Week 15 Rankings(2013): Top 15 Defenses

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We’ve already discussed the top streaming options for the coming week (click here to view), but how do they stack up?  Who is the best option and who should we be avoiding?  Let’s take a look at our rankings for the coming week

  1. Carolina Panthers – vs. New York Jets
  2. Kansas City Chiefs – at Oakland
  3. Seattle Seahawks – at New York Giants
  4. Arizona Cardinals – at Tennessee
  5. San Francisco 49ers – at Tampa Bay
  6. Buffalo Bills – at Jacksonville
  7. Chicago Bears – at Cleveland
  8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – vs. San Francisco
  9. New England Patriots – at Miami
  10. Cincinnati Bengals – at Pittsburgh
  11. New Orleans Saints – at St. Louis
  12. Indianapolis Colts – vs. Houston
  13. Denver Broncos – vs. San Diego
  14. Philadelphia Eagles – at Minnesota
  15. Jacksonville Jaguars – vs. Buffalo


  • Buffalo’s defense has actually been playing well lately (11 sacks, 5 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries over the past four weeks) and now draws the potentially anemic Jaguars offense.  What’s not to like?!
  • Chicago’s problem has been an inability to stop opposing running backs (2,082 total yards and 15 TD allowed), but lucky for them the Browns don’t offer a running back that is going to scare you.  Willis McGahee?  Chris Ogbonnaya?  The matchup certainly helps the Bears and puts them as one of the better options in the league.
  • The Dolphins have allowed a league high 48 sacks.  The first time they met the Patriots Ryan Tannehill was sacked 6 times, while he also threw 2 INT and lost a fumble.  The matchup definitely appears to be in their favor and they are worth a play as a low-end option.
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  1. Dale says:

    I have Seattle Defense and Panthers Defense.I’m thinking starting Panthers this week(more to play for I think) and using Deattle for home games doring playoffs..What ya think..

    • Ray Kuhn says:

      Not a bad idea. Yeah the Jets did put up a ton of points last week, but there is a big difference between the Raiders D and the Panthers D. Plus Geno Smith will be on the road with essentially no receiving threats, so yeah, I like the Panthers D a lot this week.

  2. Andy says:

    Currently I have NE Def, look like i need to start Ari Def @ Tenn this week . I also can pick Tenn Def Vs Ari or Phila Def Vs Minnesota or Bill Def (@Jax) . Thanks.
    Here are my Def points at yahoo
    Def Rule:
    Sack 1
    Interception 2
    Fumble Recovery 2
    Touchdown 6
    Safety 2
    Block Kick 2
    Kickoff and Punt Return Touchdowns 8
    Points Allowed 0 points 20
    Points Allowed 1-6 points 14
    Points Allowed 7-13 points 7
    Points Allowed 14-20 points 3
    Points Allowed 21-27 points 0
    Points Allowed 28-34 points -3
    Points Allowed 35+ points -7

    • Ray Kuhn says:

      I would probably go after the Bills. Doesnt look too promising for MJD or Shorts, and that is pretty much the entire Jax offense.

  3. FB says:

    Cincy D v Pittsburgh or Arizona v Tenn? I’m thinking Arizona because they are great against the run and should contain CJ2K and green. Also, DST haven’t scored much against Pitt lately. Thoughts?

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