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Week 1 Rankings: Defense/Special Teams

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The following list comprises the top 20 team defense/special team rankings for Week 1 of each Yahoo! Sports fantasy expert. The list is ordered by the overall top 20 composite ranking of the four experts, with the remaining team defenses/special teams that received votes rounding out the bottom of the list.

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Week 1 Rankings: Defense & Special Teams
Yahoo! Sports
Composite
Brandon
Funston
Andy
Behrens
Brad
Evans
Scott
Pianowski
Dalton
Del Don
FantasyPros
All Experts
1. New England Patriots11612view
2. Houston Texans22225view
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers44134view
4. Seattle Seahawks333610view
5. St. Louis Rams59446view
6. Pittsburgh Steelers681071view
6. Indianapolis Colts87953view
8. Chicago Bears76588view
9. San Francisco 49ers11107109view
10. Cincinnati Bengals10511913view
11. Arizona Cardinals121981114view
12. Cleveland Browns161618137view
13. Denver Broncos1518151211view
14. Detroit Lions111218view
15. Kansas City Chiefs9171715view
16. Miami Dolphins1713131516view
17. New York Jets14191812view
18. Minnesota Vikings18121616view
18. Dallas Cowboys141420view
20. Washington Redskins1319view
20. Baltimore Ravens15201417view
22. New York Giants201719view
22. Green Bay Packers1920view
22. Atlanta Falcons20view

Scoring System:
Sack = 1; INT = 2; FR = 2; TD = 6; Safety = 2; Block Kick = 2
Pts Allowed – 0 = 10; 1-6 = 7; 7-13 = 4; 14-20 = 1; 21-27 = 0; 28-34 = -1; 35+ = -4
Return TD = 6

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