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
No. 2 scoring DST gets vs. team w/ most turnovers (31).
St. Louis Rams
Held Cardinals to 3 points w/ 9 sacks in Week 5 win.
San Francisco 49ers
49ers dominant (7 PA, 6 sacks, 2 INTs, safety) vs. Bears.
Seahawks are No. 3 in total, pass defense, No. 2 in scoring.
Season-worst 32 points, only 2 sacks in loss to 49ers.
at DET (Thurs.)
Allowed season-high 458 yards against Jaguars.
No. 1 in total defense, No. 26 in fantasy scoring.
Chargers have 14 turnovers in last five games.
Picked off Matt Ryan five times last week.
Bears offense hopes to get Cutler (concussion) back.
New England Patriots
at NYJ (Thurs.)
Three INTs, three defensive/special teams TDs vs. Colts.
Charlie Batch starting at QB for Steelers.
Bengals have allowed 19 points, have 7 sacks in last 2 G.
Green Bay Packers
Packers put up 5 sacks, 4 takeaways, TD vs. Lions.
Falcons held Cardinals to 41 yards passing last week.
New York Giants
No. 25 passing defense gets shot at Rodgers, Packers.
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 12 Positional Rankings