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Top 12 Fantasy Football Defense Rankings for Week 11

Max Staley
Top 12 fantasy football defense rankings for Week 11, including the New Orleans Saints.
Top 12 fantasy football defense rankings for Week 11, including the New Orleans Saints. / Steph Chambers/GettyImages

The Dallas Cowboys were the highest scoring defense of Week 11. Even in a tough matchup with the Atlanta Falcons, Dallas managed to hold the Dirty Birds to just three points. From a fantasy perspective, the Cowboys put up 21 points, outscoring the second-best defense of the week by 3 points.

Still, Dallas is now facing the Kansas City Chiefs, so it's tough to like the Cowboys on Sunday. If you need help breaking down the rest of the week's matchups, here are our top-12 fantasy football defense rankings for Week 11.

Fantasy Football Defense Rankings Week 11

12. Arizona Cardinals (at SEA)

11. Los Angeles Chargers (vs PIT)

10. New England Patriots (at ATL)

9. New Orleans Saints (at PHI)

The New Orleans Saints have been the sixth-best fantasy defense on a per-game basis this season. They should be a very safe play against the Philadelphia Eagles this week. Philly's offense is nothing to write home about, and New Orleans has limited its last five opponents to a combined 21.8 PPG. Look for the Saints to keep it rolling in Week 11.

8. San Francisco 49ers (at JAX)

7. Miami Dolphins (at NYJ)

6. Baltimore Ravens (at CHI)

5. Buffalo Bills (vs IND)

4. Carolina Panthers (vs WAS)

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs NYG)

The New York Giants offensive line has the league's second-lowest pass blocking grade, per ProFootballFocus. That's a recipe for disaster against a Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense that has generated the eighth-most pressures in the NFL. We could be looking at a sack- and turnover-filled day for Daniel Jones, who has the second-most fumbles in the NFL (7).

2. Cleveland Browns (vs DET)

1. Tennessee Titans (vs HOU)

The Tennessee Titans defense has been tremendous over the past four weeks, holding opponents to 17.75 points per game (PPG) during that span. Now, the Titans get a matchup with the struggling Houston Texans offense. Look for the Tennessee pass-rush to get home early and often against an offensive line that sports the league's sixth-lowest pass blocking grade, per PFF.

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