Week 11 defense rankings

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 6:03 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Byes: Texans, Colts, Saints, Steelers

Here are our fantasy rankings for defenses:

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