Oct 1, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton (69) sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) during the first quarter at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

Team Defense Rankings-Week 5 Who to Start for Fantasy Football


The league’s best defenses play some of the worst offenses this week would could mean more huge numbers for D/ST units this weekend. The 49ers, Texans, Ravens, Seahawks, Bears, and Cardinals all have put up big points in the past few weeks and get great matchups again this week. Check our rankings to see who you should start this coming weekend

Remember, the Steelers and Colts are back after a bye week last week while the Raiders, Cowboys, Lions, and Buccaneers will take this week off. Thanks again to Jeffrey Littrell (JL) and Matthew Tuckness (MT) for joining me (ZT) in these composite rankings. As usual, NR stands for not ranked and counts as 15 for averaging purposes.

ZT MT JL
1 San Francisco 49ers Buf 1.3 1 1 2
2 Houston Texans at NYJ 2.3 2 4 1
3 Baltimore Ravens at KC 3.7 3 2 6
4 Seattle Seahawks at Car 4.7 4 7 3
Chicago Bears at Jac 4.7 6 3 5
6 Pittsburgh Steelers Phi 7.3 8 6 8
7 New York Giants Cle 8.7 7 NR 4
8 Arizona Cardinals at Stl 10.0 5 10 NR
Philadelphia Eagles at Pit 10.0 NR 8 7
10 Minnesota Vikings Ten 11.0 9 NR 9

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