2012 Fantasy Football DEF Rankings – Week 12

Nov 20, 2012

With an exciting 11th week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 12 fantasy football team defense rankings.
1. Chicago Bears
Da Bears did not look good on Monday Night Football. They were manhandled by the San Francisco 49ers. I expect Jay Cutler to return, which will help the offense and put the defense in better situations. The Bears rank fifth in total defense (312.1 yards allowed per game) and third in scoring defense (16.5 points allowed per game).
They force a ton of turnovers and often take them to the house. Chicago will put pressure on Christian Ponder and likely force the Minnesota Vikings into some mistakes.
2. Denver Broncos
The Broncos have been coming on. Peyton gets them a lead and then it’s (Von) Miller Time. They rank sixth in total defense (312.8) and 11th in scoring defense (21.2). The Kansas City Chiefs rank last in scoring offense (15.2 points per game).
3. Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks rank third in total defense (296.8) and second in scoring defense (16.1). The Miami Dolphins rank 28th in total offense (309.9) and 26th in scoring offense (18.7). They are averaging 12.3 points during their current three-game losing streak.
4. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers lead the league in total defense (259.1) and rank fifth in scoring defense (19.0). The Cleveland Browns rank 27th in total offense (311.9) and 25th in scoring offense (18.9).
5. Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens are giving up plenty of yards (382.3 per game), but rank ninth in scoring defense (20.6).  They have allowed just 15 points per game during their current three-game winning streak. The San Diego Chargers rank 23rd in total offense (328.8).
6. New England Patriots
The Pats are middle-0f-the road defensively. They give up a lot of yards, especially through the air, but not a lot of points. The New York Jets rank 28th in total offense (301.3) and 23rd in scoring offense (20.2).
7. St. Louis Rams
The Rams rank 11th in total defense (337.4). The Arizona Cardinals rank 31st in total offense (283.7) and 30th in scoring offense (16.3). They are averaging 12 points a game during their current six-game losing streak.
8. Carolina Panthers
The Panthers are a mediocre defensive unit, but the Philadelphia Eagles are a mess. They will likely be playing without Shady McCoy. It doesn’t matter who is playing quarterback. They are turnover prone and struggle offensively. The Birds rank 31st in scoring offense (16.2).
9. Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals are losing, but you can’t blame the defense. They rank ninth in total defense (324) and seventh in scoring defense (19.6). The Rams rank 24th in total offense (327.1) and 28th in scoring offense (17.4).
10. Houston Texans
The Texans rank fourth in both total defense (299.2) and scoring defense (18). The Detroit Lions have a potent offense, but they have allowed 13 turnovers and 22 sacks.
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6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Dr Mel
    November 20th, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    Shouldn’t Cinci fair well against Oakland? Where would you rank them or are they a sleeper this week?

  2. LestersLegends
    November 20th, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    Cincy has a pretty mediocre defense adn Oakland is moving the chains and putting a decent amount of points on the board. I don’t love the matchup, but they could be a decent low-end DEF1 option.

  3. dudesta
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:07 am #

    i am stuck on my defensive pick…. who of these do you think will do the best?
    lions, bills, redskins, rams, saints, colts, titans, eagles, jaguars, chiefs, or raiders…

    i am leaning towards colts because they really need to win. i was gonna go for rams, but they are out i believe and arizona if they want any small chance of playoff or wild card need to win everything here on out so i expect them to be top notch. what do you think?

  4. LestersLegends
    November 21st, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    Rams are the only top ten defense you listed in my opinion.

  5. Rjrusselljr
    November 21st, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    What defense to start I have Detroit or San Fran?

  6. LestersLegends
    November 21st, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    Tough one. I suppose the Niners.

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