Who to start and who to sit? That’s the question that plagues everyone who plays fantasy football on a weekly basis? It’s the question that leaves players anguishing in tears and second-guessing. Okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic but there’s some truth to it.
Honestly, it’s the one question you need to answer right in order to do well in this crazy game of fantasy. Will you get it right all the time? No, because football will surprise, especially if you buy into the adage: On any given Sunday, any team can beat any other team. But relax, we’re here to help you work through those decisions with as much information as you need to be confident in a decision you can stand by.
Here are the Week 1 Fantasy Football Team Defenses to Sit.
Team defense is always a tricky position because you really need a commissioner who understands how to reward a defense. Points allowed is a nice idea stat, but most teams are able to score 20 points and unless your commish modifies that, team defenses will matter as much as a TE2 on your roster. So each week, we’re looking for which defenses can rack up points that can’t be taken away as the game goes on, opportunities for turnovers, sacks, and general chaos is where team defenses seize the moment.
We’ve also circled the games where there is a lot of offense coming towards a team defense, maybe they’re facing a stout offensive line, a blazing offense, or they just suffered a few key injuries that will make a difference.
Pittsburgh Steelers Team Defense at Buffalo Bills
In 2020, The Bills failed to score at least 24 points in the regular season just three times. They all happened in Weeks 5-7 against the Titans, Chiefs and Jets. Josh Allen tore up the league in every other game and rarely had an off day. He failed to score multiple touchdowns only twice all season, one being that same game against the Jets. It just feels like the Bills are going to get off to a great start.
As for the Steelers, they did little to upgrade the defense because they were so cash-strapped but tried to bring back most of their team from last year. They’ll put up a fight because they’re the Steelers, and I know they’re rostered on a lot of teams out there, but it’s a risky roll of the dice for Week 1.