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2010 NFL Fantasy Football Projections

Updated to account for Sidney Rice injury

By Ryan Fowler, Whatifsports.com
UPDATED: August 25th, 2010

The individual players and defensive teams are ranked based entirely on projected full-season fantasy points using the FOX 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

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

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. Rosters and depth charts are updated as of August 23rd, 2010.

2010 Fantasy Football Leaders
 NamePosTeamGPPoints
1Philip RiversQBChargers16401.8
2Aaron RodgersQBPackers16368.2
3Drew BreesQBSaints16366.5
4Chris JohnsonRBTitans16358.6
5Tony RomoQBCowboys16344.4
6Matt SchaubQBTexans16327.6
7Peyton ManningQBColts16313.6
8Eli ManningQBGiants16290.1
9Kevin KolbQBEagles16284.9
10Donovan McNabbQBRedskins16282.7
11Ray RiceRBRavens16277.9
12Kyle OrtonQBBroncos16272.4
13Adrian PetersonRBVikings16271.3
14Maurice Jones-DrewRBJaguars16270.1
 NamePosTeamGPPoints
15Jason CampbellQBRaiders16268.1
16DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthers16265.9
17Tom BradyQBPatriots16264.5
18Steven JacksonRBRams16263.6
19Brett FavreQBVikings16262.9
20Cedric BensonRBBengals16261.2
21David GarrardQBJaguars16260.8
22Joe FlaccoQBRavens16259.4
23Matt MooreQBPanthers16255.4
24Ryan GrantRBPackers16249.6
25Frank GoreRB49ers16247.9
26Vince YoungQBTitans16247.3
27Alex SmithQB49ers16219.5
28Carson PalmerQBBengals16217.5
 NamePosTeamGPPoints
29Reggie BushRBSaints16211.6
30Matt LeinartQBCardinals16211.4
31Andre JohnsonWRTexans16208
32Matt RyanQBFalcons16207.7
33Felix JonesRBCowboys16206.9
34Jamaal CharlesRBChiefs16205.6
35Josh FreemanQBBuccaneers16204.1
36Chad HenneQBDolphins16202.8
37Pierre ThomasRBSaints16201.6
38Jay CutlerQBBears16201.5
39Matt CasselQBChiefs16199.4
40Michael TurnerRBFalcons16199
41Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelers11195.2
42Matt HasselbeckQBSeahawks16192.1
 NamePosTeamGPPoints
43Ronnie BrownRBDolphins16190.3
44DeSean JacksonWREagles16187.7
45Rashard MendenhallRBSteelers16183.7
46Matthew StaffordQBLions16182.5
47Mark SanchezQBJets16181.3
48Jake DelhommeQBBrowns16179.4
49Arian FosterRBTexans16176.3
50Knowshon MorenoRBBroncos16176.2
51Trent EdwardsQBBills16175.9
52Randy MossWRPatriots16174.4
53Miles AustinWRCowboys16172.2
54Matt ForteRBBears16171.8
55Joseph AddaiRBColts16170.8
56Fred JacksonRBBills16167.4
 NamePosTeamGPPoints
57Clinton PortisRBRedskins16165.9
58Steve SmithWRPanthers16164.1
59Wes WelkerWRPatriots16163.3
60Greg JenningsWRPackers16163.2
61Reggie WayneWRColts16160.7
62Kevin SmithRBLions16160.6
63Malcom FloydWRChargers16160.4
64Nate KaedingKChargers16159.3
65Marques ColstonWRSaints16157.8
66LeSean McCoyRBEagles16157.3
67Shonn GreeneRBJets16156.4
68Antonio GatesTEChargers16155.2
69Darren SprolesRBChargers16154.6
70Brandon MarshallWRDolphins16153.9
 NamePosTeamGPPoints
71Jonathan StewartRBPanthers16152.7
72Roddy WhiteWRFalcons16151.1
73Sam BradfordQBRams16150.6
74Donald DriverWRPackers16150.5
75Beanie WellsRBCardinals16150.4
76Jerome HarrisonRBBrowns16149.8
77Hakeem NicksWRGiants16149.4
78Ryan LongwellKVikings16148.3
79Justin ForsettRBSeahawks16147.3
80Reggie BrownWRBuccaneers16146.7
81Mike WallaceWRSteelers16146.4
82Brandon JacobsRBGiants16146.3
83Marion BarberRBCowboys16146.2
84Vincent JacksonWRChargers13146.1
 NamePosTeamGPPoints
85Correll BuckhalterRBBroncos16145.1
86Ryan MathewsRBChargers16142.3
87David AkersKEagles16142
88Garrett HartleyKSaints16140.3
89Steve SmithWRGiants16139.9
90Mason CrosbyKPackers16138.8
91Calvin JohnsonWRLions16138
92Hines WardWRSteelers16137.8
93Chad OchocincoWRBengals16137.1
94Carnell WilliamsRBBuccaneers16136.9
95Devery HendersonWRSaints16136.6
96Billy CundiffKRavens16136.1
97Julius JonesRBSeahawks16135.7
98Tim HightowerRBCardinals16135
 NamePosTeamGPPoints
99Matt PraterKBroncos16134.4
100Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinals16134.3
101Chris ChambersWRChiefs16134.3
102Anquan BoldinWRRavens16133.6
103Brandon LloydWRBroncos16133.3
104LaDainian TomlinsonRBJets16132.2
105Derrick MasonWRRavens16132.1
106Owen DanielsTETexans16132
107Santana MossWRRedskins16131.7
108T.J. HoushmandzadehWRSeahawks16131.4
109Graham GanoKRedskins16131.3
110Mohamed MassaquoiWRBrowns16131.2
111John KasayKPanthers16129.8
112Jay FeelyKCardinals16129.8
 NamePosTeamGPPoints
113Lawrence TynesKGiants16129.7
114Laurence MaroneyRBPatriots16129.1
115Terrell OwensWRBengals16129
116Green Bay PackersDEF16128.4
117Dan CarpenterKDolphins16127.7
118Ricky WilliamsRBDolphins16127.7
119Darren McFaddenRBRaiders16127.1
120Jeff ReedKSteelers16126.1
121Thomas JonesRBChiefs16126.1
122Adam VinatieriKColts16125.2
123Ahmad BradshawRBGiants16124.1
124Dallas ClarkTEColts16123.7
125Roy WilliamsWRCowboys16123.6
126Rob BironasKTitans16122.7
 NamePosTeamGPPoints
127Stephen GostkowskiKPatriots16120.9
128David BuehlerKCowboys16119.7
129Kris BrownKTexans16119.6
130Michael BushRBRaiders16118.8
131Jason WittenTECowboys16118.1
132Lee EvansWRBills16117.6
133Brent CelekTEEagles16117.4
134Devin HesterWRBears16117
135Steve BreastonWRCardinals16116.8
136Olindo MareKSeahawks16116.5
137Robbie GouldKBears16115.4
138Mike Sims-WalkerWRJaguars16115.1
139Rian LindellKBills16114.7
140Darrius Heyward-BeyWRRaiders16114.6
 NamePosTeamGPPoints
141Phil DawsonKBrowns16114
142Willis McGaheeRBRavens16113.9
143Baltimore RavensDEF16113.8
144Devin ThomasWRRedskins16112.9
145Brian WestbrookRB49ers16112.4
146Jeremy MaclinWREagles16112
147Joe NedneyK49ers16111.9
148Nate BurlesonWRLions16110.7
149New York JetsDEF16110.1
150Sebastian JanikowskiKRaiders16109.8
151Jermichael FinleyTEPackers16109.8
152San Francisco 49ersDEF16109.7
153Kellen WinslowTEBuccaneers16109.2
154Cincinnati BengalsDEF16109.1
 NamePosTeamGPPoints
155Steve SlatonRBTexans16108.9
156Justin GageWRTitans16108.8
157Mike NugentKBengals16108.6
158Carolina PanthersDEF16108.5
159Ryan SuccopKChiefs16108.3
160Michael CrabtreeWR49ers16107.1
161Philadelphia EaglesDEF16107
162Buffalo BillsDEF16106.9
163Braylon EdwardsWRJets16106.6
164Dwayne BoweWRChiefs16105.7
165Minnesota VikingsDEF16105.2
166Robert MeachemWRSaints16103.9
167Percy HarvinWRVikings16103.8
168Nick FolkKJets16103.7
 NamePosTeamGPPoints
169Miami DolphinsDEF16103.3
170Earl BennettWRBears16103.3
171Zach MillerTERaiders16102.8
172Laurent RobinsonWRRams16102.4
173Matt BryantKFalcons16102.1
174Santonio HolmesWRJets12102
175Michael JenkinsWRFalcons16101.9
176Johnnie Lee HigginsWRRaiders16101.7
177Pierre GarconWRColts16101.5
178Josh BrownKRams16100.6
179Joshua CribbsWRBrowns16100
180Dwayne JarrettWRPanthers1699.8
181Arizona CardinalsDEF1699.8
182Vernon DavisTE49ers1699.7
 NamePosTeamGPPoints
183Sidney RiceWRVikings999.6
184Fred TaylorRBPatriots1698.2
185Connor BarthKBuccaneers1698.1
186Dallas CowboysDEF1698.1
187Josh ScobeeKJaguars1698
188New Orleans SaintsDEF1697.4
189Eddie RoyalWRBroncos1697.3
190Donald BrownRBColts1697.2
191New England PatriotsDEF1696.5
192Marshawn LynchRBBills1696
193Mike ThomasWRJaguars1695.7
194Denver BroncosDEF1694.8
195Pittsburgh SteelersDEF1694.7
196Mike BellRBEagles1694
 NamePosTeamGPPoints
197Chris CooleyTERedskins1693.8
198Kenny BrittWRTitans1693.6
199Nate WashingtonWRTitans1693.6
200Tony GonzalezTEFalcons1693.2
201Bernard BerrianWRVikings1693.1
202Patrick CraytonWRCowboys1693.1
203Donnie AveryWRRams1692.8
204Derrick WardRBBuccaneers1691.4
205Tampa Bay BuccaneersDEF1691.1
206Heath MillerTESteelers1690.4
207San Diego ChargersDEF1690
208Kevin WalterWRTexans1688.8
209Jason HansonKLions1688.4
210Demaryius ThomasWRBroncos1687.2
 NamePosTeamGPPoints
211Kevin BossTEGiants1687.1
212Tennessee TitansDEF1686.3
213Mario ManninghamWRGiants1685.7
214Atlanta FalconsDEF1685
215Anthony GonzalezWRColts1683.5
216Javon RingerRBTitans1683.4
217Jeremy ShockeyTESaints1682.8
218Chaz SchilensWRRaiders1682
219Mewelde MooreRBSteelers1682
220New York GiantsDEF1681.8
221Washington RedskinsDEF1681.6
222Josh MorganWR49ers1681.6
223Brian HartlineWRDolphins1681.6
224Chicago BearsDEF1680.6
 NamePosTeamGPPoints
225Marcedes LewisTEJaguars1679.6
226Davone BessWRDolphins1678.4
227Cleveland BrownsDEF1678.1
228Seattle SeahawksDEF1677.7
229Indianapolis ColtsDEF1677.7
230Chester TaylorRBBears1677.2
231Jason AvantWREagles1676.5
232Larry JohnsonRBRedskins1674.8
233Oakland RaidersDEF1674
234Visanthe ShiancoeTEVikings1673.9
235Houston TexansDEF1673.3
236Kenneth DarbyRBRams1673.3
237St. Louis RamsDEF1672.7
238Jerious NorwoodRBFalcons1671.7
 NamePosTeamGPPoints
239Mark ClaytonWRRavens1671
240Steve JohnsonWRBills1670.6
241Jerricho CotcheryWRJets1669.5
242Malcolm KellyWRRedskins1667.3
243Todd HeapTERavens1666.7
244Kansas City ChiefsDEF1665.8
245Early DoucetWRCardinals1664.6
246Rashad JenningsRBJaguars1664.6
247James JonesWRPackers1664.6
248Greg OlsenTEBears1664.5
249Julian EdelmanWRPatriots1664
250John CarlsonTESeahawks1663.1
251Deion BranchWRSeahawks1663
252Kassim OsgoodWRJaguars1661.4
 NamePosTeamGPPoints
253Jacksonville JaguarsDEF1661.2
254Bo ScaifeTETitans1661.1
255Byron LeftwichQBSteelers559.9
256Dustin KellerTEJets1659.8
257Montario HardestyRBBrowns1659.1
258Antwaan Randle ElWRSteelers1657.6
259Detroit LionsDEF1656.4
260Javon WalkerWRVikings1655.1
261Benjamin WatsonTEBrowns1654.9
262Brandon JacksonRBPackers1653.7
263Bernard ScottRBBengals1653.6
264Brandon StokleyWRBroncos1653
265Buster DavisWRChargers1652.9
266Brandon PettigrewTELions1652.5
 NamePosTeamGPPoints
267Johnny KnoxWRBears1650.6
268Daniel FellsTERams1649
269Legedu NaaneeWRChargers1647.5
270Roscoe ParrishWRBills1647
271Louis MurphyWRRaiders1646.9
272Daniel GrahamTEBroncos1646.1
273Jermaine GreshamTEBengals1645.8
274Sinorice MossWRGiants1645.4
275Danny AmendolaWRRams1645.1
276David AndersonWRTexans1645
277Jeff KingTEPanthers1644.6
278Ted Ginn Jr.WR49ers1643.9
279Donald LeeTEPackers1643.8
280Anthony FasanoTEDolphins1643.6
 NamePosTeamGPPoints
281Alge CrumplerTEPatriots1643
282Maurice StovallWRBuccaneers1642.7
283Chansi StuckeyWRBrowns1642.6
284Bryant JohnsonWRLions1640.9
285Andre CaldwellWRBengals1640.2
286Mike WilliamsWRSeahawks1638.6
287Jerheme UrbanWRChiefs1638.6
288Leonard PopeTEChiefs1638
289Randy McMichaelTEChargers1637.9
290Leon WashingtonRBSeahawks1637.7
291Jahvid BestRBLions1637.4
292Fred DavisTERedskins1637
293Dante RosarioTEPanthers1636.9
294David ThomasTESaints1636
 NamePosTeamGPPoints
295Toby GerhartRBVikings1635.6
296Jonathan StuparTEBills1635.2
297Jason WrightRBCardinals1635.1
298Ladell BettsRBSaints1634.9
299Jordy NelsonWRPackers1634.9
300Brandon JonesWRSeahawks1634.9

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 consists of 1000s of simulations, with the sum of the averages of those games being our final predicted outcome and creating the projected fantasy values you see above.


Ryan Fowler is the Content Manager for Whatifsports.com. He can be reached at rfowler@whatifsports.com.

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