In our Conference Championship defense rankings, we take a look at the remaining four options across the two matchups this week. Which defense can you trust in your lineup, and who might be a major risk for your fantasy football lineup when they take the field?
Conference Championships Fantasy Football Defense Rankings
The below rankings are intended as a guide for standard scoring formats. They do not take into account individual league rules and setups. If picking between defensive options is not your idea of fun, then head over to Underdog Fantasy, where you can choose the gameplay option to suit your needs.
1. Philadelphia Eagles | vs. San Francisco 49ers
2. San Francisco 49ers | @ Philadelphia Eagles
3. Kansas City Chiefs | vs. Cincinnati Bengals
4. Cincinnati Bengals | @ Kansas City Chiefs
We just saw the Philadelphia Eagles keep Daniel Jones and the New York Giants under wraps. When you consider which of the four quarterbacks you want to go against this week, it is hard to pass up Brock Purdy. While the rookie has more than held his own this season, he is by far the weakest QB that these defenses are going up against this week.
Going against the Eagles’ high-flying offense is dangerous, but Jalen Hurts appeared slightly limited last week, and we know just how good the San Francisco 49ers’ defense is. If any group can limit the Eagles, then it would be the 49ers’ defense. However, it is risky to go against a versatile Eagles attack.
The Kansas City Chiefs’ defense was very solid against the Jacksonville Jaguars last week. They held the Jaguars to just 20 points and now will look to do the same against the Bengals. Cincinnati’s offense was impressive last week, but they now have to go into Arrowhead and do it all over again.
The potential for the Cincinnati Bengals’ defense really depends on the health of Patrick Mahomes. If we find out that Mahomes is at risk of missing the game or will be heavily limited, the Bengals will suddenly become the most desirable defensive option this week.