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Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings

Fantasy football projections, predictions and cheat sheets
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
November 24th, 2009

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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 BreesQBSaintsPatriots24.2
2.Aaron RodgersQBPackersLions23.9
3.Peyton ManningQBColtsTexans22.2
4.Steven JacksonRBRamsSeahawks20.3
5.Tom BradyQBPatriotsSaints20.1
6.Ryan GrantRBPackersLions19.8
7.Philip RiversQBChargersChiefs19.6
8.DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthersJets19.5
9.Ricky WilliamsRBDolphinsBills19.2
10.Chris JohnsonRBTitansCardinals19.2
11.Adrian PetersonRBVikingsBears18.9
12.Ray RiceRBRavensSteelers18.9
13.Eli ManningQBGiantsBroncos18.9
14.Brett FavreQBVikingsBears18.7
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
15.Joe FlaccoQBRavensSteelers18.4
16.Matt HasselbeckQBSeahawksRams18.3
17.Donovan McNabbQBEaglesRedskins18.3
18.Jason SnellingRBFalconsBuccaneers18.0
19.Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelersRavens17.4
20.Matt SchaubQBTexansColts16.7
21.Daunte CulpepperQBLionsPackers16.5
22.Kurt WarnerQBCardinalsTitans16.5
23.Maurice Jones-DrewRBJaguars49ers16.4
24.Alex SmithQB49ersJaguars16.4
25.Matt RyanQBFalconsBuccaneers16.3
26.LeSean McCoyRBEaglesRedskins15.8
27.Carson PalmerQBBengalsBrowns15.8
28.David GarrardQBJaguars49ers15.5
29.Jay CutlerQBBearsVikings15.1
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
30.Tony RomoQBCowboysRaiders14.8
31.Frank GoreRB49ersJaguars14.6
32.Kevin SmithRBLionsPackers14.2
33.Josh FreemanQBBuccaneersFalcons14.1
34.Tim HightowerRBCardinalsTitans13.9
35.Kyle OrtonQBBroncosGiants13.8
36.Kyle BollerQBRamsSeahawks13.7
37.Joseph AddaiRBColtsTexans13.6
38.Cedric BensonRBBengalsBrowns13.5
39.Jason CampbellQBRedskinsEagles13.3
40.Rashard MendenhallRBSteelersRavens13.3
41.Marion BarberRBCowboysRaiders13.0
42.Thomas JonesRBJetsPanthers12.9
43.Vince YoungQBTitansCardinals12.9
44.Wes WelkerWRPatriotsSaints12.7
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
45.Jamaal CharlesRBChiefsChargers12.7
46.Ryan FitzpatrickQBBillsDolphins12.6
47.Mark SanchezQBJetsPanthers12.3
48.Justin ForsettRBSeahawksRams12.3
49.Brady QuinnQBBrownsBengals12.3
50.Randy MossWRPatriotsSaints12.1
51.Matt CasselQBChiefsChargers12.1
52.Reggie WayneWRColtsTexans12.0
53.Sidney RiceWRVikingsBears12.0
54.LaDainian TomlinsonRBChargersChiefs11.9
55.Fred JacksonRBBillsDolphins11.9
56.Hines WardWRSteelersRavens11.7
57.Matt ForteRBBearsVikings11.6
58.Knowshon MorenoRBBroncosGiants11.5
59.Vernon DavisTE49ersJaguars11.5
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
60.Correll BuckhalterRBBroncosGiants11.5
61.Bruce GradkowskiQBRaidersCowboys11.3
62.Jonathan StewartRBPanthersJets11.3
63.Ahmad BradshawRBGiantsBroncos11.3
64.Pierre GarconWRColtsTexans11.1
65.Chad HenneQBDolphinsBills11.1
66.Andre JohnsonWRTexansColts11.0
67.Chris ChambersWRChiefsChargers10.9
68.Steve SlatonRBTexansColts10.9
69.Rock CartwrightRBRedskinsEagles10.8
70.Vincent JacksonWRChargersChiefs10.8
71.Reggie BushRBSaintsPatriots10.7
72.Pierre ThomasRBSaintsPatriots10.6
73.Marques ColstonWRSaintsPatriots10.6
74.Nate BurlesonWRSeahawksRams10.5
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
75.Laurence MaroneyRBPatriotsSaints10.5
76.Greg JenningsWRPackersLions10.5
77.Chad OchocincoWRBengalsBrowns10.5
78.Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinalsTitans10.4
79.Anquan BoldinWRCardinalsTitans10.3
80.Calvin JohnsonWRLionsPackers10.3
81.Nate KaedingKChargersChiefs10.3
82.DeSean JacksonWREaglesRedskins10.2
83.Julius JonesRBSeahawksRams10.2
84.Jerricho CotcheryWRJetsPanthers10.1
85.Antonio GatesTEChargersChiefs10.0
86.Steve SmithWRGiantsBroncos9.9
87.Mike Sims-WalkerWRJaguars49ers9.8
88.Roddy WhiteWRFalconsBuccaneers9.8
89.Mohamed MassaquoiWRBrownsBengals9.8
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
90.Brandon JacobsRBGiantsBroncos9.7
91.Jamal LewisRBBrownsBengals9.5
92.Jake DelhommeQBPanthersJets9.4
93.Jermichael FinleyTEPackersLions9.4
94.Terrell OwensWRBillsDolphins9.3
95.Dan CarpenterKDolphinsBills9.3
96.Felix JonesRBCowboysRaiders9.3
97.Derrick MasonWRRavensSteelers9.3
98.Mason CrosbyKPackersLions9.2
99.Rob BironasKTitansCardinals9.2
100.Carnell WilliamsRBBuccaneersFalcons9.2
101.John CarneyKSaintsPatriots9.2
102.Santonio HolmesWRSteelersRavens9.2
103.BengalsDEFBrowns9.2
104.Ryan LongwellKVikingsBears9.0
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
105.Chris JenningsRBBrownsBengals9.0
106.Kevin FaulkRBPatriotsSaints9.0
107.Bernard ScottRBBengalsBrowns9.0
108.Lawrence TynesKGiantsBroncos9.0
109.John KasayKPanthersJets8.9
110.Mario ManninghamWRGiantsBroncos8.8
111.Matt StoverKColtsTexans8.8
112.Jeff ReedKSteelersRavens8.7
113.T.J. HoushmandzadehWRSeahawksRams8.7
114.Steve SmithWRPanthersJets8.6
115.Donald DriverWRPackersLions8.6
116.Tony GonzalezTEFalconsBuccaneers8.6
117.Jeremy ShockeyTESaintsPatriots8.5
118.Shayne GrahamKBengalsBrowns8.4
119.Brent CelekTEEaglesRedskins8.4
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
120.Percy HarvinWRVikingsBears8.4
121.Brandon MarshallWRBroncosGiants8.3
122.Stephen GostkowskiKPatriotsSaints8.3
123.Dallas ClarkTEColtsTexans8.3
124.Jason HansonKLionsPackers8.2
125.Josh BrownKRamsSeahawks8.2
126.Devin HesterWRBearsVikings8.2
127.Mike BellRBSaintsPatriots8.1
128.Olindo MareKSeahawksRams8.1
129.Kellen WinslowTEBuccaneersFalcons8.0
130.Malcom FloydWRChargersChiefs8.0
131.Miles AustinWRCowboysRaiders8.0
132.Santana MossWRRedskinsEagles8.0
133.Michael CrabtreeWR49ersJaguars8.0
134.Beanie WellsRBCardinalsTitans8.0
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
135.David AkersKEaglesRedskins7.9
136.Jason ElamKFalconsBuccaneers7.9
137.Rian LindellKBillsDolphins7.7
138.Nick FolkKCowboysRaiders7.5
139.Lex HilliardRBDolphinsBills7.5
140.Marshawn LynchRBBillsDolphins7.5
141.Neil RackersKCardinalsTitans7.5
142.VikingsDEFBears7.5
143.Kris BrownKTexansColts7.5
144.Heath MillerTESteelersRavens7.4
145.Davone BessWRDolphinsBills7.3
146.Darren McFaddenRBRaidersCowboys7.2
147.Jay FeelyKJetsPanthers7.1
148.Earl BennettWRBearsVikings7.1
149.Chester TaylorRBVikingsBears7.1
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
150.Robbie GouldKBearsVikings7.1
151.Billy CundiffKRavensSteelers7.0
152.ChargersDEFChiefs7.0
153.Matt PraterKBroncosGiants6.9
154.Justin FargasRBRaidersCowboys6.8
155.Michael BushRBRaidersCowboys6.8
156.DolphinsDEFBills6.8
157.Greg OlsenTEBearsVikings6.8
158.Ryan SuccopKChiefsChargers6.8
159.Hakeem NicksWRGiantsBroncos6.7
160.Donnie AveryWRRamsSeahawks6.7
161.Michael JenkinsWRFalconsBuccaneers6.7
162.Torry HoltWRJaguars49ers6.7
163.Brandon GibsonWRRamsSeahawks6.7
164.Connor BarthKBuccaneersFalcons6.6
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
165.Derrick WardRBBuccaneersFalcons6.6
166.Dustin KellerTEJetsPanthers6.6
167.Kenny BrittWRTitansCardinals6.6
168.David ThomasTESaintsPatriots6.5
169.Kevin BossTEGiantsBroncos6.5
170.Josh ScobeeKJaguars49ers6.4
171.Shaun SuishamKRedskinsEagles6.3
172.Donald BrownRBColtsTexans6.2
173.EaglesDEFRedskins6.2
174.Zach MillerTERaidersCowboys6.1
175.PanthersDEFJets6.1
176.Visanthe ShiancoeTEVikingsBears6.0
177.Jason WittenTECowboysRaiders6.0
178.Jeremy MaclinWREaglesRedskins6.0
179.Joe NedneyK49ersJaguars6.0
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
180.Brandon JacksonRBPackersLions6.0
181.Eddie RoyalWRBroncosGiants5.9
182.FalconsDEFBuccaneers5.9
183.CowboysDEFRaiders5.9
184.JaguarsDEF49ers5.8
185.Sebastian JanikowskiKRaidersCowboys5.8
186.RavensDEFSteelers5.8
187.Laveranues ColesWRBengalsBrowns5.8
188.TitansDEFCardinals5.7
189.Earnest GrahamRBBuccaneersFalcons5.7
190.Roy WilliamsWRCowboysRaiders5.7
191.SteelersDEFRavens5.6
192.Leonard WeaverRBEaglesRedskins5.6
193.ColtsDEFTexans5.5
194.Lee EvansWRBillsDolphins5.5
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
195.Andre CaldwellWRBengalsBrowns5.5
196.Brian LeonardRBBengalsBrowns5.5
197.Mark ClaytonWRRavensSteelers5.4
198.Bryant JohnsonWRLionsPackers5.4
199.Quinton GantherRBRedskinsEagles5.4
200.Lance LongWRChiefsChargers5.4

* 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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