Week 11 NFL Defense (DEF) Fantasy Football Rankings: Stats & Projections

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Five fantasy football defenses put up 20+ points this week, as it was a big week for defensive touchdowns around the league. Week 11 will get back the New England Patriots, and overall the bye weeks shouldn’t have too much of an impact for defenses. Green Bay, Tennessee, New York, and Seattle are all on bye. You can find our season long rankings here.

Week 11 Team Defense Rankings, Stats, Projection

Week 11 RankingTeamWeek 11 OpponentWeek 11 Projection
1New England@PHI11.2
3San FranciscoARI10.3
4Los Angeles RamsCHI9.9
6New Orleans@TB9.3
11Kansas City@LAC8.5
12New York@WAS8.4
26Los Angeles ChargersKC5.4
28Tampa BayNO5.2

Week 11 Top Options

Buffalo BillsAfter a big scoring week for defenses, there is a chance we see a few more 20+ games this week. New England back after a bye and will look to get back on track after they struggled against Baltimore. We have seen the Eagles struggle a bit protecting Carson Wentz, and his pocket presence has been questionable anyway. They have allowed ten sacks over the last three weeks. Buffalo is a top option as they will take on Miami. It was a close game against Cleveland, and the defense kept them in it. I would expect them to get back on track. Miami continues to be a safe bet for a floor game from opposing defenses, of course with room for more. The Dolphins have a poor offensive line, and have the fourth highest adjusted sack rate. The 49ers will get Arizona again on a quick turnaround from playing them in Week 9. It wasn’t a great game for the 49ers, who didn’t force a turnover and allowed 25 points. However, at home they should be able to rebound.

The Rams crushed on the defensive side, as both the Steelers and Rams defense were the big fantasy performers. Chicago has the fourth highest adjusted sack rate, and overall just a struggling offense. Jalen Ramsey will likely takeaway Allen Robinson, and put the pressure on Mitchell Trubisky. I will also lump Minnesota in with the top options, facing Denver

Streaming Options

Dallas CowboysWe will work our way down the ownership ladder with streaming options this week. In the 60% range you have Pittsburgh, which should be on your roster the rest of the way. They have produced monster games in fantasy, with a touchdown in three of the last four, but they have generated a ton of pressure on quarterbacks with 4 or more sacks in six of nine games this season. While Baker Mayfield hasn’t exactly been turning the ball over much of late, the offense has been held under 20 points in four of the last five games. The Cowboys defense has been up and down for fantasy, but they are 55% owned, and get Detroit, who will likely not have Matthew Stafford back. They are coming off a poor game against Minnesota, and before a tough stretch they will need to pick up a win against Detroit. We saw a big drop off in the offense without Stafford, and the Cowboys offense should push the Lions to be in a pass heavy mode.

Below 50% we have the Chiefs, who were picked up quite a bit last week. It was a disappointing game for them, and things were looking good in the first half until they gave up big chunk plays the rest of the way. There is some sack upside against the Chargers who struggled in pass protection against Oakland. Philip Rivers also looked about as washed as he ever has with three interceptions. While the Chargers will likely put up points, there is a lot of turnover and sack potential to negate it.

Planning For Fantasy Playoffs

Philadelphia EaglesIt is Week 11, and you are likely two weeks out from the playoffs starting. Weeks 13, 14, and 15 are big fantasy playoff weeks, and we can start to plan ahead a bit. Weeks 16 and 17 are such crapshoots where most of what I will say for those weeks will likely change. The Eagles have a really strong playoff schedule, and are 39% owned and won’t be picked up for the next two weeks facing New England and Seattle. If you can stash now, do so, if not keep an eye on them before that three week stretch. The Steelers were a team I talked about a few weeks ago as they were a long haul defense to pick up the rest of the year. Their defense is extremely solid, and will take on average to below average offenses the rest of the way. The Panthers are more of a weeks 13 and 14, as I won’t play them against Seattle in Week 15. The Packers have not been playing well defensively, but they have a really strong playoff schedule to get the defense right.

Weeks 13, 14, 15

Eagles: @Miami, New York Giants, @ Washington

Steelers: Cleveland, @Arizona, Buffalo

Panthers: Washington, @Atlanta, Seattle

Packers:  @New York Giants, Washington, Chicago

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