2012 Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings: Week 6
By: Athlon Sports | 10/11/12, 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.
Carolina, Chicago, Jacksonville and New Orleans are all on bye.
2012 NFL Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings — Defense/Special Teams
|1||Arizona Cardinals||vs. BUF||Bills had just 204 yards, 3 pts last week vs. 49ers.|
|2||Pittsburgh Steelers||at TEN (Thurs.)||Quick turnaround, but Titans struggling on offense.|
|3||Baltimore Ravens||vs. DAL||Ravens ranked 26th on D, but Cowboys are 24th on O.|
|4||San Francisco 49ers||vs. NYG||49ers looking to slow down Eli, Bradshaw.|
|5||Houston Texans||vs. GB||Tough test for Texans' first game w/o Cushing at MLB.|
|6||Miami Dolphins||vs. STL||Dolphins No. 1 against run, Rams' passing attack is 30th.|
|7||Atlanta Falcons||vs. OAK||Key will be 27th-ranked rush D vs. McFadden|
|8||Minnesota Vikings||at WAS||Looking like RGIII will play, can Vikes get to him?|
|9||Seattle Seahawks||vs. NE||Already held GB and Dallas in check at home, NE next?|
|10||St. Louis Rams||at MIA||Rams rush D will be tested against Reggie and co.|
|11||Philadelphia Eagles||vs. DET||Eagles looking to slow down Stafford, CJ.|
|12||New England Patriots||at SEA||Pats need to contain Lynch, make Wilson beat them.|
|13||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||vs. KC||No. 4 rush defense vs. No. 1 rusher (Jamaal Charles).|
|14||Dallas Cowboys||at BAL||Cowboys No. 4 in total defense, No. 1 vs. pass.|
|15||Cincinnati Bengals||at CLE||Gave up 375 yards, 27 pts to Browns in Week 2 win.|
|16||Green Bay Packers||at HOU||Packers need to slow down Texans' running game.|
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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