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Fantasy Football Week 3 D/ST Rankings

Which defenses should you consider sitting this week against tough matchups? And which teams have the best fantasy matchups this week?

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

This week is not the best for fantasy football defenses. If you have the San Francisco, Houston, or Carolina defenses, you're happy, but otherwise you're left with the tough choice of either dropping your defense for another or picking a streamer. And the streamers this week aren't so appealing. Be sure to scroll through the table for the matchups to stream and avoid.

Team Defense/Special Teams

Opponent

1

San Francisco 49ers

Arizona Cardinals

2

Houston Texans

New York Giants

3

Miami Dolphins

Kansas City Chiefs

4

Carolina Panthers

Pittsburgh Steelers

5

New York Giants

Houston Texans

6

New England Patriots

Oakland Raiders

7

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

8

Cincinnati Bengals

Tennessee Titans

9

Baltimore Ravens

Cleveland Browns

10

New York Jets

Chicago Bears

11

Cleveland Browns

Baltimore Ravens

12

Philadelphia Eagles

Washington Redskins

13

Kansas City Chiefs

Miami Dolphins

14

New Orleans Saints

Minnesota Vikings

15

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

16

Arizona Cardinals

San Francisco 49ers

17

Dallas Cowboys

St. Louis Rams

18

Atlanta Falcons

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

19

Green Bay Packers

Detroit Lions

20

Jacksonville Jaguars

Indianapolis Colts

21

Oakland Raiders

New England Patriots

22

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Atlanta Falcons

23

Seattle Seahawks

Denver Broncos

24

Tennessee Titans

Cincinnati Bengals

25

San Diego Chargers

Buffalo Bills

26

Minnesota Vikings

New Orleans Saints

27

Pittsburgh Steelers

Carolina Panthers

28

Jacksonville Jaguars

Indianapolis Colts

29

St. Louis Rams

Dallas Cowboys

30

Denver Broncos

Seattle Seahawks

31

Washington Redskins

Philadelphia Eagles

32

Buffalo Bills

San Diego Chargers

Three matchups to stream

Miami Dolphins vs. Kansas City Chiefs

The Dolphins have an underrated pass rush, and the Chiefs have a pretty rough offensive line. For now, I'm not scared of the KC offense, which is just bewildering with the playcalling, and now has an injured Jamaal Charles. The Dolphins also play the Raiders next week, if you want them for another week.

New York Giants vs. Houston Texans

I was high on the Giants prior to the season, and I'll probably have to throw in the towel if the defense allows an average of 30 points per week. However, this is still a juicy matchup vs. the Texans, and the Giants have actually played well against the run this season, so it's up to Ryan Fitzpatrick to beat them. I'll take my chances.

Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

This one is all about the matchup. I think the Colts are going to score a lot of points, and the Jaguars are going to score a lot fewer.

Three matchups to avoid

Buffalo Bills vs. San Diego Chargers
Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons