Week 11 Rankings (2019): Top 15 Defenses

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Should fantasy owners continue to ride one of the top defenses to date? Should they instead cut bait and look for the best matchup possible? Not all situations are created equal, so let’s take a look at who is the best option for the coming week to try and help you decide:

  1. Los Angeles Rams – vs. Chicago
  2. Minnesota Vikings – vs. Denver
  3. San Francisco 49ers – vs. Arizona
  4. Buffalo Bills – at Miami
  5. Pittsburgh Steelers – at Cleveland
  6. New England Patriots – at Philadelphia
  7. New York Jets – at Washington
  8. New Orleans Saints – at Tampa Bay
  9. Carolina Panthers – vs. Atlanta
  10. Dallas Cowboys – at Detroit
  11. Chicago Bears – at Los Angeles Rams
  12. Baltimore Ravens – vs. Houston
  13. Oakland Raiders – vs. Cincinnati
  14. Washington Redskins – vs. New York Jets
  15. Kansas City Chiefs – at Los Angeles Chargers

Thoughts:

  • As it is the Denver Broncos are among the lowest scoring teams in the NFL (16.6 points/game), though they did score 24 points in their last game.  Can Brandon Allen continue to steer the offense, or will the Vikings be able to build on their 29 sacks and 9 INT?  Considering Denver’s 30 sacks allowed, it’s a good bet that the Vikings enjoy a big day defensively.
  • For the second straight weeks the Jets will get to take on a rookie quarterback, this time drawing Dwayne Haskins and the Washington Redskins.  Haskins struggled against the Bills (15-22 for 144 yards while taking 4 sacks) and he’s yet to throw a TD in the NFL (0 TD vs. 4 INT over his first 44 attempts).  Throw in having taken 8 sacks overall and it’s easy to envision the Jets making some plays.
  • The Oakland defense hasn’t been very good this season, but taking on the Bengals how can you not consider streaming them?  Cincinnati QB have been sacked 31 times while throwing 9 INT, while Ryan Finley barely completed 50% of his passes in his first game action (16-for-30).  They aren’t a high level option, but they are worth considering if you are desperate for an option.

Sources – ESPN, NFL.com

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Make sure to check out all of our Week 11 rankings:

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers
Defenses

6 COMMENTS

  1. Alright dumb questions…
    I’m still riding NE D? Picked up Oakland as a stream for this week.. could drop for Slayton going forward as I have Too many eggs in that basket with. Jacobs and Waller
    Play Waller or Andrews at TE?
    Depending on above answer I could
    flex Andrews/Waller/D.Williams (KC)/Montgomery or D.Johnson though I doubt the relevance of the latter. And could potentially drop Johnson in favor of slayton for depth at WR currently have Evans Kupp and Adams

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