2012 Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings: Week 4
By: Athlon Sports | 9/27/12, 5:14 AM EDT
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.
Indianapolis and Pittsburgh are on bye.
2012 NFL Week 4 Fantasy Football Rankings — Defense/Special Teams
|1||Houston Texans||vs. TEN|
|2||Seattle Seahawks||at STL||Had 8 sacks on MNF, Rams have allowed second-most (12).|
|3||Baltimore Ravens||vs. CLE (Thurs.)||Short turnaround, but facing rookie QB/RB in their house.|
|4||Arizona Cardinals||vs. MIA||Cards 2nd in points allowed at 13.3 per game.|
|5||San Francisco 49ers||at NYJ||Don't look for Jets to get Ground N Pound going this week.|
|6||Chicago Bears||at DAL (Mon.)||Ranked 6th in both rushing and passing yards allowed.|
|7||Dallas Cowboys||vs. CHI (Mon.)||Giving up league-low 250 yards per game.|
|8||Green Bay Packers||vs. NO||Winless Saints get Pack at worst time possible.|
|9||Atlanta Falcons||vs. CAR||Dirty Birds hoping to continue Cam's frustrations.|
|10||Philadelphia Eagles||vs. NYG||Eagles' secondary looks to slow down G-Men's aerial attack.|
|11||New York Jets||vs. SF|
|12||New York Giants||at PHI||Giants planning to force more mistakes from Vick, Eagles.|
|13||Denver Broncos||vs. OAK|
|14||New England Patriots||at BUF|
|15||Miami Dolphins||at ARI|
|16||Detroit Lions||vs. MIN|
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
Additional Week 4 Positional Rankings
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