2012 Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings: Week 10
By: Athlon Sports | 11/8/12, 4:54 AM EST
Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any Web site can give you.
Arizona, Cleveland, Green Bay and Washington are all on bye.
2012 NFL Week 10 Fantasy Football Rankings — Defense/Special Teams
|1||San Francisco 49ers||vs. STL||Have shutout Rams in 2 of last 3 played at home.|
|2||Chicago Bears||vs. HOU||Have 28 takeaways (17 INT, 11 fumbles) in 9 games.|
|3||Pittsburgh Steelers||vs. KC (Mon.)||Chiefs have league-worst 29 turnovers.|
|4||Houston Texans||at CHI||Texans are No. 3 in total, pass defense, No. 2 vs. rush.|
|5||Seattle Seahawks||vs. NYJ||Seahawks giving up 13 ppg at home.|
|6||Denver Broncos||at CAR||Broncos eighth against pass, tied for 6th in sacks.|
|7||New York Giants||at CIN||Have only given up 28+ points once this season.|
|8||Miami Dolphins||vs. TEN||Dolphins are No. 3 in league against rush.|
|9||Baltimore Ravens||vs. OAK||Ravens likely won't see McFadden in backfield.|
|10||Detroit Lions||at MIN||Christian Ponder struggling, Percy Harvin hurting.|
|11||New York Jets||at SEA||Rush defense (27th, 141.4 ypg) will be tested by Lynch.|
|12||Minnesota Vikings||vs. DET||Defense has struggled last two games.|
|13||New England Patriots||vs. BUF||Tied for 7th against rush, but 28th against pass.|
|14||Atlanta Falcons||at NO||Falcons looking to slow down Brees on road.|
|15||Dallas Cowboys||at PHI||Defense has allowed total of 2 TDs in last two games.|
|16||St. Louis Rams||at SF||Rams are 13th in both total and rush defense.|
Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:
0 points allowed = 12 points
1-6 points allowed = 10 points
7-13 points allowed = 8 pts
14-20 points allowed = 6 points
21-27 points allowed = 2 pts
28+ points allowed = 0 points
Safeties = 2 points
Fumbles recovered = 2 points
Interceptions = 2 points
Sacks = 1 point
Defensive/Special Teams TDs = 6 points
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