The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 15 D/STs

December 11, 2008 | Thyrl Nelson

And finally, here are the week 15 defense and special teams rankings. There aren’t many surprises to be found here, as no one has fallen from last week’s top 20. Defenses are of course always difficult to predict, especially when it comes to scoring defense. But those who bring pressure and force turnovers consistently are always dangerous options, especially when they match up with teams who can’t take care of the ball.

 

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 15. 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 15 start rankings, that’s where you should look for help with your week 15 lineup decisions.

 

Week 15 Fantasy Defense / Special Teams Power Rankings

 

D/ST Power Rankings Archive –  34567 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14

 

(last week’s rankings in parentheses)

 

1. Baltimore Ravens (1) – 6 TD, 28 sacks, 22 int, 4 fum rec, 3 safeties, 182 pts allowed

 

2. Pittsburgh Steelers (4) – 2 TD, 45 sacks, 16 int, 9 fum rec, 1 safety, 173 pts allowed

 

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2) – 7 TD, 26 sacks, 19 int, 7 fum rec, 226 pts allowed

 

4. Philadelphia Eagles (5) – 4 TD, 39 sacks, 12 int, 10 fum rec, 1 safety, 243 pts allowed

 

5. New York Giants (7) – 3 TD, 37 sacks, 16 int, 5 fum rec, 2 safeties, 208 pts allowed

 

6. Tennessee Titans (3) – 3 TD, 35 sacks, 18 int, 8 fum rec, 184 pts allowed

 

7. Chicago Bears (6) – 5 TD, 27 sacks, 19 int, 8 fum rec, 1 safety, 266 pts allowed

 

8. Green Bay Packers (9) – 9 TD, 21 sacks, 18 int, 6 fum rec, 307 pts allowed

 

9. New York Jets (10) – 5 TD, 37 sacks, 11 int, 12 fum rec, 262 pts allowed

 

10. Arizona Cardinals (16) – 5 TD, 26 sacks, 11 int, 15 fum rec, 317 pts allowed

 

11. Minnesota Vikings (8) – 3 TD, 37 sacks, 11 int, 12 fum rec, 3 safeties, 262 pts allowed

 

12. Dallas Cowboys (17) – 2 TD, 45 sacks, 6 int, 12 fum rec, 1 safety, 268 pts allowed

 

13. Miami Dolphins (19) – 1 TD, 32 sacks, 12 int, 10 fum rec, 1 safety, 246 pts allowed

 

14. Carolina Panthers (15) – 1 TD, 29 sacks, 10 int, 11 fum rec, 248 pts allowed

 

15. Cleveland browns (14) – 2 TD, 15 sacks, 19 int, 7 fum rec, 257 pts allowed

 

16. Indianapolis Colts (20) – 3 TD, 24 sacks, 14 int, 9 fum rec, 227 pts allowed

 

17. Buffalo Bills (11) – 5 TD, 22 sacks, 7 int, 11 fum rec, 267 pts allowed

 

18. Atlanta Falcons (13) – 3 TD, 24 sacks, 9 int, 4 fum rec, 1 safety, 265 pts allowed

 

19. San Francisco 49ers (18) – 4 TD, 25 sacks, 11 int, 5 fum rec, 262 pts allowed

 

20. Oakland Raiders (12) – 3 TD, 25 sacks, 13 int, 8 fum rec, 2 safeties, 291 pts allowed

 

Dropped From Rankings: None

 

D/STs Who Should Be Better Than Usual In Week 15: Washington Redskins @ CIN; Miami Dolphins vs. SF; Arizona Cardinals vs. MIN; New England Patriots @ OAK; Philadelphia Eagles vs. CLE; New York Jets vs. BUF

 

D/STs Who Could Be Sleepers Based On Week 15 Match Ups: Indianapolis Colts vs. DET; Seattle Seahawks @ ST.L; St. Louis Rams vs. SEA; Cincinnati Bengals vs. WAS; San Diego Chargers @ KC

 

D/STs With Tough Week 15 Match Ups: Dallas Cowboys vs. NYG; Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ ATL; Minnesota Vikings @ AZ; Chicago Bears vs. NO; Jacksonville Jaguars vs. GB; San Francisco 49ers @ MIA

 

D/STs You Might Want To Avoid In Week 15: Houston Texans vs. TEN; Kansas City Chiefs vs. SD; Denver Broncos @ CAR

 

And here are the week 15 Fantasy D/ST start rankings; it’s all 32 projected starting 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. Baltimore Ravens (17)

2. Philadelphia Eagles (18)

3. New York Giants (24)

4. Tennessee Titans (25)

5. Arizona Cardinals (25)

6. Pittsburgh Steelers (26)

7. Green Bay Packers (28)

8. New York Jets (29)

9. Miami Dolphins (30)

10. Indianapolis Colts (34)

11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (36)

12. Chicago Bears (42)

13. Carolina Panthers (47)

14. Cleveland Browns (47)

15. Minnesota Vikings (51)

16. San Diego Chargers (51)

17. Seattle Seahawks (51)

18. Buffalo Bills (52)

19. Washington Redskins (53)

20. Dallas Cowboys (55)

21. Oakland Raiders (56)

22. Atlanta Falcons (59)

23. New England Patriots (61)

24. San Francisco 49ers (62)

25. New Orleans Saints (67)

26. Cincinnati Bengals (70)

27. St. Louis Rams (70)

28. Houston Texans (76)

29. Jacksonville Jaguars (77)

30. Detroit Lions (80)

31. Kansas City Chiefs (82)

32. Denver Broncos (83)

 

Use the links at the bottom of the page for the rest of this week’s rankings and good luck this week.

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

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