The Pittsburgh Defense is Projected to Be the #18 Defense in 2019

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Our projection says the Pittsburgh Defense is not worth drafting for the 2019 season but they are a borderline fantasy player. Their 162 projected fantasy points puts them at #18 behind the LA Rams Defense and ahead of the Green Bay Defense. They have averaged 9.56 fantasy points, which is slightly less than our projected per game average. Their projected per game average is 10.2 fantasy points. They are overrated if you compare their ownership based rank with their projection rank. At 70%, they are the #12 most highly owned fantasy defense. The Pittsburgh Defense is expected to come up short of last season's #14 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON DST RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#16 Kansas City Defense (61% OWN)165 FP, 10.3 per game160 FP, 16 gp, 10 per game (#9)
#17 LA Rams Defense (99% OWN)164 FP, 10.3 per game182 FP, 16 gp, 11.4 per game (#3)
#18 Pittsburgh Defense (70% OWN)163 FP, 10.2 per game153 FP, 16 gp, 9.6 per game (#14)
#19 Green Bay Defense (57% OWN)161 FP, 10.1 per game112 FP, 16 gp, 7 per game (#29)
#20 Detroit Defense (33% OWN)158 FP, 9.9 per game136 FP, 16 gp, 8.5 per game (#21)

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WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

The Pittsburgh Defense is projected for 7.5 fantasy points in week 1 which only ranks him as the #31 projected defense and not a fantasy relevant player for the week. This is projected to be a below average week with fewer fantasy points than they are projected to average the rest of the season. They are ranked above the Cincinnati Defense but behind the Jacksonville Defense. Week 2 will be better based on projected rank (#19). They are projected for 9.7 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 DST RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#28 NY Giants Defense (24% OWN)8.2 FP9.1 FP
#29 Houston Defense (92% OWN)8.1 FP10.7 FP
#30 Jacksonville Defense (86% OWN)8 FP10.8 FP
#31 Pittsburgh Defense (70% OWN)7.5 FP10.2 FP
#32 Cincinnati Defense (11% OWN)7 FP8.6 FP
WEEK 2 DST RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#17 Minnesota Defense (94% OWN)10.2 FP10.7 FP
#18 Cincinnati Defense (11% OWN)10 FP8.6 FP
#19 Pittsburgh Defense (70% OWN)9.7 FP10.2 FP
#20 Seattle Defense (77% OWN)9.4 FP10.4 FP
#21 NY Jets Defense (27% OWN)9.4 FP9.8 FP

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Below the projection are actual stats from last season.

PITTSBURGH DEFENSEFPPASACKINTFUMRYA
2019 Projection16334347.913.910.45093
-- Per Game (16 Proj)10.221.42.990.870.65318
Week 1 @NE7.5271.960.770.50377
Week 2 vs SEA9.7213.50.640.46323
2018 Season15336047875582
-- Per Game (16 GP)9.622.52.940.500.44349