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NFL fantasy football: The art of rotating your defense

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The majority of NFL fans these days are addicted to fantasy football. It is so good that there is a whole channel dedicated to fantasy football.

It is a great opportunity for fans to make the whole NFL experience matter to them. Even the most mundane games mean something when you’ve got a player or defense involved. And while many fans play fantasy literally just for fun, others are incredibly passionate about it and are always trying to find a way to win.

Secret to success 

Everyone thinks they have their own secret to success when it comes to fantasy football, but there is one particular secret that could provide you success this season. Unless you have a defense that will score you 15 points or more every week, it is certainly worth rotating your defense over the course of the season.

There are many ways to go about rotating your defense. One particular successful way is to analyse which offenses are the worst and week by week select the defense that will be their opponent. It’s a good plan and one that has the potential to work for players throughout the season, but only if the defense you want hasn’t already been taken by someone in your league.

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Rotating your defense

So alternatively, let me offer this piece of rotating defense advice that has worked well in the first three weeks of the season.

Thursday Night Football is how the NFL kicks off the weekend of action two days early. But some teams find these games more difficult than others, and those are the road teams who head into another team’s house undercooked.

The particular part of a team that seems to be the most undercooked heading into a Thursday Night Football contest is the road team’s offense. Both Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers struggled offensively in their short week road games.
Baltimore Ravens’ defense had the fourth best defense of week two in fantasy, and it’s highly likely that the Atlanta Falcons will have the best defense of week three. The Ravens forced three turnovers and the Falcons forced four, one of which that went for a touchdown.

This means that the ideal team to choose when rotating your defense should be the home team defense that participates in the Thursday Night Football game. Now obviously there will be many examples that break the rule, but when looking for the possibility of gaining an advantage on your rivals, think Thursday Night Football.

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