The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 8 D/ST

October 24, 2008 | Thyrl Nelson

Here are the Week 8 Fantasy Flavor Defense / Special Teams rankings. It’s the top 20 D/STs based on what we’ve seen so far, and a look ahead at this week’s match ups. In addition to the power rankings, we’ve identified the best and worst match ups for week 8 and ranked all 28 D/STs in the order you should consider them this week.

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Fantasy Defense / Special Teams Power Rankings – Week 8

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, 18 sacks, 10 int, 4 fum rec, 66 pts allowed

2. Chicago Bears (5) – 5 TD, 14 sacks, 10 int, 6 fum rec, 1 safety, 144 pts allowed

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2) – 4 TD, 11 sacks, 12 int, 3 fum rec, 101 pts allowed

4. Green Bay Packers (6) – 5 TD, 12 sacks, 13 int, 1 fum rec, 151 pts allowed

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

6. Pittsburgh Steelers (4) – 1 TD, 25 sacks, 6 int, 4 fum rec, 81 pts allowed

7. Baltimore Ravens (11) – 2 TD, 12 sacks, 8 int, 1 fum rec, 88 pts allowed

8. Minnesota Vikings (9) – 2 TD, 16 sacks, 4 int, 7 fum rec, 1 safety, 167 pts allowed

9. Arizona Cardinals (10) – 1 TD, 18 sacks, 3 int, 8 fum rec, 138 pts allowed

10. New York Giants (17) – 1 TD, 21 sacks, 4 int, 1 fum rec, 1 safety, 89 pts allowed

11. New York Jets (8) – 2 TD, 20 sacks, 5 int, 5 fum rec, 180 pts allowed

12. San Francisco 49ers (16) – 3 TD, 13 sacks, 8 int, 2 fum rec, 182 pts allowed

13. Carolina Panthers (15) – 1 TD, 11 sacks, 4 int, 5 fum rec, 98 pts allowed

14. Buffalo Bills (18) – 1 TD, 12 sacks, 4 int, 5 fum rec, 118 pts allowed

15. Indianapolis Colts (13) – 1 TD, 10 sacks, 5 int, 5 fum rec, 105 pts allowed

16. Cleveland Browns (14) – 1 TD, 8 sacks, 9 int, 3 fum rec, 100 pts allowed

17. New Orleans Saints (7) – 3 TD, 14 sacks, 5 int, 4 fum rec, 1 safety, 145 pts allowed

18. Jacksonville Jaguars (20) – 2 TD, 8 sacks, 6 int, 3 fum rec, 128 pts allowed

19. San Diego Chargers (12) – 2 TD, 17 sacks, 6 int, 4 fum rec, 148 pts allowed

20. Oakland Raiders (NR) – 0 TD, 16 sacks, 7 int, 3 fum rec, 1 safety, 148 pts allowed

Dropped from Rankings: Dallas Cowboys

D/STs Who Should Enjoy Their Week 8 Match Ups: New York Jets vs. KC; Tennessee Titans vs. IND; New England Patriots vs. SD; Oakland Raiders @ BAL; Arizona Cardinals @ CAR

D/STs Who Could Be Sleepers in Week 8: Washington Redskins @ DET; Seattle Seahawks @ SF; Sna Francisco 49ers vs. SEA; Houston Texans vs. CIN; Cincinnati Bengals @ HOU; Kansas City Chiefs @ NYJ

D/STs Who Could Struggle With Their Week 8 Match Ups: Buffalo Bills @ MIA; Cleveland Brown @ JAX; Dallas Cowboys vs. TB; Atlanta Falcons @ PHI; Carolina Panthers vs. AZ; New Orleans Saints vs. SD; Pittsburgh Steelers vs. NYG; Philadelphia Eagles vs. ATL

D/STs You Might Want to Avoid in Week 8: Indianapolis Colts @ TEN

And finally, here are the start rankings for all 28 of this week’s starting D/STs. It was gotten using our “secret formula”, which is basically 2 parts year-to-date player performance and 1 part defensive tendencies against them this week, with a few variables thrown in for injuries etc. In parentheses are their formulary numbers too, the lower the player’s number, the better their chances at having a big day.

1. TEN (9)

2. NYJ (22)

3. SF (23)

4. TB (24)

5. AZ (24)

6. BAL (28)

7. NYG (29)

8. PHI (35)

9. PIT (36)

10. BUF (39)

11. OAK (41)

12. NE (44)

13. SEA (44)

14. CLE (47)

15. JAX (48)

16. SD (49)

17. WAS (49)

18. IND (54)

19. CAR (54)

20. NO (55)

21. CIN (57)

22. MIA (60)

23. HOU (61)

24. ST.L (63)

25. ATL (65)

26. KC (66)

27. DAL (68)

28. DET (72)

Use the links at the top of the page for this week’s quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end rankings, and check back later today for kickers. Good Luck this week.

Peace,

T

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