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Week 1 rankings: Defense/special teams

Updated: September 5, 2008, 5:07 PM ET
By Fantasy staff | ESPN.com

These rankings are intended to rate players for Week 1 of the NFL season only. They are a composite of Matthew Berry, Christopher Harris, Erik Kuselias and Eric Karabell's personal rankings for the week. ESPN's official fantasy projections and profiles for Week 1 can be viewed by clicking here.

Week 1 defense/special teams rankings
RankNameOpponent
Berry

Harris

Kuselias

Karabell
Average
1New England Patriots D/STKC11121.3
2San Diego Chargers D/STCAR32913.8
3Minnesota Vikings D/ST@ GB73555.0
4Indianapolis Colts D/STCHI48265.0
5Green Bay Packers D/STMIN54675.5
6Philadelphia Eagles D/STSTL86746.3
7Jacksonville Jaguars D/ST@ TEN95486.5
8Seattle Seahawks D/ST@ BUF610836.8
9Pittsburgh Steelers D/STHOU271097.0
10Dallas Cowboys D/ST@ CLE131331410.8
11Tennessee Titans D/STJAC109151512.3
12Baltimore Ravens D/STCIN1212201214.0
13Arizona Cardinals D/ST@ SF1618111114.0
14New York Jets D/ST@ MIA2217121316.0
15Buffalo Bills D/STSEA2411181617.3
16Tampa Bay Buccaneers D/ST@ NO1526231018.5
17Denver Broncos D/ST@ OAK1819191918.8
18Chicago Bears D/ST@ IND1114262719.5
19Cincinnati Bengals D/ST@ BAL1425212120.3
20Detroit Lions D/ST@ ATL1929132020.3
21Oakland Raiders D/STDEN2715172320.5
22Atlanta Falcons D/STDET2824161721.3
23Carolina Panthers D/ST@ SD1716312422.0
24San Francisco 49ers D/STARI3022221823.0
25New Orleans Saints D/STTB2121292223.3
26Houston Texans D/ST@ PIT2020322825.0
27Miami Dolphins D/STNYJ2628252526.0
28St. Louis Rams D/ST@ PHI2523302626.0
29Cleveland Browns D/STDAL2327272926.5
30Kansas City Chiefs D/ST@ NE2930283029.3

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