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Week 13 Fantasy Football Rankings

Fantasy football projections, predictions and cheat sheets
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
December 1st, 2009

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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. 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 each week. Information on scoring appears at the 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


 NamePosTeamOppPoints
1.Drew BreesQBSaintsRedskins24.4
2.Philip RiversQBChargersBrowns22.6
3.Tom BradyQBPatriotsDolphins21.0
4.Brett FavreQBVikingsCardinals20.6
5.Matt SchaubQBTexansJaguars20.5
6.Peyton ManningQBColtsTitans20.0
7.Ray RiceRBRavensPackers19.9
8.Kurt WarnerQBCardinalsVikings19.7
9.Aaron RodgersQBPackersRavens19.5
10.Joe FlaccoQBRavensPackers19.1
11.Adrian PetersonRBVikingsCardinals18.3
12.Alex SmithQB49ersSeahawks18.0
13.Chris JohnsonRBTitansColts17.2
14.Frank GoreRB49ersSeahawks17.1
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
15.Maurice Jones-DrewRBJaguarsTexans17.0
16.Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelersRaiders16.8
17.Jay CutlerQBBearsRams16.6
18.Steven JacksonRBRamsBears16.6
19.Donovan McNabbQBEaglesFalcons16.3
20.Rashard MendenhallRBSteelersRaiders16.0
21.Kyle OrtonQBBroncosChiefs15.7
22.Tony RomoQBCowboysGiants15.6
23.DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthersBuccaneers15.3
24.Eli ManningQBGiantsCowboys15.2
25.Carson PalmerQBBengalsLions14.9
26.Thomas JonesRBJetsBills14.7
27.LeSean McCoyRBEaglesFalcons14.7
28.Tim HightowerRBCardinalsVikings14.3
29.Ricky WilliamsRBDolphinsPatriots13.9
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
30.Steve SlatonRBTexansJaguars13.8
31.Matt HasselbeckQBSeahawks49ers13.6
32.Cedric BensonRBBengalsLions13.3
33.David GarrardQBJaguarsTexans13.3
34.Fred JacksonRBBillsJets13.2
35.Knowshon MorenoRBBroncosChiefs13.1
36.Pierre ThomasRBSaintsRedskins13.1
37.Josh FreemanQBBuccaneersPanthers13.0
38.Joseph AddaiRBColtsTitans13.0
39.Brandon JacobsRBGiantsCowboys12.9
40.Mark SanchezQBJetsBills12.8
41.Ryan GrantRBPackersRavens12.6
42.Matt ForteRBBearsRams12.5
43.Jason CampbellQBRedskinsSaints12.3
44.Antonio GatesTEChargersBrowns12.3
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
45.Jamaal CharlesRBChiefsBroncos12.0
46.LaDainian TomlinsonRBChargersBrowns11.9
47.Matt MooreQBPanthersBuccaneers11.9
48.Kevin SmithRBLionsBengals11.8
49.Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinalsVikings11.8
50.Sidney RiceWRVikingsCardinals11.7
51.Marion BarberRBCowboysGiants11.7
52.Vince YoungQBTitansColts11.6
53.Laurence MaroneyRBPatriotsDolphins11.6
54.Wes WelkerWRPatriotsDolphins11.5
55.Correll BuckhalterRBBroncosChiefs11.4
56.Hines WardWRSteelersRaiders11.3
57.Vernon DavisTE49ersSeahawks11.3
58.Chris RedmanQBFalconsEagles11.3
59.Marques ColstonWRSaintsRedskins11.2
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
60.Randy MossWRPatriotsDolphins11.2
61.Ryan FitzpatrickQBBillsJets11.0
62.Michael BushRBRaidersSteelers10.9
63.Andre JohnsonWRTexansJaguars10.8
64.Bruce GradkowskiQBRaidersSteelers10.7
65.Nate KaedingKChargersBrowns10.6
66.Miles AustinWRCowboysGiants10.6
67.Donald DriverWRPackersRavens10.5
68.Matt CasselQBChiefsBroncos10.4
69.Brady QuinnQBBrownsChargers10.4
70.Chad OchocincoWRBengalsLions10.3
71.Jason SnellingRBFalconsEagles10.3
72.BengalsDEFLions10.3
73.Reggie WayneWRColtsTitans10.3
74.Jonathan StewartRBPanthersBuccaneers10.2
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
75.Jerious NorwoodRBFalconsEagles10.1
76.Justin ForsettRBSeahawks49ers9.9
77.Derrick WardRBBuccaneersPanthers9.9
78.Brandon MarshallWRBroncosChiefs9.8
79.Santonio HolmesWRSteelersRaiders9.8
80.Derrick MasonWRRavensPackers9.7
81.Shayne GrahamKBengalsLions9.6
82.Dallas ClarkTEColtsTitans9.5
83.Reggie BushRBSaintsRedskins9.4
84.Rock CartwrightRBRedskinsSaints9.3
85.Chad HenneQBDolphinsPatriots9.2
86.Chris ChambersWRChiefsBroncos9.2
87.Steve SmithWRGiantsCowboys9.1
88.Nate BurlesonWRSeahawks49ers9.1
89.Anquan BoldinWRCardinalsVikings9.1
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
90.Kyle BollerQBRamsBears9.0
91.Felix JonesRBCowboysGiants8.9
92.Rob BironasKTitansColts8.9
93.Nick FolkKCowboysGiants8.9
94.Mike BellRBSaintsRedskins8.8
95.Devin HesterWRBearsRams8.8
96.Mark ClaytonWRRavensPackers8.8
97.Vincent JacksonWRChargersBrowns8.7
98.Percy HarvinWRVikingsCardinals8.7
99.John KasayKPanthersBuccaneers8.6
100.Jeremy ShockeyTESaintsRedskins8.6
101.Jeff ReedKSteelersRaiders8.6
102.Greg JenningsWRPackersRavens8.5
103.Robbie GouldKBearsRams8.5
104.Ryan LongwellKVikingsCardinals8.5
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
105.Matthew StaffordQBLionsBengals8.4
106.Matt StoverKColtsTitans8.3
107.David AkersKEaglesFalcons8.3
108.Malcom FloydWRChargersBrowns8.2
109.Beanie WellsRBCardinalsVikings8.1
110.Darren McFaddenRBRaidersSteelers8.0
111.John CarneyKSaintsRedskins8.0
112.Jason AvantWREaglesFalcons8.0
113.Jerricho CotcheryWRJetsBills8.0
114.Carnell WilliamsRBBuccaneersPanthers7.9
115.Steve SmithWRPanthersBuccaneers7.9
116.Roddy WhiteWRFalconsEagles7.9
117.Brent CelekTEEaglesFalcons7.8
118.Mario ManninghamWRGiantsCowboys7.8
119.Kevin FaulkRBPatriotsDolphins7.8
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
120.Greg OlsenTEBearsRams7.7
121.Kris BrownKTexansJaguars7.7
122.Kellen WinslowTEBuccaneersPanthers7.7
123.Stephen GostkowskiKPatriotsDolphins7.7
124.Rian LindellKBillsJets7.7
125.Mason CrosbyKPackersRavens7.6
126.Jay FeelyKJetsBills7.6
127.Terrell OwensWRBillsJets7.6
128.BillsDEFJets7.5
129.Josh BrownKRamsBears7.5
130.Joe NedneyK49ersSeahawks7.5
131.Braylon EdwardsWRJetsBills7.4
132.Kenny BrittWRTitansColts7.4
133.Jeremy MaclinWREaglesFalcons7.3
134.Bernard ScottRBBengalsLions7.3
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
135.Calvin JohnsonWRLionsBengals7.3
136.Neil RackersKCardinalsVikings7.2
137.Kevin WalterWRTexansJaguars7.2
138.Lawrence TynesKGiantsCowboys7.2
139.Santana MossWRRedskinsSaints7.1
140.Dustin KellerTEJetsBills7.1
141.Matt PraterKBroncosChiefs7.1
142.Sebastian JanikowskiKRaidersSteelers7.0
143.Darren SprolesRBChargersBrowns7.0
144.Billy CundiffKRavensPackers7.0
145.Jason WittenTECowboysGiants7.0
146.Josh ScobeeKJaguarsTexans7.0
147.49ersDEFSeahawks7.0
148.Dan CarpenterKDolphinsPatriots6.9
149.T.J. HoushmandzadehWRSeahawks49ers6.9
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
150.Danny WareRBGiantsCowboys6.9
151.Pierre GarconWRColtsTitans6.8
152.Mohamed MassaquoiWRBrownsChargers6.8
153.Chris BrownRBTexansJaguars6.8
154.Tashard ChoiceRBCowboysGiants6.7
155.Mike Sims-WalkerWRJaguarsTexans6.7
156.Jason ElamKFalconsEagles6.7
157.SaintsDEFRedskins6.7
158.Connor BarthKBuccaneersPanthers6.6
159.Tony GonzalezTEFalconsEagles6.6
160.Jermichael FinleyTEPackersRavens6.6
161.EaglesDEFFalcons6.6
162.Chester TaylorRBVikingsCardinals6.6
163.ChargersDEFBrowns6.5
164.Olindo MareKSeahawks49ers6.5
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
165.BroncosDEFChiefs6.4
166.Julius JonesRBSeahawks49ers6.4
167.Earl BennettWRBearsRams6.3
168.BearsDEFRams6.3
169.PanthersDEFBuccaneers6.3
170.Devery HendersonWRSaintsRedskins6.3
171.Michael CrabtreeWR49ersSeahawks6.3
172.SteelersDEFRaiders6.2
173.RaidersDEFSteelers6.2
174.Marshawn LynchRBBillsJets6.2
175.PatriotsDEFDolphins6.2
176.Austin CollieWRColtsTitans6.2
177.Mike TolbertRBChargersBrowns6.2
178.Jason HansonKLionsBengals6.1
179.Tony SchefflerTEBroncosChiefs6.0
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
180.Antonio BryantWRBuccaneersPanthers6.0
181.Torry HoltWRJaguarsTexans6.0
182.David ThomasTESaintsRedskins6.0
183.Brian HartlineWRDolphinsPatriots5.9
184.JetsDEFBills5.9
185.Visanthe ShiancoeTEVikingsCardinals5.9
186.Steve BreastonWRCardinalsVikings5.9
187.Hakeem NicksWRGiantsCowboys5.9
188.Jamal LewisRBBrownsChargers5.9
189.Delanie WalkerTE49ersSeahawks5.9
190.Michael JenkinsWRFalconsEagles5.9
191.Heath MillerTESteelersRaiders5.8
192.SeahawksDEF49ers5.8
193.Laveranues ColesWRBengalsLions5.8
194.Phil DawsonKBrownsChargers5.8
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
195.Andre CaldwellWRBengalsLions5.7
196.Zach MillerTERaidersSteelers5.7
197.RavensDEFPackers5.7
198.RamsDEFBears5.7
199.Donald BrownRBColtsTitans5.7
200.Leonard WeaverRBEaglesFalcons5.6

* The individual players and defensive teams 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 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.

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Paul Bessire is the Product Manager of Content and Quantitative Analysis for WhatIfSports.com, a division of FOX Sports Interactive specializing in fantasy football simulation analysis and football sim games. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, Paul can be reached at BtB@whatifsports.com. Thanks!

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