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    Fantasy Football Rankings: Kyle Yates’ Week 1 Top DSTs To Start Include Washington Commanders, Denver Broncos, and Others

    Week 1 of the 2023 NFL season is here, which means that it's time to set our lineups! Who are some of the top DST options to plug in and play? Let's find out!

    Week 1 of the 2023 NFL season is officially here, which means that it’s time to start setting our fantasy football lineups!

    With that in mind, we’ve done the research here at Pro Football Network to help make setting your lineup one of the easiest things you’ll have to do all week long! Here are the top DST rankings going into Week 1!

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    Which DSTs Should You Start in Week 1?

    Be sure to check out Yates’ other positional rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | K

    1) Baltimore Ravens | BAL | (vs. HOU)
    2) Philadelphia Eagles | PHI | (@ NE)
    3) Dallas Cowboys | DAL | (@ NYG)
    4) Washington Commanders | WAS | (vs. ARI)
    5) San Francisco 49ers | SF | (@ PIT)
    6) Denver Broncos | DEN | (vs. LV)
    7) Jacksonville Jaguars | JAX | (@ IND)
    8) Buffalo Bills | BUF | (@ NYJ)
    9) New York Jets | NYJ | (vs. BUF)
    10) Seattle Seahawks | SEA | (vs. LAR)
    11) New Orleans Saints | NO | (vs. TEN)
    12) Pittsburgh Steelers | PIT | (vs. SF)
    13) Kansas City Chiefs | KC | (vs. DET)
    14) Green Bay Packers | GB | (@ CHI)
    15) Cincinnati Bengals | CIN | (@ CLE)
    16) Minnesota Vikings | MIN | (vs. TB)
    17) Cleveland Browns | CLE | (vs. CIN)
    18) New England Patriots | NE | (vs. PHI)
    19) Atlanta Falcons | ATL | (vs. CAR)
    20) Carolina Panthers | CAR | (@ ATL)
    21) Miami Dolphins | MIA | (@ LAC)
    22) Tampa Bay Buccaneers | TB | (@ MIN)
    23) Los Angeles Chargers | LAC | (vs. MIA)
    24) Chicago Bears | CHI | (vs. GB)
    25) Tennessee Titans | TEN | (@ NO)
    26) Los Angeles Rams | LAR | (@ SEA)
    27) Indianapolis Colts | IND | (vs. JAX)
    28) New York Giants | NYG | (vs. DAL)

    The Top DSTs To Start in Fantasy Football

    Washington Commanders

    If you decided to wait to draft a DST in fantasy football this year, there’s a strong chance that Washington is still sitting out there on your waiver wire. If that’s the case, they need to be a priority pickup-and-play in Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals.

    At the time of writing, all signs point to rookie QB Clayton Tune being the starting option for Arizona against one of the league’s most fearsome defensive lines. With the questions that Arizona’s offensive line has surrounding them going into this season, things could get ugly very quickly for the Cardinals’ offense.

    Denver Broncos

    The Broncos defense was stellar last season, but it consistently went unnoticed due to the state of their offense. However, going into 2023, the offense should at least be capable of sustaining drives under the direction of Sean Payton, and this defense should be able to get a little bit more rest than normal.

    In a matchup this week against the Las Vegas Raiders offense — that simply no one knows exactly how it’s going to look with Jimmy Garoppolo — the star power for Denver should be enough to keep them in check. They’re a solid option that you can still pick up off of the waiver wire in some spots.

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