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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 12 D/STs

Posted on 20 November 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

Here are the last of the week 12 Positional Power Rankings, and all in time to get your Thursday lineups in. Once again the surprising Packers lead the way in the power rankings, and with 9 touchdowns between defense and special teams, the Packers’ defense has been in the end zone as much as the Raiders’ offense this season. There’s likely good value to be found on the waiver wire if you’re looking for some, and with the playoffs approaching rapidly, every little edge that you can get will help.

 

Keep in mind that the power rankings, listed here, are based on year to date performance and not a reflection of your best options for week 12. Just below the power rankings are match up previews advising who should be better or worse than usual this week, based on their opponents. At the bottom, are the week 12 start rankings; that’s where you should look for help with your week 12 lineup decisions.

 

Week 12 Fantasy Defense / Special Teams Power Rankings

 

D/ST Power Rankings Archive34567 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11

 

(last week’s rankings are in parentheses)

 

1. Green Bay Packers (1) – 9 TD, 17 sacks, 16 int, 2 fum rec, 197 pts allowed

 

2. New York Jets (4) – 5 TD, 34 sacks, 9 int, 10 fum rec, 197 pts allowed

 

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6) – 5 TD, 20 sacks, 12 int, 6 fum rec, 154 pts allowed

 

4. New York Giants (9) – 2 TD, 31 sacks, 14 int, 3 fum rec, 2 safeties, 152 pts allowed

 

5. Tennessee Titans (2) – 2 TD, 28 sacks, 15 int, 5 fum rec, 131 pts allowed

 

6. Philadelphia Eagles (7) – 3 TD, 36 sacks, 9 int, 9 fum rec, 1 safety, 187 pts allowed

 

7. Pittsburgh Steelers (8) – 5 TD, 36 sacks, 10 int, 4 fum rec, 1 safety, 140 pts allowed

 

8. Baltimore Ravens (5) – 3 TD, 20 sacks, 15 int, 2 fum rec, 2 safeties, 162 pts allowed

 

9. Chicago Bears (3) – 5 TD, 17 sacks, 13 int, 8 fum rec, 1 safety, 219 pts allowed

 

10. Arizona Cardinals (10) – 3 TD, 23 sacks, 10 int, 12 fum rec, 222 pts allowed

 

11. Carolina Panthers (12) – 1 TD, 21 sacks, 9 int, 9 fum rec, 149 pts allowed

 

12. Minnesota Vikings (11) – 2 TD, 26 sacks, 6 int, 9 fum rec, 3 safeties, 222 pts allowed

 

13. Miami Dolphins (13) – 1 TD, 27 sacks, 7 int, 8 fum rec, 1 safety, 183 pts allowed

 

14. Oakland Raiders (NR) – 1 TD, 24 sacks, 11 int, 6 fum rec, 2 safeties, 233 pts allowed

 

15. San Francisco 49ers (20) – 4 TD, 18 sacks, 10 int, 3 fum rec, 255 pts allowed

 

16. Seattle Seahawks (17) – 2 TD, 24 sacks, 5 int, 7 fum rec, 251 pts allowed

 

17. Cleveland Browns (18) – 2 TD, 14 sacks, 13 int, 5 fum rec, 209 pts allowed

 

18. Atlanta Falcons (14) – 2 TD, 18 sacks, 9 int, 4 fum rec, 198 pts allowed

 

19. Dallas Cowboys (19) – 2 TD, 29 sacks, 4 int, 8 fum rec, 223 pts allowed

 

20. Jacksonville Jaguars (16) – 3 TD, 19 sacks, 9 int, 4 fum rec, 210 pts allowed

 

Dropped From Rankings: Buffalo Bills

 

D/STs Who Should Be Better Than Usual In Week 12: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ DET; Pittsburgh Steelers vs. CIN; Chicago Bears @ ST.L; Jacksonville Jaguars vs. MIN; Dallas Cowboys vs. SF; Washington Redskins @ SEA

 

D/STs Who Could Be Sleepers Based On Week 12 Match Ups: Seattle Seahawks vs. WAS; Denver Broncos vs. OAK; Buffalo Bills @ KC; Kansas City Chiefs vs. BUF

 

D/STs With Tough Week 12 Match Ups: Arizona Cardinals vs. NYG; Carolina Panthers @ ATL; New York Giants @ AZ; Philadelphia Eagles @ BAL; Green Bay Packers @ NO; Minnesota Vikings @ JAX; New York Jets @ TEN

 

D/STs You Might Want To Avoid In Week 12: New Orleans Saints vs. GB; Indianapolis Colts @ SD; Detroit Lions vs. TB

 

And here are the week 12 Fantasy D/ST start rankings; it’s all 32 D/STs 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.

 

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7)

2. Pittsburgh Steelers (16)

3. Chicago Bears (21)

4. Green Bay Packers (27)

5. Philadelphia Eagles (27)

6. Tennessee Titans (30)

7. New York Jets (36)

8. New York Giants (37)

9. Baltimore Ravens (42)

10. Miami Dolphins (42)

11. Seattle Seahawks (42)

12. San Francisco 49ers (43)

13. Dallas Cowboys (43)

14. Jacksonville Jaguars (44)

15. Cleveland Browns (46)

16. Minnesota Vikings (48)

17. Oakland Raiders (49)

18. Atlanta Falcons (50)

19. Buffalo Bills (50)

20. Arizona Cardinals (51)

21. Carolina Panthers (52)

22. Washington Redskins (58)

23. Kansas City Chiefs (63)

24. New England Patriots (65)

25. Cincinnati Bengals (67)

26. Denver Broncos (67)

27. San Diego Chargers (68)

28. New Orleans Saints (72)

29. Indianapolis Colts (73)

30. Houston Texans (80)

31. St. Louis Rams (81)

32. Detroit Lions (87)

 

Use the links below to check out all of the other positional rankings, and I’ll try to consolidate all of this week’s start rankings into one blog, that I’ll update as injury information becomes available too. Remember to trust your gut and have fun, and as always, good luck this week.

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

Week 12 QB Rankings and Previews

 

Week 12 RB Rankings and Previews

 

Week 12 WR Rankings and Previews

 

Week 12 TE Rankings and Previews

 

Week 12 K Rankings and Previews

 

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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 12 Ks

Posted on 20 November 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

The return of Lawrence Tynes to the Giants this week, forced John Carney from the #1 spot in the rankings to being all the way out of them. From here out, whoever is kicking for the Giants should be a good option, but indications from Tom Coughlin are that he may go back and fourth with them. Garrett Hartley, although not in the rankings, is a worthwhile pickup and should be productive throughout the remaining season. Here are this week’s power rankings and match up previews, along with weekly start rankings at the bottom of the page.

 

Keep in mind that the power rankings, listed here, are based on year to date performance and not a reflection of your best options for week 12. Just below the power rankings are match up previews advising who should be better or worse than usual this week, based on their opponents. At the bottom, are the week 12 start rankings; that’s where you should look for help with your week 12 lineup decisions.

 

Week 12 Fantasy Kicker Power Rankings

 

K Power Rankings Archive34567 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11

 

(last week’s rankings in parentheses)

 

1. Stephen Gostkowski (5) – NE – FG – 24/26; 1-39 – 16/16; 40-49 – 8/10; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 19/19

 

2. Mason Crosby (9) – GB – FG – 19/23; 1-39 – 12/14; 40-49 – 4/4; 50+ – 3/5; PAT – 31/31

 

3. David Akers (3) – PHI – FG – 22/26; 1-39 – 18/18; 40-49 – 4/5; 50+ – 0/3; PAT – 28/28

 

4. Jason Elam (4) – ATL – FG – 21/23; 1-39 – 11/12; 40-49 – 9/9; 50+ – 1/2; PAT – 24/24

 

5. Jay Feeley (2) – NYJ – FG – 18/22; 1-39 – 12/15; 40-49 – 4/5; 50+ – 2/2; PAT – 27/27

 

6. Matt Bryant (10) – TB – FG – 24/28; 1-39 – 21/21; 40-49 – 3/5; 50+ – 0/2; PAT – 19/19

 

7. Phil Dawson (20) – CLE – FG – 22/24; 1-39 – 16/16; 40-49 – 3/3; 50+ – 3/5; PAT – 17/17

 

8. Ryan Longwell (15) – MIN – FG – 19/23; 1-39 – 11/12; 40-49 – 5/8; 50+ – 3/3; PAT – 22/22

 

9. Matt Prater (6) – DEN – FG – 17/21; 1-39 – 10/12; 40-49 – 2/4; 50+ – 5/5; PAT – 27/27

 

10. Neil Rackers (19) – AZ – FG – 18/20; 1-39 – 13/15; 40-49 – 4/4; 50+ – 1/1; PAT – 29/29

 

11. Rob Bironas (8) – TEN – FG – 18/21; 1-39 – 10/10; 40-49 – 8/11; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 26/26

 

12. Rian Lindell (12) – BUF – FG – 19/24; 1-39 – 11/11; 40-49 – 7/10; 50+ – 1/3; PAT – 22/22

 

13. John Kasay (11) – CAR – FG – 18/19; 1-39 – 10/10; 40-49 – 7/7; 50+ – 1/2; PAT – 24/24

 

14. Joe Nedney (7) – SF – FG – 18/20; 1-39 – 10/10; 40-49 – 7/9; 50+ – 1/1; PAT – 24/24

 

15. Shaun Suisham (13) – WAS – FG – 19/25; 1-39 – 9/11; 40-49 – 9/11; 50+ – 1/3; PAT – 16/16

 

16. Nate Kaeding (14) – SD – FG – 18/22; 1-39 – 16/16; 40-49 – 2/6; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 26/26

 

17. Josh Brown (NR) – ST.L – FG – 18/21; 1-39 – 7/7; 40-49 – 7/8; 50+ – 4/6; PAT – 12/12

 

18. Robbie Gould (16) – CHI – FG – 16/19; 1-39 – 9/9; 40-49 – 7/10; 50+ – 0/0; PAT – 26/26

 

19. Josh Scobee (18) – JAX – FG – 15/17; 1-39 – 8/10; 40-49 – 3/3; 50+ – 4/4; PAT – 23/23

 

20. Sebastian Janikowski (17) – OAK – FG – 18/24; 1-39 – 14/14; 40-49 – 2/4; 50+ – 2/6; PAT – 10/10

 

Dropped from Rankings: John Carney – NYG

 

Ks Who Should Be Better Than Usual In Week 12: Nick Folk vs. SF; Shaun Suisham @ SEA; Nate Kaeding vs. IND; Robbie Gould @ ST.L; Mason Crosby @ NO; Joe Nedney @ DAL; Matt Bryant @ DET

 

Ks Who Could Be Sleepers Based On Week 12 Match Ups: Sebastian Janikowski @ DEN; Rian Lindell @ KC; Connor Barth vs. BUF

 

Ks With Tough Week 12 Match Ups: Jay Feeley @ TEN; John Kasay @ ATL; Lawrence Tynes or John Carney @ AZ; Neil Rackers vs. NYG; Ryan Longwell @ JAX; Jason Elam vs. CAR; Olindo Mare vs. WAS

 

Ks You Might Want To Avoid In Week 12: Kris Brown @ CLE; Dan Carpenter vs. NE; Shayne Graham @ PIT

 

And here are the week 12 Fantasy K start rankings; it’s all 32 starting Ks 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. Mason Crosby (16)

2. Garrett Hartley (16)

3. Stephen Gostkowski (24)

4. Matt Bryant (26)

5. Phil Dawson (29)

6. David Akers (30)

7. Lawrence Tynes (32) *no difference if it’s Carney

8. Rian Lindell (33)

9. Jason Elam (36)

10. Shaun Suisham (36)

11. Nate Kaeding (39)

12. Joe Nedney (41)

13. Matt Prater (44)

14. Jay Feeley (46)

15. Ryan Longwell (46)

16. Robbie Gould (46)

17. Rob Bironas (47)

18. Sebastian Janikowski (48)

19. Josh Brown (50)

20. Neil Rackers (54)

21. Josh Scobee (58)

22. John Kasay (61)

23. Jeff Reed (61)

24. Nick Folk (65)

25. Jason Hanson (69)

26. Connor Barth (69)

27. Matt Stover (71)

28. Olindo Mare (75)

29. Kris Brown (77)

30. Adam Vinatieri (77)

31. Shayne Graham (79)

32. Dan Carpenter (83)

 

Use the links below to check out all of the other positional rankings, and I’ll try to consolidate all of this week’s start rankings into one blog, that I’ll update as injury information becomes available too. Remember to trust your gut and have fun, and as always, good luck this week.

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

Week 12 QB Rankings and Previews

 

Week 12 RB Rankings and Previews

 

Week 12 WR Rankings and Previews

 

Week 12 TE Rankings and Previews

 

Week 12 D/ST Rankings and Previews

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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 12 TEs

Posted on 20 November 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

When it comes to shuffling your lineup from week to week, tight end performance might be the toughest to predict. Unless you have a tight end who functions as a staple of his passing game, like Gates, Gonzalez or Witten, it may be safer just to stick with one guy that you believe in week in and week out. Even at this late stage in the season, Gates has just 6 TD to lead all tight ends, and no tight ends are over 600 yards yet this season. Nonetheless, here are this week’s tight end rankings, and match up previews.

 

Keep in mind that the power rankings, listed here, are based on year to date performance and not a reflection of your best options for week 12. Just below the power rankings are match up previews advising who should be better or worse than usual this week, based on their opponents. At the bottom, are the week 12 start rankings; that’s where you should look for help with your week 12 lineup decisions.

 

Week 12 Fantasy Tight End Power Rankings

 

TE Power Rankings Archive34567 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11

 

(last week’s rankings in parentheses)

 

1. Tony Gonzalez (1) – KC – 583 yds 5 TD

 

2. Antonio Gates (2) – SD – 479 yds 6 TD

 

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

 

4. Kellen Winslow Jr. (5) – CLE – 402 yds 3 TD

 

5. Jason Witten (4) – DAL – 583 yds 2 TD

 

6. Dallas Clark (3) – IND – 459 yds 3 TD

 

7. Owen Daniels (7) – HOU – 555 yds 2 TD

 

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

 

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

 

10. Chris Cooley (9) – WAS – 576 yds 1 TD

 

11. Bo Scaife (11) – TEN – 450 yds 2 TD

 

12. Dustin Keller (12) – NYJ – 341 yds 3 TD

 

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

 

14. Zach Miller (16) – OAK – 430 yds 1 TD

 

15. Visanthe Schiancoe (14) – MIN – 293 yds 4 TD

 

16. Jerramy Stevens (NR) – TB – 238 yds 1 TD

 

17. John Carlson (16) – SEA – 337 yds 2 TD

 

18. Greg Olsen (17) – CHI – 391 yds 2 TD

 

19. Daniel Graham (NR) – DEN – 202 yds 4 TD

 

20. Martellus Bennett (NR) – DAL – 206 yds 2 TD

 

Dropped from Rankings: Mercedes Lewis – JAX; Alex Smith – TB; Todd Heap – BAL

 

TEs Who Should Be Better Than Usual In Week 12: Dallas Clark @ SD; Bo Scaife vs. NYJ; Zach Miller @ DEN; Kellen Winslow Jr. vs. HOU; Dante Rosario @ ATL; Dustin Keller @ TEN; Mercedes Lewis vs. MIN

 

TEs Who Could Be Sleepers Based On Week 12 Match Ups: Todd Heap vs. PHI; Alex Smith & Jerramy Stevens @ DET; Joe Klopfstein vs. CHI

 

TEs With Tough Week 12 Match Ups: Jason Witten & Martellus Bennett vs. SF; Tony Gonzalez vs. BUF; John Carlson vs. WAS; Vernon Davis @ DAL; Chris Cooley @ SEA; Antonio Gates vs. IND; Heath Miller vs. CIN

 

TEs You Might Want To Avoid In Week 12: Leonard Pope vs. NYG; Benjamin Watson @ MIA; Casey Fitzsimmons vs. TB

 

And here are the week 12 Fantasy TE start rankings; it’s the projected top 35 TEs 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. Dallas Clark (13)

2. Kellen Winslow Jr. (15)

3. Tony Scheffler (20)

4. Bo Scaife (24)

5. Antonio Gates (28)

6. Owen Daniels (29)

7. Tony Gonzalez (33)

8. Kevin Boss (34)

9. Anthony Fasano (34)

10. Dustin Keller (34)

11. Zach Miller (34)

12. Billy Miller (38)

13. Jerramy Stevens (39)

14. Jason Witten (42)

15. Visanthe Schiancoe (43)

16. Chris Cooley (45)

17. Greg Olsen (53)

18. Alex Smith (53)

19. Mercedes Lewis (55)

20. Todd Heap (55)

21. Tom Santi (61)

22. John Carlson (63)

23. Daniel Graham (64)

24. LJ Smith (66)

25. Derek Fine (69)

26. Steve Heiden (73)

27. Vernon Davis (76)

28. Dante Rosario (78)

29. Donald Lee (79)

30. Heath Miller (80)

31. Martellus Bennett (80)

32. Brent Celek (80)

33. David Martin (80)

34. Alge Crumpler (80)

35. Jeremy Shockey (82)

 

Use the links below to check out all of the other positional rankings, and I’ll try to consolidate all of this week’s start rankings into one blog, that I’ll update as injury information becomes available too. Remember to trust your gut and have fun, and as always, good luck this week.

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

Week 12 QB Rankings and Previews

 

Week 12 RB Rankings and Previews

 

Week 12 WR Rankings and Previews

 

Week 12 K Rankings and Previews

 

Week 12 D/ST Rankings and Previews

 

 

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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 12 WRs

Posted on 19 November 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

Here are the Week 12 Fantasy Flavor Wide Receiver Power Rankings. There have been lots of shakeups in the hierarchies of several receiving corps this season, which now means that a few early round wide receivers like Tory Holt and Marques Colston are now taking back seats to guys likely gotten off of the waiver wire in most leagues. There are a lit more systems in which the #2 guy seems to be challenging the established #1 too, and of course a few groups too crowded to choose between. Make sure to check back tomorrow for the tight end, kicker and defense rankings too.

 

Keep in mind that the power rankings, listed here, are based on year to date performance and not a reflection of your best options for week 12. Just below the power rankings are match up previews advising who should be better or worse than usual this week, based on their opponents. At the bottom, are the week 12 start rankings, that’s where you should look for help with your week 12 lineup decisions.

 

Week 12 Fantasy Wide Receiver Power Rankings

 

WR Power Ranks Archive34567 - 8 - 9 - 10- 11

 

(last week’s rankings in parentheses)

 

1. Anquan Boldin (1) – AZ – 792 yds 10 TD

 

2. Larry Fitzgerald (3) – AZ – 939 yds 6 TD

 

3. Roddy White (2) – ATL – 903 yds 6 TD

 

4. Calvin Johnson (5) – DET – 839 yds 7 TD

 

5. Santana Moss (4) – WAS – 701 yds 5 TD

 

6. Greg Jennings (10) – GB – 865 yds 5 TD

 

7. Steve Smith (7) – CAR – 681 yds 4 TD

 

8. Bernard Berrian (6) – MIN – 667 yds 5 TD

 

9. Andre Johnson (8) – HOU – 955 yds 3 TD

 

10. Reggie Wayne (9) – IND – 790 yds 5 TD

 

11. Brandon Marshall (11) – DEN – 803 yds 4 TD

 

12. Eddie Royal (12) – DEN – 659 yds 4 TD

 

13. Justin Gage (NR) – TEN – 376 yds 4 TD

 

14. Hines Ward (13) – PIT – 681 yds 5 TD

 

15. TJ Houshmandzadeh (NR) – CIN – 726 yds 4 TD

 

16. DeWayne Bowe (NR) – KC – 666 yds 5 TD

 

17. Kevin Walter (15) – HOU – 574 yds 6 TD

 

18. Vincent Jackson (16) – SD – 646 yds 4 TD

 

19. Lance Moore (NR) – NO – 609 yds 5 TD

 

20. Lee Evans (14) – BUF – 700 yds 3 TD

 

Dropped From Rankings: Terrell Owens – DAL; Chris Chambers – SD; Laverneus Coles – NYJ; DeSean Jackson – PHI

 

WRs Who Should Be Better Than Usual In Week 12: Santana Moss & Antoine Randle-El @ SEA; Terrell Owens & Roy Williams vs. SF; Plaxico Burress & Amani Toomer @ AZ; Antonio Bryant & Ike Hilliard @ DET; Randy Moss & Wes Welker @ MIA; Andre Johnson & Kevin Walter @ CLE; Greg Jennings & Donald Driver @ NO; Hines Ward & Santonio Holmes vs. CIN

 

WRs Who Could Be Sleepers Based On Week 12 Match Ups: Donnie Avery, Tory Holt & Derrick Stanley vs. CHI; Steve Smith & Sinorice Moss @ AZ; Michael Clayton @ DET; Ted Ginn & Greg Camarillo vs. NE; Nate Washington vs. CIN

 

WRs With Tough Week 12 Match Ups: Chris Chambers & Vincent Jackson vs. IND; Laverneus Coles & Jehricco Cotchery @ TEN; Chad Johnson & TJ Houshmandzadeh @ PIT; Lance Moore, DeVery Henderson & Marques Colston vs. GB; Roddy White vs. CAR; Kevin Curtis & DeSean Jackson @ BAL; Derrick Mason & Mark Clayton vs. PHI; Deion Branch, Koren Robinson & Bobby Engram vs. WAS; Calvin Johnson vs. TB; Brandon Marshall & Eddie Royal vs. OAK

 

WRs You Might Want To Avoid In Week 12: Shaun MacDonald & Mike Furrey vs. TB; Reggie Brown & Hank Baskett @ BAL; Michael Jenkins vs. CAR

 

And here are the week 12 Fantasy WR start rankings; it’s the projected top 75 WRs 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. Santana Moss (11)

2. Anquan Boldin (15)

3. Larry Fitzgerald (17)

4. Greg Jennings (20)

5. Andre Johnson (25)

6. Bernard Berrian (27)

7. Steve Smith (29) *CAR

8. Calvin Johnson (32)

9. Roddy White (34)

10. Reggie Wayne (34)

11. Hines Ward (38)

12. Kevin Walter (41)

13. Brandon Marshall (45)

14. Justin Gage (45)

15. Terrell Owens (48)

16. Eddie Royal (49)

17. DeWayne Bowe (49)

18. Randy Moss (50)

19. Lee Evans (56)

20. Antonio Bryant (59)

21. TJ Houshmandzadeh (60)

22. Donnie Avery (63)

23. Lance Moore (67)

24. Vincent Jackson (68)

25. Wes Welker (68)

26. DeSean Jackson (69)

27. Plaxico Burress (74)

28. Donald Driver (76)

29. Braylon Edwards (77)

30. Chris Chambers (80)

31. Laverneus Coles (81)

32. Jehrrico Cotchery (83)

33. Matt Jones (84)

34. Mushin Muhammad (91)

35. Derrick Mason (92) *watch his injury status

36. DeVery Henderson (95)

37. Steve Breaston (95)

38. Issac Bruce (98)

39. Brandon Lloyd (98)

40. Mark Bradley (101)

41. Nate Washington (104)

42. Kevin Curtis (105)

43. Ted Ginn Jr. (109)

44. Sinorice Moss (110)

45. Michael Jenkins (116)

46. Santonio Holmes (117)

47. Marvin Harrison (118)

48. Greg Camarillo (121)

49. Malcolm Floyd (124)

50. Ricky Williams (124)

51. Antoine Randle-El (127)

52. Anthony Gonzalez (128)

53. Rasheid Davis (132)

54. Tory Holt (133)

55. Bryant Johnson (134)

56. Jabar Gafney (134)

57. Hank Baskett (135)

58. Amani Toomer (136)

59. Marques Colston (137)

60. Chad Johnson (140)

61. Patrick Crayton (140)

62. Devin Hester (144)

63. Koren Robinson (149)

64. Bobby Wade (151)

65. Myles Austin (152) *likely out 2 weeks, shouldn’t effect other DAL receivers

66. Sidney Rice (153)

67. Marty Booker (156)

68. Deion Branch (157)

69. Ike Hilliard (161)

70. Reggie Brown (163)

71. Chansi Stuckey (165)

72. John Standeford (170)

73. Brandon Stokley (171)

74. Mike Walker (174)

75. Steve Smith (174) *NYG

 

Use the links below to access the other rankings for this week, and check back tomorrow for the tight end, kicker and defense rankings. All will be up in plenty of time to get your lineups in before tomorrow night’s game.

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

Week 12 QB Rankings and Previews

 

Week 12 RB Rankings and Previews

 

Week 12 TE Rankings and Previews

 

Week 12 K Rankings and Previews

 

Week 12 D/ST Rankings and Previews

 

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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 12 RBs

Posted on 19 November 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

Here are the week 12 Fantasy Flavor Running Back Power Rankings. It’s getting tougher and tougher to find sleepers these days, and in this era of multi-dimensional backfields, it’s getting harder and harder to simply figure out who’ll get an adequate number of carries from week to week. There are more options to choose from based on more overall running backs getting touches, but finding good options isn’t always easy, we’ll do our best to help you sort it all out here.

 

Keep in mind that the power rankings, listed here, are based on year to date performance and not a reflection of your best options for week 12. Just below the power rankings are match up previews advising who should be better or worse than usual this week, based on their opponents. At the bottom, are the week 12 start rankings, that’s where you should look for help with your week 12 lineup decisions.

 

Week 12 Fantasy Running Back Power Rankings

 

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(last week’s rankings are in parentheses)

 

1. Clinton Portis (1) – WAS – 1063 yds 7 TD

 

2. Brian Westbrook (3) – PHI – 508 yds 6 TD & 218 yds 2 TD rec

 

3. Frank Gore (9) – SF – 834 yds 6 TD & 325 yds 1 TD rec

 

4. Adrian Peterson (2) 0 MIN – 1100 yds 7 TD

 

5. Thomas Jones (4) – NYJ – 854 yds 9 TD & 119 yds 1 TD rec

 

6. Brandon Jacobs (6) – NYG – 879 yds 11 TD

 

7. Michael Turner (7) – ATL – 971 yds 9 TD

 

8. Marion Barber (8) – NYG – 779 yds 6 TD & 303 yds 2 TD rec

 

9. Matt Forte (5) – CHI – 777 yds 4 TD & 322 yds 3 TD rec

 

10. Steven Jackson (11) – ST.L – 525 yds 4 TD & 259 yds 0 TD rec

 

11. Maurice Jones-Drew (13) – JAX – 499 yds 11 TD & 280 yds 0 TD rec

 

12. Ronnie Brown (12) – MIA – 605 yds 9 TD & 19 yds 1 TD pass

 

13. Chris Johnson (10) – TEN – 787 yds 5 TD & 205 yds 1 TD rec

 

14. DeAngelo Williams (18) – CAR – 782 yds 6 TD & 89 yds 2 TD rec

 

15. LaDanian Tomlinson (14) – SD – 686 yds 5 TD & 294 yds 1 TD rec

 

16. Steve Slaton (15) – HOU – 701 yds 6 TD & 198 yds 1 TD rec

 

17. Willie Parker (NR) – PIT – 448 yds 4 TD

 

18. LenDale White (17) – TEN – 470 yds 11 TD

 

19. Marshawn Lynch (16) – BUF – 631 yds 6 TD & 257 yds 1 TD rec

 

20. Joseph Addai (NR) – 387 yds 5 TD & 100 yds 1 TD rec

 

Dropped from Rankings: Willis McGahee – BAL; Jamal Lewis – CLE

 

RBs Who Should Be Better Than Usual In Week 12: Marshawn Lynch @ KC; Matt Forte @ ST.L; Justin Fargas @ DEN; LaDanian Tomlinson vs. IND; Jamal Lewis vs. HOU; Reggie Bush & Deuce McAllister vs. GB; Marion Barber vs. SF; Willie Parker & Mewelde Moore vs. CIN

 

RBs Who Could Be Sleepers Based On Week 12 Match Ups: Warrick Dunn, Clifton Smith & Cadillac Williams @ DET; Greg Hillis, PJ Pope & Tatum Bell vs. OAK; Jerome Harrison vs. HOU; Pierre Thomas vs. GB; Darren McFadden @ DEN

 

RBs With Tough Week 12 Match Ups: Tim Hightower vs. NYG; Kevin Smith vs. TB; Cedric Benson @ PIT; Brian Westbrook @ BAL; LenDale White & Chris Johnson vs. NYJ; Michael Turner vs. CAR; TJ Duckett vs. WAS; Maurice Jones-Drew vs. MIN; Brandon Jacobs @ AZ

 

RBs You Might Want To Avoid In Week 12: Sammy Morris, Kevin Faulk & BenJarvis Green-Ellis @ MIA; Edgerin James vs. NYG; Fred Taylor vs. MIN; Julius Jones & Maurice Morris vs. WAS

 

And here are the week 12 Fantasy RB start rankings; it’s the projected top 50 RBs 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. Clinton Portis (19)

2. Adrian Peterson (22)

3. Matt Forte (22)

4. Frank Gore (23)

5. Marion Barber (27)

6. Thomas Jones (28)

7. Reggie Bush (32)

8. Brian Westbrook (33)

9. Willie Parker (34)

10. Brandon Jacobs (35)

11. Marshawn Lynch (37)

12. LaDanian Tomlinson (38)

13. Michael Turner (43)

14. DeAngelo Williams (43)

15. Steve Slaton (45)

16. Maurice Jones-Drew (46)

17. Ronnie Brown (48)

18. Jamal Lewis (51)

19. Chris Johnson (56)

20. Larry Johnson (56)

21. Steven Jackson (60) *keep an eye on his status

22. Joseph Addai (65)

23. LenDale White (66)

24. Ryan Grant (69)

25. Darren McFadden (71)

26. Jonathan Stewart (73)

27. Warrick Dunn (74)

28. Sammy Morris (76)

29. Mewelde Moore (77)

30. Tim Hightower (78)

31. Kevin Smith (79)

32. Willis McGahee (83) *keep an eye on his status

33. Deuce McAllister (84)

34. Derrick Ward (85)

35. Ahman Green (85)

36. LeRon McClain (87) *bump 2 or 3 spots if McGahee can’t go

37. Jerome Harrison (87)

38. Peyton Hillis (89)

39. Justin Fargas (95) *bump 15 spots if McFadden can’t go

40. Ray Rice (97) *keep him here regardless of McGahee’s status

41. Dominic Rhodes (97)

42. Jerious Norwood (99)

43. Julius Jones (99)

44. Leon Washington (100)

45. Antonio Pittman (102) *bump 8 to 10 spots if Steven Jackson can’t go

46. BenJarvis Green-Ellis (104)

47. Ricky Williams (106)

48. Chester Taylor (112)

49. Kevin Faulk (114)

50. Kenneth Darby (114) *bump 3 or 4 spots if Jackson can’t go

 

All of the rankings will be up in time for you to get your Thursday’s lineups in, so keep checking back. You can use the links below to check all of the other positions; they’ll be activated as they become available.

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

Week 12 QB Rankings and Previews

 

Week 12 WR Rankings and Previews

 

Week 12 TE Rankings and Previews

 

Week 12 K Rankings and Previews

 

Week 12 D/ST Rankings and Previews

 

 

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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 12 QBs

Posted on 19 November 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

Here are this week’s Fantasy Flavor Quarterback Power Rankings for week 12. There wasn’t a lot of movement within the top ten, and at this point in the season, barring injury, there likely won’t be. The bottom half of the top 20 is full of upstarts, rookies and fill ins. Both Tony Romo and Kyle Orton returned to action, and to the top 20 this week, and Shaun Hill has worked his way in as well, and could prove to be a valuable stretch run addition.

 

Keep in mind that the power rankings, listed here, are based on year to date performance and not a reflection of your best options for week 12. Just below the power rankings are match up previews advising who should be better or worse than usual this week, based on their opponents. At the bottom, are the week 12 start rankings, that’s where you should look for help with your week 12 lineup decisions.

 

Week 12 Fantasy Quarterback Power Rankings

 

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(last week’s rankings in parentheses)

 

1. Kurt Warner (3) – AZ – 3155 yds 20 TD 7 int

 

2. Drew Brees (2) – NO – 3251 yds 18 TD 11 int

 

3. Jay Cutler (1) – DEN – 2832 yds 19 TD 11 int

 

4. Phillip Rivers (4) – SD – 2513 yds 21 TD 10 int

 

5. Aaron Rodgers (5) – GB – 2351 yds 15 TD 6 int & 3 rush TD

 

6. Tony Romo (NR) – DAL – 1887 yds 15 TD 7 int

 

7. Peyton Manning (6) – IND – 2568 yds 17 TD 9 int & 1 rush TD

 

8. Donavan McNabb (7) – PHI – 2711 yds 14 TD 8 int & 1 rush TD

 

9. Brett Favre (9) – NYJ – 2237 yds 18 TD 12 int

 

10. Matt Cassel (18) – NE – 2200 yds 10 TD 7 int & 1 rush TD

 

11. Eli Manning (8) – NYG – 2079 yds 15 TD 7 int & 1 rush TD

 

12. Kyle Orton (NR) – CHI – 1910 yds 10 TD 4 int & 1 rush TD

 

13. David Garrard (10) – JAX – 2144 yds 8 TD 6 int & 1 rush TD

 

14. Matt Ryan (12) – ATL – 2159 yds 11 TD 6 int

 

15. Shaun Hill (NR) – SF – 1731 yds 5 TD 2 int & 1 rush TD

 

16. Tyler Thigpen (17) – KC – 1337 yds 10 TD 5 int & 1 rush TD

 

17. Gus Frerotte (13) – MIN – 1557 yds 11 TD 11 int

 

18. Joe Flacco (16) – BAL – 1813 yds 8 TD 9 int & 2 rush TD

 

19. Chad Pennington (11) – MIA – 2374 yds 8 TD 5 int

 

20. Jason Campbell (14) – WAS – 2122 yds 9 TD 3 int

 

Dropped from Rankings: Jeff Garcia – TB; Jake Delhomme – CAR; Ben Roethlisberger – PIT

 

QBs Who Should Be Better Than Usual in Week 12: Peyton Manning @ SD; Kyle Orton @ ST.L; Aaron Rodgers @ NO; Eli Manning @ AZ; Gus Frerotte @ JAX

 

QBs Who Could Be Sleepers Based on Week 12 Match Ups: Jeff Garcia @ DET; Brady Quinn vs. HOU; Jason Campbell @ SEA; JaMarcus Russell @ DEN; Kerry Collins vs. NYJ

 

QBs With Tough Week 12 Match Ups: Phillip Rivers vs. IND; Brett Favre @ TEN; Drew Brees vs. GB; Donavan McNabb @ BAL; Kurt Warner vs. NYG; Daunte Culpepper vs. TB; Tyler Thigpen vs. BUF

 

QBs You Might Want To Avoid In Week 12: Ryan Fitzpatrick @ PIT; Matt Ryan vs. CAR; Joe Flacco vs. PHI

 

And here are the week 12 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. Peyton Manning (15)

2. Aaron Rodgers (21)

3. Jay Cutler (22)

4. Tony Romo (22)

5. Kurt Warner (29)

6. Shaun Hill (31)

7. Brady Quinn (31)

8. Drew Brees (35)

9. Eli Manning (36)

10. Phillip Rivers (40)

11. Matt Cassel (40)

12. Kyle Orton (42)

13. Tyler Thigpen (43)

14. Gus Frerotte (43)

15. Jeff Garcia (44)

16. Donavan McNabb (45)

17. Jason Campbell (48)

18. David Garrard (52)

19. Brett Favre (53)

20. Chad Pennington (57)

21. Sage Rosenfels (61)

22. Kerry Collins (61)

23. Matt Ryan (62)

24. Joe Flacco (64)

25. Jake Delhomme (68)

26. Ben Roethlisberger (69)

27. JaMarcus Russell (70) *about the same if it’s Walter or Tuisasopo

28. Trent Edwards (78)

29. Marc Bulger (78)

30. Ryan Fitzpatrick (81)

31. Daunte Culpepper (86)

32. Matt Hasselbeck (87)

 

All of the rankings will be up in time for you to get your Thursday’s lineups in, so keep checking back. You can use the links below to check all of the other positions; they’ll be activated as they become available.

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

Week 12 RB Rankings and Previews

 

Week 12 WR Rankings and Previews

 

Week 12 TE Rankings and Previews

 

Week 12 K Rankings and Previews

 

Week 12 D/ST Rankings and Previews

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Fantasy Football Week 12

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Fantasy Football Week 12

Posted on 18 November 2008 by KZ

Fantasy Football What’s New For 11.18.08

Hey Check out the New Columns…CLICK HERE AND NEW THIS YEAR to FANS FANTASY FOOTBALL…your official FANTASY DRAFT GUIDE…not who but HOW to draft a winning Fantasy Football Team…CLICK HERE FOR THE WAY TO DRAFT THIS YEAR.

RANKINGS WILL BE OUT EVERY THURSDAY, CLICK HERE FOR THEM

and

REVIEW of the WEEK THAT WAS IN FANTASY FOOTBALL every TUESDAY RIGHT HERE ON THE WHAT’s NEW PAGE!

Some Notes from week 11:

  • AFC PLAYOFF TEAMS WILL BE: Titans, Jets, Steelers, Broncos, Colts and Ravens
  • NFC PLAYOFF TEAMS WILL BE: Giants, Panthers, Cardinals, Packers, Bucs and Cowboys
  • WARRICK DUNN is now in line to become the RYAN GRANT…E. GRAHAM of 2008…
  • The end of the SD/PITT game..unreal how you can get that call wrong…TWICE!!!
  • Team appear to have decided that Tennessee will have to have Kerry Collins beat them…and he is!
  • If Kurt Warner finishes this year healthy and on fire…he is HOF in my book!
  • Selvin Young will be a fantsy difference maker in week 13!
  • Continue to watch the waiver wire very closely!!!
  • SELL HIGH…BUY LOW…greatest advice for any fantasy footballer.

TRADE BAIT(s): Kevin Smith (sked is brutal), Eli Manning (good QB, running team) and Fred Taylor (MJD is now the man)

STAR(S) OF WEEK (officially renamed the LT of the Week): D. Bowe, Gage, Matt Cassell, A. Boldin and L. Fitz, D. Williams

DUD(S) of the Week: McGahee, Andre Johnson, Tim Hightower, Oucho Stinko, Philip Rivers and Tony Gonzales

Hot Pick up(s) of the week: LAST WEEK: P. Hills, Mark Bradley, Tyler Thigpen, Sammie Morris,

THIS WEEK: Warrick Dunn, Justin Gage, JJ Arrington, A. Pittman and Kerry Collins

TEAM(s) of the WEEK: Dallas Cowboys…needed a win on the road against a division rival and got it!

Ut Oh of the week: Not a good start to the RAVENS trip through the NFC EAST!

Fantasy Football Start Them This Week…

Check back weekly. We will never say start LT or AP that is too obvious and We will never tell you to sit someone, but here are some people we really like ….you can make the sit calls or email us for our view…track how accurate we are…..we have been as good as everyone else so check us out.

PLEASE READ THIS WEEKS COLUMS ON STARTS: CLICK HERE

QB’s: MUST STARTS: ROMO (HURT), BREES, CUTLER, WARNER, MCNABB, ROETHLISBERGER, RODGERS, P. MANNING

Other to consider this week: Thigpen, Collins, Cassel, Ryan, Campbell
RB’s: MUST STARTS: LT, Adrian Peterson, Westbrook , Parker, Lynch, Portis, Barber, Gore, Steve Jackson, Addai, Jacobs, Forte and Ronnie Brown

Others to consider this week: Slaton, Jamal Lewis, Dunn, Kevin Smith, Forte, D. Williams and Grant
WR’s/TE’s: MUST STARTS: TO, Greg Jennings, Randy Moss (still have to), Wes Welker (ppr), Fitzgerald, Boldin, Andre Johnson, Burress, Steve Smith, Calvin Johnson, Marshall, Wayne, Gates, Witten, Gonzales, Winslow

Other to consider this week: Eddie Royal, Lance Moore, S. Moss, Steve Breaston, D. Bowe and Roddy White

Top 10 to 15 or so starts for IDP’s:

DL: Jared Allen, Mario Williams, Aaron Kampman, Will Smith, Julius Peppers, Patrick Kearney, Aaron Schobel, Trent Cole, Terrell Suggs, Gaines Adams, Aaron Carter, Justin Tuck and Justin Smith.

LB: D. Ryans, P. Willis, R. Lewis, N. Barnett, D. Harris, M. Peterson, K. Morrison, J. Beason, W. Witherspoon, K. Rivers, L. Fletcher, B. Urlacher, D. Edwards, AJ Hawk, James Harrison, J. Beason, J. Vilma and F. Keiaho

DB: G. Wilson, A. Wilson. C. Tillman, A. Bigby, C. Finnegan, A. Winfield, T. Polamalu, B. Sanders, L. Landry, M. Trufant, B. Pollard, Q. Jammer,A. Cromartie, E. Coleman and Mike Adams.

Some Other Guys We Like This Week…

SLEEPER(s) OF THE WEEK….what DUD will become a STUD…at least for one week….we will try to give a QB, RB and WR/TE each week…

QB: Justin Fargas finds some room against Denver
RB: Sammie Morris is the NE RB of the week.
WR/TE: Issac Bruce has a good day in BIG D
Kicker and Defense: Buffalo Defense and Dan Carpenter (MIA) kicks well.

Locks Of The Week…

In a suicide pool? We can help. Once again track our success. We will give you three a week.

After two years we are 118 – 51 (69.8%)…not bad!! TRULY pretty damn good…we have checked others out and we are just as good as they are! 2007 record: 48 – 21.

2008 RECCORD: 30 – 8

WEEK OF 11/20/08:

  1. Dallas over SF
  2. Denver over Oakland
  3. Chicago over St. Louis

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NFL Power Rankings – Week 12

Posted on 18 November 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

There were no big surprises this week, unless you’re Donavan McNabb that is, especially at the top of the rankings. With every team now at 10 games into the season, we seem to be getting a pretty good idea of what the playoff picture will likely look like. The Giants and Titans are both certainly well on their way toward locking up home field advantage, while a handful of teams look to be staking their claims to the first overall draft pick as well. The AFC East, NFC North and NFC South all have bunches of good teams grouped together and fighting it out tooth and nail as the home stretch approaches, while teams like the Broncos and Cardinals are enjoying an inordinate amount of relative power based on the control that they have in their divisions.

 

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Week 12 NFL Power Rankings (last week’s rankings in parentheses)

 

1. Tennessee Titans (1) – 10-0 – The Titans are all but assured of their place in the postseason, and are starting to make teams respect their offense as at least somewhat multi-dimensional. An undefeated regular season is quietly becoming a possibility for this team. Next Week: vs. NYJ

 

2. New York Giants (2) – 9-1 – They may well be the best team in football, and they proved it again against the vaunted Ravens’ run defense on Sunday. Things are a little less certain for the Giants in comparison to Tennessee when it comes to controlling their division, but it will be of little consequence if the Giants keep playing like they have been. Next Week: @ AZ

 

3. Carolina Panthers (3) – 8-2 – Their win on Sunday against an overmatched Lions team was no thing of beauty, and Jake Delhomme continues to turn in bad passing performances against bad pass defenses. But the Panthers keep rolling along nonetheless. With two legitimate running threats, plus Steve Smith and that defense, these Panthers may be able to wait on Delhomme to shake off his funk. Next Week: @ ATL

 

4. Arizona Cardinals (4) – 7-3 – Lots of people still seem to be down on these Cardinals, and I’m not completely sure why. Their front 7 is as physical as any in football, Tim Hightower is breathing new life into the running game, and we all know what Kurt Warner and those receivers are capable of. They’re the best of a bad lot in the NFC West, but shouldn’t have to apologize for it. If anything they don’t travel well, all three of their losses came on east coast trips. They have 2 more trips East before the playoffs, and probably need to start thinking about playing into position for home field advantage. Next Week: vs. NYG

 

5. Pittsburgh Steelers (5) – The Steelers just keep taking shot after shot from the toughest teams in the league, and continue to find ways to eek out wins. They appear to be in good shape to get into the playoffs, and will likely be one of the most battle tested squads once the playoffs arrive. Next Week: vs. CIN

 

6. New York Jets (6) – 7-3 – The Jets find themselves in good position despite a couple of losses that they’d like to have back. The AFC East is a logjam, and while no team seems to possess talent that’s head and shoulders above the rest, with Favre at the helm in comparison to Pennington, Edwards and Cassel, the Jets have to like their chances. Next Week: @ TEN

 

7. Denver Broncos (10) – 6-4 – I’ve been apologizing for the Broncos’ high position in the rankings despite their modest success for weeks. A come from behind rally in the 4th quarter against Cleveland, followed up by a win against a quality Falcons team on the road have solidified Denver’s position. They also enjoy the relative power of residing in the AFC West, and have a pretty clear path to the playoffs at this point. Next Week: vs. OAK

 

8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11) – 7-3 – The Bucs find themselves in this enviable position despite their revolving door at QB. The road to success will get just a little bit tougher from here without the services of Earnest Graham. The return of Cadillac Williams appears to have happened just in time for Tampa, but we’ll have to wait and see if he’s able to shoulder the load. Next Week: @ DET

 

9. Indianapolis Colts (17) – 6-4 – Writing the Colts off in week 6 just seemed to be premature. Since the Titans seem to have run away with the division already, the Colts can focus clearly on the wildcard for their playoff hopes. Recent editions of the Colts, who clinched early and used subs to play out the regular season string, have failed in the playoffs. It was only when the Colts had to play down to the wire to get into the playoffs that they went on to win the Superbowl. Watch out for the Colts. Next Week: @ SD

 

10. Baltimore Ravens (8) – 6-4 – Although a loss to the Giants shouldn’t have been surprising to anyone, the manner in which the Ravens were dismantled by those Giants, and particular their running game, was shocking. The Ravens have clearly seen what it is that they aspire to be, as the Giants beat them soundly, while playing Baltimore’s brand of football. They’re still in good position for a playoff run, but the schedule will absolutely make it an uphill battle. Next Week: vs. PHI

 

11. Green Bay Packers (12) – 5-5 – They exorcised their demons against the Bears, who had been in the driver’s seat in the NFC North, and who gave the Packers 2 of their 3 losses last season. In doing so they created a logjam atop the division, and just in time, as the Packers may be hitting their stride right now as well. Next Week: @ NO

 

12. Washington Redskins (12) – 6-4 – The efficient offensive machine that Jim Zorn and Jason Campbell looked to have built just a few weeks ago, is in drastic need of a tune up. Talent-wise, the Redskins may be undermanned in comparison to the rest of their division, they had better get back to taking care of the ball, and playing good defense if they hope to make a run in the AFC East. Next Week: @ SEA

 

13. Chicago Bears (7) – 5-5 – Unless Kyle Orton can return to the form he had before his injury, the Bears will likely find themselves out of the running pretty quickly. The loss to the Packers was the first in which the Bears were beaten really soundly, but it couldn’t have come at a worse time, or against a worse opponent. Next Week: @ ST.L

 

14. Miami Dolphins (18) – 6-4 – There is absolutely no resemblance between this team and the one that won just a single game a year ago. In addition to breathing new life into the league, Miami’s “Wildcat Offense” has been widely regarded as their “gimmick” all season. Meanwhile the Dolphins are putting together a more than respectable attack in many other aspects of the game, but their overall improvements as a team seem to be somewhat overlooked in the shadow of the “Wildcat”.  Next Week: vs. NE

 

15. New England Patriots (9) – 6-4 – New England let an important one get away against the Jets, and now may have their backs against the wall against a Dolphins team that has had their number for years. I’m sure that there’s fight left in these Patriots, but the road to a division title just got a whole lot bumpier. Next Week: @ MIA

 

16. Dallas Cowboys (20) – 6-4 – While they didn’t look good in doing it on Sunday, the Cowboys picked up a much needed win. Panic may have done to the locker room what no person had been able to figure out how to. Panic may have put the egos in check on this team and rallied them, if that’s the case, expect them to climb back up the rankings pretty quickly. Next Week: vs. SF

 

17. Minnesota Vikings (15) – 5-5 – The schedule may have been too much for Minnesota to overcome this season. While they aren’t out of it yet, their schedule won’t get any easier from here. With 6 games left, the NFC North is a three team dogfight, Minnesota seems to be the least likely to climb over the rest to get to the finish. Next Week: @ JAX

 

18. Atlanta Falcons (13) – 6-4 – It’s been a magical season so far for Mike Smith, Matt Ryan and the Falcons, but playing behind Tampa and Carolina in the AFC South may be the spoiler that ruins it. The Falcons will have their work cut out for them if they want to have a chance in the NFC. They’ve been up to the challenge so far, we’ll see if they can sustain it. Next Week: vs. CAR

 

19. San Diego Chargers (14) – 4-6 – As bad as they’ve been, the Chargers, if they were able to get things together, could still wrestle the division away from the Denver Broncos. With that said, the odds of them getting it together are getting longer by the week. Travel, injuries, tough breaks and coaching may be too much for even the most talented teams to overcome. Next Week: vs. IND

 

20. Philadelphia Eagles (16) – 5-4-1 – Based on their record, they could still be a factor in the playoff hunt, but based on their 0-3 record in the division, they’ll have a tough time pulling it off. They’ve been relatively healthy so far, but haven’t been able to take advantage as yet. Next Week: @ BAL

 

21. New Orleans Saints (23) – 5-5 – There’s no quit in these Saints, but unfortunately, there isn’t much defense either. The Return of Reggie Bush should breathe some life back into these Saints, but looking up at 3 teams in the division probably means that their fate is already sealed. Next Week: vs. GB

 

22. Cleveland Browns (22) – 4-6 – The Browns didn’t look like a team that had quit on Monday night, but they didn’t look like a team with much to be hopeful about either. The Brady Quinn era is underway in Cleveland, and that may have to be enough to keep the fans interested and Romeo Crennel employed. Next Week: vs. HOU

 

23. Jacksonville Jaguars (24) – 4-6 – The Jags put up a valiant effort in trying to end the Titans undefeated streak on Sunday, but in the end came up short. I’m not sure what it is that’s changed so much in Jacksonville from last season to this one, but I’m sure that a shake up is in order. How they finish the string in this disappointing season will likely be a good gauge of their character as a team. Next Week: vs. MIN

 

24. Houston Texans (25) – 3-7 – Another big effort from the Texans on Sunday, and another disappointing loss to show for it. It seemed that this season got off on a bad note for the Texans, and they were never able to recover from it. They do seem to be steadily improving week by week, and if they could ever get healthy they could be dangerous. Next Week: @ CLE

 

25. Buffalo Bills (21) – 5-5 – At 5-5 in the AFC East, the Bills are far from done mathematically. But as losers of 4 straight and 5 of their last 6 games, the Bills are in freefall, and could be lucky to salvage an 8-win season. Next Week: @ KC

 

26. San Francisco 49ers (26) – 3-7 – It was a long time coming, but the Niners got back into the win column on Sunday, and looked pretty good doing it. The jury’s still out on Mike Singletary as leader of a franchise, but Vernon Davis appears to have found his comfort zone after a rough start with the rookie coach. Next Week: @ DAL

 

27. Seattle Seahawks (27) – 2-8 – The return of Matt Hasselbeck didn’t necessarily mean the return of the Seahawks offense last week, but it should certainly make things a little bit better going forward at least. Now if they can just get some others healthy on offense, they might pick up a couple of wins. Next Week: vs. WAS

 

28. Cincinnati Bengals (30) – 1-8-1 – It wasn’t a loss, and holding the Eagles offense scoreless in overtime on Sunday is a big step for this Bengals defense. They’ve got some momentum now, we’ll see if it carries into Pittsburgh with them. Next Week: @ PIT

 

29. Kansas City Chiefs (28) – 1-9 – Tyler Thigpen is quietly becoming a real NFL quarterback. Given the limited receiving options that he has to choose from, that’s big news. If Larry Johnson is able to bring back an effective running game for the Chiefs they could give some teams some trouble. Next Week: vs. BUF

 

30. St. Louis Rams (29) – 2-8 – The Rams resurgence now appears to have been nothing more than a glimmer. Depending on how quickly Steven Jackson is able to get back on the field for these Rams, they could be simply left going through the motions from here out. Next Week: vs. CHI

 

31. Oakland Raiders (31) – 2-8 – The big news out of Oakland this week isn’t another firing, tirade or shakeup, it’s that Jim Fassel wants in as the head coach of the Raiders. Actually, the big news is that anybody wants to be the coach of the Raiders. Next Week: @ DEN

 

32. Detroit Lions (32) – 0-10 – I’m not sure why, but I wouldn’t bet against these Lions if they went into the Thanksgiving game with Tennessee winless, and the Titans undefeated. It’s probably because the spread will be off the charts. Good luck with the first pick overall Detroit. Next Week: vs. TB

 

Peace

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

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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 D/STs

Posted on 13 November 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

This is why you never want to spend early on defenses in the draft. While it’s safe to say that there are certain defenses that we can predict will be strong or weak from year to year, scoring fantasy points with your defense is something else altogether. Remember that the 2000 Ravens, regarded by many as the best in league history, didn’t score a defensive or special teams TD until week 17. While this season’s Packers, mostly overlooked in the draft have 8 TD between defense and special teams. Reggie Bush’s return should bring a boost to the Saints’ return game, whether he gets back into return duty this week or not is still in question though.

 

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 Defense / Special Teams Power Rankings

 

D/ST Power Rankings Archive – 34567 - 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. Green Bay Packers (9) – 8 TD, 16 sacks, 16 int, 1 fum rec, 138 pts allowed

 

2. Tennessee Titans (3) – 2 TD, 24 sacks, 14 int, 5 fum rec, 117 pts allowed

 

3. Chicago Bears (1) – 5 TD, 17 sacks, 12 int, 8 fum rec, 1 safety, 188 pts allowed

 

4. New York Jets (10) – 4 TD, 31 sacks, 9 int, 9 fum rec, 166 pts allowed

 

5. Baltimore Ravens (6) – 3 TD, 19 sacks, 14 int, 2 fum rec, 2 safeties, 138 pts allowed

 

6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7) – 5 TD, 15 sacks, 12 int, 4 fum rec, 141 pts allowed

 

7. Philadelphia Eagles (2) – 3 TD, 28 sacks, 9 int, 8 fum rec, 1 safety, 174 pts allowed

 

8. Pittsburgh Steelers (4) – 1 TD, 34 sacks, 8 int, 4 fum rec, 130 pts allowed

 

9. New York Giants (5) – 1 TD, 30 sacks, 12 int, 3 fum rec, 2 safeties, 142 pts allowed

 

10. Arizona Cardinals (8) – 3 TD, 21 sacks, 7 int, 11 fum rec, 202 pts allowed

 

11. Minnesota Vikings (11) – 2 TD, 25 sacks, 6 int, 8 fum rec, 3 safeties, 203 pts allowed

 

12. Carolina Panthers (16) – 1 TD, 18 sacks, 7 int, 7 fum rec, 127 pts allowed

 

13. Miami Dolphins (12) – 1 TD, 21 sacks, 7 int, 8 fum rec, 1 safety, 170 pts allowed

 

14. Atlanta Falcons (20) – 2 TD, 17 sacks, 9 int, 4 fum rec, 174 pts allowed

 

15. Buffalo Bills (15) – 3 TD, 14 sacks, 5 int, 7 fum rec, 181 pts allowed

 

16. Jacksonville Jaguars (19) – 3 TD, 18 sacks, 8 int, 4 fum rec, 186 pts allowed

 

17. Seattle Seahawks (18) – 2 TD, 22 sacks, 4 int, 5 fum rec, 225 pts allowed

 

18. Cleveland Browns (14) – 2 TD, 14 sacks, 10 int, 4 fum rec, 182 pts allowed

 

19. Dallas Cowboys (NR) – 0 TD, 21 sacks, 11 int, 5 fum rec, 1 safety, 216 pts allowed

 

20. San Francisco 49ers (17) – 4 TD, 14 sacks, 8 int, 2 fum rec, 239 pts allowed

 

Dropped from Rankings: New Orleans Saints

 

D/STs Who Should Be Better Than Usual In Week 11: Carolina Panthers @ DET; Philadelphia Eagles @ CIN; San Francisco 49ers vs. ST.L; Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. MIN; Miami Dolphins vs. OAK; Arizona Cardinals @ SEA; Cleveland Browns @ BUF

 

D/STs Who Could Be Sleepers Based on Week 11 Match Ups: St. Louis Rams @ SF; New Orleans Saints @ KC; Detroit Lions vs. CAR

 

D/STs With Tough Week 11 Match Ups: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. TEN; Baltimore Ravens @ NYG; Seattle Seahawks vs. AZ; Pittsburgh Steelers vs. SD; Green Bay Packers vs. CHI; Tennessee Titans @ JAX; Chicago Bears @ GB; Minnesota Vikings @ TB

 

D/STs You Might Want to Avoid in Week 11: Denver Broncos @ ATL: Cincinnati Bengals vs. PHI

 

And here are the week 11 Fantasy D/ST start rankings; it’s all 32 defenses 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. Philadelphia Eagles (16)

2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (17)

3. New York Jets (24)

4. Carolina Panthers (25)

5. Arizona Cardinals (27)

6. Green Bay Packers (28)

7. Tennessee Titans (29)

8. Chicago Bears (30)

9. Miami Dolphins (32)

10. New York Giants (36)

11. Baltimore Ravens (41)

12. San Francisco 49ers (43)

13. Pittsburgh Steelers (44)

14. Minnesota Vikings (45)

15. Cleveland Browns (45)

16. Atlanta Falcons (47)

17. Dallas Cowboys (51)

18. Buffalo Bills (52)

19. New Orleans Saints (52)

20. Indianapolis Colts (57)

21. Oakland Raiders (62)

22. San Diego Chargers (62)

23. Seattle Seahawks (63)

24. Jacksonville Jaguars (64)

25. New England Patriots (65)

26. St. Louis Rams (66)

27. Washington Redskins (67)

28. Houston Texans (70)

29. Detroit Lions (74)

30. Kansas City Chiefs (75)

31. Cincinnati Bengals (87)

32. Denver Broncos (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 K Rankings and Previews

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