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Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings

Fantasy football projections, predictions and cheat sheets
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
October 20th, 2009

This thorough analysis and statistical evaluation of every player and team in the NFL is part of a broader endeavor with FOXSports.com's Fantasy Football. Each regular season game is simulated 10,001 times. This allows us to account for every player and statistical interaction in an NFL game. Rosters and depth charts are up-to-date and as accurate as possible as of Tuesday each week. Information on scoring appears at the bottom of this article.

To view a pop-up with positional rankings, please click on one of the links below. Good luck this season!


Quarterback Running Back Wide Receiver Tight End
Kicker Team Defense Individual Defense

 NamePosTeamOppPoints
1.Drew BreesQBSaintsDolphins24.5
2.Peyton ManningQBColtsRams24.1
3.Aaron RodgersQBPackersBrowns22.3
4.Philip RiversQBChargersChiefs21.6
5.Tom BradyQBPatriotsBuccaneers20.8
6.Matt SchaubQBTexans49ers20.3
7.Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelersVikings19.0
8.Adrian PetersonRBVikingsSteelers18.9
9.Kurt WarnerQBCardinalsGiants18.6
10.Ryan GrantRBPackersBrowns18.5
11.DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthersBills18.0
12.Thomas JonesRBJetsRaiders17.3
13.Brett FavreQBVikingsSteelers17.3
14.Jay CutlerQBBearsBengals16.7
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
15.Frank GoreRB49ersTexans16.4
16.Matt RyanQBFalconsCowboys16.3
17.Ronnie BrownRBDolphinsSaints16.3
18.Donovan McNabbQBEaglesRedskins16.1
19.Michael TurnerRBFalconsCowboys16.1
20.Eli ManningQBGiantsCardinals16.1
21.Clinton PortisRBRedskinsEagles14.9
22.Matt CasselQBChiefsChargers14.2
23.Steven JacksonRBRamsColts14.1
24.Jonathan StewartRBPanthersBills14.0
25.Shaun HillQB49ersTexans13.9
26.Laurence MaroneyRBPatriotsBuccaneers13.8
27.Marques ColstonWRSaintsDolphins13.5
28.Randy MossWRPatriotsBuccaneers13.2
29.Matt ForteRBBearsBengals13.1
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
30.Tony RomoQBCowboysFalcons12.7
31.Larry JohnsonRBChiefsChargers12.7
32.Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinalsGiants12.6
33.Pierre ThomasRBSaintsDolphins12.5
34.Andre JohnsonWRTexans49ers12.5
35.Sidney RiceWRVikingsSteelers12.4
36.Marshawn LynchRBBillsPanthers12.3
37.Cedric BensonRBBengalsBears12.3
38.Rashard MendenhallRBSteelersVikings12.1
39.Leon WashingtonRBJetsRaiders12.0
40.Hines WardWRSteelersVikings12.0
41.Donald BrownRBColtsRams11.9
42.Carson PalmerQBBengalsBears11.9
43.Brian WestbrookRBEaglesRedskins11.8
44.Wes WelkerWRPatriotsBuccaneers11.7
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
45.Ryan FitzpatrickQBBillsPanthers11.7
46.Carnell WilliamsRBBuccaneersPatriots11.6
47.Reggie WayneWRColtsRams11.6
48.Chad HenneQBDolphinsSaints11.6
49.Steve SlatonRBTexans49ers11.5
50.Antonio GatesTEChargersChiefs11.5
51.Justin FargasRBRaidersJets11.4
52.Jason CampbellQBRedskinsEagles11.3
53.Joseph AddaiRBColtsRams11.2
54.Tim HightowerRBCardinalsGiants11.0
55.Roddy WhiteWRFalconsCowboys11.0
56.Vincent JacksonWRChargersChiefs10.9
57.Donald DriverWRPackersBrowns10.7
58.LaDainian TomlinsonRBChargersChiefs10.5
59.Mark SanchezQBJetsRaiders9.9
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
60.Ricky WilliamsRBDolphinsSaints9.8
61.Dwayne BoweWRChiefsChargers9.7
62.Mason CrosbyKPackersBrowns9.7
63.Owen DanielsTETexans49ers9.7
64.Greg JenningsWRPackersBrowns9.6
65.Felix JonesRBCowboysFalcons9.5
66.Dallas ClarkTEColtsRams9.5
67.Chad OchocincoWRBengalsBears9.5
68.Brent CelekTEEaglesRedskins9.4
69.Steve SmithWRGiantsCardinals9.3
70.Marion BarberRBCowboysFalcons9.3
71.JaMarcus RussellQBRaidersJets9.3
72.Stephen GostkowskiKPatriotsBuccaneers9.2
73.Santonio HolmesWRSteelersVikings9.2
74.Matt StoverKColtsRams9.2
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
75.Josh JohnsonQBBuccaneersPatriots8.8
76.Ahmad BradshawRBGiantsCardinals8.8
77.Jason SnellingRBFalconsCowboys8.7
78.John KasayKPanthersBills8.6
79.Hakeem NicksWRGiantsCardinals8.6
80.John CarneyKSaintsDolphins8.5
81.Shayne GrahamKBengalsBears8.5
82.Kris BrownKTexans49ers8.4
83.Tashard ChoiceRBCowboysFalcons8.4
84.Ryan LongwellKVikingsSteelers8.3
85.Tony GonzalezTEFalconsCowboys8.3
86.Derek AndersonQBBrownsPackers8.3
87.Nate KaedingKChargersChiefs8.3
88.Jake DelhommeQBPanthersBills8.2
89.Rian LindellKBillsPanthers8.1
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
90.Neil RackersKCardinalsGiants8.1
91.Jeff ReedKSteelersVikings8.1
92.Lawrence TynesKGiantsCardinals8.0
93.Sebastian JanikowskiKRaidersJets8.0
94.Marc BulgerQBRamsColts8.0
95.Fred JacksonRBBillsPanthers7.9
96.Jay FeelyKJetsRaiders7.8
97.Mohamed MassaquoiWRBrownsPackers7.8
98.Vernon DavisTE49ersTexans7.8
99.Mario ManninghamWRGiantsCardinals7.8
100.Joe NedneyK49ersTexans7.7
101.Greg OlsenTEBearsBengals7.7
102.Nick FolkKCowboysFalcons7.6
103.Lance MooreWRSaintsDolphins7.5
104.Robbie GouldKBearsBengals7.5
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
105.Jerome HarrisonRBBrownsPackers7.5
106.Jeremy ShockeyTESaintsDolphins7.5
107.Reggie BushRBSaintsDolphins7.4
108.Pierre GarconWRColtsRams7.4
109.Kevin FaulkRBPatriotsBuccaneers7.3
110.Santana MossWRRedskinsEagles7.3
111.Darren SprolesRBChargersChiefs7.3
112.Jermichael FinleyTEPackersBrowns7.2
113.Miles AustinWRCowboysFalcons7.2
114.Joshua CribbsWRBrownsPackers7.2
115.David AkersKEaglesRedskins7.1
116.Earl BennettWRBearsBengals7.0
117.DeSean JacksonWREaglesRedskins7.0
118.Chris CooleyTERedskinsEagles7.0
119.PackersDEFBrowns7.0
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
120.Heath MillerTESteelersVikings6.9
121.GiantsDEFCardinals6.9
122.LeSean McCoyRBEaglesRedskins6.8
123.Steve BreastonWRCardinalsGiants6.7
124.BenJarvus Green-EllisRBPatriotsBuccaneers6.6
125.Steve SmithWRPanthersBills6.6
126.Michael BushRBRaidersJets6.6
127.Jason ElamKFalconsCowboys6.6
128.Dan CarpenterKDolphinsSaints6.6
129.Josh BrownKRamsColts6.6
130.Terrell OwensWRBillsPanthers6.5
131.EaglesDEFRedskins6.5
132.Braylon EdwardsWRJetsRaiders6.4
133.Davone BessWRDolphinsSaints6.4
134.Billy CundiffKBrownsPackers6.4
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
135.BengalsDEFBears6.4
136.Percy HarvinWRVikingsSteelers6.3
137.VikingsDEFSteelers6.3
138.Zach MillerTERaidersJets6.3
139.Beanie WellsRBCardinalsGiants6.2
140.PatriotsDEFBuccaneers6.2
141.Anquan BoldinWRCardinalsGiants6.2
142.Jason WittenTECowboysFalcons6.1
143.Malcom FloydWRChargersChiefs6.0
144.ChargersDEFChiefs6.0
145.Austin CollieWRColtsRams6.0
146.Leonard WeaverRBEaglesRedskins5.9
147.Brandon JacobsRBGiantsCardinals5.8
148.Ted Ginn Jr.WRDolphinsSaints5.8
149.Michael JenkinsWRFalconsCowboys5.8
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
150.Glen CoffeeRB49ersTexans5.7
151.PanthersDEFBills5.7
152.BearsDEFBengals5.7
153.RaidersDEFJets5.7
154.Johnny KnoxWRBearsBengals5.7
155.JetsDEFRaiders5.6
156.Ryan SuccopKChiefsChargers5.6
157.BillsDEFPanthers5.4
158.Kellen WinslowTEBuccaneersPatriots5.3
159.BrownsDEFPackers5.3
160.Lee EvansWRBillsPanthers5.3
161.ColtsDEFRams5.2
162.Mike BellRBSaintsDolphins5.1
163.Shaun SuishamKRedskinsEagles5.1
164.Michael CrabtreeWR49ersTexans5.1
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
165.Isaac BruceWR49ersTexans5.1
166.49ersDEFTexans5.0
167.Brian RobiskieWRBrownsPackers5.0
168.Josh MorganWR49ersTexans5.0
169.Muhsin MuhammadWRPanthersBills4.9
170.Mark BradleyWRChiefsChargers4.9
171.Derrick WardRBBuccaneersPatriots4.8
172.Jamal LewisRBBrownsPackers4.8
173.Shane AndrusKBuccaneersPatriots4.8
174.Devery HendersonWRSaintsDolphins4.8
175.Jeremy MaclinWREaglesRedskins4.8
176.Bobby WadeWRChiefsChargers4.7
177.Kevin WalterWRTexans49ers4.7
178.ChiefsDEFChargers4.7
179.Dustin KellerTEJetsRaiders4.7
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
180.Louis MurphyWRRaidersJets4.7
181.SaintsDEFDolphins4.6
182.Andre CaldwellWRBengalsBears4.5
183.TexansDEF49ers4.5
184.SteelersDEFVikings4.4
185.Bernard BerrianWRVikingsSteelers4.4
186.CardinalsDEFGiants4.3
187.RedskinsDEFEagles4.3
188.Visanthe ShiancoeTEVikingsSteelers4.3
189.Donnie AveryWRRamsColts4.2
190.Devin HesterWRBearsBengals4.2
191.FalconsDEFCowboys4.2
192.Mike WallaceWRSteelersVikings4.1
193.Roy WilliamsWRCowboysFalcons4.0
194.Antwaan Randle ElWRRedskinsEagles3.9
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
195.David ClowneyWRJetsRaiders3.8
196.Sammie StroughterWRBuccaneersPatriots3.8
197.Donald LeeTEPackersBrowns3.8
198.CowboysDEFFalcons3.8
199.Brian LeonardRBBengalsBears3.7
200.Chris BrownRBTexans49ers3.7

* The individual players and defensive teams are ranked based entirely on projected full-season fantasy points using the FOX Fantasy Football default scoring where for QBs, RBs, WRs and TE, all TDs are 6 points, each 25 yards passing are 1 point, interceptions are -2 points, fumbles lost are -2 points, each ten yards receiving are 1 point and two-point conversions are 2 points. For kickers, all extra points are 1 point and all field goals are at least 3 points with an extra bonus point for field goals made over 40 yards and another bonus point for field goals made over 50 yards. Individual defensive players (linked to below, but not inlcuded in overall rankings) earn 1 point for each solo tackle, 1 point for each sack, 2 points for each interception and six points for each touchdown. Team defenses include special teams and are treated similarly for sacks, interceptions and touchdown returns, while a more complex system, based on the outcome of each individual game, is utilized for points allowed per game.

Please note: These overall fantasy rankings are based on total points earned for the season. They do not account for position scarcity, number of owners drafting and their drafting styles, roster restrictions, custom league scoring rules or other items that should be considered while drafting.

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Paul Bessire is the Product Manager of Content and Quantitative Analysis for WhatIfSports.com, a division of FOX Sports Interactive specializing in fantasy football simulation analysis and football sim games. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, Paul can be reached at BtB@whatifsports.com. Thanks!

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