Chasing Defense: Week 17

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.

This Week:

Last week we focused on one matchup and it yielded pretty good results on either side of the ball. This week

Play of the Week:


49ers (@LAR): The 49ers will get to play against almost entirely a group of backups for the Rams. It should be a low scoring game with some turnovers.


Colts (v. HOU): The Colts haven’t been great this season but they face a struggling offense this week in the Texans.

Redskins (@NYG): The Redskins face the Giants, who have struggled all year on offense.

Revisiting Last Week:


Bears (v. CLE): The Bears finished with 11 points on the day after allowing just 3 points, had 2 INTs, a fumble recovery, and had 1 sack.

Browns (@ CHI): The Browns had 7 fantasy points as they gave up 20 points but had 5 sacks.

Pipe Dream: (Team we wish we picked up)

Redskins (v. DEN): This should have been our play and we would have been rewarded with 13 fantasy points. Yet, we managed to do pretty well.

Running Total:

We got to put our money where our mouth is, so here is how we have done so far this season!

  • Week 1: Rams D vs. Colts= 27 points
  • Week 2: Ravens D vs. Browns= 16 Points
  • Week 3: Dolphins D vs. Jets= 4 Points
  • Week 4: Lions D @ Min= 11 points
  • Week 5: Bears D v. Min= 6 Points
  • Week 6: Skins D v. SF=  5 Points
  • Week 7: Cowboys D v. SF= 15 Points
  • Week 8: Browns D v. Min= 4 Points
  • Week 9: 49ers D v. Ari= 4 Points
  • Week 10: Pats D v. Den= 14 Points
  • Week 11: Chargers D v. BUF= 25 Points
  • Week 12: Redskins D v. NYG= 13 Points
  • Week 13: Packers D v. TB= 15 Points
  • Week 14: Jets D v. DEN= 4 Points
  • Week 15: Saints D v. NYJ- 6 Points
  • Week 16: Bears D v. CLE= 11 Points
  • Total = 180 Points
    Our 180 points total would make our “Chasing Defense” teams rank as the #2 defense in the league. We are now just 1 point behind the Jaguars.  Which means that we finished the regular season as the #2 defense in the league, just 3 points behind the Jaguars.

We will continue into the playoffs and see how we finish!

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