Chet Gresham's Fantasy Football Defense Rankings: Week 16
To differentiate between all the "Start 'Ems" on Walt's Fantasy Football Start Em, Sit Em page, you can check out the Weekly Fantasy Football Rankings, so you can figure out whom to start between Player X and Player Y.
Below are my fantasy defense rankings and a set of links for my positional Weekly NFL Fantasy Football Rankings. Keep in mind that this list is for this week only; not the entire rest of the season.
The rankings are based on a traditional scoring system. Each player has Walterfootball.com's projected stats and standard scoring points.
Los Angeles Chargers (at Jets)
Bryce Petty threw two interceptions in his first start, and the Chargers' D/ST has hit double-digits in three of its last five games.
Baltimore Ravens (versus Colts)
The Ravens put up good numbers against DeShone Kizer last week and should be able to do similar damage against Jacoby Brissett this week.
Jacksonville Jaguars (at 49ers)
I hate to go against the great Jimmy "GQ" Garoppolo, but the Jaguars have 10 double-digit D/ST scores through 15 weeks and the 49ers still have trouble scoring without strong red-zone receivers.
Chicago Bears (versus Browns)
DeShone Kizer is a turnover factory, and that likely won't change in Chicago.
Minnesota Vikings (at Packers)
Brett Hundley is back, and the Vikings are still quite good defensively.
Pittsburgh Steelers (at Texans)
The Steelers need to win to keep their No. 2 seed, so they will be going all out against T.J. Yates. That's not good for Yates.
Washington Redskins (versus Broncos)
With Brock Osweiler or Paxton Lynch starting this week, Washington becomes a top D/ST play.
Carolina Panthers (versus Bucs)
The Panthers have hit double-digit D/ST games in three of their last four, and Jameis Winston does know how to turn the ball over, as he did three times the last time these two teams met.
Los Angeles Rams (at Titans)
Marcus Mariota has thrown eight interceptions over the last five games, and the Rams' defense has been playing well of late.
Kansas City Chiefs (versus Dolphins)
If we get bad Jay Cutler this weekend, Kansas City has a good shot at a strong D/ST day.