Week 10 defensive rankings

Posted Nov. 10, 2012 @ 12:13 p.m.
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Updated Saturday, Nov. 10 at 12:12 p.m. ET

Byes: Arizona, Cleveland, Green Bay, Washington

Here are PFW's Week 10 defensive rankings:

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

The above 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.