The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 13 D/STs

November 27, 2008 | Thyrl Nelson

Here are the week 13 fantasy defense / special teams power rankings and weekly start rankings too. There are 3 games on the slate for today, so don’t forget to get your lineup changes in before you get locked out of the early games.

 

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 13. 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 13 start rankings, that’s where you should look for help with your week 13 lineup decisions.

 

Week 13 Fantasy Defense / Special Teams Power Rankings

 

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(last week’s rankings in parentheses)

 

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3) – 7 TD, 24 sacks, 14 int, 7 fum rec, 168 pts allowed

 

2. Baltimore Ravens (8) – 4 TD, 22 sacks, 19 int, 3 fum rec, 3 safeties, 169 pts allowed

 

3. New York Jets (2) – 5 TD, 35 sacks, 9 int, 11 fum rec, 210 pts allowed

 

4. Chicago Bears (9) – 5 TD, 22 sacks, 17 int, 8 fum rec, 1 safety, 222 pts allowed

 

5. Philadelphia Eagles (6) – 4 TD, 39 sacks, 9 int, 9 fum rec, 1 safety, 215 pts allowed

 

6. New York Giants (4) – 2 TD, 32 sacks, 15 int, 4 fum rec, 2 safeties, 181 pts allowed

 

7. Green Bay Packers (1) – 9 TD, 18 sacks, 17 int, 2 fum rec, 248 pts allowed

 

8. Tennessee Titans (5) – 2 TD, 30 sacks, 16 int, 6 fum rec, 165 pts allowed

 

9. Pittsburgh Steelers (7) – 1 TD, 37 sacks, 11 int, 4 fum rec, 1 safety, 150 pts allowed

 

10. Minnesota Vikings (12) – 3 TD, 30 sacks, 8 int, 12 fum rec, 3 safeties, 232 pts allowed

 

11. Arizona Cardinals (10) – 3 TD, 24 sacks, 10 int, 12 fum rec, 259 pts allowed

 

12. Carolina Panthers (11) – 1 TD, 22 sacks, 9 int, 10 fum rec, 194 pts allowed

 

13. Oakland Raiders (14) – 2 TD, 24 sacks, 12 int, 7 fum rec, 2 safeties, 243 pts allowed

 

14. Buffalo Bills (NR) – 5 TD, 18 sacks, 7 int, 10 fum rec, 241 pts allowed

 

15. Dallas Cowboys (19) – 2 TD, 33 sacks, 5 int, 9 fum rec, 1 safety, 245 pts allowed

 

16. Cleveland Browns (17) – 2 TD, 15 sacks, 15 int, 5 fum rec, 225 pts allowed

 

17. Miami Dolphins (13) – 1 TD, 28 sacks, 8 int, 9 fum rec, 1 safety, 231 pts allowed

 

18. Atlanta Falcons (18) – 3 TD, 21 sacks, 9 int, 4 fum rec, 226 pts allowed

 

19. Seattle Seahawks (16) – 2 TD, 26 sacks, 5 int, 8 fum rec, 271 pts allowed

 

20. San Francisco 49ers (15) – 4 TD, 19 sacks, 10 int, 4 fum rec, 288 pts allowed

 

Dropped From Rankings: Jacksonville Jaguars

 

D/STs Who Should Be Better Than Usual In Week 13: Tennessee Titans @ DET; Baltimore Ravens @ CIN; Chicago Bears @ MIN; Buffalo Bills vs. SF; New York Giants @ WAS; Jacksonville Jaguars @ HOU

 

D/STs Who Could Be Sleepers Based On Week 13 Match Ups: Miami Dolphins @ ST.L; Dallas Cowboys vs. SEA; Oakland Raiders vs. KC; Kansas City Chiefs @ OAK

 

D/STs With Tough Week 13 Match Ups: Washington Redskins vs. NYG; Carolina Panthers @ GB; Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. NO; Philadelphia Eagles vs. AZ; Atlanta Falcons @ SD; Minnesota Vikings vs. CHI

 

D/STs You Might Want To Avoid In Week 13: San Diego Chargers vs. ATL; Denver Broncos @ NYJ; New Orleans Saints @ TB

 

And here are the week 13 Fantasy D/ST start rankings; it’s all 32 defenses 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. Baltimore Ravens (7)

2. Chicago Bears (12)

3. Tennessee Titans (17)

4. New York Giants (21)

5. New York Jets (26)

6. Green Bay Packers (26)

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (30)

8. Oakland Raiders (33)

9. Buffalo Bills (33)

10. Arizona Cardinals (36)

11. Dallas Cowboys (36)

12. Philadelphia Eagles (39)

13. Pittsburgh Steelers (40)

14. Minnesota Vikings (44)

15. Cleveland Browns (50)

16. Carolina Panthers (51)

17. Jacksonville Jaguars (52)

18. Miami Dolphins (55)

19. San Francisco 49ers (56)

20. Seattle Seahawks (57)

21. Houston Texans (61)

22. New England Patriots (61)

23. Atlanta Falcons (62)

24. Indianapolis Colts (63)

25. New Orleans Saints (67)

26. Kansas City Chiefs (68)

27. Cincinnati Bengals (71)

28. San Diego Chargers (82)

29. St. Louis Rams (85)

30. Washington Redskins (86)

31. Denver Broncos (87)

32. Detroit Lions (89)

 

You can use the links at the bottom of the page to check out the rest of this week’s positional rankings. Have a great holiday, and good luck this week.

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

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