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2012 Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings: Week 3

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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 3 Fantasy Football Rankings — Defense/Special Teams

Rk

Player

OPPONENT

1

San Francisco 49ers

at MIN

2

Houston Texans

at DEN

3

Chicago Bears

vs. STL

4

Philadelphia Eagles

at ARI

5

Pittsburgh Steelers

at OAK

6

Green Bay Packers

at SEA (Mon.)

7

New York Jets

at MIA

8

Baltimore Ravens

vs. NE

9

Dallas Cowboys

vs. TB

10

Seattle Seahawks

vs. GB (Mon.)

11

Arizona Cardinals

vs. PHI

12

Detroit Lions

at TEN

13

Atlanta Falcons

at SD

14

Miami Dolphins

vs. NYJ

15

Buffalo Bills

at CLE

16

New England Patriots

at BAL

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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 3 Positional Rankings

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers

Week 3 Start or Sit