FANTASY FOOTBALL D\/ST\nTHE BEAST BREAKDOWN\nBy Muntradamus\n\nBEAST DOME NATION.\n\nWe are back and stronger than ever ready to close out the boot camp for the ultimate BEAST Srategy. I am going to go into detail about every defense with their ranking. Monday Night 8pm PST Twitch. I am going to be on private and you can ask questions, nobody knows about the link show will be recorded if you cannot make it.\nTWITCH.TV\/DFSTOKEN\nI want to also thank you all for being part of the Early BEAST program. My mind is going through a large transformation and I am ready to turn that all into a BEAST championship for everyone that follows this BEAST advice.\n\r\n\nBEAST DOME DEFENSE DRAFT STRATEGY\nLast season we titled it Sea Jaguar.\nThis season we will title it. AMERICAN BBQ (Houston\/Tennessee)\n\r\nIt is early to put anything final especially with D\/ST being the first position we are going to tackle. However what is final is we will get the Texans.\n\nTexans have the best schedule and a pass rush that can do some serious damage. Adding Honey Badger was a huge missing leak. We will make sure that we get them before 11th Round should be an easy part of the strategy. The Jaguars going as late as the 10th Round in 10 man leagues makes me want to grab both Houston and Jacksonville. We will see how we can all make it work.\n\nTitans are the steal of the Draft, no matter what if you grab Houston, Houston & Jacksonville, grabbing the Titans that are going undrafted is the sheep making a grave error. We will capitalize. Worst case scenario, you can trade Jacksonville Defense after a strong start or just dominate your league with all 3 defenses. You can read about the Titans below.\n\nEagles\/Vikings have very tough schedules despite the strong talent, same with the Rams. Chargers and Broncos are good teams, but the schedule definitely favors the AFC South.\nRANKS\n\nHOUSTON TEXANS\nIDP STARS:\nJJ WATT\/JADEVEON CLOWNEY\/WHITNEY MERCILUS\/BENARDRICK MCKINNEY\/TYRANN MATHIEU\nThe Texans start the season with a bad game against the Patriots, Week 4-Week 8 they can carry you to 5 straight wins. They have a great Week 13 vs. Cleveland\/Week 14 vs Colts\/ and then a game that should bring you into the Championship Week 15 @ JETS.\n\n--\n\nEarly Analysis: Texans D is supposed to have a healthy JJ Watt this year, which is HUGE. Clowney and Mercilus are still there to rack up huge sack numbers. No more Cushing, but Mckinney and Cunningham were drafted to be the future, and the future is now. Texans Front 7 is tough to get good production off of this year, especially with the pass rush.\n\nSecondary is the strongest it has been in some time. Great addition grabbing the Honey Badger Tyrann Mathieu. Jonathan Joseph and Kevin Johnson are still there at corner, but sneaking away with Slot corner Aaron Colvin from the Jags was a nice sleeper move. All in all, a decent group that can definitely make life tough for QBs.\nJACKSONVILLE JAGUARS\nIDP STARS:\nCALAIS CAMPBELL\/NGAKOUE\/Telvin Smith\/Barry Church\/Tashaun Gipson\nJags D is as good as it gets. They can dominate any team, and the only reason they are not #1 is because the Texans have a better stretch of games. The only advantage Jags have is in the Championship Week 16 against Miami. Both units are great.\n\n--\n\nEarly Analysis: The BEAST DOME Defense of last season is at it again. Ngakoue had 12 Sacks last year, Calais Campbell played like a Hall of Famer, and Dante Fowler gives this team an amazing pass rush. Malik Jackson and Marcell Dareus can eat up the middle making it impossible to rush for any yards. No more Paul Pos, but Telvin Smith is still there to Man the unit and Myles Jack the Ex-UCLA RB is a big playmaker at OLB. Jags Front 7 is dominant.\n\nSecondary remains at a Pro Bowl caliber level. Jalen Ramsey is one the best at corner, A.J. Bouye was a stud last season, and bringing in former 1st Round pick DJ Hayden can bring him to his stardom with this roster. Throw in Barry Churck and Tashaun Gipson two of the Top safeties in the NFL. Easy to remember why this unit is so BEAST.\nPHILADELPHIA EAGLES\nIDP TARGETS: Michael Bennett\/Brandon Graham\/Nigel Bradham\/Malcolm Jenkins\nDespite the high ranking, the Eagles D are a stretch as far as what is best for the strategy. Not a great schedule just a defense that will dominate.\n\n--\n\nEarly Analysis: D-line consistst of Brandon Graham + Michael Bennett to go with Fletcher Cox and Ngata. That is a unit I do not want to run against ever. Nigel Bradham is a BEAST at MLB and he will have to lead the way, which he has done many times before. He is Jim Schwartz\u2019s guy from BUFF.\n\nMalcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod are two strong veterans at safety. Jalen Mills shuts down #1 and Darby is great from the slot.\n\nEagles D will get a ton of pressure and have great corners, Nigel Bradham will have to be a BEAST and that is all they need.\nMINNESOTA VIKINGS\nIDP TARGETS:\nEverson Griffen\/Danielle Hunter\/Eric Kendricks\/Anthony Barr\/Harrison Smith\nDespite all the Superstar talent. The Vikings are still a team that faces a tough schedule. They are a defense that can shut down any offense that is for sure, but they face a Pro Bowl QB more than 50% of the time. Going to say pass on them as our target Defense no matter how far they drop. Which will likely not be far.\n\n--\n\nPreseason Analysis Vikings D-Line is as strong as any. Everson Griffen is one of the best, Danielle Hunter and Brian Robinson make big plays. The DT situation got better with Sheldon Richardson joining Linval Joseph. Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr are a great LB combo and this Vikings Front 7 is BEAST.\n\nVikings made the NFC Championship last year much in part to their secondary. Vikings stayed smart and are bringing in the same exact unit.\n\nVikings D will be BEAST all year.\nLA CHARGERS\nIDP STARS: Joey Bossa\/Melvin Ingram\/Denzel Perryman\nChargers schedule starts out very favorable and Bossa\/Ingram can have LA talking playoffs early. This defense is definitely capable of big things this year and the schedule was not give resistance.\n\n--\n\nEarly Analysis: Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram are as good as its gets with sacks. Liuget and \u2018Maybe it\u2019s Mebane-ey\u2019 stuff the run to the T. Denzel Perryman is a BEAST and will be an IDP star. The rest of the Chargers LB core is average at best, which means Perryman can lead the NFL in tackles.\n\nSecondary, Jason Verrett and Casey Hayward proved to be superstars. Jahelel Addae is a good Safety and the addition of 1st Round Pick Derwin James has the tools to be an instant star. Chargers Defense is solid throughout, when they have a good matchup they will capatilize.\nDENVER BRONCOS\nIDP TARGETS: Von Miller\/Bradley Chubb\/Brandon Marshall\nBroncos schedule could have them off to a nice start, Wade Phillips has a very strong and deep crew and only face 3 Pro Bowl QBs to start the season. If Chubb is a BEAST which we expect him to be, this unit will be vintage Broncos.\n\n--\n\nPreseason Analysis Broncos Front 7 Stronger than ever after drafting Bradley Chubb. Von Miller is going to turn him into a superstar and that duo will shine instantly. Shane Rey is still there if he can figure it out. Peko and Wolfe are two big guys who will slow down the run, Brandon Marshall is a solid LB who should easily break 100 Tackles. All in all, Broncos D front 7 is solid.\n\nChris Harris is no longer with Aqib Talib, the Broncos did a great job grabbing Tremaine Brock who was the #1 corner for the 49ers. Brock will shine in the spotlight, and veteran Darian Stewart will be there to help him all day. The other safety spot is up for grabs, but the Broncos Secondary is deep.\n\nLook for this unit to return to dominance, last year they did not replace DeMarcus Ware, Chubbs can be better.\nTENNESSEE TITANS\nIDP TARGETS: Jonathan Cyprien\/Jurrell Casey\nTitans adding DC Dean Pees from the Ravens is the biggest move in the defensive market. On top of it all the Titans have amazing talent on their D. Schedule is not bad at all, could definitely be the flavor of the week headling after the first 5 games.\n\n--\n\nEarly Analysis: Titans get a great pass rush from Jurrell Casey who can easily end up with 10+ Sacks. Bennie Logan was a solid signing at DT to stop the run. At first it seemed bad the Titans lost Avery Williamson, but Wesley Woodyard is still there and their 1st Round pick Rashaan Evans at MLB is a BEAST. When you throw in playmaker Brian Orakpo and Derrick Morgan! Game over, great Front 7.\n\nTitans Secondary is just as strong. Logan Ryan reunites with Malcom Butler who is playing with a chip on his shoulder after the Super Bowl benching. Adoree Jackson as the 3rd corner might give Titans the best CB trio. Kevin Byard is an up and coming start at Safety and Jonathan Cyprien when healthy can lead all DB\u2019s in tackles.\n\nTitans D is going to be tough to beat. Especially with defensive mastermind Dean Pees coming over.\nLA RAMS\nIDP TARGETS:\nMark Barron\/LaMarcus Joyner\/Aaron Donald\/ND Suh\nThe Rams have a very tough schedule for their defense despite the talent. First 11 Games of the season, the easiest matchup Week 11 when they are home against the KC Chiefs. Fantasy Football is a lot about matchups more than talent. No doubt the talent is there, but the schedule is not for this unit. They play against Pro Bowl QBs nearly every week.\n--\n\r\nEarly Analysis - Suh and Donald gives the Rams one of the biggest strongest D-Lines in the NFL. That is only two of their pass rushers as well. Brockers and Westbrooks are key role players and the Rams D-Line ranks out as an A by itself. LB core is really relying on Mark Barron to get a ton of tackles. Not a big guy as he was once a safety, but he can run, and he can tackle.\n\nThe biggest upgrade was the secondary. Grabbing Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters will make the Rams a very tough team to throw the ball against. John Johnson isnt the best Free Safety, but LaMarcus Joyner ex-Hard Knocks star should make a lot of plays. All in all, a great Rams D.\nNEW ORLEANS SAINTS\nIDP TARGETS:\nCam Jordan\/Marcus Davenport\/Demario Davis\nSaints have a great open of the season schedule. Week 1 Home against the Bucs, then Week 2 home against the Browns. Saints pass rush can easily do the job at home in both of those games and make a very good grab. After Week 1 and 2, you can likely safely drop them unless they are playing teams that have crucial injuries.\n\n--\n\nPreseason Analysis Cam Jordan and Marcus Davenport can easily combine for 20 Sacks. Sheldon Rankins not bad at DT, the big move was bringing in Demario Davis at LB. Demario was great for the Jets, him with Klein and Robertson should be a nice run Stopping LB core. All in all, the front 7 has big sack potential and can definitely limit RBs. Good unit.\n\nSecondary lost Kenny Vacarro, Vonn Bell and Marcus Williams the duo that did not stop Stefon Diggs from his big TD in the playoffs is the guys in the back. They had solid seasons last year, so not bad to start. Crawley\/Lattimore is a solid CB duo and Patrick Robinson not bad as well. Saints Secondary can make plays. Dennis Allen has this unit on lockdown after a strong season. Should be another, and could be better with Davenport on there.\nCAROLINA PANTHERS\nIDP TARGETS:\nDA'NORRIS SEARCY\/LUKE KUECHLY\/THOMAS DAVIS\nGreat Defense, but not a great schedule. Panthers will have a few good matchups through the year, but never a stretch of games where this team becomes a pillar of consistency.\n\n--\n\nPreseason Analysis Donatri Poe joins Kawann Short to create one of the best DT combos in the league. Throw in Mario Addison and Julius Peppers and you have a very smart DL with a lot of experience. Kuechly and Thomas Davis are the star LB\u2019s and will return for another year to bring Carolina to a dominating Run D. Best line since Post Super Bowl days.\n\nDa\u2019Norris Searcy comes over from the Titans to replace Kurt Coleman. Solid move there, will not lose too much. James Bradberry, the Captrain Munner and Ross Crockrell will be solid trio of corners. Panthers did lose their DC\/DB coach and LB coach, but they still have their DL coach from the past, and he will lead the group at DC. Secondary will have to really hold its own, we will see.\nCINCINNATI BENGALS\nIDP TARGETS: Vontaze Burfict\/Preston Brown\nA schedule that is off an on with favorable games, the Bengals are a unit that will perform well when the matchup is right. Not a defense you want to rely on for an entire season. They do have some good games, including twice against the Browns.\n\n--\n\nPreseason Analysis Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap have been the stars of the Bengals DL for about 5+ years it feels like. They continue to get the job done. Vontaze Burfict is a superstar LB of course, but the addition of another Superstar LB in Preston Brown should make the Bengals one of the best Front 7\u2019s in the NFL right now.\n\nBengals front 7 is great, and their secondary is very strong as well. Dre Kirkpatrick is a strong #1 CB, Williams Jackson III was a great rookie for the Bengals last season. Shawn Williams is a star at safety, and not many people hit as hard as George Iloka.\n\nBengals Defense will be their strong point in 2018. DC Teryl Austin coming over from Detroit will add a lot of tenacity.\n\nOAKLAND RAIDERS\nIDP STARS: KHALIL MACK\/BRUCE IRVIN\/KARL JOSEPH\nSchedule does favor the Raiders off to a quick start. New DC Paul Guenther will have to install in these players fast a new system. If they start strong they can end strong, but not a unit you really want to rely on.\n\n--\n\nPreseason Analysis Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin are superstars, with Irvin rushing more this season, they are replicating the Chargers in a way with that too good to be true sack combo. Justin Ellis is a big boy, but the big additions of Tair Whitehead and Derrick Johnson, make this Run D stronger in Oakland than it has ever been.\n\nAs amazing as that front 7 is, the secondary has issues. Rashaan Melvin comes over from the Colts to likely be the #1 corner, and he was horrible with the Colts last year. Conley and McDonald two guys that have never proven anything yet in the NFL. Luckily Karl Joseph is still in town, and the FS combo of Reggie Nelson and Marcus Gilchrist does give their secondary depth. But those corners are going to have issues, lots of Zone D.\n\nCould have been an A if they had at least one shutdown corner.\nSEATTLE SEAHAWKS\nIDP TARGETS:\nBOBBY WAGNER\/KJ WRIGHT\/FRANK CLARK\nKAM CHANCELLOR\/EARL THOMAS\nJust like the Rams, the Seahawks Defense faces a very tough schedule. Their D-Line is not what it was, and the secondary is held together by the safety combo. Best matchup of the season is Week 2 @ Chicago. Something to keep in mind if you miss the target Ds to grab late and stream.\n--\n\r\nEarly Anaylsis. D-Line is weaker than normal. Only Frank Clark remains who is a threat to make big plays. DT combo is not going to get it done and teams will have no problem running through them. Bobby Wagner will once again have to lead the NFL in tackles, as well as KJ Wright who will be busy when Wagner is key blocked. Addition of Mingo was a good one, gives them a solid player who can cover the pass and make tackles.\n\nEarl Thomas and Kam Chancellor return to make this Secondary as least remain strong on paper. The CB situation is something to be desired. Shaq Griffin\/Justin Coleman\/Byron Maxwell are all #3 corners at best and the trio will have to figure out how to slow down big time players. The safties will help make things easy.\nWithout the strong pass rush, Seahawks D is not that great. The glory days for this D is over. At least Ken Norton Jr comes over.\n\r\n\nNEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS\nIDP STARS: NONE\nMore of a great team defense than any individual, Bill Belichick will have a stronger grasp of the D with Matt Patricia in Detroit. There are some good games on that schedule, and Bill will make big thigs happen.\n\n--\n\nPatriots Defense made big moves on their D-Line. Adrian Clayborn gives them a threat at pass rush. Danny Shelton is big enough at DT to eat up the O-Line which should be great for the Run D.\n\nLB Core is more or less the same. Dont\u2019a Hightower their stud LB was injured in Game 1 of the season for the Patriots last year, and he was banged up the rest of the way only appearing in 5 games. Having him healthy will be great for the Defense.\n\nSecondary they lost Malcolm Butler who was benched for no reason during the Super Bowl and probably cost them the game with that. They replaced him with Jason McCourty to pair up with his Twin Devin McCourty. Throw in a healthy Eric Rowe\/Stephon Gilmore and Patrick Chung.\u00a0 The Patriots have a lot of talent on Defense.\n\nAdd in the final X-Factor that Bill Beli will be calling Defensive Plays this season.\n\nPatriots Defense should hit another level.\nNEW YORK GIANTS\nIDP TARGETS\nOlivier Vernon\/Landon Collins\/Alec Ogletree\/Janoris Jenkins\nNew DC and a lot of the same defense. Ogletree will help but the Giants schedule is not great. You can play them week 1 against Jacksonville as a stream option, but the Saints are a better grab in that situation.\n\n--\n\nPreseason Analysis Outside of Olivier Vernon, the Giants do have much of a pass rush. That could be a problem, however Damon Harrison is still at DT to slow down the running game. Biggest upgrade for the Giants was grabbing Alec Ogletree from the Rams at MLB. Ogletree was in a good situation with a Rams LB core that was not dominant. Not a lot of sacks for this unit, and some holes has reason for Giants fans to not be 100% confident.\n\nSecondary with Janoris Jenkins and Landon Collins is top of the line. Eli Apple and William Gay are strong corners.\nThere are some holes in this defense, but the Giants also have stars that need to close the gap or some role players have to turn into stars. Almost a full picture D for the Giants, but the picture has not developed.\n\r\n\nARIZONA DEFENSE\nIDP TARGETS: Chandler Jones\/Deone Bucannon\nAntonio Bethea\/Patrick Peterson\/Jamar Taylor\nArizona Defense will get a boost from coach Steve Wilks coming over from the Panthers, but their schedule is filled with Pro Bowl QBs. Not going to be easy for this defense to control any games, too many holes.\n\n--\n\nEarly Analysis: Chandler Jones is always a threat for 10 Sacks. Corey Peters can stop the run. So far so good for the Cardinals who have other good role players on that D-Line like Markus Golden. The LB core is weaker than most would like to admit. Bucannon is more of an average LB than a superstar, but the Cardinals will rely on him to lead the team in tackles.\n\nPatrick Peterson is the best #1 corner in the NFL, Jamar Taylor will be heavily tested as the #2 corner and he can be beat. Antoine Bethea is legit at safety, last year rookie Budda Baker is not someone that will lead a team to the playoffs. In the end, as long as you run the ball a lot and do not throw it to Peterson, you can get past the Cardinals D.\nMIAMI DOLPHINS\nIDP STARS: ROBERT QUINN\/CAMERON WAKE\/\nKIKO ALONSON\/RASHEAD JONES\nDolphins have the talent, but their CB situation is very weak. Quinn and Wake will do a lot of damage, but their schedule does not look great after the first two games of the season.\n\n--\n\nPreseason Analysis While the Dolphins did lose Suh, they did gain Robert Quinn. Throw in Cameron Wake and the Dolphins have two guys who can easily get double digit sacks on the outside. The DT situation is not horrible, brining in Akeem Spence could ignite either Godchaux or Jordan Phillips to emerge as a strong play. Good news is they have lots of depth at both DE and DT.\n\nStarting at MLB is Kiko Alonso for the 3rd Straight year. Back-2-Back years he recorded 115 Tackles, and without Suh that number should rise as he will be needed to step up a lot more. Great solid safe MLB in IDP Leagues. The OLB situation is still unclear, whatever the Dolphins do it does appear they will go young in that position. I would like to see Stephone Anthony return to form, he has a lot of upside but the Dolphins seem not to be too fond.\n\nSecondary, the Dolphins are as strong as a team can be when it comes to their safety play. Reshad Jones and Rookie 1st Round Pick, Top DB in College, Minkah Fitzpatrick should be a great combo. While the combo is great, the CB situation is horrible. So horrible, that I do not think it matters that they have Jones and Fitzpatrick as there will be open WRs too often.\n\nWith that being said, the Dolphins D-Line is very explosive. Which means QBs will not have a lot of times to find the right WR, but the CB play is not that great. Teams can run on the Dolphins often to try to set up 1 on 1 situations. Whenever a QB has a 1 on 1 against the weak Dolphin Corners, that is where the ball will go.\n\nI am giving them a B-, but if they had two studs at CB, they could be A-.\nBALTIMORE RAVENS\nIDP STARS: CJ\u00a0 MOSLEY\/ERIC WEDDLE\/Terrell Suggs\nSecondary is really carrying this team, CJ Mosley will get a lot of tackles and Suggs will get his sacks, but the schedule is not a walk in the park. Schedule starts out very heavy on the road and I am not a fan of that for this situation. Questionable matchups if they are strong or not, not the defense we want to rely on.\n\n--\nPreseason Analysis Terrell Suggs is the only thing the Ravens have at pass rush. The DT situation is not pretty and if it was not for CJ Mosley, Ravens would be a very easy team to run against.\u00a0 With that being said, not sold at all on the Run D.\n\r\nThe Secondary remains ELITE. Jimmy Smith and Brandon Carr is a great CB duo. Tony Jefferson is a proven strong Safety, and Eric Weddle is maybe the best FS in the NFL. Secondary will hold their defense together, but if I am an opposing team, I am running on that Front 7 all day. Which makes CJ Mosley a no doubt IDP monster.\n\r\n\nWASHINGTON REDSKINS\nIDP TARGETS: JOSH NORMAN\/RYAN KERRIGAN\nThe Redskins play against 10 QBs who have been in a Pro Bowl to start the season. No matter how much better their defense got, they are not our Fantasy D.\n\n--\n\nEarly Analysis. Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith are the two sack leaders of this team, and they should combine for 20. Mason Foster and Zach Brown in the middle is a very strong LB duo. Throw in Da\u2019Ron Payne who is a BEAST 1st Round Pick at DT, with Ziggy Hood. It will not be easy to run or block the Redskins.\n\nJosh Norman is the best in the game, Orlando Scandrick was a great steal from the Cowboys as he was their best corner last year. Going to be tough to beat those two as they are very physical, speaking of physical nobody hits harder than safety DJ Swearinger.\n\nRedskins D could be the best they have been in sometime. Not a lot of holes, injuries killed the unit last year.\nATLANTA FALCONS\nIDP TARGETS: VIC BEASLEY\/DEION JONES\/KEANU NEAL\nWhile the defense is young and only getting better with age, their schedule does not favor this team. Slow start is more than possible against 4 Pro Bowl QBs in the first 5 games, then nothing besides a matchup against Cleveland later on in the season is anything to get excited about.\n\n--\n\nEarly Analysis: Vic Beasley is going to have to carry the load for sacks, other good role players such as Brooks Reed, but Beasley only guy who showed 10+ Sack potential. Vic struggled last year with less than 6 after 15.5 last year, and that hurt this team in the end. Grady Jarrett great at eatting the middle. Deion Jones\/DeVondre Campbell is a solid LB core and they will keep the Falcons competitive. Deion Jones can easily be one of the NFL leaders in tackles. Falcons Front 7 is solid, a little unproven but very solid with good upside.\n\nDesmond Trufant is a great #1 corner, Robert Alford gets the job done more often than not. Ricardo Allen and Keanu Neal is a strong safety combo. Neal is a Prowbowl caliber player. Falcons Secondary will keep teams in check, sure the stars breakout but the common players could have trouble.\n\nThe defense all depends on the pass rush. If Vic is a BEAST, this group could be all the way to A-. If he struggles, teams have time to make things happen.\nBUFFALO BILLS\nIDP TARGET: JERRY HUGHES\/MICAH HYDE\/TREMAINE EDWARDS\nBills are a victim of a tough schedule to start the season. Besides a matchup against the Bears and Jets Week 9\/10, the Bills can easily start the season 2-8. Good talent, but not looking pretty for their D.\n\n--\n\nPreseason Analysis Bills re-building their great Defensive Line Wall with the addition Star Lotuieoi who was a BEAST for the Panthers at DT. Kyle Williams and him will make it tough for any RB. Something to keep in mind for AFC East RBs. Pass Rush will be lethal with Jerry Hughes and Shaq Lawson. Hughes is always a threat to lead the NFL in sacks.\n\nBills decided to rest their LB core on Rookie Tremaine Edwards. Hard for any Rookie to adjust to MLB so quickly and be a dominant player. Could be a big downfall for this team. Ramon Humber and Lorenzo Alexander could help the Rookie, but more in the film room then on the field, both are average at this point in their career.\n\nTre\u2019D White was great as a #1 Corner as a Rookie, Ranked as a Top 10 according to PFF. Adding Vontae Davis who was the only good thing about the Colts D in the past few seasons is now on board. Phillip Gaines gets a fresh start after a bad season in KC to play the slot. Jordan Pryor and Hyde make for an athletic Safety combo.\n\nIf Edwards is the real at MLB, this team is saved. Play is to attack the middle of the field against the Bills.\nNEW YORK JETS\nIDP STARS: Avery Williamson\/Darron Lee\nJets schedule will give this unit opportunities to have strong games, but nothing looks that exciting on paper. The can be used as an early season stop gap if you need them, but hopefully nothing you rely on for much more than that.\n\n--\n\nPreseason Analysis No more Big Daddy Wilkerson, no more Sheldon Richardson. Leonard Williams and McLendon are still around, but this Jets Run D and pass rush is not nearly what it once was. The Jets did make a big move and brought in Avery Williamson who might lead the NFL in tackles at MLB for the Jets with that D-Line. Him and Darron Lee in the middle will need to make a lot of plays, but Williamson is the guy you want for IDP.\n\nMo Claiborne and Trumaine Johnson is a nice CB duo. Trumaine cannot guard great players, but he can keep up with a lot of #2s. Buster Skrine is a solid cover corner, good tackler. Marcus Mayo and Jamal Adams lead a strong safey core. Jets Secondary is pretty solid, but nowhere near the Revis Island days.\n\nPlay is to run up the middle 100x a game, and then get isolation on their corners. Pass rush is not lethal enough to make big plays allowing QBs time to read the field.\nPITTSBURGH STEELERS\nIDP STARS: Cameron Heyward\/Terrell Edmunds\/Jon Bostic\nThe season starts off as easy as it can be for the Steelers D Week 1-2-3-4, finishing up with a home game on Sunday Night Football against the Steelers. The defense is not that great, but those matchups early will show if they capable of being a DST 2.\n\n--\n\nPreseason Analysis Steelers D has been their downfall for years. Lets see if they did what it takes to make it better even without Ryan Shazier.\n\nDL, Cameron Heyward will need to carry the squad, he has potential for near 10 Sacks. Rest of the DL has not done much for this team and they continue to rely on a group that is not great at stopping the run. Vince Williams and BEAST DOME favorite Jon Bostic makes for a viable LB crew. T.J. Watt and Budd Dupree should get sacks.\n\nSecondary outside of Joe Haden is not great at CB. Haden will take care of #1 options, but that is all the Steelers one on one corners can count on. Morgan Brunett was a great signing and should make some big plays, and 1st Round Pick Terrell Edmunds will start from day 1 knocking Sean Davis to the bench. Davis was one the best players for the Steelers last season.\n\nSecondary is strong outside of CB, Run D is not that great and that could be downfall. LB core should get it done, but the DT situation is not a pretty one.\nCHICAGO BEARS\nIDP TARGETS: Roquan Smith\nBears D is solid and will keep their team in a lot of games, but as far as schedule goes nothing gets me excited. Week 6 @ Miami is a good game, but their playoff schedule and early season schedule feature Pro Bowl QBs.\n--\n\r\nPreseason Analysis: Hicks\/Goldman\/Jenkins, Bears D-Line is big and strong. Leonard Floyd is a great pass rusher as well. Throw in Rookie Top Pick Roquan Smith along with Danny Trevathan and the Bears Front 7 can sort of rush the passer but definitely stuff the run.\n\nSecondary Bears not that bad surprising. Bears have 5 strong CBs, Eddie Jackson and Adrian Amos are good safties.\n\nFor the first time, Bears D will not lose them games.\nTAMPA BAY BUCS\nIDP TARGETS: Jason Pierre Paul\/Lavonte David\/Vin Curry\nBucs D finally made moves to be the defense that is respectable, but they forgot to fix their secondary in the process. Matchups against Drew Brees\/Big Ben\/Carson Wentz is a quick way to show this defense has holes and everyone will expose them. Maybe a good Waiver Wire ad, but that is it.\n\n--\n\nPreseason Analysis Bucs D-Line is crazy good this season. Jason Pierre Paul and Vin Curry both have potential for 10 sack seasons. Gerald McCoy is the best DT in the game, maybe, and rookie Vea is going to be a BEAST. Hard to do much on that D-Line, and do not forget Lavonte David is maybe the best LB in the game, and Kwon Alexander is an athletic freak. Will the Tampa Front 7 finally dominate? This is their best chace.\n\nSecondary, Brent Grimes is a solid #1, but way too small to go up against Julio, Michael Thomas, Funchess. No reason for him on this team, Vern Hargreaves does not scare QBs. Keith Tandy is a bit overrated and should be a backup more than a starter, while Justin Evans would not be starting for a lot of teams.\n\nSecondary is weak, Front 7 is strong. Throw on Tampa all day.\nKANSAS CITY CHIEFS\nIDP TARGET: JUSTIN HOUSTON\/Dee Ford\nChiefs schedule is not impossible, but it is not favorable either. If anything you can pick them up and stream them when it is a tasty matchup, but talent wise this defense does not cut it.\n\n--\n\nEarly Analysis: No longer do the Chiefs have Poe and Logan to stuff the middle and Derrick Johnson to make the tackle. Now that duo is Xavier Williams from the Cardinals, far from a star. At MLB is Anthony Hitchens, and he did not do anything for that Cowboys D. Not looking pretty for the Chiefs Front 7, good thing they still have Dee Ford and Justin Houston to get to the QB.\n\nLosing Marcus Peters was a bad loss, in return Kendall Fuller who is much more of a slot corner than a #1 corner is taking over. Chiefs really re-did their secondary also adding flavor of the week David Amerson from Oakland. Good thing Eric Berry remains the superstar but coming off achillies, that could be a watered down Berry.\n\nNot going to be a pretty year watching the Chiefs Defense.\nDETROIT LIONS\nIDP TARGET: ZIGGY ANSAH\/JARRAD DAVIS\nLions D is not the defense from a few years ago. Schedule not very favorable however they have a nice stretch of Games Week 10-12 which include 2 matchups against the Bears one of them on Thanksgiving. Lions D is beatable and teams will run on them a lot.\n\n--\n\nPreseason Analysis No more Ngata and no more Whitehead. Lions scraping their DT position to a group that makes them runable for the first time. Jarrad Davis and Kennard are not horrible, but not pro-bowl caliber at LB. The Front 7 will really rely on Ansah and Hyder to get double digit sacks.\n\nDarius Slay returns with Quandre Diggs and Glover Quinn to make a very strong secondary. Nevin Lawson is strong as well at the second corner making the Lions not the easiest team to throw against.\n\nNew DC, strong secondary, weak interior D. Teams will be running on the Lions.\nSAN FRANCISCO 49ERS\nIDP TARGETS: Ruben Foster\/Malcolm Smith\nSchedule is not good at all, and this defense is not ready to take on any top pass offenses. Pro Bowl QBs is all the 49ers face this season, not looking pretty.\n--\n\r\nEarly Analysis 49ers Pass Rush should be strong with Armstead and Thomas, both are nice 7+ Sack guys. Buckner and Mitchell are great at stopping the run, do not forget last year rookie sensation Ruben Foster who is ready to take over the middle. Bringing Malcolm Smith over from the Raiders was a strong move as he is a leader on the field and could be the most important player to this D.\n\n49ers Secondary is not looking pretty. I doubt Richard Sherman is the same player after two Achillies tears, and the rest of the secondary are guys that would be backups on every team. Expect teams to throw heavy against SF.\nGREEN BAY PACKERS\nIDP TARGET: Ha-Ha Clinton Dix\nPackers Defense is not good enough in their secondary to be considered an option. They will likely go undrafted in all leagues, and if they prove they can be a threat. They do actually have a nice playoff schedule Week 15 @ Chicago\/Week 16 vs. NYJ. Secondary too weak. No Capers this year hurts a lot as well at DC\n\n--\n\nPreseason Analysis Big Daddy Muhammad Wilkerson joins a D-Line that is not good at all. He will be a great upgrade for the unit. Blake Martinez and Jake Ryan are better college LBs than Pros, but they can get it done. Clay Matthews needs to be vintage for this group.\n\nSecondary is Ha-Ha Clinton Dix leading a bunch of Rookies. Packers went heavy at corner during the Draft, and usually that does not work against NFL WRs.\n\nPackers Secondary and Run D is not good enough to make noise. Wilkerson will do enough to help, but that secondary is very iffy. Lets see how they look during Preseason.\nCLEVELAND BROWNS\nIDP STAR\nMYLES GARRETT\/CHRISTIAN KIRKSEY\/JAMIE COLLINS\nBrowns Defense is not ready to be a Fantasy unit. If you want to be cute, you can stream them week 3 against the Jets on Thursday Night Football. Besdies that, Browns D is for the Waiver Wire.\n\nPreseason Analysis Myles Garrett ready to be an easy 10+ Sacks this season. The Browns did lose Danny Shelton who was a great DT at stopping the run, but they are expecting big things from Larry Ogunjobi, we will see. The strength of the Browns D, outside of Garrett, is their OLB in Christian Kirksey and Jamie Collins. Two players that can make a lot of big plays. Joe Schobert who made 144 Tackles last season! Could be in the same position this year, especially with no Shelton.\n\nSecondary, Browns are interesting. 1st Round Pick Denzel Ward will need to prove to be a star, because the rest of those corners are very weak. T.J. Carrie\/E.J. Gaines are better on paper than anything. Jabril Peppers is a playmaker, but not the best defender as far as recongition, and Damarious Randall did nothing but give up big plays for the Packers.\n\nSecondary is suspect, Run D is suspect. Garrett will have to carry the squad.\n\n \nDALLAS COWBOYS\nIDP TARGETS: DeMarcus Lawrence\/Sean Lee\nCowboys secondary is a joke, and that is enough to keep them from being a team you do not need to focus on. They will be undrafted.\n\n--\n\nPreseason Analysis Cowboys Defense really hurt last year, and this year the D-Line did not do much to improve. They are trusting the process with their young studs who have become the studs they imagine like Crawford\/Irving\/Lawrence. Big boys that is for sure. LB core used their 1st Round pick on Leighton Vander Esch, we will see how that turns out I think there were better LBs around. Sean Lee will have to groom him, though Lee is not the same player he was 4 years ago. Front 7 is not bulletproof.\n\nSecondary was a disaster for the Boys last season. The solution? Keep Jeff Heath who did nothing for them at FS and go with a bunch of late round non developed 2nd\/3rd year starters who are finally getting their chance to shine. To me that sounds like a Fantasy chance to shine, Cowboys Secondary is in trouble this year.\nINDIANAPOLIS COLTS\nIDP TARGETS: MALIK HOOKER\nDespite a favorable schedule, the Colts Defense is not ready for NFL Football. Secondary is a mess and nobody in that LB core scares anyone.\n\n--\n\nPreseason Analysis Jabaal Sheard and Denico Autry is a nice sleeper combo at DE. However the rest of the Colts front 7 is a joke. A rookie and two non starters makes up their LB core, and Al Woods can only do so much when is double-teamed. He is also coming to the end of a long career.\n\nCorner back situation features non starter his whole career in Quincy Wilson with other rookies and journey men. Malik Hooker is the only good thing about this defense, and he will likely get a ton of action this year making him a nice sleeper for IDP.\n\nHorrible Defense for the Colts this year is guaranteed.