Unless most of the teams in your league carry a backup defense, more than half of the league should be available to you every week. Perhaps instead of playing one above average defense every week, regardless of matchup, we should instead target the widely available waiver wire defenses with the best matchups in any particular week? You can always make exceptions if your rent-a-defense gets hot - heck, you might find a team worth starting all year by accident. Even if you don't, good matchups will continue to get greater in number as more QBs get injured or yanked as the season goes on. You can steal some points from bad weather come December. Each week I'll list the startable fantasy defenses on most waiver wires and rank them.
**Baltimore and Chicago have great matchups in Week 2 but are assumed to be rostered**
Week 1 Results
Philadelphia (vs Washington) - 1 sack
The Eagles whole team hit the snooze button and the defense never woke up. It remains to be seen if this will be a pass defense to target when setting lineups, but it sure has the look of one through one week, just ask Case Keenum.
A Look Ahead: @ATL DET @GB - The Falcons pass offense and offensive line should get better at home this week.
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