Welcome to our Fantasy Football Defense Rankings for Week 4 of the 2020 NFL regular season. In this week’s column, we feature a budding unit in Indianapolis quietly taking the league by storm. Plus, is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ D/ST for real? Let’s discuss.
* If you’re looking for more information on how to best set your lineup this coming week check out our Week 4 Defense Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em.
Follow the Heavy on Fantasy Facebook page for all the latest rankings, updates, & insight!
Defense Outlook Week 4
The Colts (DEF4) defense has been arguably the most dominant unit in football thus far this season. Indianapolis currently allows the fewest total yards (225.3), passing yards (132.0) and points (15.0 ppg) in the NFL. They have averaged an absurd 20.5 points per game over the past two weeks, which in standard-scoring formats would make them the 14th-highest scoring fantasy player over that span. In fact, over the past two weeks they’ve outscored fantasy studs such as Dalvin Cook, Austin Ekeler and Calvin Ridley, just to name a few.
Indianapolis will set their sights on Nick Foles and the Chicago Bears in Week 4. The Bears have allowed an average of just 5.0 points per game to opposing fantasy defenses this season. With that said, matchups against the Lions, Bears and Falcons certainly skew those numbers. Expect the Colts to push for yet another double-digit outing this Sunday.
While Indianapolis has been the clear-cut best fantasy option over the past two weeks, the Buccaneers‘ (DEF5) D/ST comes in as the second-highest scoring unit, averaging 15.0 points per game. Tampa Bay has accumulated 11 sacks and six turnovers over their past two games. The Bucs’ opponents this week, the Chargers, have turned the ball over five times over their past two games, including four giveaways last week.
For More Fantasy Content Follow @VinnySomma on Twitter.
Week 4 Fantasy Rankings: Defense
- Matchup: Great l Avg l Tough
# Defenses TEAM Opp.
- *Check out our Week 4 Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Ems to further optimize your lineups
- Start-Sit [QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DEF | Ks]
- Week 4 Fantasy Rankings: QB
- Week 4 Fantasy Rankings: RB
- Week 4 Fantasy Rankings: WR
- Week 4 Fantasy Rankings: TE
- Week 4 Fantasy Rankings: K