Was your league like most Fantasy Football leagues in Week 1, where five of the top six scoring Fantasy Defenses were unowned in the first week of the season?
The Vikings, Texans, Titans, Lions and Eagles did their thing as Fantasy free agents, and now you’re wondering – how does this affect Week 2 Defense rankings?
Well, it doesn’t really affect them too much because you need to remember – you drafted these Fantasy DSTs for the entire season – not just for Week 1. On the other end of the spectrum, the Steelers, Browns and Rams all ranked among the 10 worst Fantasy defenses in the opening week. What do you do!?!
If you own any of those last three defenses, you’re likely looking for a new defense on the waiver wire, and I don’t know that I’d argue with you. I had the Steelers defense as one of the best this week, going against a star-less Browns team, and the Browns defense faced the Steelers in what should have been a very low-scoring affair.
So we’ll take a look at this week’s matchups and see if we can’t earn on what we’ve learned!
Here are the top five defenses according to the over/under line and the point spread on VegasInsider.com.
Top 5 Matchups for Defenses According to Vegas
No. 1 – Buccaneers vs. St. Louis – 37 o/u, -5 pts
No. 2 – Texans at Oakland – 39 o/u, -3 pts
No. 3 – Packers vs. N.Y. Jets – 45 o/u, –8 pts
No. 4 – Redskins vs. Jacksonville – 43.5 o/u, -6 pts
No. 5 – Seahawks at San Diego – 44.5 o/u, -6 pts
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Week 2 Defense Rankings
These rankings are based on standard Fantasy leagues that award points to defense/special teams for sacks, interceptions, fumbles recovered, yards allowed and points allowed.
Let us know if there’s Defense/Special teams unit you like/hate that we have ranked too high or too low in our Week 2 Defense Rankings!
David Gonos spent 5 years as a CBSSports.com Senior Fantasy Writer and three more years writing with SI.com. Over the past 17 years, his work has been published on NFL.com, MLB.com, FanDuel, FoxSports.com and USA Today. Since 2001, he has been tracking down the Top 50-plus Free Fantasy Football Draft Tools online. You can contact David Gonos here.