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2021 Divisional Round Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Defenses - Fantasy Football Sleepers, Fades, Matchups, DFS Bargains

Start 'em and sit 'em defenses for the Divisional Round from senior fantasy football expert Michael Fabiano.

Divisional Round Weekend Start ‘Em: Defenses

Packers D/ST vs. Rams (Sat. 4:35 p.m. ET, FOX): The Packers D/ST figures to be one of the top options at the position this weekend. That’s based on a favorable matchup against the Rams and their quarterback, Jared Goff, who is playing with a surgically repaired thumb. Their passing game produced just 169 yards against the Seahawks too, so Green Bay’s defense has the advantage.

DFS Bargain: Chiefs D/ST vs. Browns (DraftKings: $3,600)

Divisional Round Start 'Em, Sit 'Em

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Divisional Round Weekend Sit ‘Em: Defenses

Rams D/ST at Packers (Sat. 4:35 p.m. ET, FOX): The Rams defense is the best among the current postseason teams, but it's tough to start this unit in Green Bay. Their offense averaged a league-high 31.8 points per game in the regular season while allowing the third-fewest sacks and committing the fewest giveaways. Aaron Donald (ribs) will also be playing at less than 100 percent this week.

DFS Fade: Buccaneers D/ST at Saints (DraftKings: $3,100)

Michael Fabiano is an award-winning fantasy football analyst on Sports Illustrated and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) Hall of Fame. You can follow Michael on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram for all of the latest breaking fantasy football news and the best analysis in the business!