Power Ranking the Top 50 Fantasy Football Studs to Close out the 2012 Season

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Power Ranking the Top 50 Fantasy Football Studs to Close out the 2012 Season
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These are the 50 best fantasy football players for the rest of the 2012 season.

The Fine Print 

1) I will start with the top 10 rest-of season QBs then move on to the top 15 RBs, the top 15 WRs and the top 10 TEs. 

2) With only seven weeks left for teams that will make the fantasy championship, a player having an upcoming bye week obviously hurts their value. It can only be calculated, as pertaining to your team, by subtracting the player's fantasy points/game average against his most suitable replacement for one week. I have run the numbers against best available position players that are available in 70-75 percent of Yahoo! leagues.  

3) I have integrated my matchup algorithm. This takes into account individual scouting grades and snap counts from each member of the unit that will be defending, pass rushing, or covering the player. I then average the individual grades into "position grouping against" grades as a weighted average against fantasy points allowed in standard leagues.

I have taken outcomes of Week 10's variable inputs for each remaining team the player faces, and have averaged them. The rest-of-season matchup index is represented on a scale of 1-100, with 100 being the "best" and zero being the "worst."

By "best" and "worst" I mean this:

Next to the player's opponent, you will see a number between "one" and "32." This number represents the opponent's rank against the featured player's position.

If there is a "one" next to a team, that means it is the best matchup for the player in question. A "32" means it is the worst.

The average of all remaining matchups goes into the index. The lower the number out of 100, the better.

Anything above 50 is tougher than average, anything below 50 is easier than average.

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