With the fantasy football finals occurring this week, I have combined the Top Ten defenses into one post and will do the same with the worst ten defenses tomorrow. This will allow those lucky 16% of fantasy footballers more time to think about the match-ups, ask questions and make the correct start/sit decisions.
For pass defenses, Dallas Cowboy's QB Tony Romo has a very unfavorable match-up. After being battered by the New York Giants pass rush to the extent my back hurt in sympathy pains, Romo faces a Ravens' defense playing for its post-season life. Given Romo managed to produce against the Giants, I expect more of the same against the Ravens - 200 or so yards and a TD or two.
The match-ups against the rush defenses pose more of a problem because several elite fantasy RBs face-off against top defenses. Clinton Portis, Marion Barber III/Tashard Choice, Michael Turner, and Maurice Jones-Drew will force their owners to start them and hope for lying statistics. Of these, I expect Tashard Choice's Cinderella fantasy run to end at the most inopportune time.
Top Ten Pass Defenses:
Top Ten Rush Defenses: