Fantasy Football: TDN's D/ST Rankings

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Some quick background on how these rankings were determined. I put about 40 hours worth of research into these rankings. I started by coming up with my own custom stat projections for the season. That process began by taking projections from seven different outlets and weighing each one based on past accuracy. That gave me one set of projections as a baseline to work with. From there I adjusted the order based on upside, injury risk, situation, and any other relevant factors.

All of my rankings reflect the order in which I would take players if my draft was today in a standard 12-team half-point PPR league. The rankings would not significantly change in full-point PPR formats.

These rankings will be updated weekly throughout the offseason so be sure to check back in with The Draft Network often to gain an edge on your leaguemates.

If you have any specific questions or want to know more about what I think of certain players, hit me up on Twitter (@JaimeEisner) or Instagram (@JEisnerFFB). I’d be happy to chat with you!

You can find rankings from Paige Dimakos and Jake Arians below Jaime Eisner's rankings.

Click here for specific positional rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | K | Top 200

***Jaime Eisner's Rankings -- Updated August 27***

1. Chicago Bears

2. Los Angeles Rams

3. Jacksonville Jaguars

4. Los Angeles Chargers

5. Minnesota Vikings

6. Cleveland Browns

7. Denver Broncos

8. Philadelphia Eagles

9. Houston Texans 📉

10. New Orleans Saints

11. New England Patriots

12. Baltimore Ravens

13. Pittsburgh Steelers

14. Indianapolis Colts

15. Dallas Cowboys

16. Buffalo Bills

17. Washington Redskins

18. Carolina Panthers

19. Seattle Seahawks

20. New York Jets

21. Green Bay Packers

22. Kansas City Chiefs

23. Tennessee Titans

24. Atlanta Falcons

25. San Francisco 49ers

-- Absent a major injury to a superstar, this list won't change much this offseason. The Bears are still going way, way too early in drafts. I'd advise you pass and wait on a DST. You'll be OK even if you grab a defensive unit like Dallas, Baltimore, or Buffalo to get by for the first three weeks.


***Paige Dimakos' Rankings -- Updated August 9***

1. Chicago Bears

2. Jacksonville Jaguars

3. Minnesota Vikings

4. Los Angeles Rams

5. Los Angeles Chargers

6. Houston Texans

7. Denver Broncos

8. Cleveland Browns

9. Baltimore Ravens

10. Buffalo Bills

11. New Orleans Saints

12. Philadelphia Eagles

13. New England Patriots

14. Dallas Cowboys

15. Seattle Seahawks

16. Pittsburgh Steelers

17. Carolina Panthers

18. Indianapolis Colts

19. Tennessee Titans

20. Atlanta Falcons

21. New York Jets

22. Green Bay Packers

23. Washington Redskins

24. Detroit Lions

25. Kansas City Chiefs


***Jake Arians' Rankings -- Updated August 9***

1. Los Angeles Chargers

2. Chicago Bears

3. Los Angeles Rams

4. Minnesota Vikings

5. Jacksonville Jaguars

6. Dallas Cowboys

7. Denver Broncos

8. Cleveland Browns

9. Philadelphia Eagles

10. Houston Texans

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