Oct 22, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears linebackers Brian Urlacher (54) and Lance Briggs (55) gesture before a snap during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

Team Defense Rankings Who To Start Week 8 in Fantasy Football

Good fantasy football defenses come and go extremely quickly throughout the year. Many “experts” recommend waiting until the very end of your draft to grab a defense since throughout the year there’s so much volatility. For example, the Ravens defense which has been so good for so long is suddenly horrible, and the Vikings D/ST who were on no one’s radar at the beginning of the year are a solid option this week.

Case in point, none of the three rankers agree on the #1 option this week. I think the Bears will have another great week against the visiting Panthers, Jeffrey has the Niners at #1, and Steve puts the Packers at Lambeau hosting the hapless Jags on top his rankings. Here’s the composite’s which give you a good idea of who to start based on the rankings of Jeffrey Littrell (JL), Steve Copps (SC), and me (ZT). NR is for those D’s not rated with counts as a 20 for averaging purposes.


ZT SC JL
1 San Francisco 49ers at Ari 2.0 2 3 1
2 Chicago Bears Car 2.3 1 2 4
3 Seattle Seahawks at Det 4.3 4 7 2
Green Bay Packers Jac 4.7 3 1 10
Minnesota Vikings TB 4.7 7 4 3
6 New York Giants at Dal 6.7 8 6 6
7 Atlanta Falcons at Phi 8.7 5 12 9
Arizona Cardinals SF 8.7 10 8 8
9 San Diego Chargers at Cle 9.0 9 5 13
10 New England at Stl 9.3 6 10 12
11 Dallas Cowboys NYG 13.3 13 13 14
12 Miami Dolphins at NYJ 13.3 15 NR 5
13 St. Louis Rams NE 13.7 NR 14 7
14 New York Jets Mia 14.3 12 11 NR
15 Pittsburgh Steelers Was 15.3 11 NR 15

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