Fantasy Football Week 15: Best Team Defense to Start

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Fantasy Football Week 15: Best Team Defense to Start
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Rank Team PA/G PYA/G RYA/G Int Fum TD Sk Notes
1 Baltimore Ravens 15.5  192.3  85.8  14  19  5 45 Been great except a game or two all year and have an easy remaining schedule.
2 Houston Texans 16.0  183.5  91.5  17  2 36 Losing Schaub may have made one of the best defenses in the NFL this year even better. The Texans have to continue to play great defense to win.
3 San Francisco 49ers 14.0  234.5  70.5  18  16  2 31 Probably the best defense in the NFL, they only allow 14 Points per game. A little light on touchdowns though because kickers wisely avoid their returners.
4 Pittsburgh Steelers 15.2  179.1  97.0  10  1 30 Disappointing on turnovers but otherwise solid.
5 Detroit Lions 23.5  209.1  136.1  18  15  10 35 Leads NFL in Defensive Touchdowns, but gave up 28 points to Vikings' without Adrian Peterson.  Face Packers during final week so watch out.
6 Chicago Bears 19.6  256.5  101.7  17  10  7 29 Great schedule other than Packers next week.
7 Green Bay Packers 21.4  288.5  106.0  27  9 27 Great schedule now that division rivals are banged up.
8 New York Jets 20.8  200.8  109.2  15  13  4 29 They have managed to win eight games so far and it is not because of their offense.
9 Philadelphia Eagles 22.5  218.9  115.1  12  4 42 Not living up to expectations but still a better than average defense when their offense can hold on to the ball for some time.
10 Atlanta Falcons 20.5  241.3  95.2  13  2 25 Good defense but you are not going to want to play it against New Orleans, at home, next Week.
Rank Team PA/G PYA/G RYA/G Int Fum TD Sk Notes
11 Denver Broncos 23.2  232.9  124.2  10  6 37 Have stepped it up big time to help propel the Tim Tebow led Broncos into first in their division.
12 New York Giants 26.8  263.7  127.9  15  1 36 Offense has been better than expected, but still a solid fantasy start.
13 Jacksonville Jaguars 19.4  190.8  111.5  13  13  3 26 Continue to impress on the defensive side of the ball.  Probably would give up more points if their offense was better, good schedule for more turnovers.  Just a bad game against the tough Falcons last Thursday down one of their best defensive Cornerbacks.
14 Buffalo Bills 26.2  232.8  130.7  16  7 19 Started out the year hot with turnovers but have cooled considerably with injuries.
15 Dallas Cowboys 21.6  243.2  101.2  15  10  2 35 Have not been the same with injuries to key players but still playing well at times.
16 Kansas City Chiefs 23.5  209.3  132.5  17  4 23 They cannot score on offense so defense has to keep them in games.
17 Cincinnati Bengals 20.8  214.8  100.0  15  4 36 Not as good as it once was, the Bengals still enjoy opponents who have struggled to be as consistent on offense as defense.
18 Cleveland Browns 19.5  180.7  150.9  13  0 25 Very likely to finish the season with some low scoring games. Playing playoff bound opponents who will want to rest their best players against bad team.
19 Seattle Seahawks 19.9  230.8  104.3  17  4 25 Have turned it around defensively after starting as one of the worst in the NFL.
20 Tennessee Titans 19.3  240.4  121.8  10  12  2 24 Has not been great but faces Colts, Jaguars, and most likely the resting Texans.
Rank Team PA/G PYA/G RYA/G Int Fum TD Sk Notes
21 San Diego Chargers 23.0  201.5  128.9  14  3 22 Seem to not be turning it over on offense less. Face struggling teams the rest of the season.
22 Miami Dolphins 18.9  244.2  89.9  10  2 32 New England would be crazy not to rest their players next week against the struggling Dolphins.
23 Washington Redskins 22.3  219.8  113.6  13  2 34 Nothing special but opponents generally do not have to score a lot to beat them.
24 New Orleans Saints 22.0  268.0  110.3  12  3 27 Offense scores too much to be a great fantasy start most weeks.
25 New England Patriots 21.1  308.7  107.3  18  3 29 Still one of the worst in the NFL but check out their schedule: at the Broncos, followed by the Dolphins and Bills at home.
26 Arizona Cardinals 22.2  242.8  117.2  0 34 Not very good but great remaining games against the Browns, Bengals and Seahawks.
27 St. Louis Rams 25.1  208.8  156.8  10  11  2 35 Looking a little better but the Seahawks are not very good anyways.
28 Oakland Raiders 27.2  233.7  141.0  15  0 27 Really struggling but face the Chiefs next week.
29 Carolina Panthers 27.3  236.5  128.9  10  0 26 One of the worst defenses in the NFL. Hopefully they can rebuild their defense like the Jaguars or the Texans to win a few more games next year.
30 Minnesota Vikings 28.0  248.8  101.4  12  0 40 Have not been good all year, no reason to believe they will start any time this year.
31 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28.5  248.8  139.7  13  10  4 20 Have totally collapsed with their offense, only hope is that it will not get worse.
32 Indianapolis Colts 29.4  240.5  144.3  10  3 21 No reason to start in most formats.


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