Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any Web site can give you.
Arizona, Cleveland, Green Bay and Washington are all on bye.
2012 NFL Week 10 Fantasy Football Rankings — Defense/Special Teams
San Francisco 49ers
Have shutout Rams in 2 of last 3 played at home.
Have 28 takeaways (17 INT, 11 fumbles) in 9 games.
vs. KC (Mon.)
Chiefs have league-worst 29 turnovers.
Texans are No. 3 in total, pass defense, No. 2 vs. rush.
Seahawks giving up 13 ppg at home.
Broncos eighth against pass, tied for 6th in sacks.
New York Giants
Have only given up 28+ points once this season.
Dolphins are No. 3 in league against rush.
Ravens likely won't see McFadden in backfield.
Christian Ponder struggling, Percy Harvin hurting.
New York Jets
Rush defense (27th, 141.4 ypg) will be tested by Lynch.
Defense has struggled last two games.
New England Patriots
Tied for 7th against rush, but 28th against pass.
Falcons looking to slow down Brees on road.
Defense has allowed total of 2 TDs in last two games.
St. Louis Rams
Rams are 13th in both total and rush defense.
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
Additional Week 10 Positional Rankings