Originally Posted by antipop
you know what my point was
I did, but I was trying to make you examine my point further. The fact is when a player returns a punt for a TD, the entire team is not credited with a TD; only the player who carried the ball would. If Reggie had a game where he rushed for two TDs and returned a punt for another, his stat line would read 3 TDs. Deservedly so, because he's the one who scored the TDs in accordance with the way records have always been kept.
Likewise, when a player scores a rushing TD on offense, you don't credit the entire offense in the stats. In fantasy, we don't draft entire offenses; we draft players.
The reason a team defense/team special teams is chosen in fantasy football is for simplicity sake only. Fantasy sports have always been based on the stats recorded from the games, and typically those stats which are printed in the newspaper. That's how fantasy was started and it's still based on those roots.
In a pristine, perfect world, fantasy teams would draft an entire defense and keep their stats. Some leagues do this. But it becomes cumbersome. So they abbreviated it.
You're getting lost in the abbreviations, I think.