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Carolina has been a double-digit scoring defense/special teams 11 times this season.
Carolina has been a double-digit scoring defense/special teams 11 times this season, and gets an Atlanta team that was one of those 11.
The Panthers will go for the NFC South title against a Falcons team that they scored 21 against in Week 9, and have scored in double digits four more times in the seven games following.
It gets a little shaky projecting a good defense after that.
The San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals, and their solid DSTs, are battling each other for playoff spots. San Fran won the DST score 14-6 in Week 6, but Arizona has been on fire the last few weeks.
Seattle is back at home and likely fuming from a rare home loss to an NFC West opponent last week in Arizona and now gets a Rams team it scored 13 against in Week 8.
2013 NFL Week 17 Fantasy Football Rankings — Defense/Special Teams
|1||Carolina Panthers||at ATL|
|2||San Francisco 49ers||at ARI|
|3||Seattle Seahawks||vs. STL|
|4||Denver Broncos||at OAK|
|5||Arizona Cardinals||vs. SF|
|6||Cincinnati Bengals||vs. BAL|
|7||New England Patriots||vs. BUF|
|8||Miami Dolphins||vs. NYJ|
|9||Kansas City Chiefs||at SD|
|10||Cleveland Browns||at PIT|
|11||New Orleans Saints||vs. TB|
|12||New York Jets||at MIA|
|13||Indianapolis Colts||vs. JAC|
|14||St. Louis Rams||at SEA|
|15||Tennessee Titans||vs. HOU|
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