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Week 6 D/ST Rankings

Have a difficult decision this week in fantasy football; which defense to start? Jacob Adler ranks all 30 teams playing this week and explains his favorite streamers.

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With the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs on bye this week, fantasy owners probably do not have to worry about a defense on bye this week. With that said, there are five solid matchups this week followed by many more reasonable ones. Stay tuned after the rankings for commentary, and be sure to check out all the great content here on Fake Teams.

1

Detroit Lions

Minnesota Vikings

2

Baltimore Ravens

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

3

Denver Broncos

New York Jets

4

Tennessee Titans

Jacksonville Jaguars

5

San Diego Chargers

Oakland Raiders

6

Arizona Cardinals

Washington Redskins

7

Green Bay Packers

Miami Dolphins

8

Buffalo Bills

New England Patriots

9

New England Patriots

Buffalo Bills

10

San Francisco 49ers

St. Louis Rams

11

St. Louis Rams

San Francisco 49ers

12

New York Giants

Philadelphia Eagles

13

Washington Redskins

Arizona Cardinals

14

Jacksonville Jaguars

Tennessee Titans

15

Philadelphia Eagles

New York Giants

16

Cincinnati Bengals

Carolina Panthers

17

Seattle Seahawks

Dallas Cowboys

18

Carolina Panthers

Cincinnati Bengals

19

Pittsburgh Steelers

Cleveland Browns

20

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Baltimore Ravens

21

Miami Dolphins

Green Bay Packers

22

Minnesota Vikings

Detroit Lions

23

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

24

Chicago Bears

Atlanta Falcons

25

Atlanta Falcons

Chicago Bears

26

Indianapolis Colts

Houston Texans

27

Cleveland Browns

Pittsburgh Steelers

28

Dallas Cowboys

Seattle Seahawks

29

New York Jets

Denver Broncos

30

Oakland Raiders

San Diego Chargers

 

Three Matchups to Play

Baltimore Ravens vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Even with Mike Glennon looking like a decent quarterback, the Tampa Bay offense is still a welcoming option for fantasy defenses. Doug Martin and Bobby Rainey don't appear threatening at running back, but against Baltimore's stout run defense they will be eliminated from the game flow early. Once that happens, the Ravens will have an easy time limiting Glennon.

Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Tennessee has a mediocre defense and is playing the lowly Jaguars. Good enough? While last week's meltdown against the Browns gives reason for concern, the Titans have a decent front seven that should give rookie Blake Bortles fits. Jacksonville has allowed the most fantasy points to fantasy defenses this year, and has yet to play a truly good defense.

Green Bay Packers vs. Miami Dolphins

After last week's trouncing of the Vikings, the Packers are still available in plenty of leagues. Ryan Tannehill is no bet to produce, and Green Bay will limit the damage from the Miami run game if it hops out to an early lead.

Three Matchups to Avoid

Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts
Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys
Miami Dolphins vs. Green Bay Packers