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Week 10 D/ST Rankings

With six teams on bye, it'll be an interesting week for choosing a defense to play in fantasy. Check out Jacob Adler's top plays for the week.

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In a week with six teams on bye, there is really only one fantasy defense with a terrifying matchup, and that's the Raiders, which gets the Broncos this week. In my opinion, one can make a case for every other defense playing. Let's get to the picks.

 

Three Defenses to Play

 

Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 

I don't know which of these angles is better: the Thursday night blowout earlier this year or Josh McCown. Either way, the mediocre-at-best Falcons defense gets a huge boost from the Bucs' decision to bench Mike Glennon.

 

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Jets

 

It gets repetitive when I just point out a team is playing Jacksonville, so I'm trying it out with a new team. Michael Vick does not scare me, and the Steelers should take control of this game easily and force a few turnovers.

 

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills

 

With no CJ Spiller, Fred Jackson, or Sammy Watkins, the underrated Chiefs defense should be able to overwhelm Kyle Orton.

 

Three Defenses to Avoid

 

St. Louis Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals
San Francisco 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints
New York Giants vs. Seattle Seahawks

 

 



Team Defense/Special Teams

Opponent

1

Arizona Cardinals

St. Louis Rams

2

Dallas Cowboys

Jacksonville Jaguars

3

Denver Broncos

Oakland Raiders

4

Baltimore Ravens

Tennessee Titans

5

Seattle Seahawks

New York Giants

6

Atlanta Falcons

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

7

Pittsburgh Steelers

New York Jets

8

Philadelphia Eagles

Carolina Panthers

9

Kansas City Chiefs

Buffalo Bills

10

Miami Dolphins

Detroit Lions

11

Detroit Lions

Miami Dolphins

12

Jacksonville Jaguars

Dallas Cowboys

13

Buffalo Bills

Kansas City Chiefs

14

Green Bay Packers

Chicago Bears

15

Tennessee Titans

Baltimore Ravens

16

Carolina Panthers

Philadelphia Eagles

17

New York Giants

Seattle Seahawks

18

San Francisco 49ers

New Orleans Saints

19

New Orleans Saints

San Francisco 49ers

20

St. Louis Rams

Arizona Cardinals

21

New York Jets

Pittsburgh Steelers

22

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Atlanta Falcons

23

Chicago Bears

Green Bay Packers

24

Oakland Raiders

Denver Broncos