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Defense/Special Teams Rankings: NFL Fantasy Week 8

After scoring two touchdowns in Week 7, the Kansas City Chiefs DST gets the New York Jets in Week 8

With two defensive/special teams touchdowns, the Kansas City Chiefs was the top-ranked fantasy DST for Week 7. Obviously, the matchup against the Denver Broncos helped as well. The Los Angeles Chargers face the Broncos this week and are ranked No. 6. Another DST that fared well in Week 7 was the Washington Football Team. They are on bye in Week 8, but the team Washington victimized, the Dallas Cowboys, have become one that fantasy owners should try and target if they stream DSTs or are looking to change things up. In Week 8, the Philadelphia Eagles get Dallas. The Eagles faced the New York Giants in Week 7 and finished as the seventh-highest DST in terms of fantasy points. Philadelphia is another recommended start for Week 8, ranked No. 3.

 

DST streaming options for Week 8 are a bit tougher. The Green Bay Packers face the Minnesota Vikings, which is a decent matchup. The Packers are ranked No. 11 for this week. The Tennessee Titans are another streaming option (ranked No. 10). The Titans face the Cincinnati Bengals, and while Joe Burrow has been looking like the quarterback for the future, he still is suffering from some rookie mistakes, and he could be without Joe Mixon for another game. Burrow's offensive line also isn't helping, as he's been sacked 28 times in seven games. The Titans should get a few sacks this week as well.

 

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex

 

Teams on bye: Arizona, Houston, Jacksonville, Washington

 

NFL DST Rankings: Week 8

 

 

 

 

— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.

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