Defense/Special Teams Rankings Week 12

The Dallas Cowboys (vs. Washington on Thanksgiving) are going to be a popular DST streaming option for Week 12

Somehow, even though they allowed 546 yards and 51 points, the Los Angeles Rams were the top-scoring DST for Week 11. It depends on league scoring, of course, but the Rams did score two defensive touchdowns. As always, fantasy owners can't predict defensive touchdowns. However, for Week 12, the Baltimore Ravens (facing the Oakland Raiders) are the top-ranked DST. While the Arizona Cardinals didn't fare so well against the Raiders, they aren't a great defense to begin with. Meanwhile the Ravens are actually a decent defense. While they are likely owned in your league, they are the top-ranked DST for Week 12.

 

Fantasy owners looking for streaming options should look at either the Dallas Cowboys (21 percent owned) or the Buffalo Bills (14 percent owned). The Cowboys face the Colt McCoy-led Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving afternoon. The Bills face the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Cowboys aren't a great defense, which has proven to be problematic in the past (for other DST streamers). The Bills, however, have played well. The Jags are a good team, but they are falling apart. Blake Bortles and company aren't going to put up a lot of points, which is always good for opposing DSTs.

 

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex

 

Teams on bye: Kansas City, Los Angeles Rams

 

 

 

— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.

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