Given a RB need only score a TD (and catch a couple/three passes in PPR formats) to be a weekly contributor, going against the top rush defenses doesn't automatically send fantasy footballers to the free agent pool or their team's bench for a substitute. However, it doesn't hurt to know which RBs are facing the tougher defenses in the event of a tie.
Nor does it hurt to know whether a QB will be forced to the air more frequently if his RBs have a less than favorable match-up as appears to be the case for Carolina Panthers' QB Jake Delhomme. Will RBs D'Angelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart move the chains against a stout Minnesota rush defense or will the Panthers be forced into the air to move the ball?
Ten Best Rush Defenses: