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Week 11 D/ST Rankings

Deciding between two fantasy defenses or need to pick one up off the waiver wire? Check out Jacob Adler's top picks of the week.

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With the Jaguars and Jets on bye, the streaming choices are limited this week. The Steelers are coming off a disappointing game against the Jets, but now get the Titans, and there's a chance the Chargers or Redskins could be available since they were on bye last week.

A lot of these matchups aren't appealing, and in a few cases, the head-to-heads looked like coinflips to me. If you are stuck (this only helps if you're adding a defense), perhaps you may want to look ahead to next week as a tiebreaker. The Chiefs play the Raiders next week, the Colts get the Jaguars, the Eagles play the Titans, and Packers the Vikings.

Two Matchups to Play

Washington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

He was okay last week, but Josh McCown isn't a scary quarterback. If the Redskins can jump out to an early lead and apply pressure, they should be able to eliminate any remnants of the Tampa Bay run game and keep the ball in McCown's hands.

Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears

The Vikings, heading into their bye, were coming off four consecutive solid performances and have forced interceptions in six of their nine games. With the way Chicago's offense has been playing, this could be the perfect storm. I might have the Vikings too low at 12.

Two Matchups to Avoid

St. Louis Rams vs. Denver Broncos
New England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts

Rank

Team Defense/Special Teams

Opponent

1

Denver Broncos

St. Louis Rams

2

Pittsburgh Steelers

Tennessee Titans

3

San Diego Chargers

Oakland Raiders

4

Miami Dolphins

Buffalo Bills

5

Detroit Lions

Arizona Cardinals

6

Arizona Cardinals

Detroit Lions

7

Washington Redskins

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8

Buffalo Bills

Miami Dolphins

9

Houston Texans

Cleveland Browns

10

San Francisco 49ers

New York Giants

11

New York Giants

San Francisco 49ers

12

Minnesota Vikings

Chicago Bears

13

Tennessee Titans

Pittsburgh Steelers

14

Cleveland Browns

Houston Texans

15

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Washington Redskins

16

Seattle Seahawks

Kansas City Chiefs

17

Kansas City Chiefs

Seattle Seahawks

18

New Orleans Saints

Cincinnati Bengals

19

Atlanta Falcons

Carolina Panthers

20

Indianapolis Colts

New England Patriots

21

Green Bay Packers

Philadelphia Eagles

22

Philadelphia Eagles

Green Bay Packers

23

Chicago Bears

Minnesota Vikings

24

New England Patriots

Indianapolis Colts

25

Cincinnati Bengals

New Orleans Saints

26

Carolina Panthers

Atlanta Falcons

27

Oakland Raiders

San Diego Chargers

28

St. Louis Rams

Denver Broncos