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2 D/STs to start and 2 D/STs to fade in Week 15 fantasy football

We go over who you should start and who you should sit at D/ST for Week 15.

Defensive end Chase Young of the Washington Football Team reacts during the NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at State Farm Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. The Washington Football Team defeated the 49ers 23-15. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Picking stud defenses can be extremely hard when it comes it fantasy football. It’s often hit or miss. We have our eyes on two D/STs that could put up strong numbers in Week 15 and two that could flop. Here are some ideal plays and fades ahead of the action.

D/ST Starts

Washington Football Team vs. Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks ran rampant in Week 14 and put up 40 points against the lowly New York Jets but should come crashing back down to earth in Week 15. Seattle doesn't;t have an ordinary offense when everything is clicking but Washington has given up the third-fewest passing yards sixth-fewest points in the NFL. The Football Team’s pass rush could limit Russell Wilson from stretching the field like usual.

New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins

The Pats are just two weeks removed from 45-0 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers and will face a very banged up version of the Dolphins in Week 15. Miami put up a fight against the Chiefs last week but Mike Gesicki, Jakeem Grant, and DeVante Parker suffered injuries in that game. Myles Gaskin is on the Covid-19 list so Tua Tagovailoa could be hard-pressed to find quality weapons. Don’t be surprised if New England turns the Dolphins over a couple of times and keep the score low.

D/ST Sits

Green Bay Packers vs. Carolina Panthers

The Packers have been one of the best teams in the NFL season but have been a part of several dog fights. They only edger out the Detroit Lions by a score in Week 14 and will take on a much more offensively gifted Panthers team in Week 15. Carolina is set to get D.J. Moore back out wide. Jaire Alexander can’t keep him, Curtis Samuel, and Robby Anderson, in check. Mike Davis will also be a key player against a Green Bay defense that's struggled against running backs, so this game could be closer than you think.

Buffalo Bills vs. Denver Broncos

Buffalo is a powerhouse but is still a long way away from being elite on defense. Buffalo is below average against the run and pass this season and Denver is coming off close games against the Kansas City Chiefs and Panthers. The health of the Broncos’ running backs could be a big factor in this game but Tim Patrick, Jerry Jeudy, and Noah Fant are perfectly capable of putting points on the board with Drew Lock under center rather than Kendall Hinton.