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Week 15 Fantasy Football Rankings

Fantasy football projections, predictions and cheat sheets
By WhatIfSports.com
December 15th, 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 BreesQBSaintsCowboys22.8
2.Chris JohnsonRBTitansDolphins21.7
3.Aaron RodgersQBPackersSteelers20.0
4.Philip RiversQBChargersBengals19.8
5.Ray RiceRBRavensBears19.6
6.Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelersPackers19.6
7.Peyton ManningQBColtsJaguars18.9
8.Steven JacksonRBRamsTexans18.9
9.Matt SchaubQBTexansRams18.7
10.Adrian PetersonRBVikingsPanthers18.3
11.Kurt WarnerQBCardinalsLions18.1
12.Joe FlaccoQBRavensBears17.6
13.Tony RomoQBCowboysSaints17.1
14.Frank GoreRB49ersEagles17.0
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
15.Donovan McNabbQBEagles49ers16.4
16.Matt HasselbeckQBSeahawksBuccaneers16.3
17.Brett FavreQBVikingsPanthers16.3
18.Maurice Jones-DrewRBJaguarsColts16.1
19.Pierre ThomasRBSaintsCowboys16.1
20.Ryan GrantRBPackersSteelers15.7
21.Mark SanchezQBJetsFalcons15.5
22.Joseph AddaiRBColtsJaguars15.4
23.Tom BradyQBPatriotsBills15.0
24.Alex SmithQB49ersEagles14.9
25.Kyle OrtonQBBroncosRaiders14.9
26.Ricky WilliamsRBDolphinsTitans14.5
27.Eli ManningQBGiantsRedskins14.1
28.DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthersVikings14.1
29.Joshua CribbsWRBrownsChiefs14.0
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
30.Matt CasselQBChiefsBrowns14.0
31.Brady QuinnQBBrownsChiefs13.4
32.Jason CampbellQBRedskinsGiants13.4
33.Vince YoungQBTitansDolphins13.4
34.Jamaal CharlesRBChiefsBrowns13.3
35.Andre JohnsonWRTexansRams13.2
36.Carson PalmerQBBengalsChargers13.0
37.Jay CutlerQBBearsRavens12.7
38.David GarrardQBJaguarsColts12.7
39.Knowshon MorenoRBBroncosRaiders12.7
40.Cedric BensonRBBengalsChargers12.7
41.Josh FreemanQBBuccaneersSeahawks12.6
42.Tim HightowerRBCardinalsLions12.5
43.Fred JacksonRBBillsPatriots12.4
44.Chad OchocincoWRBengalsChargers12.4
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
45.Kevin FaulkRBPatriotsBills12.3
46.Matt MooreQBPanthersVikings12.3
47.Rashard MendenhallRBSteelersPackers12.2
48.Marion BarberRBCowboysSaints11.9
49.Jerricho CotcheryWRJetsFalcons11.8
50.Vincent JacksonWRChargersBengals11.7
51.Santonio HolmesWRSteelersPackers11.6
52.DeSean JacksonWREagles49ers11.6
53.Reggie WayneWRColtsJaguars11.5
54.Thomas JonesRBJetsFalcons11.4
55.Vernon DavisTE49ersEagles11.3
56.Matthew StaffordQBLionsCardinals11.2
57.Carnell WilliamsRBBuccaneersSeahawks11.0
58.Antonio GatesTEChargersBengals11.0
59.Sidney RiceWRVikingsPanthers10.9
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
60.Beanie WellsRBCardinalsLions10.9
61.Steve SmithWRPanthersVikings10.9
62.Hines WardWRSteelersPackers10.7
63.Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinalsLions10.6
64.Derrick MasonWRRavensBears10.6
65.Quinton GantherRBRedskinsGiants10.5
66.Leonard WeaverRBEagles49ers10.4
67.Matt ForteRBBearsRavens10.4
68.Chad HenneQBDolphinsTitans10.4
69.Reggie BushRBSaintsCowboys10.3
70.Miles AustinWRCowboysSaints10.3
71.Ryan FitzpatrickQBBillsPatriots10.2
72.Randy MossWRPatriotsBills10.2
73.Brandon JacobsRBGiantsRedskins10.1
74.Marques ColstonWRSaintsCowboys10.0
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
75.Justin ForsettRBSeahawksBuccaneers10.0
76.Jeff ReedKSteelersPackers9.9
77.Nate BurlesonWRSeahawksBuccaneers9.9
78.Kyle BollerQBRamsTexans9.9
79.Matt RyanQBFalconsJets9.8
80.BroncosDEFRaiders9.7
81.JetsDEFFalcons9.7
82.Anquan BoldinWRCardinalsLions9.6
83.Calvin JohnsonWRLionsCardinals9.6
84.Mohamed MassaquoiWRBrownsChiefs9.6
85.Correll BuckhalterRBBroncosRaiders9.5
86.Brandon MarshallWRBroncosRaiders9.4
87.Greg JenningsWRPackersSteelers9.2
88.Maurice MorrisRBLionsCardinals9.1
89.Donald DriverWRPackersSteelers9.1
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
90.Kris BrownKTexansRams9.1
91.Nate KaedingKChargersBengals9.1
92.Jason SnellingRBFalconsJets9.1
93.Ahmad BradshawRBGiantsRedskins8.9
94.Rob BironasKTitansDolphins8.8
95.Garrett HartleyKSaintsCowboys8.8
96.Billy CundiffKRavensBears8.8
97.Derrick WardRBBuccaneersSeahawks8.7
98.Jason WittenTECowboysSaints8.7
99.Laurence MaroneyRBPatriotsBills8.7
100.Olindo MareKSeahawksBuccaneers8.7
101.Matt PraterKBroncosRaiders8.6
102.Neil RackersKCardinalsLions8.5
103.Mason CrosbyKPackersSteelers8.5
104.Shayne GrahamKBengalsChargers8.5
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
105.Wes WelkerWRPatriotsBills8.5
106.Roddy WhiteWRFalconsJets8.4
107.Brent CelekTEEagles49ers8.3
108.Felix JonesRBCowboysSaints8.3
109.JaMarcus RussellQBRaidersBroncos8.3
110.Jay FeelyKJetsFalcons8.3
111.Terrell OwensWRBillsPatriots8.2
112.Arian FosterRBTexansRams8.2
113.Josh BrownKRamsTexans8.1
114.Matt StoverKColtsJaguars8.1
115.Santana MossWRRedskinsGiants8.1
116.Michael CrabtreeWR49ersEagles8.1
117.Jason HansonKLionsCardinals8.0
118.John KasayKPanthersVikings8.0
119.Phil DawsonKBrownsChiefs8.0
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
120.Jonathan StewartRBPanthersVikings8.0
121.Josh ScobeeKJaguarsColts7.9
122.Pierre GarconWRColtsJaguars7.9
123.Lawrence TynesKGiantsRedskins7.8
124.Aaron BrownRBLionsCardinals7.8
125.Devery HendersonWRSaintsCowboys7.8
126.Chris ChambersWRChiefsBrowns7.8
127.T.J. HoushmandzadehWRSeahawksBuccaneers7.8
128.Ryan LongwellKVikingsPanthers7.8
129.Heath MillerTESteelersPackers7.7
130.Dan CarpenterKDolphinsTitans7.6
131.Jermichael FinleyTEPackersSteelers7.6
132.Tony RichardsonRBJetsFalcons7.6
133.Robbie GouldKBearsRavens7.4
134.Ryan SuccopKChiefsBrowns7.4
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
135.Marshawn LynchRBBillsPatriots7.4
136.RavensDEFBears7.3
137.EaglesDEF49ers7.3
138.Nick FolkKCowboysSaints7.3
139.Tashard ChoiceRBCowboysSaints7.3
140.LaDainian TomlinsonRBChargersBengals7.2
141.Steve SmithWRGiantsRedskins7.1
142.LeSean McCoyRBEagles49ers7.1
143.Hakeem NicksWRGiantsRedskins7.1
144.Kellen WinslowTEBuccaneersSeahawks7.1
145.Kenny BrittWRTitansDolphins7.0
146.Dustin KellerTEJetsFalcons6.9
147.Percy HarvinWRVikingsPanthers6.9
148.David AkersKEagles49ers6.8
149.Antonio BryantWRBuccaneersSeahawks6.7
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
150.Sebastian JanikowskiKRaidersBroncos6.7
151.Mike Sims-WalkerWRJaguarsColts6.6
152.Justin FargasRBRaidersBroncos6.6
153.PatriotsDEFBills6.6
154.Connor BarthKBuccaneersSeahawks6.5
155.Dallas ClarkTEColtsJaguars6.5
156.Dwayne BoweWRChiefsBrowns6.5
157.Stephen GostkowskiKPatriotsBills6.5
158.Julius JonesRBSeahawksBuccaneers6.5
159.Malcom FloydWRChargersBengals6.5
160.Steve BreastonWRCardinalsLions6.5
161.BillsDEFPatriots6.4
162.SeahawksDEFBuccaneers6.4
163.Joe NedneyK49ersEagles6.4
164.Devin HesterWRBearsRavens6.4
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
165.Tony GonzalezTEFalconsJets6.3
166.Kevin WalterWRTexansRams6.3
167.Torry HoltWRJaguarsColts6.3
168.Mark ClaytonWRRavensBears6.3
169.Reggie BrownWREagles49ers6.3
170.GiantsDEFRedskins6.3
171.Chris JenningsRBBrownsChiefs6.3
172.Jerome HarrisonRBBrownsChiefs6.2
173.Jeremy ShockeyTESaintsCowboys6.1
174.Darren SprolesRBChargersBengals6.0
175.Chester TaylorRBVikingsPanthers5.9
176.Louis MurphyWRRaidersBroncos5.9
177.Rian LindellKBillsPatriots5.8
178.Lee EvansWRBillsPatriots5.8
179.Graham GanoKRedskinsGiants5.7
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
180.49ersDEFEagles5.7
181.TitansDEFDolphins5.6
182.ChargersDEFBengals5.6
183.Davone BessWRDolphinsTitans5.6
184.Braylon EdwardsWRJetsFalcons5.6
185.Matt BryantKFalconsJets5.5
186.BuccaneersDEFSeahawks5.5
187.Kenneth DarbyRBRamsTexans5.5
188.Donnie AveryWRRamsTexans5.4
189.Earl BennettWRBearsRavens5.4
190.SteelersDEFPackers5.4
191.CardinalsDEFLions5.3
192.Todd HeapTERavensBears5.3
193.Jabar GaffneyWRBroncosRaiders5.3
194.Greg OlsenTEBearsRavens5.3
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
195.Roy WilliamsWRCowboysSaints5.2
196.BrownsDEFChiefs5.2
197.John CarlsonTESeahawksBuccaneers5.2
198.Andre CaldwellWRBengalsChargers5.2
199.FalconsDEFJets5.2
200.Muhsin MuhammadWRPanthersVikings5.1

* 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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