Top 10 week 1 fantasy football defenses, including the Jets D/ST

After dominant opener, Jets' defense aims to 'step it up.' [Image Source: Keith Allison/Flickr]
After dominant opener, Jets' defense aims to 'step it up.' [Image Source: Keith Allison/Flickr]

Here are some defenses fantasy owners can turn to in the first week of the fantasy season.

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1

Seattle Seahawks D/ST

The Seahawks have been a defensive powerhouse over the last few seasons, and even though the defense has lost some of its more talented players, their matchup in week 1 is excellent. The Seahawks get to play a Bengals team at home that will be without its most deadly weapon in A.J. Green in the first week of the year. Plus, Andy Dalton makes plenty of mistakes that this defense will be able to capitalize on.

2

Philadelphia Eagles D/ST

Regardless of who the Redskins start at quarterback, this seems like a good play. The Eagles open their year at home and have a ferocious pass rush that gets after the quarterback on every play. In two matchups against the Redskins last season, the Eagles defense averaged 13 fantasy points, so this should be an excellent play for week 1.

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