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2012 Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings: Week 12

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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.

2012 NFL Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings — Defense/Special Teams

Rk

Player

OPPONENT

Notes

1

Denver Broncos

at KC

No. 2 scoring DST gets vs. team w/ most turnovers (31).

2

St. Louis Rams

at ARI

Held Cardinals to 3 points w/ 9 sacks in Week 5 win.

3

San Francisco 49ers

at NO

49ers dominant (7 PA, 6 sacks, 2 INTs, safety) vs. Bears.

4

Seattle Seahawks

at MIA

Seahawks are No. 3 in total, pass defense, No. 2 in scoring.

5

Chicago Bears

vs. MIN

Season-worst 32 points, only 2 sacks in loss to 49ers.

6

Houston Texans

at DET (Thurs.)

Allowed season-high 458 yards against Jaguars.

7

Pittsburgh Steelers

at CLE

No. 1 in total defense, No. 26 in fantasy scoring.

8

Baltimore Ravens

at SD

Chargers have 14 turnovers in last five games.

9

Arizona Cardinals

vs. STL

Picked off Matt Ryan five times last week.

10

Minnesota Vikings

at CHI

Bears offense hopes to get Cutler (concussion) back.

11

New England Patriots

at NYJ (Thurs.)

Three INTs, three defensive/special teams TDs vs. Colts.

12

Cleveland Browns

vs. PIT

Charlie Batch starting at QB for Steelers.

13

Cincinnati Bengals

vs. OAK

Bengals have allowed 19 points, have 7 sacks in last 2 G.

14

Green Bay Packers

at NYG

Packers put up 5 sacks, 4 takeaways, TD vs. Lions.

15

Atlanta Falcons

at TB

Falcons held Cardinals to 41 yards passing last week.

16

New York Giants

vs. GB

No. 25 passing defense gets shot at Rodgers, Packers.

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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 12 Positional Rankings

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers

Week 12 Waiver Wire