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2012 Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings: Week 6

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.

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 6 Positional Rankings

Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends

Week 6 Waiver Wire

Week 6 Start or Sit

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