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Week 17 Fantasy Football Rankings

Fantasy football projections, predictions and cheat sheets
By WhatIfSports.com
December 29nd, 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.

Also feel free to check out our Week 17 picks and Power Rankings.

To view a pop-up with positional rankings, please click on one of the links below. Good luck with the rest of your season!

Quarterback Running Back Wide Receiver Tight End
Kicker Team Defense Individual Defense

1.Chris JohnsonRBTitansSeahawks26.0
2.Frank GoreRB49ersRams21.4
3.Aaron RodgersQBPackersCardinals21.3
4.Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelersDolphins20.3
5.Philip RiversQBChargersRedskins20.2
6.Ray RiceRBRavensRaiders19.8
7.Ryan GrantRBPackersCardinals19.7
8.Maurice Jones-DrewRBJaguarsBrowns19.2
9.Donovan McNabbQBEaglesCowboys18.9
10.Alex SmithQB49ersRams18.3
11.Steven JacksonRBRams49ers18.3
12.Joe FlaccoQBRavensRaiders18.2
13.Tom BradyQBPatriotsTexans17.9
14.Jerome HarrisonRBBrownsJaguars17.8
15.Drew BreesQBSaintsPanthers17.5
16.Jamaal CharlesRBChiefsBroncos17.2
17.Adrian PetersonRBVikingsGiants16.9
18.Brett FavreQBVikingsGiants16.9
19.Matt SchaubQBTexansPatriots16.9
20.Kurt WarnerQBCardinalsPackers16.9
21.Eli ManningQBGiantsVikings16.9
22.Jay CutlerQBBearsLions16.4
23.Kyle OrtonQBBroncosChiefs16.1
24.Tony RomoQBCowboysEagles15.6
25.Reggie BushRBSaintsPanthers15.2
26.David GarrardQBJaguarsBrowns15.1
27.Vince YoungQBTitansSeahawks15.0
28.Matt ForteRBBearsLions14.8
29.Arian FosterRBTexansPatriots14.7
30.Rashard MendenhallRBSteelersDolphins14.1
31.Jason CampbellQBRedskinsChargers14.1
32.Jonathan StewartRBPanthersSaints14.1
33.Knowshon MorenoRBBroncosChiefs13.8
34.Matt HasselbeckQBSeahawksTitans13.8
35.Fred JacksonRBBillsColts13.7
36.Matt RyanQBFalconsBuccaneers13.5
37.Andre JohnsonWRTexansPatriots13.1
38.Derek AndersonQBBrownsJaguars12.7
39.Ricky WilliamsRBDolphinsSteelers12.7
40.DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthersSaints12.6
41.Josh FreemanQBBuccaneersFalcons12.5
42.Mark SanchezQBJetsBengals12.5
43.Jason SnellingRBFalconsBuccaneers12.2
44.Matt MooreQBPanthersSaints12.2
45.Maurice MorrisRBLionsBears12.2
46.Donald BrownRBColtsBills12.1
47.Curtis PainterQBColtsBills11.8
48.Chad HenneQBDolphinsSteelers11.6
49.Antonio GatesTEChargersRedskins11.6
50.Carnell WilliamsRBBuccaneersFalcons11.6
51.Vincent JacksonWRChargersRedskins11.6
52.Vernon DavisTE49ersRams11.5
53.Santonio HolmesWRSteelersDolphins11.4
54.Sidney RiceWRVikingsGiants11.3
55.Randy MossWRPatriotsTexans11.2
56.Ahmad BradshawRBGiantsVikings11.2
57.Hines WardWRSteelersDolphins11.1
58.Daunte CulpepperQBLionsBears11.0
59.DeSean JacksonWREaglesCowboys11.0
60.Ryan FitzpatrickQBBillsColts10.9
61.Thomas JonesRBJetsBengals10.9
62.Marion BarberRBCowboysEagles10.8
63.Derrick MasonWRRavensRaiders10.7
64.Charlie FryeQBRaidersRavens10.7
65.Wes WelkerWRPatriotsTexans10.7
66.Greg JenningsWRPackersCardinals10.4
67.Correll BuckhalterRBBroncosChiefs10.3
68.Roddy WhiteWRFalconsBuccaneers10.3
69.Miles AustinWRCowboysEagles10.2
70.Mason CrosbyKPackersCardinals10.2
71.Keith NullQBRams49ers10.0
72.Beanie WellsRBCardinalsPackers10.0
73.Calvin JohnsonWRLionsBears9.8
74.Marques ColstonWRSaintsPanthers9.7
75.Rian LindellKBillsColts9.7
76.Kellen WinslowTEBuccaneersFalcons9.6
77.Jerious NorwoodRBFalconsBuccaneers9.6
78.LaDainian TomlinsonRBChargersRedskins9.6
79.Santana MossWRRedskinsChargers9.6
80.John KasayKPanthersSaints9.6
81.Nate KaedingKChargersRedskins9.4
82.Pierre GarconWRColtsBills9.4
83.Donald DriverWRPackersCardinals9.4
84.Jerricho CotcheryWRJetsBengals9.4
85.Brandon MarshallWRBroncosChiefs9.4
86.Matt CasselQBChiefsBroncos9.3
87.Quinton GantherRBRedskinsChargers9.3
88.Jeff ReedKSteelersDolphins9.2
89.Shaun SuishamKCowboysEagles9.2
90.Cedric BensonRBBengalsJets9.1
91.Chad OchocincoWRBengalsJets9.1
92.Tim HightowerRBCardinalsPackers9.1
93.Julius JonesRBSeahawksTitans9.0
94.Jason HansonKLionsBears8.8
95.Brent CelekTEEaglesCowboys8.8
97.Carson PalmerQBBengalsJets8.8
98.Felix JonesRBCowboysEagles8.8
99.Matt PraterKBroncosChiefs8.7
100.Rob BironasKTitansSeahawks8.7
101.Robbie GouldKBearsLions8.6
102.Mohamed MassaquoiWRBrownsJaguars8.6
103.Jason WittenTECowboysEagles8.4
104.Brian WestbrookRBEaglesCowboys8.4
105.Michael BushRBRaidersRavens8.4
106.Mike Sims-WalkerWRJaguarsBrowns8.3
107.Garrett HartleyKSaintsPanthers8.3
108.Justin ForsettRBSeahawksTitans8.3
109.Terrell OwensWRBillsColts8.3
110.Josh ScobeeKJaguarsBrowns8.2
111.T.J. HoushmandzadehWRSeahawksTitans8.2
112.Steve SmithWRGiantsVikings8.1
113.Lawrence TynesKGiantsVikings8.1
114.Devin HesterWRBearsLions8.0
115.Dan CarpenterKDolphinsSteelers8.0
116.David AkersKEaglesCowboys8.0
117.Adam VinatieriKColtsBills7.9
118.Ricky SchmittK49ersRams7.9
119.Aaron BrownRBLionsBears7.9
120.Billy CundiffKRavensRaiders7.9
121.Ryan LongwellKVikingsGiants7.8
122.Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinalsPackers7.8
123.Stephen GostkowskiKPatriotsTexans7.8
124.Laurence MaroneyRBPatriotsTexans7.7
125.Heath MillerTESteelersDolphins7.7
126.Matt BryantKFalconsBuccaneers7.7
127.Sebastian JanikowskiKRaidersRavens7.6
128.Jay FeelyKJetsBengals7.5
129.Marshawn LynchRBBillsColts7.4
130.Kris BrownKTexansPatriots7.4
131.Davone BessWRDolphinsSteelers7.4
132.Tony GonzalezTEFalconsBuccaneers7.3
133.LeSean McCoyRBEaglesCowboys7.3
134.Josh BrownKRams49ers7.2
135.Phil DawsonKBrownsJaguars7.2
136.Hakeem NicksWRGiantsVikings7.2
137.Justin FargasRBRaidersRavens7.2
138.Muhsin MuhammadWRPanthersSaints7.2
140.Antonio BryantWRBuccaneersFalcons7.1
141.Earl BennettWRBearsLions7.1
142.Torry HoltWRJaguarsBrowns7.1
143.Devery HendersonWRSaintsPanthers7.1
144.Kenny BrittWRTitansSeahawks7.1
145.Brandon JacobsRBGiantsVikings7.1
146.Shayne GrahamKBengalsJets7.1
147.Percy HarvinWRVikingsGiants7.0
148.Michael CrabtreeWR49ersRams7.0
151.Lee EvansWRBillsColts6.9
152.Derrick WardRBBuccaneersFalcons6.8
153.Anquan BoldinWRCardinalsPackers6.8
154.Connor BarthKBuccaneersFalcons6.8
155.Mario ManninghamWRGiantsVikings6.7
156.Donnie AveryWRRams49ers6.6
157.Brandon StokleyWRBroncosChiefs6.6
158.Mike NugentKCardinalsPackers6.5
159.Reggie BrownWREaglesCowboys6.5
160.Kahlil BellRBBearsLions6.5
161.Graham GanoKRedskinsChargers6.4
162.Braylon EdwardsWRJetsBengals6.4
164.Jermichael FinleyTEPackersCardinals6.3
165.Ryan SuccopKChiefsBroncos6.3
168.Dustin KellerTEJetsBengals6.2
169.Malcom FloydWRChargersRedskins6.2
170.Robert MeachemWRSaintsPanthers6.1
171.Mark ClaytonWRRavensRaiders6.1
172.Josh MorganWR49ersRams6.0
173.Todd HeapTERavensRaiders6.0
175.Zach MillerTERaidersRavens5.9
176.Louis MurphyWRRaidersRavens5.9
177.Olindo MareKSeahawksTitans5.9
180.Chaz SchilensWRRaidersRavens5.8
182.Rock CartwrightRBRedskinsChargers5.8
183.Tashard ChoiceRBCowboysEagles5.8
185.Steve BreastonWRCardinalsPackers5.7
188.Greg OlsenTEBearsLions5.6
189.Lex HilliardRBDolphinsSteelers5.6
190.John CarlsonTESeahawksTitans5.6
191.Dallas ClarkTEColtsBills5.6
192.Chris ChambersWRChiefsBroncos5.6
193.Shonn GreeneRBJetsBengals5.5
194.Darren SprolesRBChargersRedskins5.5
196.Kevin WalterWRTexansPatriots5.4
197.Nate WashingtonWRTitansSeahawks5.4
199.Dwayne BoweWRChiefsBroncos5.3
200.Mike BellRBSaintsPanthers5.3

* 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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