The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 12 D/STs

November 20, 2008 | Thyrl Nelson

Here are the last of the week 12 Positional Power Rankings, and all in time to get your Thursday lineups in. Once again the surprising Packers lead the way in the power rankings, and with 9 touchdowns between defense and special teams, the Packers’ defense has been in the end zone as much as the Raiders’ offense this season. There’s likely good value to be found on the waiver wire if you’re looking for some, and with the playoffs approaching rapidly, every little edge that you can get will help.

 

Keep in mind that the power rankings, listed here, are based on year to date performance and not a reflection of your best options for week 12. Just below the power rankings are match up previews advising who should be better or worse than usual this week, based on their opponents. At the bottom, are the week 12 start rankings; that’s where you should look for help with your week 12 lineup decisions.

 

Week 12 Fantasy Defense / Special Teams Power Rankings

 

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(last week’s rankings are in parentheses)

 

1. Green Bay Packers (1) – 9 TD, 17 sacks, 16 int, 2 fum rec, 197 pts allowed

 

2. New York Jets (4) – 5 TD, 34 sacks, 9 int, 10 fum rec, 197 pts allowed

 

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6) – 5 TD, 20 sacks, 12 int, 6 fum rec, 154 pts allowed

 

4. New York Giants (9) – 2 TD, 31 sacks, 14 int, 3 fum rec, 2 safeties, 152 pts allowed

 

5. Tennessee Titans (2) – 2 TD, 28 sacks, 15 int, 5 fum rec, 131 pts allowed

 

6. Philadelphia Eagles (7) – 3 TD, 36 sacks, 9 int, 9 fum rec, 1 safety, 187 pts allowed

 

7. Pittsburgh Steelers (8) – 5 TD, 36 sacks, 10 int, 4 fum rec, 1 safety, 140 pts allowed

 

8. Baltimore Ravens (5) – 3 TD, 20 sacks, 15 int, 2 fum rec, 2 safeties, 162 pts allowed

 

9. Chicago Bears (3) – 5 TD, 17 sacks, 13 int, 8 fum rec, 1 safety, 219 pts allowed

 

10. Arizona Cardinals (10) – 3 TD, 23 sacks, 10 int, 12 fum rec, 222 pts allowed

 

11. Carolina Panthers (12) – 1 TD, 21 sacks, 9 int, 9 fum rec, 149 pts allowed

 

12. Minnesota Vikings (11) – 2 TD, 26 sacks, 6 int, 9 fum rec, 3 safeties, 222 pts allowed

 

13. Miami Dolphins (13) – 1 TD, 27 sacks, 7 int, 8 fum rec, 1 safety, 183 pts allowed

 

14. Oakland Raiders (NR) – 1 TD, 24 sacks, 11 int, 6 fum rec, 2 safeties, 233 pts allowed

 

15. San Francisco 49ers (20) – 4 TD, 18 sacks, 10 int, 3 fum rec, 255 pts allowed

 

16. Seattle Seahawks (17) – 2 TD, 24 sacks, 5 int, 7 fum rec, 251 pts allowed

 

17. Cleveland Browns (18) – 2 TD, 14 sacks, 13 int, 5 fum rec, 209 pts allowed

 

18. Atlanta Falcons (14) – 2 TD, 18 sacks, 9 int, 4 fum rec, 198 pts allowed

 

19. Dallas Cowboys (19) – 2 TD, 29 sacks, 4 int, 8 fum rec, 223 pts allowed

 

20. Jacksonville Jaguars (16) – 3 TD, 19 sacks, 9 int, 4 fum rec, 210 pts allowed

 

Dropped From Rankings: Buffalo Bills

 

D/STs Who Should Be Better Than Usual In Week 12: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ DET; Pittsburgh Steelers vs. CIN; Chicago Bears @ ST.L; Jacksonville Jaguars vs. MIN; Dallas Cowboys vs. SF; Washington Redskins @ SEA

 

D/STs Who Could Be Sleepers Based On Week 12 Match Ups: Seattle Seahawks vs. WAS; Denver Broncos vs. OAK; Buffalo Bills @ KC; Kansas City Chiefs vs. BUF

 

D/STs With Tough Week 12 Match Ups: Arizona Cardinals vs. NYG; Carolina Panthers @ ATL; New York Giants @ AZ; Philadelphia Eagles @ BAL; Green Bay Packers @ NO; Minnesota Vikings @ JAX; New York Jets @ TEN

 

D/STs You Might Want To Avoid In Week 12: New Orleans Saints vs. GB; Indianapolis Colts @ SD; Detroit Lions vs. TB

 

And here are the week 12 Fantasy D/ST start rankings; it’s all 32 D/STs in the order that you should consider them this week. They were gotten using the Fantasy Flavor secret formula, and have their formulary numbers in parentheses, the lower the better.

 

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7)

2. Pittsburgh Steelers (16)

3. Chicago Bears (21)

4. Green Bay Packers (27)

5. Philadelphia Eagles (27)

6. Tennessee Titans (30)

7. New York Jets (36)

8. New York Giants (37)

9. Baltimore Ravens (42)

10. Miami Dolphins (42)

11. Seattle Seahawks (42)

12. San Francisco 49ers (43)

13. Dallas Cowboys (43)

14. Jacksonville Jaguars (44)

15. Cleveland Browns (46)

16. Minnesota Vikings (48)

17. Oakland Raiders (49)

18. Atlanta Falcons (50)

19. Buffalo Bills (50)

20. Arizona Cardinals (51)

21. Carolina Panthers (52)

22. Washington Redskins (58)

23. Kansas City Chiefs (63)

24. New England Patriots (65)

25. Cincinnati Bengals (67)

26. Denver Broncos (67)

27. San Diego Chargers (68)

28. New Orleans Saints (72)

29. Indianapolis Colts (73)

30. Houston Texans (80)

31. St. Louis Rams (81)

32. Detroit Lions (87)

 

Use the links below to check out all of the other positional rankings, and I’ll try to consolidate all of this week’s start rankings into one blog, that I’ll update as injury information becomes available too. Remember to trust your gut and have fun, and as always, good luck this week.

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

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