Week 6 Fantasy Football: Expect Big Numbers From Top-Tier Defenses

By Adam McGill
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Everyone knows that in football defense wins championships. However, as it relates to fantasy football, the same adage can very much be true. This fantasy season, countless defenses are coming huge week after week and this weekend should be no different. Here is a look at the top fantasy football defenses that have favorable matchups in Week 6.

Seattle Seahawks – Seattle, and the 12th Man, will host the Tennessee Titans this Sunday afternoon. Tennessee will be without starting quarterback, Jake Locker, for several more weeks, which unfortunately leaves Ryan Fitzpatrick as the team’s starting signal caller. The Amish Riffle was sacked three times in his first start, on top of throwing two interceptions and fumbling the ball once. Needless to say, things could get very ugly for Tennessee against the Legion of Boom this weekend.

San Francisco 49ers – This Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers will get their first matchup of the season versus the Arizona Cardinals. San Fran is currently second in the league in passing defense (188.8 yards/ game), and considering the state of Arizona’s running game, the team will likely be trying to throw the ball often this Sunday. Arizona QB Carson Palmer has thrown seven interceptions in the last three games, though, and fantasy fans can expect the veteran to turn the ball over a couple times this weekend as well.

Houston Texans – Houston may not be playing like the elite unit they were last year, but they have still been surprisingly productive over stretches of the season. Houston will face off against a less than stellar St. Louis Rams’ offense this weekend, which was held to a meager seven points against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3 and 11 points against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 4. Houston’s defense should be able to get back on track this Sunday against one of the most disappointing offenses in all of football.


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Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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