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WhatIfSports NFL Fantasy Rankings: Week 12

2008 Week 12 Fantasy Rankings

BtB presents position-by-position cheat sheets
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
Nov. 18, 2008

We present our updated, weekly fantasy football projections. 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, with the sum of the averages of those games being our final predicted outcome. 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 morning for each week. Information on scoring and injury analysis appears at the very bottom of this article.

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

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

  Name Pos Team Opp Points
1. Jeff Garcia QB Buccaneers Lions 25.4
2. Aaron Rodgers QB Packers Saints 21.4
3. Jason Campbell QB Redskins Seahawks 21.3
4. Tony Romo QB Cowboys 49ers 20.6
5. Steve Slaton RB Texans Browns 20.3
6. Jay Cutler QB Broncos Raiders 20.0
7. Marion Barber RB Cowboys 49ers 19.5
8. Warrick Dunn RB Buccaneers Lions 19.4
9. Adrian Peterson RB Vikings Jaguars 19.3
10. Peyton Manning QB Colts Chargers 18.6
11. Kyle Orton QB Bears Rams 18.4
12. Kurt Warner QB Cardinals Giants 17.9
13. Clinton Portis RB Redskins Seahawks 17.5
14. Matt Forte RB Bears Rams 17.3
  Name Pos Team Opp Points
15. Trent Edwards QB Bills Chiefs 16.9
16. DeAngelo Williams RB Panthers Falcons 16.9
17. Philip Rivers QB Chargers Colts 16.5
18. Brady Quinn QB Browns Texans 16.5
19. Drew Brees QB Saints Packers 16.3
20. Chad Pennington QB Dolphins Patriots 16.3
21. Sage Rosenfels QB Texans Browns 16.2
22. Frank Gore RB 49ers Cowboys 16.1
23. Joseph Addai RB Colts Chargers 16.0
24. Larry Fitzgerald WR Cardinals Giants 15.6
25. Anquan Boldin WR Cardinals Giants 15.6
26. Matt Cassel QB Patriots Dolphins 15.5
27. Marshawn Lynch RB Bills Chiefs 15.4
28. Roddy White WR Falcons Panthers 15.4
29. LaDainian Tomlinson RB Chargers Colts 15.4
  Name Pos Team Opp Points
30. Greg Jennings WR Packers Saints 15.3
31. Brandon Jacobs RB Giants Cardinals 14.9
32. Kevin Smith RB Lions Buccaneers 14.9
33. Gus Frerotte QB Vikings Jaguars 14.7
34. Eli Manning QB Giants Cardinals 14.6
35. Kerry Collins QB Titans Jets 14.6
36. Larry Johnson RB Chiefs Bills 14.5
37. Ryan Grant RB Packers Saints 14.2
38. Brandon Marshall WR Broncos Raiders 14.0
39. Tyler Thigpen QB Chiefs Bills 13.8
40. Antonio Bryant WR Buccaneers Lions 13.8
41. Chris Cooley TE Redskins Seahawks 13.8
42. Calvin Johnson WR Lions Buccaneers 13.3
43. JaMarcus Russell QB Raiders Broncos 13.3
44. Bernard Berrian WR Vikings Jaguars 13.2
  Name Pos Team Opp Points
45. Steve Smith WR Panthers Falcons 13.1
46. Andre Johnson WR Texans Browns 13.0
47. Santana Moss WR Redskins Seahawks 13.0
48. Jonathan Stewart RB Panthers Falcons 13.0
49. Jake Delhomme QB Panthers Falcons 12.9
50. Ben Roethlisberger QB Steelers Bengals 12.9
51. Michael Turner RB Falcons Panthers 12.9
52. Peyton Hillis RB Broncos Raiders 12.8
53. Matt Ryan QB Falcons Panthers 12.8
54. Shaun Hill QB 49ers Cowboys 12.7
55. Robbie Gould K Bears Rams 12.4
56. Chris Johnson RB Titans Jets 12.4
57. Ted Ginn Jr. WR Dolphins Patriots 12.1
58. Jerome Harrison RB Browns Texans 12.1
59. Daunte Culpepper QB Lions Buccaneers 12.1
  Name Pos Team Opp Points
60. Jamal Lewis RB Browns Texans 12.1
61. Reggie Wayne WR Colts Chargers 12.1
62. Wes Welker WR Patriots Dolphins 12.0
63. Marc Bulger QB Rams Bears 11.7
64. Terrell Owens WR Cowboys 49ers 11.7
65. Reggie Bush RB Saints Packers 11.5
66. Eddie Royal WR Broncos Raiders 11.4
67. Fred Jackson RB Bills Chiefs 11.4
68. Braylon Edwards WR Browns Texans 11.3
69. Donovan McNabb QB Eagles Ravens 11.3
70. Ronnie Brown RB Dolphins Patriots 11.2
71. Brett Favre QB Jets Titans 11.2
72. David Garrard QB Jaguars Vikings 11.1
73. Jerramy Stevens TE Buccaneers Lions 11.1
74. Matt Hasselbeck QB Seahawks Redskins 11.1
  Name Pos Team Opp Points
75. Carnell Williams RB Buccaneers Lions 11.1
76. Hines Ward WR Steelers Bengals 11.0
77. Ray Rice RB Ravens Eagles 10.9
78. Lee Evans WR Bills Chiefs 10.9
79. Sammy Morris RB Patriots Dolphins 10.7
80. Lance Moore WR Saints Packers 10.7
81. Justin Fargas RB Raiders Broncos 10.6
82. Mason Crosby K Packers Saints 10.5
83. Maurice Jones-Drew RB Jaguars Vikings 10.5
84. Thomas Jones RB Jets Titans 10.5
85. Marques Colston WR Saints Packers 10.3
86. Donnie Avery WR Rams Bears 10.3
87. Greg Camarillo WR Dolphins Patriots 10.3
88. Julius Jones RB Seahawks Redskins 10.3
89. Joe Flacco QB Ravens Eagles 10.2
  Name Pos Team Opp Points
90. Jason Witten TE Cowboys 49ers 10.2
91. Justin Gage WR Titans Jets 10.1
92. Willie Parker RB Steelers Bengals 10.1
93. John Kasay K Panthers Falcons 10.1
94. Donald Driver WR Packers Saints 10.1
95. Rob Bironas K Titans Jets 10.0
96. Brian Westbrook RB Eagles Ravens 9.9
97. Ricky Williams RB Dolphins Patriots 9.9
98. Nate Kaeding K Chargers Colts 9.8
99. Torry Holt WR Rams Bears 9.7
100. P.J. Pope RB Broncos Raiders 9.6
101. DeSean Jackson WR Eagles Ravens 9.6
102. Ryan Fitzpatrick QB Bengals Steelers 9.4
103. Steelers DEF   Bengals 9.3
104. T.J. Houshmandzadeh WR Bengals Steelers 9.2
  Name Pos Team Opp Points
105. Vincent Jackson WR Chargers Colts 9.0
106. Matt Bryant K Buccaneers Lions 9.0
107. Adam Vinatieri K Colts Chargers 9.0
108. Dwayne Bowe WR Chiefs Bills 8.9
109. Neil Rackers K Cardinals Giants 8.9
110. Kevin Walter WR Texans Browns 8.8
111. Nick Folk K Cowboys 49ers 8.8
112. Shaun Suisham K Redskins Seahawks 8.7
113. Chester Taylor RB Vikings Jaguars 8.7
114. Derrick Ward RB Giants Cardinals 8.6
115. Muhsin Muhammad WR Panthers Falcons 8.6
116. Lawrence Tynes K Giants Cardinals 8.6
117. Derrick Mason WR Ravens Eagles 8.4
118. Antonio Pittman RB Rams Bears 8.4
119. Kris Brown K Texans Browns 8.3
  Name Pos Team Opp Points
120. Ryan Longwell K Vikings Jaguars 8.3
121. Kellen Winslow TE Browns Texans 8.3
122. Bobby Wade WR Vikings Jaguars 8.2
123. Zach Miller TE Raiders Broncos 8.2
124. Plaxico Burress WR Giants Cardinals 8.2
125. Matt Prater K Broncos Raiders 8.1
126. Donald Lee TE Packers Saints 8.1
127. Isaac Bruce WR 49ers Cowboys 8.1
128. Jay Feely K Jets Titans 8.0
129. Rian Lindell K Bills Chiefs 7.9
130. J.J. Arrington RB Cardinals Giants 7.9
131. Cedric Benson RB Bengals Steelers 7.9
132. Randy Moss WR Patriots Dolphins 7.8
133. Ronald Curry WR Raiders Broncos 7.8
134. Jerricho Cotchery WR Jets Titans 7.7
  Name Pos Team Opp Points
135. Jeff Reed K Steelers Bengals 7.7
136. Jerious Norwood RB Falcons Panthers 7.7
137. Phil Dawson K Browns Texans 7.6
138. Garrett Hartley K Saints Packers 7.6
139. Rashied Davis WR Bears Rams 7.6
140. Ahman Green RB Texans Browns 7.6
141. Pierre Thomas RB Saints Packers 7.5
142. Brandon Lloyd WR Bears Rams 7.4
143. Dan Carpenter K Dolphins Patriots 7.3
144. Mark Bradley WR Chiefs Bills 7.3
145. Antonio Gates TE Chargers Colts 7.3
146. Bo Scaife TE Titans Jets 7.3
147. Buccaneers DEF   Lions 7.3
148. Stephen Gostkowski K Patriots Dolphins 7.2
149. Josh Reed WR Bills Chiefs 7.2
  Name Pos Team Opp Points
150. Jason Elam K Falcons Panthers 7.1
151. Sebastian Janikowski K Raiders Broncos 7.1
152. Brandon Jones WR Titans Jets 7.0
153. Dustin Keller TE Jets Titans 7.0
154. David Akers K Eagles Ravens 7.0
155. Michael Jenkins WR Falcons Panthers 7.0
156. Josh Scobee K Jaguars Vikings 6.9
157. Kevin Curtis WR Eagles Ravens 6.9
158. Bears DEF   Rams 6.9
159. Marvin Harrison WR Colts Chargers 6.9
160. Santonio Holmes WR Steelers Bengals 6.9
161. Cowboys DEF   49ers 6.8
162. Chris Chambers WR Chargers Colts 6.8
163. Roy Williams WR Cowboys 49ers 6.8
164. Tatum Bell RB Broncos Raiders 6.8
  Name Pos Team Opp Points
165. Laveranues Coles WR Jets Titans 6.8
166. Michael Clayton WR Buccaneers Lions 6.7
167. Matt Stover K Ravens Eagles 6.7
168. Koren Robinson WR Seahawks Redskins 6.6
169. Jason Hanson K Lions Buccaneers 6.5
170. Antwaan Randle El WR Redskins Seahawks 6.4
171. LenDale White RB Titans Jets 6.4
172. Tony Gonzalez TE Chiefs Bills 6.4
173. Shayne Graham K Bengals Steelers 6.4
174. Titans DEF   Jets 6.2
175. Tim Hightower RB Cardinals Giants 6.2
176. Anthony Gonzalez WR Colts Chargers 6.1
177. Amani Toomer WR Giants Cardinals 6.1
178. Josh Brown K Rams Bears 6.0
179. Olindo Mare K Seahawks Redskins 6.0
  Name Pos Team Opp Points
180. Eagles DEF   Ravens 5.9
181. Owen Daniels TE Texans Browns 5.9
182. Le'Ron McClain RB Ravens Eagles 5.9
183. Jason Hill WR 49ers Cowboys 5.9
184. Kevin Boss TE Giants Cardinals 5.8
185. Dallas Clark TE Colts Chargers 5.8
186. Bobby Engram WR Seahawks Redskins 5.8
187. Ravens DEF   Eagles 5.7
188. Redskins DEF   Seahawks 5.7
189. Connor Barth K Chiefs Bills 5.7
190. Fred Taylor RB Jaguars Vikings 5.7
191. Joe Nedney K 49ers Cowboys 5.7
192. BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB Patriots Dolphins 5.7
193. Nate Washington WR Steelers Bengals 5.5
194. Mewelde Moore RB Steelers Bengals 5.5
  Name Pos Team Opp Points
195. Darren McFadden RB Raiders Broncos 5.4
196. Giants DEF   Cardinals 5.4
197. Bryant Johnson WR 49ers Cowboys 5.4
198. Desmond Clark TE Bears Rams 5.2
199. Vikings DEF   Jaguars 5.2
200. Dolphins DEF   Patriots 5.2

 

* The individual players and defensive teams below 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 six points, each 25 yards passing are one point, interceptions are minus two points, fumbles lost are minus two points, each 10 yards receiving are one point and two-point conversions are two points.

For kickers, all extra points are one point and all field goals are at least three 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 included in overall rankings) earn one point for each solo tackle, one point for each sack, two 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 strictly 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.

Injuries are accounted for based on a player's past history and the likelihood of missing games due to injury. This is reflected in his games played (GP) value.

However, unless the injury is already known and takes place at the beginning of the season, the players are arbitrarily injured throughout the season (as opposed to just at the end or beginning of the year).

Players with less than 16 GP will likely vary the most from their projected numbers because they are injury-prone or have depth chart and playing time concerns.

Paul Bessire is the Senior Quantitative Analyst and Content Manager for WhatIfSports.com and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, Paul can be reached at BtB@whatifsports.com. Thanks!

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