Week 12 NFL Projections

BtB Previews Week 12 in Fantasy Football
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
November 20th, 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.Tom BradyQBPatriotsEagles29.9
2.Matt SchaubQBTexansBrowns27.0
3.Tony RomoQBCowboysJets25.4
4.Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelersDolphins25.2
5.Philip RiversQBChargersRavens24.1
6.Chester TaylorRBVikingsGiants23.9
7.Matt HasselbeckQBSeahawksRams23.8
8.Brodie CroyleQBChiefsRaiders23.2
9.LaDainian TomlinsonRBChargersRavens22.6
10.Kurt WarnerQBCardinals49ers21.4
11.David GarrardQBJaguarsBills21.1
12.Joseph AddaiRBColtsFalcons20.9
13.Peyton ManningQBColtsFalcons20.7
14.Derek AndersonQBBrownsTexans20.5
15.Brett FavreQBPackersLions20.1
16.Selvin YoungRBBroncosBears19.7
17.Drew BreesQBSaintsPanthers19.5
18.Willie ParkerRBSteelersDolphins19.5
19.J.P. LosmanQBBillsJaguars19.5
20.Jeff GarciaQBBuccaneersRedskins19.5
21.Reggie BushRBSaintsPanthers19.4
22.Edgerrin JamesRBCardinals49ers18.9
23.Vince YoungQBTitansBengals18.5
24.Reggie WayneWRColtsFalcons18.4
25.Jason CampbellQBRedskinsBuccaneers17.9
26.Tarvaris JacksonQBVikingsGiants17.7
27.Brian WestbrookRBEaglesPatriots17.4
28.Marc BulgerQBRamsSeahawks17.3
29.Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinals49ers17.2
30.Randy MossWRPatriotsEagles17.1
31.Marion BarberRBCowboysJets16.9
32.Jay CutlerQBBroncosBears16.9
33.Laurence MaroneyRBPatriotsEagles16.8
34.Willis McGaheeRBRavensChargers16.7
35.Jesse ChatmanRBDolphinsSteelers16.5
36.Eli ManningQBGiantsVikings16.4
37.Jon KitnaQBLionsPackers16.1
38.Terrell OwensWRCowboysJets15.9
39.Rex GrossmanQBBearsBroncos15.8
40.Maurice MorrisRBSeahawksRams15.5
41.DeShaun FosterRBPanthersSaints15.2
42.Tony GonzalezTEChiefsRaiders15.2
43.Clinton PortisRBRedskinsBuccaneers15.0
44.Dwayne BoweWRChiefsRaiders15.0
45.Joey HarringtonQBFalconsColts15.0
46.Andre JohnsonWRTexansBrowns14.9
47.Justin FargasRBRaidersChiefs14.8
48.Ron DayneRBTexansBrowns14.7
49.Antonio GatesTEChargersRavens14.4
50.Braylon EdwardsWRBrownsTexans14.2
51.Brandon MarshallWRBroncosBears14.2
52.LenDale WhiteRBTitansBengals14.1
53.Marshawn LynchRBBillsJaguars13.7
54.Kyle BollerQBRavensChargers13.7
55.Frank GoreRB49ersCardinals13.5
56.Vinny TestaverdeQBPanthersSaints13.4
57.Jamal LewisRBBrownsTexans13.3
58.Priest HolmesRBChiefsRaiders13.3
59.Torry HoltWRRamsSeahawks13.1
60.Cedric BensonRBBearsBroncos13.1
61.Santonio HolmesWRSteelersDolphins13.1
62.Steven JacksonRBRamsSeahawks12.8
63.Lee EvansWRBillsJaguars12.6
64.Earnest GrahamRBBuccaneersRedskins12.4
65.Carson PalmerQBBengalsTitans12.4
66.Plaxico BurressWRGiantsVikings12.3
68.Jason WittenTECowboysJets12.2
69.Ryan GrantRBPackersLions12.2
70.Warrick DunnRBFalconsColts12.1
71.Daunte CulpepperQBRaidersChiefs12.1
72.Derrick MasonWRRavensChargers12.0
73.Wes WelkerWRPatriotsEagles11.9
74.Kellen WinslowTEBrownsTexans11.8
75.Trent DilferQB49ersCardinals11.7
77.Jerricho CotcheryWRJetsCowboys11.4
78.Joey GallowayWRBuccaneersRedskins11.3
79.Jason ElamKBroncosBears11.3
80.A.J. FeeleyQBEaglesPatriots11.2
81.Bernard BerrianWRBearsBroncos11.2
82.John BeckQBDolphinsSteelers11.0
84.Roddy WhiteWRFalconsColts10.8
85.Donald DriverWRPackersLions10.5
86.Deion BranchWRSeahawksRams10.5
87.Kevin WalterWRTexansBrowns10.4
88.Nate KaedingKChargersRavens10.4
89.Antwaan Randle ElWRRedskinsBuccaneers10.4
90.Marques ColstonWRSaintsPanthers10.3
91.Jeremy ShockeyTEGiantsVikings10.2
92.Kevin JonesRBLionsPackers10.2
93.Ike HilliardWRBuccaneersRedskins10.2
94.Hines WardWRSteelersDolphins10.1
95.Ronald CurryWRRaidersChiefs10.0
96.Bobby EngramWRSeahawksRams10.0
97.Maurice Jones-DrewRBJaguarsBills9.9
98.D.J. HackettWRSeahawksRams9.9
99.Owen DanielsTETexansBrowns9.9
100.Chris ChambersWRChargersRavens9.8
101.Brandon JacobsRBGiantsVikings9.7
102.Fred TaylorRBJaguarsBills9.7
103.Chad JohnsonWRBengalsTitans9.6
104.Heath MillerTESteelersDolphins9.5
105.Adam VinatieriKColtsFalcons9.5
106.Julius JonesRBCowboysJets9.5
107.Roy WilliamsWRLionsPackers9.5
108.Arnaz BattleWR49ersCardinals9.4
109.Kevin CurtisWREaglesPatriots9.4
110.Thomas JonesRBJetsCowboys9.4
111.Neil RackersKCardinals49ers9.3
112.Stephen GostkowskiKPatriotsEagles9.2
113.John CarneyKJaguarsBills9.2
114.Ryan LongwellKVikingsGiants9.2
115.T.J. HoushmandzadehWRBengalsTitans9.1
116.Mason CrosbyKPackersLions9.1
117.Bobby WadeWRVikingsGiants9.0
119.Josh ReedWRBillsJaguars9.0
120.Rian LindellKBillsJaguars8.9
121.Dave RaynerKChiefsRaiders8.8
122.Kris BrownKTexansBrowns8.8
123.Anquan BoldinWRCardinals49ers8.7
124.Dennis NorthcuttWRJaguarsBills8.6
125.Michael PittmanRBBuccaneersRedskins8.5
126.Shaun McDonaldWRLionsPackers8.5
127.Drew CarterWRPanthersSaints8.4
128.Dallas ClarkTEColtsFalcons8.3
129.Josh BrownKSeahawksRams8.3
130.Jason HansonKLionsPackers8.3
133.Matt BryantKBuccaneersRedskins8.1
134.Santana MossWRRedskinsBuccaneers8.1
135.John KasayKPanthersSaints8.0
136.Nick FolkKCowboysJets8.0
137.Roydell WilliamsWRTitansBengals7.9
138.Greg JenningsWRPackersLions7.8
139.David PattenWRSaintsPanthers7.8
140.Vincent JacksonWRChargersRavens7.7
141.Marty BookerWRDolphinsSteelers7.7
142.Matt StoverKRavensChargers7.7
144.Olindo MareKSaintsPanthers7.7
145.Lawrence TynesKGiantsVikings7.7
147.James JonesWRPackersLions7.6
148.Shaun SuishamKRedskinsBuccaneers7.6
149.Kenny WatsonRBBengalsTitans7.6
150.Shayne GrahamKBengalsTitans7.6
151.Rob BironasKTitansBengals7.5
152.Jeff ReedKSteelersDolphins7.5
153.Phil DawsonKBrownsTexans7.4
154.Jerry PorterWRRaidersChiefs7.4
156.Reggie WilliamsWRJaguarsBills7.4
157.Chris CooleyTERedskinsBuccaneers7.4
159.Amani ToomerWRGiantsVikings7.2
160.Isaac BruceWRRamsSeahawks7.2
164.Jeff WilkinsKRamsSeahawks7.0
165.Kellen ClemensQBJetsCowboys7.0
167.Donald LeeTEPackersLions6.9
168.Jeff KingTEPanthersSaints6.9
169.Joe JureviciusWRBrownsTexans6.7
170.Marcedes LewisTEJaguarsBills6.7
171.Jay FeelyKDolphinsSteelers6.7
172.Morten AndersenKFalconsColts6.7
173.Andre DavisWRTexansBrowns6.7
174.Heath EvansRBPatriotsEagles6.6
175.Visanthe ShiancoeTEVikingsGiants6.5
176.Joe NedneyK49ersCardinals6.5
177.Robbie GouldKBearsBroncos6.5
178.Vernon DavisTE49ersCardinals6.4
179.Justin GageWRTitansBengals6.4
180.Donte' StallworthWRPatriotsEagles6.4
181.Patrick CraytonWRCowboysJets6.3
184.Muhsin MuhammadWRBearsBroncos6.2
185.Devard DarlingWRRavensChargers6.2
186.Chris HenryWRBengalsTitans6.2
187.Keary ColbertWRPanthersSaints6.0
188.Ernest WilfordWRJaguarsBills5.9
190.Kenton KeithRBColtsFalcons5.8
191.Bo ScaifeTETitansBengals5.7
192.Michael JenkinsWRFalconsColts5.7
193.Mike FurreyWRLionsPackers5.6
194.Nate WashingtonWRSteelersDolphins5.6
195.Calvin JohnsonWRLionsPackers5.5
196.Darrell JacksonWR49ersCardinals5.4
197.Randy McMichaelTERamsSeahawks5.3
198.Sebastian JanikowskiKRaidersChiefs5.3
199.Anthony GonzalezWRColtsFalcons5.2
200.Brandon StokleyWRBroncosBears5.1

* 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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