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.
Atlanta, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, Philadelphia and San Diego are all on bye.
2012 NFL Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings — Defense/Special Teams
vs. DET (Mon.)
In just 5 games, has scored 29 more points than No. 2 DST
San Francisco 49ers
vs. SEA (Thurs.)
Should be plenty motivated after last week's performance.
Vikings glad they won't be seeing RGIII again this week.
Another defense looking to put Week 6 behind them.
at SF (Thurs.)
Hawks' D did job at home against NE, SF road test on tap.
Cardinals are No. 4 in league in scoring defense.
Green Bay Packers
Packers held Texans' vaunted rushing attack to 90 yards.
Even w/o Polamalu, Steelers D is healthier than O.
New England Patriots
Patriots No. 6 in rush defense so far, Jets had 252 last week.
Ravens' D will certainly miss Lewis, Webb.
Cowboys' D hoping to contain Cam.
New York Giants
Giants dominated 49ers, looking for repeat performance vs. RGIII.
Steelers' o-line, RBs are hurting.
Browns already have 10 interceptions, Luck has 7.
Bills' D finally showed signs of life last week in Arizona.
Raiders have a total of 4 sacks so far.
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 7 Positional Rankings