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Fantasy Flavor Week 5 Start Rankings: QB and TE

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Fantasy Flavor Week 5 Start Rankings: QB and TE

Posted on 06 October 2010 by Thyrl Nelson

Here is the first part of this week’s Fantasy Flavor “Formulary” Start Rankings. The “formula” is based on 2-parts player expectations and 1-part defensive expectations against that player based on his opponent and position. The “formulary” numbers are listed in parentheses behind each player with the lowest numbers being best, and a lowest possible “formulary” number of 3. I’ll have running backs and kickers up tomorrow and wide receivers and tight ends the following day. As always, keep an eye on the injury report, trust your gut, good luck and have fun. If you aren’t 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)

25. Derek Anderson 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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Fantasy Flavor Week 4 Final Rankings: All Positions

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Fantasy Flavor Week 4 Final Rankings: All Positions

Posted on 01 October 2010 by Thyrl Nelson

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

 

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

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

1. Peyton Manning @ JAX (6)

2. Aaron Rodgers vs. DET (10)

3. Drew Brees vs. CAR (17)

4. Matt Ryan vs. SF (22)

5. Michael Vick vs. WAS (27)

6. Phillip Rivers vs. AZ (28)

7. Matt Schaub @ OAK (28)

8. Tom Brady @ MIA (32)

9. Mark Sanchez @ BUF (37)

10. Jay Cutler @ NYG (39)

11. Eli Manning vs. CHI (39)

12. Donavan McNabb vs. WAS (48)

13. Chad Henne vs. NE (48)

14. Vince Young vs. DEN (48)

15. Carson Palmer @ CLE (50)

16. Sam Bradford vs. SEA (51)

17. Matt Hasselbeck @ St.L (55)

18. Joe Flacco @ PIT (55)

19. Kyle Orton @ TEN (57)

20. Bruce Gradkowski vs. HOU (61)

21. David Garrard vs. IND (66)

22. Charlie Batch vs. BAL (66)

23. Jimmy Claussen @ NO (66)

24. Shaun Hill @ GB (73) *Stafford would be about the same here

25. Alex Smith @ ATL (73)

26. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. NYJ (74)

27. Derek Anderson @ SD (77)

28. Seneca Wallace vs. CIN (79) *put Delhomme here too if it’s him

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

1. Maurice Jones-Drew @ IND (14)

2. Michael Turner vs. SF (20) *downgrade him a few spots if he’s worse than probable

3. Frank Gore @ ATL (21)

4. Arian Foster @ OAK (23)

5. Matt Forte @ NYG (31)

6. Rashard Mendenhall vs. BAL (33)

7. Chris Johnson vs. DEN (35)

8. Stephen Jackson vs. SEA (36) *watch his health

9. LeSean McCoy vs. WAS (38)

10. Pierre Thomas vs. CAR (38) *watch his health

11. DeAngelo Williams @ NO (38)

12. Ronnie Brown vs. NE (44)

13. Cedric Benson @ CLE (45)

14. Ray Rice @ PIT (46) *watch his health

15. Darren McFadden vs. OAK (51)

16. Ryan Matthews vs. AZ (52) *downgrade him if he’s less than probable

17. Joseph Addai @ JAX (54) *watch his health

18. Jonathan Stewart @ NO (54)

19. Brandon Jackson vs. DET (55)

19a. Ray Rice @ PIT

20. Beanie Wells @ SD (55)

21. Knowshon Moreno @ TEN (57) *assuming he’s probable or better

22. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. CHI (58)

23. Clinton Portis @ PHI (64) *watch his health

24. LaDanian Tomlinson @ BUF (67)

25. Mike Tolbert vs. AZ (70) *upgrade substantially if Matthews is questionable or worse

26. Jahvid Best @ GB (71) *put Kevin Smith around 40th if Best doesn’t go

27. Peyton Hillis vs. CIN (76)

28. Tim Hightower @ SD (81)

29. Fred Taylor @ MIA (81)

30. Justin Forsett @ St.L (82)

30a. Willis McGahee @ PIT

30b. Correll Buckhalter @ TEN

31. Darren Sproles vs. AZ (84)

32. John Kuhn vs. DET (85)

33. Shonn Greene @ BUF (85)

34. Ricky Williams vs. NE (90)

35. Jason Snelling vs. SF (98)

36. CJ Spiller vs. NYJ (102)

37. Willis McGahee @ PIT (102) *put him around 20th if Rice can’t go

38. Brandon Jacobs vs. CHI (102)

39. BenJarvis Green-Ellis @ MIA (102) *put him around 25th if Taylor is worse than probable

40. Kenneth Darby vs. SEA (104) *put him around 23rd if Jackson doesn’t go

40a. Ryan Torrain @ PHI

41. Rashad Jennings @ IND (106)

42. Mike Goodson @ NO (116)

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

44. Leon Washington @ St.L (118)

45. Correll Buckhalter @ TEN (123)

45. Lawrence Maroney @ TEN

46. Chester Taylor @ NYG (123)

47. LaRod Stephens-Howling @ SD (125)

48. Marshawn Lynch vs. NYJ (126)

49. Jerome Harrison vs. CIN (126)

50. Steve Slaton @ OAK (133)

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

1. Reggie Wayne @ JAX (13)

2. DeSean Jackson vs. WAS (15)

3. Greg Jennings vs. DET (24)

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

5. Brandon Marshall vs. NE (26)

6. Randy Moss @ MIA (26)

7. Roddy White vs. SF (28)

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

9. Jeremy Maclin vs. WAS (39)

10. Chad Ochocinco @ CLE (39)

11. Marques Colston vs. CAR (39)

12. Calvin Johnson @ GB (43)

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

14. Anquan Boldin @ PIT (49)

15. Hakeem Nicks vs. CHI (50)

16. Wes Welker @ MIA (50)

17. Larry Fitzgerald @ SD (51)

18. Donald Driver vs. DET (56)

19. Santana Moss @ PHI (60)

20. Steve Smith @ NO (61)

21. Malcolm Floyd vs. AZ (63)

22. Mark Clayton vs. SEA (68)

23. Hines Ward vs. BAL (72)

24. Steve Smith vs. CHI (72)

25. Braylon Edwards @ BUF (74)

26. Mike Wallace vs. BAL (78)

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

28. Michael Crabtree @ ATL (78)

29. Kevin Walter @ OAK (81)

30. Brandon Lloyd @ TEN (82)

31. Nate Washington vs. DEN (84)

32. Johnnie Knox @ NYG (85)

33. Lance Moore vs. CAR (87)

34. Mario Manningham vs. CHI (92)

35. Legedu Naanee vs. AZ (99)

36. Roscoe Parrish vs. NYJ (101)

37. Steve Johnson vs. NYJ (105)

38. Terrell Owens @ CLE (106)

39. Josh Cribbs vs. CIN (107)

40. Devin Hester @ NYG (107)

41. Brian Hartline vs. NE (108)

42. Jabar Gafney @ TEN (112)

43. Derrick Mason @ PIT (112)

44. Eddie Royal @ TEN (114)

45. Devery Henderson vs. CAR (114)

46. Jacoby Jones @ OAK (115)

47. Jordan Shipley @ CLE (115)

48. Josh Morgan @ ATL (116)

49. Dieon Branch @ St.L (117)

50. Danny Amendola vs. SEA (120)

51. Davone Bess vs. NE (120)

52. Kenny Britt vs. DEN (120)

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

54. Buster Davis vs. AZ (123)

55. Deon Butler @ St.L (131)

56. Mike Thomas vs. IND (131)

57. Demaryius Thomas @ TEN (132)

58. Justin Gage vs. DEN (136)

59. Jerricho Cotchery @ BUF (138)

60. James Jones vs. DET (140)

61. Brandon Tate @ MIA (148)

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

63. Ben Obomanu @ St.L (151)

64. Kasim Osgood vs. IND (151)

65. Mohamed Massaquoi vs. CIN (155)

66. Lee Evans vs. NYJ (155)

67. Blair White @ JAX (155)

68. Jason Avant vs. WAS (157)

69. Danny Woodhead @ MIA (158)

70. Brian Finneran vs. SF (158)

71. Golden Tate @ St.L (159)

72. Brad Smith @ BUF (164)

73. Laurent Robinson vs. SEA (168)

74. Joey Galloway @ PHI (170)

75. Devin Aromashadu @ NYG (175)

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

1. Dallas Clark @ JAX (15)

2. Vernon Davis @ ATL (20)

3. Tony Gonzalez vs. SF (22)

4. Antonio Gates vs. AZ (24)

5. Dustin Keller @ BUF (25)

6. Zach Miller vs. HOU (26)

7. Chris Cooley @ PHI (31)

8. Aaron Hernandez @ MIA (34)

9. Jermichael Finley vs. DET (39)

10. Brent Celek vs. WAS (42) *watch his health

11. Greg Olsen @ NYG (46)

12. Owen Daniels @ OAK (46) *watch his health

13. Rob Gronkowski @ MIA (54)

14. Bo Scaife vs. DEN (56)

15. John Carlson @ St.L (61)

16. Kevin Boss vs. CHI (61)

17. Jeremy Shockey vs. CAR (63)

18. Brandon Pettigrew @ GB (63)

19. Anthony Fasano vs. NE (64)

20. Heath Miller vs. BAL (64)

21. Daniel Fells vs. SEA (67)

22. Dante Rosario @ NO (69)

23. Tony Scheffler @ GB (71)

24. Mercedes Lewis vs. IND (72)

25. Todd Heap @ PIT (72)

26. Jermaine Gresham @ CLE (75)

27. Fred Davis @ PHI (77)

28. Benjamin Watson vs. CIN (79)

29. Evan Moore vs. CIN (85)

30. David Thomas vs. CAR (89)

31. Ben Patrick @ SD (89)

32. Jonathan Stupar vs. NYJ (92)

33. Randy McMichael vs. AZ (94)

34. Delanie Walker @ ATL (94)

35. Travis Beckum vs. CHI (95)

36. Joel Dressen @ OAK (98)

37. Jeff King @ NO (101)

38. Daniel Graham @ TEN (102)

39. Justin Peele vs. SF (104)

40. Desmond Clark @ NYG (110)

 

KICKERS

 

1. Nate Kaeding vs. AZ (6)

2. Robbie Gould @ NYG (19)

3. David Akers vs. WAS (22)

4. Jeff Reed vs. BAL (24)

5. Matt Prater @ TEN (27)

6. Rob Bironas vs. DEN (28)

7. Stephen Gostkowski @ MIA (36)

8. Jay Feeley @ SD (31)

9. Mason Crosby vs. DET (33)

10. Matt Bryant vs. SF (34)

11. Nick Folk @ BUF (39)

12. Sebastian Janikowski vs. HOU (40)

13. Dan Carpenter vs. NE (41)

14. Mike Nugent @ CLE (42)

15. Graham Gano @ PHI (43)

16. Neil Rackers @ OAK (47)

17. Lawrence Tynes vs. CHI (48)

18. Adam Vinatieri @ JAX (54)

19. Olindo Mare @ St.L (57)

20. Josh Scobee vs. IND (58)

21. Garrett Hartley John Carney vs. CAR (63)

22. Josh Brown vs. SEA (68)

23. Rian Lindell vs. NYJ (71)

24. Billy Cundiff @ PIT (77)

25. John Kasay @ NO (81)

26. Jason Hanson @ GB (84)

27. Joe Nedney @ ATL (85)

28. Phil Dawson vs. CIN (93)

 

DEFENSE / SPECIAL TEAMS

 

1. Saints vs. CAR (11)

2. Steelers vs. BAL (13)

3. Packers vs. DET (20)

4. Jets @ BUF (20)

5. Chargers vs. AZ (27)

6. Bengals @ CLE (29)

7. Falcons vs. SF (31)

8. Ravens @ PIT (34)

9. Eagles vs. WAS (35)

10. Bears @ NYG (40)

11. Browns vs. CIN (43)

12. Seahawks @ St.L (44)

13. Giants vs. CHI (44)

14. Colts @ JAX (46)

15. Cardinals @ SD (48)

16. Titans vs. DEN (50)

17. 49ers @ ATL (51)

18. Dolphins vs. NE (63)

19. Rams vs. SEA (65)

20. Texans @ OAK (70)

21. Lions @ GB (72)

22. Patriots @ MIA (73)

23. Broncos @ TEN (75)

24. Redskins @ PHI (76)

25. Raiders vs. HOU (76)

26. Panthers @ NO (79)

27. Jaguars vs. IND (92)

28. Bills vs. NYJ (93)

 

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Fantasy Flavor Week 4 Start Rankings: QB, RB, TE & K

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Fantasy Flavor Week 4 Start Rankings: QB, RB, TE & K

Posted on 30 September 2010 by Thyrl Nelson

Here is the second installment of the week 4 Fantasy Flavor “Formulary” Start Rankings. We’ll have wide receivers and defenses up tomorrow along with updates when the official game status injury report comes out. Remember the rankings are based on a weighted “formula” that’s 2-parts player expectations and 1-part defensive tendencies for that player’s opponents. The formulary numbers are listed behind each player’s match up, with the lower numbers being best, and a lowest possible score of 3.

 

Running backs and kickers are listed first, along with yesterday’s quarterback and tight end rankings. Make sure to check back tomorrow too. As always, trust your gut, keep and eye on the injury report, good luck and most importantly have fun. If you aren’t doing that, you’re doing it wrong.

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

1. Maurice Jones-Drew @ IND (14)

2. Michael Turner vs. SF (20) *downgrade him a few spots if he’s worse than probable

3. Frank Gore @ ATL (21)

4. Arian Foster @ OAK (23)

5. Matt Forte @ NYG (31)

6. Rashard Mendenhall vs. BAL (33)

7. Chris Johnson vs. DEN (35)

8. Stephen Jackson vs. SEA (36) *watch his health

9. LeSean McCoy vs. WAS (38)

10. Pierre Thomas vs. CAR (38)

11. DeAngelo Williams @ NO (38)

12. Ronnie Brown vs. NE (44)

13. Cedric Benson @ CLE (45)

14. Ray Rice @ PIT (46) *watch his health

15. Darren McFadden vs. OAK (51)

16. Ryan Matthews vs. AZ (52) *downgrade him if he’s less than probable

17. Joseph Addai @ JAX (54)

18. Jonathan Stewart @ NO (54)

19. Brandon Jackson vs. DET (55)

20. Beanie Wells @ SD (55)

21. Knowshon Moreno @ TEN (57) *assuming he’s probable or better

22. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. CHI (58)

23. Clinton Portis @ PHI (64) *watch his health

24. LaDanian Tomlinson @ BUF (67)

25. Mike Tolbert vs. AZ (70) *upgrade substantially if Matthews is questionable or worse

26. Jahvid Best @ GB (71) *watch his health

27. Peyton Hillis vs. CIN (76)

28. Tim Hightower @ SD (81)

29. Fred Taylor @ MIA (81)

30. Justin Forsett @ St.L (82)

31. Darren Sproles vs. AZ (84)

32. John Kuhn vs. DET (85)

33. Shonn Greene @ BUF (85)

34. Ricky Williams vs. NE (90)

35. Jason Snelling vs. SF (98)

36. CJ Spiller vs. NYJ (102)

37. Willis McGahee @ PIT (102) *put him around 20th if Rice can’t go

38. Brandon Jacobs vs. CHI (102)

39. BenJarvis Green-Ellis @ MIA (102) *put him around 25th if Taylor is worse than probable

40. Kenneth Darby vs. SEA (104) *put him around 23rd if Jackson doesn’t go

41. Rashad Jennings @ IND (106)

42. Mike Goodson @ NO (116)

43. Donald Brown vs. JAX (110)

44. Leon Washington @ St.L (118)

45. Correll Buckhalter @ TEN (123)

46. Chester Taylor @ NYG (123)

47. LaRod Stephens-Howling @ SD (125)

48. Marshawn Lynch vs. NYJ (126)

49. Jerome Harrison vs. CIN (126)

50. Steve Slaton @ OAK (133)

 

KICKERS

 

1. Nate Kaeding vs. AZ (6)

2. Robbie Gould @ NYG (19)

3. David Akers vs. WAS (22)

4. Jeff Reed vs. BAL (24)

5. Matt Prater @ TEN (27)

6. Rob Bironas vs. DEN (28)

7. Stephen Gostkowski @ MIA (36)

8. Jay Feeley @ SD (31)

9. Mason Crosby vs. DET (33)

10. Matt Bryant vs. SF (34)

11. Nick Folk @ BUF (39)

12. Sebastian Janikowski vs. HOU (40)

13. Dan Carpenter vs. NE (41)

14. Mike Nugent @ CLE (42)

15. Graham Gano @ PHI (43)

16. Neil Rackers @ OAK (47)

17. Lawrence Tynes vs. CHI (48)

18. Adam Vinatieri @ JAX (54)

19. Olindo Mare @ St.L (57)

20. Josh Scobee vs. IND (58)

21. Garrett Hartley John Carney vs. CAR (63)

22. Josh Brown vs. SEA (68)

23. Rian Lindell vs. NYJ (71)

24. Billy Cundiff @ PIT (77)

25. John Kasay @ NO (81)

26. Jason Hanson @ GB (84)

27. Joe Nedney @ ATL (85)

28. Phil Dawson vs. CIN (93)

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

1. Peyton Manning @ JAX (6)

2. Aaron Rodgers vs. DET (10)

3. Drew Brees vs. CAR (17)

4. Matt Ryan vs. SF (22)

5. Michael Vick vs. WAS (27)

6. Phillip Rivers vs. AZ (28)

7. Matt Schaub @ OAK (28)

8. Tom Brady @ MIA (32)

9. Mark Sanchez @ BUF (37)

10. Jay Cutler @ NYG (39)

11. Eli Manning vs. CHI (39)

12. Donavan McNabb vs. WAS (48)

13. Chad Henne vs. NE (48)

14. Vince Young vs. DEN (48)

15. Carson Palmer @ CLE (50)

16. Sam Bradford vs. SEA (51)

17. Matt Hasselbeck @ St.L (55)

18. Joe Flacco @ PIT (55)

19. Kyle Orton @ TEN (57)

20. Bruce Gradkowski vs. HOU (61)

21. David Garrard vs. IND (66)

22. Charlie Batch vs. BAL (66)

23. Jimmy Claussen @ NO (66)

24. Shaun Hill @ GB (73) *Stafford would be about the same here

25. Alex Smith @ ATL (73)

26. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. NYJ (74)

27. Derek Anderson @ SD (77)

28. Seneca Wallace vs. CIN (79) *put Delhomme here too if it’s him

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

1. Dallas Clark @ JAX (15)

2. Vernon Davis @ ATL (20)

3. Tony Gonzalez vs. SF (22)

4. Antonio Gates vs. AZ (24)

5. Dustin Keller @ BUF (25)

6. Zach Miller vs. HOU (26)

7. Chris Cooley @ PHI (31)

8. Aaron Hernandez @ MIA (34)

9. Jermichael Finley vs. DET (39)

10. Brent Celek vs. WAS (42) *watch his health

11. Greg Olsen @ NYG (46)

12. Owen Daniels @ OAK (46)

13. Rob Gronkowski @ MIA (54)

14. Bo Scaife vs. DEN (56)

15. John Carlson @ St.L (61)

16. Kevin Boss vs. CHI (61)

17. Jeremy Shockey vs. CAR (63)

18. Brandon Pettigrew @ GB (63)

19. Anthony Fasano vs. NE (64)

20. Heath Miller vs. BAL (64)

21. Daniel Fells vs. SEA (67)

22. Dante Rosario @ NO (69)

23. Tony Scheffler @ GB (71)

24. Mercedes Lewis vs. IND (72)

25. Todd Heap @ PIT (72)

26. Jermaine Gresham @ CLE (75)

27. Fred Davis @ PHI (77)

28. Benjamin Watson vs. CIN (79)

29. Evan Moore vs. CIN (85)

30. David Thomas vs. CAR (89)

31. Ben Patrick @ SD (89)

32. Jonathan Stupar vs. NYJ (92)

33. Randy McMichael vs. AZ (94)

34. Delanie Walker @ ATL (94)

35. Travis Beckum vs. CHI (95)

36. Joel Dressen @ OAK (98)

37. Jeff King @ NO (101)

38. Daniel Graham @ TEN (102)

39. Justin Peele vs. SF (104)

40. Desmond Clark @ NYG (110)

 

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Fantasy Flavor Week 4 Start Rankings: QB & TE

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Fantasy Flavor Week 4 Start Rankings: QB & TE

Posted on 29 September 2010 by Thyrl Nelson

Here is the first installment of the week 4 fantasy football start rankings, quarterbacks and tight ends. We’ll have running backs and kickers up tomorrow and finish with wide receivers and defenses, along with updates on the aforementioned positions on Friday. Remember that the rankings are based on 2 parts individual player expectations, and 1 part defensive expectations against that player and his position based on this week’s match up. It’s not an inducement to do anything crazy, just a simple guide to help manage your expectations, find week by week waiver help, and another source to add to your cache.

 

With bye weeks upon us, the need to find adequate one-week replacements becomes much more imperative, and hopefully by this point in the season we’re beginning to understand what to expect in terms of roles, injuries, workloads, skill sets, and defensive strengths and weaknesses. Keep in mind, that as the season moves along and the bodies of work begin to grow, the accuracy of the rankings should only improve week by week.

 

So here are this week’s quarterback and tight end rankings, with each player’s formulary number in parentheses behind their match up. The lower the formulary number the better, with 3 being the lowest possible. As always, watch the injury report, trust your gut and have fun. If you aren’t having fun playing fantasy football, you’re doing it wrong.

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

1. Peyton Manning @ JAX (6)

2. Aaron Rodgers vs. DET (10)

3. Drew Brees vs. CAR (17)

4. Matt Ryan vs. SF (22)

5. Michael Vick vs. WAS (27)

6. Phillip Rivers vs. AZ (28)

7. Matt Schaub @ OAK (28)

8. Tom Brady @ MIA (32)

9. Mark Sanchez @ BUF (37)

10. Jay Cutler @ NYG (39)

11. Eli Manning vs. CHI (39)

12. Donavan McNabb vs. WAS (48)

13. Chad Henne vs. NE (48)

14. Vince Young vs. DEN (48)

15. Carson Palmer @ CLE (50)

16. Sam Bradford vs. SEA (51)

17. Matt Hasselbeck @ St.L (55)

18. Joe Flacco @ PIT (55)

19. Kyle Orton @ TEN (57)

20. Bruce Gradkowski vs. HOU (61)

21. David Garrard vs. IND (66)

22. Charlie Batch vs. BAL (66)

23. Jimmy Claussen @ NO (66)

24. Shaun Hill @ GB (73) *Stafford would be about the same here

25. Alex Smith @ ATL (73)

26. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. NYJ (74)

27. Derek Anderson @ SD (77)

28. Seneca Wallace vs. CIN (79) *put Delhomme here too if it’s him

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

1. Dallas Clark @ JAX (15)

2. Vernon Davis @ ATL (20)

3. Tony Gonzalez vs. SF (22)

4. Antonio Gates vs. AZ (24)

5. Dustin Keller @ BUF (25)

6. Zach Miller vs. HOU (26)

7. Chris Cooley @ PHI (31)

8. Aaron Hernandez @ MIA (34)

9. Jermichael Finley vs. DET (39)

10. Brent Celek vs. WAS (42) *watch his health

11. Greg Olsen @ NYG (46)

12. Owen Daniels @ OAK (46)

13. Rob Gronkowski @ MIA (54)

14. Bo Scaife vs. DEN (56)

15. John Carlson @ St.L (61)

16. Kevin Boss vs. CHI (61)

17. Jeremy Shockey vs. CAR (63)

18. Brandon Pettigrew @ GB (63)

19. Anthony Fasano vs. NE (64)

20. Heath Miller vs. BAL (64)

21. Daniel Fells vs. SEA (67)

22. Dante Rosario @ NO (69)

23. Tony Scheffler @ GB (71)

24. Mercedes Lewis vs. IND (72)

25. Todd Heap @ PIT (72)

26. Jermaine Gresham @ CLE (75)

27. Fred Davis @ PHI (77)

28. Benjamin Watson vs. CIN (79)

29. Evan Moore vs. CIN (85)

30. David Thomas vs. CAR (89)

31. Ben Patrick @ SD (89)

32. Jonathan Stupar vs. NYJ (92)

33. Randy McMichael vs. AZ (94)

34. Delanie Walker @ ATL (94)

35. Travis Beckum vs. CHI (95)

36. Joel Dressen @ OAK (98)

37. Jeff King @ NO (101)

38. Daniel Graham @ TEN (102)

39. Justin Peele vs. SF (104)

40. Desmond Clark @ NYG (110)

 

 

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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: 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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Fantasy Flavor Week 2 Start Rankings: WR, TE and K

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Posted on 18 September 2010 by Thyrl Nelson

Here are the rest of the Week 2 Fantasy Flavor Start Rankings. Remember to trust your gut and keep and eye on the injury reports. Have fun and good luck. And click on the link below for the rest of this week’s positional rankings and an explanation of how they were gotten.

 

Fantasy Flavor Week 2 QB, RB and D/ST Rankings

 

Wide Receivers

1. Andre Johnson @ WAS (18)

2. Reggie Wayne vs. NYG (19)

3. Larry Fitzgerald @ ATL (24)

4. Miles Austin vs. CHI (25)

5. Brandon Marshall @ MIN (27)

6. Roddy White vs. AZ (27)

7. DeSean Jackson @ DET (31)

8. Steve Smith vs. TB (31)

9. Hines Ward @ TEN (37)

10. Steve Smith @ IND (38)

11. Randy Moss @ NYJ (40)

12. Calvin Johnson vs. PHI (40)

13. Michael Crabtree vs. NO (42)

14. Marques Colston @ SF (45)

15. Jeremy Maclin @ DET (45)

16. Wes Welker @ NYJ (47)

17. Hakeem Nicks @ IND (47)

18. Mike Wallace @ TEN (49)

19. Mike Sims-Walker @ SD (50)

20. Greg Jennings vs. BUF (52)

21. Chad Ochocinco vs. BAL (55)

22. Anquan Boldin @ CIN (56)

23. Malcolm Floyd vs. JAX (58)

24. Pierre Garcon vs. NYG (59)

25. Bernard Berrian vs. MIA (60)

26. Braylon Edwards vs. NE (62)

27. Percy Harvin vs. MIA (62)

28. DeWayne Bowe @ CLE (65)

29. Donald Driver vs. BUF (70)

30. Santana Moss vs. HOU (73)

31. Dez Bryant vs. CHI (75)

32. Lee Evans @ GB (77)

33. Legedu Naanee vs. JAX (80)

34. Robert Meachem @ SF (81)

35. Terrell Owens vs. BAL (87)

36. Kenny Britt vs. PIT (87)

37. Austin Collie vs. NYG (89)

38. Mike Williams @ DEN (90)

39. Johnnie Knox @ DAL (90)

40. Derrick Mason @ CIN (92)

41. Steve Breaston @ ATL (92)

42. Eddie Royal vs. SEA (92) *watch his health

43. Devery Henderson @ SF (92)

44. Devin Aromashadu @ DAL (93)

45. Mark Clayton @ OAK (94)

46. Mohamed Massaquoi vs. KC (97)

47. Jacoby Jones @ WAS (98)

48. Louis Murphy vs. St.L (98)

49. Josh Morgan vs. NO (99)

50. Mario Manningham @ IND (100)

51. Jabar Gafney vs. SEA (100)

52. Kevin Walter @ WAS (106)

53. TJ Houshmandzadeh @ CIN (107)

54. Nate Washington vs. PIT (110)

55. Nate Burleson vs. PHI (112)

56. Laurent Robinson @ OAK (114)

57. Jerricho Cotchery vs. NE (114)

58. Early Doucet @ ATL (120)

59. Lance Moore @ SF (120)

60. Dexter McCluster @ CLE (122)

61. Chaz Schilens @ St.L (124)

62. Devin Hester @ DAL (124)

63. Roy Williams vs. CHI (125)

64. Julian Edelman @ NYJ (126)

65. Darrius Heyward-Bey vs. St.L (126)

66. Greg Camarillo vs. MIN (128)

67. Mike Williams @ CAR (129)

68. Chris Chambers @ CLE (133)

69. Justin Gage vs. PIT (133)

70. James Jones vs. BUF (135)

71. Jason Avant @ DET (135)

72. Golden Tate @ DEN (139)

73. Josh Cribbs vs. CLE (139)

74. Mike Thomas @ SD (142)

75. Deon Butler @ DEN (143)

 

Tight Ends

 

 1. Dallas Clark vs. NYG (3)

2. Brent Celek @ DET (14)

3. Tony Gonzalez vs. AZ (19)

4. Visanthe Shiancoe vs. MIN (23)

5. Jason Witten vs. CHI (24)

6. Antonio Gates vs. JAX (25)

7. Jermichael Finley vs. BUF (26)

8. Zach Miller vs. St.L (33)

9. Heath Miller @ TEN (35)

10. Chris Cooley vs. HOU (36)

11. Vernon Davis vs. NO (37)

12. Greg Olsen @ DAL (39)

13. Benjamin Watson @ NYJ (40)

14. Tony Scheffler vs. PHI (40)

15. Kellen Winslow Jr. @ CAR (42)

16. Mercedes Lewis @ SD (44)

17. Anthony Fasano @ MIN (45)

18. Owen Daniels @ WAS (47)

19. John Carlson @ DEN (47)

20. Brandon Pettigrew vs. PHI (50)

21. Dustin Keller vs. NE (54)

22. Fred Davis vs. HOU (54)

23. Shawn Nelson @ GB (55)

24. Bo Scaife vs. PIT (61)

25. Jeremy Shockey @ SF (62)

26. Martellus Bennett vs. CHI (66)

27. Jared Cook vs. PIT (61)

28. Jermaine Gresham vs. BAL (73)

29. Zach Miller @ SD (75)

30. Aaron Hernandez @ NYJ (77)

31. Leonard Pope @ CLE (79)

32. Todd Heap @ CIN (80) *watch his health

33. Rob Gronkowski @ NYJ (85)

34. Evan Moore vs. KC (86)

35. Ed Dickson @ CIN (88)

36. Daniel Graham vs. SEA (88)

37. David Thomas @ SF (90)

38. Dennis Pitta @ CIN (91)

39. Donald Lee vs. BUF (92)

40. Dante Rosario vs. TB (92)

 

Kickers

1. Ryan Longwell vs. MIA (8)

2. David Akers @ DET (11)

3. Nate Kaeding vs. JAX (15)

4. Garrett Hartley @ SF (24)

5. Lawrence Tynes @ IND (31)

6. Rob Bironas vs. PIT (32)

7. Matt Prater vs. SEA (32)

8. Neil Rackers @ WAS (33)

9. Stephen Gostkowski @ NYJ (34)

10. Mason Crosby vs. BUF (35)

11. Ryan Succop @ CLE (38)

12. Jeff Reed @ TEN (39)

13. Olindo Mare @ DEN (42)

14. Jay Feeley @ ATL (44)

15. Joe Nedney vs. NO (48)

16. John Kasay vs. TB (48)

17. Robbie Gould @ DAL (49)

18. Dan Carpenter @ MIN (53)

19. Josh Brown @ OAK (53)

20. Matt Bryant vs. AZ (55)

21. David Buehler vs. CHI (55)

22. Sebastian Janikowski vs. St.L (59)

23. Phil Dawson vs. KC (59)

24. Billy Cundiff @ CIN (66)

25. Rian Lindell @ GB (66)

26. Adam Vinatieri vs. NYG (71)

27. Jason Hanson vs. PHI (71)

28. Graham Gano vs. HOU (78)

29. Mike Nugent vs. BAL (80)

30. Josh Scobee @ SD (86)

31. Nick Folk vs. NE (86)

32. Connor Barth @ TB (88)

 

 

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Fantasy Flavor Week 2 Start Rankings: QB, RB & D/ST

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Posted on 17 September 2010 by Thyrl Nelson

Week two is here and with it, hopefully a little more clarity as to what to expect defensively from week to week from the opponents of your fantasy players. Here are the first half of the Fantasy Flavor Week 2 Formulary Start Rankings, with wide receivers, tight ends and kickers to follow tomorrow.

 

Here’s the explanation of the “formula” and how to use the rankings. First, I rank the players at every position, at least 75 RBs, at least 100 WRs, at least 60 TEs, and every projected starter at the other positions based on their performance so far, expectations going forward, workload, health etc. Then I number them by 2′s (2,4,6,8). After that I rank the defenses, mostly using ESPN’s points against rankings, with minor adjustments for injuries, anomalies and my gut.  Those rankins are numbered 1-32. By adding the two numbers together, you come up with the “formulary” #, lowest possible is 3. It’s 2 part player expectations, 1 part defensive expectations against that player’s position, all against my best effort to gauge their projections against what could best be described as the equivalent of the baseball RP.

 

Now the disclaimer, since the body of work is small at this point, a lot of the expectations, especially defensively are based on last year’s performance, again, with adjustments made for injuries, anomalies, changes in workload and my old gut.

 

In shorter terms, it’s not gospel. It is though, and interesting guideline, fairly accurate historically, and one more resource to use when contemplating tough decisions, looking for sleepers or searching for bye week help.

 

As always, keep an eye on the injury reports and make adjustments as you see fit, and most of all have fun. If you aren’t having fun playing fantasy football, you’re doing it wrong.

 

Quarterbacks

 

1. P. Manning vs. NYG (10)

2. Rivers vs. JAX (17)

3. Favre vs. MIA (19)

4. Romo vs. CHI (23)

5. Brees @ SF (28)

6. Schaub @ WAS (32)

7. Rodgers vs. BUF (35)

8. Vick @ DET (37)

9. Cutler @ DAL (39)

10. Henne @ MIN (39)

11. Brady @ NYJ (40)

12. Young vs. PIT (40)

13. Ryan vs. AZ (42)

14. Flacco @ CIN (43)

15. E. Manning @ IND (46)

16. Dixon @ TEN (46)

17. Orton vs. SEA (148)

18. Anderson @ ATL (52)

19. McNabb vs. HOU (53)

20. Garrard @ SD (54)

21. Cassel @ CLE (55)

22. Campbell vs. St.L (58)

23. Palmer vs. BAL (59)

24. Hasselbeck @ DEN (69)

25. Sanchez vs. NE (69)

26. Bradford @ OAK (69)

27. A. Smith vs. NO (70)

28. Moore vs. TB (71) *watch his health

29. Delhomme vs. KC (74) *watch his health

30. Hill vs. PHI (76)

31. Edwards @ GB (85)

32. Freeman @ CAR (86)

 

Running Backs

1. Steven Jackson @ OAK (11)

2. Frank Gore vs. NO (22)

3. Maurice Jones-Drew @ SD (23)

4. DeAngelo Williams vs. TB (23)

5. Adrian Peterson vs. MIA (24)

6. Jamaal Charles @ CLE (29)

7. Michael Turner vs. AZ (30)

8. Chris Johnson vs. PIT (31)

9. Rashard Mendenhall @ TEN (31)

10. LeShon McCoy @ DET (32)

11. Ray Rice @ CIN (33)

12. Knowshon Moreno vs. SEA (40)

13. Jonathan Stewart vs. TB (41)

14. Arian Foster @ WAS (44)

15. Darren McFadden vs. St.L (45)

16. Cedric Benson vs. BAL (48)

17. Beanie Wells @ ATL (49) *watch his health

18. Pierre Thomas @ SF (50)

19. Joseph Addai vs. NYG (50)

20. Matt Forte @ DAL (51)

21. Ahmad Bradshaw @ IND (55)

22. Justin Forsett @ DEN (58)

23. Clinton Portis vs. HOU (58)

24. Brandon Jackson vs. BUF (58)

25. Marion Barber vs. CHI (59)

26. Ryan Matthews vs. JAX (66)

27. Brandon Jacobs @ IND (67)

28. Donald Brown vs. NYG (68)

29. Jahvid Best vs. PHI (69)

30. Thomas Jones @ CLE (69)

31. Shonn Green vs. NE (70)

32. Ronnie Brown @ MIN (70)

33. Felix Jones vs. CHI (71)

34. Cadillac Williams @ CAR (71)

35. Ricky Williams @ MIN (72)

36. Fred Taylor @ SD (72)

37. Peyton Hillis vs. KC (72)

38. Reggie Bush @ SF (74)

39. Jerome Harrison vs. KC (77)

40. Tim Hightower @ ATL (77)

41. CJ Spiller @ GB (83)

42. Kareem Huggins @ CAR (83)

43. LaDanian Tomlinson vs. NE (86)

44. John Kuhn vs. BUF (90)

45. Darren Sproles vs. JAX (92)

46. Steve Slaton @ WAS (93)

47. Chester Taylor @ DAL (96)

48. Fred Jackson @ GB (97)

49. Willis McGahee @ CIN (97)

50. Kevin Smith vs. PHI (99)

 

Defense / Special Teams

1. Eagles @ DET (6)

2. Packers vs. BUF (11)

3. Ravens @ CIN (23)

4. Cowboys vs. CHI (26)

5. Jets vs. NE (29)

6. Vikings vs. MIA (33)

7. Broncos vs. SEA (34)

8. Texans @ WAS (34)

9. Browns vs. KC (37)

10. Saints @ SF (38)

11. Steelers @ TEN (39)

12. Patriots @ NYJ (39)

13. Chargers vs. JAX (42)

14. 49ers vs. NO (43)

15. Bengals vs. BAL (44)

16. Falcons vs. AZ (53)

17. Giants @ IND (54)

18. Titans vs. PIT (55)

19. Buccaneers @ CAR (55)

20. Bears @ DAL (58)

21. Chiefs @ CLE (58)

22. Raiders vs. St.L (61)

23. Panthers vs. TB (62)

24. Colts vs. NYG (63)

25. Cardinals @ ATL (66)

26. Dolphins @ MIN (67)

27. Rams @ OAK (67)

28. Bills @ GB (68)

29. Seahawks @ DEN (70)

30. Lions vs. PHI (75)

31. Redskins vs. HOU (80)

32. Jaguars @ SD (94)

 

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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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