The Jacksonville Jaguars proved how important defense can be in your fantasy football league last season. But someone is definitely going to overdraft them this year, so why not wait around and take one of these teams? They might not put up 15 points a week, but they definitely have that potential. Wait around, and pounce on one of these teams, because they’re bound to put up points this year.
Los Angeles Rams
They have the potential to be over drafted, but there’s one massive factor involved. Aaron Donald. If Aaron Donald ends his holdout and steps on the field, this already really good Rams defense becomes arguably the best in the league. They’re going to be incredibly valuable, as their defense will be among the league leaders in interceptions, and with Donald and Suh next to each other, will definitely be towards the top in sacks too. Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib will definitely go for at least five interceptions each, and keep an eye on 5thround rookie Ogbonnia Okoronkwo. He was a highly productive player in college at Oklahoma and could see some opportunities after Robert Quinn was traded in the offseason. If everything goes right for the Rams, they might be the best defense in the NFL by the end of the year.
The Bears already had an excellent defense in 2017, and then they added linebacker Roquan Smith with the eighth pick in the draft. With Leonard Floyd going into year three, after a huge leap forward in year two, he should make a name for himself around the league this year. Kyle Fuller is an emerging star in the secondary and Eddie Jackson proved he can be a playmaker at safety. Smith is going to be the biggest piece, while the Bears might not be tops in interceptions or sacks, they are great at holding teams to low yardage and point totals.
After the signing of Malcolm Butler, and drafting Harold Landry and Rashaan Evans, the Titan defense is ready to take a huge leap forward in 2018. Landry can be a high impact player, who fell right into the Titans lap in the second round of the draft after his combine physical wasn’t where it should be. Jurrell Casey is an underrated, elite pass rusher in the NFL, and with Landry by his side, the two of them can make a huge impact. Adoree’ Jackson is an emerging star in the secondary and can learn a lot from new head coach Mike Vrabel. Kevin Byard was a first-team All-Pro selection last season, so the Titans have a defense that can truly create turnovers as well as sacks. They’re going to be a fast riser in 2018.