Fantasy Flavor Week 3 Start Rankings: All Positions

September 24, 2010 | Thyrl Nelson

Here are my week 3 start rankings for every position. Each player’s “formulary rating” is in parentheses behind their match up, with the lowest numbers being the best. The lowest possible formulary number is 3. As always, keep an eye on the injury report, trust your gut, and have fun. Good Luck this week.

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

1. Drew Brees vs. ATL (12)

2. Aaron Rodgers @ CHI (13)

3. Brett Favre vs. DET (19)

4. Phillip Rivers @ SEA (22)

5. Eli Manning vs. TEN (22)

6. Matt Schaub vs. DAL (29)

7. Joe Flacco vs. CLE (29)

8. Michael Vick @ JAX (29)

9. Peyton Manning @ DEN (31) *bump him up a few spots if Bailey doesn’t play

10. Donavan McNabb @ St.L (34)

11. Jay Cutler vs. GB (35)

12. Vince Young @ NYG (36)

13. Tom Brady vs. BUF (39)

14. Tony Romo @ HOU (39)

15. Mark Sanchez @ MIA (45)

16. David Garrard vs. PHI (52)

17. Byron Leftwich @ TB (52) *Batch might be a spot or 2 lower

18. Matt Ryan @ NO (56)

19. Alex Smith @ KC (58)

20. Josh Freeman vs. PIT (61)

21. Shaun Hill @ MIN (61) *Stafford would be about the same here but riskier

21a. Charlie Batch @ TB

22. Chad Henne vs. NYJ (62)

23. Carson Palmer @ CAR (64)

24. Kyle Orton vs. IND (64)

25. Matt Hasselbeck vs. SD (64)

26. Derek Anderson vs. OAK (67)

27. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ NE (75)

28. Matt Cassel vs. SF (76)

29. Sam Bradford vs. WAS (76)

30. Bruce Gradkowski @ AZ (78) *Campbell would be about the same

31. Seneca Wallace @ BAL (83) *Put Delhomme here too if he goes

32. Jimmy Claussen vs. CIN (89) *tough assignment for a debut

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

1. Adrian Peterson vs. DET (10)

2. Frank Gore @ KC (12)

3. Ray Rice vs. CLE (13)

4. Chris Johnson @ NYG (16)

5. Cedric Benson @ CAR (25)

6. Rashard Mendenhall @ TB (25)

7. Maurice Jones-Drew vs. PHI (27)

8. Michael Turner @ NO (30) *watch his health

9. Steven Jackson vs. WAS (35)

10. Ryan Matthews @ SEA (38) *watch his health

11. DeAngelo Williams vs. CIN (39)

12. Knowshon Moreno vs. IND (41)

13. Pierre Thomas vs. ATL (43)

13a. Correll Buckhalter @ IND *now that Moreno is out

14. Tim Hightower vs. OAK (43)

15. LeSean McCoy @ JAX (46)

16. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. TEN (47)

17. Jamaal Charles vs. SF (48)

18. Brandon Jackson @ CHI (53)

19. Joseph Addai @ DEN (58)

20. Beanie Wells vs. OAK (60) *watch his health

21. Matt Forte vs. GB (63)

22. Arian Foster vs. DAL (63)

23. LaDanian Tomlinson @ MIA (64)

24. Jonathan Stewart vs. CIN (65)

25. Jahvid Best @ MIN (65)

26. Darren McFadden @ AZ (67)

27. Fred Taylor vs. vs. BUF (68)

28. Justin Forsett vs. SD (69)

29. Felix Jones @ HOU (72)

30. Clinton Portis @ St.L (72)

31. Ronnie Brown vs. NYJ (75)

32. Marion Barber @ HOU (76)

33. Ricky Williams @ NYJ (77)

34. Darren Sproles @ SEA (78)

35. CJ Spiller @ NE (86)

36. Thomas Jones vs. SF (86)

37. Peyton Hillis @ BAL (86)

38. Donald Brown @ DEN (88)

39. Brandon Jacobs vs. TEN (91)

40. Jerome Harrison @ BAL (92) *watch his health

41. Fred Jackson @ NE (92)

42. Jason Snelling @ NO (94) *put him around 20th if Turner can’t go

43. Shonn Greene @ MIA (95)

44. Willis McGahee vs. CLE (95)

45. Mike Tolbert @ SEA (100) *put him just ahead of Sproles if Matthews can’t go

46. Cadillac Williams vs. PIT (101)

46a. Lawrence Moroney vs. IND *hit or miss, but no Moreno and an attractive match up

47. Brian Westbrook @ KC (104)

48. Leon Washington vs. SD (105)

49. Chester Taylor vs. GB (105)

50. Correll Buckhalter vs. IND (105) *moved up

 

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

1. DeSean Jackson @ JAX (18)

2. Roddy White @ NO (20)

3. Calvin Johnson @ MIN (21)

4. Steve Smith vs. TEN (23)

5. Andre Johnson vs. DAL (24)

6. Greg Jennings @ CHI (27)

7. Larry Fitzgerald vs. OAK (30)

8. Hakeem Nicks vs. TEN (30)

9. Miles Austin @ HOU (32)

10. Randy Moss vs. BUF (34)

11. Michael Crabtree @ KC (35)

12. Reggie Wayne @ DEN (37)

13. Marques Colston vs. ATL (40)

14. Brandon Marshall vs. NYJ (42)

15. Hines Ward @ TB (43)

16. Bernard Berrian vs. DET (45)

17. Jeremy Maclin @ JAX (46)

18. Donald Driver @ CHI (49)

19. Anquan Boldin vs. CLE (51)

20. Mike Sims-Walker vs. PHI (54)

21. Malcolm Floyd @ SEA (56)

22. DeWayne Bowe vs. SF (57)

23. Chad Ochocinco @ CAR (57)

24. Mike Wallace @ TB (57)

25. Santana Moss @ St.L (62)

26. Percy Harvin vs. DET (63) *watch his health

27. Wes Welker vs. BUF (64)

28. Braylon Edwards @ MIA (64)

29. Lee Evans @ NE (64)

30. Robert Meachem vs. ATL (70)

31. Legedu Naanee @ SEA (84)

32. Mike Williams vs. PIT (84)

33. Johnnie Knox vs. GB (85)

34. Austin Collie @ DEN (85)

35. Mark Clayton vs. WAS (86)

36. Terrell Owens @ KC (87)

37. Dez Bryant @ HOU (87)

38. Eddie Royal vs. IND (88)

39. Derrick Mason vs. CLE (89)

40. Kevin Walter vs. DAL (90)

41. Mario Manningham vs. TEN (91)

42. Mike Williams vs. SD (92)

43. Devin Aromashadu vs. GB (95)

44. Steve Breaston vs. OAK (96)

45. Kenny Britt @ NYG (97)

46. Nate Burleson @ MIN (99)

47. Louis Murphy @ AZ (101)

48. Jerricho Cotchery @ MIA (101)

49. Josh Morgan @ DEN (105)

50. Pierre Garcon @ DEN (107)

51. Devery Henderson vs. ATL (108)

52. Joey Galloway @ St.L (110)

53. TJ Houshmandzadeh vs. CLE (111)

54. Jabar Gafney vs. IND (114)

55. Jacoby Jones vs. DAL (116)

56. Mohamed Massaquoi @ BAL (117)

57. Laurent Robinson vs. WAS (122)

58. Devin Hester vs. GB (127)

59. Chaz Schilens @ AZ (127)

60. Julian Edelman vs. BUF (128) *watch his health

61. Early Doucet vs. OAK (128)

62. Chris Chambers vs. SF (131)

63. Devin McCluster vs. SF (135)

64. Greg Camarillo vs. DET (135)

65. Darrius Heyward-Bey @ AZ (135)

66. Lance Moore vs. OAK (136)

67. Golden Tate vs. SD (136)

68. Nate Washington @ NYG (137)

69. James Jones @ CHI (139)

70. Deon Butler vs. SD (140)

71. Demaryius Thomas vs. IND (140)

72. Roy Williams @ HOU (149)

73. JUstin Gage @ NYG (149)

74. Jason Avant @ JAX (150)

75. Jordy Nelson @ CHI (153)

 

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

1. Jermichael Finley @ CHI (16)

2. Antonio Gates @ SEA (18)

3. Visanthe Shiancoe @ DET (18)

4. Mercedes Lewis vs. PHI (20)

5. Dallas Clark @ DEN (24)

6. Vernon Davis @ KC (24)

7. Greg Olsen vs. GB (27)

8. Dustin Keller @ MIA (30)

9. Brent Celek @ JAX (31)

10. Chris Cooley @ St.L (33)

11. Zach Miller @ AZ (35)

12. Tony Gonzalez @ NO (41)

13. Jason Witten @ HOU (42)

14. Heath Miller @ TB (44)

15. Jeremy Shockey vs. ATL (44)

16. Kellen Winslow Jr. vs. PIT (45)

17. Owen Daniels vs. DAL (45)

18. Kevin Boss vs. TEN (45) *watch his health

19. Tony Scheffler @ MIN (49)

20. Todd Heap vs. CLE (49)

21. John Carlson vs. SD (51)

22. Bo Scaife @ NYG (51)

23. Fred Davis @ St.L (55)

24. Brandon Pettigrew @ MIN (59)

25. Zach Miller vs. PHI (60)

26. Jared Cook @ NYG (61)

27. Benjamin Watson @ BAL ( 63)

28. Ed Dickson vs. CLE (71)

29. David Thomas vs. ATL (72)

30. Aaron Hernandez vs. BUF (72)

31. Dennis Pitta vs. CLE (77)

32. Jimmy Graham vs. ATL (78)

33. Anthony Fasano vs. NYJ (79)

34. Jermaine Grasham @ CAR (82)

35. Rob Gronkowski vs. BUF (82)

36. Martellus Bennett @ HOU (82)

37. Donald Lee @ CHI (90)

38. Brandon Manamaleuna vs. GB (97)

39. Daniel Fells vs. WAS (101)

40. Evan Moore @ BAL (101)

 

 

KICKERS

 

1. Ryan Longwell vs. DET (7)

2. Nate Kaeding @ SEA (18)

3. Jay Feeley vs. OAK (21)

4. David Akers @ JAX (23)

5. Mason Crosby @ CHI (23)

6. Matt Prater vs. IND (23)

7. Stephen Gostkowski vs. BUF (27)

8. Rob Bironas @ NYG (29)

9. Jeff Reed @ TB (32)

10. Lawrence Tynes vs. TEN (37)

11. Joe Nedney @ KC (39)

12. Matt Bryant @ NO (40)

13. Ryan Succop vs. SF (42)

14. Garrett Hartley vs. ATL (46)

15. Robbie Gould vs. GB (49)

16. Billy Cundiff vs. CLE (52)

17. Adam Vinatieri @ DEN (54)

18. Neil Rackers vs. DAL (55)

19. Josh Brown vs. WAS (55)

20. Olindo Mare vs. SD (56)

21. Nick Folk @ MIA (56)

22. David Buehler @ HOU (58)

23. Dan Carpenter vs. NYJ (60)

24. John Kasay vs. CIN (60)

25. Rian Lindell @ NE (66)

26. Sebastian Janikowski @ AZ (69)

27. Jason Hanson @ MIN (74)

28. Phil Dawson @ BAL (78)

29. Connor Barth vs. PIT (78)

30. Graham Gano @ St.L (81)

31. Mike Nugent @ CAR (86)

32. Josh Scobee vs. PHI (86)

 

DEFENSE / SPECIAL TEAMS

1. Eagles @ JAX (14)

2. Ravens vs. CLE (14)

3. Vikings vs. DET (16)

4. Jets @ MIA (21)

5. 49ers @ KC (21)

6. Packers @ CHI (22)

7. Steelers @ TB (23)

8. Bengals @ CAR (26)

9. Patriots vs. BUF (31)

10. Cowboys @ HOU (32)

11. Saints vs. ATL (40)

12. Chargers @ SEA (44)

13. Giants vs. TEN (47)

14. Cardinals vs. OAK (49)

15. Dolphins vs. NYJ (51)

16. Broncos vs. IND (52)

17. Browns @ BAL (54)

18. Colts @ DEN (56)

19. Falcons @ NO (57)

20. Buccaneers vs. PIT (59)

21. Redskins @ St.L (59)

22. Bears vs. GB (62)

23. Titans @ NYG (65)

24. Bills @ NE (67)

25. Rams vs. WAS (68)

26. Panthers vs. CIN (69)

27. Chiefs vs. SF (70)

28. Texans vs. DAL (74)

29. Raiders @ AZ (77)

30. Seahawks vs. SD (78)

31. Lions @ MIN (79)

32. Jaguars vs. PHI (87)

 

 

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