Week 15 NFL Projections

BtB Previews Week 15 in Fantasy Football
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
December 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.Tom BradyQBPatriotsJets29.2
2.Jeff GarciaQBBuccaneersFalcons26.3
3.Brett FavreQBPackersRams25.8
4.Sage RosenfelsQBTexansBroncos25.8
5.Drew BreesQBSaintsCardinals25.5
6.Willis McGaheeRBRavensDolphins23.7
7.Peyton ManningQBColtsRaiders23.2
8.Joseph AddaiRBColtsRaiders22.7
9.Ryan GrantRBPackersRams22.4
10.Tony RomoQBCowboysEagles22.2
11.Kurt WarnerQBCardinalsSaints22.1
12.Frank GoreRB49ersBengals21.6
13.Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelersJaguars21.2
14.Jay CutlerQBBroncosTexans21.1
15.LaDainian TomlinsonRBChargersLions20.9
16.Kyle BollerQBRavensDolphins20.4
17.Carson PalmerQBBengals49ers20.4
18.Brian WestbrookRBEaglesCowboys20.2
19.Matt HasselbeckQBSeahawksPanthers20.2
20.Adrian PetersonRBVikingsBears20.1
21.Tarvaris JacksonQBVikingsBears19.2
22.Derek AndersonQBBrownsBills18.7
23.Selvin YoungRBBroncosTexans18.6
24.Earnest GrahamRBBuccaneersFalcons18.4
25.Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinalsSaints18.0
26.Trent EdwardsQBBillsBrowns17.7
27.Kyle OrtonQBBearsVikings17.6
28.David GarrardQBJaguarsSteelers17.5
29.Laurence MaroneyRBPatriotsJets16.4
30.Philip RiversQBChargersLions16.4
31.Reggie WayneWRColtsRaiders16.3
32.Edgerrin JamesRBCardinalsSaints16.3
33.Shaun HillQB49ersBengals16.2
34.Marion BarberRBCowboysEagles16.2
35.Joey GallowayWRBuccaneersFalcons16.2
36.Cleo LemonQBDolphinsRavens16.1
37.Vince YoungQBTitansChiefs16.0
38.Jamal LewisRBBrownsBills15.9
39.Jon KitnaQBLionsChargers15.8
40.Todd CollinsQBRedskinsGiants15.5
41.Chad JohnsonWRBengals49ers15.5
42.Bobby EngramWRSeahawksPanthers15.3
43.Brodie CroyleQBChiefsTitans15.2
44.Tony GonzalezTEChiefsTitans15.1
45.Randy MossWRPatriotsJets15.0
46.Brandon MarshallWRBroncosTexans15.0
47.Willie ParkerRBSteelersJaguars14.9
48.Aaron SteckerRBSaintsCardinals14.8
49.Derrick MasonWRRavensDolphins14.6
50.Terrell OwensWRCowboysEagles14.6
51.Chris RedmanQBFalconsBuccaneers14.6
52.Donovan McNabbQBEaglesCowboys14.3
53.Vinny TestaverdeQBPanthersSeahawks14.3
54.Andre JohnsonWRTexansBroncos14.2
55.Brock BerlinQBRamsPackers14.2
56.Braylon EdwardsWRBrownsBills13.6
57.Marques ColstonWRSaintsCardinals13.5
58.Justin FargasRBRaidersColts13.4
59.Kevin JonesRBLionsChargers13.2
60.Marshawn LynchRBBillsBrowns13.0
61.Chester TaylorRBVikingsBears13.0
62.Eli ManningQBGiantsRedskins13.0
63.Clinton PortisRBRedskinsGiants12.8
64.Jason WittenTECowboysEagles12.8
65.Donald DriverWRPackersRams12.7
66.Dwayne BoweWRChiefsTitans12.6
67.Roddy WhiteWRFalconsBuccaneers12.6
68.Wes WelkerWRPatriotsJets12.5
70.T.J. HoushmandzadehWRBengals49ers12.2
71.Torry HoltWRRamsPackers12.1
72.DeShaun FosterRBPanthersSeahawks12.1
73.Adrian PetersonRBBearsVikings12.0
74.Adam VinatieriKColtsRaiders11.8
75.Kellen WinslowTEBrownsBills11.5
76.Lee EvansWRBillsBrowns11.4
77.Steve SmithWRPanthersSeahawks11.4
78.Shaun McDonaldWRLionsChargers11.3
79.Owen DanielsTETexansBroncos11.3
80.Steven JacksonRBRamsPackers11.3
81.Jesse ChatmanRBDolphinsRavens11.2
82.LenDale WhiteRBTitansChiefs11.1
83.Plaxico BurressWRGiantsRedskins10.9
84.Brandon JacobsRBGiantsRedskins10.8
85.Marty BookerWRDolphinsRavens10.8
86.Bernard BerrianWRBearsVikings10.6
87.Warrick DunnRBFalconsBuccaneers10.6
88.Antonio GatesTEChargersLions10.5
90.Anthony GonzalezWRColtsRaiders10.2
91.Greg JenningsWRPackersRams10.2
93.Fred TaylorRBJaguarsSteelers10.2
94.Fred JacksonRBBillsBrowns10.2
95.Darius WalkerRBTexansBroncos10.2
96.Nick FolkKCowboysEagles10.1
97.Santonio HolmesWRSteelersJaguars10.0
98.Kevin CurtisWREaglesCowboys9.9
99.John CarneyKChiefsTitans9.8
100.Hines WardWRSteelersJaguars9.7
101.Kevin WalterWRTexansBroncos9.6
102.Kolby SmithRBChiefsTitans9.6
103.Chris CooleyTERedskinsGiants9.3
104.Jason ElamKBroncosTexans9.3
105.Rian LindellKBillsBrowns9.2
106.David PattenWRSaintsCardinals9.2
108.Mason CrosbyKPackersRams9.0
109.Sidney RiceWRVikingsBears8.9
110.Shayne GrahamKBengals49ers8.9
111.Ryan LongwellKVikingsBears8.9
112.Kellen ClemensQBJetsPatriots8.8
113.John KasayKPanthersSeahawks8.8
114.Jerricho CotcheryWRJetsPatriots8.8
115.Matt StoverKRavensDolphins8.7
116.Maurice Jones-DrewRBJaguarsSteelers8.7
117.Nate KaedingKChargersLions8.7
118.Shaun AlexanderRBSeahawksPanthers8.6
119.Justin GageWRTitansChiefs8.6
120.Neil RackersKCardinalsSaints8.6
121.Arnaz BattleWR49ersBengals8.6
122.Bobby WadeWRVikingsBears8.5
123.Jason HansonKLionsChargers8.5
124.Roydell WilliamsWRTitansChiefs8.5
125.Robbie GouldKBearsVikings8.4
126.Rudi JohnsonRBBengals49ers8.4
127.Travis HenryRBBroncosTexans8.3
128.Josh ReedWRBillsBrowns8.3
129.Jeff WilkinsKRamsPackers8.3
130.Calvin JohnsonWRLionsChargers8.2
131.Thomas JonesRBJetsPatriots8.2
132.Ronald CurryWRRaidersColts8.0
133.Brandon StokleyWRBroncosTexans8.0
134.Josh BrownKSeahawksPanthers8.0
135.Jeff ReedKSteelersJaguars8.0
136.Jay FeelyKDolphinsRavens8.0
137.DeDe DorseyRBBengals49ers7.8
138.Josh McCownQBRaidersColts7.8
140.Heath MillerTESteelersJaguars7.7
141.Shaun SuishamKRedskinsGiants7.7
142.Antwaan Randle ElWRRedskinsGiants7.6
144.Olindo MareKSaintsCardinals7.6
146.Donte' StallworthWRPatriotsJets7.5
147.Matt BryantKBuccaneersFalcons7.5
148.Visanthe ShiancoeTEVikingsBears7.4
149.Dennis NorthcuttWRJaguarsSteelers7.4
150.Stephen GostkowskiKPatriotsJets7.4
152.Muhsin MuhammadWRBearsVikings7.4
153.Josh ScobeeKJaguarsSteelers7.4
154.Dallas ClarkTEColtsRaiders7.3
155.Joe NedneyK49ersBengals7.2
156.Amani ToomerWRGiantsRedskins7.2
157.Laveranues ColesWRJetsPatriots7.2
158.Deion BranchWRSeahawksPanthers7.2
161.David AkersKEaglesCowboys7.1
162.Mike FurreyWRLionsChargers7.1
163.Reggie WilliamsWRJaguarsSteelers7.1
165.Andre DavisWRTexansBroncos7.0
166.Bryant JohnsonWRCardinalsSaints7.0
168.Vincent JacksonWRChargersLions7.0
169.Eric JohnsonTESaintsCardinals7.0
171.Jerry PorterWRRaidersColts6.9
172.Kris BrownKTexansBroncos6.9
173.Phil DawsonKBrownsBills6.9
174.Rob BironasKTitansChiefs6.9
175.Donald LeeTEPackersRams6.9
176.Jeremy ShockeyTEGiantsRedskins6.8
177.Patrick CraytonWRCowboysEagles6.8
178.Isaac BruceWRRamsPackers6.7
179.Bo ScaifeTETitansChiefs6.7
180.Jerious NorwoodRBFalconsBuccaneers6.6
181.Michael ClaytonWRBuccaneersFalcons6.6
182.Vernon DavisTE49ersBengals6.5
183.Mark ClaytonWRRavensDolphins6.5
185.Chris ChambersWRChargersLions6.3
186.Reggie BrownWREaglesCowboys6.3
187.Drew CarterWRPanthersSeahawks6.3
188.Kenton KeithRBColtsRaiders6.2
190.Marcedes LewisTEJaguarsSteelers6.2
192.Desmond ClarkTEBearsVikings6.1
193.Maurice MorrisRBSeahawksPanthers6.1
195.Sebastian JanikowskiKRaidersColts6.0
196.Lawrence TynesKGiantsRedskins6.0
199.Jerheme UrbanWRCardinalsSaints5.8
200.James JonesWRPackersRams5.8

* 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 or rushing 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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