Week 13 defense rankings

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 6:19 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Byes: none

Here are our fantasy rankings for defenses:

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


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.