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Fantasy Team Power Rankings: Week 13

Michael Salfino
Yahoo Sports

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
Rank Team RZ/Game 3rd % YPC YPA Sack % TD/Run TD/Pass Total
1 New England (9-2) 2 3 12 7 5 2 1 32
2 NY Giants (7-4) 4 20 5 6 2 6 1 44
3 San Diego (6-5) 2 7 19 1 20 5 1 55
4 Kansas City (7-4) 5 19 2 12 7 6 5 56
5 New Orleans (8-3) 1 1 22 10 3 23 1 61
6 Philadelphia (7-4) 7 11 1 8 26 2 12 67
7 Houston (5-6) 11 9 3 9 19 1 21 73
8 Atlanta (9-2) 7 2 17 23 6 11 12 78
9 Indianapolis (6-5) 10 4 30 14 1 14 5 78
10 Green Bay (7-4) 18 13 20 3 12 14 9 89
11 Dallas (3-8) 20 10 24 5 8 23 7 97
12 NY Jets (9-2) 13 16 8 25 10 11 17 100
13 Pittsburgh (8-3) 23 12 14 2 28 6 19 104
14 Jacksonville (6-5) 22 8 6 21 27 14 12 110
15 Denver (3-8) 7 27 31 4 21 14 7 111
16 Baltimore (8-3) 11 18 27 11 17 14 16 114
17 Minnesota (4-7) 18 24 9 17 16 6 27 117
18 Tampa Bay (7-4) 27 6 11 19 14 20 21 118
19 Tennessee (5-6) 25 23 10 18 18 6 21 121
20 Buffalo (2-9) 30 14 7 27 15 23 9 125
21 Cleveland (4-7) 20 17 15 20 24 2 30 128
22 Detroit (2-9) 23 15 29 29 4 20 9 129
23 Miami (6-5) 30 5 25 13 13 28 24 138
24 Oakland (5-6) 13 30 4 26 30 11 24 138
25 St Louis (5-6) 5 22 26 30 11 28 17 139
26 Cincinnati (2-9) 13 21 28 28 9 31 12 142
27 San Francisco (4-7) 25 26 13 22 23 20 24 153
28 Chicago (8-3) 13 29 23 15 32 28 19 159
29 Washington (5-6) 28 32 18 16 25 14 27 160
30 Seattle (5-6) 13 25 32 24 22 23 27 166
31 Arizona (3-8) 29 31 16 31 29 23 30 189
32 Carolina (1-10) 32 28 21 32 30 31 32 206

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
Rank Team RZ/Game 3rd % YPC YPA Sack % TD/Run TD/Pass Total
1 Pittsburgh (8-3) 9 5 1 7 9 1 5 37
2 San Diego (6-5) 9 3 3 2 3 13 4 37
3 Chicago (8-3) 3 1 4 1 22 20 2 53
4 NY Giants (7-4) 15 2 12 3 2 13 8 55
5 NY Jets (9-2) 9 10 2 5 13 8 11 58
6 Green Bay (7-4) 1 18 26 4 5 5 3 62
7 Miami (6-5) 9 15 7 14 6 8 8 67
8 Baltimore (8-3) 3 11 17 6 26 5 6 74
9 New Orleans (8-3) 2 14 16 8 20 20 1 81
10 San Francisco (4-7) 19 7 6 19 12 8 11 82
11 Kansas City (7-4) 5 9 9 13 23 8 18 85
12 St Louis (5-6) 17 4 23 17 8 5 11 85
13 Philadelphia (7-4) 9 12 11 10 7 13 28 90
14 Tennessee (5-6) 30 25 10 9 10 1 8 93
15 Minnesota (4-7) 6 29 5 18 19 8 18 103
16 Cleveland (4-7) 14 23 14 22 16 1 21 111
17 Oakland (5-6) 17 8 24 21 1 20 26 117
18 Indianapolis (6-5) 19 17 31 12 11 28 6 124
19 Carolina (1-10) 29 13 13 11 27 24 11 128
20 Atlanta (9-2) 6 28 19 28 28 1 21 131
21 Tampa Bay (7-4) 6 27 30 16 25 13 16 133
22 Washington (5-6) 25 6 32 23 24 13 18 141
23 Detroit (2-9) 19 16 28 24 4 30 23 144
24 Cincinnati (2-9) 15 20 25 15 32 24 15 146
25 Seattle (5-6) 31 21 15 26 14 24 23 154
26 Houston (5-6) 24 19 8 31 31 13 32 158
27 Dallas (3-8) 27 26 20 29 15 13 30 160
28 Buffalo (2-9) 22 31 29 20 18 24 23 167
29 Arizona (3-8) 32 22 27 27 21 31 16 176
30 New England (9-2) 25 32 18 25 30 20 26 176
31 Jacksonville (6-5) 28 30 22 32 17 28 28 185
32 Denver (3-8) 22 24 21 30 29 32 30 188

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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