Fantasy Team Defense: 5 Teams That Will Help You Score Points
5 Offenses Your Team Defense Can Score Against
When people are thinking about team defenses, there are usually two schools of thought. The first way that many people look at defenses is that, “let’s take the best defense we can and use it as a weapon all season long.” The second way of looking at defenses is, “let’s pick what we can towards the end of the draft and just go defense by committee during the Fantasy Football season.” If you are a person who goes by the second school of thought then I have some ideas for you!
At the beginning of the 2013 NFL season, many teams have already established that their offenses are, for the most part, going to be trouble this season for their respective teams. These teams may have bad a quarterback situation, terrible offensive lines, an offense that resembles The Little Giants, turning the ball over on a regular basis or a mixture of all of these things.
If you are looking for the defense by committee approach, then follow these five teams all season, pick up the defenses they are playing against and enjoy the benefits of their miseries. Some of the fans of these teams will say, “well, we played some pretty tough teams this season, but we will bounce back!” Yeah right! These teams’ offenses are in bad shape and look to have very little hope of recovering anytime soon. Their fans may not believe this, but please read about the next five teams offenses and pick up the defenses going against them this week. You will thank me later!
5. Oakland Raiders
Headed into their Monday Night Football matchup with the Denver Bronco’s the Oakland Raiders are 1-1 and left the game, as expected 1-2. Now, many of you may have doubts. Well consider these factors. The Raiders have a very young and raw quarterback in Terrelle Pryor. Young quarterbacks tend to make mistakes and in big situations.
Pryor has played fairly well in his first couple NFL starts, but this can change quickly. Going against a powerhouse like the Denver Broncos will cause any quarterback to force plays he normally would not make. The Raiders put up some points against the Broncos and Pryor got knocked around pretty good during the game. Also, having Pryor as a running quarterback gives lots of risks to injury and backup Matt Flynn is not exactly a proven NFL quarterback. Finally, their lead running back Darren McFadden is as brittle as something Indiana Jones would find on a dig.
If he … no ... when he goes down with an injury, this team will have very little to be excited about on the offensive side of the ball.
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
If you are a Fantasy Football manager who likes to study a great deal before the season even starts, then you will know that there were many Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ players that were ranked very high on every expert’s rankings.
Running back Doug Martin was going as high as second in drafts and Vincent Jackson was being considered as a number one receiver for fantasy managers. None of these players have done what was expected of them so far in this early season. The main cause of this is struggling quarterback Josh Freeman.
Freeman has thrown more interceptions than he has touchdowns and showed very little in two close games with the New York Jets and New Orleans Saints. Wednesday, the Buccaneers decided to start Mike Glennon.
A rookie quarterback usually spells turnovers. This will hurt Martin due to teams putting eight men in the box. The value of both Jackson and Mike Williams will drop, or at least whatever is left of them will.
3. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers are the only team in the NFL that has six Super Bowl Championships. This team has had some great offensive weapons like Lynn Swann, Franco Harris, and Jerome Bettis. The Steelers still have one of the best quarterbacks in the league in Ben Roethlisberger. That, however, does not mean anything this season! This team is in terrible shape in regards to their offense in 2013.
Against the Chicago Bears, the Steelers committed five turnovers and two of those resulted in scores. This will win anyone Fantasy Football games when you own a defense that scores like the Bears did on Sunday night. Even if the Steelers play the Cleveland Browns, pick up that defense and start them against this team.
2. St. Louis Rams
The 2013 St. Louis Rams are not the “Greatest Show On Turf” as they once were with Kurt Warner and Marshall Faulk. This team’s offense lacks so many key ingredients of that team of old. The running attack of the Rams is a huge question mark. Daryl Richardson has not shown that he wants the job since given the chance to start. Quarterback Sam Bradford has been under attack every game. Bradford has been given weapons such as Tavon Austin, but these players are very young and inexperienced. This team may be good in the future, but if you have a defense that is going against them this season in Fantasy Football, play them with confidence!
1. Jacksonville Jaguars
If there is one offense on this list that by far has no chance to be good whatsoever this season it is the Jacksonville Jaguars. This is a very sad fact for this team. Here is a squad that has one of the most powerful running backs in league history in Maurice Jones-Drew and two great young wide receivers in Cecil Shorts and Justin Blackmon. The team lacks one key component in their offense: a quarterback.
In recent weeks, the fans have been begging Jaguars’ ownership to bring in Florida hero Tim Tebow. You know your offense has problems when you want your team to sign a quarterback who is one of the most inaccurate passers in league history. If you can get any defense that the Jaguars will face on the waiver wire, please do it! Even if you have to drop a defense every week and pick up another one just so that you have the team that plays against the Jaguars, do it! They are that bad!
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