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Fantasy football rankings 2017: Defense/special teams for NFL Week 14

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The fantasy football playoffs are arriving in many leagues now that Week 14 is here.

Defenses don’t get nearly as much attention as skill positions, but if you’ve been lucky enough to have an elite defense, that may be why you’ve made it into the postseason. The top dog for pretty much the entire season has been the Jacksonville Jaguars. They remain the top scoring defense coming into the playoffs.

After them, however, it’s been a house of horrors trying to figure out which defenses to play each week. The Baltimore Ravens currently rank No. 2 in scoring among defenses, but they just lost star cornerback Jimmy Smith to an Achilles tear, and they have the Pittsburgh Steelers on deck.

What other defenses are primed step up big in Week 14? Let us help you answer those questions with a fresh set of rankings for the top 25 defenses and special teams for Week 14.

Defense/Special Teams rankings, Week 14

(SK: Scott Kaliska; JG Jeff Goldberg; DG: Derek Gordon; KB: Kyle Bennett; ZS: Zach Senvisky; JM: Jason Marcum)

D/ST rankings, Week 14 Rk Consensus Opp SK JG DG AW ZS JM Rk Consensus Opp SK JG DG AW ZS JM 1 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. BAL 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 Seattle Seahawks @ JAC 4 2 2 2 2 2 3 Jacksonville Jaguars vs. SEA 2 3 4 3 3 4 4 Philadelphia Eagles @ LAR 15 5 3 4 5 3 5 Minnesota Vikings @ CAR 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 Cincinnati Bengals vs. CHI 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 Carolina Panthers vs. MIN 20 4 5 5 8 5 8 Baltimore Ravens @ PIT 13 8 8 8 4 8 9 Los Angeles Rams vs. PHI 18 9 9 9 9 9 10 New Orleans Saints @ ATL 19 10 11 10 10 10 11 Detroit Lions @ TB 17 11 10 11 13 11 12 New England Patriots @ MIA 1 16 15 12 16 17 13 New York Jets @ DEN 16 12 12 14 12 12 14 Dallas Cowboys @ NYG 14 13 13 15 11 13 15 Green Bay Packers @ CLE 7 15 14 13 15 16 16 Arizona Cardinals vs. TEN 12 14 16 16 14 14 17 Los Angeles Chargers vs. WAS 9 18 18 17 18 19 18 Washington @ LAC — 17 19 18 17 15 19 Buffalo Bills vs. IND 11 20 21 19 22 22 20 Houston Texans vs. SF 22 19 17 20 19 18 21 Kansas City Chiefs vs. OAK 21 24 20 21 24 20 22 Chicago Bears @ CIN 23 21 22 22 21 21 23 Denver Broncos vs. NYJ 8 — — — — — 24 Atlanta Falcons vs. NO — 22 23 23 20 24 25 Tennessee Titans @ ARI 10 — — — — — — San Francisco 49ers @ HOU 24 23 24 24 23 23 — New York Giants vs.

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