Carolina has been a double-digit scoring defense/special teams 11 times this season, and gets an Atlanta team that was one of those 11.
The Panthers will go for the NFC South title against a Falcons team that they scored 21 against in Week 9, and have scored in double digits four more times in the seven games following.
It gets a little shaky projecting a good defense after that.
The San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals, and their solid DSTs, are battling each other for playoff spots. San Fran won the DST score 14-6 in Week 6, but Arizona has been on fire the last few weeks.
Seattle is back at home and likely fuming from a rare home loss to an NFC West opponent last week in Arizona and now gets a Rams team it scored 13 against in Week 8.
2013 NFL Week 17 Fantasy Football Rankings — Defense/Special Teams
San Francisco 49ers
New England Patriots
Kansas City Chiefs
New Orleans Saints
New York Jets
St. Louis Rams
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