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 13 Fantasy Football Rankings — Defense/Special Teams
San Francisco 49ers
Last two games: 11 sacks, 4 INTs, 2 defensive TDs, 28 PA.
Lead all DSTs with 33 turnovers, 8 defensive TDs.
Posted 4 sacks, 3 TOs, 2 def. TDs in Week 4 vs. Titans.
New York Jets
Cardinals have allowed 45 sacks, 4 defensive scores.
New England Patriots
On a roll w/ 9 TOs, 5 def/special teams TDs in last 2 games.
Broncos 4th in total defense, 5th vs. pass, 9th vs. rush.
Bears have allowed 35 sacks, turned ball over 20 times.
Steelers had 8 TOs last week, still no Big Ben at QB.
Jets: 5 TOs, allowed Pats' DST to score 3 TDs last week.
Eagles allowing second-most fantasy points to DSTs.
Have at least 3 sacks, 1 TO in three straight games.
Scored first DTD (INT returned for TD) last week.
Chiefs have league-worst 32 turnovers.
Nine sacks, eight takeaways in last two games combined.
Green Bay Packers
Managed just one sack, no TOs and 38 PA vs. Giants.
New York Giants
at WAS (Mon.)
Three sacks, 4 TOs, 23 PA in Week 7 win vs. Redskins.
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 13 Positional Rankings