2008 Week 7 Fantasy Rankings

BtB presents position-by-position cheat sheets
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
October 14th, 2008

We present our updated, weekly fantasy football projections. 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 10,001 times, with the sum of the averages of those games being our final predicted outcome. This allows us to account for every player and statistical interaction in an NFL game. Rosters and depth charts are up-to-date and as accurate as possible as of Tuesday morning for each week. Information on scoring and injury analysis appears at the very bottom of this article.

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

1.Brad JohnsonQBCowboysRams22.3
2.Marion BarberRBCowboysRams22.2
3.Drew BreesQBSaintsPanthers21.8
4.Frank GoreRB49ersGiants21.2
5.Jay CutlerQBBroncosPatriots20.7
6.Philip RiversQBChargersBills20.5
7.Steve SlatonRBTexansLions19.9
8.Peyton ManningQBColtsPackers19.7
9.Brett FavreQBJetsRaiders19.4
10.Aaron RodgersQBPackersColts19.2
11.Jason CampbellQBRedskinsBrowns19.2
12.Matt SchaubQBTexansLions19.2
13.Jeff GarciaQBBuccaneersSeahawks19.1
14.Chris JohnsonRBTitansChiefs18.9
15.Clinton PortisRBRedskinsBrowns18.9
16.Brandon JacobsRBGiants49ers18.6
17.Matt CasselQBPatriotsBroncos18.5
18.Marc BulgerQBRamsCowboys18.3
19.Selvin YoungRBBroncosPatriots18.2
20.Steven JacksonRBRamsCowboys18.2
21.LaDainian TomlinsonRBChargersBills18.2
22.J.T. O'SullivanQB49ersGiants17.8
23.Trent EdwardsQBBillsChargers17.6
24.Earnest GrahamRBBuccaneersSeahawks17.6
25.Kerry CollinsQBTitansChiefs17.1
26.Larry JohnsonRBChiefsTitans17.0
27.Joe FlaccoQBRavensDolphins16.9
28.Sammy MorrisRBPatriotsBroncos16.8
29.Chad PenningtonQBDolphinsRavens16.7
30.Joseph AddaiRBColtsPackers16.4
31.Derek AndersonQBBrownsRedskins16.3
32.Kevin SmithRBLionsTexans16.1
33.Eli ManningQBGiants49ers15.9
34.Jake DelhommeQBPanthersSaints15.8
35.Marshawn LynchRBBillsChargers15.8
36.Reggie BushRBSaintsPanthers15.8
37.Adrian PetersonRBVikingsBears15.7
38.Kyle OrtonQBBearsVikings15.7
39.Thomas JonesRBJetsRaiders15.7
40.Ronnie BrownRBDolphinsRavens15.3
41.Matt ForteRBBearsVikings15.0
42.Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelersBengals15.0
43.Willie ParkerRBSteelersBengals14.7
44.Jamal LewisRBBrownsRedskins14.5
45.Dan OrlovskyQBLionsTexans14.3
46.Greg JenningsWRPackersColts14.1
47.Jason WittenTECowboysRams14.1
48.Reggie WayneWRColtsPackers13.7
49.Le'Ron McClainRBRavensDolphins13.5
50.JaMarcus RussellQBRaidersJets13.3
51.Gus FrerotteQBVikingsBears13.1
52.Warrick DunnRBBuccaneersSeahawks12.6
53.Julius JonesRBSeahawksBuccaneers12.6
54.DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthersSaints12.4
55.Brodie CroyleQBChiefsTitans12.4
56.Santana MossWRRedskinsBrowns12.4
57.Seneca WallaceQBSeahawksBuccaneers12.3
58.Ryan GrantRBPackersColts12.2
59.Brandon MarshallWRBroncosPatriots11.8
60.Robbie GouldKBearsVikings11.8
61.Torry HoltWRRamsCowboys11.7
62.Braylon EdwardsWRBrownsRedskins11.6
63.Derrick MasonWRRavensDolphins11.6
64.Randy MossWRPatriotsBroncos11.4
65.Vincent JacksonWRChargersBills11.3
66.Laveranues ColesWRJetsRaiders11.2
67.Derrick WardRBGiants49ers11.1
68.Lee EvansWRBillsChargers11.1
69.Steve SmithWRPanthersSaints11.0
70.Darren McFaddenRBRaidersJets10.9
71.Andre JohnsonWRTexansLions10.8
72.Ryan FitzpatrickQBBengalsSteelers10.7
73.Jerricho CotcheryWRJetsRaiders10.7
74.Terrell OwensWRCowboysRams10.6
75.Nick FolkKCowboysRams10.6
76.Justin FargasRBRaidersJets10.5
77.Wes WelkerWRPatriotsBroncos10.5
78.Chris CooleyTERedskinsBrowns10.4
79.Plaxico BurressWRGiants49ers10.3
80.Jeff ReedKSteelersBengals10.2
81.Calvin JohnsonWRLionsTexans10.2
82.Donnie AveryWRRamsCowboys9.9
83.Muhsin MuhammadWRPanthersSaints9.9
84.Isaac BruceWR49ersGiants9.8
85.Nate KaedingKChargersBills9.8
86.Bernard BerrianWRVikingsBears9.8
87.Antonio BryantWRBuccaneersSeahawks9.7
88.Antonio GatesTEChargersBills9.7
89.Hines WardWRSteelersBengals9.6
91.Greg CamarilloWRDolphinsRavens9.3
92.Donald DriverWRPackersColts9.3
93.John KasayKPanthersSaints8.9
94.Steve HeidenTEBrownsRedskins8.9
95.Rian LindellKBillsChargers8.6
96.Justin GageWRTitansChiefs8.6
97.Kris BrownKTexansLions8.5
98.Kevin FaulkRBPatriotsBroncos8.5
99.Josh ReedWRBillsChargers8.5
100.Rashied DavisWRBearsVikings8.4
101.Santonio HolmesWRSteelersBengals8.4
102.Adam VinatieriKColtsPackers8.3
103.Jay FeelyKJetsRaiders8.3
104.Shaun SuishamKRedskinsBrowns8.3
105.Dan CarpenterKDolphinsRavens8.3
106.Stephen GostkowskiKPatriotsBroncos8.3
107.Marques ColstonWRSaintsPanthers8.2
108.Taylor MehlhaffKSaintsPanthers8.2
109.Rob BironasKTitansChiefs8.1
110.Marvin HarrisonWRColtsPackers8.1
111.Lawrence TynesKGiants49ers8.1
112.Matt PraterKBroncosPatriots8.1
113.Anthony GonzalezWRColtsPackers8.0
114.Roy WilliamsWRLionsTexans7.9
115.Dwayne BoweWRChiefsTitans7.8
116.Mason CrosbyKPackersColts7.8
117.Jason HansonKLionsTexans7.8
118.Joe NedneyK49ersGiants7.8
120.Lance MooreWRSaintsPanthers7.6
121.Jonathan StewartRBPanthersSaints7.6
122.Michael PittmanRBBroncosPatriots7.5
123.Josh BrownKRamsCowboys7.5
124.Matt BryantKBuccaneersSeahawks7.4
125.Ahman GreenRBTexansLions7.4
126.Ryan LongwellKVikingsBears7.4
127.Phil DawsonKBrownsRedskins7.3
128.T.J. HoushmandzadehWRBengalsSteelers7.3
129.Sebastian JanikowskiKRaidersJets7.3
130.Ricky WilliamsRBDolphinsRavens7.2
131.Antwaan Randle ElWRRedskinsBrowns7.2
132.LenDale WhiteRBTitansChiefs7.1
133.Kevin WalterWRTexansLions7.1
134.Matt StoverKRavensDolphins7.1
135.Fred JacksonRBBillsChargers7.0
137.Devin HesterWRBearsVikings6.9
138.Zach MillerTERaidersJets6.7
139.Chris PerryRBBengalsSteelers6.5
140.Dave RaynerKBengalsSteelers6.4
142.Rudi JohnsonRBLionsTexans6.4
143.Mewelde MooreRBSteelersBengals6.4
144.Dominic RhodesRBColtsPackers6.3
145.Nick NovakKChiefsTitans6.2
146.Eddie RoyalWRBroncosPatriots6.2
147.Bobby WadeWRVikingsBears6.1
148.Tony GonzalezTEChiefsTitans6.1
149.Jeremy ShockeyTESaintsPanthers6.1
150.Daniel GrahamTEBroncosPatriots6.0
151.Billy McMullenWRSeahawksBuccaneers6.0
152.Leon WashingtonRBJetsRaiders6.0
153.Justin McCareinsWRTitansChiefs6.0
154.Bo ScaifeTETitansChiefs5.8
155.Owen DanielsTETexansLions5.8
156.Anthony FasanoTEDolphinsRavens5.7
157.Donte' StallworthWRBrownsRedskins5.6
159.Bryant JohnsonWR49ersGiants5.6
161.Amani ToomerWRGiants49ers5.5
162.John CarlsonTESeahawksBuccaneers5.4
163.Mark ClaytonWRRavensDolphins5.4
164.Joey GallowayWRBuccaneersSeahawks5.4
165.Ted Ginn Jr.WRDolphinsRavens5.3
167.Ronald CurryWRRaidersJets5.2
168.Chad JohnsonWRBengalsSteelers5.2
169.Olindo MareKSeahawksBuccaneers5.2
170.Tony SchefflerTEBroncosPatriots5.2
172.Patrick CraytonWRCowboysRams5.0
173.Ike HilliardWRBuccaneersSeahawks4.9
174.Vernon DavisTE49ersGiants4.9
175.Brandon JonesWRTitansChiefs4.9
177.Billy MillerTESaintsPanthers4.9
178.Heath MillerTESteelersBengals4.9
179.Mike TolbertRBChargersBills4.8
182.Jamaal CharlesRBChiefsTitans4.8
184.Steve SmithWRGiants49ers4.7
185.Bobby EngramWRSeahawksBuccaneers4.7
186.Donald LeeTEPackersColts4.7
188.Alex SmithTEBuccaneersSeahawks4.5
189.Todd HeapTERavensDolphins4.5
190.Tashard ChoiceRBCowboysRams4.5
194.Deuce McAllisterRBSaintsPanthers4.3
195.Josh MorganWR49ersGiants4.2
196.Andre' DavisWRTexansLions4.1
197.Devard DarlingWRChiefsTitans4.1
199.Ashley LelieWRRaidersJets4.1

* The individual players and defensive teams below are ranked based entirely on projected full-season 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.

Please note: These overall fantasy rankings are strictly based on total points earned for the season. They do not account for position scarcity, number of owners drafting and their drafting styles, roster restrictions, custom league scoring rules or other items that should be considered while drafting. Injuries are accounted for based on a player's past history and the likelihood of missing games due to injury. This is reflected in his games played (GP) value. However, unless the injury is already known and takes place at the beginning of the season, the players are arbitrarily injured throughout the season (as opposed to just at the end or beginning of the year). Players with less than 16 GP will likely vary the most from their projected numbers because they are injury-prone or have depth chart and playing time concerns.

Paul Bessire is the Senior Quantitative Analyst and Content Manager for WhatIfSports.com and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, Paul can be reached at BtB@whatifsports.com. Thanks!

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