Week 2 Defense Starts:

Welcome to Week 2 all! Hopefully Week 1 treated you well! We saw some awesome defensive performances and some surprises as well, but my goal is to give you the defenses you should look to play in this weeks’ games. Coming into Week 2, here’s the top 12 defenses from Week 1:

Week 2 defense
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 06: The New Orleans Saints celebrate a coaches challenge against the Atlanta Falcons during the fourth quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 06, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

1. Arizona
2. New Orleans
3. Pittsburgh
4. Carolina
5. Philadelphia
6. Los Angeles Rams
7. San Francisco
8. Denver
9. New England
10. Seattle
11. Los Angeles Chargers
12. Houston

Some of the top twelve I believe made the list as a fluke, especially in the case of Houston and Carolina, because they faced rookie quarterbacks and new coaching staffs. I think it gave them a little bit of a leg up on their opponent. Going into Week 2, these are the 14 defenses I’m willing to play:

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1. Arizona
2. Tampa Bay
3. Washington
4. Los Angeles Rams
5. New Orleans
6. Buffalo
7. Pittsburgh
8. San Francisco
9. Seattle
10. Cleveland
11. New York Giants
12. Green Bay
13. Denver
14. New England

Week 2 Defense Sits:

There are more than half the defenses in the league that I’m not interested in starting this week unless I have to. Most leagues are at most 12-14 teams, so you really shouldn’t have to worry about starting any of the following defenses:

Week 2 defense
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – SEPTEMBER 12: Zach Wilson #2 of the New York Jets stiff arms Brian Burns #53 of the Carolina Panthers during the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium on September 12, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Carolina, Cincinnati, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Miami, New York Jets, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Minnesota, Atlanta, Los Angeles Chargers, Dallas, Tennessee, Kansas City, Baltimore and Detroit are benchable this week. I know I’m sitting some power house offenses, but we know that some of these defenses will do better, and that’s ok. There’s more than enough value in the fourteen I told you to play that even if one does go off, so be it!

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Week 2 will be fun to see if some of these top defenses are legit or not. I really loved what I saw from Arizona, as the young players were flying all over the field and made a good offense look mediocre at best. Most of the other defenses I mention to start are expect, but Arizona and New Orleans looked much better than we expected in Week 1, so I would tell you to keep an eye on them and see if it was more then a one week domination!

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