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With an exciting opening week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 2 fantasy football team defense rankings.
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1. Seattle Seahawks
2. Arizona Cardinals
3. Houston Texans
4. Denver Broncos
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6. New Orleans Saints
7. New England Patriots
8. Miami Dolphins
9. Pittsburgh Steelers
10. Carolina Panthers
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Darrelle Revis Patriots
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The smell of football is in the air. Here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 1 fantasy football team defense rankings.
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1. New England Patriots @ Miami Dolphins
2. Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
3. New York Jets vs. Oakland Raiders
4. Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers
5. San Francisco 49ers @ Dallas Cowboys
6. St. Louis Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings
7. Arizona Cardinals vs. San Diego Chargers
8. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
9. Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts
10. Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tennessee Titans
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Here is look at the LestersLegends 2014 fantasy football team defense rankings.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Carolina Panthers Defense
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Most fantasy leagues have wrapped up already, but there are some that still play to the bitter end. For those leagues, I present the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 17 fantasy football team defense rankings.
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1. Carolina Panthers
2. Seattle Seahawks
3. San Francisco 49ers
4. Kansas City Chiefs
5. Miami Dolphins
6. Cincinnati Bengals
7. Arizona Cardinals
8. Indianapolis Colts
9. New England Patriots
10. Tennessee Titans
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 16 fantasy football team defense rankings.
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1. Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks lead the NFL in total defense at 279.5 yards allowed per game and scoring defense at 14.6 points allowed per game. They rank ninth in the league with 40 sacks and second in the league with 33 forced turnovers. The Seahawks face the Arizona Cardinals. The Cards rank 19th in total offense (339.5 yards per game) and 15th in scoring offense (24.4 points per game) with 38 sacks allowed and 25 turnovers.
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2. San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers rank third in total defense (299.1 ypg allowed) and scoring defense (16.3 ppg allowed) with 36 sacks and 26 takeaways. The Niners face the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons rank 16th in total offense (341.5 ypg) and 22nd in scoring offense (22.1 ppg) with 34 sacks allowed and 25 turnovers.
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3. Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs rank fourth in the league in scoring defense (18.2 ypg allowed), third in sacks (43) and first in turnovers (35). They face the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts rank 22nd in total offense (337.3 ypg) and 16th in scoring offense (24.1 ppg). Indianapolis has allowed 34 sacks.
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4. Cincinnati Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals rank sixth in total defense (318.4 ypg allowed) and scoring defense (19.6 ppg allowed). They have 37 sacks and 24 takeaways. The Bengals play at home against the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikes have allowed 37 sacks and have committed 26 turnovers.
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5. Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos have struggled defensively, but they get a reprieve as they face the Houston Texans. The Texans rank 29th in scoring offense at 18.1 points per game. Houston has been sacked 38 times and has committed 25 turnovers.
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6. Cleveland Browns
The Cleveland Browns rank eighth in total defense at 328.9 yards per game allowed. They have 39 sacks and 19 takeaways. Cleveland faces the New York Jets. The Jets rank 30th in total offense (306.7 ypg) and 31st in scoring offense (17.6 ppg). The Jets have allowed the second most sacks (47) and have the third most turnovers (29).
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7. Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions are a middle-of-the road defense, but they are facing a New York Giants team that has mailed it in. The G-Men rank 28th in total offense (311.6 ypg), 30th in scoring offense (17.9) and last in turnovers (39).
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8. Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins rank ninth in scoring defense with 21.1 points allowed per game. They have 41 sacks and 23 turnovers. They face the Buffalo Bills. The Bills rank 23rd in total offense (330.5 ypg) and 24th in scoring offense (21.4 ppg). Buffalo has allowed 43 sacks and 26 takeaways.
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9. Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills lead the league with 49 sacks and the Dolphins have allowed the most sacks (51). Miami is 24th in total offense (329.1 ypg) and 21st in scoring offense (22.1 ppg).
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10. Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers rank second in the league in total defense (296.3 ypg allowed) and scoring defense (14.9 ppg allowed). A tough matchup against the New Orleans Saints has them as only a borderline starting fantasy defense.
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Carolina Panthers Defense
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 15 fantasy football team defense rankings.
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1. Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers are second in the league in total defense with 296.2 yards per game allowed and first in the league in scoring defense with 14.5 points per game allowed. They are fourth in the league with 41 sacks and 26 takeaways. Carolina is playing at home against the New York Jets. The Jets rank 30th in total offense with 307.5 yards per game and 31st in scoring offense with 17.4 points per game. The Jets have been sacked 43 times and have 28 turnovers.
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2. Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks lead the NFL in total defense (287.1 ypg allowed) and rank second in scoring defense (15.8 ppg allowed). Seattle has 36 sacks and 28 takeaways. They face the New York Giants. The G-Men rank 25th in total offense (321.7 ypg), 28th in scoring offense (19.3 ppg) and have committed a league-high 34 turnovers.
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3. Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs rank fourth in scoring defense (17.2 ppg allowed), second in sacks (43) and tied for second in takeaways (28). The Chiefs battle the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders rank 20th in total offense (335.3 ypg) and 26th in scoring offense (20.3 ppg). The Raiders have allowed 41 sacks and 21 turnovers.
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4. San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers rank fourth in total defense (308 ypg allowed) and third in scoring defense (16.5 ppg allowed) with 32 sacks and 18 takeaways. The Niners face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs rank 31st in total offense (291.5 ypg) and 30th in scoring offense (18.8) with 34 sacks allowed.
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5. Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals rank fifth in total defense (311.7 ypg allowed) and seventh in scoring defense (19.8 ppg allowed). The Cards have 38 sacks and 25 takeaways. They square off with the Tennessee Titans. The Titans rank 21st in total offense (328.7 ypg) and 18th in scoring offense (22.5 ppg) with 30 sacks allowed and 20 turnovers.
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6. New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints rank sixth in total defense (313.6 ypg allowed) and fifth in scoring defense (18.7 ppg allowed). The Saints are tied for second in the league with 43 sacks. Their potent offense should make the St. Louis Rams one-dimensional. The Rams rank 27th in total offense (318.5 ypg) and 20th in scoring offense (22.2 ppg).
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7. Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles have allowed a ton of yards this year, but rank 13th in scoring defense with 23.2 points per game allowed. The Eagles have 29 sacks and 25 takeaways. Philadelphia faces the wounded Minnesota Vikings. The Vikes will likely be without Adrian Peterson. They have allowed 34 sacks and have 25 turnovers.
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8. Cincinnati Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals rank eighth in total defense (320.5 ypg allowed) and sixth in scoring defense (18.8 ppg allowed). The Bengals have 36 sacks and 23 takeaways. Cincy has a tough divisional battle with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers rank 19th in scoring offense with 22.4 points per game. They have allowed 40 sacks and have 19 turnovers.
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9. New England Patriots
The New England Patriots rank 10th in scoring defense (22.1 ppg allowed) with 36 sacks and 24 takeaways. They’ll try to dash the Miami Dolphins’ playoff hopes. The Dolphins rank 24th in total offense (324.8 ypg) and 21st in scoring offense (22 ppg). The Dolphins have allowed a league-high 48 sacks and have 20 turnovers.
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10. Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills rank 15th in total defense (345.8 ypg allowed) and league the NFL with 44 sacks. They also have 23 takeaways. Buffalo will try to cool off the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags still rank last in total offense (285.2 ypg) and scoring offense (15.5 ppg), but have won three straight (and four of five) games. Jacksonville has allowed 40 sacks and have committed 20 turnovers.
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 14 fantasy football team defense rankings.
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1. Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens rank 10th in the NFL in total defense with 329 yards allowed per game and seventh in scoring defense with 19.6 points allowed per game. They are tied for fifth with 37 sacks and have 16 takeaways. The Ravens should dominate at home against the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikes have allowed 34 sacks and have 24 turnovers.
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2. Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks lead the league in total defense (284.5 ypg allowed) and rank second in scoring defense (15.5 ppg allowed). They have 34 sacks and 27 takeaways. The Seahawks just shut down the New Orleans Saints, which makes it easier to trust them against the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners rank 28th with 311 yards per game. They have allowed 30 sacks and have 17 turnovers. Seattle held the 49ers to three points in the first meeting.
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3. Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs rank fourth in the league in scoring defense with 17.8 points per game allowed despite their current three-game losing streak. They have 37 sacks and 26 takeaways. Kansas City should stop the bleeding against the Washington Redskins. The Skins rank 19th in scoring offense with 22.4 points per game. They have allowed 33 sacks and have 20 turnovers.
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4. Houston Texans
The Houston Texans rank third in total defense with 303.9 yards per game allowed. They have 28 sacks. The Texans should get right against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags rank last in total offense (285.6 ypg) and scoring offense (14.5). They have allowed 39 sacks and have committed 20 turnovers.
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5. Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos have had some tough matchups recently, but get a bit of a break against the Tennessee Titans. The Broncos have 32 sacks and 21 takeaways. The Titans rank 19th in total offense (334.9 ypg) and 21st in scoring offense (22 ppg). Tennessee has been sacked 28 times and has 18 turnovers.
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6. Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals rank seventh in total defense (316.3 ypg allowed) and eight in scoring defense (20.6 ppg allowed). They have 34 sacks and have forced 23 turnovers. The Cards face the St. Louis Rams. The Rams rank 25th in total offense (323.6 ypg) and 16th in scoring offense (23.3 ppg). The Rams have allowed 29 sacks and have 15 turnovers.
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7. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers rank 13th in total defense (340.5 ypg allowed) and 14th in scoring defense (23.2 ppg allowed). They have 25 sacks and 14 takeaways. The Steelers play the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins rank 26th in total offense (321.9 ypg) and 24th in scoring offense (21 ppg). Miami has allowed a league-high 45 sacks and have 19 turnovers.
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8. New England Patriots
The New England Patriots rank 10th in scoring defense with 21.8 points per game allowed. They have 35 sacks and have forced 24 turnovers. They face the Cleveland Browns. The Browns rank 21st in total offense (332.3 ypg) and 28th in scoring offense (19.3 ppg). Cleveland has allowed 42 sacks and has 23 turnovers.
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9. Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers rank second in total defense (289.8 ypg allowed) and first in scoring defense (13.1 ppg). They have 39 sacks and 26 turnovers. The Panthers have a tough matchup against the New Orleans Saints, but they are an elite defensive unit.
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10. Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills aren’t great defensively, but they can get after the quarterback. They lead the league with 43 sacks. The Bills have also forced 21 turnovers. They face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs are 31st in total offense (295.3 ypg) and 30th in scoring offense (18.1 ppg). Tampa has allowed 33 sacks and has 14 turnovers.
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