2011 NFL Week 17 Fantasy Projections: Brees Breaks Record with a Game to Spare

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2011 NFL Week 17 Fantasy Projections: Brees Breaks Record with a Game to Spare
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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 six points.

QBs: 25 passing yards is one point.

QBs: Interceptions are -2 points.

RBs: 10 rushing yards is one point.

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

WRs, TE and RBs: 10 yards receiving is one point.

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

K: 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.

DEF: A sack is one point, an interception is two points and each DEF touchdown is six points.

2011 Week 17 Fantasy Football Leaders
  Name Pos Team Points
1 Drew Brees QB Saints 26.7
2 Tom Brady QB Patriots 25.6
3 Cam Newton QB Panthers 22.8
4 Michael Vick QB Eagles 21.7
5 LeSean McCoy RB Eagles 21.3
6 Eli Manning QB Giants 21
7 Tony Romo QB Cowboys 20.8
8 Matt Ryan QB Falcons 20.4
9 Aaron Rodgers QB Packers 19.9
10 Mark Sanchez QB Jets 19.6
11 Matthew Stafford QB Lions 18.7
12 Philip Rivers QB Chargers 18.5
13 Josh Freeman QB Buccaneers 18.2
14 Ryan Fitzpatrick QB Bills 18.1
  Name Pos Team Points
15 Michael Turner RB Falcons 18
16 Frank Gore RB 49ers 17.7
17 Carson Palmer QB Raiders 17.7
18 Alex Smith QB 49ers 16.4
19 Josh McCown QB Bears 16.4
20 Joe Flacco QB Ravens 16
21 Rex Grossman QB Redskins 15.3
22 Maurice Jones-Drew RB Jaguars 15.3
23 Felix Jones RB Cowboys 15.2
24 Shonn Greene RB Jets 15.2
25 Matt Moore QB Dolphins 15.1
26 Charlie Batch QB Steelers 14.8
27 Tarvaris Jackson QB Seahawks 14.7
28 Kyle Orton QB Chiefs 14.6
  Name Pos Team Points
29 Ray Rice RB Ravens 14.5
30 Arian Foster RB Texans 14.4
31 Rashard Mendenhall RB Steelers 14.2
32 Tim Tebow QB Broncos 14.1
33 T.J. Yates QB Texans 14
34 C.J. Spiller RB Bills 13.9
35 Beanie Wells RB Cardinals 13.8
36 Darren McFadden RB Raiders 13.7
37 John Skelton QB Cardinals 13.7
38 DeAngelo Williams RB Panthers 13.3
39 Willis McGahee RB Broncos 13.3
40 Matt Hasselbeck QB Titans 13.3
41 Ryan Mathews RB Chargers 13
42 Dan Orlovsky QB Colts 12.8
  Name Pos Team Points
43 Seneca Wallace QB Browns 12.7
44 Andy Dalton QB Bengals 12.5
45 Blaine Gabbert QB Jaguars 12
46 James Starks RB Packers 11.9
47 Christian Ponder QB Vikings 11.9
48 Marshawn Lynch RB Seahawks 11.9
49 San Francisco 49ers DEF
11.8
50 Roy Helu RB Redskins 11.7
51 Reggie Bush RB Dolphins 11.7
52 Wes Welker WR Patriots 11.6
53 Ahmad Bradshaw RB Giants 11.6
54 Jonathan Stewart RB Panthers 11.4
55 Steven Jackson RB Rams 11.3
56 Kellen Clemens QB Rams 11.3
  Name Pos Team Points
57 LeGarrette Blount RB Buccaneers 11.3
58 Toby Gerhart RB Vikings 11.2
59 Calvin Johnson WR Lions 11
60 Chris Johnson RB Titans 10.9
61 Mike Wallace WR Steelers 10.8
62 Victor Cruz WR Giants 10.5
63 Kahlil Bell RB Bears 10.3
64 Mike Williams WR Buccaneers 10.2
65 Roddy White WR Falcons 10.2
66 Darren Sproles RB Saints 10.2
67 Larry Fitzgerald WR Cardinals 10.1
68 Maurice Morris RB Lions 10
69 BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB Patriots 10
70 Danny Woodhead RB Patriots 9.9
  Name Pos Team Points
71 Joseph Addai RB Colts 9.9
72 David Akers K 49ers 9.8
73 Mark Ingram RB Saints 9.7
74 Cedric Benson RB Bengals 9.7
75 Peyton Hillis RB Browns 9.6
76 Julio Jones WR Falcons 9.5
77 Dwayne Bowe WR Chiefs 9.5
78 Jay Feely K Cardinals 9.4
79 Vincent Jackson WR Chargers 9.4
80 Shaun Suisham K Steelers 9.3
81 Deion Branch WR Patriots 9.3
82 Stevie Johnson WR Bills 9.3
83 Dexter McCluster RB Chiefs 9.2
84 Jordy Nelson WR Packers 9.2
  Name Pos Team Points
85 Rob Gronkowski TE Patriots 9.2
86 Santana Moss WR Redskins 9.1
87 Percy Harvin WR Vikings 9
88 Steve Smith WR Panthers 9
89 John Kasay K Saints 8.9
90 Jimmy Graham TE Saints 8.9
91 Torrey Smith WR Ravens 8.8
92 Arizona Cardinals DEF
8.8
93 Marques Colston WR Saints 8.7
94 Pierre Garcon WR Colts 8.7
95 Darrius Heyward-Bey WR Raiders 8.7
96 Miles Austin WR Cowboys 8.7
97 Dan Bailey K Cowboys 8.6
98 Jason Witten TE Cowboys 8.6
  Name Pos Team Points
99 Michael Bush RB Raiders 8.6
100 Ryan Grant RB Packers 8.5
101 Jacksonville Jaguars DEF
8.5
102 Ben Tate RB Texans 8.4
103 Tony Gonzalez TE Falcons 8.4
104 Hakeem Nicks WR Giants 8.4
105 Santonio Holmes WR Jets 8.4
106 Matt Bryant K Falcons 8.4
107 Ryan Longwell K Vikings 8.3
108 Brandon Marshall WR Dolphins 8.3
109 Philadelphia Eagles DEF
8.3
110 Doug Baldwin WR Seahawks 8.3
111 Michael Crabtree WR 49ers 8.3
112 Robbie Gould K Bears 8.2
  Name Pos Team Points
113 Antonio Gates TE Chargers 8.1
114 Stephen Gostkowski K Patriots 8.1
115 A.J. Green WR Bengals 8.1
116 Mario Manningham WR Giants 8
117 Brandon Lloyd WR Rams 8
118 Neil Rackers K Texans 8
119 Sebastian Janikowski K Raiders 7.9
120 David Nelson WR Bills 7.9
121 Brandon Jacobs RB Giants 7.9
122 Dustin Keller TE Jets 7.9
123 Chicago Bears DEF
7.8
124 Nick Folk K Jets 7.8
125 Olindo Mare K Panthers 7.8
126 Ryan Succop K Chiefs 7.8
  Name Pos Team Points
127 Alex Henery K Eagles 7.6
128 Daniel Thomas RB Dolphins 7.6
129 Denarius Moore WR Raiders 7.5
130 Nick Novak K Chargers 7.5
131 New York Jets DEF
7.5
132 Robert Meachem WR Saints 7.4
133 Matt Prater K Broncos 7.4
134 Cincinnati Bengals DEF
7.4
135 Lawrence Tynes K Giants 7.4
136 Phil Dawson K Browns 7.4
137 Reggie Wayne WR Colts 7.3
138 Houston Texans DEF
7.3
139 Jackie Battle RB Chiefs 7.2
140 Seattle Seahawks DEF
7.2
  Name Pos Team Points
141 Mike Thomas WR Jaguars 7.2
142 Jermichael Finley TE Packers 7.2
143 Connor Barth K Buccaneers 7.2
144 Mike Tolbert RB Chargers 7.2
145 Steve Breaston WR Chiefs 7.2
146 Brandon Pettigrew TE Lions 7.1
147 Preston Parker WR Buccaneers 7.1
148 Jabar Gaffney WR Redskins 7.1
149 Rob Bironas K Titans 7.1
150 Earl Bennett WR Bears 7.1
151 Pittsburgh Steelers DEF
7.1
152 Armando Allen RB Bears 7
153 Andre Johnson WR Texans 7
154 Nate Washington WR Titans 7
  Name Pos Team Points
155 Jason Hanson K Lions 7
156 Dave Rayner K Bills 7
157 Mason Crosby K Packers 7
158 Oakland Raiders DEF
7
159 DeSean Jackson WR Eagles 7
160 Damian Williams WR Titans 6.9
161 Baltimore Ravens DEF
6.9
162 Greg Olsen TE Panthers 6.9
163 Shayne Graham K Dolphins 6.9
164 Vernon Davis TE 49ers 6.9
165 Kendall Hunter RB 49ers 6.9
166 Devin Hester WR Bears 6.8
167 Roy Williams WR Bears 6.7
168 Laurent Robinson WR Cowboys 6.7
  Name Pos Team Points
169 Mohamed Massaquoi WR Browns 6.6
170 Minnesota Vikings DEF
6.5
171 Plaxico Burress WR Jets 6.4
172 Ben Obomanu WR Seahawks 6.4
173 Kellen Winslow TE Buccaneers 6.4
174 Billy Cundiff K Ravens 6.4
175 Malcom Floyd WR Chargers 6.4
176 Josh Scobee K Jaguars 6.4
177 Jerome Simpson WR Bengals 6.4
178 Antonio Brown WR Steelers 6.3
179 Early Doucet WR Cardinals 6.3
180 Marcedes Lewis TE Jaguars 6.3
181 Steven Hauschka K Seahawks 6.3
182 Aaron Hernandez TE Patriots 6.2
  Name Pos Team Points
183 Indianapolis Colts DEF
6.2
184 New York Giants DEF
6.2
185 Mike Nugent K Bengals 6.2
186 Kevin Smith RB Lions 6.2
187 Green Bay Packers DEF
6.1
188 Dez Bryant WR Cowboys 6
189 Arrelious Benn WR Buccaneers 6
190 Graham Gano K Redskins 5.9
191 Cleveland Browns DEF
5.9
192 Denver Broncos DEF
5.9
193 Miami Dolphins DEF
5.9
194 Donald Driver WR Packers 5.8
195 Dallas Cowboys DEF
5.8
196 James Jones WR Packers 5.8
  Name Pos Team Points
197 Adam Vinatieri K Colts 5.8
198 Devery Henderson WR Saints 5.7
199 Jacob Tamme TE Colts 5.6
200 LaDainian Tomlinson RB Jets 5.6
201 Montario Hardesty RB Browns 5.6
202 Ted Ginn Jr. WR 49ers 5.6
203 Joshua Cribbs WR Browns 5.5
204 Jacoby Ford WR Raiders 5.5
205 Lorenzo Booker RB Vikings 5.5
206 Jeremy Maclin WR Eagles 5.4
207 Donte' Stallworth WR Redskins 5.4
208 Nate Burleson WR Lions 5.4
209 Greg Little WR Browns 5.4
210 New Orleans Saints DEF
5.4
  Name Pos Team Points
211 New England Patriots DEF
5.3
212 Isaac Redman RB Steelers 5.3
213 Kansas City Chiefs DEF
5.3
214 Danario Alexander WR Rams 5.3
215 Brent Celek TE Eagles 5.3
216 Atlanta Falcons DEF
5.3
217 Davone Bess WR Dolphins 5.3
218 Owen Daniels TE Texans 5.3
219 Tashard Choice RB Bills 5.2
220 Jared Cook TE Titans 5.2
221 Tennessee Titans DEF
5.2
222 Josh Brown K Rams 5.1
223 Detroit Lions DEF
5.1
224 Jermaine Gresham TE Bengals 5.1
  Name Pos Team Points
225 Anthony Fasano TE Dolphins 5.1
226 Kevin Boss TE Raiders 5
227 Jason Avant WR Eagles 5
228 Washington Redskins DEF
4.9
229 Visanthe Shiancoe TE Vikings 4.9
230 Brandon LaFell WR Panthers 4.8
231 Kyle Williams WR 49ers 4.8
232 Jonathan Baldwin WR Chiefs 4.8
233 Tampa Bay Buccaneers DEF
4.8
234 Devin Aromashodu WR Vikings 4.8
235 Andre Roberts WR Cardinals 4.8
236 Golden Tate WR Seahawks 4.7
237 Jacoby Jones WR Texans 4.7
238 Lance Kendricks TE Rams 4.7
  Name Pos Team Points
239 Lavelle Hawkins WR Titans 4.6
240 Demaryius Thomas WR Broncos 4.6
241 San Diego Chargers DEF
4.6
242 Pierre Thomas RB Saints 4.6
243 Travis Beckum TE Giants 4.5
244 Carolina Panthers DEF
4.5
245 Heath Miller TE Steelers 4.4
246 Lee Evans WR Ravens 4.4
247 St. Louis Rams DEF
4.4
248 Donald Brown RB Colts 4.3
249 Titus Young WR Lions 4.3
250 Brian Hartline WR Dolphins 4.3
251 Vincent Brown WR Chargers 4.3
252 Leon Washington RB Seahawks 4.3
  Name Pos Team Points
253 Scott Chandler TE Bills 4.2
254 Jeremy Kerley WR Jets 4.2
255 Lance Ball RB Broncos 4.2
256 Kevin Walter WR Texans 4.1
257 Harry Douglas WR Falcons 4.1
258 Naaman Roosevelt WR Bills 4
259 Jamie Harper RB Titans 4
260 Sammy Morris RB Cowboys 4
261 Eric Decker WR Broncos 3.9
262 Deji Karim RB Jaguars 3.9
263 Logan Paulsen TE Redskins 3.9
264 Buffalo Bills DEF
3.8
265 Jarett Dillard WR Jaguars 3.8
266 Bernard Scott RB Bengals 3.7
  Name Pos Team Points
267 Greg Camarillo WR Vikings 3.7
268 Kellen Davis TE Bears 3.7
269 Carnell Williams RB Rams 3.6
270 Ed Dickson TE Ravens 3.6
271 Andre Caldwell WR Bengals 3.6
272 Todd Heap TE Cardinals 3.6
273 Jason Snelling RB Falcons 3.6
274 Jeremy Shockey TE Panthers 3.6
275 Leonard Pope TE Chiefs 3.5
276 Hines Ward WR Steelers 3.5
277 Evan Moore TE Browns 3.5
278 Chad Ochocinco WR Patriots 3.2
279 Ryan Torain RB Redskins 3.2
280 Dane Sanzenbacher WR Bears 3.2
  Name Pos Team Points
281 Austin Collie WR Colts 3.2
282 Chastin West WR Jaguars 3.1
283 Ronnie Brown RB Eagles 3.1
284 Brad Smith WR Bills 3.1
285 Dennis Pitta TE Ravens 3.1
286 Zach Miller TE Seahawks 3.1
287 Brandon Gibson WR Rams 3.1
288 LaQuan Williams WR Ravens 3
289 Daniel Hardy TE Saints 2.9
290 Randall Cobb WR Packers 2.9
291 Tony Scheffler TE Lions 2.9
292 Ricky Williams RB Ravens 2.9
293 Armanti Edwards WR Panthers 2.8
294 Randy McMichael TE Chargers 2.7
  Name Pos Team Points
295 Anthony McCoy TE Seahawks 2.6
296 Tandon Doss WR Ravens 2.6
297 LaRod Stephens-Howling RB Cardinals 2.5
298 Patrick Turner WR Jets 2.4
299 Eddie Royal WR Broncos 2.4
300 Kevin Ogletree WR Cowboys 2.3
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