I expect the Broncos to be going for a record score difference this week. The Niners are back on the tier 1 radar this week against the struggling Cardinals offense.
Similarly, the shaky Texans defense gets a boost to tier 2 against the Rams. The Jets always solid defense now has a good reason to play hard, and they've got a good matchup hosting the Steelers.
Take note that there are 11 tier 2 defenses this week. If you're in a 12 team league, try not to be the one left out.
Tier 2: Houston Texans, New York Jets, Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers
Tier 3: Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts
Tier 4: New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens, New Orleans Saints, Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills, St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans
Tier 5: Washington Redskins, New York Giants, San Diego Chargers