NFL Fantasy Preview: 2010 Defense & Kicker Rankings

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Unless you are number seven on our list of “9 Douchebags You’ll find In Your Fantasy Football League“, you will likely wait until the later rounds to draft your kicker and defense.  After all, when it comes to fantasy football, these positions are a crap-shoot.  However, it is always good to know which defenses and kickers are expected to produce strong numbers, and which are more likely to produce little throughout the year.  Just don’t expect these positions to be as clear cut and consistent as the others.  That is why we recommend waiting until the later rounds to grab one.  And it is never a bad idea to use the waiver wire each week to play the best match-ups (more so with the defenses).

With that being said, here is how we rank all 32 defenses and kickers going into the 2010 NFL season.

Other Positions: Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Receivers | Tight Ends


1. New York Jets

2.  Minnesota Vikings

3.  San Francisco 49ers

4.  Pittsburgh Steelers

5.  Philadelphia Eagles

6.  Green Bay Packers

7.  New Orleans Saints

8.  Baltimore Ravens

9.  Dallas Cowboys

10.  New York Giants

11.  Miami Dolphins

12.  Arizona Cardinals

13.  Chicago Bears

14.  San Diego Chargers

15.  New England Patriots

16.  Indianapolis Colts

17.  Cincinnati Bengals

18.  Washington Redskins

19.  Buffalo Bills

20.  Houston Texans

21.  Carolina Panthers

22.  Atlanta Falcons

23.  Tennessee Titans

24.  Denver Broncos

25.  Detroit Lions

26.  Cleveland Browns

27.  Oakland Raiders

28.  Seattle Seahawks

29.  Kansas City Chiefs

30. Jacksonville Jaguars

31.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers

32.  St. Louis Rams


1.  Stephen Gostkowski, NE

2.  Garrett Hartley, NO

3.  Nate Kaeding, SD

4.  David Akers, PHI

5.  Mason Crosby, GB

6.  Neil Rackers, HOU

7.  Ryan Longwell, MIN

8.  David Buehler, DAL

9.  Rob Bironas, TEN

10.  Lawrence Tynes, NYG

11.  Shayne Graham, BAL

12.  Matt Prater, DEN

13.  Robbie Gould, CHI

14.  Ryan Succop, KC

15.  Jeff Reid, PIT

16.  Joe Nedney, SF

17.  Adam Vinatieri, IND

18.  Dan Carpenter, MIA

19.  Jay Feely, ARI

20.  Sebastian Janikowski, OAK

21.  John Kasay, CAR

22.  Rian Lindell, BUF

23.  Nick Folk, NYJ

24.  Matt Bryant, ATL

25.  Olindo Mare, SEA

26.  Jason Hanson, DET

27.  Graham Gano, WSH

28.  Dave Rayner, CIN

29.  Josh Brown, STL

30.  Josh Scobee, JAC

31.  Phil Dawson, CLE

32.  Connor Barth, TB

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