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2012 Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings: Week 11

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.

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 11 Positional Rankings

Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends

Week 11 Waiver Wire

Week 11 Start or Sit

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