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2011 Fantasy Football Projections: Week 8

Expect a strong performance from Drew Brees as he takes on the 0-6 Rams in Week 8

By Ryan Fowler - WhatIfSports.com
UPDATE: October 27th, 2011

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: Ten 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

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

Please note: The Colts/Titans, Browns/49ers, Redskins/Bills, Vikings/Panthers, Bengals/Seahawks, Cowboys/Eagles and Saints/Rams were resimulated on 10/27 to account for injuries and roster updates.

2011 Week 8 Fantasy Football Leaders
 NamePosTeamPoints
1Drew BreesQBSaints25.1
2Philip RiversQBChargers24.1
3Tony RomoQBCowboys21.9
4Tom BradyQBPatriots21.6
5Matthew StaffordQBLions20.7
6Matt SchaubQBTexans20.5
7Joe FlaccoQBRavens20.5
8Cam NewtonQBPanthers19.9
9Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelers19.6
10Matt HasselbeckQBTitans19.5
11Eli ManningQBGiants19.4
12Michael VickQBEagles18.1
13Adrian PetersonRBVikings17.7
14Ray RiceRBRavens17.4
 NamePosTeamPoints
15Matt CasselQBChiefs17.4
16Fred JacksonRBBills16.8
17Arian FosterRBTexans16.6
18Pierre ThomasRBSaints16.2
19LeSean McCoyRBEagles16
20Ryan FitzpatrickQBBills15.5
21Alex SmithQB49ers15.5
22Chris JohnsonRBTitans15.1
23Frank GoreRB49ers15.1
24Ahmad BradshawRBGiants14.8
25Tarvaris JacksonQBSeahawks14.7
26Kevin KolbQBCardinals14.4
27Andy DaltonQBBengals14.2
28Matt MooreQBDolphins14.1
 NamePosTeamPoints
29Steven JacksonRBRams13.6
30Curtis PainterQBColts13.6
31A.J. FeeleyQBRams13.5
32Christian PonderQBVikings13.4
33Ryan MathewsRBChargers13.3
34Maurice Jones-DrewRBJaguars12.7
35Rashard MendenhallRBSteelers12.4
36Tim TebowQBBroncos12.2
37Mike WallaceWRSteelers12.2
38Miles AustinWRCowboys12.1
39John BeckQBRedskins12.1
40Calvin JohnsonWRLions12
41Colt McCoyQBBrowns11.7
42Daniel ThomasRBDolphins11.2
 NamePosTeamPoints
43Wes WelkerWRPatriots11.1
44Dwayne BoweWRChiefs10.8
45Blaine GabbertQBJaguars10.7
46Vincent JacksonWRChargers10.6
47Neil RackersKTexans10.5
48Ryan TorainRBRedskins10.4
49DeMarco MurrayRBCowboys10.2
50Rob BironasKTitans10.2
51John KasayKSaints10.1
52Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinals9.8
53Knowshon MorenoRBBroncos9.7
54Bernard ScottRBBengals9.6
55Marshawn LynchRBSeahawks9.6
56DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthers9.5
 NamePosTeamPoints
57A.J. GreenWRBengals9.5
58Maurice MorrisRBLions9.3
59Brandon LloydWRRams9.3
60Peyton HillisRBBrowns9.3
61Sidney RiceWRSeahawks9.3
62Pierre GarconWRColts9.3
63Antonio GatesTEChargers9.1
64BenJarvus Green-EllisRBPatriots9
65New Orleans SaintsDEF8.9
66Marques ColstonWRSaints8.9
67Jason HansonKLions8.8
68Ryan LongwellKVikings8.8
69Dan BaileyKCowboys8.8
70Jason WittenTECowboys8.8
 NamePosTeamPoints
71Steve SmithWRPanthers8.8
72Anquan BoldinWRRavens8.6
73Nate WashingtonWRTitans8.5
74Nick NovakKChargers8.5
75Jackie BattleRBChiefs8.5
76Javon RingerRBTitans8.4
77Jimmy GrahamTESaints8.4
78Baltimore RavensDEF8.4
79Stevie JohnsonWRBills8.3
80Dez BryantWRCowboys8.2
81Stephen GostkowskiKPatriots8.1
82Mike NugentKBengals8.1
83Mario ManninghamWRGiants8
84DeSean JacksonWREagles7.9
 NamePosTeamPoints
85Billy CundiffKRavens7.9
86Hakeem NicksWRGiants7.9
87New York GiantsDEF7.9
88Shaun SuishamKSteelers7.9
89Robert MeachemWRSaints7.9
90Houston TexansDEF7.8
91Ed DicksonTERavens7.8
92Victor CruzWRGiants7.8
93Dexter McClusterRBChiefs7.7
94Percy HarvinWRVikings7.7
95Ryan SuccopKChiefs7.7
96Reggie BushRBDolphins7.7
97Brandon PettigrewTELions7.6
98Reggie WayneWRColts7.6
 NamePosTeamPoints
99Darren SprolesRBSaints7.5
100Brandon MarshallWRDolphins7.5
101Seattle SeahawksDEF7.4
102Michael CrabtreeWR49ers7.4
103Malcom FloydWRChargers7.4
104David AkersK49ers7.4
105Alfonso SmithRBCardinals7.4
106David NelsonWRBills7.3
107Steve BreastonWRChiefs7.3
108Cincinnati BengalsDEF7.3
109Tennessee TitansDEF7.3
110Olindo MareKPanthers7.3
111Fred DavisTERedskins7.2
112Lawrence TynesKGiants7.2
 NamePosTeamPoints
113Jonathan StewartRBPanthers7.1
114Buffalo BillsDEF7
115San Francisco 49ersDEF7
116Jacoby JonesWRTexans7
117Alex HeneryKEagles7
118Delone CarterRBColts7
119Adam VinatieriKColts6.9
120Davone BessWRDolphins6.9
121Philadelphia EaglesDEF6.9
122Matt PraterKBroncos6.9
123Brandon JacobsRBGiants6.8
124Jabar GaffneyWRRedskins6.7
125Vernon DavisTE49ers6.7
126Mike ThomasWRJaguars6.7
 NamePosTeamPoints
127Dan CarpenterKDolphins6.6
128Greg OlsenTEPanthers6.6
129Jared CookTETitans6.4
130Braylon EdwardsWR49ers6.4
131Deion BranchWRPatriots6.4
132Steven HauschkaKSeahawks6.4
133Joshua CribbsWRBrowns6.4
134Rob GronkowskiTEPatriots6.3
135Detroit LionsDEF6.3
136Jeremy MaclinWREagles6.3
137Kansas City ChiefsDEF6.3
138Lance MooreWRSaints6.2
139Damian WilliamsWRTitans6.2
140Owen DanielsTETexans6.2
 NamePosTeamPoints
141Derrick MasonWRTexans6.2
142Jay FeelyKCardinals6.2
143Miami DolphinsDEF6.2
144Jerome SimpsonWRBengals6.2
145Josh ScobeeKJaguars6.1
146Early DoucetWRCardinals6.1
147Dallas CowboysDEF6.1
148Cleveland BrownsDEF6.1
149Greg LittleWRBrowns6.1
150Aaron HernandezTEPatriots6
151Chad OchocincoWRPatriots6
152Mike WilliamsWRSeahawks6
153Hines WardWRSteelers6
154Danario AlexanderWRRams6
 NamePosTeamPoints
155Washington RedskinsDEF5.9
156Patrick CraytonWRChargers5.9
157New England PatriotsDEF5.9
158Josh BrownKRams5.9
159Eric DeckerWRBroncos5.9
160Todd HeapTECardinals5.9
161Keiland WilliamsRBLions5.8
162Nate BurlesonWRLions5.7
163Torrey SmithWRRavens5.7
164Ben TateRBTexans5.7
165Montario HardestyRBBrowns5.6
166Kevin WalterWRTexans5.6
167Minnesota VikingsDEF5.6
168San Diego ChargersDEF5.4
 NamePosTeamPoints
169Stevan RidleyRBPatriots5.4
170C.J. SpillerRBBills5.4
171Jermaine GreshamTEBengals5.4
172Phil DawsonKBrowns5.3
173Heath MillerTESteelers5.2
174Pittsburgh SteelersDEF5.2
175Michael JenkinsWRVikings5.2
176St. Louis RamsDEF5.1
177Lance KendricksTERams5.1
178Rian LindellKBills5.1
179Laurent RobinsonWRCowboys5.1
180Lavelle HawkinsWRTitans4.9
181Roy HeluRBRedskins4.9
182Anthony FasanoTEDolphins4.9
 NamePosTeamPoints
183Carolina PanthersDEF4.8
184Brandon LaFellWRPanthers4.8
185Antonio BrownWRSteelers4.8
186Isaac RedmanRBSteelers4.8
187Dallas ClarkTEColts4.8
188Denver BroncosDEF4.8
189Titus YoungWRLions4.8
190Visanthe ShiancoeTEVikings4.8
191Doug BaldwinWRSeahawks4.7
192Ricky WilliamsRBRavens4.7
193Marcedes LewisTEJaguars4.7
194Arizona CardinalsDEF4.7
195Terrance CopperWRChiefs4.6
196Brian HartlineWRDolphins4.6
 NamePosTeamPoints
197Graham GanoKRedskins4.6
198Kendall HunterRB49ers4.6
199Mike TolbertRBChargers4.5
200Brian LeonardRBBengals4.5
201Scott ChandlerTEBills4.4
202Andre CaldwellWRBengals4.4
203Donald BrownRBColts4.4
204Ted Ginn Jr.WR49ers4.4
205Lance BallRBBroncos4.4
206Andre RobertsWRCardinals4.3
207Carnell WilliamsRBRams4.3
208Anthony ArmstrongWRRedskins4.1
209Mike Sims-WalkerWRJaguars4.1
210Legedu NaaneeWRPanthers4.1
 NamePosTeamPoints
211Jacksonville JaguarsDEF4
212Leonard PopeTEChiefs4
213Evan MooreTEBrowns4
214Jason HillWRJaguars3.9
215Justin ForsettRBSeahawks3.9
216Eddie RoyalWRBroncos3.9
217Austin CollieWRColts3.8
218Jason AvantWREagles3.8
219Joel DreessenTETexans3.7
220Devin AromashoduWRVikings3.7
221Lee EvansWRRavens3.6
222Indianapolis ColtsDEF3.6
223Jake BallardTEGiants3.5
224Phillip TannerRBCowboys3.5
 NamePosTeamPoints
225Randy McMichaelTEChargers3.5
226Vincent BrownWRChargers3.5
227Emmanuel SandersWRSteelers3.4
228Toby GerhartRBVikings3.4
229Brian RobiskieWRBrowns3.4
230Brent CelekTEEagles3.3
231Naaman RooseveltWRBills3.3
232LaQuan WilliamsWRRavens3.2
233Zach MillerTESeahawks3.2
234Niles PaulWRRedskins3.2
235LaRod Stephens-HowlingRBCardinals3.1
236Brandon GibsonWRRams3.1
237Jerheme UrbanWRChiefs3
238Martellus BennettTECowboys2.9
 NamePosTeamPoints
239Ben ObomanuWRSeahawks2.9
240Jeremy ShockeyTEPanthers2.8
241Tony SchefflerTELions2.7
242Deji KarimRBJaguars2.6
243Anthony GonzalezWRColts2.6
244Matt WillisWRBroncos2.6
245Kevin OgletreeWRCowboys2.6
246Donnie AveryWRTitans2.5
247David ThomasTESaints2.5
248Daniel FellsTEBroncos2.5
249Rashied DavisWRLions2.3
250Travis BeckumTEGiants2.3
251Danny WoodheadRBPatriots2.2
252Joique BellRBSaints2.1
 NamePosTeamPoints
253Andrew HawkinsWRBengals2.1
254Terrence AustinWRRedskins2.1
255Anthony McCoyTESeahawks2
256Devery HendersonWRSaints2
257Billy BajemaTERams1.9
258David AndersonWRTexans1.8
259James CaseyRBTexans1.8
260Ronnie BrownRBEagles1.8
261Ruvell MartinWRBills1.8
262Kyle RudolphTEVikings1.7
263Jeff KingTECardinals1.6
264Greg CamarilloWRVikings1.6
265Brandon StokleyWRGiants1.6
266Jarett DillardWRJaguars1.6
 NamePosTeamPoints
267Daniel GrahamTETitans1.6
268Le'Ron McClainRBChiefs1.5
269Dennis PittaTERavens1.5
270Delanie WalkerTE49ers1.4
271Jordan NorwoodWRBrowns1.4
272Clyde GatesWRDolphins1.2
273Julian EdelmanWRPatriots1.2
274Stephen WilliamsWRCardinals1.2
275Steve SmithWREagles1.1
276Weslye SaundersTESteelers1.1
277Greg SalasWRRams1.1
278Quan CosbyWRBroncos1
279Kyle WilliamsWR49ers1
280Armanti EdwardsWRPanthers1
 NamePosTeamPoints
281Mike SellersRBRedskins1
282Lorenzo BookerRBVikings1
283Maurice StovallWRLions0.9
284Derek SchoumanTERedskins0.9
285Bryan WaltersWRChargers0.8
286Jamie HarperRBTitans0.8
287Owen SchmittRBEagles0.8
288Jerricho CotcheryWRSteelers0.7
289Jacob TammeTEColts0.7
290Ryan WhalenWRBengals0.7
291Johnny WhiteRBBills0.7
292Tandon DossWRRavens0.7
293Jesse HolleyWRCowboys0.7
294Thomas JonesRBChiefs0.7
 NamePosTeamPoints
295Jonathan BaldwinWRChiefs0.6
296Steve SlatonRBDolphins0.5
297Bear PascoeTEGiants0.5
298Jerrel JerniganWRGiants0.5
299Blair WhiteWRColts0.5
300Owen MarecicRBBrowns0.5

Ryan Fowler is the Content Manager for WhatIfSports.com. He can be reached at rfowler@whatifsports.com.

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