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Week 8 D/ST Rankings

Your defense is on bye? Can't decide between two defenses? Check out the rankings and see which defenses Jacob Adler recommends for fantasy this week.

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Spor

Team Defense/Special Teams

Opponent

1

Buffalo Bills

New York Jets

2

Miami Dolphins

Jacksonville Jaguars

3

Houston Texans

Tennessee Titans

4

Baltimore Ravens

Cincinnati Bengals

5

Minnesota Vikings

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

6

Cleveland Browns

Oakland Raiders

7

Detroit Lions

Atlanta Falcons

8

Kansas City Chiefs

St. Louis Rams

9

Dallas Cowboys

Washington Redskins

10

Indianapolis Colts

Pittsburgh Steelers

11

New England Patriots

Chicago Bears

12

New York Jets

Buffalo Bills

13

Philadelphia Eagles

Arizona Cardinals

14

Jacksonville Jaguars

Miami Dolphins

15

Arizona Cardinals

Philadelphia Eagles

16

St. Louis Rams

Kansas City Chiefs

17

Seattle Seahawks

Carolina Panthers

18

Tennessee Titans

Houston Texans

19

Oakland Raiders

Cleveland Browns

20

Carolina Panthers

Seattle Seahawks

21

Atlanta Falcons

Detroit Lions

22

Green Bay Packers

New Orleans Saints

23

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Minnesota Vikings

24

Cincinnati Bengals

Baltimore Ravens

25

Chicago Bears

New England Patriots

26

Denver Broncos

San Diego Chargers

27

San Diego Chargers

Denver Broncos

28

Pittsburgh Steelers

Indianapolis Colts

29

New Orleans Saints

Green Bay Packers

30

Washington Redskins

Dallas Cowboys

Three Matchups To Stream

Miami Dolphins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

The Dolphins need to get more credit. They've been a solid defense to date, and now they get Jacksonville, which has allowed at least eight points in every game this season. Cameron Wake should have a field day in IDP leagues.

Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans

Let's just pretend the Texans' last game ended midway through the second quarter. With Zach Mettenberger under center, the Titans have the surprise factor, and he probably can't be a whole lot worse than Jake Locker and Charlie Whitehurst. The Texans have been a decent fantasy defense and the Titans have been a favorable opponent. It adds up.

Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals

If AJ Green doesn't play, the Bengals' offense isn't nearly as scary. The Ravens have been a top-10 defense to date, in both real and fantasy stats, and should shut Andy Dalton and Giovani Bernard down.

Three Matchups to Avoid

San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos

Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks

Arizona Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles