Fantasy Football 2015: Defense Rankings


My fantasy football positional rankings conclude with defense/special teams. I’ve already ranked quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and TE.

Overall, I’m a streaming defense guy so I’ll likely never own any of the top teams on this list. I’d rather spend my draft capital elsewhere and play the matchups.

  1. Seattle. The defense should be at least as good as last year plus a dynamic return game with Tyler Lockett equals numero uno.
  2. Buffalo. Defense as good as last year plus Rex Ryan equals…well, you get it.
  3. Kansas City. Should do well in the sack category again and stand to increase turnovers as well.
  4. Houston. J.J. Watt.
  5. St. Louis. That D-line is scary good and Jeff Fisher teams usually do all right in the special teams department.
  6. Denver. Most of the talk revolves around Peyton Manning, but Denver’s defense sports playmakers at every level.
  7. Green Bay. Quietly a top-5 defense last season.
  8. NY Jets. Todd Bowles loves to create havoc in the pocket with his crazy blitzing, which may lead to a lot of interceptions for his loaded secondary.
  9. Philadelphia. Had 11 DEF/ST touchdowns last season enroute to a number one finish! That’s not sustainable.
  10. Minnesota. Another year with Zimmer moves them into the top-10 (#14 last year).
  11. Arizona. How will they react to losing defensive coordinator Todd Bowles?
  12. Miami. 16th last season and I’m not convinced Suh can even bring them this high.
  13. Detroit. Lost a couple of important pieces on the defensive line, but that front 7 is still nasty and the secondary is opportunistic.
  14. Cincinnati. They’ll need to improve on the sack front to move up this list.
  15. New England. Look, Bill Belichick knows defense but they did lose some serious secondary talent.

I’m only grabbing these guys based on matchups (who’s playing the Titans or the Jags!?!?):

  1. Baltimore.
  2. Indianapolis.
  3. Carolina.
  4. Dallas.
  5. Pittsburgh.
  6. Atlanta.
  7. Washington.
  8. New Orleans.
  9. Cleveland.

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