After Denver shut down Tom Brady and the Patriots last Sunday, the Broncos earned the top spot in the fantasy defense/special teams (DST) Week 16 rankings. Denver will be at Arrowhead Stadium on Christmas night to face Kansas City in a critical AFC West showdown. Both DSTs are great fantasy options for Week 16, as this has the makings of being a low-scoring, defensive struggle.
The Tennessee Titans sneak into the top 10 this week, although their defense has struggled recently. However, the Titans are playing Jacksonville this week, which has been a good matchup for opposing DSTs (fifth-most fantasy points allowed) this season. The Jaguars fired head coach Gus Bradley last Sunday, so the team could either rally behind interim Doug Marrone or just pack it in with only two games to play in what has been a disappointing season all around. Either way, the Jags’ offense hasn’t been that special, so the Titans are a good streaming DST option for Week 16.
— 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.