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Fantasy Flavor Week 3 Start Rankings: All Positions

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Fantasy Flavor Week 3 Start Rankings: All Positions

Posted on 24 September 2010 by Thyrl Nelson

Here are my week 3 start rankings for every position. Each player’s “formulary rating” is in parentheses behind their match up, with the lowest numbers being the best. The lowest possible formulary number is 3. As always, keep an eye on the injury report, trust your gut, and have fun. Good Luck this week.

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

1. Drew Brees vs. ATL (12)

2. Aaron Rodgers @ CHI (13)

3. Brett Favre vs. DET (19)

4. Phillip Rivers @ SEA (22)

5. Eli Manning vs. TEN (22)

6. Matt Schaub vs. DAL (29)

7. Joe Flacco vs. CLE (29)

8. Michael Vick @ JAX (29)

9. Peyton Manning @ DEN (31) *bump him up a few spots if Bailey doesn’t play

10. Donavan McNabb @ St.L (34)

11. Jay Cutler vs. GB (35)

12. Vince Young @ NYG (36)

13. Tom Brady vs. BUF (39)

14. Tony Romo @ HOU (39)

15. Mark Sanchez @ MIA (45)

16. David Garrard vs. PHI (52)

17. Byron Leftwich @ TB (52) *Batch might be a spot or 2 lower

18. Matt Ryan @ NO (56)

19. Alex Smith @ KC (58)

20. Josh Freeman vs. PIT (61)

21. Shaun Hill @ MIN (61) *Stafford would be about the same here but riskier

21a. Charlie Batch @ TB

22. Chad Henne vs. NYJ (62)

23. Carson Palmer @ CAR (64)

24. Kyle Orton vs. IND (64)

25. Matt Hasselbeck vs. SD (64)

26. Derek Anderson vs. OAK (67)

27. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ NE (75)

28. Matt Cassel vs. SF (76)

29. Sam Bradford vs. WAS (76)

30. Bruce Gradkowski @ AZ (78) *Campbell would be about the same

31. Seneca Wallace @ BAL (83) *Put Delhomme here too if he goes

32. Jimmy Claussen vs. CIN (89) *tough assignment for a debut

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

1. Adrian Peterson vs. DET (10)

2. Frank Gore @ KC (12)

3. Ray Rice vs. CLE (13)

4. Chris Johnson @ NYG (16)

5. Cedric Benson @ CAR (25)

6. Rashard Mendenhall @ TB (25)

7. Maurice Jones-Drew vs. PHI (27)

8. Michael Turner @ NO (30) *watch his health

9. Steven Jackson vs. WAS (35)

10. Ryan Matthews @ SEA (38) *watch his health

11. DeAngelo Williams vs. CIN (39)

12. Knowshon Moreno vs. IND (41)

13. Pierre Thomas vs. ATL (43)

13a. Correll Buckhalter @ IND *now that Moreno is out

14. Tim Hightower vs. OAK (43)

15. LeSean McCoy @ JAX (46)

16. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. TEN (47)

17. Jamaal Charles vs. SF (48)

18. Brandon Jackson @ CHI (53)

19. Joseph Addai @ DEN (58)

20. Beanie Wells vs. OAK (60) *watch his health

21. Matt Forte vs. GB (63)

22. Arian Foster vs. DAL (63)

23. LaDanian Tomlinson @ MIA (64)

24. Jonathan Stewart vs. CIN (65)

25. Jahvid Best @ MIN (65)

26. Darren McFadden @ AZ (67)

27. Fred Taylor vs. vs. BUF (68)

28. Justin Forsett vs. SD (69)

29. Felix Jones @ HOU (72)

30. Clinton Portis @ St.L (72)

31. Ronnie Brown vs. NYJ (75)

32. Marion Barber @ HOU (76)

33. Ricky Williams @ NYJ (77)

34. Darren Sproles @ SEA (78)

35. CJ Spiller @ NE (86)

36. Thomas Jones vs. SF (86)

37. Peyton Hillis @ BAL (86)

38. Donald Brown @ DEN (88)

39. Brandon Jacobs vs. TEN (91)

40. Jerome Harrison @ BAL (92) *watch his health

41. Fred Jackson @ NE (92)

42. Jason Snelling @ NO (94) *put him around 20th if Turner can’t go

43. Shonn Greene @ MIA (95)

44. Willis McGahee vs. CLE (95)

45. Mike Tolbert @ SEA (100) *put him just ahead of Sproles if Matthews can’t go

46. Cadillac Williams vs. PIT (101)

46a. Lawrence Moroney vs. IND *hit or miss, but no Moreno and an attractive match up

47. Brian Westbrook @ KC (104)

48. Leon Washington vs. SD (105)

49. Chester Taylor vs. GB (105)

50. Correll Buckhalter vs. IND (105) *moved up

 

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

1. DeSean Jackson @ JAX (18)

2. Roddy White @ NO (20)

3. Calvin Johnson @ MIN (21)

4. Steve Smith vs. TEN (23)

5. Andre Johnson vs. DAL (24)

6. Greg Jennings @ CHI (27)

7. Larry Fitzgerald vs. OAK (30)

8. Hakeem Nicks vs. TEN (30)

9. Miles Austin @ HOU (32)

10. Randy Moss vs. BUF (34)

11. Michael Crabtree @ KC (35)

12. Reggie Wayne @ DEN (37)

13. Marques Colston vs. ATL (40)

14. Brandon Marshall vs. NYJ (42)

15. Hines Ward @ TB (43)

16. Bernard Berrian vs. DET (45)

17. Jeremy Maclin @ JAX (46)

18. Donald Driver @ CHI (49)

19. Anquan Boldin vs. CLE (51)

20. Mike Sims-Walker vs. PHI (54)

21. Malcolm Floyd @ SEA (56)

22. DeWayne Bowe vs. SF (57)

23. Chad Ochocinco @ CAR (57)

24. Mike Wallace @ TB (57)

25. Santana Moss @ St.L (62)

26. Percy Harvin vs. DET (63) *watch his health

27. Wes Welker vs. BUF (64)

28. Braylon Edwards @ MIA (64)

29. Lee Evans @ NE (64)

30. Robert Meachem vs. ATL (70)

31. Legedu Naanee @ SEA (84)

32. Mike Williams vs. PIT (84)

33. Johnnie Knox vs. GB (85)

34. Austin Collie @ DEN (85)

35. Mark Clayton vs. WAS (86)

36. Terrell Owens @ KC (87)

37. Dez Bryant @ HOU (87)

38. Eddie Royal vs. IND (88)

39. Derrick Mason vs. CLE (89)

40. Kevin Walter vs. DAL (90)

41. Mario Manningham vs. TEN (91)

42. Mike Williams vs. SD (92)

43. Devin Aromashadu vs. GB (95)

44. Steve Breaston vs. OAK (96)

45. Kenny Britt @ NYG (97)

46. Nate Burleson @ MIN (99)

47. Louis Murphy @ AZ (101)

48. Jerricho Cotchery @ MIA (101)

49. Josh Morgan @ DEN (105)

50. Pierre Garcon @ DEN (107)

51. Devery Henderson vs. ATL (108)

52. Joey Galloway @ St.L (110)

53. TJ Houshmandzadeh vs. CLE (111)

54. Jabar Gafney vs. IND (114)

55. Jacoby Jones vs. DAL (116)

56. Mohamed Massaquoi @ BAL (117)

57. Laurent Robinson vs. WAS (122)

58. Devin Hester vs. GB (127)

59. Chaz Schilens @ AZ (127)

60. Julian Edelman vs. BUF (128) *watch his health

61. Early Doucet vs. OAK (128)

62. Chris Chambers vs. SF (131)

63. Devin McCluster vs. SF (135)

64. Greg Camarillo vs. DET (135)

65. Darrius Heyward-Bey @ AZ (135)

66. Lance Moore vs. OAK (136)

67. Golden Tate vs. SD (136)

68. Nate Washington @ NYG (137)

69. James Jones @ CHI (139)

70. Deon Butler vs. SD (140)

71. Demaryius Thomas vs. IND (140)

72. Roy Williams @ HOU (149)

73. JUstin Gage @ NYG (149)

74. Jason Avant @ JAX (150)

75. Jordy Nelson @ CHI (153)

 

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

1. Jermichael Finley @ CHI (16)

2. Antonio Gates @ SEA (18)

3. Visanthe Shiancoe @ DET (18)

4. Mercedes Lewis vs. PHI (20)

5. Dallas Clark @ DEN (24)

6. Vernon Davis @ KC (24)

7. Greg Olsen vs. GB (27)

8. Dustin Keller @ MIA (30)

9. Brent Celek @ JAX (31)

10. Chris Cooley @ St.L (33)

11. Zach Miller @ AZ (35)

12. Tony Gonzalez @ NO (41)

13. Jason Witten @ HOU (42)

14. Heath Miller @ TB (44)

15. Jeremy Shockey vs. ATL (44)

16. Kellen Winslow Jr. vs. PIT (45)

17. Owen Daniels vs. DAL (45)

18. Kevin Boss vs. TEN (45) *watch his health

19. Tony Scheffler @ MIN (49)

20. Todd Heap vs. CLE (49)

21. John Carlson vs. SD (51)

22. Bo Scaife @ NYG (51)

23. Fred Davis @ St.L (55)

24. Brandon Pettigrew @ MIN (59)

25. Zach Miller vs. PHI (60)

26. Jared Cook @ NYG (61)

27. Benjamin Watson @ BAL ( 63)

28. Ed Dickson vs. CLE (71)

29. David Thomas vs. ATL (72)

30. Aaron Hernandez vs. BUF (72)

31. Dennis Pitta vs. CLE (77)

32. Jimmy Graham vs. ATL (78)

33. Anthony Fasano vs. NYJ (79)

34. Jermaine Grasham @ CAR (82)

35. Rob Gronkowski vs. BUF (82)

36. Martellus Bennett @ HOU (82)

37. Donald Lee @ CHI (90)

38. Brandon Manamaleuna vs. GB (97)

39. Daniel Fells vs. WAS (101)

40. Evan Moore @ BAL (101)

 

 

KICKERS

 

1. Ryan Longwell vs. DET (7)

2. Nate Kaeding @ SEA (18)

3. Jay Feeley vs. OAK (21)

4. David Akers @ JAX (23)

5. Mason Crosby @ CHI (23)

6. Matt Prater vs. IND (23)

7. Stephen Gostkowski vs. BUF (27)

8. Rob Bironas @ NYG (29)

9. Jeff Reed @ TB (32)

10. Lawrence Tynes vs. TEN (37)

11. Joe Nedney @ KC (39)

12. Matt Bryant @ NO (40)

13. Ryan Succop vs. SF (42)

14. Garrett Hartley vs. ATL (46)

15. Robbie Gould vs. GB (49)

16. Billy Cundiff vs. CLE (52)

17. Adam Vinatieri @ DEN (54)

18. Neil Rackers vs. DAL (55)

19. Josh Brown vs. WAS (55)

20. Olindo Mare vs. SD (56)

21. Nick Folk @ MIA (56)

22. David Buehler @ HOU (58)

23. Dan Carpenter vs. NYJ (60)

24. John Kasay vs. CIN (60)

25. Rian Lindell @ NE (66)

26. Sebastian Janikowski @ AZ (69)

27. Jason Hanson @ MIN (74)

28. Phil Dawson @ BAL (78)

29. Connor Barth vs. PIT (78)

30. Graham Gano @ St.L (81)

31. Mike Nugent @ CAR (86)

32. Josh Scobee vs. PHI (86)

 

DEFENSE / SPECIAL TEAMS

1. Eagles @ JAX (14)

2. Ravens vs. CLE (14)

3. Vikings vs. DET (16)

4. Jets @ MIA (21)

5. 49ers @ KC (21)

6. Packers @ CHI (22)

7. Steelers @ TB (23)

8. Bengals @ CAR (26)

9. Patriots vs. BUF (31)

10. Cowboys @ HOU (32)

11. Saints vs. ATL (40)

12. Chargers @ SEA (44)

13. Giants vs. TEN (47)

14. Cardinals vs. OAK (49)

15. Dolphins vs. NYJ (51)

16. Broncos vs. IND (52)

17. Browns @ BAL (54)

18. Colts @ DEN (56)

19. Falcons @ NO (57)

20. Buccaneers vs. PIT (59)

21. Redskins @ St.L (59)

22. Bears vs. GB (62)

23. Titans @ NYG (65)

24. Bills @ NE (67)

25. Rams vs. WAS (68)

26. Panthers vs. CIN (69)

27. Chiefs vs. SF (70)

28. Texans vs. DAL (74)

29. Raiders @ AZ (77)

30. Seahawks vs. SD (78)

31. Lions @ MIN (79)

32. Jaguars vs. PHI (87)

 

 

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Fantasy Flavor Week 3 Start Rankings: RB & K

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Fantasy Flavor Week 3 Start Rankings: RB & K

Posted on 23 September 2010 by Thyrl Nelson

Here is part two of the three part week 3 fantasy start rankings. The final chapter (WR & D/ST) will be up tomorrow. Click on the link below for this weeks QB and K rankings and a brief explanation of how the rankings are gotten. As always, keep an eye on the injury report, good luck and have fun. If you aren’t having fun playing fantasy football, then you’re doing it wrong. Good Luck.

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR WEEK 3 QB AND TE RANKINGS

 

 

Running Backs

 

1. Adrian Peterson vs. DET (10)

2. Frank Gore @ KC (12)

3. Ray Rice vs. CLE (13)

4. Chris Johnson @ NYG (16)

5. Cedric Benson @ CAR (25)

6. Rashard Mendenhall @ TB (25)

7. Maurice Jones-Drew vs. PHI (27)

8. Michael Turner @ NO (30) *watch his health

9. Steven Jackson vs. WAS (35)

10. Ryan Matthews @ SEA (38) *watch his health

11. DeAngelo Williams vs. CIN (39)

12. Knowshon Moreno vs. IND (41)

13. Pierre Thomas vs. ATL (43)

14. Tim Hightower vs. OAK (43)

15. LeSean McCoy @ JAX (46)

16. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. TEN (47)

17. Jamaal Charles vs. SF (48)

18. Brandon Jackson @ CHI (53)

19. Joseph Addai @ DEN (58)

20. Beanie Wells vs. OAK (60) *watch his health

21. Matt Forte vs. GB (63)

22. Arian Foster vs. DAL (63)

23. LaDanian Tomlinson @ MIA (64)

24. Jonathan Stewart vs. CIN (65)

25. Jahvid Best @ MIN (65)

26. Darren McFadden @ AZ (67)

27. Fred Taylor vs. vs. BUF (68)

28. Justin Forsett vs. SD (69)

29. Felix Jones @ HOU (72)

30. Clinton Portis @ St.L (72)

31. Ronnie Brown vs. NYJ (75)

32. Marion Barber @ HOU (76)

33. Ricky Williams @ NYJ (77)

34. Darren Sproles @ SEA (78)

35. CJ Spiller @ NE (86)

36. Thomas Jones vs. SF (86)

37. Peyton Hillis @ BAL (86)

38. Donald Brown @ DEN (88)

39. Brandon Jacobs vs. TEN (91)

40. Jerome Harrison @ BAL (92) *watch his health

41. Fred Jackson @ NE (92)

42. Jason Snelling @ NO (94) *put him around 20th if Turner can’t go

43. Shonn Greene @ MIA (95)

44. Willis McGahee vs. CLE (95)

45. Mike Tolbert @ SEA (100) *put him just ahead of Sproles if Matthews can’t go

46. Cadillac Williams vs. PIT (101)

47. Brian Westbrook @ KC (104)

48. Leon Washington vs. SD (105)

49. Chester Taylor vs. GB (105)

50. Correll Buckhalter vs. IND (105)

 

 

Kickers

 

1. Ryan Longwell vs. DET (7)

2. Nate Kaeding @ SEA (18)

3. Jay Feeley vs. OAK (21)

4. David Akers @ JAX (23)

5. Mason Crosby @ CHI (23)

6. Matt Prater vs. IND (23)

7. Stephen Gostkowski vs. BUF (27)

8. Rob Bironas @ NYG (29)

9. Jeff Reed @ TB (32)

10. Lawrence Tynes vs. TEN (37)

11. Joe Nedney @ KC (39)

12. Matt Bryant @ NO (40)

13. Ryan Succop vs. SF (42)

14. Garrett Hartley vs. ATL (46)

15. Robbie Gould vs. GB (49)

16. Billy Cundiff vs. CLE (52)

17. Adam Vinatieri @ DEN (54)

18. Neil Rackers vs. DAL (55)

19. Josh Brown vs. WAS (55)

20. Olindo Mare vs. SD (56)

21. Nick Folk @ MIA (56)

22. David Buehler @ HOU (58)

23. Dan Carpenter vs. NYJ (60)

24. John Kasay vs. CIN (60)

25. Rian Lindell @ NE (66)

26. Sebastian Janikowski @ AZ (69)

27. Jason Hanson @ MIN (74)

28. Phil Dawson @ BAL (78)

29. Connor Barth vs. PIT (78)

30. Graham Gano @ St.L (81)

31. Mike Nugent @ CAR (86)

32. Josh Scobee vs. PHI (86)

 

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Fantasy Flavor Week 3 Start Rankings: QB & TE

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Fantasy Flavor Week 3 Start Rankings: QB & TE

Posted on 22 September 2010 by Thyrl Nelson

Here are the Fantasy Flavor Week 3 “Formulary” Start Rankings for Quarterbacks and Tight Ends. Remember that the “Formula” is two parts player expectations, and one part defensive expectations against that player based on opponent and position.

 

Two weeks into the season, we’re at the tricky point. Teams are beginning to show tendencies, strengths and weaknesses, that’s a positive. Additionally, players’ roles are becoming more clearly defined. Still, it’s tough to base defensive expectations on two weeks of play, yet impossible to believe that last year’s trends will all hold up. And players too, while defining their roles, are far from settled in, so balancing preseason expectations with 2 weeks of play so far is an inexact science to say the least.

 

Having said all of that, here are the rankings for QBs and TEs. We’ll follow tomorrow with running backs and kickers, and finish with wide receivers and defenses on Friday. As always, pay attention to the injury report, trust your gut, and make sure to have fun. If you’re not having fun playing fantasy football, you’re doing it wrong.

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

1. Drew Brees vs. ATL (12)

2. Aaron Rodgers @ CHI (13)

3. Brett Favre vs. DET (19)

4. Phillip Rivers @ SEA (22)

5. Eli Manning vs. TEN (22)

6. Matt Schaub vs. DAL (29)

7. Joe Flacco vs. CLE (29)

8. Michael Vick @ JAX (29)

9. Peyton Manning @ DEN (31) *bump him up a few spots if Bailey doesn’t play

10. Donavan McNabb @ St.L (34)

11. Jay Cutler vs. GB (35)

12. Vince Young @ NYG (36)

13. Tom Brady vs. BUF (39)

14. Tony Romo @ HOU (39)

15. Mark Sanchez @ MIA (45)

16. David Garrard vs. PHI (52)

17. Byron Leftwich @ TB (52) *Batch might be a spot or 2 lower

18. Matt Ryan @ NO (56)

19. Alex Smith @ KC (58)

20. Josh Freeman vs. PIT (61)

21. Shaun Hill @ MIN (61) *Stafford would be about the same here but riskier

21a. Charlie Batch @ TB

22. Chad Henne vs. NYJ (62)

23. Carson Palmer @ CAR (64)

24. Kyle Orton vs. IND (64)

25. Matt Hasselbeck vs. SD (64)

26. Derek Anderson vs. OAK (67)

27. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ NE (75)

28. Matt Cassel vs. SF (76)

29. Sam Bradford vs. WAS (76)

30. Bruce Gradkowski @ AZ (78) *Campbell would be about the same

31. Seneca Wallace @ BAL (83) *Put Delhomme here too if he goes

32. Jimmy Claussen vs. CIN (89) *tough assignment for a debut

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

1. Jermichael Finley @ CHI (16)

2. Antonio Gates @ SEA (18)

3. Visanthe Shiancoe @ DET (18)

4. Mercedes Lewis vs. PHI (20)

5. Dallas Clark @ DEN (24)

6. Vernon Davis @ KC (24)

7. Greg Olsen vs. GB (27)

8. Dustin Keller @ MIA (30)

9. Brent Celek @ JAX (31)

10. Chris Cooley @ St.L (33)

11. Zach Miller @ AZ (35)

12. Tony Gonzalez @ NO (41)

13. Jason Witten @ HOU (42)

14. Heath Miller @ TB (44)

15. Jeremy Shockey vs. ATL (44)

16. Kellen Winslow Jr. vs. PIT (45)

17. Owen Daniels vs. DAL (45)

18. Kevin Boss vs. TEN (45) *watch his health

19. Tony Scheffler @ MIN (49)

20. Todd Heap vs. CLE (49)

21. John Carlson vs. SD (51)

22. Bo Scaife @ NYG (51)

23. Fred Davis @ St.L (55)

24. Brandon Pettigrew @ MIN (59)

25. Zach Miller vs. PHI (60)

26. Jared Cook @ NYG (61)

27. Benjamin Watson @ BAL ( 63)

28. Ed Dickson vs. CLE (71)

29. David Thomas vs. ATL (72)

30. Aaron Hernandez vs. BUF (72)

31. Dennis Pitta vs. CLE (77)

32. Jimmy Graham vs. ATL (78)

33. Anthony Fasano vs. NYJ (79)

34. Jermaine Grasham @ CAR (82)

35. Rob Gronkowski vs. BUF (82)

36. Martellus Bennett @ HOU (82)

37. Donald Lee @ CHI (90)

38. Brandon Manamaleuna vs. GB (97)

39. Daniel Fells vs. WAS (101)

40. Evan Moore @ BAL (101)

 

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Let me tell you a story about Michael Vick…

Posted on 09 March 2010 by Nestor Aparicio

So the circus came to town tonight. And I met Michael Vick. At least, briefly, I did.

This story is gonna ramble a little – don’t they all? – but I almost skipped the Ed Block Courage Awards dinner earlier tonight. I wasn’t in the mood to go, I’ve had some long days of work lately and I just didn’t feel much like being in the room with a thousand people and dealing with angry mobs of PETA people and, quite frankly, I just wasn’t in the mood for the hassle.

Earlier in the day one of my oldest friends from Dundalk, Frank Vanik, sent me a series of emails saying that he needed tickets to the Ed Block event. Honestly, I didn’t have any tickets for the event and I sent him back a series of emails all day from a variety of meetings. Frank said it was his birthday and he wanted to be at the banquet. And I felt like a tremendous heel because I really didn’t have the tickets, time or ability to help him at the last minute on a heavy workload day. And I knew my friend Sam Lamantia and his staff would be in complete overwhelm and all fearing the worst P.R. from the Michael Vick dog-gate that was unfolding in the driveway of Martin’s West.

But here’s the catch: Frank is in a very, very advanced stage of battling Multiple Sclerosis – a 20-plus year battle that has left his mind 1000% fine to read my blogs every day and listen to WNST AM-1570 – but his body has quit on him and he usually lays very limp in a 600-pound wheelchair that his mom Gert is usually pushing to some event. For many of you who have been to our events, Frank is no stranger. He’s come to WNST events for years – almost always “surprises” me when his family shows up in a giant truck that it takes to transport him everywhere he goes. I’ve taken him out to the Ravens facility to meet Ray Lewis, Brian Billick, Steve McNair, Jon Ogden and many others. One time he came to an event and we couldn’t get him to the second floor because the chair just wouldn’t make it. Frank is one of the biggest sports fans I know and his disabilities are quickly becoming nullified with the connectivity of the internet.

He’s on Facebook. He communicates. You can almost hear him laugh electronically. He wants to write a blog at WNST.net.

Frank also has pictures all over his house of his life accomplishments. Frank has scuba dived. Frank went skydiving two years ago strapped onto another person. Frank has been the Dundalk Man of the Year. I visited Frank almost 10 years ago in a hospital and thought he was going to die.

Frank Vanik, who I met as a 7th grade classmate in 1979 at Holabird Middle School, is unquestionably the most “courageous” person I’ve ever known in my 42 years on the planet. Honestly, I can’t even begin to think of who would be a close second for me.

His family. His caregivers. His friends. Everyone rallies around Frank and if you could catch a drift of his sense of humor, you’d know why.

Frank graduated from my Dundalk High Class of 1985 with a perfect score on the math side of the S.A.T. No, I’m not making that up – he had an EIGHT HUNDRED on the hardest test of them all!

And while I was running off to The News American and The Sun with a pregnant girlfriend and then a small child, he went off to Blacksburg and Virginia Tech and got a degree in Mechanical Engineering. That year he was stricken with M.S. and since then my many DHS classmates and I have watched his body deteriorate and decay with this insidious disease that more and more people in my life have been affected by recently. My sister-in-law was diagnosed last year and it scares he hell out of me and my wife and her family.

So, Frank, with Michael Vick in town really wanted to be at the Ed Block Awards to support Michael Vick. (And no, I still haven’t asked Frank how he feels about Vick’s dogs, jail time, the Courage Awards, etc.)

Last night, I dragged myself out to the event at the last minute. I missed Vick’s press conference (one that I didn’t even know was happening) and I headed to the ballroom and ran into a variety of friends, old football players and even did some cool videos for wnsTV with E.J. Henderson, Shawne Merriman and Dawan Landry.

At the edge of the ballroom – an hour into my night — I caught Frank and his giant wheelchair and the sea of orange out of the corner of my eye. He was wearing a Virginia Tech suit and a had a Hokies blanket draped on him to keep him warm. (His condition constantly makes him cold.)

During the opening of the event – all designed to shed light and raise funds for the plight of abused and underprivileged kids throughout NFL cities – I heard the word “courage” while I was chatting with Frank and thought about HIS courage. And I remembered it was his birthday.

And, well, I know some folks with the Ed Block Foundation after raising money for so many years on their behalf and being a Community Leader award winner several years ago.

So, I grabbed a few of the security personnel and Paul Lamantia, Sam’s son (who is completely responsible for my hair – for better or worse – and was also the guitar player in our band, Ridgemont High, a number of years ago) and told them the story about Frank.

Ten minutes later, Frank was being wheeled into a private area and Michael Vick was jumping off the dais to come and say hello. I’m assuming Sam Lamantia got the word about Frank and wanted to do a good deed in the name of courage.

Here’s how it went down…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vmp-fMr31c0[/youtube]

Vick signed a picture for Frank, chatted for a little while when I turned the camera off and last I checked was taking pictures with people outside of the bathroom at Martin’s West.

I pass no judgment. But I have a feeling you will…

I just thought I’d pass along that Michael Vick made a special friend of mine very, very happy tonight. And he couldn’t have been any more gracious or sincere or kind. And there was nothing “orchestrated” about any of this. It literally happened on the fly. Every Ed Block worker said Vick was “a gem – a prince” to work with over the past two days.

It doesn’t diminish any of the past crimes and misdemeanors, but I feel better about Michael Vick today than I did yesterday. And really, isn’t that all he can do at this point? Every day Vick has to get out of bed with a gigantic bulls eye on his back and people watching his every move. And last night, he made a very nice gesture and I’m not even sure anyone with the Ed Block folks even told him where he was going when he got off of the dais.

I also entered Martin’s West last night and Tweeted up a variety of pictures of the Vick/P.E.T.A protesters, who were out in force but weren’t a factor inside the facility, which was surrounded by Baltimore County police. (I can only imagine how much it cost the citizens of Baltimore County to surround Martin’s West with cops for a guy from out of town who was trying to take the right path and was being honored by his teammates, who thought he deserved an award for “courage.”)

To be honest, Vick IS a courageous guy since last night was turned into a circus on his behalf and he’ll be dealing with this for a long, long time, apparently. He’s got a lot of courage for showing up and trying to the change the way he lived his life.

The “Golden Boy” Tom Brady didn’t even care to show up to claim his award. Marlin Jackson was here in Owings Mills trying to get a job yesterday afternoon and couldn’t stay a few hours and go five miles away to claim his award.

But not Vick. He came. Took the heat. Shined amidst the madness. And left most of the Ed Block people with a great impression. It would have been FAR easier for him — and for the Ed Block folks — if he indeed stayed home.

But he came and represented his team, his name and the league on a night designed to raise money for abused and neglected children.

Isn’t that the definition of courage, in some way?

Who knows? Maybe some of those PETA folks will realize Michael Vick might be able to do them more good than harm, moving forward.

Tony Dungy gave him a chance. The Eagles gave him a chance. Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb gave him a chance. Roger Goodell gave him a chance.

So far so good for Vick but the poor Ed Block people had their event tarnished to some degree tonight and the crowd was way off at Martin’s West.

I just thought I’d tell you (and show you) a nice story involving Michael Vick.

And I’m sure you’ll go on thinking whatever you care to think…

And you’re welcomed to write those missives below…

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Fantasy Football Week 16 Start Rankings

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Fantasy Football Week 16 Start Rankings

Posted on 23 December 2009 by Thyrl Nelson

It’s week 16 already, and the palpable excitement created by the approaching playoffs is quelled only by the thought of the season being nearly over. And indeed for most fantasy leagues, week 16 marks the end of the road. The end of the road that is for those fortunate enough to have their hopes still intact at this late stage in the game.

 

Since most leagues are wrapping up this week, there won’t be any rankings next week, but for those with leagues playing through week 17, feel free to email any questions to thyrl@wnst.net or to my Twitter account.

 

With 2 weeks remaining in the season, there are still 2 more opportunities to save your fantasy season, or to add the icing to your fantasy cake in WNST’s fantasy football contest. The money is being paid out to the 3 highest single week scores, so you still have 2 very realistic opportunities to walk away with either $1250, $750 or $500. It’s free to play, so go there now and take your last 2 shots at the money.

 

Congrats to Karensteam, for coming in with the highest score for week 15. Unfortunately, her 169 points weren’t enough to breach the top 3, where Ravenators still reigns with 209 points, followed by Hardballers with 207 points, and Cheesesteak Dave’s Vagabonds with 201. Those are tough scores, but all beatable, so go take your shot.

 

And here are the final rankings of the season, along with your final reminder that the rankings aren’t an inducement to do anything crazy in your drafted leagues, but rather a helpful tool to lean on when looking for help on the waiver wire, or bargains in a salary cap league, like ours here at WNST.

 

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

 

 

Quarterbacks

 

1. Aaron Rodgers vs. SEA (9)

2. Phillip Rivers @ TEN (13)

3. Matt Schaub @ MIA (14)

4. Tom Brady vs. JAX (16)

5. Drew Brees vs. TB (19)

6. Brett Favre @ CHI (23)

7. Kurt Warner vs. St.L (30)

8. Tony Romo @ WAS (31)

9. Alex Smith vs. DET (39)

10. Donavan McNabb vs. DEN (40)

11. Joe Flacco @ PIT (40)

12. Carson Palmer vs. KC (41)

13. Peyton Manning vs. NYJ (42)

14. Ben Roethlisberger vs. BAL (43)

15. Jason Campbell vs. DAL (44)

16. Jay Cutler vs. MIN (44)

17. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ ATL (44)

18. Eli Manning vs. CAR (47)

19. Vince Young vs. SD (49)

20. David Garrard @ NE (50)

21. Matt Moore @ NYG (51)

22. Matt Hasselbeck @ GB (53)

23. Chad Henne vs. HOU (53)

24. JaMarcus Russell @ CLE (54)

25. Matt Cassel @ CIN (55)

26. Kyle Orton @ PHI (56)

27. Keith Null @ AZ (58)

28. Derek Anderson vs. OAK (60)

29. Matthew Stafford @ SF (63)

30. Matt Ryan vs. BUF (69)

31. Mark Sanchez @ IND (70)

32. Josh Freeman @ NO (74)

 

 

Running Backs

 

1. Chris Johnson vs. SD (16)

2. Frank Gore vs. DET (21)

3. Adrian Peterson @ CHI (22)

4. Cedric Benson vs. KC (24)

5. Steven Jackson @ AZ (25)

6. Ricky Williams vs. HOU (27)

7. Michael Turner vs. BUF (27)

8. Maurice Jones-Drew @ NE (29)

9. Thomas Jones @ IND (31)

10. Ryan Grant vs. SEA (35)

11. Pierre Thomas vs. TB (35)

12. Ray Rice @ PIT (37)

13. Jonathan Stewart @ NYG (40)

14. Jerome Harrison vs. OAK (43)

15. LaDanian Tomlinson @ TEN (46)

16. Fred Jackson @ ATL (46)

17. Brandon Jacobs vs. CAR (46)

18. DeAngelo Williams @ NYG (52)

19. Beanie Wells vs. St.L (52)

20. Joseph Addai vs. NYJ (54)

21. Rashard Mendenhall vs. BAL (54)

22. Jamal Charles @ CIN (54)

23. Michael Bush @ CLE (55)

24. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. CAR (56)

25. Maurice Morris @ SF (57)

26. Tim Hightower vs. St.L (58)

27. Cadillac Williams @ NO (59)

28. Jason Snelling vs. BUF (59)

29. Knowshon Moreno @ PHI (62)

30. Mike Bell vs. TB (63)

31. Matt Forte vs. MIN (64)

32. Darren McFadden @ CLE (65)

33. Lawrence Maroney vs. JAX (66)

34. Darren Sproles @ TEN (66)

35. Marion Barber @ WAS (68)

36. LeSean McCoy vs. DEN (68)

37. Marshawn Lynch @ ATL (76)

38. Larry Johnson vs. KC (78)

39. Correll Buckhalter @ PHI (80)

40. Chester Taylor @ CHI (80)

41. Willis McGahee @ PIT (81)

42. Ryan Moats @ ATL (81)

43. Derrick Ward @ NO (81)

44. Justin Forsett @ GB (83)

45. Quinton Ganther vs. DAL (84)

46. Kevin Faulk vs. JAX (88)

47. Leonard Weaver vs. DEN (88)

48. Danny Woodhead @ IND (91)

49. Felix Jones @ WAS (92)

50. Donald Brown vs. NYJ (95)

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

1. Andre Johnson @ MIA (10)

2. Randy Moss vs. JAX (14)

3. Vincent Jackson @ TEN (17)

4. Miles Austin @ WAS (24)

5. Wes Welker vs. JAX (24)

6. Marques Colston vs. TB (27)

7. Larry Fitzgerald vs. St.L (31)

8. DeSean Jackson vs. DEN (33)

9. Chad Ochocinco vs. KC (34)

10. Derrick Mason @ PIT (37)

11. Donald Driver vs. SEA (39)

12. Reggie Wayne vs. NYJ (40)

13. Brandon Marshall @ PHI (41)

14. Sidney Rice @ CHI (41)

15. Greg Jennings vs. SEA (45)

16. Mike Sims-Walker @ NE (52)

17. Steve Smith vs. CAR (53)

18. Percy Harvin @ CHI (53)

19. Robert Meachem vs. TB (53)

20. Roddy White vs. BUF (56)

21. Hines Ward vs. BAL (56)

22. Santonio Holmes vs. BAL (60)

23. Steve Smith @ NYG (62)

24. Michael Crabtree vs. DET (62)

25. Calvin Johnson @ SF (66)

26. Anquan Boldin vs. St.L (67)

27. Terrell Owens @ ATL (70)

28. DeWayne Bowe @ CIN (76)

29. Hakeem Nicks vs. CAR (81)

30. Jerricho Cotchery @ IND (81)

31. TJ Houshmandzadeh @ GB (83)

32. Devery Henderson vs. TB (83)

33. Roy Williams @ WAS (86)

34. Mario Manningham vs. CAR (87)

35. Pierre Garcon vs. NYJ (90)

36. Austin Collie vs. NYJ (92)

37. Chris Chambers @ CIN (92)

38. Braylon Edwards @ IND (93)

39. Lee Evans @ ATL (94)

40. Santana Moss vs. DAL (97)

41. Mike Wallace vs. BAL (98)

42. Patrick Crayton @ WAS (98)

43. Nate Washington vs. SD (105)

44. Kenny Britt vs. SD (107)

45. Devin Hester vs. MIN (108)

46. Donnie Avery @ AZ (108)

47. James Jones vs. SEA (109)

48. Johnnie Knox vs. MIN (110)

49. Antonio Bryant @ NO (111)

50. Steve Breaston vs. St.L (113)

 

 

Tight Ends

 

1. Vernon Davis vs. DET (10)

2. Tony Gonzalez vs. BUF (13)

3. Antonio Gates @ TEN (20)

4. Greg Olsen vs. MIN (24)

5. Visanthe Schiancoe @ CHI (26)

6. Jon Carlson @ GB (31)

7. Zach Miller @ CLE (31)

8. Fred Davis vs. DAL (33)

9. Dallas Clark vs. NYJ (34)

10. Brent Celek vs. DEN (38)

11. Heath Miller vs. BAL (38)

12. Kellen Winslow Jr. @ NO (39)

13. JerMichael Finley vs. SEA (41)

14. Tony Scheffler @ PHI (42)

15. Jeremy Shockey vs. TB (43)

16. Kevin Boss vs. CAR (43)

17. Dante Rosario @ NYG (45)

18. Jason Witten @ WAS (48)

19. David Thomas vs. TB (51)

20. Todd Heap @ PIT (53)

21. Benjamin Watson vs. JAX (56)

22. Daniel Graham @ PHI (58)

23. Randy McMichael @ AZ (59)

24. Jeff King @ NYG (59)

25. Bo Scaife vs. SD (60)

26. Mercedes Lewis @ NE (62)

27. Anthony Fasano vs. HOU (64)

28. Spencer Havner vs. SEA (65)

29. JP Foschi vs. KC (66)

30. Kellen Davis vs. MIN (66)

 

 

Kickers

 

1. Nate Kaeding @ TEN (13)

2. David Akers vs. DEN (13)

3. Ryan Longwell @ CHI (22)

4. Rob Bironas vs. SD (24)

5. Jay Feeley @ IND (26)

6. Stephen Gostkowski vs. JAX (27)

7. Daniel Graham vs. KC (30)

8. Matt Prater @ PHI (31)

9. Sebastian Janikowski @ CLE (32)

10. Lawrence Tynes vs. CAR (34)

11. Garrett Hartley vs. TB (35)

12. Mason Crosby vs. SEA (36)

13. Dan Carpenter vs. HOU (37)

14. Kris Brown @ MIA (37)

15. Joe Nedney vs. DET (39)

16. Matt Stover vs. NYJ (44)

17. Rian Lindell @ ATL (45)

18. Shaun Suisham @ WAS (47)

19. Jeff Reed vs. BAL (49)

20. Neil Rackers vs. St.L (50)

21. Phil Dawson vs. OAK (51)

22. Ryan Succop @ CIN (54)

23. Jason Hanson @ SF (58)

24. Olindo Mare @ GB (61)

25. Billy Cundiff @ PIT (63)

26. Robbie Gould vs. MIN (68)

27. Connor Barth @ NO (69)

28. Matt Bryant vs. BUF (70)

29. Josh Brown @ AZ (71)

30. Josh Scobee @ NE (76)

31. John Kasay @ NYG (78)

32. Washington’s undetermined kicker

 

 

Defense / Special Teams

 

1. 49ers vs. DET (10)

2. Saints vs. TB (14)

3. Ravens @ PIT (17)

4. Eagles vs. DEN (18)

5. Bengals vs. KC (21)

6. Cardinals vs. St.L (23)

7. Colts vs. NYJ (29)

8. Packers vs. SEA (30)

9. Vikings @ CHI (31)

10. Cowboys @ WAS (32)

11. Giants vs. CAR (38)

12. Broncos @ PHI (39)

13. Patriots vs. JAX (40)

14. Jets @ IND (44)

15. Chargers @ TEN (47)

16. Bills @ ATL (50)

17. Browns vs. OAK (53)

18. Texans @ MIA (54)

19. Panthers @ NYG (57)

20. Falcons vs. BUF (60)

21. Raiders @ CLE (63)

22. Dolphins vs. HOU (65)

23. Steelers vs. BAL (66)

24. Bears vs. MIN (68)

25. Seahawks @ GB (68)

26. Titans vs. SD (70)

27. Chiefs @ CIN (73)

28. Lions @ SF (77)

29. Redskins vs. DAL (78)

30. Buccaneers @ NO (79)

31. Rams @ AZ (83)

32. Jaguars @ NE (87)

 

 

 

 

 

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Fantasy Football Week 15 Start Rankings

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Fantasy Football Week 15 Start Rankings

Posted on 16 December 2009 by Thyrl Nelson

 

Week 15 is here, and for those lucky enough to still have something to play for, we’re down to the nitty-gritty. For those who haven’t seen their fantasy seasons pan out as well as they had hoped, there’s still a couple of chances to salvage your football season in general here at wnst.net.

 

You still have weeks 15, 16 and 17 to put in a winning lineup and claim your share of $2500 in cash in our fantasy football game, and now we’ve added a college football pick ‘em contest too.

 

The college bowls begin on Saturday, so make sure to get your picks in by then. And the NFL has both Thursday and Saturday games this week too, so make your lineup adjustments accordingly and on time.

 

For those who needed just one more reason to take a shot at our fantasy football game, look no further than last week’s results. Hard Ballers came up with 207 points in week 14, landing him in second place with just 3 weeks remaining, and Cheesesteak Dave’s Vagabonds came in with 201 points and a spot in 3rd place. And Ravenators, with 209 points, still holds the top spot with just 3 weeks left.

 

So here are the week 15 rankings, with the usual reminder that it’s not an inducement to do anything crazy, to keep and eye on the injury reports, trust your gut and have fun. If it’s not fun, you’re doing it wrong, regardless of the stakes.

 

 

Quarterbacks

 

1. Peyton Manning @ JAX (13)

2. Matt Schaub @ St.L (14)

3. Kurt Warner @ DET (16)

4. Drew Brees vs. DAL (17)

5. Aaron Rodgers @ PIT (26)

6. Donavan McNabb vs. SF (28)

7. Jason Campbell vs. NYG (31)

8. Chad Henne @ TEN (34)

9. Phillip Rivers vs. SD (36)

10. Ben Roethlisberger vs. GB (36)

11. Tom Brady @ BUF (39)

12. Brett Favre @ CAR (39)

13. Tony Romo @ NO (40)

14. Kyle Orton vs. OAK (42)

15. Joe Flacco vs. CHI (42)

16. Mark Sanchez vs. ATL (42) *put Clemens around 24th if it’s him

17. Matt Hasselbeck vs. TB (43)

18. Kerry Collins vs. MIA (43) *put Young 14th if he can go

19. Matt Cassel vs. CLE (44)

20. Josh Freeman @ SEA (44)

21. Eli Manning @ WAS (45)

22. Carson Palmer @ SD (45)

23. Jay Cutler @ BAL (47)

24. Alex Smith @ PHI (51)

25. Brady Quinn @ KC (51)

26. David Garrard vs. IND (52)

27. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. NE (52)

28. Matthew Stafford vs. AZ (54) *put Culpepper 30th if it’s him

29. Matt Moore vs. MIN (57) *Delhomme would be about the same here

30. Keith Null vs. HOU (63) *this is a good spot for whoever starts for the Rams

31. Matt Ryan @ NYJ (66) *Redman couldn’t be much worse

32. Charlie Frye @ DEN (78)

 

 

Running Backs

 

1. Adrian Peterson @ CAR (12)

2. Thomas Jones vs. ATL (19)

3. Ray Rice vs. CHI (21)

4. Chris Johnson vs. MIA (22)

5. Ricky Williams @ TEN (26)

6. Maurice Jones-Drew vs. IND (27)

7. Steven Jackson vs. HOU (34)

8. Cedric Benson @ SD (35)

9. Frank Gore @ PHI (38)

10. Knowshon Moreno vs. OAK (40)

11. Joseph Addai @ JAX (40)

12. Ryan Moats @ St.L (43)

13. Beanie Wells @ DET (44)

14. DeAngelo Williams vs. MIN (48) *watch his health

15. Pierre Thomas vs. DAL (51)

16. Ryan Grant @ PIT (52)

17. Lawrence Maroney @ BUF (53)

18. Chris Brown @ St.L (53)

19. Fred Jackson vs. NE (54)

20. LaDanian Tomlinson vs. CIN (56)

21. Tim Hightower @ DET (56)

22. Jamal Charles vs. CLE (56)

23. Rashard Mendenhall vs. SD (57)

24. Matt Forte @ BAL (59)

25. Brandon Jacobs @ WAS (59)

26. Michael Turner @ NYJ (61) *if he’s probable or better

27. Justin Forsett vs. TB (63)

28 LeSean McCoy vs. SF (63)

29. Marion Barber @ NO (68)

30. Willis McGahee vs. CHI (69)

31. Brian Westbrook vs. SF (73)

32. Jonathan Stewart vs. MIN (75) *watch his health

33. Julius Jones vs. TB (75)

34. Correll Buckhalter vs. OAK (76)

35. Kevin Faulk @ BUF (77)

36. Jerome Harrison @ KC (79)

37. Cadillac Williams @ SEA (81)

38. Reggie Bush vs. DAL (85)

39. Chester Taylor @ CAR (86)

40. Ahmad Bradshaw @ WAS (87)

41. Felix Jones @ NO (88)

42. Quinton Ganther vs. NYG (88)

43. Maurice Morris vs. TB (88)

44. Justin Fargas @ DEN (93)

45. Darren Sproles vs. CIN (94)

46. Jason Snelling @ NYJ (95)

47. Leonard Weaver vs. SF (97)

48. Tashard Choice @ NO (98)

49. Sammy Morris @ BUF (99)

50. Derrick Ward @ SEA (101)

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

1. Miles Austin @ NO (12)

2. Larry Fitzgerald @ DET (13)

3. Reggie Wayne @ JAX (16)

4. DeSean Jackson vs. SF (20)

5. Andre Johnson @ St.L (26)

6. Brandon Marshall vs. OAK (31)

7. Randy Moss @ BUF (39)

8. Marques Colston vs. DAL (39)

9. Donald Driver @ PIT (44)

10. Anquan Boldin @ DET (45)

11. Vincent Jackson vs. CIN (46)

12. Chad Ochocinco @ SD (46)

13. Wes Welker @ BUF (47)

14. Steve Smith @ WAS (47)

15. Terrell Owens vs. NE (47)

16. Derrick Mason vs. CHI (51)

17. Mike Sims-Walker vs. IND (52)

18. Calvin Johnson vs. AZ (52)

19. Santonio Holmes vs. GB (53)

20. DeWayne Bowe vs. CLE (53)

21. Roddy White @ NYJ (54)

22. Sidney Rice @ CAR (54)

23. Greg Jennings @ PIT (54)

24. Pierre Garcon @ JAX (54)

25. Nate Burleson vs. TB (54)

26. Robert Meachem vs. DAL (57)

27. Hines Ward vs. GB (59)

28. Percy Harvin @ CAR (62)

29. Steve Smith @ WAS (62)

30. Roy Williams @ NO (64)

31. Austin Collie @ JAX (64)

32. TJ Houshmandzadeh vs. TB (67)

33. Hakeem Nicks @ WAS (69)

34. Mario Manningham @ WAS (75)

35. Patrick Crayton @ NO (76)

36. Devery Henderson vs. DAL (77)

37. Jerricho Cotchery vs. ATL (77)

38. Steve Breaston @ DET (79)

39. Lee Evans vs. NE (81)

40. Michael Crabtree @ PHI (83)

41. Santana Moss vs. NYG (88)

42. Kenny Britt vs. MIA (89)

43. Devin Hester @ BAL (92)

44. Antonio Bryant @ SEA (94)

45. Nate Washington vs. MIA (95)

46. Johnnie Knox @ BAL (96)

47. Braylon Edwards vs. ATL (103)

48. Donnie Avery vs. HOU (104)

49. Chris Chambers vs. CLE (105)

50. Mike Wallace vs. GB (109)

 

 

Tight Ends

 

1. Vernon Davis @ PHI (3)

2. Fred Davis vs. NYG (19)

3. Kellen Winslow Jr. @ SEA (25)

4. Heath Miller vs. GB (27)

5. Antonio Gates vs. CIN (28)

6. Dallas Clark @ JAX (34)

7. Visanthe Schiancoe @ CAR (34)

8. Brent Celek vs. SF (37)

9. Tony Gonzalez @ NYJ (39)

10. Greg Olsen @ BAL (41)

11. Dustin Keller vs. ATL (41)

12. Will Heller vs. AZ (42)

13. Jon Carlson vs. TB (43)

14. Jason Witten @ NO (44)

15. Jeremy Shockey vs. DAL (44)

16. Benjamin Watson @ BUF (46)

17. Zach Miller @ DEN (48)

18. Dante Rosario vs. MIN (48)

19. Kevin Boss @ WAS (50)

20. Todd Heap vs. CHI (53)

21. Bo Scaife vs. MIA (55)

22. Daniel Fells vs. HOU (56)

23. Jermichael Finley @ PIT (61)

24. Randy McMichael vs. HOU (62)

25. Tony Scheffler vs. OAK (65)

26. Mercedes Lewis vs. IND (66)

27. Jeff King vs. MIN (66)

28. Sean Ryan vs. CLE (69)

29. David Thomas vs. DAL (72)

30. Anthony Fasano @ TEN (74)

 

 

Kickers

 

1. David Akers vs. SF (10)

2. Rob Bironas vs. MIA (13)

3. Lawrence Tynes @ WAS (15)

4. Matt Stover @ JAX (18)

5. Matt Prater vs. OAK (24)

6. Neil Rackers @ DET (27)

7. Jay Feeley vs. ATL (28)

8. Olindo Mare vs. TB (28)

9. Ryan Longwell @ CAR (29)

10. Stephen Gostkowski @ BUF (32)

11. Nate Kaeding vs. CIN (33)

12. Dan Carpenter @ TEN (34)

13. Garrett Hartley vs. DAL (35)

14. Mason Crosby @ PIT (38)

15. Sebastian Janikowski @ DEN (42)

16. Ryan Succop vs. CLE (45)

17. Nick Folk @ NO (51)

18. Rian Lindell vs. NE (53)

19. Shayne Graham @ SD (53)

20. Kris Brown @ St.L (57)

21. Billy Cundiff vs. CHI (57)

22. Phil Dawson @ KC (58)

23. Josh Scobee vs. IND (59)

24. Robbie Gould @ BAL (60)

25. Jeff Reed vs. GB (62)

26. Joe Nedney @ PHI (65)

27. Josh Brown vs. HOU (69)

28. Connor Barth @ SEA (71)

29. John Kasay vs. MIN (73)

30. Graham Gano vs. NYG (76)

31. Matt Bryant @ NYJ (79)

32. Jason Hanson vs. AZ (81)

 

 

Defense / Special Teams

 

1. Broncos vs. OAK (12)

2. Packers @ PIT (19)

3. Eagles vs. SF (20)

4. Vikings @ CAR (21)

5. Cardinals @ DET (24)

6. Saints vs. DAL (26)

7. Ravens vs. CHI (28)

8. Jets vs. ATL (31)

9. Colts @ JAX (32)

10. 49ers @ PHI (34)

11. Texans @ St.L (39)

12. Patriots @ BUF (40)

13. Chargers vs. CIN (41)

14. Bengals @ SD (46)

15. Steelers vs. GB (49)

16. Seahawks vs. TB (50)

17. Bills vs. NE (52)

18. Giants @ WAS (56)

19. Broncos @ KC (57)

20. Titans vs. MIA (60)

21. Dolphins @ TEN (61)

22. Chiefs vs. CLE (61)

23. Cowboys @ NO (62)

24. Panthers vs. MIN (63)

25. Buccaneers @ SEA (65)

26. Falcons @ NYJ (65)

27. Bears @ BAL (67)

28. Redskins vs. NYG (71)

29. Raiders @ DEN (73)

30. Lions vs. AZ (82)

31. Rams vs. HOU (86)

32. Jaguars vs. IND (91)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fantasy Football Week 14 Start Rankings

Posted on 09 December 2009 by Thyrl Nelson

Week 14 is almost here, and for some that means the start of the playoffs, for others it means that last push to get into the playoffs, and for the rest, there are still just four chances left to salvage your season, and walk away with some money in WNST’s salary cap Fantasy Football game.

 

Congrats to Mikey’s Canes, for coming up with the top score for this week. Unfortunately for him, his 166 points weren’t enough to unseat any of the top 3 spots; currently held by Ravenators with 209 points, and PlayLikeARaven and goobirds who remain tied at 195 points. Since the money is going out to the highest single week scores, there’s still time to unseat the leaders and claim your share of the money. While you’re there, take a shot at WNST’s new College Bowl Pick ‘Em contest too.

 

Remember also, that the Steelers are traveling to the Browns for Thursday night football, in what could be an ugly offensive game; make your lineup adjustments accordingly. And of course, as always, watch the injury report, good luck, and have fun. If Fantasy Football isn’t fun, you’re doing it wrong.

 

Lastly, and especially important now that the season is winding down and the stakes are going up, remember that the rankings aren’t an inducement to do anything crazy, like sitting Peyton Mannning. They’re a formulary rating, based on the player’s performance so far this season, and the match up before that player this week, with adjustments made for injuries, anomalies and changes in role. The formulary numbers are in parentheses after each player, with the lowest numbers being best.

 

Quarterbacks

 

1. Drew Brees @ ATL (7)

2. Aaron Rodgers @ CHI (12)

3. Ben Roethlisberger @ CLE (23)

4. Donavan McNabb @ NYG (24)

5. Matt Schaub vs. SEA (25)

6. Phillip Rivers @ DAL (27)

7. Vince Young vs. St.L (29)

8. Brett Favre vs. CIN (32)

9.David Garrard vs. MIA (32)

10. Joe Flacco vs. DET (33)

11. Chad Henne @ JAX (34)

12. Tom Brady vs. CAR (36)

13. Carson Palmer @ MIN (36)

14. Peyton Manning vs. DEN (37)

15. Tony Romo vs. SD (37)

16. Kurt Warner @ SF (37)

17. Alex Smith vs. AZ (39)

18. Kyle Boller @ TEN (44)

19. Eli Manning vs. PHI (46)

20. Jason Campbell @ OAK (46)

21. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ KC (47)

22. Jay Cutler vs. GB (49)

23. Kellen Clemens @ TB (52)

24. Matt Hasselbeck @ HOU (57)

25. Kyle Orton @ IND (61)

26. Matthew Moore @ NE (61)

27. Daunte Culpepper @ BAL (62)

28. Matt Ryan vs. NO (65) *Redman would be a place or 2 lower if it’s him

29. Brady Quinn vs. PIT (67)

30. Josh Freeman vs. NYJ (69)

31. Matt Cassel vs. BUF (70)

32. Bruce Gradkowski vs. WAS (71)

 

 

Running Backs

 

1. Chris Johnson vs. St.L (6)

2. Ray Rice vs. DET (16)

3. Thomas Jones @ TB (18)

4. Maurice Jones-Drew vs. MIA (24)

5. Steven Jackson @ TEN (25)

6. Rashard Mendenhall @ CLE (29)

7. Frank Gore vs. AZ (33)

8. Joseph Addai vs. DEN (34)

9. Adrian Peterson vs. CIN (35)

10. Ricky Williams @ JAX (36)

11. Ryan Grant @ CHI (38)

12. Pierre Thomas @ ATL (39)

13. Michael Turner vs. NO (41)

14. Jonathan Stewart @ NE (41)

15. Fred Jackson @ KC (43)

16. Tim Hightower @ SF (45)

17. Lawrence Maroney vs. CAR (47)

18. DeAngelo Williams @ NE (51) *if he’s probable or better

19. Jamal Charles vs. BUF (51)

20. Cedric Benson @ MIN (52)

21. Marion Barber vs. SD (52)

22. LaDanian Tomlinson @ DAL (53)

23. Marshawn Lynch @ KC (53)

24. Kevin Smith @ BAL (54)

25. Justin Forsett @ HOU (54)

26. Knowshon Moreno @ IND (55)

27. Brandon Jacobs vs. PHI (56)

28. Chris Brown vs. SEA (58)

29. Matt Forte vs. GB (59)

30. Willis McGahee vs. DET (60)

31. Brian Westbrook @ NYG *if he’s probable or better

32. Mike Bell @ ATL (65)

33. Cadillac Williams vs. NYJ (67)

34. Rock Cartwright @ OAK (68)

35. Julius Jones @ HOU (68)

36. Reggie Bush @ ATL (69)

37. Darren Sproles @ DAL (70)

38. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. PHI (70)

39. Beanie Wells @ SF (71)

40. Jerious Norwood vs. NO (78)

41. LeSean McCoy @ NYG (79) *put him in Westbrook’s spot if Westbrook can’t go

42. Felix Jones vs. DAL (80)

43. Correll Buckhalter @ IND (81)

44. Sammy Morris vs. CAR (81)

45. Shonn Greene @ TB (82)

46. Tashard Choice vs. SD (86)

47. Jerome Harrison vs. PIT (88)

48. Willie Parker @ CLE (90)

49. Justin Fargas vs. WAS (91)

50. Kevin Faulk vs. CAR (91)

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

1. Andre Johnson vs. SEA (13)

2. Larry Fitzgerald @ SF (15)

3. Roddy White vs. NO (25)

4. Randy Moss vs. CAR (32)

5. Miles Austin vs. SD (32)

6. Marques Colston @ ATL (33)

7. Reggie Wayne vs. DEN (34)

8. Wes Welker vs. CAR (36)

9. DeSean Jackson @ NYG (37) *if he’s probable or better

10. Vincent Jackson @ DAL (38)

11. Donald Driver @ CHI (42)

12. Derrick Mason vs. DET (44)

13. Mike Sims-Walker vs. MIA (49)

14. Anquan Boldin @ SF (49)

15. Chad Ochocinco @ MIN (50)

16. Steve Smith vs. PHI (51)

17. Sidney Rice vs. CIN (51)

18. Santonio Holmes @ CLE (51)

19. Brandon Marshall @ IND (52)

20. Robert Meachem @ ATL (53)

21. Percy Harvin vs. CIN (55)

22. Terrell Owens @ KC (55)

23. Greg Jennings @ CHI (56)

24. Michael Crabtree vs. AZ (56)

25. Steve Smith @ NE (60)

26. Hines Ward @ CLE (61) *put Wallace here if Ward can’t go

27. Calvin Johnson @ BAL (68)

28. Jerricho Cotchery @ TB (71)

29. Nate Burleson @ HOU (76)

30. Pierre Garcon vs. DEN (78)

31. Devery Henderson @ ATL (79)

32. Jeremy Maclin @ NYG (81)

33. Mario Manningham vs. PHI (83)

34. Lee Evans @ KC (83)

35. Donnie Avery @ TEN (83)

36. Devin Hester vs. GB (88)

37. Santana Moss @ OAK (88)

38. Hakeem Nicks vs. PHI (89)

39. Steve Breaston @ SF (89)

40. TJ Houshmandzadeh @ HOU (91)

41. Roy Williams vs. SD (92)

42. Braylon Edwards @ TB (97)

43. Austin Collie vs. DEN (100)

44. Chris Chambers vs. BUF (101)

45. Kenny Britt vs. St.L (103)

46. Patrick Crayton vs. SD (104)

47. Nate Washington vs. St.L (109)

48. Mike Wallace @ CLE (111)

49. Mark Clayton vs. DET (112)

50. Johnnie Knox vs. GB (114)

 

 

Tight Ends

 

1. Vernon Davis vs. AZ (10)

2. Brent Celek @ NYG (12)

3. Heath Miller @ CLE (22)

4. Antonio Gates @ DAL (25)

5. Jeremy Shockey @ ATL (27)

6. Kevin Boss vs. PHI (27)

7. Greg Olsen vs. GB (28)

8. Visanthe Schiancoe vs. CIN (34)

9. Tony Gonzalez vs. NO (35)

10. Dallas Clark vs. DEN (37)

11. Jason Witten vs. SD (37)

12. Dustin Keller @ TB (37)

13. Kellen Winslow vs. NYJ (41)

14. Jon Carlson @ HOU (41)

15. Todd Heap vs. DET (42)

16. Mercedes Lewis vs. MIA (43)

17. Jermichael Finley @ CHI (46)

18. Zach Miller vs. WAS (48)

19. Will Heller @ BAL (54)

20. Benjamin Watson vs. CAR (55)

21. David Thomas @ ATL (55)

22. Fred Davis @ OAK (60)

23. Bo Scaife vs. St.L (60)

24. Daniel Fells @ TEN (62)

25. Dante Rosario @ NE (64)

26. Spencer Havner @ CHI (64)

27. Kellen Davis vs. GB (68)

28. JP Foschi @ MIN (71)

29. Tony Scheffler @ IND (72)

30. Donald Lee @ CHI (76)

 

 

Kickers

 

1. Matt Stover vs. DEN (20)

2. Matt Prater @ IND (21)

3. Mason Crosby @ CHI (23)

4. Jay Feeley @ TB (24)

5. Dan Carpenter @ JAX (27)

6. Garret Hartley @ ATL (27)

7. Rian Lindell @ KC (29)

8. Neil Rackers @ SF (30)

9. David Akers @ NYG (31)

10. Nate Kaeding @ DAL (31)

11. Lawrence Tynes vs. PHI (31)

12. Olindo Mare @ HOU (36)

13. Ryan Longwell vs. CIN (37)

14. Jeff Reed @ CLE (37)

15. Stephen Gostkowski vs. CAR (38)

16. Rob Bironas vs. St.L (46)

17. Sebastian Janikowski vs. WAS (46)

18. Shayne Graham @ MIN (50)

19. Nick Folk vs. SD (50)

20. Graham Gano @ OAK (50)

21. Ryan Succop vs. BUF (51)

22. Josh Scobee vs. MIA (52)

23. Billy Cundiff vs. DET (57)

24. Josh Brown @ TEN (60)

25. Robbie Gould vs. GB (61)

26. Joe Nedney vs. AZ (66)

27. Kris Brown vs. SEA (66)

28. Matt Bryant vs. NO (69)

29. Jason Hanson @ BAL (73)

30. Connor Barth vs. NYJ (74)

31. John Kasay @ NE (76)

32. Phil Dawson vs. PIT

 

Defense / Special Teams

 

1. Ravens @ DET (18)

2. Saints @ ATL (20)

3. Packers @ CHI (23)

4. Vikings vs. CIN (29)

5. Steelers @ CLE (29)

6. Eagles @ NYG (32)

7. Patriots vs. CAR (32)

8. Jets @ TB (33)

9. Colts vs. DEN (34)

10. Broncos @ IND (35)

11. Bengals @ MIN (37)

12. Cardinals @ SF (38)

13. Chargers @ DAL (39)

14. Bills @ KC (42)

15. 49ers vs. AZ (43)

16. Titans vs. St.L (51)

17. Dolphins @ JAX (52)

18. Seahawks @ HOU (54)

19. Buccaneers vs. NYG (56)

20. Redskins @ OAK (57)

21. Cowboys vs. SD (58)

22. Texans vs. SEA (59)

23. Bears vs. GB (60)

24. Chiefs vs. BUF (63)

25. Panthers @ NE (64)

26. Raiders vs. WAS (64)

27. Browns vs. PIT (65)

28. Giants vs. PHI (69)

29. Falcons vs. NO (76)

30. Jaguars vs. MIA (83)

31. Rams @ TEN (83)

32. Lions @ BAL (84)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fantasy Football Week 13 Start Rankings

Posted on 02 December 2009 by Thyrl Nelson

Week 13 is upon us already, and with it comes the stretch run to the playoffs; and this looks like a good week for offense in general. Don’t forget that the Jets are playing the Bills in Toronto on Thursday night, in a game that you probably don’t want a quarterback in, but where there could be a couple of interesting possibilities at running back.

 

If you’re on the outside looking in when it comes to your own league playoffs, there’s good news for you still. That’s because WNST has a free salary cap league, with $2500 in cash being split 3 ways for the highest single week scores. That means that even if you haven’t entered yet, you still have 5 chances to submit a winning lineup here and possibly win some serious cash.

 

Congrats to Buddy Lee 97, for putting up 163 points this week, and the highest score for week 12. Unfortunately for him, it wasn’t enough to get into the money, where Ravenators still sits in first place with 209 points, followed by PlayLikeARaven and Goobirds, who remain tied for second at 195 points. With 5 more chances at the money, there’s still a chance to save your fantasy season. And did I mention that this should be a good week for offense?

 

So here are this week’s formulary rankings. Remember that they’re 2 parts player performance, and one-part defensive expectations against them, with adjustments made for injuries, anomalies and changes in role. Also remember that they’re not an inducement to do anything crazy, just an aid for tough lineup decisions or when looking for help on the wire.

 

As always, keep an eye on the injury report, have fun and good luck.

 

 

 

Quarterbacks

 

1. Peyton Manning vs. TEN (8)

2. Tom Brady @ MIA (18)

3. Matt Schaub @ JAX (18)

4. Donavan McNabb @ ATL (18)

5. Carson Palmer vs. DET (19)

6. Brett Favre @ AZ (21)

7. Phillip Rivers @ CLE (23)

8. Aaron Rodgers vs. BAL (25)

9. Drew Brees @ WAS (30)

10. Jay Cutler vs. St.L (32)

11. Kyle Orton @ KC (33)

12. Tony Romo @ NYG (37)

13. Ben Roethlisberger vs. OAK (39)

14. Kurt Warner vs. MIN (39) *put Leinhart about 21st if it’s him

15. Joe Flacco @ GB (39)

16. Alex Smith @ SEA (41)

17. Eli Manning vs. DAL (42)

18. David Garrard vs. HOU (45)

19. Matt Moore vs. TB (46) *Delhomme would be about the same here

20. Vince Young @ IND (47)

21. Matthew Stafford @ CIN (51)

22. Matt Hassselbeck vs. SF (54)

23. Kyle Boller @ CHI (55)

24. Josh Freeman @ CAR (56)

25. Chad Henne vs. NE (58)

26. Jason Campbell vs. NO (61)

27. Matt Cassel vs. DEN (61)

28. Chris Redman vs. PHI (64)

29. Brady Quinn vs. SD (65)

30. Bruce Gradkowski @ PIT (66)

31. Mark Sanchez @ BUF (68)

32. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. NYJ (72)

 

 

Running Backs

 

1. Thomas Jones @ BUF (11)

2. Maurice Jones-Drew vs. HOU (14)

3. Adrian Peterson @ AZ (20)

4. Chris Johnson @ IND (22)

5. Rashard Mendenhall vs. OAK (24)

6. DeAngelo Williams vs. TB (26) *if he’s probable or better

7. Steven Jackson @ CHI (29)

8. LaDanian Tomlinson @ CLE (29)

9. Joseph Addai vs. TEN (30)

10. Matt Forte vs. St.L (30)

11. Ricky Williams vs. NE (31)

12. Frank Gore @ SEA (31)

13. Jonathan Stewart vs. TB (32) *swap him with Williams if Williams is worse than probable

14. Cedric Benson vs. DET (36) *watch his health

15. Ray Rice @ GB (39)

16. Darren Sproles @ CLE (39)

17. Justin Forsett vs. SF (44)

18. Ryan Grant vs. BAL (45)

19. Knowshon Moreno @ KC (45)

20. Cadillac Williams @ CAR (45)

21. LeSean McCoy @ ATL (46)

22. Pierre Thomas @ WAS (48)

23. Correll Buckhalter @ KC (49)

24. Michael Turner vs. PHI (51) *if he’s probable or better

25. Jamal Charles vs. DEN (51)

26. Marion Barber @ NYG (52)

27. Larry Johnson vs. DET *put him up about 10 spots if Benson is less than probable

28. Fred Jackson vs. NYJ (53)

29. Brian Westbrook @ ATL (53)

30. Kevin Smith @ CIN (54)

31. Lawrence Maroney @ MIA (55)

32. Rock Cartwright vs. NO (59)

33. Shon Greene @ BUF (59)

34. Jerious Norwood vs. PHI (59) *put him around 27th if Turner can’t go

35. Tim Hightower vs. MIN (60)

36. Chester Taylor @ AZ (60)

37. Derrick Ward @ CAR (61)

38. Brandon Jacobs vs. DAL (62)

39. Felix Jones @ NYG (62)

40. Jamal Lewis vs. SD (63)

41. Willis McGahee @ GB (65)

42. Chris Brown @ JAX (65)

43. Mike Bell @ WAS (66)

44. Julius Jones vs. SF (67) *move him up about 8 spots if he’s better than probable

45. Donald Brown vs. TEN (68)

46. Willie Parker vs. OAK (68)

47. Jason Snelling vs. PHI (71) *move him up 5-7 spots if he’s probable or better and Turner sits

48. Leonard Weaver @ ATL (71)

49. Beanie Wells vs. MIN (72)

50. Tashard Choice @ NYG (72)

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

1. Reggie Wayne vs. TEN (3)

2. Andre Johnson @ JAX (12)

3. Randy Moss @ MIA (17)

4. Sidney Rice @ AZ (22)

5. Vincent Jackson @ CLE (25)

6. DeSean Jackson @ ATL (29) *if he’s probable or better

7. Larry Fitzgerald vs. MIN (31)

8. Miles Austin @ NYG (33)

9. Percy Harvin @ AZ (34)

10. Wes Welker @ MIA (35)

11. Marques Colston @ WAS (36)

12. Brandon Marshall @ KC (36)

13. Chad Ochocinco vs. DET (36)

14. Steve Smith vs. DAL (38)

15. Hines Ward vs. OAK (40)

16. Donald Driver vs. BAL (41)

17. Roddy White vs. PHI (45)

18. Mike Sims-Walker vs. HOU (47)

19. Steve Smith vs. TB (51)

20. Santonio Holmes vs. OAK (52)

21. Pierre Garcon vs. TEN (53)

22. Jeremy Maclin @ ATL (53) *put him up about 5 spots if Jackson can’t play

23. Derrick Mason @ GB (54)

24. Nate Burleson vs. SF (57)

25. Greg Jennings vs. BAL (59)

26. Mario Manningham vs. DAL (62)

27. TJ Houshmandzadeh vs. SF (63)

28. Michael Crabtree @ SEA (63)

29. Robert Meachem @ WAS (68)

30. Terrell Owens vs. NYJ (71)

31. Devin Hester vs. St.L (72)

32. Austin Collie vs. TEN (75)

33. Calvin Johnson @ CIN (78)

34. Anquan Boldin vs. MIN (81)

35. Devery Henderson @ WAS (82)

36. Donnie Avery @ CHI (83)

37. Hakeem Nicks vs. DAL (84)

38. Santana Moss vs. NO (86)

39. Chris Chambers vs. DEN (87)

40. Steve Breaston vs. MIN (91)

41. Nate Washington @ IND (91)

42. Jerricho Cotchery @ BUF (92)

43. Bernard Berrian vs. St.L (92)

44. Kenny Britt @ IND (93)

45. Mike Wallace vs. OAK (94)

46. Patrick Crayton @ NYG (96)

47. Johnnie Knox vs. St.L (98)

48. Jacoby Jones vs. BAL (98)

49. Laverneus Coles vs. DET (98)

50. Lee Evans vs. NYJ (99)

 

 

Tight Ends

 

1. Tony Gonzalez vs. PHI (9)

2. Antonio Gates @ CLE (15)

3. Brent Celek @ ATL (15)

4. Dallas Clark vs. TEN (20)

5. Visanthe Schiancoe @ AZ (21)

6. Vernon Davis @ SEA (22)

7. Greg Olsen vs. St.L (28)

8. Jason Witten @ NYG (28)

9. Kellen Winslow @ CAR (35)

10. Benjamin Watson @ MIA (36)

11. Heath Miller vs. OAK (37)

12. Zach Miller @ PIT (44)

13. Kevin Boss vs. DAL (45)

14. Dustin Keller @ BUF (45)

15. Todd Heap @ GB (46)

16. Tony Scheffler @ KC (46)

17. Jon Carlson vs. SF (49)

18. Jeremy Shockey @ WAS (50)

19. Mercedes Lewis vs. HOU (51)

20. Dante Rosario vs. TB (53)

21. Will Heller @ CIN (58)

22. Daniel Fells @ CHI (59)

23. Kellen Davis vs. St.L (60)

24. Fred Davis vs. NO (64)

25. JP Foschi vs. DET (64)

26. Jermichael Finley vs. BAL (66)

27. Jeff King vs. TB (67)

28. Ben Patrick vs. MIN (67)

29. Spencer Havner vs. BAL (72)

30. Randy McMichael @ CHI (75)

 

 

Kickers

 

1. Stephen Gostkowski @ MIA (11)

2. Nate Kaeding @ CLE (13)

3. Rob Bironas @ IND (18)

4. David Akers @ ATL (20)

5. Matt Prater @ KC (25)

6. Ryan Longwell @ AZ (27)

7. John Carney @ Was (27)

8. Mason Crosby vs. BAL (28)

9. Olindo Mare vs. SF (28)

10. Lawrence Tynes vs. DAL (37)

11. Matt Stover vs. TEN (37)

12. Jeff Reed vs. OAK (39)

13. Shayne Graham vs. DET (44)

14. Jay Feeley @ BUF (46)

15. Kris Brown @ JAX (46)

16. Ryan Succop vs. DEN (48)

17. Dan Carpenter vs. NE (49)

18. Robbie Gould vs. St.L (50)

19. Rian Lindell vs. NYJ (55)

20. Neil Rackers vs. MIN (55)

21. Joe Nedney @ SEA (55)

22. John Kasay vs. TB (57)

23. Matt Bryant vs. PHI (59)

24. Nick Folk @ NYG (60)

25. Phil Dawson vs. SD (63)

26. Shaun Suisham vs. NO (68)

27. Josh Brown @ CHI (68)

28. Connor Barth @ CAR (68)

29. Billy Cundiff @ GB (72)

30. Josh Scobee vs. HOU (73)

31. Sebastian Janikowski @ PIT (74)

32. Jason Hanson @ CIN (80)

 

 

Defense / Special Teams

 

1. Saints @ WAS (8)

2. Chargers @ CLE (15)

3. Broncos @ KC (18)

4. Bengals vs. DET (21)

5. Vikings @ AZ (21)

6. Steelers vs. OAK (28)

7. Eagles @ ATL (30)

8. Ravens @ GB (35)

9. 49ers @ SEA (36)

10. Packers vs. BAL (37)

11. Colts vs. TEN (37)

12. Jets @ BUF (37)

13. Bills vs. NYJ (39)

14. Bears vs. St.L (43)

15. Patriots @ MIA (48)

16. Cardinals vs. MIN (51)

17. Cowboys @ NYG (51)

18. Seahawks vs. SF (51)

19. Buccaneers @ CAR (54)

20. Texans @ JAX (56)

21. Giants vs. DAL (61)

22. Panthers vs. TB (61)

23. Dolphins vs. NE (62)

24. Falcons vs. PHI (66)

25. Raiders @ PIT (66)

26. Chiefs vs. DEN (69)

27. Titans @ IND (75)

28. Lions @ CIN (77)

29. Rams @ CHI (78)

30. Redskins vs. NO (80)

31. Jaguars vs. HOU (82)

32. Browns vs. SD (84)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fantasy Football Week 12 Start Rankings

Posted on 25 November 2009 by Thyrl Nelson

Week 12 is here, and with it comes the unfortunate realization that the fantasy football season is mostly in the books already. For some unfortunately, the look ahead to next season has begun already. If that’s the case for you, allow me to remind you that there are still 6 weeks remaining in the WNST salary cap fantasy football game. That means that there are 6 fresh chances to make this fantasy season a positive one. Since the money is going to the 3 highest single week scores, you’re no further out of the money today than anyone outside of the current top 3. Those 3 by the way are still Ravenators in 1st with 209 points, and goobirds and PlayLikeARaven tied for second with 195 points. Eclipsing either of those scores would position you squarely in the money. So what are you waiting for?

 

Congrats as well to dens team, who came in with the highest score for week 11, although it wasn’t enough to get them into the money, they too have 6 more shots at winning.

 

Also, a reminder that there’s an extra heavy dose of Thursday football this week; with the Cowboys and Lions hosting their usual Thanksgiving Day games, against the Raiders and Packers this year, respectively. And in the Thursday nightcap, the Giants will travel to Denver to face the Broncos, in a game that someone is bound to win. Don’t forget to make your lineup adjustments early. And as always, watch the injury report, trust your gut, and have fun. If it’s not fun, you’re doing it wrong.

 

Here are this week’s rankings, with a reminder that they’re formulary; two parts player performance, one part defensive expectations, with minor adjustments for injuries, anomalies and changes in role. The formulary numbers are listed in parentheses behind each player, with the lower numbers being best. The lowest possible number is 3.

 

Quarterbacks

 

1. Aaron Rodgers @ DET (4)

2. Kurt Warner @ TEN (19) *watch his health; Leinhart would be about 12th if it’s him

3. Brett Favre vs. CHI (23)

4. Phillip Rivers vs. KC (24)

5. Peyton Manning @ HOU (26)

6. Matt Hasselbeck @ St.L (28)

7. Carson Palmer vs. CLE (29)

8. Josh Freeman @ ATL (30)

9. Matt Ryan vs. TB (32)

10. Vince Young vs. AZ (32)

11. Drew Brees vs. NE (33)

12. Donavan McNabb vs. WAS (33)

13. Ben Roethlisberger @ BAL (35) *be careful, one good hit could end his day

14. Tom Brady @ NO (36)

15. Matt Schaub vs. IND (37)

16. Jay Cutler @ MIN (38)

17. Tony Romo vs. OAK (39)

18. Alex Smith vs. JAX (41)

19. David Garrard @ SF (48)

20. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. MIA (48) *put Edwards about 5 spots higher if it’s him

21. Daunte Culpepper vs. GB (51) *Stafford would be about the same here

22. Kyle Orton vs. NYG (52) *drop Simms about 5 spots if it’s him

23 Joe Flacco vs. PIT (53)

24. Kyle Boller vs. SEA (53)

25. Eli Manning @ DEN (54)

26. Chad Henne @ BUF (58)

27. Brady Quinn @ CIN (58)

28. Bruce Gradkowski @ DAL (58)

29. Matt Cassel @ SD (60)

30. Jason Campbell @ PHI (60)

31. Mark Sanchez vs. CAR (66)

32. Jake Delhomme @ NYJ (71)

 

 

Running Backs

 

1. Ricky Williams @ BUF (8)

2. Maurice Jones-Drew @ SF (15)

3. Chris Johnson vs. AZ (18)

4. Thomas Jones vs. CAR (18)

5. Michael Turner vs. TB (22) *if he’s probable or better which seems unlikely

6. Adrian Peterson vs. CHI (26)

7. Cedric Benson vs. CLE (26) *if he’s probable or better

8. Ryan Grant @ DET (28)

9. Steven Jackson vs. SEA (29)

10. DeAngelo Williams @ NYJ (31)

11. Marion Barber vs. OAK (35)

12. Joseph Addai @ HOU (36)

13. LaDanian Tomlinson vs. KC (37)

14. Ray Rice vs. PIT (39)

15. Bernard Scott vs. CLE (42) *put him around 10th if Benson can’t go

16. Frank Gore vs. JAX (43)

17. Tim Hightower @ TEN (45)

18. Brandon Jacobs @ DEN (47)

19. Cadillac Williams @ ATL (49)

20. Ahmad Bradshaw @ DEN (49) *watch his health. Put Danny Ware around 35th if Bradshaw can’t go

21. Pierre Thomas vs. NE (50)

22. Rashard Mendenhall @ BAL (50)

23. Lawrence Maroney @ NO (50)

24. Jonathan Stewart @ NYJ (51)

25. Matt Forte @ MIN (54)

26. Kevin Smith vs. GB (54)

27. Justin Forsett @ St.L (54) *put Julius Jones here and drop Forsett about 15 spots if Jones is probable or better

28. Steve Slaton / Chris White vs. IND (58) *take your best guess here, drop the other about 15 spots

29. Jamal Charles @ SD (62)

30. Fred Jackson vs. MIA (62) *drop him about 5 spots if Lynch is probable or better

31. Darren Sproles vs. KC (63)

32. Jason Snelling vs. TB (63) *put him around 10th if Turner isn’t playing

33. Felix Jones vs. OAK (67)

34. LeSean McCoy vs. WAS (68) *drop him about 5 spots and put Westbrook around 45th if Westbrook is playing

35. Knowshon Moreno vs. NYG (69)

36. Beanie Wells @ TEN (69)

37. Reggie Bush vs. NE (72) *if he’s probable or better

38. Mike Bell vs. NE (74) *bump him up about 5 spots if Bush can’t go

39. Rock Cartwright @ PHI (80)

40. Correll Buckhalter vs. NYG (81)

41. Marshawn Lynch vs. MIA (82)

42. Willis McGahee vs. PIT (85)

43. Tashard Choice vs. OAK (87)

44. Donald Brown @ HOU (88)

45. Shon Greene vs. CAR (90)

46. Derrick Ward @ ATL (91)

47. Jamal Lewis @ CIN (93)

48. Kevin Faulk @ NO (96)

49. Chester Taylor vs. CHI (100)

50. Lex Hilliard @ BUF (101)

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

1. Larry Fitzgerald @ TEN (7)

2. Vincent Jackson vs. KC (16)

3. Randy Moss @ NO (18)

4. Reggie Wayne @ HOU (24)

5. Sidney Rice vs. CHI (25)

6. Roddy White vs. TB (27)

7. Wes Welker @ NO (28)

8. Andre Johnson vs. IND (30)

9. Miles Austin vs. OAK (30)

10. Mike Sims-Walker @ SF (32)

11. DeSean Jackson vs. WAS (33)

12. Donald Driver @ DET (36)

13. Hines Ward @ BAL (39)

14. Chad Ochocinco vs. CLE (42)

15. Greg Jennings @ DET (42)

16. Percy Harvin vs. CHI (45)

17. Steve Smith @ DEN (46)

18. Marques Colston vs. NE (49)

19. Derrick Mason vs. PIT (50)

20. Anquan Boldin @ TEN (51)

21. Brandon Marshall vs. NYG (54)

22. Nate Burleson @ St.L (57)

23. Santonio Holmes @ BAL (63)

24. Terrell Owens vs. MIA (63)

25. TJ Houshmandzadeh @ St.L (63)

26. Devin Hester @ MIN (68)

27. Steve Breaston @ TEN (69)

28. Mario Manningham @ DEN (70)

29. Steve Smith @ NYJ (71)

30. Michael Crabtree vs. JAX (72)

31. Calvin Johnson vs. GB (75)

32. Robert Meachem vs. NE (79)

33. Jerricho Cotchery vs. CAR (83)

34. Patrick Crayton vs. OAK (83)

35. Lee Evans vs. MIA (85)

36. Donnie Avery vs. SEA (89)

37. Jeremy Maclin vs. WAS (91)

38. Mike Wallace @ BAL (95)

39. Pierre Garcon @ HOU (96)

40. Nate Washington vs. AZ (97)

41. Hakeem Nicks @ DEN (98)

42. Austin Collie @ HOU (100)

43. Johnnie Knox @ MIN (102)

44. Bernard Berrian vs. CHI (103)

45. Sammie Stroughter @ ATL (104)

46. Chris Chambers @ SD (106)

47. Devery Henderson vs. NE (107)

48. Laverneus Coles vs. CLE (108)

49. Roy Williams vs. OAK (109)

50. Santana Moss @ PHI (110)

 

 

Tight Ends

 

1. Greg Olsen @ MIN (17)

2. Tony Gonzalez vs. TB (18)

3. Kellen Winslow Jr. @ ATL (19)

4. Dallas Clark @ HOU (24)

5. Antonio Gates vs. KC (26)

6. Vernon Davis vs. JAX (33)

7. Brent Celek vs. WAS (34)

8. Jon Carlson @ St.L (34)

9. Visanthe Schiancoe vs. CHI (35)

10. Heath Miller @ BAL (36)

11. Zach Miller @ DAL (41)

12. Brandon Pettigrew vs. GB (43)

13. Tony Scheffler vs. NYG (44)

14. Jeremy Shockey vs. NE (45)

15. Will Heller vs. GB (45)

16. Jermichael Finley @ DET (45)

17. Fred Davis @ PHI (47)

18. Kevin Boss @ DEN (48)

19. Spencer Havner @ DET (49)

20. Kellen Davis @ MIN (51)

21. Dustin Keller vs. CAR (52)

22. Benjamin Watson @ NO (54)

23. Todd Heap vs. PIT (55)

24. Mercedes Lewis @ SF (55)

25. Jason Witten vs. OAK (58)

26. Daniel Fells vs. SEA (62)

27. Matt Ryan @ SD (63)

28. Daniel Graham vs. NYG (68)

29. Joey Haynos @ BUF (73)

30. Bo Scaife vs. AZ (74)

 

 

Kickers

 

1. Lawrence Tynes @ DEN (13)

2. Nate Kaeding vs. KC (14)

3. Mason Crosby @ DET (14)

4. David Akers vs. WAS (16)

5. Stephen Gostkowski @ NO (26)

6. Nick Folk vs. OAK (30)

7. Matt Stover @ HOU (30)

8. Dan Carpenter @ BUF (31)

9. Ryan Longwell vs. CHI (33)

10. Connor Barth @ BUF (33)

11. Rian Lindell vs. MIA (35)

12. Neil Rackers @ TEN (40)

13. Ryan Succop @ SD (42)

14. Rob Bironas vs. AZ (42)

15. Jay Feeley vs. CAR (44)

16. John Carney vs. NE (48)

17. Olindo Mare @ St.L (49)

18. Robbie Gould @ MIN (49)

19. Jeff Reed @ BAL (49)

20. Joe Nedney vs. JAX (49)

21. Kris Brown vs. IND (49)

22. Jason Elam vs. TB (54)

23. Sebastian Janikowski @ DAL (57)

24. Josh Scobee @ SF (57)

25. Shaun Suisham @ PHI (59)

26. Shayne Graham vs. CLE (61)

27. Matt Prater vs. NYG (69)

28. Jason Hanson vs. GB (70)

29. Phil Dawson @ CIN (75)

30. Josh Brown vs. SEA (76)

31. Billy Cundiff vs. PIT (77)

32. John Kasay @ NYJ (79)

 

 

Defense / Special Teams

 

1. Eagles vs. WAS (9)

2. Bengals vs. CLE (12)

3. Ravens vs. PIT (14)

4. Vikings vs. CHI (22)

5. Cowboys vs. OAK (27)

6. Saints vs. NE (32)

7. Chargers vs. KC (35)

8. 49ers vs. JAX (37)

9. Packers @ DET (37)

10. Colts @ HOU (39)

11. Cardinals @ TEN (39)

12. Jets vs. CAR (40)

13. Dolphins @ BUF (41)

14. Broncos vs. NYG (43)

15. Patriots @ NO (44)

16. Steelers @ BAL (47)

17. Seahawks @ St.L (47)

18. Giants @ DEN (50)

19. Bills vs. MIA (51)

20. Falcons vs. TB (52)

21. Bears @ MIA (56)

22. Panthers @ NYJ (62)

23. Titans vs. AZ (66)

24. Texans vs. IND (71)

25. Redskins @ PHI (73)

26. Jaguars @ SF (74)

27. Chiefs @ SD (78)

28. Raiders @ DAL (78)

29. Browns @ CIN (79)

30. Rams vs. SEA (79)

31. Buccaneers @ ATL (80)

32. Lions vs. GB (80)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fantasy Football Week 11 Start Rankings

Posted on 18 November 2009 by Thyrl Nelson

Here are the Fantasy Football start rankings for week 11, along with the usual reminders.

 

Reminder #1: Don’t forget that Thursday night football is back for the rest of the fantasy season. The Dolphins are playing the Panthers on Thursday night, so make sure to have the appropriate lineup adjustments in by then.

 

Reminder #2: The rankings are mathematical, based on 2-parts individual player performance and 1-part defensive expectations against them, with adjustments made for injuries, anomalies and role-changes.

 

Reminder #3: There are still plenty of opportunities for you to submit the highest scoring single week lineup in WNST’s salary cap fantasy football game, and walk away with some pretty serious cash. Congrats to the G-Men who came in with the highest single week score for week 10. Unfortunately for him, it wasn’t enough to unseat Ravenators, Goobirds or PlayLikeARaven, who still hold down the top 3 spots.

 

Reminder #4: The playoffs are coming, so every lineup decision is becoming more and more crucial. Remember that the rankings aren’t an inducement to do anything crazy. They’re more like a guide to help with tough lineup decisions, or to help find value on the waiver wire where necessary.

 

Reminder #5: Keep an eye on the injury reports, and have fun. If fantasy football isn’t fun, you’re doing it wrong. Good Luck.

 

 

Quarterbacks

 

1. Matt Schaub vs. TEN (11)

2. Drew Brees @ TB (13)

3. Donavan McNabb @ CHI (18)

4. Aaron Rodgers vs. SF (19)

5. Kurt Warner @ St.L (24)

6. Peyton Manning @ BAL (25)

7. Ben Roethlisberger @ KC (28)

8. Brett Favre vs. SEA (30)

9. Vince Young @ HOU (31)

10. Eli Manning vs. ATL (33)

11. Matt Hasselbeck @ MIN (35)

12. Trent Edwards @ JAX (36) *give Fitzpatrick a (54) and put him between Ryan and Flacco

13. Tom Brady vs. NYJ (37)

14. Alex Smith @ GB (38)

15. Carson Palmer @ OAK (40)

16. Phillip Rivers @ DEN (41)

17. Josh Freeman vs. NO (43)

18. Jason Campbell @ DAL (45)

19. Tony Romo vs. WAS (46)

20. Jay Cutler vs. PHI (48)

21. Jake Delhomme vs. MIA (48)

22. Brady Quinn @ DET (48)

23. Matthew Stafford vs. CLE (50)

24. Marc Bulger vs. AZ (51)

25. Kyle Orton vs. SD (52)

26. Matt Ryan @ NYG (53)

27. Joe Flacco vs. IND (55)

28. JaMarcus Russell vs. CIN (58) *Gradkowski would be about the same here if he’s starting

29. Chad Henne @ CAR (61)

30. Matt Cassel vs. PIT (63)

31. Mark Sanchez @ NE (63)

32. David Garrard vs. BUF (64)

 

 

Running Backs

 

1. Maurice Jones-Drew vs. BUF (5)

2. Chris Johnson @ HOU (13)

3. Adrian Peterson vs. SEA (19)

4. Ricky Williams @ MIA (20)

5. Michael Turner @ NYG (29) *if he’s probable or better

6. Cedric Benson @ OAK (29) *if he’s probable or better

7. Pierre Thomas @ TB (29)

8. Ray Rice vs. IND (30)

9. Steven Jackson vs. AZ (33)

10. Bernard Scott @ OAK (33) *drop him about 10 spots if Benson is playing

11. Ryan Grant vs. SF (34)

12. Tim Hightower @ St.L (34)

13. Kevin Smith vs. CLE (34)

14. Rashard Mendenhall @ KC (34)

15. DeAngelo Williams vs. MIA (37)

16. Thomas Jones @ NE (37)

17. Matt Forte vs. PHI (39)

18. Steve Slaton vs. TEN (42)

19. Joseph Addai @ BAL (43)

20. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. ATL (44)

21. Frank Gore @ GB (45)

22. Reggie Bush @ TB (45)

23. LaDanian Tomlinson @ DEN (47)

24. Brandon Jacobs vs. ATL (48)

25. Jonathan Stewart vs. MIA (53)

26. Marshawn Lynch @ JAX (53)

27. Beanie Wells @ St.L (56)

28. Marion Barber vs. WAS (58)

29. Cadillac Williams vs. NO (63)

30. Larry Johnson @ OAK (64) *drop him out if Benson is playing

31. Julius Jones @ MIN (67) *put Forsett here if Jones can’t go

32. Brain Westbrook @ CHI (70) *put McCoy here if Westbrook can’t go

33. Knowshon Moreno vs. SD (72)

34. Jamal Lewis @ DET (72)

35. Fred Jackson @ JAX (73)

36. Darren Sproles @ DEN (76)

37. Willis McGahee vs. IND (78)

38. Correll Buckhalter vs. SD (78)

39. Derrick Ward vs. NO (79)

40. Lawrence Maroney vs. NYJ (80)

41. LaDell Betts @ DAL (81)

42. Ryan Moats vs. TEN (86)

43. Mike Bell @ TB (89)

44. Felix Jones vs. WAS (91)

45. Jerome Harrison @ DET (92)

46. Michael Bush vs. CIN (96)

47. Jason Snelling @ NYG (97) *bump him up about 25 spots if Turner can’t go

48. Jamal Charles vs. PIT (97)

49. Chester Taylor vs. SEA (97)

50. Mewelde Moore @ KC (97)

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

1. Andre Johnson vs. TEN (13)

2. DeSean Jackson @ CHI (20)

3. Marques Colston @ TB (23)

4. Reggie Wayne @ BAL (24)

5. Larry Fitzgerald @ St.L (25)

6. Steve Smith vs. ATL (27)

7. Miles Austin @ WAS (32)

8. Sidney Rice vs. SEA (32)

9. Donald Driver vs. SF (33)

10. Randy Moss vs. NYJ (36)

11. Vincent Jackson @ DEN (36)

12. Hines Ward @ KC (36)

13. Brandon Marshall vs. SD (38)

14. Roddy White @ NYJ (41)

15. Percy Harvin vs. SEA (42)

16. Chad Ochocinco @ OAK (43)

17. Santonio Holmes @ KC (48)

18. Derrick Mason vs. IND (53)

19. Mario Manningham vs. ATL (57)

20. Wes Welker vs. NYJ (58)

21. TJ Houshmandzadeh @ MIN (58)

22. Lee Evans @ JAX (58)

23. Steve Smith vs. MIA (61)

24. Jeremy Maclin @ CHI (62)

25. Mike Sims-Walker vs. BUF (63)

26. Devin Hester vs. PHI (63)

27. Greg Jennings vs. SF (63)

28. Mike Wallace @ KC (64)

29. Hakeem Nicks vs. ATL (65)

30. Robert Meachem @ TB (65)

31. Nate Burleson @ MIN (70)

32. Devery Henderson @ TB (71)

33. Michael Crabtree @ GB (71)

34. Steve Breaston @ St.L (73)

35. Anquan Boldin @ St.L (77)

36. Jerricho Cotchery @ NE (80)

37. Santana Moss @ DAL (82)

38. Terrell Owens @ JAX (84)

39. Patrick Crayton vs. WAS (85)

40. Chris Chambers vs. PIT (85)

41. Donnie Avery vs. AZ (85)

42. Austin Collie @ BAL (86)

43. Jacoby Jones vs. TEN (89)

44. Bernard Berrian vs. SEA (90)

45. Pierre Garcon @ BAL (94)

46. Calvin Johnson vs. CLE (94)

47. Johnnie Knox vs. PHI (95)

48. Roy Williams vs. WAS (99)

49. Nate Washington @ HOU (99)

50. James Jones vs. SF (101)

 

 

Tight Ends

 

1. Vernon Davis @ GB (14)

2. Greg Olsen vs. PHI (16)

3. Tony Gonzalez @ NYG (19)

4. Brent Celek @ CHI (20)

5. Jon Carlson @ MIN (23)

6. Dallas Clark @ BAL (29)

7. Jeremy Shockey @ TB (31)

8. Kellen Winslow Jr. vs. NO (36)

9. Antonio Gates @ DEN (37)

10. Heath Miller @ KC (37)

11. Visanthe Schiancoe vs. SEA (42)

12. Kevin Boss vs. ATL (43)

13. Zach Miller vs. CIN (45)

14. Daniel Fells vs. AZ (45)

15. Tony Scheffler vs. SD (46)

16. Mercedes Lewis vs. BUF (48)

17. Benjamin Watson vs. NYJ (49)

18. Jason Witten vs. WAS (54)

19. Dante Rosario vs. MIA (54)

20. Dustin Keller @ NE (55)

21. Jeff King vs. MIA (58)

22. Brandon Pettigrew vs. CLE (59)

23. Will Heller vs. CLE (61)

24. Fred Davis @ DAL (61)

25. Jermichael Finley vs. SF (62)

26. Todd Heap vs. IND (62)

27. Randy McMichael vs. AZ (63)

28. Kellen Davis vs. PHI (64)

29. Spencer Havner vs. SF (68)

30. Daniel Graham vs. SD (68)

 

 

Kickers

 

1. John Carney @ TB (20)

2. Connor Barth vs. NO (22)

3. Ryan Longwell vs. SEA (23)

4. Nate Kaeding @ DEN (24)

5. Mason Crosby vs. SF (24)

6. David Akers @ CHI (25)

7. Lawrence Tynes vs. ATL (26)

8. Matt Stover @ BAL (27)

9. Stephen Gostkowski vs. NYJ (31)

10. Nick Folk vs. WAS (32)

11. Jeff Reed @ KC (33)

12. Dan Carpenter @ CAR (34)

13. Matt Prater vs. SD (37)

14. Olindo Mare @ MIN (38)

15. Rian Lindell @ JAX (44)

16. Rob Bironas @ HOU (45)

17. Jay Feeley @ NE (46)

18. Kris Brown vs. TEN (47)

19. Neil Rackers @ St.L (51)

20. Jason Hanson vs. CLE (55)

21. Shayne Graham @ OAK (55)

22. Robbie Gould vs. PHI (56)

23. John Kasay vs. MIA (57)

24. Billy Cundiff vs. IND (60)

25. Shaun Suisham @ DAL (61)

26. Phil Dawson @ DET (62)

27. Ryan Succop vs. PIT (63)

28. Sebastian Janikowski vs. CIN (66)

29. Josh Scobee vs. BUF (69)

30. Joe Nedney @ GB (77)

31. Jason Elam @ NYG (82)

32. Josh Brown vs. AZ (86)

 

 

Defense / Special Teams

 

1. Saints @ TB (12)

2. Bengals @ OAK (13)

3. Eagles @ CHI (19)

4. Cardinals @ St.L (24)

5. Vikings vs. SEA (28)

6. Cowboys vs. WAS (29)

7. Steelers @ KC (30)

8. 49ers @ GB (31)

9. Packers vs. SF (33)

10. Broncos vs. SD (35)

11. Patriots vs. NYJ (35)

12. Ravens vs. IND (38)

13. Chargers @ DEN (42)

14. Dolphins @ CAR (44)

15. Colts @ BAL (45)

16. Bills @ JAX (45)

17. Giants vs. ATL (51)

18. Browns @ DET (56)

19. Seahawks @ MIN (58)

20. Lions vs. CLE (59)

21. Falcons @ NYJ (60)

22. Texans vs. TEN (62)

23. Bears vs. PHI (64)

24. Chiefs vs. PIT (64)

25. Jaguars vs. BUF (69)

26. Titans @ HOU (70)

27. Panthers vs. MIA (70)

28. Jets @ NE (74)

29. Buccaneers vs. NO (79)

30. Redskins @ DAL (79)

31. Raiders vs. CIN (79)

32. Rams vs. AZ (87)

 

 

 

 

 

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