Best DEF For Fantasy Football
The Miami Dolphins are the best DEF in fantasy football. The defense of the Dolphins is strong enough to pressure the passer, ranking third in the NFL last year. In addition, their Week 1 matchup with the Patriots should be one of the most favorable in the league. The Browns’ defense is also very deep, and Von Miller is leading the pass-rush effort. He can easily eclipse ten fantasy points during the first month of the season.
The Dallas Cowboys were ranked No. 1 in fantasy football last season with 180 points. They averaged nearly two points per game more than New England and Miami. Miami and Green Bay averaged 0.88 points per game less than the Patriots. It is important to choose your DEF carefully.
While fantasy football managers rarely target the D/ST position in the draft until they’re already in the first round, there are still several decent choices in the D/ST position. The best D/ST packs come from teams that have good roster construction, continuity with defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, and a good time of possession.
For fantasy football teams, defenses are essential. Keep in mind that most owners will draft their DEF at the end of the draft. They then use the remaining roster spots to add offensive depth. If you have more than two D/STs, go with the better ones. You can always grab a free agent if you don’t have the finances to keep them. However, it is important to keep a few players on your bench.
While the San Francisco 9ers aren’t the most exciting team to pick in your D/ST, you can’t go wrong with their defense. They have a strong front seven and a potent secondary. While it isn’t the most exciting aspect of fantasy football, the defense can make the difference between winning a playoff game or not.
Another defense to consider is the Denver Broncos. Their defense finished 15th in total point defense last season, but was second in allowed points. They’ve also made some intriguing additions to their defense up front with D.J. Jones and Randy Gregory. In addition to these solid players, the Broncos have a fantastic secondary and can make a huge impact on turnovers.
The Los Angeles Rams face a tough matchup with the Buffalo Bills in Week 1. However, they should be able produce solid fantasy points. The New Orleans Saints, on the other hand, have easy matchups against Atlanta, Tampa Bay, and both are against average QBs. Furthermore, the Saints have never scored less than 16 fantasy points against Brady.