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
|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|