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Top 25 D/ST rankings for Week 16 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best D/STs going in Week 16 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt is introduced before playing the Buffalo Bills at Heinz Field.  Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

The fantasy championships are here and you need a defense and special teams to help you take the top prize. Below we have your Week 16 D/ST rankings to help you set those championship lineups. Good luck!

D/ST Ranking Tiers

Tier 1

The Steelers are still firmly in the playoff hunt and they’ve gotten there with their defense. The Jets weak offensive line will have trouble against T.J. Watt and company.

The Ravens lost at home to the Browns big early in the season and will want to repay the favor as they need a win to secure the No. 1 seed.

Tier 2

The Broncos defense should be able to hold down rookie David Blough, who has been awful since his good first half on Thanksgiving.

The 49ers destroyed the Rams in L.A. earlier in the year, keeping Jared Goff from hitting 100 yards passing as they harassed him into the fetal position. Things might not be that bad this week but the 49ers are coming off a letdown game and need to win out to get the No. 1 seed.

D/ST Streamers

The Giants defense isn’t horrible and they take on a weak offense in Washington. And the same can be said for Washington, as they take on the ghost of Eli Manning.

D/ST Rankings, Week 16

Rank Player Opp
Rank Player Opp
1 Pittsburgh Steelers @ NYJ
2 Baltimore Ravens @ CLE
3 New England Patriots vs BUF
4 San Francisco 49ers vs LAR
5 Denver Broncos vs DET
6 Indianapolis Colts vs CAR
7 Kansas City Chiefs @ CHI
8 Seattle Seahawks vs ARI
9 Buffalo Bills @ NE
10 New York Giants @ WAS
11 Washington Redskins vs NYG
12 New Orleans Saints @ TEN
13 New York Jets vs PIT
14 Los Angeles Chargers vs OAK
15 Minnesota Vikings vs GB
16 Green Bay Packers @ MIN
17 Philadelphia Eagles vs DAL
18 Dallas Cowboys @ PHI
19 Houston Texans @ TB
20 Cincinnati Bengals @ MIA
21 Detroit Lions @ DEN
22 Los Angeles Rams @ SF
23 Atlanta Falcons vs JAC
24 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs HOU
25 Miami Dolphins vs CIN