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Despite the title of this article, fantasy football really is won and lost with your skill players, but a high-scoring defense can go a long way toward helping you reach the Promised Land.  Some leagues award up to ten points for a defensive touchdown and, rare as it may be, when your squad takes a pick to the house or recovers a fumble in the end zone, you are probably going to end up on the winning side for the week.  Unless you can lock up one of these five elite defenses somewhere toward the back end of the draft, you should just wait until the final two rounds to take the best remaining team (usually the one with the easiest schedule). is here to separate the contenders from the pretenders when it comes to the 11 ball-hawking dudes who will keep the opponent off the board.  Make sure you are familiar with these five D-Units throughout the season.

1. New York Giants

2. Pittsburgh Steelers

3. San Diego Chargers

4. New York Jets

5. Philadelphia Eagles

For a look at the full list of team defense rankings as well as a complete guide to your draft day needs visit  Check in with the Campus Socialite tomorrow as we conclude our draft day positional previews with the forgotten men of fantasy football, the kickers.



Tags : DefenseFantasy FootballFantasy PhenomsNew York GiantsNew York JetsNFLPhiladelphia EaglesPittsburgh SteelersSan Diego Chargers

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