2008 Week 14 Fantasy Rankings

BtB presents position-by-position cheat sheets
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
December 2nd, 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.Kurt WarnerQBCardinalsRams26.0
2.Aaron RodgersQBPackersTexans20.8
3.Adrian PetersonRBVikingsLions20.7
4.Steve SlatonRBTexansPackers20.3
5.Jay CutlerQBBroncosChiefs20.0
6.Drew BreesQBSaintsFalcons19.8
7.Matt RyanQBFalconsSaints18.3
8.Matt CasselQBPatriotsSeahawks18.2
9.Shaun HillQB49ersJets18.0
10.Michael TurnerRBFalconsSaints17.6
11.DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthersBuccaneers17.5
12.Thomas JonesRBJets49ers17.2
13.Philip RiversQBChargersRaiders17.2
14.Peyton ManningQBColtsBengals16.9
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
15.Brett FavreQBJets49ers16.9
16.Matt ForteRBBearsJaguars16.8
17.Warrick DunnRBBuccaneersPanthers16.4
18.Peyton HillisRBBroncosChiefs16.1
19.Greg JenningsWRPackersTexans16.0
20.Tyler ThigpenQBChiefsBroncos16.0
21.Tony RomoQBCowboysSteelers15.8
22.Chad PenningtonQBDolphinsBills15.7
23.Jeff GarciaQBBuccaneersPanthers15.7
24.Gus FrerotteQBVikingsLions15.6
25.Sage RosenfelsQBTexansPackers15.6
26.LaDainian TomlinsonRBChargersRaiders15.4
27.Roddy WhiteWRFalconsSaints15.4
28.Brandon JacobsRBGiantsEagles15.4
29.Chris JohnsonRBTitansBrowns15.1
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
30.Eli ManningQBGiantsEagles14.9
31.Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinalsRams14.8
32.Steve SmithWRPanthersBuccaneers14.8
33.Larry JohnsonRBChiefsBroncos14.7
34.Kerry CollinsQBTitansBrowns14.5
35.Joe FlaccoQBRavensRedskins14.5
36.Donovan McNabbQBEaglesGiants14.4
37.Frank GoreRB49ersJets14.4
38.J.P. LosmanQBBillsDolphins14.1
39.Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelersCowboys14.1
40.Brian WestbrookRBEaglesGiants13.9
41.JaMarcus RussellQBRaidersChargers13.8
42.Marques ColstonWRSaintsFalcons13.5
43.Jake DelhommeQBPanthersBuccaneers13.5
44.Marshawn LynchRBBillsDolphins13.3
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
45.Kevin SmithRBLionsVikings13.0
46.Bernard BerrianWRVikingsLions12.9
47.Steve BreastonWRCardinalsRams12.6
48.Jamal LewisRBBrownsTitans12.6
49.Sammy MorrisRBPatriotsSeahawks12.6
50.Anquan BoldinWRCardinalsRams12.6
51.Steven JacksonRBRamsCardinals12.5
52.Daunte CulpepperQBLionsVikings12.2
53.Isaac BruceWR49ersJets12.1
54.Matt HasselbeckQBSeahawksPatriots12.1
55.Chester TaylorRBVikingsLions12.0
56.Kyle OrtonQBBearsJaguars11.9
57.Brandon MarshallWRBroncosChiefs11.8
58.Calvin JohnsonWRLionsVikings11.7
59.Le'Ron McClainRBRavensRedskins11.7
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
60.Neil RackersKCardinalsRams11.7
61.Ronnie BrownRBDolphinsBills11.6
62.Andre JohnsonWRTexansPackers11.5
63.Jason CampbellQBRedskinsRavens11.5
64.Clinton PortisRBRedskinsRavens11.3
65.Tim HightowerRBCardinalsRams11.2
66.David GarrardQBJaguarsBears11.2
67.Terrell OwensWRCowboysSteelers11.2
68.Nick FolkKCowboysSteelers11.0
69.Reggie WayneWRColtsBengals11.0
70.Pierre ThomasRBSaintsFalcons11.0
71.DeSean JacksonWREaglesGiants11.0
72.Hines WardWRSteelersCowboys10.9
73.Rob BironasKTitansBrowns10.9
74.Lee EvansWRBillsDolphins10.9
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
75.Antonio BryantWRBuccaneersPanthers10.8
76.Ricky WilliamsRBDolphinsBills10.8
77.Eddie RoyalWRBroncosChiefs10.8
78.Harry DouglasWRFalconsSaints10.8
79.J.J. ArringtonRBCardinalsRams10.8
80.Reggie BushRBSaintsFalcons10.8
81.Justin FargasRBRaidersChargers10.7
82.Ryan GrantRBPackersTexans10.7
83.CardinalsDEFRams10.6
84.Adam VinatieriKColtsBengals10.5
85.Ted Ginn Jr.WRDolphinsBills10.4
86.Ken DorseyQBBrownsTitans10.2
87.Davone BessWRDolphinsBills10.2
88.Jason WittenTECowboysSteelers10.1
89.Ryan FitzpatrickQBBengalsColts10.1
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
90.Maurice MorrisRBSeahawksPatriots10.1
91.Mark ClaytonWRRavensRedskins10.1
92.Brandon JacksonRBPackersTexans10.1
93.Domenik HixonWRGiantsEagles10.0
94.Wes WelkerWRPatriotsSeahawks9.8
95.Nate KaedingKChargersRaiders9.8
96.Derrick WardRBGiantsEagles9.7
97.Randy MossWRPatriotsSeahawks9.7
98.Derrick MasonWRRavensRedskins9.6
99.John KasayKPanthersBuccaneers9.6
100.Darren McFaddenRBRaidersChargers9.5
101.Marion BarberRBCowboysSteelers9.5
102.Maurice Jones-DrewRBJaguarsBears9.4
103.Justin GageWRTitansBrowns9.4
104.Ryan LongwellKVikingsLions9.4
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
105.Jason HillWR49ersJets9.4
106.Zach MillerTERaidersChargers9.3
107.Willie ParkerRBSteelersCowboys9.3
108.T.J. HoushmandzadehWRBengalsColts9.2
109.Dwayne BoweWRChiefsBroncos9.1
110.Julius JonesRBSeahawksPatriots9.1
111.Marc BulgerQBRamsCardinals9.1
112.Rian LindellKBillsDolphins9.0
113.Josh ReedWRBillsDolphins9.0
114.Braylon EdwardsWRBrownsTitans8.9
115.John CarneyKGiantsEagles8.9
116.Jerricho CotcheryWRJets49ers8.9
117.John CarlsonTESeahawksPatriots8.8
118.Matt PraterKBroncosChiefs8.8
119.Donald DriverWRPackersTexans8.7
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
120.Vincent JacksonWRChargersRaiders8.7
121.Heath MillerTESteelersCowboys8.7
122.Lance MooreWRSaintsFalcons8.7
123.Stephen GostkowskiKPatriotsSeahawks8.7
124.Mason CrosbyKPackersTexans8.6
125.Ray RiceRBRavensRedskins8.6
126.Leon WashingtonRBJets49ers8.5
127.Cedric BensonRBBengalsColts8.5
128.Dustin KellerTEJets49ers8.4
129.ColtsDEFBengals8.4
130.Jason ElamKFalconsSaints8.4
131.Santana MossWRRedskinsRavens8.4
132.Amani ToomerWRGiantsEagles8.3
133.David AkersKEaglesGiants8.2
134.Michael ClaytonWRBuccaneersPanthers8.2
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
135.Anthony GonzalezWRColtsBengals8.2
136.CowboysDEFSteelers8.1
137.Dan CarpenterKDolphinsBills8.1
138.Jay FeelyKJets49ers8.1
139.Robbie GouldKBearsJaguars8.1
140.Joseph AddaiRBColtsBengals8.0
141.Kris BrownKTexansPackers8.0
142.Jason HansonKLionsVikings7.9
143.VikingsDEFLions7.9
144.Muhsin MuhammadWRPanthersBuccaneers7.9
145.Phil DawsonKBrownsTitans7.8
146.Jerious NorwoodRBFalconsSaints7.8
147.Garrett HartleyKSaintsFalcons7.7
148.LenDale WhiteRBTitansBrowns7.7
149.Laveranues ColesWRJets49ers7.7
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
150.Sebastian JanikowskiKRaidersChargers7.6
151.Brandon JonesWRTitansBrowns7.6
152.Dominic RhodesRBColtsBengals7.4
153.Matt JonesWRJaguarsBears7.4
154.Shayne GrahamKBengalsColts7.4
155.Kevin WalterWRTexansPackers7.3
156.Hank BaskettWREaglesGiants7.3
157.Connor BarthKChiefsBroncos7.3
158.Matt StoverKRavensRedskins7.3
159.Devin HesterWRBearsJaguars7.3
160.Ryan MoatsRBTexansPackers7.2
161.Rashied DavisWRBearsJaguars7.1
162.Darren SprolesRBChargersRaiders7.0
163.Marvin HarrisonWRColtsBengals7.0
164.P.J. PopeRBBroncosChiefs6.8
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
165.Jabar GaffneyWRPatriotsSeahawks6.8
166.Tony GonzalezTEChiefsBroncos6.8
167.Malcom FloydWRChargersRaiders6.8
168.Jeff ReedKSteelersCowboys6.8
169.BenJarvus Green-EllisRBPatriotsSeahawks6.7
170.Owen DanielsTETexansPackers6.7
171.Antonio GatesTEChargersRaiders6.6
172.Donald LeeTEPackersTexans6.6
173.Bobby EngramWRSeahawksPatriots6.6
174.Jamaal CharlesRBChiefsBroncos6.6
175.Santonio HolmesWRSteelersCowboys6.5
176.Mark BradleyWRChiefsBroncos6.5
177.Shaun McDonaldWRLionsVikings6.5
178.Joe NedneyK49ersJets6.5
179.Chad JohnsonWRBengalsColts6.4
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
180.Matt BryantKBuccaneersPanthers6.3
181.Josh ScobeeKJaguarsBears6.3
182.Mike WalkerWRJaguarsBears6.0
183.Olindo MareKSeahawksPatriots6.0
184.PatriotsDEFSeahawks5.9
185.Chris CooleyTERedskinsRavens5.9
186.GiantsDEFEagles5.7
187.PanthersDEFBuccaneers5.7
188.Tatum BellRBBroncosChiefs5.7
189.Jason WrightRBBrownsTitans5.7
190.Shaun SuishamKRedskinsRavens5.7
191.Deion BranchWRSeahawksPatriots5.7
192.Antwaan Randle ElWRRedskinsRavens5.6
193.Fred TaylorRBJaguarsBears5.5
194.RavensDEFRedskins5.5
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
195.Josh BrownKRamsCardinals5.5
196.TitansDEFBrowns5.4
197.BearsDEFJaguars5.4
198.Kevin CurtisWREaglesGiants5.3
199.JetsDEF49ers5.2
200.Jonathan StewartRBPanthersBuccaneers5.1

* 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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