Thursday AM update: The league continues dealing with Covid-19 cases, but for the time being, no games appear to be threatened with postponement. The league has dealt with some questions virtually every week this season, but has continued to play games in a mostly on-time fashion. This week appears on track.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were the overwhelming No. 1 D/ST going into Week 9 and they ended up with five fantasy points, while the team playing Tom Brady, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown, and Rob Gronkowski led the league with 16 points.
The Dolphins continue to score defensive touchdowns and now have forced 13 turnovers on the season. They get a tough matchup with Justin Herbert this week. It will be interesting to see just how well they can keep getting turnovers and capitalizing off of them.
Week 10 byes
Daniel Jones managed to not turn the ball over last week, but was sacked five times. The Eagles put up nine D/ST points on them in Week 7 when they sacked Jones three times, recovered two fumbles and and had one interception. Philadelphia is coming off a bye and are as healthy as they’ve been all season.
The 49ers will have Nick Mullens at quarterback, which has been good for opposing defenses this season. We also just watched the Saints stomp Tom Brady and the Buccaneers, so Mullens should an even easier opponent. Coach Shanahan is an offensive genius, but he’s just down too many players right now.
D/ST rankings for Week 18
|1||Washington Football Team||@ NYG|
|2||Dallas Cowboys||@ PHI|
|3||Buffalo Bills||vs NYJ|
|4||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||vs CAR|
|5||New England Patriots||@ MIA|
|6||Indianapolis Colts||@ JAC|
|7||Kansas City Chiefs||@ DEN|
|8||Tennessee Titans||@ HOU|
|9||Cincinnati Bengals||@ CLE|
|10||Los Angeles Rams||vs SF|
|11||New Orleans Saints||@ ATL|
|12||Minnesota Vikings||vs CHI|
|13||Pittsburgh Steelers||@ BAL|
|14||Arizona Cardinals||vs SEA|
|15||Green Bay Packers||@ DET|
|16||Detroit Lions||vs GB|
|17||Los Angeles Chargers||@ LV|
|18||Philadelphia Eagles||vs DAL|
|19||San Francisco 49ers||@ LAR|
|20||New York Giants||vs WAS|
|21||Baltimore Ravens||vs PIT|
|22||Las Vegas Raiders||vs LAC|
|23||Cleveland Browns||vs CIN|
|24||Chicago Bears||@ MIN|
|25||Miami Dolphins||vs NE|
|26||Carolina Panthers||@ TB|
|27||Seattle Seahawks||@ ARI|
|28||Houston Texans||vs TEN|
|29||Atlanta Falcons||vs NO|
|30||Denver Broncos||vs KC|
|31||Jacksonville Jaguars||vs IND|
|32||New York Jets||@ BUF|