Complete Week 18 Projections

Position: ALL | QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST | K | FLEX

2013 Statistics351161348586468
2014 Projections311171412539579
2014 Outlook: The Chargers' D/ST went from No. 4 in fantasy points in 2012 to tied for 28th last season. The difference? Two years ago, San Diego scored 7 defensive TDs. Last season it scored 1. Good fantasy owners know defensive scores are fluky and usually unrepeatable. Unfortunately, this unit can't hang its hat on superb talent either. The pass-rushing tandem of Melvin Ingram and Dwight Freeney is enticing, but can they stay healthy? Young DEs Corey Liuget and Kendall Reyes have shown flashes, but can they put it all together? Safety Eric Weddle is great in the back end, but will he get better help from his corners? There are too many questions here to warrant your investment.
2013 Statistics3415136432664579
2014 Projections301172452578048
2014 Outlook: By pretty much every available metric, the Cowboys were a bottom-five defense against the run and the pass last season. And it's going to get worse before it gets better. Jerry Jones backed his team into a salary cap corner and as a result swapped DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher for Henry Melton and Jeremy Mincey. That's a huge net loss. The D-line cabinet in Big D is now almost comically bare and will expose a back end with no starter-quality safeties and a couple of big-money corners (Brandon Carr, Morris Claiborne) who stunk in 2013. This unit looks destined to give up 30-plus points per game.