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Fantasy Football 2014 Defense/Special Teams Rankings: Week 2

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J.J. Watt

J.J. Watt

Seattle still reigns atop Athlon Sports’ Week 2 Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings, but watch out for Houston. Led by recently minted $100 million man J.J. Watt, the Texans dominated the Redskins in all facets of the game. Watt alone had a sack, a fumble recovery, a pass deflection and blocked an extra point in the 17-6 victory. As a team, Houston forced two fumbles, had three sacks and blocked two kicks, including a punt that resulted in a touchdown. Next up for the Texans? A date with Oakland and rookie quarterback Derek Carr. Good luck, rook.

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

2014 NFL Week 2 Fantasy Football Rankings — Defense/Special Teams

Rank

Player

Opp

Comments

1

Seattle Seahawks

at SD

Champs tough In opening win over Packers.

2

Houston Texans

at OAK

After roughing up RG3, Watt and co. get rookie QB Carr.

3

Arizona Cardinals

at NYG

Shorthanded Cards' D got job done on MNF.

4

Carolina Panthers

vs. DET

Panthers' D gets Lions' high-powered O.

5

St. Louis Rams

at TB

Rams' D-line could give Bucs fits.

6

Denver Broncos

vs. KC

New Bronco defenders making presence felt.

7

Cincinnati Bengals

vs. ATL

Ryan had Falcons' O rolling against Saints.

8

San Francisco 49ers

vs. CHI

Bears' offense could be interesting test.

9

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

vs. STL

Bucs' Tampa 2 still a work in progress.

10

New England Patriots

at MIN

Patriots got run over by Dolphins.

11

Baltimore Ravens

vs. PIT (Thurs.)

This rivalry matchup is usually tight, low-scoring.

12

Green Bay Packers

vs. NYJ

Geno Smith has 19 TOs in 17 career games.

13

Tennessee Titans

vs. DAL

Titans off Alex Smith three times in Week 1.

14

Miami Dolphins

at BUF

Dolphins' pass rush roughed up Brady.

15

New Orleans Saints

at CLE

Saints' D looking to rebound vs. Browns.

16

Buffalo Bills

vs. MIA

Bills held Bears' O in check on road last week.

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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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