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2019 Fantasy Football Rankings: Defense for Week 4

Top 20 Defenses for Week 4

New York Jets v New England Patriots Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images

A dominant display from last season’s number one fantasy defense on Monday Night Football meant the Bears were the top scoring defense of Week 3. They now face another of the NFL’s top defenses in Week 4 as they take on the Vikings in a crucial early season divisional match-up. The Patriots continue to be a defensive juggernaut as they beat up on bad opponents but face a stiffer test in the form of divisional rivals, the also undefeated Bills in Buffalo. Facing a mobile quarterback in Josh Allen is a different test for the Pats, but does anyone believe Bill Belichick won’t be able to find a way to stop Allen’s 2019 ascension?

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: 49ers and Jets on bye week.

Week 4 Defense Rankings

Ranking Team Opponent % Owned Fantasy Rank Comment
Ranking Team Opponent % Owned Fantasy Rank Comment
1 Patriots @ Bills 96.9% 1 The NFL's number 1 defense still dominates against stiffer competition
2 Chargers @ Dolphins 68.4% 22 The Dolphin's are the league's worst offense. Enough said.
3 Packers vs Eagles 65.3% 4 The Packers dominate a misfiring Eagles offense
4 Rams vs Buccaneers 92.6% 7 Rams defense is the real deal in 2019
5 Vikings @ Bears 89.0% 8 The Vikings win a defensive battle on the road
6 Titans @ Falcons 67.5% 6 The Titans are a top 10 fantasy defense and a nust start, even on the road
7 Bears vs Vikings 98.5% 5 Strength on strength, can the Bears stifle the Vikes strong running game?
8 Bills vs Patriots 89.2% 9 Bills give the Patriots all they can handle with their strong all round defense
9 Seahawks @ Cardinals 15.8% 14 A bounceback week for the Seahawks defense against a struggling Cardinals offense
10 Steelers vs Bengals 15.8% 25 A great potential spot start against a poor Bengals offense
11 Bengals @ Steelers 0.9% 26 Similar to the Steelers, the Bengals defense faces a disappointing Steelers offense
12 Ravens vs Browns 51.6% 21 Ravens defense at home is always a solid flex option
13 Cowboys @ Saints 80.0% 16 The Cowboys get after Teddy Bridgewater on the road
14 Texans vs Panthers 32.9% 19 Texans defense has struggled early in the season but are a strong home option this week
15 Panthers @ Texans 25.4% 11 Strong against the pass, the Panthers give Deshaun Watson a stern test
16 Colts vs Raiders 20.9% 20 Raiders offense has been better than expected but the Colts should still overcome them at home
17 Jaguars @ Broncos 78.1% 17 After a get healthy week for the Jags, the Broncos pose a tougher test
18 Buccaneers @ Rams 8.9% 10 Despite being surprisingly stingy through three weeks, the Bucs can't handle the Rams' offensive firepower
19 Falcons vs Titans 4.1% 18 The Keanu Neal injuty hurts, but the Titans offense is still a stagnant mess
20 Broncos vs Jaguars 27.6% 27 Better against the pass than run so far in 2019, the Broncos defense needs to step up