchup against the Bears, who rank 30th in points per game offensively. They are also tied for 28th in giveaways, which is always important. Chicago has only allowed seven sacks this year but Minnesota’s pass rush will be among the best the Bears have faced so far this year. The Vikings could then potentially get the Dolphins without Tua Tagovailoa before heading to the bye week.

Titans D/ST (5.6 percent)

Next up — WSH, BYE, IND, HOU

Tennessee has a low-key great schedule for the next three week. The Titans first meet a struggling Commanders squad before heading into the bye week. They then get to face a Colts team they just got done beating up on in Week 4. The Texans have been poor offensively, so Tennessee should have a good showing there as well. The bye in Week 6 is tough if you don’t have roster spots but this unit has some tremendous matchups.

Ravens D/ST (69 percent)

Next up — CIN, NYG, CLE, TB

There’s a chance the Ravens won’t be available in your league but there’s a chance. If they are available, grab them without any hesitation. This unit is loaded with playmakers and is coming in mad after the way Week 4 against the Bills ended. Look for them to be aggressive and create game-changing plays over the next few weeks. It also helps when they play some struggling teams.