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2020 Fantasy Football Rankings: Defenses for Week 14

D/STs ranked for Week 14 of the NFL season.

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Just when we got the highest DST performance of the season in Week 12 from the Falcons, the Patriots then went and one-upped them in Week 13 with a massive 29 point score against the hapless Chargers in a 45-0 shutout. The massive score came thanks to a pair of special teams touchdowns, with one from a Gunner Olszewski punt return, and the second from a blocked field goal returned 44 yards by Devin McCourty. Throw in a pair of interceptions, three sacks and zero points allowed and if you were lucky enough to start the Patriots last week, you had a match-winning position in a crucial end of fantasy regular season week.

No other team came close to the Patriots last week, but seven other teams gave you a double digit return, including both the Jaguars and Vikings who filled their fantasy DST boots with a combined six sacks, six turnovers, a safety and a defensive score.

My top streaming option in the Washington Football team put up a better real life defensive performance than they did in fantasy scoring as they handed the Steelers their first loss of the season. They gave you just three fantasy points thanks to a game-sealing interception at the two-minute warning but were otherwise a bit of a dud fantasy wise.

Week 14 Top Streaming Option: New York Giants vs Arizona Cardinals (15% rostered)

Here we are again and into the fantasy playoffs and people are still ignoring the Giants as a legitimate fantasy defense. Just 15% rostered as the DST8 on the season and flying high as the NFC East leaders, the Giants’ arrow is very much pointing up. The Cardinals come to Metlife Stadium riding a three game losing streak and Kyler Murray playing like a shadow of his earlier season self, so the Giants should feel confident of leaning on their defense and securing another vital victory as they look to strengthen their playoff hopes. And you should feel confident as you start your journey through the fantasy playoffs.

Week 14 D/ST Rankings

Rank Team Opponent Owned DEF OFF
Rank Team Opponent Owned DEF OFF
1 Saints @ Eagles 90% 2 31
2 Steelers @ Bills 100% 1 15
3 Seahawks vs Jets 79% 20 32
4 Colts @ Raiders 73% 10 7
5 Ravens @ Browns 98% 6 13
6 Rams vs Patriots 82% 4 22
7 Patriots @ Rams 46% 14 11
8 Giants vs Cardinals 15% 9 8
9 Buccaneers vs Vikings 46% 8 5
10 Chiefs @ Dolphins 94% 22 20
11 49ers vs Washington 49% 5 24
12 Cardinals @ Giants 20% 12 29
13 Washington @ 49ers 24% 7 19
14 Browns vs Ravens 38% 16 25
15 Dolphins vs Chiefs 90% 3 2
16 Cowboys @ Bengals 16% 25 30
17 Packers @ Lions 74% 18 20
18 Bears vs Texans 72% 16 14
19 Panthers vs Broncos 8% 24 28
20 Bills vs Steelers 62% 13 9
21 Eagles vs Saints 28% 11 4
22 Falcons @ Chargers 2% 23 18
23 Vikings @ Buccaneers 56% 19 12
24 Broncos @ Panthers 19% 15 16
25 Texans @ Bears 11% 29 27
26 Titans @ Jaguars 32% 30 23
27 Jets @ Seahawks 5% 26 10
28 Chargers vs Falcons 34% 21 17
29 Raiders vs Colts 60% 28 6
30 Bengals vs Cowboys 7% 27 26
31 Jaguars vs Titans 1% 32 3
32 Lions vs Packers 4% 31 1