Fueling the rise of the Denver Broncos more than quarterback Tim Tebow has been the defense, led by rookie linebacker Von Miller. Yahoo! Fantasy Football players are also feeling this new Broncos defense, making the team the No. 2 most added fantasy entity on Wednesday with 53,126 adds. Only 987 players have dropped this defense.
Since coming off a bye in Week 6, the Broncos' defense has allowed 15 points or less to their opponent in four out of six games. The Miami Dolphins, the Kansas City Chiefs, the New York Jets and the San Diego Chargers have all been victims of this outstanding defense.
Miller has 10.5 sacks this season, and Elvis Dumervil has at least half of a sack in each of his last four games. This defense will face the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, a team that averages just under 20 points per game and has rookie Christian Ponder leading the offense. If Adrian Peterson is unable to go this week, the Broncos' defense will look even better.