2012 Fantasy Football DEF Rankings – Week 2

Sep 12, 2012


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With an exciting first week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 2 fantasy football team defense rankings.
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1. Houston Texans
Their defense looks rock solid again. They are tied with the fewest points allowed (ten) and they face Jacksonville, which should lead to a high defensive point total for the Texans.
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2. New England Patriots
The Patriots looked good against Tennessee. Facing Arizona at home should keep them near the top of the early season defensive rankings.
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3.  Cincinnati Bengals  
They got chewed up in Week 1, but I think that’s more an indication of how good the Ravens are. They should destroy the Browns.
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4.  New York Giants
They gave up a ton of yardage to Dallas, but should bounce back against the Bucs at home.
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5. Pittsburgh Steelers
Do I think the Jets’ offense is suddenly for real? Not exactly. I think Pittsburgh’s defense will get the media talking again about Tebow.
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6.  Oakland Raiders
They allowed the fifth fewest yards (258) to the Chargers. Should continue to be solid against Miami.
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7. Washington Redskins
They held their own against the Saints. The Rams should be a much better match-up.
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8. Baltimore Ravens
Vick looked horrible against the Browns last week. Baltimore should keep the offense somewhat in check.
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9.  San Francisco 49ers
The Niners have a tough match-up against the Lions, but they are still a top ten fantasy defense.
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10. San Diego Chargers 
They held the Raiders to 14 points. Tennessee has question marks on offense.
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11. Dallas Cowboys
Ware should be able to get to the QB. The Seahawks struggled to move the chains in the opener.
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12. New York Jets  
Without a reliable running game the Steelers aren’t as explosive on offense, which should help the Jets.
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13. Minnesota Vikings  
If nothing else, I expect Jared Allen to get to Andrew Luck.
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14. Philadelphia Eagles
As explosive as the Ravens looked, I wouldn’t want Philly’s defense in my fantasy lineup this week.
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15. Chicago Bears
They have potential to put up multiple sacks. I just wouldn’t start them against the Packers.
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16. Detroit Lions
After the handshake kerfuffle the Lions will be fired up to face San Fran. I still wouldn’t start them though.
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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Rotoprofessor
    September 12th, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    Does Detroit’s offense really scare you enough to not recommend using the 49ers this week?

    I agree they aren’t an elite choice, but I would still include them in the Top 10…

  2. LestersLegends
    September 12th, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    I think I’m so used to them being near the top I forgot them along the way. Thanks for the catch.

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