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D/ST rankings for Week 2 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best D/STs going in Week 2 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Larry Foote #50 and defensive linemen Brett Keisel #99, Ziggy Hood #96 and Casey Hampton #98 of the Pittsburgh Steelers look on from the field during a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field on November 12, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Chiefs 16-13. Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images

In Week 1, your Top 7 fantasy D/STs were the Saints, Washington, Ravens, Patriots and Chargers, Steelers, and Bills. These are the only teams to top 10 fantasy points while the Saints were the only team to score a defensive touchdown.

Probably the biggest surprise was Washington sacking Carson Wentz eight times and got a hand on him 15 times! We knew the addition of Chase Young to an already good defensive line would be a big plus, but that’s pretty crazy. The Eagles were down three starting linemen, but still.

We’re still trying to see how these 2020 defenses will become. Week 1 gave us some idea, but we’ll need more data to give us a truer look. From these initial results, the Dolphins, Washington, Eagles, Texans, Giants, Bengals, Browns, and Jets are teams worth targeting your D/ST against.

But there are a few defenses you’ll want to start against all but the truly elite offenses. The Steelers look to be one of those, after holding Saquon Barkley to five yards on 15 carries on Monday Night Football. They also sacked Daniel Jones three times, intercepted him twice and got a hit on him eight times. And Jones actually looked okay under all that pressure.

Streaming D/ST

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Panthers

I don’t love targeting the Panthers, but I do like the Buccaneers defense enough to use them against middling to bad teams. I expect the Bucs offense will get on track this week and put the Panthers in a hole that will give the Bucs defensive line plenty of snaps to go after Teddy Bridgewater with abandon.

D/ST rankings for Week 18

Rk Name Opp
Rk Name Opp
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