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2012 Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings: Week 11

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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.

Minnesota, the New York Giants, Seattle and Tennessee are all on bye.

2012 NFL Week 11 Fantasy Football Rankings — Defense/Special Teams

Rk

Player

OPPONENT

Notes

1

Houston Texans

vs. JAC

Texans gave up 6 pts, forced 4 TOs in win over Bears.

2

Chicago Bears

at SF (Mon.)

Lead league with 19 INTs, 30 total takeaways.

3

San Francisco 49ers

vs. CHI (Mon.)

49ers likely will face Campbell, not Cutler.

4

Denver Broncos

vs. SD

Broncos forced six turnovers in Week 6 win vs. Chargers.

5

Pittsburgh Steelers

vs. BAL

Steelers No. 1 in total and pass defense.

6

Baltimore Ravens

at PIT

Ravens prepare for Leftwich, not Big Ben.

7

Atlanta Falcons

vs. ARI

Falcons give up season-high 31 pts in loss to Saints.

8

Cincinnati Bengals

at KC

Bengals picked Eli off twice, sacked him 4 times.

9

Dallas Cowboys

vs. CLE

Cowboys get first defensive/special teams TDs of season.

10

New York Jets

at STL

Jets are 6th against pass, 30th against run.

11

St. Louis Rams

vs. NYJ

Jets' offense continues to struggle.

12

Green Bay Packers

at DET

Packers had extra week to rest up, prepare for Lions.

13

Washington Redskins

vs. PHI

Redskins likely to face rookie Foles instead of Vick.

14

New England Patriots

vs. IND

Patriots' 29th-ranked pass defense to be tested by Luck.

15

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

at CAR

Can Newton take advantage of Bucs' pass D (No. 30)?

16

Arizona Cardinals

at ATL

No. 2 pass defense vs. No. 4 pass offense.

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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 Week 11 Positional Rankings

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers

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