In our latest projections for defensive linemen Demarcus Lawrence is the seventh best. Joey Bosa and Danielle Hunter are projected to finish above him. Aaron Donald and J.J. Watt are our top ranked defensive linemen. If you are looking to take a defensive backs high in the draft the projection recommends Jamal Adams and Landon Collins. If you are looking for good starting linebackers, outside of the very top rated ones, consider Tremaine Edmunds or Blake Martinez. Below are our top rated fantasy football team defenses and individual defensive players based on the projected total fantasy points. We also have their projected fantasy points per game. In cases where a player is a free agent we have their team from the 2018 season.
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Top 30 Defensive Linemen
With 71 total projected fantasy points Melvin Ingram is ranked as the #14 defensive lineman. Last season, he finished as the #27 ranked player so we are projecting a big improvement in 2020. Myles Garrett is not projected to be as good in 2019 (#17) as he was in 2018 where he finished as the #11 defensive lineman. With 69 total projected fantasy points he is still a starting fantasy defensive lineman.
|A. Donald (LAR) FP 95 | 6||F. Clark (KC) FP 76 | 4.8||C. Heyward (PIT) FP 67 | 4.2|
|J. Watt (HOU) FP 95 | 5.9||C. Jordan (NO) FP 76 | 4.7||A. Hicks (CHI) FP 67 | 4.2|
|C. Campbell (JAC) FP 94 | 5.9||E. Griffen (MIN) FP 72 | 4.5||D. Harrison (DET) FP 66 | 4.2|
|J. Bosa (LAC) FP 88 | 5.5||M. Ingram (LAC) FP 71 | 4.4||J. Casey (TEN) FP 66 | 4.2|
|D. Hunter (MIN) FP 85 | 5.3||C. Jones (KC) FP 70 | 4.4||N. Suh (TB) FP 66 | 4.1|
|J. Houston (IND) FP 85 | 5.3||M. Addison (CAR) FP 70 | 4.4||A. Robinson (DET) FP 66 | 4.1|
|D. Lawrence (DAL) FP 83 | 5.2||M. Garrett (CLE) FP 69 | 4.3||D. Autry (IND) FP 66 | 4.1|
|K. Clark (GB) FP 78 | 4.8||C. Dunlap (CIN) FP 69 | 4.3||K. Short (CAR) FP 66 | 4.1|
|T. Flowers (DET) FP 77 | 4.8||J. Allen (WAS) FP 68 | 4.3||G. Jarrett (ATL) FP 64 | 4|
|D. Buckner (SF) FP 77 | 4.8||D. Ford (SF) FP 68 | 4.2||Y. Ngakoue (JAC) FP 64 | 4|
Top 30 Defensive Backs
With 112 total projected fantasy points Donte Jackson is ranked as the #3 defensive back. Last season, he finished as the #36 ranked player so we are projecting a big improvement in 2020. Justin Simmons is not projected to be as good in 2019 (#29) as he was in 2018 where he finished as the #17 defensive back. With 97 total projected fantasy points he is still capable of helping teams in certain matchups.
|J. Adams (NYJ) FP 115 | 7.2||E. Reid (CAR) FP 106 | 6.6||J. Alexander (GB) FP 101 | 6.3|
|L. Collins (WAS) FP 113 | 7.1||C. Geathers (IND) FP 106 | 6.6||T. McDonald (MIA) FP 101 | 6.3|
|D. Jackson (CAR) FP 112 | 7||K. Byard (TEN) FP 104 | 6.5||V. Hargreaves (TB) FP 101 | 6.3|
|S. Williams (CIN) FP 112 | 7||H. Smith (MIN) FP 104 | 6.5||K. Moore (IND) FP 101 | 6.3|
|J. Bates (CIN) FP 110 | 6.9||B. Baker (ARI) FP 104 | 6.5||R. Darby (PHI) FP 100 | 6.2|
|D. James (LAC) FP 110 | 6.9||M. Jenkins (PHI) FP 103 | 6.4||J. Reid (HOU) FP 100 | 6.2|
|R. Jones (MIA) FP 110 | 6.9||J. Poyer (BUF) FP 102 | 6.4||E. Apple (NO) FP 98 | 6.1|
|K. Neal (ATL) FP 108 | 6.7||B. McDougald (SEA) FP 102 | 6.4||H. Clinton-Dix (CHI) FP 98 | 6.1|
|J. Johnson (LAR) FP 107 | 6.7||A. Bethea (NYG) FP 102 | 6.4||J. Simmons (DEN) FP 97 | 6.1|
|J. Bradberry (CAR) FP 106 | 6.6||E. Thomas (BAL) FP 101 | 6.3||Q. Dunbar (WAS) FP 95 | 5.9|
Top 30 Linebackers
Alec Ogletree is projected to average 6.9 fantasy points per game and his projected total of 110 points is good enough to be ranked #20 at his position. Last season, he finished as the #27 ranked player so we are projecting a big improvement in 2020. One player who is expected to slip in the fantasy linebacker rankings is Blake Martinez who last season was #9 but is projected to be #12 this season. With 122 total projected fantasy points he is still a starting fantasy linebacker.
|D. Leonard (IND) FP 177 | 11.1||T. Edmunds (BUF) FP 124 | 7.7||E. Kendricks (MIN) FP 110 | 6.9|
|L. Kuechly (CAR) FP 161 | 10.1||B. Martinez (GB) FP 122 | 7.6||J. Davis (DET) FP 110 | 6.8|
|L. Vander Esch (DAL) FP 150 | 9.3||K. Alexander (SF) FP 119 | 7.5||Z. Cunningham (HOU) FP 109 | 6.8|
|D. Jones (ATL) FP 143 | 8.9||D. Davis (NO) FP 118 | 7.4||A. Hitchens (KC) FP 109 | 6.8|
|L. David (TB) FP 135 | 8.4||J. Hicks (ARI) FP 114 | 7.1||T. Whitehead (OAK) FP 109 | 6.8|
|B. Wagner (SEA) FP 132 | 8.3||M. Foster (WAS) FP 113 | 7||J. Smith (DAL) FP 108 | 6.7|
|C. Littleton (LAR) FP 130 | 8.1||F. Warner (SF) FP 111 | 7||W. Woodyard (TEN) FP 106 | 6.6|
|R. Smith (CHI) FP 125 | 7.8||J. Schobert (CLE) FP 110 | 6.9||N. Vigil (CIN) FP 106 | 6.6|
|K. Alonso (MIA) FP 125 | 7.8||M. Jack (JAC) FP 110 | 6.9||D. Trevathan (CHI) FP 104 | 6.5|
|C. Mosley (NYJ) FP 124 | 7.8||A. Ogletree (NYG) FP 110 | 6.9||T. Davis (DEN) FP 104 | 6.5|
Top 24 Defenses
There are currently no projected fantasy defenses that are sleepers as no one in these projected rankings is significantly better than they were in 2018. There are also no defenses projected to fall off signifantly from last season.
|Bears (CHI) FP 178 | 11.2||Broncos (DEN) FP 169 | 10.5||Rams (LAR) FP 164 | 10.2|
|Chargers (LAC) FP 173 | 10.8||Colts (IND) FP 169 | 10.5||Steelers (PIT) FP 162 | 10.1|
|Jaguars (JAC) FP 172 | 10.8||Saints (NO) FP 168 | 10.5||Packers (GB) FP 161 | 10|
|Vikings (MIN) FP 171 | 10.7||Patriots (NE) FP 166 | 10.4||Titans (TEN) FP 158 | 9.9|
|Texans (HOU) FP 171 | 10.7||Seahawks (SEA) FP 165 | 10.3||Lions (DET) FP 158 | 9.9|
|Bills (BUF) FP 170 | 10.6||Chiefs (KC) FP 165 | 10.3||Jets (NYJ) FP 156 | 9.8|
|Ravens (BAL) FP 169 | 10.6||Browns (CLE) FP 164 | 10.3||Eagles (PHI) FP 156 | 9.8|
|Redskins (WAS) FP 169 | 10.6||Cowboys (DAL) FP 164 | 10.3||Panthers (CAR) FP 154 | 9.6|