Fantasy Football Week 5 Rankings: Top Team Defenses for NFL Week 5

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IOctober 7, 2011

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 19:  Justin Tuck #91 of the New York Giants pass rushes against quarterback Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams at MetLife Stadium on September 19, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Here’s a look at LestersLegends’ Week 5 2011 fantasy football team defense rankings.


1. New York Giants vs. Seattle

The Seahawks are dead last with 254 total yards per game and 29th with 14.5 points per game.


2. San Diego @ Denver

The Chargers rank sixth in total defense and tied for 10th in points allowed while Denver is in the bottom third in both categories.


3. Pittsburgh vs. Tennessee

Their backs are against the wall and they will rise to the occasion.


4.  Cincinnati @ Jacksonville

The Jags rank 31st in offense and 32nd in scoring. The Bengals are first and sixth on defense.


5. Tennessee @ Pittsburgh

With Big Ben banged up and Mendenhall out of action, the Titans will put up a fight in what should be an ugly game.


6. Detroit vs. Chicago

I can’t fathom how the Bears are going to contain Ndamukong Suh.


7. Indianapolis vs. Kansas City

Kansas City is hurting as bad as Indy is without Peyton. KC is 29th in offense and 30th in scoring.


8. Kansas City @ Indianapolis

This has the makings of another ugly game. Indy is 30th in offense and 28th in scoring.


9. Arizona @ Minnesota

Is this the game that McNabb gets lifted? Vikes are 23rd in offense and 24th in scoring.

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 25: Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears is tackled by (L-R) Clay Matthews #52, Erik Walden #93, Sam Shields #37 and Morgan Burnett #42 of the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on September 25, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Packer
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10. Green Bay @ Atlanta

If the Falcons can’t keep up with Green Bay’s offense they’ll become very one-dimensional.


11. New England vs. New York Jets

Belichick will have different looks to confuse Sanchez.


12. Jacksonville vs. Cincinnati

Bengals are 20th in offense and 23rd in scoring. Jags defense ranks 12th in yards and 11th in scoring.


13. San Francisco vs. Tampa Bay

The Bucs have not had the look on offense that most expected.


14. Tampa Bay @ San Francisco

Is Alex Smith due for a stinker? Probably.


15. Minnesota vs. Arizona

Vikings can get after the quarterback (tied for fifth-most sacks), which has been a problem for the Cards (eighth-most sacks allowed).


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