D/ST: 2010 Packers
Most of the time over the past decade, the Green Bay Packers defense and special teams has been one to avoid in fantasy football. But in 2010, it was a different story. Green Bay’s defense was not only one of the best in the NFL, but also in fantasy.
Green Bay’s defense helped the team win a championship. The Packers allowed just 15 points per game, the second-best record in the league. That alone gave them a solid foundation for fantasy points, but Green Bay also put up 47 sacks, forced an NFC-leading 24 interceptions and eight fumbles, according to The Football Database.
The Packers had a dominant defense in 2010, and that translated into fantasy success.
K: 2013 Mason Crosby
You might not view the 2013 season as a particularly great one for the Green Bay Packers. Despite making a fast start, Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone and the Packers only won eight games. Luckily, the eighth was with Rodgers back, helping them win the NFC North, although their season ended a week later in the wild-card round.
But with the Packers scoring fewer touchdowns without Rodgers, Mason Crosby had 37 field goal attempts, the second most of his career. He converted an impressive 89.2 percent, a career-best, and also converted all 42 extra-point attempts.