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Below you will find all of RotoBaller's 2017 fantasy football rankings for defenses (D/ST) and the 2017 NFL season. All of RotoBaller's fantasy football rankings analysis, advice and articles related to defenses appear here.

Fantasy football rankings are an important piece of your preseason draft strategies, and your in-season roster management as well. This rankings dashboard will be updated continuously throughout the preseason and NFL season with fresh analysis and updated rankings.

Our fantasy football rankings articles are broken down by NFL position, and include analysis on numerous league formats including: PPR, non-PPR, redraft, keeper, dynasty and deeper formats too. You can read all of RotoBaller's 2017 fantasy football rankings articles & analysis and prepare for your drafts. Let's win some leagues!

 
 
 

Fantasy Football Rankings by NFL Position

ALL - QB - RB - WR - TE - DEF

 

Best-Ball Rankings Analysis - Defense

Since many of you have embraced the MFL10 format with overwhelming passion, the expert rankers at Rotoballer have assembled their Best-Ball rankings at each position. This will help you formulate a plan as you proceed through your upcoming MFL10 drafts. Our rankings also include tiers that provide you with a more detailed breakdown on which players to target for your rosters. We will also be generating our other rankings and positional analysis articles as we...continue reading

Conference Championships Rankings (Top 50)

Welcome back, RotoBallers. We are in the thick of the NFL playoffs as we approach the semi-finals, and we are still here churning out our weekly fantasy football advice. For those of you playing in fantasy football playoff leagues or DFS contests (on FanDuel, DraftKings, etc), use this list as your player rankings guide. Below you will find our staff's fantasy football rankings for the Conference Championships. Three of our lead fantasy football columnists, Bill DubielPierre Camus and Nick Mariano, have analyzed the NFL...continue reading

Divisional Round Rankings (Top 100)

Welcome back, RotoBallers. The NFL playoffs are heating up as we approach the second round, and we are still here churning out our weekly fantasy football advice. For those of you playing in fantasy football playoff leagues or DFS contests (on FanDuel, DraftKings, etc), use this list as your player rankings guide. Below you will find our staff's fantasy football rankings for the Divisional Round. Three of our lead fantasy football columnists, Bill DubielPierre Camus and Nick Mariano, have analyzed the NFL...continue reading

Wild Card Weekend Rankings (Top 100)

Welcome back, RotoBallers. The NFL playoffs are about to start, and we are here as always. For those of you playing in fantasy football playoff leagues or DFS contests (on FanDuel, DraftKings, etc), use this list as your player rankings guide. Below you will find our staff's fantasy football rankings for Wild Card Weekend. Three of our lead fantasy football columnists, Bill DubielPierre Camus and Nick Mariano, have analyzed the NFL matchups and game slates. In case you missed it, our very...continue reading

Week 17 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

The results are in. Our very own Nick Mariano has finished as the 9th overall ranked expert for the season. You can see the results here. Nick was ranked #21 overall last week (Week 16) out of ~120 industry experts. That continued his incredible streak of being ranked in the top 25 experts for ten weeks straight: In Week 15, he was ranked #22 overall In Week 14, he was...continue reading

Week 17 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts: 2017 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

This is it! Bear in mind when reading this that things are going to be very screwy this week with many teams resting their best players for the playoffs and to reduce the risk of injury even if they're out of the playoffs. While this is being written on Wednesday, rankings may change drastically by Sunday depending on which teams announce that they are resting starters. With that said, I'm going to be breaking things down...continue reading

Week 16 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

He can't stop, won't stop. Our very own Nick Mariano was ranked #22 overall last week (Week 15) out of ~120 industry experts, and now sits at a very impressive 10th overall expert for the season. Nick continued his white hot streak, and has now been ranked in the top 25 experts for nine weeks straight. He's absolutely on fiiiiiire! (NBA Jam voice) ? ? In Week 14, he was ranked #9 overall In Week...continue reading

Week 16 Half PPR Rankings (Top 300)

Below you will find our Week 16 Half-PPR rankings for fantasy football's Super Bowl. It's championship week, and lineup mistakes will be the difference maker between league champions and second place. We are here to make sure you win your leagues. Three of our lead fantasy football columnists, Bill DubielPierre Camus and Nick Mariano, have analyzed the NFL matchups and game slates for Week 16. Below you will find their consensus staff ranks. Feel free to click those links and...continue reading

Week 16 Standard Rankings (Non-PPR): Top 300

Congrats RotoBallers. It's Championship Week (for almost everyone), and we're bringing you our weekly ranks. Our very own Nick Mariano is now ranked as the 10th most accurate expert for the season out of ~120 industry rankers. Show that man some Twitter love. You can find Nick's ranks below, along with our lead editor Pierre Camus and lead columnist Bill Dubiel. On Sunday morning, Nick also answers all your questions in our Live Q&A...continue reading

Week 16 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts: 2017 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Time to go for the whole enchilada! Below are RotoBaller's Week 16 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream and start for Week 16 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our tiered defense rankings are your guide to drafting defenses, making waiver wire pickups/adds to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 16. Starting the right defense every week can be a difference-maker, so we have...continue reading

Week 15 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts: 2017 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Still hangin' in there? Below are RotoBaller's Week 15 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream and start for Week 14 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our tiered defense rankings are your guide to drafting defenses, making waiver wire pickups/adds to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 15. Starting the right defense every week can be a difference-maker, so we have broken out our defense...continue reading

Week 15 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

He's on fiiiiiire! (NBA Jam voice) ? ? ?  Our very own Nick Mariano was ranked #9 overall last week out of ~120 industry experts, and now sits at a very impressive 11th overall expert for the season. Nick is scorching hot, now appearing in the top 25 experts for eight weeks straight - check it out below: In Week 13, he was ranked #21 overall In Week 12, he was #6 overall In Week 11,...continue reading

Week 14 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts: 2017 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

It's Week 14, which is the playoffs for most leagues. If you haven't looked ahead with defenses, it's more important now than ever to stream effectively. Below are RotoBaller's Week 14 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream and start for Week 14 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our tiered defense rankings are your guide to drafting defenses, making waiver wire pickups/adds to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target,...continue reading

Week 14 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

Welcome back, RotoBallers. Our very own Nick Mariano was ranked #21 overall last week out of ~130 industry experts, and now sits at a very impressive 15th overall expert for the season. Nick continues to churn out that sweet rankings butter, now appearing in the top 25 experts for seven weeks straight - check it out below. He's on fiiire (NBA Jam voice) ? ? ? In Week 12, he was ranked #6 overall...continue reading

Week 13 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts: 2017 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

With the playoff push in full swing, streaming knowledge is essential now more than ever! Below are RotoBaller's Week 13 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream and start for Week 13 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our tiered defense rankings are your guide to drafting defenses, making waiver wire pickups/adds to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 13. Starting the right defense every week can...continue reading

Week 13 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

Welcome back, RotoBallers. Our very own Nick Mariano was ranked #6 overall last week out of ~130 industry experts. His rankings have been on fire, consistently coming in as one of the most accurate experts for several weeks running: In Week 11, he was ranked #12 overall In Week 10, he was #10 overall In Week 9, he was #16 overall In Week 8, he was #3 overall So... be sure to follow his rankings every...continue reading

Week 12 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

Welcome back folks, and Happy Thanksgiving! As we move into Week 12 of the fantasy football season, no more teams are on bye anymore. The next two weeks will be a deal-breaker for a lot of fantasy football owners out there, determining if they are going to make a glorious playoff run or not. Setting optimal lineup is critical. First of all, make sure you are adding or streaming the right players off the...continue reading

Week 12 Standard Rankings (Non-PPR): Top 300

Listen up, RotoBallers. Our very own Nick Mariano was ranked #12 overall last week out of ~130 industry experts. In Week 10, he was ranked #10 overall. In Week 9, he was #16 overall. And in Week 8, he was #3 overall. So... be sure to follow his rankings! And tomorrow morning, Nick will be answering all your questions in our Live Q&A Game Day Chat from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET. Below you will...continue reading

Week 12 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts: 2017 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

With the playoff push in full swing, streaming knowledge is essential now more than ever! Below are RotoBaller's Week 12 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream and start for Week 12 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our tiered defense rankings are your guide to drafting defenses, making waiver wire pickups/adds to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 12. Starting the right defense every week can...continue reading

Week 11 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts: 2017 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

With the playoff push in full swing, streaming knowledge is essential now more than ever! Below are RotoBaller's Week 11 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream and start for Week 11 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our tiered defense rankings are your guide to drafting defenses, making waiver wire pickups/adds to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 11. Starting the right defense every week can...continue reading

Week 11 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

Welcome back folks. If you are reading this column, and still feverishly setting your fantasy lineups, then you are most likely still in the playoff hunt. Nice work. As we move into Week 11 of the fantasy football season, four teams are still on bye. There are some viable fantasy football players sitting this week, especially on the Panthers, and some Jets, 49ers and Colts too. Make sure you are adding or streaming the right players off the...continue reading

Week 10 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts: 2017 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

With the playoff push in full swing, streaming knowledge is essential now more than ever! Below are RotoBaller's Week 10 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream and start for Week 10 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our tiered defense rankings are your guide to drafting defenses, making waiver wire pickups/adds to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 10. Starting the right defense every week can...continue reading

Week 10 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

Welcome back folks. If you are reading this, then you are probably still in the playoff hunt. Nice work. As we move into Week 10 of the fantasy football season, four teams are on bye. There are plenty of viable players sitting this week, especially on the Eagles, Chiefs and some Raiders too. Make sure you are adding or streaming the right players off the waiver wire to replace any bye-week lineup issues, and that...continue reading

Week 9 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts: 2017 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

The dreaded bye weeks strike their mightiest blow in Weeks 8 and 9, so streaming knowledge is important now more than ever! Below are RotoBaller's Week 9 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream and start for Week 9 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our tiered defense rankings are your guide to drafting defenses, making waiver wire pickups/adds to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream...continue reading

Week 9 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

As we move into Week 9 of the fantasy football season, six teams are on bye. Fantasy owners may be looking for replacements in their lineups, and start/sit decisions are more important than ever. These are the weeks where fantasy leagues will define the contenders and pretenders, so let's make sure your optimal lineups are in place. Below you will find our updated Week 9 PPR rankings for fantasy football, to reflect the various changes around the NFL this...continue reading