The takeaway machine in Chicago kept right on churning, with the Bears registering three takeaways against the Bengals. The song will remain the same this week.
Colin Kaepernick had his way with the Packers again last week, but they'll be able to bounce back against a Washington team trying to find itself.
Houston saved the day for its fantasy owners with the Brian Cushing pick-six in the second half. The Texans won't allow 28 points every week, especially not on Sunday.
The Seahawks absolutely shut down Cam Newton, and now they'll get their first chance at Colin Kaepnernick this season. They won't have quite the same success, but it'll be enough to come away with a win.
The Bengals shockingly did not get to Jay Cutler once last week, though they did intercept one of his passes. This is one of the best defenses in the league, led by a very strong line. The Bengals will get it right against Pittsburgh.
Despite the loss, the Panthers defense was one of the most impressive units last week, led by star-in-the-making Luke Kuechly. They definitely warrant regular starting consideration for the rest of the season.
The Eagles had a big day on defense, getting to Robert Griffin III three times, forcing three turnovers and picking up a safety. You could do worse than plugging them in for a spot start this week.
The Ravens were absolutely cut down by the Peyton Manning buzzsaw last week. Brandon Weeden won't be nearly as formidable.
The Saints defense had a better game Week 1 of this year than it did all of last season. For now, I'm calling them a matchup play, and this week presents a decent matchup.
The Browns defense played well in a loss to the Dolphins, notching four sacks and completely shutting down the run game. They'll make it tough on the Ravens this week.
The speedy, powerful Detroit defensive line will be able to take advantage of the Cardinals and the set-in-concrete Carson Palmer.
The Buccaneers had five sacks and two takeaways against the Jets last week. If you're looking for a defense to stream, the Patriots are a solid bet.
The Dolphins defense looked great against the Browns last week, registering six sacks and three picks. The matchup with Andrew Luck and the Colts isn't nearly as favorable, but they're still worth starting.
The Chiefs defense absolutely dominated the Jaguars, not allowing a point, sacking Blaine Gabbert six times and forcing two turnovers. It won't be quite so easy against Dallas.
The Giants defense really didn't play that poorly last week, as the Cowboys were the beneficiaries of a few short fields. Still, I wouldn't recommend starting them against the Broncos.
I'm not buying into the Raiders because of one good game. If you have a high risk appetite, consider the Jaguars a potential stream play this week.
The Steelers defense comported itself well against the Titans, but that was the Titans. The Bengals, playing in Cincinnati, present a much tougher challenge. Stay away from the brand name here.
The Cowboys did what a Monte Kiffin defense usually does: force turnovers. They had six takeaways and two touchdowns, and looked like the type of opportunistic defense worth starting regularly in fantasy leagues.
All things considered, allowing 23 points against the Saints in New Orleans isn't bad. The Falcons will turn it up with St. Louis coming to town this week.
It was a disappointing day for a defense many considered a nice sleeper entering the season. Now it faces a Lions team that looks like it's rolling.
The Raiders sacked Andrew Luck four times, but failed to produce any takeaways. Chad Henne isn't Andrew Luck, but you still don't want to start the Raiders defense.
I'm not buying the Terelle Pryor-led Raiders offense, yet they were able to find a large measure of success against the Colts. That does not bode well for the Colts for the rest of the season.
Detroit put up 34 points on the Vikings last week, and it should have been even worse. Stay away from this defense all year.
The Jets produced a solid fantasy day last week, forcing two turnovers and a safety, and sacking Josh Freeman three times. The Patriots may be depleted, but Tom Brady takes good care of the ball.
The Titans sacked Ben Roethlisberger five times and forced two turnovers, spurring the upset victory in Pittsburgh. The Texans, however are not the Steelers.
Despite a fluky touchdown, the Redskins defense was completely outclassed by the Eagles Monday night. Expect more of the same this week.
The Bucs defense looked great against the Jets, picking up five sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery, but the Saints aren't exactly the Jets.
The Broncos picked Joe Flacco twice and sacked him four times, getting off to a good start even though they're short-handed. It'll be a little different against the Giants this week.
The 49ers didn't really give their owners much to celebrate against the Packers, but that's what generally happens in today's offensively driven NFL. They won't put up big numbers in the hostile environment in Seattle, either.
The Bills held their own against New England, forcing three turnovers and sacking Tom Brady twice. A full-strength Panthers unit will present a tough matchup, making the Bills unworthy of fantasy consideration.
After a strong start, the Texans ended up smoking the Chargers. The Eagles will likely do the same.
The Rams picked off Carson Palmer once and sacked him four times, showing off their underrated skills. They're only a matchup play, however, and should be avoided against a team like the Falcons.
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