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FANTASY PLAYS: Broncos defense making major impact in 2015

The old saying that "defense wins championships" doesn't usually apply in fantasy football.

The Denver Broncos might be an exception.

They've been the hands-down top team defense in fantasy, racking up an NFL-leading 30 sacks while surrendering the fewest yards and points. And that has translated into a heck of a positional advantage for Denver owners.

Consider: my longest-running Yahoo league — scoring two points for takeaways, one for sacks and 10 for shutouts — has Denver averaging 14.13 points per game. That's nearly four full points better than No. 2 St. Louis, the kind of weekly edge Rob Gronkowski owners were hoping for at tight...