2014 Fantasy Football Team Defense Rankings
Here is look at the LestersLegends 2014 fantasy football team defense rankings.
1. Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks lead the NFL last year in both total defense (273.6 yards allowed per game) and scoring defense (14.4 points allowed per game). They also lead the league in takeaways (39) and tied for eight with 44 sacks.
2. San Francisco 49ers
The Niners finished fifth in total defense (316.9 ypg) and third in scoring defense (17.0 ppg) with 38 sacks and 29 takeaways.
3. Carolina Panthers
The Panthers finished second in the league in both total defense (301.3 ypg) and scoring defense (15.1 ppg). They lead the league with 60 sacks and had 30 takeaways. Greg Hardy, Charles Johnson and Luke Kuechly give the Panthers a trio of superior defenders in their front seven.
4. Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals finished sixth in total defense (317.4 ypg) and seventh in scoring defense (20.3 ppg) last year. They had 47 sacks and 30 takeaways. Patrick Peterson and Antonio Cromartie form one of the top cornerback duos in the league.
5. Cleveland Browns
The Browns finished last year ninth in total defense (332.4 ypg) with 40 sacks and 21 takeaways. Donte Whitner and Justin Gilbert join Joe Haden to form one of the league’s best secondaries.
6. St. Louis Rams
The Rams finished 15th in total defense (345.0 ypg) and 13th in scoring defense (22.8 ppg). They ranked third in sacks (53) and had 29 takeaways. Chris Long and Robert Quinn give them a pair of quality edge rushers while Alec Ogletree and James Laurinaitis give them a pair of high-end linebackers.
7. Denver Broncos
The Broncos finished 19th in total defense (356.0 ypg) and 22nd in scoring defense (24.9 ppg).They had 41 sacks and 26 takeaways. The Broncos beefed up their defense with the addition of DeMarcus Ware, T.J. Ward and Aqib Talib.
8. New England Patriots
The Patriots gave up a ton of yards (373.1 ypg), but finished 10th in scoring defense (21.1 ppg). The return of Vince Wilfork and Jerod Mayo, along with the addition of Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner should produce a solid defensive unit. The Pats had 48 sacks and 29 takeaways.
9. Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals finished third in total defense (305.5 ypg) and fifth in scoring defense (19.1 ppg). They will miss Mike Zimmer, but they should still have a solid defense led by Geno Atkins.
10. Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs gave up 367.8 yards per game, but ranked fifth in scoring defense (19.1 ppg). They had 47 sacks and 36 takeaways.
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