Defenses deserve more attention than kickers, but not by much. In fact, I usually have as much success playing matchups throughout the year by cycling through unwanted Ds like the Bills and Colts as the people that spend high picks on defenses. Whether you like to go the matchup route or you prefer to lock down a solid top-10 defense, you should definitely avoid the first defenses off the board. History shows that those owners who reach for the popular No. 1 pick usually end up with egg on their face. Maybe that’s why dream_017 ranked the Jets as just the seventh best defense this year. His top pick? The Cafe’s eighth-best defense in this list, the Saints. Either dream_017 is crazy, or he’s a genius; I wouldn’t bet against either.
Thanks again to bungle613, joejlitz, dream_017, flux, and bazzy_51 for submitting the rankings that were averaged with my own to give you these rankings.
June Defense Rankings
Jump on the Chargers early, as they square off against the Chiefs, Jaguars, Seahawks, Cardinals, Raiders and Rams in the first six weeks of the season. Looking down the road, the Dolphins look like they have a great chance of shining in December, playing the Browns, the Jets, the Bills and the Lions in Weeks 13-16, and all but the Jets game comes at home, where the crowd should make quick work of those QBs.
R.J. White is a fantasy blogger at the sports site FanHouse. Check out his work both here and there, and feel free to talk to him in the forums, where he posts under the name daullaz.
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