2008 Week 6 Fantasy Rankings

BtB presents position-by-position cheat sheets
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
October 7th, 2008

We present our updated, weekly fantasy football projections. 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, with the sum of the averages of those games being our final predicted outcome. 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 morning for each week. Information on scoring and injury analysis appears at the very 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.Jason CampbellQBRedskinsRams26.6
2.Kurt WarnerQBCardinalsCowboys25.3
3.Donovan McNabbQBEagles49ers24.7
4.Drew BreesQBSaintsRaiders23.0
5.Aaron RodgersQBPackersSeahawks22.8
6.Tony RomoQBCowboysCardinals22.4
7.Philip RiversQBChargersPatriots21.5
8.Gus FrerotteQBVikingsLions21.5
9.Clinton PortisRBRedskinsRams21.4
10.Jay CutlerQBBroncosJaguars20.9
11.LaDainian TomlinsonRBChargersPatriots20.9
12.Ronnie BrownRBDolphinsTexans20.4
13.Adrian PetersonRBVikingsLions20.2
14.Matt ForteRBBearsFalcons20.1
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
15.Brandon JacobsRBGiantsBrowns19.4
16.Matt CasselQBPatriotsChargers19.3
17.Brett FavreQBJetsBengals19.3
18.Julius JonesRBSeahawksPackers19.3
19.Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinalsCowboys19.1
20.Chad PenningtonQBDolphinsTexans18.9
21.Justin FargasRBRaidersSaints18.8
22.Randy MossWRPatriotsChargers18.7
23.Marion BarberRBCowboysCardinals18.6
24.Reggie BushRBSaintsRaiders18.6
25.Frank GoreRB49ersEagles18.4
26.Eli ManningQBGiantsBrowns18.3
27.Earnest GrahamRBBuccaneersPanthers18.2
28.Michael TurnerRBFalconsBears18.1
29.Steve SlatonRBTexansDolphins17.9
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
30.David GarrardQBJaguarsBroncos17.8
31.J.T. O'SullivanQB49ersEagles17.7
32.Kyle OrtonQBBearsFalcons17.3
33.Joe FlaccoQBRavensColts17.1
34.Brian WestbrookRBEagles49ers16.6
35.Jake DelhommeQBPanthersBuccaneers16.5
36.Fred TaylorRBJaguarsBroncos16.4
37.Edgerrin JamesRBCardinalsCowboys16.3
38.Peyton ManningQBColtsRavens16.1
39.Greg JenningsWRPackersSeahawks16.0
40.Selvin YoungRBBroncosJaguars15.7
41.Carson PalmerQBBengalsJets15.5
42.Steve BreastonWRCardinalsCowboys15.5
43.Matt SchaubQBTexansDolphins15.5
44.Thomas JonesRBJetsBengals15.4
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
45.Santana MossWRRedskinsRams15.2
46.Steven JacksonRBRamsRedskins15.0
47.Ryan GrantRBPackersSeahawks15.0
48.DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthersBuccaneers14.8
49.JaMarcus RussellQBRaidersSaints14.6
50.Jamal LewisRBBrownsGiants14.6
51.Willis McGaheeRBRavensColts14.4
52.Jeff GarciaQBBuccaneersPanthers13.8
53.Reggie BrownWREagles49ers13.7
54.Brandon MarshallWRBroncosJaguars13.5
55.Derek AndersonQBBrownsGiants13.4
56.Jon KitnaQBLionsVikings13.4
57.Chris CooleyTERedskinsRams13.3
58.Matt RyanQBFalconsBears13.3
59.Derrick MasonWRRavensColts13.2
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
60.Isaac BruceWR49ersEagles12.5
61.Terrell OwensWRCowboysCardinals12.4
62.Marc BulgerQBRamsRedskins12.1
63.Joseph AddaiRBColtsRavens12.1
64.Reggie WayneWRColtsRavens12.0
65.Roddy WhiteWRFalconsBears12.0
66.Matt HasselbeckQBSeahawksPackers12.0
67.Plaxico BurressWRGiantsBrowns12.0
68.Kevin SmithRBLionsVikings11.9
69.Jason WittenTECowboysCardinals11.7
70.Michael BushRBRaidersSaints11.5
71.Bernard BerrianWRVikingsLions11.4
72.DeSean JacksonWREagles49ers11.4
73.Robbie GouldKBearsFalcons11.3
74.Sammy MorrisRBPatriotsChargers11.2
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
75.Steve SmithWRPanthersBuccaneers11.2
76.Laveranues ColesWRJetsBengals10.5
77.Torry HoltWRRamsRedskins10.5
78.Vincent JacksonWRChargersPatriots10.5
79.Antonio GatesTEChargersPatriots10.3
80.Donald DriverWRPackersSeahawks10.2
81.Greg CamarilloWRDolphinsTexans9.9
82.Jerricho CotcheryWRJetsBengals9.8
83.Derrick WardRBGiantsBrowns9.7
84.Calvin JohnsonWRLionsVikings9.7
85.Chris PerryRBBengalsJets9.7
86.Nate KaedingKChargersPatriots9.7
87.Antonio BryantWRBuccaneersPanthers9.5
88.Jay FeelyKJetsBengals9.5
89.David AkersKEagles49ers9.5
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
90.Rashied DavisWRBearsFalcons9.4
91.RedskinsDEFRams9.4
92.John KasayKPanthersBuccaneers9.4
93.Adam VinatieriKColtsRavens9.4
94.Nick FolkKCowboysCardinals9.4
95.Andre JohnsonWRTexansDolphins9.2
96.Amani ToomerWRGiantsBrowns9.0
97.T.J. HoushmandzadehWRBengalsJets9.0
98.Bryant JohnsonWR49ersEagles8.9
99.Matt JonesWRJaguarsBroncos8.6
100.Ryan LongwellKVikingsLions8.6
101.Matt StoverKRavensColts8.5
102.Billy McMullenWRSeahawksPackers8.5
103.Sebastian JanikowskiKRaidersSaints8.3
104.Muhsin MuhammadWRPanthersBuccaneers8.3
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
105.Lawrence TynesKGiantsBrowns8.3
106.Kellen WinslowTEBrownsGiants8.3
107.Anthony GonzalezWRColtsRavens8.3
108.Neil RackersKCardinalsCowboys8.2
109.Brandon StokleyWRBroncosJaguars8.2
110.Stephen GostkowskiKPatriotsChargers8.1
111.Lance MooreWRSaintsRaiders8.1
112.Wes WelkerWRPatriotsChargers8.1
113.Antwaan Randle ElWRRedskinsRams8.1
114.Mason CrosbyKPackersSeahawks8.0
115.Dan CarpenterKDolphinsTexans8.0
116.Shaun SuishamKRedskinsRams8.0
117.Anthony FasanoTEDolphinsTexans8.0
118.Bobby WadeWRVikingsLions7.7
119.Roy WilliamsWRLionsVikings7.7
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
120.David PattenWRSaintsRaiders7.6
121.Jason HansonKLionsVikings7.6
122.Martin GramaticaKSaintsRaiders7.4
123.Matt PraterKBroncosJaguars7.4
124.Josh ScobeeKJaguarsBroncos7.4
125.Jason ElamKFalconsBears7.3
126.Braylon EdwardsWRBrownsGiants7.1
127.Chester TaylorRBVikingsLions7.0
128.Maurice Jones-DrewRBJaguarsBroncos7.0
129.Shayne GrahamKBengalsJets6.9
130.Kris BrownKTexansDolphins6.9
131.EaglesDEF49ers6.9
132.Donald LeeTEPackersSeahawks6.8
133.Antonio ChatmanWRBengalsJets6.7
134.Michael PittmanRBBroncosJaguars6.7
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
135.Matt BryantKBuccaneersPanthers6.6
136.Jerious NorwoodRBFalconsBears6.6
137.GiantsDEFBrowns6.5
138.Ted Ginn Jr.WRDolphinsTexans6.5
139.Daniel GrahamTEBroncosJaguars6.5
140.Zach MillerTERaidersSaints6.5
141.Mark ClaytonWRRavensColts6.5
142.JetsDEFBengals6.4
143.John CarlsonTESeahawksPackers6.4
144.Warrick DunnRBBuccaneersPanthers6.4
145.Correll BuckhalterRBEagles49ers6.3
146.Chad JohnsonWRBengalsJets6.3
147.Joe NedneyK49ersEagles6.2
148.Todd HeapTERavensColts6.1
149.Mike WalkerWRJaguarsBroncos6.1
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
150.Marvin HarrisonWRColtsRavens6.0
151.Bobby EngramWRSeahawksPackers6.0
152.Ike HilliardWRBuccaneersPanthers6.0
153.Devin HesterWRBearsFalcons6.0
154.Jonathan StewartRBPanthersBuccaneers5.9
155.Michael JenkinsWRFalconsBears5.9
156.Ricky WilliamsRBDolphinsTexans5.9
157.PackersDEFSeahawks5.9
158.Kevin WalterWRTexansDolphins5.9
159.Billy MillerTESaintsRaiders5.8
160.Jeremy ShockeyTESaintsRaiders5.8
161.Rudi JohnsonRBLionsVikings5.7
162.Patrick CraytonWRCowboysCardinals5.7
163.Phil DawsonKBrownsGiants5.7
164.Owen DanielsTETexansDolphins5.6
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
165.VikingsDEFLions5.6
166.Reggie WilliamsWRJaguarsBroncos5.5
167.RavensDEFColts5.5
168.Marcedes LewisTEJaguarsBroncos5.4
169.Mike TolbertRBChargersPatriots5.4
170.ColtsDEFRavens5.3
171.Ashley LelieWRRaidersSaints5.3
172.Visanthe ShiancoeTEVikingsLions5.2
173.Javon WalkerWRRaidersSaints5.1
174.ChargersDEFPatriots5.1
175.DolphinsDEFTexans5.1
176.Chansi StuckeyWRJetsBengals5.1
177.Olindo MareKSeahawksPackers5.0
178.CardinalsDEFCowboys5.0
179.Marty BookerWRBearsFalcons4.9
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
180.Josh BrownKRamsRedskins4.8
181.Laurence MaroneyRBPatriotsChargers4.7
182.Leon WashingtonRBJetsBengals4.7
183.Donte' StallworthWRBrownsGiants4.6
184.SeahawksDEFPackers4.6
185.Deuce McAllisterRBSaintsRaiders4.5
186.RaidersDEFSaints4.5
187.Ronald CurryWRRaidersSaints4.5
188.Ahman GreenRBTexansDolphins4.3
189.Chris HenryWRBengalsJets4.3
190.Dallas ClarkTEColtsRavens4.3
191.Hank BaskettWREagles49ers4.3
192.Kevin CurtisWREagles49ers4.3
193.PanthersDEFBuccaneers4.2
194.Buster DavisWRChargersPatriots4.2
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
195.Le'Ron McClainRBRavensColts4.2
196.Michael ClaytonWRBuccaneersPanthers4.2
197.BearsDEFFalcons4.1
198.Brandon JacksonRBPackersSeahawks4.1
199.Devery HendersonWRSaintsRaiders4.0
200.Nate JacksonTEBroncosJaguars4.0

* The individual players and defensive teams below 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 strictly 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. Injuries are accounted for based on a player's past history and the likelihood of missing games due to injury. This is reflected in his games played (GP) value. However, unless the injury is already known and takes place at the beginning of the season, the players are arbitrarily injured throughout the season (as opposed to just at the end or beginning of the year). Players with less than 16 GP will likely vary the most from their projected numbers because they are injury-prone or have depth chart and playing time concerns.

Paul Bessire is the Senior Quantitative Analyst and Content Manager for WhatIfSports.com and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, Paul can be reached at BtB@whatifsports.com. Thanks!

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