Week 8 NFL Projections

BtB Previews Week 8 in Fantasy Football
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
October 23rd, 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.Derek AndersonQBBrownsRams24.3
2.Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelersBengals24.2
3.Peyton ManningQBColtsPanthers24.0
4.Jeff GarciaQBBuccaneersJaguars23.9
5.Sage RosenfelsQBTexansChargers23.7
6.Tom BradyQBPatriotsRedskins22.7
7.Philip RiversQBChargersTexans22.2
8.Trent EdwardsQBBillsJets21.9
9.LaDainian TomlinsonRBChargersTexans21.4
10.Joseph AddaiRBColtsPanthers21.4
11.Jon KitnaQBLionsBears21.1
12.Brian WestbrookRBEaglesVikings21.1
13.Eli ManningQBGiantsDolphins21.0
14.Marshawn LynchRBBillsJets20.1
15.Willie ParkerRBSteelersBengals20.0
16.Jesse ChatmanRBDolphinsGiants19.6
17.Brian GrieseQBBearsLions19.2
18.Brett FavreQBPackersBroncos19.0
19.Adrian PetersonRBVikingsEagles18.5
20.Kellen ClemensQBJetsBills18.2
21.Marc BulgerQBRamsBrowns18.1
22.Brian LeonardRBRamsBrowns18.0
23.Braylon EdwardsWRBrownsRams17.9
24.Kenny WatsonRBBengalsSteelers17.8
25.Jay CutlerQBBroncosPackers17.7
26.Jamal LewisRBBrownsRams17.7
27.Frank GoreRB49ersSaints17.7
28.Cleo LemonQBDolphinsGiants17.6
29.Trent DilferQB49ersSaints17.0
30.Reggie BushRBSaints49ers16.6
31.Donovan McNabbQBEaglesVikings16.6
32.Kellen WinslowTEBrownsRams16.3
33.Carson PalmerQBBengalsSteelers16.0
34.Thomas JonesRBJetsBills15.9
35.Drew BreesQBSaints49ers15.9
36.Vince YoungQBTitansRaiders15.9
37.Laurence MaroneyRBPatriotsRedskins15.5
38.Kelly HolcombQBVikingsEagles15.2
39.DeShawn WynnRBPackersBroncos15.2
40.Joey GallowayWRBuccaneersJaguars14.9
41.Torry HoltWRRamsBrowns14.7
42.LenDale WhiteRBTitansRaiders14.7
43.Chad JohnsonWRBengalsSteelers14.3
44.Ike HilliardWRBuccaneersJaguars14.3
45.Plaxico BurressWRGiantsDolphins14.2
46.Kevin WalterWRTexansChargers13.6
47.Jerricho CotcheryWRJetsBills13.5
48.Derrick WardRBGiantsDolphins13.5
49.Brandon MarshallWRBroncosPackers13.1
50.Randy MossWRPatriotsRedskins13.1
51.Jason CampbellQBRedskinsPatriots12.8
52.Kevin JonesRBLionsBears12.8
53.Brandon JacobsRBGiantsDolphins12.8
54.Cedric BensonRBBearsLions12.7
55.Maurice Jones-DrewRBJaguarsBuccaneers12.5
56.Antonio GatesTEChargersTexans12.2
57.LaMont JordanRBRaidersTitans12.1
58.Andre DavisWRTexansChargers12.0
59.Reggie WayneWRColtsPanthers11.8
60.Kevin CurtisWREaglesVikings11.7
61.Santonio HolmesWRSteelersBengals11.6
62.T.J. HoushmandzadehWRBengalsSteelers11.4
63.Quinn GrayQBJaguarsBuccaneers11.3
64.Laveranues ColesWRJetsBills11.2
65.Owen DanielsTETexansChargers11.1
66.Heath MillerTESteelersBengals10.9
67.Roy WilliamsWRLionsBears10.8
68.Travis HenryRBBroncosPackers10.8
69.Earnest GrahamRBBuccaneersJaguars10.7
70.Adam VinatieriKColtsPanthers10.7
71.Roydell WilliamsWRTitansRaiders10.6
72.Steve SmithWRPanthersColts10.6
73.Donald DriverWRPackersBroncos10.5
74.Chris ChambersWRChargersTexans10.5
77.Wes WelkerWRPatriotsRedskins10.4
78.Marvin HarrisonWRColtsPanthers10.3
79.Bernard BerrianWRBearsLions10.1
80.Dennis NorthcuttWRJaguarsBuccaneers10.0
81.Arnaz BattleWR49ersSaints9.8
82.Nate KaedingKChargersTexans9.6
83.Daunte CulpepperQBRaidersTitans9.6
84.David AkersKEaglesVikings9.6
85.Roscoe ParrishWRBillsJets9.6
86.Bobby WadeWRVikingsEagles9.5
87.Clinton PortisRBRedskinsPatriots9.4
88.Dallas ClarkTEColtsPanthers9.4
89.Jason ElamKBroncosPackers9.4
90.Jeremy ShockeyTEGiantsDolphins9.4
92.Marty BookerWRDolphinsGiants9.2
93.Antwaan Randle ElWRRedskinsPatriots9.1
94.Phil DawsonKBrownsRams9.0
95.Rian LindellKBillsJets9.0
96.Amani ToomerWRGiantsDolphins9.0
97.DeShaun FosterRBPanthersColts8.9
98.Jeff ReedKSteelersBengals8.7
99.Darrell JacksonWR49ersSaints8.6
100.Josh ReedWRBillsJets8.6
101.Ahman GreenRBTexansChargers8.6
102.Jason HansonKLionsBears8.5
103.Lee EvansWRBillsJets8.4
104.Robbie GouldKBearsLions8.3
105.Mason CrosbyKPackersBroncos8.3
106.Mike FurreyWRLionsBears8.0
107.David CarrQBPanthersColts7.9
108.Jeff WilkinsKRamsBrowns7.9
109.Stephen GostkowskiKPatriotsRedskins7.8
110.Vincent JacksonWRChargersTexans7.8
111.Desmond ClarkTEBearsLions7.8
112.Ronald CurryWRRaidersTitans7.7
113.Joe NedneyK49ersSaints7.7
114.Matt BryantKBuccaneersJaguars7.7
115.Brandon StokleyWRBroncosPackers7.6
116.Lawrence TynesKGiantsDolphins7.6
117.Shaun McDonaldWRLionsBears7.5
118.Kenton KeithRBColtsPanthers7.4
119.Shayne GrahamKBengalsSteelers7.4
121.Mike NugentKJetsBills7.1
122.Rob BironasKTitansRaiders7.1
123.Jay FeelyKDolphinsGiants7.1
127.Ryan LongwellKVikingsEagles6.9
128.Isaac BruceWRRamsBrowns6.7
129.Olindo MareKSaints49ers6.7
131.Justin GageWRTitansRaiders6.7
132.Jason WrightRBBrownsRams6.7
133.Kris BrownKTexansChargers6.7
134.Selvin YoungRBBroncosPackers6.5
137.John CarneyKJaguarsBuccaneers6.4
138.Donald LeeTEPackersBroncos6.4
139.Donte' StallworthWRPatriotsRedskins6.3
140.Nate WashingtonWRSteelersBengals6.3
142.Calvin JohnsonWRLionsBears6.2
144.Greg JenningsWRPackersBroncos6.2
145.Hines WardWRSteelersBengals6.2
146.Eric JohnsonTESaints49ers6.2
147.Kevin FaulkRBPatriotsRedskins6.1
148.Sebastian JanikowskiKRaidersTitans6.1
149.John KasayKPanthersColts6.0
150.Ted Ginn Jr.WRDolphinsGiants5.9
151.DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthersColts5.8
152.Randy McMichaelTERamsBrowns5.8
153.Troy WilliamsonWRVikingsEagles5.6
156.Muhsin MuhammadWRBearsLions5.5
157.Chris CooleyTERedskinsPatriots5.5
158.James JonesWRPackersBroncos5.5
159.Bo ScaifeTETitansRaiders5.4
162.Marques ColstonWRSaints49ers5.3
163.Chester TaylorRBVikingsEagles5.3
164.Tatum BellRBLionsBears5.3
165.Shaun SuishamKRedskinsPatriots5.2
166.Alex SmithTEBuccaneersJaguars5.2
167.Santana MossWRRedskinsPatriots5.1
169.Fred TaylorRBJaguarsBuccaneers5.1
171.Jerry PorterWRRaidersTitans5.0
174.David MartinTEDolphinsGiants4.9
175.Reggie BrownWREaglesVikings4.9
176.Marcedes LewisTEJaguarsBuccaneers4.7
177.Vernon DavisTE49ersSaints4.7
180.Benjamin WatsonTEPatriotsRedskins4.5
181.Travis MinorRBRamsBrowns4.3
182.Joe JureviciusWRBrownsRams4.3
183.Adrian PetersonRBBearsLions4.3
184.Anthony GonzalezWRColtsPanthers4.3
185.Devin HesterWRBearsLions4.3
186.Tony SchefflerTEBroncosPackers4.2
187.Vernand MorencyRBPackersBroncos4.2
188.Keary ColbertWRPanthersColts4.1
189.Greg OlsenTEBearsLions4.1
190.David PattenWRSaints49ers4.0
191.Bubba FranksTEPackersBroncos3.9
192.Ron DayneRBTexansChargers3.9
193.Najeh DavenportRBSteelersBengals3.9
194.Matt SchobelTEEaglesVikings3.8
195.Jacoby JonesWRTexansChargers3.7
196.Reggie WilliamsWRJaguarsBuccaneers3.7
197.Jerramy StevensTEBuccaneersJaguars3.6
198.Robert RoyalTEBillsJets3.6
199.Jeff KingTEPanthersColts3.6
200.Michael TurnerRBChargersTexans3.6

* 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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