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Below you will find all of RotoBaller's 2018 fantasy football rankings for defenses (D/ST) and the 2018 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 2018 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

 

Week 11 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 11 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 11 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver wire pickups 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 be a difference-maker. Below we have broken...continue reading

Updated Week 10 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

Welcome to Week 10 RotoBallers. Below are our updated consensus Week 10 PPR rankings for fantasy football, including some running notes on relevant injuries, player news and rankings updates: Marvin Jones looks to have injured his knee and is out of the game. Julian Edelman went to the locker room with an ankle injury. Chris Carson is officially out. ...continue reading

Week 10 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 10 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 10 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver wire pickups 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 be a difference-maker. Below we have broken...continue reading

Updated Week 9 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

Welcome to Week 9 RotoBallers. Below are our updated consensus Week 9 PPR rankings for fantasy football, including some running notes on relevant injuries and rankings updates: Chris Carson is officially active for Week 9. Cooper Kupp will make his return this week. Stefon Diggs is officially out for Week 9. A.J. Green is expected to miss some games with...continue reading

Week 9 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 9 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 9 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver wire pickups to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 9. Starting the right defense every week can be a difference-maker. Below we have broken...continue reading

Updated Week 8 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

Welcome to Week 8 RotoBallers, and we kick off early at 9:30 AM ET (Eagles vs. Jaguars) so be sure to set those lineups ahead of time. Below are our updated consensus Week 8 PPR rankings for fantasy football, including some running notes on relevant injuries and rankings updates: - Chris Thompson (rib, knee) is expected make his return this week. - LeSean McCoy (concussion) is expected to play on...continue reading

Week 8 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 8 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 8 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver wire pickups to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 8. Starting the right defense every week can be a difference-maker. Below we have broken...continue reading

Early Week 8 Rankings - Standard Leagues (Non-PPR)

It's just about the half-way point of the season, and we're here to help you through those bye-week blues. Below are our early Week 8 standard scoring (non-PPR) rankings for fantasy football, including some running notes on relevant injuries and rankings updates: Dalvin Cook Could Be Out Through Bye Week Keke Coutee, Ryan Griffin Ruled Out For Thursday Bilal Powell's...continue reading

Updated Week 7 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

Welcome to Week 7 RotoBallers. Below are our updated Week 7 PPR rankings for fantasy football, including some running notes on relevant injuries and rankings updates: Carlos Hyde is officially out for Week 7. Melvin Gordon (hamstring) is officially out for Sunday's 9:30 am ET game in London. Rob Gronkowski (back) is officially out for Sunday. Devante Parker is a healthy...continue reading

Updated Week 6 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

Welcome to Week 6 RotoBallers. Below are our updated Week 6 PPR rankings for fantasy football, including some running notes on relevant injuries and rankings updates: Matt Breida (ankle, shoulder) is officially active for MNF. Pierre Garcon (knee, shoulder) is officially active for MNF. Geronimo Allison (hamstring) is officially out for MNF. Randall Cobb (hamstring) is officially out for MNF....continue reading

Week 6 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 6 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 6 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver wire pickups to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 6. Starting the right defense every week can be a difference-maker. Below we have broken...continue reading

Week 7 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 7 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 7 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver wire pickups to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 7. Starting the right defense every week can be a difference-maker. Below we have broken...continue reading

Updated Week 5 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

Welcome to Week 5 RotoBallers. Below are our updated Week 5 PPR rankings for fantasy football, including some running notes on relevant injuries and rankings updates: Lamar Miller (chest) is active but is not expected to play. Will Fuller (hamstring) and Keke Coutee (hamstring) are both officially active. Corey Clement (quad) is officially active. Devonta Freeman...continue reading

Week 5 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 5 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 5 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver wire pickups to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 5. Starting the right defense every week can be a difference-maker. Below we have broken...continue reading

Updated Week 4 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

Welcome to Week 4 RotoBallers. Below are our updated Week 4 PPR rankings for fantasy football, including some running notes on relevant injuries and rankings updates: Chris Carson has been ruled out for Week 4. Randall Cobb (hamstring) is out today. Ronald Jones will be active in Week 4 for the first time this year. Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) will make his season debut in Week...continue reading

Week 4 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

If you've read any of the prior iterations of Defense Streamers and Starts, first of all, thank you. Secondly, you might've noticed "by Leonard Francis II" and thought, "Who the hell is Leonard Francis II? And, more importantly, where's Bill?!" Well, Bill is out this week, so I'm stepping in to lead you to the Promised Land, Baker Mayfield style. (I was gonna go T.J. Yeldon there, given the whole...continue reading

Updated Week 3 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

Welcome to Week 3 RotoBallers. Below are our updated Week 3 PPR rankings for fantasy football, including some running notes on relevant injuries and rankings updates: Josh Gordon is inactive for the Sunday night game, and Marvin Jones is active. Leonard Fournette is officially out. T.J. Yeldon and Corey Grant will function as the team's primary...continue reading

Week 3 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 3 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 3 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver wire pickups to improve your lineups, and to decide which defenses to start, sit, target, avoid or stream for Week 3. Starting the right defense every week can be a difference-maker. Below we have broken...continue reading

Updated Week 2 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

Welcome to Week 2 RotoBallers. Below are our updated Week 2 PPR rankings for fantasy football, including some running notes on relevant injuries and rankings updates: Marlon Mack, DeSean Jackson, Jermaine Kearse are all active Antonio Callaway is starting today Devante Parker, Ronald Jones are inactive Josh Gordon is out, and is...continue reading

Week 2 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

We're back and it feels so good! Below are RotoBaller's Week 2 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 2 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 2. Starting the right defense every week can...continue reading

Week 1 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

We're back and it feels so good! Below are RotoBaller's Week 1 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target at the end of your 2018 drafts for Week 1 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 1. Starting the right defense...continue reading

Individual Defensive Player (IDP) Tiered Rankings and Analysis

For our most avid fantasy football enthusiasts who look not to discriminate on the other side of the football for fantasy purposes, RotoBaller brings to you our 2018 Individual Defensive Player rankings. While most leagues stick with a Team D/ST approach, you’ve sought to delve into player values a bit further by taking on an IDP league – you want to see players who are out there crunching tackles, chasing down the quarterback, and slapping...continue reading

Sleeper Defenses for the 2018 Fantasy Football Season

Fantasy DST production is one of the most difficult things to predict on a yearly basis, with preseason favorites often not even registering in the top 12 come season's end. Remember the "juggernaut" Broncos last year? Didn't even finish in the top 15. While there is almost always some joker willing to pony up for the Jaguars or Rams in the 8th round in every league, you should make sure you aren't one of those people....continue reading

Defense Tiered Rankings and Draft Analysis

Defense is a position in fantasy leagues that is often wildly over-drafted. Even the best scoring and most consistent defenses do not differentiate themselves enough to the others to make them worth the price that they often go at. Last year the Jacksonville Jaguars defense lit up fantasy leagues, scoring among the top-10 defenses more consistently than anyone else in the league, yet they weren't even selected in most fantasy drafts. The top three defenses...continue reading

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