A list of the top team defenses to draft for the 2018 fantasy football season.
The Jacksonville Jaguars run a 4-3 base defense coordinated by Todd Wash.
The 2017 Jags were the third team in the last 10 years to reach 200 points in standard formats. A repeat of the outlier performance is asking too much, but this defense should remain elite after losing just one player from its 4-3 base alignment (LB Paul Posluszny) and one from its nickel (slot CB Aaron Colvin). The Jags padded their war chest by drafting DT Taven Bryan (29th overall) and S Ronnie Harrison (93rd).
The Philadelphia Eagles run a 4-3 base defense coordinated by Jim Schwartz.
The Eagles replaced Vinny Curry and Beau Allen with Michael Bennett and Haloti Ngata, getting older (but perhaps also better) on a defensive line led by Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham. The major offseason loss was slot corner Patrick Robinson, but 2017 draft picks Sidney Jones (second round) and Rasul Douglas (third round) should be up to the task as replacements. The Eagles have a healthy mix of top talent and depth.
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