2013 Fantasy Football DEF Rankings – Week 2

Sep 11, 2013

Geno Atkins
.
With an exciting opening week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 2 fantasy football team defense rankings.
.
1. Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals opened the season in the middle of the pack of defenses in terms of yards and points allowed. Opening on the road against the Chicago Bears proved to be a difficult draw. This week they face the Pittsburgh Steelers at home. Pittsburgh struggled to run the ball or protect Ben Roethlisberger. They’ll be without Maurkice Pouncey to make matters worse. Pittsburgh managed just 195 yards and nine points last week.
.
2. Houston Texans
Houston gave up 28 points to the San Diego Chargers last week, but they held them to 263 yards. They take on the Tennessee Titans at home this week. The Titans managed just 229 yards and 16 points last week.
.
3. Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens had extra time to lick their wounds from the embarrassment against Peyton Manning last week. Brandon Weeden is a far cry from Manning. The Cleveland Browns gained just 291 yards and scored just 10 points last week.
.
4. New England Patriots
The Patriots just squeaked out a win over the Buffalo Bills. They get to face another rookie quarterback against the New York Jets. The Jets managed just 304 yards and 18 points last week.
.
5. Oakland Raiders
The Raiders held the Indianapolis Colts to 274 yards and 21 points. This week they get the inept Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags scored just two points and mustered up just 178 yards.
.
6. Chicago Bears
The Bears face the Minnesota Vikings, who gained just 252 yards after Adrian Peterson’s 78-yard touchdown run on their first play. Christian Ponder is terrible.
.
7. Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles gave up a bunch of yards, but they took the Washington Redskins out of the running game by jumping on them in offense. When Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers are forced to be one-dimensional, the mistakes ensue.
.
8. Dallas Cowboys
The Kansas City Chiefs won big, but managed just 291 yards. That won’t cut it against the Cowboys.
.
9. Seattle Seahawks
I don’t love the Seattle Seahawks this week, but they are playing at home against the San Francisco 49ers. They still have one of the best defenses in the league.
.
10. San Francisco 49ers
Same goes for San Francisco. I don’t love the matchup, but they are one of the best defensive units in the game.
.
.
Also check out:

.

. .

8 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Jeff
    September 11th, 2013 at 7:39 pm #

    Hello Lester,

    I got offer Witten and McFadden for Nelson and L.Miller? I have Gore and Foster as my other RB, Olsen TE, B.Marshall and Amendola for WR. Do I male the trade? And should I start Pryor over R.Wilson?

  2. LestersLegends
    September 11th, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    I like that deal Jeff. I start Wilson though.

  3. Jones
    September 13th, 2013 at 7:13 am #

    Do you think the Cardinals defense is worth keeping an eye on?

  4. LestersLegends
    September 13th, 2013 at 7:25 am #

    I do think they have a solid unit and will have use this year.

  5. Roy
    September 13th, 2013 at 7:33 am #

    I have sf for a defense, should I play them or grab the bengals or raiders against their matchups?

  6. LestersLegends
    September 13th, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    I like Cincy obviously. It depends on what you have to drop

  7. Roy
    September 13th, 2013 at 11:31 am #

    Markus wheaton from pitts would be the one being dropped

  8. LestersLegends
    September 13th, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    I would drop him for Cincy D

Leave a Comment


Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties