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2019 Fantasy Football Rankings: Defenses for Week 12

Top 20 Defense Options for Week 12

Kansas City Chiefs v Tennessee TItans Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

I’ll hold my hands up again and admit I didn’t believe that Falcons could be a legit fantasy defense for a second straight week. They proved it wasn’t a fluke and took poor Kyle Allen apart, sacking him 5 times, intercepting him 4 times and running one of those back for a score and they finished Week 11 with a league leading 23 fantasy points. Elsewhere, the Browns’ defensive performance kinda fell off the radar for some reason (?) but they also outperformed my prediction to finish as the D/ST3 with 17 points.

Happily my top streaming option of the week came through, with the Raiders finishing with 14 fantasy points to finish as the D/ST6, one place ahead of my prediction.

Looking ahead to Week 12 and there a couple of potentially titanic struggles on the cards with two top 5 offenses facing top 5 defenses in the Cowboys (No 2 Offense) traveling to the Patriots (No 1 Defense) and the Ravens (No 1 Offense) traveling to the Rams (No 5 Defense). I’m leaning towards the Patriots and Ravens coming out on top in those match ups and the rankings reflect that.

My top streaming option of Week 12 is the Titans who are coming off their bye and host the Jaguars and their 21st ranked offense. At just 33% owned, they could make the difference in your week 12 match up with the fantasy playoffs now so close.

Top 20 Defenses Week 12

Week 12 Rank Team Opponent Owned %
Week 12 Rank Team Opponent Owned %
1 Steelers @ Bengals 76.8%
2 Bills vs Broncos 92.2%
3 Patriots vs Cowboys 98.4%
4 49ers vs Packers 95.2%
5 Ravens @ Rams 72.8%
6 Titans vs Jaguars 32.9%
7 Saints vs Panthers 84.8%
8 Browns vs Dolphins 29.1%
9 Jets vs Raiders 39.4%
10 Eagles vs Seahawks 36.1%
11 Bears vs Giants 85.6%
12 Lions @ Redskins 7.6%
13 Jaguars @ Titans 56.1%
14 Cowboys @ Patriots 51.6%
15 Falcons vs Buccaneers 2.0%
16 Colts @ Texans 53.3%
17 Raiders @ Jets 32.1%
18 Rams vs Ravens 87.6%
19 Panthers @ Saints 50.8%
20 Seahawks @ Eagles 28.2%