2014 Fantasy Football Rankings: Defenses

  • Seattle Seahawks
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • Carolina Panthers
  • St. Louis Rams
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Denver Broncos
  • New England Patriots
  • Arizona Cardinals
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Cleveland Browns

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Fantasy Football News

Derek Carr gets chance to prove he should start
Derek Carr will see extended time in the preseason finale tonight. The Oakland Raiders staff insists the starting quarterback job is Matt Schaub's, but the rookie has the chance to win over the crowd.
Seahawks call accusations against Lynch 'bogus'
With Marshawn Lynch under investigation by police on an allegation of assault and personal property damage, the Seattle Seahawks have chimed in to call the accusations 'bogus.'
Danny Trevathan (knee) out 6-8 weeks for Broncos
The Broncos expect Danny Trevathan to return to the field from his fractured knee after Denver's Week 4 bye, in time to dress for their Oct. 5 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals. Can they replace him?
Cardinals GM: John Brown is similar to Anquan Boldin
Cardinals general manager Steve Keim compares John Brown's rookie potential to that of Anquan Boldin. Is the third-round draft pick primed for a Rookie of the Year campaign?
Titans' Jurrell Casey signs four-year, $36M extension
Jurrell Casey is going to stay in Nashville for a while. The defensive tackle has signed a four-year, $36 million to stay with the Tennesee Titans. Is he worth the big bucks?
Josh Gordon fallout: Cleveland Browns failed to properly prepare
The Cleveland Browns knew months ago that Josh Gordon faced a potential season-long ban. Why didn't the team properly prepare for a possibility that just became a reality? Judy Battista doesn't get it.
Josh Gordon suspension has Browns lamenting loss
One Browns official tells NFL Media's Judy Battista the suspension of Josh Gordan is not a "next man up" situation. How can the team overcome the loss of its offensive star?
Stevie Johnson not 'clicking' with Colin Kaepernick
Stevie Johnson was acquired by the San Francisco 49ers with hopes that he would be another weapon at the disposal of Colin Kaepernick. How close are the two to being on the same page?
Minnesota Vikings season preview: Zimmer's chance
With a less-than-ideal quarterback situation, the Vikings will lean heavily on Adrian Peterson. But can new boss Mike Zimmer coach up a struggling secondary and inconsistent offensive line in Minnesota?
Green Bay Packers season preview: Fast-paced offense
With quarterback Aaron Rodgers and running back Eddie Lacy, the Green Bay Packers look like a scoring juggernaut. Will their fast-paced offense get them back to their second Super Bowl this decade?

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