With the passing of the trade deadline in most leagues, fantasy owners are now limited to the waiver wire for any major adjustments in their starting lineup. However, there should be a number of options within the free agent pool for owners looking to beef up their defense at the back-end of the season.
Unless you have one of the top squads this season, Fantasy defenses are usually interchangeable weekly based on matchups. Surprisingly, most Fantasy owners aren’t even aware of who’s the best and rarely take a look at overall team NFL stats. Due to Fantasy Football scoring formats that reward so much for defensive TD’s, the top performers can sometimes get a little skewed.
The Vikings are this year’s top defensive beast, and we’ve been ranking them that way since we got a glimpse of their dominate force week 2. Minnesota is towering over the Bills who rank 2nd (depending on league scoring) after five NFL weeks. While last year’s favorites Denver and Arizona are hovering respectably in the top 5.
Baltimore Ravens Forming a Running Back Committee with Addition of Kenneth Dixon In an effort to create a committee of dynamic ball carriers in their backfield, the Baltimore Ravens added former Louisiana Tech running back Kenneth Dixon to an already loaded backfield that includes Justin Forsett and sophomore Javorius “Buck” …