Detroit Lions

Defense/Special Teams • Lions

Bottom Line

With 32 takeaways and five defensive touchdowns, the Lions finished with the sixth-highest fantasy point total in 2017, but this is not a strong defense on paper. Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah is a premier pass rusher, the Lions are solid in the back end with CB Darius Slay and FS Glover Quin, and new head coach Matt Patricia is a well-regarded defensive schemer who had a nice six-year run as the Patriots’ defensive coordinator. He’ll have his work cut out for him, though, since Detroit has one of the worst defensive front sevens in the league.

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