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Week 7 D/ST Rankings

Picking between two defenses? Your defense is on a bye? Check out the rankings and see who Jacob Adler recommends you choose!

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This is not a great week for picking a defense up off waivers. Hopefully, you got Buffalo, but the Bills are now owned in the majority of leagues. You can check below for more-available streaming picks. Best of luck!


Team Defense/Special Teams

Opponent

1

Buffalo Bills

Minnesota Vikings

2

Seattle Seahawks

St. Louis Rams

3

Arizona Cardinals

Oakland Raiders

4

Cleveland Browns

Jacksonville Jaguars

5

Tennessee Titans

Washington Redskins

6

Detroit Lions

New Orleans Saints

7

Houston Texans

Pittsburgh Steelers

8

Miami Dolphins

Chicago Bears

9

Washington Redskins

Tennessee Titans

10

Dallas Cowboys

New York Giants

11

San Diego Chargers

Kansas City Chiefs

12

Chicago Bears

Miami Dolphins

13

Pittsburgh Steelers

Houston Texans

14

Minnesota Vikings

Buffalo Bills

15

New Orleans Saints

Detroit Lions

16

Indianapolis Colts

Cincinnati Bengals

17

Baltimore Ravens

Atlanta Falcons

18

Green Bay Packers

Carolina Panthers

19

Denver Broncos

San Francisco 49ers

20

New York Giants

Dallas Cowboys

21

Jacksonville Jaguars

Cleveland Browns

22

Carolina Panthers

Green Bay Packers

23

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

24

Cincinnati Bengals

Indianapolis Colts

25

San Francisco 49ers

Denver Broncos

26

Oakland Raiders

Arizona Cardinals

27

Kansas City Chiefs

San Diego Chargers

28

St. Louis Rams

Seattle Seahawks

 

Three Matchups to Play

Cleveland Browns D/ST vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

The Browns defense has been mediocre at best, but following an impressive performance against Pittsburgh, it's appropriate to deem the Browns an elite play against the lowly Jaguars. This does have the potential to be a shootout if Blake Bortles gets going, but the turnovers should be there, regardless.

Tennessee Titans D/ST vs. Washington Redskins

If you prefer, you may sub in the Redskins here. Playing the Titans here is a bet against Kirk Cousins, and one I am willing to take. However, I do expect Alfred Morris to be effective on the ground in what figures to be a close game.

Miami Dolphins D/ST vs. Chicago Bears

The Dolphins have quietly turned into one of the best all-around defenses in the NFL, and their specialities are stopping the run and pressuring the quarterback. That's exactly what needs to happen to stop the Bears' potent offense. However, I think Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery will be able to get past Brent Grimes and Cortland Finnegan for decent fantasy days.

Three Matchups to Avoid

San Francisco 49ers D/ST vs. Denver Broncos
Carolina Panthers D/ST vs. Green Bay Packers
Cincinnati Bengals D/ST vs. Indianapolis Colts