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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.

Budda Baker #32 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates a Philadelphia Eagles failed play on fourth down with less than two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter at State Farm Stadium on December 20, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Week 16 was not a good one for D/STs, as only four hit double-digit fantasy points, with the Bills leading the way with 13. This is the same week that the Steelers faced a third-string quarterback and the Rams faced the winless Jets. But, instead of the Steelers and Rams finishing in the Top-7 D/ST scorers, it ended up being New York and Cincinnati with the good numbers. This is another reason to scrap D/ST’s in your league.

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Buffalo Bills vs Patriots

The Bills defense has played better of late while the Patriots continue to scuffle. Buffalo has scored two defensive touchdowns in their last two games and have given up an average of just 18 points per game.

Arizona Cardinals vs 49ers

Arizona sacked Jalen Hurts six times last week and Daniel Jones eight times the week before. Nick Mullens has been giving up plenty of D/ST points this season and that shouldn’t change this week, as the Cardinals try to keep pace in the playoff race.

D/ST rankings for Week 18

Rk Name Opp
Rk Name Opp
1 Washington Football Team @ NYG
2 Dallas Cowboys @ PHI
3 Buffalo Bills vs NYJ
4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs CAR
5 New England Patriots @ MIA
6 Indianapolis Colts @ JAC
7 Kansas City Chiefs @ DEN
8 Tennessee Titans @ HOU
9 Cincinnati Bengals @ CLE
10 Los Angeles Rams vs SF
11 New Orleans Saints @ ATL
12 Minnesota Vikings vs CHI
13 Pittsburgh Steelers @ BAL
14 Arizona Cardinals vs SEA
15 Green Bay Packers @ DET
16 Detroit Lions vs GB
17 Los Angeles Chargers @ LV
18 Philadelphia Eagles vs DAL
19 San Francisco 49ers @ LAR
20 New York Giants vs WAS
21 Baltimore Ravens vs PIT
22 Las Vegas Raiders vs LAC
23 Cleveland Browns vs CIN
24 Chicago Bears @ MIN
25 Miami Dolphins vs NE
26 Carolina Panthers @ TB
27 Seattle Seahawks @ ARI
28 Houston Texans vs TEN
29 Atlanta Falcons vs NO
30 Denver Broncos vs KC
31 Jacksonville Jaguars vs IND
32 New York Jets @ BUF