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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 11 TEs

Posted on 13 November 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

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

 

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

 

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

 

Week 11 Fantasy Tight End Power Rankings

 

TE Power Rankings Archive34567 - 8 - 9 - 10

 

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

 

(last week’s rankings in parentheses)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

1. Dallas Clark (12)

2. Tony Gonzalez (19)

3. Tony Scheffler (19)

4. Antonio Gates (23)

5. Anthony Fasano (30)

6. Bo Scaife (31)

7. Derek Fine (34)

8. Owen Daniels (37)

9. Kellen Winslow Jr. (38)

10. Mercedes Lewis (38)

11. Kevin Boss (40)

12. Jason Witten (41)

13. Daniel Graham (43)

14. Chris Cooley (44)

15. Dustin Keller (45)

16. Billy Miller (46)

17. John Carlson (46)

18.  Greg Olsen (51)

19. Alex Smith (51)

20. Jerramy Stevens (57)

21. Visanthe Schiancoe (59)

22. Tom Santi (60)

23. Zach Miller (63)

24. David Martin (66)

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

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

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

28. Vernon Davis (73)

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

30. Jerrame Tuman (75)

31. Justin Peele (76)

32. Dante Rosario (77)

33. Robert Royal (78)

34. Alge Crumpler (79)

35. Donald Lee (80)

36. Matt Spaeth (81)

37. Jeremy Shockey (86)

38. Desmond Clark (89)

39. John Gilmore (89)

40. Steve Heiden (92)

 

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

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

Week 11 Fantasy QB Rankings and Previews

 

Week 11 Fantasy RB Rankings and Previews

 

Week 11 Fantasy WR Rankings and Previews

 

Week 11 Fantasy D/ST Rankings and Previews

 

Week 11 Fantasy K Rankings and Previews

 

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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 11 WRs

Posted on 12 November 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

There aren’t a lot of surprises to be found on the wide receiver front, except that now that byes have all been wrapped up there’ll be plenty available to choose from. We’ll do what we can to help you find a good one if you’re in need this week. Marquee wide receivers have been surprisingly healthy as a group too, many have been disappointing, and a few nicked up, but those who made it out of the preseason okay seem to have held up well, outside of Seattle that is.

 

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 Wide Receiver Power Rankings

 

WR Power Rankings Archive34567 - 8 - 9 - 10

 

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

 

(last week’s rankings in parentheses)

 

1. Anquan Boldin (1) – AZ – 606 yds 10 TD

 

2. Roddy White (6) – ATL – 801 yds 6 TD

 

3. Larry Fitzgerald (5) – AZ – 791 yds 6 TD

 

4. Santana Moss (4) – WAS – 672 yds 5 TD

 

5. Calvin Johnson (2) – DET – 774 yds 6 TD

 

6. Bernard Berrian (9) – MIN – 621 yds 4 TD

 

7. Steve Smith (3) – CAR – 662 yds 4 TD

 

8. Andre Johnson (7) – HOU – 900 yds 3 TD

 

9. Reggie Wayne (12) – IND – 700 yds 5 TD

 

10. Greg Jennings (8) – GB – 801 yds 4 TD

 

11. Brandon Marshall (11) – DEN – 714 yds 4 TD

 

12. Eddie Royal (20) – DEN – 625 yds 4 TD

 

13. Hines Ward (11) – PIT – 561 yds 5 TD

 

14. Lee Evans (10) – BUF – 700 yds 3 TD

 

15. Kevin Walter (NR) – HOU – 495 yds 6 TD

 

16. Vincent Jackson (13) – SD – 621 yds 4 TD

 

17. Terrell Owens (15) – DAL – 467 yds 6 TD

 

18. Chris Chambers (16) – MIA – 273 yds 5 TD

 

19. Laverneus Coles (14) – NYJ – 487 yds 5 TD

 

20. DeSean Jackson (NR) – 586 yds 1 TD

 

Dropped from Rankings: Isaac Bruce – SF; DeWayne Bowe – KC

 

WRs Who Should Be Better Than Usual In Week 11: Steve Smith & Mushin Muhammad vs. DET; Lee Evans vs. CLE; Anquan Boldin, Larry Fitzgerald & Steve Breaston @ SEA; Greg Jennings & Donald Driver vs. CHI; Donnie Avery & Tory Holt @ SF; Laverneus Coles & Jerricho Cotchery @ NYG

 

WRs Who Could Be Sleepers Based on Week 11 Match Ups: Bobby Engram & Koren Robinson vs. AZ; Roscoe Parrish vs. CLE; Chaz Schillens & Johnnie Lee Higgins @ MIA; Mark Clayton & Yamon Figurs @ NYG; Jason Hill & Josh Morgan vs. ST.L

 

WRs With Tough Week 11 Match Ups: Andre Johnson & Kevin Walter @ IND; Matt Jones vs. TEN; Calvin Johnson & Shaun MacDonald @ CAR; Chris Chambers & Vincent Jackson @ PIT; Devin Hester & Rasheid Davis @ GB; Chad Johnson & TJ Houshmandzadeh vs. PHI; Randy Moss & Wes Welker vs. NYJ; Plaxico Burress & Amani Toomer vs. BAL; Bernard Berrian @ TB

 

WRs You Might Want to Avoid in Week 11: Jerry Porter & Dennis Northcutt vs. TEN; Ted Ginn Jr. & Greg Camarillo vs. OAK

 

And here are the week 11 Fantasy WR start rankings; it’s the top 75 projected wide receivers 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. Anquan Boldin (7)

2. Larry Fitzgerald (11)

3. Steve Smith (15)

4. Santana Moss (21)

5. Roddy White (25)

6. Greg Jennings (26)

7. Lee Evans (31)

8. Bernard Berrian (35)

9. Brandon Marshall (37)

10. Eddie Royal (39)

11. Calvin Johnson (40)

12. Reggie Wayne (40)

13. Hines Ward (40)

14. Laverneus Coles (46)

15. Andre Johnson (48)

16. DeSean Jackson (52)

17. Terrell Owens (54)

18. DeWayne Bowe (55)

19. Antonio Bryant (58)

20. Vincent Jackson (61)

21. Kevin Walter (62)

22. Chris Chambers (65)

23. Donnie Avery (65)

24. Mushin Muhammad (65)

25. Randy Moss (72)

26. DeVery Henderson (73)

27. Steve Breaston (73)

28. Nate Washington (76)

29. Malcolm Floyd (77)

30. TJ Houshmandzadeh (77)

31. Jerricho Cotchery (78)

32. Donald Driver (78)

33. Lance Moore (79)

34. Mark Bradley (79)

35. Plaxico Burress (80)

36. Issac Bruce (82)

37. Braylon Edwards (94)

38. Koren Robinson (94)

39. Matt Jones (97)

40. Santonio Holmes (98)

41. Marques Colston (99)

42. Wes Welker (100)

43. Kevin Curtis (100)

44. Reggie Brown (102)

45. Michael Jenkins (103)

46. Justin Gage (103)

47. Sinorice Moss (118)

48. Hank Baskett (118)

49. Antoine Randle-El (121)

50. Amani Toomer (121)

51. Chad Johnson (123)

52. Anthony Gonzalez (124)

53. Chansi Stuckey (124)

54. Greg Camarillo (125)

55. Sidney Rice (127)

56. Josh Morgan (128)

57. Roy Williams (134)

58. Ted Ginn Jr. (135)

59. Tory Holt (135)

60. Brandon Stokley (137)

61. Mark Clayton (139)

62. Marvin Harrison (140)

63. Patrick Crayton (140)

64. Bryant Johnson (140)

65. Rasheid Davis (140)

66. Jehereme Urban (145)

67. Devin Hester (152)

68. Ike Hilliard (152)

69. Mike Walker (157)

70. Bobby Wade (157)

71. Roscoe Parrish (157)

72. Derrick Stanley (159)

73. Marty Booker (160)

74. Jason Hill (160)

75. Donte Stallworth (160)

 

Check back tomorrow for the tight end, kicker, and defense rankings. And use the links below for this week’s quarterback and running back rankings too. And as always, 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 TE Rankings and Previews

 

Week 11 Fantasy D/ST Rankings and Previews

 

Week 11 Fantasy K Rankings and Previews

 

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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 10 Ks

Posted on 06 November 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

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

 

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

 

Week 10 Fantasy Kicker Power Rankings

 

K Power Rankings Archive34567 - 8 - 9

 

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

 

(last week’s rankings in parentheses)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Dropped from Rankings: Nick Folk – DAL

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

1. Jason Elam (15)

2. John Carney (17)

3. Stephen Gostkowski (18)

4. Rob Bironas (19)

5. Ryan Longwell (20)

6. Nate Kaeding (28)

7. David Akers (30)

8. John Kasay (36)

9. Josh Scobee (37)

10. Jay Feeley (40)

11. Dan Carpenter (40)

12. Neil Rackers (41)

13. Robbie Gould (46)

14. Matt Prater (46)

15. Ryan Lindell (47)

16. Mason Crosby (47)

17. Joe Nedney (48)

18. Jeff Reed (49)

19. Olindo Mare (51)

20. Josh Brown (56)

21. Phil Dawson (56)

22. Matt Stover (57)

23. Connor Barth (58)

24. Sebastian Janikowski (65)

25. Kris Brown (67)

26. Jason Hanson (75)

27. Adam Vinatieri (81)

28. Garrett Holliday (85)

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

Week 10 QB Power Ranks and Weekly Previews

 

Week 10 RB Power Ranks and Weekly Previews

 

Week 10 WR Power Ranks and Weekly Previews

 

Week 10 TE Power Ranks and Weekly Previews

 

Week 10 D/ST Power Ranks and Weekly Previews

 

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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 10 TEs

Posted on 06 November 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

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

 

Week 10 Fantasy Tight End Power Rankings

 

TE Power Rankings Archive34567 - 8 - 9

 

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

 

(last week’s rankings in parentheses)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Dropped from Rankings: Billy Miller – NO

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

1. Tony Gonzalez (7)

2. Kevin Boss (19)

3. Owen Daniels (21)

4. Visanthe Schiancoe (22)

5. Antonio Gates (25)

6. Dallas Clark (26)

7. Derek Fine (26)

8. Anthony Fasano (28)

9. Kellen Winslow Jr. (30)

10. Mercedes Lewis (32)

11. Greg Olsen (35)

12. Billy Miller (35)

13. Zach Miller (39)

14. Tony Scheffler (41)

15. Jeremy Shockey (45)

16. Dante Rosario (48)

17. Bo Scaife (51)

18. David Martin (52)

19. John Carlson (53)

20. Steve Heiden (57)

21. Donald Lee (58)

22. LJ Smith (60)

23. Heath Miller (23)

24. Mark Campbell (61)

25. Michael Gaines (63)

26. Rober Royal (64)

27. Dustin Keller (66)

28. Jerrame Tuman (70)

29. Desmond Clark (71)

30. Daniel Graham (72)

31. Brent Celek (74)

32. Brad Cottam (75)

33. Justin Peele (76)

34. Tory Humphrey (76)

35. Alge Crumpler (77)

36. Vernon Davis (78)

37. Todd Heap (81)

38. Tom Santi (83)

39. Casey Fitzsimmons (87)

40. Delanie Walker (88)

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

Week 10 QB Power Ranks and Weekly Previews

 

Week 10 RB Power Ranks and Weekly Previews

 

Week 10 WR Power Ranks and Weekly Previews

 

Week 10 D/ST Power Ranks and Weekly Previews

 

Week 10 K Power Ranks and Weekly Previews

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Caps Face Hurricanes plus Hershey/NHL News

Posted on 06 November 2008 by Ed Frankovic

Caps Host Hurricanes

On Thursday night at the Verizon Center the Washington Capitals will finally play a division opponent for the first time since the season opener in Atlanta when they host the Carolina Hurricanes, who currently lead the Southeast Division with 16 points in 12 games (the Caps have 12 points in 11 games going 5-4-2 so far).

Last week I talked about the optimism that the Caps organization should be feeling after the first nine games of the season given some of the adversity they had faced to that point. After a 1-1-1 stretch in which the team has only scored one goal total in the last two games, plus the fact that the team hasn’t scored more than one goal in four of the last six games, there has to be some concern about the recent lack of offense. Even the return of Alexander Ovechkin to the lineup on Tuesday night in Ottawa after a two game absence wasn’t enough for the Caps.

The Caps typically play their best when they are going north and south in transition and are able to use their team speed. Lately it seems that Washington has not been able to get this type of game going and I’m sure some of it falls on the Caps (see a lack of effort at times or poor execution) and some of it can be attributed to other teams changing the way they play Washington by trying to limit their space and ability to move the puck up the ice quickly (can you say trap?).

However, the Hurricanes have not exactly been defensive stalwarts this season having given up 36 goals in 12 games and allowed over 30 shots in a game in eight of the 12 games they’ve played this year. Therefore, I would expect the Caps to be able to generate some scoring chances on Thursday night. Whether they can put them past Michael Leighton or Cam Ward of Carolina remains to be seen.

On the defensive side of the ice the Caps gave up a season high 44 shots to the Senators on Tuesday night and fortunately goalie Brent Johnson was outstanding and managed to hold the fort long enough for Washington to get a point in an overtime loss. The Caps were shorthanded five times, including almost two minutes in which they were down two men, but managed to kill off all five of those penalties so they should be pleased with the penalty killing efforts. In hockey, if you give up 44 shots in a game on a consistent basis you will most likely lose those games so Washington must tighten up. Overall the effort on Tuesday in Ottawa was better but it is still not at the level needed to win hockey games. This game on Thursday night against a division rival is an important one and has the potential for Washington to regain some confidence and start some momentum. Johnson’s play on Tuesday has earned him the start in net on Thursday against Carolina.

Hershey Bears News

I have some big news on the future coverage of the Caps farm team, the Hershey Bears, going forward. Starting next week readers of this blog will find a new weekly section on the Bears that will be written by John Walton, the Senior Manager of Communications for Hershey. I am delighted to be able to bring hockey fans some insight on how the Caps prospects are progressing in their quest to reach the NHL from a credible source who will be watching each Bears game. As many of you already know, Hershey has a very good team with several potential future Caps, including defensemen Karl Alzner, playing in the AHL this year. I hope to get to some Bears games myself this year but barring that at least we will get some good info on the team on a weekly basis. Look for the Bears updates to appear in my upcoming Tuesday hockey blogs.

NHL News

Big loss for the New Jersey Devils finding out that goalie Martin Brodeur is out for three to four months due to elbow surgery. This is a major blow to that team and I think they will be hard pressed to make the playoffs despite the fact that former backup and now starting goalie Kevin Weekes stopped 24 of 27 Tampa Bay Lightning shots to prevail, 4-3, in a shootout Wednesday night.

The San Jose Sharks lead the overall NHL standings at this point with 22 points going 11-2 to start the season. New coach Todd McLellan has energized this team and forward Patrick Marleau is off to a very good start now that he is free from the wrath of former coach Ron Wilson. Marleau leads the team with six goals and seven assists in the 13 games they’ve played. The Sharks are getting scoring from multiple lines and have six players with 10 or more points. San Jose is 7-0 at home so far this season.

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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 10 WRs

Posted on 05 November 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

The Fantasy Wide Receiver Power Rankings are pretty static this week too, meaning that it’s getting more and more difficult to find good sleepers at the wide receiver position. We’ve ranked out the top 75 options for this week to give you plenty to choose from.

 

Week 10 Fantasy Wide Receiver Power Rankings

 

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

 

(last week’s rankings in parentheses)

 

1. Anquan Boldin (1) – AZ – 514 yds 8 TD

 

2. Calvin Johnson (7) – DET – 682 yds 6 TD

 

3. Steve Smith (3) – CAR – 613 yds 4 TD

 

4. Santana Moss (2) – WAS – 672 yds 5 TD

 

5. Larry Fitzgerald (5) – AZ – 742 yds 5 TD

 

6. Roddy White (4) – ATL – 733 yds 5 TD

 

7. Andre Johnson (8) – HOU – 834 yds 3 TD

 

8. Greg Jennings (6) – GB – 764 yds 4 TD

 

9. Bernard Berrian (11) – MIN – 621 yds 4 TD

 

10. Lee Evans (10) – BUF – 678 yds 3 TD

 

11. Brandon Marshall (9) – DEN – 625 yds 3 TD

 

12. Reggie Wayne (12) – IND – 586 yds 4 TD

 

13. Vincent Jackson (15) – SD – 538 yds 4 TD

 

14. Laverneus Coles (13) – NYJ – 473 yds 5 TD

 

15. Terrell Owens (18) – DAL – 467 yds 6 TD

 

16. Chris Chambers (20) – MIA – 273 yds 5 TD

 

17. Isaac Bruce (19) – SF – 399 yds 4 TD

 

18. Hines Ward (16) – PIT – 445 yds 5 TD

 

19. DeWayne Bowe (NR) – KC – 541 yds 3 TD

 

20. Eddie Royal (NR) – DEN – 461 yds 3 TD

 

Dropped from Rankings: Randy Moss – NE; Kevin Walter – HOU

 

WRs Who Should Be Better Than Usual In Week 10: Isaac Bruce @ AZ; Laverneus Coles & Jerricho Cotchery vs. ST.L; Lee Evans @ NE; Brandon Marshall & Eddie Royal @ CLE; Roddy White vs. NO; Greg Jennings & Donald Driver @ MIN

 

WRs Who Could Be Sleepers Based on Week 10 Match Ups: Matt Jones, Jerry Porter, Dennis Northcutt & Reggie Williams @ DET; Laurent Robinson & Michael Jenkins vs. NO; Koren Robinson & Bobby Engram @ MIA; Ted Ginn Jr. & Greg Camarillo vs. SEA; Justin Gage & Brandon Jones @ CHI; Roscoe Parrish & Jake Reed @ NE

 

WRs With Tough Week 10 Match Ups: Hines Ward & Santonio Holmes vs. IND; Reggie Wayne, Marvin Harrison & Anthony Gonzalez @ PIT; Bernard Berrian vs. GB; Andre Johnson & Kevin Walter vs. BAL; Plaxico Burress & Amani Toomer @ PHI; Donnie Avery & Tory Holt @ NYJ; Derrick Mason & Mark Clayton @ HOU; Steve Smith & Mushin Muhammad @ OAK; Marques Colston & Lance Moore @ ATL

 

WRs You Might Want to Avoid in Week 10: Brandon Lloyd & Marty Booker vs. TEN; JaVon Walker, Chaz Schillens & Johnnie Lee Higgins vs. CAR; Sidney Rice vs. GB

 

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

 

1. Anquan Boldin (18)

2. Roddy White (19)

3. Calvin Johnson (20)

4. Larry Fitzgerald (24)

5. Steve Smith (25)

6. Lee Evans (25)

7. Greg Jennings (27)

8. Brandon Marshall (28)

9. Laverneus Coles (31)

10. Isaac Bruce (34)

11. Andre Johnson (39)

12. Eddie Royal (40)

13. Bernard Berrian (44)

14. Vincent Jackson (44)

15. Chris Chambers (48)

16. DeWayne Bowe (48)

17. Jerricho Cotchery (51)

18. Reggie Wayne (52)

19. Matt Jones (53)

20. Randy Moss (56)

21. Hines Ward (66)

22. DeVery Handerson (67)

23. Donald Driver (67)

24. Kevin Walter (69)

25. Nate Washington (72)

26. Braylon Edwards (73)

27. DeSean Jackson (73)

28. Derrick Mason (74)

29. Reggie Brown (75)

30. Brandon Lloyd (79)

31. Michael Jenkins (80)

32. Donnie Avery (81)

33. Mushin Muhammad (83)

34. Greg Camarillo (83)

35. Lance Moore (89)

36. Plaxico Burress (90)

37. Malcolm Floyd (90)

38. Justin Gage (94)

39. Wes Welker (96)

40. Derek Stanley (99)

41. Santonio Holmes (100)

42. Kevin Curtis (101)

43. Steve Breaston (104)

44. Koren Robinson (104)

45. Anthony Gonzalez (106)

46. Sinorice Moss (110)

47. Rasheid Davis (113)

48. Mark Bradley (113)

49. Ted Ginn Jr. (113)

50. Brandon Stokley (118)

51. Mike Walker (121)

52. Chansi Stuckey (123)

53. Marques Colston (123)

54. Bryant Johnson (126)

55. Hank Baskett (129)

56. Tory Holt (131)

57. Derek Hagan (131)

58. Marvin Harrison (134)

59. Amani Toomer (134)

60. James Jones (142)

61. Sidney Rice (143)

62. Darrell Jackson (146)

63. Arnaz Battle (146)

64. Roscoe Parish (147)

65. Mark Clayton (148)

66. Jehereme Urban (152)

67. Bobby Wade (153)

68. Devin Hester (155)

69. Josh Reed (155)

70. Steve Smith (160)

71. Justin McCairens (160)

72. Marty Booker (163)

73. James Hardy (165)

74. Deion Branch (170)

75. Brandon Jones (172)

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

Week 10 QB Power Ranks and Weekly Previews

 

Week 10 RB Power Ranks and Weekly Previews

 

Week 10 TE Power Ranks and Weekly Previews

 

Week 10 D/ST Power Ranks and Weekly Previews

 

Week 10 K Power Ranks and Weekly Previews

 

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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 9 Ks

Posted on 31 October 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

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

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Week 9 QB Rankings and Previews

Week 9 RB Rankings and Previews

Week 9 WR Rankings and Previews

Week 9 TE Rankings and Previews

Week 9 D/ST Rankings and Previews

 

Fantasy Kicker Power Rankings Week 9

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

1. John Carney (6)

2. Stephen Gostkowski (8)

3. David Akers (15)

4. Ryan Longwell (17)

5. Robbie Gould (24)

6. Matt Prater (26)

7. Jason Elam (27)

8. Matt Bryant (27)

9. Rob Bironas (29)

10. Olindo Mare (35)

11. Rian Lindell (37)

12. Josh Brown (41)

13. Josh Scobee (47)

14. Shaun Suisham (50)

15. Jason Hanson (52)

16. Kris Brown (54)

17. Jay Feeley (55)

18. Neil Rackers (55)

19. Mason Crosby (58)

20. Jeff Reed (20)

21. Nick Folk (61)

22. Sebastian Janikowski (61)

23. Dan Carpenter (62)

24. Shayne Graham (62)

25. Phil Dawson (73)

26. Connor Barth (76)

27. Adam Vinatieri (84)

28. Matt Stover (85)

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

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

Thyrl’s Mobtown Blog Pound 2.0

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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 9 TEs

Posted on 30 October 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

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

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Week 9 QB Rankings and Previews

Week 9 RB Rankings and Previews

Week 9 WR Rankings and Previews

Week 9 D/ST Rankings and Previews

Week 9 K Rankings and Previews

 

Fantasy Tight End Power Rankings Week 9

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

1. Anthony Fasano (18)

2. Zach Miller (19)

3. Owen Daniels (20)

4. Dallas Clark (23)

5. Greg Olsen (24)

6. John Carlson (25)

7. Tony Gonzalez (32)

8. Bo Scaife (32)

9. Jason Witten (34)

10. Visanthe Schiancoe (34)

11. Chris Cooley (37)

12. Tony Scheffler (41)

13. David Martin (44)

14. Kellen Winslow (45)

15. Mercedes Lewis (51)

16. LJ Smith (54)

17. Robert Royal (54)

18. Justin Peele (55)

19. Kevin Boss (57)

20. Donald Lee (57)

21. Jerrame Tuman (58)

22. Martellus Bennett (62)

23. Alge Crumpler (62)

24. Desmond Clark (62)

25. Alex Smith (64)

26. Jerramy Stevens (66)

27. Heath Miller (71)

28. Dustin Keller (71)

29. Tory Humphrey (71)

30. Tom Santi (73)

31. Daniel Graham (81)

32. Steve Heiden (81)

33. Brad Cottam (84)

34. Reggie Kelly (88)

35. Ben Patrick (88)

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

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

Thyrl’s Mobtown Blog Pound 2.0

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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 9 WRs

Posted on 30 October 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

Here are the Week 9 Fantasy Flavor Wide Receiver Power Rankings. It’s the top 20 WRs based on what we’ve seen so far, and a look ahead at this week’s match ups. In addition to the power rankings, we’ve identified the best and worst match ups for week 9 and ranked the top 75 WRs in the order you should consider them this week.

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Week 9 QB Rankings and Previews

Week 9 RB Rankings and Previews

Week 9 TE Rankings and Previews

Week 9 D/ST Rankings and Previews

Week 9 K Rankings and Previews

 

Fantasy Wide Receiver Power Rankings Week 9

 

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

1. Anquan Boldin (1) – AZ – 429 yds 7 TD

2. Santana Moss (7) – WAS – 658 yds 5 TD

3. Steve Smith (9) – CAR – 613 yds 4 TD

4. Roddy White (10) – ATL – 679 yds 5 TD

5. Larry Fitzgerald (2) – AZ – 661 yds 5 TD

6. Greg Jennings (3) – GB – 685 yds 4 TD

7. Calvin Johnson (4) – DET – 588 yds 5 TD

8. Andre Johnson (8) – HOU – 772 yds 2 TD

9. Brandon Marshall (5) – DEN – 598 yds 3 TD

10. Lee Evans (11) – BUF – 637 yds 3 TD

11. Bernard Berrian (12) – MIN – 517 yds 3 TD

12. Reggie Wayne (6) – IND – 521 yds 4 TD

13. Laverneus Coles (15) – NYJ – 433 yds 5 TD

14. Randy Moss (16) – NE – 471 yds 4 TD

15. Vincent Jackson (19) – SD – 538 yds 4 TD

16. Hines Ward (13) – PIT – 406 yds 5 TD

17. Kevin Walter (NR) – HOU – 363 yds 5 TD

18. Terrell Owens (14) – DAL – 431 yds 5 TD

19. Issac Bruce (17) – SF – 399 yds 4 TD

20. Chris Chambers – SD – 273 yds 5 TD

Dropped from Rankings: Plaxico Burress – NYG

 

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

WRs Who Should Enjoy Their Week 9 Match Ups: Brandon Marshall & Eddie Royal vs. MIA; Devin Hester vs. DET; DeSean Jackson @ SEA; Donnie Avery & Tory Holt vs. AZ; Matt Jones @ CIN; Calvin Johnson @ CHI; Anquan Boldin & Larry Fitzgerald @ ST.L; Reggie Wayne, Marvin Harrison & Anthony Gonzalez vs. NE; Plaxico Burress vs. DAL; Terrell Owens & Roy Williams @ NYG

WRs Who Could Be Sleepers in Week 9: Rasheid Davis vs. DET; Kevin Curtis & Reggie Brown @ SEA; Reggie Williams @ CIN; Mike Furrey & Sean MacDonald @ CHI; Steve Smith & Amani Toomer vs. DAL; Chaz Schilens & Javon Walker vs. ATL

WRs With Tough Week 9 Match Ups: Randy Moss & Wes Welker @ IND; Greg Jennings & Donald Driver @ TEN; Santana Moss & Antoine Randle-El vs. PIT; Braylon Edwards & Donte Stallworth vs. BAL; Antonio Bryant & Ike Hilliard @ KC; Bernard Berrian vs. HOU; Roddy White @ OAK; DeWayne Bowe vs. TB; Hines Ward & Santonio Holmes @ WAS

WRs You Might Want to Avoid in Week 9: Bobby Engram & Billy McMullen vs. PHI; Justin Gage & Brandon Jones vs. GB; Bobby Wade vs. HOU; Laurent Robinson & Michael Jenkins @ OAK; Devard Darling vs. TB

 

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

1. Anquan Boldin (9)

2. Larry Fitzgerald (15)

3. Calvin Johnson (18)

4. Brandon Marshall (18)

5. Roddy White (29)

6. Reggie Wayne (31)

7. Andre Johnson (32)

8. Santana Moss (34)

9. Donnie Avery (36)

10. Laverneus Coles (38)

11. Lee Evans (38)

12. Greg Jennings (41)

13. DeSean Jackson (43)

14. Bernard Berrian (44)

15. Terrell Owens (46)

16. Plaxico Burress (48)

17. TJ Houshmandzadeh (48)

18. Eddie Royal (48)

19. Kevin Walter (48)

20. Hines Ward (49)

21. Matt Jones (55)

22. Brandon Lloyd (55)

23. Randy Moss (58)

24. DeWayne Bowe (58)

25. Roy Williams (61)

26. Nate Washington (61)

27. Jehrico Cotchery (62)

28. Reggie Brown (63)

29. Sinorice Moss (64)

30. Hank Baskett (73)

31. Kevin Curtis (75)

32. Santonio Holmes (75)

33. Derrick Mason (77)

34. Marvin Harrison (77)

35. Braylon Edwards (80)

36. Antonio Bryant (83)

37. Chad “Lost His” Johnson (84)

38. Amani Toomer (84)

39. Devin Hester (85)

40. Steve Breaston (85)

41. Patrick Crayton (88)

42. Brandon Stokley (88)

43. Wes Welker (88)

44. Greg Camarillo (89)

45. Justin Gage (90)

46. Donald Driver (91)

47. Chansi Stuckey (94)

48. Tory Holt (96)

49. Antoine Randle-El (96)

50. Anthony Gonzalez (97)

51. Ted Ginn Jr. (99)

52. Bobby Wade (100)

53. Rasheid Davis (103)

54. Michael Jenkins (105)

55. Mike Walker (109)

56. Reggie Williams (109)

57. Marty Booker (109)

58. Billy McMullen (113)

59. Derek Hagan (117)

60. Darrell Jackson (118)

61. Chaz Schilens (125)

62. Javon Walker (125)

63. Dane Looker (128)

64. Steve Smith (128) *NYG

65. Ike Hilliard (129)

66. Joey Galloway (131)

67. Domenik Hixon (132)

68. James Jones (137)

69. Josh Reed (140)

70. Mike Furrey (144)

71. Jabar Gafney (144)

72. Ashley Lelie (145)

73. Jeherme Urban (145)

74. Johnnie Lee Higgins (147)

75. Roscoe Parish (148)

Look Back later today for this week’s tight end rankings, and the defense and kicker rankings tomorrow. And as always, good luck this week.

Peace,

T

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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings

Posted on 18 September 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

Fantasy Wide Receiver Power Rankings Week 3:
  1. Anquan Boldin – AZ – 222 yds 3 TD
  1. Calvin Johnson – DET – 236 yds 2 TD
  1. Brandon Marshall – DEN – 166 yds 1 TD
  1. Santana Moss – WAS – 201 yds 2 TD
  1. Terrell Owens – DAL – 176 yds 3 TD
  1. Eddie Royal – DEN – 183 yds 2 TD
  1. Reggie Wayne – IND – 179 yds 2 TD
  1. Hines Ward – PIT – 135 yds 3 TD
  1. Chris Chambers – SD – 127 yds 3 TD
  1. Greg Jennings – GB – 258 yds 0 TD
  1. Plaxico Burress – NYG – 214 yds 1 TD
  1. Larry Fitzgerald – AZ – 184 yds 1 TD
  1. Randy Moss – NE – 138 yds 1 TD
  1. DeSean Jackson – PHI – 216 yds 0 TD
  1. Anthony Gonzalez – IND – 185 yds 0 TD
  1. DeWayne Bowe – KC – 139 yds 1 TD
  1. Bryant Johnson – SF – 126 yds 1 TD
  1. Vincent Jackson – SD – 120 yds 1 TD
  1. Hank Baskett – PHI – 112 yds 1 TD
  1. Jehrico Cotchery – 100 yds 1 TD
Best Week 3 WR Value Plays: Brandon Marshall @ NO, Steve Smith @ MIN, Randy Moss vs. MIA, Braylon Edwards @ BAL, Laverneus Coles @ SD, Eddie Royal @ NO, Jehrico Cotchery @ SD, Wes Welker vs. MIA, Bryant Johnson vs. DET, Mark Clayton vs. CLE, Tory Holt @ SEA, Santana Moss vs. AZ, DeVry Henderson vs. DEN, Mushin Muhammad @ MIN
Week 3 WR Sleepers: David Patten vs. DEN, Issaac Bruce vs. DET, DJ Hackett @ MIN, Derrick Mason vs. CLE, Antoine Randle-El vs. AZ, Bobby Meachem vs. DEN, Chansi Stuckey @ SD, Demetrius Williams vs. CLE, Drew Bennett @ SEA, Dane Looker @ SEA, Syndric Steptoe @ BAL (or any one of the healthy receivers in SEA, take your pick from: Keary Colbert, Billy McMullen, Courtney Taylor, Logan Payne or Koren Robinson vs. ST.L)
Tough Week 3 WR Draws: Anquan Boldin @ WAS, Terrell Owens @ GB, Chad “Lost His” Johnson @ NYG, TJ Houshmandzadeh @ NYG, Larry Fitzgerald @ WAS, Roddy White @ KC, Matt Jones @ IND, DeSean Jackson vs. PIT, Patrick Crayton @ GB, Brandon Jones vs. HOU, Justin Gage vs. HOU
WRs to Avoid At All Costs in Week 3: Michael Jenkins @ KC, Reggie Williams @ IND, Dennis Northcutt @ IND, Justin McCairens vs. HOU, Javon Walker @ BUF, Ronald Curry @ BUF, Ashley Lelie @ BUF, Bobby Wade vs. CAR, Bernard Berrian vs. CAR, Sydney Rice vs. CAR, Greg Lewis vs. PIT, Hank Baskett vs. PIT, Greg Camarillo @ NE, Ted Ginn Jr. @ NE, Derek Hagan @ NE
Fantasy Tight End Power Rankings Week 3:
  1. Tony Schefler – DEN – 136 yds 2 TD
  1. Jason Witten – DAL – 206 yds 0 TD
  1. Antonio Gates – 122 yds 1 TD
  1. Kellen Winslow – CLE – 102 yds 1 TD
  1. Dante Rosario – CAR – 102 yds 1 TD
  1. Tony Gonzalez – KC – 94 yds 1 TD
  1. David Martin – MIA – 85 yds 1 TD
  1. Anthony Fasano – MIA – 84 yds 1 TD
  1. Robert Royal – BUF – 52 yds 1 TD
  1. LJ Smith – PHI – 49 yds 1 TD
  1. John Carlson – SEA – 130 yds 0 TD
  1. Bo Scaife – TEN – 111 yds 0 TD
  1. Randy McMichael – MIN – 101 yds 0 TD
  1. John Gilmore – TB – 41 yds 1 TD
  1. Casey Fitzsimmons – DET – 33 yds 1 TD
  1. Chris Cooley – WAS – 79 yds 0 TD
  1. Jeremy Shockey – NO – 76 yds 0 TD
  1. Desmond Clark – CHI – 67 yds 0 TD
  1. Heath Miller – PIT – 59 yds 0 TD
  1. Zach Miller – OAK – 58 yds 0 TD
Best Week 3 TE Value Plays: Jason Witten @ GB, Tony Schefler @ NO, Jeremy Shockey vs. DEN, Dallas Clark vs. JAX (watch the injury report!!), Todd Heap vs. CLE, Vernon Davis vs. DET, Alex Smith @ CHI, Alge Crumpler vs. HOU
Week 3 TE Sleepers: Tom Santi vs. JAX, Bo Scaife vs. HOU, Casey Fitzsimmons @ SF, Chris Baker @ SD, Dustin Keller @ SD, Dan Campbell @ SF, Bubba Franks @ SD
Tough Week 3 TE Draws: Chris Cooley vs. AZ, Kellen Winslow @ BAL, LJ Smith vs. PIT, Heath Miller @ PHI, Randy McMichael @ SEA
TEs to Avoid At All Costs in Week 3: Ben Watson vs. MIA, Mercedes Lewis vs. IND, Owen Daniels vs. TEN, Greg Olsen vs. TB, Desmond Clark vs. TB, Ben Hartsock vs. KC
Peace,
T

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