2019 NFL Draft Guide: When to Draft a Defense
James Grande looks into the various places in your draft where drafting a defense in your fantasy football leagues makes the most sense.
Defenses are great and for all those truthers that say it wins championships, sure, but this is Fantasy Football. Not reality. Because of that, when should you look to draft defenses? What should you look for when you do seek a defense in your draft?
When we do a deep dive into the numbers, only two defensive units have scored north of 180 fantasy points during a season since 2008. The 2012 Bears led by Brian Urlacher, Julius Peppers and Charles Tillman and the ‘13 Chiefs who had Donte Hall returning kicks for them as he brought four back that year. For a comparison there were five total in the 2018 season. That’s a luxury that us fantasy owners don’t reep the benefits of anymore considering they kick further up the field now and it is seemingly always a touchback, so the dynamic return man is really taken out of the game, which impacts D/ST even more.
The argument with drafting a defense in the last two rounds makes complete sense when you factor in streaming a defense. If...