Fantasy Football 2013: Defense/Special Teams Rankings

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

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

Rk Team Bye
1 Seahawks 12
2 49ers 9
3 Texans 8
4 Bengals 12
5 Bears 8
6 Patriots 10
7 Broncos 9
8 Steelers 5
9 Rams 11
10 Packers 4
11 Ravens 8
12 Cowboys 11
13 Dolphins 6
14 Giants 9
15 Buccaneers 5
16 Cardinals 9
17 Falcons 6
18 Browns 10
19 Vikings 5
20 Chargers 8
21 Panthers 4
22 Redskins 5
23 Chiefs 10
24 Jets 10
25 Lions 9
26 Bills 12
27 Titans 8
28 Eagles 12
29 Colts 8
30 Saints 7
31 Jaguars 9
32 Raiders 7

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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