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

1. New England Patriots

1

1

6

1

2

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2. Houston Texans

2

2

2

2

5

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3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

4

4

1

3

4

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4. Seattle Seahawks

3

3

3

6

10

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5. St. Louis Rams

5

9

4

4

6

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6. Pittsburgh Steelers

6

8

10

7

1

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6. Indianapolis Colts

8

7

9

5

3

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8. Chicago Bears

7

6

5

8

8

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9. San Francisco 49ers

11

10

7

10

9

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10. Cincinnati Bengals

10

5

11

9

13

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11. Arizona Cardinals

12

19

8

11

14

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12. Cleveland Browns

16

16

18

13

7

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13. Denver Broncos

15

18

15

12

11

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14. Detroit Lions

11

12

18

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15. Kansas City Chiefs

9

17

17

15

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16. Miami Dolphins

17

13

13

15

16

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17. New York Jets

14

19

18

12

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18. Minnesota Vikings

18

12

16

16

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18. Dallas Cowboys

14

14

20

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20. Washington Redskins

13

19

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20. Baltimore Ravens

15

20

14

17

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22. New York Giants

20

17

19

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22. Green Bay Packers

19

20

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22. Atlanta Falcons

20

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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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