Jul 30, 2008
After the results of our site poll, the Minnesota Viking Defense is the DT to get #1.
It’s really hard to argue, too, given what we saw last year, the addition of DE Jared Allen (the best pass rushing DE in the league), and their incredible nose for the endzone. They also have a good schedule.
Now, you may not want to be the first person to take a DT, and I can see why. I haven’t taken them yet, so the question is, who is this year’s sleeper or surprise defense. We have a long history of finding the value defense, and we were on the Vikings and Packers last year pretty good.
This year’ choice is clear: The Dallas Cowboys. Given their talent, their upgrades in the secondary, their second season under Wade Phillips, and the addition of a very dangerous return man in Pacman Jones, we have Dallas’ D #2 behind the Vikings. That means they are a great value, since they are usually the 5th-7th DT off the board. That means they are THE fantasy defense to target this year. The upside is great, and if they don’t pan out (hard to envision), you won’t feel the burn of over-paying for them.
Here are the results of the poll:
1. Minnesota Vikings 507 59%
2. San Diego Chargers 204 24%
3. Chicago Bears 42 5%
4. Dallas Cowboys 80 9%
5. New England Patriots 24 3%
Summary: 857 votes