4. Titans D/ST
ADP: 21.03 (243 Overall) or DST21
My Ranking: DST10
I’m a firm believer that defense wins championships—most of the time. When it comes to Fantasy, however, it rarely makes a difference.
Over the past three years, the difference between DST1 and DST12 has been an average of 4.5 fantasy points per week. That number is probably higher than it should be; it’s significantly skewed based on the performance(s) of the 2017 Jacksonville Jaguars and the 2018 Chicago Bears.
What about the Titans potential?
It starts at the top, and general manager Jon Robinson fits the Titans’ mold. While other flashier GM’s get all the hype (Chris Ballard), JR remains one of the league’s best-kept secrets. He is changing the landscape in Tennessee.
I could go on and on regarding the potential of young linebackers in Rashaan Evans, Jayon Brown, Harold Landry and Sharif Finch. Kevin Byard’s big-play ability and star power. JR’s willingness to play the long game and draft Jeffery Simmons. The addition of the EDGE with the second-highest pressure percentage since 2006, Cameron Wake, the man who refuses to age!
The Bottom Line
The Titans DST is often overlooked, and more often than not, underestimated. The cornerstone pieces that build a great defense are in place—the scheme fully operational, at full tilt. If their sack production, interceptions, and defensive TDs can increase slightly, we will see the Titans DST finish in the top ten.
2019 Projection: 45 Sacks, 11 INT, 7 FR, 4 Total TDs
Fantasy Points: 121.0 (Good for 2018 DST9)
Draft: Rounds 23+ or waivers