Fantasy Football Rankings Week 14: Defense

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  • Fantasy Football Rankings Week 14: Defense

    The fantasy football playoffs are finally here in most leagues, so favorable matchups are a must at as many positions as possible. D/ST is the easiest position at which to stream, which is a good thing because our Week 14 fantasy defense rankings feature some top defenses lower than usual. 

    Unfavorable matchups are the cultprits, as the Patriots (vs. Chiefs), 49ers (@ Saints), Rams (vs. Seahawks), and Bills (vs. Ravens) are once again in tough spots. This was also true last week with all of those D/STs, and the results weren't great. It's certainly possible any of these talented D/STs can put up good fantasy numbers, but it's an uphill battle in these matchups. 

    WEEK 14 NON-PPR RANKINGS:
    Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | Kicker

    Unfortunately, many of the top matchups go to D/STs you won't want to stream. The Dolphins (@ Jets), Cardinals (vs. Steelers), and Bengals (@ Browns) are all in good spots, but they're not really streamable options in the fantasy playoffs. You're better off trying the Colts (@ Buccaneers), Packers (vs. Redskins), Texans (vs. Broncos), Seahawks (@ Rams), and maybe even the Falcons (vs. Panthers), who have had some big weeks recently. 

    Again, in the fantasy playoffs, you can't afford a dud, whether it's from someone you've been starting all year or from a stream. It's tough to know what to do with stud D/STs in bad matchups. We generally recommend sitting them for higher-upside units that have at least been halfway-decent this year. This week, there are enough legit streams that you can feel comfortable sitting teams like the Pats and 49ers if you get one of the top sleepers on waivers. 

    WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiverTight end

    NOTE: Check back for updates throughout the week.

  • 1 Minnesota Vikings

    Vikings vs. Lions

  • 2 Pittsburgh Steelers

    Steelers @ Cardinals

  • 3 Philadelphia Eagles

    Eagles vs. Giants

  • 4 New York Jets

    Jets vs. Dolphins

  • 5 Baltimore Ravens

    Ravens @ Bills

  • 6 Indianapolis Colts

    Colts @ Buccaneers

  • 7 Green Bay Packers

    Packers vs. Redskins

  • 8 Cleveland Browns

    Browns vs. Bengals

  • 9 Seattle Seahawks

    Seahawks @ Rams

  • 10 San Francisco 49ers

    49ers @ Saints

  • 11 Houston Texans

    Texans vs. Broncos

  • 12 Tennessee Titans

    Titans @ Raiders

  • 13 Atlanta Falcons

    Falcons vs. Panthers

  • 14 Los Angeles Rams

    Rams vs. Seahawks

  • 15 Jacksonville Jaguars

    Jaguars vs. Chargers

  • 16 Los Angeles Chargers

    Chargers @ Jaguars

  • 17 Arizona Cardinals

    Cardinals vs. Steelers

  • 18 Carolina Panthers

    Panthers @ Falcons

  • 19 Dallas Cowboys

    Cowboys @ Bears

  • 20 New Orleans Saints

    Saints vs. 49ers

  • 21 New England Patriots

    Patriots vs. Chiefs

  • 22 Chicago Bears

    Bears vs. Cowboys

  • 23 Miami Dolphins

    Dolphins @ Jets

  • 24 Cincinnati Bengals

    Bengals @ Browns

  • 25 Denver Broncos

    Broncos @ Texans

  • 26 Oakland Raiders

    Raiders vs. Titans

  • 27 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Buccaneers vs. Colts

  • 28 Kansas City Chiefs

    Chiefs @ Patriots

  • 29 Buffalo Bills

    Bills vs. Ravens

  • 30 New York Giants

    Giants @ Eagles

  • 31 Detroit Lions

    Lions @ Vikings

  • 32 Washington Redskins

    Redskins @ Packers

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