The Bears have scored the most defensive touchdowns; the Lions have given up the most defensive touchdowns. Yeah, it's as simple as that
Arizona serves up the most sacks in the league--and they're on the road with an immobile backup quarterback in the loudest venue in the league and facing Jared Allen? This will end poorly... unless you have the Vikings D, that is.
After blitzing the Cardinals last week maybe this defensive line is living up to its price tag. At least they'll know where to find Matt Hasselbeck.
The Bengals are tied for the league lead in sacks, though bringing down Ben Roethlisberger is a whole 'nother challenge entirely.
The Browns rank third in interceptions, and now they get Joe Haden back. Could make things interesting for Andrew Luck.
Though they've been better of late the Rams still have offensive line issues. That's not a good thing to have against the league leader in sacks.
Bill Belichick's opportunistic defense has the most fumble recoveries in the league. The Jets have issues on offense. That's a good combination if you're looking for defensive fantasy points.
Hosting Tony Romo frequently leads to defensive fantasy points.
Patrick Peterson is a playmaker, and after a month of taking good care of the ball Christian Ponder has been sloppy of late.
The Redskins rank second in defensive touchdowns; the Giants have allowed the second-fewest sacks. Something's gotta give.
Sure, we saw signs of life from Russell Wilson last week; now he gets to go on the road and test himself against an elite defense. Good luck with all that.
Pittsburgh's D is banged up, but Cincy is fourth in sacks allowed and tied for fourth in giveaways. So we're sayin' there's a chance.
The first game post-Webb and Ray-Ray sees Baltimore traveling to face a Texans team that doesn't provide many opportunities for defensive scores. They'll need Jacoby Jones, in a homecoming of sorts, to come up large in the return game.
Rex Ryan will need every trick in the book to create defensive fantasy points on the road against the Pats. Of course, he's got a pretty big book.
Jeff Fisher is working wonders with his defense, and Chris Long and Robert Quinn should generate more than a few sacks against a Green Bay line that's allowing almost four QB takedowns a game.
Aqib Talib made a lot of plays for the Bucs; now it's on Ronde Barber to bait Drew Brees into a mistake or three.
With both the Chiefs and Eagles off this week the Bills are the active NFL leader in giveaways. Good thing, too, as the Titans are lousy at creating them.
You've got Ndamukong Suh on the one side and Jay Cutler on the other, so there are definitely ways this could go right for the Lions.
How will the Texans respond to getting discount double-checked in prime time? Won't be easy against a Baltimore offense that takes good care of the quarterback and the football.
We'd be a lot more likely to see bad Alex Smith in Seattle; by the Bay it's a tougher row to hoe for the Seahawks.
One way to end the RG3/Vick comparisons: point out how Washington has the fewest giveaways in the league. The Giants, with the second-most INTs in the league, will test that theory.
The Saints aren't pressuring the quarterback or generating turnovers like they used to. Insert your own tired bounty joke here.
The Colts have a new system, a ton of injuries, and the fewest takeaways in the league. Perhaps Brandon Weeden can help with that.
The Cowboys have created an abysmal four turnovers this season; as you'd expect, they have zero defensive touchdowns to show for it.
Only one fantasy defense is more inept (less ept?) at creating opportunities for defensive points than the anemic Raiders.
Fortunately for the Raiders, that even more inept (or less ept, as it were) defense is on the other side of the ball this week.