Defensive Statistics vs QB, RB, WR, TE September 13, 2012  |  Chet

I thought we could take a look at how defenses are stacking up against each offensive position so far this season. It’s always tough to know how much a defense has fallen or improved over the off season, so we’ll follow these numbers over the start of the season to see if we notice any trends.

So far the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New England Patriots rush defenses have shown a marked improvement and Seattle looks like a legitimate top defense. Of course all this could change this weekend, so stay tuned!

Check out the week one numbers below. Click on the tabs at the bottom to see all the positions.

83 Responses

  1. Steven says:

    I have NE D starting this week. DET D on the BN. Should I drop DET for SEA DEF?

  2. TOM says:

    Flex spot for standard league: Kevin Smith, Donald Brown, or Kenny Britt?

  3. unit says:

    would you trade antonio brown for spiller? either would be used as flex option

  4. Rich says:

    Lance Moore, Desean Jackson, or Jared Cook at flex? .5 ppr

  5. TJ says:

    2 RBs: Kevin Smith, TRichardson, R Mathews??
    2 WRs: Torrey Smith, Stevie Johnson, K Britt, McCluster, Amendola?

  6. Randy says:

    Who to start at Flex?
    S Moss, Ogletree, K Britt , J Dwyer

  7. Vnilla_gorilla says:

    10 team standard league. Need to Start 3 RBs from: McFadden, Charles, Martin, Spiller. McFadden is a no brainer but then it gets tough.

    I’m worried about Fitz at WR. My other two starters are Nicks and Green. What do you thing about packaging Bush or Morris + Fitz for a similar WR but without the QB issues? Or do you think Fitz is going to fine?

  8. @bigmellz says:

    Chet, I’m in a ppr league. I was offered McCluster for David Wilson. My rb are, Peterson, Smith, Hillis, Benson, Tate. I can start McCluster as my RB2 if any of those guys fall off. Do I pull the trigger?

  9. Sven says:

    Yeah, i figuredhave i washave just toorealized amped up for Cobb tonight. Meanwhile, would you start Tamme over Meachem in wr/te flex this week?

  10. Sven says:

    Do i start Cobb over Stevie or Ridley in the flex? My other 2 wr’s are Aj Green and Calvin. PPR. Thanks!

  11. Marrett says:

    PPR flex: Bush (tonight) or wait and R Matthews, A Collie, or Lafell? Thanks

  12. @realkob says:

    Thanks, Chet. Classy as always.

  13. @realkob says:

    Thinking of sitting sproles for Alfred Morris this week…AND it’s ppr…am I crazy?!

  14. marc says:

    Appreciate the response! I read a lot of your work, great job.

  15. marc says:

    I have bowe, d moore, jennings, ogletree, and now james jones. Alshon, k wright,mike william, la fell available. Leanin toward dropping ogletree for alshon. Thoughts?

  16. keld says:

    Benson, Pettigrew, or Lloyd flex, 1 PPR?

  17. Tommy says:

    Play M Bush tonight at flex? Or hold till Sunday an flex T Smith? Was going to play Garçon and Maclin at wr but may need to pull one out.

  18. PD says:

    Bears tonight or Sea D? Enjoy your contributions on twitter and to the fantasy world.

  19. Kenny says:

    Hey Chet thanks for taking time to help us fantasy owners out. I have two questions for you

    1. Do I drop either Titus Young, K. Hunter, or DWill in a keeper league for Malcolm Floyd?
    2.Do I start Lloyd or CJ2k at flex? My WRs are Andre and AJ Green while my RBs are DMC and Ridley


    • Chet says:

      Tough call on Floyd. I like him a lot, so I’d probably go for it. I’d drop Williams. I think you have to give CJ another shot.

  20. Ben says:

    Pick one Jay Cutler or Phillip Rivers?

  21. Mundo says:

    1 RB, 2 WR, 1 Flex out of these guys in PPR?

    Doug Martin, Mathews, Sproles

    Decker, Steve Smith, Reggie Wayne, James Jones, Collie, Britt, Sidney Rice

  22. Keith says:

    Torrey vs. tough Phi or Alshon tonight vs. GB?

  23. PD says:

    If mathews doesn’t play choose one…
    Ryan Williams or David Wilson?

  24. Adam R says:

    Would u offer blloyd and jcharles for andre johnson/bess? I have mccoy and martin as RBs and have lloyd,decker,a.brown,cobb and j graham in my receiving core, need #1 wide out aside from my TE graham.

  25. Manuel says:

    Kevin Smith, Cedric Benson, Michael Bush and Jamaal Charles, which two to start?
    My flex is Cobb or one of the aforementioned, but I’m leaning to Cobb.

  26. Jeff says:

    Pick 3 of the 4 in standard league with return yard 25= 1 pt

    Hakeem Nicks
    Marques Colston
    Pierre Garcon
    Randall Cobb

  27. Bob says:

    Rest of Season, PPR, who ya got?

    Dougie Martin or Marshawn Lynch (w/Turbin)

  28. Alfonso says:

    Is starting ashlon over Antonio brown inconceivable, or would u pull the trigger on hopes of bears shoot out?

  29. tggq21 says:

    Who do I start in my flex postion? 12-team, H2H, Standard

    Macolm Floyd
    Kevin Smith
    Shonn Greene

    Also, which Wide Out?

    Stevie Johnson or Antonio Brown?

  30. Alan says:

    Pick 2 for flex (PPR):
    Ben Tate
    Santana Moss
    J Rodgers
    Andre roberts

  31. Cramer says:

    Got deZ, demarius Thomas, torrey smith and cobb in a ppr. I live in wisco and want to play Cobb. I can only choose 2 cause I have spilled, Martin, dmc and Sproles in my rb an flex. And its ppr. Do I go with deZ and Cobb??

  32. mikeytuna says:

    Pickup Cobb and drop Denarius, Collie, VJax or Rudolph?

  33. unit says:

    same as last week. antonio brown or donald brown? also have hillis but charles already locked in as starter

  34. Fantasy Freakazoid says:

    Should I play Alshon Jeffrey tonight or chance it with Desean Jackson on Sunday?

  35. Mdrgolf says:

    Odd man out. Steven Jackson, Alfred Morris, BGE.
    Great work Chet.

  36. Fantasy Freakazoid says:

    Would you start Alfred Morris or MJD this week?

  37. Ralph Wilson Jr says:

    I have dwyer, m ingram, Toby Gerhart, Daniel Thomas, and Sid Rice on my bench. Randall Cobb is a FA in my standard 12 team league. Would drop any of the above for Cobb? Thanks

  38. Tyler says:

    What’s a good buy low/early for Ridley? K smith?

  39. Cold Beer says:

    PPR My Fantasy League format

    Who would you start? Start 1 RB & 3 WR’s or 2 RB’s & 2 Wr’s out of these.

    McGahee, Willis DEN RB @ATL
    Green-Ellis, BenJarvus CIN RB vs CLE

    Cruz, Victor NYG WR vs TBB
    LaFell, Brandon CAR WR vs NOS
    Smith, Torrey BAL WR @PHI
    Welker, Wes NEP WR vs ARI

    Cam Newton is my QB….could maybe start LaFell with double TD’s Thoughts…


  40. B.o.B says:

    So my WR are Jennings, Colston, Bowe, and DHB. Can’t stand these “game-time decisions”…looking at you Jennings!! James Jones and LaFell are available. Would you drop Helu or Redman for either of those WR and, if so, who should I play this week? 3 WR, 1 flex league…

  41. Ian says:

    I have cobb/jones which should i start and should i start one of those 2 over garcon because he might not play or wait if he doesnt play and i wait i can pick him up with vjax?

  42. Train says:

    If Ryan Mathews plays, I have to start him right? If he doesn’t, I need to pick a RB & a Flex: DBrown, Hillis, Benson, Britt, Lafell, SHill. Thanks for the advice.

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