December 10, 2015 at 8:27 PM #64964
Week 14 DFS Fantasy Football Defense Rankings – Fan Duel
It’s crunch time – there is no room for error now as we are down to the playoffs in Fantasy Football. Every point is crucial from this moment on and D/STs figure to play a big part in who moves on and who will be forced to look toward next year. As always there are some superb matchups for Fantasy defenses in Week 14 – ones that could definitely take you over the top.
So which Fantasy D/STs can we count on in Week 14? Here is a look at the top 5 Fantasy Defenses for Week 14 of the NFL season.
The Seattle Seahawks have the honor of playing the Baltimore Ravens this week without Joe Flacco, Justin Forsett and Steve Smith – Matt Schaub, Javorious Allen and Kamar Aiken are the names that they have to worry about – yikes! The Hawks D has gotten better and better as the season has rolled along and made a very good Vikings offense look absolutely bland last week. Seattle should feast this week as they generate pressure and sacks, hold the Ravens down and force a few turnovers along the way. This is the mismatch of the week!
The Broncos remain the top Defense in the NFL. This week they take on an Oakland offense that has weapons a-plenty but has been inconsistent as of late. The Broncos secondary of off the charts – Derek Carr will likely struggle to find anyone open this week. And if the Raiders can’t throw, they don’t win. Sure Latavius Murray is OK but OK isn’t nearly good enough against a team that is in a serious race for the #1 seed in the AFC. Denver has been #1 on defense for the entire season for a reason – they are darn good. At home expect them to show up and be the difference in a low-scoring game.
The Panthers got a bit exposed last week against the Saints but this week’s opposition Atlanta isn’t nearly the same on offense as New Orleans lately. All-World corner Josh Norman will be on Julio Jones which bodes well for Carolina and there isn’t another serious pass catching threat on the Falcons. Devonta Freeman may have a good game but I’m expecting him to struggle running the ball against Carolina’s stout D-line as well. The Panthers match up extremely well with Atlanta in every aspect of the game – I am expecting a boat-load of sacks, a couple of telegraphed interceptions by the turnover machine Matt Ryan and limited yardage from an Atlanta team that is free-fallin. Carolina will dominate starting with their defense.
4. Kansas City
The Chief face the no-name San Diego Chargers this week. I mean – C’mon – the roster is virtually unrecognizable outside of Philip Rivers! The Chargers were held out of the end zone last week at home and now travel to one of the toughest building in the league – Arrowhead. The Chiefs have been terrific on defense all year long and should continue to roll against a seriously banged-up Chargers offense.
Arizona is at home to the Minnesota Vikings this week – a team that got punched in the mouth on their home turf last week. Teddy Bridgewater is scaring nobody right now and the coaching staff has been getting away from Adrian Peterson when they are trailing in a game. Nobody is respecting the Minnesota passing game right now allowing teams to key on AP – expect more of the same Thursday as the Cards do what they do best on home turf – shut everyone down!
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