Defenses can make a big difference in your fantasy football lineup — let’s get Week 13 off to a good start with our fantasy defense rankings. A solid outing can make or break your fantasy matchup, and playing the waiver wire for a streaming option based on matchups is an option many fantasy managers consider.

Our rankings and streaming options are here to help guide your Week 13 decisions. The Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, Tennessee Titans, and Cleveland Browns are all on their bye week. How do our rankings stack up with so many top defenses playing on the road or against good opponents?

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ ATL
2. Los Angeles Rams vs. JAX
3. Philadelphia Eagles @ NYJ
4. Minnesota Vikings @ DET
5. Arizona Cardinals @ CHI
6. Kansas City Chiefs vs. DEN
7. Indianapolis Colts @ HOU
8. Miami Dolphins vs. NYG
9. Baltimore Ravens @ PIT
10. Buffalo Bills vs. NE
11. New England Patriots @ BUF
12. San Francisco 49ers @ SEA
13. Seattle Seahawks vs. SF
14. Las Vegas Raiders vs. WAS

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15. Los Angeles Chargers @ CIN
16. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. BAL
17. Cincinnati Bengals vs. LAC
18. New York Giants @ MIA
19. Washington Football Team @ LV
20. Denver Broncos @ KC
21. New York Jets vs. PHI
22. Chicago Bears vs. ARI
23. Jacksonville Jaguars @ LAR
24. Detroit Lions vs. MIN
25. Houston Texans vs. IND
26. Atlanta Falcons vs. TB

Fantasy Defense Streamers

If you’re looking for streaming options at the D/ST position, here are a few to consider.

San Francisco 49ers (@ SEA)

Once upon a time, traveling to the great Pacific Northwest was a seemingly futile task for NFL teams. “Go up where it’s grey and cold and rainy! It’ll be fun,” they said. Between Pikes Place Market, the throwing of fish, tattered flannels, and the grunge music that never got left in the 90s, Seattle seems like a fun place to play.

Except for the fact that Russell Wilson and the Seahawks seemed to never lose at home. Those days are gone. Seattle sits at just 1-4 at home this season, with an overall record of 3-8. A rebuild seems to be on the horizon, but I digress.

The Seahawks’ offense has been disheveled, anemic, and downright rotten for three weeks now. Wilson has been uncharacteristically inaccurate, and Seattle hasn’t scored more than 15 points since Halloween.

In fact, in the last four weeks, the Seahawks are allowing the fifth-most fantasy points per game to opposing defenses. San Francisco could be a sneaky streaming option this week.

Philadelphia Eagles (@ NYJ)

This one’s pretty easy, but you need to get on it before someone else in your league does. The Philadelphia Eagles are playing against Zach Wilson, and that’s about all that needs to be said. Philadelphia’s roster percentage on NFL.com has risen by 18.9% this week, but they’re still available in over 50% of leagues.

Over the last three weeks, the Eagles have generated 2 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries, and have scored twice on defense. The Jets and Wilson have both been awful. Wilson got right back to his early-season ways in Week 12, completing only 58.3% of his passes for 145 yards and an interception. He also takes 3.3 sacks per game and has thrown only 4 TDs to go with his 10 INTs in seven contests. Start any defense against Wilson.

Kansas City Chiefs (vs. DEN)

To start the year, the sky was falling in Kansas City, the offense was out of sync, and the Chiefs were apparently bad. Well, now they’re 7-4 and in sole possession of first place coming out of a bye, which I would probably label as being not bad.

Recently, the defense has been the catalyst — the Chiefs haven’t allowed an opposing team to score more than 17 points since Week 7, and they’ve logged 11 sacks, 6 interceptions, and 5 fumble recoveries in their last five games. Oh, and there’s that whole “Andy Reid being amazing coming out of a bye week” thing too.

The Broncos are currently dealing with injuries to their offensive line, QB Teddy Bridgewater has a lower leg injury. He’s expected to play, but the Chiefs’ defense should be aiming to tee off against this Broncos offense and keep their winning ways going.

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