Each week of the fantasy football season, there are plenty of sleeper articles out there for offensive players. However, there are never enough on defensive sleepers. So to help set your final lineup in this round of the playoffs, here are some fantasy DEF/ST sleepers for Week 15.
New England Patriots (@ Miami Dolphins) – Against the Phins in Week 8, New England’s defense scored a season-high 15 fantasy points. They held Miami to just 17 points and picked off QB Ryan Tannehill twice. New England always seems to have Miami’s number and they should once again dominate the Phins on both sides of the ball in Week 15.
Philadelphia Eagles (@ Minnesota Vikings) – Vikings QB Matt Cassel didn’t have a single turnover in the team’s 29-26 over the Baltimore Ravens last week, but the quarterback won’t play turnover-free football forever. He has always been careless with the football, and the fact that RB Adrian Peterson could potentially be out this Sunday, is even worse for Cassel’s chances this week. Philly’s defense hasn’t played the best football lately, but they should be able to do enough to make a difference for fantasy owners in the second of the playoffs.
Buffalo Bills (@ Jacksonville Jaguars) – Buffalo’s defense has registered four games with double-digit fantasy points this season, including a 21-point performance in Week 11. They have been much better since the return of S Jairus Byrd and will get to feast against a porous Jacksonville offense that has a -2 turnover differential. Buffalo has scored three defensive touchdowns this season and the unit has a good chance to score this Sunday at EverBank Stadium.