You made the playoffs or you really don’t want to be the last place team because your league mates make the last place owner run through Central Park at midnight wearing only a Jim Brown beanie while singing Memories. Here at Razzball we are all about keeping your giblets warm, so we’ll take a look at some possible defenses to target in these last 3 weeks of fantasy.
Defense is one of the few positions where you can actually find usable teams in the free agent pool because matchups are extremely important in figuring out who to start. I’ve compiled a grid of the defenses that have the best matchups for the rest of the year. The numbers relate to the average points given up to D/ST’s for the season. So of course New Orleans is #1, which means you don’t want to start any defense against them. Duh.
As you can see Cleveland, KC, and Oakland all have great schedules, but yes, their defenses are unplayable unless you are in a 32 team league. So this chart isn’t a ranking by any means, but it should help you craft a nice lineup for the next 3 weeks. One lineup I am liking right now is that of Tennessee and Arizona. Both could be on your waiver wire and their schedule together goes a little something like this: Wk 14: STL @ TEN, Wk 15: ARI @ DET, Wk 16: STL @ ARI. Another good possibility is New England. Yes, their pass defense has gone to the dogs, but they have two home games up in the cold vs. Carolina and Jacksonville and one at Buffalo. Of course none of this matters if you have a good defense with decent matchups, but take a look at the grid and see what your D/ST schedule looks like.