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2020 Fantasy Football Rankings: Defenses for Week 5

DSTs ranked for Week 5 of the NFL season.

NFL: Washington Football Team at Arizona Cardinals Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Thanks to Cam Newton’s COVID-19 positive test coming the day after last week’s rankings were published, it was too late to pivot to the Chiefs who took advantage of Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham to lead all DSTs in Week 4 with 20 points. In similar circumstances, the Eagles’ DST were too much for the backup QBs in San Francisco as they forced three turnovers and scored a defensive touchdown for 18 fantasy points as they took home their first win of the season.

If you followed my advice and took a chance of the Jets then you would have had yourself the fourth highest scoring fantasy defense of the week. OK it was only worth eight points in a low scoring week for defenses, but the Jets intercepted Brett Rypien three times in his first start, returning one for a touchdown to keep my early season streak going.

Week 5 Top Streaming Option: Arizona Cardinals @ New York Jets (49% owned)

An easy one this week. I have the Jets as the 31st rated offense in the league, only ahead of the Giants, and they go into Week 5 with Sam Darnold highly unlikely to suit up after damaging his should on TNF last week. The Cardinals defense has been fairly average through four weeks, if not particularly spectacular but the match up is too good not take take advantage of.

Week 5 D/ST Rankings

Rank Team Opponent Owned
Rank Team Opponent Owned
1 Steelers vs Eagles 90%
2 Ravens vs Bengals 100%
3 Buccaneers @ Bears 89%
4 Colts @ Browns 90%
5 Patriots vs Broncos 77%
6 Cardinals @ Jets 49%
7 Chiefs vs Raiders 69%
8 Rams @ Washington 94%
9 49ers vs Dolphins 99%
10 Bears vs Buccaneers 84%
11 Browns vs Colts 12%
12 Washington vs Rams 6%
13 Eagles @ Steelers 31%
14 Seahawks vs Vikings 64%
16 Bills @ Titans 88%
17 Broncos @ Patriots 67%
18 Jaguars @ Texans 38%
19 Giants @ Cowboys 1%
20 Dolphins @ 49ers 1%
21 Jets vs Cardinals 23%
22 Chargers @ Saints 38%
23 Titans vs Bills 21%
24 Panthers @ Falcons 1%
25 Cowboys vs Giants 26%
26 Texans vs Jaguars 12%
27 Bengals @ Ravens 12%
28 Vikings @ Seahawks 34%
29 Falcons vs Panthers 1%
30 Raiders @ Chiefs 2%