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Defense/Special Teams Rankings Week 9

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While Week 6 was filled with defensive touchdowns, Week 7 was more of a reality check for fantasydefense/special teams (DSTs). However, Week 8 was back to DSTs scoring points. The Baltimore Ravens had two defensive touchdowns, and six other teams had one such score. While defensive touchdowns are hard to predict, the Jacksonville Jaguars have the most defensive touchdowns so far this season. They are the second-ranked defense for Week 9. 

In Week 9, similar to Week 8, six teams are on bye. For those looking to stream DSTs, the Cardinals DST is owned in 38 percent of Yahoo! leagues. Arizona faces San Francisco on Sunday, a team that is struggling mightily on offense (and just traded for a new QB). The 49ers have scored 10 points in each of the past two games, which bodes well for opposing defenses.

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Teams on bye: Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota, New England, Pittsburgh

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— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for SoCalledFantasyExperts.com among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.