Defenses to Watch in 2013

Every year we see the usual teams sitting at the top of the rankings for defenses. If you are lucky enough to have one of the top defenses, then you will be looking for that replacement for them on their bye week. I will take a look at the top defenses and give a good alternative (and most likely available) defense/s for their bye week/s. Of course, there are a lot of solid defenses out there, but these are the top options generally for fantasy purposes. Some of these teams share the same bye week so they will also share the same replacements. Of course, these picks are based on my season projections. Other teams may arise as the season moves along and I will update regularly so check back when your defense has its bye week.

Each team will be followed by the week at which they are on a bye week in parentheses.

Alabama (2, 10)

Week 2: Oregon State, Clemson, Fresno State

Week 10:Northern Illinois

Stanford (1, 10)

Week 1: Arizona,BYU, San Diego State, Texas

Week 10: Northern Illinois

Notre Dame (7, 12)

Week 7: Auburn, South Florida, Clemson

Week 12: Arkansas State, Ole Miss

Florida State (2, 7)

Week 2: Oregon State, Clemson, Fresno State

Week 7: Auburn, South Florida, Clemson

Michigan State (5, 11)

Week 5: Bowling Green, Louisiana-Monroe, Tennessee

Week 11: Penn State, Utah State, Washington

South Carolina (4, 11)

Week 4: UCLA, Nebraska

Week 11: Penn State, Utah State, Washington

LSU (10, 12)

Week 10: Northern Illinois

Week 12: Arkansas State, Ole Miss

Florida (3, 9)

Week 3: Arizona, Northwestern, Michigan

Week 9:  Tulsa, Ole Miss, Auburn

Louisville (5, 10, 14)

Week 5: Bowling Green, Louisiana-Monroe, Tennessee

Week 10: Northern Illinois

Week 14: Bowling Green, Northwestern, Kansas State

Virginia Tech (8, 13)

Week 8: Northwestern, Oklahoma, Fresno State

Week 13: Air Force

Oregon (4, 10)

Week 4: UCLA, Nebraska

Week 10: Northern Illinois

Ohio State (7, 11)

Week 7: Auburn, South Florida, Clemson

Week 11: Penn State, Utah State, Washington

Boise State (6, 11)

Week 6: Nebraska, Michigan, Fresno State, Bowling Green

Week 11: Penn State, Utah State, Washington

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