Fantasy Football

With training camps underway, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening.

In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of the regular season based on stories from camp, performances in preseason games and in-depth research.

To continue things along, it’s time to look at a spot that is typically a little bit of a crapshoot; it’s often difficult to predict what defense will be opportunistic on any given week. So the best bet is to find a good defense, one that’s part of a playoff-caliber team, and ride them week after week after week.

Here are the top-20 defense in 2014:

1. Seattle Seahawks

Richard Sherman Seattle Seahawks

Sherman leads the league’s best defense

As the only defense in the NFL to give up less than 300 yards per game last season, the Seahawks were obviously stout on this side of the ball. Heck, they rode their D all the way to a Super Bowl title. There’s no reason to believe they’ll regress in 2014.

2. Denver Broncos

Von Miller Denver Broncos

With Miller, Denver is a different defense

This may surprise some people, but it shouldn’t. The last time Von Miller played an entire season, the Broncos had the second-ranked defense in the NFL. He’s back in 2014, making Denver a viable defense again. Plus, they’ll be playing from ahead a lot.


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  1. This list is laughable…….Denver as #2? Really? Even Seattle took a step backwards after losing several key players.

  2. To leave the Bears off this list is stupidity. Paul Pasquolini coaching a very talented group that has Allen, Briggs, Ratfliff, Houston, Tilman, Jennings all in the front half and on the edges…..just and talent of these guys alone should have put them in the top 20!

  3. Ray Horton, Jurrell Casey, Derrick Morgan, Shaun Phillips, Wesley Woodyard, Kamerion Wimbley, Michael Griffin, George Wilson & The Bernard Pollard. Watch Out NFL, here comes A new and better D-fence from Nashville.