Week 9 NFL Projections

BtB Previews Week 9 in Fantasy Football
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
October 30th, 2007

NFL Football is here. With all of the work already done on our end, we figured we would share our comprehensive, week-by-week fantasy football projections with our users, as the focus of our weekly BtB feature. 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 61 times, with the averages of those games being our final predicted outcome. This allows us to account for ever player and stat. As Rosters and depth charts are up-to-date and as accurate as possible as of the Monday before each week's games. We will update these projections each week on Tuesday morning. The same is true for the widget that appears on this page and includes game scores.

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

Overall rankings

1.Jeff GarciaQBBuccaneersCardinals27.3
2.Jon KitnaQBLionsBroncos26.1
3.Derek AndersonQBBrownsSeahawks24.2
4.Tom BradyQBPatriotsColts23.3
5.Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelersRavens23.2
6.Philip RiversQBChargersVikings22.8
7.Sage RosenfelsQBTexansRaiders22.8
8.Matt HasselbeckQBSeahawksBrowns22.6
9.Kenny WatsonRBBengalsBills22.0
10.Byron LeftwichQBFalcons49ers21.7
11.Brett FavreQBPackersChiefs21.2
12.Jason CampbellQBRedskinsJets20.8
13.Jay CutlerQBBroncosLions19.6
14.J.P. LosmanQBBillsBengals19.1
15.Daunte CulpepperQBRaidersTexans18.9
16.Braylon EdwardsWRBrownsSeahawks18.7
17.Carson PalmerQBBengalsBills18.7
18.Brian WestbrookRBEaglesCowboys18.6
19.Tony RomoQBCowboysEagles18.5
20.Vince YoungQBTitansPanthers18.4
21.Adrian PetersonRBVikingsChargers18.3
22.Willie ParkerRBSteelersRavens18.1
23.Drew BreesQBSaintsJaguars17.7
24.LaDainian TomlinsonRBChargersVikings17.4
25.Reggie BushRBSaintsJaguars17.1
26.Clinton PortisRBRedskinsJets17.1
27.Donovan McNabbQBEaglesCowboys17.0
28.Quinn GrayQBJaguarsSaints17.0
29.Joseph AddaiRBColtsPatriots16.9
30.Alex SmithQB49ersFalcons16.8
31.Frank GoreRB49ersFalcons16.6
32.LaMont JordanRBRaidersTexans16.6
33.Damon HuardQBChiefsPackers16.2
34.Peyton ManningQBColtsPatriots16.1
35.Kevin JonesRBLionsBroncos15.9
36.Tarvaris JacksonQBVikingsChargers15.8
37.Marshawn LynchRBBillsBengals15.7
38.Willis McGaheeRBRavensSteelers15.7
39.Kurt WarnerQBCardinalsBuccaneers15.7
40.Ryan GrantRBPackersChiefs15.6
41.Chad JohnsonWRBengalsBills15.4
42.LenDale WhiteRBTitansPanthers15.2
43.Earnest GrahamRBBuccaneersCardinals15.1
44.Selvin YoungRBBroncosLions14.9
45.Antonio GatesTEChargersVikings14.7
46.Brandon MarshallWRBroncosLions14.5
47.Steve McNairQBRavensSteelers14.4
48.Jamal LewisRBBrownsSeahawks14.2
49.Antwaan Randle ElWRRedskinsJets13.9
50.Kellen WinslowTEBrownsSeahawks13.9
51.Joey GallowayWRBuccaneersCardinals13.8
52.Roy WilliamsWRLionsBroncos13.7
53.Ike HilliardWRBuccaneersCardinals13.5
54.Kevin WalterWRTexansRaiders13.4
55.Randy MossWRPatriotsColts13.3
56.Shaun AlexanderRBSeahawksBrowns13.2
57.Roddy WhiteWRFalcons49ers13.0
58.Bobby EngramWRSeahawksBrowns13.0
59.Larry JohnsonRBChiefsPackers12.9
60.Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinalsBuccaneers12.7
61.Wes WelkerWRPatriotsColts12.4
62.T.J. HoushmandzadehWRBengalsBills12.4
63.Kevin CurtisWREaglesCowboys12.4
64.Laurence MaroneyRBPatriotsColts12.1
65.Roydell WilliamsWRTitansPanthers11.9
66.Nate KaedingKChargersVikings11.9
67.Santonio HolmesWRSteelersRavens11.8
68.David CarrQBPanthersTitans11.8
69.Edgerrin JamesRBCardinalsBuccaneers11.6
70.Jason WittenTECowboysEagles11.6
71.Ronald CurryWRRaidersTexans11.4
72.Reggie WayneWRColtsPatriots11.3
73.Donald DriverWRPackersChiefs11.2
74.Warrick DunnRBFalcons49ers11.1
75.Jerricho CotcheryWRJetsRedskins11.1
76.Thomas JonesRBJetsRedskins11.1
77.Deion BranchWRSeahawksBrowns11.0
78.Lee EvansWRBillsBengals10.9
79.Terrell OwensWRCowboysEagles10.5
80.Owen DanielsTETexansRaiders10.5
81.Kellen ClemensQBJetsRedskins10.5
82.Dennis NorthcuttWRJaguarsSaints10.4
83.Steve SmithWRPanthersTitans10.4
84.Marion Barber IIIRBCowboysEagles10.3
85.Chris ChambersWRChargersVikings10.2
86.DeShaun FosterRBPanthersTitans10.1
87.Maurice Jones-DrewRBJaguarsSaints10.1
88.Heath MillerTESteelersRavens10.1
89.Adam VinatieriKColtsPatriots10.0
90.Ahman GreenRBTexansRaiders9.9
91.Anquan BoldinWRCardinalsBuccaneers9.6
92.John KasayKPanthersTitans9.4
93.Derrick MasonWRRavensSteelers9.3
94.Andre JohnsonWRTexansRaiders9.2
95.Dwayne BoweWRChiefsPackers9.1
96.Bobby WadeWRVikingsChargers9.1
97.Hines WardWRSteelersRavens9.1
98.Tony GonzalezTEChiefsPackers9.1
99.Brandon StokleyWRBroncosLions9.0
100.Jeff ReedKSteelersRavens8.9
101.Shaun SuishamKRedskinsJets8.8
102.Shaun McDonaldWRLionsBroncos8.7
103.Sebastian JanikowskiKRaidersTexans8.7
104.Jerious NorwoodRBFalcons49ers8.7
105.Jason ElamKBroncosLions8.7
106.Jerry PorterWRRaidersTexans8.6
107.Shayne GrahamKBengalsBills8.6
108.Nick FolkKCowboysEagles8.5
109.Ron DayneRBTexansRaiders8.5
110.Jason HansonKLionsBroncos8.5
111.Joe NedneyK49ersFalcons8.4
112.Calvin JohnsonWRLionsBroncos8.4
113.James JonesWRPackersChiefs8.3
114.DeShawn WynnRBPackersChiefs8.2
115.Matt BryantKBuccaneersCardinals8.1
116.Stephen GostkowskiKPatriotsColts8.1
117.Laveranues ColesWRJetsRedskins8.0
118.Josh BrownKSeahawksBrowns8.0
119.Ryan LongwellKVikingsChargers8.0
120.David PattenWRSaintsJaguars8.0
121.Arnaz BattleWR49ersFalcons7.9
123.Mason CrosbyKPackersChiefs7.9
124.Kris BrownKTexansRaiders7.8
125.Marvin HarrisonWRColtsPatriots7.8
126.Fred TaylorRBJaguarsSaints7.7
127.Vernon DavisTE49ersFalcons7.7
128.Neil RackersKCardinalsBuccaneers7.5
129.Mike NugentKJetsRedskins7.5
130.Vincent JacksonWRChargersVikings7.4
131.John CarneyKJaguarsSaints7.4
132.Josh ReedWRBillsBengals7.4
133.Justin GageWRTitansPanthers7.4
134.David AkersKEaglesCowboys7.4
135.Greg JenningsWRPackersChiefs7.3
136.Santana MossWRRedskinsJets7.3
137.Phil DawsonKBrownsSeahawks7.2
139.Donte' StallworthWRPatriotsColts7.1
140.D.J. HackettWRSeahawksBrowns7.1
141.Reggie BrownWREaglesCowboys7.0
142.Rob BironasKTitansPanthers7.0
143.Morten AndersenKFalcons49ers7.0
144.Rian LindellKBillsBengals6.9
146.Roscoe ParrishWRBillsBengals6.8
147.Dave RaynerKChiefsPackers6.8
148.Patrick CraytonWRCowboysEagles6.8
149.Olindo MareKSaintsJaguars6.8
150.Michael JenkinsWRFalcons49ers6.7
152.Mike FurreyWRLionsBroncos6.7
154.Bo ScaifeTETitansPanthers6.7
158.Julius JonesRBCowboysEagles6.5
159.Chris CooleyTERedskinsJets6.4
160.Nate BurlesonWRSeahawksBrowns6.4
161.Jason WrightRBBrownsSeahawks6.4
164.Darrell JacksonWR49ersFalcons6.2
165.Marques ColstonWRSaintsJaguars6.1
166.Alex SmithTEBuccaneersCardinals6.0
169.Andre HallRBBroncosLions5.8
171.Joe JureviciusWRBrownsSeahawks5.8
173.Marcedes LewisTEJaguarsSaints5.7
174.Sidney RiceWRVikingsChargers5.6
175.Demetrius WilliamsWRRavensSteelers5.6
176.Jeff KingTEPanthersTitans5.6
177.Troy WilliamsonWRVikingsChargers5.4
179.Matt StoverKRavensSteelers5.3
180.Visanthe ShiancoeTEVikingsChargers5.3
184.Zach MillerTERaidersTexans5.1
186.Eric JohnsonTESaintsJaguars5.0
187.Nate WashingtonWRSteelersRavens4.8
189.Martrez MilnerTEFalcons49ers4.8
190.DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthersTitans4.8
191.Anthony GonzalezWRColtsPatriots4.7
192.Tony SchefflerTEBroncosLions4.7
193.Dallas ClarkTEColtsPatriots4.7
194.Correll BuckhalterRBEaglesCowboys4.6
195.Reggie WilliamsWRJaguarsSaints4.6
196.John MadsenTERaidersTexans4.6
197.Keenan McCardellWRRedskinsJets4.5
198.Alge CrumplerTEFalcons49ers4.4
199.Keary ColbertWRPanthersTitans4.4

* The individual players and defensive teams are ranked based entirely on projected weekly 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.

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