D / STs to start, D / STs to sit: Fantasy football start / sit tips for week 18
We’ve reached the final week of the NFL regular season. It also means it’s the last week of your fantasy football leagues and you could be on the cusp of fantasy glory. Whether you’re trying to lift a Championship trophy or avoid a penalty in last place, you only need one more roster this year. With that in mind, here are two D / STs to start and two to avoid in the final week of the season.
D / ST starts
The Giants had -10 net passing yards last week. Let it in. You who are reading this article now had MORE passing yards than the Giants last week. Additionally, backup quarterback Mike Glennon is injured and could miss the game, which will put the quarterback duties in the hands of Jake Fromm. Neither team plays for more than pride and I think the WFT defense is a great game this week.
The Chiefs watched the AFC No.1 seed slip away in Week 17 with a loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. These teams will meet again on Saturday for Week 18 and the Chiefs won’t know how the Tennessee Titans result for their game, so they still have to bring it to make sure they get the win. The Broncos play for nothing and when these teams met in Week 13, the Kansas City D / ST finished as an overall D / ST3 for the week.
D / ST sits
While the Chiefs have to bring it for their game, the D / ST Packers are not in the same boat. They’ve already locked up the No.1 seed who brings a field advantage and a first-round pass, so there’s really nothing to play for this week. The Lions offense improved over the season and when these teams met in Week 2 the Packers D / ST finished as D / ST15 with just six fantastic points.
If I’m the D / ST Cardinals I’m shaking in my boots at the performance of Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf in Week 17. If that Seahawks offense clicks and catches fire to end the season, that’s bad. news for the Cardinals. Even when these teams met in Week 11, the D / ST Cardinals finished as D / ST14 overall of the week. Look for a better game to end your season.