Many fantasy football owners’ only experience with the defensive side of the game is limited to selecting which Team Defense and Special Teams (DST) squad to start on a weekly basis. Sure, you need to look at which teams limit the points scored by their opponents, whether a defense is racking up tackles, sacks, and interceptions on a regular basis and in the more advanced systems, whether the team has a decent return scheme. It is often suggested that fantasy owners draft their team defense just before drafting a kicker, generally the next to last pick in the draft. No need to go into a rant about how a savvy fantasy drafter will stock up on offensive players while his opponents are wasting valuable mid to late round picks on defenses, but it is a general truth that pre-season rankings of defensive teams are highly suspect. How well did it go for those owners who leapt in early to grab the Jacksonville D/ST in the eighth or ninth round last season?  It certainly did not push their...