Top 12 Fantasy Football Defense Rankings for Week 13

Max Staley
Top 12 fantasy football defense rankings for Week 13, including the Philadelphia Eagles.
Top 12 fantasy football defense rankings for Week 13, including the Philadelphia Eagles. / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

The Miami Dolphins are back from the dead, having ripped off four straight wins. The defense has been tremendous during this run, surrendering just 11.5 points per game (PPG) during that stretch. Miami's defense even notched a whopping 21 fantasy points in Week 12, leading all D/STs.

Now facing the New York Giants, it should come as no surprise that the Dolphins are a top-five defense this week. If you need help breaking down the rest of the week's matchups, here are our top-12 fantasy football defense rankings for Week 13.

Fantasy Football Defense Rankings Week 13

12. San Francisco 49ers (at SEA)

There's a chance we're too low on the San Francisco 49ers this week. This defense has quietly turned the corner, surrendering 15.3 PPG over their last three. They'll now get a matchup with Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks, who have struggled since the franchise QB's return. Seattle has scored 27 points in the two games since Wilson got back on the field. Wilson also took 7 sacks in those two, and that could allow this pass-rushing unit to start getting home more consistently.

11. Kansas City Chiefs (vs DEN)

10. Las Vegas Raiders (vs WAS)

9. Dallas Cowboys (at NO)

8. New England Patriots (at BUF)

The New England Patriots are the hottest defense in football. They're surrendering 10.5 PPG over their last six games, holding three opponents to single-digit points in that span. They've also forced a whopping 17 turnovers in that six game stretch. The only reason they aren't sitting atop these rankings is because of a matchup with the Buffalo Bills, who are about as tough of an opponent as it gets.

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at ATL)

6. Minnesota Vikings (at DET)

5. Miami Dolphins (vs NYG)

4. Arizona Cardinals (at CHI)

3. Indianapolis Colts (at HOU)

2. Philadelphia Eagles (at NYJ)

The Philadelphia Eagles defense has come on in recent weeks, surrendering 13, 29 and 7 points over the last three games. And 22 of those 29 points came in garbage time against the New Orleans Saints. Now, the red-hot Eagles defense gets to face Zach Wilson and the New York Jets. Wilson has turned the ball over at least once in all six of his healthy games this season and he's taken a 22 sacks in those as well. The Eagles' defense should be in for a monster game this week.

1. Los Angeles Rams (vs JAX)

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