2008 Week 13 Fantasy Rankings

BtB presents position-by-position cheat sheets
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
November 25th, 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.Chad PenningtonQBDolphinsRams22.6
2.Marion BarberRBCowboysSeahawks22.4
3.Kurt WarnerQBCardinalsEagles21.7
4.Tony RomoQBCowboysSeahawks21.7
5.Peyton ManningQBColtsBrowns21.5
6.Warrick DunnRBBuccaneersSaints20.3
7.Philip RiversQBChargersFalcons19.8
8.DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthersPackers19.7
9.Matt RyanQBFalconsChargers19.5
10.Kerry CollinsQBTitansLions19.2
11.Steve SlatonRBTexansJaguars19.2
12.Mewelde MooreRBSteelersPatriots19.0
13.Jeff GarciaQBBuccaneersSaints18.8
14.Ronnie BrownRBDolphinsRams18.5
15.Shaun HillQB49ersBills18.0
16.Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelersPatriots17.6
17.Sage RosenfelsQBTexansJaguars17.1
18.Chris JohnsonRBTitansLions16.9
19.LaDainian TomlinsonRBChargersFalcons16.9
20.Drew BreesQBSaintsBuccaneers16.6
21.Trent EdwardsQBBills49ers16.6
22.Jay CutlerQBBroncosJets16.2
23.Brett FavreQBJetsBroncos16.1
24.Aaron RodgersQBPackersPanthers16.1
25.Justin FargasRBRaidersChiefs16.0
26.Frank GoreRB49ersBills15.8
27.Michael TurnerRBFalconsChargers15.8
28.Thomas JonesRBJetsBroncos15.5
29.Roddy WhiteWRFalconsChargers15.0
30.Tyler ThigpenQBChiefsRaiders14.9
31.Terrell OwensWRCowboysSeahawks14.7
32.JaMarcus RussellQBRaidersChiefs14.6
33.Hines WardWRSteelersPatriots14.5
34.Clinton PortisRBRedskinsGiants14.4
35.Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinalsEagles14.4
36.Marshawn LynchRBBills49ers14.3
37.David GarrardQBJaguarsTexans14.0
38.Rob BironasKTitansLions14.0
39.Adrian PetersonRBVikingsBears13.9
40.Steve SmithWRPanthersPackers13.8
41.Matt ForteRBBearsVikings13.8
42.Derrick WardRBGiantsRedskins13.8
43.Andre JohnsonWRTexansJaguars13.6
44.Greg JenningsWRPackersPanthers13.3
45.Joe FlaccoQBRavensBengals13.3
46.Joseph AddaiRBColtsBrowns13.3
47.Larry JohnsonRBChiefsRaiders13.2
48.Lee EvansWRBills49ers13.2
49.Antonio BryantWRBuccaneersSaints13.1
50.Isaac BruceWR49ersBills13.1
51.Ryan GrantRBPackersPanthers12.9
52.Devin HesterWRBearsVikings12.7
53.Calvin JohnsonWRLionsTitans12.6
54.Eli ManningQBGiantsRedskins12.6
55.Darren McFaddenRBRaidersChiefs12.5
56.Donovan McNabbQBEaglesCardinals12.5
57.Anquan BoldinWRCardinalsEagles12.5
58.Maurice Jones-DrewRBJaguarsTexans12.3
59.Leon WashingtonRBJetsBroncos12.3
60.Pierre ThomasRBSaintsBuccaneers12.2
61.DeSean JacksonWREaglesCardinals12.0
62.Kevin SmithRBLionsTitans12.0
63.Gus FrerotteQBVikingsBears11.9
64.Maurice MorrisRBSeahawksCowboys11.8
65.Kyle OrtonQBBearsVikings11.8
66.Brian WestbrookRBEaglesCardinals11.8
67.Jake DelhommeQBPanthersPackers11.7
68.Reggie WayneWRColtsBrowns11.7
69.Brandon MarshallWRBroncosJets11.7
70.Ricky WilliamsRBDolphinsRams11.7
71.Brandon JacobsRBGiantsRedskins11.5
72.Nick FolkKCowboysSeahawks11.5
73.Matt CasselQBPatriotsSteelers11.4
74.Jamaal CharlesRBChiefsRaiders11.3
75.Torry HoltWRRamsDolphins11.3
76.Robbie GouldKBearsVikings11.3
77.Le'Ron McClainRBRavensBengals11.2
78.Harry DouglasWRFalconsChargers11.2
79.Davone BessWRDolphinsRams11.1
80.Dan CarpenterKDolphinsRams11.0
81.Chris ChambersWRChargersFalcons10.9
82.Braylon EdwardsWRBrownsColts10.9
83.Steve BreastonWRCardinalsEagles10.8
84.Donnie AveryWRRamsDolphins10.7
85.Adam VinatieriKColtsBrowns10.7
86.Jason CampbellQBRedskinsGiants10.6
87.Matt StoverKRavensBengals10.3
88.Wes WelkerWRPatriotsSteelers10.3
89.Bo ScaifeTETitansLions10.3
90.Derrick MasonWRRavensBengals10.2
91.Jerious NorwoodRBFalconsChargers10.1
92.Anthony GonzalezWRColtsBrowns10.0
93.John KasayKPanthersPackers9.9
94.Neil RackersKCardinalsEagles9.9
95.Zach MillerTERaidersChiefs9.8
96.Santana MossWRRedskinsGiants9.7
97.Donald DriverWRPackersPanthers9.7
98.Lance MooreWRSaintsBuccaneers9.6
99.Brady QuinnQBBrownsColts9.6
100.Laveranues ColesWRJetsBroncos9.6
101.Dwayne BoweWRChiefsRaiders9.5
102.Bernard BerrianWRVikingsBears9.5
103.T.J. HoushmandzadehWRBengalsRavens9.5
104.Nate KaedingKChargersFalcons9.4
105.Matt JonesWRJaguarsTexans9.3
106.J.J. ArringtonRBCardinalsEagles9.3
107.Ryan MoatsRBTexansJaguars9.2
109.Mason CrosbyKPackersPanthers9.1
110.Jay FeelyKJetsBroncos9.0
111.Eddie RoyalWRBroncosJets9.0
112.Matt HasselbeckQBSeahawksCowboys8.9
113.Peyton HillisRBBroncosJets8.9
114.Ted Ginn Jr.WRDolphinsRams8.9
115.Jerricho CotcheryWRJetsBroncos8.8
116.Antonio GatesTEChargersFalcons8.8
117.Jamal LewisRBBrownsColts8.7
118.Jeff ReedKSteelersPatriots8.6
119.Dominic RhodesRBColtsBrowns8.6
120.Justin GageWRTitansLions8.5
121.Selvin YoungRBBroncosJets8.5
122.Jason WittenTECowboysSeahawks8.5
123.Marques ColstonWRSaintsBuccaneers8.4
124.Fred JacksonRBBills49ers8.4
125.Fred TaylorRBJaguarsTexans8.4
127.Kevin WalterWRTexansJaguars8.3
128.Jason ElamKFalconsChargers8.3
129.Mark BradleyWRChiefsRaiders8.3
130.Bryant JohnsonWR49ersBills8.1
131.Stephen GostkowskiKPatriotsSteelers8.1
132.Kris BrownKTexansJaguars8.1
133.Randy MossWRPatriotsSteelers8.0
134.Brandon JonesWRTitansLions7.9
135.Sebastian JanikowskiKRaidersChiefs7.8
136.Antonio PittmanRBRamsDolphins7.8
137.Josh ReedWRBills49ers7.7
138.Julius JonesRBSeahawksCowboys7.7
139.Garrett HartleyKSaintsBuccaneers7.7
140.Vincent JacksonWRChargersFalcons7.6
141.Marvin HarrisonWRColtsBrowns7.6
142.Kellen WinslowTEBrownsColts7.6
143.Ryan FitzpatrickQBBengalsRavens7.6
144.Ryan LongwellKVikingsBears7.5
145.Rian LindellKBills49ers7.5
146.Deuce McAllisterRBSaintsBuccaneers7.5
147.John CarneyKGiantsRedskins7.3
148.Matt BryantKBuccaneersSaints7.3
149.Matt PraterKBroncosJets7.2
150.Josh ScobeeKJaguarsTexans7.2
151.Connor BarthKChiefsRaiders7.1
152.David AkersKEaglesCardinals7.0
154.Muhsin MuhammadWRPanthersPackers6.9
155.Domenik HixonWRGiantsRedskins6.9
156.Marc BulgerQBRamsDolphins6.9
158.Bobby WadeWRVikingsBears6.6
159.LenDale WhiteRBTitansLions6.6
160.Jason HansonKLionsTitans6.6
161.Amani ToomerWRGiantsRedskins6.5
162.Daunte CulpepperQBLionsTitans6.5
163.Dustin KellerTEJetsBroncos6.5
164.Owen DanielsTETexansJaguars6.4
165.Phil DawsonKBrownsColts6.4
166.Josh BrownKRamsDolphins6.4
167.Cedric BensonRBBengalsRavens6.3
168.Jerramy StevensTEBuccaneersSaints6.2
169.Shayne GrahamKBengalsRavens6.2
170.Tim HightowerRBCardinalsEagles6.1
171.Ray RiceRBRavensBengals6.1
172.Joe NedneyK49ersBills6.1
174.John CarlsonTESeahawksCowboys6.0
175.Santonio HolmesWRSteelersPatriots6.0
178.Rashied DavisWRBearsVikings5.9
179.Patrick CobbsRBDolphinsRams5.8
180.Shaun SuishamKRedskinsGiants5.7
182.Brock BerlinQBRamsDolphins5.7
185.Steve SmithWRGiantsRedskins5.5
186.Jonathan StewartRBPanthersPackers5.5
188.Brandon StokleyWRBroncosJets5.4
189.Chester TaylorRBVikingsBears5.4
190.Olindo MareKSeahawksCowboys5.4
192.Tashard ChoiceRBCowboysSeahawks5.3
193.Willis McGaheeRBRavensBengals5.3
195.Lorenzo BookerRBEaglesCardinals5.3
196.Jason HillWR49ersBills5.3
197.Anthony FasanoTEDolphinsRams5.3
198.Sammy MorrisRBPatriotsSteelers5.2
199.Quinton GantherRBTitansLions5.2
200.Mark ClaytonWRRavensBengals5.1

* 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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