2012 NFL Week 1 Fantasy Projections: Matthew Stafford and Tom Brady Top List

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2012 NFL Week 1 Fantasy Projections: Matthew Stafford and Tom Brady Top List
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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: 10 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.

 

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2012 Week 1 Fantasy Football Leaders
  Name Pos Team Points
1 Matthew Stafford QB Lions 24.8
2 Tom Brady QB Patriots 24.8
3 Drew Brees QB Saints 23.5
4 Cam Newton QB Panthers 22.8
5 Robert Griffin III QB Redskins 21.7
6 Josh Freeman QB Buccaneers 20.4
7 Aaron Rodgers QB Packers 19.7
8 Eli Manning QB Giants 19.2
9 Jay Cutler QB Bears 19
10 Michael Vick QB Eagles 18.9
11 Ben Roethlisberger QB Steelers 18.8
12 Tony Romo QB Cowboys 18.5
13 Philip Rivers QB Chargers 18.3
14 Ryan Fitzpatrick QB Bills 18.2
  Name Pos Team Points
15 LeSean McCoy RB Eagles 18
16 Brandon Weeden QB Browns 18
17 Carson Palmer QB Raiders 17.9
18 Matt Schaub QB Texans 17.8
19 Matt Forte RB Bears 17.5
20 Joe Flacco QB Ravens 17.4
21 Arian Foster RB Texans 17
22 Mark Sanchez QB Jets 16.7
23 Darren McFadden RB Raiders 16.7
24 Russell Wilson QB Seahawks 16.6
25 Peyton Manning QB Broncos 16.4
26 Steven Jackson RB Rams 16.3
27 Sam Bradford QB Rams 16.2
28 Fred Jackson RB Bills 16.2
  Name Pos Team Points
29 Christian Ponder QB Vikings 16.2
30 Matt Ryan QB Falcons 16.1
31 Ray Rice RB Ravens 16
32 Jake Locker QB Titans 15.7
33 Andy Dalton QB Bengals 15.7
34 Andrew Luck QB Colts 15.1
35 Matt Cassel QB Chiefs 14.8
36 DeMarco Murray RB Cowboys 14.3
37 Alex Smith QB 49ers 14.2
38 John Skelton QB Cardinals 14
39 Chris Johnson RB Titans 13.9
40 Blaine Gabbert QB Jaguars 13.8
41 Marshawn Lynch RB Seahawks 13.6
42 Calvin Johnson WR Lions 13
  Name Pos Team Points
43 Trent Richardson RB Browns 12.6
44 DeAngelo Williams RB Panthers 12.5
45 Jamaal Charles RB Chiefs 12.2
46 Willis McGahee RB Broncos 12.2
47 Ahmad Bradshaw RB Giants 12.2
48 Shonn Greene RB Jets 12.1
49 Michael Turner RB Falcons 12.1
50 Doug Martin RB Buccaneers 12.1
51 Beanie Wells RB Cardinals 11.8
52 Jonathan Stewart RB Panthers 11.6
53 Frank Gore RB 49ers 11.5
54 Wes Welker WR Patriots 11.2
55 Darren Sproles RB Saints 11.1
56 Ryan Tannehill QB Dolphins 11
  Name Pos Team Points
57 Michael Bush RB Bears 10.9
58 Reggie Bush RB Dolphins 10.8
59 Kevin Smith RB Lions 10.7
60 Stevan Ridley RB Patriots 10.7
61 Robbie Gould K Bears 10.3
62 BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB Bengals 10.3
63 Isaac Redman RB Steelers 10.2
64 Victor Cruz WR Giants 9.9
65 Mark Ingram RB Saints 9.9
66 Andre Johnson WR Texans 9.9
67 Evan Royster RB Redskins 9.8
68 Toby Gerhart RB Vikings 9.7
69 Mike Wallace WR Steelers 9.5
70 Jimmy Graham TE Saints 9.5
  Name Pos Team Points
71 Larry Fitzgerald WR Cardinals 9.5
72 Antonio Brown WR Steelers 9.5
73 Donald Brown RB Colts 9.4
74 Greg Jennings WR Packers 9.3
75 Matt Bryant K Falcons 9.3
76 Shayne Graham K Texans 9.2
77 Miles Austin WR Cowboys 9.2
78 Jason Hanson K Lions 9.2
79 A.J. Green WR Bengals 9.2
80 Brandon Marshall WR Bears 9.1
81 Ronnie Brown RB Chargers 9.1
82 Rob Gronkowski TE Patriots 9.1
83 Steve Smith WR Panthers 9.1
84 Vincent Jackson WR Buccaneers 9.1
  Name Pos Team Points
85 Brandon Lloyd WR Patriots 9.1
86 Garrett Hartley K Saints 8.9
87 Steven Hauschka K Seahawks 8.9
88 Rashad Jennings RB Jaguars 8.9
89 Sebastian Janikowski K Raiders 8.8
90 Sidney Rice WR Seahawks 8.8
91 Rian Lindell K Bills 8.8
92 Roddy White WR Falcons 8.7
93 Alex Henery K Eagles 8.7
94 Nate Kaeding K Chargers 8.7
95 Dez Bryant WR Cowboys 8.6
96 Percy Harvin WR Vikings 8.6
97 Blair Walsh K Vikings 8.6
98 Seattle Seahawks DEF
8.6
  Name Pos Team Points
99 Stevie Johnson WR Bills 8.5
100 Shaun Suisham K Steelers 8.4
101 Marques Colston WR Saints 8.4
102 Stephen Gostkowski K Patriots 8.3
103 Malcom Floyd WR Chargers 8.3
104 Julio Jones WR Falcons 8.3
105 Matt Prater K Broncos 8.2
106 Demaryius Thomas WR Broncos 8.2
107 Jay Feely K Cardinals 8.2
108 Mason Crosby K Packers 8.2
109 Dwayne Bowe WR Chiefs 8.1
110 Denarius Moore WR Raiders 8.1
111 Mike Williams WR Buccaneers 8.1
112 Justin Tucker K Ravens 8
  Name Pos Team Points
113 Phil Dawson K Browns 7.9
114 Mike Nugent K Bengals 7.9
115 Jordy Nelson WR Packers 7.8
116 Pierre Garcon WR Redskins 7.7
117 David Akers K 49ers 7.7
118 C.J. Spiller RB Bills 7.7
119 Peyton Hillis RB Chiefs 7.7
120 Greg Zuerlein K Rams 7.7
121 Nick Folk K Jets 7.6
122 Lawrence Tynes K Giants 7.6
123 Billy Cundiff K Redskins 7.6
124 Rob Bironas K Titans 7.6
125 Ben Tate RB Texans 7.5
126 Hakeem Nicks WR Giants 7.5
  Name Pos Team Points
127 Santonio Holmes WR Jets 7.5
128 Ryan Succop K Chiefs 7.5
129 Torrey Smith WR Ravens 7.4
130 Cedric Benson RB Packers 7.3
131 Dan Bailey K Cowboys 7.3
132 Adam Vinatieri K Colts 7.3
133 Anquan Boldin WR Ravens 7.2
134 Dan Carpenter K Dolphins 7.1
135 Robert Meachem WR Chargers 7.1
136 New England Patriots DEF
7.1
137 Greg Olsen TE Panthers 7.1
138 Jeremy Maclin WR Eagles 7.1
139 DeSean Jackson WR Eagles 7
140 Golden Tate WR Seahawks 7
  Name Pos Team Points
141 Aaron Hernandez TE Patriots 7
142 Brandon Pettigrew TE Lions 7
143 Daniel Thomas RB Dolphins 7
144 Darrius Heyward-Bey WR Raiders 7
145 Houston Texans DEF
7
146 Reggie Wayne WR Colts 7
147 Kendall Hunter RB 49ers 7
148 Roy Helu RB Redskins 6.9
149 Arizona Cardinals DEF
6.9
150 Jermichael Finley TE Packers 6.9
151 Josh Scobee K Jaguars 6.9
152 Minnesota Vikings DEF
6.9
153 Baltimore Ravens DEF
6.9
154 Fred Davis TE Redskins 6.8
  Name Pos Team Points
155 Greg Little WR Browns 6.8
156 Mohamed Massaquoi WR Browns 6.7
157 Michael Jenkins WR Vikings 6.7
158 Justin Medlock K Panthers 6.6
159 Devin Hester WR Bears 6.6
160 Eddie Royal WR Chargers 6.6
161 Kendall Wright WR Titans 6.6
162 Mario Manningham WR 49ers 6.6
163 Devery Henderson WR Saints 6.6
164 Atlanta Falcons DEF
6.5
165 Chicago Bears DEF
6.5
166 Eric Decker WR Broncos 6.5
167 Antonio Gates TE Chargers 6.5
168 Felix Jones RB Cowboys 6.4
  Name Pos Team Points
169 New York Giants DEF
6.4
170 Jared Cook TE Titans 6.4
171 Detroit Lions DEF
6.4
172 Dallas Cowboys DEF
6.3
173 Danny Amendola WR Rams 6.3
174 Philadelphia Eagles DEF
6.3
175 Laurent Robinson WR Jaguars 6.3
176 Connor Barth K Buccaneers 6.3
177 Owen Daniels TE Texans 6.3
178 Cincinnati Bengals DEF
6.2
179 Jacob Tamme TE Broncos 6.2
180 Vernon Davis TE 49ers 6.2
181 Jacoby Ford WR Raiders 6.2
182 Andre Roberts WR Cardinals 6.2
  Name Pos Team Points
183 Michael Crabtree WR 49ers 6.1
184 Tony Gonzalez TE Falcons 6.1
185 Donald Jones WR Bills 6.1
186 Joe McKnight RB Jets 6
187 Maurice Jones-Drew RB Jaguars 6
188 Austin Collie WR Colts 6
189 Josh Gordon WR Browns 5.9
190 Stephen Hill WR Jets 5.9
191 Oakland Raiders DEF
5.9
192 Jacksonville Jaguars DEF
5.9
193 Josh Morgan WR Redskins 5.9
194 Buffalo Bills DEF
5.8
195 Titus Young WR Lions 5.8
196 Shane Vereen RB Patriots 5.8
  Name Pos Team Points
197 Jermaine Gresham TE Bengals 5.8
198 Benjamin Watson TE Browns 5.7
199 Mewelde Moore RB Colts 5.7
200 Denver Broncos DEF
5.6
201 Preston Parker WR Buccaneers 5.6
202 Tony Scheffler TE Lions 5.6
203 Jeremy Kerley WR Jets 5.6
204 New York Jets DEF
5.6
205 Kyle Rudolph TE Vikings 5.6
206 Marcedes Lewis TE Jaguars 5.6
207 San Francisco 49ers DEF
5.6
208 Doug Baldwin WR Seahawks 5.5
209 New Orleans Saints DEF
5.5
210 Legedu Naanee WR Dolphins 5.5
  Name Pos Team Points
211 Green Bay Packers DEF
5.5
212 Lance Ball RB Broncos 5.5
213 Nate Washington WR Titans 5.5
214 David Nelson WR Bills 5.5
215 Miami Dolphins DEF
5.4
216 Jonathan Dwyer RB Steelers 5.4
217 Nate Burleson WR Lions 5.4
218 Brandon Gibson WR Rams 5.4
219 Dallas Clark TE Buccaneers 5.4
220 Justin Blackmon WR Jaguars 5.4
221 St. Louis Rams DEF
5.3
222 Damian Williams WR Titans 5.3
223 Jon Baldwin WR Chiefs 5.2
224 Carolina Panthers DEF
5.2
  Name Pos Team Points
225 San Diego Chargers DEF
5.2
226 Brandon LaFell WR Panthers 5.2
227 LeGarrette Blount RB Buccaneers 5.2
228 Pittsburgh Steelers DEF
5.1
229 Earl Bennett WR Bears 5.1
230 Lance Kendricks TE Rams 5.1
231 James Jones WR Packers 5.1
232 Steve Smith WR Rams 5.1
233 Brandon Tate WR Bengals 5
234 Ryan Williams RB Cardinals 5
235 Montario Hardesty RB Browns 5
236 Keiland Williams RB Lions 5
237 David Wilson RB Giants 5
238 Santana Moss WR Redskins 4.9
  Name Pos Team Points
239 Heath Miller TE Steelers 4.9
240 Tampa Bay Buccaneers DEF
4.9
241 Steve Breaston WR Chiefs 4.9
242 Early Doucet WR Cardinals 4.9
243 Donnie Avery WR Colts 4.9
244 Julian Edelman WR Patriots 4.8
245 Dustin Keller TE Jets 4.8
246 Jason Snelling RB Falcons 4.8
247 Javon Ringer RB Titans 4.7
248 Bernard Scott RB Bengals 4.7
249 Kansas City Chiefs DEF
4.7
250 Jerricho Cotchery WR Steelers 4.7
251 Jackie Battle RB Chargers 4.7
252 Robert Turbin RB Seahawks 4.7
  Name Pos Team Points
253 Taiwan Jones RB Raiders 4.7
254 Armon Binns WR Bengals 4.7
255 Isaiah Pead RB Rams 4.7
256 Anthony Fasano TE Dolphins 4.6
257 Lance Moore WR Saints 4.6
258 Mike Thomas WR Jaguars 4.6
259 Domenik Hixon WR Giants 4.6
260 Pierre Thomas RB Saints 4.6
261 Cleveland Browns DEF
4.5
262 Jacoby Jones WR Ravens 4.5
263 Scott Chandler TE Bills 4.5
264 Brent Celek TE Eagles 4.5
265 Louis Murphy WR Panthers 4.4
266 Martellus Bennett TE Giants 4.3
  Name Pos Team Points
267 Brandon Myers TE Raiders 4.3
268 Harry Douglas WR Falcons 4.3
269 Brian Quick WR Rams 4.3
270 Kevin Walter WR Texans 4.3
271 Ed Dickson TE Ravens 4.3
272 Coby Fleener TE Colts 4.3
273 Zach Miller TE Seahawks 4.3
274 Dion Lewis RB Eagles 4.2
275 Washington Redskins DEF
4.2
276 Tennessee Titans DEF
4.2
277 Devin Aromashodu WR Vikings 4.2
278 James Starks RB Packers 4.2
279 Ryan Broyles WR Lions 4.2
280 Keshawn Martin WR Texans 4.1
  Name Pos Team Points
281 Kevin Ogletree WR Cowboys 4
282 Brian Hartline WR Dolphins 3.9
283 Jason Avant WR Eagles 3.9
284 Davone Bess WR Dolphins 3.8
285 Tony Moeaki TE Chiefs 3.8
286 Randy Moss WR