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2012 Fantasy Football Projections: Week 3

Matthew Stafford projected to top all Week 3 fantasy performers

By Jake Westrich - WhatIfSports.com
UPDATE: September 20, 2012

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 Buccaneers-Cowboys, Patriots-Ravens, Giants-Panthers, Steelers-Raiders, Lions-Titans and 49ers-Vikings games were resimulated on 9/20 to account for injuries and roster updates.

2012 Week 3 Fantasy Football Leaders
 NamePosTeamPoints
1Matthew StaffordQBLions24.9
2Tom BradyQBPatriots22.3
3Drew BreesQBSaints22.2
4Tony RomoQBCowboys21.5
5Cam NewtonQBPanthers21.1
6Eli ManningQBGiants20.4
7Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelers20.4
8Aaron RodgersQBPackers20.2
9Michael VickQBEagles19.1
10Matt CasselQBChiefs19
11Matt RyanQBFalcons18.7
12Josh FreemanQBBuccaneers18.2
13Alex SmithQB49ers18.1
14C.J. SpillerRBBills18.1
 NamePosTeamPoints
15Joe FlaccoQBRavens17.7
16Andy DaltonQBBengals17.6
17Andrew LuckQBColts17.5
18Jay CutlerQBBears17.5
19Robert Griffin IIIQBRedskins17.4
20Arian FosterRBTexans17.3
21Carson PalmerQBRaiders17.2
22Ryan FitzpatrickQBBills17.2
23Matt SchaubQBTexans17.2
24Philip RiversQBChargers16.9
25Sam BradfordQBRams16.8
26LeSean McCoyRBEagles16.8
27Ray RiceRBRavens16.7
28Jake LockerQBTitans16.1
 NamePosTeamPoints
29Michael BushRBBears15.9
30Mark SanchezQBJets15.6
31Steven JacksonRBRams15.6
32Blaine GabbertQBJaguars15.5
33Kevin KolbQBCardinals15.3
34Brandon WeedenQBBrowns15.3
35Peyton ManningQBBroncos15.3
36DeMarco MurrayRBCowboys15.3
37Darren McFaddenRBRaiders14.8
38Jamaal CharlesRBChiefs14.4
39BenJarvus Green-EllisRBBengals13.4
40Chris JohnsonRBTitans13.2
41Trent RichardsonRBBrowns13.1
42Christian PonderQBVikings12.9
 NamePosTeamPoints
43Ryan MathewsRBChargers12.7
44Calvin JohnsonWRLions12.7
45Reggie BushRBDolphins12.7
46Michael TurnerRBFalcons12.6
47Maurice Jones-DrewRBJaguars12.6
48Frank GoreRB49ers12.3
49Isaac RedmanRBSteelers12.1
50Ryan TannehillQBDolphins12.1
51Darren SprolesRBSaints12
52Adrian PetersonRBVikings11.7
53Willis McGaheeRBBroncos11.5
54Kevin SmithRBLions11.3
55Marshawn LynchRBSeahawks11.3
56Doug MartinRBBuccaneers11.3
 NamePosTeamPoints
57Russell WilsonQBSeahawks11.2
58Andre BrownRBGiants11.1
59Brandon LloydWRPatriots11.1
60Shonn GreeneRBJets10.9
61Beanie WellsRBCardinals10.7
62Victor CruzWRGiants10.7
63DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthers10.2
64David AkersK49ers10.1
65Dwayne BoweWRChiefs10.1
66Vincent JacksonWRBuccaneers10.1
67Jimmy GrahamTESaints10
68Brandon MarshallWRBears9.9
69Stevan RidleyRBPatriots9.9
70Mike WallaceWRSteelers9.9
 NamePosTeamPoints
71Donald BrownRBColts9.7
72Antonio BrownWRSteelers9.6
73Peyton HillisRBChiefs9.6
74Roddy WhiteWRFalcons9.5
75Matt BryantKFalcons9.5
76Percy HarvinWRVikings9.5
77A.J. GreenWRBengals9.4
78Greg JenningsWRPackers9.4
79Andre JohnsonWRTexans9.3
80Adam VinatieriKColts9.3
81Jason HansonKLions9.2
82Cedric BensonRBPackers9.2
83Robbie GouldKBears9.2
84Mike NugentKBengals9.1
 NamePosTeamPoints
85Julio JonesWRFalcons9
86Shayne GrahamKTexans9
87Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinals9
88Shaun SuishamKSteelers8.9
89Jonathan StewartRBPanthers8.9
90Miles AustinWRCowboys8.8
91Steve SmithWRPanthers8.8
92Garrett HartleyKSaints8.8
93Dan BaileyKCowboys8.7
94Rian LindellKBills8.6
95Marques ColstonWRSaints8.5
96Nate KaedingKChargers8.5
97Lawrence TynesKGiants8.4
98Reggie WayneWRColts8.4
 NamePosTeamPoints
99Alex HeneryKEagles8.4
100Stevie JohnsonWRBills8.4
101Dez BryantWRCowboys8.4
102Rob BironasKTitans8.4
103Jason WittenTECowboys8.3
104Rob GronkowskiTEPatriots8.3
105Jay FeelyKCardinals8.2
106Alfred MorrisRBRedskins8.2
107Buffalo BillsDEF8.2
108Wes WelkerWRPatriots8.2
109Ryan SuccopKChiefs8.2
110Mason CrosbyKPackers8.1
111Rueben RandleWRGiants8.1
112Denarius MooreWRRaiders8.1
 NamePosTeamPoints
113Malcom FloydWRChargers8
114Kendall HunterRB49ers7.9
115Danny AmendolaWRRams7.9
116Sebastian JanikowskiKRaiders7.9
117Matt PraterKBroncos7.9
118San Francisco 49ersDEF7.8
119Kenny BrittWRTitans7.8
120Demaryius ThomasWRBroncos7.8
121Santonio HolmesWRJets7.8
122Justin MedlockKPanthers7.8
123Jordy NelsonWRPackers7.8
124Josh ScobeeKJaguars7.7
125Michael CrabtreeWR49ers7.6
126Brandon PettigrewTELions7.6
 NamePosTeamPoints
127Stephen GostkowskiKPatriots7.6
128Green Bay PackersDEF7.6
129Dan CarpenterKDolphins7.6
130Pierre ThomasRBSaints7.5
131Ben TateRBTexans7.4
132Torrey SmithWRRavens7.4
133Pierre GarconWRRedskins7.4
134Phil DawsonKBrowns7.3
135Jeremy MaclinWREagles7.3
136Laurent RobinsonWRJaguars7.3
137Mark IngramRBSaints7.3
138Jonathan DwyerRBSteelers7.3
139Greg ZuerleinKRams7.3
140Cincinnati BengalsDEF7.3
 NamePosTeamPoints
141Connor BarthKBuccaneers7.3
142Anquan BoldinWRRavens7.2
143Nick FolkKJets7.2
144Blair WalshKVikings7.2
145Donald JonesWRBills7.2
146Houston TexansDEF7.1
147Mohamed MassaquoiWRBrowns7.1
148Jermichael FinleyTEPackers7.1
149Vernon DavisTE49ers7.1
150Sidney RiceWRSeahawks7
151Miami DolphinsDEF7
152New York JetsDEF6.9
153Billy CundiffKRedskins6.9
154Greg LittleWRBrowns6.7
 NamePosTeamPoints
155Tony GonzalezTEFalcons6.7
156Darrius Heyward-BeyWRRaiders6.7
157Owen DanielsTETexans6.7
158Mario ManninghamWR49ers6.6
159DeSean JacksonWREagles6.6
160Mike WilliamsWRBuccaneers6.6
161Detroit LionsDEF6.6
162Earl BennettWRBears6.6
163Heath MillerTESteelers6.5
164Tashard ChoiceRBBills6.5
165Jared CookTETitans6.5
166Robert MeachemWRChargers6.5
167Brandon LaFellWRPanthers6.5
168Justin TuckerKRavens6.5
 NamePosTeamPoints
169Greg OlsenTEPanthers6.5
170Jacquizz RodgersRBFalcons6.4
171Coby FleenerTEColts6.4
172Eric DeckerWRBroncos6.4
173Lance MooreWRSaints6.4
174Donnie AveryWRColts6.4
175Antonio GatesTEChargers6.3
176Danny WoodheadRBPatriots6.3
177Chicago BearsDEF6.2
178Martellus BennettTEGiants6.2
179Kevin OgletreeWRCowboys6.2
180Armando AllenRBBears6.2
181Rashad JenningsRBJaguars6.2
182Dennis PittaTERavens6.1
 NamePosTeamPoints
183Philadelphia EaglesDEF6
184Nate BurlesonWRLions6
185Jerrel JerniganWRGiants6
186Dallas CowboysDEF5.9
187Ryan WilliamsRBCardinals5.9
188Bernard ScottRBBengals5.9
189Andre RobertsWRCardinals5.9
190Michael JenkinsWRVikings5.9
191Nate WashingtonWRTitans5.8
192Daniel ThomasRBDolphins5.8
193Eddie RoyalWRChargers5.8
194Austin CollieWRColts5.8
195Benjamin WatsonTEBrowns5.8
196Atlanta FalconsDEF5.8
 NamePosTeamPoints
197Andrew HawkinsWRBengals5.7
198Preston ParkerWRBuccaneers5.7
199Jeremy KerleyWRJets5.7
200Knowshon MorenoRBBroncos5.7
201Jacob TammeTEBroncos5.7
202Pittsburgh SteelersDEF5.7
203New England PatriotsDEF5.7
204Brandon GibsonWRRams5.6
205Baltimore RavensDEF5.6
206Titus YoungWRLions5.6
207Jermaine GreshamTEBengals5.6
208Tony SchefflerTELions5.6
209Joshua MorganWRRedskins5.6
210Stephen HillWRJets5.6
 NamePosTeamPoints
211Washington RedskinsDEF5.6
212Brandon MyersTERaiders5.6
213Marcedes LewisTEJaguars5.6
214Arizona CardinalsDEF5.5
215Jon BaldwinWRChiefs5.5
216Josh GordonWRBrowns5.5
217Cecil ShortsWRJaguars5.4
218Dustin KellerTEJets5.4
219Tampa Bay BuccaneersDEF5.4
220Emmanuel SandersWRSteelers5.4
221Justin BlackmonWRJaguars5.4
222Felix JonesRBCowboys5.3
223Legedu NaaneeWRDolphins5.3
224Oakland RaidersDEF5.3
 NamePosTeamPoints
225New York GiantsDEF5.3
226Braylon EdwardsWRSeahawks5.3
227Indianapolis ColtsDEF5.3
228David WilsonRBGiants5.3
229Denver BroncosDEF5.3
230Keiland WilliamsRBLions5.3
231Seattle SeahawksDEF5.3
232Steven HauschkaKSeahawks5.2
233James JonesWRPackers5.2
234Lance KendricksTERams5.2
235Cleveland BrownsDEF5.2
236Julian EdelmanWRPatriots5.1
237Kyle RudolphTEVikings5.1
238Armon BinnsWRBengals5.1
 NamePosTeamPoints
239Dexter McClusterWRChiefs5.1
240St. Louis RamsDEF5.1
241Brent CelekTEEagles5.1
242Vick BallardRBColts5
243Jacksonville JaguarsDEF5
244Steve SmithWRRams5
245Tennessee TitansDEF5
246Carolina PanthersDEF5
247Minnesota VikingsDEF5
248Dallas ClarkTEBuccaneers4.9
249Santana MossWRRedskins4.9
250Davone BessWRDolphins4.9
251San Diego ChargersDEF4.8
252Kansas City ChiefsDEF4.8
 NamePosTeamPoints
253Anthony FasanoTEDolphins4.8
254Alshon JefferyWRBears4.8
255Kendall WrightWRTitans4.8
256LeGarrette BlountRBBuccaneers4.8
257New Orleans SaintsDEF4.8
258Javon RingerRBTitans4.7
259Rod StreaterWRRaiders4.7
260Randy MossWR49ers4.6
261Scott ChandlerTEBills4.6
262Jacoby JonesWRRavens4.6
263Brian HartlineWRDolphins4.5
264Ryan BroylesWRLions4.5
265Tony MoeakiTEChiefs4.4
266Early DoucetWRCardinals4.3
 NamePosTeamPoints
267Montario HardestyRBBrowns4.3
268Harry DouglasWRFalcons4.3
269Todd HeapTECardinals4.1
270Kevin WalterWRTexans4.1
271Daryl RichardsonRBRams4
272Robert TurbinRBSeahawks3.9
273Brian QuickWRRams3.9
274Louis MurphyWRPanthers3.8
275James StarksRBPackers3.8
276Keshawn MartinWRTexans3.8
277Jason AvantWREagles3.8
278Kellen WinslowTEPatriots3.7
279Evan RoysterRBRedskins3.7
280Dion LewisRBEagles3.6
 NamePosTeamPoints
281Zach MillerTESeahawks3.6
282Taiwan JonesRBRaiders3.6
283Golden TateWRSeahawks3.6
284Bernard PierceRBRavens3.5
285Toby GerhartRBVikings3.4
286Brandon TateWRBengals3.4
287Chaz SchilensWRJets3.3
288Andre CaldwellWRBroncos3.3
289Devin AromashoduWRVikings3.2
290Kellen DavisTEBears3.2
291T.J. GrahamWRBills3.1
292Derek HaganWRRaiders2.9
293Ronnie BrownRBChargers2.8
294Devin HesterWRBears2.8
 NamePosTeamPoints
295Niles PaulTERedskins2.8
296Damian WilliamsWRTitans2.7
297Arrelious BennWRBuccaneers2.6
298Steve BreastonWRChiefs2.5
299John KuhnRBPackers2.5
300Mike ThomasWRJaguars2.5

Jake Westrich is the Digital Content Coordinator for WhatIfSports.com. He can be reached at jwestrich@whatifsports.com.

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