They used to say that the West was soft when it came to defense.  Not anymore.

 
It all starts with the Legion of Boom in Seattle and there's no big drop off when you look at San Francisco, Kansas City and Denver.  Then you have up-and-coming tough defenses in Arizona, San Diego and St. Louis.
 

Who will be the ultimate fantasy football D?  

 

Check out this menu of top-notch defenses from the AFC and NFC West:

 

Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals defense is good and getting better!

 

2013 Stats: 47 Sacks – 30 Turnovers  - 5 TDs - 166 RUSH Fantasy Points

 

Denver Broncos

The Broncos have been active in the offseason looking to improve this side of the ball.

 

2013 Stats: 41 Sacks – 26 Turnovers  - 5 TDs - 125 RUSH Fantasy Points

 

Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs have an aggressive and opportunistic defense that results in great fantasy stats.

 

2013 Stats: 47 Sacks – 36 Turnovers  - 7 TDs - 206 RUSH Fantasy Points

 

Oakland Raiders

They have a ways to go before they can compete with the other defenses in their division. 

 

2013 Stats: 38 Sacks – 22 Turnovers  - 4 TDs - 97 RUSH Fantasy Points

 

San Diego Chargers

The Chargers defense was solid last season but need to get more turnovers this year.  

 

2013 Stats: 35 Sacks – 17 Turnovers  - 3 TDs - 144 RUSH Fantasy Points

 

San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers dominant defense is the cornerstone of their success.

 

2013 Stats: 38 Sacks – 30 Turnovers  - 3 TDs - 154 RUSH Fantasy Points

 

Seattle Seahawks

Boom!

 

2013 Stats: 44 Sacks – 39 Turnovers  - 4 TDs - 195 RUSH Fantasy Points

 

St. Louis Rams

The Rams have a young defense full of playmakers.

 

2013 Stats: 38 Sacks – 30 Turnovers  - 5 TDs - 159 RUSH Fantasy Points

 

Which is the best fantasy defense in the NFL West?