2013 Fantasy Football DEF Rankings – NFL Week 9

Oct 30, 2013


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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 9 fantasy football team defense rankings.
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1. Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks rank second in the league in total defense with 289.3 yards per game allowed and third in scoring defense with 15.6 point per game allowed. They are tied for third with 26 sacks and lead the league with 21 takeaways. The Seahawks should keep rolling against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs rank 31st in the league in total offense and scoring offense with 297.7 yards per game and 14.3 points per game respectively.
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2. Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs rank fifth in total defense (309 ypg allowed) and first in scoring defense (12.3 ppg allowed). They also lead the league with 36 sacks and rank second with 20 takeaways. They face the Buffalo Bills. The Bills have a mediocre offense but have been sacked 28 times and have turned the ball over 13 times.
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3. Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens rank 11th in scoring defense with 21.1 points per game allowed. The Ravens have 25 sacks. They are coming off a bye with a favorable matchup against the Cleveland Browns. The Browns rank 24th in total offense (317 ppg) and 25th in scoring offense (18.5 ppg). They have allowed 28 sacks and have committed 11 turnovers.
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4. Cincinnati Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals rank eight in total defense (322.5 ypg allowed) and fifth in scoring defense (18 ppg allowed). The Bengals have 22 sacks and 12 takeaways. They are facing the fading Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins rank 28th in total offense with 311 yards per game. They have been sacked a league-high 32 times and have turned the ball over 14 times.
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5. New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints rank 12th in total defense (332.4 ypg allowed) and fourth in scoring defense (17.1 ppg allowed). The Saints have 24 sacks and 15 takeaways. They take on the New York Jets. The Jets rank 27th in total offense with 17.9 points per game. The Jets have been sacked 29 times and have turned the ball over 17 times.
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6. Tennessee Titans
The Tennessee Titans rank 13th in total defense (337 ypg allowed) and 10th in scoring defense (20.9 ppg allowed). The Titans have 20 sacks and 13 takeaways. They are coming out of their bye to face the St. Louis Rams. The Rams rank 30th in total offense (303.8 ypg) and 23rd in scoring offense (20.6 ppg). The Rams have allowed 20 sacks and have 11 giveaways.
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7. Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys have allowed more yards per game (422.5) than any other defense, but they are middle-of-the-pack in scoring defense (23.3 ppg allowed). They have 21 sacks and 19 takeaways. The Boys take on the Minnesota Vikings and their quarterback carousel. The Vikes rank 29th in total offense (305.9 ypg). They have turned the ball over 15 times.
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8. Oakland Raiders
The Oakland Raiders rank 10th in total defense (330.9 ypg allowed) and 12th in scoring defense (21.4 ppg allowed). They have 21 sacks and 11 takeaways. They face the Philadelphia Eagles at their lowest point having scored 10 points in their past two games combined. Philly has allowed 23 sacks and committed 14 turnovers.
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9. Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers rank third in total defense (301.4 ypg allowed) and second in scoring defense (13.7 ppg allowed). The Panthers have 21 sacks and 15 takeaways.
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10. Indianapolis Colts
The Indianapolis Colts rank eighth in scoring defense with 18.7 points per game allowed. The Colts have 21 sacks and 13 takeaways. They face the struggling Houston Texans. The Texans rank 30th in scoring offense at 17.4 ppg. The Texans have been sacked 22 times and committed 16 turnovers. They are like the Chicago Bears’ alter-ego with their ability to provide defensive touchdowns to their opposition.
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6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Blair Walsh Project
    October 30th, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    Ry….I think i’m starting to like my normal D this i play every week. Carolina seems to always produce, and they’re ranked like 3rd in fantasy points so far.

    CAR home vs. ATL?
    COLTS @ HOU
    or i can WW Saints @ JETS or TENN @ STL?

  2. LestersLegends
    October 30th, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    all good options. what would you have to dump to get NO or TENN?

  3. Blair Walsh Project
    October 30th, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    The Panthers. I like the Colts schedule from like week 10 on. Carolina has a few brutal matchups in the near future. I would have to dump them…unfortunately. I put in a WW for both NO and TENN. I’m 9th on the list. It may happen. It may not.

  4. LestersLegends
    October 30th, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    Right on

  5. Blair Walsh Project
    October 31st, 2013 at 5:37 am #

    I got TENN D/ST. Did’nt wanna use my ww spot though so i waited to it cleared this morning. I have COLTS also. Fantasypros has Colts 58% to TENN 42%. I guess i will keep my eye on Houston and St. Louis’ RB situation. Still a little cloudy as to who is playing or not.

  6. LestersLegends
    October 31st, 2013 at 7:00 am #

    good strategy. both good options facing banged up rbs.

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