Week 10 defense rankings

Posted Nov. 08, 2011 @ 7:17 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Byes: none

Here are our fantasy rankings for defenses:

  1. Baltimore Ravens at Seahawks
  2. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Cardinals
  3. Green Bay Packers vs. Vikings
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars at Colts
  5. San Diego Chargers vs. Raiders
  6. San Francisco 49ers vs. Giants
  7. Pittsburgh Steelers at Bengals
  8. Miami Dolphins vs. Redskins
  9. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Steelers
  10. Dallas Cowboys vs. Bills
  11. Detroit Lions at Bears
  12. Cleveland Browns vs. Rams
  13. Chicago Bears vs. Lions
  14. New York Jets vs. Patriots
  15. St. Louis Rams at Browns
  16. New York Giants at 49ers
  17. Houston Texans at Buccaneers
  18. Washington Redskins at Dolphins
  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Texans
  20. New England Patriots at Jets
  21. Atlanta Falcons vs. Saints
  22. Carolina Panthers vs. Titans
  23. Tennessee Titans at Panthers
  24. Kansas City Chiefs vs. Broncos
  25. New Orleans Saints at Falcons
  26. Oakland Raiders at Chargers
  27. Denver Broncos at Chiefs
  28. Indianapolis Colts vs. Jaguars
  29. Seattle Seahawks vs. Ravens
  30. Buffalo Bills at Cowboys
  31. Arizona Cardinals at Eagles
  32. Minnesota Vikings at Packers


The above player rankings are based on expectations for this week only, not for the entire season, taking into account this week's specific matchups and injuries. The initial rankings are compiled before the release of the NFL's early injury report and are updated Thursday to reflect the status of each player.

We base our rankings on the following scoring system: For skill-position players, one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards, one point for every 30 passing yards, six points for a TD run or catch, four points for a TD pass, two points for a two-point conversion run or catch, two points for a two-point conversion pass. For kickers, three points for FGs of 18-39 yards, four points for FGs of 40-49 yards, and five points for FGs of 50-plus yards. Defensive rankings are based primarily on points allowed, yardage allowed and sack potential.

Glossary of notations

INJ — player has an injury that may affect productivity or availability.
ILL — player has an illness that may affect productivity or availability.
UP — player was moved up on draft board after original posting.
DOWN — player was moved down on draft board after original posting.
Not listed — player is temporarily sidelined due to injury or suspension but otherwise would be ranked.
ACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated active (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).
INACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated inactive (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).

Players and/or notations added after the original posting are shown in boldface.

Note: Remember to check back for late-week and weekend updates, as well as game inactives (when available) in the 90 minutes preceding the 1 p.m. Sunday kickoffs. You'll also find regular updates in our live fantasy injury reports on Sundays.