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2012 Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings: Week 13

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

Rk Player OPPONENT Notes
1 San Francisco 49ers at STL Last two games: 11 sacks, 4 INTs, 2 defensive TDs, 28 PA.
2 Chicago Bears vs. SEA Lead all DSTs with 33 turnovers, 8 defensive TDs.
3 Houston Texans at TEN Posted 4 sacks, 3 TOs, 2 def. TDs in Week 4 vs. Titans.
4 New York Jets vs. ARI Cardinals have allowed 45 sacks, 4 defensive scores.
5 New England Patriots at MIA On a roll w/ 9 TOs, 5 def/special teams TDs in last 2 games.
6 Denver Broncos vs. TB Broncos 4th in total defense, 5th vs. pass, 9th vs. rush.
7 Seattle Seahawks at CHI Bears have allowed 35 sacks, turned ball over 20 times.
8 Baltimore Ravens vs. PIT Steelers had 8 TOs last week, still no Big Ben at QB.
9 Arizona Cardinals at NYJ Jets: 5 TOs, allowed Pats' DST to score 3 TDs last week.
10 Dallas Cowboys vs. PHI Eagles allowing second-most fantasy points to DSTs.
11 Cincinnati Bengals at SD Have at least 3 sacks, 1 TO in three straight games.
12 Pittsburgh Steelers at BAL Scored first DTD (INT returned for TD) last week.
13 Carolina Panthers at KC Chiefs have league-worst 32 turnovers.
14 Cleveland Browns at OAK Nine sacks, eight takeaways in last two games combined.
15 Green Bay Packers vs. MIN Managed just one sack, no TOs and 38 PA vs. Giants.
16 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

Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends

Week 13 Waiver Wire

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