Top Fantasy Defenses Draft Tips
Fantasy football is just around the corner as teams around the NFL wrap up training camp practices and get ready for the upcoming season. Fantasy football is more popular than ever as owners pour over fantasy websites and magazines in the hope of finding the next sleeper. Drafting a top fantasy defense in the draft is often overlooked and can be the difference between winning or losing a matchup. Here are the top five fantasy defenses that fantasy owners should consider drafting.
#1 Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos enter the 2017 season with one of the best defenses in the NFL. They have been ranked as a top fantasy defense within the last couple years and plan to continue their dominance. A defense that has Von Miller, Brandon Marshall, and Aqib Talib is filled with talent and will be one of the first defenses selected in fantasy drafts across the country.
#2 Houston Texans
The Houston Texans look to return as one of the best defenses in the NFL. Last season they allowed the least amount of offensive yards in the NFL and hoped to receive a boost from J.J. Watt who was injured for the majority of games last season. The Texans expect to be among the sack leaders in the NFL and will be one of the first defenses selected in fantasy football drafts. Fans may not know what to expect on the offensive side of the ball, but the defense has been a consistent force over the last few seasons.
#3 Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks hope to have a bounce back campaign, as they finished in 9th place in defensive fantasy points last season. The Seahawks finished third in league with 42 sacks but faltered to 21st in league with only 11 interceptions. The Seahawks defense is filled with talented stars led by CB Richard Sherman, DE Michael Bennett, and LB Bobby Wagner. The unit experienced minimal turnover during the offseason and is expected to be one of the top fantasy defenses in the NFL.
#4 Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings lost their starting QB during training camp last season and had to rely on their defense to keep them in games. The Vikings were the best fantasy defense last season as they shut down offenses week in and week out. The defense is filled with young talents such as Harrison Smith, Everson Griffen, and Xavier Rhodes. If you plan on using the Vikings fantasy defense in the upcoming season, it is important to draft them early because they will be one of the first defenses selected in fantasy drafts.
#5 Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals entered the 2016 season with high expectations but struggled throughout the season. Despite their struggles, the Cardinals finished with a top 3 fantasy football defense and hoped to build upon that success. They ranked first in forced fumbles and sacks last season and hoped to continue that trend into the upcoming season. The Cardinals lost Tony Jefferson and Calais Campbell over the offseason, but they still return talented defenders such as Patrick Peterson, and Tyrann Mathieu.
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