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Week 9 Fantasy Football Rankings

Fantasy football projections, predictions and cheat sheets
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
November 3rd, 2009

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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. 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 each week. Information on scoring appears at the 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

 NamePosTeamOppPoints
1.Aaron RodgersQBPackersBuccaneers23.7
2.Drew BreesQBSaintsPanthers23.6
3.Peyton ManningQBColtsTexans22.9
4.Donovan McNabbQBEaglesCowboys21.3
5.Tom BradyQBPatriotsDolphins20.1
6.Ryan GrantRBPackersBuccaneers19.7
7.Philip RiversQBChargersGiants17.7
8.Ray RiceRBRavensBengals17.6
9.Joe FlaccoQBRavensBengals17.4
10.Tony RomoQBCowboysEagles17.2
11.Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelersBroncos17.1
12.Matt HasselbeckQBSeahawksLions17.1
13.Matt SchaubQBTexansColts17.1
14.Maurice Jones-DrewRBJaguarsChiefs17.1
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
15.Frank GoreRB49ersTitans16.9
16.Chris JohnsonRBTitans49ers16.9
17.Pierre ThomasRBSaintsPanthers16.7
18.Michael TurnerRBFalconsRedskins16.5
19.Jay CutlerQBBearsCardinals15.8
20.Kurt WarnerQBCardinalsBears15.7
21.DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthersSaints15.7
22.Matt RyanQBFalconsRedskins15.2
23.Carson PalmerQBBengalsRavens15.0
24.Matt CasselQBChiefsJaguars15.0
25.Ronnie BrownRBDolphinsPatriots14.9
26.Matt ForteRBBearsCardinals14.7
27.Joseph AddaiRBColtsTexans14.7
28.Cedric BensonRBBengalsRavens14.7
29.Alex SmithQB49ersTitans14.6
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
30.David GarrardQBJaguarsChiefs14.5
31.Ryan MoatsRBTexansColts14.4
32.Brian WestbrookRBEaglesCowboys14.3
33.Clinton PortisRBRedskinsFalcons13.9
34.Julius JonesRBSeahawksLions13.7
35.Marion BarberRBCowboysEagles13.6
36.Ricky WilliamsRBDolphinsPatriots13.4
37.Rashard MendenhallRBSteelersBroncos13.2
38.Chad OchocincoWRBengalsRavens13.2
39.Reggie WayneWRColtsTexans13.2
40.Kyle OrtonQBBroncosSteelers13.0
41.Wes WelkerWRPatriotsDolphins12.9
42.Vince YoungQBTitans49ers12.9
43.Tim HightowerRBCardinalsBears12.7
44.Marques ColstonWRSaintsPanthers12.5
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
45.Brandon JacobsRBGiantsChargers12.3
46.Vincent JacksonWRChargersGiants12.2
47.Miles AustinWRCowboysEagles12.0
48.Andre JohnsonWRTexansColts11.7
49.Eli ManningQBGiantsChargers11.4
50.Randy MossWRPatriotsDolphins11.4
51.Greg JenningsWRPackersBuccaneers11.3
52.DeSean JacksonWREaglesCowboys11.3
53.Knowshon MorenoRBBroncosSteelers11.1
54.Kolby SmithRBChiefsJaguars10.6
55.Dallas ClarkTEColtsTexans10.6
56.Donald DriverWRPackersBuccaneers10.4
57.Josh FreemanQBBuccaneersPackers10.3
58.Jeremy ShockeyTESaintsPanthers10.3
59.Jason CampbellQBRedskinsFalcons10.3
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
60.Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinalsBears10.2
61.Nate BurlesonWRSeahawksLions10.2
62.Steve SmithWRGiantsChargers10.2
63.Roddy WhiteWRFalconsRedskins10.1
64.Devin HesterWRBearsCardinals10.1
65.Matthew StaffordQBLionsSeahawks10.0
66.Brent CelekTEEaglesCowboys9.8
67.Steve SmithWRPanthersSaints9.7
68.LeSean McCoyRBEaglesCowboys9.5
69.Hines WardWRSteelersBroncos9.4
70.Kevin SmithRBLionsSeahawks9.4
71.Jamaal CharlesRBChiefsJaguars9.4
72.Sammy MorrisRBPatriotsDolphins9.4
73.Nick FolkKCowboysEagles9.4
74.Jeff ReedKSteelersBroncos9.3
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
75.Chad HenneQBDolphinsPatriots9.3
76.Steve SlatonRBTexansColts9.3
77.John CarneyKSaintsPanthers9.2
78.LaDainian TomlinsonRBChargersGiants9.2
79.Nate KaedingKChargersGiants9.2
80.Derrick WardRBBuccaneersPackers9.2
81.Antonio GatesTEChargersGiants9.1
82.Robbie GouldKBearsCardinals9.1
83.Steve BreastonWRCardinalsBears9.0
84.Jake DelhommeQBPanthersSaints8.9
85.Carnell WilliamsRBBuccaneersPackers8.9
86.Shayne GrahamKBengalsRavens8.9
87.Tony GonzalezTEFalconsRedskins8.8
88.Matt StoverKColtsTexans8.6
89.Mason CrosbyKPackersBuccaneers8.5
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
90.Kris BrownKTexansColts8.5
91.Olindo MareKSeahawksLions8.5
92.Stephen GostkowskiKPatriotsDolphins8.5
93.Laurence MaroneyRBPatriotsDolphins8.5
94.Dan CarpenterKDolphinsPatriots8.4
95.Jonathan StewartRBPanthersSaints8.3
96.Pierre GarconWRColtsTexans8.3
97.Neil RackersKCardinalsBears8.2
98.David AkersKEaglesCowboys8.2
99.Jason ElamKFalconsRedskins8.1
100.Maurice MorrisRBLionsSeahawks8.1
101.Derrick MasonWRRavensBengals8.0
102.Felix JonesRBCowboysEagles7.9
103.Dwayne BoweWRChiefsJaguars7.8
104.Jeremy MaclinWREaglesCowboys7.7
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
105.Michael JenkinsWRFalconsRedskins7.6
106.Correll BuckhalterRBBroncosSteelers7.6
107.Santana MossWRRedskinsFalcons7.5
108.John KasayKPanthersSaints7.4
109.T.J. HoushmandzadehWRSeahawksLions7.4
110.Jason HansonKLionsSeahawks7.4
111.Hakeem NicksWRGiantsChargers7.4
112.Mike BellRBSaintsPanthers7.4
113.Devery HendersonWRSaintsPanthers7.3
114.BearsDEFCardinals7.3
115.Jason WittenTECowboysEagles7.3
116.Calvin JohnsonWRLionsSeahawks7.2
117.Steven HauschkaKRavensBengals7.2
118.John CarlsonTESeahawksLions7.2
119.Heath MillerTESteelersBroncos7.1
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
120.PackersDEFBuccaneers7.1
121.Josh ScobeeKJaguarsChiefs7.1
122.Vernon DavisTE49ersTitans7.1
123.Michael CrabtreeWR49ersTitans7.0
124.Matt PraterKBroncosSteelers6.9
125.SeahawksDEFLions6.8
126.Mark ClaytonWRRavensBengals6.8
127.Joe NedneyK49ersTitans6.8
128.Beanie WellsRBCardinalsBears6.8
129.Johnny KnoxWRBearsCardinals6.7
130.Rob BironasKTitans49ers6.6
131.Lawrence TynesKGiantsChargers6.6
132.Darren SprolesRBChargersGiants6.5
133.Santonio HolmesWRSteelersBroncos6.5
134.ChargersDEFGiants6.4
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
135.SaintsDEFPanthers6.3
136.Reggie BushRBSaintsPanthers6.3
137.Malcom FloydWRChargersGiants6.3
138.FalconsDEFRedskins6.3
139.Torry HoltWRJaguarsChiefs6.2
140.Kevin FaulkRBPatriotsDolphins6.2
141.Austin CollieWRColtsTexans6.2
142.Mike ThomasWRJaguarsChiefs6.1
143.Ryan SuccopKChiefsJaguars6.1
144.Shaun SuishamKRedskinsFalcons6.1
145.CardinalsDEFBears6.1
146.Kevin WalterWRTexansColts6.0
147.Andre CaldwellWRBengalsRavens6.0
148.Chad SimpsonRBColtsTexans6.0
149.Kenny BrittWRTitans49ers6.0
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
150.SteelersDEFBroncos5.8
151.Davone BessWRDolphinsPatriots5.7
152.Brandon MarshallWRBroncosSteelers5.7
153.BroncosDEFSteelers5.6
154.Ahmad BradshawRBGiantsChargers5.6
155.Patrick CraytonWRCowboysEagles5.6
156.JaguarsDEFChiefs5.6
157.LionsDEFSeahawks5.6
158.Edgerrin JamesRBSeahawksLions5.5
159.PatriotsDEFDolphins5.5
160.Antonio BryantWRBuccaneersPackers5.3
161.Bryant JohnsonWRLionsSeahawks5.3
162.Mike Sims-WalkerWRJaguarsChiefs5.2
163.BengalsDEFRavens5.2
164.Donald LeeTEPackersBuccaneers5.1
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
165.Roy WilliamsWRCowboysEagles5.1
166.49ersDEFTitans5.1
167.Kellen WinslowTEBuccaneersPackers5.1
168.Greg OlsenTEBearsCardinals5.1
169.Jabar GaffneyWRBroncosSteelers5.0
170.Josh MorganWR49ersTitans4.9
171.GiantsDEFChargers4.9
172.TitansDEF49ers4.9
173.Kelley WashingtonWRRavensBengals4.8
174.Mewelde MooreRBSteelersBroncos4.8
175.Chris HenryWRBengalsRavens4.8
176.Lance LongWRChiefsJaguars4.8
177.ColtsDEFTexans4.8
178.Todd HeapTERavensBengals4.7
179.Tashard ChoiceRBCowboysEagles4.7
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
180.Fred DavisTERedskinsFalcons4.7
181.Isaac BruceWR49ersTitans4.6
182.RavensDEFBengals4.6
183.Mike WallaceWRSteelersBroncos4.6
184.Kevin BossTEGiantsChargers4.6
185.Sammie StroughterWRBuccaneersPackers4.6
186.Bo ScaifeTETitans49ers4.4
187.Shane AndrusKBuccaneersPackers4.4
188.Earl BennettWRBearsCardinals4.2
189.Bobby WadeWRChiefsJaguars4.2
190.Le'Ron McClainRBRavensBengals4.1
191.Eddie RoyalWRBroncosSteelers4.1
192.LenDale WhiteRBTitans49ers4.0
193.EaglesDEFCowboys4.0
194.Jason SnellingRBFalconsRedskins4.0
 NamePosTeamOppPoints
195.RedskinsDEFFalcons4.0
196.DolphinsDEFPatriots4.0
197.Mark BradleyWRChiefsJaguars4.0
198.Antwaan Randle ElWRRedskinsFalcons3.9
199.Nate WashingtonWRTitans49ers3.9
200.ChiefsDEFJaguars3.9

* The individual players and defensive teams 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 6 points, each 25 yards passing are 1 point, interceptions are -2 points, fumbles lost are -2 points, each ten yards receiving are 1 point and two-point conversions are 2 points. For kickers, all 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. Individual defensive players (linked to below, but not inlcuded in overall rankings) earn 1 point for each solo tackle, 1 point for each sack, 2 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 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.

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Paul Bessire is the Product Manager of Content and Quantitative Analysis for WhatIfSports.com, a division of FOX Sports Interactive specializing in fantasy football simulation analysis and football sim games. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, Paul can be reached at BtB@whatifsports.com. Thanks!

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