Richard Sherman
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 9 fantasy football team defense rankings.
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1. Seattle Seahawks
2. Cincinnati Bengals
3. Cleveland Browns
4. Kansas City Chiefs
5. San Francisco 49ers
6. San Diego Chargers
7. Dallas Cowboys
9. Washington Redskins
9. Philadelphia Eagles
10. Baltimore Ravens
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Stephen Gostkowski Throwback
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 9 fantasy football kicker rankings.
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1. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
2. Dan Bailey, Dallas Cowboys
3. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
4. Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts
5. Steven Hauschka, Seattle Seahawks
6. Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona Cardinals
7. Phil Dawson, San Francisco 49ers
8. Cody Parkey, Philadelphia Eagles
9. Nick Novak, San Diego Chargers
10.  Blair Walsh, Minnesota Vikings
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Demaryius Thomas stiff arm
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 9 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.
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1. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Demaryius Thomas is averaging 109.6 yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game. He’s averaging 156.5 yards and 1.3 touchdowns in his past four games. He’ll be a challenge for the New England Patriots even if he is on Revis Island.
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2. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
Antonio Brown is averaging 106.5 yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game. He has had at least 84 yards in every game. Brown faces the Baltimore Ravens. He had 90 yards in the first meeting with Baltimore.
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3. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
Dez Bryant is averaging 77.5 yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He faces the Arizona Cardinals this week. The Cardinals have allowed 302.9 passing yards per game. Dez has scored five times in the past seven games.
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4. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles 
Jeremy Maclin is averaging 90.3 yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game. He torched the Arizona Cardinals for 187 yards and a pair of touchdowns last week. He’ll look to take it to the Houston Texans this week. Houston has allowed 271.4 yards and 1.9 touchdowns per game.
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5. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
T.Y. Hilton is averaging 108.3 yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game. He has 485 yards and a pair of touchdowns in his past three games. He’ll look to stay hot against the New York Giants. The G-Men have allowed 262.4 yards and 1.4 touchdown passes per game.
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6. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
Emmanuel Sanders is averaging 90.6 yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. His four touchdowns have come in the past two games. If Revis focuses on Demaryius Thomas, Sanders will benefit.
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7. Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers 
Kelvin Benjamin is averaging 71.4 yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He had 94 yards against the Legion of Boom. This week he faces the New Orleans Saints. The Saints have allowed 289.3 yards and 1.7 touchdown passes per game.
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8. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
A.J. Green (toe) is expected to return this week. He’s averaging 78.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. If he can go, he’s a must-start.
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9. Mike Wallace, Miami Dolphins
Mike Wallace is averaging 59.7 yards with touchdowns with touchdowns in five of seven games. He faces the San Diego Chargers. The Bolts have allowed 1.8 touchdowns per game.
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10. Steve Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Steve Smith is averaging 84.4 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. He had 71 yards in the first meeting with the Steelers.
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11. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans 
DeAndre Hopkins is averaging 71.1 yards on the year and 101.5 yards in his past two games. He should see plenty of looks against the Eagles. Philadelphia has allowed 266.9 yard and 2.1 touchdowns per game.
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12. DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins
DeSean Jackson is averaging 83 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. In the past four games he’s averaging 114.3 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. He should continue to roll against the Minnesota Vikings.
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13. Terrance Williams, Dallas Cowboys 
Terrance Williams is averaging 50.9 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. He’s also a good bet against the Cardinals’ leaky pass defense.
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14. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
Larry Fitzgerald is averaging 63.3 yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game. He had 160 yards and a score last week. He should see plenty of looks against the Cowboys.
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15. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
Andre Johnson is averaging 68.9 yards. He’s due for a breakout game, but he just one touchdown and two games with more than 80 yards. The Texans could be forced to air it out against the Eagles.
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16. Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints 
Brandin Cooks is averaging 62.9 total yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. Jimmy Graham is going to command extra attention, which will allow Drew Brees to take shots to Cooks down field against the Panthers.
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17. Keenan Allen, San Diego Chargers 
Keenan Allen is averaging 71.2 yards per game. He has been targeted 23 times in his past two games. He should remain highly active against the Dolphins.
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18. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Vincent Jackson is averaging 51 yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game. He’ll take aim at the Cleveland Browns.
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19. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins 
Pierre Garcon is averaging 55.4 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He has scored in two of the past three games. Garcon should also have a solid game against the Vikings.
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20. Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals 
Michael Floyd did not catch a pass last week, but he scored a touchdown in each of the two prior games. He should bounce back against the Cowboys.
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The Next Batch
21. Allen Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals
22. Mohamed Sanu, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
23. Brandon LaFell, New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos
24. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos
25. Rueben Randle, New York Giants vs. Indianapolis Colts
26. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers
27. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers vs. St. Louis Rams
28. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
29. Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants vs. Indianapolis Colts
30. Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers vs. St. Louis Rams
31. Eric Decker, New York Jets at Kansas City Chiefs
32. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Jets
33. Eddie Royal, San Diego Chargers at Miami Dolphins
34. John Brown, Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys
35. Andre Holmes, Oakland Raiders at Seattle Seahawks
36. Andrew Hawkins, Cleveland Browns vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
37. James Jones, Oakland Raiders at Seattle Seahawks
38. Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings vs. Washington Redskins
39. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cleveland Browns
40. Greg Jennings, Minnesota Vikings vs. Washington Redskins
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 9 fantasy football tight end rankings.
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1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Gronk is averaging 69.8 yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game. He’s averaging 102.8 yards and a score in his past four games. Gronkowski is back. Tom Brady will lean on him against the Broncos.
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2. Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Julius Thomas is averaging 46.7 yards and 1.3 touchdowns per game. He has not scored a touchdown in the past two games. He is due against the New England Patriots.
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3. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
Antonio Gates is averaging 52.1 yards and 1.1 touchdowns per game. He has six scores in the past four games. Gates should stay hot against the Miami Dolphins.
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4. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Jimmy Graham took a little while to warm up last week, but managed to finish with 59 yards and a score. He also appears to be back. He takes on the Carolina Panthers. Graham averaged 65.5 yards and 1.5 touchdowns against Carolina last year.
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5. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Greg Olsen is averaging 63.6 yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He’ll be busy against the Saints.
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6. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins
Jordan Reed is averaging 6.7 receptions for 62 yards in the past three games. He should continue to be peppered with targets against the Minnesota Vikings.
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7. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs 
Travis Kelce is averaging 50.3 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He takes on the New York Jets. The Jets have allowed 22 passing touchdowns already.
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8. Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts
Dwayne Allen is averaging 40.8 yards with a touchdown in six of eight games, including five of his last six. He’s a solid play against the New York Giants.
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9. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys 
Jason Witten is averaging 42 yards per game on the year and has scored in two of the last three games. He faces the Arizona Cardinals this week. The Cardinals have allowed 302.9 passing yards per game.
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10. Larry Donnell, New York Giants
Larry Donnell is averaging 47.4 yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He faces the Colts. Indianapolis has allowed 70 or more yards to five different tight ends this year.
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The Next Batch
11. Jared Cook, St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers
12. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans
13. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens
14. Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (monitor concussion status)
15. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts at New York Giants
16. Clay Harbor, Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals
17. Crockett Gillmore, Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 9 fantasy football running back rankings.
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1. DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys
DeMarco Murray just continues to chew up the NFL. He’s averaging 161.6 total yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game. He extended his record with his eighth straight game with at least 100 yards. He faces the Arizona Cardinals. The Cards play the run well, but Murray is on fire.
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2.  Arian Foster, Houston Texans
Arian Foster 133.1 total yards and 1.3 touchdowns per game. The Buffalo Bills are the only team to contain him (61 total yards). In the other six games Foster averaged 145.2 yards and 1.5 touchdowns. The Philadelphia Eagles have the tall task of trying to slow Foster down. The Eagles have allowed 116.7 yards per game.
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3. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
Marshawn Lynch is averaging 89.9 total yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game. He faces the Oakland Raiders at home. Lynch is averaging 104.7 total yards and 1.3 touchdowns in home starts. The Raiders have allowed 130.1 yards and a touchdown per game.
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4. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
Jamaal Charles is averaging 102 total yards and 1.5 touchdowns in his past four games. He should stay hot against the New York Jets.
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5. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
Giovani Bernard is averaging 89.3 total yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game. He has just 63 total yards in his past two games. Bernard should snap out of his funk against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags have allowed 115 yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game.
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6. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
LeSean McCoy is averaging 112.3 total yards in his past three games. Look for him to do his part in a battle of versatile backs as the Eagles face the Texans.
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7. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
Le’Veon Bell is averaging 136.8 total yards per game. He has just two touchdowns on the year, which hurts his value. Regardless, Bell has been consistently dominant. He faces the Baltimore Ravens. Bell had 107 total yards in the first meeting.
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8. Ben Tate, Cleveland Browns 
Ben Tate is averaging 61 yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game on the ground. After a couple of slow game he could bust out against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs have allowed 123.9 yards and a touchdown per game.
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9. Andre Ellington, Arizona Cardinals
Andre Ellington is averaging 105.4 total yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. The Cardinals will lean heavily on Ellington against the Cowboys.
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10. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints 
Mark Ingram rolled on the Green Bay Packers for 172 yards and a touchdown. He’s now averaging 92.3 total yards and a touchdown per game. Ingram should take it to the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers have allowed 135.3 yards and a touchdown per game.
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11. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins
Lamar Miller is averaging 94.8 total yards and 0.8 touchdowns in his past five games. He’ll look to stay hot against the San Diego Chargers. The Bolts have allowed 110.9 rushing yards per game.
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12. Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos
Ronnie Hillman is averaging 119 total yards and 0.7 touchdowns in his past three games. We know he loses touchdowns to Peyton Manning and the passing game, but Juwan Thompson stole a pair of short scores. Frustrating, but Hillman remains an RB1 against the New England Patriots. The Pats have allowed 129.6 yards per game.
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13. Justin Forsett, Baltimore Ravens
Justin Forsett is averaging 88.3 total yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He faces the Steelers. Pittsburgh has allowed 107.8 yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game.
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14. Chris Ivory, New York Jets
Chris Ivory is averaging 72.3 total yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He takes on the Chiefs. Kansas City has allowed 112.9 yards per game.
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15. Branden Oliver, San Diego Chargers
Branden Oliver is averaging 111.8 total yards and 0.8 touchdowns in his past four games. The Dolphins have allowed 111.1 rushing yards per game.
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The Next Batch
16. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins at Minnesota Vikings
17. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers vs. St. Louis Rams
18. Ahmad Bradshaw, Indianapolis Colts at New York Giants
19. Rashad Jennings, New York Giants vs. Indianapolis Colts (monitor knee)
20. Shane Vereen, New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos
21. Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings vs. Washington Redskins
22. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints
23. Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders at Seattle Seahawks
24. Denard Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals
25. Tre Mason, St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 9 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
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1. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck is averaging 341.4 yards and 2.8 touchdown passes per game. He has thrown 370 or more yards in five of eight games. Luck is also averaging 15.5 rushing yards and 0.3 rushing touchdowns per game. He faces the New York Giants. The G-Men have allowed 262.4 passing yards per game.
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2. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
Peyton Manning is averaging 304.9 yards and 3.1 touchdown passes per game. He has multiple touchdown passes in every game this year and 14 scores in the past four games. Next up is the New England Patriots. The Pats have allowed 1.8 touchdown passes per game.
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3. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees is averaging 318.1 yards and a pair of touchdowns per game. In his past four games he’s averaging 341 yards and 2.3 touchdowns per game. Next up is the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers have allowed a pair of touchdown passes per game. Brees averaged 297 yards and 2.5 touchdowns against Carolina last year.
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4. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
Philip Rivers is averaging 276.6 yards and 2.5 touchdown passes per game. He has multiple touchdown passes in his past seven games. Rivers takes on the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins have allowed 1.7 touchdown passes per game.
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5. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Tom Brady is averaging 257.4 yard and 2.3 touchdowns per game. In his past four games he’s averaging 317 yards and 3.5 touchdown passes. Look for a shootout against Denver.
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6. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
Russell Wilson is averaging 212.9 passing yards, 1.6 passing touchdowns, 51.7 rushing yards and 0.4 rushing scores per game. Look for a monster effort against the Oakland Raiders.
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7. Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles
Nick Foles is averaging 291.3 yards and 1.7 touchdowns per game through the air with another 9.6 yards per game with his feet. This week’s challenge is J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans. The Texans have allowed 271.4 yards and 1.9 touchdown passes per game.
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8. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
Cam Newton is averaging 234.7 yards and 1.1 touchdown passes per game along with another 30.6 yards per game on the ground. He’s averaging 74 yards and 0.5 touchdowns with his feet in the past two games. Newton takes on the Saints. New Orleans has allowed 289.3 passing yards per game.
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9. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
Ben Roethlisberger is averaging 297.5 yards and a pair of touchdowns per game after carving up the Colts for 522 yards and six touchdowns. He’ll look to carry that momentum into this week’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. Baltimore has allowed 256 passing yards per game.
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10. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Tony Romo is averaging 249.8 yards and 1.9 touchdowns per game. Monitor his back injury. He faces the Arizona Cardinals this week. The Cardinals have allowed 302.9 passing yards per game.
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The Next Batch
11. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers vs. St. Louis Rams
12. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
13. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
14. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Jets
15. Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys
16. Eli Manning, New York Giants vs. Indianapolis Colts
17. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Houston Texans vs. Philadelphia Eagles
18. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins vs. San Diego Chargers
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 8 fantasy football team defense rankings.
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1. Buffalo Bills
2. Miami Dolphins
3. Cleveland Browns
4. Seattle Seahawks
5. Houston Texans
6. Detroit Lions
7. Philadelphia Eagles
8. Dallas Cowboys
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneeers
10. Baltimore Ravens
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