Fantasy Football Points Allowed 2021

No matter if it is season-long fantasy football or daily fantasy football, you are going to find your way into viewing fantasy points allowed. Every defense is built differently, and they all have their strengths and weaknesses. With those, fantasy points are going to be given up. Check out where each defense ranks within each position in terms of fantasy points allowed. There are individual tabs to get you to the proper scoring for the main fantasy football sites. You can also flip through scoring and see the overall number of fantasy points or on a per-game basis. Our weekly slider gives the ability to narrow down specific weeks, instead of just the last three or last five games. Defenses will change over the course of a season, and this helps give you that information. Find out which defense is giving up the most fantasy points to quarterbacks, and much more.

No matter if it is season-long fantasy football or daily fantasy football, you are going to find your way into viewing fantasy points allowed. Every defense is built differently, and they all have their strengths and weaknesses. With those, fantasy points are going to be given up. Check out where each defense ranks within each position in terms of fantasy points allowed. There are individual tabs to get you to the proper scoring for the main fantasy football sites. You can also flip through scoring and see the overall number of fantasy points or on a per-game basis. Our weekly slider gives the ability to narrow down specific weeks, instead of just the last three or last five games. Defenses will change over the course of a season, and this helps give you that information. Find out which defense is giving up the most fantasy points to quarterbacks, and much more.

DefenseFantasy Points Allowed Per Position
DEFENSE DEF RATING GM FPPG FPPG RANK QB QB RANK RB RB RANK WR WR RANK TE TE RANK K K RANK DEF DEF RANK
Defense
77
11 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 59.7
1
11.8
1
17.6
5
18.1
1
6.6
4
5.5
5
3.3
3
Defense
82
12 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 66.8
2
13.2
2
19.9
19
23.1
3
5.8
1
4.8
1
4.8
11
Defense
80
12 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 71.9
3
15.7
4
17.1
2
24.7
6
8.2
10
6.1
11
8.1
27
Defense
73
11 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 71.9
4
15
3
18.5
10
26.4
9
5.8
2
6.2
12
4.1
7
Defense
87
11 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 72.9
5
16.1
5
18.8
12
26.4
8
6.7
6
4.9
2
6.4
18
Defense
83
11 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 76.4
6
18.6
20
19.5
14
26.3
7
6.4
3
5.6
7
4.5
9
Defense
79
12 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 77.6
7
17.8
12
17.9
8
28
17
8.9
14
5
3
3.8
5
Defense
86
12 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 79.7
8
18.3
16
19.3
13
26.6
13
9.9
16
5.6
6
5.7
14
Defense
90
11 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 80.4
9
18.7
24
17.2
3
26.4
11
11.2
24
6.8
15
3.1
2
Defense
63
11 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 81.3
10
16.9
7
21.3
23
26.4
10
10
18
6.7
14
5.6
13
Defense
83
11 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 81.7
11
20.1
28
16.2
1
29.7
25
7.9
9
7.7
20
4.8
10
Defense
72
12 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 82.2
12
18.3
17
20.6
21
22.6
2
14.8
32
5.9
9
4.2
8
Defense
82
11 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 83.2
13
17.6
8
19.6
15
29.9
26
8.2
11
8
23
8.2
29
Defense
88
11 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 83.9
14
18.6
20
17.8
6
28.5
20
13.3
29
5.6
7
7.5
25
Defense
90
11 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 84.8
15
18.1
14
19.6
17
28.3
18
11.7
25
7
17
5.7
15
Defense
86
11 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 85
16
18.2
15
21.6
24
29.2
24
7.7
8
8.5
28
6.4
18
Defense
79
11 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 85
17
17.7
11
23
27
27.8
16
8.9
13
7.7
20
6.8
23
Defense
67
11 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 85
18
18.3
18
17.9
7
29.9
27
10.9
21
8
23
3.7
4
Defense
76
11 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 85.6
19
16.7
6
24.1
29
23.1
4
13.2
28
8.5
28
5.5
12
Defense
70
11 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 86.2
20
17.7
10
21.3
22
28.6
21
10.3
19
8.3
27
8.1
28
Defense
80
11 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 86.7
21
20.4
29
19.9
18
28.4
19
11.9
26
6
10
6.4
18
Defense
68
12 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 87.6
22
20.5
31
17.9
9
34.1
31
7
7
8
23
6.6
22
Defense
77
12 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 87.7
23
19.7
27
18.7
11
30.3
28
13.8
30
5.2
4
3.9
6
Defense
74
11 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 87.8
24
18
13
24.5
30
26.6
12
9.4
15
9.4
32
8
26
Defense
86
12 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 87.9
25
19.1
25
17.3
4
32.4
30
11
22
8.1
26
7.2
24
Defense
65
11 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 88
26
20.5
30
22.8
26
29
23
8.8
12
6.9
16
9.3
31
Defense
70
11 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 89
27
17.6
8
26.7
31
27.5
14
10.7
20
6.5
13
6.4
18
Defense
60
11 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 89.2
28
18.5
19
22.7
25
28.7
22
12.1
27
7.3
18
8.6
30
Defense
69
11 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 89.5
29
18.7
22
23.5
28
24.6
5
14.7
31
7.9
22
5.8
16
Defense
84
11 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 89.8
30
19.1
26
20.5
20
34.9
32
6.7
5
8.5
30
2.9
1
Defense
93
11 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 92.2
31
23.8
32
19.6
16
31.6
29
9.9
17
7.3
18
6.3
17
Defense
72
11 Fantasy Points Allowed Per Position 97.2
32
18.7
23
30.8
32
27.7
15
11
23
8.9
31
9.3
31

Game Logs

TEAMFANTASY POINTS ALLOWED
Week TEAM DEF RATING GM OPPONENT SCORE FPTS FPTS RANK QB QB RANK RB RB RANK WR WR RANK TE TE RANK K K RANK DEF DEF RANK
TEAM 1
83
11 vs GB 38-3(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 25.4
1
2
1
6.2
3
15.5
4
2.7
8
3
5
-4
1
TEAM 1
72
12 @ ATL 32-6(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 38.3
2
7.4
2
13.9
14
5.1
1
5.9
16
6
12
0
3
TEAM 1
73
11 @ TEN 38-13(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 49.3
3
14.2
8
11.2
10
21
8
1.9
4
1
2
0
3
TEAM 1
90
11 vs CHI 34-14(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 53.6
4
12.2
5
21.8
23
12.3
3
5.3
14
2
4
0
3
TEAM 1
76
11 @ WAS 20-16(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 56.5
5
11.3
3
10.5
9
8.7
2
9
22
10
23
7
22
TEAM 1
82
12 vs MIA 16-17(L) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 59.7
6
16.6
10
12
13
20.2
6
0.9
3
5
10
5
15
TEAM 1
77
11 vs PIT 16-23(L) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 60.8
7
12
4
4.9
2
22.8
11
4.1
10
11
26
6
20
TEAM 1
87
11 @ NYG 27-13(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 62.4
8
21.4
20
4.6
1
30.6
22
0.8
2
1
2
4
10
TEAM 1
80
12 vs NYJ 19-14(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 64.6
9
18.3
13
7
5
30.5
21
4.8
13
0
1
4
10
TEAM 1
86
11 @ BUF 23-16(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 69.5
10
17.2
11
8.4
8
27.8
18
4.1
10
10
23
2
7
TEAM 1
70
10 @ IND 28-16(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 72.4
11
18.3
14
19.8
21
24.2
15
2.1
6
4
8
4
10
TEAM 1
86
12 @ NE 17-16(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 72.8
12
15.2
9
15.4
17
19.3
5
7.9
21
10
23
5
15
TEAM 1
60
11 vs JAX 37-21(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 78.1
13
19.1
17
11.2
10
34.8
26
13
26
3
5
-3
2
TEAM 1
93
10 vs LAC 16-20(L) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 80
14
13.4
7
15.1
16
33.8
25
5.7
15
8
16
4
10
TEAM 1
72
11 @ CAR 14-19(L) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 80.2
15
19.1
16
19.1
20
23.7
14
2.3
7
7
14
9
28
TEAM 1
69
11 vs BAL 33-27(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 81.3
16
18
12
24.7
28
23.6
13
2
5
9
20
4
10
TEAM 1
80
11 vs CLE 33-29(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 86.2
17
12.6
6
34.2
32
23.4
12
12
24
3
5
1
6
TEAM 1
84
11 @ CIN 24-27(L) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 93.4
18
18.6
15
23.9
27
31.4
23
3.5
9
11
26
5
15
TEAM 1
63
11 vs MIN 27-24(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 93.5
19
22
21
16.9
19
37.4
29
4.1
10
8
16
5
15
TEAM 1
79
11 vs DEN 13-27(L) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 94.5
20
20.5
19
21.9
24
22.6
10
12.5
25
9
20
8
26
TEAM 1
77
12 vs SEA 16-28(L) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 97.6
21
27.1
24
11.5
12
37.3
28
11.7
23
4
8
6
20
TEAM 1
67
11 @ TB 29-31(L) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 99.3
22
27.2
26
6.5
4
35.6
27
21
32
7
14
2
7
TEAM 1
86
12 @ KC 29-33(L) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 104.5
23
33.3
31
7.6
6
29.5
19
20.1
31
9
20
5
15
TEAM 1
74
11 vs SF 33-41(L) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 108.1
24
19.2
18
26.2
29
31.9
24
7.8
20
13
31
10
29
TEAM 1
65
11 vs PHI 6-32(L) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 108.3
25
28.8
28
23.6
26
26.3
17
13.6
27
6
12
10
29
TEAM 1
82
11 @ LAR 14-34(L) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 108.3
25
24.3
23
14.9
15
42.3
30
6.8
19
12
30
8
26
TEAM 1
90
11 vs DAL 31-29(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 108.4
26
27.4
27
8.2
7
48.3
31
6.5
17
11
26
7
22
TEAM 1
70
11 @ HOU 21-37(L) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 108.7
27
23.6
22
32.4
30
26
16
6.7
18
13
31
7
22
TEAM 1
83
11 @ DET 41-33(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 108.9
28
28.9
29
33.4
31
20.7
7
17.9
30
5
10
3
9
TEAM 1
79
12 @ NO 3-38(L) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 111.2
29
29.8
30
20.4
22
22.1
9
15.9
28
8
16
15
31
TEAM 1
88
11 @ OAK 27-33(L) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 114.9
30
27.1
25
23
25
30.3
20
16.5
29
11
26
7
22
TEAM 1
68
12 vs ARI 13-38(L) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 122.1
31
33.6
32
15.9
18
48.6
32
0
1
8
16
16
32
TEAM 2
80
12 vs NO 26-7(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 27.3
1
9.9
6
3.7
1
6.4
2
2.3
9
1
2
4
13
TEAM 2
77
11 @ MIA 35-0(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 27.6
2
6.1
2
8.4
4
7.2
3
4.9
14
0
1
1
4
TEAM 2
87
11 @ JAX 23-13(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 34
3
6.8
3
7.1
2
13.1
5
3
10
1
2
3
10
TEAM 2
82
12 @ NYJ 25-6(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 45.6
4
2.3
1
16.2
18
16.3
10
1.8
8
6
12
3
10
TEAM 2
83
11 @ PHI 17-11(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 53.7
5
21.8
22
11.1
11
13.8
6
3
10
3
4
1
4
TEAM 2
82
11 vs CIN 20-17(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 60.9
6
10.3
7
8.5
5
28.7
24
0.4
3
7
16
6
20
TEAM 2
63
11 @ CHI 17-20(L) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 63.5
7
12.2
8
8.3
3
16
9
0
1
8
19
19
29
TEAM 2
72
12 vs SF 11-17(L) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 63.5
7
19.6
19
11.9
13
19.3
13
1.7
6
5
6
6
20
TEAM 2
79
12 vs DET 35-17(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 64.8
8
18.4
17
11.5
12
18.3
11
12.6
29
5
6
-1
1
TEAM 2
69
11 @ PIT 26-17(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 68.2
9
13.8
9
14.2
15
27.6
21
3.6
12
7
16
2
7
TEAM 2
86
12 vs HOU 31-21(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 70
10
22.5
23
17.1
19
20.7
16
1.7
6
3
4
5
15
TEAM 2
90
11 vs ATL 48-25(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 75.2
11
16.3
12
25.2
26
18.9
12
8.8
22
5
6
1
4
TEAM 2
60
11 @ CLE 21-31(L) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 75.4
12
17.5
16
32.2
29
3
1
10.7
25
7
16
5
15
TEAM 2
67
11 @ LAC 20-17(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 78.8
13
14.7
11
16.2
17
30.2
26
3.7
13
9
21
5
15
TEAM 2
76
11 vs DAL 17-20(L) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 80
14
7.5
5
35.7
30
14.3
7
5.5
16
10
23
7
22
TEAM 2
90
11 @ IND 27-24(W) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 80
14
16.6
14
9.1
8
23.1
17
10.2
24
10
23
11
26
TEAM 2
72
11 vs NE 6-25(L) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 80.1
15
7.4
4
25.2
27
8.5
4
7
20
13
28
19
29
TEAM 2
77
12 vs LAR 24-27(L) FANTASY POINTS ALLOWED 89
16
17.2
15
18.8
21
36.2
29
0.8
4
9
21
7
22

How To Read The Fantasy Points Allowed Page

The best place to start is with the tabs, we have the default set to all, but you can work your way through each position. You are likely going to need this to be set to a specific scoring format, or fantasy site, which can be done above. Scoring formats and site specifics can change the fantasy points allowed and the rankings, so it is important to make sure you are getting the correct information that you need. If you are looking for the second half of the season, or from weeks eight through twelve, the weekly slider can help get the information you are looking for. It is important to have all these settings correct, otherwise, you could see data that is slightly off.

Going through the fantasy points allowed table, it will start with the defenses and the defensive rating on the left. The rating is our unique Lineups rating that is given based on various stats to show the true value of overall team defense. It is based on real production stats and not fantasy points allowed. Moving from left to right, you will see each position and a number underneath. This is the number of fantasy points allowed to that position. The rank will show you how that defense is at allowing fantasy points in comparison to the rest of the league. The overall numbers at the end will show you fantasy points as a total throughout the positions.

How To Read Fantasy Points Allowed Game Logs

If you are curious as to what fantasy points were allowed over a specific week, we have a team by team game log to break it all down. Once again you are going to want to make sure you have the settings and sliders turned to what it is exactly that you are looking for. You will see the same format, as above as well as the score and opponent. This is important because it can give you a greater understanding of the numbers above. Strength of schedule and the type of offenses a defenses face is going to tie into how fantasy points are allowed for that defense.

When looking at a game on an individual basis, you need to understand the factors that go into those numbers. It can also point you in the direction of some important trends. If a team is winning, they might allow more garbage time fantasy points because that opposing offense was trailing most of the game. There are going to be stories within a game for why things happened. If an injury occurred and you see just a big outlier of a number, then you might want to dig in and see why that happened.

Overall this is a great way to break down the numbers above and get a deeper understanding. The ranks will show where they are at for that week. You will be able to see improvements throughout the season and also when teams begin to struggle. If a team faces a strong of fantasy running backs that are very good, it might be no surprise to see them ranking low in fantasy points allowed to running backs. The same goes for quarterbacks, as not every schedule is going to be equal, and some times a defense is just going to be giving up fantasy points because of the volume going up against them and the game scripts that occur.

Why Sample Size Matters

In the world of football stats we have a smaller amount of games in comparison to other sports. In basketball, a player can average 15 shots a game over 82 games a season. In baseball, a player can get three at-bats per game over 162. Over the span of a few years, these players rack up a staggering amount of attempts or at-bats to help us gauge how consistent they are and their overall value because things can stabilize. In football that is tough to do, because for a player to reach 82 games, that is going to require five years of play. We also see numbers jump all over the place for football players. A running back will average 3.9 yards one year, 5.1 the next, and then 4.5 the year after. Those are three wildly different numbers when it comes to efficiency, and that leaves us trying to figure out what number is the true one.

There are so many moving parts in how those numbers come about. Did the offensive line play well that year, was there an injury, how good was the team's schedule or defense? Each year is going to be very different, and that is what makes stats and numbers so tricky for football. The same can be said for fantasy points allowed. These numbers do not stabilize over the course of a season, however, it can give us a good starting point during the season as to where teams struggle. However, a lot more information is going to be needed. You might wonder why the Vikings gave up big points to a wide receiver that week when they rank third against wide receivers. Did a cornerback get hurt that game, or were the Vikings well ahead forcing the opposing offense to throw more, there are a lot of different variables that go into things here.

Even the year-to-year numbers don’t exactly correlate with what is going to happen in the future. Teams are going to bolster their defense or lose key players over the offseason. The draft will also add new players to the defense. We will also see defensive coaching changes that could have a major role in changing the defensive formations and how players play on the defensive side. For example, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave up the 5th most fantasy points in 2018 to opposing running backs. In 2019, they gave up the second-fewest. This is a huge change, and additions to the staff and defensive line played a major part in that.

Overall it is best to understand why the fantasy points that were allowed in the past were the way they were before looking at this as just a future predictor. These numbers are going to be all over the place, especially early in the season. With the season having a lot of moving factors, you might have a defense be bad against the pass early on, but great in the second half. This could be due to injuries or how their schedule plays out. The schedule each season is very unbalanced. This is also different from other sports that have a fairly set schedule of games from year to year. Outside of the six divisional games, it is not the same each year.

Getting To The Bottom Of Why Teams Allow The Fantasy Points They Do

There are various reasons for why defenses give up fantasy points in bunches or stifle opposing positions. The obvious is that a defense just flat out is a bad defense. Their secondary could struggle, which is why positions like quarterbacks, tight ends, and wide receivers all have excellent fantasy point productions against them. If a defense excels against the run, they can make it tough on opposing running backs in the fantasy department. It is still key to do more research, but the obvious tends to stick out like a sore thumb. Like the 2019 Miami Dolphins, that was just a very bad defense overall and fantasy points were a given every week.

Offensive play styles also factor into why defenses all the fantasy production they do. For example, the Kansas City Chiefs have a potent offense that makes it tough for opposing offenses to run the ball against them. They are often playing keep up or from behind and that puts a big focus on them passing the ball way more. A defense that sees a lot of volume against them through the air is going to equal more fantasy points to the passing positions. Defenses that are on bad teams might see more running back volume against them because opposing offenses are playing ahead and running the ball in a higher volume.

Fantasy points are also going to come in various ways. A defense might allow a lot of fantasy points to running backs, but it is key to figure out how exactly they are doing that. Receiving backs might be getting the fantasy production against a specific defense in comparison to backs who need to get their numbers on the ground. A defense might give up more receptions to wide receivers, but not as many touchdowns. fantasy football would be too easy if we could just look at fantasy points allowed and plug our guys in. It is important to dig a little deeper, especially when you are trying to predict what happens in the future.

How Scoring Formats Dictate Fantasy Points Allowed Rankings

Scoring formats are going to matter just like anything else. You are going to have some scoring formats give you awards for bonuses, and also just the differing formats on how they factor in receptions. A defense that allows a lot of receptions to running backs is going to rank a lot differently in PPR leagues in comparison to standard formats. On DraftKings once a 100-yard mark is hit, they get a bonus, and the same goes for 300+ yards for passing. It is crucial to see those fantasy points factored in. Just like when evaluating a player, those receiving backs will have different sets of values in different positions. Teams that allow a lot of yardage and touchdowns are going to rank high across the board, but in standard leagues, those are the two scoring categories you look at the most.

Finding Positive And Negative Regression

When looking through team game logs and all the factors that go into fantasy points allowed, you can be ahead of the curve for what happens in future games. This is more about the defenses that are not as bad as their numbers look or vice versa. A bad defense is likely going to stay bad throughout the season. Now if there is a middling defense allowing a lot of fantasy production to opposing teams through the air, things could even out. The schedule plays a major part in this. Facing the Chiefs, Buccaneers, and Ravens for quarterbacks is a lot different from facing the Jets, Redskins, and Broncos over the next three weeks after. This doesn’t mean Sam Darnold is going to throw for 22.5 fantasy points because the three before did so.

This can work the other way as well, where a defense might have faced three weak quarterbacks to make themselves look good against the pass. We also need to factor in injuries and the team personnel overall. Defenses that are missing key playmakers are going to have a tough time making up for it. We have seen defenses struggle for five weeks against the pass because they are missing a key cornerback, and once he returns things go back to normal. Volume is going to be another key factor, where if a defense faced an abnormal amount of rushing attempts through three weeks, and that doesn’t project to be the same, those fantasy numbers allowed will be a little different. There are always going to be patterns throughout the season, and being ahead of the curve is going to give you an edge for fantasy.