Fantasy Team Power Rankings: Week 11

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-through-32 based solely on 2010 performance 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
RankTeamRZ/Game3rd %YPCYPA Sack % TD/RunTD/PassTotal
1 NY Giants (6-3) 4 20 5 5 3 3 1 41
2 San Diego (4-5) 2 4 18 1 21 6 1 53
3 New England (7-2) 2 7 16 12 6 6 5 54
4 Philadelphia (6-3) 13 5 1 6 27 2 5 59
5 Houston (4-5) 13 10 2 7 23 1 20 76
6 New Orleans (6-3) 1 2 21 19 2 29 3 77
7 Indianapolis (6-3) 8 8 27 16 1 9 10 79
8 Atlanta (7-2) 8 1 17 24 7 13 10 80
9 Green Bay (6-3) 17 13 14 8 12 13 14 91
10 Denver (3-6) 5 17 32 2 14 17 5 92
11 Baltimore (6-3) 10 9 24 13 11 13 14 94
12 NY Jets (7-2) 17 12 6 26 8 9 18 96
13 Kansas City (5-4) 10 26 4 18 13 17 10 98
14 Tampa Bay (6-3) 27 6 8 10 18 17 20 106
15 Jacksonville (5-4) 22 13 13 9 24 22 5 108
16 Minnesota (3-6) 13 23 7 17 16 9 24 109
17 Tennessee (5-4) 22 19 10 20 22 3 14 110
18 Dallas (2-7) 19 15 28 4 10 32 3 111
19 Oakland (5-4) 5 27 3 21 30 6 24 116
20 Pittsburgh (6-3) 19 24 19 3 28 13 18 124
21 Miami (5-4) 29 3 22 14 5 25 27 125
22 Cleveland (3-6) 22 16 15 22 19 3 30 127
23 Detroit (2-7) 26 21 31 28 4 22 5 137
24 Buffalo (1-8) 31 11 9 29 20 25 14 139
25 Cincinnati (2-7) 19 22 25 25 9 29 10 139
26 St Louis (4-5) 7 18 26 31 15 25 20 142
27 San Francisco (3-6) 22 28 20 11 17 22 24 144
28 Washington (4-5) 27 32 11 15 25 9 28 147
29 Seattle (5-4) 10 25 30 27 26 17 29 164
30 Chicago (6-3) 13 31 23 23 32 25 20 167
31 Arizona (3-6) 30 30 12 30 31 17 30 180
32 Carolina (1-8) 31 29 29 32 29 29 32 211

NFL defenses are ranked 1-through-32 in the following categories based only on 2010 actual performance: 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. Use these rankings when assessing fantasy matchups for the upcoming week. When doing that, look at the run- and pass-oriented stats individually. They are not designed for fantasy point production because turnovers and return touchdowns are almost completely random and thus not predictable.

Fantasy Team Defense Power Rankings
RankTeamRZ/Game3rd %YPCYPA Sack % TD/RunTD/PassTotal
1NY Giants (6-3) 9147341745
2New Orleans (6-3) 161811112150
3San Diego (4-5) 101253218353
4NY Jets (7-2) 414261541257
5St Louis (4-5) 103201452559
6Pittsburgh (6-3) 139118124663
7Green Bay (6-3) 22326444467
8Chicago (6-3) 24323026168
9Miami (5-4) 13131216791282
10Baltimore (6-3) 4181413219685
11Philadelphia (6-3) 4111398212288
12Oakland (5-4) 1822781122290
13San Francisco (3-6) 2186211491291
14Tennessee (5-4) 3122101194693
15Kansas City (5-4) 8151115191220100
16Seattle (5-4) 305925102111111
17Minnesota (3-6) 1026717281212112
18Indianapolis (6-3) 1316321013266116
19Detroit (2-7) 1310282062912118
20Atlanta (7-2) 431192618222122
21Carolina (1-8) 2917155271817128
22Cleveland (3-6) 212882423127132
23Cincinnati (2-7) 1825221231216135
24Washington (4-5) 2673123221228149
25New England (7-2) 23321727201822159
26Dallas (2-7) 27212430161231161
27Arizona (3-6) 32192128172917163
28Tampa Bay (6-3) 13303019322120165
29Houston (4-5) 23201631292132172
30Buffalo (1-8) 23242922252628177
31Denver (3-6) 18272529263222179
32Jacksonville (5-4) 28292332243130197


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