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Fantasy Football 2014 Defense/Special Teams Rankings: Week 12

Author:
Justin Houston

Justin Houston

Jacksonville is back from bye, but Oakland has the worst offense in the NFL, which is why Kansas City checks in at No. 1 in Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings for Week 12. The Chiefs are tied for third in the league in sacks (30) while the Raiders are last in total (276.5 ypg) and scoring (15.2 ppg) offense and tied for fourth in giveaways (20). It sure sounds like a recipe for good things from Kansas City’s DST this week. But don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about the Jaguars. Jacksonville still leads the way in fantasy points allowed to opposing DSTs, which is why Indianapolis is a top-10 option even though the Colts gave up 502 yards (246 rushing) and 42 points to the Patriots last week.

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.

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K

2014 NFL Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings — Defense/Special Teams

Teams on bye: Carolina, Pittsburgh

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Rank

Player

Opp

1

Kansas City Chiefs

at OAK (Thurs.)

2

Buffalo Bills

vs. NYJ (Detroit)

3

San Francisco 49ers

vs. WAS

4

Green Bay Packers

at MIN

5

Seattle Seahawks

vs. ARI

6

Arizona Cardinals

at SEA

7

Philadelphia Eagles

vs. TEN

8

Indianapolis Colts

vs. JAC

9

Denver Broncos

vs. MIA

10

Houston Texans

vs. CIN

11

New England Patriots

vs. DET

12

Baltimore Ravens

at NO (Mon.)

13

San Diego Chargers

vs. STL

14

Dallas Cowboys

at NYG

15

St. Louis Rams

at SD

16

Detroit Lions

at NE

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

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