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Fantasy Football 2016 Defense/Special Teams Rankings: Week 3

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Even though Seattle is still looking for its first defensive touchdown of the season, the Seahawks remains as the top-ranked fantasy defense/special team s (DST) for Week 3. In Week 1, they allowed 10 points; in Week 2, they allowed nine points. San Francisco may have looked good against Los Angeles in Week 1; however, the 49ers struggled last week at Carolina. Seattle will provide a tougher test than either of the previous two matchups. Coming off of a lost to the aforementioned Rams, look for the Seahawks to return home, angry, and ready to play defense.

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The Panthers (vs. San Diego) and Denver (at Cincinnati) round out the top three DSTs for Week 3. A defensive streaming option for Week 3 is Miami (coming in at No. 5). The Dolphins are home, hosting Cleveland, who will be starting rookie Cody Kessler at quarterback. Also, don’t discount Tampa Bay this week at home against Los Angeles. The Rams' offense is far and away the worst in the NFL right now, averaging a meager 4.5 points per game.

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— 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.