2008 Week 10 Fantasy Rankings

BtB presents position-by-position cheat sheets
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
November 4th, 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

1.Kurt WarnerQBCardinals49ers26.0
2.Drew BreesQBSaintsFalcons22.7
3.Chad PenningtonQBDolphinsSeahawks22.5
4.Philip RiversQBChargersChiefs21.1
5.Adrian PetersonRBVikingsPackers21.1
6.Frank GoreRB49ersCardinals20.2
7.Sage RosenfelsQBTexansRavens20.2
8.Shaun HillQB49ersCardinals19.7
9.Trent EdwardsQBBillsPatriots18.8
10.Aaron RodgersQBPackersVikings18.6
11.Jamal LewisRBBrownsBroncos18.5
12.Chris JohnsonRBTitansBears18.2
13.Thomas JonesRBJetsRams18.1
14.Brady QuinnQBBrownsBroncos17.9
15.Brett FavreQBJetsRams17.9
16.Michael TurnerRBFalconsSaints17.8
17.DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthersRaiders17.7
18.Jake DelhommeQBPanthersRaiders17.6
19.LaDainian TomlinsonRBChargersChiefs17.4
20.Jay CutlerQBBroncosBrowns17.4
21.Matt RyanQBFalconsSaints17.3
22.Steve SlatonRBTexansRavens17.1
23.Brian WestbrookRBEaglesGiants17.0
24.David GarrardQBJaguarsLions16.9
25.Brandon JacobsRBGiantsEagles16.8
26.Tim HightowerRBCardinals49ers16.6
27.Deuce McAllisterRBSaintsFalcons16.6
28.Joe FlaccoQBRavensTexans16.4
29.Marshawn LynchRBBillsPatriots16.4
30.Marc BulgerQBRamsJets16.1
31.Jamaal CharlesRBChiefsChargers16.1
32.Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinals49ers16.0
33.Matt CasselQBPatriotsBills15.9
34.Ronnie BrownRBDolphinsSeahawks15.6
35.Kevin FaulkRBPatriotsBills15.6
36.Roddy WhiteWRFalconsSaints15.5
37.Ray RiceRBRavensTexans15.5
38.Matt ForteRBBearsTitans15.2
39.Donovan McNabbQBEaglesGiants14.2
40.Ryan TorainRBBroncosBrowns14.1
41.Maurice Jones-DrewRBJaguarsLions14.0
42.Tyler ThigpenQBChiefsChargers13.9
43.Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelersColts13.9
44.Kevin SmithRBLionsJaguars13.6
45.Kerry CollinsQBTitansBears13.6
46.Lee EvansWRBillsPatriots13.5
47.Andre JohnsonWRTexansRavens13.4
48.Greg JenningsWRPackersVikings13.3
49.Eli ManningQBGiantsEagles13.3
50.Steve SmithWRPanthersRaiders13.2
51.Seneca WallaceQBSeahawksDolphins13.2
52.Julius JonesRBSeahawksDolphins12.9
53.Matt JonesWRJaguarsLions12.6
54.Willie ParkerRBSteelersColts12.5
55.Calvin JohnsonWRLionsJaguars12.4
56.Braylon EdwardsWRBrownsBroncos12.3
57.Brandon MarshallWRBroncosBrowns12.3
58.Rob BironasKTitansBears12.1
59.Derrick MasonWRRavensTexans12.1
60.Willis McGaheeRBRavensTexans12.0
61.Marques ColstonWRSaintsFalcons11.7
62.Steven JacksonRBRamsJets11.7
63.Anquan BoldinWRCardinals49ers11.7
64.Greg CamarilloWRDolphinsSeahawks11.7
65.Torry HoltWRRamsJets11.5
66.Derrick WardRBGiantsEagles11.3
67.Mason CrosbyKPackersVikings11.2
68.Gus FrerotteQBVikingsPackers11.0
69.Peyton ManningQBColtsSteelers10.9
70.Leon WashingtonRBJetsRams10.6
71.Laveranues ColesWRJetsRams10.4
72.Randy MossWRPatriotsBills10.2
73.Fred TaylorRBJaguarsLions10.2
74.Jerricho CotcheryWRJetsRams10.1
75.Nate KaedingKChargersChiefs10.1
76.Donnie AveryWRRamsJets10.1
77.John KasayKPanthersRaiders10.0
78.Robbie GouldKBearsTitans9.9
79.Kellen WinslowTEBrownsBroncos9.7
80.Isaac BruceWR49ersCardinals9.7
81.Donald DriverWRPackersVikings9.6
82.Vincent JacksonWRChargersChiefs9.6
83.Wes WelkerWRPatriotsBills9.6
84.Muhsin MuhammadWRPanthersRaiders9.6
86.Jeff ReedKSteelersColts9.5
87.Josh ScobeeKJaguarsLions9.4
88.Koren RobinsonWRSeahawksDolphins9.4
89.Neil RackersKCardinals49ers9.4
90.Owen DanielsTETexansRavens9.4
91.Daunte CulpepperQBLionsJaguars9.2
92.Chris ChambersWRChargersChiefs9.2
93.Bernard BerrianWRVikingsPackers9.1
94.Rian LindellKBillsPatriots9.0
95.Hines WardWRSteelersColts8.8
96.JaMarcus RussellQBRaidersPanthers8.6
97.Antonio GatesTEChargersChiefs8.6
98.Arnaz BattleWR49ersCardinals8.5
99.Matt StoverKRavensTexans8.4
100.Dan CarpenterKDolphinsSeahawks8.4
101.Steve BreastonWRCardinals49ers8.3
102.Ted Ginn Jr.WRDolphinsSeahawks8.3
103.Rex GrossmanQBBearsTitans8.3
104.Tony GonzalezTEChiefsChargers8.3
105.Ryan GrantRBPackersVikings8.3
106.Jay FeelyKJetsRams8.3
107.Lance MooreWRSaintsFalcons8.3
108.Garrett HartleyKSaintsFalcons8.2
109.Plaxico BurressWRGiantsEagles8.1
110.Adam VinatieriKColtsSteelers8.1
111.Josh MorganWR49ersCardinals8.1
112.Jonathan StewartRBPanthersRaiders8.0
113.Mark ClaytonWRRavensTexans7.9
114.Dwayne BoweWRChiefsChargers7.9
115.Jason ElamKFalconsSaints7.8
116.Kevin WalterWRTexansRavens7.7
117.Reggie WayneWRColtsSteelers7.7
118.DeSean JacksonWREaglesGiants7.7
119.Ryan LongwellKVikingsPackers7.6
120.Jason HansonKLionsJaguars7.6
121.Santonio HolmesWRSteelersColts7.6
122.Justin FargasRBRaidersPanthers7.5
123.Kris BrownKTexansRavens7.5
124.Kevin CurtisWREaglesGiants7.5
125.Steve SmithWRGiantsEagles7.4
126.Stephen GostkowskiKPatriotsBills7.3
127.David AkersKEaglesGiants7.2
128.Phil DawsonKBrownsBroncos7.2
129.John CarneyKGiantsEagles7.2
130.Mewelde MooreRBSteelersColts7.2
131.Joseph AddaiRBColtsSteelers7.2
132.Matt PraterKBroncosBrowns7.1
133.Fred JacksonRBBillsPatriots7.0
135.Jerious NorwoodRBFalconsSaints6.9
136.Connor BarthKChiefsChargers6.8
138.BenJarvus Green-EllisRBPatriotsBills6.7
140.Sebastian JanikowskiKRaidersPanthers6.6
141.J.J. ArringtonRBCardinals49ers6.5
142.Anthony FasanoTEDolphinsSeahawks6.4
143.Rashied DavisWRBearsTitans6.4
144.Joe NedneyK49ersCardinals6.4
145.Bo ScaifeTETitansBears6.4
146.Peyton HillisRBBroncosBrowns6.3
147.Justin GageWRTitansBears6.3
149.Michael JenkinsWRFalconsSaints6.3
150.Justin McCareinsWRTitansBears6.3
151.Eddie RoyalWRBroncosBrowns6.2
152.Josh BrownKRamsJets6.2
154.Darren SprolesRBChargersChiefs6.1
156.Jackie BattleRBChiefsChargers6.0
157.Anthony GonzalezWRColtsSteelers6.0
158.Billy MillerTESaintsFalcons6.0
159.Bobby WadeWRVikingsPackers6.0
161.Robert RoyalTEBillsPatriots5.7
163.Olindo MareKSeahawksDolphins5.4
164.Mark BradleyWRChiefsChargers5.3
166.Marcedes LewisTEJaguarsLions5.1
167.Darren McFaddenRBRaidersPanthers5.1
169.LenDale WhiteRBTitansBears5.1
171.John CarlsonTESeahawksDolphins5.0
172.Maurice MorrisRBSeahawksDolphins5.0
173.Donald LeeTEPackersVikings4.8
176.Michael BushRBRaidersPanthers4.6
177.Heath MillerTESteelersColts4.6
178.Kenneth DarbyRBRamsJets4.6
179.Jeremy ShockeyTESaintsFalcons4.5
180.Roscoe ParrishWRBillsPatriots4.5
181.Zach MillerTERaidersPanthers4.5
182.Devery HendersonWRSaintsFalcons4.5
183.Nate WashingtonWRSteelersColts4.5
184.Bobby EngramWRSeahawksDolphins4.4
186.Chester TaylorRBVikingsPackers4.4
187.Chaz SchilensWRRaidersPanthers4.3
188.David MartinTEDolphinsSeahawks4.3
190.Shaun McDonaldWRLionsJaguars4.2
191.Selvin YoungRBBroncosBrowns4.2
192.Dallas ClarkTEColtsSteelers4.1
194.Marvin HarrisonWRColtsSteelers4.1
195.Syndric SteptoeWRBrownsBroncos4.0
197.Patrick CobbsRBDolphinsSeahawks3.9
198.Amani ToomerWRGiantsEagles3.9
199.Rudi JohnsonRBLionsJaguars3.9
200.Jason WrightRBBrownsBroncos3.8

* 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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