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Fantasy football rankings, Week 2: Defense/Special Teams

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The SB Nation fantasy team reveals which defense/special teams rank in the top 25 heading into Week 2.

Finally, a body of work to use for basing Week 2 expectations on! Week 1 is always difficult because, for the most part, your fantasy decisions are based upon 2015 results and 2016 projections. Really, some of Week 2's decisions are still based on those things, but we learned quite a lot about some teams' defenses after Week 1.

Only one team scored a D/ST touchdown in Week 1, the Minnesota Vikings - though they did it twice. Los Angeles and Kansas City were pretty underwhelming, while San Francisco, Miami and the Vikings all punched pretty well above their weight.

Week 2 provides a decent amount of streaming options, with Green Bay, Baltimore and Philadelphia all facing favorable matchups, albeit on the road, at Minnesota, Cleveland and Chicago, respectively. The Steelers, who received reassuring news on Ryan Shazier, also have a favorable home matchup against Cincinnati in a rematch of last season's wild AFC Wild Card clash.

Defense/Special Teams, Week 2

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

Rk Consensus Opp. ZS JM AP SK JG KB DG
1 Carolina Panthers vs. SF 1 1 2 1 2 2 2
2 Seattle Seahawks at LA 2 2 5 2 1 1 1
3 Denver Broncos vs. IND 3 8 1 3 3 3 6
4 Baltimore Ravens at CLE 5 9 4 6 5 6 12
5 Green Bay Packers at MIN 4 3 10 7 7 7 11
6 Houston Texans vs. KC 8 5 8 9 8 8 5
7 New England Patriots vs. MIA 6 20 6 4 4 4 10
8 Kansas City Chiefs at HOU 17 6 3 10 6 5 9
9 Arizona Cardinals vs. TB 7 18 11 5 10 10 4
10 Minnesota Vikings vs. GB 9 4 9 15 11 11 7
11 New York Jets at BUF 10 12 12 8 9 9 15
12 Buffalo Bills vs. NYJ 19 10 20 16 13 13 3
13 Oakland Raiders vs. ATL 11 17 17 13 12 12 14
14 Detroit Lions vs. TEN 16 11 7 18 14 14 17
15 Cincinnati Bengals at PIT 18 16 16 17 16 15 8
16 Philadelphia Eagles at CHI 14 7 -- 11 18 17 --
17 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. CIN 21 19 18 14 15 16 22
18 Los Angeles Rams vs. SEA 13 22 25 12 19 19 16
19 Jacksonville Jaguars at SD 12 -- 23 19 24 23 13
19 Washington vs. DAL 24 21 14 21 17 18 25
21 San Diego Chargers vs. JAC 22 13 15 23 22 21 --
22 Chicago Bears vs. PHI 15 24 13 22 20 22 --
23 Miami Dolphins at NE 20 25 24 20 21 20 18
24 San Francisco 49ers at CAR 23 14 21 -- -- -- 23
25 Tennessee Titans at DET -- 23 22 -- 23 24 21
25 Dallas Cowboys at WAS -- 15 -- 25 25 25 --
-- Atlanta Falcons at OAK -- -- -- -- -- -- 19
-- Indianapolis Colts at DEN -- -- 19 -- -- -- --
-- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at ARI -- -- -- -- -- -- 20
-- New York Giants vs. NO 25 -- -- 24 -- -- 24