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2012 Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings: Week 2

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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 2 Fantasy Football Rankings — Defense/Special Teams

Rk

Player

OPPONENT

1

Houston Texans

at JAC

2

Baltimore Ravens

at PHI

3

Pittsburgh Steelers

vs. NYJ

4

San Francisco 49ers

vs. DET

5

New England Patriots

vs. ARI

6

New York Jets

at PIT

7

Dallas Cowboys

at SEA

8

Philadelphia Eagles

vs. BAL

9

Washington Redksins

at STL

10

Seattle Seahawks

vs. DAL

11

Chicago Bears

at GB (Thurs.)

12

Oakland Raiders

at MIA

13

New York Giants

vs. TB

14

Cincinnati Bengals

vs. CLE

15

Green Bay Packers

vs. CHI (Thurs.)

16

Detroit Lions

at SF

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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 2 Positional Rankings

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers

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