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College Fantasy Football 2016 Defense and Kicker Rankings

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When rounding out your college fantasy football lineup, don’t forget about defense and kicker. For defense, the usual suspects (Alabama, LSU, Michigan Florida State, etc.) should be obvious, but don’t forget about the Group of Five units like the Mountain West’s Boise State or San Diego State or even Appalachian State out of the Sun Belt.

And while kicker will always be the most despised position in fantasy football, consider that Greg Huegel of Clemson scored the same number of points as LSU running back Leonard Fournette last season (138 each). Kickers count in fantasy too.

To help those college fantasy diehards, Athlon Sports has positional rankings to assist in your preparations for the upcoming draft season. Below is the scoring system used to comprise these rankings.

Fumbles Recovered = 2 points

Interceptions = 2 points

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Sacks = 1 point

Safeties = 3 points

Defensive Touchdowns = 6 points

Extra Point = 1 point

Field Goal = 3 points

2016 College Fantasy Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DEF I K

2016 College Fantasy Football Defense Rankings

Rank

Team

Bye Week

1

Michigan

7

2

LSU

9

3

Alabama

9

4

Missouri

6

5

Boston College

7

6

Wisconsin

6

7

Florida State

8

8

San Diego State

4

9

Appalachian State

6

10

Louisville

6

11

Tennessee

8

12

Georgia

8

13

Boise State

3

14

Florida

8

15

UCLA

9

2016 College Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings

Rank

Player

Team

Bye Week

1

Greg Huegel

Clemson

8

2

Tyler Rausa

Boise State

3

3

Aider Schneider

Oregon

7

4

Zane Gonzalez

Arizona State

10

5

Nick Weiler

North Carolina

9

6

Gary Wunderlich

Mississippi

6

7

Austin Seibert

Oklahoma

4

8

Michael Badgley

Miami

4

9

Griffin Oakes

Indiana

3

10

Jake Elliott

Memphis

2

11

Aaron Medley

Tennessee

8

12

Andy Phillips

Utah

10

13

Adam Griffith

Alabama

9

14

Daniel Carlson

Auburn

7

15

Jameson Vest

Toledo

4

— Written by Mike Bainbridge, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Bainbridge is a graduate of Northern Illinois University. Make sure to follow him on Twitter @MikeBainbridge2