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D/ST rankings for Week 4 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best D/STs going in Week 4 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Denver Broncos linebacker Bradley Chubb (55) in the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at Empower Field at Mile High. Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets and Sam Darnold helped the Colts to a fantasy matchup winning two pick-sixes, three interceptions, two sacks, a safety and just seven total points scored. That is the kind of day that makes you want to remove D/STs from your league completely. The Eagles sacked Joe Burrow eight times, but gave up 23 points and didn’t force any turnovers, while the Browns forced five turnovers and sacked Dwayne Haskins three times. The Giants got lucky enough to face the 49ers with half of their team out with injury, but managed a couple sacks and negative four fantasy points. That’s not good.

As usual, picking a D/ST is fraught with inconsistencies, but there are some teams that are just so awful (I’m looking at you Jets) that you can predict them to keep being awful.

Covid-19 News

We’re still getting information on the Tennessee Titans Covid-19 breakout, but at the moment it looks like the NFL is going to do all they can to get both the Titans-Steelers and Vikings-Texans to play this week. If they do, the Titans and to some extent, the Vikings, won’t have been able to practice as much as their opponent’s have. But, we are still waiting for definitive news on the status of these matchups, which means there is also a chance they move the games to a later date.

Streaming D/ST

Denver Broncos vs. Jets

I don’t think Sam Darnold is as awful as his stats this year, but there’s no doubt the Jets are in a free fall right now. Denver is available on many waiver wires, so grab them up!

New York Jets at Broncos

If Brett Rypien is starting, then play whatever defense he’s starting against and see how it goes.

Seattle Seahawks at Dolphins

The Seahawks pass defense has been torched so far this season, but they’ve also played some decent passing attacks. If they can get up on the Dolphins, I expect Ryan Fitzpatrick to have trouble in comeback mode.

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