Fantasy football power rankings

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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 and defenses 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 football power rankings: Offense:

Fantasy Team Offense Power Rankings
Rank Team RZ/Game 3rd% YPC YPA Sack% TD/Run TD/Pass Total
1 New Orleans (10-0) 1 3 4 1 5 1 1 16
2 Indianapolis (10-0) 7 1 27 2 1 11 1 50
3 Minnesota (9-1) 3 4 16 6 18 7 1 55
4 New England (7-3) 2 6 23 8 3 10 4 56
5 Atlanta (5-5) 7 8 12 17 4 4 12 64
6 NY Giants (6-4) 4 9 14 9 7 17 6 66
7 Arizona (7-3) 6 25 19 13 6 12 4 85
8 Dallas (7-3) 18 17 2 7 20 12 13 89
8 Miami (5-5) 12 2 6 28 13 2 26 89
10 Baltimore (5-5) 14 10 15 12 12 7 20 90
10 Jacksonville (6-4) 16 4 5 14 23 2 26 90
10 San Diego (7-3) 5 12 31 4 15 12 11 90
13 Green Bay (6-4) 14 7 11 10 32 12 6 92
14 Houston (5-5) 10 13 32 3 11 19 6 94
15 Cincinnati (7-3) 10 14 21 15 10 12 15 97
16 Tennessee (4-6) 27 11 1 25 2 7 26 99
17 Pittsburgh (6-4) 7 15 17 5 27 21 9 101
18 Philadelphia (6-4) 21 21 8 11 24 17 9 111
19 NY Jets (4-6) 16 24 7 20 17 5 25 114
20 Carolina (4-6) 20 18 3 23 21 5 26 116
20 Chicago (4-6) 12 19 22 19 8 23 13 116
22 Denver (6-4) 27 20 13 18 14 26 22 140
23 Seattle (3-7) 18 23 29 22 16 23 15 146
24 St Louis (1-9) 23 27 9 26 9 29 26 149
25 San Francisco (4-6) 29 28 10 24 29 19 15 154
26 Detroit (2-8) 24 16 25 27 25 21 20 158
26 Washington (3-7) 22 22 20 16 30 26 22 158
28 Tampa Bay (1-9) 29 26 18 30 19 26 19 167
29 Buffalo (3-7) 24 31 24 21 22 30 22 174
30 Kansas City (3-7) 26 32 30 29 31 32 15 195
31 Oakland (3-7) 32 30 26 31 28 23 32 202
32 Cleveland (1-9) 31 29 28 32 26 30 31 207


The defensive rankings can be used when assessing fantasy matchups for the upcoming week. When doing that, look at the run- and pass-oriented stats individually.

Fantasy football power rankings: Defense:

Fantasy Team Defense Power Rankings
Rank Team RZ/Game 3rd% YPC YPA Sack% TD/Run TD/Pass Total
1 Pittsburgh (6-4) 5 23 1 5 5 1 8 48
2 Washington (3-7) 4 11 20 3 3 7 6 54
3 Minnesota (9-1) 8 4 6 18 1 2 16 55
4 Philadelphia (6-4) 15 3 7 2 4 11 19 61
5 Cincinnati (7-3) 7 8 5 14 11 5 12 62
5 Denver (6-4) 10 16 9 11 2 8 6 62
7 Dallas (7-3) 1 12 11 16 10 5 16 71
8 Green Bay (6-4) 8 2 4 12 15 2 29 72
9 NY Jets (4-6) 6 19 8 1 24 15 1 74
10 Baltimore (5-5) 14 10 2 22 16 8 8 80
11 New England (7-3) 1 15 22 7 23 2 16 86
12 Indianapolis (10-0) 10 30 12 6 18 11 1 88
13 Arizona (7-3) 15 1 15 19 9 11 19 89
14 New Orleans (10-0) 20 7 26 4 14 25 5 101
15 San Diego (7-3) 28 24 14 15 6 11 15 113
16 San Francisco (4-6) 10 28 3 20 28 18 8 115
17 NY Giants (6-4) 25 6 17 8 7 29 24 116
18 Miami (5-5) 28 4 10 27 13 23 12 117
19 Oakland (3-7) 31 9 21 24 8 32 3 128
20 Houston (5-5) 1 18 30 17 31 27 8 132
21 Chicago (4-6) 20 29 16 13 12 18 27 135
22 Carolina (4-6) 24 22 29 10 21 24 12 142
23 Jacksonville (6-4) 15 27 13 25 32 8 24 144
24 Seattle (3-7) 20 17 18 21 26 15 28 145
24 Tennessee (4-6) 25 14 19 23 17 15 32 145
26 Buffalo (3-7) 18 25 31 9 30 31 3 147
27 Kansas City (3-7) 13 13 24 28 29 18 24 149
28 Atlanta (5-5) 20 31 25 26 22 18 23 165
29 Cleveland (1-9) 28 20 27 31 19 27 19 171
30 Tampa Bay (1-9) 18 26 32 30 20 25 30 181
31 Detroit (2-8) 32 21 23 32 27 18 31 184
32 St Louis (1-9) 25 32 28 29 25 29 19 187

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