After some lackluster fantasy performances from the so-called top defense/special teams (DST) units in the league in Week 8, the Kansas City Chiefs have claimed the top spot for Week 9. The Chiefs have an interception in each of their past three games. Blake Bortles, who the Chiefs face in Week 9, has thrown three interceptions in the past three games? Coincidence? Either way, the Chiefs/Jags game should be low-scoring, and the Jags should provide a few turnovers.
The Seattle and Minnesota DSTs were the two top in fantasy points prior to Week 8. That was before the Vikings finished with single-digit points in their stunning loss to Chicago on Monday night. The Seahawks were saved by a defensive touchdown, otherwise they would have finished with fewer than 10 points as well. But that was last week and both DSTs are still in the top 3 in large part due to appealing matchups. But don’t overlook the Chiefs. Also don’t forget that Arizona, Cincinnati, Houston and New England (plus Chicago and Washington) are all on bye in Week 9.
Teams on bye: Arizona, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, New England, 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.