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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 viable streamer.

Chase Young #99 of the Washington Football Team looks on prior to the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at FedExField on September 12, 2021 in Landover, Maryland. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Week 1 is officially a wrap, and there were plenty of surprising defensive performances. The Arizona Cardinals had the highest scoring defense/special teams unit in Week 1, despite a questionable secondary thanks in part to a couple of forced fumbles and an INT. They stifled the Titans at home, including stud RB Derrick Henry, who was held to just 3.4 yards per carry. The Philadelphia Eagles also managed a top-five D/ST performance in fantasy football, as the Falcons struggled to get going offensively. They scored just six total points on the day and had the 7th fewest offensive yards among NFL teams.

Week 2 Streamer

Bengals D/ST vs. Bears

Though the Bengals aren’t exactly a stout defense in terms of actual NFL value, their unit could afford those streaming the D/ST some value this week. They’ll face the Bears this week, who are dead set on keeping Andy Dalton in at quarterback, and as long as they continue to do so, we’ll expect the offense to stall. The Bears scored on just 25% of offensive drives in Week 1 (albeit against a better defense in the Rams) and was one of only six NFL teams to score 15 or fewer points. They sit at $2,900 this week on DraftKings.

D/ST rankings for Week 8

Rk Name Opp
Rk Name Opp
1 Los Angeles Rams @ HOU
2 Pittsburgh Steelers @ CLE
3 Buffalo Bills vs MIA
4 San Francisco 49ers @ CHI
5 Cincinnati Bengals @ NYJ
6 Seattle Seahawks vs JAC
7 Denver Broncos vs WAS
8 Atlanta Falcons vs CAR
9 Carolina Panthers @ ATL
10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ NO
11 Cleveland Browns vs PIT
12 Jacksonville Jaguars @ SEA
13 Kansas City Chiefs vs NYG
14 Philadelphia Eagles @ DET
15 Los Angeles Chargers vs NE
16 Washington Football Team @ DEN
17 Tennessee Titans @ IND
18 Chicago Bears vs SF
19 Green Bay Packers @ ARI
20 New York Jets vs CIN
21 Arizona Cardinals vs GB
22 New England Patriots @ LAC
23 Indianapolis Colts vs TEN
24 Dallas Cowboys @ MIN
25 Detroit Lions vs PHI
26 New York Giants @ KC
27 Minnesota Vikings vs DAL
28 New Orleans Saints vs TB
29 Houston Texans vs LAR
30 Miami Dolphins @ BUF