Defense is often overlooked in NFL fantasy football as some owners don't put enough emphasis on the points they can earn each week with the right matchup. For those owners looking for a little help in week 2, here is a look at the top team defenses that should be available on the waiver-wire.
New England had a solid outing in Tennessee on Sunday with plenty of pressure and a couple forced turnovers. The week the Patriots host the Arizona Cardinals, a team that has struggled to run the ball for the past couple of seasons and a quarterback that has lost confidence and was benched, but after an injury, Kevin Kolb is back as the starter. New England also has good special teams and for fantasy football owners that get points for return yards, this is a solid unit to pickup for week 2.
Cleveland struggled again on offense this weekend against Philadelphia, but the defense put in an outstanding effort against a good offensive team. With two sacks and five turnovers, owners can expect some good point totals from this squad for the rest of the 2012 NFL season.
Fantasy football is all about points; owners that use whatever edge they can to boost their totals will have more success as the year moves on. Adding a strong defense will only help in the long run and looking for good weekly matchups is a must to get the highest point total possible.