Oct 21, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith (94) sacks Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) on a second consecutive play during the second half at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-US PRESSWIRE

Team Defense Rankings-Who to Start for Week 9 in Fantasy Football


The top team defense is back after a bye week as the Texans return to host the Bills. The Seahawks at home and the Bears visiting Tennessee also make great starts.

Here’s our top 15 team defenses for week 9:

ZT SC JL
1 Houston Texans Buf 1.3 2 1 1
2 Chicago Bears at Ten 2.3 3 2 2
3 Seattle Seahawks Min 4.7 4 3 7
4 Green Bay Packers Ari 5.7 1 8 8
5 Denver Broncos at Cin 6.3 6 9 4
6 Minnesota Vikings at Sea 7.0 8 10 3
7 Atlanta Falcons Dal 7.3 5 6 11
8 New York Giants Pit 7.7 9 5 9
9 Baltimore Ravens at Cle 7.7 10 7 6
10 Miami Dolphins at Ind 9.3 11 12 5
11 San Diego Chargers KC 13.7 7 14 20
12 Detroit Lions at Jac 13.7 14 15 12
13 Pittsburgh Steelers at NYG 14.3 NR 13 10
14 Arizona Cardinals at GB 14.7 NR 11 13
15 Tampa Bay Buccanneers at Oak 14.7 NR 4 NR

Our ranking team consists of Steve Copps (SC), Jeffrey Littrell (JL), and myself (ZT). NR stands for not rated and counts for 20 in the composite ranking average.

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