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D/ST rankings for Week 9 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best D/STs going in Week 9 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

New England Patriots outside linebacker Matt Judon (9) reacts against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Gillette Stadium. Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

We will be halfway through the NFL season after this week and another week closer to the fantasy playoffs. Choosing the right D/ST is a big part of our road to the playoffs, so let’s take a look at some of the best options for Week 9.

Bye weeks

The Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Football Team are on a Week 9 bye.

Streaming options

New England Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers

Sam Darnold has been giving up plenty of fantasy points to opposing D/STs, but now Darnold might not be able to go with a concussion. If Darnold can’t go, P.J. Walker would get the start and that’s enough for me to go all in on the Patriots defense this week.

Indianapolis Colts vs. New York Jets

Mike White played admirably last week, but I’m still ready to target him with D/STs. He’s been a check down king in his two games and I expect the Colts can force him into more uncomfortable positions in Week 9.

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