Fantasy Football DEF/ST Rankings: Week 8

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. The byes shouldn't hurt your options too badly this week. I list the top 10 only because I base my rankings on a standard, 10-team league.

Byes: New York Giants & San Francisco 49ers

Last Update: Oct. 25

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

Rank & Team Opponent Notes
1. Dolphins @JAC A great matchup for the Dolphins.
2. Lions @ATL The Lions defense has been really good this season.
3. Texans @TEN The Titans are playing Mettenberger, and opposing defenses love to feast on rookies.
4. Bills @NYJ Solid matchup here for the Bills.
5. Chiefs STL Good matchup for the Chiefs.
6. Seahawks @CAR Seahawks defense hasn't been great, but I think they'll bounce back soon.
7. Cowboys WAS Honestly didn't think I would be recommending the Cowboys as a viable starting defense this season.
8. Browns OAK The Browns are an acceptable matchup play against the Raiders.
9. Ravens @CIN If you're desperate, you could do worse than this.
10. Patriots CHI The Patriots are a decent play this week.

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