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
|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|