Week 14 Rankings (2020): Top 15 Defenses

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Which defenses do we want to trust with our fantasy season on the line? Whose matchup deters us from using them? Let’s take a look at how our rankings shake out:

  1. New Orleans Saints – at Philadelphia
  2. Seattle Seahawks – vs. New York Jets
  3. Green Bay Packers – at Detroit
  4. Arizona Cardinals – at New York Giants
  5. Kansas City Chiefs – at Miami
  6. Pittsburgh Steelers – at Buffalo
  7. Washington Football – at San Francisco
  8. Baltimore Ravens – at Cleveland
  9. San Francisco 49ers – vs. Washington
  10. Carolina Panthers – vs. Denver
  11. New England Patriots – at Los Angeles Rams
  12. Houston Texans – at Chicago
  13. Tennessee Titans – at Jacksonville
  14. Indianapolis Colts – at Las Vegas
  15. Chicago Bears – vs. Houston

Thoughts:

  • As it is the Saints have been among the better fantasy defenses this season, including 36 sacks and 13 INT. Taking on a Philadelphia team that will have Jalen Hurts making his first NFL start, things look that much more enticing.
  • The Steelers have been among the best defenses in 2020, but they are banged up right now. The mounting injuries could have a significant impact on their performance, as we got a little preview in Week 13 when they allowed 23 points to Washington. Taking on a Buffalo offense that’s significantly better, the Steelers are a usable defense but they have to be knocked down a few pegs.
  • While the Panthers haven’t been a great defense this season, anyone against the Broncos have to be seen as a viable option. Denver has scored the third fewest TD this season (23) and thrown the most INT by a wide margin (21, with the Eagles at #2 with 16 INT). The matchup alone is going to keep him as a viable option for those who are streaming.

Sources – NFL.com, ESPN

Make sure to check out all of our Week 14 rankings:

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers
Defenses



15 COMMENTS

  1. Prof, couple of lineup questions:
    1. Josh Allen or Kirk Cousins?
    2. With CMC out again, need to decide on my flex. Full point PPR. Starting Chubb and Conner at RB and Tyreek and Lockett at WR. Who would you start from this list: Landry, TY Hilton, or Kareem Hunt? Or I could grab Gallup of the wire.

    Thoughts? Thank you!

  2. Non PPR. Lineup Questions too. Henry & Gallman at RB; Theilen & Cory Davis at WR. Choices for flex are B. Cooks, Deebo, Dobbins. I can pick up Ty Johnson. Who to play at Flex? TE choices are Mark Andrews or Tonyan? Thanks.

  3. Hello Professor,

    Need some help at qb spot. Available are Glennon, Alex Smith, Dalton, Darnold, Bridgwater,Tua and T.hill in my starting line up but he didn’t performed well against Denver def, did good against falcons, and eagles def is better than both of them. I need at least 20 to 25 points. Who is ur safe bet at qb from the list? Happy Holidays!!

    Thank You

  4. PPR- Evan Engram or Logan Thomas
    PPR-Nick Chubb, Miles Gaskin, Ezekiel Elliott or Mike Davis
    PPR-Mike Davis,Josh Jacobs or Ronald Jones
    PPR-Eric Ebron or Evan Engram

    • PPR- Evan Engram or Logan Thomas — Engram
      PPR-Nick Chubb, Miles Gaskin, Ezekiel Elliott or Mike Davis — I can’t sit Elliot
      PPR-Mike Davis,Josh Jacobs or Ronald Jones — Davis
      PPR-Eric Ebron or Evan Engram — Ebron

  5. PPR flex DJ Chark, Jonathon Taylor, Corey Davis or Chris Godwin

    PPR Evan Engram, Logan Thomas or Dalton Schultz

    DeAndre Washington or Peyton Barber

    • PPR flex DJ Chark, Jonathon Taylor, Corey Davis or Chris Godwin — Taylor

      PPR Evan Engram, Logan Thomas or Dalton Schultz — Engram

      DeAndre Washington or Peyton Barber — Washington

  6. What’s up Professor? Need a Hail Mary this week. Not sure how I made it to round 1 but I’m down 5 starters…. yes 5 starters. Questions are PPR.
    Pick 1 from PITT, CAR, WASH, BALT?
    Pick 1 from Dalton, Carr, Lock, Hurts, Trubisky? ( give me top 2)
    Pick 1 WR and 1 FLEX from CeeDee Lamb, Lazard, Tim Patrick, Jonnu Smith?
    Thanks for the help this yr. Hopefully I have another question next week for you

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