FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEKLY FEATURES
|Team Defenses Report - Week 3
September 21, 2006
First Tier – Must Starts
- Chicago – Ride ‘em while they’re hot. Actually, just ride ‘em all season.
- Baltimore – Blew up the Raiders, as expected. Now they travel to their “old home”, Cleveland. This should be interesting.
Second Tier – Solid Starts
- Philadelphia – Alex Smith could revert to the Alex Smith of old at any time. Will it be this week? Loss of Kearse hurts, but they have replacements.
- Atlanta – Posted consecutive solid defensive efforts. Now they get to try and contain Reggie Bush and a pumped-up New Orleans crowd.
- Buffalo – They’ve played two solid, consistent games, fantasy-wise. Facing the Jets at home could mean big things.
- New England – They’re at home, and something tells me Denver QB Jake Plummer is very close to cracking.
- Seattle – Tough, tough matchup against the G-men, but they’ve put up consecutive 13-point fantasy outings.
- Carolina – What’s wrong with them? Who knows. Well, they should be able to pound the Bucs with the way the Buc offense has looked thus far.
Third Tier - Best of the Rest
- Pittsburgh – Playing against Palmer & Co. will be a tough go, but they’ll be eager to perform after last week’s stinker.
- Cincinnati – After a big Week 1, disappointed last week. Will need to play stellar D at home against their rivals, the Steelers.
- Jacksonville – They absolutely manhandled the defending champs, but going to Indy is a totally different ballgame.
- Detroit – Don’t laugh. They’re playing Green Bay at home. That almost ensures 2 INTs.
Note: League scoring used for this column is 2 points for safety, fumble recovery, blocked punt or FG, 1 point for blocked PAT or sack, 6 points for defensive or special team TDs, and anywhere from 10 to 2 points based on points allowed.