This has been a strange year when it comes to fantasy defenses. There really are no defenses that feel like every week starts. The Eagles are the number one fantasy defense and they were recently destroyed by Little Brother. New Orleans has been number one for much of the season and are only a point behind the Eagles right now and they were counted coup on by the Washington Native Americans. The third ranked defense in fantasy just gave up over 500 yards to Big Ben! So tell me when it’s safe to start a defense, cuz I’m getting a little skittish!
But we keep on, keeping on! There do look like some good matchups for championship weekend. I’ve broken down the matchups by fantasy points given up to defenses by offenses, average fantasy points scored by offenses in the last 8 weeks, and average fantasy points scored by defenses in the last 8 weeks, or FPGUTDBO/AFPSBOITLEW/AFPSBDITLEW, just to streamline things.
Somehow KC got into the top 5 here. Cincinnati’s recent offensive woes coupled with KC getting a lot of turnovers of late causes a bit of an anomaly in the chart, but overall I feel like it is a good gauge of this week’s defensive matchups. A nice trend I see in these top matchups are that many are at home for your D/ST plays. New Orleans, Arizona, Green Bay, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and Cincinnati are all at home and all are good plays.
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