Fantasy football rankings, 2017: Defense/Special Teams for Week 3

Check out our rankings for the top fantasy football defenses and special teams entering Week 3.

The Detroit Lions have had one of, if not the most dominant defense and special teams through the first two weeks of the NFL season.

That was on display Monday night, where the Lions’ defense terrorized Eli Manning and the New York Giants’ stacked offense. Detroit racked up five sacks, eight QB hits, and allowed just 10 points on the road. That has the Lions tied with the Los Angeles Rams for the top fantasy defense heading into Week 3.

Who will thrive this week, and which unit should you be starting on your fantasy team? Let us answer those questions with our ranking of the top defenses and special teams entering Week 3.

Defense/Special Teams, Week 3

(SK: Scott Kaliska; JG: Jeff Goldberg; DG: Derek Gordon; KB: Kyle Bennett; ZS: Zach Senvisky; JM: Jason Marcum)

D/ST rankings, Week 3

Rk Consensus Opp SK JG DG AW ZS JM
1 Denver Broncos @ BUF 2 1 1 1 2 1
2 Baltimore Ravens @ JAC 1 2 7 2 1 7
3 Pittsburgh Steelers @ CHI 3 5 5 4 3 5
4 Philadelphia Eagles vs. NYG 6 3 4 3 6 4
5 Seattle Seahawks @ TEN 5 4 6 6 5 6
6 New England Patriots vs. HOU 8 6 3 5 8 3
7 Miami Dolphins @ NYJ 7 7 9 7 7 10
8 Minnesota Vikings vs. TB 12 17 2 8 12 2
9 Jacksonville Jaguars vs. BAL 11 9 10 9 11 8
10 Arizona Cardinals vs. DAL 13 10 8 10 13 9
11 Kansas City Chiefs @ LAC 10 11 13 11 10 13
12 Los Angeles Rams @ SF 4 8 19 16 4 19
13 Green Bay Packers vs. CIN 9 12 15 13 9 15
14 New York Giants @ PHI 15 15 12 12 15 12
15 Carolina Panthers vs. NO 17 13 11 14 17 11
16 Cleveland Browns @ IND 18 14 14 15 18 14
17 Tennessee Titans vs. SEA 14 16 21 19 14 21
18 Houston Texans @ NE 20 18 17 17 20 17
19 Los Angeles Chargers vs. KC 25 19 16 18 25 16
20 San Francisco 49ers vs. LAR 23 20 20 20 23 23
21 Buffalo Bills vs. DEN 24 21 22 21 24 18
22 Dallas Cowboys @ ARI 22 22 24 22 22 22
23 Oakland Raiders @ WAS 19 24 25 23 19 25
24 Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ MIN 16 25 16
25 Chicago Bears vs. PIT 25 18 24 22
Indianapolis Colts @ CLE 21 23 21
Cincinnati Bengals @ GB 23 24