Soppe’s Fantasy Football Week 12 DST Rankings: Do You Need To Start the Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions?

Where do the Steelers and Lions fall in the Week 12 fantasy DST rankings? Check out the latest as you lock in your lineup.

With no teams on bye, the fantasy DST rankings in the middle range are likely to determine a matchup or two in your league. Here’s how I stack up the top fantasy football defenses for the week ahead.

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1) Dallas Cowboys | DAL (vs. WAS)
2) San Francisco 49ers | SF (at SEA)
3) Cleveland Browns | CLE (at DEN)
4) Baltimore Ravens | BAL (at LAC)
5) New Orleans Saints | NO (at ATL)
6) Pittsburgh Steelers | PIT (at CIN)
7) Kansas City Chiefs | KC (at LV)
8) Detroit Lions | DET (vs. GB)
9) Minnesota Vikings | MIN (vs. CHI)
10) Philadelphia Eagles | PHI (vs. BUF)
11) Miami Dolphins | MIA (at NYJ)
12) New England Patriots | NE (at NYG)
13) Denver Broncos | DEN (vs. CLE)
14) New York Jets | NYJ (vs. MIA)
15) Jacksonville Jaguars | JAX (at HOU)
16) Washington Commanders | WAS (at DAL)

17) New York Giants | NYG (vs. NE)
18) Cincinnati Bengals | CIN (vs. PIT)
19) Los Angeles Chargers | LAC (vs. BAL)
20) Seattle Seahawks | SEA (vs. SF)
21) Houston Texans | HOU (vs. JAX)
22) Carolina Panthers | CAR (at TEN)
23) Tennessee Titans | TEN (vs. CAR)
24) Los Angeles Rams | LAR (at ARI)
25) Buffalo Bills | BUF (at PHI)
26) Tampa Bay Buccaneers | TB (at IND)
27) Arizona Cardinals | ARI (vs. LAR)
28) Atlanta Falcons | ATL (vs. NO)
29) Indianapolis Colts | IND (vs. TB)
30) Green Bay Packers | GB (at DET)
31) Chicago Bears | CHI (at MIN)
32) Las Vegas Raiders | LV (vs. KC)

The Top DSTs To Start in Week 12

Pittsburgh Steelers (at CIN)

The Steelers defense has showcased a high fantasy floor by producing at least six fantasy points in four straight games, and the fifth blitz-heaviest unit in the league certainly carries upside.

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Pittsburgh has earned 17+ fantasy points twice this season, an outcome that is very much in play against a Bengals offense influx as they look to adjust to a life that doesn’t include Joe Burrow.

Detroit Lions (vs. GB)

The Lions defense has cleared 10 fantasy points three times this season, one of which came against these same Jordan Love-led Packers back in Week 4. Their high-powered offense is likely to put the mistake-prone Love into situations where he has to be even more aggressive than he already is — fantasy gold!

With Aaron Jones out, this figures to be a pass-heavy script for Green Bay, and that’s exactly what you want to target in a fantasy defense.

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