Kansas City Chiefs Top Fantasy Football Scorers: #4
Chiefs Defense/Special Teams
You wouldn’t be wrong to say the Kansas City Chiefs defense had some struggles this year, but in Fantasy Football they balled out. There are very few defenses that can claim to have had the big play highlights this group had. Leading the way in forcing turnovers is a good way to be a strong fantasy defense. Scoring on those turnovers, as well as various Special Teams returns, just adds to it.
Here is how the Chiefs Defense/Special Team’s performance stacked up in 2016:
- 138 points (8.6 per week)
- 4th out of all D/STs
- Owned by 90.9% of teams
- Started by 72.9% of teams
Yeah, not a bad year at all. Not only that, but the Chiefs were able to shut down some pretty well-regarded offenses. Most Kansas City fans already knew how important this defense was to the team this year. However, sometimes Fantasy Football can give us just that little bit more of insight.
2017 Draft Position: 8th Round
The Chiefs defense won’t be the first one off the board in 2017, but they won’t last much longer after that. Over the past several years, Kansas City has shown a penchant for taking the ball away and finding the endzone in unexpected ways. I fully expect that to continue, so get this unit about halfway through your draft.