The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 14 D/STs

December 04, 2008 | Thyrl Nelson

Here are the last of this week’s positional power rankings, the defense / special teams. The Ravens have finally worked their way to the top of the rankings, but will have their work cut out for them staying there, as the top 5 is packed with powerhouse defenses that turn up the heat in a hurry.

 

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 14. 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 14 start rankings, that’s where you should look for help with your week 14 lineup decisions.

 

Week 14 Fantasy Defense / Special Teams Power Rankings

 

D/ST Power Rankings Archive34567 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13

 

(last week’s rankings in parentheses)

 

1. Baltimore Ravens (2) – 5 TD, 26 sacks, 20 int, 3 fum rec, 3 safeties, 172 pts allowed

 

2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1) – 7 TD, 25 sacks, 17 int, 7 fum rec, 188 pts allowed

 

3. Tennessee Titans (8) – 3 TD, 34 sacks, 17 int, 8 fum rec, 175 pts allowed

 

4. Pittsburgh Steelers (9) – 1 TD, 42 sacks, 13 int, 7 fum rec, 1 safety, 160 pts allowed

 

5. Phialdelphia Eagles (5) – 4 TD, 39 sacks, 12 int, 10 fum rec, 1 safety, 235 pts allowed

 

6. Chicago Bears (4) – 5 TD, 24 sacks, 18 int, 8 fum rec, 1 safety, 256 pts allowed

 

7. New York Giants (6) – 2 TD, 36 sacks, 16 int, 5 fum rec, 2 safeties, 188 pts allowed

 

8. Minnesota Vikings (10) – 3 TD, 33 sacks, 11 int, 12 fum rec, 3 safeties, 246 pts allowed

 

9. Green Bay Packers (7) – 9 TD, 20 sacks, 17 int, 3 fum rec, 283 pts allowed

 

10. New York Jets (3) – 5 TD, 35 sacks, 10 int, 11 fum rec, 238 pts allowed

 

11. Buffalo Bills (14) – 5 TD, 21 sacks, 7 int, 11 fum rec, 251 pts allowed

 

12. Oakland Raiders (13) – 2 TD, 25 sacks, 13 int, 7 fum rec, 2 safeties, 305 pts allowed

 

13. Atlanta Falcons (18) – 3 TD, 24 sacks, 9 int, 4 fum rec, 1 safety, 236 pts allowed

 

14. Cleveland Browns (16) – 2 TD, 15 sacks, 17 int, 6 fum rec, 229 pts allowed

 

15. Carolina Panthers (12) – 2 TD, 24 sacks, 10 int, 11 fum rec, 225 pts allowed

 

16. Arizona Cardinals (11) – 3 TD, 25 sacks, 10 int, 13 fum rec, 307 pts allowed

 

17. Dallas Cowboys (15) – 2 TD, 40 sacks, 6 int, 10 fum rec, 1 safety, 254 pts allowed

 

18. San Francisco 49ers (20) – 4 TD, 22 sacks, 10 int, 5 fum rec, 291 pts allowed

 

19. Miami Dolphins (17) – 1 TD, 28 sacks, 11 int, 9 fum rec, 1 safety, 243 pts allowed

 

20. Indianapolis Colts (NR) – 2 TD, 19 sacks, 11 int, 8 fum rec, 224 pts allowed

 

Dropped From Rankings: Seattle Seahawks

 

D/STs That Should Be Better Than Usual In Week 14: Minnesota Vikings @ DET; Arizona Cardinals vs. ST.L; New York Jets @ SF; Baltimore Ravens vs. WAS; Tennessee Titans vs. CLE

 

D/STs That Could Be Sleepers Based On Week 14 Match Ups: Indianapolis Colts vs. CIN; Detroit Lions vs. MIN; San Diego Chargers vs. OAK; Denver Broncos vs. KC; New England Patriots @ SEA

 

D/STs With Tough Week 14 Match Ups: Cleveland Browns @ TEN; Philadelphia Eagles @ NYG; Atlanta Falcons @ NO; Oakland Raiders @ SD; Pittsburgh Steelers vs. DAL; Carolina Panthers vs. TB

 

D/STs You Might Want To Avoid In Week 14: New Orleans Saints vs. ATL; St. Louis Rams @ AZ; Houston Texans @ GB; Kansas City Chiefs @ DEN

 

And here are the week 14 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. Use The Links at the bottom of the page for the rest of the positional rankings. And good luck this week.

 

1. Baltimore Ravens (11)

2. Tennessee Titans (16)

3. Minnesota Vikings (17)

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (21)

5. Chicago Bears (23)

6. New York Jets (24)

7. Pittsburgh Steelers (32)

8. Green Bay Packers (32)

9. Arizona Cardinals (35)

10. New York Giants (36)

11. Philadelphia Eagles (41)

12. Indianapolis Colts (42)

13. Buffalo Bills (43)

14. Oakland Raiders (50)

15. Dallas Cowboys (50)

16. Miami Dolphins (51)

17. Atlanta Falcons (53)

18. Carolina Panthers (53)

19. San Diego Chargers (53)

20. San Francisco 49ers (56)

21. Seattle Seahawks (56)

22. Cleveland Browns (60)

23. New England Patriots (60)

24. Denver Broncos (66)

25. Detroit Lions (67)

26. Jacksonville Jaguars (68)

27. New Orleans Saints (71)

28. Washington Redskins (71)

29. Cincinnati Bengals (75)

30. Houston Texans (76)

31. Kansas City Chiefs (81)

32. St. Louis Rams (94)

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

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