Fantasy Flavor Week 4 Start Rankings: QB, RB, TE & K

September 30, 2010 | Thyrl Nelson

Here is the second installment of the week 4 Fantasy Flavor “Formulary” Start Rankings. We’ll have wide receivers and defenses up tomorrow along with updates when the official game status injury report comes out. Remember the rankings are based on a weighted “formula” that’s 2-parts player expectations and 1-part defensive tendencies for that player’s opponents. The formulary numbers are listed behind each player’s match up, with the lower numbers being best, and a lowest possible score of 3.

 

Running backs and kickers are listed first, along with yesterday’s quarterback and tight end rankings. Make sure to check back tomorrow too. As always, trust your gut, keep and eye on the injury report, good luck and most importantly have fun. If you aren’t doing that, you’re doing it wrong.

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

1. Maurice Jones-Drew @ IND (14)

2. Michael Turner vs. SF (20) *downgrade him a few spots if he’s worse than probable

3. Frank Gore @ ATL (21)

4. Arian Foster @ OAK (23)

5. Matt Forte @ NYG (31)

6. Rashard Mendenhall vs. BAL (33)

7. Chris Johnson vs. DEN (35)

8. Stephen Jackson vs. SEA (36) *watch his health

9. LeSean McCoy vs. WAS (38)

10. Pierre Thomas vs. CAR (38)

11. DeAngelo Williams @ NO (38)

12. Ronnie Brown vs. NE (44)

13. Cedric Benson @ CLE (45)

14. Ray Rice @ PIT (46) *watch his health

15. Darren McFadden vs. OAK (51)

16. Ryan Matthews vs. AZ (52) *downgrade him if he’s less than probable

17. Joseph Addai @ JAX (54)

18. Jonathan Stewart @ NO (54)

19. Brandon Jackson vs. DET (55)

20. Beanie Wells @ SD (55)

21. Knowshon Moreno @ TEN (57) *assuming he’s probable or better

22. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. CHI (58)

23. Clinton Portis @ PHI (64) *watch his health

24. LaDanian Tomlinson @ BUF (67)

25. Mike Tolbert vs. AZ (70) *upgrade substantially if Matthews is questionable or worse

26. Jahvid Best @ GB (71) *watch his health

27. Peyton Hillis vs. CIN (76)

28. Tim Hightower @ SD (81)

29. Fred Taylor @ MIA (81)

30. Justin Forsett @ St.L (82)

31. Darren Sproles vs. AZ (84)

32. John Kuhn vs. DET (85)

33. Shonn Greene @ BUF (85)

34. Ricky Williams vs. NE (90)

35. Jason Snelling vs. SF (98)

36. CJ Spiller vs. NYJ (102)

37. Willis McGahee @ PIT (102) *put him around 20th if Rice can’t go

38. Brandon Jacobs vs. CHI (102)

39. BenJarvis Green-Ellis @ MIA (102) *put him around 25th if Taylor is worse than probable

40. Kenneth Darby vs. SEA (104) *put him around 23rd if Jackson doesn’t go

41. Rashad Jennings @ IND (106)

42. Mike Goodson @ NO (116)

43. Donald Brown vs. JAX (110)

44. Leon Washington @ St.L (118)

45. Correll Buckhalter @ TEN (123)

46. Chester Taylor @ NYG (123)

47. LaRod Stephens-Howling @ SD (125)

48. Marshawn Lynch vs. NYJ (126)

49. Jerome Harrison vs. CIN (126)

50. Steve Slaton @ OAK (133)

 

KICKERS

 

1. Nate Kaeding vs. AZ (6)

2. Robbie Gould @ NYG (19)

3. David Akers vs. WAS (22)

4. Jeff Reed vs. BAL (24)

5. Matt Prater @ TEN (27)

6. Rob Bironas vs. DEN (28)

7. Stephen Gostkowski @ MIA (36)

8. Jay Feeley @ SD (31)

9. Mason Crosby vs. DET (33)

10. Matt Bryant vs. SF (34)

11. Nick Folk @ BUF (39)

12. Sebastian Janikowski vs. HOU (40)

13. Dan Carpenter vs. NE (41)

14. Mike Nugent @ CLE (42)

15. Graham Gano @ PHI (43)

16. Neil Rackers @ OAK (47)

17. Lawrence Tynes vs. CHI (48)

18. Adam Vinatieri @ JAX (54)

19. Olindo Mare @ St.L (57)

20. Josh Scobee vs. IND (58)

21. Garrett Hartley John Carney vs. CAR (63)

22. Josh Brown vs. SEA (68)

23. Rian Lindell vs. NYJ (71)

24. Billy Cundiff @ PIT (77)

25. John Kasay @ NO (81)

26. Jason Hanson @ GB (84)

27. Joe Nedney @ ATL (85)

28. Phil Dawson vs. CIN (93)

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

1. Peyton Manning @ JAX (6)

2. Aaron Rodgers vs. DET (10)

3. Drew Brees vs. CAR (17)

4. Matt Ryan vs. SF (22)

5. Michael Vick vs. WAS (27)

6. Phillip Rivers vs. AZ (28)

7. Matt Schaub @ OAK (28)

8. Tom Brady @ MIA (32)

9. Mark Sanchez @ BUF (37)

10. Jay Cutler @ NYG (39)

11. Eli Manning vs. CHI (39)

12. Donavan McNabb vs. WAS (48)

13. Chad Henne vs. NE (48)

14. Vince Young vs. DEN (48)

15. Carson Palmer @ CLE (50)

16. Sam Bradford vs. SEA (51)

17. Matt Hasselbeck @ St.L (55)

18. Joe Flacco @ PIT (55)

19. Kyle Orton @ TEN (57)

20. Bruce Gradkowski vs. HOU (61)

21. David Garrard vs. IND (66)

22. Charlie Batch vs. BAL (66)

23. Jimmy Claussen @ NO (66)

24. Shaun Hill @ GB (73) *Stafford would be about the same here

25. Alex Smith @ ATL (73)

26. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. NYJ (74)

27. Derek Anderson @ SD (77)

28. Seneca Wallace vs. CIN (79) *put Delhomme here too if it’s him

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

1. Dallas Clark @ JAX (15)

2. Vernon Davis @ ATL (20)

3. Tony Gonzalez vs. SF (22)

4. Antonio Gates vs. AZ (24)

5. Dustin Keller @ BUF (25)

6. Zach Miller vs. HOU (26)

7. Chris Cooley @ PHI (31)

8. Aaron Hernandez @ MIA (34)

9. Jermichael Finley vs. DET (39)

10. Brent Celek vs. WAS (42) *watch his health

11. Greg Olsen @ NYG (46)

12. Owen Daniels @ OAK (46)

13. Rob Gronkowski @ MIA (54)

14. Bo Scaife vs. DEN (56)

15. John Carlson @ St.L (61)

16. Kevin Boss vs. CHI (61)

17. Jeremy Shockey vs. CAR (63)

18. Brandon Pettigrew @ GB (63)

19. Anthony Fasano vs. NE (64)

20. Heath Miller vs. BAL (64)

21. Daniel Fells vs. SEA (67)

22. Dante Rosario @ NO (69)

23. Tony Scheffler @ GB (71)

24. Mercedes Lewis vs. IND (72)

25. Todd Heap @ PIT (72)

26. Jermaine Gresham @ CLE (75)

27. Fred Davis @ PHI (77)

28. Benjamin Watson vs. CIN (79)

29. Evan Moore vs. CIN (85)

30. David Thomas vs. CAR (89)

31. Ben Patrick @ SD (89)

32. Jonathan Stupar vs. NYJ (92)

33. Randy McMichael vs. AZ (94)

34. Delanie Walker @ ATL (94)

35. Travis Beckum vs. CHI (95)

36. Joel Dressen @ OAK (98)

37. Jeff King @ NO (101)

38. Daniel Graham @ TEN (102)

39. Justin Peele vs. SF (104)

40. Desmond Clark @ NYG (110)

 

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