A list of the top team defenses to draft for the 2017 fantasy football season.
The Denver Broncos run a 3-4 base defense coordinated by Wade Phillips.
Despite losing DL Malik Jackson and LB Danny Trevathan in free agency, the Broncos will return an embarrassment of defensive riches, led by the fearsome pass-rushing duo of Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware. The team may be a bit more vulnerable to the run, but opposing quarterbacks still won't have much time to try and pick apart the superb cornerback trio of Chris Harris, Aqib Talib and Bradley Roby. The only real concern is a tough post-Super Bowl schedule, but it's not as if the Broncos had a cakewalk last season.
The Seattle Seahawks run a 4-3 base defense coordinated by Kris Richard.
The Stephen Gostkowski of team defenses, Seattle still has elite talent at all three levels, with solid depth to boot. LB Bruce Irvin was the only major offseason loss, and DB Brandon Browner has a shot to revive his career where it started, this time in a hybrid-safety role. As a bonus, Tyler Lockett scored two touchdowns on special teams last season, finishing third in both kick return yards (852) and punt return yards (379). Seattle hasn't fallen outside the top-7 in fantasy scoring since 2010.
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