Top 5 Fantasy Defensive Ends

Defensive end is an important position in fantasy football. They can get lots of points for your team through sacks and tackles. Here is a list of guys you want to have on your team because they are the top defensive ends.


1. Jared Allen

The best rush end in the league is now on one of the best defenses in entire league, which means that he could have an even bigger season stat wise than last year. Allen should put up double digit sacks yet again, proving that the Vikings made the right move by trading for him. Allen should be the first DE taken in most drafts.

2. DeMarcus Ware

Ware is an outside linebacker in the Cowboys 3-4 scheme which means that in many fantasy formats he can be considered as a DE. I would argue that Ware has the potential to accumulate more points than Allen because of his involvement in the run and passing game. He should be a monster this year as he has a legit shot to become the leagues defensive MVP.

3. Mario Williams

Another year under his belt means that Williams will continue to terrorize the leagues QBs. He is finally showing the league why the Texans decided to take him with the first overall pick a few years back. The fact that they passed on Reggie Bush and Vince Young at the time was viewed as a bad pick and cost then GM Charlie Casserly his job. Three years later it seems like they did in fact take the best overall player.

4. Jason Taylor

Taylor spent most of his off-season damaging his man hood on Dancing with stars, now he finds himself on a team with a chance to make the playoffs. The Redskins are a perfect fit for the one time defensive MVP and he should put up some big numbers. I think that the move from South Florida is exactly what he needed to resurrect his career and continue to be one the leagues best all around defensive players.

5. Patrick Kerney

Kearny is one of the most underrated DEs in the league who has put up solid numbers year after year. He looks to have another great season with the Seahawks, who have one of the best overall defenses in the NFC. I also like the fact that he gets to tee off on the QBs of the NFC west for 6 games a year, which helps make him a top defensive end.

Honorable mention: Trent Cole, Osi Umenyiora, Kyle Vanden Bosch.

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