Despite letting the Arizona Cardinals put up 39 points last week the Seattle Seahawks still finished seventh in fantasy points (standard scoring) among defense/special teams (DSTs) for Week 10. This week, the Seahawks host the San Francisco 49ers, who are fifth in terms of fantasy points allowed to oppposing DSTs. Blaine Gabbert has replaced Colin Kaepernick as San Francisco's starting quarterback, but it doesn't change that fact that he still has more turnovers (28) than touchdowns (26) in his NFL career. And as a team, the 49ers are last in the league in both total (286.2 ypg) and scoring (14.0 ppg) offense.
When Seattle played San Francisco in Week 7 (with Colin Kaepernick at QB), the Seahawks finished fourth in fantasy points among DSTs. Put it all together and despite the 4-5 record, Seattle is the top-ranked DST for Week 11.
Teams on bye: Cleveland, New Orleans, New York Giants, Pittsburgh
The other DST rankings are below:
Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyPros
— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for SoCalledFantasyExperts.com among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.