Joshua has been playing fantasy sports for almost 15 years. He plays nearly every fantasy game he can get his hands on, but absolutely loves football. Joshua has really found a love for college fantasy football in the last few years. Huge fan of all teams Colorado. Broncos, Nuggets and Rockies! He currently owns a small HVAC business in Colorado Springs, where he lives with his wife and 3 daughters.
Defense wins championships! An old adage for sure, but one that’s true. In today’s NFL high-scoring, fast paced, aerial attacks are all the rage. In fact, a good old fashioned, smash mouth, 3-yards and a cloud of dust team is hard to find.
We are officially on the back 9. Week 10 is here and it begins the home stretch of fantasy seasons. A lot has changed already. We have seen first round picks massively disappoint. Ray Rice, Trent Richardson and Doug Martin come to mind.
We will be over half way through the fantasy regular season come Tuesday morning. By now, we know the general layout of the NFL. We know which teams are making a push for the playoffs and which start their golf season right after the holidays.
The defenses were out in full force in week 4, racking up fantasy points as if they were first round picks! Three D/ST finished in the top 20 of overall scoring. An impressive 15 defenses scored 11 or more fantasy points, lead by the Titans, Colts and Redskins at 22 a piece.
There are some surprise names on top and bottom of the D/ST rankings so far this season. The Kansas City Chiefs (yes the 2-win, number 31 ranked fantasy D of 2012) are the early leaders in D/ST scoring with 51 points.
Defenses are generally light years ahead of the offenses in the first week or two of a season. Last week was no exception. If you are like me, you don’t even bother with a defense at draft time. I take the team with the friendliest week 1 match-up.