Fantasy Flavor Week 7 Football Start Rankings

October 22, 2010 | Thyrl Nelson

Here, at long last are the week 7 Fantasy Football start rankings. The rankings are formulary, based on 2-parts player expectations, 1 part defensive tendencies, with adjustments for injuries anomalies, role changes and my gut. Each player’s formulary number (the lower the better) is listed in parentheses behind their match-ups.

 

Remember, good luck, keep an eye on the injury report, trust your gut and most importantly have fun. If you aren’t having fun playing fantasy football then you’re doing it wrong.

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

1. Phillip Rivers @ NE (8)

2. Drew Brees vs. CLE (13)

3. Aaron Rodgers vs. MIN (21)

4. Kyle Orton vs. OAK (22)

5. Jay Cutler vs. WAS (23)

6. Joe Flacco vs. BUF (26)

7. Ben Roethlisberger @ MIA (26)

8. Eli Manning @ DAL (31)

9. Brett Favre @ GB (33)

10. Tony Romo vs. NYG (35)

11. Tom Brady @ SD (36)

12. Matt Ryan vs. CIN (40)

13. Matt Cassel vs. JAX (45)

14. Kevin Kolb @ TEN (45)

15. Josh Freeman vs. St.L (51)

16. Sam Bradford @ TB (52)

17. Carson Palmer @ ATL (52)

18. Vince Young vs. PHI (53) *put Collins around 23rd if it’s him

19. Chad Henne vs. PIT (54)

20. Donavan McNabb @ CHI (56)

21. Matt Hasselbeck vs. AZ (56)

22. Jason Campbell @ DEN (58) *Gradkowski would be about the same if it’s him

23. Max Hall @ SEA (59)

24. Trent Edwards @ KC (60)

25. Evan Moore vs. SF (70)

26. Alex Smith @ CAR (73)

27. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ BAL (74)

28. Colt McCoy @ NO (74)

 

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

1. Ray Rice vs. BUF (11)

2. Chris Johnson vs. PHI (12)

3. Maurice Jones-Drew @ KC (13)

4. Frank Gore @ CAR (15)

5. Steven Jackson @ TB (18)

6. Adrian Peterson @ GB (29)

7. Michael Turner vs. CIN (31)

8. Jamaal Charles vs. JAX (31)

9. Peyton Hillis @ NO (34)

10. Matt Forte vs. WAS (34)

11. Rashard Mendenhall @ MIA (36)

12. Marshawn Lynch vs. AZ (36)

13. Cedric Benson @ ATL (37)

14. Ahmad Bradshaw @ DAL (40)

15. Knowshon Moreno vs. OAK (41)

16. Ryan Matthews vs. NE (42)

17. LeSean McCoy @ TEN (44)

18. DeAngelo Williams vs. SF (46)

19. Darren McFadden @ DEN (49) *watch his health

20. Beanie Wells @ SEA (54)

21. Thomas Jones vs. JAX (59)

22. Ryan Torain @ CHI (61)

23. Mike Tolbert vs. NE (64)

24. Michael Bush @ DEN (67) *put in McFadden’s spot if McFadden doesn’t go

25. Felix Jones vs. NYG (67)

26. Ronnie Brown vs. PIT (70)

27. Benjarvis Green-Ellis @ SD (71)

28. Brandon Jackson vs. MIN (72)

29. Chris Ivory vs. CLE (74)

30. Justin Forsett vs. AZ (76)

31. Jonathan Stewart vs. SF (76)

32. Brandon Jacobs @ DAL (78)

33. Correll Buckhalter vs. OAK (83)

34. Cadillac Williams vs. St.L (84)

35. CJ Spiller @ BAL (86)

36. Willis McGahee vs. BUF (87)

37. Marion Barber vs. NYG (89)

38. Tim Hightower @ SEA (90)

39. Ricky Williams vs. PIT (92)

40. Ernest Graham vs. St.L (94) *watch his health

41. Javon Ringer vs. PHI (96)

42. Fred Jackson @ BAL (96)

43. Ladell Betts vs. CLE (98)

44. Kenneth Darby @ TB (98)

45. Leon Washington vs. AZ (100)

46. Danny Woodhead @ SD (103)

47. Chester Taylor vs. WAS (106)

48. Lawrence Maroney vs. OAK (109)

49. Darren Sproles vs. NE (112)

50. Rashad Jennings @ KC (113)

 

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

1. Larry Fitzgerald @ SEA (13)

2. Miles Austin vs. NYG (19)

3. Randy Moss @ GB (20)

4. Anquan Boldin vs. BUF (22)

5. Hakeem Nicks @ DAL (24)

6. Roddy White vs. CIN (26)

7. Hines Ward @ MIA (28)

8. Mike Wallace @ MIA (32)

9. Jeremy Maclin @ TEN (32)

10. Marques Colston vs. CLE (33)

11. Brandon Marshall vs. PIT (34)

12. Greg Jennings vs. MIN (36)

13. Brandon Lloyd vs. OAK (44)

14. Terrell Owens @ ATL (47)

15. Wes Welker @ SD (47)

16. Malcolm Floyd vs. NE (48) *watch his health, but if he’s playing they have to throw to someone

17. Percy Harvin @ GB (48)

18. Chad Ochocinco @ ATL (49)

19. Donald Driver vs. MIN (50)

20. Steve Smith @ DAL (50)

21. Mike Williams vs. St.L (51)

22. Lance Moore vs. CLE (53)

23. Michael Crabtree @ CAR (56)

24. Santana Moss @ CHI (57)

25. DeWayne Bowe vs. JAX (57)

26. Johnny Knox vs. WAS (58)

27. Roy Williams vs. NYG (61)

28. Mike Sims-Walker @ KC (74)

29. Kenny Britt vs. PHI (75) *watch his game status

30. Steve Smith vs. SF (75)

31. Mario Manningham @ DAL (76)

32. Eddie Royal vs. OAK (78)

33. Steve Johnson @ BAL (81)

34. Louis Murphy @ DEN (83)

35. Jabar Gafney vs. OAK (84)

36. Derrick Mason vs. BUF (84)

37. Devin Hester vs. WAS (86)

38. Dez Bryant vs. NYG (87)

39. Lee Evans @ BAL (87)

40. Robert Meachem vs. CLE (93)

41. Davonne Bess vs. PIT (96)

42. Mike Thomas @ KC (96)

43. Danny Amendola @ TB (96)

44. Nate Washington vs. PHI (103)

45. Deion Branch @ SD (103)

46. Devery Henderson vs. CLE (103)

47. Buster Davis vs. NE (104) *bump him up 8-10 spots if Floyd doesn’t go

48. Anthony Armstrong @ CHI (107)

49. Legedu Naanee vs. NE (108) *watch his health

50. Danario Alexander @ TB (110)

51. Danny Woodhead @ SD (111)

52. Roscoe Parrish @ BAL (111)

53. Dexter McCluster vs. JAX (113)

54. Demaryius Thomas vs. OAK (114)

55. Mike Williams vs. AZ (115)

56. Josh Morgan @ CAR (118)

57. Deon Butler vs. AZ (119)

58. Patrick Crayton vs. NE (122)

59. Brandon Gibson @ TB (124)

60. Michael Spurlock vs. St.L (131)

61. Jordan Shipley @ ATL (133)

62. Brandon Tate @ SD (135)

63. Brian Hartline vs. PIT (136)

64. Harry Douglas vs. CIN (136)

65. James Jones vs. MIN (136)

66. TJ Houshmandzadeh vs. BUF (136)

67. Jason Avant @ TEN (137)

68. Darrius Heyward-Bey @ DEN (143)

69. Devin Aromashadu vs. WAS (144)

70. Sammie Stroughter vs. St.L (145)

71. Earl Bennett vs. WAS (146)

72. Brian Finneran vs. CIN (156)

73. Chansi Stuckey @ NO (158)

74. Joey Galloway @ CHI (158)

75. Golden Tate vs. AZ (159)

 

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

1. Antonio Gates vs. NE (7) *watch his health

2. Tony Gonzalez vs. CIN (18)

3. Zach Miller @ DEN (21)

4. Aaron Hernandez @ SD (27)

5. Visanthe Schiancoe @ GB (28)

6. Vernon Davis @ CAR (30)

7. Chris Cooley @ CHI (32) *watch his health

8. Jason Witten vs. NYG (33)

9. Tony Moeaki vs. JAX (34)

10. Todd Heap vs. BUF (35)

11. Heath Miller @ MIA (36)

12.Mercedes Lewis @ KC (37)

13. Brent Celek @ TEN (38)

14. John Carlson vs. AZ (38)

15. Benjamin Watson @ NO (39)

16. Kellen Winslow Jr. vs. St.L (42)

17. Jeremy Shockey vs. CLE (43)

18. Greg Olsen vs. WAS (46)

19. Anthony Fasano vs. PIT (47)

20. Evan Moore @ NO (49)

21. Bo Scaife vs. PHI (52) *watch his health

22. Jermaine Grasham @ ATL (55)

23. Rob Gronkowski @ SD (55)

24. Kevin Boss @ DAL (64)

25. Ed Dickson vs. BUF (69)

26. Andrew Quarless vs. MIN (69)

27. Fred Davis @ CHI (70) *move him up 5 or 6 spots if Cooley can’t go

28. Danoel Fells @ TB (71)

29. Daniel Graham vs. OAK (73)

30. Dante Rosario vs. SF (74)

31. David Thomas vs. CLE (75)

32. Randy McMichael vs. NE (79)

33. Travis Beckum @ BAL (80)

34. Ben Patrick @ SEA (80)

35. Donald Lee vs. MIN (83)

36. Craig Stevens vs. PHI (86)

37. Martellus Bennett vs. NYG (87)

38. Billy Bajema @ TB (91)

39. Leonard Pope vs. JAX (92)

40. David Martin @ BAL (93)

 

 

KICKERS

 

1. Rob Bironas vs. PHI (20)

2. Sebastian Janikowski @ DAL (21)

3. Robbie Gould vs. WAS (24)

4. Josh Scobee @ KC (25)

5. Matt Bryant vs. CIN (30)

6. Matt Prater vs. OAK (30)

7. Davis Akers @ TEN (34)

8. Kris Brown vs. NE (35)

9. Billy Cundiff vs. BUF (35)

10. Stephen Gostkowski @ SD (38)

11. Mason Crosby vs. MIN (40)

12. Mike Nugent vs. WAS (42)

13. David Buehler vs. NYG (43)

14. Graham Gano @ CHI (44)

15. Ryan Succop vs. JAX (44)

16. Joe Nedney @ CAR (44)

17. Shayne Graham @ DAL (46)

18. Josh Brown @ TB (47)

19. Dan Carpenter vs. PIT (47)

20. Jeff Reed @ MIA (48)

21. Rian Lindell @ BAL (55)

22. John Kasay vs. SF (55)

23. Olindo Mare vs. AZ (56)

24. Jay Feeley @ SEA (57)

25. Connor Barth vs. St.L (59)

26. Ryan Longwell @ GB (59)

27. Phil Dawson @ NO (71)

28. John Carney vs. CLE (71)

 

 

DEFENSE / SPECIAL TEAMS

 

1. Steelers @ MIA (10)

2. Panthers vs. SF (15)

3. Saints vs. CLE (17)

4. 49ers @ CAR (20)

5. Vikings @ GB (23)

6. Giants @ DAL (24)

7. Eagles @ TEN (28)

8. Ravens vs. BUF (32)

9. Falcons vs. CIN (34)

10. Patriots @ SD (37)

11. Bengals @ ATL (39)

12. Cowboys vs. NYG (40)

13. Titans vs. PHI (41)

14. Chiefs vs. JAX (43)

15. Seahawks vs. AZ (44)

16. Buccaneers vs. St.L (45)

17. Bears vs. WAS (48)

18. Redskins @ CHI (48)

19. Chargers vs. NE (50)

20. Cardinals @ SEA (52)

21. Rams @ TB (55)

22. Panthers vs. SF (55)

23. Browns @ NO (55)

24. Dolphins vs. PIT (58)

25. Broncos vs. OAK (67)

26. Raiders @ DEN (68)

27. Bills @ BAL (79)

28. Jaguars @ KC (81)

 

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