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2011 Fantasy Football Projections: Week 1

Simulation engine likes Philip Rivers as top fantasy QB

By Ryan Fowler - WhatIfSports.com
UPDATE: Sept. 8, 2011
<a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/video?vid=1977c19b-14b8-4b95-bacf-1cd30b11d674" target="_new" title="">Fowler: NFL Week 1 simulations</a>

Using the WhatIfSports.com NFL simulation engine, the individual fantasy players and defensive teams are ranked based entirely on projected fantasy points using the FOXSports.com Fantasy Football default scoring where:

QBs, RBs, WRs and TEs: TDs are 6 points

QBs: 25 passing yards is 1 point

QBs: Interceptions are -2 points

RBs: 10 rushing yards is 1 point

QBs, RBs, WRs and TEs: Fumbles lost are -2 points

WRs, TE and RBs: Ten yards receiving is 1 point

QBs, RBs, WRs and TEs: Two-point conversion are 2 points

K: 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.

DEF: A sack is 1 point, an interception is 2 points and each DEF touchdown is 6 points

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

Please note: The Giants/Redskins, Titans/Jaguars, Falcons/Bears, Raiders/Broncos, Saints/Packers and Seahawks/49ers games were resimulated on 9/8 to account for injuries and roster updates.

2011 Week 1 Fantasy Football Leaders
 NamePosTeamPoints
1Philip RiversQBChargers26.1
2Jamaal CharlesRBChiefs22.9
3Tony RomoQBCowboys20.4
4Matt HasselbeckQBTitans20.1
5Aaron RodgersQBPackers20
6Michael VickQBEagles19.8
7Mark SanchezQBJets19.7
8Tom BradyQBPatriots19.6
9Josh FreemanQBBuccaneers19.5
10Arian FosterRBTexans19.4
11Eli ManningQBGiants18.6
12Jason CampbellQBRaiders18.6
13Ahmad BradshawRBGiants18.6
14Matt CasselQBChiefs18.4
 NamePosTeamPoints
15Colt McCoyQBBrowns18.4
16Kyle OrtonQBBroncos18.4
17Matt SchaubQBTexans18.1
18Alex SmithQB49ers18
19Kevin KolbQBCardinals17.9
20Kerry CollinsQBColts17.5
21Donovan McNabbQBVikings17.2
22Drew BreesQBSaints17
23Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelers16.9
24Matthew StaffordQBLions16.8
25Darren McFaddenRBRaiders16.2
26Jay CutlerQBBears15.9
27LeSean McCoyRBEagles15.9
28Peyton HillisRBBrowns15.9
 NamePosTeamPoints
29Tarvaris JacksonQBSeahawks15.5
30Frank GoreRB49ers15.4
31Joe FlaccoQBRavens15.1
32Maurice Jones-DrewRBJaguars14.9
33Chris JohnsonRBTitans14.9
34Rex GrossmanQBRedskins14.8
35Matt RyanQBFalcons14.7
36Luke McCownQBJaguars14.6
37LeGarrette BlountRBBuccaneers14.6
38Adrian PetersonRBVikings14.2
39Brandon LloydWRBroncos13.8
40Rashard MendenhallRBSteelers13.6
41Steven JacksonRBRams13.5
42Shonn GreeneRBJets13.3
 NamePosTeamPoints
43Knowshon MorenoRBBroncos13.2
44Andy DaltonQBBengals13.1
45Sam BradfordQBRams13
46Ryan GrantRBPackers12.8
47Ryan FitzpatrickQBBills12.7
48Chad HenneQBDolphins12.6
49Ryan MathewsRBChargers12.5
50Andre JohnsonWRTexans12.5
51BenJarvus Green-EllisRBPatriots12.3
52Matt ForteRBBears12.2
53Cedric BensonRBBengals12.1
54Cam NewtonQBPanthers12
55Michael TurnerRBFalcons12
56Joseph AddaiRBColts11.9
 NamePosTeamPoints
57Ray RiceRBRavens11.8
58Jonathan StewartRBPanthers11.6
59Miles AustinWRCowboys11.5
60DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthers11.4
61Antonio GatesTEChargers10.9
62Roddy WhiteWRFalcons10.9
63Santonio HolmesWRJets10.8
64Mike WallaceWRSteelers10.7
65Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinals10.6
66Calvin JohnsonWRLions10.4
67Fred JacksonRBBills10.3
68Rob BironasKTitans10.2
69Hakeem NicksWRGiants10.2
70Dwayne BoweWRChiefs10.2
 NamePosTeamPoints
71Jahvid BestRBLions10.2
72LaDainian TomlinsonRBJets10.1
73Brandon JacobsRBGiants10.1
74Mark IngramRBSaints9.8
75Felix JonesRBCowboys9.8
76Phil DawsonKBrowns9.8
77Tim HightowerRBRedskins9.7
78Vincent JacksonWRChargers9.6
79Greg JenningsWRPackers9.5
80Reggie WayneWRColts9.5
81Beanie WellsRBCardinals9.5
82Chad OchocincoWRPatriots9.4
83Steve BreastonWRChiefs9.4
84Nate KaedingKChargers9.1
 NamePosTeamPoints
85Marshawn LynchRBSeahawks9
86Stephen GostkowskiKPatriots9
87Mike WilliamsWRBuccaneers9
88Marques ColstonWRSaints9
89Alex HeneryKEagles8.9
90Javon RingerRBTitans8.9
91Neil RackersKTexans8.8
92Ryan SuccopKChiefs8.8
93Shaun SuishamKSteelers8.7
94Mike ThomasWRJaguars8.6
95Kenny BrittWRTitans8.6
96Stevie JohnsonWRBills8.5
97Jason HansonKLions8.5
98Percy HarvinWRVikings8.5
 NamePosTeamPoints
99Lawrence TynesKGiants8.4
100Mario ManninghamWRGiants8.4
101Jay FeelyKCardinals8.4
102DeSean JacksonWREagles8.2
103Adam VinatieriKColts8.2
104John KasayKSaints8.1
105Mason CrosbyKPackers8.1
106Jermichael FinleyTEPackers8.1
107David AkersK49ers8
108Matt PraterKBroncos8
109Reggie BushRBDolphins8
110Dez BryantWRCowboys7.9
111Darrius Heyward-BeyWRRaiders7.9
112Wes WelkerWRPatriots7.9
 NamePosTeamPoints
113Jason WittenTECowboys7.9
114Tennessee TitansDEF7.8
115Connor BarthKBuccaneers7.7
116Braylon EdwardsWR49ers7.7
117A.J. GreenWRBengals7.7
118Nick FolkKJets7.6
119New York GiantsDEF7.6
120Vernon DavisTE49ers7.6
121Olindo MareKPanthers7.6
122Atlanta FalconsDEF7.5
123Nate WashingtonWRTitans7.5
124Arrelious BennWRBuccaneers7.4
125Sebastian JanikowskiKRaiders7.4
126Philadelphia EaglesDEF7.4
 NamePosTeamPoints
127Dustin KellerTEJets7.4
128Derrick MasonWRJets7.4
129Brandon MarshallWRDolphins7.3
130Malcom FloydWRChargers7.3
131Dan CarpenterKDolphins7.2
132Ryan LongwellKVikings7.1
133Eddie RoyalWRBroncos7.1
134Danny WoodheadRBPatriots7
135Kevin BossTERaiders7
136Benjamin WatsonTEBrowns7
137Josh BrownKRams7
138Santana MossWRRedskins7
139Lee EvansWRRavens7
140Zach MillerTESeahawks6.9
 NamePosTeamPoints
141San Francisco 49ersDEF6.9
142Michael CrabtreeWR49ers6.9
143Roy WilliamsWRBears6.9
144Billy CundiffKRavens6.9
145Jeremy MaclinWREagles6.9
146Robert MeachemWRSaints6.9
147Anquan BoldinWRRavens6.8
148Greg LittleWRBrowns6.8
149Joshua CribbsWRBrowns6.8
150Andre RobertsWRCardinals6.7
151Josh ScobeeKJaguars6.7
152Dallas ClarkTEColts6.7
153Anthony ArmstrongWRRedskins6.7
154Devery HendersonWRSaints6.6
 NamePosTeamPoints
155Todd HeapTECardinals6.6
156Green Bay PackersDEF6.6
157Daniel ThomasRBDolphins6.6
158Jimmy GrahamTESaints6.5
159Matt BryantKFalcons6.5
160New England PatriotsDEF6.5
161David BuehlerKCowboys6.5
162San Diego ChargersDEF6.5
163Mike Sims-WalkerWRRams6.4
164Julio JonesWRFalcons6.4
165Mike NugentKBengals6.4
166Jared CookTETitans6.4
167Pierre GarconWRColts6.4
168Steve HauschkaKSeahawks6.4
 NamePosTeamPoints
169Pittsburgh SteelersDEF6.3
170Sidney RiceWRSeahawks6.3
171Patrick CraytonWRChargers6.3
172Cleveland BrownsDEF6.3
173Hines WardWRSteelers6.3
174Legedu NaaneeWRPanthers6.3
175Graham GanoKRedskins6.2
176Kansas City ChiefsDEF6.2
177Brian HartlineWRDolphins6.1
178New York JetsDEF6.1
179Robbie GouldKBears6
180Carolina PanthersDEF6
181Marcedes LewisTEJaguars5.9
182Indianapolis ColtsDEF5.9
 NamePosTeamPoints
183Mike WilliamsWRSeahawks5.9
184C.J. SpillerRBBills5.8
185Chris CooleyTERedskins5.8
186Visanthe ShiancoeTEVikings5.8
187Willis McGaheeRBBroncos5.8
188Kellen WinslowTEBuccaneers5.8
189Devin HesterWRBears5.8
190Plaxico BurressWRJets5.7
191Chicago BearsDEF5.7
192Seattle SeahawksDEF5.7
193Nate BurlesonWRLions5.7
194Detroit LionsDEF5.6
195Donald DriverWRPackers5.6
196Houston TexansDEF5.6
 NamePosTeamPoints
197Jermaine GreshamTEBengals5.6
198Maurice MorrisRBLions5.5
199Mohamed MassaquoiWRBrowns5.5
200Josh MorganWR49ers5.5
201Thomas JonesRBChiefs5.4
202Jacoby FordWRRaiders5.4
203Johnny KnoxWRBears5.3
204Earl BennettWRBears5.3
205Chaz SchilensWRRaiders5.3
206New Orleans SaintsDEF5.3
207Ryan TorainRBRedskins5.3
208James StarksRBPackers5.2
209Lance KendricksTERams5.2
210Baltimore RavensDEF5.2
 NamePosTeamPoints
211Rian LindellKBills5.2
212Deion BranchWRPatriots5.1
213Brandon PettigrewTELions5.1
214Jerome SimpsonWRBengals5.1
215Tony GonzalezTEFalcons5.1
216Austin CollieWRColts5.1
217Steve SmithWRPanthers5.1
218Golden TateWRSeahawks5
219Jabar GaffneyWRRedskins5
220Denver BroncosDEF5
221Anthony FasanoTEDolphins4.9
222Bernard BerrianWRVikings4.8
223LaRod Stephens-HowlingRBCardinals4.8
224Oakland RaidersDEF4.8
 NamePosTeamPoints
225Michael BushRBRaiders4.8
226Davone BessWRDolphins4.7
227Tampa Bay BuccaneersDEF4.6
228Jacoby JonesWRTexans4.6
229St. Louis RamsDEF4.6
230Miami DolphinsDEF4.6
231Jason HillWRJaguars4.6
232Early DoucetWRCardinals4.5
233Dallas CowboysDEF4.5
234Heath MillerTESteelers4.4
235Jordy NelsonWRPackers4.4
236Aaron HernandezTEPatriots4.3
237Arizona CardinalsDEF4.3
238Damian WilliamsWRTitans4.3
 NamePosTeamPoints
239Danny AmendolaWRRams4.3
240Ed DicksonTERavens4.3
241Michael JenkinsWRVikings4.2
242Andre CaldwellWRBengals4.2
243Ronnie BrownRBEagles4.2
244Sammie StroughterWRBuccaneers4.2
245Kevin OgletreeWRCowboys4.1
246Tashard ChoiceRBCowboys4.1
247Donald JonesWRBills4.1
248Domenik HixonWRGiants4.1
249Donald BrownRBColts4.1
250Owen DanielsTETexans4.1
251Brandon GibsonWRRams4.1
252Kevin WalterWRTexans4
 NamePosTeamPoints
253Torrey SmithWRRavens4
254Rob GronkowskiTEPatriots4
255Justin ForsettRBSeahawks4
256Cincinnati BengalsDEF4
257Mike TolbertRBChargers4
258Toby GerhartRBVikings3.9
259Isaac RedmanRBSteelers3.9
260Greg OlsenTEPanthers3.9
261Roscoe ParrishWRBills3.9
262Travis BeckumTEGiants3.8
263Earnest GrahamRBBuccaneers3.8
264Eric DeckerWRBroncos3.8
265Jerricho CotcheryWRSteelers3.8
266Randy McMichaelTEChargers3.8
 NamePosTeamPoints
267Brandon LaFellWRPanthers3.6
268Joel DreessenTETexans3.6
269Harry DouglasWRFalcons3.5
270Vincent BrownWRChargers3.5
271Jerheme UrbanWRChiefs3.5
272Minnesota VikingsDEF3.5
273Kellen DavisTEBears3.4
274Jarett DillardWRJaguars3.4
275Washington RedskinsDEF3.4
276Cecil ShortsWRJaguars3.3
277Jordan ShipleyWRBengals3.3
278Brent CelekTEEagles3.3
279Daniel FellsTEBroncos3.3
280James JonesWRPackers3.3
 NamePosTeamPoints
281David ThomasTESaints3.3
282Bernard ScottRBBengals3.3
283Rashied DavisWRLions3.2
284Micheal SpurlockWRBuccaneers3.2
285Scott ChandlerTEBills3.1
286Devin AromashoduWRVikings3.1
287Jacksonville JaguarsDEF3.1
288Montario HardestyRBBrowns3.1
289Pierre ThomasRBSaints3
290Kendall HunterRB49ers3
291Jason SnellingRBFalcons3
292Leonard PopeTEChiefs2.7
293Jason AvantWREagles2.7
294Antonio BrownWRSteelers2.7
 NamePosTeamPoints
295Carnell WilliamsRBRams2.6
296Buffalo BillsDEF2.6
297Deji KarimRBJaguars2.6
298Owen MarecicRBBrowns2.6
299Jacob TammeTEColts2.5
300Denarius MooreWRRaiders2.5

Ryan Fowler is the Content Manager for WhatIfSports.com. He can be reached at rfowler@whatifsports.com.

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