Fantasy Football DEF/ST Rankings: Week 5

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. However, with the Dolphins and Raiders on bye, the matchup options aren't as strong this week. I list the top 10 only because I base my rankings on a standard, 10-team league.

Byes: Miami Dolphins & Oakland Raiders

Last Update: Oct. 2

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

Rank & Team Opponent Notes
1. Seahawks @WAS The Seahawks defense is going up against Kirk Cousins. What more do you need?
2. Steelers @JAC The Jaguars are terrible.
3. Bengals @NE The Patriots offense is terrible and the Bengals defense is good.
4. Lions BUF The Bills have a new QB and the Lions defense has played well for much of the season.
5. Eagles STL I'm not a fan of the Rams' offense and the Eagles have been a good fantasy defense.
6. 49ers KC The 49ers defense has done well so far, but this could be a tricky matchup.
7. Broncos ARI Not a great matchup, but you could do worse.
8. Browns @TEN The Titans offense hasn't been good and the Browns have a solid defense.
9. Packers @MIN You could do worse this week.
10. Patriots CIN Maybe bad Andy Dalton shows up.

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