The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings Week 5 (D/ST & K)

October 03, 2008 | Thyrl Nelson

Here’s a look at the top 20 D/STs and Ks so far, and a look ahead to their week 5 match ups. Last week’s rankings are in parenthesis.

 

Week 5 QB / RB Power Rankings & Preview

 

Week 5 WR / TE Power Rankings & Preview

 

D / ST / K Power Rankings Archive – 34

 

Fantasy Defense / Special Teams Power Rankings Week 5

 

  1. Green Bay Packers (1) – 4 TD, 9 sacks, 8 int, 1 fum. rec., 93 pts allowed

 

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6) – 3 TD, 11 sacks, 8 int, 1 fum. rec., 72 pts allowed

 

  1. Tennessee Titans (2) – 1 TD, 15 sacks, 8 int, 4 fum. rec., 46 pts allowed

 

  1. Philadelphia Eagles (4) – 1 TD, 17 sacks, 4 int, 5 fum. rec., 1 safety, 74 pts allowed

 

  1. Baltimore Ravens (3) – 1 TD, 9 sacks, 5 int, 1 fum. rec., 31 pts allowed

 

  1. Buffalo Bills (11) – 2 TD, 10 sacks, 3 int, 3 fum. rec., 56 pts allowed

 

  1. New York Jets (NR) – 2 TD, 13 sacks, 5 int, 4 fum. rec., 110 pts allowed

 

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers (5) – 1 TD, 15 sacks, 6 int, 3 fum. rec., 56 pts allowed

 

  1. San Diego Chargers (12) – 2 TD, 11 sacks, 5 int, 3 fum. rec., 98 pts allowed

 

  1. Chicago Bears (7) – 1 TD, 8 sacks, 5 int, 3 fum. rec., 1 safety, 74 pts allowed

 

  1. New York Giants (9) – 1 TD, 13 sacks, 1 int, 43 pts allowed

 

  1. San Francisco 49ers (12) – 1 TD, 8 sacks, 5 int, 2 fum. rec., 91 pts allowed

 

  1. New Orleans Saints (16) – 1 TD, 10 sacks, 4 int, 3 fum. rec., 1 safety, 88 pts allowed

 

  1. Minnesota Vikings (8) – 1 TD, 7 sacks, 2 int, 3 fum. rec., 82 pts allowed

 

  1. Cleveland Browns (NR) – 0 TD, 6 sacks, 6 int, 2 fum. rec., 72 pts allowed

 

  1. Seattle Seahawks (19) – 0 TD, 10 sacks, 1 int, 2 fum. rec., 74 pts allowed

 

  1. Carolina Panthers (17) – 1 TD, 7 sacks, 1 int, 3 fum. rec., 64 pts allowed

 

  1. Oakland Raiders (NR) – 0 TD, 12 sacks, 5 int, 2 fum. rec., 1 safety, 101 pts allowed

 

  1. Arizona Cardinals (14) – 0 TD, 10 sacks, 2 int, 4 fum. rec., 97 pts allowed

 

  1. Dallas Cowboys (15) – 1 TD, 12 sacks, 0 int, 2 fum. rec., 83 pts allowed

 

Dropped from Rankings: Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Redskins

 

Best Week 5 D / ST Value Plays: Chicago Bears @ DET; NY Giants vs. SEA, Carolina Panthers vs. KC, Dallas Cowboys vs. CIN, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. PIT, New England Patriots @ SF

 

Week 5 D / ST Sleepers: Houston Texans vs. IND, Kansas City Chiefs @ CAR

 

Tough Week 5 D / ST Draws: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ DEN, Green Bay Packers vs. ATL, Philadelphia Eagles vs. WAS, Baltimore Ravens vs. TEN, Pittsburgh Steelers @ JAX, San Diego Chargers @ MIA, Seattle Seahawks @ NYG, Arizona Cardinals vs. BUF

 

D / STs to Avoid in Week 5: Miami Dolphins vs. SD, Cincinnati Bengals @ DAL

 

Fantasy Kicker Power Rankings Week 5

 

  1. Matt Prater (4) – DEN – FG – 9/10; 1-39 – 5/6; 40-49 – 1/1; 50+ – 3/3; PAT – 14/14

 

  1. John Carney (1) – NYG – FG – 9/9; 1-39 – 7/7; 40-49 – 2/2; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 8/8

 

  1. Josh Scobee (9) – JAX – FG – 10/11; 1-39 – 6/7; 40-49 – 2/2; 50+ – 2/2; PAT – 7/7

 

  1. Ryan Longwell (2) – MIN – FG – 10/12; 1-39 – 6/6; 40-49 – 3/5; 50+ – 1/1; PAT – 5/5

 

  1. Joe Nedney (10) – SF – FG – 10/12; 1-39 – 7/7; 40-49 – 3/5; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 8/8

 

  1. Olindo Mare (3) – SEA – FG – 7/7; 1-39 – 5/5; 40-49 – 1/1; 50+ – 1/1; PAT – 8/8

 

  1. Jason Elam (7) – ATL – FG – 9/9; 1-39 – 6/6; 40-49 – 2/2; 50+ – 1/1; PAT – 9/9

 

  1. Nate Kaeding (5) – SD – FG – 8/10; 1-39 – 6/6; 40-49 – 2/4; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 14/14

 

  1. Sebastian Janikowski (14) – OAK – FG – 9/10; 1-39 – 7/7; 40-49 – 1/1; 50+ – 1/2; PAT – 7/7

 

  1. Rian Lindell (18) – BUF – FG – 8/10; 1-39 – 5/5; 40-49 – 3/4; 50+ – 0/1; PAT – 11/11

 

  1. David Akers (8) – PHI – FG – 8/10; 1-39 – 7/7; 40-49 – 1/2; 50+ – 0/1; PAT – 12/12

 

  1. John Kasay (6) – CAR – FG – 8/8; 1-39 – 3/3; 40-49 – 5/5; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 8/8

 

  1. Jason Hanson (13) – DET – FG – 5/5; 1-39 – 1/1; 40-49 – 2/2; 50+ – 2/2; PAT – 6/6

 

  1. Matt Bryant (20) – TB – FG – 8/8; 1-39 – 8/8; 40-49 – 0/0; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 8/8

 

  1. Stephen Gostkowski (15) – NE – FG – 7/7; 1-39 – 6/6; 40-49 – 1/1; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 4/4

 

  1. Jeff Reed (NR) – PIT – FG – 7/7; 1-39 – 2/2; 40-49 – 4/4; 50+ – 1/1; PAT – 8/8

 

  1. Rob Bironas (NR) – TEN – FG – 6/6; 1-39 – 3/3; 40-49 – 3/3; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 12/12

 

  1. Robbie Gould (16) – CHI – FG – 7/8; 1-39 – 3/3; 40-49 – 4-5; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 9/9

 

  1. Nick Folk (12) – DAL – FG – 5/5 – 1-39 – 3/3; 40-49 – 4/5; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 15/15

 

  1. Mason Crosby (11) – GB – FG – 6/7; 1-39 – 5/6; 40-49 – 1/1; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 13/13

 

Dropped from Rankings: Neal Rackers – AZ; Josh Brown – ST.L

 

Best Week 5 K Value Plays: Nate Kaeding @ MIA, John Kasay vs. KC, Rob Bironas @ BAL, Stephen Gostkowski @ SF

 

Week 5 K Sleepers: Matt Bryant @ DEN, Jason Hanson vs. CHI, Adam Vinitieri @ HOU

 

Tough Week 5 K Draws: John Carney vs. SEA, Josh Scobee vs. PIT, Joe Nedney vs. NE, Olindo Mare @ NYG, Robbie Gould @ DET, Matt Prater vs. TB

 

Ks to Avoid in Week 5: Jeff Reed @ JAX, Matt Stover vs. TEN, Kris Brown vs. IND, Dan Carpenter vs. SD

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

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