The fantasy football playoffs are officially upon us in all league formats. Now more than ever, it’s never been more important to monitor the waiver wire and make smart pickups to maximize your point total. With that in mind, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Washington Redskins are two of the top Week 15 fantasy football defenses you can probably find lying around on your waiver wire.
Fantasy Football: Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Redskins Highlight Week 15 Fantasy Football Defenses
The Jacksonville Jaguars will be facing either Mark Sanchez or Josh Johnson in Week 15. That’s really all the reason you need to start this defense next week. These two quarterbacks have both been with the team for less than a month and neither is capable of leading an NFL offense. Sanchez started in Week 14, completing six of 14 passes for just 38 yards, no touchdowns, and two interceptions. Josh Johnson relieved him and put up some decent numbers, but those were all in garbage time.
Jacksonville’s defense has been a mixed bag all season long, but it won’t take much to stop this atrocious quarterback pairing. Neither quarterback belongs in the NFL to begin with, nor does neither guy know the playbook. Expect Jacksonville’s defense to record sacks and turnovers by the wayside and maybe even bring in a touchdown or two.
Boy, this game is going to be ugly. Washington has the worst quarterback situation in the league, but Jacksonville isn’t far behind them. It’s the Cody Kessler show in Jacksonville, and it’s going about as well as can be expected. The Jaguars don’t have many outside receiving threats, and Kessler isn’t good enough to create yards and points out of nothing.
Jacksonville has scored just one touchdown in eight quarters under Kessler despite playing some underwhelming defenses. This game should be a low-scoring affair with turnovers galore for both teams. Really, the defenses are the only things you want to start in this game.
Surprisingly, the Seattle Seahawks defense is owned in just 28.2% of NFL.com fantasy leagues. The unit ranks 16th overall in standard scoring and is a decent play on a weekly basis. However, when they have the right matchup, they have the ability to be a top fantasy defense.
Week 15 grants them that favorable matchup. Seattle takes on San Francisco on the road, which should lead to a big showing for Seattle’s defense. These two teams last met two weeks ago, and Seattle absolutely dominated the matchup. At the end of the day, Seattle’s defense recorded three sacks, one interception, two fumble recoveries, and one defensive touchdown while allowing just 16 points. They may not do that well in the rematch, but it’s hard to imagine Nick Mullens shredding up this defense.
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