The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings Week 7 (D/ST & K)

October 17, 2008 | Thyrl Nelson

Here are the Week 7 Fantasy D/ST and K Power Rankings. It’s a look at the top 20 D/STs and Ks this season, ranked based on their performance so far. As always we will take a look ahead to see who will benefit or struggle based on this week’s match ups, and this week we’ve added a formulary ranking for the week for your top 28 defense/special teams and kicker plays for week 7. There are links for the week 7 QB, RB, WR & TE rankings too.

Week 7 QB and RB Power Ranks and Weekly Previews

Week 7 WR and TE Power Ranks and Weekly Previews

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Fantasy D/ST Power Rankings Week 7

The power rankings are based on year to date performance and not a reflection of who to start this week, match up information is listed below the rankings. Last weeks rankings are in parenthesis.

  1. Tennessee Titans (1) – 2 TD, 15 sacks, 10 int, 4 fum rec, 56 pts allowed

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6) – 4 TD, 11 sacks, 11 int, 2 fum rec, 91 pts allowed

  1. Philadelphia Eagles (3) – 2 TD, 21 sacks, 6 int, 6 fum rec, 1 safety, 117 pts allowed

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers (7) – 1 TD, 18 sacks, 6 int, 3 fum rec, 71 pts allowed

  1. Chicago Bears (2) – 3 TD, 12 sacks, 6 int, 5 fum rec, 1 safety, 103 pts allowed

  1. Green Bay Packers (5) – 3 TD, 12 sacks, 11 int, 1 fum rec, 137 pts allowed

  1. New Orleans Saints (10) – 3 TD, 13 sacks, 5 int, 4 fum rec, 1 safety, 115 pts allowed

  1. New York Jets (14) – 2 TD, 18 sacks, 5 int, 5 fum rec, 118 pts allowed

  1. Minnesota Vikings (9) – 2 TD, 14 sacks, 4 int, 6 fum rec, 1 safety, 119 pts allowed

  1. Arizona Cardinals (12) – 2 TD, 18 sacks, 3 int, 8 fum rec, 138 pts allowed

  1. Baltimore Ravens (4) – 1 TD, 11 sacks, 7 int, 1 fum rec, 75 pts allowed

  1. San Diego Chargers (11) – 2 TD, 17 sacks, 6 int, 4 fum rec, 125 pts allowed

  1. Indianapolis Colts (NR) – 1 TD, 10 sacks, 5 int, 5 fum rec, 83 pts allowed

  1. Cleveland Browns (20) – 1 TD, 7 sacks, 9 int, 2 fum rec, 86 pts allowed

  1. Carolina Panthers (13) – 1 TD, 10 sacks, 3 int, 4 fum rec, 91 pts allowed

  1. San Francisco 49ers (15) – 2 TD, 13 sacks, 8 int, 2 fum rec, 155 pts allowed

  1. New York Giants (8) – 1 TD, 15 sacks, 2 int, 0 fum rec, 78 pts allowed

  1. Buffalo Bills (16) – 2 TD, 10 sacks, 3 int, 3 fum rec, 104 pts allowed

  1. Dallas Cowboys (18) – 1 TD, 15 sacks, 2 int, 5 fum rec, 135 pts allowed

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars (17) – 2 TD, 8 sacks, 6 int, 3 fum rec, 128 pts allowed

Dropped from Rankings: Atlanta Falcons

Week 7 Defense / Special Teams Match Up Advantages and Disadvantages

D/ST Who Should Thrive in Their Week 7 Match Ups: Tampa Bay vs. SEA, Tennessee @ KC, Dallas @ ST.L, NY Giants vs. SF, Pittsburgh @ CIN, New Orleans @ CAR, Chicago vs. MIN

Sleeper D/STs Based on Their Week 7 Match Ups: Houston vs. DET, Miami vs. BAL, Detroit @ HOU, Denver @ NE, Cincinnati vs. PIT

D/STs Who Could Struggle With Their Week 7 Match Ups: San Francisco @ NYG; Buffalo vs. SD, Baltimore @ MIA, Minnesota @ CHI

D/STs Who You Might Want To Avoid This Week: Kansas City vs. TEN, New England vs. DEN, Seattle @ TB, St. Louis vs. DAL

Hybrid Formulary Defense/Special Teams Rankings

In case you missed this addition to the QB, RB, WR and TE rankings, you can still check them out on the links above. It’s a new formula that I’m trying out; it’s basically 2 parts player performance and one-part opponents defensive tendencies. The lower the number, the better they should be. Here are the rankings for all 28 starting defenses this week.

  1. Tennessee (5)
  2. Tampa Bay (6)
  3. Pittsburgh (12)
  4. Green Bay (13)
  5. Chicago (17)
  6. New Orleans (20)
  7. NY Jets (29)
  8. NY Giants (35)
  9. Minnesota (38)
  10. San Diego (38)
  11. Dallas (38)
  12. Cleveland (41)
  13. Indianapolis (42)
  14. Miami (43)
  15. Baltimore (45)
  16. Carolina (45)
  17. Cincinnati (50)
  18. Denver (53)
  19. Houston (55)
  20. Oakland (60)
  21. Washington (60)
  22. San Francisco (60)
  23. Buffalo (61)
  24. Detroit (62)
  25. Seattle (63)
  26. St. Louis (77)
  27. Kansas City (78)
  28. New England (78)

Fantasy K Power Rankings Week 7

The power rankings are based on year to date performance and not a reflection of who to start this week, match up information is listed below the rankings. Last weeks rankings are in parenthesis.

  1. Jason Elam (4) – DEN – FG – 16/17; 1-39 – 8-9; 40-49 – 7/7; 50+ – 1/1; PAT – 13/13

  1. Matt Prater (2) – DEN – FG – 13/14; 1-39 – 7/8; 40-49 – 2/2; 50+ – 4/4; PAT – 17/17

  1. John Carney (1) – NYG – FG – 12/12; 1-39 – 10/10; 40-49 – 2/2; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 15/15

  1. Ryan Longwell (3) – MIN – FG – 14/17; 1-39 – 9/10; 40-49 – 3/5; 50+ – 2/2; PAT – 9/9

  1. Joe Nedney (12) – SF – FG – 14/16; 1-39 – 10/10; 40-49 – 3/5; 50+ – 1/1; PAT – 13/13

  1. David Akers (19) – PHI – FG – 13/17; 1-39 – 12/12; 40-49 – 1/2; 50+ – 0/3; PAT – 18/18

  1. Nate Kaeding (16) – SD – FG – 12/15; 1-39 – 10/10; 40-49 – 2/5; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 18/18

  1. Stephen Gostkowski (5) – NE – FG – 11/12; 1-39 – 7/7; 40-49 – 4/5; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 8/8

  1. Olindo Mare (6) – SEA – FG – 10/10; 1-39 – 7/7; 40-49 – 1/1; 50+ – 2/2; PAT – 10/10

  1. Shaun Suisham (10) – WAS – FG – 12/15; 1-39 – 8/9; 40-49 – 3/4; 50+ – 1/2; PAT – 12/12

  1. Kris Brown (NR) – HOU – FG – 10/10; 1-39 – 6/6; 40-49 – 4/4; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 10/10

  1. Rian Lindell (13) – BUF – FG – 9/11; 1-39 – 5/5; 40-49 – 4/5; 50+ – 0/1; PAT – 13/13

  1. Matt Bryant (15) – TB – FG – 12/13; 1-39 – 11/11; 40-49 – 1/1; 50+ – 0/1; PAT – 15/15

  1. John Kasay (7) – CAR – FG – 11/11; 1-39 – 5/5; 40-49 – 6/6; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 12/12

  1. Josh Scobee (8) – JAX – FG – 11/12; 1-39 – 6/7; 40-49 – 3/3; 50+ – 2/2; PAT – 13/13

  1. Robbie Gould (11) – CHI – FG – 11/12; 1-39 – 6/6; 40-49 – 5/6; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 15/15

  1. Jeff Reed (14) – PIT – FG – 9/9; 1-39 – 4/4; 40-49 – 4/4; 50+ – 1/1; PAT – 10/10

  1. Mason Crosby (20) – GB – FG – 9/11; 1-39 – 6/6; 40-49 – 1/1; 50+ – 2/3; PAT – 19/19

  1. Josh Brown (NR) – ST.L – FG – 9/10; 1-39 – 2/2; 40-49 – 4/4; 50+ – ¾; PAT – 5/5

  1. Nick Folk (18) – DAL – FG – 7/8; 1-39 – 4/5; 40-49 – 1/1; 50+ – 2/2; PAT – 22/22

Dropped from Rankings: Sebastian Janikowski – OAK; Rob Bironas – TEN

Week 7 Kicker Match Up Advantages and Disadvantages

Ks Who Should Thrive in Their Week 7 Match Ups: John Carney vs. SF; Matt Bryant vs. SEA; Mason Crosby vs. IND; Nick Folk @ ST.L; John Kasay vs. NO; Kris Brown vs. DET; Ryan Longwell @ CHI

Sleeper Ks Based on Week 7 Match Ups: Rob Bironas @ KC; Josh Brown vs. DAL; Adam Vinatieri @ GB; Jason Hanson @ HOU

Ks Who Could Struggle In Their Week 7 Match Ups: Matt Prater @ NE; Sebastian Janikowski vs. NYJ; Chad Dawson @ OAK; Robbie Gould vs. MIN

Ks Who You Might Want To Avoid This Week: Matt Stover @ MIA; Nick Novak vs. TEN; Shaun Suisham vs. CLE; Shayne Graham vs. PIT

Hybrid Formulary Weekly Kicker Rankings

Here are the last of the initial formulary start rankings. It’s all of the kickers who should play this week, in the order you should consider them. Catch the show tomorrow from 4-7 and as always, good luck this week.

  1. John Carney (7)
  2. Ryan Longwell (22)
  3. Nate Kaeding (26)
  4. Matt Bryant (26)
  5. Joe Nedney (27)
  6. Taylor Mehlhaff (30)
  7. Stephen Gostkowski (30)
  8. Kris Brown (30)
  9. Matt Prater (31)
  10. Olindo Mare (34)
  11. John Kasay (35)
  12. Mason Crosby (35)
  13. Rian Lindell (39)
  14. Josh Brown (40)
  15. Nick Folk (44)
  16. Rob Bironas (44)
  17. Jeff Reed (45)
  18. Shaun Suisham (49)
  19. Robbie Gould (49)
  20. Jason Hanson (59)
  21. Adam Vinatieri (59)
  22. Phil Dawson (63)
  23. Sebastian Janikowski (65)
  24. Jay Feeley (66)
  25. Shayne Graham (74)
  26. Nick Novak (76)
  27. Dan Carpenter (76)
  28. Matt Stover (79)

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

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