Team Defense Fantasy Football Rankings 2018

We have seen some very dominant defenses over the last few seasons, and teams have started to switch. Jacksonville has developed one of the best defenses in the league. The secondary featuring Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye has established themselves as the best secondary in the league. Minnesota and Philadelphia have followed them of late, both sporting top five fantasy production over the last season. You will find these teams up at the top of the lists. Now a team that has potential to be the highest scoring defense is the Chargers. Their secondary is right up there with Jacksonville, and the front seven can rival any team in the league. You might be looking to stream a defense on a week-to-week basis, which is an optimal strategy, but we suggest to have a plan for the first five to six weeks of the season. Like other positions, the tiers will sort out the defenses for you, because you are going to see defenses to avoid. The Colts, Dolphins, and Jets are ones to avoid, although they will have their spots in times to stream. Keep an eye on injuries and news, because defenses can take hits with major losses.

ADP OV Rank POS Rank Player 2018 FPTS Team Depth Bye 2018 Projected Stats 2017 Stats 2017 FPTS 2017 OV Rank 2017 POS Rank
Tier 1
91 94 D/ST1 Jaguars D/ST
129 Jacksonville Jaguars Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars 1 9 TCKL: 693, 17 INT, 51 SCK TCKL: 693, 21 INT, 55 SCK 203 31 D/ST31
112.1 124 D/ST7 Texans D/ST
117 Houston Texans Texans Houston Texans 1 10 TCKL: 665, 15 INT, 41 SCK TCKL: 665, 11 INT, 32 SCK 83 344 D/ST344
121 110 D/ST4 Eagles D/ST
123 Philadelphia Eagles Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 1 9 TCKL: 664, 16 INT, 32 SCK TCKL: 664, 19 INT, 38 SCK 160 54 D/ST54
121.7 100 D/ST2 Broncos D/ST
127 Denver Broncos Broncos Denver Broncos 1 10 TCKL: 648, 16 INT, 42 SCK TCKL: 648, 10 INT, 33 SCK 104 213 D/ST213
145.7 111 D/ST3 Ravens D/ST
123 Baltimore Ravens Ravens Baltimore Ravens 1 10 TCKL: 724, 19 INT, 39 SCK TCKL: 724, 22 INT, 41 SCK 185 36 D/ST36
152 121 D/ST5 Panthers D/ST
118 Carolina Panthers Panthers Carolina Panthers 1 4 TCKL: 605, 12 INT, 49 SCK TCKL: 605, 10 INT, 50 SCK 136 103 D/ST103
163.5 129 D/ST8 Steelers D/ST
115 Pittsburgh Steelers Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 1 7 TCKL: 666, 16 INT, 49 SCK TCKL: 666, 16 INT, 56 SCK 135 106 D/ST106
175 122 D/ST6 Redskins D/ST
118 Washington Redskins Redskins Washington Redskins 1 4 TCKL: 709, 16 INT, 41 SCK TCKL: 709, 16 INT, 42 SCK 111 177 D/ST177
Tier 2
96.8 157 D/ST15 Rams D/ST
104 Los Angeles Rams Rams Los Angeles Rams 1 12 TCKL: 693, 13 INT, 50 SCK TCKL: 693, 18 INT, 48 SCK 162 52 D/ST52
117.6 140 D/ST9 Chargers D/ST
110 Los Angeles Chargers Chargers Los Angeles Chargers 1 8 TCKL: 770, 16 INT, 45 SCK TCKL: 770, 18 INT, 43 SCK 158 57 D/ST57
152.3 165 D/ST19 Saints D/ST
101 New Orleans Saints Saints New Orleans Saints 1 6 TCKL: 682, 17 INT, 33 SCK TCKL: 682, 20 INT, 42 SCK 148 83 D/ST83
165.6 155 D/ST12 Chiefs D/ST
104 Kansas City Chiefs Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs 1 12 TCKL: 696, 17 INT, 25 SCK TCKL: 696, 16 INT, 31 SCK 123 139 D/ST139
176 160 D/ST17 Packers D/ST
103 Green Bay Packers Packers Green Bay Packers 1 7 TCKL: 737, 12 INT, 47 SCK TCKL: 737, 11 INT, 37 SCK 91 274 D/ST274
177 156 D/ST13 Titans D/ST
104 Tennessee Titans Titans Tennessee Titans 1 8 TCKL: 675, 15 INT, 39 SCK TCKL: 675, 12 INT, 43 SCK 111 176 D/ST176
181 146 D/ST10 Seahawks D/ST
107 Seattle Seahawks Seahawks Seattle Seahawks 1 7 TCKL: 693, 13 INT, 34 SCK TCKL: 693, 14 INT, 39 SCK 136 104 D/ST104
182 154 D/ST14 Lions D/ST
104 Detroit Lions Lions Detroit Lions 1 6 TCKL: 731, 13 INT, 33 SCK TCKL: 731, 19 INT, 35 SCK 153 63 D/ST63
185 148 D/ST11 Bengals D/ST
106 Cincinnati Bengals Bengals Cincinnati Bengals 1 9 TCKL: 726, 16 INT, 36 SCK TCKL: 726, 11 INT, 41 SCK 95 257 D/ST257
186 167 D/ST18 49ers D/ST
101 San Francisco 49ers 49ers San Francisco 49ers 1 11 TCKL: 758, 13 INT, 31 SCK TCKL: 758, 10 INT, 30 SCK 79 374 D/ST374
188 159 D/ST16 Buccaneers D/ST
103 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 5 TCKL: 779, 13 INT, 25 SCK TCKL: 779, 13 INT, 22 SCK 102 221 D/ST221
Tier 3
106.1 193 D/ST26 Vikings D/ST
90 Minnesota Vikings Vikings Minnesota Vikings 1 10 TCKL: 611, 15 INT, 39 SCK TCKL: 611, 14 INT, 37 SCK 117 156 D/ST156
160.5 181 D/ST22 Bears D/ST
95 Chicago Bears Bears Chicago Bears 1 5 TCKL: 730, 12 INT, 47 SCK TCKL: 730, 8 INT, 42 SCK 136 105 D/ST105
178 175 D/ST20 Cardinals D/ST
97 Arizona Cardinals Cardinals Arizona Cardinals 1 9 TCKL: 743, 14 INT, 37 SCK TCKL: 743, 15 INT, 37 SCK 112 170 D/ST170
179 186 D/ST23 Cowboys D/ST
94 Dallas Cowboys Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 1 8 TCKL: 687, 12 INT, 36 SCK TCKL: 687, 10 INT, 38 SCK 111 178 D/ST178
180 185 D/ST24 Falcons D/ST
94 Atlanta Falcons Falcons Atlanta Falcons 1 8 TCKL: 676, 12 INT, 35 SCK TCKL: 676, 8 INT, 39 SCK 99 242 D/ST242
184 188 D/ST25 Dolphins D/ST
93 Miami Dolphins Dolphins Miami Dolphins 1 11 TCKL: 682, 13 INT, 34 SCK TCKL: 682, 9 INT, 30 SCK 87 307 D/ST307
187 180 D/ST21 Colts D/ST
96 Indianapolis Colts Colts Indianapolis Colts 1 9 TCKL: 653, 14 INT, 28 SCK TCKL: 653, 13 INT, 26 SCK 84 333 D/ST333
Tier 4
156.6 203 D/ST27 Patriots D/ST
88 New England Patriots Patriots New England Patriots 1 11 TCKL: 738, 14 INT, 41 SCK TCKL: 738, 12 INT, 42 SCK 119 146 D/ST146
183 214 D/ST30 Raiders D/ST
85 Oakland Raiders Raiders Oakland Raiders 1 7 TCKL: 720, 12 INT, 33 SCK TCKL: 720, 5 INT, 31 SCK 66 486 D/ST486
189 211 D/ST28 Bills D/ST
86 Buffalo Bills Bills Buffalo Bills 1 11 TCKL: 750, 15 INT, 32 SCK TCKL: 750, 18 INT, 27 SCK 106 201 D/ST201
191 216 D/ST29 Giants D/ST
85 New York Giants Giants New York Giants 1 9 TCKL: 776, 14 INT, 29 SCK TCKL: 776, 13 INT, 27 SCK 87 306 D/ST306
192 221 D/ST31 Browns D/ST
82 Cleveland Browns Browns Cleveland Browns 1 11 TCKL: 706, 13 INT, 33 SCK TCKL: 706, 7 INT, 34 SCK 71 444 D/ST444
Tier 5
190 253 D/ST32 Jets D/ST
72 New York Jets Jets New York Jets 1 11 TCKL: 705, 14 INT, 33 SCK TCKL: 705, 11 INT, 28 SCK 71 441 D/ST441