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Fantasy Team Power Rankings: Week 16

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 (12-2) 1 3 14 2 7 1 1 29
2 NY Giants (9-5) 5 19 4 7 2 4 4 45
3 Philadelphia (10-4) 3 12 1 3 24 1 6 50
4 San Diego (8-6) 3 5 23 1 18 6 3 59
5 New Orleans (10-4) 1 1 21 9 3 24 1 60
6 Houston (5-9) 11 8 5 10 15 4 15 68
7 Indianapolis (8-6) 7 4 32 12 1 11 4 71
8 Atlanta (12-2) 6 2 24 25 4 8 9 78
9 Dallas (5-9) 13 11 20 5 6 19 6 80
10 Green Bay (8-6) 13 6 22 4 21 19 6 91
11 Jacksonville (8-6) 20 10 6 15 22 11 10 94
11 Kansas City (9-5) 13 22 3 22 13 11 10 94
13 Tennessee (6-8) 20 23 8 18 11 8 18 106
14 Tampa Bay (8-6) 27 9 7 16 9 19 20 107
15 Baltimore (10-4) 9 14 28 8 23 16 13 111
15 Oakland (7-7) 16 25 2 14 28 1 25 111
17 Pittsburgh (10-4) 23 7 16 6 30 14 21 117
18 Detroit (4-10) 23 15 19 29 5 19 13 123
19 NY Jets (10-4) 20 17 11 28 10 16 23 125
20 Minnesota (5-9) 19 27 9 24 19 6 28 132
21 Denver (3-11) 16 30 26 11 20 16 15 134
22 Buffalo (4-10) 29 16 12 26 14 31 10 138
22 Cincinnati (3-11) 9 18 30 27 8 29 17 138
24 Cleveland (5-9) 23 21 18 20 25 8 30 145
24 St Louis (6-8) 7 24 25 30 12 24 23 145
26 Seattle (6-8) 16 20 29 23 17 14 29 148
27 Chicago (10-4) 11 28 27 13 32 24 18 153
28 Washington (5-9) 28 31 13 17 26 24 21 160
29 San Francisco (5-9) 26 26 17 19 27 24 25 164
30 Miami (7-7) 31 13 31 21 16 31 27 170
31 Arizona (4-10) 29 32 10 31 29 19 31 181
32 Carolina (2-12) 31 29 15 32 31 29 31 198

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 Defence Power Rankings
Rank Team RZ/Game 3rd % YPC YPA Sack % TD/Run TD/Pass Total
1 Pittsburgh (10-4) 6 3 1 7 8 1 4 30
2 San Diego (8-6) 4 2 5 1 1 18 2 33
3 Miami (7-7) 6 8 3 12 6 4 7 46
4 NY Giants (9-5) 8 1 18 2 3 11 8 51
5 Chicago (10-4) 4 5 6 5 14 18 2 54
6 Green Bay (8-6) 1 11 27 3 5 4 4 55
7 Baltimore (10-4) 2 10 11 4 28 1 13 69
7 NY Jets (10-4) 11 12 4 6 9 11 16 69
9 St Louis (6-8) 11 6 22 11 7 6 11 74
10 Kansas City (9-5) 2 15 16 8 15 11 13 80
11 New Orleans (10-4) 11 9 19 9 12 21 1 82
12 Oakland (7-7) 11 4 21 22 2 18 27 105
13 Tennessee (6-8) 30 30 8 13 11 6 8 106
14 Philadelphia (10-4) 10 16 10 18 10 14 30 108
15 Minnesota (5-9) 11 21 7 16 26 8 22 111
16 San Francisco (5-9) 23 19 2 27 13 8 22 114
17 Cleveland (5-9) 17 26 14 20 21 1 16 115
18 Atlanta (12-2) 8 22 25 19 22 8 16 120
19 Carolina (2-12) 29 17 13 10 18 31 6 124
20 Detroit (4-10) 17 13 28 26 4 29 20 137
21 Cincinnati (3-11) 11 18 24 23 30 21 13 140
22 Indianapolis (8-6) 20 23 30 15 20 26 11 145
23 Arizona (4-10) 32 14 20 21 24 29 8 148
24 Seattle (6-8) 31 24 12 25 16 21 27 156
25 Buffalo (4-10) 20 27 26 17 19 27 22 158
26 New England (12-2) 23 32 15 24 27 14 25 160
26 Washington (5-9) 28 7 31 28 29 21 16 160
28 Tampa Bay (8-6) 19 31 32 14 31 14 20 161
29 Dallas (5-9) 26 29 17 30 17 17 31 167
30 Houston (5-9) 27 25 9 31 25 21 31 169
31 Jacksonville (8-6) 25 28 23 32 23 27 27 185
32 Denver (3-11) 22 20 29 29 32 32 26 190

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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