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2012 Fantasy Football Projections: Week 1

Tom Brady and Matthew Stafford top Week 1 fantasy projections

By Jake Westrich - WhatIfSports.com
UPDATE: September 6, 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 Redskins-Saints, Jaguars-Vikings, Bengals-Ravens, Chargers-Raiders, 49ers-Packers, Seahawks-Cardinals and Patriots-Titans games were resimulated on 9/6 to account for injuries and roster updates.

2012 Week 1 Fantasy Football Leaders
 NamePosTeamPoints
1Tom BradyQBPatriots26.2
2Matthew StaffordQBLions24.8
3Drew BreesQBSaints23
4Cam NewtonQBPanthers22.8
5Aaron RodgersQBPackers21.1
6Robert Griffin IIIQBRedskins20.8
7Josh FreemanQBBuccaneers20.4
8Eli ManningQBGiants19.2
9Jay CutlerQBBears19
10Michael VickQBEagles18.9
11Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelers18.8
12Tony RomoQBCowboys18.5
13Ryan FitzpatrickQBBills18.2
14LeSean McCoyRBEagles18
 NamePosTeamPoints
15Brandon WeedenQBBrowns18
16Matt SchaubQBTexans17.8
17Matt ForteRBBears17.5
18Jake LockerQBTitans17.3
19Darren McFaddenRBRaiders17.2
20Carson PalmerQBRaiders17.1
21Arian FosterRBTexans17
22Mark SanchezQBJets16.7
23Philip RiversQBChargers16.5
24Peyton ManningQBBroncos16.4
25Steven JacksonRBRams16.3
26Sam BradfordQBRams16.2
27Fred JacksonRBBills16.2
28Matt RyanQBFalcons16.1
 NamePosTeamPoints
29Joe FlaccoQBRavens15.8
30Alex SmithQB49ers15.4
31Andrew LuckQBColts15.1
32Russell WilsonQBSeahawks15
33Chris JohnsonRBTitans14.8
34Christian PonderQBVikings14.8
35Matt CasselQBChiefs14.8
36Ray RiceRBRavens14.7
37John SkeltonQBCardinals14.4
38DeMarco MurrayRBCowboys14.3
39Blaine GabbertQBJaguars13.8
40Marshawn LynchRBSeahawks13.6
41Andy DaltonQBBengals13.3
42Calvin JohnsonWRLions13
 NamePosTeamPoints
43Frank GoreRB49ers12.9
44Trent RichardsonRBBrowns12.6
45DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthers12.5
46Jamaal CharlesRBChiefs12.2
47Willis McGaheeRBBroncos12.2
48Ahmad BradshawRBGiants12.2
49Shonn GreeneRBJets12.1
50Michael TurnerRBFalcons12.1
51Doug MartinRBBuccaneers12.1
52Beanie WellsRBCardinals11.9
53Jonathan StewartRBPanthers11.6
54Darren SprolesRBSaints11.5
55Wes WelkerWRPatriots11.5
56Stevan RidleyRBPatriots11.4
 NamePosTeamPoints
57Ryan TannehillQBDolphins11
58Michael BushRBBears10.9
59Reggie BushRBDolphins10.8
60Kevin SmithRBLions10.7
61Robbie GouldKBears10.3
62Isaac RedmanRBSteelers10.2
63Evan RoysterRBRedskins10.1
64Toby GerhartRBVikings10
65Jimmy GrahamTESaints10
66Victor CruzWRGiants9.9
67Andre JohnsonWRTexans9.9
68Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinals9.7
69BenJarvus Green-EllisRBBengals9.6
70Mike WallaceWRSteelers9.5
 NamePosTeamPoints
71Antonio BrownWRSteelers9.5
72Mark IngramRBSaints9.4
73Rashad JenningsRBJaguars9.4
74Brandon LloydWRPatriots9.4
75Greg JenningsWRPackers9.4
76Donald BrownRBColts9.4
77Matt BryantKFalcons9.3
78Shayne GrahamKTexans9.2
79Miles AustinWRCowboys9.2
80Jason HansonKLions9.2
81Stephen GostkowskiKPatriots9.2
82Brandon MarshallWRBears9.1
83Steve SmithWRPanthers9.1
84Vincent JacksonWRBuccaneers9.1
 NamePosTeamPoints
85Rob GronkowskiTEPatriots9.1
86Garrett HartleyKSaints9
87Denarius MooreWRRaiders9
88Blair WalshKVikings8.9
89Percy HarvinWRVikings8.9
90Steven HauschkaKSeahawks8.8
91Rian LindellKBills8.8
92Roddy WhiteWRFalcons8.7
93Ronnie BrownRBChargers8.7
94Alex HeneryKEagles8.7
95Jay FeelyKCardinals8.7
96A.J. GreenWRBengals8.6
97Dez BryantWRCowboys8.6
98Sidney RiceWRSeahawks8.6
 NamePosTeamPoints
99Jordy NelsonWRPackers8.6
100Stevie JohnsonWRBills8.5
101Mason CrosbyKPackers8.5
102David AkersK49ers8.5
103Shaun SuishamKSteelers8.4
104Marques ColstonWRSaints8.4
105Julio JonesWRFalcons8.3
106Matt PraterKBroncos8.2
107Demaryius ThomasWRBroncos8.2
108Cedric BensonRBPackers8.2
109Dwayne BoweWRChiefs8.1
110Mike WilliamsWRBuccaneers8.1
111Rob BironasKTitans8.1
112Phil DawsonKBrowns7.9
 NamePosTeamPoints
113Billy CundiffKRedskins7.9
114C.J. SpillerRBBills7.7
115Roy HeluRBRedskins7.7
116Peyton HillisRBChiefs7.7
117Greg ZuerleinKRams7.7
118Nick FolkKJets7.6
119Lawrence TynesKGiants7.6
120Malcom FloydWRChargers7.6
121Ben TateRBTexans7.5
122Nate KaedingKChargers7.5
123Hakeem NicksWRGiants7.5
124Santonio HolmesWRJets7.5
125Ryan SuccopKChiefs7.5
126Aaron HernandezTEPatriots7.4
 NamePosTeamPoints
127Justin TuckerKRavens7.4
128Dan BaileyKCowboys7.3
129Pierre GarconWRRedskins7.3
130Sebastian JanikowskiKRaiders7.3
131Adam VinatieriKColts7.3
132Seattle SeahawksDEF7.2
133Darrius Heyward-BeyWRRaiders7.2
134Kendall HunterRB49ers7.2
135Josh ScobeeKJaguars7.2
136Cincinnati BengalsDEF7.2
137Baltimore RavensDEF7.2
138Dan CarpenterKDolphins7.1
139Anquan BoldinWRRavens7.1
140Jared CookTETitans7.1
 NamePosTeamPoints
141Greg OlsenTEPanthers7.1
142Jeremy MaclinWREagles7.1
143DeSean JacksonWREagles7
144Brandon PettigrewTELions7
145Torrey SmithWRRavens7
146Daniel ThomasRBDolphins7
147Houston TexansDEF7
148Reggie WayneWRColts7
149Minnesota VikingsDEF6.9
150Arizona CardinalsDEF6.9
151Antonio GatesTEChargers6.9
152Fred DavisTERedskins6.9
153Jermichael FinleyTEPackers6.9
154Mario ManninghamWR49ers6.8
 NamePosTeamPoints
155Greg LittleWRBrowns6.8
156Robert MeachemWRChargers6.8
157Mohamed MassaquoiWRBrowns6.7
158Doug BaldwinWRSeahawks6.7
159Justin MedlockKPanthers6.6
160Devin HesterWRBears6.6
161Kendall WrightWRTitans6.6
162Devery HendersonWRSaints6.6
163Vernon DavisTE49ers6.6
164Atlanta FalconsDEF6.5
165Chicago BearsDEF6.5
166Michael CrabtreeWR49ers6.5
167Eric DeckerWRBroncos6.5
168Oakland RaidersDEF6.5
 NamePosTeamPoints
169Felix JonesRBCowboys6.4
170New York GiantsDEF6.4
171Laurent RobinsonWRJaguars6.4
172Jacksonville JaguarsDEF6.4
173Michael JenkinsWRVikings6.4
174Detroit LionsDEF6.4
175Dallas CowboysDEF6.3
176Danny AmendolaWRRams6.3
177Philadelphia EaglesDEF6.3
178Connor BarthKBuccaneers6.3
179Owen DanielsTETexans6.3
180Mike NugentKBengals6.2
181Jacob TammeTEBroncos6.2
182Andre RobertsWRCardinals6.2
 NamePosTeamPoints
183Tony GonzalezTEFalcons6.1
184Shane VereenRBPatriots6.1
185Donald JonesWRBills6.1
186New England PatriotsDEF6
187Joe McKnightRBJets6
188Austin CollieWRColts6
189Josh GordonWRBrowns5.9
190Stephen HillWRJets5.9
191Nate WashingtonWRTitans5.9
192Buffalo BillsDEF5.8
193Titus YoungWRLions5.8
194Eddie RoyalWRChargers5.8
195Damian WilliamsWRTitans5.7
196Benjamin WatsonTEBrowns5.7
 NamePosTeamPoints
197Mewelde MooreRBColts5.7
198Denver BroncosDEF5.6
199Justin BlackmonWRJaguars5.6
200Preston ParkerWRBuccaneers5.6
201San Francisco 49ersDEF5.6
202Tony SchefflerTELions5.6
203Jeremy KerleyWRJets5.6
204James JonesWRPackers5.6
205Marcedes LewisTEJaguars5.6
206New York JetsDEF5.6
207Joshua MorganWRRedskins5.6
208New Orleans SaintsDEF5.5
209Legedu NaaneeWRDolphins5.5
210Lance BallRBBroncos5.5
 NamePosTeamPoints
211Kyle RudolphTEVikings5.5
212David NelsonWRBills5.5
213San Diego ChargersDEF5.4
214Miami DolphinsDEF5.4
215Jonathan DwyerRBSteelers5.4
216Nate BurlesonWRLions5.4
217Brandon GibsonWRRams5.4
218Dallas ClarkTEBuccaneers5.4
219St. Louis RamsDEF5.3
220Taiwan JonesRBRaiders5.3
221Green Bay PackersDEF5.3
222Jon BaldwinWRChiefs5.2
223Carolina PanthersDEF5.2
224Brandon LaFellWRPanthers5.2
 NamePosTeamPoints
225LeGarrette BlountRBBuccaneers5.2
226Ryan WilliamsRBCardinals5.2
227Maurice Jones-DrewRBJaguars5.2
228Pittsburgh SteelersDEF5.1
229Earl BennettWRBears5.1
230Lance KendricksTERams5.1
231Jermaine GreshamTEBengals5.1
232Javon RingerRBTitans5.1
233Steve SmithWRRams5.1
234Santana MossWRRedskins5
235Montario HardestyRBBrowns5
236Keiland WilliamsRBLions5
237David WilsonRBGiants5
238Pierre ThomasRBSaints5
 NamePosTeamPoints
239Heath MillerTESteelers4.9
240Tampa Bay BuccaneersDEF4.9
241Steve BreastonWRChiefs4.9
242Donnie AveryWRColts4.9
243Julian EdelmanWRPatriots4.9
244Dustin KellerTEJets4.8
245Jason SnellingRBFalcons4.8
246Kansas City ChiefsDEF4.7
247Jerricho CotcheryWRSteelers4.7
248Isaiah PeadRBRams4.7
249Juron CrinerWRRaiders4.7
250Anthony FasanoTEDolphins4.6
251Early DoucetWRCardinals4.6
252Brandon TateWRBengals4.6
 NamePosTeamPoints
253Robert TurbinRBSeahawks4.6
254Zach MillerTESeahawks4.6
255Domenik HixonWRGiants4.6
256James StarksRBPackers4.6
257Cleveland BrownsDEF4.5
258Washington RedskinsDEF4.5
259Scott ChandlerTEBills4.5
260Armon BinnsWRBengals4.5
261Jacoby JonesWRRavens4.5
262Brent CelekTEEagles4.5
263Braylon EdwardsWRSeahawks4.4
264Louis MurphyWRPanthers4.4
265Martellus BennettTEGiants4.3
266Mike ThomasWRJaguars4.3
 NamePosTeamPoints
267Jackie BattleRBChargers4.3
268Harry DouglasWRFalcons4.3
269Brian QuickWRRams4.3
270Kevin WalterWRTexans4.3
271Lance MooreWRSaints4.3
272Coby FleenerTEColts4.3
273Dion LewisRBEagles4.2
274Ryan BroylesWRLions4.2
275Keshawn MartinWRTexans4.1
276Kevin OgletreeWRCowboys4
277Brandon MyersTERaiders4
278Randy MossWR49ers4
279Brian HartlineWRDolphins3.9
280Jason AvantWREagles3.9
 NamePosTeamPoints
281Davone BessWRDolphins3.8
282Tony MoeakiTEChiefs3.8
283Ed DicksonTERavens3.8
284Andre CaldwellWRBroncos3.8
285Matt AsiataRBVikings3.8
286Devin AromashoduWRVikings3.7
287Jeff KingTECardinals3.6
288Tennessee TitansDEF3.5
289Chaz SchilensWRJets3.5
290Brian LeonardRBBengals3.4
291Rueben RandleWRGiants3.4
292Bernard PierceRBRavens3.3
293Le'Ron McClainRBChargers3.3
294Lavelle HawkinsWRTitans3.2
 NamePosTeamPoints
295Ben ObomanuWRSeahawks3
296Kellen DavisTEBears3
297Arrelious BennWRBuccaneers2.8
298Rod StreaterWRRaiders2.7
299John CarlsonTEVikings2.7
300Jordan CameronTEBrowns2.7

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

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