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A Lesson in Regression

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A Lesson in Regression

Posted on 27 July 2012 by Thyrl Nelson

With football season just around the corner and Joe Flacco in the process of negotiating a new deal there’ll surely be plenty of opinions offered as to why the Ravens should or shouldn’t pay him, whether or not he’s capable of leading the team to the next level, and how much he’s being helped or hurt by the “under fire” guidance of Offensive Coordinator Cam Cameron. It’s also an absolute certainty that a lot of those indictments and opinions will be wrong.

Football is fun for lots of reasons. Fans tend to find it more exciting than other sports and as a result they follow it more feverishly. Fans’ passion however doesn’t necessarily make their opinions any more educated. In fact, part of the real beauty of football (as I see it at least) is that fans remain in the dark about most of what’s going on; ignorant to exactly what happened on the field in comparison to what was supposed to happen, and left mostly with results and numbers to justify their opinions.

 

I say ignorance with all due respect…but ignorance it is nonetheless. I, for example, attend every Ravens home game and view the action from the upper deck, I DVR every game, usually watching them 3 to 5 times over during the week. I don’t claim to have a coach’s eye or an inherent understanding of which player had what responsibility on any given play. Even if I did, games on TV follow the ball and therefore often fail to show you, the viewer some of the most important elements of what’s happening on the field. Therefore despite all of the effort I put in to understand the action, I’m still quite ignorant. That part will change some as the league prepares to offer fans access to coaches (“All-22”) film if they’re willing to pay for it, but we’ll still be mostly ignorant.

 

Access to the “all 22” film still won’t provide fans much insight on play calls or responsibilities, but it should give us the basis at least to make better guesses about those matters.

 

The season isn’t even here yet, and I’m already sick of hearing about Flacco’s regression last season in terms of completion percentage with no account given to the offensive line struggles and no credit given for dumping off would be sacks and saving yards for the team. If Flacco held onto the ball longer (like Jay Cutler for example) and took more sacks we’d likely be crucifying the offensive line and their lack of protection. By bailing them out however and dumping balls out of bounds Flacco instead draws criticism and talk of regression. I’ve also heard more than enough unfavorable comparisons between Flacco and the NFL’s elite QBs despite the Ravens inability to exploit the middle of the field with the 6’5” or better power forward type receivers or tight ends that coincidentally all of the league’s elite passers seem to have.

 

The one that gets me going the most though is the assessment of Flacco’s yardage regression with no attention paid at all to the defenses that he played against and how they performed against the rest of the league by comparison.

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NFL Playoff Positional Power Rankings

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NFL Playoff Positional Power Rankings

Posted on 05 January 2012 by Thyrl Nelson

Here’s a look at my positional power rankings for the players and teams that are left in the playoffs. This year’s stats accounted for a lot but at the end of the day it’s my opinion on who I’d suit up today for the best chance at winning.

Quarterbacks

 

1 – Aaron Rodgers (GB)

2 – Drew Brees (NO)

3 – Tom Brady (NE)

4 – Eli Manning (NYG)

5 – Matthew Stafford (DET)

6 – Matt Ryan (ATL)

 

* I gave 6 here since the first 3 were fairly obvious (if not their respective places in that top 3)

 

 

Running Backs

 

1 – Ray Rice (BAL)

2 – Arian Foster (HOU)

3 – Michael Turner (ATL)

4 – Frank Gore (SF)

5 – Darren Sproles (NO)

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

1 – Calvin Johnson (DET)

2 – Andre Johnson (HOU)

3 – AJ Green (CIN)

4 – Victor Cruz (NYG)

5 – Wes Welker (NE)

6 – Roddy White (ATL)

7 – Greg Jennings (GB)

8 – Jordy Nelson (GB)

9 – Mike Wallace (PIT)

10 – Hakeem Nicks (NYG)

 

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Week 9 fantasy football start rankings

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Week 9 fantasy football start rankings

Posted on 05 November 2010 by Thyrl Nelson

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

 

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

 

Other Positions:     RB     WR     TE     K     D/ST

 

QUARTERBACKS

1. Phillip Rivers @ HOU

2. Peyton Manning @ PHI

3. Aaron Rodgers vs. DAL

4. Tom Brady @ CLE

5. Eli Manning @ SEA

6. Drew Brees @ CAR

7. Jay Cutler @ BUF

8. Ben Roethlisberger @ CIN

9. Joe Flacco vs. MIA

10. Matt Ryan vs. TB

11. Matt Schaub vs. SD

12. Matthew Stafford vs. NYJ

13. Josh Freeman @ ATL

14. Mark Sanchez @ DET

15. Carson Palmer vs. PIT

16. Michael Vick vs. IND

17. Brett Favre vs. AZ

18. Jon Kitna @ GB

19. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. CHI

20. Colt McCoy vs. NE

21. Chad Henne @ BAL

22. Matt Cassel @ OAK

23. Jason Campbell vs. KC

24. Derek Anderson @ MIN

25. Charlie Whitehurst vs. NYG

26. Matt Moore vs. NO

Other Positions:     RB     WR     TE     K     D/ST

 

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The Fantasy Flavor Week 8 Football Start Rankings

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The Fantasy Flavor Week 8 Football Start Rankings

Posted on 28 October 2010 by Thyrl Nelson

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

 

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

 

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

 RB       WR       TE       K       D/ST

QUARTERBACKS

 

1. Peyton Manning vs. HOU (3)

2. Aaron Rodgers @ NYJ (10)

3. Donavan McNabb @ DET (25)

4. Kyle Orton @ SF (26)

5. Phillip Rivers vs. SD (28)

6. Carson Palmer vs. MIA (30)

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

8. Tom Brady vs. MIN (31)

9. Matt Schaub @ IND (31)

10. Drew Brees vs. PIT (32)

11. Jon Kitna vs. JAX (32)

12. Mark Sanchez vs. GB (33)

13. Ben Roethlisberger @ NO (33)

14. Matt Cassel vs. BUF (35)

15. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ KC (38)

16. Matthew Stafford vs. WAS (39)

17. Josh Freeman @ AZ (43)

18. Chad Henne @ CIN (43)

19. Matt Hasselbeck @ AK (48)

20. Troy Smith vs. DEN (49)

21. David Garrard @ DAL (49)

22. Bruce Gradkowski vs. SEA (58)

23. Sam Bradford vs. CAR (59)

24. Derek Anderson vs. TB (61)

25. Vince Young @ SD (62)

26. Matt Moore @ St.L (64)

RB       WR       TE       K       D/ST

 

 

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Fantasy Flavor Week 7 Football Start Rankings

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Fantasy Flavor Week 7 Football Start Rankings

Posted on 22 October 2010 by Thyrl Nelson

Here, at long last are the week 7 Fantasy Football start rankings. The rankings are formulary, based on 2-parts player expectations, 1 part defensive tendencies, with adjustments for injuries anomalies, role changes and my gut. Each player’s formulary number (the lower the better) is listed in parentheses behind their match-ups.

 

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

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

1. Phillip Rivers @ NE (8)

2. Drew Brees vs. CLE (13)

3. Aaron Rodgers vs. MIN (21)

4. Kyle Orton vs. OAK (22)

5. Jay Cutler vs. WAS (23)

6. Joe Flacco vs. BUF (26)

7. Ben Roethlisberger @ MIA (26)

8. Eli Manning @ DAL (31)

9. Brett Favre @ GB (33)

10. Tony Romo vs. NYG (35)

11. Tom Brady @ SD (36)

12. Matt Ryan vs. CIN (40)

13. Matt Cassel vs. JAX (45)

14. Kevin Kolb @ TEN (45)

15. Josh Freeman vs. St.L (51)

16. Sam Bradford @ TB (52)

17. Carson Palmer @ ATL (52)

18. Vince Young vs. PHI (53) *put Collins around 23rd if it’s him

19. Chad Henne vs. PIT (54)

20. Donavan McNabb @ CHI (56)

21. Matt Hasselbeck vs. AZ (56)

22. Jason Campbell @ DEN (58) *Gradkowski would be about the same if it’s him

23. Max Hall @ SEA (59)

24. Trent Edwards @ KC (60)

25. Evan Moore vs. SF (70)

26. Alex Smith @ CAR (73)

27. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ BAL (74)

28. Colt McCoy @ NO (74)

 

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

1. Ray Rice vs. BUF (11)

2. Chris Johnson vs. PHI (12)

3. Maurice Jones-Drew @ KC (13)

4. Frank Gore @ CAR (15)

5. Steven Jackson @ TB (18)

6. Adrian Peterson @ GB (29)

7. Michael Turner vs. CIN (31)

8. Jamaal Charles vs. JAX (31)

9. Peyton Hillis @ NO (34)

10. Matt Forte vs. WAS (34)

11. Rashard Mendenhall @ MIA (36)

12. Marshawn Lynch vs. AZ (36)

13. Cedric Benson @ ATL (37)

14. Ahmad Bradshaw @ DAL (40)

15. Knowshon Moreno vs. OAK (41)

16. Ryan Matthews vs. NE (42)

17. LeSean McCoy @ TEN (44)

18. DeAngelo Williams vs. SF (46)

19. Darren McFadden @ DEN (49) *watch his health

20. Beanie Wells @ SEA (54)

21. Thomas Jones vs. JAX (59)

22. Ryan Torain @ CHI (61)

23. Mike Tolbert vs. NE (64)

24. Michael Bush @ DEN (67) *put in McFadden’s spot if McFadden doesn’t go

25. Felix Jones vs. NYG (67)

26. Ronnie Brown vs. PIT (70)

27. Benjarvis Green-Ellis @ SD (71)

28. Brandon Jackson vs. MIN (72)

29. Chris Ivory vs. CLE (74)

30. Justin Forsett vs. AZ (76)

31. Jonathan Stewart vs. SF (76)

32. Brandon Jacobs @ DAL (78)

33. Correll Buckhalter vs. OAK (83)

34. Cadillac Williams vs. St.L (84)

35. CJ Spiller @ BAL (86)

36. Willis McGahee vs. BUF (87)

37. Marion Barber vs. NYG (89)

38. Tim Hightower @ SEA (90)

39. Ricky Williams vs. PIT (92)

40. Ernest Graham vs. St.L (94) *watch his health

41. Javon Ringer vs. PHI (96)

42. Fred Jackson @ BAL (96)

43. Ladell Betts vs. CLE (98)

44. Kenneth Darby @ TB (98)

45. Leon Washington vs. AZ (100)

46. Danny Woodhead @ SD (103)

47. Chester Taylor vs. WAS (106)

48. Lawrence Maroney vs. OAK (109)

49. Darren Sproles vs. NE (112)

50. Rashad Jennings @ KC (113)

 

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

1. Larry Fitzgerald @ SEA (13)

2. Miles Austin vs. NYG (19)

3. Randy Moss @ GB (20)

4. Anquan Boldin vs. BUF (22)

5. Hakeem Nicks @ DAL (24)

6. Roddy White vs. CIN (26)

7. Hines Ward @ MIA (28)

8. Mike Wallace @ MIA (32)

9. Jeremy Maclin @ TEN (32)

10. Marques Colston vs. CLE (33)

11. Brandon Marshall vs. PIT (34)

12. Greg Jennings vs. MIN (36)

13. Brandon Lloyd vs. OAK (44)

14. Terrell Owens @ ATL (47)

15. Wes Welker @ SD (47)

16. Malcolm Floyd vs. NE (48) *watch his health, but if he’s playing they have to throw to someone

17. Percy Harvin @ GB (48)

18. Chad Ochocinco @ ATL (49)

19. Donald Driver vs. MIN (50)

20. Steve Smith @ DAL (50)

21. Mike Williams vs. St.L (51)

22. Lance Moore vs. CLE (53)

23. Michael Crabtree @ CAR (56)

24. Santana Moss @ CHI (57)

25. DeWayne Bowe vs. JAX (57)

26. Johnny Knox vs. WAS (58)

27. Roy Williams vs. NYG (61)

28. Mike Sims-Walker @ KC (74)

29. Kenny Britt vs. PHI (75) *watch his game status

30. Steve Smith vs. SF (75)

31. Mario Manningham @ DAL (76)

32. Eddie Royal vs. OAK (78)

33. Steve Johnson @ BAL (81)

34. Louis Murphy @ DEN (83)

35. Jabar Gafney vs. OAK (84)

36. Derrick Mason vs. BUF (84)

37. Devin Hester vs. WAS (86)

38. Dez Bryant vs. NYG (87)

39. Lee Evans @ BAL (87)

40. Robert Meachem vs. CLE (93)

41. Davonne Bess vs. PIT (96)

42. Mike Thomas @ KC (96)

43. Danny Amendola @ TB (96)

44. Nate Washington vs. PHI (103)

45. Deion Branch @ SD (103)

46. Devery Henderson vs. CLE (103)

47. Buster Davis vs. NE (104) *bump him up 8-10 spots if Floyd doesn’t go

48. Anthony Armstrong @ CHI (107)

49. Legedu Naanee vs. NE (108) *watch his health

50. Danario Alexander @ TB (110)

51. Danny Woodhead @ SD (111)

52. Roscoe Parrish @ BAL (111)

53. Dexter McCluster vs. JAX (113)

54. Demaryius Thomas vs. OAK (114)

55. Mike Williams vs. AZ (115)

56. Josh Morgan @ CAR (118)

57. Deon Butler vs. AZ (119)

58. Patrick Crayton vs. NE (122)

59. Brandon Gibson @ TB (124)

60. Michael Spurlock vs. St.L (131)

61. Jordan Shipley @ ATL (133)

62. Brandon Tate @ SD (135)

63. Brian Hartline vs. PIT (136)

64. Harry Douglas vs. CIN (136)

65. James Jones vs. MIN (136)

66. TJ Houshmandzadeh vs. BUF (136)

67. Jason Avant @ TEN (137)

68. Darrius Heyward-Bey @ DEN (143)

69. Devin Aromashadu vs. WAS (144)

70. Sammie Stroughter vs. St.L (145)

71. Earl Bennett vs. WAS (146)

72. Brian Finneran vs. CIN (156)

73. Chansi Stuckey @ NO (158)

74. Joey Galloway @ CHI (158)

75. Golden Tate vs. AZ (159)

 

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

1. Antonio Gates vs. NE (7) *watch his health

2. Tony Gonzalez vs. CIN (18)

3. Zach Miller @ DEN (21)

4. Aaron Hernandez @ SD (27)

5. Visanthe Schiancoe @ GB (28)

6. Vernon Davis @ CAR (30)

7. Chris Cooley @ CHI (32) *watch his health

8. Jason Witten vs. NYG (33)

9. Tony Moeaki vs. JAX (34)

10. Todd Heap vs. BUF (35)

11. Heath Miller @ MIA (36)

12.Mercedes Lewis @ KC (37)

13. Brent Celek @ TEN (38)

14. John Carlson vs. AZ (38)

15. Benjamin Watson @ NO (39)

16. Kellen Winslow Jr. vs. St.L (42)

17. Jeremy Shockey vs. CLE (43)

18. Greg Olsen vs. WAS (46)

19. Anthony Fasano vs. PIT (47)

20. Evan Moore @ NO (49)

21. Bo Scaife vs. PHI (52) *watch his health

22. Jermaine Grasham @ ATL (55)

23. Rob Gronkowski @ SD (55)

24. Kevin Boss @ DAL (64)

25. Ed Dickson vs. BUF (69)

26. Andrew Quarless vs. MIN (69)

27. Fred Davis @ CHI (70) *move him up 5 or 6 spots if Cooley can’t go

28. Danoel Fells @ TB (71)

29. Daniel Graham vs. OAK (73)

30. Dante Rosario vs. SF (74)

31. David Thomas vs. CLE (75)

32. Randy McMichael vs. NE (79)

33. Travis Beckum @ BAL (80)

34. Ben Patrick @ SEA (80)

35. Donald Lee vs. MIN (83)

36. Craig Stevens vs. PHI (86)

37. Martellus Bennett vs. NYG (87)

38. Billy Bajema @ TB (91)

39. Leonard Pope vs. JAX (92)

40. David Martin @ BAL (93)

 

 

KICKERS

 

1. Rob Bironas vs. PHI (20)

2. Sebastian Janikowski @ DAL (21)

3. Robbie Gould vs. WAS (24)

4. Josh Scobee @ KC (25)

5. Matt Bryant vs. CIN (30)

6. Matt Prater vs. OAK (30)

7. Davis Akers @ TEN (34)

8. Kris Brown vs. NE (35)

9. Billy Cundiff vs. BUF (35)

10. Stephen Gostkowski @ SD (38)

11. Mason Crosby vs. MIN (40)

12. Mike Nugent vs. WAS (42)

13. David Buehler vs. NYG (43)

14. Graham Gano @ CHI (44)

15. Ryan Succop vs. JAX (44)

16. Joe Nedney @ CAR (44)

17. Shayne Graham @ DAL (46)

18. Josh Brown @ TB (47)

19. Dan Carpenter vs. PIT (47)

20. Jeff Reed @ MIA (48)

21. Rian Lindell @ BAL (55)

22. John Kasay vs. SF (55)

23. Olindo Mare vs. AZ (56)

24. Jay Feeley @ SEA (57)

25. Connor Barth vs. St.L (59)

26. Ryan Longwell @ GB (59)

27. Phil Dawson @ NO (71)

28. John Carney vs. CLE (71)

 

 

DEFENSE / SPECIAL TEAMS

 

1. Steelers @ MIA (10)

2. Panthers vs. SF (15)

3. Saints vs. CLE (17)

4. 49ers @ CAR (20)

5. Vikings @ GB (23)

6. Giants @ DAL (24)

7. Eagles @ TEN (28)

8. Ravens vs. BUF (32)

9. Falcons vs. CIN (34)

10. Patriots @ SD (37)

11. Bengals @ ATL (39)

12. Cowboys vs. NYG (40)

13. Titans vs. PHI (41)

14. Chiefs vs. JAX (43)

15. Seahawks vs. AZ (44)

16. Buccaneers vs. St.L (45)

17. Bears vs. WAS (48)

18. Redskins @ CHI (48)

19. Chargers vs. NE (50)

20. Cardinals @ SEA (52)

21. Rams @ TB (55)

22. Panthers vs. SF (55)

23. Browns @ NO (55)

24. Dolphins vs. PIT (58)

25. Broncos vs. OAK (67)

26. Raiders @ DEN (68)

27. Bills @ BAL (79)

28. Jaguars @ KC (81)

 

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Fantasy Flavor Week 6 Start Rankings

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Fantasy Flavor Week 6 Start Rankings

Posted on 15 October 2010 by Thyrl Nelson

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

 

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

 

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

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

1. Peyton Manning @ WAS (7)

2. Phillip Rivers @ St.L (22)

3. Jay Cutler vs. SEA (26)

4. Drew Brees @ TB (27)

5. Matt Schaub vs. KC (27)

6. Kyle Orton vs. NYJ (28)

7. Joe Flacco @ NE (28)

8. Matt Ryan @ PHI (29)

9. Tony Romo @ MIN (30)

10. Eli Manning vs. DET (33)

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

12. Mark Sanchez @ DEN (37)

13. Tom Brady vs. BAL (37)

14. Ben Roethlisberger vs. CLE (39)

15. Vince Young @ JAX (41)

16. Chad Henne @ GB (42)

17. Brett Favre vs. DAL (44)

18. Donavan McNabb vs. IND (44)

19. Matt Cassel @ HOU (48)

20. Kevin Kolb vs. ATL (51)

21. Alex Smith vs. OAK (53)

22. David Garrard vs. TEN (54)

23. Josh Freeman vs. NO (55)

24. Jason Campbell @ SF (55)

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

26. Sam Bradford vs. SD (66)

27. Matt Hasselbeck @ CHI (68)

28. Colt McCoy @ PIT (74)

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

1. Frank Gore vs. OAK (13)

2. Chris Johnson @ JAX (15)

3. Ray Rice @ NE (17)

4. Michael Turner @ PHI (22)

5. Adrian Peterson vs. DAL (23)

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

7. Arian Foster vs. KC (30)

8. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. DET (30)

9. Jamaal Charles @ HOU (32)

10. Steven Jackson vs. SD (33)

11. LeSean McCoy vs. ATL (36)

12. Jahvid Best @ NYG (37)

13. Rashard Mendenhall vs. CLE (38)

14. Matt Forte vs. SEA (41)

15. LaDanian Tomlinson @ DEN (42)

16. Darren McFadden @ SF (50)

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

18. Brandon Jackson vs. MIA (51)

19. Pierre Thomas @ TB (51)

20. Ryan Matthews @ St.L (56)

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

22. Ryan Torain vs. IND (59)

23. Ronnie Brown @ GB (60)

24. Shonn Greene @ DEN (60)

25. Mike Tolbert @ St.L (64)

26. Michael Bush @ SF (64)

27. Thomas Jones @ HOU (66)

28. Marshawn Lynch @ CHI (66)

29. Felix Jones @ MIN (72)

30. Willis McGahee @ NE (73)

31. Jason Snelling @ PHI (76)

32. Cadillac Williams vs. NO (77)

33. Brandon Jacobs vs. DET (78)

34. Jerome Bettis @ TB (82)

35. Earnest Graham vs. NO (83)

36. Marion Barber @ MIN (88)

37. Knowshon Moreno vs. NYJ (90)

38. Ricky Williams @ GB (94)

39. Justin Forsett @ CHI (96)

40. Mike Hart @ WAS (100)

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

42. John Kuhn vs. MIA (105)

43. Javon Ringer @ JAX (105)

44. Derrick Ward vs. KC (106)

45. Kenneth Darby vs. SD (109)

46. LaGarrette Blount vs. NO (109)

47. Leon Washington @ CHI (110)

48. Correll Buckhalter vs. NYJ (112)

49. Danny Woodhead vs. BAL (113)

50. Chester Taylor vs. SEA (117)

 

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

1. Reggie Wayne @ WAS (17)

2. Randy Moss vs. DAL (20)

3. Anquan Boldin @ NE (23)

4. Andre Johnson vs. KC (24)

5. Miles Austin @ MIN (25)

6. Brandon Marshall @ GB (30)

7. Hines Ward vs. CLE (30)

8. Hakeem Nicks vs. DET (31)

9. Brandon Lloyd vs. NYJ (32)

10. Roddy White @ PHI (33)

11. Calvin Johnson @ NYG (34)

12. DeSean Jackson vs. ATL (37)

13. Greg Jennings vs. MIA (37)

14. Marques Colston @ TB (37)

15. Malcolm Floyd @ St.L (40)

16. Austin Collie @ WAS (41)

17. Eddie Royal vs. NYJ (42)

18. Percy Harvin vs. DAL (45)

19. Mike Wallace vs. CLE (46)

20. Donald Driver vs. MIA (51)

21. Jeremy Maclin vs. ATL (53)

22. Santana Moss vs. IND (56)

23. Santonio Holmes @ DEN (56)

24. Steve Smith vs. DET (59)

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

26. Kenny Britt @ JAX (61)

27. Michael Crabtree vs. OAK (61)

28. Braylon Edwards @ DEN (62)

29. DeWayne Bowe @ HOU (72)

30. Wes Welker vs. BAL (73)

31. Lance Moore @ TB (73)

32. Kevin Walter vs. KC (76)

33. Nate Washington @ JAX (79)

34. Mario Manningham vs. DET (79)

35. Johnnie Knox vs. SEA (79)

36. Mike Williams vs. NO (80)

37. Davonne Bess @ GB (80)

38. Roy Williams @ MIN (81)

39. Jabar Gafney vs. NYJ (84)

40. Dez Bryant @ MIN (91)

41. Mike Thomas vs. TEN (93)

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

43. Josh Morgan vs. OAK (95)

44. Pierre Garcon @ WAS (96)

45. Devin Hester vs. SEA (97)

46. Louis Murphy @ SF (99)

47. Derrick Mason @ NE (99)

48. Brandon Tate vs. BAL (100)

49. Devery Henderson @ TB (101)

50. Legedu Naanee @ St.L (104)

51. Josh Cribbs @ PIT (106)

52. Dexter McCluster @ HOU (106)

53. Danny Amendola vs. SD (108)

54. Anthony Armstrong vs. IND (108)

55. James Jones vs. MIA (19)

56. DeMaryius Thomas vs. NYJ (114)

57. Blair White @ WAS (118)

58. Jerricho Cotchery @ DEN (120)

59. Jacoby Jones vs. KC (122)

60. Brian Hartline @ GB (124)

61. Danny Woodhead vs. BAL (126)

62. TJ Houshmandzadeh @ NE (127)

63. Robert Meachem @ TB (129)

64. Buster Davis @ St.L (130)

65. Harry Douglas @ PHI (131)

66. Justin Gage @ JAX (131)

67. Dieon Branch vs. BAL (140)

68. Mohamed Massaquoi @ PIT (140)

69. Brandon Gibson vs. SD (141)

70. Chansi Stuckey @ PIT (144)

71. Brad Smith @ DEN (148)

72. Darrius Heyward-Bey @ SF (149)

73. Deon Butler @ CHI (152)

74. Nate Burleson vs. NYG (158)

75. Brian Finneran @ PHI (159)

 

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

1. Vernon Davis vs. OAK (6)

2. Zach Miller @ SF (20)

3. Dallas Clark @ WAS (20)

4. Tony Gonzalez @ PHI (21)

5. Kellen Winslow Jr. vs. NO (23)

6. Antonio Gates @ St.L (25)

7. Dustin Keller @ DEN (29)

8. Tony Moeaki @ HOU (33)

9. Jason Witten @ MIN (34)

10. Brent Celek vs. ATL (36)

11. Chris Cooley vs. IND (36)

12. Greg Olsen vs. SEA (38)

13. Visanthe Shiancoe vs. DAL (38)

14. Jeremy Shockey @ TB (45)

15. Mercedes Lewis vs. TEN (46)

16. Aaron Hernandez vs. BAL (48)

17. Owen Daniels vs. KC (50)

18. Daniel Fells vs. SD (52)

19. Brandon Pettigrew @ NYG (55)

20. Todd Heap @ NE (56)

21. Tony Scheffler @ NYG (57)

22. John Carlson @ CHI (57)

23. Heath Miller vs. CLE (62)

24. Bo Scaife @ JAX (63)

25. Anthony Fasano @ GB (65)

26. Rob Gronkowski vs. BAL (68)

27. Andrew Quarless vs. MIA (68)

28. Ed Dickson @ NE (70)

29. Benjamin Watson @ PIT (71)

30. Kevin Boss vs. DET (71)

31. Joel Dressen vs. KC (78)

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

33. David Thomas @ TB (79)

34. Daniel Graham vs. NYJ (81)

35. Jerramy Stevens vs. NO (83)

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

37. Craig Stevens @ JAX (89)

38. Justin Peele @ PHI (89)

39. Fred Davis vs. IND (90)

40. Martellus Bennett @ MIN (90)

 

 

KICKERS

 

1. Nate Kaeding @ St.L (8)

2. Josh Scobee vs. TEN (12)

3. Sebastian Janikowski @ SF (17)

4. Mason Crosby vs. MIA (19)

5. Matt Bryant @ PHI (24)

6. Ryan Longwell vs. DAL (24)

7. Josh Brown vs. SD (25)

8. Rob Bironas @ JAX (26)

9. Nick Folk @ DEN (27)

10. Matt Prater vs. NYJ (32)

11. Jeff Reed vs. CLE (32)

12. Stephen Gostkowski vs. BAL (36)

13. Jason Hanson @ NYG (38)

14. Joe Nedney vs. OAK (40)

15. Adam Vinatieri @ WAS (42)

16. Lawrence Tynes vs. DET (42)

17. Graham Gano vs. IND (45)

18. Ryan Succop @ HOU (50)

19. Olindo Mare @ CHI (51)

20. Robbie Gould vs. SEA (53)

21. Dan Carpenter vs. GB (53)

22. John Carney @ TB (55)

23. Niel Rackers vs. KC (57)

24. Billy Cundiff @ NE (58)

25. David Buehler @ MIN (64)

26. Connor Barth vs. NO (66)

27. Davis Aker vs. ATL (68)

28. Phil Dawson @ PIT (73)

 

 

DEFENSE / SPECIAL TEAMS

 

1. Steelers vs. CLE (10)

2. Packers vs. MIA (14)

3. Jets @ DEN (19)

4. Vikings vs. DAL (20)

5. Saints @ TB (21)

6. Eagles vs. ATL (24)

7. Cowboys @ MIN (25)

8. Giants vs. DET (51)

9. 49ers vs. OAK (33)

10. Titans @ JAX (34)

11. Bears vs. SEA (37)

12. Ravens @ NE (43)

13. Falcons @ PHI (45)

14. Lions @ NYG (45)

15. Seahawks @ CHI (46)

16. Rams @ SD (46)

17. Dolphins @ GB (46)

18. Chargers @ St.L (47)

19. Raiders @ SF (49)

20. Chiefs @ HOU (50)

21. Browns @ PIT (54)

22. Patriots vs. BAL (55)

23. Buccaneers vs. NO (58)

24. Redskins vs. IND (62)

25. Colts @ WAS (69)

26. Jaguars vs. TEN (76)

27. Texans vs. KC (77)

28. Broncos vs. NYJ (82)

 

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The Fantasy Flavor Week 6 QB and TE Start Rankings

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The Fantasy Flavor Week 6 QB and TE Start Rankings

Posted on 13 October 2010 by Thyrl Nelson

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

 

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

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

1. Peyton Manning @ WAS (7)

2. Phillip Rivers @ St.L (22)

3. Jay Cutler vs. SEA (26)

4. Drew Brees @ TB (27)

5. Matt Schaub vs. KC (27)

6. Kyle Orton vs. NYJ (28)

7. Joe Flacco @ NE (28)

8. Matt Ryan @ PHI (29)

9. Tony Romo @ MIN (30)

10. Eli Manning vs. DET (33)

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

12. Mark Sanchez @ DEN (37)

13. Tom Brady vs. BAL (37)

14. Ben Roethlisberger vs. CLE (39)

15. Vince Young @ JAX (41)

16. Chad Henne @ GB (42)

17. Brett Favre vs. DAL (44)

18. Donavan McNabb vs. IND (44)

19. Matt Cassel @ HOU (48)

20. Kevin Kolb vs. ATL (51)

21. Alex Smith vs. OAK (53)

22. David Garrard vs. TEN (54)

23. Josh Freeman vs. NO (55)

24. Jason Campbell @ SF (55)

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

26. Sam Bradford vs. SD (66)

27. Matt Hasselbeck @ CHI (68)

28. Colt McCoy @ PIT (74)

 

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

1. Vernon Davis vs. OAK (6)

2. Zach Miller @ SF (20)

3. Dallas Clark @ WAS (20)

4. Tony Gonzalez @ PHI (21)

5. Kellen Winslow Jr. @ PIT (23)

6. Antonio Gates @ St.L (25)

7. Dustin Keller @ DEN (29)

8. Tony Moeaki @ HOU (33)

9. Jason Witten @ MIN (34)

10. Brent Celek vs. ATL (36)

11. Chris Cooley vs. IND (36)

12. Greg Olsen vs. SEA (38)

13. Visanthe Shiancoe vs. DAL (38)

14. Jeremy Shockey @ TB (45)

15. Mercedes Lewis vs. TEN (46)

16. Aaron Hernandez vs. BAL (48)

17. Owen Daniels vs. KC (50)

18. Daniel Fells vs. SD (52)

19. Brandon Pettigrew @ NYG (55)

20. Todd Heap @ NE (56)

21. Tony Scheffler @ NYG (57)

22. John Carlson @ CHI (57)

23. Heath Miller vs. CLE (62)

24. Bo Scaife @ JAX (63)

25. Anthony Fasano @ GB (65)

26. Rob Gronkowski vs. BAL (68)

27. Andrew Quarless vs. MIA (68)

28. Ed Dickson @ NE (70)

29. Benjamin Watson @ PIT (71)

30. Kevin Boss vs. DET (71)

31. Joel Dressen vs. KC (78)

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

33. David Thomas @ TB (79)

34. Daniel Graham vs. NYJ (81)

35. Jerramy Stevens vs. NO (83)

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

37. Craig Stevens @ JAX (89)

38. Justin Peele @ PHI (89)

39. Fred Davis vs. IND (90)

40. Martellus Bennett @ MIN (90)

 

 

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Fantasy Flavor Week 5 Final Start Rankings

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Fantasy Flavor Week 5 Final Start Rankings

Posted on 09 October 2010 by Thyrl Nelson

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

 

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

 

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

1. Aaron Rodgers @ WAS (9)

2. Peyton Manning vs. KC (16)

3. Drew Brees @ AZ (17)

4. Eli Manning @ HOU (24)

5. Matt Ryan @ CLE (25)

6. Phillip Rivers @ OAK (26)

7. Joe Flacco vs. DEN (27)

8. Tony Romo vs. TEN (31)

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

10. Kevin Kolb @ SF (35)

11. David Garrard @ BUF (38)

12. Matt Schaub vs. NYG (40)

13. Donavan McNabb vs. GB (40)

14. Sam Bradford @ DET (46)

15. Matt Cassel @ IND (47)

16. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. JAX (50)

17. Brett Favre @ NYJ (50)

18. Mark Sanchez vs. MIN (53)

19. Kyle Orton @ BAL (54)

20. Carson Palmer vs. TB (56)

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

22. Vince Young @ DAL (61)

23. Alex Smith vs. PHI (62)

24. Josh Freeman @ CIN (67)

24a. Todd Collins @ CAR

25. Derek Anderson vs. NO (67)

25. Max Hall vs. NO (67)

26. Bruce Gradkowski vs. SD (68)

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

28. Jimmy Claussen vs. CHI (74)

 

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

1. Maurice Jones-Drew @ BUF (11)

2. Frank Gore vs. PHI (14)

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

4. Arian Foster vs. NYG (25)

5. Cedric Benson vs. TB (26)

6. Jamaal Charles @ IND (27)

7. Adrian Peterson @ NYJ (30)

8. Chris Johnson @ DAL (30)

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

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

11. Mike Tolbert @ OAK (39)

12. Michael Turner @ CLE (39)

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

14. Matt Forte @ CAR (40)

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

16. Pierre Thomas @ AZ (43)

17. DeAngelo Williams vs. CHI (44)

18. Beanie Wells vs. NO (50)

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

20. LaDanian Tomlinson vs. MIN (54)

21. Darren McFadden vs. SD (55)

21. Ladell Betts vs. AZ

22. Thomas Jones @ IND (55)

23. Ryan Matthews @ OAK (55)

24. Knowshon Moreno @ BAL (60)

25. Jonathan Stewart vs. CHI (62)

26. Ladell Betts vs. AZ (63)

27. Joseph Addai vs. KC (66)

27a. Michael Bush vs. SD

28. Brandon Jackson @ WAS (73)

29. Ryan Torain vs. GB (75)

29a. Correll Buckhalter @ BAL

30. Felix Jones vs. TEN (75)

31. Shonn Greene vs. MIN (76)

32. Tim Hightower vs. NO (80)

33. Correll Buckhalter @ BAL (80)

34. Kenneth Darby @ DET (80)

35. Cadillac Williams @ CIN (81)

36. Fred Jackson vs. JAX (82)

37. Marion Barber vs. TEN (85)

38. Brandon Jacobs @ HOU (93)

39. Jason Snelling @ CLE (97)

40. Willis McGahee vs. DEN (97)

41. John Kuhn @ WAS (99)

42. Michael Bush vs. SD (103)

43. CJ Spiller vs. JAX (106)

43a. Lawrence Maroney@ BAL

44. Ernest Graham @ CIN (107)

45. Derrick Ward vs. NYG (107)

45. Steve Slaton vs. NYG

45a. Chris Ivory vs. AZ

46. Rashad Jennings @ BUF (107)

47. Darren Sproles @ OAK (109)

48. Javon Ringer @ DAL (114)

49. LaGarrette Blount @ CIN (115)

50. Donald Brown vs. KC (116)

 

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

1. Roddy White @ CLE (8)

2. Randy Moss @ NYJ (17)

3. Greg Jennings @ WAS (18)

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

5. Anquan Boldin vs. DEN (21)

6. Miles Austin vs. TEN (22)

7. Reggie Wayne vs. KC (23)

8. Andre Johnson vs. NYG (23)

9. DeSean Jackson @ SF (24)

10. Hakeem Nicks @ HOU (25)

11. Donald Driver @ WAS (32)

12. Chad Ochocinco vs. TB (33)

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

14. Marques Colston @ AZ (42)

15. Larry Fitzgerald vs. NO (44)

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

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

18. Jeremy Maclin @ SF (46)

19. Steve Smith @ HOU (47)

20. Mike Sims-Walker @ BUF (52)

21. Malcolm Floyd @ OAK (56)

22. Santana Moss vs. GB (56)

23. Mark Clayton @ DET (57)

24. Dewayne Bowe @ IND (58)

25. Dez Bryant vs. TEN (64)

26. Terrell Owens vs. TB (65)

27. Michael Crabtree vs. PHI (65)

28. Johnnie Knox @ CAR (69)

29. Derrick Mason vs. DET (71)

30. Lee Evans vs. JAX (71)

31. Santonio Holmes vs. MIN (73)

32. Mike Williams @ CIN (82)

33. Steve Johnson vs. TB (83)

34. Brandon Lloyd @ BAL (85)

35. Braylon Edwards vs. MIN (85)

36. Mario Manningham @ HOU (85)

37. Kevin Walter vs. NYG (87)

38. Lance Moore @ AZ (90)

39. Nate Washington @ DAL (90)

40. Eddie Royal @ BAL (91)

41. Jacoby Jones vs. NYG (93)

42. Roy Williams vs. TEN (96)

43. Roscoe Parrish vs. JAX (101)

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

45. Devin Hester @ CAR (111)

46. Demaryius Thomas @ BAL (111)

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

48. Legedu Naanee @ OAK (112)

49. Mike Thomas @ BUF (112)

50. Harry Douglas @ CLE (112)

51. Josh Cribbs vs. ATL (113)

52. Kenny Britt @ DAL (116)

53. Dexter McCluster @ IND (116)

54. Jabar Gafney @ BAL (117)

55. Danny Amendola @ DET (117)

56. James Jones @ WAS (120)

57. Blair White vs. KC (120)

58. Devery Henderson @ AZ (122)

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

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

61. Brian Finneran @ CLE (126)

62. Josh Morgan vs. PHI (127)

63. Brandon Gibson @ DET (127)

64. TJ Houshmandzadeh vs. DEN (129)

65. Buster Davis @ OAK (138)

66. Jerricho Cotchery vs. MIN (143)

67. David Nelson vs. JAX (143)

68. Jason Avant @ SF (144)

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

70. Brad Smith vs. MIN (151)

71. Mohamed Massaquoi vs. ATL (153)

72. Michael Spurlock @ CIN (154)

73. Kassim Osgood @ BUF (154)

74. Chansi Stuckey vs. ATL (157)

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

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

1. Dallas Clark vs. KC (12)

2. Antonio Gates @ OAK (13)

3. Chris Cooley vs. GB (16)

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

5. Jermichael Finley @ WAS (26)

6. Vernon Davis vs. PHI (26)

7. Zach Miller vs. SD (28)

8. Kellen Winslow Jr. @ CIN (31)

9. Jeremy Shockey @ AZ (33)

10. Tony Gonzalez @ CLE (36)

11. Dustin Keller vs. MIN (37)

12. Brent Celek @ SF (37)

13. Mercedes Lewis @ BUF (38)

14. Jason Witten vs. TEN (40)

15. Greg Olsen @ CAR (45)

16. Owen Daniels vs. NYG (49)

17. David Thomas @ AZ (51)

18. Benjamin Watson vs. ATL (52)

19. Kevin Boss @ HOU (53)

20. Todd Heap vs. DEN (55)

21. Evan Moore @ ATL (56)

22. Tony Moeaki @ IND (60)

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

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

25. Jermaine Gresham vs. TB (66)

26. Bo Scaife @ DAL (66)

27. Fred Davis vs. GB (66)

28. David Martin vs. JAX (67)

29. Travis Beckum @ HOU (67)

30. Dante Rosario vs. CHI (72)

31. Ben Patrick vs. NO (74)

32. Joel Dressens vs. NYG (75)

33. Daniel Fells @ DET (79)

34. Randy McMichael @ OAK (79)

35. Jim Kleinsasser @ NYJ (79)

36. Jonathan Stupar vs. JAX (83)

37. Jerramy Stevens @ CIN (89)

38. Martellus Bennett vs. TEN (90)

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

40. Jeff Dugan @ NYJ (97)

 

 

KICKERS

 

1. Mason Crosby @ WAS (15)

2. Matt Prater @ BAL (16)

3. Neil Rackers vs. NYG (18)

4. Rob Bironas @ DAL (18)

5. Matt Bryant @ CLE (20)

6. Nate Kaeding @ OAK (21)

7. Josh Scobee @ BUF (24)

8. Jon Carney @ AZ (24)

9. Robbie Gould @ CAR (25)

10. Sebastian Janikowski vs. SD (27)

11. David Akers @ SF (33)

12. Graham Gano vs. GB (34)

13. Mike Nugent vs. TB (38)

14. David Buehler vs. TEN (38)

15. Lawrence Tynes @ HOU (42)

16. Ryan Longwell @ NYJ (43)

17. Nick Folk vs. MIN (44)

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

19. Josh Brown vs. DET (45)

20. Adam Vinatieri vs. KC (49)

21. Ryan Succop @ IND (51)

22. Connor Barth @ CIN (52)

23. Rian Lindell vs. JAX (52)

24. Billy Cundiff vs. DEN (59)

25. Joe Nedney vs. PHI (62)

26. Jay Feeley vs. NO (64)

27. Phil Dawson vs. ATL

28. John Kasay vs. CHI (69)

 

 

DEFENSE / SPECIAL TEAMS

 

1. Jets vs. MIN (6)

2. Saints @ AZ (9)

3. Eagles @ SF (14)

4. Chargers @ OAK (22)

5. Packers @ WAS (24)

6. Bengals vs. TB (28)

7. Ravens vs. DEN (29)

8. Cowboys vs. TEN (32)

9. Bears @ CAR (33)

10. Vikings @ NYJ (34)

11. Texans vs. NYG (37)

12. Titans @ DAL (41)

13. Falcons @ CLE (42)

14. 49ers vs. PHI (44)

15. Rams @ DET (47)

16. Browns vs. ATL (50)

17. Giants @ HOU (51)

18. Broncos @ BAL (51)

19. Panthers vs. CHI (54)

20. Lions vs. St.L (56)

21. Buccaneers @ CIN (57)

22. Chiefs @ IND (59)

23. Raiders vs. SD (59)

24. Redskins vs. GB (61)

25. Jaguars @ BUF (63)

26. Cardinals vs. NO (65)

27. Bills vs. JAX (68)

28. Colts vs. KC (72)

 

 

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Fantasy Flavor Week 5 Start Rankings WR & D/ST

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Fantasy Flavor Week 5 Start Rankings WR & D/ST

Posted on 08 October 2010 by Thyrl Nelson

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

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

1. Roddy White @ CLE (8)

2. Randy Moss @ NYJ (17)

3. Greg Jennings @ WAS (18)

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

5. Anquan Boldin vs. DEN (21)

6. Miles Austin vs. TEN (22)

7. Reggie Wayne vs. KC (23)

8. Andre Johnson vs. NYG (23)

9. DeSean Jackson @ SF (24)

10. Hakeem Nicks @ HOU (25)

11. Donald Driver @ WAS (32)

12. Chad Ochocinco vs. TB (33)

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

14. Marques Colston @ AZ (42)

15. Larry Fitzgerald vs. NO (44)

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

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

18. Jeremy Maclin @ SF (46)

19. Steve Smith @ HOU (47)

20. Mike Sims-Walker @ BUF (52)

21. Malcolm Floyd @ OAK (56)

22. Santana Moss vs. GB (56)

23. Mark Clayton @ DET (57)

24. Dewayne Bowe @ IND (58)

25. Dez Bryant vs. TEN (64)

26. Terrell Owens vs. TB (65)

27. Michael Crabtree vs. PHI (65)

28. Johnnie Knox @ CAR (69)

29. Derrick Mason vs. DET (71)

30. Lee Evans vs. JAX (71)

31. Santonio Holmes vs. MIN (73)

32. Mike Williams @ CIN (82)

33. Steve Johnson vs. TB (83)

34. Brandon Lloyd @ BAL (85)

35. Braylon Edwards vs. MIN (85)

36. Mario Manningham @ HOU (85)

37. Kevin Walter vs. NYG (87)

38. Lance Moore @ AZ (90)

39. Nate Washington @ DAL (90)

40. Eddie Royal @ BAL (91)

41. Jacoby Jones vs. NYG (93)

42. Roy Williams vs. TEN (96)

43. Roscoe Parrish vs. JAX (101)

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

45. Devin Hester @ CAR (111)

46. Demaryius Thomas @ BAL (111)

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

48. Legedu Naanee @ OAK (112)

49. Mike Thomas @ BUF (112)

50. Harry Douglas @ CLE (112)

51. Josh Cribbs vs. ATL (113)

52. Kenny Britt @ DAL (116)

53. Dexter McCluster @ IND (116)

54. Jabar Gafney @ BAL (117)

55. Danny Amendola @ DET (117)

56. James Jones @ WAS (120)

57. Blair White vs. KC (120)

58. Devery Henderson @ AZ (122)

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

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

61. Brian Finneran @ CLE (126)

62. Josh Morgan vs. PHI (127)

63. Brandon Gibson @ DET (127)

64. TJ Houshmandzadeh vs. DEN (129)

65. Buster Davis @ OAK (138)

66. Jerricho Cotchery vs. MIN (143)

67. David Nelson vs. JAX (143)

68. Jason Avant @ SF (144)

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

70. Brad Smith vs. MIN (151)

71. Mohamed Massaquoi vs. ATL (153)

72. Michael Spurlock @ CIN (154)

73. Kassim Osgood @ BUF (154)

74. Chansi Stuckey vs. ATL (157)

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

 

 

DEFENSE / SPECIAL TEAMS

 

1. Jets vs. MIN (6)

2. Saints @ AZ (9)

3. Eagles @ SF (14)

4. Chargers @ OAK (22)

5. Packers @ WAS (24)

6. Bengals vs. TB (28)

7. Ravens vs. DEN (29)

8. Cowboys vs. TEN (32)

9. Bears @ CAR (33)

10. Vikings @ NYJ (34)

11. Texans vs. NYG (37)

12. Titans @ DAL (41)

13. Falcons @ CLE (42)

14. 49ers vs. PHI (44)

15. Rams @ DET (47)

16. Browns vs. ATL (50)

17. Giants @ HOU (51)

18. Broncos @ BAL (51)

19. Panthers vs. CHI (54)

20. Lions vs. St.L (56)

21. Buccaneers @ CIN (57)

22. Chiefs @ IND (59)

23. Raiders vs. SD (59)

24. Redskins vs. GB (61)

25. Jaguars @ BUF (63)

26. Cardinals vs. NO (65)

27. Bills vs. JAX (68)

28. Colts vs. KC (72)

 

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

1. Aaron Rodgers @ WAS (9)

2. Peyton Manning vs. KC (16)

3. Drew Brees @ AZ (17)

4. Eli Manning @ HOU (24)

5. Matt Ryan @ CLE (25)

6. Phillip Rivers @ OAK (26)

7. Joe Flacco vs. DEN (27)

8. Tony Romo vs. TEN (31)

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

10. Kevin Kolb @ SF (35)

11. David Garrard @ BUF (38)

12. Matt Schaub vs. NYG (40)

13. Donavan McNabb vs. GB (40)

14. Sam Bradford @ DET (46)

15. Matt Cassel @ IND (47)

16. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. JAX (50)

17. Brett Favre @ NYJ (50)

18. Mark Sanchez vs. MIN (53)

19. Kyle Orton @ BAL (54)

20. Carson Palmer vs. TB (56)

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

22. Vince Young @ DAL (61)

23. Alex Smith vs. PHI (62)

24. Josh Freeman @ CIN (67)

24a. Todd Collins @ CAR

25. Derek Anderson vs. NO (67)

25. Max Hall vs. NO (67)

26. Bruce Gradkowski vs. SD (68)

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

28. Jimmy Claussen vs. CHI (74)

 

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

1. Maurice Jones-Drew @ BUF (11)

2. Frank Gore vs. PHI (14)

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

4. Arian Foster vs. NYG (25)

5. Cedric Benson vs. TB (26)

6. Jamaal Charles @ IND (27)

7. Adrian Peterson @ NYJ (30)

8. Chris Johnson @ DAL (30)

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

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

11. Mike Tolbert @ OAK (39)

12. Michael Turner @ CLE (39)

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

14. Matt Forte @ CAR (40)

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

16. Pierre Thomas @ AZ (43)

17. DeAngelo Williams vs. CHI (44)

18. Beanie Wells vs. NO (50)

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

20. LaDanian Tomlinson vs. MIN (54)

21. Darren McFadden vs. SD (55)

21. Ladell Betts vs. AZ

22. Thomas Jones @ IND (55)

23. Ryan Matthews @ OAK (55)

24. Knowshon Moreno @ BAL (60)

25. Jonathan Stewart vs. CHI (62)

26. Ladell Betts vs. AZ (63)

27. Joseph Addai vs. KC (66)

27a. Michael Bush vs. SD

28. Brandon Jackson @ WAS (73)

29. Ryan Torain vs. GB (75)

29a. Correll Buckhalter @ BAL

30. Felix Jones vs. TEN (75)

31. Shonn Greene vs. MIN (76)

32. Tim Hightower vs. NO (80)

33. Correll Buckhalter @ BAL (80)

34. Kenneth Darby @ DET (80)

35. Cadillac Williams @ CIN (81)

36. Fred Jackson vs. JAX (82)

37. Marion Barber vs. TEN (85)

38. Brandon Jacobs @ HOU (93)

39. Jason Snelling @ CLE (97)

40. Willis McGahee vs. DEN (97)

41. John Kuhn @ WAS (99)

42. Michael Bush vs. SD (103)

43. CJ Spiller vs. JAX (106)

43a. Lawrence Maroney@ BAL

44. Ernest Graham @ CIN (107)

45. Derrick Ward vs. NYG (107)

45. Steve Slaton vs. NYG

45a. Chris Ivory vs. AZ

46. Rashad Jennings @ BUF (107)

47. Darren Sproles @ OAK (109)

48. Javon Ringer @ DAL (114)

49. LaGarrette Blount @ CIN (115)

50. Donald Brown vs. KC (116)

 

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

1. Dallas Clark vs. KC (12)

2. Antonio Gates @ OAK (13)

3. Chris Cooley vs. GB (16)

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

5. Jermichael Finley @ WAS (26)

6. Vernon Davis vs. PHI (26)

7. Zach Miller vs. SD (28)

8. Kellen Winslow Jr. @ CIN (31)

9. Jeremy Shockey @ AZ (33)

10. Tony Gonzalez @ CLE (36)

11. Dustin Keller vs. MIN (37)

12. Brent Celek @ SF (37)

13. Mercedes Lewis @ BUF (38)

14. Jason Witten vs. TEN (40)

15. Greg Olsen @ CAR (45)

16. Owen Daniels vs. NYG (49)

17. David Thomas @ AZ (51)

18. Benjamin Watson vs. ATL (52)

19. Kevin Boss @ HOU (53)

20. Todd Heap vs. DEN (55)

21. Evan Moore @ ATL (56)

22. Tony Moeaki @ IND (60)

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

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

25. Jermaine Gresham vs. TB (66)

26. Bo Scaife @ DAL (66)

27. Fred Davis vs. GB (66)

28. David Martin vs. JAX (67)

29. Travis Beckum @ HOU (67)

30. Dante Rosario vs. CHI (72)

31. Ben Patrick vs. NO (74)

32. Joel Dressens vs. NYG (75)

33. Daniel Fells @ DET (79)

34. Randy McMichael @ OAK (79)

35. Jim Kleinsasser @ NYJ (79)

36. Jonathan Stupar vs. JAX (83)

37. Jerramy Stevens @ CIN (89)

38. Martellus Bennett vs. TEN (90)

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

40. Jeff Dugan @ NYJ (97)

 

 

KICKERS

 

1. Mason Crosby @ WAS (15)

2. Matt Prater @ BAL (16)

3. Neil Rackers vs. NYG (18)

4. Rob Bironas @ DAL (18)

5. Matt Bryant @ CLE (20)

6. Nate Kaeding @ OAK (21)

7. Josh Scobee @ BUF (24)

8. Jon Carney @ AZ (24)

9. Robbie Gould @ CAR (25)

10. Sebastian Janikowski vs. SD (27)

11. David Akers @ SF (33)

12. Graham Gano vs. GB (34)

13. Mike Nugent vs. TB (38)

14. David Buehler vs. TEN (38)

15. Lawrence Tynes @ HOU (42)

16. Ryan Longwell @ NYJ (43)

17. Nick Folk vs. MIN (44)

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

19. Josh Brown vs. DET (45)

20. Adam Vinatieri vs. KC (49)

21. Ryan Succop @ IND (51)

22. Connor Barth @ CIN (52)

23. Rian Lindell vs. JAX (52)

24. Billy Cundiff vs. DEN (59)

25. Joe Nedney vs. PHI (62)

26. Jay Feeley vs. NO (64)

27. Phil Dawson vs. ATL

28. John Kasay vs. CHI (69)

 

 

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Fantasy Flavor Week 5 Start Rankings: RB & K

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Fantasy Flavor Week 5 Start Rankings: RB & K

Posted on 07 October 2010 by Thyrl Nelson

Here’s the second part of the week 5 start rankings. Running backs and kickers for this week are listed here, along with yesterday’s quarterback and tight end rankings updated below. The “formula” is 2 parts player expectations and 1 part defensive expectations against that player. The formulary numbers are listed in parentheses, the lower the better, with a lowest possible formulary number of 3.

 

As always, keep an eye on the injury report, trust your gut, good luck and have fun. If not, then you’re doing it wrong.

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

1. Maurice Jones-Drew @ BUF (11)

2. Frank Gore vs. PHI (14)

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

4. Arian Foster vs. NYG (25)

5. Cedric Benson vs. TB (26)

6. Jamaal Charles @ IND (27)

7. Adrian Peterson @ NYJ (30)

8. Chris Johnson @ DAL (30)

9. LeSean McCoy @ SF (35)

10. Ahmad Bradshaw @ HOU (37)

11. Mike Tolbert @ OAK (39)

12. Michael Turner @ CLE (39)

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

14. Matt Forte @ CAR (40)

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

16. Pierre Thomas @ AZ (43)

17. DeAngelo Williams vs. CHI (44)

18. Beanie Wells vs. NO (50)

19. Peyton Hillis vs. ATL (52)

20. LaDanian Tomlinson vs. MIN (54)

21. Darren McFadden vs. SD (55)

22. Thomas Jones @ IND (55)

23. Ryan Matthews @ OAK (55)

24. Knowshon Moreno @ BAL (60)

25. Jonathan Stewart vs. CHI (62)

26. Ladell Betts vs. GB (63)

27. Joseph Addai vs. KC (66)

28. Brandon Jackson @ WAS (73)

29. Ryan Torain vs. GB (75)

30. Felix Jones vs. TEN (75)

31. Shonn Greene vs. MIN (76)

32. Tim Hightower vs. NO (80)

33. Correll Buckhalter @ BAL (80)

34. Kenneth Darby @ DET (80)

35. Cadillac Williams @ CIN (81)

36. Fred Jackson vs. JAX (82)

37. Marion Barber vs. TEN (85)

38. Brandon Jacobs @ HOU (93)

39. Jason Snelling @ CLE (97)

40. Willis McGahee vs. DEN (97)

41. John Kuhn @ WAS (99)

42. Michael Bush vs. SD (103)

43. CJ Spiller vs. JAX (106)

44. Ernest Graham @ CIN (107)

45. Derrick Ward vs. NYG (107)

46. Rashad Jennings @ BUF (107)

47. Darren Sproles @ OAK (109)

48. Javon Ringer @ DAL (114)

49. LaGarrette Blount @ CIN (115)

50. Donald Brown vs. KC (116)

 

 

KICKERS

 

1. Mason Crosby @ WAS (15)

2. Matt Prater @ BAL (16)

3. Neil Rackers vs. NYG (18)

4. Rob Bironas @ DAL (18)

5. Matt Bryant @ CLE (20)

6. Nate Kaeding @ OAK (21)

7. Josh Scobee @ BUF (24)

8. Jon Carney @ AZ (24)

9. Robbie Gould @ CAR (25)

10. Sebastian Janikowski vs. SD (27)

11. David Akers @ SF (33)

12. Graham Gano vs. GB (34)

13. Mike Nugent vs. TB (38)

14. David Buehler vs. TEN (38)

15. Lawrence Tynes @ HOU (42)

16. Ryan Longwell @ NYJ (43)

17. Nick Folk vs. MIN (44)

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

19. Josh Brown vs. DET (45)

20. Adam Vinatieri vs. KC (49)

21. Ryan Succop @ IND (51)

22. Connor Barth @ CIN (52)

23. Rian Lindell vs. JAX (52)

24. Billy Cundiff vs. DEN (59)

25. Joe Nedney vs. PHI (62)

26. Jay Feeley vs. NO (64)

27. Phil Dawson vs. ATL

28. John Kasay vs. CHI (69)

 

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

1. Aaron Rodgers @ WAS (9)

2. Peyton Manning vs. KC (16)

3. Drew Brees @ AZ (17)

4. Eli Manning @ HOU (24)

5. Matt Ryan @ CLE (25)

6. Phillip Rivers @ OAK (26)

7. Joe Flacco vs. DEN (27)

8. Tony Romo vs. TEN (31)

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

10. Kevin Kolb @ SF (35)

11. David Garrard @ BUF (38)

12. Matt Schaub vs. NYG (40)

13. Donavan McNabb vs. GB (40)

14. Sam Bradford @ DET (46)

15. Matt Cassel @ IND (47)

16. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. JAX (50)

17. Brett Favre @ NYJ (50)

18. Mark Sanchez vs. MIN (53)

19. Kyle Orton @ BAL (54)

20. Carson Palmer vs. TB (56)

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

22. Vince Young @ DAL (61)

23. Alex Smith vs. PHI (62)

24. Josh Freeman @ CIN (67)

25. Derek Anderson vs. NO (67)

25. Max Hall vs. NO (67)

26. Bruce Gradkowski vs. SD (68)

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

28. Jimmy Claussen vs. CHI (74)

 

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

1. Dallas Clark vs. KC (12)

2. Antonio Gates @ OAK (13)

3. Chris Cooley vs. GB (16)

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

5. Jermichael Finley @ WAS (26)

6. Vernon Davis vs. PHI (26)

7. Zach Miller vs. SD (28)

8. Kellen Winslow Jr. @ CIN (31)

9. Jeremy Shockey @ AZ (33)

10. Tony Gonzalez @ CLE (36)

11. Dustin Keller vs. MIN (37)

12. Brent Celek @ SF (37)

13. Mercedes Lewis @ BUF (38)

14. Jason Witten vs. TEN (40)

15. Greg Olsen @ CAR (45)

16. Owen Daniels vs. NYG (49)

17. David Thomas @ AZ (51)

18. Benjamin Watson vs. ATL (52)

19. Kevin Boss @ HOU (53)

20. Todd Heap vs. DEN (55)

21. Evan Moore @ ATL (56)

22. Tony Moeaki @ IND (60)

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

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

25. Jermaine Gresham vs. TB (66)

26. Bo Scaife @ DAL (66)

27. Fred Davis vs. GB (66)

28. David Martin vs. JAX (67)

29. Travis Beckum @ HOU (67)

30. Dante Rosario vs. CHI (72)

31. Ben Patrick vs. NO (74)

32. Joel Dressens vs. NYG (75)

33. Daniel Fells @ DET (79)

34. Randy McMichael @ OAK (79)

35. Jim Kleinsasser @ NYJ (79)

36. Jonathan Stupar vs. JAX (83) *watch his health

37. Jerramy Stevens @ CIN (89)

38. Martellus Bennett vs. TEN (90)

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

40. Jeff Dugan @ NYJ (97)

 

 

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