2010 Fantasy Football Team Defense Rankings – Week 14

Dec 7, 2010

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Here’s my Week 14 team defense rankings.


1. Green Bay @ Detroit
2. Tampa Bay @ Washington
3. Atlanta @ Carolina
4. Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati
5. New England @ Chicago
6. Philadelphia @ Dallas
7. New York Jets vs. Miami
8. Denver @ Arizona
9. New York Giants @ Minnesota
10. Seattle @ San Francisco
11. New Orleans vs. St. Louis
12. Oakland @ Jacksonville
13. Cleveland @ Buffalo
14. San Francisco vs. Seattle
15. Indianapolis @ Tennessee

Inside the numbers:

  • The Packers once again take the top ranking. Their offense is so powerful that it will make the Lions one-dimensional. That’s when Clay Matthews can pin his ears back and go after Drew Stanton.
  • Bill Belichick should come up with a defensive scheme that brings out the Jay Cutler of old.
  • I feel sorry for the Dolphins for having to face the Jets after the pounding they took on Monday.
  • The Vikings will have a hard time containing the Giants’ pass rush. Expect multiple sacks and interceptions.
  • Baltimore, Chicago, and San Diego have tough match-ups against Houston, New England, and Kansas City making them less than desirable options this week.


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11 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Grant
    December 8th, 2010 at 8:16 am #

    Can’t believe you don’t have Oakland listed at all … leading the NFL in sacks! Garrard has been mediocre the last 3 games … I’d say Oakland stacks the line and puts a lot of pressure on him.

    My prediction: 10 FF points (4 sacks, 2 INT, 1 fumble recovery, 24 points allowed)

  2. LestersLegends
    December 8th, 2010 at 8:27 am #

    Playing in Jacksonville, I think the Jags give the Raiders a heavy dose of running. Similar to last week when he didn’t throw a pick and was sacked just once.

  3. LestersLegends
    December 8th, 2010 at 9:29 am #

    I followed your advice and put the “Raidas” in at #12 and gave Buffalo the boot.

  4. homey
    December 8th, 2010 at 10:16 am #

    Tampa Bay at #2? I have both the Giants and the Buccs….. advice?

  5. Mike
    December 8th, 2010 at 11:36 am #

    I have philly d but i’d rather not start them because i have kitna too. Should i pick up atlanta (stewart is my flex play) or oakland D?

  6. LestersLegends
    December 8th, 2010 at 12:40 pm #

    homey – Washington appears to be done. They just seem like a team to pick on right now. The way AP & Sidney Rice played last week, and they are at home. That could be a tough game for them.

    Mike – If you start Philly D or not won’t change how Kitna does. So go with the D you like best. Personally I like Atlanta this week because their strength (stopping the run) is Carolina’s only strength (running the ball). If they can keep that in check, then they should have a great day.

  7. Grant
    December 8th, 2010 at 6:18 pm #

    Awesome … I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

  8. DForm
    December 10th, 2010 at 7:09 pm #

    I have the great fortune of having Chi as my D. Is it worth dropping them or someone else to add a new D for this week.

    We have Oakland, Cleveland, Denver, Seattle, San Fran and Indy available.

  9. LestersLegends
    December 10th, 2010 at 7:13 pm #

    I would try to hold onto them if you can. Should be a decent option next week against Vikes.

  10. Grant
    December 13th, 2010 at 9:15 am #

    Geez, why did you even have Oakland ranked … :)

  11. LestersLegends
    December 13th, 2010 at 9:26 am #

    Ha. Yeah, thanks a lot. Just kidding.

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