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ARIZONA CARDINALS

The Cardinals DST could be a Fantasy option to keep an eye on during the season, but we don’t recommend drafting this unit in most leagues. While the Cardinals were tied for fifth in sacks last season with 49 -- having standout pass rusher Chandler Jones (13 sacks) helps in that category -- the team struggled in fumble recoveries (nine) and interceptions (seven). Arizona added Terrell Suggs this season to help the pass rush even more, and the Cardinals still have key players on defense like Budda Baker and D.J. Swearinger, plus Patrick Peterson when his six-game suspension is over. Arizona also added quality rookies in the NFL Draft with Byron Murphy, Deionte Thompson and Zach Allen. We’ll see if the Cardinals DST can improve this season, which could make this unit worth adding off waivers. But there are better DST options to consider on Draft Day in most formats.

ATLANTA FALCONS

The Falcons DST was among Fantasy’s worst in 2018 and doesn’t have a lot of upside for a better 2019. Coach Dan Quinn will take over the defensive play-calling after his bunch allowed 384.5 yards and 26.4 points per game last season, totaling 37 sacks and 19 takeaways. Playing in the same division as the Saints, Panthers and Buccaneers makes things tough, as do matchups against the Rams, Seahawks, Eagles, Vikings, Texans and Colts. Having linebacker Deion Jones ready to roll for a full season helps, but questions about the ability of the secondary and the potency of the pass rush persist. Expect this DST to go undrafted.

BALTIMORE RAVENS

The Ravens DST was the second-best in Fantasy last year, but a number of key departures might keep them from returning to fine Fantasy form this year. Of the 43 sacks they had in 2018, 17 were made by players who are no longer on the team (namely Za’Darius Smith and Terrell Suggs). And speaking of players no longer on the team, top-tackler C.J. Mosley and safety Eric Weddle have also departed. The Ravens did make a big move by adding free agent safety Earl Thomas, but their front seven has a lot of questions in terms of pass rush and run stopping. The timing is tough since Baltimore is seeing Cleveland become an offensive powerhouse while Pittsburgh and Cincinnati will return solid offenses. The Ravens will also take on the Patriots, Texans, Rams, Seahawks and Chiefs (those last three on the road). If someone else in your league takes the Ravens DST soon after the Bears get picked, thank them. They’re worth drafting, but not until the final two rounds.

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