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Week 13 Rankings: Defense/Special teams

Updated: November 28, 2008, 11:28 AM ET
By Fantasy staff | ESPN.com

These rankings are intended to rate how players will perform in Week 13 of the NFL season only and does not account for future matchups or season-long performance. They are a composite of Matthew Berry's, Christopher Harris', Eric Karabell's and Erik Kuselias' personal rankings for the week. ESPN's official fantasy projections and profiles for Week 13 can be viewed by clicking here.

Rankings have been updated to remove players from the Thanksgiving games, as well as to adjust for the latest injury news and emerging trends.

Week 13 defense/special teams rankings
Rank Name Opponent
Berry

Harris

Kuselias

Karabell
Average
1 Baltimore Ravens D/ST @Cin 1 1 1 1 1.0
2 Miami Dolphins D/ST @StL 2 2 5 2 2.8
3 New York Giants D/ST @Was 6 3 2 3 3.5
4 Pittsburgh Steelers D/ST @NE 4 6 4 6 5.0
5 Chicago Bears D/ST @Min 3 4 7 10 6.0
6 New York Jets D/ST Den 10 5 3 12 7.5
7 Minnesota Vikings D/ST Chi 9 7 8 8 8.0
8 Jacksonville Jaguars D/ST @Hou 7 16 9 4 9.0
9 New England Patriots D/ST Pit 8 12 12 5 9.3
10 Buffalo Bills D/ST SF 15 8 6 9 9.5
11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers D/ST NO 5 9 11 14 9.8
12 Oakland Raiders D/ST KC 11 13 13 7 11.0
13 Green Bay Packers D/ST Car 12 11 15 11 12.3
14 Carolina Panthers D/ST @GB 13 10 14 17 13.5
15 Indianapolis Colts D/ST @Cle 17 14 10 13 13.5
16 Washington Redskins D/ST NYG 14 17 16 16 15.8
17 San Francisco 49ers D/ST @Buf 20 19 20 15 18.5
18 Atlanta Falcons D/ST @SD 22 15 19 20 19.0
19 San Diego Chargers D/ST Atl 18 18 18 22 19.0
20 Kansas City Chiefs D/ST @Oak 16 23 24 18 20.3
21 Houston Texans D/ST Jac 19 22 21 19 20.3
22 New Orleans Saints D/ST @TB 23 20 17 21 20.3
23 Denver Broncos D/ST @NYJ 24 21 22 26 23.3
24 Cleveland Browns D/ST Ind 21 25 25 23 23.5
25 Cincinnati Bengals D/ST Bal 25 24 23 24 24.0
26 St. Louis Rams D/ST Mia 26 26 26 25 25.8

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