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Week 8 Fantasy Football Rankings

Fantasy football projections, predictions and cheat sheets
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
October 27th, 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

1.Philip RiversQBChargersRaiders22.1
2.Aaron RodgersQBPackersVikings20.8
3.Kurt WarnerQBCardinalsPanthers20.5
4.Peyton ManningQBColts49ers20.4
5.Drew BreesQBSaintsFalcons20.1
6.Matt SchaubQBTexansBills18.1
7.Steven JacksonRBRamsLions18.0
8.Maurice Jones-DrewRBJaguarsTitans17.7
9.Jay CutlerQBBearsBrowns17.5
10.David GarrardQBJaguarsTitans17.5
11.Tony RomoQBCowboysSeahawks17.3
12.Adrian PetersonRBVikingsPackers16.8
13.Chris JohnsonRBTitansJaguars16.1
14.Ryan GrantRBPackersVikings15.5
15.Brett FavreQBVikingsPackers15.4
16.Donovan McNabbQBEaglesGiants15.4
17.Kyle OrtonQBBroncosRavens15.3
18.Matt HasselbeckQBSeahawksCowboys15.1
19.Joe FlaccoQBRavensBroncos14.8
20.Matt ForteRBBearsBrowns14.4
21.Vince YoungQBTitansJaguars14.4
22.LeSean McCoyRBEaglesGiants13.8
23.Steve SlatonRBTexansBills13.7
24.Kevin SmithRBLionsRams13.6
25.Marion BarberRBCowboysSeahawks13.4
26.Marc BulgerQBRamsLions13.3
27.Ronnie BrownRBDolphinsJets13.0
28.Daunte CulpepperQBLionsRams12.8
29.Frank GoreRB49ersColts12.8
30.Eli ManningQBGiantsEagles12.8
31.Ray RiceRBRavensBroncos12.7
32.Vincent JacksonWRChargersRaiders12.7
33.Matt RyanQBFalconsSaints12.7
34.Alex SmithQB49ersColts12.5
35.Mark SanchezQBJetsDolphins12.4
36.Thomas JonesRBJetsDolphins12.2
37.DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthersCardinals12.1
38.Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinalsPanthers12.1
39.Sidney RiceWRVikingsPackers12.0
40.Reggie WayneWRColts49ers12.0
41.Felix JonesRBCowboysSeahawks11.7
42.Darren SprolesRBChargersRaiders11.4
43.Ryan FitzpatrickQBBillsTexans11.4
44.Marques ColstonWRSaintsFalcons11.4
45.Donald DriverWRPackersVikings11.4
46.Ricky WilliamsRBDolphinsJets11.3
47.Miles AustinWRCowboysSeahawks11.3
48.Beanie WellsRBCardinalsPanthers11.3
49.Antonio GatesTEChargersRaiders11.2
50.Brandon JacobsRBGiantsEagles11.2
51.Knowshon MorenoRBBroncosRavens11.1
52.LaDainian TomlinsonRBChargersRaiders11.1
53.Joseph AddaiRBColts49ers10.9
54.Shonn GreeneRBJetsDolphins10.6
55.Andre JohnsonWRTexansBills10.5
56.DeSean JacksonWREaglesGiants10.3
57.Greg JenningsWRPackersVikings10.2
58.Justin FargasRBRaidersChargers10.0
59.Chad HenneQBDolphinsJets10.0
60.Marshawn LynchRBBillsTexans9.9
61.Michael TurnerRBFalconsSaints9.9
62.Nate KaedingKChargersRaiders9.8
63.Ahmad BradshawRBGiantsEagles9.7
64.Brandon MarshallWRBroncosRavens9.6
65.Owen DanielsTETexansBills9.5
66.Jake DelhommeQBPanthersCardinals9.4
67.Devin HesterWRBearsBrowns9.4
68.Tim HightowerRBCardinalsPanthers9.3
69.Steve SmithWRPanthersCardinals9.3
70.John CarneyKSaintsFalcons9.3
71.Mike Sims-WalkerWRJaguarsTitans9.2
72.Pierre ThomasRBSaintsFalcons9.1
73.Julius JonesRBSeahawksCowboys9.1
74.Vernon DavisTE49ersColts9.0
75.Neil RackersKCardinalsPanthers9.0
76.Jeremy ShockeyTESaintsFalcons9.0
77.JaMarcus RussellQBRaidersChargers8.9
78.Steve SmithWRGiantsEagles8.9
79.Nick FolkKCowboysSeahawks8.9
80.Lee EvansWRBillsTexans8.9
81.Jamal LewisRBBrownsBears8.8
82.Derek AndersonQBBrownsBears8.7
83.Justin ForsettRBSeahawksCowboys8.7
84.Dallas ClarkTEColts49ers8.6
85.Michael BushRBRaidersChargers8.5
86.David AkersKEaglesGiants8.4
87.Robbie GouldKBearsBrowns8.3
88.Mike BellRBSaintsFalcons8.3
89.Matt StoverKColts49ers8.2
90.Torry HoltWRJaguarsTitans8.2
91.Matt PraterKBroncosRavens8.2
92.Nate BurlesonWRSeahawksCowboys8.1
93.T.J. HoushmandzadehWRSeahawksCowboys8.1
94.Josh ScobeeKJaguarsTitans8.1
95.Rob BironasKTitansJaguars8.1
96.Ryan LongwellKVikingsPackers7.9
97.Reggie BushRBSaintsFalcons7.9
98.Lawrence TynesKGiantsEagles7.8
99.Anquan BoldinWRCardinalsPanthers7.8
100.Jason HansonKLionsRams7.8
101.Correll BuckhalterRBBroncosRavens7.7
102.Kenny BrittWRTitansJaguars7.7
103.Kris BrownKTexansBills7.7
104.Josh BrownKRamsLions7.7
105.Mason CrosbyKPackersVikings7.7
106.John KasayKPanthersCardinals7.6
107.Roddy WhiteWRFalconsSaints7.6
108.Steve BreastonWRCardinalsPanthers7.4
109.Jerricho CotcheryWRJetsDolphins7.4
110.Jason WittenTECowboysSeahawks7.4
113.Joe NedneyK49ersColts7.3
114.Hakeem NicksWRGiantsEagles7.3
115.Mario ManninghamWRGiantsEagles7.2
117.Dan CarpenterKDolphinsJets7.1
118.Devery HendersonWRSaintsFalcons7.0
119.Earl BennettWRBearsBrowns7.0
120.Pierre GarconWRColts49ers7.0
121.Jay FeelyKJetsDolphins6.9
122.Steven HauschkaKRavensBroncos6.9
123.LenDale WhiteRBTitansJaguars6.9
124.Jason ElamKFalconsSaints6.9
125.David ClowneyWRJetsDolphins6.8
126.Sebastian JanikowskiKRaidersChargers6.8
127.Brent CelekTEEaglesGiants6.8
128.Jason SnellingRBFalconsSaints6.7
131.Nate WashingtonWRTitansJaguars6.6
132.Louis MurphyWRRaidersChargers6.6
133.Donnie AveryWRRamsLions6.6
135.Tony GonzalezTEFalconsSaints6.5
137.Rian LindellKBillsTexans6.4
139.Derrick MasonWRRavensBroncos6.3
140.John CarlsonTESeahawksCowboys6.3
142.Olindo MareKSeahawksCowboys6.3
143.Donald LeeTEPackersVikings6.2
144.Mohamed MassaquoiWRBrownsBears6.2
145.Billy CundiffKBrownsBears6.2
146.Jerome HarrisonRBBrownsBears6.2
147.Bryant JohnsonWRLionsRams6.1
148.Danny AmendolaWRRamsLions6.0
149.Percy HarvinWRVikingsPackers5.9
151.Mark ClaytonWRRavensBroncos5.9
152.Kevin WalterWRTexansBills5.8
154.Josh MorganWR49ersColts5.7
155.Todd HeapTERavensBroncos5.7
158.Malcom FloydWRChargersRaiders5.6
160.Brian HartlineWRDolphinsJets5.5
162.Michael JenkinsWRFalconsSaints5.5
163.Greg OlsenTEBearsBrowns5.4
164.Braylon EdwardsWRJetsDolphins5.3
165.Austin CollieWRColts49ers5.3
166.Garrett WolfeRBBearsBrowns5.2
167.Davone BessWRDolphinsJets5.2
168.Jeremy MaclinWREaglesGiants5.1
170.Dennis NorthcuttWRLionsRams5.0
172.Dustin KellerTEJetsDolphins4.9
173.Willis McGaheeRBRavensBroncos4.8
174.Donald BrownRBColts49ers4.7
175.Zach MillerTERaidersChargers4.7
176.Michael CrabtreeWR49ersColts4.7
177.Jonathan StewartRBPanthersCardinals4.7
178.Leonard WeaverRBEaglesGiants4.7
179.Eddie RoyalWRBroncosRavens4.6
181.Terrell OwensWRBillsTexans4.6
182.Fred JacksonRBBillsTexans4.5
183.Jerome FeltonRBLionsRams4.5
184.Eldra BuckleyRBEaglesGiants4.4
185.Greg CamarilloWRDolphinsJets4.4
187.Randy McMichaelTERamsLions4.3
189.Jabar GaffneyWRBroncosRavens4.3
192.Johnny KnoxWRBearsBrowns4.2
193.Muhsin MuhammadWRPanthersCardinals4.2
194.Keenan BurtonWRRamsLions4.2
195.Tashard ChoiceRBCowboysSeahawks4.2
197.Chris BrownRBTexansBills4.2
199.Greg LewisWRVikingsPackers4.0
200.Brandon PettigrewTELionsRams4.0

* 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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