Week 15 Rankings: Defense/Special teams

Updated: December 12, 2008, 2:01 PM ET
By Fantasy staff |

These rankings are intended to rate how players will perform in Week 15 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 15 can be viewed by clicking here.

Rankings were updated Friday to remove players from the Thursday Bears/Saints game, as well as to adjust for the latest injury news and emerging trends.

Week 15 defense/special teams rankings



1Indianapolis ColtsDet11131.5
2Philadelphia EaglesCle22252.8
3Tennessee Titans@Hou38313.8
4Baltimore RavensPit45524.0
5Pittsburgh Steelers@Bal93465.5
6New York Giants@Dal104777.0
7Miami DolphinsSF514698.5
8New York JetsBuf899109.0
9Washington Redskins@Cin6101749.3
10Arizona CardinalsMin7614119.5
11Tampa Bay Buccaneers@Atl17781812.5
12New England Patriots@Oak112015813.5
13Carolina PanthersDen1213132215.0
14Green Bay Packers@Jac1818111515.5
15Atlanta FalconsTB1612122516.3
16San Diego Chargers@KC1321162017.5
17Buffalo Bills@NYJ2415191217.5
18Minnesota Vikings@Ari1422102417.5
19Dallas CowboysNYG2016211317.5
20San Francisco 49ers@Mia1519181917.8
21Seattle Seahawks@StL1911251718.0
22Oakland RaidersNE2317231619.8
23St. Louis RamsSea2229261422.8
24Jacksonville JaguarsGB2126202723.5
25Cincinnati BengalsWas2925242124.8
26Houston TexansTen2727222625.5
27Cleveland Browns@Phi2824292326.0
28Kansas City ChiefsSD2523282926.3
29Denver Broncos@Car2628272827.3
30Detroit Lions@Ind3030303030.0