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Defense and Fantasy | NFL Fan Poll

Defense and Fantasy

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Updated: August 24, 2012

Source: sacbee

 

How important is the defense your fantasy team winds up with? Can you have enough top tier offensive players to make the defensive team you get a wash? Well it might be more important than you think. In the game itself, a great defense can nullify a good offense and give a great offense fits. For fantasy that can matter a great deal when you look at a defense’s fantasy points against.

Drew Brees and the Saints had one of the great offenses of the league last year but were given fits of rage at the hands of the 49ers and their hard hitting defense. In that respect the benefits of a great defense are obvious. The rankings are fairly easy to agree with from nfl.com’s preview page. They have it this way:

  1. San Francisco 49ers
  2. Chicago Bears
  3. Detroit Lions
  4. Baltimore Ravens
  5. Houston Texans

It is kind of hard to argue with the niners grabbing the top slot. I would probably change things around a little bit after that but not a lot. Just take a look at your team’s season and matchups. Think about what defense would work better against your fantasy opponents. Is a good defense as important in fantasy as it is in reality football? In short; no. It’s not exactly unimportant either though. As long as you pay attention and do a little research, you should be fine on defense drafting.

Here is how we see it:

  1. San Francisco 49ers
  2. Baltimore Ravens
  3. Chicago Bears
  4. Detroit Lions
  5. Houston Texans

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