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2012 Fantasy Football Projections: Week 5

Patriots receiving duo Brandon Lloyd and Wes Welker projected to torch Broncos secondary

By Jake Westrich - WhatIfSports.com
UPDATE: October 4, 2012

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 Browns-Giants, Seahawks-Panthers, Falcons-Redskins, Ravens-Chiefs, Packers-Colts and Texans-Jets games were resimulated on 10/4 to account for injuries and roster updates.

2012 Week 5 Fantasy Football Leaders
 NamePosTeamPoints
1Tom BradyQBPatriots26.2
2Aaron RodgersQBPackers24.8
3Philip RiversQBChargers22.8
4Eli ManningQBGiants22.8
5Drew BreesQBSaints21.4
6Peyton ManningQBBroncos21.2
7Joe FlaccoQBRavens20.4
8Christian PonderQBVikings19.3
9Cam NewtonQBPanthers19
10Matt RyanQBFalcons18.9
11Michael VickQBEagles18.7
12Matt HasselbeckQBTitans18.5
13Ray RiceRBRavens18.4
14Arian FosterRBTexans18.3
 NamePosTeamPoints
15Alex SmithQB49ers17.6
16Andrew LuckQBColts17.4
17Andy DaltonQBBengals17.2
18Robert Griffin IIIQBRedskins17.2
19Ryan MathewsRBChargers17.1
20Matt SchaubQBTexans16.9
21LeSean McCoyRBEagles16.7
22Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelers16
23Brandon WeedenQBBrowns15.7
24Jay CutlerQBBears15.6
25Sam BradfordQBRams15.3
26Ryan FitzpatrickQBBills15.3
27Adrian PetersonRBVikings15.2
28Matt ForteRBBears15.1
 NamePosTeamPoints
29Ahmad BradshawRBGiants14.9
30Ryan WilliamsRBCardinals14.8
31Kevin KolbQBCardinals14.7
32Russell WilsonQBSeahawks14.7
33Reggie BushRBDolphins14.7
34Marshawn LynchRBSeahawks14.3
35Matt CasselQBChiefs14.2
36Cedric BensonRBPackers14.1
37Ryan TannehillQBDolphins14.1
38Steven JacksonRBRams13.9
39Trent RichardsonRBBrowns13.6
40Mark SanchezQBJets13.5
41Frank GoreRB49ers13
42Jamaal CharlesRBChiefs13
 NamePosTeamPoints
43Michael TurnerRBFalcons12.3
44Brandon LloydWRPatriots12.1
45Willis McGaheeRBBroncos12
46Maurice Jones-DrewRBJaguars11.8
47Chris JohnsonRBTitans11.6
48Darren SprolesRBSaints11.3
49BenJarvus Green-EllisRBBengals11.1
50Stevan RidleyRBPatriots10.9
51Donald BrownRBColts10.9
52Chicago BearsDEF10.6
53Jordy NelsonWRPackers10.5
54Shonn GreeneRBJets10.5
55Wes WelkerWRPatriots10.5
56Rashard MendenhallRBSteelers10.5
 NamePosTeamPoints
57Fred JacksonRBBills10.4
58Alfred MorrisRBRedskins10.4
59Percy HarvinWRVikings10.4
60Blaine GabbertQBJaguars10.3
61Shayne GrahamKTexans10.3
62Victor CruzWRGiants10.2
63C.J. SpillerRBBills10
64David AkersK49ers9.7
65Roddy WhiteWRFalcons9.7
66Jimmy GrahamTESaints9.5
67Mason CrosbyKPackers9.5
68Demaryius ThomasWRBroncos9.4
69Matt BryantKFalcons9.4
70Malcom FloydWRChargers9.3
 NamePosTeamPoints
71Jay FeelyKCardinals9.3
72Andre JohnsonWRTexans9.3
73Rob GronkowskiTEPatriots9.2
74Dwayne BoweWRChiefs9.2
75Lawrence TynesKGiants9.1
76Julio JonesWRFalcons9.1
77A.J. GreenWRBengals9.1
78Domenik HixonWRGiants9
79Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinals8.9
80Rob BironasKTitans8.9
81Brandon MarshallWRBears8.7
82Stephen GostkowskiKPatriots8.7
83Marques ColstonWRSaints8.7
84Nick NovakKChargers8.6
 NamePosTeamPoints
85Robbie GouldKBears8.5
86Blair WalshKVikings8.5
87DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthers8.4
88Stevie JohnsonWRBills8.3
89Torrey SmithWRRavens8.3
90Michael BushRBBears8.3
91Steve SmithWRPanthers8.3
92Dan CarpenterKDolphins8.3
93Kendall HunterRB49ers8.2
94Mike WallaceWRSteelers8.2
95Ben TateRBTexans8.2
96Garrett HartleyKSaints8.2
97Antonio BrownWRSteelers8.1
98Justin MedlockKPanthers8.1
 NamePosTeamPoints
99Arizona CardinalsDEF8
100Shaun SuishamKSteelers8
101Matt PraterKBroncos7.9
102Justin TuckerKRavens7.9
103Jonathan StewartRBPanthers7.9
104Steven HauschkaKSeahawks7.9
105Reggie WayneWRColts7.9
106Greg ZuerleinKRams7.9
107Alex HeneryKEagles7.9
108Jermichael FinleyTEPackers7.8
109Anquan BoldinWRRavens7.8
110Sidney RiceWRSeahawks7.7
111Mike NugentKBengals7.7
112San Francisco 49ersDEF7.7
 NamePosTeamPoints
113Danny AmendolaWRRams7.7
114Antonio GatesTEChargers7.6
115James JonesWRPackers7.6
116Rian LindellKBills7.6
117Michael CrabtreeWR49ers7.6
118Phil DawsonKBrowns7.6
119Adam VinatieriKColts7.5
120Robert MeachemWRChargers7.4
121T.Y. HiltonWRColts7.3
122Eric DeckerWRBroncos7.3
123Kenny BrittWRTitans7.2
124Tony GonzalezTEFalcons7.2
125Rueben RandleWRGiants7.2
126Jeremy MaclinWREagles7.1
 NamePosTeamPoints
127Houston TexansDEF7.1
128Atlanta FalconsDEF7.1
129Seattle SeahawksDEF7.1
130Greg LittleWRBrowns7.1
131Ryan SuccopKChiefs7.1
132Eddie RoyalWRChargers7
133Billy CundiffKRedskins7
134Vernon DavisTE49ers7
135Martellus BennettTEGiants7
136Jeremy KerleyWRJets7
137Dennis PittaTERavens6.9
138Jermaine GreshamTEBengals6.6
139Michael JenkinsWRVikings6.5
140Greg OlsenTEPanthers6.5
 NamePosTeamPoints
141Donald JonesWRBills6.5
142Nick FolkKJets6.5
143Baltimore RavensDEF6.5
144Randall CobbWRPackers6.4
145DeSean JacksonWREagles6.4
146Donnie AveryWRColts6.4
147Jared CookTETitans6.4
148New York GiantsDEF6.4
149Jerome SimpsonWRVikings6.4
150Jacob TammeTEBroncos6.4
151Mario ManninghamWR49ers6.3
152Brandon StokleyWRBroncos6.3
153Nate WashingtonWRTitans6.2
154Daniel ThomasRBDolphins6.2
 NamePosTeamPoints
155Kyle RudolphTEVikings6.2
156Earl BennettWRBears6.2
157Jacquizz RodgersRBFalcons6.2
158Mark IngramRBSaints6.1
159Lance MooreWRSaints6.1
160Owen DanielsTETexans6
161Kansas City ChiefsDEF6
162Cincinnati BengalsDEF6
163Green Bay PackersDEF6
164Braylon EdwardsWRSeahawks6
165Julian EdelmanWRPatriots6
166Pierre GarconWRRedskins5.9
167St. Louis RamsDEF5.9
168Miami DolphinsDEF5.8
 NamePosTeamPoints
169Lance BallRBBroncos5.8
170Andre RobertsWRCardinals5.8
171Minnesota VikingsDEF5.8
172Brandon GibsonWRRams5.8
173Brandon LaFellWRPanthers5.7
174Coby FleenerTEColts5.7
175Joshua MorganWRRedskins5.7
176Josh GordonWRBrowns5.6
177Isaac RedmanRBSteelers5.5
178San Diego ChargersDEF5.5
179Fred DavisTERedskins5.5
180Brian HartlineWRDolphins5.5
181Benjamin WatsonTEBrowns5.5
182Andrew HawkinsWRBengals5.5
 NamePosTeamPoints
183Anthony FasanoTEDolphins5.4
184Bilal PowellRBJets5.4
185Legedu NaaneeWRDolphins5.4
186Carolina PanthersDEF5.4
187Heath MillerTESteelers5.4
188Pierre ThomasRBSaints5.4
189Andre BrownRBGiants5.2
190Lance KendricksTERams5.2
191Philadelphia EaglesDEF5.2
192Washington RedskinsDEF5.2
193Toby GerhartRBVikings5.2
194Pittsburgh SteelersDEF5.2
195Justin BlackmonWRJaguars5.1
196Chaz SchilensWRJets5.1
 NamePosTeamPoints
197Dustin KellerTEJets5.1
198Montario HardestyRBBrowns5
199Buffalo BillsDEF5
200Armon BinnsWRBengals5
201New York JetsDEF5
202Vick BallardRBColts4.9
203Davone BessWRDolphins4.9
204Cleveland BrownsDEF4.9
205Tennessee TitansDEF4.9
206Emmanuel SandersWRSteelers4.9
207Marcedes LewisTEJaguars4.8
208Jacksonville JaguarsDEF4.8
209Cecil ShortsWRJaguars4.8
210Brandon BoldenRBPatriots4.8
 NamePosTeamPoints
211Kendall WrightWRTitans4.8
212Jon BaldwinWRChiefs4.7
213New England PatriotsDEF4.7
214Mike ThomasWRJaguars4.7
215Dexter McClusterWRChiefs4.7
216Shaun DraughnRBChiefs4.7
217Steve SmithWRRams4.6
218Jacoby JonesWRRavens4.6
219Robert TurbinRBSeahawks4.6
220Randy MossWR49ers4.6
221LaRod Stephens-HowlingRBCardinals4.5
222Josh ScobeeKJaguars4.5
223Brent CelekTEEagles4.5
224Travis BenjaminWRBrowns4.4
 NamePosTeamPoints
225Javon RingerRBTitans4.4
226Harry DouglasWRFalcons4.4
227Denver BroncosDEF4.2
228Craig StevensTETitans4.2
229New Orleans SaintsDEF4.2
230James StarksRBPackers4.1
231Kevin WalterWRTexans4.1
232Todd HeapTECardinals4.1
233Alshon JefferyWRBears4.1
234Devery HendersonWRSaints4.1
235Zach MillerTESeahawks4
236Golden TateWRSeahawks4
237Bernard ScottRBBengals4
238Le'Ron McClainRBChargers4
 NamePosTeamPoints
239Tony MoeakiTEChiefs4
240Jason HillWRJets4
241Scott ChandlerTEBills3.9
242Louis MurphyWRPanthers3.8
243Early DoucetWRCardinals3.8
244Santana MossWRRedskins3.8
245Jason AvantWREagles3.8
246T.J. GrahamWRBills3.7
247Joshua CribbsWRBrowns3.7
248Jackie BattleRBChargers3.6
249Joel DreessenTEBroncos3.5
250Keshawn MartinWRTexans3.5
251Daryl RichardsonRBRams3.5
252Austin PettisWRRams3.4
 NamePosTeamPoints
253Rashad JenningsRBJaguars3.3
254Evan RoysterRBRedskins3.3
255Indianapolis ColtsDEF3.3
256Deion BranchWRPatriots3.2
257Brandon TateWRBengals3.2
258John KuhnRBPackers3.2
259Bryce BrownRBEagles3.2
260Ed DicksonTERavens3.2
261Richard GoodmanWRChargers3.1
262Bernard PierceRBRavens3
263Jeff CumberlandTEJets2.7
264Matthew WillisWRBroncos2.6
265Steve BreastonWRChiefs2.5
266Donald DriverWRPackers2.5
 NamePosTeamPoints
267Devin HesterWRBears2.5
268Devin AromashoduWRVikings2.4
269Kellen DavisTEBears2.4
270Doug BaldwinWRSeahawks2.4
271Lamar MillerRBDolphins2.3
272Damian WilliamsWRTitans2.3
273Danny WoodheadRBPatriots2.2
274Bear PascoeTEGiants2.2
275Jerrel JerniganWRGiants2.2
276Jordan CameronTEBrowns2.2
277Dwayne AllenTEColts2.1
278Kris AdamsWRColts2.1
279Randy McMichaelTEChargers2.1
280DeVier PoseyWRTexans2
 NamePosTeamPoints
281Daniel FellsTEPatriots2
282Anthony ArmstrongWRDolphins2
283Brad SmithWRBills1.8
284Garrett GrahamTETexans1.8
285Jerricho CotcheryWRSteelers1.8
286Mewelde MooreRBColts1.6
287Kyle WilliamsWR49ers1.6
288Damaris JohnsonWREagles1.5
289Clyde GatesWRJets1.4
290Leon WashingtonRBSeahawks1.4
291Tandon DossWRRavens1.4
292Delanie WalkerTE49ers1.4
293Kevin ConeWRFalcons1.3
294Brian QuickWRRams1.3
 NamePosTeamPoints
295Orson CharlesTEBengals1.2
296Leonard HankersonWRRedskins1.2
297Henry HynoskiRBGiants1.2
298Kevin ElliottWRJaguars1.2
299Michael FloydWRCardinals1.2
300Brandon JacobsRB49ers1.2

Jake Westrich is the Digital Content Coordinator for WhatIfSports.com. He can be reached at jwestrich@whatifsports.com.

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