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 RANK||PROJECTION||FANTASY STATS SINCE 2018|
|#16 Kansas City Defense (61% OWN)||165 FP, 10.3 per game||160 FP, 16 gp, 10 per game (#9)|
|#17 LA Rams Defense (99% OWN)||164 FP, 10.3 per game||182 FP, 16 gp, 11.4 per game (#3)|
|#18 Pittsburgh Defense (70% OWN)||163 FP, 10.2 per game||153 FP, 16 gp, 9.6 per game (#14)|
|#19 Green Bay Defense (57% OWN)||161 FP, 10.1 per game||112 FP, 16 gp, 7 per game (#29)|
|#20 Detroit Defense (33% OWN)||158 FP, 9.9 per game||136 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 RANK||PROJECTION||ROS FP PROJ AVG|
|#28 NY Giants Defense (24% OWN)||8.2 FP||9.1 FP|
|#29 Houston Defense (92% OWN)||8.1 FP||10.7 FP|
|#30 Jacksonville Defense (86% OWN)||8 FP||10.8 FP|
|#31 Pittsburgh Defense (70% OWN)||7.5 FP||10.2 FP|
|#32 Cincinnati Defense (11% OWN)||7 FP||8.6 FP|
|WEEK 2 DST RANK||PROJECTION||ROS FP PROJ AVG|
|#17 Minnesota Defense (94% OWN)||10.2 FP||10.7 FP|
|#18 Cincinnati Defense (11% OWN)||10 FP||8.6 FP|
|#19 Pittsburgh Defense (70% OWN)||9.7 FP||10.2 FP|
|#20 Seattle Defense (77% OWN)||9.4 FP||10.4 FP|
|#21 NY Jets Defense (27% OWN)||9.4 FP||9.8 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.
|-- Per Game (16 Proj)||10.2||21.4||2.99||0.87||0.65||318|
|Week 1 @NE||7.5||27||1.96||0.77||0.50||377|
|Week 2 vs SEA||9.7||21||3.5||0.64||0.46||323|
|-- Per Game (16 GP)||9.6||22.5||2.94||0.50||0.44||349|