[Editor's Note: Rankings updated Friday to reflect latest news and to remove Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints players.]
Week 1 defense/special teams rankings
These rankings are intended to rate players for Week 1 of the NFL season only. They are a composite of Matthew Berry's, Christopher Harris', Eric Karabell's and Tristan H. Cockcroft's personal rankings for the week. ESPN's official fantasy projections and profiles for Week 1 can be viewed by clicking here.