Fantasy Football Rankings Week 13: D/ST

This is it for some fantasy football owners -- a spot in the fantasy playoffs is on the line, and the difference between making or missing the cut could be your D/ST. There's too much at stake to simply "stick with what got you here" if "what got you here" has a bad matchup. Our Week 13 fantasy defense rankings can help you find the right sleeper and/or waiver wire streamer.

The Ravens (@ Falcons), Chargers (@ Steelers), Steelers (vs. Chargers), Jaguars (vs. Colts), Vikings (@Patriots), Cowboys (vs. Saints), Saints (@ Cowboys), and even the turnover-happy Browns (@ Texans) are among the usually solid D/STs with tough matchups. All would be low-upside plays in such an important week.

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Week 13 Rankings:
Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | Kicker

On the flip side, the Panthers (@ Bucs), Dolphins (vs. Bills), Bills (@ Dolphins), Colts (@ Jaguars), Titans (vs. Jets), and Packers (vs. Cardinals) are all available in more than 50 percent of Yahoo leagues and would make for solid starting options in such a crucial week.

Note: We'll be updating our D/ST rankings and adding analysis throughout the week, so check back often.

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Chicago Bears

Bears @ Giants

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Green Bay Packers

Packers vs. Cardinals

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Carolina Panthers

Panthers @ Buccaneers

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Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs @ Raiders

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Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks vs. 49ers

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Tennessee Titans

Titans vs. Jets

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Houston Texans

Texans vs. Browns

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Miami Dolphins

Dolphins vs. Bills

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Buffalo Bills

Bills @ Dolphins

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Philadelphia Eagles

Eagles vs. Redskins

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Denver Broncos

Broncos @ Bengals

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Los Angeles Rams

Rams @ Lions

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Indianapolis Colts

Colts @ Jaguars

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Washington Redskins

Redskins @ Eagles

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New England Patriots

Patriots vs. Vikings

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New Orleans Saints

Saints @ Cowboys

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New York Jets

Jets @ Titans

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Baltimore Ravens

Ravens @ Atlanta

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Los Angeles Chargers

Chargers @ Steelers

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Cleveland Browns

Browns @ Texans

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Jacksonville Jaguars

Jaguars vs. Colts

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Minnesota Vikings

Vikings @ Patriots

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Atlanta Falcons

Falcons vs. Ravens

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Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers vs. Chargers

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New York Giants

Giants vs. Bears

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Cincinnati Bengals

Bengals vs. Broncos

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Dallas Cowboys

Cowboys @ Saints

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San Francisco 49ers

49ers @ Seahawks

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Arizona Cardinals

Cardinals @ Packers

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Buccaneers vs. Panthers

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Detroit Lions

Lions vs. Rams

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Oakland Raiders

Raiders vs. Chiefs