Fantasy Football 2014 rankings and stat projections: Defense

Wednesday August 6th, 2014

How do we best assess the defense/special teams position in fantasy? Turnovers. That stat is the most important one of all because it sets up a chance for a touchdown on a return, it stops more scoring and it stops more yardage. Sacks are nearly as important because they are most often the event that forces the turnover (or a near-sack “hurry” in the case of an interception).

POSITION PRIMERS: QB | RB | WR | TE | K | DST

In short: You want a DST that creates the most sacks and turnovers.

Find all our DST fantasy rankings -- as well as stat projections -- below.

FANTASY FOOTBALL POSITION RANKINGS AND PROJECTIONS:

 

TEAM

BYE

VALUE

TDS

SACKS

INT

FUMBLES

TIER

1

Seattle Seahawks

4

$5

6

40

24

9

1

2

San Francisco 49ers

8

$3

5

36

21

12

2

3

Cincinnati Bengals

4

$3

5

41

18

10

2

4

Carolina Panthers

12

$3

5

43

16

10

2

5

St. Louis Rams

4

$3

6

42

14

9

2

6

Denver Broncos

4

$2

5

42

15

11

3

7

Arizona Cardinals

4

$2

6

40

15

10

3

8

New England Patriots

10

$2

4

42

19

9

3

9

Baltimore Ravens

11

$1

4

39

17

10

4

10

Kansas City Chiefs

6

$1

5

39

15

9

4

11

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

7

$1

5

33

19

10

4

12

Cleveland Browns

4

$1

4

38

18

9

4

13

Houston Texans

10

$0

4

38

15

11

5

14

Miami Dolphins

5

$0

4

37

14

9

5

15

Pittsburgh Steelers

12

$0

4

36

14

9

5

16

Chicago Bears

9

$0

4

34

15

10

5

17

Buffalo Bills

9

$0

3

40

13

8

5

18

New Orleans Saints

6

$0

3

37

15

8

5

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