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Week 3 NFL Projections

BtB Previews Week 3 in Fantasy Football
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
September 18th, 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 ManningQBColtsTexans25.7
2.Shaun AlexanderRBSeahawksBengals24.6
3.Jake DelhommeQBPanthersFalcons24.2
4.Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelers49ers24.0
5.Marc BulgerQBRamsBuccaneers23.1
6.Derek AndersonQBBrownsRaiders23.0
7.Carson PalmerQBBengalsSeahawks22.3
8.Tom BradyQBPatriotsBills21.9
9.Brian WestbrookRBEaglesLions21.3
10.Vince YoungQBTitansSaints21.2
11.Willie ParkerRBSteelers49ers20.8
12.Chad PenningtonQBJetsDolphins20.7
13.LaMont JordanRBRaidersBrowns20.3
14.Donovan McNabbQBEaglesLions19.7
15.Rudi JohnsonRBBengalsSeahawks19.6
16.Joseph AddaiRBColtsTexans19.2
17.Jeff GarciaQBBuccaneersRams19.0
18.Matt HasselbeckQBSeahawksBengals18.8
19.Josh McCownQBRaidersBrowns18.8
20.Travis HenryRBBroncosJaguars18.3
21.Jon KitnaQBLionsEagles18.3
22.Jamal LewisRBBrownsRaiders18.2
23.Steven JacksonRBRamsBuccaneers18.2
24.Drew BreesQBSaintsTitans18.0
25.Laurence MaroneyRBPatriotsBills17.8
26.Kelly HolcombQBVikingsChiefs17.7
27.Jason CampbellQBRedskinsGiants17.4
28.Trent GreenQBDolphinsJets17.3
29.Thomas JonesRBJetsDolphins16.7
30.LaDainian TomlinsonRBChargersPackers16.5
31.Steve SmithWRPanthersFalcons16.2
32.Rex GrossmanQBBearsCowboys15.7
33.Brett FavreQBPackersChargers15.6
34.Steve McNairQBRavensCardinals15.4
35.Larry JohnsonRBChiefsVikings15.3
36.Carnell WilliamsRBBuccaneersRams15.2
37.Tony RomoQBCowboysBears14.9
38.Adrian PetersonRBVikingsChiefs14.9
39.Matt LeinartQBCardinalsRavens14.9
40.Sammy MorrisRBPatriotsBills14.6
41.Chad JohnsonWRBengalsSeahawks14.5
42.Kellen WinslowTEBrownsRaiders14.1
43.DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthersFalcons14.0
44.Clinton PortisRBRedskinsGiants14.0
45.Reggie WayneWRColtsTexans13.8
46.Frank GoreRB49ersSteelers13.8
47.Braylon EdwardsWRBrownsRaiders13.7
48.Marvin HarrisonWRColtsTexans13.6
49.Roy WilliamsWRLionsEagles13.6
50.Torry HoltWRRamsBuccaneers13.5
51.Willis McGaheeRBRavensCardinals13.4
52.Edgerrin JamesRBCardinalsRavens13.3
53.Ladell BettsRBRedskinsGiants13.2
54.Joey HarringtonQBFalconsPanthers13.1
55.Philip RiversQBChargersPackers13.1
56.Randy MossWRPatriotsBills12.7
57.Damon HuardQBChiefsVikings12.7
58.Derrick WardRBGiantsRedskins12.6
59.Reggie BushRBSaintsTitans12.6
60.Deion BranchWRSeahawksBengals12.6
61.DeShaun FosterRBPanthersFalcons12.2
62.Isaac BruceWRRamsBuccaneers12.0
63.Adam VinatieriKColtsTexans11.9
65.Jesse ChatmanRBDolphinsJets11.8
66.Ronnie BrownRBDolphinsJets11.7
67.Marques ColstonWRSaintsTitans11.5
68.Eli ManningQBGiantsRedskins11.5
69.Jay CutlerQBBroncosJaguars11.5
70.Antonio GatesTEChargersPackers11.4
71.Hines WardWRSteelers49ers11.3
72.Brandon JacksonRBPackersChargers11.2
73.Terrell OwensWRCowboysBears10.8
74.Calvin JohnsonWRLionsEagles10.8
75.Santonio HolmesWRSteelers49ers10.8
76.Jerricho CotcheryWRJetsDolphins10.7
77.T.J. HoushmandzadehWRBengalsSeahawks10.7
78.Santana MossWRRedskinsGiants10.6
79.Donald DriverWRPackersChargers10.6
80.Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinalsRavens10.5
82.Jason ElamKBroncosJaguars10.3
83.Laveranues ColesWRJetsDolphins10.2
84.Cedric BensonRBBearsCowboys10.2
85.Joey GallowayWRBuccaneersRams10.1
86.John KasayKPanthersFalcons10.0
87.LenDale WhiteRBTitansSaints9.8
89.Chris ChambersWRDolphinsJets9.7
90.Bernard BerrianWRBearsCowboys9.6
91.Ronald CurryWRRaidersBrowns9.6
92.Jeff ReedKSteelers49ers9.5
93.Nate KaedingKChargersPackers9.4
94.Marion Barber IIIRBCowboysBears9.2
95.Anquan BoldinWRCardinalsRavens9.1
96.Javon WalkerWRBroncosJaguars9.0
97.Mewelde MooreRBVikingsChiefs8.9
98.Reggie BrownWREaglesLions8.9
99.Tatum BellRBLionsEagles8.9
100.Julius JonesRBCowboysBears8.8
101.Selvin YoungRBBroncosJaguars8.8
102.Brandon JonesWRTitansSaints8.7
103.Musa SmithRBRavensCardinals8.7
104.David AkersKEaglesLions8.7
105.Warrick DunnRBFalconsPanthers8.6
106.Deuce McAllisterRBSaintsTitans8.6
107.Stephen GostkowskiKPatriotsBills8.5
108.Matt SchaubQBTexansColts8.5
109.Sebastian JanikowskiKRaidersBrowns8.5
110.Matt StoverKRavensCardinals8.4
111.Mason CrosbyKPackersChargers8.4
112.Chris BrownRBTitansSaints8.4
113.Bobby EngramWRSeahawksBengals8.3
114.David GarrardQBJaguarsBroncos8.3
115.Ahman GreenRBTexansColts8.3
116.Jeff WilkinsKRamsBuccaneers8.2
118.Jason HansonKLionsEagles8.1
119.Shaun SuishamKRedskinsGiants8.0
120.Michael PittmanRBBuccaneersRams8.0
121.Justin McCareinsWRJetsDolphins7.9
122.Marshawn LynchRBBillsPatriots7.8
123.Drew CarterWRPanthersFalcons7.7
124.J.P. LosmanQBBillsPatriots7.7
125.DeShawn WynnRBPackersChargers7.7
126.Desmond ClarkTEBearsCowboys7.7
127.Phil DawsonKBrownsRaiders7.7
128.Josh BrownKSeahawksBengals7.6
129.Maurice Jones-DrewRBJaguarsBroncos7.6
130.Shayne GrahamKBengalsSeahawks7.6
131.Plaxico BurressWRGiantsRedskins7.6
132.James JonesWRPackersChargers7.6
133.Troy WilliamsonWRVikingsChiefs7.6
134.Jay FeelyKDolphinsJets7.5
135.Olindo MareKSaintsTitans7.5
136.Fred TaylorRBJaguarsBroncos7.5
137.Adrian PetersonRBBearsCowboys7.4
138.Bobby WadeWRVikingsChiefs7.3
139.Jerry PorterWRRaidersBrowns7.3
140.Aaron BarretKChiefsVikings7.3
141.Ryan LongwellKVikingsChiefs7.2
142.Alex SmithQB49ersSteelers7.2
144.Matt BryantKBuccaneersRams7.1
145.Joe JureviciusWRBrownsRaiders7.0
148.Robert FergusonWRVikingsChiefs7.0
149.Todd HeapTERavensCardinals7.0
150.Tony GonzalezTEChiefsVikings7.0
151.Mike NugentKJetsDolphins6.9
152.Rob BironasKTitansSaints6.9
153.Robbie GouldKBearsCowboys6.9
154.Mike FurreyWRLionsEagles6.8
155.Joe HornWRFalconsPanthers6.8
156.Nick FolkKCowboysBears6.7
158.Wes WelkerWRPatriotsBills6.6
159.Marty BookerWRDolphinsJets6.5
161.Nate WashingtonWRSteelers49ers6.5
162.Dallas ClarkTEColtsTexans6.5
163.Muhsin MuhammadWRBearsCowboys6.5
165.Jerious NorwoodRBFalconsPanthers6.3
167.Benjamin WatsonTEPatriotsBills6.2
170.Chris CooleyTERedskinsGiants6.1
171.Jeremy ShockeyTEGiantsRedskins6.0
172.Derrick MasonWRRavensCardinals6.0
173.Correll BuckhalterRBEaglesLions5.9
174.Mark ClaytonWRRavensCardinals5.9
175.Roddy WhiteWRFalconsPanthers5.9
176.L.J. SmithTEEaglesLions5.9
177.Jason WittenTECowboysBears5.8
179.Samie ParkerWRChiefsVikings5.7
180.Anthony GonzalezWRColtsTexans5.7
181.Lawrence TynesKGiantsRedskins5.6
183.Brian LeonardRBRamsBuccaneers5.6
184.Jeff KingTEPanthersFalcons5.5
185.Neil RackersKCardinalsRavens5.5
187.Kevin CurtisWREaglesLions5.4
188.Tony YelkKJaguarsBroncos5.4
189.Vincent JacksonWRChargersPackers5.4
190.Brandon MarshallWRBroncosJaguars5.3
191.Alge CrumplerTEFalconsPanthers5.3
192.Donte' StallworthWRPatriotsBills5.3
193.Michael ClaytonWRBuccaneersRams5.3
195.David PattenWRSaintsTitans5.2
196.Michael BennettRBChiefsVikings5.1
197.Justin FargasRBRaidersBrowns5.1
198.Demetrius WilliamsWRRavensCardinals5.1
200.Darrell JacksonWR49ersSteelers5.1

* 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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