by Chris Foster
This is a weekly column that looks at the best defenses to chase throughout each week of the season. The goal is to give you a few defenses that should be available in your league that will give you an advantage at the defensive position each week.
Titans (v. Broncos): I really like the Titans at home coming off a bye against a Denver teams that has been less than stellar offensively. They just signed Justin Forsett to be their back-up running back behind a struggling Devonte Booker. Which means they may rely on Trevor Simian a ton this week. I think the Titans will rack up some points!
Falcons (@ Rams): The Falcons need a win to keep pace in their division. They luckily get a rookie QB on a struggling offense. The only advantage for the Rams is that they are at home. Everything else points to this being a good matchup for the Birds.
Revisiting Last Week:
Bears (v. 49ers): Well, we hit it with this one. The weather may have helped but halfway through the 3rd quarter Colin Kaepernick only had 4 yards passing. He ended up getting benched for Blaine Gabbert. The Bears only gave up 6 points and had 6 sacks for somewhere near 15 points in your fantasy leagues.
Jaguars (v. Broncos): The Broncos managed to put up 20 points on the Jaguars and only give up 2 sacks. That is literally all that the Jags defense offered. It was good enough for somewhere around 4 points in standard defensive leagues.
Pipe Dream: (Team we wish we picked up)
Bears (v. 49ers): We hit it. This was the defense to own. The only better defense in the league this week was the Broncos, who are obviously highly owned!
We got to put our money where our mouth is, so here is how we have done so far this season!
- Week 1: 49ers D vs. Rams = 14 points
- Week 2: Ravens D vs. Browns = 10 points
- Week 3: Dolphins D vs. Browns= 3 points
- Week 4: Titans D vs. Texans= 5 points
- Week 5: Dolphins D vs. Titans= 7 points
- Week 6: Lions D vs. Rams= 2 points
- Week 7: Dolphins D vs. Bills= 6 points
- Week 8: Cowboys D vs. Eagles= 7 points
- Week 9: Dolphins D vs. Jets= 13 points
- Week 10: Redskins D vs. Vikings= 5 points
- Week 11: Dolphins D vs. Rams= 8 points
- Week 12: Saints D vs. Rams= 9 points
- Week 13: Bears D vs. 49ers= 15 points
Total = 104 Points
Our 104 points total would make our “Chasing Defense” teams rank as the 4th best defense in the league. That is what chasing defense is supposed to do, give you the best possible defense without having to use a high draft pick on a defense. If you played all the defenses we had listed for the season, you would have had the 4th best defense in the league! Now on to the playoff charge!!
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