Team Defense Rankings-Top 15 to Start for Week 13 of Fantasy Football

The New England Patriots defense is opportunistic as shown here by defensive end Rob Ninkovich (50) recovering a fumble. They should be in for a nice week as they head south to Miami. Photo by William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

With none of the top defensive units against a bad offense this week, picking a team defense is a little tricky. In fact, all three of our staff member’s rankings have a different number one which opened the door for the Niners to take the top spot despite not being any individual’s number one.

The Patriots also surged near the top of the rankings as they head to Miami to take on the Dolphins in an AFC East showdown. With all the divisional action expect hard-fought, tough-defended games but maybe not a ton of overall fantasy defense points. Here’s our top 15 headed into week 13:

ZT SC JL
1 San Francisco 49ers at Stl 2.3 2 2 3
2 New England Patriots at Mia 3.7 4 1 6
3 Houston Texans at Ten 4.0 1 4 7
Chicago Bears Sea 4.0 5 6 1
5 Denver Broncos TB 5.0 3 8 4
6 Baltimore Ravens Pit 7.7 6 7 10
7 Seattle Seahawks at Chi 10.3 8 9 14
8 New York Giants at Was 11.3 NR 3 11
9 Dallas Cowboys Phi 12.0 7 NR 9
10 Arizona Cardinals at NYJ 12.3 15 NR 2
Pittsburgh Steelers at Bal 12.3 NR 12 5
12 Green Bay Packers Min 12.7 NR 5 13
13 Minnesota Vikings at GB 13.0 NR 11 8
14 Cincinnati Bengals at SD 13.7 11 10 NR
15 St. Louis Rams SF 14.7 12 NR 12

Our ranking team consists of the Fantasy CPR staff: Jeffrey Littrell (JL), Steve C0pps, and myself (ZT). NR stands for not rated and counts for 20 in the composite ranking average.

Topics: D Rankings, Fantasy Football, New England Patriots Defense, NFL Week 13, Who To Start

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