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2019 Fantasy Football Rankings: Defenses for Week 8

Top 20 Defense Options for Week 8.

Pittsburgh Steelers v Los Angeles Chargers Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images

Another week and another dominant defensive performance from the Patriots as they once again led fantasy scoring for defenses as they recorded their second shutout of the season in the Monday Night Football win over the Jets. Next up for them are the Browns whose offense has spluttered thus far and who would bet against the Patriots dominating once again.

The trend this week is very much about home field advantage, with 9 of my top 10 defenses and 13 of the top 16 all poised to bring the heat in their own houses.

Note: Cowboys and Ravens on bye week.

Top 20 Defenses Week 8

Rank Team Opponent Owned % Comments
Rank Team Opponent Owned % Comments
1 Patriots vs Browns 99.0% Default number 1 for this historic defense
2 49ers vs Panthers 89.7% The league's number 2 defense keep it rolling at home
3 Vikings vs Redskins 84.4% Vikings at home on a short week will be too much for the poor Washington offense
4 Rams vs Bengals 78.0% The Rams righted the ship last week and face another bottom 5 offense, this time in London
5 Steelers vs Dolphins 34.4% The Steelers are the best streaming option of week 7 against the lowly Dolphins
6 Titans vs Buccaneers 61.9% The Titans are simply a great defense and face Jameis Winston coming off a 5 pick game last time out
7 Bills vs Eagles 96.0% The Bills haven been a top 3 pass defense and should handle a misfiring Eagles offense
8 Jaguars vs Jets 81.2% After the Jets performance on MNF, the Jaguars will be licking their lips to get after Sam Darnold
9 Panthers @ 49ers 49.0% A tough task travelling to the 49ers, but the Panthers defense has been top 3 in 2019
10 Saints vs Cardinals 88.3% Saints are riding their defense towards another division title
11 Seahawks @ Falcons 46.0% With Matt Ryan likely out, the Seahawks defense will be a great streaming option this week
12 Eagles @ Bills 46.3% The Eagles run defense remains elite despite the blip in Dallas in week 7
13 Bears vs Chargers 98.5% Bears need a big game from their defense to get back on track
14 Packers @ Chiefs 54.9% Matt Moore's first start for KC, the Packers will be out to shut him down
15 Colts vs Broncos 16.6% A better 'real' defense than fantasy but the Broncos are a below averaeg offense
16 Chargers @ Bears 81.9% The Bears offense is all over the place and the Chargers can take advantage
17 Texans vs Raiders 29.4% The Raiders offense remains extremely frisky and will be a big test for Houston
18 Chiefs vs Packers 18.9% The Chiefs' defense had a big week 7 but face a tough test in an in-form Aaron Rodgers
19 Jets @ Jaguars 9.7% Can the Jets' run defense hold Leonard Fournette in check?
20 Broncos @ Colts 25.5% The Broncos strength is on their defense but the Colts are riding high after last week's win