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Week 9 fantasy football start rankings

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Week 9 fantasy football start rankings

Posted on 05 November 2010 by Thyrl Nelson

Here are the formulary rankings for week 9. They’re based on 2-parts player expectations, 1-part defensive expectations based on match-ups with minor adjustments made for injuries, anomalies, changes in work load and of course my gut.

 

As always, trust your own gut, pay attention to the injury report, good luck and have fun. If you aren’t having fun playing fantasy football, you’re doing it wrong.

 

Other Positions:     RB     WR     TE     K     D/ST

 

QUARTERBACKS

1. Phillip Rivers @ HOU

2. Peyton Manning @ PHI

3. Aaron Rodgers vs. DAL

4. Tom Brady @ CLE

5. Eli Manning @ SEA

6. Drew Brees @ CAR

7. Jay Cutler @ BUF

8. Ben Roethlisberger @ CIN

9. Joe Flacco vs. MIA

10. Matt Ryan vs. TB

11. Matt Schaub vs. SD

12. Matthew Stafford vs. NYJ

13. Josh Freeman @ ATL

14. Mark Sanchez @ DET

15. Carson Palmer vs. PIT

16. Michael Vick vs. IND

17. Brett Favre vs. AZ

18. Jon Kitna @ GB

19. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. CHI

20. Colt McCoy vs. NE

21. Chad Henne @ BAL

22. Matt Cassel @ OAK

23. Jason Campbell vs. KC

24. Derek Anderson @ MIN

25. Charlie Whitehurst vs. NYG

26. Matt Moore vs. NO

Other Positions:     RB     WR     TE     K     D/ST

 

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The Fantasy Flavor Week 8 Football Start Rankings

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The Fantasy Flavor Week 8 Football Start Rankings

Posted on 28 October 2010 by Thyrl Nelson

Here are the Fantasy Flavor “Formulary” Start Rankings for week 8. They’re based on 2-parts player expectations and 1-part defensive expectations based on their opponent, with adjustments made for injuries, changes in work load, anomalies and my gut. Each player’s “formulary” number (the lower the better) is in parentheses behind their match-up.

 

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

 

*Match-ups listed as @SF or vs. DEN are taking place in London this week. No adjustments have been made for inordinate travel or weather.

 RB       WR       TE       K       D/ST

QUARTERBACKS

 

1. Peyton Manning vs. HOU (3)

2. Aaron Rodgers @ NYJ (10)

3. Donavan McNabb @ DET (25)

4. Kyle Orton @ SF (26)

5. Phillip Rivers vs. SD (28)

6. Carson Palmer vs. MIA (30)

7. Brett Favre @ NE (30) *put Jackson around 14th if it’s him

8. Tom Brady vs. MIN (31)

9. Matt Schaub @ IND (31)

10. Drew Brees vs. PIT (32)

11. Jon Kitna vs. JAX (32)

12. Mark Sanchez vs. GB (33)

13. Ben Roethlisberger @ NO (33)

14. Matt Cassel vs. BUF (35)

15. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ KC (38)

16. Matthew Stafford vs. WAS (39)

17. Josh Freeman @ AZ (43)

18. Chad Henne @ CIN (43)

19. Matt Hasselbeck @ AK (48)

20. Troy Smith vs. DEN (49)

21. David Garrard @ DAL (49)

22. Bruce Gradkowski vs. SEA (58)

23. Sam Bradford vs. CAR (59)

24. Derek Anderson vs. TB (61)

25. Vince Young @ SD (62)

26. Matt Moore @ St.L (64)

RB       WR       TE       K       D/ST

 

 

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BYE-WEEK PERFECT TIMING

Posted on 27 October 2010 by Tom Federline

The Ravens are a hurtin’ outfit. Hurtin’ physically, hurtin’ mentally, hurtin’ at the coaching positions. Annnd they are 5 – 2. I had predicted 4-3. They could easily be 7-0 or 1-6. Went to the game this past Sunday and I saw one hurtin’ unit out there. I would say at least 75% of the players that came off that field were limping or holding some body part, at some point in the game. I have not looked at the injury report, but my untrained eye saw these hurt individuals: Jarret Johnson, Haloti Ngata, Kelley Gregg, Heeeeeap, of course Ed Reed, Ray Rice and Fabian Washington was fairly ……burnt. Ray-Ray was having his shoulder looked at. And Joe Flacco was looking in the stands for a sports psychologist to aid Camera Cameron and Jim Zorn. The boys are hurt physically. The mental part needs a rest, re-evaluate, re-energize and then re-convene.

I haven’t been writing about the Ravens because a) They haven’t grabbed my attention – positively. b) I still do not understand why 40+ points a game are not going up on the scoreboard. c) It’s just a matter of time until some offense out there realizes that  the Ravens can be lit up. d)No stand-out identity. Annnnd they are 5 – 2. They have seven (7) offensive weapons (not including Flacco), that would starters/go-to guys on any other NFL team and the boys are just squeaking by. Is it me or was Flacco better….. without Jim Zorn? I think the talent has overwhelmed the supposed Offensive Coordinator. And the talent has always been ahead of the supposed Head Coach. Maybe it will come together. Maybe the coaching will catch up to the talent. Maybe  the current team needs to watch video of the Super Bowl run year. 

The reunion of the 2000 Super Bowl team this past weekend was done well. Good job Ravens PR. Nice weather. Fairly nice turn out. Nice time for reflection. I’m not real happy with the way they are playing now, but the reunion made me think back during that 2000 season when they were 5 -4 and not scoring TD’s. Half way thru we weren’t exactly buying tickets to the Super Bowl in Tampa, now were we? Although, we were slightly encourageddue to the fact the Ravens did have one heckuva defense that year. Well, this year they have one heckuva an offense……we just haven’t seen it! Are we ever going to see it? After seeing the Super Bowl boys back on Sunday and on the field, I thought how nice it would be to have the following:

Trent Dilfer – QB coach and Offensive Coordinator, Ogden – Offensive Line coach, Jamaal Lewis – Running Backs, Ray-Ray – plays and is Defensive Coordinator, Goose – Defensive Line, Ed Reeeed – plays (when able) and has Defensive Backfield. Head Coach – Buck Showalter (whoops, I’m still drinking the orange Kool-aid),  Head Coach – Michael McCrary! Ten years ago? You kiddin’ me? Wasn’t I just singing and barking - “Who Let the Dogs Out?” – (Baha Men).

Ok, back to reality. Did anyone hear the defense getting booed on Sunday? Guess what, I was one of them. Booing the Ravens defense………who would of thought that? Ugly, ugly game on Sunday. Annnnnd they are 5 -2. How about Ed Reed’s first hit? Knocked the ball right out. How about Ed Reeds two interceptions? How about Ed Reed getting hurt again? Terrell Suggs – one of the most over-paid and over-rated players in the league. Ozzie blew it – letting Bart Scott go and keeping Suggs. “Joe Cool” Flacco has shown signs bordering on becoming  “Kyle Booller – Flacknut”. If Flacco’s first read is covered and then he can’t find his Ray Rice outlet, it’s over.

I called 6-3 after the break. A break much needed. Do they have a run in them? Let Flacco play. Go away Jim Zorn. Let Flacco and the potential Magnificent 7 run the show and rock the house. Then Joe can sit in the 4th quarter, save him and bring in Bulger. Hope the defense stays healthy, hope Reed gets back to say 90% and then let’s go buy tickets to Dallas/Arlington, TX area. If it were only that easy. By the way did I mention they are 5 – 2? Strap yourself in.

D.I.Y.

Fedman

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Fantasy Flavor Week 7 Football Start Rankings

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Fantasy Flavor Week 7 Football Start Rankings

Posted on 22 October 2010 by 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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Fantasy Flavor Week 6 Start Rankings

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Fantasy Flavor Week 6 Start Rankings

Posted on 15 October 2010 by Thyrl Nelson

Here are the week 6 fantasy football start rankings in their entirety. I’ll be back to update them on Friday evening once the final injury report comes out.

 

Disclaimer: The rankings are “formulary”, based on 2-parts individual expectations and one part defensive expectations based on that player’s weekly match up, with adjustments made for injuries, anomalies and my gut. The “formulary” numbers are listed behind each player’s match up in parentheses with the lower numbers being best, and a lowest possible “formulary” number of 3. As always, trust your own gut, keep an eye on the injury report, good luck and have fun. If you aren’t having fun playing fantasy football, you’re doing it wrong.

 

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

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

1. Peyton Manning @ WAS (7)

2. Phillip Rivers @ St.L (22)

3. Jay Cutler vs. SEA (26)

4. Drew Brees @ TB (27)

5. Matt Schaub vs. KC (27)

6. Kyle Orton vs. NYJ (28)

7. Joe Flacco @ NE (28)

8. Matt Ryan @ PHI (29)

9. Tony Romo @ MIN (30)

10. Eli Manning vs. DET (33)

11. Aaron Rodgers vs. MIA (36) *put Flynn around 21st if Rodgers can’t go

12. Mark Sanchez @ DEN (37)

13. Tom Brady vs. BAL (37)

14. Ben Roethlisberger vs. CLE (39)

15. Vince Young @ JAX (41)

16. Chad Henne @ GB (42)

17. Brett Favre vs. DAL (44)

18. Donavan McNabb vs. IND (44)

19. Matt Cassel @ HOU (48)

20. Kevin Kolb vs. ATL (51)

21. Alex Smith vs. OAK (53)

22. David Garrard vs. TEN (54)

23. Josh Freeman vs. NO (55)

24. Jason Campbell @ SF (55)

25. Shaun Hill @ NYG (66) *put Stafford here too if it’s him

26. Sam Bradford vs. SD (66)

27. Matt Hasselbeck @ CHI (68)

28. Colt McCoy @ PIT (74)

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

1. Frank Gore vs. OAK (13)

2. Chris Johnson @ JAX (15)

3. Ray Rice @ NE (17)

4. Michael Turner @ PHI (22)

5. Adrian Peterson vs. DAL (23)

6. Maurice Jones-Drew vs. TEN (29)

7. Arian Foster vs. KC (30)

8. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. DET (30)

9. Jamaal Charles @ HOU (32)

10. Steven Jackson vs. SD (33)

11. LeSean McCoy vs. ATL (36)

12. Jahvid Best @ NYG (37)

13. Rashard Mendenhall vs. CLE (38)

14. Matt Forte vs. SEA (41)

15. LaDanian Tomlinson @ DEN (42)

16. Darren McFadden @ SF (50)

17. Joseph Addai @ WAS (50) *watch his health

18. Brandon Jackson vs. MIA (51)

19. Pierre Thomas @ TB (51)

20. Ryan Matthews @ St.L (56)

21. Peyton Hillis @ PIT (59) *watch his health

22. Ryan Torain vs. IND (59)

23. Ronnie Brown @ GB (60)

24. Shonn Greene @ DEN (60)

25. Mike Tolbert @ St.L (64)

26. Michael Bush @ SF (64)

27. Thomas Jones @ HOU (66)

28. Marshawn Lynch @ CHI (66)

29. Felix Jones @ MIN (72)

30. Willis McGahee @ NE (73)

31. Jason Snelling @ PHI (76)

32. Cadillac Williams vs. NO (77)

33. Brandon Jacobs vs. DET (78)

34. Jerome Bettis @ TB (82)

35. Earnest Graham vs. NO (83)

36. Marion Barber @ MIN (88)

37. Knowshon Moreno vs. NYJ (90)

38. Ricky Williams @ GB (94)

39. Justin Forsett @ CHI (96)

40. Mike Hart @ WAS (100)

41. Benjarvis Green-Ellis vs. BAL (103)

42. John Kuhn vs. MIA (105)

43. Javon Ringer @ JAX (105)

44. Derrick Ward vs. KC (106)

45. Kenneth Darby vs. SD (109)

46. LaGarrette Blount vs. NO (109)

47. Leon Washington @ CHI (110)

48. Correll Buckhalter vs. NYJ (112)

49. Danny Woodhead vs. BAL (113)

50. Chester Taylor vs. SEA (117)

 

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

1. Reggie Wayne @ WAS (17)

2. Randy Moss vs. DAL (20)

3. Anquan Boldin @ NE (23)

4. Andre Johnson vs. KC (24)

5. Miles Austin @ MIN (25)

6. Brandon Marshall @ GB (30)

7. Hines Ward vs. CLE (30)

8. Hakeem Nicks vs. DET (31)

9. Brandon Lloyd vs. NYJ (32)

10. Roddy White @ PHI (33)

11. Calvin Johnson @ NYG (34)

12. DeSean Jackson vs. ATL (37)

13. Greg Jennings vs. MIA (37)

14. Marques Colston @ TB (37)

15. Malcolm Floyd @ St.L (40)

16. Austin Collie @ WAS (41)

17. Eddie Royal vs. NYJ (42)

18. Percy Harvin vs. DAL (45)

19. Mike Wallace vs. CLE (46)

20. Donald Driver vs. MIA (51)

21. Jeremy Maclin vs. ATL (53)

22. Santana Moss vs. IND (56)

23. Santonio Holmes @ DEN (56)

24. Steve Smith vs. DET (59)

25. Mike Sims-Walker vs. TEN (59)

26. Kenny Britt @ JAX (61)

27. Michael Crabtree vs. OAK (61)

28. Braylon Edwards @ DEN (62)

29. DeWayne Bowe @ HOU (72)

30. Wes Welker vs. BAL (73)

31. Lance Moore @ TB (73)

32. Kevin Walter vs. KC (76)

33. Nate Washington @ JAX (79)

34. Mario Manningham vs. DET (79)

35. Johnnie Knox vs. SEA (79)

36. Mike Williams vs. NO (80)

37. Davonne Bess @ GB (80)

38. Roy Williams @ MIN (81)

39. Jabar Gafney vs. NYJ (84)

40. Dez Bryant @ MIN (91)

41. Mike Thomas vs. TEN (93)

42. Ted Ginn Jr. vs. OAK (93)

43. Josh Morgan vs. OAK (95)

44. Pierre Garcon @ WAS (96)

45. Devin Hester vs. SEA (97)

46. Louis Murphy @ SF (99)

47. Derrick Mason @ NE (99)

48. Brandon Tate vs. BAL (100)

49. Devery Henderson @ TB (101)

50. Legedu Naanee @ St.L (104)

51. Josh Cribbs @ PIT (106)

52. Dexter McCluster @ HOU (106)

53. Danny Amendola vs. SD (108)

54. Anthony Armstrong vs. IND (108)

55. James Jones vs. MIA (19)

56. DeMaryius Thomas vs. NYJ (114)

57. Blair White @ WAS (118)

58. Jerricho Cotchery @ DEN (120)

59. Jacoby Jones vs. KC (122)

60. Brian Hartline @ GB (124)

61. Danny Woodhead vs. BAL (126)

62. TJ Houshmandzadeh @ NE (127)

63. Robert Meachem @ TB (129)

64. Buster Davis @ St.L (130)

65. Harry Douglas @ PHI (131)

66. Justin Gage @ JAX (131)

67. Dieon Branch vs. BAL (140)

68. Mohamed Massaquoi @ PIT (140)

69. Brandon Gibson vs. SD (141)

70. Chansi Stuckey @ PIT (144)

71. Brad Smith @ DEN (148)

72. Darrius Heyward-Bey @ SF (149)

73. Deon Butler @ CHI (152)

74. Nate Burleson vs. NYG (158)

75. Brian Finneran @ PHI (159)

 

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

1. Vernon Davis vs. OAK (6)

2. Zach Miller @ SF (20)

3. Dallas Clark @ WAS (20)

4. Tony Gonzalez @ PHI (21)

5. Kellen Winslow Jr. vs. NO (23)

6. Antonio Gates @ St.L (25)

7. Dustin Keller @ DEN (29)

8. Tony Moeaki @ HOU (33)

9. Jason Witten @ MIN (34)

10. Brent Celek vs. ATL (36)

11. Chris Cooley vs. IND (36)

12. Greg Olsen vs. SEA (38)

13. Visanthe Shiancoe vs. DAL (38)

14. Jeremy Shockey @ TB (45)

15. Mercedes Lewis vs. TEN (46)

16. Aaron Hernandez vs. BAL (48)

17. Owen Daniels vs. KC (50)

18. Daniel Fells vs. SD (52)

19. Brandon Pettigrew @ NYG (55)

20. Todd Heap @ NE (56)

21. Tony Scheffler @ NYG (57)

22. John Carlson @ CHI (57)

23. Heath Miller vs. CLE (62)

24. Bo Scaife @ JAX (63)

25. Anthony Fasano @ GB (65)

26. Rob Gronkowski vs. BAL (68)

27. Andrew Quarless vs. MIA (68)

28. Ed Dickson @ NE (70)

29. Benjamin Watson @ PIT (71)

30. Kevin Boss vs. DET (71)

31. Joel Dressen vs. KC (78)

32. Delanie Walker vs. OAK (78) *watch his health

33. David Thomas @ TB (79)

34. Daniel Graham vs. NYJ (81)

35. Jerramy Stevens vs. NO (83)

36. Billy Bajema vs. SD (88) *watch his health

37. Craig Stevens @ JAX (89)

38. Justin Peele @ PHI (89)

39. Fred Davis vs. IND (90)

40. Martellus Bennett @ MIN (90)

 

 

KICKERS

 

1. Nate Kaeding @ St.L (8)

2. Josh Scobee vs. TEN (12)

3. Sebastian Janikowski @ SF (17)

4. Mason Crosby vs. MIA (19)

5. Matt Bryant @ PHI (24)

6. Ryan Longwell vs. DAL (24)

7. Josh Brown vs. SD (25)

8. Rob Bironas @ JAX (26)

9. Nick Folk @ DEN (27)

10. Matt Prater vs. NYJ (32)

11. Jeff Reed vs. CLE (32)

12. Stephen Gostkowski vs. BAL (36)

13. Jason Hanson @ NYG (38)

14. Joe Nedney vs. OAK (40)

15. Adam Vinatieri @ WAS (42)

16. Lawrence Tynes vs. DET (42)

17. Graham Gano vs. IND (45)

18. Ryan Succop @ HOU (50)

19. Olindo Mare @ CHI (51)

20. Robbie Gould vs. SEA (53)

21. Dan Carpenter vs. GB (53)

22. John Carney @ TB (55)

23. Niel Rackers vs. KC (57)

24. Billy Cundiff @ NE (58)

25. David Buehler @ MIN (64)

26. Connor Barth vs. NO (66)

27. Davis Aker vs. ATL (68)

28. Phil Dawson @ PIT (73)

 

 

DEFENSE / SPECIAL TEAMS

 

1. Steelers vs. CLE (10)

2. Packers vs. MIA (14)

3. Jets @ DEN (19)

4. Vikings vs. DAL (20)

5. Saints @ TB (21)

6. Eagles vs. ATL (24)

7. Cowboys @ MIN (25)

8. Giants vs. DET (51)

9. 49ers vs. OAK (33)

10. Titans @ JAX (34)

11. Bears vs. SEA (37)

12. Ravens @ NE (43)

13. Falcons @ PHI (45)

14. Lions @ NYG (45)

15. Seahawks @ CHI (46)

16. Rams @ SD (46)

17. Dolphins @ GB (46)

18. Chargers @ St.L (47)

19. Raiders @ SF (49)

20. Chiefs @ HOU (50)

21. Browns @ PIT (54)

22. Patriots vs. BAL (55)

23. Buccaneers vs. NO (58)

24. Redskins vs. IND (62)

25. Colts @ WAS (69)

26. Jaguars vs. TEN (76)

27. Texans vs. KC (77)

28. Broncos vs. NYJ (82)

 

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The Fantasy Flavor Week 6 QB and TE Start Rankings

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The Fantasy Flavor Week 6 QB and TE Start Rankings

Posted on 13 October 2010 by Thyrl Nelson

Here’s the first part of the Fantasy Flavor Week 6 Formulary Start Rankings. Quarterbacks and Tight Ends for this week are listed below, I’ll be back tomorrow with Running Backs and Kickers, and then finish up with Wide Receivers and Tight Ends. The formulary numbers are based on 2-parts player expectations, and 1-part defensive tendencies. The formulary numbers (the lower the better) are listed in parentheses behind each listed player, with a lowest possible formulary score of 3.

 

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

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

1. Peyton Manning @ WAS (7)

2. Phillip Rivers @ St.L (22)

3. Jay Cutler vs. SEA (26)

4. Drew Brees @ TB (27)

5. Matt Schaub vs. KC (27)

6. Kyle Orton vs. NYJ (28)

7. Joe Flacco @ NE (28)

8. Matt Ryan @ PHI (29)

9. Tony Romo @ MIN (30)

10. Eli Manning vs. DET (33)

11. Aaron Rodgers vs. MIA (36) *put Flynn around 21st if Rodgers can’t go

12. Mark Sanchez @ DEN (37)

13. Tom Brady vs. BAL (37)

14. Ben Roethlisberger vs. CLE (39)

15. Vince Young @ JAX (41)

16. Chad Henne @ GB (42)

17. Brett Favre vs. DAL (44)

18. Donavan McNabb vs. IND (44)

19. Matt Cassel @ HOU (48)

20. Kevin Kolb vs. ATL (51)

21. Alex Smith vs. OAK (53)

22. David Garrard vs. TEN (54)

23. Josh Freeman vs. NO (55)

24. Jason Campbell @ SF (55)

25. Shaun Hill @ NYG (66) *put Stafford here too if it’s him

26. Sam Bradford vs. SD (66)

27. Matt Hasselbeck @ CHI (68)

28. Colt McCoy @ PIT (74)

 

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

1. Vernon Davis vs. OAK (6)

2. Zach Miller @ SF (20)

3. Dallas Clark @ WAS (20)

4. Tony Gonzalez @ PHI (21)

5. Kellen Winslow Jr. @ PIT (23)

6. Antonio Gates @ St.L (25)

7. Dustin Keller @ DEN (29)

8. Tony Moeaki @ HOU (33)

9. Jason Witten @ MIN (34)

10. Brent Celek vs. ATL (36)

11. Chris Cooley vs. IND (36)

12. Greg Olsen vs. SEA (38)

13. Visanthe Shiancoe vs. DAL (38)

14. Jeremy Shockey @ TB (45)

15. Mercedes Lewis vs. TEN (46)

16. Aaron Hernandez vs. BAL (48)

17. Owen Daniels vs. KC (50)

18. Daniel Fells vs. SD (52)

19. Brandon Pettigrew @ NYG (55)

20. Todd Heap @ NE (56)

21. Tony Scheffler @ NYG (57)

22. John Carlson @ CHI (57)

23. Heath Miller vs. CLE (62)

24. Bo Scaife @ JAX (63)

25. Anthony Fasano @ GB (65)

26. Rob Gronkowski vs. BAL (68)

27. Andrew Quarless vs. MIA (68)

28. Ed Dickson @ NE (70)

29. Benjamin Watson @ PIT (71)

30. Kevin Boss vs. DET (71)

31. Joel Dressen vs. KC (78)

32. Delanie Walker vs. OAK (78) *watch his health

33. David Thomas @ TB (79)

34. Daniel Graham vs. NYJ (81)

35. Jerramy Stevens vs. NO (83)

36. Billy Bajema vs. SD (88) *watch his health

37. Craig Stevens @ JAX (89)

38. Justin Peele @ PHI (89)

39. Fred Davis vs. IND (90)

40. Martellus Bennett @ MIN (90)

 

 

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Fantasy Flavor Week 5 Final Start Rankings

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Fantasy Flavor Week 5 Final Start Rankings

Posted on 09 October 2010 by Thyrl Nelson

Here’s the final edition of the week 5 fantasy start rankings, they’ve been scrubbed against the injury report, but keep an eye on the injury wire as statuses are updated. The rankings “formula” is based on 2-parts player expectations and 1-part defensive expectations against that player. The lower the formulary number the better with a lowest possible formulary number of 3.

 

As always good luck, trust your gut, keep an eye on the injury report and most importantly have fun. If you’re not having fun at fantasy football, you’re doing it wrong.

 

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

1. Aaron Rodgers @ WAS (9)

2. Peyton Manning vs. KC (16)

3. Drew Brees @ AZ (17)

4. Eli Manning @ HOU (24)

5. Matt Ryan @ CLE (25)

6. Phillip Rivers @ OAK (26)

7. Joe Flacco vs. DEN (27)

8. Tony Romo vs. TEN (31)

9. Jay Cutler @ CAR (32) *watch his health

10. Kevin Kolb @ SF (35)

11. David Garrard @ BUF (38)

12. Matt Schaub vs. NYG (40)

13. Donavan McNabb vs. GB (40)

14. Sam Bradford @ DET (46)

15. Matt Cassel @ IND (47)

16. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. JAX (50)

17. Brett Favre @ NYJ (50)

18. Mark Sanchez vs. MIN (53)

19. Kyle Orton @ BAL (54)

20. Carson Palmer vs. TB (56)

21. Matthew Stafford vs. St.L (61) *Shaun Hill would be about the same if it’s him

22. Vince Young @ DAL (61)

23. Alex Smith vs. PHI (62)

24. Josh Freeman @ CIN (67)

24a. Todd Collins @ CAR

25. Derek Anderson vs. NO (67)

25. Max Hall vs. NO (67)

26. Bruce Gradkowski vs. SD (68)

27. Jake Delhomme vs. ATL (72) *Seneca Wallace would be about the same if it’s him

28. Jimmy Claussen vs. CHI (74)

 

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

1. Maurice Jones-Drew @ BUF (11)

2. Frank Gore vs. PHI (14)

3. Steven Jackson @ DET (16) *watch his health

4. Arian Foster vs. NYG (25)

5. Cedric Benson vs. TB (26)

6. Jamaal Charles @ IND (27)

7. Adrian Peterson @ NYJ (30)

8. Chris Johnson @ DAL (30)

9. LeSean McCoy @ SF (35) * watch his health

10. Ahmad Bradshaw @ HOU (37) * watch his health

11. Mike Tolbert @ OAK (39)

12. Michael Turner @ CLE (39)

13. Ray Rice vs. DEN (39) *watch his health

14. Matt Forte @ CAR (40)

15. Jahvid Best vs. St.L (42)

16. Pierre Thomas @ AZ (43)

17. DeAngelo Williams vs. CHI (44)

18. Beanie Wells vs. NO (50)

19. Peyton Hillis vs. ATL (52) * watch his health

20. LaDanian Tomlinson vs. MIN (54)

21. Darren McFadden vs. SD (55)

21. Ladell Betts vs. AZ

22. Thomas Jones @ IND (55)

23. Ryan Matthews @ OAK (55)

24. Knowshon Moreno @ BAL (60)

25. Jonathan Stewart vs. CHI (62)

26. Ladell Betts vs. AZ (63)

27. Joseph Addai vs. KC (66)

27a. Michael Bush vs. SD

28. Brandon Jackson @ WAS (73)

29. Ryan Torain vs. GB (75)

29a. Correll Buckhalter @ BAL

30. Felix Jones vs. TEN (75)

31. Shonn Greene vs. MIN (76)

32. Tim Hightower vs. NO (80)

33. Correll Buckhalter @ BAL (80)

34. Kenneth Darby @ DET (80)

35. Cadillac Williams @ CIN (81)

36. Fred Jackson vs. JAX (82)

37. Marion Barber vs. TEN (85)

38. Brandon Jacobs @ HOU (93)

39. Jason Snelling @ CLE (97)

40. Willis McGahee vs. DEN (97)

41. John Kuhn @ WAS (99)

42. Michael Bush vs. SD (103)

43. CJ Spiller vs. JAX (106)

43a. Lawrence Maroney@ BAL

44. Ernest Graham @ CIN (107)

45. Derrick Ward vs. NYG (107)

45. Steve Slaton vs. NYG

45a. Chris Ivory vs. AZ

46. Rashad Jennings @ BUF (107)

47. Darren Sproles @ OAK (109)

48. Javon Ringer @ DAL (114)

49. LaGarrette Blount @ CIN (115)

50. Donald Brown vs. KC (116)

 

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

1. Roddy White @ CLE (8)

2. Randy Moss @ NYJ (17)

3. Greg Jennings @ WAS (18)

4. Calvin Johnson vs. St.L (20)

5. Anquan Boldin vs. DEN (21)

6. Miles Austin vs. TEN (22)

7. Reggie Wayne vs. KC (23)

8. Andre Johnson vs. NYG (23)

9. DeSean Jackson @ SF (24)

10. Hakeem Nicks @ HOU (25)

11. Donald Driver @ WAS (32)

12. Chad Ochocinco vs. TB (33)

13. Steve Smith vs. CHI (41) *watch his health

14. Marques Colston @ AZ (42)

15. Larry Fitzgerald vs. NO (44)

16. Austin Collie vs. KC (45) *watch his health

17. Percy Harvin @ NYJ (45) *always watch his health

18. Jeremy Maclin @ SF (46)

19. Steve Smith @ HOU (47)

20. Mike Sims-Walker @ BUF (52)

21. Malcolm Floyd @ OAK (56)

22. Santana Moss vs. GB (56)

23. Mark Clayton @ DET (57)

24. Dewayne Bowe @ IND (58)

25. Dez Bryant vs. TEN (64)

26. Terrell Owens vs. TB (65)

27. Michael Crabtree vs. PHI (65)

28. Johnnie Knox @ CAR (69)

29. Derrick Mason vs. DET (71)

30. Lee Evans vs. JAX (71)

31. Santonio Holmes vs. MIN (73)

32. Mike Williams @ CIN (82)

33. Steve Johnson vs. TB (83)

34. Brandon Lloyd @ BAL (85)

35. Braylon Edwards vs. MIN (85)

36. Mario Manningham @ HOU (85)

37. Kevin Walter vs. NYG (87)

38. Lance Moore @ AZ (90)

39. Nate Washington @ DAL (90)

40. Eddie Royal @ BAL (91)

41. Jacoby Jones vs. NYG (93)

42. Roy Williams vs. TEN (96)

43. Roscoe Parrish vs. JAX (101)

44. Pierre Garcon vs. KC (104) *watch his health

45. Devin Hester @ CAR (111)

46. Demaryius Thomas @ BAL (111)

47. Louis Murphy vs. SD (112) *watch his health

48. Legedu Naanee @ OAK (112)

49. Mike Thomas @ BUF (112)

50. Harry Douglas @ CLE (112)

51. Josh Cribbs vs. ATL (113)

52. Kenny Britt @ DAL (116)

53. Dexter McCluster @ IND (116)

54. Jabar Gafney @ BAL (117)

55. Danny Amendola @ DET (117)

56. James Jones @ WAS (120)

57. Blair White vs. KC (120)

58. Devery Henderson @ AZ (122)

59. Jordan Shipley vs. TB (123) *watch his health

60. Steve Breaston vs. NO (124) *watch his health

61. Brian Finneran @ CLE (126)

62. Josh Morgan vs. PHI (127)

63. Brandon Gibson @ DET (127)

64. TJ Houshmandzadeh vs. DEN (129)

65. Buster Davis @ OAK (138)

66. Jerricho Cotchery vs. MIN (143)

67. David Nelson vs. JAX (143)

68. Jason Avant @ SF (144)

69. Darrius Heyward-Bey vs. SD (145) *watch his health

70. Brad Smith vs. MIN (151)

71. Mohamed Massaquoi vs. ATL (153)

72. Michael Spurlock @ CIN (154)

73. Kassim Osgood @ BUF (154)

74. Chansi Stuckey vs. ATL (157)

75. Laurent Robinson @ DET (159) *watch his health

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

1. Dallas Clark vs. KC (12)

2. Antonio Gates @ OAK (13)

3. Chris Cooley vs. GB (16)

4. Visanthe Shiancoe @ NYJ (25) *watch his health

5. Jermichael Finley @ WAS (26)

6. Vernon Davis vs. PHI (26)

7. Zach Miller vs. SD (28)

8. Kellen Winslow Jr. @ CIN (31)

9. Jeremy Shockey @ AZ (33)

10. Tony Gonzalez @ CLE (36)

11. Dustin Keller vs. MIN (37)

12. Brent Celek @ SF (37)

13. Mercedes Lewis @ BUF (38)

14. Jason Witten vs. TEN (40)

15. Greg Olsen @ CAR (45)

16. Owen Daniels vs. NYG (49)

17. David Thomas @ AZ (51)

18. Benjamin Watson vs. ATL (52)

19. Kevin Boss @ HOU (53)

20. Todd Heap vs. DEN (55)

21. Evan Moore @ ATL (56)

22. Tony Moeaki @ IND (60)

23. Tony Scheffler vs. St.L (61)

24. Brandon Pettigrew vs. St.L (65)

25. Jermaine Gresham vs. TB (66)

26. Bo Scaife @ DAL (66)

27. Fred Davis vs. GB (66)

28. David Martin vs. JAX (67)

29. Travis Beckum @ HOU (67)

30. Dante Rosario vs. CHI (72)

31. Ben Patrick vs. NO (74)

32. Joel Dressens vs. NYG (75)

33. Daniel Fells @ DET (79)

34. Randy McMichael @ OAK (79)

35. Jim Kleinsasser @ NYJ (79)

36. Jonathan Stupar vs. JAX (83)

37. Jerramy Stevens @ CIN (89)

38. Martellus Bennett vs. TEN (90)

39. Delanie Walker vs. PHI (94) * watch his health

40. Jeff Dugan @ NYJ (97)

 

 

KICKERS

 

1. Mason Crosby @ WAS (15)

2. Matt Prater @ BAL (16)

3. Neil Rackers vs. NYG (18)

4. Rob Bironas @ DAL (18)

5. Matt Bryant @ CLE (20)

6. Nate Kaeding @ OAK (21)

7. Josh Scobee @ BUF (24)

8. Jon Carney @ AZ (24)

9. Robbie Gould @ CAR (25)

10. Sebastian Janikowski vs. SD (27)

11. David Akers @ SF (33)

12. Graham Gano vs. GB (34)

13. Mike Nugent vs. TB (38)

14. David Buehler vs. TEN (38)

15. Lawrence Tynes @ HOU (42)

16. Ryan Longwell @ NYJ (43)

17. Nick Folk vs. MIN (44)

18. Jason Hanson vs. St.L (44)

19. Josh Brown vs. DET (45)

20. Adam Vinatieri vs. KC (49)

21. Ryan Succop @ IND (51)

22. Connor Barth @ CIN (52)

23. Rian Lindell vs. JAX (52)

24. Billy Cundiff vs. DEN (59)

25. Joe Nedney vs. PHI (62)

26. Jay Feeley vs. NO (64)

27. Phil Dawson vs. ATL

28. John Kasay vs. CHI (69)

 

 

DEFENSE / SPECIAL TEAMS

 

1. Jets vs. MIN (6)

2. Saints @ AZ (9)

3. Eagles @ SF (14)

4. Chargers @ OAK (22)

5. Packers @ WAS (24)

6. Bengals vs. TB (28)

7. Ravens vs. DEN (29)

8. Cowboys vs. TEN (32)

9. Bears @ CAR (33)

10. Vikings @ NYJ (34)

11. Texans vs. NYG (37)

12. Titans @ DAL (41)

13. Falcons @ CLE (42)

14. 49ers vs. PHI (44)

15. Rams @ DET (47)

16. Browns vs. ATL (50)

17. Giants @ HOU (51)

18. Broncos @ BAL (51)

19. Panthers vs. CHI (54)

20. Lions vs. St.L (56)

21. Buccaneers @ CIN (57)

22. Chiefs @ IND (59)

23. Raiders vs. SD (59)

24. Redskins vs. GB (61)

25. Jaguars @ BUF (63)

26. Cardinals vs. NO (65)

27. Bills vs. JAX (68)

28. Colts vs. KC (72)

 

 

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Fantasy Flavor Week 5 Start Rankings WR & D/ST

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Fantasy Flavor Week 5 Start Rankings WR & D/ST

Posted on 08 October 2010 by Thyrl Nelson

Here are the rest of  the start rankings for this week, wide receivers and defenses are listed first because they’re new, along with updated lists for every position below those. We’ll put up a final update once the official injury report comes out.

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

1. Roddy White @ CLE (8)

2. Randy Moss @ NYJ (17)

3. Greg Jennings @ WAS (18)

4. Calvin Johnson vs. St.L (20)

5. Anquan Boldin vs. DEN (21)

6. Miles Austin vs. TEN (22)

7. Reggie Wayne vs. KC (23)

8. Andre Johnson vs. NYG (23)

9. DeSean Jackson @ SF (24)

10. Hakeem Nicks @ HOU (25)

11. Donald Driver @ WAS (32)

12. Chad Ochocinco vs. TB (33)

13. Steve Smith vs. CHI (41) *watch his health

14. Marques Colston @ AZ (42)

15. Larry Fitzgerald vs. NO (44)

16. Austin Collie vs. KC (45) *watch his health

17. Percy Harvin @ NYJ (45) *always watch his health

18. Jeremy Maclin @ SF (46)

19. Steve Smith @ HOU (47)

20. Mike Sims-Walker @ BUF (52)

21. Malcolm Floyd @ OAK (56)

22. Santana Moss vs. GB (56)

23. Mark Clayton @ DET (57)

24. Dewayne Bowe @ IND (58)

25. Dez Bryant vs. TEN (64)

26. Terrell Owens vs. TB (65)

27. Michael Crabtree vs. PHI (65)

28. Johnnie Knox @ CAR (69)

29. Derrick Mason vs. DET (71)

30. Lee Evans vs. JAX (71)

31. Santonio Holmes vs. MIN (73)

32. Mike Williams @ CIN (82)

33. Steve Johnson vs. TB (83)

34. Brandon Lloyd @ BAL (85)

35. Braylon Edwards vs. MIN (85)

36. Mario Manningham @ HOU (85)

37. Kevin Walter vs. NYG (87)

38. Lance Moore @ AZ (90)

39. Nate Washington @ DAL (90)

40. Eddie Royal @ BAL (91)

41. Jacoby Jones vs. NYG (93)

42. Roy Williams vs. TEN (96)

43. Roscoe Parrish vs. JAX (101)

44. Pierre Garcon vs. KC (104) *watch his health

45. Devin Hester @ CAR (111)

46. Demaryius Thomas @ BAL (111)

47. Louis Murphy vs. SD (112) *watch his health

48. Legedu Naanee @ OAK (112)

49. Mike Thomas @ BUF (112)

50. Harry Douglas @ CLE (112)

51. Josh Cribbs vs. ATL (113)

52. Kenny Britt @ DAL (116)

53. Dexter McCluster @ IND (116)

54. Jabar Gafney @ BAL (117)

55. Danny Amendola @ DET (117)

56. James Jones @ WAS (120)

57. Blair White vs. KC (120)

58. Devery Henderson @ AZ (122)

59. Jordan Shipley vs. TB (123) *watch his health

60. Steve Breaston vs. NO (124) *watch his health

61. Brian Finneran @ CLE (126)

62. Josh Morgan vs. PHI (127)

63. Brandon Gibson @ DET (127)

64. TJ Houshmandzadeh vs. DEN (129)

65. Buster Davis @ OAK (138)

66. Jerricho Cotchery vs. MIN (143)

67. David Nelson vs. JAX (143)

68. Jason Avant @ SF (144)

69. Darrius Heyward-Bey vs. SD (145) *watch his health

70. Brad Smith vs. MIN (151)

71. Mohamed Massaquoi vs. ATL (153)

72. Michael Spurlock @ CIN (154)

73. Kassim Osgood @ BUF (154)

74. Chansi Stuckey vs. ATL (157)

75. Laurent Robinson @ DET (159) *watch his health

 

 

DEFENSE / SPECIAL TEAMS

 

1. Jets vs. MIN (6)

2. Saints @ AZ (9)

3. Eagles @ SF (14)

4. Chargers @ OAK (22)

5. Packers @ WAS (24)

6. Bengals vs. TB (28)

7. Ravens vs. DEN (29)

8. Cowboys vs. TEN (32)

9. Bears @ CAR (33)

10. Vikings @ NYJ (34)

11. Texans vs. NYG (37)

12. Titans @ DAL (41)

13. Falcons @ CLE (42)

14. 49ers vs. PHI (44)

15. Rams @ DET (47)

16. Browns vs. ATL (50)

17. Giants @ HOU (51)

18. Broncos @ BAL (51)

19. Panthers vs. CHI (54)

20. Lions vs. St.L (56)

21. Buccaneers @ CIN (57)

22. Chiefs @ IND (59)

23. Raiders vs. SD (59)

24. Redskins vs. GB (61)

25. Jaguars @ BUF (63)

26. Cardinals vs. NO (65)

27. Bills vs. JAX (68)

28. Colts vs. KC (72)

 

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

1. Aaron Rodgers @ WAS (9)

2. Peyton Manning vs. KC (16)

3. Drew Brees @ AZ (17)

4. Eli Manning @ HOU (24)

5. Matt Ryan @ CLE (25)

6. Phillip Rivers @ OAK (26)

7. Joe Flacco vs. DEN (27)

8. Tony Romo vs. TEN (31)

9. Jay Cutler @ CAR (32) *watch his health

10. Kevin Kolb @ SF (35)

11. David Garrard @ BUF (38)

12. Matt Schaub vs. NYG (40)

13. Donavan McNabb vs. GB (40)

14. Sam Bradford @ DET (46)

15. Matt Cassel @ IND (47)

16. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. JAX (50)

17. Brett Favre @ NYJ (50)

18. Mark Sanchez vs. MIN (53)

19. Kyle Orton @ BAL (54)

20. Carson Palmer vs. TB (56)

21. Matthew Stafford vs. St.L (61) *Shaun Hill would be about the same if it’s him

22. Vince Young @ DAL (61)

23. Alex Smith vs. PHI (62)

24. Josh Freeman @ CIN (67)

24a. Todd Collins @ CAR

25. Derek Anderson vs. NO (67)

25. Max Hall vs. NO (67)

26. Bruce Gradkowski vs. SD (68)

27. Jake Delhomme vs. ATL (72) *Seneca Wallace would be about the same if it’s him

28. Jimmy Claussen vs. CHI (74)

 

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

1. Maurice Jones-Drew @ BUF (11)

2. Frank Gore vs. PHI (14)

3. Steven Jackson @ DET (16) *watch his health

4. Arian Foster vs. NYG (25)

5. Cedric Benson vs. TB (26)

6. Jamaal Charles @ IND (27)

7. Adrian Peterson @ NYJ (30)

8. Chris Johnson @ DAL (30)

9. LeSean McCoy @ SF (35) * watch his health

10. Ahmad Bradshaw @ HOU (37) * watch his health

11. Mike Tolbert @ OAK (39)

12. Michael Turner @ CLE (39)

13. Ray Rice vs. DEN (39) *watch his health

14. Matt Forte @ CAR (40)

15. Jahvid Best vs. St.L (42)

16. Pierre Thomas @ AZ (43)

17. DeAngelo Williams vs. CHI (44)

18. Beanie Wells vs. NO (50)

19. Peyton Hillis vs. ATL (52) * watch his health

20. LaDanian Tomlinson vs. MIN (54)

21. Darren McFadden vs. SD (55)

21. Ladell Betts vs. AZ

22. Thomas Jones @ IND (55)

23. Ryan Matthews @ OAK (55)

24. Knowshon Moreno @ BAL (60)

25. Jonathan Stewart vs. CHI (62)

26. Ladell Betts vs. AZ (63)

27. Joseph Addai vs. KC (66)

27a. Michael Bush vs. SD

28. Brandon Jackson @ WAS (73)

29. Ryan Torain vs. GB (75)

29a. Correll Buckhalter @ BAL

30. Felix Jones vs. TEN (75)

31. Shonn Greene vs. MIN (76)

32. Tim Hightower vs. NO (80)

33. Correll Buckhalter @ BAL (80)

34. Kenneth Darby @ DET (80)

35. Cadillac Williams @ CIN (81)

36. Fred Jackson vs. JAX (82)

37. Marion Barber vs. TEN (85)

38. Brandon Jacobs @ HOU (93)

39. Jason Snelling @ CLE (97)

40. Willis McGahee vs. DEN (97)

41. John Kuhn @ WAS (99)

42. Michael Bush vs. SD (103)

43. CJ Spiller vs. JAX (106)

43a. Lawrence Maroney@ BAL

44. Ernest Graham @ CIN (107)

45. Derrick Ward vs. NYG (107)

45. Steve Slaton vs. NYG

45a. Chris Ivory vs. AZ

46. Rashad Jennings @ BUF (107)

47. Darren Sproles @ OAK (109)

48. Javon Ringer @ DAL (114)

49. LaGarrette Blount @ CIN (115)

50. Donald Brown vs. KC (116)

 

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

1. Dallas Clark vs. KC (12)

2. Antonio Gates @ OAK (13)

3. Chris Cooley vs. GB (16)

4. Visanthe Shiancoe @ NYJ (25) *watch his health

5. Jermichael Finley @ WAS (26)

6. Vernon Davis vs. PHI (26)

7. Zach Miller vs. SD (28)

8. Kellen Winslow Jr. @ CIN (31)

9. Jeremy Shockey @ AZ (33)

10. Tony Gonzalez @ CLE (36)

11. Dustin Keller vs. MIN (37)

12. Brent Celek @ SF (37)

13. Mercedes Lewis @ BUF (38)

14. Jason Witten vs. TEN (40)

15. Greg Olsen @ CAR (45)

16. Owen Daniels vs. NYG (49)

17. David Thomas @ AZ (51)

18. Benjamin Watson vs. ATL (52)

19. Kevin Boss @ HOU (53)

20. Todd Heap vs. DEN (55)

21. Evan Moore @ ATL (56)

22. Tony Moeaki @ IND (60)

23. Tony Scheffler vs. St.L (61)

24. Brandon Pettigrew vs. St.L (65)

25. Jermaine Gresham vs. TB (66)

26. Bo Scaife @ DAL (66)

27. Fred Davis vs. GB (66)

28. David Martin vs. JAX (67)

29. Travis Beckum @ HOU (67)

30. Dante Rosario vs. CHI (72)

31. Ben Patrick vs. NO (74)

32. Joel Dressens vs. NYG (75)

33. Daniel Fells @ DET (79)

34. Randy McMichael @ OAK (79)

35. Jim Kleinsasser @ NYJ (79)

36. Jonathan Stupar vs. JAX (83)

37. Jerramy Stevens @ CIN (89)

38. Martellus Bennett vs. TEN (90)

39. Delanie Walker vs. PHI (94) * watch his health

40. Jeff Dugan @ NYJ (97)

 

 

KICKERS

 

1. Mason Crosby @ WAS (15)

2. Matt Prater @ BAL (16)

3. Neil Rackers vs. NYG (18)

4. Rob Bironas @ DAL (18)

5. Matt Bryant @ CLE (20)

6. Nate Kaeding @ OAK (21)

7. Josh Scobee @ BUF (24)

8. Jon Carney @ AZ (24)

9. Robbie Gould @ CAR (25)

10. Sebastian Janikowski vs. SD (27)

11. David Akers @ SF (33)

12. Graham Gano vs. GB (34)

13. Mike Nugent vs. TB (38)

14. David Buehler vs. TEN (38)

15. Lawrence Tynes @ HOU (42)

16. Ryan Longwell @ NYJ (43)

17. Nick Folk vs. MIN (44)

18. Jason Hanson vs. St.L (44)

19. Josh Brown vs. DET (45)

20. Adam Vinatieri vs. KC (49)

21. Ryan Succop @ IND (51)

22. Connor Barth @ CIN (52)

23. Rian Lindell vs. JAX (52)

24. Billy Cundiff vs. DEN (59)

25. Joe Nedney vs. PHI (62)

26. Jay Feeley vs. NO (64)

27. Phil Dawson vs. ATL

28. John Kasay vs. CHI (69)

 

 

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Fantasy Flavor Week 4 Final Rankings: All Positions

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Fantasy Flavor Week 4 Final Rankings: All Positions

Posted on 01 October 2010 by Thyrl Nelson

Here are the final week 4 formulary rankings. Remember, they’re based on 2 parts player expectations and one part defensive expectations against that player based on match up and position. The formulary numbers are listed in parentheses behind the match ups, the lower the better with a lowest possible number of 3.

 

As always, keep an eye on the injury reports, trust your gut and have fun, otherwise you’re doing it wrong.

 

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

 

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) *watch his health

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) *watch his health

18. Jonathan Stewart @ NO (54)

19. Brandon Jackson vs. DET (55)

19a. Ray Rice @ PIT

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) *put Kevin Smith around 40th if Best doesn’t go

27. Peyton Hillis vs. CIN (76)

28. Tim Hightower @ SD (81)

29. Fred Taylor @ MIA (81)

30. Justin Forsett @ St.L (82)

30a. Willis McGahee @ PIT

30b. Correll Buckhalter @ TEN

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

40a. Ryan Torrain @ PHI

41. Rashad Jennings @ IND (106)

42. Mike Goodson @ NO (116)

43. Donald Brown vs. JAX (110) *watch his health

44. Leon Washington @ St.L (118)

45. Correll Buckhalter @ TEN (123)

45. Lawrence Maroney @ TEN

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)

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

1. Reggie Wayne @ JAX (13)

2. DeSean Jackson vs. WAS (15)

3. Greg Jennings vs. DET (24)

4. Andre Johnson @ OAK (25) *watch his health

5. Brandon Marshall vs. NE (26)

6. Randy Moss @ MIA (26)

7. Roddy White vs. SF (28)

8. Austin Collie @ JAX (39) *watch his health

9. Jeremy Maclin vs. WAS (39)

10. Chad Ochocinco @ CLE (39)

11. Marques Colston vs. CAR (39)

12. Calvin Johnson @ GB (43)

13. Mike Sims-Walker vs. IND (47)

14. Anquan Boldin @ PIT (49)

15. Hakeem Nicks vs. CHI (50)

16. Wes Welker @ MIA (50)

17. Larry Fitzgerald @ SD (51)

18. Donald Driver vs. DET (56)

19. Santana Moss @ PHI (60)

20. Steve Smith @ NO (61)

21. Malcolm Floyd vs. AZ (63)

22. Mark Clayton vs. SEA (68)

23. Hines Ward vs. BAL (72)

24. Steve Smith vs. CHI (72)

25. Braylon Edwards @ BUF (74)

26. Mike Wallace vs. BAL (78)

27. Louis Murphy vs. HOU (78) *watch his health

28. Michael Crabtree @ ATL (78)

29. Kevin Walter @ OAK (81)

30. Brandon Lloyd @ TEN (82)

31. Nate Washington vs. DEN (84)

32. Johnnie Knox @ NYG (85)

33. Lance Moore vs. CAR (87)

34. Mario Manningham vs. CHI (92)

35. Legedu Naanee vs. AZ (99)

36. Roscoe Parrish vs. NYJ (101)

37. Steve Johnson vs. NYJ (105)

38. Terrell Owens @ CLE (106)

39. Josh Cribbs vs. CIN (107)

40. Devin Hester @ NYG (107)

41. Brian Hartline vs. NE (108)

42. Jabar Gafney @ TEN (112)

43. Derrick Mason @ PIT (112)

44. Eddie Royal @ TEN (114)

45. Devery Henderson vs. CAR (114)

46. Jacoby Jones @ OAK (115)

47. Jordan Shipley @ CLE (115)

48. Josh Morgan @ ATL (116)

49. Dieon Branch @ St.L (117)

50. Danny Amendola vs. SEA (120)

51. Davone Bess vs. NE (120)

52. Kenny Britt vs. DEN (120)

53. Darrius Heyward-Bey vs. HOU (122) *watch his health

54. Buster Davis vs. AZ (123)

55. Deon Butler @ St.L (131)

56. Mike Thomas vs. IND (131)

57. Demaryius Thomas @ TEN (132)

58. Justin Gage vs. DEN (136)

59. Jerricho Cotchery @ BUF (138)

60. James Jones vs. DET (140)

61. Brandon Tate @ MIA (148)

62. Mike Williams vs. St.L (149)

63. Ben Obomanu @ St.L (151)

64. Kasim Osgood vs. IND (151)

65. Mohamed Massaquoi vs. CIN (155)

66. Lee Evans vs. NYJ (155)

67. Blair White @ JAX (155)

68. Jason Avant vs. WAS (157)

69. Danny Woodhead @ MIA (158)

70. Brian Finneran vs. SF (158)

71. Golden Tate @ St.L (159)

72. Brad Smith @ BUF (164)

73. Laurent Robinson vs. SEA (168)

74. Joey Galloway @ PHI (170)

75. Devin Aromashadu @ NYG (175)

 

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) *watch his health

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)

 

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)

 

DEFENSE / SPECIAL TEAMS

 

1. Saints vs. CAR (11)

2. Steelers vs. BAL (13)

3. Packers vs. DET (20)

4. Jets @ BUF (20)

5. Chargers vs. AZ (27)

6. Bengals @ CLE (29)

7. Falcons vs. SF (31)

8. Ravens @ PIT (34)

9. Eagles vs. WAS (35)

10. Bears @ NYG (40)

11. Browns vs. CIN (43)

12. Seahawks @ St.L (44)

13. Giants vs. CHI (44)

14. Colts @ JAX (46)

15. Cardinals @ SD (48)

16. Titans vs. DEN (50)

17. 49ers @ ATL (51)

18. Dolphins vs. NE (63)

19. Rams vs. SEA (65)

20. Texans @ OAK (70)

21. Lions @ GB (72)

22. Patriots @ MIA (73)

23. Broncos @ TEN (75)

24. Redskins @ PHI (76)

25. Raiders vs. HOU (76)

26. Panthers @ NO (79)

27. Jaguars vs. IND (92)

28. Bills vs. NYJ (93)

 

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Blog & Tackle: One-liners on the NFL through Week 3

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Posted on 29 September 2010 by Chris Pika

Week 4 is the first week that byes take place in the NFL, so this is a great time to take short stock of each of the clubs through three weeks. And by short, I mean one line on each team — some stats, some observations and some conjecture.

First up, the AFC teams by division. Records are through Week 3:

Anquan Boldin brings in a 27-yard touchdown pass against the Cleveland Browns during the 4th quarter at at M & T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on September 26, 2010. Boldin scored three touchdowns in the Ravens 24-17 victory over the Browns. UPI/Kevin Dietsch Photo via Newscom

AFC East

New York Jets (2-1): Despite crippled Revis Island on defense, brash Jets are only team in AFC East with perfect division record (2-0).

New England Patriots (2-1): QB Tom Brady (8 TD, 109.1 passer rating) is back to form as Patriots have AFC’s highest point total (90) and highest TD total (12) so far.

Miami Dolphins (2-1): Even with deep threat WR Brandon Marshall and RB Ronnie Brown, Dolphins have same amount of TDs (5) as Buffalo, Cincinnati and Baltimore.

Buffalo Bills (0-3): Another lost year for Bills, which have scored fourth-least points (47) in AFC and have given up most points (87) on defense in the conference.

AFC North

Pittsburgh Steelers (3-0): The question for head coach Mike Tomlin is if the Steelers are 4-0 after a win over Baltimore in Week 4, why change QBs to Ben Roethlisberger?

Cincinnati Bengals (2-1): Bengals, despite record, have struggled on offense as QB Carson Palmer (12th rated AFC passer at 71.3) hasn’t found rhythm with T.O.cho Show.

Baltimore Ravens (2-1): Defense, led by MLB Ray Lewis, continues to carry a team expected to score much more in 2010 (44 points; 2nd-lowest in AFC), despite breakout game by WR Anquan Boldin (3 TDs) last week.

Cleveland Browns (0-3): Browns are led by Peyton … not Manning, but RB Hillis (220 yards, 3 TDs) as Browns gave popular AFC Super Bowl pick Ravens much trouble in Week 3.

AFC South

Houston Texans (2-1): Texans got over the hump of beating the Colts, but Houston is not the best team in state of Texas after bad loss to Cowboys.

Tennessee Titans (2-1): Titans defense has allowed fourth-fewest points in the AFC (42), and the Tennessee offense has RB Chris Johnson (4 TDs), but continuing issues at quarterback.

Indianapolis Colts (2-1): Despite loss to Houston, Colts still have potent passing attack with QB Peyton Manning and are arguably still best club in the AFC.

Jacksonville Jagaurs (1-2): Jaguars have worst scoring differential in AFC (-43), and Jack Del Rio could be the AFC’s first fired coach.

AFC West

Kansas City Chiefs (3-0): Most surprising number for unbeaten Chiefs is that defense has allowed least points in the AFC (38), and in weak AFC West, KC might have enough to win the division.

San Diego Chargers (1-2): Special teams burned for two scores at Seattle, and Chargers QB Philip Rivers (AFC-high 4 INTs) is missing a suddenly resurgent RB LaDainian Tomlinson, now with the Jets.

Denver Broncos (1-2): Broncos getting decent offensive production from QB Kyle Orton, but overall have a minus point differential (-4; 61 PF, 65 PA).

Oakland Raiders (1-2): High-priced K Sebastian Janikowski could have made Raiders a 2-1 team with made kicks at Arizona, but Raiders need more than 3s (4 TDs, tied for lowest in AFC with JAX) to be competitive in up-for-grabs division.

Now for the NFC:

NFC East

Philadelphia Eagles (2-1): The Eagles have gone from a transitional season with QB Kevin Kolb to division title hopes with QB Michael Vick, who might be a legit NFL MVP candidate down the road.

Washington Redskins (1-2): Opening victory over Dallas doesn’t look as good after defense was shredded in last two weeks and Cowboys’ struggles.

New York Giants (1-2): A minus-30 scoring differential (55 PF, 85 PA) is third-worst in NFC, and head coach Tom Coughlin is starting to feel the heat.

Dallas Cowboys (1-2): Cowboys avoided 0-3 start in Week 3 with big win over Houston, and Dallas has the personnel to rebound in a wide-open NFC East race.

NFC North

Chicago Bears (3-0): Most unlikely last remaining 3-0 team in NFC gives head coach Lovie Smith some breathing room as O-line tries to keep QB Jay Cutler upright in Mike Martz offensive system.

Green Bay Packers (2-1): Despite mental miscues in Week 3 loss at Chicago, popular Super Bowl XLV NFC pick has plenty of offensive weapons for QB Aaron Rodgers, but need run game to be re-established after Ryan Grant injury.

Minnesota Vikings (1-2): QB Brett Favre looks very old right now, and Vikings best chance to win is to get away from pass-first mindset to get the ball into Adrian Peterson’s hopefully sure hands more often.

Detroit Lions (0-3): Injury to QB Matthew Stafford put dent into head coach Jim Schwartz’s immediate rebuilding plans, and Lions don’t get a break in Week 4 against Packers.

NFC South

Atlanta Falcons (2-1): Falcons posted most-impressive win of Week 3 as they marched out of New Orleans with a OT win, and Atlanta has NFC best-tying +31 point differential.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1): AFter 2-0 start, Bucs ran into Steelers’ buzzsaw in Week 3, and Tampa Bay is staring at possible 2-3 record with games vs. Cincinnati and New Orleans after bye week.

New Orleans Saints (2-1): Saints run defense was exposed in loss to Falcons, and defending Super Bowl champs need fast starts in order to avoid same fate against strong run teams going forward.

Carolina Panthers (0-3): Winless Panthers have least TDs in NFC (3), and head coach John Fox may be running out of rope with owner Jerry Richardson.

NFC West

Seattle Seahawks (2-1): Head coach Pete Carroll sidestepped Southern California mess and he has put Seattle in early position to make headway in weak NFC West.

Arizona Cardinals (2-1): Despite record, Cards have minus-29 point differential (48 PF, 77 PA) and would be 1-2 if Oakland made a field goal or two in Week 3.

St. Louis Rams (1-2): Rookie QB Sam Bradford will have to grow up in a hurry, but the shame is that the Rams can’t play Washington every week.

San Francisco 49ers (0-3): Head coach Mike Singletary used the next-to-last bullet in his gun after firing offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye, and the last one might be used by 49ers ownership at end of the season if disappointments continue.

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