Week 11 Rankings: Top 15 Defenses

Let’s take a look at how all the defenses stack up for Week 11:

  1. San Francisco 49ers – vs. Arizona
  2. Dallas Cowboys – at Washington
  3. New England Patriots – vs. Kansas City
  4. Detroit Lions – vs. Carolina
  5. Green Bay Packers – vs. Tampa Bay
  6. Baltimore Ravens – vs. Cincinnati
  7. New York Jets – at Denver
  8. Chicago Bears – vs. San Diego
  9. Cleveland Browns – vs. Jacksonville
  10. Buffalo Bills – at Miami
  11. Cincinnati Bengals – at Baltimore
  12. New York Giants – vs. Philadelphia
  13. St. Louis Rams – vs. Seattle
  14. Jacksonville Jaguars – at Cleveland
  15. Seattle Seahawks – at St. Louis

Thoughts:

  • Without the injuries you likely would’ve been concerned about the Giants defense taking on the Eagles.  However, with Michael Vick and Jeremy Maclin potentially out things look significantly differently.  The Giants have one of the most ferocious pass rushes (they lead the league with 30 sacks) and should now be considered a viable option, though still a low-end one.
  • How much worse could it get for the Kansas City Chiefs?  First they lost Jamaal Charles for the season now Matt Cassel is going to be forced to miss some time.  Their offense has managed to score just 15.7 points per game and now they have become even riskier.  Suddenly the Patriots are looking like a solid play for Week 11.
  • The Green Bay Packers defense is often overlooked, thanks to their unbelievable success on offense.  They currently rank 13th in the league allowing 20.7 points per game, though part of definitely has to do with teams tacking on late in blowouts.  They lead the league with 17 interceptions and also have 22 sacks.  They should be considered a good option in all formats.

Make sure to check out the rest of our Week 11 articles:

Week 11 Rankings: Top 20 Tight Ends
Week 11 Rankings: Top 50 Wide Receivers

5 comments

  1. Cara says:

    Go with my norm Green Bay.. or take a chance on New England??

    • It’s not like Green Bay is a poor choice, so I wouldn’t go too crazy. If you have an easily disposable part then I could see it, but otherwise using Green Bay is just fine. Though, I believe you said something about having Philly’s D also, and there is no reason to carry three

  2. Muddy Cleats 18 says:

    just got the pats in a trade for 2 people I was going to drop anyways. Not only do they play KC but get the Colts at home in week 13…

  3. Pete says:

    3 WR leauge non ppr who is the better choice Mike Williams TB or Sidney Rice? Thanks for your help

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