There's one motto I and many others follow at every fantasy football draft—wait on your defense and kicker. Each year, someone dramatically overpays for a kicker, and every year I just groan and wonder why they have been so brazen.
Still, there's eventually a time and place to select a defense, of course, and you want to make sure you nail that pick. On some weeks, a good fantasy defense can win you a matchup. Just as often, a poor defense can fail to score you any points and cost you a winnable contest.
But fear not, my fellow fantasy nuts, for I've compiled my top fantasy defenses this season. With this list, you'll know exactly which units are worth keeping an eye on come the draft.
(Note: All fantasy rankings from last season are from ESPN standard-scoring leagues.)