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2019 Fantasy Football Rankings: Defenses for Week 7

Top 20 Defense Options for Week 7

NFL: Cleveland Browns at San Francisco 49ers Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Another week and another dominant fantasy showing by the Patriots defense, this week putting up 28 points against the Giants. The 122 points the Patriots defense has accumulated in 2019 would rank them as the RB5 or the WR 3 in PPR leagues so no surprises, they will remain the number one option this week as they face the Jets on Monday Night Football.

The rankings have been updated with the latest owned percentage (from ESPN), so you can see the teams you’re most likely to be able to find on the waiver wire this week, though obviously if you’ve already got ‘em, then start ‘em.

Note: Panthers, Buccaneers, Steelers and Browns on bye week.

Top 20 Defenses Week 7

Rank Team Opponent Owned % Comments
Rank Team Opponent Owned % Comments
1 Patriots @ Jets 98.8% Patriots remain the elite of the elite
2 Bills vs Dolphins 76.0% Facing the league's worst offense, start the Bills
3 49ers @ Redskins 58.7% 49ers defense dominates a poor Washington offense
4 Titans vs Chargers 75.8% Titans defense remains elite even if the offense is a non-starter
5 Vikings @ Lions 85.5% Vikings defense is rolling and is a must start every week
6 Jaguars @ Bengals 66.1% The Bengals are a bottom 5 offense and the Jaguars' strength still lies in their defense
7 Bears vs Saints 96.6% Strength on strength favors the Bears in this encounter at Soldier Field
8 Chargers @ Titans 87.8% The Chargers defense is average but has a great matchup against the woeful Titans offense
9 Saints @ Bears 70.2% Even with Trubisky possibly back, the Bears offense can be got after by the Saints' strong defensive line
10 Cowboys vs Eagles 72.7% Tough game to call but the Cowboys' defense has still been a top-10 outfit in 2019
11 Broncos vs Chiefs 32.4% Broncos defense is on a high and wont fear a banged up Chiefs on TNF
12 Eagles @ Cowboys 55.1% The league's top run defense will relish getting after Zeke on the road
13 Rams @ Falcons 78.0% As the offense has stuttered in recent weeks, the defense is still able to put up fantasy points
14 Packers vs Raiders 37.6% Packers pass defense is a top 5 unit but the Raiders could push them around in the run game
15 Jets vs Patriots 8.2% Jets run defense will give the Patriots a tough match up but can be passed on this season
16 Ravens @ Seahawks 79.3% Ravens defense is improving but face a tough test against MVP favourite Russell Wilson
17 Texans @ Colts 23.4% Texans are rolling on offense and even an average defense is enough to support their charge in the division
18 Seahawks vs Ravens 34.8% Even at home, the Ravens offense will give the Seahawks a rough ride with the league's number 2 offense
19 Cardinals @ Giants 8.8% Patrick Peterson's return will givbe the Cardinals' bottom 5 pass defense a major lift
20 Colts vs Texans 15.1% A tough test against the surging Texans offense