Fantasy Football 2013: Defense/Special Teams Rankings

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Von Miller's six-game suspension impacts the Broncos' DST fantasy value

Fantasy Football 2013: Defense/Special Teams Rankings

Von Miller's pending four-game suspension turned out to be of the six-game variety, which is why Denver's DST continues its tumble down Athlon Sports' 2013 Fantasy Football Defense/Special Team rankings. Even though he's just one player, the Broncos will sorely miss Miller's presence to put pressure on the quarterback and propensity to make big plays. The Broncos' D will be just fine once Miller gets back, but his 2013 season debut won't happen until Oct. 13. His absence alone is enough reason to move the Broncos down a couple of more spots, as the Bengals, Bears and Patriots units seem safer at this point.

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Fantasy Football 2013: Final Preseason Defense/Special Teams Rankings
Updated Aug. 27

RkTeamBye
1Seahawks12
249ers9
3Texans8
4Bengals12
5Bears8
6Patriots10
7Broncos9
8Steelers5
9Rams11
10Packers4
11Ravens8
12Cowboys11
13Dolphins6
14Giants9
15Buccaneers5
16Cardinals9
17Falcons6
18Browns10
19Vikings5
20Chargers8
21Panthers4
22Redskins5
23Chiefs10
24Jets10
25Lions9
26Bills12
27Titans8
28Eagles12
29Colts8
30Saints7
31Jaguars9
32Raiders7

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

DEFENSIVE SCORING
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 Fantasy Football Rankings:

2013 Big Board (Top 250)
Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers

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