Week 2 NFL Projections

BtB Previews Week 2 in Fantasy Football
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
September 11th, 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.Peyton ManningQBColts25.1
2.Frank GoreRB49ers24.4
3.Carson PalmerQBBengals24.4
4.Brett FavreQBPackers21.6
5.Drew BreesQBSaints21.5
6.Matt LeinartQBCardinals20.4
7.Rudi JohnsonRBBengals19.7
8.Brian WestbrookRBEagles19.7
9.Shaun AlexanderRBSeahawks19.5
10.Jeff GarciaQBBuccaneers19.3
11.Matt HasselbeckQBSeahawks19.0
12.Vince YoungQBTitans18.8
13.Rex GrossmanQBBears18.6
14.Alex SmithQB49ers18.0
15.Jon KitnaQBLions17.8
16.Donovan McNabbQBEagles17.6
17.Larry JohnsonRBChiefs17.4
18.LaDainian TomlinsonRBChargers17.4
19.J.P. LosmanQBBills17.3
20.Derek AndersonQBBrowns17.1
21.Tom BradyQBPatriots16.5
22.Steven JacksonRBRams16.5
23.Steve McNairQBRavens16.5
24.Marc BulgerQBRams16.4
25.David GarrardQBJaguars16.3
26.Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelers15.9
27.Tony RomoQBCowboys15.6
28.Joseph AddaiRBColts15.6
29.Trent GreenQBDolphins15.6
30.Marvin HarrisonWRColts15.2
31.Reggie BushRBSaints15.1
32.Travis HenryRBBroncos15.1
33.Edgerrin JamesRBCardinals14.9
34.Joey HarringtonQBFalcons14.8
35.Tarvaris JacksonQBVikings14.7
36.Adrian PetersonRBVikings14.5
37.Willie ParkerRBSteelers14.5
38.LaMont JordanRBRaiders14.3
39.Matt SchaubQBTexans14.2
40.Willis McGaheeRBRavens14.1
41.Kellen ClemensQBJets14.1
42.Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinals13.7
43.Maurice Jones-DrewRBJaguars13.6
44.Philip RiversQBChargers13.6
45.Jay CutlerQBBroncos13.4
46.Jason CampbellQBRedskins13.4
47.Chad JohnsonWRBengals13.3
48.Laurence MaroneyRBPatriots13.3
49.Reggie WayneWRColts13.2
50.Roy WilliamsWRLions12.7
51.Deion BranchWRSeahawks12.6
52.Marques ColstonWRSaints12.5
53.Anquan BoldinWRCardinals12.3
54.Jamal LewisRBBrowns12.2
55.Clinton PortisRBRedskins12.1
56.Thomas JonesRBJets12.0
57.Marshawn LynchRBBills12.0
58.Torry HoltWRRams11.9
59.Ronnie BrownRBDolphins11.8
60.Javon WalkerWRBroncos11.7
61.Fred TaylorRBJaguars11.4
62.DeShaun FosterRBPanthers11.4
63.T.J. HoushmandzadehWRBengals11.3
64.Donald DriverWRPackers11.3
65.Marion Barber IIIRBCowboys11.3
66.Brandon JacksonRBPackers11.1
67.Deuce McAllisterRBSaints11.0
68.Michael PittmanRBBuccaneers11.0
69.Jared LorenzenQBGiants10.9
70.John KasayKPanthers10.9
71.Andre JohnsonWRTexans10.8
72.Jake DelhommeQBPanthers10.8
74.Ladell BettsRBRedskins10.8
75.Calvin JohnsonWRLions10.8
76.DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthers10.7
77.Josh McCownQBRaiders10.7
78.Lee EvansWRBills10.6
79.Cedric BensonRBBears10.5
80.Derrick WardRBGiants10.5
82.Nate KaedingKChargers10.3
83.Terrell OwensWRCowboys10.3
84.Tatum BellRBLions10.1
86.Mason CrosbyKPackers10.0
87.Damon HuardQBChiefs10.0
88.Jason ElamKBroncos9.9
89.Greg JenningsWRPackers9.9
90.Bernard BerrianWRBears9.9
91.David AkersKEagles9.8
92.Santana MossWRRedskins9.7
93.Hines WardWRSteelers9.7
94.Adam VinatieriKColts9.7
95.Warrick DunnRBFalcons9.5
96.Randy MossWRPatriots9.5
97.Adrian PetersonRBBears9.4
98.Joey GallowayWRBuccaneers9.4
99.Shayne GrahamKBengals9.3
100.Laveranues ColesWRJets9.3
101.Chris BrownRBTitans9.2
102.Robbie GouldKBears9.2
103.Julius JonesRBCowboys9.2
104.Mark ClaytonWRRavens9.2
105.Plaxico BurressWRGiants9.0
106.Chris ChambersWRDolphins9.0
107.Darrell JacksonWR49ers9.0
108.Kellen WinslowTEBrowns8.9
109.Ahman GreenRBTexans8.9
110.Jason HansonKLions8.9
111.Braylon EdwardsWRBrowns8.8
112.Reggie BrownWREagles8.7
113.Olindo MareKSaints8.7
115.Chester TaylorRBVikings8.6
117.Tony YelkKJaguars8.4
118.Josh BrownKSeahawks8.4
119.Isaac BruceWRRams8.4
120.Neil RackersKCardinals8.2
121.Jeff WilkinsKRams8.2
122.Matt StoverKRavens8.2
123.Santonio HolmesWRSteelers8.2
124.Todd HeapTERavens8.1
125.Steve SmithWRPanthers8.1
126.Rian LindellKBills8.0
127.Joe HornWRFalcons8.0
128.Devery HendersonWRSaints8.0
129.Bobby EngramWRSeahawks7.9
130.Jerious NorwoodRBFalcons7.9
131.LenDale WhiteRBTitans7.8
132.Joe NedneyK49ers7.8
133.Jerricho CotcheryWRJets7.7
134.Ryan LongwellKVikings7.6
135.Jesse ChatmanRBDolphins7.6
136.Joe JureviciusWRBrowns7.5
137.Rob BironasKTitans7.5
138.James JonesWRPackers7.5
139.Mike NugentKJets7.5
141.Vernon DavisTE49ers7.2
142.Stephen GostkowskiKPatriots7.1
143.Jay FeelyKDolphins7.1
144.Muhsin MuhammadWRBears7.1
145.Marty BookerWRDolphins7.0
147.Nick FolkKCowboys6.9
148.Shaun SuishamKRedskins6.9
150.Sebastian JanikowskiKRaiders6.8
151.Aaron BarretKChiefs6.8
152.Phil DawsonKBrowns6.8
154.Jason WittenTECowboys6.8
155.Tony GonzalezTEChiefs6.7
156.Mike FurreyWRLions6.7
157.Antonio GatesTEChargers6.7
160.Jeff ReedKSteelers6.5
161.Naufahu TahiRBVikings6.5
162.Selvin YoungRBBroncos6.5
163.Dallas ClarkTEColts6.4
164.Jeremy ShockeyTEGiants6.3
165.Mark BradleyWRBears6.3
166.Vincent JacksonWRChargers6.3
167.Brandon JonesWRTitans6.2
168.Brandon MarshallWRBroncos6.2
169.Bobby WadeWRVikings6.2
170.Sammy MorrisRBPatriots6.1
171.Troy WilliamsonWRVikings6.1
174.Matt PraterKFalcons6.0
175.Matt BryantKBuccaneers6.0
177.Lawrence TynesKGiants6.0
178.Ernest WilfordWRJaguars5.9
179.Tab PerryWRBengals5.8
181.Kris BrownKTexans5.8
182.Ronald CurryWRRaiders5.8
184.Najeh DavenportRBSteelers5.7
185.Dwayne BoweWRChiefs5.7
186.Ron DayneRBTexans5.7
188.Benjamin WatsonTEPatriots5.6
189.Jacoby JonesWRTexans5.6
192.Justin McCareinsWRJets5.4
193.Jerry PorterWRRaiders5.3
194.Donald LeeTEPackers5.3
195.Bryant JohnsonWRCardinals5.3
197.Demetrius WilliamsWRRavens5.2
198.Matt JonesWRJaguars5.2
200.Maurice StovallWRBuccaneers5.1

* 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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