2019 Fantasy Football Draft Strategy, Rankings Tiers: Defense/special teams Here’s a hot take: Defense/special teams shouldn’t be a fantasy position (and don’t get me started on IDP leagues). Fantasy football is all about offense. It’s about yards and touchdowns and receptions and all that fun stuff. Defense is the enemy of that, so why are we rewarding it with precious real estate on our draft cheat sheets? Why are we devoting brain cells to studying D/ST rankings or looking for breakout sleepers? Why are we spending even more time putting those defense rankings into tiers and trying to come up with the best draft strategy for a position that we’ll inevitably resort to matchup-based streaming with by Week 4? Why am I writing this and why are you reading it? Damn, fantasy defense sure gets meta in a hurry.