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Fantasy Football 2013: Defense/Special Teams Rankings

Author:
Von Miller

Von Miller's pending four-game suspension turned out to be of the six-game variety, which is why Denver's DST continues its tumble down Athlon Sports' 2013 Fantasy Football Defense/Special Team rankings. Even though he's just one player, the Broncos will sorely miss Miller's presence to put pressure on the quarterback and propensity to make big plays. The Broncos' D will be just fine once Miller gets back, but his 2013 season debut won't happen until Oct. 13. His absence alone is enough reason to move the Broncos down a couple of more spots, as the Bengals, Bears and Patriots units seem safer at this point.

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Fantasy Football 2013: Final Preseason Defense/Special Teams Rankings
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Team

Bye

1

Seahawks

12

2

49ers

9

3

Texans

8

4

Bengals

12

5

Bears

8

6

Patriots

10

7

Broncos

9

8

Steelers

5

9

Rams

11

10

Packers

4

11

Ravens

8

12

Cowboys

11

13

Dolphins

6

14

Giants

9

15

Buccaneers

5

16

Cardinals

9

17

Falcons

6

18

Browns

10

19

Vikings

5

20

Chargers

8

21

Panthers

4

22

Redskins

5

23

Chiefs

10

24

Jets

10

25

Lions

9

26

Bills

12

27

Titans

8

28

Eagles

12

29

Colts

8

30

Saints

7

31

Jaguars

9

32

Raiders

7

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 Fantasy Football Rankings:

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