Honorable Mention – STUDS
Defense/Special Teams – 104.00 fantasy points
Even if they only rank as the 20th-best scoring defense of the league Rob Ryan’s unit collected 47 sacks this season (4th in the NFL). They lacked big plays from the secondary, mostly because of injuries (Jabari Greer) and lack of talent (Corey White dropped at least a couple of easy interceptions and a pick-six).
They haven’t scored a single defensive touchdown nor returned a punt/kickoff for a touchdown but if the coaches can add one or two playmakers via draft/free agency in the offseason, this time next year we might be talking about a top-5 fantasy football defense. Believe dat!