Though most Fantasy players usually draft their defense in the closing rounds, it can be an important contributor to a team's total points each week. With different strategies that can be used, the defense earns points much differently than offensive players.
Different positions have different ways of obtaining points in Fantasy, but all points go toward the same total. While the defense may not always average as high of a point total as a wide receiver or a quarterback, the points can still be the difference between a win and a loss. Different leagues may have different scoring breakdowns, but the overall allotment of points for specific plays stays similar for most of them.