Fantasy Football 2013 Def/Special Teams Rankings: Week 17

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

1Carolina Panthersat ATL
2San Francisco 49ersat ARI
3Seattle Seahawksvs. STL
4Denver Broncosat OAK
5Arizona Cardinalsvs. SF
6Cincinnati Bengalsvs. BAL
7New England Patriotsvs. BUF
8Miami Dolphinsvs. NYJ
9Kansas City Chiefsat SD
10Cleveland Brownsat PIT
11New Orleans Saintsvs. TB
12New York Jetsat MIA
13Indianapolis Coltsvs. JAC
14St. Louis Ramsat SEA
15Tennessee Titansvs. 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

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