2014 DRAFT GUIDE
By Jeff Paur
Senior Fantasy Writer
Realtime Fantasy Sports

Def / STs:

The big thing with the defense/special teams position is knowing your rules. Some leagues really reward defenses for sacks, turnovers and points allowed while others just give points for touchdowns scored by your defense/special teams. This is quite a different approach, so before ranking or picking a defense during your draft, know what your league favors. Your rules will dictate the value the position in your league.

With that said, the Seahawks are our top selection this season after another big season and most of those key guys returning in 2014. But after them, we have several solid choices. The 49ers, Chiefs, Broncos and Panthers should have solid seasons and are capable of finishing near the top of most leagues in defense/special teams scoring.

And there are a couple different approaches to taking a defense. If you want to use a mid-round pick on a defense/special teams, take the 49ers or Panthers or whoever you have rated high. But if you want to wait until the later rounds, grab two defenses you think you can platoon based on matchups. This is a good strategy to use if you want to wait a while before taking a defense and use that mid-round pick on another position. Getting two teams like the Cowboys and Ravens could do just as well as taking the 49ers with a higher pick. It is just something to think about heading into your draft. Platoon options can work well with this position.

Updated: 06/10/14
 #1  Seattle Seahawks$3  Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 385  YdsAlwd: 3236SeattleBye: 4 
 
 #2  San Francisco 49ers$3  Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 369  YdsAlwd: 2979San FranciscoBye: 8 
 
 #3  Carolina Panthers$2  Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 338  YdsAlwd: 3043CarolinaBye: 12 
 
 #4  Kansas City Chiefs$2  Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 353  YdsAlwd: 3340Kansas CityBye: 6 
 
 #5  Denver Broncos$2  Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 571  YdsAlwd: 5444DenverBye: 4 
 
 #6  St. Louis Rams$2  Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 304  YdsAlwd: 3125St LouisBye: 4 
 
 #7  New England Patriots$2  Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 423  YdsAlwd: 4087New EnglandBye: 10 
 
 #8  Cincinnati Bengals$2  Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 381  YdsAlwd: 4136CincinnatiBye: 4 
 
 #9  Chicago Bears$1  Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 397  YdsAlwd: 4281ChicagoBye: 9 
 
 #10  Buffalo Bills$1  Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 318  YdsAlwd: 3103BuffaloBye: 9 
 
 #11  Arizona Cardinals$1  Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 340  YdsAlwd: 4002ArizonaBye: 4 
 
 #12  Dallas Cowboys$1  Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 398  YdsAlwd: 3954DallasBye: 11 
 
 #13  New York Jets Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 274  YdsAlwd: 2932New York JetsBye: 11 
 
 #14  Baltimore Ravens Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 299  YdsAlwd: 3590BaltimoreBye: 11 
 
 #15  Washington Redskins Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 299  YdsAlwd: 3751WashingtonBye: 10 
 
 #16  Philadelphia Eagles Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 424  YdsAlwd: 4110PhiladelphiaBye: 7 
 
 #17  Cleveland Browns Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 273  YdsAlwd: 4047ClevelandBye: 4 
 
 #18  Houston Texans Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 260  YdsAlwd: 3813HoustonBye: 10 
 
 #19  New York Giants Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 273  YdsAlwd: 3588New York GiantsBye: 8 
 
 #20  Green Bay Packers Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 396  YdsAlwd: 4268Green BayBye: 9 
 
 #21  Tampa Bay Buccaneers Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 265  YdsAlwd: 2820Tampa BayBye: 7 
 
 #22  Detroit Lions Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 365  YdsAlwd: 4482DetroitBye: 9 
 
 #23  New Orleans Saints Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 414  YdsAlwd: 4918New OrleansBye: 6 
 
 #24  Pittsburgh Steelers Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 349  YdsAlwd: 4017PittsburghBye: 12 
 
 #25  Tennessee Titans Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 341  YdsAlwd: 3496TennesseeBye: 9 
 
 #26  Minnesota Vikings Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 363  YdsAlwd: 3427MinnesotaBye: 10 
 
 #27  Oakland Raiders Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 294  YdsAlwd: 3340OaklandBye: 5 
 
 #28  Atlanta Falcons Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 332  YdsAlwd: 4243AtlantaBye: 9 
 
 #29  Indianapolis Colts Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 373  YdsAlwd: 3725IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
 #30  Miami Dolphins Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 301  YdsAlwd: 3567MiamiBye: 5 
 
 #31  San Diego Chargers Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 389  YdsAlwd: 4328San DiegoBye: 10 
 
 #32  Jacksonville Jaguars Yr: 2013  PtsAlwd: 228  YdsAlwd: 3441JacksonvilleBye: 11 
 

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