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Week 1 Fantasy Defense Rankings

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Fantasy football draft season is over, but the road to your league’s championship is just beginning.

Our trio of award-winning fantasy football rankers are here to guide you through all your start/sit decisions with their Week 1 rankings. Below are their top 12 defenses as of Thursday, but you can find their up-to-the-minute rankings across all positions and formats until kickoff in our Fantasy Tools.

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Here’s some more information about our rankers before we dive into their rankings:

  • Sean Koerner was FantasyPros’ No. 1 fantasy football draft ranker of 2019, has finished as their top in-season ranker in three of the past five seasons and is The Action Network’s Director of Predictive Analytics.
  • Chris Raybon was the fourth-most accurate FantasyPros’ ranker of 2019 and has watched every NFL snap since 2010.
  • Matthew Freedman is the Editor-in-Chief of FantasyLabs and was the sixth-most accurate FantasyPros ranker in 2017.

Week 1 Fantasy Defense Rankings

RK Player Matchup
1 Patriots vs. MIA
2 Bills vs. NYJ
3 Eagles @ WAS
4 Steelers @ NYG
5 49ers vs. ARI
6 Chiefs vs. HOU
7 Colts @ JAX
8 Ravens vs. CLE
9 Chargers @ CIN
10 Titans @ DEN
11 Lions vs. CHI
12 Broncos vs. TEN

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