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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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Week 4 Fantasy Football Start Rankings

Posted on 30 September 2009 by Thyrl Nelson

Here are the Fantasy Flavor, Fantasy Football Start Rankings for Week 4. The byes are here, which means more tough lineup decisions to deliberate over. The formulary rankings are based on 2 parts individual performance, and one part defensive draw. Remember, it’s not an inducement to do anything crazy. It’s more of a guideline to help when scouring the waiver wire, or working through a tough decision. The formulary numbers are listed in parentheses behind each player, the lower the number the better.

 

 

Quarterbacks

 

1. Jay Cutler vs. DET (21)

2. Peyton Manning vs. SEA (26)

3. Eli Manning @ KC (26)

4. Phillip Rivers @ PIT (27)

5. Jason Campbell vs. TB (28)

6. Matt Schaub vs. OAK (29)

7. Joe Flacco @ NE (30)

8. Aaron Rodgers @ MIN (32)

9. Ben Roethlisberger vs. SD (33)

10. Trent Edwards @ MIA (34)

11. Drew Brees vs. NYJ (35)

12. David Garrard vs. TEN (36)

13. Brett Favre vs. GB (39)

14. Shaun Hill vs. St.L (43)

15. Tom Brady vs. BAL (45)

16. Kerry Collins @ JAX (45)

17. Tony Romo @ DEN (46)

18. Carson Palmer @ CLE (48)

19. Kyle Orton vs. DAL (48)

20. Matthew Stafford @ CHI (56)

21. Mark Sanchez @ NO (57)

22. JaMarcus Russell @ HOU (57)

23. Derek Anderson / Brady Quinn vs. CIN (61)

24. Kyle Boller @ SF (64)

25. Chad Henne vs. BUF (67)

26. Seneca Wallace @ IND (74) *if he starts

27. Josh Johnson @ WAS (76)

28. Matt Cassell vs. NYG (77)

 

 

Running Backs

 

1. Cedric Benson @ CLE (14)

2. Ronnie Brown vs. BUF (19)

3. Chris Johnson @ JAX (20)

4. Adrian Peterson vs. GB (27)

5. Willis McGahee @ NE (27)

6. Ricky Williams vs. BUF (29)

7. Maurice Jones-Drew vs. TEN (30)

8. Julius Jones @ IND (34)

9. Steven Jackson @ SF (35)

10. Ray Rice @ NE (43)

11. Darren Sproles @ PIT (44)

12. Correll Buckhalter vs. DAL (46)

13. Joseph Addai vs. SEA (46)

14. Brandon Jacobs @ KC (46)

15. Fred Jackson @ MIA (47)

16. Ryan Grant @ MIN (49)

17. Cadillac Williams @ WAS (52) *assuming he’s probable or better

18. Thomas Jones @ NO (53)

19. Willie Parker vs. SD (53) *assuming he’s probable or better

20. Donald Brown vs. SEA (54)

21. Fred Taylor vs. BAL (56)

22. Marshawn Lynch @ MIA (57)

23. Ahmad Bradshaw @ KC (58)

24. Darren McFadden @ HOU (59)

25. Kevin Smith @ CHI (60) *assuming he’s probable or better

26. Knowshon Moreno vs. DAL (62)

27. Marion Barber @ DEN (63) *assuming he’s probable or better

28. Matt Forte vs. DET (65)

29. Felix Jones @ DEN (67) *assuming he’s probable or better

30. Michael Bush @ HOU (69)

31. Clinton Portis vs. TB (69)

32. Tashard Choice @ DEN (71) *bump him up if the starters are hurt

33. Steve Slaton vs. OAK (71)

34. Reggie Bush vs. NYJ (76)

35. Glen Coffee vs. St.L (77)

36. Pierre Thomas vs. NYJ (78)

37. Derrick Ward @ WAS (82)

38. Ladell Betts vs. TB (85)

39. Maurice Morris @ CHI (86)

40. Larry Johnson vs. NYG (89)

41. LaDanian Tomlinson @ PIT (90) *assuming he’s probable or better

42. Brian Leonard @ CLE (92)

43. Rock Cartwright vs. TB (93)

44. Jerome Harrison vs. CIN (94)

45. Leon Washington @ NO (95)

46. LeRon McClain @ NE (95)

47. Mike Bell vs. NYJ (96)

48. LenDale White @ JAX (96)

49. Heath Evans vs. NYJ (96)

50. Mewelde Moore vs. SD (98) *boost him substantially if Parker isn’t playing

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

1. Vincent Jackson @ PIT (14)

2. Devin Hester @ DET (24)

3. Reggie Wayne vs. SEA (26)

4. Steve Smith @ KC (26)

5. Percy Harvin vs. GB (26)

6. Andre Johnson vs. OAK (27)

7. Jerricho Cotchery @ NO (28)

8. Mario Manningham @ KC (30)

9. Chad Ochocinco @ CLE (31)

10. Johnny Knox vs. DET (36)

11. Marques Colston vs. NYJ (40)

12. Donald Driver @ MIN (43)

13. Randy Moss vs. BAL (43)

14. Santana Moss vs. TB (45)

15. Mike Sims-Walker vs. TEN (50)

16. Santonio Holmes vs. SD (51)

17. Nate Burleson @ IND (54)

18. Greg Jennings @ MIN (57)

19. Devery Handerson vs. NYJ (58)

20. Calvin Johnson @ CHI (59)

21. Brandon Stokley vs. DAL (59)

22. Pierre Garcon vs. SEA (64)

23. Patrick Crayton @ DEN (65)

24. Justin Gage @ JAX (65)

25. Wes Welker vs. BAL (68) *assuming he’s probable or better

26. Nate Washington @ JAX (69)

27. Derrick Mason @ NE (72)

28. Kelley Washington @ NE (74)

29. Earl Bennett vs. DET (74)

30. Brandon Marshall vs. DAL (75)

31. Roy Williams @ DEN (77)

32. Hines Ward vs. SD (77)

33. Jacoby Jones vs. OAK (77)

34. Andre Caldwell @ CLE (85)

35. Tory Holt vs. TEN (86)

36. DeWayne Bowe vs. NYG (88)

37. Louis Murphy @ HOU (89)

38. Kenny Britt @ JAX (89)

39. Antoine Randle-El vs. TB (89)

40. Mark Clayton @ NE (93)

41. Chansi Stuckey @ NO (94)

42. Bryant Johnson @ CHI (95)

43. Mark Bradley vs. NYG (96)

44. Kevin Walter vs. OAK (99)

45. Terrell Owens @ MIA (101)

46. Sidney Rice vs. GB (104)

47. Jabar Gafney vs. DAL (107)

48. Issaac Bruce vs. St.L (111)

49. Braylon Edwards vs. CIN (113)

50. Lee Evans @ MIA (115)

 

 

Tight Ends

 

1. Vernon Davis vs. St.L (9)

2. Dallas Clark vs. SEA (17)

3. Todd Heap @ NE (26)

4. Mercedes Lewis vs. TEN (30)

5. Owen Daniels vs. OAK (33)

6. Kellen Winslow @ WAS (36)

7. Chris Cooley vs. TB (36)

8. John Carlson @ IND (38)

9. Benjamin Watson vs. BAL (40)

10. Greg Olsen vs. DET (40)

11. Antonio Gates @ PIT (41)

12. Jeremy Shockey vs. NYJ (42)

13. Dustin Keller @ NO (45)

14. Jason Witten @ DEN (47)

15. Robert Royal vs. CIN (50)

16. Visanthe Schiancoe vs. GB (51)

17. Kevin Boss @ KC (54)

18. Tony Scheffler vs. DAL (55)

19. Sean Ryan vs. NYG (56)

20. Heath Hiller vs. SD (57)

21. Daniel Fells @ SF (58)

22. Chris Baker vs. BAL (58)

23. Jeramy Stevens @ WAS (60)

24. Kellen Davis vs. DET (60)

25. Zach Miller @ HOU (65)

26. Daniel Graham vs. DAL (65)

27. Jermichael Finley @ MIN (69)

28. Donald Lee @ MIN (73)

29. Alge Crumpler @ JAX (76)

30. Shawn Nelson @ MIA (76)

 

 

Kickers

 

1. Lawrence Tynes @ KC (6)

2. Ryan Longwell vs. GB (16)

3. Stephen Gostkowski vs. BAL (16)

4. Joe Nedney vs. St.L (18)

5. Rian Lindell @ MIA (27)

6. Mason Crosby @ MIN (31)

7. Jon Carney vs. NYJ (37)

8. Jason Hanson @ CHI (37)

9. Nate Kaeding @ PIT (38)

10. Sebastian Janikowski @ HOU (38)

11. Matt Prater vs. DAL (40)

12. Stephen Hauschka @ NE (40)

13. Olindo Mare @ IND (40)

14. Josh Scobee vs. TEN (43)

15. Shaun Suisham vs. TB (45)

16. Nick Folk @ DEN (49)

17. Jay Feeley @ NO (50)

18. Kris Brown vs. OAK (51)

19. Shayne Graham @ CLE (56)

20. Dan Carpenter vs. BUF (57)

21. Robbie Gould vs. DET (57)

22. Phil Dawson / Billy Cundiff vs. CIN (59)

23. Josh Brown @ SF (59)

24. Adam Vinatieri vs. SEA (64)

25. Jeff Reed vs. SD (64)

26. Rob Bironas @ JAX (71)

27. Mike Nugent @ WAS (77)

28. Ryan Succop vs. NYG (80)

 

 

Defense / Special Teams

 

1. 49ers vs. St.L (17)

2. Packers @ MIN (20)

3. Giants @ KC (21)

4. Bills @ MIA (22)

5. Bengals @ CLE (22)

6. Saints vs. NYJ (24)

7. Broncos vs. DAL (27)

8. Vikings vs. GB (28)

9. Chargers @ PIT (33)

10. Ravens @ NE (38)

11. Bears vs. DET (40)

12. Jets @ NO (41)

13. Colts vs. SEA (44)

14. Titans @ JAX (47)

15. Redskins vs. TB (49)

16. Lions @ CHI (50)

17. Seahawks @ IND (52)

18. Jaguars vs. TEN (53)

19. Texans vs. OAK (54)

20. Cowboys @ DEN (56)

21. Raiders @ HOU (56)

22. Steelers vs. SD (61)

23. Browns vs. CIN (63)

24. Buccaneers @ WAS (64)

25. Dolphins vs. BUF (67)

26. Patriots vs. BAL (69)

27. Rams @ SF (73)

28. Chiefs vs. NYG (77)

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Week 3 Fantasy Football Start Rankings

Posted on 23 September 2009 by Thyrl Nelson

This week’s formulary rankings have gotten a bit interesting, with a number of surprises. As always, the rankings are based on 2 parts player performance and expectations, and 1 part based on the defense that’s opposing them. For the first 2 weeks, I used the defensive tendencies from last season, but this week, I averaged the defense’s performance from last season against what they’ve done so far this year. There are also a few minor adjustments made based simply on my gut.

 

As always, these rankings aren’t meant to make you do anything crazy, like benching Tom Brady this week because he’s ranked 12th.They’re meant instead to be used as a guideline for tough decisions, to find sleepers on the waiver wire, and to caution you to temper your expectations in cases where the match ups may be less than favorable.

 

Remember that the formulary numbers are in parentheses behind each player. The lower the number, the better it looks for your player, with a lowest possible score of 3.

 

Quarterbacks

 

I’m staying off of both Donavan McNabb and Matt Hasselbeck this week with their respective rib injuries. Their backups are ranked as if they’re starting. If the backups aren’t starting, I’m off of the starters, as I have my doubts about either of them finishing.

 

1. Drew Brees @ BUF (13)

2. Tony Romo vs. CAR (17)

3. Peyton Manning @ AZ (18)

4. Matt Ryan @ AZ (19)

5. Joe Flacco vs. CLE (20)

6. Phillip Rivers vs. MIA (24)

7. Matt Schaub vs. JAX (24)

8. Trent Edwards vs. NO (26)

9. Aaron Rodgers @ St.L (31)

10. Eli Manning @ TB (33)

11. Ben Roethlisberger @ CIN (35)

12. Tom Brady vs. ATL (41)

13. Jason Campbell @ DET (46)

14. Kyle Orton @ OAK (49)

15. Jay Cutler @ SEA (49)

16. David Garrard @ HOU (53)

17. Kurt Warner vs. IND (54)

18. Byron Leftwich vs. NYG (54)

19. Carson Palmer vs. PIT (55)

20. Brett Favre vs. SF (55)

21. Mark Sanchez vs. TEN (57)

22. Kerry Collins @ NYJ (59)

23. Kevin Kolb vs. KC (62)

24. Marc Bulger vs. GB (63)

25. Chad Pennington @ SD (68)

26. Shaun Hill @ MIN (74)

27. Matthew Stafford vs. WAS (76)

28. Seneca Wallace vs. CHI (76)

29. Brady Quinn @ BAL (78)

30. Jake Delhomme @ DAL (78)

31. JaMarcus Russell vs. DEN (79)

32. Matt Cassell @ PHI (84)

 

Running Backs

 

Injuries will have a lot to do with how these rankings wind up looking by game day. So far though, it would seem that the running backs without committees behind them are most valuable, while the committee approach remains much more hit or miss. Willis McGahee is obviously the biggest surprise here, and should still be looked at cautiously, because of the shared carries situation, but high-ranking sleepers abound on this week’s list.

 

1. Willis McGahee vs. CLE (13)

2. Adrian Peterson vs. SF (18)

3. Fred Jackson vs. NO (30)

4. Tim Hightower vs. IND (30)

5. Frank Gore @ MIN (31) *assuming he’s probable or better

6. Ronnie Brown @ SD (31)

7. Chris Johnson @ NYJ (36)

8. Marion Barber vs. CAR (36) *assuming he’s probable or better

9. Maurice Jones-Drew @ HOU (37)

10. DeAngelo Williams @ DAL (39)

11. Darren Sproles vs. MIA (42) *drop him 4 or 5 spots if LT is probable or better

12. Ryan Grant @ St.L (43)

13. Cedric Benson vs. PIT (48)

14. Thomas Jones vs. TEN (48)

15. Ray Rice vs. CLE (49)

16. Brian Westbrook vs. KC (50) *assuming he’s probable or better

17. Cadillac Williams vs. NYG (51)

18. Julius Jones vs. CHI (52) *assuming he’s probable or better

19. Michael Turner @ NE (53)

20. Matt Forte @ SEA (54)

21. Clinton Portis @ DET (57)

22. Mike Bell @ BUF (57)

23. Steven Jackson vs. GB (62)

24. Kevin Smith vs. WAS (62)

25. Derrick Ward vs. NYG (63)

26. Darren McFadden vs. DEN (64)

27. Felix Jones vs. CAR (64) *put him around #12 if he’s starting

28. Brandon Jacobs @ TB (64)

29. LeSean McCoy vs. KC (65) *put him around #20 if he’s starting

30. Steve Slaton vs. JAX (66)

31. Reggie Bush @ BUF (68)

32. Knowshon Moreno @ OAK (68)

33. Ricky Williams @ SD (69)

34. Michael Bush vs. DEN (70)

35. Fred Taylor vs. ATL (71)

36. LeRon McClain vs. CLE (71)

37. Joseph Addai @ AZ (72)

38. LaDanian Tomlinson vs. MIA (72) *bump him up 5 spots if he’s probable or better

39. Larry Johnson @ PHI (73)

40. Jonathan Stewart @ DAL (75)

41. Correll Buckhalter @ OAK (76)

42. Ahmad Bradshaw @ TB (78)

43. Chris Wells vs. IND (80)

44. Kevin Faulk vs. ATL (81)

45. Donald Brown @ AZ (82)

46. Jason Wright vs. IND (82)

47. Ladell Betts @ DET (87)

48. Lawrence Maroney vs. ATL (87)

49. Jamal Lewis @ BAL (88)

50. Sammy Morris vs. ATL (88)

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

1. Andre Johnson vs. JAX (12)

2. Reggie Wayne @ AZ (13)

3. Santonio Holmes @ CIN (17)

4. Marques Colston @ BUF (21)

5. Vincent Jackson vs. MIA (21)

6. DeSean Jackson vs. KC (28)

7. Steve Smith @ TB (29)

8. Terrell Owens vs. NO (29)

9. Percy Harvin vs. SF (35)

10. Larry Fitzgerald vs. IND (36)

11. Devery Henderson @ BUF (37)

12. Chad Ocho-Cinco vs. PIT (37)

13. Greg Jennings @ St.L (37)

14. Calvin Johnson vs. WAS (38)

15. Randy Moss vs. ATL (41)

16. Mike Sims-Walker @ HOU (41)

17. DeWayne Bowe @ PHI (42)

18. Donald Driver @ St.L (45)

19. Jehrico Cotchery vs. TEN (45)

20. Mario Manningham @ TB (45)

21. Devin Hester @ SEA (48)

22. Johnny Knox @ SEA (50)

23. Derrick Mason vs. CLE (54)

24. Wes Welker vs. AZ (55) *assuming he’s probable or better

25. Brandon Stokley @ CAR (56)

26. Roy Williams vs. CAR (56)

27. Patrick Crayton vs. CLE (62)

28. Steve Smith @ DAL (58)

29. Mark Clayton vs. CLE (62)

30. Hines Ward @ CIN (63)

31. Louis Murphy vs. DEN (64)

32. Roddy White @ NE (64)

33. Antoine Randle-El @ DET (65)

34. Anquan Boldin vs. IND (66) *bump him up 5 spots or so if he’s probable or better

35. Laurent Robinson @ NE (66)

36. Nate Burleson vs. CHI (67)

37. Justin Gage @ NYJ (68)

38. Jacoby Jones vs. JAX (68)

39. Ted Ginn Jr. @ SD (72)

40. Robert Meachem @ BUF (73)

41. Lee Evans vs. NO (73)

42. Chansi Stuckey vs. TEN (75)

43. Pierre Garcon @ AZ (75)

44. Laverneus Coles vs. PIT (76)

45. Myles Austin vs. CAR (78)

46. Braylon Edwards @ BAL (78)

47. Jason Avant vs. KC (82)

48. TJ Houshmandzadeh vs. CHI (85)

49. Tory Holt @ HOU (87)

50. Brandon Marshall @ OAK (92)

 

 

Tight Ends

 

1. Tony Gonzalez @ NE (13)

2. Chris Cooley @ DET (15)

3. Dallas Clark @ AZ (18)

4. Jason Witten vs. CAR (25)

5. Jeremy Shockey @ BUF (26)

6. Kellen Winslow Jr. vs. NYG (27)

7. Brent Celek vs. KC (30)

8. Dustin Keller vs. TEN (31)

9. Benjamin Watson vs. ATL (32)

10. John Carlson vs. CHI (33)

11. Antonio Gates vs. MIA (34)

12. Todd Heap vs. CLE (38)

13. Owen Daniels vs. JAX (38)

14. Mercedes Lewis @ HOU (41)

15. Robert Royal @ BAL (50)

16. Jeremy Stevens vs. NYG (51)

17. Vernon Davis @ MIN (51)

18. Zach Miller vs. DEN (53)

19. Dante Rosario @ DAL (55)

20. Heath Miller @ CIN (55)

21. Derek Schouman vs. NO (58)

22. Kevin Boss @ TB (60)

23. Greg Olsen @ SEA (61)

24. Matt Spaeth @ CIN (63)

25. Jermichael Finley @ St.L (63)

26. Sean Ryan @ PHI (63)

27. Tony Scheffler @ OAK (64)

28. Visanthe Schiancoe vs. SF (69)

29. Alge Crumpler @ NYJ (72)

30. Randy McMichael vs. GB (73)

 

 

Defense / Special Teams

 

1. Eagles vs. KC (15)

2. Broncos vs. OAK (15)

3. Packers @ St.L (20)

4. Giants @ TB (22)

5. Steelers @ CIN (22)

6. Vikings vs. SF (25)

7. Ravens vs. CLE (25)

8. Falcons @ NE (26)

9. Saints @ BUF (32)

10. Cardinals vs. IND (33)

11. Seahawks vs. CHI (36)

12. Bengals vs. PIT (36)

13. 49ers @ MIN (39)

14. Lions vs. WAS (41)

15. Bills vs. NO (43)

16. Raiders vs. DEN (43)

17. Titans @ NYJ (44)

18. Bears @ SEA (47)

19. Jets vs. TEN (48)

20. Redskins @ DET (48)

21. Chiefs @ PHI (55)

22. Texans vs. JAX (56)

23. Rams vs. GB (63)

24. Chargers vs. MIA (68)

25. Colts @ AZ (70)

26. Patriots vs. ATL (72)

27. Browns @ BAL (74)

28. Dolphins @ SD (77)

29. Panthers @ DAL (77)

30. Jaguars @ HOU (78)

31. Cowboys vs. CAR (85)

32. Buccaneers vs. NYG (93)

 

 

Kickers

 

1. Lawrence Tynes @ TB (9)

2. Rian Lindell vs. NO (12)

3. Nate Kaeding vs. MIA (18)

4. Joe Nedney @ MIN (21)

5. Ryan Longwell vs. SF (22)

6. Neil Rackers vs. IND (22)

7. David Akers vs. KC (26)

8. John Carney @ BUF (28)

9. Nick Folk vs. CAR (37)

10. Sebastian Janikowski vs. DEN (38)

11. Jason Hanson vs. WAS (41)

12. John Kasay @ DAL (43)

13. Shaun Suisham @ DET (43)

14. Jay Feeley vs. TEN (44)

15. Phil Dawson @ BAL (45)

16. Stephen Hauschka vs. CLE (49)

17. Matt Prater @ OAK (50)

18. Robbie Gould @ SEA (50)

19. Stephen Gostkowski vs. ATL (51)

20. Mason Crosby @ St.L (51)

21. Dan Carpenter @ SD (62)

22. Adam Vinatieri @ AZ (62)

23. Ryan Succop @ PHI (63)

24. Jason Elam @ NE (68)

25. Josh Scobee @ HOU (69)

26. Kris Brown vs. JAX (72)

27. Rob Bironas @ NYJ (73)

28. Josh Brown vs. GB (77)

29. Jeff Reed @ CIN (78)

30. Olindo Mare vs. CHI (80)

31. Shayne Graham vs. PIT (84)

32. Mike Nugent vs. NYG (87)

 

As always, keep an eye on the injury report. And Good Luck this week.

 

 

 

 

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Week 2 Fantasy Football Start Rankings

Posted on 16 September 2009 by Thyrl Nelson

Here are this weeks formulary fantasy start rankings. They’re gotten using 2 parts player performance and 1 part defensive expectations. The lower the formulary score, listed in parentheses behind each pick, the better, with a lowest possible score of 3. (Adrian Peterson has the rare 3 score this week)

 

The rankings are a guide to help with tough lineup decisions, or to help find a stopgap for a tough week. They’re not an inducement to do anything crazy. For example, benching Drew Brees for Joe Flacco this week, just because Flacco’s ranking is a little better would be crazy. However, if you’re sitting with Matt Schaub, Carson Palmer, or God forbid, even Donavan McNabb, Flacco might be a nice option.

 

Since the rosters are based on performance and expectations, they will get more accurate as the season progresses, and teams and players begin to establish their tendencies. I’ll have a more detailed Fantasy Focus posted later this week, and will answer questions there too. If you have any questions in the meantime, send them to me at thyrl@wnst.net.

 

Remember, as always, to keep an eye on the injury reports. Good Luck and Have Fun.

 

Quarterbacks

 

1. Tom Brady @ NYJ (11)

2. Kurt Warner @ JAX (18)

3. Peyton Manning @ MIA (25)

4. Joe Flacco @ SD (28)

5. Drew Brees @ PHI (30)

6. Aaron Rodgers vs. CIN (32)

7. Tony Romo vs. NYG (32)

8. Matt Ryan vs. CAR (34)

9. Matt Cassell vs. OAK (42) *rate Croyle about the same here if he starts

10. Ben Roethlisberger @ CHI (43)

11. Brett Favre @ DET (43)

12. Matt Hasselbeck @ SF (43)

13. David Garrard vs. AZ (47)

14. Kerry Collins vs. HOU (47)

15. Phillip Rivers vs. BAL (48)

16. Kevin Kolb vs. NO (50) *if he starts, McNabb would be a tough choice

17. Shaun Hill vs. SEA (52)

18. Mark Sanchez vs. NE (52)

19. Eli Manning @ DAL (53)

20. Kyle Orton vs. CLE (56)

21. Jason Campbell vs. St.L (56)

22. Trent Edwards vs. TB (57)

23. Matt Schaub @ TEN (59)

24. JaMarcus Russell @ KC (59)

25. Brady Quinn @ DEN (61)

26. Carson Palmer @ GB (62)

27. Byron Leftwich @ BUF (63)

28. Jake Delhomme @ ATL (64)

29. Jay Cutler vs. PIT (66)

30. Matt Stafford vs. MIN (75)

31. Marc Bulger @ WAS (77)

32. Chad Pennington vs. IND (85)

 

 

Running Backs

 

1. Adrian Peterson @ DET (3)

2. Maurice Jones-Drew vs. AZ (17)

3. DeAngelo Williams @ ATL (22)

4. Michael Turner vs. CAR (28)

5. Chris Johnson vs. HOU (28)

6. Frank Gore vs. SEA (30)

7. Clinton Portis vs. St.L (40)

8. Steven Jackson @ WAS (43)

9. Marion Barber vs. NYG (44)

10. Brian Westbrook vs. NO (44)

11. Derrick Ward @ BUF (44)

12. Ronnie Brown vs. IND (45)

13. Cedric Benson @ GB (48)

14. Matt Forte vs. PIT (49)

15. Fred Jackson vs. TB (49)

16. Brandon Jacobs @ DAL (51)

17. Cadillac Williams @ BUF (52)

18. Ryan Grant vs. CIN (53)

19. Michael Bush @ KC (53)

20. Thomas Jones vs. NE (54)

21. Larry Johnson vs. OAK (55)

22. Steve Slaton @ TEN (56)

23. Darren McFadden @ KC (57)

24. Kevin Smith vs. MIN (58)

25. Jamal Lewis @ DEN (62)

26. Jonathan Stewart @ ATL (64)

27. Darren Sproles vs. BAL (64) *boost him 5 or 6 places if LT is inactive

28. Joseph Addai @ MIA (65)

29. Ray Rice @ SD (67)

30. Julius Jones @ SF (73)

31. LaDanian Tomlinson vs. BAL (74) *assuming he’s probable or better

32. Willis McGahee @ SD (75)

33. Ahmad Bradshaw @ DAL (76)

34. Ricky Williams vs. IND (77)

35. LenDale White vs. HOU (78)

36. Tim Hightower @ JAX (80)

37. Chester Taylor @ DET (87)

38. LeShon McCoy vs. NO (90)

39. Edgerin James @ SF (93)

40. Pierre Thomas @ PHI (94) *assuming probable or better

41. Reggie Bush @ PHI (98)

42. Knowshon Moreno vs. CLE (99)

43. Donald Brown @ MIA (99)

44. Mike Bell @ PHI (100)

45. LeRon McClain @ SD (101)

46. Mewelde Moore @ CHI (105)

47. Felix Jones vs. NYG (106)

48. Jerious Norwood vs. CAR (108)

49. Correll Buckhalter vs. CLE (109)

50. Leon Washington vs. NE (111)

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

1. Reggie Wayne @ MIA (11)

2. Greg Jennings vs. CIN (18)

3. Larry Fitzgerald @ JAX (19)

4. Randy Moss @ NYJ (27)

5. Santonio Holmes @ CHI (27)

6. Anquan Boldin @ JAX (33)

7. Calvin Johnson vs. MIN (34)

8. Roddy White vs. CAR (34)

9. Andre Johnson @ TEN (40)

10. Steve Smith @ ATL (41)

11. Roy Williams vs. NYG (43)

12. Terrell Owens vs. TB (44)

13. TJ Houshmandzadeh @ SF (46)

14. Brandon Marshall vs. CLE (51)

15. DeWayne Bowe vs. OAK (52)

16. Bernard Berrian @ DET (52)

17. Wes Welker @ NYJ (53)

18. Marques Colston @ PHI (58)

19. DeShaun Jackson vs. NO (60)

20. Vincent Jackson vs. BAL (61)

21. Jehrico Cotchery vs. NE (61)

22. Hines Ward @ CHI (63)

23. Santana Moss vs. St.L (63)

24. Anthony Gonzalez @ MIA (63)

25. Tory Holt vs. SF (66)

26. Eddie Royal vs. CLE (67)

27. Chad Ochocinco @ GB (70)

28. Braylon Edwards @ DEN (73)

29. Patrick Crayton vs. NYG (73)

30. Lee Evans vs. TB (74)

31. Donald Driver vs. CIN (74)

32. Percy Harvin @ DET (74)

33. Antonio Bryant @ BUF (77)

34. Josh Morgan vs. SEA (81)

35. Derrick Mason @ SD (88)

36. DeVry Henderson @ PHI (88)

37. Kevin Walter @ TEN (90)

38. Laverneus Coles @ GB (92)

39. Devin Hester vs. PIT (92)

40. Justin Gage vs. HOU (92)

41. Lance Moore @ PHI (94)

42. Steve Breaston @ JAX (95) * health is a concern

43. Nate Burleson @ SF (96)

44. Mushin Muhammad @ ATL (103)

45. Kevin Curtis vs. NO (104)

46. Michael Jenkins vs. CAR (108)

47. Issac Bruce vs. SEA (111)

48. Domenik Hixon @ DAL (113)

49. Arnaz Battle vs. SEA (111)

50. Mario Manningham @ DAL (113)

 

 

Tight Ends

 

1. Tony Gonzalez vs. CAR (18)

2. Todd Heap @ SD (21)

3. Zach Miller @ KC (26)

4. Jeremy Shockey @ PHI (27)

5. Owen Daniels @ TEN (29)

6. Dustin Keller vs. NE (32)

7. Antonio Gates vs. BAL (35)

8. Kellen Winslow @ BUF (35) *bump him up a spot or 2 if Bryant is out

9. Chris Cooley vs. St.L (36)

10. Jason Witten vs. NYG (46)

11. Dallas Clark @ MIA (41)

12. Benjamin Watson @ NYJ (43)

13. Bo Scaife vs. HOU (45) *watch the injury report

14. Jon Carlson @ SF (46)

15. Kevin Boss @ DAL (50)

16. Visanthe Schiancoe @ DET (50)

17. Heath Miller @ CHI (50)

18. Greg Olsen vs. PIT (51)

19. Tony Scheffler vs. CLE (56)

20. Brent Celek vs. NO (56)

21. Donald Lee vs. CIN (57)

22. Vernon Davis vs. SEA (57)

23. Brandon Pettigrew vs. MIN (60)

24. Mercedes Lewis vs. SF (60)

25. Jermichael Finley vs. CIN (63)

26. Robert Royal @ DEN (64)

27. Jared Cook vs. HOU (69) * boost him 8-10 spots if Scaife doesn’t go

28. Anthony Fasano vs. IND (71)

29. Billy Miller @ PHI (71)

30. Randy McMichael @ WAS (73)

 

 

Kickers

 

1. Ryan Longwell @ DET (11)

2. David Akers vs. NO (15)

3. Stephen Gostkowski @ NYJ (19)

4. Lawrence Tynes @ DAL (23)

5. Rob Bironas vs. HOU (25)

6. Joe Nedney vs. SEA (27)

7. John Carney @ PHI (29)

8. Neil Rackers @ JAX (30)

9. Mason Crosby vs. CIN (32)

10. Jason Elam vs. CAR (36)

11. Nate Kaeding vs. BAL (37)

12. Nick Folk vs. NYG (46)

13. Rian Lindell vs. TB (47)

14. Phil Dawson @ DEN (47)

15. Robbie Gould vs. PIT (48)

16. John Kasay @ ATL (48)

17. Shayne Graham @ GB (52)

18. Josh Brown @ WAS (53)

19. Jeff Reed @ CHI (55)

20. Kris Brown @ TEN (56)

21. Josh Scobee vs. AZ (56)

22. Shaun Suisham vs. St.L (58)

23. Matt Prater vs. CLE (59)

24. Adam Vinatieri @ MIA (60)

25. Mike Nugent @ BUF (60)

26. Olindo Mare @ SF (466)

27. Sebastian Janikowski @ KC (66)

28. Ryan Succop vs. OAK

29. Dan Carpenter vs. IND (68)

30. Jason Hanson vs. MIN (69)

31. Jay Feeley vs. NE (75)

32. Stephen Hauschka @ SD (77)

 

 

Defense / Special Teams

 

1. Giants @ DAL (12)

2. Vikings @ DET (13)

3. Steelers @ CHI (21)

4. Titans vs. HOU (22)

5. Jets vs. NE (22)

6. Eagles vs. NO (26)

7. Packers vs. CIN (26)

8. Redskins vs. St.L (27)

9. Patriots @ NYJ (33)

10. Bears vs. PIT (35)

11. Seahawks @ SF (35)

12. Ravens @ SD (38)

13. Dolphins vs. IND (43)

14. 49ers vs. SEA (46)

15. Chargers vs. BAL (48)

16. Panthers @ ATL (49)

17. Buccaneers @ BUF (49)

18. Raiders @ KC (52)

19. Cowboys vs. NYG (59)

20. Colts @ MIA (59)

21. Cardinals @ JAX (60)

22. Broncos vs. CLE (62)

23. Texans @ TEN (64)

24. Bills vs. TB (65)

25. Rams @ WAS (65)

26. Chiefs vs. OAK (69)

27. Lions vs. MIN (70)

28. Falcons vs. CAR (72)

29. Browns @ DEN (72)

30. Jaguars vs. AZ (74)

31. Saints @ PHI (75)

32. Bengals @ GB (85)

 

 

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Week 1 Fantasy Football Start Rankings

Posted on 08 September 2009 by Thyrl Nelson

The return of NFL Football means the return of Fantasy Football too, and thus, the return of the Fantasy Flavor Weekly Start Rankings. It’s a handy tool to have when trying to search for a 1-week sleeper, or trying to sort through tough weekly lineup decisions. It’s also especially helpful for salary cap leagues, like ours here at wnst.net.

 

The results are formulary, using 2 parts individual player performance, and 1 part based on the prowess of the defense opposing the player, relative to that player’s position. There are also a few minor adjustments made based simply on my gut.

 

Because of the influx of new players to each team, and the unpredictable nature of the NFL, the rankings will get more accurate as the season progresses, and teams and players begin to establish their tendencies for 2009. The players listed below have their formulary numbers listed in parentheses, the lower the better, with a lowest possible score of 3.

 

As Always: Watch the Injury Report and Good Luck This Week

 

Quarterbacks

 

1. Drew Brees vs. DET (5)

2. Peyton Manning vs. JAX (12)

3. Kurt Warner vs. SF (21)

4. Tom Brady vs. BUF (23)

5. Matt Schaub vs. NYJ (23)

6. Aaron Rodgers vs. CHI (27)

7. Matt Ryan vs. MIA (31)

8. Phillip Rivers @ OAK (32)

9. Donavan McNabb @ CAR (38)

10. Carson Palmer vs. DEN (39)

11. Tony Romo @ TB (41)

12. Jay Cutler @ GB (46)

13. Kyle Orton @ CIN (48)

14. Shaun Hill @ AZ (51)

15. Matt Cassell / Brodie Croyle @ BAL (52)

16. Matt Hasselbeck vs. St.L (52)

17. Trent Edwards @ NE (52)

18. Eli Manning vs. WAS (53)

19. Chad Pennington @ ATL (54)

20. Ben Roethlisberger vs. TEN (55)

21. JaMarcus Russell vs. SD (56)

22. Joe Flacco vs. KC (57)

23. Brett Favre @ CLE (58)

24. Marc Bulger / Kyle Boller @ SEA (58)

25. David Garrard @ IND (67)

26. Mark Sanchez @ HOU (69)

27. Jake Delhomme vs. PHI (70)

28. Jason Campbell @ NYG (70)

29. Matthew Stafford @ NO (70)

30. Brady Quinn vs. MIN (79)

31. Byron Leftwich vs. DAL (85)

32. Kerry Collins @ PIT (90)

 

 

Running Backs

 

1. Adrian Peterson @ CLE (11)

2. Maurice Jones-Drew @ IND (13)

3. Matt Forte @ GB (14)

4. LaDanian Tomlinson @ OAK (21)

5. Steven Jackson @ SEA (24)

6. Frank Gore @ AZ (29)

7. Michael Turner vs. MIA (31)

8. Pierre Thomas Reggie Bush vs. DET (35)

9. Ronnie Brown @ ATL (40)

10. DeAngelo Williams vs. PHI (42)

11. Brandon Jacobs vs. WAS (43)

12. Marion Barber @ TB (43)

13. Chris Johnson @ PIT (45)

14. Clinton Portis @ NYG (46)

15. Brian Westbrook @ CAR (46)

16. Kevin Smith @ NO (46)

17. Thomas Jones @ HOU (46)

18. Steve Slaton vs. NYJ (51)

19. Ryan Grant vs. CHI (53)

20. Joseph Addai vs. JAX (54)

21. Ray Rice vs. KC (59)

22. Reggie Bush Mike Bell vs. DET (61)

23. Knowshon Moreno @ CIN (63)

24. Darren McFadden vs. SD (65)

25. Cedric Benson vs. DEN (66)

26. Fred Jackson @ NE (66)

27. Derrick Ward vs. DAL (67)

28. Willie Parker vs. TEN (68)

29. Darren Sproles @ OAK (73)

30. Chris Wells vs. SF (79)

31. Larry Johnson @ BAL (80)

32. LenDale White @ PIT (81)

33. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. WAS (81)

34. LeRon McClain vs. KC (81)

35. Jonathan Stewart vs. PHI (82)

36. Donald Brown vs. JAX (84)

37. Willis McGahee vs. KC (89)

38. Jamal Lewis vs. MIN (90)

39. Fred Taylor vs. BUF (90)

40. Chester Taylor @ CLE (91)

41. Felix Jones @ TB (93)

42. Ernest Graham vs. DAL (95)

43. Julius Jones vs. St.L (96)

44. Tim Hightower vs. SF (97)

45. LeShon McCoy @ CAR (98)

46. Ricky Williams @ ATL (102)

47. Sammy Morris vs. BUF (108)

48. Leon Washington @ HOU (108)

49. Glen Coffee @ AZ (111)

50. Rashard Mendenhall vs. TEN (114)

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

1. Calvin Johnson @ NO (10)

2. Larry Fitzgerald vs. SF (12)

3. Greg Jennings vs. CHI (17)

4. Roddy White vs. MIA (19)

5. Andre Johnson vs. NYJ (21)

6. Randy Moss vs. BUF (27)

7. Terrell Owens @ NE (27)

8. Anquan Boldin vs. SF (28)

9. Reggie Wayne vs. JAX (29)

10. Marques Colston vs. DET (30)

11. Steve Smith vs. PHI (38)

12. TJ Houshmandzadeh vs. St.L (39)

13. Wes Welker vs. BUF (47)

14. Lee Evans @ NE (49)

15. Eddie Royal @ CIN (50)

16. DeWayne Bowe @ BAL (51)

17. Bernard Berrian @ CLE (51)

18. Braylon Edwards vs. MIN (52)

19. DeShawn Jackson @ CAR (56)

20. Roy Williams @ TB (58)

21. Vincent Jackson @ OAK (58)

22. Chad OchoCinco vs. DEN (63)

23. Santana Moss @ NYG (63)

24. Donald Driver vs. CHI (67)

25. Antonio Bryant vs. DAL (71)

26. Kevin Walter vs. NYJ (73)

27. Anthony Gonzalez vs. JAX (73)

28. Jehrico Cotchery @ HOU (74)

29. Lance Moore vs. DET (74)

30. Hines Ward vs. TEN (76)

31. Josh Morgan @ AZ (78)

32. Donnie Avery @ SEA (79)

33. Steve Breaston vs. SF (80)

34. Santonio Holmes vs. TEN (84)

35. Derrick Mason vs. KC (90)

36. Laverneus Coles vs. DEN (91)

37. Tory Holt @ IND (95)

38. Percy Harvin @ CLE (99)

39. Devin Hester @ GB (100)

40. Ted Ginn Jr. @ ATL (101)

41. Kevin Curtis @ CAR (102)

42. Michael Jenkins vs. MIA (105)

43. Nate Burleson vs. St. L (107)

44. Patrick Crayton @ TB (108)

45. Domenik Hixon vs. WAS (109)

46. Chris Chambers @ OAK (114)

47. Bobby Engram @ BAL (115)

48. Sydney Rice @ CLE (115)

49. Chris Henry vs. DEN (115)

50. Arnaz Battle @ AZ (116)

 

 

Tight Ends

 

1. Owen Daniels vs. NYJ (13)

2. Dallas Clark vs. JAX (14)

3. Zach Miller vs. SD (19)

4. Antonio Gates @ OAK (23)

5. Greg Olsen @ GB (26)

6. Jason Witten @ TB (27)

7. Jeremy Shockey vs. DET (30)

8. Dustin Keller @ HOU (31)

9. Tony Gonzalez vs. MIA (33)

10. Kellen Winslow Jr. vs. DAL (33)

11. Tony Scheffler @ CIN (37)

12. Anthony Fasano @ ATL (43)

13. Chris Cooley @ NYG (44)

14. Jon Carlson vs. St.L (44)

15. Brent Celek @ CAR (50)

16. Bo Scaife @ PIT (51)

17. Kevin Boss vs. WAS (53)

18. Heath Miller vs. TEN (53)

19. Donald Lee vs. CHI (56)

20. Visanthe Schiancoe @ CLE (58)

21. David Martin @ ATL (63)

22. Brandon Pettigrew @ NO (64)

23. Jermichael Finley vs. CHI (64)

24. LJ Smith vs. KC (64)

25. Vernon Davis @ AZ (66)

26. Benjamin Watson vs. BUF (67)

27. Billy Miller vs. DET (68)

28. Randy McMichael @ SEA (69)

29. Mercedes Lewis @ IND (73)

30. Martellus Bennett @ TB (73)

 

 

Defense / Special Teams

 

1. Giants vs. WAS (13)

2. Vikings @ CLE (14)

3. Ravens vs. KC (18)

4. Titans @ PIT (19)

5. Patriots vs. BUF (29)

6. Jets @ HOU (30)

7. Steelers vs. TEN (34)

8. Chargers @ OAK (37)

9. Eagles @ CAR (40)

10. Panthers vs. PHI (41)

11. Seahawks vs. St. L (41)

12. Packers vs. CHI (43)

13. Dolphins @ ATL (45)

14. Cowboys @ TB (45)

15. Buccaneers vs. DAL (46)

16. Bears @ GB (47)

17. Texans vs. NYJ (47)

18. Colts vs. JAX (50)

19. Cardinals vs. SF (57)

20. Redskins @ NYG (57)

21. Saints vs. DET (57)

22. Browns vs. MIN (58)

23. 49ers @ AZ (60)

24. Bills @ NE (60)

25. Broncos @ CIN (60)

26. Falcons vs. MIA (67)

27. Rams @ SEA (68)

28. Raiders vs. SD (72)

29. Jaguars @ IND (77)

30. Bengals vs. DEN (80)

31. Chiefs @ BAL (80)

32. Lions @ NO (90)

 

 

Kickers

 

1. Stephen Gostkowski vs. BUF (10)

2. Neil Rackers vs. SF (24)

3. Mason Crosby vs. CHI (25)

4. Jason Elam vs. MIA (26)

5. Nate Kaeding @ OAK (28)

6. Nick Folk @ TB (29)

7. David Akers @ CAR (30)

8. Ryan Longwell @ CLE (31)

9. Jon Carney vs. DET (31)

10. Josh Brown @ SEA (31)

11. Robbie Gould @ GB (36)

12. Rob Bironas @ PIT (42)

13. Jon Kasay vs. PHI (43)

14. Kris Brown vs. NYJ (43)

15. Shayne Graham vs. DEN (43)

16. Joe Nedney @ AZ (46)

17. Josh Scobee @ IND (50)

18. Matt Prater @ CIN (56)

19. Lawrence Tynes vs. WAS (57)

20. Jay Feeley @ HOU (57)

21. Mike Nugent vs. DAL (57)

22. Adam Vinatieri vs. JAX (60)

23. Stephen Hauschka vs. KC (60)

24. Jason Hanson @ NO (61)

25. Phil Dawson vs. MIN (63)

26. Olindo Mare vs. ST.L (64)

27. Rian Lindell @ NE (67)

28. Jeff Reed vs. TEN (74)

29. Ryan Succop @ BAL (79)

30. Dan Carpenter @ ATL (86)

31. Sebastian Janikowski vs. SD (87)

32. Shaun Suisham @ NYG (88)

 

 

 

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The Fantasy Flavor Week 17 Start Rankings

Posted on 26 December 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

Well it’s week 17, and for most of us the fantasy season ended either quite some time ago, or for a fortunate few, just last week. In the event that your league plays through week 17 though, here are the week 17 start rankings for every position. It’s the top 50 running backs, top 75 wide receivers, top 35 tight ends, plus all of the projected starters at quarterback, kicker and defense / special teams ranked for this week.

 

The rankings were gotten using the fantasy flavor formula, which is basically 2 parts player performance, and 1 part defensive expectations against them, with adjustments made for injuries and anomalies. Each player’s formulary rankings are listed in parentheses behind the player, the lower the number, the better that player projects.

 

We’ll bring back the positional power rankings for the final ranks next week, along with some year ending fantasy awards too. Until then, good luck this week.

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

1. Jay Cutler (8)

2. Aaron Rodgers (8)

3. Kurt Warner (17) *be careful, he may not play the whole game

4. Phillip Rivers (21)

5. Drew Brees (26)

6. Tyler Thigpen (31)

7. Chad Pennington (34)

8. Matt Cassel (35)

9. Tony Romo (38)

10. Matt Schaub (40)

11. Peyton Manning (41) *be careful, he may not play the whole game

12. Shaun Hill (45)

13. Donavan McNabb (45)

14. Jeff Garcia (48)

15. Brett Favre (48)

16. Matt Ryan (48)

17. Joe Flacco (51)

18. Kyle Orton (53)

19. David Garrard (56)

20. Jason Campbell (56)

21. Trent Edwards (56)

22. Eli Manning (57) *be careful, he may not play the whole game

23. Ryan Fitzpatrick (57)

24. Seneca Wallace (59)

25. Ben Roethlisberger (60) *be careful, he may not play the whole game

26. Jake Delhomme (60)

27. Tavaris Jackson (70)

28. Marc Bulger (71)

29. Dan Orlovsky (79) *not much difference no mater who is QB

30. JaMarcus Russell (83)

31. Kerry Collins (85) *be careful, he may not play the whole game

32. Bruce Gradkowski (96)

 

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

1. Michael Turner (9)

2. DeAngelo Williams (20)

3. Matt Forte (20)

4. Chris Johnson (25) *playing time could be an issue

5. Stephen Jackson (27)

6. Brian Westbrook (28)

7. LaDanian Tomlinson (29)

8. Thomas Jones (34)

9. Clinton Portis (34)

10. Adrian Peterson (35)

11. Steve Slaton (41)

12. LenDale White (43) *playing time could be an issue

13. Ryan Grant (43)

14. Kevin Smith (46)

15. Brandon Jacobs (47) *playing time could be an issue

16. Larry Johnson (50)

17. Maurice Jones-Drew (52) *keep an eye on injury status

18. Pierre Thomas (53)

19. Marshawn Lynch (54)

20. LeRon McClain (60)

21. Ronnie Brown (61)

22. Cedric Benson (62)

23. Sammy Morris (64)

24. Marion Barber (68) *keep an eye on injury status

25. Kevin Faulk (70)

26. Willis McGahee (72)

27. Warrick Dunn (72)

28. Joseph Addai (73) *playing time could be an issue

29. Willie Parker (76) *playing time could be an issue

30. Dominic Rhodes (77) *could benefit if they rest starters

31. Jonathan Stewart (78)

32. Tim Hightower (79)

33. Mewelde Moore *could benefit if they rest starters

34. Derrick Ward (81)

35. Darren McFadden (91)

36. Tatum Bell (92)

37. Jamal Lewis (93)

38. Chester Taylor (97)

39. Leon Washington (100)

40. Deuce McAllister (101)

41. Ben-Jarvis Green Ellis (102)

42. Justin Fargas (103)

43. Ricky Williams (107)

44. LaMont Jordan (108)

45. Julius Jones (109)

46. Maurice Morris (113)

47. Darren Sproles (113)

48. Cadillac Williams (114)

49. Tashard Choice (117) *much better if Barber doesn’t play

50. Jerious Norwood (117)

 

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

1. Anquan Boldin (4) *playing time could be an issue

2. Larry Fitzgerald (8) *playing time could be an issue

3. Steve Smith (9) *CAR

4. Andre Johnson (20)

5. Greg Jennings (20)

6. Roddy White (27)

7. Randy Moss (33)

8. Calvin Johnson (34)

9. Brandon Marshall (37)

10. Antonio Bryant (38)

11. Bernard Berrian (39)

12. Santana Moss (39)

13. Hines Ward (41) *playing time could be an issue

14. Vincent Jackson (44)

15. DeWayne Bowe (44)

16. Eddie Royal (49)

17. Kevin Walter (50)

18. Terrell Owens (51)

19. Marques Colston (57)

20. Wes Welker (57)

21. Reggie Wayne (58) *playing time could be an issue

22. Santonio Holmes (61) *playing time could be an issue

23. Lee Evans (63)

24. TJ Houshmandzadeh (66)

25. Derrick Mason (66)

26. Donald Driver (66)

27. Laverneus Coles (66)

28. Lance Moore (69)

29. Mark Bradley (70)

30. Mushin Muhammad (71)

31. DeSean Jackson (73)

32. Jehrico Cotchery (74)

33. Justin Gage (75) *playing time could be an issue

34. Issac Bruce (75)

35. Steve Breaston (80) *could benefit if they rest starters

36. Deion Branch (91)

37. Malcolm Floyd (94)

38. Mark Clayton (94)

39. DeVery Henderson (95)

40. Chris Chambers (98)

41. Michael Jenkins (99)

42. Braylon Edwards (100)

43. Kevin Curtis (103) *keep an eye on injury status

44. Ted Ginn Jr. (104)

45. Nate Washington (105) *could benefit if they rest starters

46. Marvin Harrison (112) *playing time could be an issue

47. Robert Meachem (113)

48. Donnie Avery (117)

49. Josh Reed (117)

50. Devin Hester (120)

51. Jabar Gafney (121)

52. Antoine Randle-El (121)

53. Amani Toomer (124) *playing time could be an issue

54. Tory Holt (125)

55. Koren Robinson (125)

56. Tony Gonzalez (126)

57. Bryant Johnson (129)

58. Marty Booker (132)

59. Chansi Stuckey (132)

60. Reggie Brown (135)

61. Patrick Crayton (137)

62. Brandon Stokley (143)

63. Dennis Northcutt (146)

64. Jeherme Urban (148) *could benefit if they rest starters

65. Josh Morgan (151)

66. Hank Baskett (151)

67. Bobby Wade (151)

68. Domenik Hixon (154) *could benefit if they rest starters

69. Brandon Lloyd (154)

70. Roy Williams (157)

71. James Hardy (159)

72. Johnnie Lee Higgins (161)

73. Ike Hilliard (164)

74. Harry Douglass (165)

75. Steve Smith (170) *NYG could benefit if they rest starters

 

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

1. Antonio Gates (10)

2. Tony Gonzalez (17)

3. Jason Witten (18)

4. Anthony Fasano (19)

5. Dallas Clark (20) *playing time could be an issue

6. Tony Scheffler (21)

7. Joey Haynos (29)

8. John Carlson (35)

9. Kevin Boss (36)

10. Owen Daniels (38)

11. Greg Olsen (39)

12. Daniel Graham (39)

13. Donald Lee (42)

14. Visanthe Schiancoe (44)

15. Martellus Bennett (44)

16. Zach Miller (47)

17. Billy Miller (49)

18. David Martin (55)

19. Chris Cooley (57)

20. Heath Miller (57)

21. Jerramy Stevens (58)

22. Todd Heap (63)

23. Dustin Keller (64)

24. Alex Smith (64)

25. Bo Scaife (68)

26. LJ Smith (72)

27. Mercedes Lewis (73)

28. Derrick Fine (74)

29. Jeremy Shockey (77)

30. Desmond Clark (77)

31. Robert Royal (80)

32. Benjamin Watson (83)

33. Vernon Davis (85)

34. George Wrighster (85)

35. Michael Gaines (87)

 

 

KICKERS

 

1. Stephen Gostkowski (9)

2. Rob Bironas (13)

3. Jason Elam (16)

4. David Akers (20)

5. Mason Crosby (28)

6. Jon Carney (31)

7. Nate Kaeding (32)

8. Garrett Hartley (34)

9. John Kasay (34)

10. Rian Lindell (35)

11. Phil Dawson (44)

12. Neil Rackers (45)

13. Shaun Suisham (45)

14. Matt Bryant (46)

15. Jay Feeley (46)

16. Ryan Longwell (47)

17. Kris Brown (47)

18. Josh Brown (50)

19. Matt Stover (52)

20. Matt Prater (54)

21. Robbie Gould (57)

22. Jeff Reed (64)

23. Joe Nedney (65)

24. Dan Carpenter (66)

25. Olindo Mare (66)

26. Jason Hanson (69)

27. Shayne Graham (69)

28. Sebastian Janikowski (71)

29. Nick Folk (73)

30. Connor Barth (81)

31. Josh Scobee (83)

32. Adam Vinatieri (92)

 

 

DEFENSE / SPECIAL TEAMS

 

1. Pittsburgh Steelers (12)

2. Baltimore Ravens (16)

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (22)

4. New York Giants (23)

5. Green Bay Packers (24)

6. Philadelphia Eagles (25)

7. Chicago Bears (25)

8. Tennessee Titans (27)

9. New York Jets (32)

10. Arizona Cardinals (35)

11. Dallas Cowboys (36)

12. Atlanta Falcons (37)

13. Miami Dolphins (42)

14. Cleveland Browns (42)

15. Minnesota Vikings (47)

16. Oakland Raiders (51)

17. San Francisco 49ers (51)

18. San Diego Chargers (57)

19. Indianapolis Colts (58)

20. Washington Redskins (58)

21. Cincinnati Bengals (59)

22. Carolina Panthers (60)

23. Kansas City Chiefs (61)

24. New England Patriots (62)

25. Seattle Seahawks (68)

26. Buffalo Bills (68)

27. New Orleans Saints (71)

28. Houston Texans (73)

29. Jacksonville Jaguars (76)

30. Denver Broncos (88)

31. St. Louis Rams (89)

32. Detroit Lions (89)

 

As always remember to check the injury report before finalizing your lineups, and have fun and go with your gut. Good Luck this week.

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

 

 

 

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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 15 D/STs

Posted on 11 December 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

And finally, here are the week 15 defense and special teams rankings. There aren’t many surprises to be found here, as no one has fallen from last week’s top 20. Defenses are of course always difficult to predict, especially when it comes to scoring defense. But those who bring pressure and force turnovers consistently are always dangerous options, especially when they match up with teams who can’t take care of the ball.

 

Keep in mind that the power rankings, listed here, are based on year to date performance and not a reflection of your best options for week 15. Just below the power rankings are match up previews advising who should be better or worse than usual this week, based on their opponents. At the bottom, are the week 15 start rankings, that’s where you should look for help with your week 15 lineup decisions.

 

Week 15 Fantasy Defense / Special Teams Power Rankings

 

D/ST Power Rankings Archive –  34567 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14

 

(last week’s rankings in parentheses)

 

1. Baltimore Ravens (1) – 6 TD, 28 sacks, 22 int, 4 fum rec, 3 safeties, 182 pts allowed

 

2. Pittsburgh Steelers (4) – 2 TD, 45 sacks, 16 int, 9 fum rec, 1 safety, 173 pts allowed

 

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2) – 7 TD, 26 sacks, 19 int, 7 fum rec, 226 pts allowed

 

4. Philadelphia Eagles (5) – 4 TD, 39 sacks, 12 int, 10 fum rec, 1 safety, 243 pts allowed

 

5. New York Giants (7) – 3 TD, 37 sacks, 16 int, 5 fum rec, 2 safeties, 208 pts allowed

 

6. Tennessee Titans (3) – 3 TD, 35 sacks, 18 int, 8 fum rec, 184 pts allowed

 

7. Chicago Bears (6) – 5 TD, 27 sacks, 19 int, 8 fum rec, 1 safety, 266 pts allowed

 

8. Green Bay Packers (9) – 9 TD, 21 sacks, 18 int, 6 fum rec, 307 pts allowed

 

9. New York Jets (10) – 5 TD, 37 sacks, 11 int, 12 fum rec, 262 pts allowed

 

10. Arizona Cardinals (16) – 5 TD, 26 sacks, 11 int, 15 fum rec, 317 pts allowed

 

11. Minnesota Vikings (8) – 3 TD, 37 sacks, 11 int, 12 fum rec, 3 safeties, 262 pts allowed

 

12. Dallas Cowboys (17) – 2 TD, 45 sacks, 6 int, 12 fum rec, 1 safety, 268 pts allowed

 

13. Miami Dolphins (19) – 1 TD, 32 sacks, 12 int, 10 fum rec, 1 safety, 246 pts allowed

 

14. Carolina Panthers (15) – 1 TD, 29 sacks, 10 int, 11 fum rec, 248 pts allowed

 

15. Cleveland browns (14) – 2 TD, 15 sacks, 19 int, 7 fum rec, 257 pts allowed

 

16. Indianapolis Colts (20) – 3 TD, 24 sacks, 14 int, 9 fum rec, 227 pts allowed

 

17. Buffalo Bills (11) – 5 TD, 22 sacks, 7 int, 11 fum rec, 267 pts allowed

 

18. Atlanta Falcons (13) – 3 TD, 24 sacks, 9 int, 4 fum rec, 1 safety, 265 pts allowed

 

19. San Francisco 49ers (18) – 4 TD, 25 sacks, 11 int, 5 fum rec, 262 pts allowed

 

20. Oakland Raiders (12) – 3 TD, 25 sacks, 13 int, 8 fum rec, 2 safeties, 291 pts allowed

 

Dropped From Rankings: None

 

D/STs Who Should Be Better Than Usual In Week 15: Washington Redskins @ CIN; Miami Dolphins vs. SF; Arizona Cardinals vs. MIN; New England Patriots @ OAK; Philadelphia Eagles vs. CLE; New York Jets vs. BUF

 

D/STs Who Could Be Sleepers Based On Week 15 Match Ups: Indianapolis Colts vs. DET; Seattle Seahawks @ ST.L; St. Louis Rams vs. SEA; Cincinnati Bengals vs. WAS; San Diego Chargers @ KC

 

D/STs With Tough Week 15 Match Ups: Dallas Cowboys vs. NYG; Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ ATL; Minnesota Vikings @ AZ; Chicago Bears vs. NO; Jacksonville Jaguars vs. GB; San Francisco 49ers @ MIA

 

D/STs You Might Want To Avoid In Week 15: Houston Texans vs. TEN; Kansas City Chiefs vs. SD; Denver Broncos @ CAR

 

And here are the week 15 Fantasy D/ST start rankings; it’s all 32 projected starting D/STs in the order that you should consider them this week. They were gotten using the Fantasy Flavor secret formula, and have their formulary numbers in parentheses, the lower the better.

 

1. Baltimore Ravens (17)

2. Philadelphia Eagles (18)

3. New York Giants (24)

4. Tennessee Titans (25)

5. Arizona Cardinals (25)

6. Pittsburgh Steelers (26)

7. Green Bay Packers (28)

8. New York Jets (29)

9. Miami Dolphins (30)

10. Indianapolis Colts (34)

11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (36)

12. Chicago Bears (42)

13. Carolina Panthers (47)

14. Cleveland Browns (47)

15. Minnesota Vikings (51)

16. San Diego Chargers (51)

17. Seattle Seahawks (51)

18. Buffalo Bills (52)

19. Washington Redskins (53)

20. Dallas Cowboys (55)

21. Oakland Raiders (56)

22. Atlanta Falcons (59)

23. New England Patriots (61)

24. San Francisco 49ers (62)

25. New Orleans Saints (67)

26. Cincinnati Bengals (70)

27. St. Louis Rams (70)

28. Houston Texans (76)

29. Jacksonville Jaguars (77)

30. Detroit Lions (80)

31. Kansas City Chiefs (82)

32. Denver Broncos (83)

 

Use the links at the bottom of the page for the rest of this week’s rankings and good luck this week.

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

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The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 14 D/STs

Posted on 04 December 2008 by Thyrl Nelson

Here are the last of this week’s positional power rankings, the defense / special teams. The Ravens have finally worked their way to the top of the rankings, but will have their work cut out for them staying there, as the top 5 is packed with powerhouse defenses that turn up the heat in a hurry.

 

Keep in mind that the power rankings, listed here, are based on year to date performance and not a reflection of your best options for week 14. Just below the power rankings are match up previews advising who should be better or worse than usual this week, based on their opponents. At the bottom, are the week 14 start rankings, that’s where you should look for help with your week 14 lineup decisions.

 

Week 14 Fantasy Defense / Special Teams Power Rankings

 

D/ST Power Rankings Archive34567 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13

 

(last week’s rankings in parentheses)

 

1. Baltimore Ravens (2) – 5 TD, 26 sacks, 20 int, 3 fum rec, 3 safeties, 172 pts allowed

 

2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1) – 7 TD, 25 sacks, 17 int, 7 fum rec, 188 pts allowed

 

3. Tennessee Titans (8) – 3 TD, 34 sacks, 17 int, 8 fum rec, 175 pts allowed

 

4. Pittsburgh Steelers (9) – 1 TD, 42 sacks, 13 int, 7 fum rec, 1 safety, 160 pts allowed

 

5. Phialdelphia Eagles (5) – 4 TD, 39 sacks, 12 int, 10 fum rec, 1 safety, 235 pts allowed

 

6. Chicago Bears (4) – 5 TD, 24 sacks, 18 int, 8 fum rec, 1 safety, 256 pts allowed

 

7. New York Giants (6) – 2 TD, 36 sacks, 16 int, 5 fum rec, 2 safeties, 188 pts allowed

 

8. Minnesota Vikings (10) – 3 TD, 33 sacks, 11 int, 12 fum rec, 3 safeties, 246 pts allowed

 

9. Green Bay Packers (7) – 9 TD, 20 sacks, 17 int, 3 fum rec, 283 pts allowed

 

10. New York Jets (3) – 5 TD, 35 sacks, 10 int, 11 fum rec, 238 pts allowed

 

11. Buffalo Bills (14) – 5 TD, 21 sacks, 7 int, 11 fum rec, 251 pts allowed

 

12. Oakland Raiders (13) – 2 TD, 25 sacks, 13 int, 7 fum rec, 2 safeties, 305 pts allowed

 

13. Atlanta Falcons (18) – 3 TD, 24 sacks, 9 int, 4 fum rec, 1 safety, 236 pts allowed

 

14. Cleveland Browns (16) – 2 TD, 15 sacks, 17 int, 6 fum rec, 229 pts allowed

 

15. Carolina Panthers (12) – 2 TD, 24 sacks, 10 int, 11 fum rec, 225 pts allowed

 

16. Arizona Cardinals (11) – 3 TD, 25 sacks, 10 int, 13 fum rec, 307 pts allowed

 

17. Dallas Cowboys (15) – 2 TD, 40 sacks, 6 int, 10 fum rec, 1 safety, 254 pts allowed

 

18. San Francisco 49ers (20) – 4 TD, 22 sacks, 10 int, 5 fum rec, 291 pts allowed

 

19. Miami Dolphins (17) – 1 TD, 28 sacks, 11 int, 9 fum rec, 1 safety, 243 pts allowed

 

20. Indianapolis Colts (NR) – 2 TD, 19 sacks, 11 int, 8 fum rec, 224 pts allowed

 

Dropped From Rankings: Seattle Seahawks

 

D/STs That Should Be Better Than Usual In Week 14: Minnesota Vikings @ DET; Arizona Cardinals vs. ST.L; New York Jets @ SF; Baltimore Ravens vs. WAS; Tennessee Titans vs. CLE

 

D/STs That Could Be Sleepers Based On Week 14 Match Ups: Indianapolis Colts vs. CIN; Detroit Lions vs. MIN; San Diego Chargers vs. OAK; Denver Broncos vs. KC; New England Patriots @ SEA

 

D/STs With Tough Week 14 Match Ups: Cleveland Browns @ TEN; Philadelphia Eagles @ NYG; Atlanta Falcons @ NO; Oakland Raiders @ SD; Pittsburgh Steelers vs. DAL; Carolina Panthers vs. TB

 

D/STs You Might Want To Avoid In Week 14: New Orleans Saints vs. ATL; St. Louis Rams @ AZ; Houston Texans @ GB; Kansas City Chiefs @ DEN

 

And here are the week 14 Fantasy D/ST start rankings; it’s all 32 D/STs in the order that you should consider them this week. They were gotten using the Fantasy Flavor secret formula, and have their formulary numbers in parentheses, the lower the better. Use The Links at the bottom of the page for the rest of the positional rankings. And good luck this week.

 

1. Baltimore Ravens (11)

2. Tennessee Titans (16)

3. Minnesota Vikings (17)

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (21)

5. Chicago Bears (23)

6. New York Jets (24)

7. Pittsburgh Steelers (32)

8. Green Bay Packers (32)

9. Arizona Cardinals (35)

10. New York Giants (36)

11. Philadelphia Eagles (41)

12. Indianapolis Colts (42)

13. Buffalo Bills (43)

14. Oakland Raiders (50)

15. Dallas Cowboys (50)

16. Miami Dolphins (51)

17. Atlanta Falcons (53)

18. Carolina Panthers (53)

19. San Diego Chargers (53)

20. San Francisco 49ers (56)

21. Seattle Seahawks (56)

22. Cleveland Browns (60)

23. New England Patriots (60)

24. Denver Broncos (66)

25. Detroit Lions (67)

26. Jacksonville Jaguars (68)

27. New Orleans Saints (71)

28. Washington Redskins (71)

29. Cincinnati Bengals (75)

30. Houston Texans (76)

31. Kansas City Chiefs (81)

32. St. Louis Rams (94)

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

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