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Top 30 D/ST rankings for Week 14 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best D/STs going in Week 14 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander reacts after a play in the fourth quarter during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Defense and special teams is a position you need to be wary of setting and forgetting your studs, as matchups are more important than ability. Last week, the top scoring D/STs were the Buccaneers, Chiefs, Rams, Titans and Saints. Getting leads and putting opposing quarterbacks in a situation where they need to drop back on almost every play, makes for great spots for D/STs to pin their ears back.

Below are some good situations to start D/STs in your playoffs.

D/ST Ranking Tiers

Tier 1

Playing Green Bay in Lambeau is tough enough, but it’s even tougher for a rookie in December. Dwayne Haskins will have trouble if he’s forced to throw from behind.

David Blough didn’t faceplant on Thanksgiving but I don’t trust him against the Vikings in Minnesota.

Tier 2

The Steelers can get to the quarterback and the Cardinals offensive line isn’t great at stopping defenders from doing just that.

Rookie Drew Lock wasn’t awful but he was also at home against a Chargers defense that has hit the skids. He’ll have more trouble in Houston, in a game the Texans need to keep a lead in their division.

D/ST Streamers

The Packers, Eagles, Jets, Browns, and Texans all are in advantageous spots this week. None are locks, but the Packers are my top streaming play this week.

D/ST Rankings, Week 14

Rank Player Opp
Rank Player Opp
1 Green Bay Packers vs WAS
2 Minnesota Vikings vs DET
3 Baltimore Ravens @ BUF
4 Philadelphia Eagles vs NYG
5 Pittsburgh Steelers @ ARI
6 New York Jets vs MIA
7 Cleveland Browns vs CIN
8 Dallas Cowboys @ CHI
9 Houston Texans vs DEN
10 Tennessee Titans @ OAK
11 New England Patriots vs KC
12 New Orleans Saints vs SF
13 Indianapolis Colts @ TB
14 San Francisco 49ers @ NO
15 Carolina Panthers @ ATL
16 Jacksonville Jaguars vs LAC
17 Los Angeles Chargers @ JAC
18 Chicago Bears vs DAL
19 Arizona Cardinals vs PIT
20 Seattle Seahawks @ LAR
21 Los Angeles Rams vs SEA
22 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs IND
23 Atlanta Falcons vs CAR
24 Kansas City Chiefs @ NE
25 Buffalo Bills vs BAL
26 Denver Broncos @ HOU
27 Oakland Raiders vs TEN
28 New York Giants @ PHI
29 Cincinnati Bengals @ CLE
30 Miami Dolphins @ NYJ
31 Detroit Lions @ MIN
32 Washington @ GB