If there's one bit of good news in our Week 13 fantasy defense rankings, it's that the Broncos D/ST might finally be worth playing. Other than that, and the potential waiver wire pickups are riskier than usual., the top options aren't as strong as usual
The Chargers (vs. Browns) are one waiver pickup that provides little risk, but none of them are all that inspiring, as their recent strong play couple with their dream matchup makes them a must-start. After that, the Bears (vs. 49ers -- might depend on who starts at QB for San Francisco), even with some favorable matchups., Dolphins (vs. Broncos), Redskins (@ Cowboys) and Titans (vs. Texans) are the next top pickups options
But if not them, who play each other and have bad matchups. The Vkings (@ Falcons) and Seahawks (vs. Eagles) don't have great matchups either. The Patriots (@ Bills) and Chiefs (@ Jets) are heavily owned and don't have bad matchups, then who? The Lions and Ravens have been two of the more bankable fantasy defenses all year, but are either really that good? Ditto for the aforementioned Broncos., and they play each, given them both mediocre matchups. Even worse are the Saints and Panthers
Jacksonville still had two takeaways and a defensive TD. Expect the good times to continue in this favorable matchup.,Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Colts. Even in a somewhat "disappointing" performance against Blaine Gabbert last week
2 Los Angeles Chargers vs. Browns. One of the hottest fantasy D/STs, the Chargers have had six sacks, and three defensive TDs the past three games. And now they face the Browns., 10 takeaways
3 Pittsburgh Steelers @ Bengals. The Bengals managed just 14 points while allowing four sacks and two takeaways when these teams met in Week 7. And while this game is in Cincinnati, who's notorious for struggling in prime-time games., the Steelers fierce pass rush will travel and make life difficult for Andy Dalton
4 Los Angeles Rams @ Cardinals. Arizona hasn't been quite as bad as expected with Blaine Gabbert under center, scoring 48 points and only allowing three sacks against the Texans and Jaguars. But the Cardinals have committed multiple turnovers in each game, the Rams had nine takeaways while allowing just 24 total offensive points., and the Rams are due for some takeaways after failing to record one in tough matchups against Minnesota and New Orleans the past two weeks. In their three previous contests, one of which included a shutout in the UK against Arizona
5 Philadelphia Eagles @ Seahawks. The Seahawks generally don't allow a ton of fantasy points to D/STs, but they are known to allow sacks. Prior to last week's game against San Francisco, so we think the Eagles can cause problems for the Seahawks., Russell Wilson had been sacked 10 times in his previous three contests. Philadelphia brings pressure (17 sacks in its past five games) and creates turnovers (11 in that span)
regardless of who's under center.,Authentic Amara Darboh Jersey,6 Denver Broncos @ Dolphins. Miami has allowed eight sacks and eight takeaways the past two games. Even a Denver defense that has struggled in fantasy circles this year can put up points against them
7 New England Patriots @ Bills. The Patriots defense has its mojo back, but we still expect New England to keep rolling with a solid performance here., limiting points and posting multiple takeaways in each of the past three games. The Bills are fairly efficient when Tyrod Taylor is at quarterback
8 Chicago Bears vs. 49ers. If Jimmy Garoppolo starts at QB, have them in your lineups. San Francisco has allowed at least three sacks and two turnovers in all but one of Beathard's five starts., lower the Bears a bit. If C.J. Beathard (knee) starts
9 Kansas City Chiefs @ Jets. The Chiefs defense isn't that good and the Jets offense isn't that bad,Authentic Brett Kern Jersey, as the Jets have allowed nine sacks, but somehow, both find a way to put up/give up fantasy points. Admittedly, it's been more of a struggle lately for the Chiefs,Authentic Derrick Morgan Jersey, and two D/ST touchdowns the past two weeks., but relatively tough matchups might be to blame for that. Expect a bounce back here, three takeaways
10 Baltimore Ravens vs. Lions. A banged-up Matthew Stafford could be big for the Ravens, Detroit gave up three sacks and two takeaways while scoring 23 points. Something similar sounds about right for the Ravens, who continue to have as high of a ceiling as any fantasy D/ST. Detroit's fantasy points allowed to defenses is skewed by a five-turnover,Authentic Trent Williams Jersey, three-TD game to New Orleans earlier this year, as they've been tough to score on otherwise, the upside is there for more., but last week against Minnesota, but considering this game is in Baltimore
11 Detroit Lions @ Ravens. For as bad as Joe Flacco has been much of this year, not "great",Authentic Ryan Kerrigan Jersey, Baltimore hasn't given up many points to fantasy defenses. Multiple INTs wouldn't be a shock here, even from a Detroit defense that's had a little more trouble than usual creating turnovers lately, performance., but unless the Lions get a touchdown, it will likely be merely a "good"
12 Miami Dolphins vs. Broncos. Trevor Siemian is back under center for the Broncos,Authentic Vernon Davis Jersey, but it really doesn't matter. Denver's offense is a trainwreck no matter who's at QB, but it proved against the Patriots of all teams last week it can take advantage of mistakes. Expect more than a few mistakes by Denver this week., allowing the third-most fantasy points to D/STs. Miami's defense is among the worst in fantasy
13 Washington Redskins @ Cowboys. Dak Prescott has thrown five INTs the past two games, this looks like a good spot for the Redskins defense., and Washington's defense has picked off six passes in its past four games. Washington has also had six sacks the past two weeks while the Cowboys have given up 14 QB takedowns over the past three games. Given the trends
so there is upside here.,14 Tennessee Titans vs. Texans. Any D/ST can put up points against a Tom Savage-led offense. Houston has turned it over 10 times in the past four weeks while averaging 15.5 points per game. Tennessee posted eight sacks last week and has had pockets of multi-turnover games this year
Oakland had five sacks and its first interception of the season against Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian.,15 Oakland Raiders vs. Giants. The Giants switching from Eli Manning to Geno Smith gives the Raiders D/ST some sleeper appeal this week. In a similar QB matchup last week
It’s been a season of near misses for Titans defensive lineman DaQuan Jones. He hasn’t been known for his pass-rushing prowess during his first four seasons, and he finally broke through against the Colts last Sunday., notching only 2.5 sacks in 39 career games. This season has been different though
After missing sack opportunities against the Colts, Browns and Steelers, and his teammates haven’t let him hear the end of it., Jones finally got in the sack column when the Titans faced the Colts a second time. In fact, he got there twice
“I get razzed by ‘Rak and all them, and ‘Big-time’ and all of that. I am just grateful for the opportunity and I was happy to help the team win.”,” Jones said via Titans Online. “They call me ‘Two-sack ‘Quan’
Jones’ two sacks came as part of an eight-sack performance by the Titans – their most as a franchise since 1985.
but a lot of their issues in that area will go away if ‘Two-sack ‘Quan’ continues to show up.,Sacking the quarterback been a problem all season for the Titans defense
British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney will speak at Vanderbilt University’s 2018 Senior Day.
one of the university’s highest honors “given to individuals who define the 21st century and exemplify the best qualities of the human spirit.”,School officials said the international criminal law expert will also receive their prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal
Clooney has represented clients ranging from political prisoners and ousted heads of state to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the Republic of Armenia.
In the last year, she successfully represented three political prisoners: Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy,” who after reporting on corruption by the Azerbaijani president. All have now been released from detention., who was convicted in the “Al Jazeera trial” in Egypt; former President of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed, who was imprisoned on false terrorism charges; and award-winning Azerbaijani journalist “Khadija
Clooney has also appeared before the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights and various courts in the United Kingdom and the United States., the International Criminal Court
Vanderbilt says Clooney is also a visiting professor at Columbia Law School.
May 10 ahead of the graduation ceremony for seniors the next day. It’s the highlight of three days of activities honoring the seniors.,This year’s Senior Day takes place Thursday
My Cause" on Sunday.,Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews has chosen to support Colin Kaepernick's foundation "Know Your Rights " as part of the NFL's "My Cleats
Matthews shared a photo Wednesday on Instagram of the cleats he will against Houston.
The cleats say "Know Your Rights Camp" on each shoe along with the quarterback's name and Kaepernick kneeling on the right toe.
The wide receiver, wrote on Instagram he doesn't have a foundation. Matthews wrote he's supporting Kaepernick for his sacrifice bringing attention to every day issues along with the quarterback's foundation because everyone should know their rights and use them., who was not in the locker room to talk with the media on Wednesday
Titans receiver Rishard Matthews will use the My Cleats My Cause initiative Sunday to support his former college teammate, Colin Kaepernick., and former 49ers quarterback
The NFL will allow players in Week 13 to wear customized cleats in support of charitable causes. Matthews elected to support Kaepernick and his “Know Your Rights” campaign supporting the fight against racial discrimination and social injustice. Kaepernick is pictured on his spikes for Sunday’s game against the Colts.
Matthews has been supporting of Kaepernick’s protest against racial discrimination by electing to stay in the locker room during most national anthem’s this season. The two were teammates at the University of Nevada in 2010.
Kaepernick, remains out of the league while continuing his charitable work for his causes. He’s filed a lawsuit against the NFL alleging collusion among owners for keeping him out of the league. That case is still ongoing., of course
The ALS Association says a man credited as one of the co-founders of the viral “Ice Bucket Challenge” that swept social media in 2014 has died after a yearslong battle with the condition known as Lou Gerhig’s disease. Anthony Senerchia was 46.
The Anthony Senerchia Jr. ALS Charitable Foundation website says the Pelham, native died early Saturday., New York
In a video released by the ALS Association, Senerchia’s wife,Womens Amara Darboh Jersey, a former baseball star at Boston College who was also fighting ALS., Jeanette, discusses how she helped launch the challenge by dumping a bucket of icy water on herself in 2014 and posting the video to Facebook. The challenge really took off when it reached friends of Pete Frates
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In a notable cultural shift, are sensitive to charges of hypocrisy as their news organizations aggressively cover the endemic culture of sexual harassment. They are also, top TV, radio and print personalities now seem more accountable to corporate chieftains,Womens Trent Williams Jersey, human resource departments and viewers than politicians are to party leaders,Womens Vernon Davis Jersey, donors and voters. . . . The media executives adopting a zero-tolerance policy, worried about lawsuits., even for their highest-paid talent, of course
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There is another reason as well. In politics, or at least a majority of the relevant constituents are not. The bar has been set so low by Trump, ultimately the voters are in charge, these pols are finding refuge in the “what-aboutism” defense., and so far, they’re not calling uniformly for the heads of accused pols