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In the past three weeks, only the New England Patriots and Chicago Bears D/STs have scored more fantasy points than the Raiders, according to standard scoring leagues.
Since Week 10, the Raiders D/ST have scored 47 points. In the previous eight weeks, they had scored a total of 58 points.
While much of the Raiders success has been due in large part to the ineptitude of their opponents (Week 10: Chargers, Week 11: Vikings, Week 12: Bears), they are getting better pressure on the quarterback and forcing more turnovers.
During the recent three-game stretch, The Raiders have forced 10 turnovers and sacked opposing quarterbacks 15 times. They're also giving up just under 20 points per game during that time, which is quite a change from Weeks 1-9 when they gave up an average of 27 points per games.
The Raiders face a Miami Dolphins team in Week 13 that has given up the fourth most sacks in the league this season. The Dolphins also rank near the bottom of the NFL in points scored.