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2012 Fantasy Football Projections: Week 8

Wins may be hard to come by in real life for Drew Brees, but he's no doubt bolstering many a fantasy roster

By Jake Westrich - WhatIfSports.com
UPDATE: October 25, 2012

Using the WhatIfSports.com NFL simulation engine, the individual fantasy players and defensive teams are ranked based entirely on projected fantasy points using the FOXSports.com Fantasy Football default scoring where:

QBs, RBs, WRs and TEs: TDs are 6 points

QBs: 25 passing yards is 1 point

QBs: Interceptions are -2 points

RBs: 10 rushing yards is 1 point

QBs, RBs, WRs and TEs: Fumbles lost are -2 points

WRs, TE and RBs: Ten yards receiving is 1 point

QBs, RBs, WRs and TEs: Two-point conversion are 2 points

K: 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.

DEF: A sack is 1 point, an interception is 2 points and each DEF touchdown is 6 points

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

Please note: The Jaguars-Packers, Dolphins-Jets, Seahawks-Lions, Giants-Cowboys, 49ers-Cardinals and Patriots-Rams games were resimulated on 10/25 to account for injuries and roster updates.

2012 Week 8 Fantasy Football Leaders
 NamePosTeamPoints
1Drew BreesQBSaints25.7
2Aaron RodgersQBPackers25.4
3Peyton ManningQBBroncos25.2
4Tom BradyQBPatriots23.2
5Eli ManningQBGiants22.3
6Andrew LuckQBColts21.6
7Matthew StaffordQBLions21
8Matt HasselbeckQBTitans19.1
9Philip RiversQBChargers19.1
10Tony RomoQBCowboys19.1
11Robert Griffin IIIQBRedskins18.5
12Sam BradfordQBRams18.3
13Brandon WeedenQBBrowns17.8
14Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelers17.7
 NamePosTeamPoints
15Jamaal CharlesRBChiefs17.6
16Carson PalmerQBRaiders17.2
17Michael VickQBEagles17.2
18Jay CutlerQBBears17.1
19Christian PonderQBVikings17
20Josh FreemanQBBuccaneers16.9
21Cam NewtonQBPanthers16.8
22Willis McGaheeRBBroncos16.8
23Brady QuinnQBChiefs16.7
24Darren McFaddenRBRaiders16.6
25Matt ForteRBBears16.6
26Felix JonesRBCowboys16.3
27Ryan MathewsRBChargers15.8
28Matt RyanQBFalcons15.7
 NamePosTeamPoints
29Ahmad BradshawRBGiants15.5
30Frank GoreRB49ers15.4
31Russell WilsonQBSeahawks15.2
32Mark SanchezQBJets15.1
33John SkeltonQBCardinals14.6
34Alex SmithQB49ers14.5
35Chris JohnsonRBTitans14.3
36LeSean McCoyRBEagles13.9
37Blaine GabbertQBJaguars13
38Marshawn LynchRBSeahawks12.7
39Adrian PetersonRBVikings12.6
40Trent RichardsonRBBrowns12.3
41Alfred MorrisRBRedskins12.2
42Steven JacksonRBRams12.1
 NamePosTeamPoints
43Calvin JohnsonWRLions11.9
44Darren SprolesRBSaints11.8
45Michael TurnerRBFalcons11.6
46Alex GreenRBPackers11.4
47Reggie BushRBDolphins11.4
48Doug MartinRBBuccaneers11.2
49Pierre ThomasRBSaints10.8
50Demaryius ThomasWRBroncos10.6
51Mikel LeShoureRBLions10.4
52Jimmy GrahamTESaints10.4
53Rashard MendenhallRBSteelers10.3
54Dwayne BoweWRChiefs10.3
55Mason CrosbyKPackers10.2
56Wes WelkerWRPatriots10.1
 NamePosTeamPoints
57Rashad JenningsRBJaguars10.1
58Stevan RidleyRBPatriots10.1
59Michael BushRBBears10.1
60Percy HarvinWRVikings10
61Ryan TannehillQBDolphins10
62Vincent JacksonWRBuccaneers9.8
63Reggie WayneWRColts9.8
64Robbie GouldKBears9.7
65Victor CruzWRGiants9.6
66Greg JenningsWRPackers9.6
67Rob BironasKTitans9.6
68David AkersK49ers9.5
69Brandon LloydWRPatriots9.4
70Vick BallardRBColts9.2
 NamePosTeamPoints
71Brandon MarshallWRBears9.2
72Matt BryantKFalcons9.2
73Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinals9.1
74Mike WallaceWRSteelers9.1
75Stephen GostkowskiKPatriots9
76Malcom FloydWRChargers9
77Jason HansonKLions9
78LaRod Stephens-HowlingRBCardinals8.9
79Matt PraterKBroncos8.9
80Marques ColstonWRSaints8.9
81Shonn GreeneRBJets8.8
82Blair WalshKVikings8.7
83Adam VinatieriKColts8.7
84Antonio BrownWRSteelers8.7
 NamePosTeamPoints
85Jordy NelsonWRPackers8.5
86Connor BarthKBuccaneers8.4
87Roddy WhiteWRFalcons8.4
88Garrett HartleyKSaints8.3
89Lawrence TynesKGiants8.3
90Sebastian JanikowskiKRaiders8.3
91Ryan SuccopKChiefs8.3
92Mike WilliamsWRBuccaneers8.2
93Dez BryantWRCowboys8.2
94Dan CarpenterKDolphins8.2
95DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthers8.2
96San Francisco 49ersDEF8.1
97Julio JonesWRFalcons8.1
98Phil DawsonKBrowns8
 NamePosTeamPoints
99Jason WittenTECowboys8
100Sidney RiceWRSeahawks8
101Jay FeelyKCardinals7.9
102Shaun SuishamKSteelers7.9
103Dan BaileyKCowboys7.9
104Kenny BrittWRTitans7.8
105Miles AustinWRCowboys7.8
106Nick NovakKChargers7.8
107Denarius MooreWRRaiders7.7
108Rob GronkowskiTEPatriots7.7
109Eric DeckerWRBroncos7.6
110Steven HauschkaKSeahawks7.5
111Kendall HunterRB49ers7.5
112Stephen HillWRJets7.4
 NamePosTeamPoints
113Nick FolkKJets7.4
114Robert MeachemWRChargers7.4
115Green Bay PackersDEF7.3
116Danny WoodheadRBPatriots7.3
117Brandon GibsonWRRams7.3
118Steve SmithWRPanthers7.2
119T.Y. HiltonWRColts7.2
120Chicago BearsDEF7.2
121Lance MooreWRSaints7.2
122Miami DolphinsDEF7.2
123Brandon PettigrewTELions7.1
124Hakeem NicksWRGiants7.1
125New York JetsDEF7.1
126Jeremy KerleyWRJets7
 NamePosTeamPoints
127Donnie AveryWRColts7
128Greg LittleWRBrowns7
129Chris GivensWRRams7
130Justin MedlockKPanthers7
131Greg ZuerleinKRams7
132Tony GonzalezTEFalcons7
133Seattle SeahawksDEF6.9
134Jonathan StewartRBPanthers6.9
135Jacob TammeTEBroncos6.9
136Alex HeneryKEagles6.9
137Atlanta FalconsDEF6.9
138Michael CrabtreeWR49ers6.8
139Daryl RichardsonRBRams6.8
140Martellus BennettTEGiants6.8
 NamePosTeamPoints
141Jermichael FinleyTEPackers6.8
142Kai ForbathKRedskins6.8
143Titus YoungWRLions6.7
144Michael JenkinsWRVikings6.6
145James JonesWRPackers6.5
146Darrius Heyward-BeyWRRaiders6.5
147Nate WashingtonWRTitans6.5
148Mohamed MassaquoiWRBrowns6.5
149Jared CookTETitans6.5
150Laurent RobinsonWRJaguars6.5
151Eddie RoyalWRChargers6.4
152Golden TateWRSeahawks6.4
153Kansas City ChiefsDEF6.4
154Andre RobertsWRCardinals6.4
 NamePosTeamPoints
155Detroit LionsDEF6.4
156Coby FleenerTEColts6.4
157Brandon StokleyWRBroncos6.3
158Vernon DavisTE49ers6.3
159Benjamin WatsonTEBrowns6.3
160Cleveland BrownsDEF6.3
161New York GiantsDEF6.2
162Earl BennettWRBears6.2
163Pittsburgh SteelersDEF6.2
164San Diego ChargersDEF6.2
165Josh GordonWRBrowns6.2
166Minnesota VikingsDEF6.2
167Santana MossWRRedskins6.2
168Josh ScobeeKJaguars6.1
 NamePosTeamPoints
169Domenik HixonWRGiants6.1
170Joshua MorganWRRedskins6.1
171Arizona CardinalsDEF6
172Mario ManninghamWR49ers5.9
173DeSean JacksonWREagles5.9
174Isaac RedmanRBSteelers5.9
175Antonio GatesTEChargers5.9
176Jeremy MaclinWREagles5.9
177Austin PettisWRRams5.8
178Shaun DraughnRBChiefs5.8
179Indianapolis ColtsDEF5.8
180Greg OlsenTEPanthers5.7
181Randall CobbWRPackers5.6
182Kevin OgletreeWRCowboys5.6
 NamePosTeamPoints
183Brandon MyersTERaiders5.6
184Heath MillerTESteelers5.6
185Kendall WrightWRTitans5.5
186New England PatriotsDEF5.5
187Washington RedskinsDEF5.5
188Justin BlackmonWRJaguars5.5
189Jerome SimpsonWRVikings5.5
190Tennessee TitansDEF5.5
191Delone CarterRBColts5.4
192Joel DreessenTEBroncos5.4
193Chaz SchilensWRJets5.4
194Brandon LaFellWRPanthers5.4
195Dallas CowboysDEF5.4
196Tampa Bay BuccaneersDEF5.4
 NamePosTeamPoints
197Kyle RudolphTEVikings5.3
198Montell OwensRBJaguars5.3
199Jackie BattleRBChargers5.3
200Lance KendricksTERams5.2
201Julian EdelmanWRPatriots5.2
202Jon BaldwinWRChiefs5.2
203Denver BroncosDEF5.2
204Devery HendersonWRSaints5.1
205Marcedes LewisTEJaguars5.1
206Emmanuel SandersWRSteelers5
207Dexter McClusterWRChiefs5
208Brian HartlineWRDolphins5
209Ryan BroylesWRLions5
210Brent CelekTEEagles4.9
 NamePosTeamPoints
211Rob HouslerTECardinals4.9
212Daniel ThomasRBDolphins4.9
213Aaron HernandezTEPatriots4.9
214Tiquan UnderwoodWRBuccaneers4.8
215Early DoucetWRCardinals4.8
216Dustin KellerTEJets4.7
217Mike ThomasWRJaguars4.7
218Derek HaganWRRaiders4.7
219Bilal PowellRBJets4.6
220Devin HesterWRBears4.6
221Leonard HankersonWRRedskins4.5
222Oakland RaidersDEF4.5
223Zach MillerTESeahawks4.5
224LeGarrette BlountRBBuccaneers4.4
 NamePosTeamPoints
225Jacquizz RodgersRBFalcons4.4
226Ronnie HillmanRBBroncos4.4
227St. Louis RamsDEF4.4
228Logan PaulsenTERedskins4.4
229Tony MoeakiTEChiefs4.3
230Joique BellRBLions4.3
231Anthony FasanoTEDolphins4.3
232Tony SchefflerTELions4.2
233Philadelphia EaglesDEF4.2
234Davone BessWRDolphins4.1
235New Orleans SaintsDEF4.1
236Andre BrownRBGiants4
237Robert TurbinRBSeahawks3.9
238Phillip TannerRBCowboys3.9
 NamePosTeamPoints
239Toby GerhartRBVikings3.9
240Montario HardestyRBBrowns3.8
241Craig StevensTETitans3.8
242Braylon EdwardsWRSeahawks3.8
243Randy MossWR49ers3.8
244Brian QuickWRRams3.7
245William PowellRBCardinals3.6
246Dallas ClarkTEBuccaneers3.5
247Jacksonville JaguarsDEF3.5
248Carolina PanthersDEF3.5
249Jason AvantWREagles3.5
250Louis MurphyWRPanthers3.4
251Jason HillWRJets3.3
252Rod StreaterWRRaiders3.3
 NamePosTeamPoints
253Harry DouglasWRFalcons3.2
254Jamie HarperRBTitans3.2
255Kellen DavisTEBears3.1
256John KuhnRBPackers3.1
257Dwayne AllenTEColts3.1
258Anthony ArmstrongWRDolphins3.1
259Mike GoodsonRBRaiders3.1
260Ramses BardenWRGiants3
261Evan RoysterRBRedskins2.9
262Niles PaulTERedskins2.9
263Tom CrabtreeTEPackers2.9
264Mark IngramRBSaints2.8
265James StarksRBPackers2.8
266Cecil ShortsWRJaguars2.7
 NamePosTeamPoints
267Bryce BrownRBEagles2.7
268Kris AdamsWRColts2.7
269Matthew WillisWRBroncos2.7
270Steve BreastonWRChiefs2.6
271Richard GoodmanWRChargers2.6
272Marcel ReeceRBRaiders2.6
273Ben ObomanuWRSeahawks2.5
274Travis BenjaminWRBrowns2.4
275Devin AromashoduWRVikings2.4
276Bear PascoeTEGiants2.4
277Jeff KingTECardinals2.3
278Le'Ron McClainRBChargers2.3
279Jordan CameronTEBrowns2.3
280Michael FloydWRCardinals2.2
 NamePosTeamPoints
281Jerricho CotcheryWRSteelers2.2
282Damian WilliamsWRTitans2
283Deion BranchWRPatriots2
284Kassim OsgoodWRLions1.9
285Luke StockerTEBuccaneers1.8
286Shane VereenRBPatriots1.8
287Charles ClayTEDolphins1.7
288Mewelde MooreRBColts1.6
289Randy McMichaelTEChargers1.6
290Aldrick RobinsonWRRedskins1.5
291Tim TebowQBJets1.5
292Marlon MooreWRDolphins1.4
293Steve SmithWRRams1.4
294David ThomasTESaints1.4
 NamePosTeamPoints
295Damaris JohnsonWREagles1.4
296Delanie WalkerTE49ers1.2
297Kyle WilliamsWR49ers1.2
298Dane SanzenbacherWRBears1.2
299Arrelious BennWRBuccaneers1.2
300Leon WashingtonRBSeahawks1.1

Jake Westrich is the Digital Content Coordinator for WhatIfSports.com. He can be reached at jwestrich@whatifsports.com.

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