Fantasy Football DEF/ST Rankings: Week 3

I'm a big fan of the matchup defense, meaning you choose your defense based more on who the defense is playing than the defense itself.

That allows you to get a solid defense each week, without burning a high pick in your draft. This week, you should be able to grab one of the top five defenses off the wavier wire.

Byes: None

Last Update: Sept. 18

Other Rankings: QB, RB, WR, TE, DEF

Rank & Team Opponent Notes
1. Texans @NYG The Texans are a great matchup play because they face the turnover-prone Giants.
2. Patriots OAK The Patriots are a good play this week because they face the Oakland offense.
3. Bengals TEN The Bengals are usually worth starting and this week is no different.
4. Panthers PIT I'm not high on the Panthers defense this year, but they are still worth starting.
5. Ravens @CLE Baltimore is a decent matchup option if you're hurting this week.
6. Seahawks DEN It's a tough matchup for the Seahawks this week.
7. 49ers @ARI The 49ers defense has down well thus far.
8. Cardinals SF Not the best matchup for the Cards, but they've done well so far.
9. Broncos SEA Denver doesn't have the greatest matchup, but you could do worse.
10. Colts @JAC The Colts defense isn't that good, but if you're desperate, they have a good matchup.

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