Fantasy football power rankings: Defense

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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. These rankings can be used when assessing fantasy matchups for the upcoming week. When doing that, look at the run- and pass-oriented stats individually.

Fantasy Team Defense Power Rankings

Rank

Team

RZ/Game

3rd%

YPC

YPA

Sack%

TD/Run

TD/Pass

Total

1

Pittsburgh (6-3)

4

24

2

3

10

1

6

50

2

Denver (6-3)

7

17

7

11

1

5

6

54

3

Washington (3-6)

2

14

18

4

3

8

6

55

4

Cincinnati (7-2)

8

6

8

15

8

5

10

60

5

Baltimore (5-4)

12

5

3

18

11

8

10

67

5

NY Jets (4-5)

4

18

10

1

23

10

1

67

7

Dallas (6-3)

2

12

11

14

7

5

20

71

8

Minnesota (8-1)

11

10

12

16

2

1

20

72

9

Philadelphia (5-4)

16

9

5

8

4

13

20

75

10

Green Bay (5-4)

14

2

4

10

19

3

29

81

11

Indianapolis (9-0)

8

30

15

2

13

13

2

83

12

New England (6-3)

4

21

21

5

24

3

16

94

13

Arizona (6-3)

16

3

14

22

9

10

25

99

14

NY Giants (5-4)

21

1

22

7

5

26

25

107

15

San Francisco (4-5)

12

25

1

21

28

16

6

109

16

New Orleans (9-0)

25

4

24

9

18

26

4

110

17

San Diego (6-3)

25

28

9

17

6

13

16

114

18

Houston (5-4)

1

16

27

19

31

26

10

130

19

Oakland (2-7)

31

8

19

26

12

31

4

131

20

Miami (4-5)

30

7

6

32

20

24

14

133

20

Seattle (3-6)

22

11

17

20

27

16

20

133

22

Chicago (4-5)

22

27

13

13

16

16

27

134

23

Carolina (4-5)

24

22

28

12

17

21

14

138

24

Buffalo (3-6)

16

23

32

6

30

31

2

140

25

Kansas City (2-7)

8

19

25

27

29

21

20

149

26

Tennessee (3-6)

25

13

20

23

22

16

32

151

27

Jacksonville (5-4)

16

29

16

24

32

10

27

154

28

Atlanta (5-4)

20

31

26

25

21

16

16

155

29

Cleveland (1-8)

29

20

30

28

15

29

10

161

30

Tampa Bay (1-8)

14

26

31

31

14

24

30

170

31

St Louis (1-8)

25

32

23

29

26

29

16

180

32

Detroit (1-8)

32

15

29

30

25

21

31

183


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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