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The Best Fantasy Football Defenses You Should Be Drafting

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So, you're wondering who the best fantasy football defenses are? Let's help build a lineup that is sure to win you the trophy!

If there is one thing that American sports fans look forward to more than the start of the NFL season, it's the simultaneous start of the fantasy football season. Millions of people are gearing up for the marathon of a grind that operating a fantasy football team entails. It's estimated that somewhere around 65 million people participate in fantasy football each season, with over 80% of those leagues being for money.

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One of the most overlooked aspects of your fantasy football team you might be overlooking is the kicker and defense positions. Yes, you shouldn't be drafting these positions anywhere early in your draft, but they could be the difference from a last place finish to a championship season.

Here are our rankings for the six best defenses you can draft in fantasy football this season:

1. Baltimore Ravens

2. Buffalo Bills

3. New England Patriots

4. San Francisco 49ers

5. Pittsburgh Steelers

6. New York Jets

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