2015 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 2015. But after them, we have several solid choices. The Rams, Panthers and Texans 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 Rams 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 Chiefs and Dolphins could do just as well as taking the Seahawks with a higher pick. It is just something to think about heading into your draft. Platoon options can work well with this position.

Updated: 05/22/15
 #1  Seattle Seahawks$3  Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 371  YdsAlwd: 3492SeattleBye: 9 
 
 #2  St. Louis Rams$2  Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 287  YdsAlwd: 3695St LouisBye: 6 
 
 #3  Houston Texans$2  Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 328  YdsAlwd: 3460HoustonBye: 9 
 
 #4  Buffalo Bills$2  Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 313  YdsAlwd: 3856BuffaloBye: 8 
 
 #5  Arizona Cardinals$2  Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 276  YdsAlwd: 3990ArizonaBye: 9 
 
 #6  New England Patriots$2  Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 433  YdsAlwd: 4291New EnglandBye: 4 
 
 #7  New York Jets$1  Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 281  YdsAlwd: 3206New York JetsBye: 5 
 
 #8  Denver Broncos$1  Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 459  YdsAlwd: 4779DenverBye: 7 
 
 #9  Carolina Panthers$1  Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 318  YdsAlwd: 3828CarolinaBye: 5 
 
 #10  Green Bay Packers$1  Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 443  YdsAlwd: 4447Green BayBye: 7 
 
 #11  Baltimore Ravens$1  Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 386  YdsAlwd: 3986BaltimoreBye: 9 
 
 #12  Kansas City Chiefs$1  Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 332  YdsAlwd: 3428Kansas CityBye: 9 
 
 #13  Miami Dolphins$1  Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 361  YdsAlwd: 4066MiamiBye: 5 
 
 #14  Cincinnati Bengals$1  Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 352  YdsAlwd: 3551CincinnatiBye: 7 
 
 #15  San Francisco 49ers Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 285  YdsAlwd: 3407San FranciscoBye: 10 
 
 #16  Philadelphia Eagles Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 397  YdsAlwd: 4581PhiladelphiaBye: 8 
 
 #17  Detroit Lions Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 305  YdsAlwd: 4284DetroitBye: 9 
 
 #18  Cleveland Browns Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 277  YdsAlwd: 3678ClevelandBye: 11 
 
 #19  Pittsburgh Steelers Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 390  YdsAlwd: 4997PittsburghBye: 11 
 
 #20  Dallas Cowboys Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 446  YdsAlwd: 4008DallasBye: 6 
 
 #21  Minnesota Vikings Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 291  YdsAlwd: 3566MinnesotaBye: 5 
 
 #22  Jacksonville Jaguars Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 227  YdsAlwd: 3451JacksonvilleBye: 8 
 
 #23  Indianapolis Colts Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 444  YdsAlwd: 5062IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
 #24  Tampa Bay Buccaneers Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 256  YdsAlwd: 3623Tampa BayBye: 6 
 
 #25  Atlanta Falcons Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 360  YdsAlwd: 4758AtlantaBye: 10 
 
 #26  Chicago Bears Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 305  YdsAlwd: 4035ChicagoBye: 7 
 
 #27  New Orleans Saints Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 397  YdsAlwd: 4952New OrleansBye: 11 
 
 #28  New York Giants Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 373  YdsAlwd: 4470New York GiantsBye: 11 
 
 #29  Washington Redskins Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 301  YdsAlwd: 4461WashingtonBye: 8 
 
 #30  San Diego Chargers Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 325  YdsAlwd: 4296San DiegoBye: 10 
 
 #31  Oakland Raiders Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 239  YdsAlwd: 3456OaklandBye: 6 
 
 #32  Tennessee Titans Yr: 2014  PtsAlwd: 238  YdsAlwd: 3738TennesseeBye: 4 
 

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