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2012 Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings: Week 15

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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 15 Fantasy Football Rankings — Defense/Special Teams

Rk

Player

OPPONENT

1

Seattle Seahawks

at BUF

2

Cincinnati Bengals

at PHI (Thurs.)

3

Denver Broncos

at BAL

4

New York Jets

at TEN (Mon.)

5

Chicago Bears

vs. GB

6

St. Louis Rams

vs. MIN

7

Houston Texans

vs. IND

8

San Francisco 49ers

at NE

9

New England Patriots

vs. SF

10

Pittsburgh Steelers

at DAL

11

Detroit Lions

at ARI

12

Green Bay Packers

at CHI

13

San Diego Chargers

vs. CAR

14

Miami Dolphins

vs. JAC

15

Arizona Cardinals

vs. DET

16

Cleveland Browns

vs. WAS

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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 15 Positional Rankings

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers