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Fantasy football power rankings

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Environment is the major key to fantasy football production. These rankings assess the foundation upon which fantasy football statistics rise (or fall). NFL offenses are ranked 1-through-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. The following totals represent the final 2009 team rankings.

Fantasy Team Offense Power Rankings
Rank Team RZ/Game 3rd% YPC YPA Sack% TD/Run TD/Pass Total
1 New Orleans (13-3) 1 6 6 2 4 3 1 23
2 New England (10-6) 3 8 21 9 3 6 7 57
3 Minnesota (12-4) 2 5 22 7 15 6 1 58
4 Indianapolis (14-2) 13 1 30 8 1 12 1 66
5 Green Bay (11-5) 6 3 14 6 29 5 4 67
6 San Diego (13-3) 4 7 32 1 8 11 5 68
7 Baltimore (9-7) 7 11 4 13 22 1 16 74
8 NY Giants (8-8) 8 9 19 10 10 15 7 78
9 Dallas (11-5) 16 14 2 4 16 15 13 80
10 Miami (7-9) 11 2 8 23 9 1 27 81
11 Houston (9-7) 5 15 31 3 5 18 5 82
12 Tennessee (8-8) 24 11 1 17 2 6 24 85
13 Atlanta (9-7) 8 10 18 18 7 13 13 87
14 Arizona (10-6) 11 21 23 12 6 13 7 93
15 Pittsburgh (9-7) 8 17 17 5 31 20 7 105
16 Jacksonville (7-9) 21 4 5 16 28 6 27 107
17 Philadelphia (11-5) 14 23 13 11 21 15 11 108
18 Carolina (8-8) 23 19 3 22 19 10 24 120
19 NY Jets (9-7) 18 20 7 20 25 3 29 122
20 Denver (8-8) 19 22 16 15 13 22 16 123
21 Cincinnati (10-6) 16 13 24 21 12 22 16 124
22 Chicago (7-9) 15 18 26 19 11 29 11 129
23 San Francisco (8-8) 25 29 12 24 24 19 15 148
24 Washington (4-12) 22 16 29 14 27 25 16 149
25 Seattle (5-11) 19 25 27 26 17 27 20 161
26 Cleveland (5-11) 25 26 15 32 18 20 31 167
27 Kansas City (4-12) 27 31 10 28 26 25 21 168
28 Detroit (2-14) 27 24 28 29 20 22 24 174
29 Tampa Bay (3-13) 31 27 25 27 14 31 21 176
30 Buffalo (6-10) 29 32 9 25 30 29 23 177
31 St Louis (1-15) 29 28 11 31 23 32 29 183
32 Oakland (5-11) 32 30 20 30 32 27 32 203

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. The following totals represent the final 2009 team rankings.

Fantasy Team Defense Power Rankings
Rank Team RZ/Game 3rd% YPC YPA Sack% TD/Run TD/Pass Total
1 NY Jets (9-7) 2 3 4 1 15 11 1 37
2 San Francisco (8-8) 10 4 3 13 7 14 2 53
3 Washington (4-12) 7 1 10 17 4 7 10 56
4 Dallas (11-5) 1 13 9 12 10 4 10 59
5 Minnesota (12-4) 4 7 6 18 1 1 23 60
6 Baltimore (9-7) 9 6 1 14 20 6 7 63
7 Green Bay (11-5) 11 4 2 6 12 1 28 64
8 Cincinnati (10-6) 4 10 7 5 19 14 8 67
9 Pittsburgh (9-7) 8 30 5 10 3 4 14 74
10 Denver (8-8) 13 13 26 4 5 11 8 80
11 Indianapolis (14-2) 18 2 19 3 22 7 10 81
12 New England (10-6) 4 12 22 19 21 3 20 101
13 Arizona (10-6) 13 13 25 11 11 17 14 104
13 Philadelphia (11-5) 18 25 12 7 7 11 24 104
15 Houston (9-7) 3 8 18 15 27 24 10 105
16 Carolina (8-8) 16 21 24 8 18 19 2 108
17 San Diego (13-3) 24 13 23 9 16 7 18 110
18 Atlanta (9-7) 18 11 8 25 26 7 20 115
19 Buffalo (6-10) 12 23 31 2 24 28 2 122
20 Cleveland (5-11) 22 13 29 28 6 19 14 131
21 Chicago (7-9) 26 13 17 16 14 18 28 132
21 New Orleans (13-3) 26 9 27 20 17 28 5 132
23 Miami (7-9) 22 22 15 31 9 21 18 138
24 Seattle (5-11) 24 13 13 24 31 24 24 153
25 Oakland (5-11) 31 28 28 29 2 31 6 155
26 Jacksonville (7-9) 21 31 11 27 32 14 26 162
27 St Louis (1-15) 29 13 20 30 28 31 14 165
28 NY Giants (8-8) 30 27 14 22 13 30 30 166
29 Tampa Bay (3-13) 16 26 32 23 23 21 26 167
30 Tennessee (8-8) 26 31 16 21 25 21 30 170
31 Kansas City (4-12) 15 24 30 26 30 27 20 172
32 Detroit (2-14) 32 29 21 32 29 24 32 199


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

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