October 07, 2008
Another NFL week is in the books, and very little has changed atop the list of the league's worst defenses.
They used the bye week to fire their head coach and promote the coordinator of a defense that's allowing 412 yards per game.
Both the Lions and Rams are actually among the NFL's five most generous teams in terms of fantasy points allowed to QBs, RBs, WRs, and DEFs. So across the board -- at all positions and without regard to their opponents -- Detroit and St. Louis have been appeasers.
Further down on the list, Seattle and Kansas City deserve special recognition for getting absolutely pummeled by the Giants and Panthers in Week 5. At this point, if you're going to make a significant move on the list below, it will take a 44-6 or 34-0 mauling.
Here are the worst of the worst in the NFL, arranged by points allowed per game:
If you're looking specifically for teams that yield lots of rushing and/or passing yards, please continue past the jump.
It should finally be a nice week to own pieces of the Minnesota, New England and Cincinnati passing attacks.
Don't be surprised if Ladell Betts and Chester Taylor produce useful fantasy totals in games that should not be close. Also, you're starting any back facing the Colts, at least until Bob Sanders returns.
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