September 1, 2010

Harmon Updated Defense Rankings

The final rounds of the draft are reserved to fill two roster slots. After loading up on running back depth and building a deep receiving corps, fantasy owners roll toward defenses and kickers. Occasionally, some intrepid soul will leap from the fray to fill this roster slot early, but owners have been burned by this strategy in the past.

The clear leader in the Team Defense world is the Jets, with or without all-world cornerback Darrelle Revis, followed by the Vikings. The debates at this position begin as early as the third slot, with the Eagles, Packers, 49ers, Ravens and Steelers all vying for attention at the top.

Does Troy Polamalu’s hair put the Steelers over the top? Does the sight of Patrick Willis tormenting opposing quarterbacks get you fired up? Ray Lewis?

Let’s get it on.

  1. New York Jets
  2. Minnesota Vikings
  3. Philadelphia Eagles
  4. Green Bay Packers
  5. San Francisco 49ers
  6. Baltimore Ravens
  7. Pittsburgh Steelers
  8. New Orleans Saints
  9. Dallas Cowboys
  10. Cincinnati Bengals
  11. Chicago Bears
  12. New York Giants
  13. San Diego Chargers
  14. Miami Dolphins
  15. Arizona Cardinals
  16. Tennessee Titans
  17. New England Patriots
  18. Houston Texans
  19. Denver Broncos
  20. Oakland Raiders
  21. Buffalo Bills
  22. Indianapolis Colts
  23. Seattle Seahawks
  24. Atlanta Falcons
  25. Washington Redskins