The choice at DT seems clear

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

Category: Fantasy Football


4 Responses

  1. tpwaller says:

    I like both picks. Jared Allen was a huge addition to the MINN defense.

    I like Dallas DEF, because they have a great defensive coach in Wade Philips. I’m not sure how undervalued the Dallas D is – people knew about them last year. I hope I get them.

    Seattle has a good defense that usually doesn’t get a lot of respect.

    I used to go high on Chicago’s DEF, but this year I want to wait. I see a lot of good DEF’s and not as much separation between them.

  2. ScottB says:

    How about the Eagles as a sleeper this year? They are always pretty aggressive and now they have Asante Samuel to make some plays. I think most people will target the Cowboys because they know they can get them in maybe round 12 or so but my guess is you may be able to get the Eagles in the last 2 rounds.

  3. drunkmonk says:

    I was lucky enough to have both Dallas and GB last year. Afraid the cats’ out of the bag on both in my league this year. I like the Eagles and a nice value as well this year. I have them lumped in with Jacksonville and Tampa as nice possible values this year.

  4. John Hansen says:

    Yeah, we have Philly as a team to target late, yep.

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