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2012 Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings: Week 6

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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.

Carolina, Chicago, Jacksonville and New Orleans are all on bye.

2012 NFL Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings — Defense/Special Teams

Rk

Player

OPPONENT

Notes

1

Arizona Cardinals

vs. BUF

Bills had just 204 yards, 3 pts last week vs. 49ers.

2

Pittsburgh Steelers

at TEN (Thurs.)

Quick turnaround, but Titans struggling on offense.

3

Baltimore Ravens

vs. DAL

Ravens ranked 26th on D, but Cowboys are 24th on O.

4

San Francisco 49ers

vs. NYG

49ers looking to slow down Eli, Bradshaw.

5

Houston Texans

vs. GB

Tough test for Texans' first game w/o Cushing at MLB.

6

Miami Dolphins

vs. STL

Dolphins No. 1 against run, Rams' passing attack is 30th.

7

Atlanta Falcons

vs. OAK

Key will be 27th-ranked rush D vs. McFadden

8

Minnesota Vikings

at WAS

Looking like RGIII will play, can Vikes get to him?

9

Seattle Seahawks

vs. NE

Already held GB and Dallas in check at home, NE next?

10

St. Louis Rams

at MIA

Rams rush D will be tested against Reggie and co.

11

Philadelphia Eagles

vs. DET

Eagles looking to slow down Stafford, CJ.

12

New England Patriots

at SEA

Pats need to contain Lynch, make Wilson beat them.

13

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

vs. KC

No. 4 rush defense vs. No. 1 rusher (Jamaal Charles).

14

Dallas Cowboys

at BAL

Cowboys No. 4 in total defense, No. 1 vs. pass.

15

Cincinnati Bengals

at CLE

Gave up 375 yards, 27 pts to Browns in Week 2 win.

16

Green Bay Packers

at HOU

Packers need to slow down Texans' running game.

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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 6 Positional Rankings

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers

Week 6 Waiver Wire

Week 6 Start or Sit