Fantasy Football Week 16 Defense Projections: 49ers One Tough Defense

The final position projections for the 2011 fantasy season are in, see who you should be putting into your starting lineup.

Thursday Game: Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts

In many leagues, the best defense for fantasy purposes was the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers are one of the big rebound stories of 2011 and the defense is a big reason why. Other top fantasy defenses for the year include the Chicago Bears, the Baltimore Ravens and a surprising Seattle Seahawks unit. Falling down the ranks this year were the Pittsburgh Steelers, while still good, they didn't hit the big scoring plays (sacks/turnovers, etc.) like they usually do. Which units are the best bets for Week 16?

Our partner, numberfire.com, has provided us with projections for 15 top-rated defenses in Week 16. They determine their projections by feeding the stats and matchups into the computer, and the computer responds with its best estimate.

These projections are live and may change before Sunday's action. Come back over the next few days until game time to see where your players stand.

* Fantasy Points Projections are based on the Yahoo! and ESPN default scoring settings

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