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Fantasy football rankings, 2016: Defense/special teams for Week 4

The SB Nation fantasy team reveals which defense/special teams rank in the top 25 heading into Week 4.

Week 4 of the NFL season is upon us, and bye weeks are finally beginning to take place. This week, the Green Bay Packers, who've massively underperformed, and perhaps the surprise defense of the year — Philadelphia — will take its bye week.

As you'll see, the Broncos are essentially a consensus No. 1 defense this week, despite being on the road — albeit against an exploitable offense in Tampa Bay. The other usual suspects — Seattle, Houston, and Arizona — are right in the thick of things with matchups at the Jets, at home to Tennessee, and against the Rams at home, respectively.

After a strong performance last week against Cam Newton and the Panthers, the Vikings' defense is finally getting the recognition they deserve. Minnesota held Cam Newton and Co. to 10 points while intercepting the product of Auburn three times and sacking him eight times. The Vikings also recorded a safety.

If you're looking for a streaming option this week, look no further than Washington, who will welcome Cleveland to FedEx Field. The streaming options relatively drop off after Washington, but Cincinnati, the Jets, and Buffalo deserve some recognition going up against Miami (home), Seattle (home), and New England (away), respectively. Also, don't underestimate Baltimore, who are welcoming a West Coast Oakland Raiders team for a 1 p.m. ET kickoff.

Defense/special teams, Week 4

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