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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 11 Ks

Posted on 13 November 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

And finally, in plenty of time to get your lineups in for tonight, here are the week 11 fantasy kicker rankings. Like defenses, kickers will frustrate you if you spent too early in the draft. Steady legends can fall off quickly, yet two guys grabbed from the scrap heap find themselves at the top of the yearly power rankings so far. The good news is, there are usually plenty to be found on the waiver wire, and if you play your match ups right, you can be successful rotating kickers weekly.

 

Remember that we’re listing 3 separate areas of evaluation in each Positional Power Rankings blog. The power rankings, listed first, are a year to date assessment of the top 20 at each position. Under those, are listings advising who should be a little bit better or worse than usual, based on their match up this week. And finally, at the bottom of each blog is the formulary start rankings, which is gotten using the “Secret Fantasy Flavor Formula”. It’s two parts year to date performance, one part opponents’ defensive performance, with adjustments for injuries, anomalies, and playing time changes.

 

Remember, none of this is gospel. If it were that easy, it wouldn’t be fun to play the games. With that said, we’re very proud of our track record so far, and suggest that you use these and as many other resources as you can find, in order to formulate your own opinions. After all, it’s you who has to live with your lineup decisions.

 

Week 11 Fantasy Kicker Power Rankings

 

K Power Rankings Archive34567 - 8 - 9 - 10

 

1. John Carney (1) – NYG – FG – 21/22; 1-39 – 18/19; 40-49 – 3/3; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 27/27

 

2. Jay Feeley (17) – NYJ – FG – 16/20; 1-39 – 10/13; 40-49 – 4/5; 50+ – 2/2; PAT – 23/23

 

3. David Akers (2) – PHI – FG – 20/24; 1-39 – 17/17; 40-49 – 3/4; 50+ – 0/3; PAT – 27/27

 

4. Jason Elam (5) – ATL – FG – 19/21; 1-39 – 10/11; 40-49 – 8/8; 50+ – 1/2; PAT – 22/22

 

5. Stephen Gostkowski (3) – NE – FG – 21/23; 1-39 – 15/15; 40-49 – 6/8; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 17/17

 

6. Matt Prater (8) – DEN – FG – 16/19; 1-39 – 9/11; 40-49 – 2/3; 50+ – 5/5; PAT – 24/24

 

7. Joe Nedney (11) – SF – FG – 18/20; 1-39 – 10/10; 40-49 – 7/9; 50+ – 1/1; PAT – 19/19

 

8. Rob Bironas (4) – TEN – FG – 17/20; 1-39 – 9/9; 40-49 – 8/11; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 23/23

 

9. Mason Crosby (13) – GB – FG – 16/20; 1-39 – 11/13; 40-49 – 3/3; 50+ – 2/4; PAT – 27/27

 

10. Matt Bryant (14) – TB – FG – 20/23; 1-39 – 17/17; 40-49 – 3/4; 50+ – 0/2; PAT – 18/18

 

11. John Kasay (9) – CAR – FG – 17/18; 1-39 – 9/9; 40-49 – 7/7; 50+ – 1/2; PAT – 20/20

 

12. Rian Lindell (10) – BUF – FG – 17/21; 1-39 – 9/9; 40-49 – 7/9; 50+ – 1/3; PAT – 19/19

 

13. Shaun Suisham (16) – WAS – FG – 18/23; 1-39 – 9/11; 40-49 – 8/9; 50+ – 1/3; PAT – 15/15

 

14. Nate Kaeding (12) – SD – FG – 17/20; 1-39 – 15/15; 40-49 – 2/5; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 25/25

 

15. Ryan Longwell (6) – MIN – FG – 17/21; 1-39 – 10/11; 40-49 – 4/7; 50+ – 3/3; PAT – 21/21

 

16. Robbie Gould (7) – CHI – FG – 15/18; 1-39 – 8/8; 40-49 – 7/10; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 26/26

 

17. Sebastian Janikowski (20) – OAK – FG – 16/21; 1-39 – 12/12; 40-49 – 2/3; 50+ – 2/6; PAT – 9/9

 

18. Josh Scobee (15) – JAX – FG – 15/17; 1-39 – 8/10; 40-49 – 3/3; 50+ – 4/4; PAT – 21/21

 

19. Neil Rackers (NR) – AZ – FG – 14/16; 1-39 – 11/13; 40-49 – 3/3; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 27/27

 

20. Phil Dawson (NR) – CLE – FG – 17/19; 1-39 – 14/14; 40-49 – 1/1; 50+ – 2/4; PAT – 15/15

 

Dropped from Rankings: Josh Brown – ST.L; Olindo Mare – SEA

 

Ks Who Should Be Better Than Usual In Week 11: Josh Brown @ SF; Kris Brown @ IND; Neil Rackers @ SEA; Joe Nedney vs. ST.L; Jason Elam vs. DEN; Robbie Gould @ GB; Shaun Suisham vs. DAL; John Kasay vs. DET

 

Ks Who Could Be Sleepers Based on Week 11 Match Ups: Connor Barth vs. NO; Garrett Holliday @ KC

 

Ks With Tough Week 11 Match Ups: Josh Scobee vs. TEN; Matt Prater @ ATL; Jay Feeley @ NE; Rian Lindell vs. CLE; Rob Bironas @ JAX; Stephen Gostkowski vs. NYJ; Nate Kaeding @ PIT; Olindo Mare vs. AZ

 

Ks You Might Want to Avoid in Week 11: Jason Hanson @ CAR; Matt Stover @ NYG

 

And here are the week 11 Fantasy K start rankings; it’s all 32 kickers in the order that you should consider them this week. They were gotten using the Fantasy Flavor secret formula, and have their formulary numbers in parentheses, the lower the better. That’s all 6 positions, in plenty of time for tonight’s game.

 

1. Jason Elam (15)

2. Joe Nedney (16)

3. John Carney (21)

4. David Akers (21)

5. Garrett Holliday (26)

6. Mason Crosby (32)

7. Jay Feeley (33)

8. John Kasay (33)

9. Stephen Gostkowski (35)

10. Shaun Suisham (36)

11. Matt Bryant (39)

12. Rob Bironas (42)

13. Matt Prater (43)

14. Robbie Gould (44)

15. Neil Rackers (44)

16. Josh Brown (47)

17. Ryan Longwell (52)

18. Sebastian Janikowski (52)

19. Kris Brown (53)

20. Nate Kaeding (54)

21. Phil Dawson (54)

22. Rian Lindell (54)

23. Shayne Graham (65)

24. Jeff Reed (66)

25. Olindo Mare (67)

26. Connor Barth (69)

27. Josh Scobee (70)

28. Dan Carpenter (73)

29. Nick Folk (82)

30. Matt Stover (83)

31. Adam Vinatieri (87)

32. Jason Hanson (88)

 

Use the links at the bottom of the page for all of the rest of this week’s rankings. As always, keep an eye on the injury report and make adjustments accordingly, or call in to the show on Saturday from 4-7. And most importantly, good luck this week.

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

Week 11 Fantasy QB Rankings and Previews

 

Week 11 Fantasy RB Rankings and Previews

 

Week 11 Fantasy WR Rankings and Previews

 

Week 11 Fantasy TE Rankings and Previews

 

Week 11 Fantasy D/ST Rankings and Previews

 

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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 11 TEs

Posted on 13 November 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

The big news this week when it comes to tight ends is that on the back of one decent performance, Todd Heap has finally broken into the power rankings. He’ll have a tough time staying there though after a match up with a tough Giants defense on Sunday. Derek Fine still remains an interesting proposition, after being blanked last week. Since it’s pretty much hit or miss when it comes to tight ends outside of the top 5 from week to week, Fine could still be an intriguing start for this week, in a favorable match up.

 

Remember that we’re listing 3 separate areas of evaluation in each Positional Power Rankings blog. The power rankings, listed first, are a year to date assessment of the top 20 at each position. Under those, are listings advising who should be a little bit better or worse than usual, based on their match up this week. And finally, at the bottom of each blog is the formulary start rankings, which is gotten using the “Secret Fantasy Flavor Formula”. It’s two parts year to date performance, one part opponents’ defensive performance, with adjustments for injuries, anomalies, and playing time changes.

 

Remember, none of this is gospel. If it were that easy, it wouldn’t be fun to play the games. With that said, we’re very proud of our track record so far, and suggest that you use these and as many other resources as you can find, in order to formulate your own opinions. After all, it’s you who has to live with your lineup decisions

 

Week 11 Fantasy Tight End Power Rankings

 

TE Power Rankings Archive34567 - 8 - 9 - 10

 

Remember that the power rankings listed here are a reflection of year to date performance only, and not an inducement of who to start this week. Check the list at the bottom of the column for this week’s start rankings.

 

(last week’s rankings in parentheses)

 

1. Tony Gonzalez (4) – KC – 544 yds 5 TD

 

2. Antonio Gates (2) – SD – 469 yds 6 TD

 

3. Dallas Clark (5) – IND – 415 yds 3 TD

 

4. Jason Witten (1) – DAL – 549 yds 2 TD

 

5. Kellen Winslow Jr. (11) – CLE – 362 yds 3 TD

 

6. Tony Scheffler (6) – DEN – 351 yds 2 TD

 

7. Owen Daniels (3) – HOU – 541 yds 2 TD

 

8. Kevin Boss (10) – NYG – 217 yds 4 TD

 

9. Chris Cooley (8) – WAS – 529 yds 1 TD

 

10. Anthony Fasano (10) – MIA – 305 yds 3 TD

 

11. Bo Scaife (16) – TEN – 422 yds 2 TD

 

12. Dustin Keller (NR) – NYJ – 254 yds 3 TD

 

13. Billy Miller (NR) – NO – 388 yds 0 TD

 

14. Visanthe Schiancoe (9) – MIN – 252 yds 4 TD

 

15. Mercedes Lewis (15) – JAX – 287 yds 2 TD

 

16. John Carlson (12) – SEA – 298 yds 2 TD

 

17. Zach Miller (13) – OAK – 363 yds 1 TD

 

18. Greg Olsen (14) – CHI – 346 yds 2 TD

 

19. Alex Smith (17) – TB – 228 yds 3 TD

 

20. Todd Heap (NR) – BAL – 195 yds 2 TD

 

Dropped from Rankings: LJ Smith – PHI; Jerramy Stevens – TB; David Martin – MIA

 

TEs Who Should Be Better Than Usual In Week 11: Dallas Clark vs. HOU; Tony Scheffler @ ATL; Dante Rosario vs. DET; Mercedes Lewis vs. TEN; Bo Scaife @ JAX; Anthony Fasano vs. OAK

 

TEs Who Could Be Sleepers Based on Week 11 Match Ups: Matt Spaeth vs. SD; Justin Peele vs. DEN; Ben Watson vs. NYJ; Reggie Kelly & Ben Utecht vs. PHI; David Martin vs. OAK

 

TEs With Tough Week 11 Match Ups: Jason Witten @ WAS; Kellen Winslow Jr. @ BUF; Zach Miller @ MIA; Todd Heap @ NYG; Visanthe Schiancoe @ TB; Chris Cooley vs. DAL; LJ Smith @ CIN; Kevin Boss vs. BAL; Owen Daniels @ IND

 

TEs You Might Want to Avoid in Week 11: Joe Klopfstein @ SF; Brent Celek @ CIN

 

And here are the week 11 Fantasy TE start rankings; it’s the top 40 projected tight ends in the order that you should consider them this week. They were gotten using the Fantasy Flavor secret formula, and have their formulary numbers in parentheses, the lower the better. We’ll get all of the positional rankings out to you in time for the game tonight, so keep checking back.

 

1. Dallas Clark (12)

2. Tony Gonzalez (19)

3. Tony Scheffler (19)

4. Antonio Gates (23)

5. Anthony Fasano (30)

6. Bo Scaife (31)

7. Derek Fine (34)

8. Owen Daniels (37)

9. Kellen Winslow Jr. (38)

10. Mercedes Lewis (38)

11. Kevin Boss (40)

12. Jason Witten (41)

13. Daniel Graham (43)

14. Chris Cooley (44)

15. Dustin Keller (45)

16. Billy Miller (46)

17. John Carlson (46)

18.  Greg Olsen (51)

19. Alex Smith (51)

20. Jerramy Stevens (57)

21. Visanthe Schiancoe (59)

22. Tom Santi (60)

23. Zach Miller (63)

24. David Martin (66)

25. Brent Celek (69) *bump him 5 to 7 spots if LJ Smith can’t go

26. Martellus Bennett (69) * bump him 3 to 5 spots if Jason Witten can’t go

27. Todd Heap (70) *bump him 8 to 10 spots if Derrick Mason can’t go

28. Vernon Davis (73)

29. LJ Smith (74) *switch him with Celek if he’s probable or better

30. Jerrame Tuman (75)

31. Justin Peele (76)

32. Dante Rosario (77)

33. Robert Royal (78)

34. Alge Crumpler (79)

35. Donald Lee (80)

36. Matt Spaeth (81)

37. Jeremy Shockey (86)

38. Desmond Clark (89)

39. John Gilmore (89)

40. Steve Heiden (92)

 

Use the links at the bottom of the page for all of the rest of this week’s rankings. As always, keep an eye on the injury report and make adjustments accordingly, or call in to the show on Saturday from 4-7. And most importantly, good luck this week.

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

Week 11 Fantasy QB Rankings and Previews

 

Week 11 Fantasy RB Rankings and Previews

 

Week 11 Fantasy WR Rankings and Previews

 

Week 11 Fantasy D/ST Rankings and Previews

 

Week 11 Fantasy K Rankings and Previews

 

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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 11 QBs

Posted on 12 November 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

We’re really starting to see where the power lies now when it comes to quarterbacks. All of last week’s top 9 remained there, with a slight bit of scrambling within the ranks. Injuries have kept the waiver wire hot for owners not fortunate enough to have one of the top 5 or 6, or not willing to part with the talent necessary to trade for one.

 

There’ll be more of the same this week, with at least 3 quarterbacks likely to be available on your waiver wire worthy of consideration. That’s good news too, if you’ve been getting by with those in the bottom half of this week’s power rankings.

 

Remember that we’re listing 3 separate areas of evaluation in each Positional Power Rankings blog. The power rankings, listed first, are a year to date assessment of the top 20 at each position. Under those, are listings advising who should be a little bit better or worse than usual, based on their match up this week. And finally, at the bottom of each blog is the formulary start rankings, which is gotten using the “Secret Fantasy Flavor Formula”. It’s two parts year to date performance, one part opponents’ defensive performance, with adjustments for injuries, anomalies, and playing time changes.

 

Remember, none of this is gospel. If it were that easy, it wouldn’t be fun to play the games. With that said, we’re very proud of our track record so far, and suggest that you use these and as many other resources as you can find, in order to formulate your own opinions. After all, it’s you who has to live with your lineup decisions.

 

Week 11 Fantasy Quarterback Power Rankings

 

QB Power Rankings Archive34567 - 8 - 9 - 10

 

Remember that the power rankings listed here are a reflection of year to date performance only, and not an inducement of who to start this week. Check the list at the bottom of the column for this week’s start rankings.

 

(last week’s rankings in parentheses)

 

1. Jay Cutler (5) – DEN – 2616 yds 18 TD 11 int

 

2. Drew Brees (2) – SD – 2985 yds 17 TD 10 int

 

3. Kurt Warner (4) – AZ – 2760 yds 19 TD 6 int

 

4. Phillip Rivers (1) – SD – 2354 yds 21 TD 8 int

 

5. Aaron Rodgers (3) – GB – 2124 yds 13 TD 5 int

 

6. Peyton Manning (7) – IND – 2248 yds 15 TD 9 int

 

7. Donavan McNabb (6) – PHI – 2372 yds 13 TD 5 int

 

8. Eli Manning (8) – NYG – 1926 yds 14 TD 6 int

 

9. Brett Favre (9) – NYJ – 1979 yds 16 TD 12 int

 

10. David Garrard (11) – JAX – 2009 yds 8 TD 5 int

 

11. Chad Pennington (12) – MIA – 2200 yds 8 TD 5 int

 

12. Matt Ryan (16) – ATL – 1909 yds 11 TD 5 int

 

13. Gus Frerotte (13) – MIN – 1619 yds 10 TD 11 int

 

14. Jason Campbell (14) – WAS – 1960 yds 8 TD 2 int

 

15. Jeff Garcia (15) – TB – 1363 yds 5 TD 3 int

 

16. Joe Flacco (17) – BAL – 1649 yds 7 TD 7 int

 

17. Tyler Thigpen (NR) – KC – 1102 yds 8 TD 4 int

 

18. Matt Cassel (18) – NE – 1800 yds 7 TD 7 int

 

19. Jake Delhomme (10) – 1853 yds 10 TD 9 int

 

20. Ben Roethlisberger (19) – 1686 yds 10 TD 11 int

 

Dropped from Rankings: Marc Bulger – ST.L

 

QBs Who Should Be Better Than Usual In Week 11: Jake Delhomme vs. DET; Ben Roethlisberger vs. SD; Kurt Warner @ SEA; Peyton Manning vs. HOU; Matt Ryan vs. DEN; Marc Bulger @ SF

 

QBs Who Could Be Sleepers Based on Week 11 Match Ups: Shaun Hill vs. ST.L; Seneca Wallace vs. AZ; Kerry Collins @ JAX; Tyler Thigpen vs. NO

 

QBs With Tough Week 11 Match Ups: Daunte Culpepper or Drew Stanton @ CAR; Kyle Orton or Rex Grossman @ GB; Phillip Rivers @ PIT; Eli Manning vs. BAL; Jeff Garcia vs. MIN; David Garrard vs. TEN

 

QBs You Might Want to Avoid in Week 11: Sage Rosenfels @ IND; Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. PHI; Gus Frerotte @ TB; Joe Flacco @ NYG

 

And here are the week 11 Fantasy QB start rankings; it’s all 32 projected starters in the order that you should consider them this week. They were gotten using the Fantasy Flavor secret formula, and have their formulary numbers in parentheses, the lower the better. We’ll get all of the positional rankings out to you in time for the Thursday night game, so keep checking back for the rest.

 

1. Kurt Warner (9)

2. Jay Cutler (14)

3. Peyton Manning (20)

4. Drew Brees (23)

5. Aaron Rodgers (31)

6. Donavan McNabb (32)

7. Brady Quinn (34)

8. Phillip Rivers (36)

9. Shaun Hill (36)

10. Tony Romo (37) *drop to 25 or lower if it’s not Romo

11. Tyler Thigpen (38)

12. Matt Ryan (39)

13. Brett Favre (42)

14. Eli Manning (46)

15. Chad Pennington (48)

16. Jake Delhomme (51)

17. Ben Roethlisberger (54)

18. David Garrard (55)

19. Jason Campbell (57)

20. Gus Frerotte (60)

21. Kyle Orton (61) *about the same if it’s Rex Grossman

22. Jeff Garcia (63)

23. Matt Cassel (64)

24. Kerry Collins (66)

25. Trent Edwards (67)

26. JaMarcus Russell (67) *drop a spot or two if it’s Andrew Walter

27. Joe Flacco (69)

28. Marc Bulger (69)

29. Sage Rosenfels (70)

30. Seneca Wallace (71)

31. Ryan Fitzpatrick (75)

32. Daunte Culpepper (92) * no difference if it’s Drew Stanton or Dan Orlovsky

 

I’ll make sure to get all of the Positional Rankings out in time to help with your Thursday night lineup decisions. Use the links below for the other positions. If they’re not active yet, keep checking back.

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

Week 11 Fantasy RB Rankings and Previews

 

Week 11 Fantasy WR Rankings and Previews

 

Week 11 Fantasy TE Rankings and Previews

 

Week 11 Fantasy D/ST Rankings and Previews

 

Week 11 Fantasy K Rankings and Previews

 

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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 10 Ks

Posted on 06 November 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

There’s never much to report when it comes to kickers, but this week did see the Saints bring in Garrett Holliday. He’s in for a tough match up this week with the Falcons, but plays for a high scoring team that plays in a dome, all positives for kickers. If you missed the boat on Connor Barth a couple of weeks ago, Holliday will ease that pain. If you’re using Barth currently, Holliday could ease that pain too.

 

It looks like Jay Feeley is still holding down duty for the Jets and John Carney for the Giants. And once again the once reliable Matt Stover and Adam Vinatieri look like shaky options.

 

Week 10 Fantasy Kicker Power Rankings

 

K Power Rankings Archive34567 - 8 - 9

 

Remember that the power rankings listed here are a reflection of year to date performance only, and not an inducement of who to start this week. Check the list at the bottom of the column for this week’s start rankings.

 

(last week’s rankings in parentheses)

 

1. John Carney (1) – NYG – FG – 18/19; 1-39 – 15/16; 40-49 – 3/3; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 24/24

 

2. David Akers (6) – PHI – FG – 19/23; 1-39 – 17/17; 40-49 – 2/3; 50+ – 0/3; PAT – 23/23

 

3. Stephen Gostkowski (3) – NE – FG – 20/23; 1-39 – 17/17; 40-49 – 3/4; 50+ – 0/2; PAT – 18/18

 

4. Rob Bironas (9) – TEN – FG – 17/19; 1-39 – 9/9; 40-49 – 8/10; 50+ – 0/0l; PAT – 20/20

 

5. Jason Elam (4) – ATL – FG – 17/19- 1-39 – 8/9; 40-49 – 8/8; 50+ – 1/2; PAT – 18/18

 

6. Ryan Longwell (2) – MIN – FG – 16/19 – 1-39 – 10/11; 40-49 – 4/6; 50+ – 2/2; PAT – 18/18

 

7. Robbie Gould (8) – CHI – FG – 15/17; 1-39 – 8/8; 40-49 – 7/9; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 24/24

 

8. Matt Prater (5) – DEN – FG – 14/16; 1-39 – 7/8; 40-49 – 2/3; 50+ – 5/5; PAT – 20/20

 

9. John Kasay (10) – CAR – FG – 16/16; 1-39 – 8/8; 40-49 – 7/7; 50+ – 1/1; PAT – 18/18

 

10. Rian Lindell (7) – BUF – FG – 16/20; 1-39 – 8/8; 40-49 – 7/9; 50+ – 1/3; PAT – 18/18

 

11. Joe Nedney (12) – SF – FG – 17/19; 1-39 – 10/10; 40-49 – 6/8; 50+ – 1/1; PAT – 16/16

 

12. Nate Kaeding (13) – SD – FG – 15/18; 1-39 – 13/13; 40-49 – 2/5; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 23/23

 

13. Mason Crosby (16) – GB – FG – 14/17; 1-39 – 11/13; 40-49 – 1/1; 50+ – 2/3; PAT – 24/24

 

14. Matt Bryant (14) – TB – FG – 20/23; 1-39 – 17/17; 40-49 – 3/4; 50+ – 0/2; PAT – 18/18

 

15. Josh Scobee (18) – JAX – FG – 14/16; 1-39 – 7/9; 40-49 – 3/3; 50+ – 4/4; PAT – 16/16

 

16. Shaun Suisham (15) – WAS – FG – 18/23; 1-39 – 9/11; 40-49 – 8/9; 50+ – 1/3; PAT – 15/15

 

17. Jay Feeley (NR) – NYJ – FG – 12/16; 1-39 – 9/12; 40-49 – 2/3; 50+ – 1/1; PAT – 18/18

 

18. Josh Brown (11) – ST.L – FG – 14/16; 1-39 – 5/5; 40-49 – 5/5; 50+ – 4/6; PAT – 11/11

 

19. Olindo Mare (17) – SEA – FG – 13/14; 1-39 – 8/9; 40-49 – 3/3; 50+ – 2/2; PAT – 16/16

 

20. Sebastian Janikowski (19) – OAK – FG – 14/18; 1-39 – 11/11; 40-49 – 1/2; 50+ – 2/5; PAT – 9/9

 

Dropped from Rankings: Nick Folk – DAL

 

Ks Who Should Be Better Than Usual In Week 10: Jeff Reed vs. IND; Nate Kaeding vs. KC; Jason Elam vs. NO; Ryan Longwell vs. GB; Josh Scobee @ DET; Jay Feeley vs. ST.L; Rob Bironas @ CHI; Stephen Gostkowski vs. BUF

 

Ks Who Could Be Sleepers Based on Week 10 Match Ups: Neil Rackers vs. SF; Phil Dawson vs. DEN; Dan Carpenter vs. SEA

 

Ks With Tough Week 10 Match Ups: Robbie Gould vs. TEN; Matt Prater @ CLE; Sebastian Janikowski vs. CAR; David Akers vs. NYG; Rian Lindell @ NE; Joe Nedney @ AZ; Josh Brown @ NYJ; Mason Crosby @ MIN

 

Ks You Might Want to Avoid in Week 10: Garrett Holliday @ ATL; Jason Hanson vs. JAX

 

And here are the week 10 Fantasy K start rankings; it’s all 28 of this week’s starters in the order that you should consider them. They were gotten using the Fantasy Flavor secret formula, and have their formulary numbers in parentheses, the lower the better. The D/ST Rankings will be out at 10 am, and you can use the links below to navigate all of this week’s Positional Power Rankings.

 

1. Jason Elam (15)

2. John Carney (17)

3. Stephen Gostkowski (18)

4. Rob Bironas (19)

5. Ryan Longwell (20)

6. Nate Kaeding (28)

7. David Akers (30)

8. John Kasay (36)

9. Josh Scobee (37)

10. Jay Feeley (40)

11. Dan Carpenter (40)

12. Neil Rackers (41)

13. Robbie Gould (46)

14. Matt Prater (46)

15. Ryan Lindell (47)

16. Mason Crosby (47)

17. Joe Nedney (48)

18. Jeff Reed (49)

19. Olindo Mare (51)

20. Josh Brown (56)

21. Phil Dawson (56)

22. Matt Stover (57)

23. Connor Barth (58)

24. Sebastian Janikowski (65)

25. Kris Brown (67)

26. Jason Hanson (75)

27. Adam Vinatieri (81)

28. Garrett Holliday (85)

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 10 TEs

Posted on 06 November 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

Here are the Week 10 Fantasy Tight End Power Rankings, and just in time to make sure that you’re armed for tonight’s game. As usual when it comes to tight ends, it’s pretty much hit or miss anyway once you get outside of the top 4 or 5 guys. In addition to the power ranks, we’ve also ranked out the top 40 tight ends for this week in the order that you should consider them.

 

Week 10 Fantasy Tight End Power Rankings

 

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Remember that the power rankings listed here are a reflection of year to date performance only, and not an inducement of who to start this week. Check the list at the bottom of the column for this week’s start rankings.

 

(last week’s rankings in parentheses)

 

1. Jason Witten (1) – DAL – 549 yds 2 TD

 

2. Antonio Gates (2) – SD – 403 yds 5 TD

 

3. Owen Daniels (4) – HOU – 528 yds 2 TD

 

4. Tony Gonzalez (3) – KC – 431 yds 3 TD

 

5. Dallas Clark (5) – IND – 391 yds 2 TD

 

6. Tony Scheffler (7) – DEN – 259 yds 2 TD

 

7. Anthony Fasano (6) – MIA – 288 yds 3 TD

 

8. Chris Cooley (8) – WAS – 529 yds 1 TD

 

9. Visanthe Schiancoe (10) – MIN – 248 yds 4 TD

 

10. Kevin Boss (17) – NYG – 148 yds 3 TD

 

11. Kellen Winslow Jr. (15) – CLE – 251 yds 1 TD

 

12. John Carlson (12) – SEA – 244 yds 2 TD

 

13. Zach Miller (9) – OAK – 321 yds 1 TD

 

14. Greg Olsen (11) – CHI – 306 yds 2 TD

 

15. Mercedes Lewis (16) – JAX – 223 yds 2 TD

 

16. Bo Scaife (13) – TEN – 344 yds 1 TD

 

17. Alex Smith (19) – TB – 228 yds 3 TD

 

18. LJ Smith (18) – PHI – 106 yds 2 TD

 

19. Jerramy Stevens (20) – TB – 154 yds 1 TD

 

20. David Martin (NR) – MIA – 253 yds 1 TD

 

Dropped from Rankings: Billy Miller – NO

 

TEs Who Should Be Better Than Usual In Week 10: Tony Gonzalez @ SD; Mercedes Lewis @ DET; Kellen Winslow Jr. vs. DEN; Jeremy Shockey @ ATL; Visanthe Schiancoe vs. GB; Greg Olsen vs. TEN; Donald Lee @ MIN

 

TEs Who Could Be Sleepers Based on Week 10 Match Ups: Dante Rosario @ OAK; Michael Gaines vs. JAX; Justin Peele vs. NO

 

TEs With Tough Week 10 Match Ups: John Carlson @ MIA; LJ Smith vs. NYG; Antonio Gates vs. KC; Dustin Keller vs. ST.L; Bo Scaife @ CHI

 

TEs You Might Want to Avoid in Week 10: Benjamin Watson vs. BUF; Tony Scheffler @ CLE; Ben Patrick vs. SF

 

And here are the week 10 Fantasy WR start rankings; it’s this week’s top 75 wide receivers in the order that you should consider them. They were gotten using the Fantasy Flavor secret formula, and have their formulary numbers in parentheses, the lower the better. We’ll get all of the positional rankings out to you in time for tonight’s game, so keep checking back for the rest.

 

1. Tony Gonzalez (7)

2. Kevin Boss (19)

3. Owen Daniels (21)

4. Visanthe Schiancoe (22)

5. Antonio Gates (25)

6. Dallas Clark (26)

7. Derek Fine (26)

8. Anthony Fasano (28)

9. Kellen Winslow Jr. (30)

10. Mercedes Lewis (32)

11. Greg Olsen (35)

12. Billy Miller (35)

13. Zach Miller (39)

14. Tony Scheffler (41)

15. Jeremy Shockey (45)

16. Dante Rosario (48)

17. Bo Scaife (51)

18. David Martin (52)

19. John Carlson (53)

20. Steve Heiden (57)

21. Donald Lee (58)

22. LJ Smith (60)

23. Heath Miller (23)

24. Mark Campbell (61)

25. Michael Gaines (63)

26. Rober Royal (64)

27. Dustin Keller (66)

28. Jerrame Tuman (70)

29. Desmond Clark (71)

30. Daniel Graham (72)

31. Brent Celek (74)

32. Brad Cottam (75)

33. Justin Peele (76)

34. Tory Humphrey (76)

35. Alge Crumpler (77)

36. Vernon Davis (78)

37. Todd Heap (81)

38. Tom Santi (83)

39. Casey Fitzsimmons (87)

40. Delanie Walker (88)

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 10 QBs

Posted on 05 November 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

It’s certainly an interesting week for fantasy quarterbacks here in week 10. As we enter the second half of the season and the beginning of Thursday games, it’s important to remember to temper your offensive expectations when players are coming back on the very short week. This is especially true when your players are the ones traveling for the Thursday games too, so watch out this week, Cutler owners.

 

Good news and bad news if you are dealing with a quarterback bye this week. The bad news is, if your QB is on bye it means that you’ve tied your hopes to Jeff Garcia, Jason Campbell, Brad Johnson or Ryan Fitzpatrick, for that I am truly sorry. The good news is there should be plenty of options to choose from on the waiver wire this week, as 12 of 28 starters this week (43%) weren’t starters to begin the season, and several of the remaining entrenched starters who weren’t considered viable on draft day could line up nicely as sleeper picks too.

 

Week 10 Fantasy Quarterback Power Rankings

 

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Remember that the power rankings listed here are a reflection of year to date performance only, and not an inducement of who to start this week. Check the list at the bottom of the column for this week’s start rankings.

 

(last week’s rankings in parentheses)

 

1. Phillip Rivers (1) – SD – 2038 yds 19 TD 6 int

 

2. Drew Brees (2) – NO – 2563 yds 15 TD 7 int

 

3. Aaron Rodgers (6) – GB – 1982 yds 13 TD 5 int & 3 rushing TD

 

4. Kurt Warner (3) – AZ – 2431 yds 16 TD 6 int

 

5. Jay Cutler (5) – DEN – 2169 yds 15 TD 10 int

 

6. Donavan McNabb (10) – PHI – 2178 yds 10 TD 4 int & 1 rushing TD

 

7. Peyton Manning (9) – IND – 2008 yds 12 TD 9 int & 1 rushing TD

 

8. Eli Manning (11) – NYG – 1735 yds 12 TD 5 int & 1 rushing TD

 

9. Brett Favre (4) – GB – 1812 yds 15 TD 12 int

 

10. Jake Delhomme (12) – CAR – 1781 yds 9 TD 5 int

 

11. David Garrard (20) – JAX – 1771 yds 6 TD 5 int & 1 rushing TD

 

12. Chad Pennington (15) – MIA – 1991 yds 7 TD 4 int

 

13. Gus Frerotte (16) – MIN – 1468 yds 8 TD 8 int

 

14. Jason Campbell (13) – WAS – 1960 yds 8 TD 2 int

 

15. Jeff Garcia (NR) – TB – 1363 yds 5 TD 3 int

 

16. Matt Ryan (17) – ATL – 1661 yds 9 TD 5 int

 

17. Joe Flacco (NR) – BAL – 1464 yds 5 TD 7 int & 2 rushing TD

 

18. Matt Cassel (18) – NE – 1566 yds 7 TD 7 int

 

19. Ben Roethlisberger (14) – PIT – 1402 yds 10 TD 8 int & 1 rushing TD

 

20. Marc Bulger (NR) – ST.L – 1308 yds 6 TD 5 int

 

Dropped from Rankings: Matt Schaub – HOU; Kyle Orton – CHI; Derek Anderson – CLE

 

QBs Who Should Be Better Than Usual In Week 10: Brett Favre vs. ST.L; Jake Delhomme @ OAK; Chad Pennington vs. SEA; David Garrard @ DET; Marc Bulger @ NYJ

 

QBs Who Could Be Sleepers Based on Week 10 Match Ups: Tyler Thigpen @ SD; Brady Quinn vs. DEN; Shaun Hill @ AZ; Daunte Culpepper vs. JAX; Joe Flacco @ HOU; Seneca Wallace @ MIA

 

QBs With Tough Week 10 Match Ups: Ben Roethlisberger (or Byron Leftwich) vs. IND; Peyton Manning @ PIT; Donavan McNabb vs. NYG; Eli Manning @ PHI; Phillip Rivers vs. KC; Rex Grossman vs. TEN; Gus Frerotte vs. GB; Safe Rosenfels vs. BAL; Matt Cassel vs. BUF

 

QBs You Might Want to Avoid in Week 10: JaMarcus Russell vs. CAR; Kerry Collins @ CHI

 

And here are the week 10 Fantasy QB start rankings; it’s all 28 projected starters in the order that you should consider them this week. They were gotten using the Fantasy Flavor secret formula, and have their formulary numbers in parentheses, the lower the better. We’ll get all of the positional rankings out to you in time for the Thursday night game, so keep checking back for the rest.

 

1. Drew Brees (18)

2. Brett Favre (20)

3. David Garrard (21)

4. Phillip Rivers (24)

5. Aaron Rodgers (24)

6. Kurt Warner (25)

7. Chad Pennington (25)

8. Tyler Thigpen (28)

9. Jay Cutler (34)

10. Shaun Hill (36)

11. Donavan McNabb (40)

12. Brady Quinn (41)

13. Peyton Manning (43)

14. Jake Delhomme (43)

15. Eli Manning (45)

16. Matt Ryan (45)

17. Joe Flacco (46)

18. Gus Frerotte (49)

19. Sage Rosenfels (52)

20. Daunte Culpepper (54) *drop a spot or 2 if it’s Orlovsky

21. Marc Bulger (59)

22. Trent Edwards (61)

23. Matt Cassel (65)

24. Seneca Wallace (66)

25. Rex Grossman (71)

26. Kerry Collins (75)

27. Ben Roethlisberger (76) *or Byron Leftwich

28. JaMarcus Russell (76)

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 9 Ks

Posted on 31 October 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

Here are the Week 9 Fantasy Flavor Kicker Power Rankings. It’s the top 20 Ks based on what we’ve seen so far, and a look ahead at this week’s match ups. In addition to the power rankings, we’ve identified the best and worst match ups for week 9 and ranked all 28 Ks in the order you should consider them this week.

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Week 9 QB Rankings and Previews

Week 9 RB Rankings and Previews

Week 9 WR Rankings and Previews

Week 9 TE Rankings and Previews

Week 9 D/ST Rankings and Previews

 

Fantasy Kicker Power Rankings Week 9

 

The power rankings are based on year to date performance and not a reflection of who to start this week, match up information for week 9 is listed below the rankings. Last weeks rankings are in parentheses.

1. John Carney (2) – NYG – FG – 18/19; 1-39 – 15/16; 40-49 – 3/3; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 19/19

2. Ryan Longwell (3) – MIN – FG – 16/19; 1-39 – 10/11; 40-49 – 4/6; 50+ – 2/2; PAT – 14/14

3. Stephen Gostkowski (7) – NE – FG – 16/17; 1-39 – 10/10; 40-49 – 6/7; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 15/15

4. Jason Elam (1) – ATL – FG – 16/17; 1-39 – 8/9; 40-49 – 7/7; 50+ – 1/1; PAT – 15/15

5. Matt Prater (4) – DEN – FG – 13/14; 1-39 – 7/8; 40-49 – 2/2; 50+ – 4/4; PAT – 18/18

6. David Akers (5) – PHI – FG – 15/19; 1-39 – 14/14; 40-49 – 1/2; 50+ – 0/3; PAT – 21/21

7. Rian Lindell (11) – BUF – FG – 15/18; 1-39 – 8/8; 40-49 – 7/8; 50+ – 0/2; PAT – 16/16

8. Robbie Gould (6) – CHI – FG – 13/15; 1-39 – 7/7; 40-49 – 6/8; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 21/21

9. Rob Bironas (17) – TEN – FG – 13/14; 1-39 – 6/6; 40-49 – 7/8; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 19/19

10. John Kasay (10) – CAR – FG – 16/16; 1-39 – 8/8; 40-49 – 7/7; 50+ – 1/1; PAT – 18/18

11. Josh Brown (8) – ST.L – FG – 14/16; 1-39 – 5/5; 40-49 – 5/5; 50+ – 4/6; PAT – 10/10

12. Joe Nedney (9) – SF – FG – 17/19; 1-39 – 10/10; 40-49 – 6/8; 50+ – 1/1; PAT – 16/16

13. Nate Kaeding (15) – SD – FG – 15/18; 1-39 – 13/13; 40-49 – 2/5; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 23/23

14. Matt Bryant (19) – TB – FG – 17/20; 1-39 – 15/15; 40-49 – 2/3; 50+ – 0/2; PAT – 17/17

15. Shaun Suisham (NR) – WAS – FG – 16/21; 1-39 – 9/11; 40-49 – 6/7; 50+ – 1/3; PAT – 15/15   

16. Mason Crosby (16) – FG – 11/14; 1-39 – 8/10; 40-49 – 1/1; 50+ – 2/3; PAT – 23/23

17. Olindo Mare (20) – SEA – FG – 13/14; 1-39 – 8/9; 40-49 – 3/3; 50+ – 2/2; PAT – 15/15

18. Josh Scobee (12) – JAX – FG – 12/14; 1-39 – 6/8; 40-49 – 3/3; 50+ – 3/3; PAT – 15/15

19. Sebastian Janikowski (13) – OAK – FG – 14/18; 1-39 – 11/11; 40-49 – 1/2; 50+ – 2/5; PAT – 9/9

20. Nick Folk (NR) – DAL – FG – 9/11; 1-39 – 5/6; 40-49 – 2/3; 50+ – 2/2; PAT – 25/25

Dropped from Rankings: Jeff Reed – PIT; Kris Brown – HOU

 

Here’s a look at who should be a little bit better or worse than normal based on this week’s match ups.

Ks Who Should Enjoy Their Week 9 Match Ups: Stephen Gostkowski @ IND; John Carney vs. DAL; David Akers @ SEA; Matt Bryant @ KC; Olindo Mare vs. PHI; Robbie Gould vs. DET; Neil Rackers @ ST.L; Rob Bironas vs. GB

Ks Who Could Be Sleepers in Week 9: Jason Hanson @ CHI; Dan Carpenter @ DEN

Ks With Tough Week 9 Match Ups: Mason Crosby @ TEN; Sebastian Janikowski vs. OAK; Nick Folk @ NYG; Shaun Suisham vs. PIT; Rian Lindell vs. NYJ; Jeff Reed @ WAS; Josh Brown vs. AZ

D/STs You Might Want to Avoid In Week 9: Matt Stover @ CLE; Adam Vinatieri vs. NE; Phil Dawson vs. BAL; Connor Barth vs. TB

 

And finally our “Formulary Start Rankings” for week 9. They’re gotten using the secret Fantasy Flavor Formula, which is basically 2 parts players performance, one part defensive expectations against them and a fraction of my gut thrown in to account for injuries and anomallies. The formulary number is in parenthesis behind the player’s name, the lower the number, the better your player’s chances at a big day.

1. John Carney (6)

2. Stephen Gostkowski (8)

3. David Akers (15)

4. Ryan Longwell (17)

5. Robbie Gould (24)

6. Matt Prater (26)

7. Jason Elam (27)

8. Matt Bryant (27)

9. Rob Bironas (29)

10. Olindo Mare (35)

11. Rian Lindell (37)

12. Josh Brown (41)

13. Josh Scobee (47)

14. Shaun Suisham (50)

15. Jason Hanson (52)

16. Kris Brown (54)

17. Jay Feeley (55)

18. Neil Rackers (55)

19. Mason Crosby (58)

20. Jeff Reed (20)

21. Nick Folk (61)

22. Sebastian Janikowski (61)

23. Dan Carpenter (62)

24. Shayne Graham (62)

25. Phil Dawson (73)

26. Connor Barth (76)

27. Adam Vinatieri (84)

28. Matt Stover (85)

Catch the Fantasy Flavor on Saturday from 4-7 and as always, good luck this week.

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 9 TEs

Posted on 30 October 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

Here are the Week 9 Fantasy Flavor Tight End Power Rankings. It’s the top 20 TEs based on what we’ve seen so far, and a look ahead at this week’s match ups. In addition to the power rankings, we’ve identified the best and worst match ups for week 9 and ranked the top 35 TEs in the order you should consider them this week.

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Week 9 QB Rankings and Previews

Week 9 RB Rankings and Previews

Week 9 WR Rankings and Previews

Week 9 D/ST Rankings and Previews

Week 9 K Rankings and Previews

 

Fantasy Tight End Power Rankings Week 9

 

The power rankings are based on year to date performance and not a reflection of who to start this week, match up information for week 9 is listed below the rankings. Last weeks rankings are in parentheses.

1. Jason Witten (1) – DAL – 549 yds 2 TD

2. Antonio Gates (2) – SD – 403 yds 4 TD

3. Tony Gonzalez (7) – KC – 369 yds 3 TD

4. Owen Daniels (3) – HOU – 395 yds 2 TD

5. Dallas Clark (15) – IND – 328 yds 2 TD

6. Anthony Fasano (9) – MIA – 251 yds 3 TD

7. Tony Scheffler (6) – DEN – 259 yds 2 TD  

8. Chris Cooley (5) – WAS – 451 yds 1 TD

9. Zach Miller (11) – OAK – 312 yds 1 TD

10. Visanthe Schiancoe (4) – MIN – 223 yds 3 TD

11. Greg Olsen (8) – CHI – 296 yds 2 TD  

12. John Carlson (12) – SEA – 214 yds 2 TD

13. Bo Scaife (10) – TEN – 318 yds 1 TD

14. Billy Miller (NR) – NO – 323 yds 0 TD  

15. Kellen Winslow (14) – CLE – 187 yds 1 TD

16. Mercedes Lewis (17) – JAX – 185 yds 2 TD

17. Kevin Boss (NR) – NYG – 118 yds 2 TD  

18. LJ Smith (NR) – PHI – 106 yds 2 TD  

19. Alex Smith (16) – TB – 216 yds 2 TD

20. Jerramy Stevens (19) – TB – 154 yds 1 TD

Dropped from Rankings: David Martin – MIA; Heath Miller – PIT; Donald Lee – GB

 

Here’s a look at who should be a little bit better or worse than normal based on this week’s match ups.

TEs Who Should Enjoy Their Week 9 Match Ups: John Carlson vs. PHI; Greg Olsen vs. DET; Zach Miller vs. ATL; Anthony Fasano @ DEN; Bo Scaife vs. GB; Donald Lee @ TEN; Robert Royal vs. NYJ

TEs Who Could Be Sleepers in Week 9: David Martin @ DEN; Justin Peele @ OAK; Alge Crumpler vs. GB; Reggie Kelly vs. JAX; Joe Klopfstein vs. AZ

TEs With Tough Week 9 Match Ups: Tony Scheffler vs. MIA; Alex Smith & Jerramy Stevens @ KC; Heath Miller @ WAS; Tony Gonzalez vs. TB; Kevin Boss vs. DAL; Jason Witten @ NYG; Dustin Keller @ BUF; Todd Haep @ CLE; Mercedes Lewis @ CIN; LJ Smith @ SEA; Chris Cooley vs. PIT

 

And finally our “Formulary Start Rankings” for week 9. They’re gotten using the secret Fantasy Flavor Formula, which is basically 2 parts players performance, one part defensive expectations against them and a fraction of my gut thrown in to account for injuries and anomallies. The formulary number is in parenthesis behind the player’s name, the lower the number, the better your player’s chances at a big day.

1. Anthony Fasano (18)

2. Zach Miller (19)

3. Owen Daniels (20)

4. Dallas Clark (23)

5. Greg Olsen (24)

6. John Carlson (25)

7. Tony Gonzalez (32)

8. Bo Scaife (32)

9. Jason Witten (34)

10. Visanthe Schiancoe (34)

11. Chris Cooley (37)

12. Tony Scheffler (41)

13. David Martin (44)

14. Kellen Winslow (45)

15. Mercedes Lewis (51)

16. LJ Smith (54)

17. Robert Royal (54)

18. Justin Peele (55)

19. Kevin Boss (57)

20. Donald Lee (57)

21. Jerrame Tuman (58)

22. Martellus Bennett (62)

23. Alge Crumpler (62)

24. Desmond Clark (62)

25. Alex Smith (64)

26. Jerramy Stevens (66)

27. Heath Miller (71)

28. Dustin Keller (71)

29. Tory Humphrey (71)

30. Tom Santi (73)

31. Daniel Graham (81)

32. Steve Heiden (81)

33. Brad Cottam (84)

34. Reggie Kelly (88)

35. Ben Patrick (88)

Check back tomorrow for the defense and kicker rankings and catch me on the Comcast Morning Show with Drew tomorrow around 9: 45. And of course you can catch the Fantasy Flavor on Saturday from 4-7 and as always, good luck this week.

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

Thyrl’s Mobtown Blog Pound 2.0

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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 9 QBs

Posted on 29 October 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

Here are the Week 9 Fantasy Flavor Quarterback Power Rankings. It’s the top 20 QBs based on what we’ve seen so far, and a look ahead at this week’s match ups. In addition to the power rankings, we’ve identified the best and worst match ups for week 9 and ranked all 28 starting QBs in the order you should consider them this week.

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Week 9 RB Rankings and Previews

Week 9 WR Rankings and Previews

Week 9 TE Rankings and Previews

Week 9 D/ST Rankings and Previews

Week 9 K Rankings and Previews

 

Fantasy Quarterback Rankings Week 9

 

The power rankings are based on year to date performance and not a reflection of who to start this week, match up information for week 9 is listed below the rankings. Last weeks rankings are in parentheses.

1. Phillip Rivers (2) – SD – 2038 yds 19 TD 6 int

2. Drew Brees (1) – NO – 2563 yds 15 TD 7 int

3. Kurt Warner (4) – AZ – 2089 yds 14 TD 6 int

4. Brett Favre (5) – NYJ – 1611 yds 15 TD 11 int

5. Jay Cutler (3) – DEN – 1862 yds 13 TD 7 int

6. Aaron Rodgers (6) – GB – 1668 yds 12 TD 4 int

7. Matt Schaub (9) – HOU – 1623 yds 10 TD 7 int

8. Kyle Orton (7) – CHI – 1669 yds 10 TD 4 int

9. Peyton Manning (10) – IND – 1754 yds 10 TD 9 int

10. Donavan McNabb (8) – PHI – 1829 yds 8 TD 3 int

11. Eli Manning (11) – NYG – 1588 yds 9 TD 4 int

12. Jake Delhomme (16) – CAR – 1781 yds 9 TD 5 int

13. Jason Campbell (15) – WAS – 1754 yds 8 TD 0 int

14. Ben Roethlisberger (12) – PIT – 1352 yds 10 TD 7 int

15. Chad Pennington (14) – MIA – 1710 yds 7 TD 3 int

16. Gus Frerotte (17) – MIN – 1286 yds 5 TD 7 int

17. Matt Ryan (20) – ATL – 1441 yds 7 TD 5 int

18. Matt Cassel (NR) – NE – 1362 yds 7 TD 6 int

19. Derek Anderson (NR) – CLE – 1235 yds 7 TD 6 int

20. David Garrard (NR) – JAX – 1542 yds 6 TD 4 int

Dropped from Rankings: JT O’Sullivan – SF; Jeff Garcia – TB; Trent Edwards – BUF

 

Here’s a look at who should be a little bit better or worse than normal based on this week’s match ups.

QBs Who Should Enjoy Their Week 9 Match Ups: Kurt Warner @ ST.L; Donavan McNabb @ SEA; Kyle Orton vs. DET; David Garrard @ CIN; Marc Bulger vs. AZ; Trent Edwards vs. NYJ

QBs Who Could Be Sleepers in Week 9: Chad Pennington @ DEN; JaMarcus Russell vs. ATL; Matt Ryan @ OAK; Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. JAX

QBs With Tough Week 9 Match Ups: Aaron Rodgers @ TEN; Jason Campbell vs. PIT; Derek Anderson vs. BAL; Jeff Garcia @ KC; Matt Cassel @ IND

QBs You Might Want to Avoid in Week 9: Seneca Wallace vs. PHI; Tyler Thigpen vs. TB; Brad Johnson @ NYG; Kerry Collins vs. GB; Joe Flacco @ CLE; Dan Orlovsky @ CHI

 

And finally our “Formulary Start Rankings” for week 9. They’re gotten using the secret Fantasy Flavor Formula, which is basically 2 parts players performance, one part defensive expectations against them and a fraction of my gut thrown in to account for injuries and anomallies. The formulary number is in parenthesis behind the player’s name, the lower the number, the better your player’s chances at a big day.

1. Kurt Warner (17)

2. Donavan McNabb (17)

3. Kyle Orton (17)

4. Jay Cutler (19)

5. Matt Schaub (23)

6. Chad Pennington (26)

7. Brett Favre (28)

8. Peyton Manning (29)

9. Eli Manning (32)

10. David Garrard (32)

11. Aaron Rodgers (33)

12. Matt Ryan (36)

13. Gus Frerotte (37)

14. Trent Edwards (48)

15. Ben Roethlisberger (50)

16. JaMarcus Russell (51)

17. Jason Campbell (54)

18. Marc Bulger (55)

19. Ryan Fitzpatrick (56)

20. Jeff Garcia (57)

21. Joe Flacco (62)

22. Matt Cassel (64)

23. Derek Anderson (64)

24. Tyler Thigpen (64)

25. Brad Johnson (73)

26. Dan Orlovsky (75)

27. Kerry Collins (76)

28. Seneca Wallace (85)

Look Back later today for this week’s running back rankings, as well as the wide receiver, tight end, defense and kicker rankings throughout the week. And as always, good luck this week.

Peace,

T

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Harbaugh’s handling of C-Mac situation is suspect

Posted on 23 October 2008 by Nestor Aparicio

So this is where new head coach John Harbaugh is learning the pain, instead of the joy, of being an NFL head coach.

There are only 32 of these jobs in world – captains of America’s favorite sports teams – and each of them brings a unique management structure and issues way beyond football. It’s about a LOT more than just drawing up the X’s and O’s and having a whistle on a string and being a gameday strategist.

It’s truly a VERY-high profile corporate C.E.O. (and babysitting) position and when this week’s “off the field” activity of Chris McAlister and Terrell Suggs has led to the “on the field” benching of the team’s highest-paid player and resident passive-aggressive cornerback, unlike at Legg Mason or Aerotek, the media asks the questions the fans (customers) want answers to and they expect a straight answer.

Or, like the other night on WBAL, some big-monied sponsor can call in directly to the coach to try to get an honest answer.

And, honestly, as much as we realize the Ravens do have some rights to the privacy of their employees and how it’s handled, we don’t want to be lied to either. I get that discipline should be a private matter, but don’t pass off the disciplining of a player as an injury, a lack of talent or a dress code issue.

Sure, if you’re Harbaugh or Joe Six Pack Ravens Fan, you’d like to think that guys who are making millions of dollars as players and have all of the talent in the world would just show up and graciously do their jobs. Especially for the amount of dough and the lifestyle they get to live. Forgive us for thinking that they’d actually consider 100% effort and winning football games the REAL priority in their lives. But, as my 24 years of doing this professionally as a media member has taught me, that’s not always the case.

Unfortunately, Harbaugh didn’t inherit a room full of professionals and choir boys when Brian Billick was fired. He inherited every problem Billick had and is doing the job for a third of the price and without nine years of experience dealing with it and trying to overcome it.

And Harbaugh is doing it pretty well if the only thing matters is the record: they’re 3-3, which is plenty good enough for me.

But the same problems that Billick dealt with differently or privately are now – as predicted here months ago –squarely onto the new rookie coach’s shoulders to address. The radio shows, the mudslinging, the “X” factor of off-the-field shenanigans along with Ray Lewis in his walk year thinking money, a rookie quarterback who’s learning as he goes, the various injuries, personnel issues, egos, etc. All the same crap that goes on in YOUR office, except that these guys aren’t as smart as they think they are, all are making a lot of money and are famous and every week a three-hour soap opera plays out on Sundays and you either win or lose.

And the city all talks about it (which is why they make the big bucks) and asks lots of questions, some of them a little “uncomfortable” for private matters such as human resources and employee behavioral issues.

And, as the coach, you have to answer for EVERYTHING. That’s the deal.

The NFL’s pretty straightforward like that. Win, and all is well. Lose, and well you’re where Mike Nolan or Brian Billick or Scott Linehan or Lane Kiffin are and where Marvin Lewis and some others might soon be.

Oh, and the owner is ALWAYS right. Just ask Al Davis or Dan Snyder or Jerry Jones.

The Ravens are 3-3 and playing decently for the most part, especially considering the injuries, rookie quarterback and lack of depth combined with aging players in key spots. I’m a HUGE Ravens fan. I’m perfectly pleased with where the team sits at this point. As a matter of fact, I’m more than mildly shocked that it’s gone this well.

Harbaugh has done a nice job by any measurement. The team is fun to watch, like a box of chocolates, Flacco is likeable, Ray Lewis is playing his ass off…it’s been a fun year so far!

So far, they’ve played five very good games and laid one turd. The turd just happened to be a road game in Indianapolis (and if you’re from Baltimore just the word “Indianapolis” has its own connotation) against the best player in the league in Peyton Manning. It happens. Many of the “good” teams in the league have gotten walloped already.

The team could easily be 5-1. But they’re not. They’re 3-3 and in decent shape to make a surprising playoff run over the next few weeks if they can beat some turd teams (Oakland, Cleveland and Houston). These are winnable games against current 2-4 teams. If they are going to go 10-6 and be a wild card, they’ll need to win at least two of these three. With the pending matchups against stronger NFC East teams at the end (not to mention Steelers and Jaguars), the wins must come now for any hope. The colder it gets the harder the schedule gets.

So it’s here where Harbaugh’s leadership is going to make or break the season. It’s not even Halloween but the cat’s out of the bag and the malcontents and loose-lipped rabble rousers are coming back to the forefront by saying and doing stupid things. Billick, essentially, was fired for this stuff happening (and the offensive woes, of course).

Chris McAlister not wanting to work out and/or practice and have the ability to run loose in Baltimore or miss meetings on road trips.

Terrell Suggs going on radio shows and throwing the starting quarterback under the bus.

Ray Lewis screaming for money. (We’re about 10 weeks away from that…trust me!)

It’s Harbaugh’s baby to deal with now, and despite the relative prosperity of 3-3, the baby is crying so to speak.

I think we’re all hard-pressed to believe that with Frank Walker and Fabian Washington as starters in the secondary for the remainder of the season, the Ravens will finish 10-6 and be a playoff team.  And we’re not at all hard-pressed to think that they’re not “outworking” or “outhustling” or “outstructuring” McAlister from Monday through Saturday.

McAlister is a pain in the ass to manage for them, no doubt, but he’s one of the most significant players in the organization. How do I know? Well, they’re paying him $8 million so I’m assuming they think he’s significant, too.

In my opinion, thus far Harbaugh has really botched this McAlister situation and continues to show his “green” side with every answer to the media. He seems as though answering these questions is a field of mines. And perhaps, if you keep changing your story every other day, it is.

Either Harbaugh’s getting bad advice or isn’t taking the good advice he’s been given. On Sunday after the game, it seemed like he didn’t even consider that the question was coming about McAlister when by the organization’s own admittance, he knew this was coming last Wednesday.

So, now four days later, we in the media have heard more conflicting stories, excuses, doubletalk and curious explanations to fill any reporter’s notebook (or fans’ water cooler) with head-scratchers.

If the Orioles gave answers like these – and they have before and apparently will continue to do so as well – I’d be laughing. Or writing these blogs of criticism/straightforwardness.

I don’t understand why there wasn’t just one story: the truth. And that is that McAlister is acting like a turd and isn’t doing what he’s supposed to be doing so he isn’t playing. Oh, and it’s a PRIVATE matter. He’s been bending team rules and we’re spanking him until he gets his act together.

There? Is that so hard? Some old-fashioned, “Hard Ass” love for the baller from Pasadena!

They didn’t fine him. Or suspend him. And they certainly didn’t want the NFLPA breathing down their necks like what’s happening in Cleveland with their resident talented malcontent, Kellen Winslow. (The league seems full of them, with PacMan Jones, Chad Johnson, Terrell Owens, etc…I guess if they “shut up and played” perhaps we’d have less interest?)

But I certainly can’t ignore what I’m hearing and seeing this week.

So far, we know:

* McAlister didn’t like Harbaugh’s practices in Westminster and there were reports of some words
* McAlister had a knee injury – or not – during training camp
* McAlister played pretty decently the first four weeks of the season (certainly nothing to think he was benched solely on “merit” for the first five games)
* McAlister allegedly missed a meeting in Indianapolis on Saturday, Oct. 11
* McAlister played “below par” in Indianapolis on Sunday, Oct. 12 (but so did the whole team)
* McAlister was told on he wouldn’t start in Miami on Wednesday, Oct. 15
* McAlister was inappropriately dressed (among other things) before the game in Miami on Sunday, Oct. 19
* McAlister played sparingly against the Dolphins on Sunday, Oct. 19

There are various other factors, rumors and pretty-well substantiated issues regarding McAlister’s off the field activities and work ethic. And the show he put on in the lobby of the team hotel with those three girls in front of $18 million dollars worth of corporate sponsors was biblical. Only a fool could be around the team a significant amount of time and not notice people’s whispers and gossip. It’s just a fact of life. His teammates have gone to media members (and each other) at various points for years with negative comments about him, his work ethic and chicanery.

He’s a super smart guy but a bit of a Lone Wolf. Personally, I’ve never had a problem with him (I actually kinda like him for the most part although I wouldn’t hire him to work for me) but I’ve known better than to ever count on him. I’ve enjoyed our conversations over the years because I think he’s so intelligent. And I’ve clearly known how other people feel about him. Most would just say he’s “unreliable” or “inconsistent.” But I wouldn’t say he’s a “bad person” at all. But some have questioned his character, for sure.

But the answers and the list of reasons the team has given to the media for him not being on the field on Sunday – not just me or WNST but the entire media position on this – has smelled like four-day old fish.

It’s more weird and kinda paranoid than anything I’ve seen recently and I’m kinda shocked that Harbaugh hasn’t been more transparent.

Geez, if they’re actually disciplining Chris McAlister for his off the field behavior there are many in the organization would say: “It’s about time!”

On Sunday, the question was: “Is Chris being disciplined?”

Harbaugh said:

“No (he was not being disciplined). Not at all. Chris has played well. I’ll tell you what, Chris has really worked hard this year to work through the knee. We’ve talked about the knee a lot. It hasn’t been a situation where it’s an injury but it is a knee that has had some wear and tear on it. And we think if we can manage the packages from here on out…It’s not a matter of starting or not starting it’s what packages we put him in where he can be most effective for us. Which helps his practice reps a little bit which keeps him as effective as he can be on Sunday because you’ve got to practice all week to be effective on Sunday. But we can’t overload that knee. Whatever package we’re in next week, he could be out there starting next week. And that’s what it really comes down to. We’re always going to put our best package on the field.”

Later, when pressed ever-so-gently by Brent Harris:

“Chris is a professional. Chris is always going to want his role to be expanded and there’s no reason to think that next week his role won’t be expanded. It’s going to be whatever Rex determines it’s gonna be as far as what’s best for our football team…Chris is a good example of what happened to our football team (after Indy loss)…Chris came back and had a great week of practice last week and there’s no reason he’s not going to have a good season this year.”

On Monday, he told WBAL this:

“I can’t speak to stuff in the past. I’ve had a chance to get to know Chris over these months that I’ve been here. Chris is a good person. We’ve got a really good relationship and I respect him a lot. As far as the dress for the bus it was wrong. It was a mistake. It’s been addressed.”

Being asked about playing vs. the Dolphins:

“He WAS playing last week. The term ‘benching’ I’m not sure exactly what that means. He was in our packages last week. We talked about it yesterday and it’s obvious and clear cut. You put the best 11 players out there for the package. We put the best players out there in the coverages . That’s what a football decision is.”

So, McAlister isn’t one of the best 11 players on the defense? C’mon, Harbs?

I just wish that Harbaugh would give me and you and everyone one story: the truth.

He’ll learn that the truth ALWAYS comes out and making the media “guess” or thinking we’re not going to ask questions (or that the fans won’t ask questions) about his $8 million a year franchise starting cornerback being on the field for eight plays in a pivotal road game is just foolish.

So, it’s kind of a “pick three” message from Harbs:

1.    (Miami Sunday) McAlister is injured, but he’s not really injured.  But it’s not a discipline issue. And he’s practiced and played really well. But he’s not one of our best 11 players.
2.    (WBAL Tuesday) He should’ve dressed better in Miami but I like him a lot. Rex Ryan made the decision. He wasn’t “benched” after starting for nine years in the league, but he only played eight plays.

Or, perhaps the truth:

3.    He’s not doing the stuff that we need him to do or living his life in a fashion that we agree with and it’s contributing to hurting our team overall even though he’s one of the most important guys on the team. We can’t have him acting like a jack ass any more. It’s hurting the team. And sitting his ass out ought to be a message to him – and the rest of the team — to shape up or ship out. The team comes first and we can (and will) win without him!

Or at least they’ll try to if they can’t get him to fall in line. Which is, I guess, where they are now. They’re going to try to win without him. Or not. But maybe that will change before Sunday, who knows?

This is Coach “Hard Ass” – and I say that as a compliment, in some respect — doing it HIS way. And, apparently, Rex Ryan is also at the heart of this decision.

Let’s see if it works.

Because, in the end, what he tells the media and the fans doesn’t have anything to do with whether they’re going to win football games over the next 10 weeks.

Or does it?

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