The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 16 D/STs

December 18, 2008 | Thyrl Nelson

And finally, here are the week 16 defense / special teams rankings. With every other position, every bit of conventional logic seemingly out the window in this fantasy football season, there haven’t been a lot of surprises when it comes to defense. This week though, the match ups have made for lots of viable sleepers on defense this week.

 

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 16. 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 16 start rankings, that’s where you should look for help with your week 16 lineup decisions.

 

Week 16 Fantasy Defense / Special Teams Power Rankings

 

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(last week’s rankings in parentheses)

 

1. Baltimore Ravens (1) – 6 TD, 31 sacks, 22 int, 6 fum rec, 3 safeties, 195 pts allowed

 

2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3) – 7 TD, 27 sacks, 21 int, 8 fum rec, 239 pts allowed

 

3. New York Jets (9) – 6 TD, 40 sacks, 14 int, 13 fum rec, 289 pts allowed

 

4. Pittsburgh Steelers (2) – 2 TD, 47 sacks, 18 int, 9 fum rec, 1 safety, 182 pts allowed

 

5. Chicago Bears (7) – 6 TD, 28 sacks, 21 int, 8 fum rec, 1 safety, 290 pts allowed

 

6. Tennessee Titans (6) – 3 TD, 38 sacks, 18 int, 9 fum rec, 197 pts allowed

 

7. Philadelphia Eagles (4) – 5 TD, 41 sacks, 14 int, 10 fum rec, 1 safety, 247 pts allowed

 

8. New York Giants (5) – 3 TD, 40 sacks, 16 int, 5 fum rec, 3 safeties, 228 pts allowed

 

9. Minnesota Vikings (11) – 4 TD, 41 sacks, 12 int, 13 fum rec, 3 safeties, 270 pts allowed

 

10. Dallas Cowboys (12) – 2 TD, 53 sacks, 8 int, 12 fum rec, 1 safety, 274 pts allowed

 

11. Green Bay Packers (8) – 9 TD, 23 sacks, 18 int, 6 fum rec, 327 pts allowed

 

12. Arizona Cardinals (10) – 6 TD, 29 sacks, 11 int, 16 fum rec, 352 pts allowed

 

13. Carolina Panthers (14) – 1 TD, 32 sacks, 11 int, 12 fum rec, 258 pts allowed

 

14. Miami Dolphins (13) – 1 TD, 37 sacks, 12 int, 10 fum rec, 1 safety, 255 pts allowed

 

15. Indianapolis Colts (16) – 3 TD, 24 sacks, 14 int, 11 fum rec, 248 pts allowed

 

16. Cleveland Browns (15) – 3 TD, 17 sacks, 22 int, 7 fum rec, 281 pts allowed

 

17. Oakland Raiders (20) – 4 TD, 27 sacks, 14 int, 8 fum rec, 2 safeties, 340 pts allowed

 

18. San Francisco 49ers (19) – 4 TD, 26 sacks, 11 int, 5 fum rec, 319 pts allowed

 

19. Atlanta Falcons (18) – 3 TD, 28 sacks, 10 int, 4 fum rec, 1 safety, 275 pts allowed

 

20. San Diego Chargers (NR) – 3 TD, 26 sacks, 11 int, 8 fum rec, 1 safety, 284 pts allowed

 

Dropped From Rankings: Buffalo Bills

 

D/STs Who Should Be Better Than Usual In Week 16: San Francisco 49ers @ ST.L; Cleveland Browns vs. CIN; Atlanta Falcons @ MIN; New York Jets @ SEA; Philadelphia Eagles @ WAS

 

D/STs Who Could Be Sleepers Based On Week 16 Match Ups: New Orleans Saints @ DET; St. Louis Rams vs. SF; Houston Texans @ OAK; Cincinnati Bengals @ CLE; Denver Broncos vs. BUF

 

D/STs With Tough Week 16 Match Ups: Pittsburgh Steelers @ TEN; Carolina Panthers @ NYG; Minnesota Vikings vs. ATL; Chicago Bears vs. GB; New York Giants vs. CAR; Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. SD

 

D/STs You Might Want To Avoid In Week 16: New England Patriots vs. AZ; Detroit Lions vs. NO; Kansas City Chiefs vs. MIA; Jacksonville Jaguars vs. IND

 

And here are the week 16 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. New York Jets (13)

2. Baltimore Ravens (17)

3. Philadelphia Eagles (22)

4. Tennessee Titans (25)

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (29)

6. Chicago Bears (37)

7. San Francisco 49ers (37)

8. Dallas Cowboys (39)

9. Miami Dolphins (39)

10. Pittsburgh Steelers (40)

11. Arizona Cardinals (41)

12. New York Giants (42)

13. Green Bay Packers (43)

14. Atlanta Falcons (43)

15. Indianapolis Colts (44)

16. Oakland Raiders (46)

17. New Orleans Saints (47)

18. Minnesota Vikings (48)

19. Cleveland browns (54)

20. Houston Texans (54)

21. Carolina Panthers (57)

22. San Diego Chargers (60)

23. Buffalo Bills (60)

24. Seattle Seahawks (68)

25. St. Louis Rams (68)

26. Cincinnati Bengals (69)

27. Washington Redskins (72)

28. Denver Broncos (72)

29. Jacksonville Jaguars (73)

30. Kansas City Chiefs (78)

31. New England Patriots (81)

32. Detroit Lions (86)

 

You can use the links at the bottom of the page to get to the rest of this week’s rankings and catch the show on Saturday from 4-7. We’ll be leading up to the Ravens game and setting up the rest of week 16 as well.

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

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