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Fantasy Football: Week 2 Defense Rankings

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With Week 1 in the books, we can finally answer some questions surrounding our favorite teams and specifically, their defenses. 

Some teams like the Vikings, expected to be a solid unit this year, got torn apart by the Packers while the Washington Football Team broke out with an eight-sack performance against the Eagles. 

As we get set for Week 2, here are the top 20 fantasy defenses to start in your lineups. 

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1. Buffalo Bills (vs. Dolphins)

You never know what you're going to get with Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Dolphins won't be able to run the ball against Buffalo with the same success they had against New England. It will not be easy for the Dolphins to score points Sunday. 

2. Pittsburgh Steelers (vs. Broncos)

The Steelers' defense looks legit and the Broncos were held in check by the Titans in Week 1. If Pittsburgh can force Drew Lock into some mistakes they could be in store for a big day.

3. San Francisco 49ers (vs. Jets)

If the Jets can't establish a ground game it's going to be a long game for Sam Darnold, and there's no reason to believe they will against the 49ers' incredible front four. 

4. Baltimore Ravens (vs. Texans)

Deshaun Watson appears to have another shaky offensive line and he doesn't have DeAndre Hopkins to lean on when the play breaks down. The Chiefs had success against the Texans and there's a good chance Ravens will too with the way they can cover in the secondary. 


5. Chicago Bears (vs. Giants)

Saquon Barkley had 15 carries for six yards in Week 1. Need I say more? The Giants' offensive line continues to be a mess and Daniel Jones doesn't look ready to be able to carry an offense that has to rely on the passing game. 

6. Kansas City Chiefs (vs. Chargers)

The Chiefs did a good job on Watson in Week 1 and will have to deal with a much less explosive offense in the Chargers. This is one of those games where a defense will benefit from the fact that their opponent will be playing from behind most of the way. 

7. Philadelphia Eagles (vs. Rams)

The Eagles will look to avenge their Week 1 collapse against Washington against a team they've fared pretty well against on the defensive side of things. Jared Goff hasn't dealt with zone defenses well in the past and Philly plays plenty of it. 

8. Indianapolis Colts (vs. Vikings)

The Colts need to bounce back after giving up 27 points to the Jaguars, but if Phillip Rivers can take care of the ball a little better they could be better positioned to keep Kirk Cousins off the scoreboard. 

9. Tennessee Titans (vs. Jaguars)

The Titans' defense had a strong showing in Week 1 against a potentially explosive Broncos offense and face a much less imposing attack led by Gardner Minshew. 

10. New England Patriots (vs. Seahawks)

The bend but don't break approach worked well for the Patriots in Week 1, but they'll have a much tougher assignment with Russell Wilson this week. 

11. Minnesota Vikings (vs. Colts)

12. New Orleans Saints (vs. Raiders)

13. Green Bay Packers (vs. Lions)

14. Los Angeles Rams (vs. Eagles)

15. Dallas Cowboys (vs. Falcons)

16. Denver Broncos (vs. Steelers)

17. Cincinnati Bengals (vs. Browns)

18. Washington Football Team (vs. Cardinals)

19. Seattle Seahawks (vs. Patriots)

20. Arizona Cardinals (vs. Washington)