Team defense preview
The Steelers and Giants top the list, but that doesn't mean you should get them early
Just how hard is it to predict which fantasy defenses will score the most points? Well, let's look at 2008 just to get an idea.
First, here were the 10 most popular defenses in fantasyland to begin the season, according to Average Draft Position (ADP) in ESPN standard leagues, and how they fared in ESPN standard scoring:
Top 10 fantasy defenses: ADP (2008)
Team ADP Performed
San Diego Chargers 1 19
Chicago Bears 2 6
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2009 Football Draft Kit
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