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 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 (13-0) 1 4 7 1 4 3 1 21
2 New England (8-5) 3 7 20 7 3 6 7 53
3 Indianapolis (13-0) 5 1 29 5 1 11 2 54
4 Minnesota (11-2) 2 3 17 11 13 6 3 55
5 NY Giants (7-6) 5 10 15 6 9 14 5 64
6 Baltimore (7-6) 8 8 5 13 16 1 20 71
7 San Diego (10-3) 4 9 32 2 10 11 10 78
8 Atlanta (6-7) 9 12 19 17 6 6 13 82
9 Dallas (8-5) 18 16 2 3 17 17 10 83
9 Houston (6-7) 5 14 31 4 7 17 5 83
9 Miami (7-6) 12 2 9 25 8 1 26 83
12 Tennessee (6-7) 23 11 1 18 2 6 24 85
13 Green Bay (9-4) 9 5 14 9 31 14 4 86
14 Arizona (8-5) 11 22 18 12 5 14 7 89
15 Philadelphia (9-4) 14 20 10 10 21 13 7 95
16 Jacksonville (7-6) 18 6 6 15 29 4 28 106
17 Pittsburgh (6-7) 12 17 16 8 27 20 12 112
18 Cincinnati (9-4) 14 13 22 19 12 19 17 116
19 NY Jets (7-6) 18 24 4 21 25 5 26 123
20 Denver (8-5) 22 21 13 16 15 22 19 128
21 Washington (4-9) 16 15 23 14 26 22 16 132
22 Chicago (5-8) 16 19 25 20 14 26 15 135
23 Carolina (5-8) 24 23 3 26 22 10 31 139
24 San Francisco (6-7) 26 26 11 24 24 20 13 144
25 Seattle (5-8) 18 25 30 23 19 22 17 154
26 St Louis (1-12) 25 27 8 29 11 29 28 157
27 Detroit (2-11) 26 18 28 27 23 22 23 167
28 Buffalo (5-8) 28 31 12 22 28 26 24 171
29 Tampa Bay (1-12) 30 30 21 28 18 29 20 176
30 Cleveland (2-11) 30 28 26 32 20 29 28 193
31 Kansas City (3-10) 28 32 27 30 30 29 20 196
32 Oakland (4-9) 32 29 24 31 32 26 32 206

NFL 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. These 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 Team Defense Power Rankings
Rank Team RZ/Game 3rd% YPC YPA Sack% TD/Run TD/Pass Total
1 NY Jets (7-6) 1 2 7 1 18 12 1 42
2 Washington (4-9) 5 8 14 9 2 6 3 47
3 Denver (8-5) 9 18 8 2 4 6 8 55
4 Cincinnati (9-4) 6 7 5 6 15 9 8 56
5 Minnesota (11-2) 8 3 12 14 1 1 18 57
6 Pittsburgh (6-7) 6 24 4 8 3 3 11 59
7 Green Bay (9-4) 9 6 2 3 14 3 28 65
8 Baltimore (7-6) 11 10 1 15 23 6 11 77
8 Philadelphia (9-4) 16 5 6 7 6 15 22 77
10 Dallas (8-5) 2 16 11 21 13 5 15 83
11 San Francisco (6-7) 12 25 3 19 10 15 3 87
12 Arizona (8-5) 13 4 26 16 9 12 20 100
12 Indianapolis (13-0) 19 30 15 5 19 9 3 100
14 Miami (7-6) 21 1 13 29 6 26 11 107
15 New England (8-5) 3 17 21 18 25 1 24 109
16 San Diego (10-3) 26 22 19 11 11 9 18 116
17 Houston (6-7) 4 13 22 17 31 23 14 124
18 Carolina (5-8) 21 19 30 13 20 21 3 127
19 Buffalo (5-8) 13 26 32 4 22 29 2 128
20 New Orleans (13-0) 29 14 24 12 21 26 3 129
21 Cleveland (2-11) 21 21 23 30 5 23 15 138
22 Jacksonville (7-6) 15 29 9 24 32 12 20 141
22 NY Giants (7-6) 29 11 10 20 16 29 26 141
24 Chicago (5-8) 25 28 20 10 17 20 22 142
25 Seattle (5-8) 21 15 16 23 28 15 28 146
26 Oakland (4-9) 31 9 28 31 8 32 8 147
27 Kansas City (3-10) 16 12 27 26 29 21 24 155
28 Tennessee (6-7) 20 23 17 22 24 19 31 156
29 Tampa Bay (1-12) 16 20 31 25 12 26 28 158
30 Atlanta (6-7) 27 32 18 28 27 15 26 173
31 St Louis (1-12) 27 31 29 27 26 31 15 186
32 Detroit (2-11) 32 27 25 32 30 23 32 201


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