Each week, trying to pick a defense/special teams (DST) is a struggle for many fantasy owners. Some DSTs that were drafted haven't really panned out, and owners are trying to find a replacement. Also, the byes start with Week 5, so some fantasy owners will need to pick up a DST with Denver and Atlanta both not available.
The New York Jets and the Cleveland Browns play each other this week, which is tough for fantasy owners. Either DST may be usable for fantasy, or the game could just be a disaster. It's a tough gamble and neither DST is really worth owning for a length of time. However, they could fill in for a bye week.
Teams on bye: Atlanta, Denver, New Orleans, Washington
— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for SoCalledFantasyExperts.com among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.