Fantasy football power rankings: Offense

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Environment is the major key to fantasy football production. These rankings, updated weekly throughout the season, assess the foundation upon which fantasy football statistics rise (or fall). NFL offenses are ranked 1-32 in the following categories: red zone trips per game, third down conversion percentage, yards per rush attempt, yards per pass attempt, sack percentage allowed, rushing TDs per game and passing TDs per game. Also use these rankings to target weak offenses when selecting a fantasy defense for the coming week.

Fantasy Team Offense Power Rankings
Rank Team RZ/Game 3rd% YPC YPA Sack% TD/Run TD/Pass Total
1 New Orleans (9-0) 1 3 5 1 6 1 2 19
2 Indianapolis (9-0) 7 1 25 2 1 10 1 47
2 New England (6-3) 2 4 18 8 3 10 2 47
4 Minnesota (8-1) 3 5 16 6 18 6 5 59
5 NY Giants (5-4) 4 7 13 10 9 15 8 66
6 Atlanta (5-4) 10 10 10 18 4 6 12 70
7 Dallas (6-3) 16 18 2 5 21 10 12 84
8 Baltimore (5-4) 16 7 12 12 15 6 17 85
9 Houston (5-4) 8 16 31 3 8 15 5 86
10 Miami (4-5) 10 2 7 27 16 3 26 91
11 Arizona (6-3) 5 25 27 13 5 13 4 92
12 Green Bay (5-4) 14 9 11 9 32 13 5 93
13 Jacksonville (5-4) 19 6 3 14 24 2 26 94
14 San Diego (6-3) 6 12 32 4 19 15 8 96
15 NY Jets (4-5) 10 22 6 20 13 4 24 99
15 Tennessee (3-6) 27 11 1 23 2 9 26 99
17 Pittsburgh (6-3) 8 12 15 7 26 21 11 100
18 Cincinnati (7-2) 14 15 22 16 7 15 12 101
19 Philadelphia (5-4) 22 23 9 11 23 15 8 111
20 Carolina (4-5) 20 17 4 21 20 4 26 112
21 Chicago (4-5) 10 14 28 15 11 23 12 113
22 Seattle (3-6) 16 21 26 22 14 25 12 136
23 Denver (6-3) 30 19 17 19 12 25 20 142
24 St Louis (1-8) 23 26 8 26 10 29 25 147
25 San Francisco (4-5) 24 28 14 24 28 15 20 153
26 Washington (3-6) 21 24 21 17 31 25 20 159
27 Tampa Bay (1-8) 27 27 19 28 17 25 17 160
28 Detroit (1-8) 24 20 23 30 25 21 26 169
29 Buffalo (3-6) 24 29 20 25 22 29 23 172
30 Kansas City (2-7) 27 32 30 29 29 32 17 196
31 Oakland (2-7) 32 29 24 31 30 23 32 201
32 Cleveland (1-8) 31 31 29 32 27 29 31 210

Category Key:
RZ/Game = rank in red zone possessions per game
3rd% = rank in 3rd-down conversion percentage
YPC = rank in yards per carry
YPA = rank in yards per pass attempt
Sack% = rank in sacks allowed percentage
TD/Run = TD rushes per game
TD/Pass = TD passes per game

Michael Salfino provides quantitative player and team analysis for the Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports.
Updated Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009