Chet Gresham's Fantasy Football Defense Rankings: Week 14
To differentiate between all the "Start 'Ems" on Walt's Fantasy Football Start Em, Sit Em page, you can check out the Weekly Fantasy Football Rankings, so you can figure out whom to start between Player X and Player Y.
Below are my fantasy defense rankings and a set of links for my positional Weekly NFL Fantasy Football Rankings. Keep in mind that this list is for this week only; not the entire rest of the season.
The rankings are based on a traditional scoring system. Each player has Walterfootball.com's projected stats and standard scoring points.
New England Patriots (at Dolphins)
The Patriots' D/ST has come on strong of late, averaging over 10 fantasy points per game over the last seven games. They just put 18 points up on Miami a couple weeks ago.
Los Angeles Chargers (versus Redskins)
Washington's offensive line is hurt and not playing well. The Chargers should be able to take advantage.
Jacksonville Jaguars (versus Seahawks)
The Jaguars' D/ST is 20-plus fantasy points ahead of all the teams in the league, but of course, Seattle is tougher to stop than most the teams in the league.
Cincinnati Bengals (versus Bears)
The Bengals will be down a few defensive players, but the Bears have allowed the fifth-most points to opposing defenses this season and have been even worse on the road, allowing 13.6 fantasy points per game.
Buffalo Bills (versus Colts)
The Colts have allowed the third-most fantasy points to opposing D/STs and have been especially bad on the road, allowing an average of 15.7 fantasy points.
New York Jets (at Broncos)
Denver has allowed double-digit scores to opposing D/STs for eight straight games. And just last week, the Broncos gave up 27 fantasy points to the woeful Dolphins defense. I'd feel fine streaming the Jets against Trevor Siemian.
Denver Broncos (versus Jets)
Denver has become just another defense against the pass, but Robby Anderson is questionable to play and Denver gets Aqib Talib back and will be playing at home.
Green Bay Packers (at Browns)
DeShone Kizer is a turnover machine, as seen by the Browns allowing the second-most D/ST points this season. They did get Josh Gordon back, and I like Kizer's upside in fantasy, but there is still room for the Packers to put up good numbers at the same time as Kizer.
Seattle Seahawks (at Jaguars)
Blake Bortles used to be a consistent source of turnovers, but not this season. The Seahawks are still a strong defense and will be hard to sit though.
Minnesota Vikings (at Panthers)
Carolina and Cam Newton haven't been giving up many D/ST points to opponent's this season, but when they do, they can be huge games. The Vikings are a boom-or-bust play.