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D/ST rankings for Week 8 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best D/STs going in Week 8 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) and outside linebacker Demario Davis (56) celebrate after a sack during the first half against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Covid-19 update

There were some concerns around the Vikings, Broncos, Chargers, and Giants with positive player tests. All four teams have had no positives heading into Saturday evening, which puts them on track to play as scheduled.


Week 7 was good for playing your D/ST against Drew Lock, Andy Dalton, Sam Darnold, Cam Newton and Nick Foles, as each D/ST hit or topped 14 fantasy points against them.

This week we can take advantage of some poor quarterbacks, as Daniel Jones faces the Buccaneers, Sam Darnold faces the Chiefs, Dalton, if he can clear concussion protocol, faces the Eagles, Lock faces the Chargers, and Foles gets the Saints.

Your D/ST doesn’t have to be great, it just needs to face bad quarterbacks.

Bye weeks

Washington Football Team, Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars

Streaming options

New Orleans Saints

The Saints can’t seem to stop the deep pass, but they do have a stout defensive front and the Bears offensive line looked bad last week. If Foles is forced to do more than his line can handle, he’s going to turn the ball over, especially if the Saints can get a lead.

Green Bay Packers

The Packers defense hasn’t done much to write home about, but they face a Vikings team that can’t get out of its own way. With one of the worst offensive lines in the league, the Vikings will have trouble if the Packers and Aaron Rodgers can get a lead and get the Vikings in pass-first mode.

D/ST rankings for Week 8

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