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D/ST rankings for Week 1 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best D/STs going in Week 1 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

 Stephon Gilmore #24 of the New England Patriots tackles DeVante Parker #11 of the Miami Dolphins during the game at Gillette Stadium on November 26, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

Football is back! Right? Yeah, it is! And we’re back with weekly fantasy football rankings. With no preseason games and limited, to no fans, in the stadiums, it will likely take these teams a little while to get to top performance. The good news is, we’ve all watched a lot of bad football in our days and somehow managed not to gouge our own eyes out. Oh, and great players make great plays and we’ll see those as well.

Defenses might have an advantage early on, as they can take advantage of offensive lines that haven’t had a lot of time together. We will likely see some offensive lines get better as rookies get coached up and new lineman get on the same page. Of course, teams like the Saints and Chiefs should have an advantage early on, as they have good continuity from last season.

Teams like the Bengals, Dolphins, Cardinals, Giants, Jets, Washington and Chargers will get better, but Week 1 isn’t the time to rely on them. The Bills, Steelers, Eagles and 49ers will have a distinct advantage up front this week.

Streaming D/ST

Indianapolis Colts

I think Gardner Minshew can put up some fantasy points, but his offense sets up well for opposing defenses. The Jaguars have a defense that is weak across the board, which is going to force Minshew to do more than his team is likely capable of in the passing game. That should set the Colts up to grab a few turnovers this week.

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