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Fantasy Football Week 14 Start Rankings

Posted on 09 December 2009 by Thyrl Nelson

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Quarterbacks

 

1. Drew Brees @ ATL (7)

2. Aaron Rodgers @ CHI (12)

3. Ben Roethlisberger @ CLE (23)

4. Donavan McNabb @ NYG (24)

5. Matt Schaub vs. SEA (25)

6. Phillip Rivers @ DAL (27)

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

8. Brett Favre vs. CIN (32)

9.David Garrard vs. MIA (32)

10. Joe Flacco vs. DET (33)

11. Chad Henne @ JAX (34)

12. Tom Brady vs. CAR (36)

13. Carson Palmer @ MIN (36)

14. Peyton Manning vs. DEN (37)

15. Tony Romo vs. SD (37)

16. Kurt Warner @ SF (37)

17. Alex Smith vs. AZ (39)

18. Kyle Boller @ TEN (44)

19. Eli Manning vs. PHI (46)

20. Jason Campbell @ OAK (46)

21. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ KC (47)

22. Jay Cutler vs. GB (49)

23. Kellen Clemens @ TB (52)

24. Matt Hasselbeck @ HOU (57)

25. Kyle Orton @ IND (61)

26. Matthew Moore @ NE (61)

27. Daunte Culpepper @ BAL (62)

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

29. Brady Quinn vs. PIT (67)

30. Josh Freeman vs. NYJ (69)

31. Matt Cassel vs. BUF (70)

32. Bruce Gradkowski vs. WAS (71)

 

 

Running Backs

 

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

2. Ray Rice vs. DET (16)

3. Thomas Jones @ TB (18)

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

5. Steven Jackson @ TEN (25)

6. Rashard Mendenhall @ CLE (29)

7. Frank Gore vs. AZ (33)

8. Joseph Addai vs. DEN (34)

9. Adrian Peterson vs. CIN (35)

10. Ricky Williams @ JAX (36)

11. Ryan Grant @ CHI (38)

12. Pierre Thomas @ ATL (39)

13. Michael Turner vs. NO (41)

14. Jonathan Stewart @ NE (41)

15. Fred Jackson @ KC (43)

16. Tim Hightower @ SF (45)

17. Lawrence Maroney vs. CAR (47)

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

19. Jamal Charles vs. BUF (51)

20. Cedric Benson @ MIN (52)

21. Marion Barber vs. SD (52)

22. LaDanian Tomlinson @ DAL (53)

23. Marshawn Lynch @ KC (53)

24. Kevin Smith @ BAL (54)

25. Justin Forsett @ HOU (54)

26. Knowshon Moreno @ IND (55)

27. Brandon Jacobs vs. PHI (56)

28. Chris Brown vs. SEA (58)

29. Matt Forte vs. GB (59)

30. Willis McGahee vs. DET (60)

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

32. Mike Bell @ ATL (65)

33. Cadillac Williams vs. NYJ (67)

34. Rock Cartwright @ OAK (68)

35. Julius Jones @ HOU (68)

36. Reggie Bush @ ATL (69)

37. Darren Sproles @ DAL (70)

38. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. PHI (70)

39. Beanie Wells @ SF (71)

40. Jerious Norwood vs. NO (78)

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

42. Felix Jones vs. DAL (80)

43. Correll Buckhalter @ IND (81)

44. Sammy Morris vs. CAR (81)

45. Shonn Greene @ TB (82)

46. Tashard Choice vs. SD (86)

47. Jerome Harrison vs. PIT (88)

48. Willie Parker @ CLE (90)

49. Justin Fargas vs. WAS (91)

50. Kevin Faulk vs. CAR (91)

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

1. Andre Johnson vs. SEA (13)

2. Larry Fitzgerald @ SF (15)

3. Roddy White vs. NO (25)

4. Randy Moss vs. CAR (32)

5. Miles Austin vs. SD (32)

6. Marques Colston @ ATL (33)

7. Reggie Wayne vs. DEN (34)

8. Wes Welker vs. CAR (36)

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

10. Vincent Jackson @ DAL (38)

11. Donald Driver @ CHI (42)

12. Derrick Mason vs. DET (44)

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

14. Anquan Boldin @ SF (49)

15. Chad Ochocinco @ MIN (50)

16. Steve Smith vs. PHI (51)

17. Sidney Rice vs. CIN (51)

18. Santonio Holmes @ CLE (51)

19. Brandon Marshall @ IND (52)

20. Robert Meachem @ ATL (53)

21. Percy Harvin vs. CIN (55)

22. Terrell Owens @ KC (55)

23. Greg Jennings @ CHI (56)

24. Michael Crabtree vs. AZ (56)

25. Steve Smith @ NE (60)

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

27. Calvin Johnson @ BAL (68)

28. Jerricho Cotchery @ TB (71)

29. Nate Burleson @ HOU (76)

30. Pierre Garcon vs. DEN (78)

31. Devery Henderson @ ATL (79)

32. Jeremy Maclin @ NYG (81)

33. Mario Manningham vs. PHI (83)

34. Lee Evans @ KC (83)

35. Donnie Avery @ TEN (83)

36. Devin Hester vs. GB (88)

37. Santana Moss @ OAK (88)

38. Hakeem Nicks vs. PHI (89)

39. Steve Breaston @ SF (89)

40. TJ Houshmandzadeh @ HOU (91)

41. Roy Williams vs. SD (92)

42. Braylon Edwards @ TB (97)

43. Austin Collie vs. DEN (100)

44. Chris Chambers vs. BUF (101)

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

46. Patrick Crayton vs. SD (104)

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

48. Mike Wallace @ CLE (111)

49. Mark Clayton vs. DET (112)

50. Johnnie Knox vs. GB (114)

 

 

Tight Ends

 

1. Vernon Davis vs. AZ (10)

2. Brent Celek @ NYG (12)

3. Heath Miller @ CLE (22)

4. Antonio Gates @ DAL (25)

5. Jeremy Shockey @ ATL (27)

6. Kevin Boss vs. PHI (27)

7. Greg Olsen vs. GB (28)

8. Visanthe Schiancoe vs. CIN (34)

9. Tony Gonzalez vs. NO (35)

10. Dallas Clark vs. DEN (37)

11. Jason Witten vs. SD (37)

12. Dustin Keller @ TB (37)

13. Kellen Winslow vs. NYJ (41)

14. Jon Carlson @ HOU (41)

15. Todd Heap vs. DET (42)

16. Mercedes Lewis vs. MIA (43)

17. Jermichael Finley @ CHI (46)

18. Zach Miller vs. WAS (48)

19. Will Heller @ BAL (54)

20. Benjamin Watson vs. CAR (55)

21. David Thomas @ ATL (55)

22. Fred Davis @ OAK (60)

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

24. Daniel Fells @ TEN (62)

25. Dante Rosario @ NE (64)

26. Spencer Havner @ CHI (64)

27. Kellen Davis vs. GB (68)

28. JP Foschi @ MIN (71)

29. Tony Scheffler @ IND (72)

30. Donald Lee @ CHI (76)

 

 

Kickers

 

1. Matt Stover vs. DEN (20)

2. Matt Prater @ IND (21)

3. Mason Crosby @ CHI (23)

4. Jay Feeley @ TB (24)

5. Dan Carpenter @ JAX (27)

6. Garret Hartley @ ATL (27)

7. Rian Lindell @ KC (29)

8. Neil Rackers @ SF (30)

9. David Akers @ NYG (31)

10. Nate Kaeding @ DAL (31)

11. Lawrence Tynes vs. PHI (31)

12. Olindo Mare @ HOU (36)

13. Ryan Longwell vs. CIN (37)

14. Jeff Reed @ CLE (37)

15. Stephen Gostkowski vs. CAR (38)

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

17. Sebastian Janikowski vs. WAS (46)

18. Shayne Graham @ MIN (50)

19. Nick Folk vs. SD (50)

20. Graham Gano @ OAK (50)

21. Ryan Succop vs. BUF (51)

22. Josh Scobee vs. MIA (52)

23. Billy Cundiff vs. DET (57)

24. Josh Brown @ TEN (60)

25. Robbie Gould vs. GB (61)

26. Joe Nedney vs. AZ (66)

27. Kris Brown vs. SEA (66)

28. Matt Bryant vs. NO (69)

29. Jason Hanson @ BAL (73)

30. Connor Barth vs. NYJ (74)

31. John Kasay @ NE (76)

32. Phil Dawson vs. PIT

 

Defense / Special Teams

 

1. Ravens @ DET (18)

2. Saints @ ATL (20)

3. Packers @ CHI (23)

4. Vikings vs. CIN (29)

5. Steelers @ CLE (29)

6. Eagles @ NYG (32)

7. Patriots vs. CAR (32)

8. Jets @ TB (33)

9. Colts vs. DEN (34)

10. Broncos @ IND (35)

11. Bengals @ MIN (37)

12. Cardinals @ SF (38)

13. Chargers @ DAL (39)

14. Bills @ KC (42)

15. 49ers vs. AZ (43)

16. Titans vs. St.L (51)

17. Dolphins @ JAX (52)

18. Seahawks @ HOU (54)

19. Buccaneers vs. NYG (56)

20. Redskins @ OAK (57)

21. Cowboys vs. SD (58)

22. Texans vs. SEA (59)

23. Bears vs. GB (60)

24. Chiefs vs. BUF (63)

25. Panthers @ NE (64)

26. Raiders vs. WAS (64)

27. Browns vs. PIT (65)

28. Giants vs. PHI (69)

29. Falcons vs. NO (76)

30. Jaguars vs. MIA (83)

31. Rams @ TEN (83)

32. Lions @ BAL (84)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fantasy Football Week 13 Start Rankings

Posted on 02 December 2009 by Thyrl Nelson

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Quarterbacks

 

1. Peyton Manning vs. TEN (8)

2. Tom Brady @ MIA (18)

3. Matt Schaub @ JAX (18)

4. Donavan McNabb @ ATL (18)

5. Carson Palmer vs. DET (19)

6. Brett Favre @ AZ (21)

7. Phillip Rivers @ CLE (23)

8. Aaron Rodgers vs. BAL (25)

9. Drew Brees @ WAS (30)

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

11. Kyle Orton @ KC (33)

12. Tony Romo @ NYG (37)

13. Ben Roethlisberger vs. OAK (39)

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

15. Joe Flacco @ GB (39)

16. Alex Smith @ SEA (41)

17. Eli Manning vs. DAL (42)

18. David Garrard vs. HOU (45)

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

20. Vince Young @ IND (47)

21. Matthew Stafford @ CIN (51)

22. Matt Hassselbeck vs. SF (54)

23. Kyle Boller @ CHI (55)

24. Josh Freeman @ CAR (56)

25. Chad Henne vs. NE (58)

26. Jason Campbell vs. NO (61)

27. Matt Cassel vs. DEN (61)

28. Chris Redman vs. PHI (64)

29. Brady Quinn vs. SD (65)

30. Bruce Gradkowski @ PIT (66)

31. Mark Sanchez @ BUF (68)

32. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. NYJ (72)

 

 

Running Backs

 

1. Thomas Jones @ BUF (11)

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

3. Adrian Peterson @ AZ (20)

4. Chris Johnson @ IND (22)

5. Rashard Mendenhall vs. OAK (24)

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

7. Steven Jackson @ CHI (29)

8. LaDanian Tomlinson @ CLE (29)

9. Joseph Addai vs. TEN (30)

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

11. Ricky Williams vs. NE (31)

12. Frank Gore @ SEA (31)

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

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

15. Ray Rice @ GB (39)

16. Darren Sproles @ CLE (39)

17. Justin Forsett vs. SF (44)

18. Ryan Grant vs. BAL (45)

19. Knowshon Moreno @ KC (45)

20. Cadillac Williams @ CAR (45)

21. LeSean McCoy @ ATL (46)

22. Pierre Thomas @ WAS (48)

23. Correll Buckhalter @ KC (49)

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

25. Jamal Charles vs. DEN (51)

26. Marion Barber @ NYG (52)

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

28. Fred Jackson vs. NYJ (53)

29. Brian Westbrook @ ATL (53)

30. Kevin Smith @ CIN (54)

31. Lawrence Maroney @ MIA (55)

32. Rock Cartwright vs. NO (59)

33. Shon Greene @ BUF (59)

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

35. Tim Hightower vs. MIN (60)

36. Chester Taylor @ AZ (60)

37. Derrick Ward @ CAR (61)

38. Brandon Jacobs vs. DAL (62)

39. Felix Jones @ NYG (62)

40. Jamal Lewis vs. SD (63)

41. Willis McGahee @ GB (65)

42. Chris Brown @ JAX (65)

43. Mike Bell @ WAS (66)

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

45. Donald Brown vs. TEN (68)

46. Willie Parker vs. OAK (68)

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

48. Leonard Weaver @ ATL (71)

49. Beanie Wells vs. MIN (72)

50. Tashard Choice @ NYG (72)

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

1. Reggie Wayne vs. TEN (3)

2. Andre Johnson @ JAX (12)

3. Randy Moss @ MIA (17)

4. Sidney Rice @ AZ (22)

5. Vincent Jackson @ CLE (25)

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

7. Larry Fitzgerald vs. MIN (31)

8. Miles Austin @ NYG (33)

9. Percy Harvin @ AZ (34)

10. Wes Welker @ MIA (35)

11. Marques Colston @ WAS (36)

12. Brandon Marshall @ KC (36)

13. Chad Ochocinco vs. DET (36)

14. Steve Smith vs. DAL (38)

15. Hines Ward vs. OAK (40)

16. Donald Driver vs. BAL (41)

17. Roddy White vs. PHI (45)

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

19. Steve Smith vs. TB (51)

20. Santonio Holmes vs. OAK (52)

21. Pierre Garcon vs. TEN (53)

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

23. Derrick Mason @ GB (54)

24. Nate Burleson vs. SF (57)

25. Greg Jennings vs. BAL (59)

26. Mario Manningham vs. DAL (62)

27. TJ Houshmandzadeh vs. SF (63)

28. Michael Crabtree @ SEA (63)

29. Robert Meachem @ WAS (68)

30. Terrell Owens vs. NYJ (71)

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

32. Austin Collie vs. TEN (75)

33. Calvin Johnson @ CIN (78)

34. Anquan Boldin vs. MIN (81)

35. Devery Henderson @ WAS (82)

36. Donnie Avery @ CHI (83)

37. Hakeem Nicks vs. DAL (84)

38. Santana Moss vs. NO (86)

39. Chris Chambers vs. DEN (87)

40. Steve Breaston vs. MIN (91)

41. Nate Washington @ IND (91)

42. Jerricho Cotchery @ BUF (92)

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

44. Kenny Britt @ IND (93)

45. Mike Wallace vs. OAK (94)

46. Patrick Crayton @ NYG (96)

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

48. Jacoby Jones vs. BAL (98)

49. Laverneus Coles vs. DET (98)

50. Lee Evans vs. NYJ (99)

 

 

Tight Ends

 

1. Tony Gonzalez vs. PHI (9)

2. Antonio Gates @ CLE (15)

3. Brent Celek @ ATL (15)

4. Dallas Clark vs. TEN (20)

5. Visanthe Schiancoe @ AZ (21)

6. Vernon Davis @ SEA (22)

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

8. Jason Witten @ NYG (28)

9. Kellen Winslow @ CAR (35)

10. Benjamin Watson @ MIA (36)

11. Heath Miller vs. OAK (37)

12. Zach Miller @ PIT (44)

13. Kevin Boss vs. DAL (45)

14. Dustin Keller @ BUF (45)

15. Todd Heap @ GB (46)

16. Tony Scheffler @ KC (46)

17. Jon Carlson vs. SF (49)

18. Jeremy Shockey @ WAS (50)

19. Mercedes Lewis vs. HOU (51)

20. Dante Rosario vs. TB (53)

21. Will Heller @ CIN (58)

22. Daniel Fells @ CHI (59)

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

24. Fred Davis vs. NO (64)

25. JP Foschi vs. DET (64)

26. Jermichael Finley vs. BAL (66)

27. Jeff King vs. TB (67)

28. Ben Patrick vs. MIN (67)

29. Spencer Havner vs. BAL (72)

30. Randy McMichael @ CHI (75)

 

 

Kickers

 

1. Stephen Gostkowski @ MIA (11)

2. Nate Kaeding @ CLE (13)

3. Rob Bironas @ IND (18)

4. David Akers @ ATL (20)

5. Matt Prater @ KC (25)

6. Ryan Longwell @ AZ (27)

7. John Carney @ Was (27)

8. Mason Crosby vs. BAL (28)

9. Olindo Mare vs. SF (28)

10. Lawrence Tynes vs. DAL (37)

11. Matt Stover vs. TEN (37)

12. Jeff Reed vs. OAK (39)

13. Shayne Graham vs. DET (44)

14. Jay Feeley @ BUF (46)

15. Kris Brown @ JAX (46)

16. Ryan Succop vs. DEN (48)

17. Dan Carpenter vs. NE (49)

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

19. Rian Lindell vs. NYJ (55)

20. Neil Rackers vs. MIN (55)

21. Joe Nedney @ SEA (55)

22. John Kasay vs. TB (57)

23. Matt Bryant vs. PHI (59)

24. Nick Folk @ NYG (60)

25. Phil Dawson vs. SD (63)

26. Shaun Suisham vs. NO (68)

27. Josh Brown @ CHI (68)

28. Connor Barth @ CAR (68)

29. Billy Cundiff @ GB (72)

30. Josh Scobee vs. HOU (73)

31. Sebastian Janikowski @ PIT (74)

32. Jason Hanson @ CIN (80)

 

 

Defense / Special Teams

 

1. Saints @ WAS (8)

2. Chargers @ CLE (15)

3. Broncos @ KC (18)

4. Bengals vs. DET (21)

5. Vikings @ AZ (21)

6. Steelers vs. OAK (28)

7. Eagles @ ATL (30)

8. Ravens @ GB (35)

9. 49ers @ SEA (36)

10. Packers vs. BAL (37)

11. Colts vs. TEN (37)

12. Jets @ BUF (37)

13. Bills vs. NYJ (39)

14. Bears vs. St.L (43)

15. Patriots @ MIA (48)

16. Cardinals vs. MIN (51)

17. Cowboys @ NYG (51)

18. Seahawks vs. SF (51)

19. Buccaneers @ CAR (54)

20. Texans @ JAX (56)

21. Giants vs. DAL (61)

22. Panthers vs. TB (61)

23. Dolphins vs. NE (62)

24. Falcons vs. PHI (66)

25. Raiders @ PIT (66)

26. Chiefs vs. DEN (69)

27. Titans @ IND (75)

28. Lions @ CIN (77)

29. Rams @ CHI (78)

30. Redskins vs. NO (80)

31. Jaguars vs. HOU (82)

32. Browns vs. SD (84)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fantasy Football Week 12 Start Rankings

Posted on 25 November 2009 by Thyrl Nelson

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Quarterbacks

 

1. Aaron Rodgers @ DET (4)

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

3. Brett Favre vs. CHI (23)

4. Phillip Rivers vs. KC (24)

5. Peyton Manning @ HOU (26)

6. Matt Hasselbeck @ St.L (28)

7. Carson Palmer vs. CLE (29)

8. Josh Freeman @ ATL (30)

9. Matt Ryan vs. TB (32)

10. Vince Young vs. AZ (32)

11. Drew Brees vs. NE (33)

12. Donavan McNabb vs. WAS (33)

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

14. Tom Brady @ NO (36)

15. Matt Schaub vs. IND (37)

16. Jay Cutler @ MIN (38)

17. Tony Romo vs. OAK (39)

18. Alex Smith vs. JAX (41)

19. David Garrard @ SF (48)

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

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

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

23 Joe Flacco vs. PIT (53)

24. Kyle Boller vs. SEA (53)

25. Eli Manning @ DEN (54)

26. Chad Henne @ BUF (58)

27. Brady Quinn @ CIN (58)

28. Bruce Gradkowski @ DAL (58)

29. Matt Cassel @ SD (60)

30. Jason Campbell @ PHI (60)

31. Mark Sanchez vs. CAR (66)

32. Jake Delhomme @ NYJ (71)

 

 

Running Backs

 

1. Ricky Williams @ BUF (8)

2. Maurice Jones-Drew @ SF (15)

3. Chris Johnson vs. AZ (18)

4. Thomas Jones vs. CAR (18)

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

6. Adrian Peterson vs. CHI (26)

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

8. Ryan Grant @ DET (28)

9. Steven Jackson vs. SEA (29)

10. DeAngelo Williams @ NYJ (31)

11. Marion Barber vs. OAK (35)

12. Joseph Addai @ HOU (36)

13. LaDanian Tomlinson vs. KC (37)

14. Ray Rice vs. PIT (39)

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

16. Frank Gore vs. JAX (43)

17. Tim Hightower @ TEN (45)

18. Brandon Jacobs @ DEN (47)

19. Cadillac Williams @ ATL (49)

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

21. Pierre Thomas vs. NE (50)

22. Rashard Mendenhall @ BAL (50)

23. Lawrence Maroney @ NO (50)

24. Jonathan Stewart @ NYJ (51)

25. Matt Forte @ MIN (54)

26. Kevin Smith vs. GB (54)

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

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

29. Jamal Charles @ SD (62)

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

31. Darren Sproles vs. KC (63)

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

33. Felix Jones vs. OAK (67)

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

35. Knowshon Moreno vs. NYG (69)

36. Beanie Wells @ TEN (69)

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

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

39. Rock Cartwright @ PHI (80)

40. Correll Buckhalter vs. NYG (81)

41. Marshawn Lynch vs. MIA (82)

42. Willis McGahee vs. PIT (85)

43. Tashard Choice vs. OAK (87)

44. Donald Brown @ HOU (88)

45. Shon Greene vs. CAR (90)

46. Derrick Ward @ ATL (91)

47. Jamal Lewis @ CIN (93)

48. Kevin Faulk @ NO (96)

49. Chester Taylor vs. CHI (100)

50. Lex Hilliard @ BUF (101)

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

1. Larry Fitzgerald @ TEN (7)

2. Vincent Jackson vs. KC (16)

3. Randy Moss @ NO (18)

4. Reggie Wayne @ HOU (24)

5. Sidney Rice vs. CHI (25)

6. Roddy White vs. TB (27)

7. Wes Welker @ NO (28)

8. Andre Johnson vs. IND (30)

9. Miles Austin vs. OAK (30)

10. Mike Sims-Walker @ SF (32)

11. DeSean Jackson vs. WAS (33)

12. Donald Driver @ DET (36)

13. Hines Ward @ BAL (39)

14. Chad Ochocinco vs. CLE (42)

15. Greg Jennings @ DET (42)

16. Percy Harvin vs. CHI (45)

17. Steve Smith @ DEN (46)

18. Marques Colston vs. NE (49)

19. Derrick Mason vs. PIT (50)

20. Anquan Boldin @ TEN (51)

21. Brandon Marshall vs. NYG (54)

22. Nate Burleson @ St.L (57)

23. Santonio Holmes @ BAL (63)

24. Terrell Owens vs. MIA (63)

25. TJ Houshmandzadeh @ St.L (63)

26. Devin Hester @ MIN (68)

27. Steve Breaston @ TEN (69)

28. Mario Manningham @ DEN (70)

29. Steve Smith @ NYJ (71)

30. Michael Crabtree vs. JAX (72)

31. Calvin Johnson vs. GB (75)

32. Robert Meachem vs. NE (79)

33. Jerricho Cotchery vs. CAR (83)

34. Patrick Crayton vs. OAK (83)

35. Lee Evans vs. MIA (85)

36. Donnie Avery vs. SEA (89)

37. Jeremy Maclin vs. WAS (91)

38. Mike Wallace @ BAL (95)

39. Pierre Garcon @ HOU (96)

40. Nate Washington vs. AZ (97)

41. Hakeem Nicks @ DEN (98)

42. Austin Collie @ HOU (100)

43. Johnnie Knox @ MIN (102)

44. Bernard Berrian vs. CHI (103)

45. Sammie Stroughter @ ATL (104)

46. Chris Chambers @ SD (106)

47. Devery Henderson vs. NE (107)

48. Laverneus Coles vs. CLE (108)

49. Roy Williams vs. OAK (109)

50. Santana Moss @ PHI (110)

 

 

Tight Ends

 

1. Greg Olsen @ MIN (17)

2. Tony Gonzalez vs. TB (18)

3. Kellen Winslow Jr. @ ATL (19)

4. Dallas Clark @ HOU (24)

5. Antonio Gates vs. KC (26)

6. Vernon Davis vs. JAX (33)

7. Brent Celek vs. WAS (34)

8. Jon Carlson @ St.L (34)

9. Visanthe Schiancoe vs. CHI (35)

10. Heath Miller @ BAL (36)

11. Zach Miller @ DAL (41)

12. Brandon Pettigrew vs. GB (43)

13. Tony Scheffler vs. NYG (44)

14. Jeremy Shockey vs. NE (45)

15. Will Heller vs. GB (45)

16. Jermichael Finley @ DET (45)

17. Fred Davis @ PHI (47)

18. Kevin Boss @ DEN (48)

19. Spencer Havner @ DET (49)

20. Kellen Davis @ MIN (51)

21. Dustin Keller vs. CAR (52)

22. Benjamin Watson @ NO (54)

23. Todd Heap vs. PIT (55)

24. Mercedes Lewis @ SF (55)

25. Jason Witten vs. OAK (58)

26. Daniel Fells vs. SEA (62)

27. Matt Ryan @ SD (63)

28. Daniel Graham vs. NYG (68)

29. Joey Haynos @ BUF (73)

30. Bo Scaife vs. AZ (74)

 

 

Kickers

 

1. Lawrence Tynes @ DEN (13)

2. Nate Kaeding vs. KC (14)

3. Mason Crosby @ DET (14)

4. David Akers vs. WAS (16)

5. Stephen Gostkowski @ NO (26)

6. Nick Folk vs. OAK (30)

7. Matt Stover @ HOU (30)

8. Dan Carpenter @ BUF (31)

9. Ryan Longwell vs. CHI (33)

10. Connor Barth @ BUF (33)

11. Rian Lindell vs. MIA (35)

12. Neil Rackers @ TEN (40)

13. Ryan Succop @ SD (42)

14. Rob Bironas vs. AZ (42)

15. Jay Feeley vs. CAR (44)

16. John Carney vs. NE (48)

17. Olindo Mare @ St.L (49)

18. Robbie Gould @ MIN (49)

19. Jeff Reed @ BAL (49)

20. Joe Nedney vs. JAX (49)

21. Kris Brown vs. IND (49)

22. Jason Elam vs. TB (54)

23. Sebastian Janikowski @ DAL (57)

24. Josh Scobee @ SF (57)

25. Shaun Suisham @ PHI (59)

26. Shayne Graham vs. CLE (61)

27. Matt Prater vs. NYG (69)

28. Jason Hanson vs. GB (70)

29. Phil Dawson @ CIN (75)

30. Josh Brown vs. SEA (76)

31. Billy Cundiff vs. PIT (77)

32. John Kasay @ NYJ (79)

 

 

Defense / Special Teams

 

1. Eagles vs. WAS (9)

2. Bengals vs. CLE (12)

3. Ravens vs. PIT (14)

4. Vikings vs. CHI (22)

5. Cowboys vs. OAK (27)

6. Saints vs. NE (32)

7. Chargers vs. KC (35)

8. 49ers vs. JAX (37)

9. Packers @ DET (37)

10. Colts @ HOU (39)

11. Cardinals @ TEN (39)

12. Jets vs. CAR (40)

13. Dolphins @ BUF (41)

14. Broncos vs. NYG (43)

15. Patriots @ NO (44)

16. Steelers @ BAL (47)

17. Seahawks @ St.L (47)

18. Giants @ DEN (50)

19. Bills vs. MIA (51)

20. Falcons vs. TB (52)

21. Bears @ MIA (56)

22. Panthers @ NYJ (62)

23. Titans vs. AZ (66)

24. Texans vs. IND (71)

25. Redskins @ PHI (73)

26. Jaguars @ SF (74)

27. Chiefs @ SD (78)

28. Raiders @ DAL (78)

29. Browns @ CIN (79)

30. Rams vs. SEA (79)

31. Buccaneers @ ATL (80)

32. Lions vs. GB (80)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fantasy Football Week 11 Start Rankings

Posted on 18 November 2009 by Thyrl Nelson

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Quarterbacks

 

1. Matt Schaub vs. TEN (11)

2. Drew Brees @ TB (13)

3. Donavan McNabb @ CHI (18)

4. Aaron Rodgers vs. SF (19)

5. Kurt Warner @ St.L (24)

6. Peyton Manning @ BAL (25)

7. Ben Roethlisberger @ KC (28)

8. Brett Favre vs. SEA (30)

9. Vince Young @ HOU (31)

10. Eli Manning vs. ATL (33)

11. Matt Hasselbeck @ MIN (35)

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

13. Tom Brady vs. NYJ (37)

14. Alex Smith @ GB (38)

15. Carson Palmer @ OAK (40)

16. Phillip Rivers @ DEN (41)

17. Josh Freeman vs. NO (43)

18. Jason Campbell @ DAL (45)

19. Tony Romo vs. WAS (46)

20. Jay Cutler vs. PHI (48)

21. Jake Delhomme vs. MIA (48)

22. Brady Quinn @ DET (48)

23. Matthew Stafford vs. CLE (50)

24. Marc Bulger vs. AZ (51)

25. Kyle Orton vs. SD (52)

26. Matt Ryan @ NYG (53)

27. Joe Flacco vs. IND (55)

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

29. Chad Henne @ CAR (61)

30. Matt Cassel vs. PIT (63)

31. Mark Sanchez @ NE (63)

32. David Garrard vs. BUF (64)

 

 

Running Backs

 

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

2. Chris Johnson @ HOU (13)

3. Adrian Peterson vs. SEA (19)

4. Ricky Williams @ MIA (20)

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

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

7. Pierre Thomas @ TB (29)

8. Ray Rice vs. IND (30)

9. Steven Jackson vs. AZ (33)

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

11. Ryan Grant vs. SF (34)

12. Tim Hightower @ St.L (34)

13. Kevin Smith vs. CLE (34)

14. Rashard Mendenhall @ KC (34)

15. DeAngelo Williams vs. MIA (37)

16. Thomas Jones @ NE (37)

17. Matt Forte vs. PHI (39)

18. Steve Slaton vs. TEN (42)

19. Joseph Addai @ BAL (43)

20. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. ATL (44)

21. Frank Gore @ GB (45)

22. Reggie Bush @ TB (45)

23. LaDanian Tomlinson @ DEN (47)

24. Brandon Jacobs vs. ATL (48)

25. Jonathan Stewart vs. MIA (53)

26. Marshawn Lynch @ JAX (53)

27. Beanie Wells @ St.L (56)

28. Marion Barber vs. WAS (58)

29. Cadillac Williams vs. NO (63)

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

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

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

33. Knowshon Moreno vs. SD (72)

34. Jamal Lewis @ DET (72)

35. Fred Jackson @ JAX (73)

36. Darren Sproles @ DEN (76)

37. Willis McGahee vs. IND (78)

38. Correll Buckhalter vs. SD (78)

39. Derrick Ward vs. NO (79)

40. Lawrence Maroney vs. NYJ (80)

41. LaDell Betts @ DAL (81)

42. Ryan Moats vs. TEN (86)

43. Mike Bell @ TB (89)

44. Felix Jones vs. WAS (91)

45. Jerome Harrison @ DET (92)

46. Michael Bush vs. CIN (96)

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

48. Jamal Charles vs. PIT (97)

49. Chester Taylor vs. SEA (97)

50. Mewelde Moore @ KC (97)

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

1. Andre Johnson vs. TEN (13)

2. DeSean Jackson @ CHI (20)

3. Marques Colston @ TB (23)

4. Reggie Wayne @ BAL (24)

5. Larry Fitzgerald @ St.L (25)

6. Steve Smith vs. ATL (27)

7. Miles Austin @ WAS (32)

8. Sidney Rice vs. SEA (32)

9. Donald Driver vs. SF (33)

10. Randy Moss vs. NYJ (36)

11. Vincent Jackson @ DEN (36)

12. Hines Ward @ KC (36)

13. Brandon Marshall vs. SD (38)

14. Roddy White @ NYJ (41)

15. Percy Harvin vs. SEA (42)

16. Chad Ochocinco @ OAK (43)

17. Santonio Holmes @ KC (48)

18. Derrick Mason vs. IND (53)

19. Mario Manningham vs. ATL (57)

20. Wes Welker vs. NYJ (58)

21. TJ Houshmandzadeh @ MIN (58)

22. Lee Evans @ JAX (58)

23. Steve Smith vs. MIA (61)

24. Jeremy Maclin @ CHI (62)

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

26. Devin Hester vs. PHI (63)

27. Greg Jennings vs. SF (63)

28. Mike Wallace @ KC (64)

29. Hakeem Nicks vs. ATL (65)

30. Robert Meachem @ TB (65)

31. Nate Burleson @ MIN (70)

32. Devery Henderson @ TB (71)

33. Michael Crabtree @ GB (71)

34. Steve Breaston @ St.L (73)

35. Anquan Boldin @ St.L (77)

36. Jerricho Cotchery @ NE (80)

37. Santana Moss @ DAL (82)

38. Terrell Owens @ JAX (84)

39. Patrick Crayton vs. WAS (85)

40. Chris Chambers vs. PIT (85)

41. Donnie Avery vs. AZ (85)

42. Austin Collie @ BAL (86)

43. Jacoby Jones vs. TEN (89)

44. Bernard Berrian vs. SEA (90)

45. Pierre Garcon @ BAL (94)

46. Calvin Johnson vs. CLE (94)

47. Johnnie Knox vs. PHI (95)

48. Roy Williams vs. WAS (99)

49. Nate Washington @ HOU (99)

50. James Jones vs. SF (101)

 

 

Tight Ends

 

1. Vernon Davis @ GB (14)

2. Greg Olsen vs. PHI (16)

3. Tony Gonzalez @ NYG (19)

4. Brent Celek @ CHI (20)

5. Jon Carlson @ MIN (23)

6. Dallas Clark @ BAL (29)

7. Jeremy Shockey @ TB (31)

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

9. Antonio Gates @ DEN (37)

10. Heath Miller @ KC (37)

11. Visanthe Schiancoe vs. SEA (42)

12. Kevin Boss vs. ATL (43)

13. Zach Miller vs. CIN (45)

14. Daniel Fells vs. AZ (45)

15. Tony Scheffler vs. SD (46)

16. Mercedes Lewis vs. BUF (48)

17. Benjamin Watson vs. NYJ (49)

18. Jason Witten vs. WAS (54)

19. Dante Rosario vs. MIA (54)

20. Dustin Keller @ NE (55)

21. Jeff King vs. MIA (58)

22. Brandon Pettigrew vs. CLE (59)

23. Will Heller vs. CLE (61)

24. Fred Davis @ DAL (61)

25. Jermichael Finley vs. SF (62)

26. Todd Heap vs. IND (62)

27. Randy McMichael vs. AZ (63)

28. Kellen Davis vs. PHI (64)

29. Spencer Havner vs. SF (68)

30. Daniel Graham vs. SD (68)

 

 

Kickers

 

1. John Carney @ TB (20)

2. Connor Barth vs. NO (22)

3. Ryan Longwell vs. SEA (23)

4. Nate Kaeding @ DEN (24)

5. Mason Crosby vs. SF (24)

6. David Akers @ CHI (25)

7. Lawrence Tynes vs. ATL (26)

8. Matt Stover @ BAL (27)

9. Stephen Gostkowski vs. NYJ (31)

10. Nick Folk vs. WAS (32)

11. Jeff Reed @ KC (33)

12. Dan Carpenter @ CAR (34)

13. Matt Prater vs. SD (37)

14. Olindo Mare @ MIN (38)

15. Rian Lindell @ JAX (44)

16. Rob Bironas @ HOU (45)

17. Jay Feeley @ NE (46)

18. Kris Brown vs. TEN (47)

19. Neil Rackers @ St.L (51)

20. Jason Hanson vs. CLE (55)

21. Shayne Graham @ OAK (55)

22. Robbie Gould vs. PHI (56)

23. John Kasay vs. MIA (57)

24. Billy Cundiff vs. IND (60)

25. Shaun Suisham @ DAL (61)

26. Phil Dawson @ DET (62)

27. Ryan Succop vs. PIT (63)

28. Sebastian Janikowski vs. CIN (66)

29. Josh Scobee vs. BUF (69)

30. Joe Nedney @ GB (77)

31. Jason Elam @ NYG (82)

32. Josh Brown vs. AZ (86)

 

 

Defense / Special Teams

 

1. Saints @ TB (12)

2. Bengals @ OAK (13)

3. Eagles @ CHI (19)

4. Cardinals @ St.L (24)

5. Vikings vs. SEA (28)

6. Cowboys vs. WAS (29)

7. Steelers @ KC (30)

8. 49ers @ GB (31)

9. Packers vs. SF (33)

10. Broncos vs. SD (35)

11. Patriots vs. NYJ (35)

12. Ravens vs. IND (38)

13. Chargers @ DEN (42)

14. Dolphins @ CAR (44)

15. Colts @ BAL (45)

16. Bills @ JAX (45)

17. Giants vs. ATL (51)

18. Browns @ DET (56)

19. Seahawks @ MIN (58)

20. Lions vs. CLE (59)

21. Falcons @ NYJ (60)

22. Texans vs. TEN (62)

23. Bears vs. PHI (64)

24. Chiefs vs. PIT (64)

25. Jaguars vs. BUF (69)

26. Titans @ HOU (70)

27. Panthers vs. MIA (70)

28. Jets @ NE (74)

29. Buccaneers vs. NO (79)

30. Redskins @ DAL (79)

31. Raiders vs. CIN (79)

32. Rams vs. AZ (87)

 

 

 

 

 

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Fantasy Football Week 10 Start Rankings

Posted on 11 November 2009 by Thyrl Nelson

This is the last week for NFL byes, and with just 2 in store for this week the depth has been mostly restored to fantasy talent pools. So now comes the next challenge for fantasy owners to embrace, Thursday Night Football. Don’t forget that the Bears are playing in San Francisco on Thursday, so make sure to have any necessary roster changes in by then.

 

While not particularly glamorous from a fantasy perspective, or an entertainment perspective either for that matter, Bears vs. Niners actually appears to have some pretty good potential starts. Be cautious with those expectations though, good defense usually has an easy time with good offense in the extra short week that’s necessary for a Thursday game, and road teams in particular seem to have sync issues on Thursdays. Still, I’m not sure that either of these teams is capable of playing very good defense, and the match up could bring out the best in both teams. Styles do make fights.

 

Speaking of styles making fights, WNST’s salary cap version of fantasy football allows you to not only change your entire team every week, you can change your whole offensive philosophy weekly if you’d like. You can use a traditional offense, a run and shoot, wide receiver heavy offense, or a power I, running back heavy attack if you’d like. And you can change your approach and your entire roster from week-to-week if you’d like. There’s $2500 in cash prizes being split between the top 3 single week scores, so even if you haven’t entered yet, there’s still a good chance at winning, and with less than 500 people currently playing, you have to like your odds. Did I mention that it’s free to play too?

 

Congrats to CanYouHearMeNow?, who came in with 184 points, and the highest single week score for week 9. Unfortunately for him, it wasn’t enough to crack the top 3, where Ravenators still sits in first place with 209 points, followed by PlayLikeARaven and goobirds, who remain tied for second with 195 points.

 

So here are the rankings, and a reminder that they’re not an inducement to do anything crazy. They’re formulary, based mostly on player performance, with defensive expectations factored in, and minor adjustments for injuries, anomalies and changes in role. As always, keep an eye on the injury report, have fun and of course, Good Luck.

 

 

Quarterbacks

 

1. Drew Brees @ St.L (14)

2. Aaron Rodgers vs. DAL (15)

3. Brett Favre vs. DET (18)

4. Alex Smith vs. CHI (20)

5. Ben Roethlisberger vs. CIN (22)

6. Josh Freeman @ MIA (24)

7. Tony Romo @ GB (27)

8. Peyton Manning vs. NE (28)

9. Jay Cutler @ SF (28)

10. Donavan McNabb @ SD (30)

11. Tom Brady @ IND (32)

12. Chad Henne vs. TB (34)

13. Phillip Rivers vs. PHI (35)

14. Joe Flacco @ CLE (35)

15. Trent Edwards @ TEN (36)

16. Matt Hasselbeck @ AZ (37)

17. Mark Sanchez vs. JAX (37)

18. Carson Palmer @ PIT (40)

19. Kurt Warner vs. SEA (41)

20. Matthew Stafford @ MIN (42)

21. JaMarcus Russell vs. KC (44)

22. Jake Delhomme vs. ATL (46)

23. Matt Cassel @ OAK (47)

24. Matt Ryan @ CAR (48)

25. Kyle Orton @ WAS (53)

26. Brady Quinn vs. BAL (55)

27. Vince Young vs. BUF (56)

28. Jason Campbell vs. DEN (59) *Collins is about the same here if it’s him

29. David Garrard @ NYJ (60)

30. Marc Bulger vs. NO (62)

 

 

Running Backs

 

1. Chris Johnson vs. BUF (5)

2. Adrian Peterson vs. DET (12)

3. Ray Rice @ CLE (13)

4. Michael Turner @ CAR (17)

5. Ronnie Brown vs. TB (23)

6. Pierre Thomas @ St.L (23)

7. DeAngelo Williams vs. ATL (25)

8. Ricky Williams vs. TB (25)

9. Maurice Jones-Drew @ NYJ (26)

10. Frank Gore vs. CHI (30)

11. LeSean McCoy @ SD (31) *if Westbrook doesn’t go; put them both around 20th if Westbrook plays

12. Thomas Jones vs. JAX (32)

13. Steven Jackson vs. NO (34)

14. Matt Forte @ SF (39)

15. Marshawn Lynch @ TEN (39)

16. Cedric Benson @ PIT (44)

17. Tim Hightower vs. SEA (44)

18. Ryan Grant vs. DAL (45)

19. Joseph Addai vs. NE (48)

20. Julius Jones @ AZ (49)

21. Willis McGahee @ CLE (49)

22. Rashard Mendenhall vs. CIN (50)

23. Reggie Bush @ St.L (50)

24. Jonathan Stewart vs. ATL (51)

25. Mike Bell @ St.L (54)

26. LaDanian Tomlinson vs. PHI (55)

27. Marion Barber @ GB (59)

28. Lawrence Maroney @ IND (60)

29. Kevin Smith @ MIN (61)

30. Darren Sproles vs. PHI (62)

31. Cadillac Williams @ MIA (63)

32. Jamal Charles @ OAK (63) *he could be 5-10 spots better, this should be his best week

33. Fred Jackson @ TEN (64)

34. LaDell Betts vs. DEN (64)

35. Darren McFadden vs. KC (65) *put Fargas here if McFadden doesn’t go

36. Chester Taylor vs. DET (66)

37. Knowshon Moreno @ WAS (71)

38. Michael Bush vs. KC (71)

39. Jamal Lewis vs. BAL (72)

40. Shonn Greene vs. JAX (74)

41. Correll Buckhalter @ WAS (75)

42. Felix Jones @ GB (76)

43. Beanie Wells vs. SEA (76)

44. Derrick Ward @ MIA (77)

45. Donald Brown vs. NE (78) *put Chad Simpson here if Brown is out

46. Leonard Weaver @ SD (78)

47. LenDale White vs. BUF (79)

48. Jerome Harrison vs. BAL (82)

49. LeRon McClain @ CLE (83)

50. Tashard Choice @ GB (84)

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

1. Larry Fitzgerald vs. SEA (14)

2. Myles Austin @ GB (20)

3. Vincent Jackson vs. PHI (30)

4. Chad Ochocinco @ PIT (31)

5. Reggie Wayne vs. NE (34)

6. Marques Colston @ St.L (34)

7. Donald Driver vs. DAL (34)

8. DeSean Jackson @ SD (36)

9. Randy Moss @ IND (37)

10. Devin Hester @ SF (37)

11. Sidney Rice @ DET (37)

12. Roddy White @ CAR (39)

13. Percy Harvin vs. DET (39) *drop him 5 spots or so if he’s questionable or worse

14. Hines Ward vs. CIN (41)

15. Derrick Mason @ CLE (42)

16. Nate Burleson @ AZ (46)

17. Wes Welker @ IND (51)

18. Greg Jennings vs. DAL (54)

19. Brandon Marshall @ WAS (55)

20. Mike Sims-Walker @ NYJ (56)

21. Steve Breaston vs. SEA (56) *switch him with Boldin if Boldin is healthy

22. Santonio Holmes vs. CIN (61)

23. Johnnie Knox @ SF (63)

24. Mike Wallace vs. CIN (65)

25. DeWayne Bowe @ OAK (65)

26. Patrick Crayton @ GB (66)

27. TJ Houshmandzadeh @ AZ (66)

28. Lee Evans @ TEN (67)

29. Jerricho Cotchery vs. JAX (70)

30. Sammie Stroughter @ MIA (71)

31. Santana Moss vs. DEN (74)

32. Steve Smith vs. ATL (77)

33. Calvin Johnson @ MIN (78)

34. Braylon Edwards vs. JAX (80)

35. Bernard Berrian vs. DET (81)

36. Antonio Bryant @ MIA (81)

37. Devery Henderson @ St.L (82)

38. Austin Collie vs. NE (84)

39. Jeremy Maclin @ SD (84)

40. Anquan Boldin vs. SEA (88) *switch him with Breaston if he’s healthy

41. Robert Meachem @ St.L (90)

42. Terrell Owens @ TEN (91)

43. James Jones vs. DAL (92)

44. Michael Crabtree vs. CHI (93)

45. Mark Clayton @ CLE (94)

46. Earl Bennett @ SF (97)

47. Pierre Garcon vs. NE (100)

48. Nate Washington vs. BUF (101)

49. Ted Ginn Jr. vs. TB (103)

50. Andre Caldwell @ PIT (109)

 

 

Tight Ends

 

1. Antonio Gates vs. PHI (10)

2. Vernon Davis vs. CHI (14)

3. Brent Celek @ SD (15)

4. Kellen Winslow Jr. @ MIA (17)

5. Visanthe Schiancoe vs. DET (23)

6. Jeremy Shockey @ St.L (24)

7. Dallas Clark vs. NE (26)

8. John Carlson @ AZ (28)

9. Heath Miller vs. CIN (30)

10. Tony Gonzalez @ CAR (31)

11. Greg Olsen @ SF (34)

12. Jason Witten @ GB (39)

13. Zach Miller vs. KC (43)

14. Brandon Pettigrew @ MIN (43)

15. Todd Heap @ CLE (43)

16. Benjamin Watson @ IND (52)

17. Dante Rosario vs. ATL (53) *put King here if Rosario can’t go

18. Will Heller @ MIN (53)

19. Mercedes Lewis @ NYJ (54)

20. Jermichael Finley vs. DAL (54) *put Spencer Havner here if Finley can’t go

21. Jeff King vs. ATL (57)

22. Dustin Keller vs. JAX (60)

23. Spencer Havner vs. DAL (60) *put Donald Lee here if Finley can’t go

24. Tony Scheffler @ WAS (51)

25. Daniel Fells vs. NO (67)

26. Fred Davis vs. DEN (69)

27. Joey Haynos vs. TB (69)

28. Jeramy Stevens @ MIA (71)

29. Sean Ryan @ OAK (74)

30. Kellen Davis @ SF (78)

 

 

Kickers

 

1. Ryan Longwell vs. DET (5)

2. David Akers @ SD (11)

3. Stephen Gostkowski @ IND (20)

4. Jay Feeley vs. JAX (28)

5. Matt Prater @ WAS (31)

6. Nate Kaeding vs. PHI (32)

7. Jon Carney @ St.L (32)

8. Mason Crosby vs. DAL (32)

9. Dan Carpenter vs. TB (33)

10. Rian Lindell @ TEN (34)

11. Robbie Gould @ SF (35)

12. Matt Stover vs. NE (37)

13. Nick Folk @ GB (38)

14. Sebastian Janikowski vs. KC (39)

15. Neil Rackers vs. SEA (41)

16. Olindo Mare @ AZ (43)

17. Ryan Succop @ OAK (46)

18. Rob Bironas vs. BUF (47)

19. Steven Hauschka @ CLE (48)

20. Jason Hanson @ MIN (49)

21. Connor Barth @ MIA (51)

22. Joe Nedney vs. CHI (54)

23. Shaun Suisham vs. DEN (62)

24. John Kasay vs. ATL (65)

25. Josh Brown vs. NO (66)

26. Jeff Reed vs. CIN (67)

27. Jason Elam @ CAR (67)

28. Phil Dawson vs. BAL (67)

29. Josh Scobee @ NYJ (73)

30. Shayne Graham @ PIT (82)

 

 

Defense / Special Teams

 

1. Saints @ St.L (3)

2. Broncos @ WAS (11)

3. Vikings vs. DET (16)

4. Bengals @ PIT (22)

5. Eagles @ SD (28)

6. Ravens @ CLE (30)

7. Steelers vs. CIN (31)

8. Falcons @ CAR (33)

9. Cowboys @ GB (34)

10. Bills @ TEN (35)

11. Colts vs. NE (36)

12. Cardinals vs. SEA (39)

13. Seahawks @ AZ (44)

14. Patriots @ IND (46)

15. Jets vs. JAX (46)

16. 49ers vs. CHI (47)

17. Dolphins vs. TB (49)

18. Bears @ SF (53)

19. Chargers vs. PHI (57)

20. Chiefs @ OAK (58)

21. Titans vs. BUF (59)

22. Packers vs. DAL (60)

23. Buccaneers @ MIA (60)

24. Redskins vs. DEN (62)

25. Jaguars @ NYJ (65)

26. Panthers @ ATL (66)

27. Raiders vs. KC (68)

28. Browns vs. BAL (73)

29. Lions @ MIN (75)

30. Rams vs. NO (89)

 

 

 

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Fantasy Football Week 9 Start Rankings

Posted on 04 November 2009 by Thyrl Nelson

Here are the formulary start rankings for week 9. We are almost through the bye weeks, with six on tap for this week, and only two remaining thereafter. The rankings are mathematical with 2-parts based on individual player performance, and 1-part based on defensive expectations against that player. Remember that these aren’t an inducement to do anything crazy (like starting Alex Smith over Drew Brees as the rankings might suggest), instead, they’re a handy guide to help with some tough lineup decisions, or to find someone on the waiver wire if necessary to fill a need.

 

Remember too, that if your regular team has you disappointed so far this season, there’s a perfect opportunity to get competitive again in fantasy football, by entering WNST’s salary cap game. It’s free to play, and there’s big money being given out to the 3 highest single week scores. So you still have a very realistic shot at the money, even if you still haven’t signed up yet.

 

Congrats to Natty and Spoon 1231, who each had 157 points in week 8, tying them for the top spot this week. Unfortunately for them, neither was able to break into the top 3 weekly scores for the year, where Ravenators still sits in 1st place with 209 points, followed by goobirds and PlayLikeARaven who are still tied in 2nd with 195 points.

 

There are still 9 more chances for you to submit the winning lineup, so why not go there right now? In addition to changing your whole team each week if you’d like, you can also change your entire offensive philosophy if you’d like. There’s the traditional 2 running back, 3 wide receiver and 1 tight end set. Or you can go run and shoot, with no running backs, 1 tight end and 5 wide receivers; or you can go with my favorite, the power I formation, with no wide receivers, 4 running backs and 2 tight ends. However you choose to attack it, there’s cash to be had, so go there now.

 

And as always, good luck, keep an eye on the injury report, and most importantly have fun. If you’re not having fun playing fantasy football, regardless of the stakes, then you’re not doing it right; rethink your approach.

 

Quarterbacks

 

1. Aaron Rodgers @ TB (7)

2. Tom Brady vs. MIA (13)

3. Donavan McNabb (16)

4. Peyton Manning vs. HOU (21)

5. Joe Flacco @ CIN (24)

6. Alex Smith vs. TEN (24)

7. Drew Brees vs. CAR (27)

8. Carson Palmer vs. BAL (28)

9. Tony Romo @ PHI (31)

10. Matt Hasselbeck vs. DET (31)

11. Phillip Rivers @ NYG (32)

12. Matt Schaub @ IND (33)

13. Jay Cutler vs. PIT (34)

14. David Garrard vs. KC (34)

15. Matt Cassel @ JAX (34)

16. Ben Roethlisberger @ DEN (36)

17. Kurt Warner @ CHI (36)

18. Kyle Orton vs. PIT (37)

19. Jason Campbell @ ATL (40)

20. Matt Ryan vs. WAS (44)

21. Vince Young @ SF (44)

22. Matthew Stafford @ SEA (47)

23. Josh Johnson vs. GB (47)

24. Eli Manning vs. SD (51)

25. Chad Henne @ NE (51)

26. Jake Delhomme @ NO (60)

 

 

Running Backs

 

1. Maurice Jones-Drew vs. KC (7)

2. Chris Johnson @ SF (17)

3. DeAngelo Williams @ NO (18)

4. Ryan Grant @ TB (22)

5. Pierre Thomas vs. CAR (23)

6. Cedric Benson vs. BAL (26)

7. Joseph Addai vs. HOU (26)

8. Frank Gore vs. TEN (26)

9. Ray Rice @ CIN (29)

10. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. SD (33)

11. Kevin Smith @ SEA (34)

12. Steve Slaton / Ryan Moats @ IND (35) *whoever emerges this week as the starter, rank the backup around 25th

13. LaDanian Tomlinson @ NYG (35)

14. Ronnie Brown @ NE (36)

15. Brian Westbrook vs. DAL (36) *if he’s probable or better

16. Michael Turner vs. WAS (37)

17. Ricky Williams @ NE (38)

18. Matt Forte vs. AZ (38)

19. Brandon Jacobs vs. SD (39)

20. Tim Hightower @ CHI (43)

21. Jonathan Stewart @ NO (44)

22. Marion Barber @ PHI (49)

23. Darren Sproles @ NYG (49)

24. Julius Jones vs. DET (49)

25. Rashard Mendenhall @ DEN (54)

26.LeSean McCoy vs. DAL (56) *if Westbrook is healthy. Put him in Westbrook’s spot if Westbrook is out, or take your choice with either around 21st if Westbrook is playing but less than probable.

27. Clinton Portis @ ATL (58)

28. Reggie Bush vs. CAR (58)

29. Mike Bell vs. CAR (62)

30. Willis McGahee @ CIN (63)

31. Donald Brown vs. HOU (66) *stick Chad Simpson here if Brown is less than probable

32. Lawrence Maroney vs. MIA (71)

33. Felix Jones @ PHI (73)

34. Knowshon Moreno vs. PIT (74)

35. Cadillac Williams vs. GB (74)

36. Beanie Wells @ CHI (75)

37. John Kuhn @ TB (76)

38. Jamal Charles @ JAX (76)

39. Correll Buckhalter vs. PIT (78)

40. LenDale White @ SF (81)

41. Derrick Ward vs. GB (84)

42. Maurice Morris @ SEA (86)

43. Glen Coffee vs. TEN (87)

44. Sammy Morris vs. MIA (87) *if he’s probable or better

45. Justin Forsett vs. DET (87)

46. Leonard Weaver vs. DAL (88)

47. Kevin Faulk vs. MIA (89)

48. Willie Parker @ DEN (90)

49. Garrett Wolfe vs. AZ (92)

50. Chris Brown @ IND (92)

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

1. Reggie Wayne vs. HOU (16)

2. DeSean Jackson vs. DAL (16)

3. Vincent Jackson @ NYG (24)

4. Chad Ochocinco vs. BAL (27)

5. Donald Driver @ TB (27)

6. Andre Johnson @ IND (29)

7. Roddy White vs. WAS (29)

8. Miles Austin @ PHI (30)

9. Larry Fitzgerald @ CHI (34)

10. Brandon Marshall vs. PIT (35)

11. Marques Colston vs. CAR (36)

12. Randy Moss vs. MIA (37)

13. Nate Burleson vs. DET (38)

14. Wes Welker vs. MIA (39)

15. Devin Hester vs. AZ (39)

16. Greg Jennings @ TB (39)

17. Steve Smith vs. SD (40)

18. Mike Sims-Walker vs. KC (42)

19. Derrick Mason @ CIN (44)

20. DeWayne Bowe @ JAX (50)

21. Hines Ward @ DEN (51)

22. Johnnie Knox vs. AZ (53)

23. Hakeem Nicks vs. SD (54)

24. Austin Collie vs. HOU (56)

25. Santana Moss @ ATL (56)

26. TJ Houshmandzadeh vs. DET (62)

27. Santonio Holmes @ DEN (65)

28. Steve Smith @ NO (66)

29. Jeremy Maclin vs. DAL (66)

30. Michael Crabtree vs. TEN (68)

31. Nate Washington @ SF (71)

32. Tory Holt vs. KC (72)

33. Mario Manningham vs. SD (74)

34. Calvin Johnson @ SEA (75)

35. Patrick Crayton @ PHI (76)

36. Mike Wallace @ DEN (77)

37. Anquan Boldin @ CHI (78) *if he’s probable or better

38. Mark Clayton @ CIN (82)

39. Antonio Bryant vs. GB (85)

40. Devery Henderson vs. CAR (86)

41. Pierre Garcon vs. HOU (86)

42. Bobby Wade @ JAX (86)

43. Steve Breaston @ CHI (88) *switch him with Boldin if Boldin is worse than probable

44. Kelley Washington @ CIN (92)

45. Ted Ginn Jr. @ NE (95)

46. Andre Caldwell vs. BAL (95)

47. Earl Bennett vs. AZ (97)

48. Jacoby Jones @ IND (101)

49. Josh Morgan vs. TEN (105)

50. Roy Williams @ PHI (106)

 

 

Tight Ends

 

1. Vernon Davis vs. TEN (18)

2. Antonio Gates @ NYG (10)

3. Benjamin Watson vs. MIA (19)

4. John Carlson vs. DET (20)

5. Dallas Clark vs. HOU (21)

6. Jason Witten @ PHI (21)

7. Brent Celek vs. DAL (23)

8. Kellen Winslow Jr. vs. GB (24)

9. Jeremy Shockey vs. CAR (28)

10. Todd Heap @ CIN (30)

11. Heath Miller @ DEN (33)

12. Fred Davis @ AZ (33)

13. Tony Gonzalez vs. WAS (34)

14. Kevin Boss vs. SD (35)

15. Greg Olsen vs. AZ (36)

16. Mercedes Lewis vs. KC (37)

17. Jermichael Finley @ TB (41) *put Donald Lee here if Finley can’t go

18. Tony Scheffler vs. PIT (42)

19. Joel Dressens @ IND (43)

20. Chris Baker vs. MIA (57)

21. Dante Rosario @ NO (58) *switch him with King if he’s worse than probable

22. Kellen Davis vs. AZ (58)

23. Sean Ryan @ JAX (61)

24. Jeff King @ NO (62)

25. Daniel Graham vs. PIT (62)

26. Will Heller @ SEA (63)

27. Donald Lee @ TB (65) *put Spencer Havner here if Finley isn’t going

28. Brandon Pettigrew @ SEA (71)

29. Jeramy Stevens vs. GB (72)

30. Alge Crumpler @ SF (75)

 

 

Kickers

 

1. Stephen Gostkowski vs. MIA (11)

2. Lawrence Tynes vs. SD (16)

3. Mason Crosby @ TB (20)

4. David Akers vs. DAL (25)

5. Olindo Mare vs. DET (25)

6. Matt Stover vs. HOU (25)

7. Nate Kaeding @ NYG (26)

8. Nick Folk @ PHI (30)

9. Rob Bironas @ SF (30)

10. John Carney vs. CAR (37)

11. Robbie Gould vs. AZ (37)

12. Joe Nedney vs. TEN (37)

13. Jeff Reed @ DEN (38)

14. Dan Carpenter @ NE (41)

15. Kris Brown @ IND (41)

16. Steven Hauschka @ CIN (41)

17. Jason Elam vs. WAS (42)

18. Josh Scobee vs. KC (42)

19. Ryan Succop @ JAX (43)

20. Matt Prater vs. PIT (44)

21. Neil Rackers @ CHI (44)

22. Jason Hanson @ SEA (45)

23. Shayne Graham vs. BAL (49)

24. Shaun Suisham @ ATL (54)

25. John Kasay @ NO (55)

26. Connor Barth vs. GB (68)

 

 

Defense / Special Teams

 

1. Saints vs. CAR (3)

2. Broncos vs. PIT (12)

3. Packers @ TB (17)

4. 49ers vs. TEN (18)

5. Patriots vs. MIA (23)

6. Colts vs. HOU (25)

7. Eagles vs. DAL (26)

8. Ravens @ CIN (28)

9. Bears vs. AZ (35)

10. Falcons vs. WAS (38)

11. Cowboys @ PHI (40)

12. Cardinals @ CHI (40)

13. Bengals vs. BAL (42)

14. Seahawks vs. DET (42)

15. Steelers @ DEN (43)

16. Giants vs. SD (51)

17. Chargers @ NYG (51)

18. Chiefs @ JAX (51)

19. Lions @ SEA (54)

20. Redskins @ ATL (56)

21. Dolphins @ NE (57)

22. Jaguars vs. KC (59)

23. Titans @ SF (63)

24. Texans @ IND (65)

25. Panthers @ NO (65)

26. Buccaneers vs. GB (66)

 

 

 

 

 

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Fantasy Football Week 8 Start Rankings

Posted on 28 October 2009 by Thyrl Nelson

Here are the formulary Fantasy Football start rankings for week 8. We are almost through the byes, and there are a number of interesting plays this week to say the least, that could help you through the few remaining bye weeks.

 

As always the rankings are based on 2 parts players performance, and one-part defensive expectations against that player. The lower numbers are better, with a best possible formulary number of 3. Those numbers are listed in parentheses behind each pick.

 

Congrats to PlayLikeARaven, who racked up 195 points and the top weekly score in the WNST fantasy football game. PlayLikeARaven also positioned himself into a second place tie with goobirds in the money rankings, while Ravenators remains in first with a 209-point week. Remember that the money is going to the highest single week scorer, so there is still plenty of time left for you to get entered, and still have a realistic shot at the money.

 

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

 

Quarterbacks

 

1. Drew Brees vs. ATL (10)

2. Peyton Manning vs. SF (13)

3. Aaron Rodgers vs. SF (17)

4. David Garrard @ TEN (19)

5. Phillip Rivers vs. OAK (20)

6. Jay Cutler vs. CLE (20)

7. Kyle Orton @ BAL (21)

8. Tony Romo vs. SEA (24)

9. Matt Schaub @ BUF (27)

10. Brett Favre @ GB (29)

11. Eli Manning @ PHI (30)

12. Matthew Stafford vs. St.L (31) *Culpepper would be about the same here, Drew Stanton about 5 spots lower if it comes to that

13. Matt Hasselbeck @ DAL (32)

14. Kurt Warner vs. CAR (33)

15. Kerry Collins vs. JAX (33) *assuming he plays all 4 quarters; Young would be about the same here if starting. The possibility of the quick hook has me off Collins if he goes.

16. Joe Flacco vs. DEN (36)

17. Marc Bulger @ DET (36)

18. Matt Ryan @ NO (38)

19. Mark Sanchez vs. MIA (38)

20. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. HOU (39)

21. Alex Smith @ IND (41)

22. Jake Delhomme @ AZ (43)

23. Derek Anderson @ CHI (43)

24. Donavan McNabb vs. NYG (49)

25. Chad Henne @ NYJ (51)

26. JaMarcus Russell @ SD (54)

 

 

Running Backs

 

1. Steve Slaton @ BUF (19)

2. Kevin Smith vs. St.L (20)

3. Maurice Jones-Drew @ TEN (22)

4. Ronnie Brown @ NYJ (22)

5. LaDanian Tomlinson vs. OAK (25)

6. Adrian Peterson @ GB (28)

7. Steven Jackson @ DET (28)

8. Darren Sproles vs. OAK (28)

9. Marshawn Lynch vs. HOU (28)

10. Thomas Jones vs. MIA (29)

11. Joseph Addai vs. SF (29)

12. Ray Rice vs. DEN (30)

13. Ricky Williams @ NYJ (30)

14. Michael Turner @ NO (32)

15. Marion Barber vs. SEA (32)

16. DeAngelo Williams @ AZ (34)

17. Brian Westbrook vs. NYG (36) *if he’s probable or better

18. Chris Johnson vs. JAX (37)

19. Knowshon Moreno @ BAL (37)

20. Matt Forte vs. CLE (37)

21. Tim Hightower vs. CAR (38)

22. Willis McGahee vs. DEN (39)

23. Ryan Grant vs. MIN (41)

24. Frank Gore @ IND (42)

25. Pierre Thomas vs. ATL (42)

26. Shon Greene vs. MIA (44)

27. Ahmad Bradshaw @ PHI (45)

28. Fred Jackson vs. HOU (45)

29. Donald Brown vs. SF (45) *stick Chad Simpson here if Brown doesn’t go

30. Felix Jones vs. SEA (45)

31. Beanie Wells vs. CAR (45)

32. Julius Jones @ DAL (46)

33. Michael Bush @ SD (47)

34. Correll Buckhalter @ BAL (48)

35. Brandon Jacobs @ PHI (49)

36. Tashard Choice vs. SEA (52)

37. LeSean McCoy vs. NYG (54) *put him around 20th if Westbrook doesn’t go

38. Jamal Lewis @ CHI (54)

39. Jerome Harrison @ CHI (58)

40. Justin Fargas @ SD (59) *put McFadden here instead if he goes

41. Reggie Bush vs. ATL (60)

42. Chris Brown @ BUF (61)

43. Jonathan Stewart @ AZ (62)

44. Mike Bell vs. ATL (62)

45. Jason Snelling @ NO (64)

46. Garrett Wolfe vs. CLE (65)

47. Maurice Morris vs. St.L (66)

48. Jason Wright vs. CAR (68)

49. Glen Coffee @ IND (69)

50. Chester Taylor @ GB (72)

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

1. Miles Austin vs. SEA (9)

2. Reggie Wayne vs. SF (10)

3. Mike Sims-Walker @ TEN (11)

4. Brandon Marshall @ BAL (13)

5. Marques Colston vs. ATL (17)

6. Nate Burleson @ DAL (18)

7. Roddy White @ NO (20)

8. Devin Hester vs. CLE (20)

9. Vincent Jackson vs. OAK (21)

10. Donald Driver vs. MIN (23)

11. Johnnie Knox vs. CLE (23)

12. TJ Houshmandzadeh @ DAL (23)

13. Tory Holt @ TEN (25)

14. DeSean Jackson vs. NYG (26) *assuming he’s probable or better

15. Austin Collie vs. SF (27)

16. Steve Smith @ PHI (28)

17. Larry Fitzgerald vs. CAR (28)

18. Patrick Crayton vs. SEA (28)

19. Calvin Johnson vs. St.L (29) *assuming he’s probable or better

20. Steve Smith @ AZ (29) *is he now officially the other Steve Smith?

21. Sidney Rice @ GB (30)

22. Nate Washington vs. JAX (30)

23. Mario Manningham @ PHI (31)

24. Andre Johnson @ BUF (32) *assuming he’s probable or better

25. Percy Harvin @ GB (34) *assuming he’s probable or better

26. Donnie Avery @ DET (34)

27. Lee Evans vs. HOU (35)

28. Greg Jennings vs. MIN (36)

29. Devery Henderson vs. ATL (37)

30. Pierre Garcon vs. SF (37)

31. Derrick Mason vs. DEN (38)

32. Hakeem Nicks @ PHI (39)

33. Jerricho Cotchery vs. MIA (40) *assuming he’s probable or better

34. Earl Bennett vs. CLE (41)

35. Kenny Britt vs. JAX (42)

36. Eddie Royal @ BAL (44)

37. Anquan Boldin vs. CAR (45) *as long as he’s playing

38. Brandon Stokley @ BAL (45)

39. Steve Breaston vs. CAR (46) *put him about 32nd if Boldin doesn’t play

40. Bernard Berrian @ GB (48)

41. Roy Williams vs. SEA (48)

42. Mark Clayton vs. DEN (49)

43. Robert Meachem vs. ATL (49)

44. Jeremy Maclin vs. NYG (50)

45. Terrell Owens vs. HOU (51)

46. Jacoby Jones @ BUF (52) *put him up 5 spots or so if Johnson doesn’t go

47. Braylon Edwards vs. MIA (52) *switch him with Cotchery if Cotchery is out, and put Clowney here

48. Mohamed Massaquoi @ CHI (52)

49. Josh Morgan @ IND (57)

50. Bryant Johnson vs. St.L (57) *put him up about 10 spots if Calvin Johnson isn’t playing

 

 

Tight Ends

 

1. Owen Daniels @ BUF (11)

2. Jeremy Shockey vs. ATL (18)

3. Brent Celek vs. NYG (20)

4. Jermichael Finley vs. MIN (21) *assuming he’s probable or better

5. Kevin Boss @ PHI (21)

6. Dallas Clark vs. SF (23)

7. Zach Miller @ SD (24)

8. Vernon Davis @ IND (27)

9. Visanthe Schiancoe @ GB (27)

10. Mercedes Lewis @ TEN (27)

11. Antonio Gates vs. OAK (28)

12. John Carlson @ DAL (29)

13. Dustin Keller vs. MIA (29)

14. Daniel Fells @ DET (31)

15. Greg Olsen vs. CLE (33)

16. Dante Rosario @ AZ (33) *assuming he’s probable or better

17. Tony Scheffler @ BAL (34)

18. Will Heller vs. St.L (34)

19. Tony Gonzalez @ NO (35)

20. Jason Witten vs. SEA (35)

21. Jeff King @ AZ (37) *put him Rosario’s spot if Rosario doesn’t go

22. Randy McMichael @ DET (37)

23. Todd Heap vs. DEN (39)

24. Brandon Pettigrew vs. St.L (42)

25. Donald Lee vs. MIN (44) *move him up 10-12 spots if Finley can’t go

26. Robert Royal @ CHI (46) *assuming he’s probable or better

27. Kellen Davis vs. CLE (49)

28. Daniel Graham @ BAL (56)

29. Steve Heiden @ CHI (56) *assuming he’s probable or better

30. Ben Hartsock vs. MIA (67)

 

 

Kickers

 

1. Nate Kaeding vs. OAK (7)

2. Matt Prater @ BAL (18)

3. Lawrence Tynes @ PHI (20)

4. John Carney vs. ATL (21)

5. Mason Crosby vs. ATL (23)

6. Jay Feeley vs. MIA (25)

7. Josh Scobee @ TEN (30)

8. Ryan Longwell @ GB (31)

9. Nick Folk vs. SEA (31)

10. Matt Stover vs. SF (31)

11. David Akers vs. NYG (34)

12. Joe Nedney @ IND (34)

13. Jason Hanson vs. St.L (37)

14. Dan Carpenter @ NYJ (38)

15. Robbie Gould vs. CLE (38)

16. Rian Lindell vs. HOU (40)

17. Jason Elam @ NO (41)

18. Jason Brown @ DET (42)

19. Neil Rackers vs. CAR (43)

20. Sebastian Janikowski @ SD (44)

21. Olindo Mare @ DAL (46)

22. Steven Hauschka vs. DEN (47)

23. Rob Bironas vs. JAX (49)

24. Kris Brown @ BUF (53)

25. Billy Cundiff / Phil Dawson @ CHI (54) *whichever one is starting

26. John Kasay @ AZ (60)

 

 

Defense / Special Teams

 

1. Cardinals vs. CAR (13)

2. Packers vs. MIN (19)

3. Saints vs. ATL (20)

4. Chargers vs. OAK (21)

5. Colts vs. SF (26)

6. Eagles vs. NYG (28)

7. Broncos @ BAL (29)

8. Vikings @ GB (31)

9. Bills vs. HOU (31)

10. Bears vs. CLE (32)

11. Jets vs. MIA (34)

12. Cowboys vs. SEA (34)

13. Giants @ PHI (35)

14. 49ers @ IND (36)

15. Texans @ BUF (36)

16. Lions vs. St.L (36)

17. Seahawks @ DAL (38)

18. Dolphins @ NYJ (39)

19. Ravens vs. DEN (40)

20. Browns @ CHI (43)

21. Jaguars @ TEN (44)

22. Rams @ DET (45)

23. Panthers @ AZ (47)

24. Titans vs. JAX (47)

25. Falcons @ NO (51)

26. Raiders @ SD (53)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fantasy Football Week 7 Start Rankings

Posted on 21 October 2009 by Thyrl Nelson

Week 6 was a big one for offense, despite a number of noteworthy byes. Hopefully some of that scoring mojo will continue into week 7, as there are 6 byes on tap for this week’s action. The number of gigantic week 6 performances served to boost a lot of teams, while on the other side of that coin, a number of owners likely saw huge efforts wasted in losing causes too.

 

There was a big shakeup in the WNST Fantasy football rankings last week too, as week 6 opened the door for the top 5 scoring performances of the season so far. Congrats to Ravenators, who currently sit in first place with 209 points, followed by Goobirds in 2nd with 195 points, and RavenCanes moved into 3rd place with 190 points.

 

Remember that the money goes to the highest single week scorers, so that means that you still have 11 chances left to submit a winning lineup. And by now, I’m guessing that a lot of you are feeling let down by the teams that you drafted. This is a nice way to get back the excitement of competitive fantasy football, as each week provides you with a fresh opportunity to win real money.

 

So without further ado, here are the week 7 Fantasy Flavor Formulary Rankings. The results are generated mathematically using 2 parts player performance, and one-part defensive expectations, with adjustments made for injuries, anomalies and changes in playing time. The formulary numbers are listed in parentheses behind each player, with the lower numbers being better and a lowest possible number of 3.

 

As always, keep an eye on the injury reports, good luck, and remember to have fun. If you aren’t having fun playing fantasy football, you’re simply doing it wrong.

 

Quarterbacks

 

1. Peyton Manning @ St.L (3)

2. Tom Brady @ TB (9)

3. Aaron Rodgers @ CLE (10)

4. Jay Cutler @ CIN (10)

5. Drew Brees @ MIA (11)

6. Phillip Rivers @ KC (12)

7. Matt Ryan @ DAL (12)

8. Ben Roethlisberger vs. MIN (14)

9. Matt Schaub vs. SF (16)

10. Eli Manning vs. AZ (16)

11. Brett Favre @ PIT (19)

12. Carson Palmer vs. CHI (22)

13. Tony Romo vs. ATL (26)

14. Kurt Warner @ NYG (31)

15. Shaun Hill @ HOU (32)

16. Matt Cassel vs. SD (33)

17. Josh Johnson vs. NE (35)

18. Mark Sanchez @ OAK (36)

19. Donavan McNabb @ WAS (38)

20. Chad Henne vs. NO (38)

21. Ryan Fitzpatrick / Trent Edwards @ CAR (43)

22. Jason Campbell vs. PHI (44)

23. Marc Bulger vs. IND (49)

24. Derek Anderson vs. GB (54)

25. Jake Delhomme vs. BUF (56)

26. JaMarcus Russell vs. NYJ (57)

 

 

Running Backs

 

1. Thomas Jones @ OAK (8)

2. DeAngelo Williams vs. BUF (9)

3. Ryan Grant @ CLE (16)

4. Frank Gore @ HOU (17)

5. Cedric Benson vs. CHI (20)

6. Joseph Addai @ St.L (20)

7. Lawrence Maroney @ TB (22)

8. Marshawn Lynch @ CAR (23)

9. Michael Turner @ DAL (24)

10. Steve Slaton @ SF (24)

11. Marion Barber vs. ATL (24)

12. Ronnie Brown vs. NO (26)

13. LaDanian Tomlinson @ KC (26)

14. Adrian Peterson @ PIT (28)

15. James Stewart vs. BUF (28)

16. Tim Hightower @ NYG (29)

17. Pierre Thomas @ MIA (30)

18. Michael Bush vs. NYJ (33)

19. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. AZ (34)

20. Donald Brown @ St.L (34)

21. Ricky Williams vs. NO (35)

22. Clinton Portis vs. PHI (35)

23. Leon Washington @ OAK (36) *bump him up 3-5 spots if Cotchery doesn’t play

24. Darren Sproles @ KC (37)

25. Larry Johnson vs. SD (38)

26. Brian Westbrook @ WAS (38)

27. Fred Jackson @ CAR (39)

28. Rashard Mendenhall vs. MIN (39)

29. Steven Jackson vs. IND (39)

30. Matt Forte @ CIN (40)

31. Tashard Choice vs. ATL (41) *put F. Jones here if he’s playing and bump Choice down 7 or 8 spots

32. Cadillac Williams vs. NE (44)

33. Glen Coffee @ HOU (46)

34. John Kuhn @ CLE (48)

35. Reggie Bush @ MIA (49)

36. Kevin Faulk @ TB (49)

37. Justin Fargas vs. NYJ (50)

38. Jamal Charles vs. SD (50)

39. Mike Bell @ MIA (51)

40. Brandon Jacobs vs. AZ (52)

41. Heath Evans @ MIA (56)

42. Jamal Lewis vs. GB (58)

43. Derrick Ward vs. NE (58)

44. LeSean McCoy @ WAS (59)

45. Chris Brown vs. SF (62)

46. Ladell Betts vs. PHI (63)

47. Chester Taylor @ PIT (64)

48. Jason Snelling @ DAL (64)

49. Garrett Wolfe @ CIN (64)

50. Jerome Harrison vs. GB (67)

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

1. Andre Johnson vs. SF (5)

2. Steve Smith vs. AZ (8)

3. Randy Moss @ TB (8)

4. Vincent Jackson @ KC (8)

5. Roddy White @ DAL (10)

6. Wes Welker @ TB (11)

7. Reggie Wayne @ St.L (12)

8. Mario Manningham vs. AZ (14) *if he’s probable or better

9. Hines Ward vs. MIN (20)

10. Marques Colston @ MIA (21)

11. Donald Driver @ CLE (21)

12. Sidney Rice @ PIT (24)

13. Johnnie Knox @ CIN (26)

14. Larry Fitzgerald @ NYG (27)

15. DeSean Jackson @ WAS (27)

16. Santonio Holmes vs. MIN (28)

17. Hakeem Nicks vs. AZ (28)

18. Chad Ochocinco vs. CHI (29)

19. Greg Jennings @ CLE (29)

20. Devin Hester @ CIN (30)

21. Austin Collie @ St.L (31)

22. Jacoby Jones vs. SF (31)

23. Percy Harvin @ PIT (32) *if he’s probable or better

24. Myles Austin vs. ATL (33)

25. Jehricho Cotchery @ OAK (33) *if he’s probable or better

26. DeWayne Bowe vs. SD (35)

27. Braylon Edwards @ OAK (35) *bump him up about 5 spots if Cotchery is worse than probable

28. Mike Wallace vs. MIN (38)

29. Pierre Garcon @ St.L (38)

30. Santana Moss vs. PHI (41)

31. Anquan Boldin @ NYG (41) *if he’s probable or better

32. Bernard Berrian @ PIT (42)

33. Kevin Walter vs. SF (45)

34. Jeremy Maclin @ WAS (47)

35. Devery Henderson @ MIA (47)

36. Josh Morgan @ HOU (48)

37. Steve Breaston @ NYG (49) *bump him up 3-5 spots if Boldin is worse than probable

38. Robert Meachem @ MIA (49)

39. Earl Bennett @ CIN (50)

40. Ted Ginn Jr. vs. NO (50)

41. Antonio Bryant vs. NE (50)

42. Andre Caldwell vs. CHI (51)

43. Lee Evans @ CAR (52)

44. Roy Williams vs. ATL (52) *if he’s probable or better

45. Mohamed Massaquoi vs. GB (52)

46. Michael Jenkins @ DAL (52)

47. Malcolm Floyd @ KC (52)

48. Bobby Wade vs. SD (53)

49. Chris Chambers @ KC (56)

50. Terrell Owens @ CAR (58)

 

 

Tight Ends

 

1. Dallas Clark @ St.L (5)

2. Heath Miller vs. MIN (5)

3. Chris Cooley vs. PHI (13)

4. Antonio Gates @ KC (14)

5. Jeremy Shockey @ MIA (17)

6. Tony Gonzalez @ DAL (19)

7. Jason Witten vs. ATL (19)

8. Sean Ryan vs. SD (20)

9. Visanthe Schiancoe @ PIT (21)

10. Greg Olsen @ CIN (23)

11. Kellen Winslow Jr. vs. NE (25)

12. Brent Celek @ WAS (25)

13. Owen Daniels vs. SF (26)

14. Benjamin Watson @ TB (28) *if he’s probable or better

15. Vernon Davis @ HOU (30)

16. Dante Rosario vs. BUF (30)

17. Jeff King vs. BUF (32)

18. Zach Miller vs. NYJ (33)

19. Jermichael Finley @ CLE (33)

20. Kellen Davis @ CIN (33)

21. Kevin Boss vs. AZ (35)

22. Matt Spaeth vs. MIN (39)

23. Dustin Keller @ OAK (40) *bump him up 3-5 spots if Cotchery doesn’t play

24. Robert Royal vs. GB (42)

25. Daniel Fells vs. IND (48)

26. Jeramy Stevens vs. NE (49)

27. Daniel Coats vs. CHI (49)

28. Fred Davis vs. PHI (49)

29. Randy McMichael vs. IND (50)

30. Chris Baker @ TB (50)

 

 

Kickers

 

1. Nate Kaeding @ KC (7)

2. Stephen Gostkowski @ TB (10)

3. Jay Feeley @ OAK (11)

4. Jon Carney @ MIA (12)

5. David Akers @ WAS (15)

6. Mason Crosby @ CLE (16)

7. Ryan Succop vs. SD (20)

8. Dan Carpenter vs. NO (23)

9. Nick Folk vs. ATL (24)

10. Matt Stover @ St.L (24)

11. Lawrence Tynes vs. AZ (25)

12. Ryan Longwell @ PIT (29)

13. Sebastian Janikowski vs. OAK (29)

14. Kris Brown vs. SF (30)

15. Jeff Reed vs. MIN (33)

16. Robbie Gould @ CIN (33)

17. Josh Brown vs. IND (33)

18. Joe Nedney @ HOU (34)

19. Jason Elam @ DAL (35)

20. Rian Lindell @ CAR (36)

21. Neil Rackers @ NYG (36)

22. John Kasay vs. BUF (37)

23. Shaun Suisham vs. PHI (40)

24. Shayne Graham vs. CHI (41)

25. Billy Cundiff vs. GB (48)

26. Shane Andrus vs. NE (51)

 

 

Defense / Special Teams

 

1. Eagles @ WAS (8)

2. Packers @ CLE (8)

3. Bills @ CAR (9)

4. Vikings @ PIT (12)

5. Colts @ St.L (13)

6. Saints @ MIA (15)

7. Patriots @ TB (18)

8. 49ers @ HOU (20)

9. Giants vs. AZ (23)

10. Bears @ CIN (23)

11. Browns vs. GB (25)

12. Falcons @ DAL (25)

13. Jets @ OAK (25)

14. Texans vs. SF (29)

15. Bengals vs. CHI (30)

16. Cardinals @ NYG (31)

17. Chiefs vs. SD (31)

18. Raiders vs. NYJ (32)

19. Panthers vs. BUF (33)

20. Redskins vs. PHI (35)

21. Chargers @ KC (37)

22. Steelers vs. MIN (39)

23. Cowboys vs. ATL (42)

24. Buccaneers vs. NE (46)

25. Dolphins vs. NO (49)

26. Rams vs. IND (53)

 

 

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Fantasy Football Week 6 Start Rankings

Posted on 14 October 2009 by Thyrl Nelson

Here are the position-by-position start rankings for week 6. The formula is based on 2-parts player expectations, and 1-part based on the expectations of the defense that’s going against the player this week. The formulary numbers are in parentheses behind each pick, the lower the better, with a lowest possible rating of 3.

 

As always, keep an eye on the injury report, trust your gut, and have fun, that’s the whole point.

 

There are also still 12 chances remaining to submit your own winning entry, in the WNST salary cap game. The prizes are going out to the highest single week scores, so even if you aren’t entered yet, there’s still a very realistic shot at winning. The prizes are $1250 for 1st, $750 for 2nd and $500 for 3rd. It’ll take you 5 minutes to sign up and cost you nothing. So, what are you waiting for?

 

Congrats to Washingtim, who led all scorers last week with 169 points. Unfortunately for him, it wasn’t enough to unseat Talleshortz or WinningComesEasy89, who are still tied for first with 189 points, or Hobos, in third with 179 points.

 

Quarterbacks

 

1. Aaron Rodgers vs. DET (3)

2. Tom Brady vs. TEN (12)

3. Matt Schaub @ CIN (14)

4. Ben Roethlisberger vs. CLE (18)

5. Matt Ryan vs. CHI (20)

6. Donavan McNabb @ OAK (20)

7. Matt Hasselbeck vs. AZ (22)

8. David Garrard vs. St.L (25)

9. Jason Campbell vs. KC (25)

10. Joe Flacco @ MIN (26)

11. Brett Favre vs. BAL (27)

12. Marc Bulger @ JAX (28)

13. Jay Cutler @ ATL (30)

14. Eli Manning @ NO (31)

15. Phillip Rivers vs. DEN (33)

16. Carson Palmer vs. HOU (33)

17. Kurt Warner @ SEA (33)

18. Matthew Stafford / Daunte Culpepper @ GB (33)

19. Drew Brees vs. NYG (34)

20. Kyle Orton @ SD (36)

21. Jake Delhomme @ TB (36)

22. Kerry Collins @ NE (38)

23. Derek Anderson @ PIT (41)

24. Matt Cassell @ WAS (43)

25. Josh Johnson vs. CAR (43)

26. Trent Edwards @ NYJ (49)

27. Mark Sanchez vs. BUF (51)

28. JaMarcus Russell vs. PHI (58)

 

 

Running Backs

 

1. Cedric Benson vs. HOU (11)

2. Maurice Jones-Drew vs. St.L (17)

3. Adrian Peterson vs. BAL (19)

4. Thomas Jones vs. BUF (19)

5. Chris Johnson @ NE (22)

6. Knowshon Moreno @ SD (23)

7. Michael Turner vs. CHI (24)

8. Rashard Mendenhall vs. CLE (26)

9. Ryan Grant vs. DET (29)

10. Clinton Portis vs. KC (33)

11. Matt Forte @ ATL (33)

12. Marshawn Lynch @ NYJ (33)

13. Tim Hightower @ SEA (35)

14. DeAngelo Williams @ TB (35)

15. Brian Westbrook @ OAK (35)

16. Julius Jones vs. AZ (36)

17. Pierre Thomas vs. NYG (36) * if he’s probable or better

18. Willis McGahee @ MIN (37)

19. Ray Rice @ MIN (39)

20. Kevin Smith @ GB (39)

21. Fred Jackson @ NYJ (41)

22. LeSean McCoy @ OAK (41)

23. Ahmad Bradshaw @ NO (44)

24. Cadillac Williams vs. CAR (44)

25. Michael Bush vs. PHI (46)

26. Steven Jackson @ JAX (47)

27. Leon Washington vs. BUF (47)

28. Steve Slaton @ CIN (50)

29. Jonathan Stewart @ TB (50)

30. Mewelde Moore vs. CLE (50)

31. Derrick Ward vs. CAR (52)

32. Brandon Jacobs @ NO (56)

33. Darren Sproles vs. DEN (56)

34. Mike Bell vs. NYG (56) *bump him up if Thomas is hurt

35. Chester Taylor vs. BAL (57)

36. Jamal Lewis @ PIT (58)

37. Reggie Bush vs. NYG (62)

38. LaDanian Tomlinson vs. DEN (62)

39. Larry Johnson @ WAS (63)

40. Sammy Morris vs. TEN (64)

41. John Kuhn vs. DET (65)

42. Correll Buckhalter @ SD (70)

43. Heath Evans vs. NYG (70)

44. LenDale White @ NE (70)

45. Jason Snelling vs. CHI (70)

46. Ladell Betts vs. KC (73)

47. Brian Leonard vs. HOU (73)

48. Justin Forsett vs. AZ (74)

49. Leonard Weaver @ OAK (74)

50. Jamal Charles @ WAS (79)

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

1. DeSean Jackson @ OAK (16)

2. Larry Fitzgerald @ SEA (18)

3. Nate Burleson vs. AZ (18)

4. Steve Smith @ NO (19)

5. Roddy White vs. CHI (20)

6. Donald Driver vs. DET (20)

7. Chad Ochocinco vs. HOU (21)

8. Randy Moss vs. TEN (21)

9. Andre Johnson @ CIN (22)

10. Mario Manningham @ NO (25)

11. Percy Harvin vs. BAL (26) *if he’s probable or better

12. Santana Moss vs. KC (26)

13. Brandon Marshall @ SD (28)

14. Hines Ward vs. CLE (28)

15. TJ Houshmandzadeh vs. AZ (30)

16. Mike Sims-Walker vs. St.L (32)

17. Vincent Jackson vs. DEN (33)

18. Steve Smith @ TB (34)

19. Calvin Johnson vs. GB (35) *if he’s probable or better

20. Greg Jennings vs. DET (36)

21. Jeremy Maclin @ OAK (42)

22. Johnny Knox @ ATL (44)

23. Marques Colston vs. NYG (45)

24. Wes Welker vs. TEN (45)

25. Santonio Holmes vs. CLE (46)

26. Sidney Rice vs. BAL (46)

27. Jerricho Cotchery vs. BUF (49) *watch his health

28. Nate Washington @ NE (49)

29. Derrick Mason @ MIN (50)

30. Anquan Boldin @ SEA (51)

31. Mike Wallace vs. CLE (54)

32. DeWayne Bowe @ WAS (55)

33. Devin Hester @ ATL (57)

34. Steve Breaston @ SEA (57)

35. Tory Holt vs. St.L (58)

36. Andre Caldwell vs. HOU (59)

37. Devery Henderson vs. NYG (61)

38. Jacoby Jones @ CIN (64)

39. Bernard Berrian vs. BAL (66)

40. Kenny Britt @ NE (69)

41. Kelley Washington @ MIN (72)

42. Bryant Johnson @ GB (73)

43. Mark Clayton @ MIN (74)

44. Terrell Owens @ NYJ (76)

45. Earl Bennett @ ATL (79)

46. Kevin Walter @ CIN (82)

47. Mushin Muhammad @ TB (82)

48. Braylon Edwards vs. BUF (83)

49. Bobby Wade @ WAS (83)

50. Hakeem Nicks @ NO (87)

 

 

Tight Ends

 

1. Benjamin Watson vs. TEN (12)

2. Kellen Winslow vs. CAR (13)

3. Todd Heap @ MIN (15)

4. John Carlson vs. AZ (17)

5. Mercedes Lewis vs. St.L (18)

6. Jeremy Shockey vs. NYG (20)

7. Chris Cooley vs. KC (22)

8. Tony Gonzalez vs. CHI (22)

9. Jermichael Finley vs. DET (22)

10. Owen Daniels @ CIN (24)

11. Heath Miller vs. CLE (27)

12. Brent Celek @ OAK (28)

13. Dustin Keller vs. BUF (28)

14. Antonio Gates vs. DEN (29)

15. Dante Rosario @ TB (37)

16. Greg Olsen @ ATL (37)

17. Zach Miller vs. PHI (37)

18. Tony Scheffler @ SD (37) *watch his health

19. Will Heller @ GB (38)

20. Sean Ryan @ WAS (40)

21. Robert Royal @ PIT (40)

22. Kellen Davis @ ATL (41)

23. Daniel Graham @ SD (43)

24. Visanthe Schiancoe vs. BAL (44)

25. Brandon Pettigrew @ GB (44)

26. Daniel Fells @ JAX (50)

27. Chris Baker vs. TEN (50)

28. Jeramy Stevens vs. CAR (51)

29. Steve Heiden @ PIT (52)

30. Jeff King @ TB (53)

 

 

Defense / Special Teams

 

1. Eagles @ OAK (6)

2. Vikings vs. BAL (26)

3. Broncos @ SD (26)

4. Packers vs. DET (26)

5. Ravens @ MIN (27)

6. Seahawks vs. AZ (27)

7. Bills @ NYJ (28)

8. Saints vs. NYG (29)

9. Bengals vs. HOU (30)

10. Giants @ NO (32)

11. Steelers vs. CLE (34)

12. Falcons vs. CHI (36)

13. Redskins vs. KC (36)

14. Browns @ PIT (36)

15. Texans @ CIN (36)

16. Jets vs. BUF (37)

17. Cardinals @ SEA (38)

18. Bears @ ATL (40)

19. Chiefs @ WAS (40)

20. Patriots vs. TEN (41)

21. Jaguars vs. St.L (43)

22. Panthers @ TB (44)

23. Buccaneers vs. CAR (46)

24. Chargers vs. DEN (51)

25. Lions @ GB (54)

26. Titans @ NE (55)

27. Rams @ JAX (55)

28. Raiders vs. PHI (59)

 

 

Kickers

 

1. Stephen Gostkowski vs. TEN (7)

2. David Akers @ OAK (11)

3. Ryan Longwell vs. BAL (14)

4. Matt Prater @ SD (14)

5. Josh Scobee vs. St.L (21)

6. Mason Crosby vs. DET (21)

7. Robbie Gould @ ATL (22)

8. Lawrence Tynes @ NO (23)

9. Jason Hanson @ GB (23)

10. Jay Feeley vs. BUF (30)

11. Rob Bironas @ NE (33)

12. Shaun Suisham vs. KC (34)

13. Olindo Mare vs. AZ (35)

14. John Kasay @ TB (35)

15. Nate Kaeding vs. DEN (36)

16. Jon Carney vs. NYG (37)

17. Jason Elam vs. CHI (37)

18. Jeff Reed vs. CLE (38)

19. Kris Brown @ CIN (40)

20. Rian Lindell @ NYJ (41)

21. Steven Hauschka @ MIN (41)

22. Sebastian Janikowski vs. PHI (44)

23. Neil Rackers @ SEA (44)

24. Billy Cundiff @ PIT (44)

25. Shayne Graham vs. HOU (47)

26. Ryan Succop @ WAS (50)

27. Josh Brown @ JAX (58)

28. Mike Nugent vs. CAR (62)

 

 

 

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Fantasy Football Week 5 Start Rankings

Posted on 09 October 2009 by Thyrl Nelson

Byes and injuries are beginning to have their effect on the NFL season, and your fantasy season as well. So here are this week’s formulary start rankings. The players are graded mathematically, using 2 parts player performance, and one-part defensive expectations against that player. There are also a few adjustments made for anomalies, injuries, and changes in playing time.

 

As always, keep an eye on the injury report, trust your gut, and make sure you’re having fun, that’s the whole point.

 

Also, if you’re fantasy team has let you down already, there’s always the WNST salary cap game, it will give you a shot at a fresh start every week, since you can change your whole lineup weekly if you’d like. Not only that, you can change your entire offensive philosophy each week too. There’s the traditional formation with a QB, 2 RB, 3 WR and a TE, or the run and shoot, with a QB, 5 WR and a TE, or my favorite, the power I, with a QB, 4 RB and 2 TE.

 

Even though week 5 is upon us, and you may not be entered yet, fear not, as the money is being paid to the highest single week scores. So you still have 13 opportunities to step in and get eligible for the money. And the money is substantial too, $1250 for first place, $750 for second place, and $500 for third. With less than 500 people playing currently, it’d be foolish not to take 5 minutes and submit a lineup. Even if you never go back and change it, you could still back into some money.

 

Congrats to last week’s high scorer, Ravens/Canes, who came in with 149 points. Unfortunately, 149 wasn’t enough to crack the top 3 spots, which are currently held by WinningComesEasy89 and Talleshortz who occupy the top spot, tied at 180 points, and Hobos with 179. Seriously, go there now, and submit a lineup. You still have a few shots at NASCAR money too while you’re there.

 

Week 5 Rankings

 

The formulary # is listed in parentheses behind each player, the lower numbers are best, with a lowest possible rating of 3.

 

Quarterbacks

 

Quick QB Note: Where injuries are a factor, I listed the backups, as if they were starting. If they aren’t, you should obviously stay away from them. As for injured starters like McNabb, Hasselbeck, Bulger or Stafford, I want to see them start and finish a game before I consider them. Eli Manning is ranked, but he’s a risky proposition to finish the game this week too, especially if the game goes as expected, and the Giants put the Raiders away early.

 

1. Peyton Manning @ TEN (4)

2. Ben Roethlisberger @ DET (5)

3. Matt Schaub @ AZ (11)

4. Joe Flacco vs. CIN (13)

5. Brett Favre @ St.L (18)

6. David Garrard @ SEA (27)

7. Tony Romo @ KC (27)

8. Kevin Kolb vs. TB (27)

9. Carson Palmer @ BAL (34)

10. Jason Campbell @ CAR (35)

11. Kyle Orton vs. NE (37)

12. Trent Edwards vs. CLE (41)

13. Matt Ryan @ SF (42)

14. Matt Cassell vs. DAL (42)

15. Seneca Wallace vs. JAX (42)

16. Kurt Warner vs. HOU (43)

17. Tom Brady @ DEN (44)

18. Eli Manning vs. OAK (45) *if healthy he’d be 9th

19. Mark Sanchez @ MIA (46)

20. Kyle Boller vs. MIN (48)

21. Shaun Hill vs. ATL (49)

22. Kerry Collins vs. IND (50)

23. Derek Anderson @ BUF (54)

24. Josh Johnson @ PHI (55)

25. Daunte Culpepper vs. PIT (57)

26. Jake Delhomme vs. WAS (60)

27. JaMarcus Russell @ NYG (68)

28. Chad Henne vs. NYJ (73)

 

 

Running Backs

 

1. Adrian Peterson @ St.L (15)

2. Maurice Jones-Drew @ SEA (17)

3. Chris Johnson vs. IND (18)

4. Ronnie Brown vs. NYJ (26)

5. Tim Hightower vs. HOU (26)

6. Marshawn Lynch vs. CLE (27)

7. Cedric Benson @ BAL (31) *assuming he’s probable or better

8. Fred Jackson vs. CLE (31)

9. Julius Jones vs. JAX (33)

10. Willis McGahee vs. CIN (34)

11. Marion Barber @ KC (37) *assuming he’s probable or better

12. Ricky Williams vs. NYJ (38)

13. Kevin Smith vs. PIT (41)

14. DeAngelo Williams vs. WAS (41)

15. Rashard Mendenhall @ DET (41)

16. Cadillac Williams @ PHI (42)

17. Brandon Jacobs vs. OAK (43)

18. Michael Turner @ SF (43)

19. Ray Rice vs. CIN (44)

20. Knowshon Moreno vs. NE (45)

21. Brian Westbrook vs. TB (47)

22. Clinton Portis @ CAR (48)

23. Glen Coffee vs. ATL (48)

24. Thomas Jones @ MIA (49)

25. Joseph Addai @ TEN (50)

26. Steve Slaton @ AZ (50)

27. LeSean McCoy vs. TB (51)

28. Jerome Harrison @ BUF (52)

29. Tashard Choice @ KC (53)

30. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. OAK (53)

31. Steven Jackson vs. MIN (56)

32. Michael Bush @ NYG (57)

33. Larry Johnson vs. DAL (62)

34. Donald Brown @ TEN (64)

35. Sammy Morris @ DEN (64)

36. Mewelde Moore @ DET (64)

37. Derrick Ward @ PHI (70)

38. Jamal Lewis @ BUF (72)

39. Chester Taylor @ St.L (75)

40. Willie Parker @ DET (76) *if he’s playing

41. Leon Washington @ MIA (77)

42. Lawrence Maroney @ DEN (78)

43. Ladell Betts @ CAR (78)

44. Jason Snelling @ SF (82)

45. LenDale White vs. IND (86)

46. Jonathan Stewart vs. WAS (87)

47. LeRon McClain vs. CIN (92)

48. Rock Cartwright @ CAR (92)

49. Kevin Faulk @ DEN (98)

50. Jamal Charles vs. DAL (98)

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

1. Reggie Wayne @ TEN (5)

2. DeSean Jackson vs. TB (6)

3. Andre Johnson @ AZ (11)

4. Steve Smith vs. OAK (17)

5. Mike Sims-Walker @ SEA (19)

6. Chad Ochocinco @ BAL (24)

7. Calvin Johnson vs. PIT (26)

8. Mario Manningham vs. OAK (27)

9. Derrick Mason vs. CIN (27)

10. Santonio Holmes @ DET (30)

11. Jehrico Cotchery @ MIA (33)

12. Pierre Garcon @ TEN (33)

13. Hines Ward @ DET (34)

14. Larry Fitzgerald vs. HOU (34)

15. Nate Burleson vs. JAX (38)

16. Percy Harvin @ St.L (41)

17. Santana Moss @ CAR (44)

18. Patrick Crayton @ KC (44)

19. Randy Moss @ DEN (47)

20. Jacoby Jones @ AZ (47)

21. Nate Washington vs. IND (50)

22. Roy Williams @ KC (50) *assuming he’s probable or better

23. Brandon Marshall vs. NE (53)

24. Anquan Boldin vs. HOU (56)

25. Sidney Rice @ St.L (57)

26. Kelley Washington vs. CIN (57)

27. Mark Clayton vs. CIN (59)

28. Terrell Owens vs. CLE (60)

29. Kenny Britt vs. IND (62)

30. TJ Houshmandzadeh vs. JAX (62)

31. DeWayne Bowe vs. DAL (63)

32. Antonio Bryant @ PHI (63)

33. Roddy White @ SF (66)

34. Steve Smith vs. WAS (68)

35. Bernard Berrian @ St.L (71)

36. Bobby Wade vs. DAL (73)

37. Kevin Walter @ AZ (73)

38. Steve Breaston vs. HOU (77)

39. Lee Evans vs. CLE (78)

40. Brandon Stokley vs. NE (83)

41. Tory Holy @ SEA (83)

42. Bryant Johnson vs. PIT (84)

43. Mark Bradley vs. DAL (85)

44. Austin Collie @ TEN (85)

45. Mike Wallace @ DET (86)

46. Jason Avant vs. TB (89)

47. Wes Welker @ DEN (91)

48. Louis Murphy @ NYG (92)

49. Justin Gage vs. IND (92)

50. Andre Caldwell @ BAL (94)

 

 

Tight Ends

 

1. Dallas Clark @ TEN (5)

2. Chris Cooley @ CAR (15)

3. Owen Daniels @ AZ (16)

4. Vernon Davis vs. ATL (17)

5. Heath Miller @ DET (18)

6. Brent Celek vs. TB (19)

7. Visanthe Schiancoe @ St.L (26)

8. Dustin Keller @ MIA (28)

9. Daniel Fells vs. MIN (29)

10. John Carlson vs. JAX (30)

11. Mercedes Lewis @ SEA (32)

12. Jason Witten @ KC (32)

13. Todd Heap vs. CIN (33)

14. Robert Royal @ BUF (34)

15. Tony Gonzalez @ SF (35)

16. Will Heller vs. PIT (37)

17. Sean Ryan vs. DAL (38)

18. Benjamin Watson @ DEN (41)

19. Kellen Winslow Jr. @ PHI (45)

20. Dante Rosario vs. WAS (45)

21. Zach Miller @ NYG (45)

22. Steve Heiden @ BUF (46)

23. Brandon Pettigrew vs. PIT (47)

24. Randy McMichael vs. MIN (53)

25. Kevin Boss vs. OAK (57)

26. Tony Scheffler vs. NE (59)

27. Matt Spaeth @ DET (62)

28. Ben Hartsock @ MIA (62)

29. Jeramy Stevens @ PHI (63)

30. Daniel Graham vs. NE (65)

 

 

Defense / Special Teams

 

1. Giants vs. OAK (10)

2. Vikings @ St.L (10)

3. Eagles vs. TB (13)

4. Broncos vs. NE (22)

5. Redskins @ CAR (23)

6. Colts @ TEN (25)

7. Dolphins vs. NYJ (25)

8. Ravens vs. CIN (26)

9. 49ers vs. ATL (27)

10. Texans vs. AZ (29)

11. Bills vs. CLE (29)

12. Jets @ MIA (30)

13. Bengals @ BAL (36)

14. Cardinals vs. HOU (36)

15. Cowboys @ KC (39)

16. Falcons @ SF (39)

17. Patriots @ DEN (40)

18. Browns @ BUF (44)

19. Steelers @ DET (46)

20. Jaguars @ SEA (50)

21. Seahawks vs. JAX (52)

22. Panthers vs. WAS (54)

23. Lions vs. PIT (55)

24. Raiders @ NYG (57)

25. Chiefs vs. DAL (61)

26. Buccaneers @ PHI (65)

27. Rams vs. MIN (67)

28. Titans vs. IND (69)

 

 

Kickers

 

1. Lawrence Tynes vs. OAK (10)

2. David Akers vs. TB (14)

3. Ryan Longwell @ St.L (17)

4. Joe Nedney vs. ATL (18)

5. Nick Folk @ KC (19)

6. Adam Vinatieri @ TEN (24)

7. Josh Scobee @ SEA (26)

8. Neil Rackers vs. HOU (27)

9. Stephen Gostkowski @ DEN (29)

10. Matt Prater vs. NE (30)

11. Rian Lindell vs. CLE (33)

12. Steven Hauschka vs. CIN (34)

13. Jeff Reed @ DET (34)

14. Jay Feeley @ MIA (39)

15. Jason Hanson vs. PIT (42)

16. Sebastian Janikowski @ NYG (44)

17. Kris Brown @ AZ (47)

18. Shayne Graham @ BAL (49)

19. Rob Bironas vs. IND (51)

20. Dan Carpenter vs. NYJ (53)

21. Jason Elam @ SF (53)

22. Olindo Mare vs. JAX (55)

23. John Kasay vs. WAS (56)

24. Shaun Suisham @ CAR (58)

25. Billy Cundiff @ BUF (59)

26. Josh Brown vs. MIN (62)

27. Ryan Succop vs. DAL (64)

28. Mike Nugent @ PHI (67)

 

 

 

 

 

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