2012 Week 4 Fantasy Football Team Defense Rankings

Ryan LesterSenior Writer ISeptember 25, 2012

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 23:  Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens takes the field during player introductions against the New England Patriots at M&T Bank Stadium on September 23, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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With an exciting third week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 4 fantasy football team defense rankings. 

1. Baltimore Ravens

After facing Cincinnati, Philly and New England, the Ravens catch a break and get to face Cleveland. The Browns are averaging 19.0 point per game. Quarterback Brandon Weeden has been sacked eight times and has thrown six picks. 

2. Houston Texans

The Texans rank third with 14.0 ppg allowed and second with 255.7 ypg allowed. They take on Tennessee, who is scoring 22.3 ppg.

3. Arizona Cardinals

After beating the Seahawks, Patriots and Eagles, you have to say Arizona is for real. They take on Miami, who could be without Reggie Bush. The Cards, who have won ten of twelve dating back to last year, are giving up just 13.3 ppg. Miami is scoring 21.7.

4. Seattle Seahawks

Who would have guessed the NFC West would have so many stout defenses? Seattle is giving up an NFL low 13.0 ppg and just 272.3 ypg. They face the Rams, who are scoring 20.0 ppg and have been sacked twelve times.

5. San Francisco 49ers

The Niners will go into the Jets’ game mad after losing to the Vikings. They will make life tough for Sanchez and company due to their lack of a reliable running game,

6. Dallas Cowboys

Their offense isn’t humming, but the defense is. They lead the league with 250.0 ypg allowed and are tied for seventh with 18.0 ppg allowed. The Bears have allowed 11 sacks. Clay Matthews gave them fits a couple of weeks ago. It’s DeMarcus Ware’s turn.

7. Chicago Bears

The Bears rank sixth with 279.0 ypg allowed and fifth with 16.7 ypg allowed. Dallas is tied for last in the league with 15.7 ppg.

8. New York Giants

Guess who else is tied for last with 15.7 ppg? The Eagles, this week’s foe for the G-Men. They have allowed nine sacks and tossed six picks.

9. Atlanta Falcons

Their offense makes teams one-dimensional. Their defense is fourth with 16.0 ppg allowed. Carolina is scoring just 17.3 ppg.

10. Miami Dolphins

Arizona is 3-0, but they are winning ugly. They have scored just 22.3 ppg and are gaining just 263.3 ypg. The Dolphins have allowed 22.0 ppg.

11. Denver Broncos

They are playing at home, which should help their cause. The Raiders are scoring just 20.3 ppg.

12. Detroit Lions

The Lions gave up a ton of points to Tennessee last week, but they should rebound against the Vikings at home.

13. St. Louis Rams

They have been surprisingly better on defense (26.0 ppg allowed). Seattle is scoring just 19.0 ppg.

14. Cincinnati Bengals

They have yielded a ton of points (34.0 ppg), but they should slow it down against Jacksonville, who is scoring 17.3 ppg.

15. New York Jets

Losing Revis is tough. The Niners have allowed ten sacks. Perhaps the Jets can actually generate a pass rush.


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