impervious wrote:so you rank NYJ as #1 this week? for passing D? i kinda don't get this lol
This doesn't take into account matchups.
Yes. The jets have allowed only 188.7 ypg, have allowed only 2 TD in 3 games and have had 5 picks in the same time frame. That's allowing opposing qbs an average of about 7 points from yards, 2 points or so from TD and over -3 points in picks per game. So from a fantasy perspective, they are the number one passing defense in the league to date. However, I didn't meant that their matchup is the best this week. Joe Flacco has performed very well. This is not a listing which takes into consideration opposing QBS, just gives a more fantasy relevant perspective of how good a passing or rushing defense is than the NFL's rank of passing or rushing defense which is based solely on yards allowed per game.
For example, the jets are ranked 6th by the NFL. The Cleveland Browns are ranked 3rd because they have given up 1 less yard per game. But they have also given up 4 TDs to the jets 2 and have only 2 picks to the jets 5. From a fantasy perspective, the Jets are a tougher matchup than the Browns despite the browns having allowed one less fewer yards per game.