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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 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