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Fantasy Team Power Rankings: Week 14

Michael Salfino
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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-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 (10-2) 1 4 13 3 19 2 1 43
2 Philadelphia (8-4) 5 11 1 5 24 2 9 57
3 Houston (5-7) 11 5 3 8 13 1 17 58
4 NY Giants (8-4) 3 21 5 7 21 4 5 66
5 New Orleans (9-3) 1 2 15 9 20 18 2 67
6 Atlanta (10-2) 6 1 19 23 2 9 9 69
7 Kansas City (8-4) 8 17 2 13 16 9 5 70
8 Green Bay (8-4) 13 6 20 2 12 15 5 73
8 San Diego (6-6) 3 10 22 1 26 8 3 73
10 Indianapolis (6-6) 9 3 32 12 14 9 3 82
11 Jacksonville (7-5) 21 12 6 19 15 9 15 97
12 Dallas (4-8) 21 7 23 6 9 24 8 98
13 Baltimore (8-4) 13 18 31 11 3 18 15 109
14 Pittsburgh (9-3) 23 14 17 4 25 9 17 109
15 Minnesota (5-7) 16 24 7 16 18 5 24 110
16 Denver (3-9) 11 29 25 10 10 18 9 112
17 Buffalo (2-10) 28 15 9 28 4 27 9 120
18 Cleveland (5-7) 20 20 18 20 8 5 30 121
19 Oakland (6-6) 13 26 4 25 23 7 24 122
20 NY Jets (9-3) 19 16 8 26 22 15 17 123
21 Chicago (9-3) 16 28 24 14 6 24 17 129
22 Detroit (2-10) 23 13 27 29 11 18 9 130
23 Cincinnati (2-10) 9 19 29 27 7 27 14 132
24 Tampa Bay (7-5) 25 9 10 24 30 18 17 133
25 Tennessee (5-7) 25 25 11 22 31 9 23 146
26 Miami (6-6) 30 8 26 15 17 32 24 152
27 San Francisco (4-8) 25 27 14 18 27 24 24 159
28 St Louis (6-6) 6 23 28 30 29 27 17 160
29 Seattle (6-6) 16 22 30 21 28 15 29 161
30 Arizona (3-9) 30 32 12 31 1 27 31 164
31 Washington (5-7) 28 31 16 17 32 18 28 170
32 Carolina (1-11) 32 30 21 32 5 27 32 179

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 (9-3) 7 4 1 6 7 1 5 31
2 NY Giants (8-4) 8 3 11 3 2 12 9 48
3 Chicago (9-3) 2 1 6 1 21 18 2 51
4 Green Bay (8-4) 1 15 26 4 5 3 3 57
5 San Diego (6-6) 14 7 7 2 3 21 4 58
6 Baltimore (8-4) 2 9 9 5 25 3 6 59
7 Miami (6-6) 8 10 5 14 8 7 9 61
8 Kansas City (8-4) 4 6 18 8 15 7 14 72
8 St Louis (6-6) 14 2 25 13 6 3 9 72
10 New Orleans (9-3) 5 12 14 7 16 21 1 76
11 NY Jets (9-3) 16 11 2 10 13 12 18 82
12 Minnesota (5-7) 5 25 3 16 19 7 18 93
13 San Francisco (4-8) 22 13 4 22 11 11 14 97
14 Cleveland (5-7) 8 23 12 19 17 1 21 101
14 Tennessee (5-7) 30 26 13 9 10 7 6 101
16 Philadelphia (8-4) 8 16 10 17 9 14 29 103
17 Oakland (6-6) 17 8 23 20 1 14 26 109
18 Indianapolis (6-6) 19 20 31 12 12 25 6 125
19 Carolina (1-11) 29 14 15 11 23 28 9 129
20 Atlanta (10-2) 8 24 21 26 28 3 23 133
21 Tampa Bay (7-5) 8 30 27 15 29 14 18 141
22 Washington (5-7) 26 5 32 23 26 23 14 149
23 Detroit (2-10) 20 18 28 27 4 30 23 150
24 Cincinnati (2-10) 17 17 29 18 32 25 14 152
24 Seattle (6-6) 31 19 17 25 14 25 21 152
26 New England (10-2) 22 32 19 24 30 14 23 164
27 Arizona (3-9) 32 21 24 28 20 30 13 168
27 Houston (5-7) 26 22 8 31 31 18 32 168
29 Dallas (4-8) 25 29 16 29 24 18 31 172
30 Buffalo (2-10) 22 31 30 21 18 28 26 176
31 Jacksonville (7-5) 28 28 20 32 22 23 26 179
32 Denver (3-9) 20 27 22 30 27 32 29 187

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

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