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2012 Fantasy Football Projections: Week 4

Rookie Robert Griffin III has quickly elevated to a top-tier fantasy stud

By Jake Westrich - WhatIfSports.com
UPDATE: September 27, 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 Titans-Texans, Browns-Ravens, Raiders-Broncos, Vikings-Lions, Dolphins-Cardinals, Redskins-Buccaneers, Giants-Eagles, 49ers-Jets, Bengals-Jaguars and Patriots-Bills games were resimulated on 9/27 to account for injuries and roster updates.

2012 Week 4 Fantasy Football Leaders
 NamePosTeamPoints
1Aaron RodgersQBPackers26.2
2Tom BradyQBPatriots24.6
3Matthew StaffordQBLions22
4Robert Griffin IIIQBRedskins19.9
5Cam NewtonQBPanthers19.9
6Matt SchaubQBTexans19.5
7Drew BreesQBSaints19.4
8Michael VickQBEagles19.3
9Arian FosterRBTexans19.2
10Peyton ManningQBBroncos19.2
11Carson PalmerQBRaiders18.9
12Matt RyanQBFalcons18.9
13Ray RiceRBRavens18.8
14Joe FlaccoQBRavens18.7
 NamePosTeamPoints
15Ryan FitzpatrickQBBills18.7
16Eli ManningQBGiants18.5
17Philip RiversQBChargers18.2
18Tony RomoQBCowboys17.8
19Christian PonderQBVikings17.8
20Kevin KolbQBCardinals17.5
21Andy DaltonQBBengals17
22Josh FreemanQBBuccaneers16.6
23LeSean McCoyRBEagles16.3
24Jake LockerQBTitans16.2
25Darren McFaddenRBRaiders16.2
26Ryan MathewsRBChargers15.4
27Adrian PetersonRBVikings15.3
28Matt CasselQBChiefs15.2
 NamePosTeamPoints
29Alex SmithQB49ers15.1
30Jay CutlerQBBears14.9
31Michael BushRBBears14.9
32Sam BradfordQBRams14.8
33Marshawn LynchRBSeahawks14.6
34Michael TurnerRBFalcons14.2
35Reggie BushRBDolphins14
36Cedric BensonRBPackers13.7
37Brandon WeedenQBBrowns13.5
38Mark SanchezQBJets13.2
39Ryan TannehillQBDolphins13.2
40Russell WilsonQBSeahawks13.1
41Maurice Jones-DrewRBJaguars13.1
42DeMarco MurrayRBCowboys12.9
 NamePosTeamPoints
43Willis McGaheeRBBroncos12.8
44Calvin JohnsonWRLions12.7
45Jamaal CharlesRBChiefs12.6
46Frank GoreRB49ers12.6
47Ryan WilliamsRBCardinals12.5
48Steven JacksonRBRams12.3
49Ahmad BradshawRBGiants12.3
50Brandon LloydWRPatriots12.2
51BenJarvus Green-EllisRBBengals12.2
52Fred JacksonRBBills12.1
53Blaine GabbertQBJaguars12.1
54Trent RichardsonRBBrowns11.4
55Mikel LeShoureRBLions11.2
56Stevan RidleyRBPatriots11.2
 NamePosTeamPoints
57Darren SprolesRBSaints11.1
58Doug MartinRBBuccaneers10.9
59DeAngelo WilliamsRBPanthers10.8
60Chris JohnsonRBTitans10.7
61Andre JohnsonWRTexans10.3
62Percy HarvinWRVikings10.3
63Matt BryantKFalcons10
64Shayne GrahamKTexans9.9
65Jordy NelsonWRPackers9.7
66Greg JenningsWRPackers9.7
67Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinals9.7
68Stevie JohnsonWRBills9.6
69David AkersK49ers9.5
70Shonn GreeneRBJets9.3
 NamePosTeamPoints
71A.J. GreenWRBengals9.3
72Vincent JacksonWRBuccaneers9.3
73Alfred MorrisRBRedskins9.3
74Jonathan StewartRBPanthers9.2
75Wes WelkerWRPatriots9.2
76Roddy WhiteWRFalcons9.2
77Brandon MarshallWRBears9.1
78Denarius MooreWRRaiders9.1
79Stephen GostkowskiKPatriots9
80Julio JonesWRFalcons9
81Dwayne BoweWRChiefs9
82Jimmy GrahamTESaints8.9
83Matt PraterKBroncos8.8
84Victor CruzWRGiants8.7
 NamePosTeamPoints
85Justin TuckerKRavens8.7
86Ben TateRBTexans8.7
87Steven HauschkaKSeahawks8.6
88Blair WalshKVikings8.6
89Demaryius ThomasWRBroncos8.4
90Rob GronkowskiTEPatriots8.4
91Jason HansonKLions8.4
92Miles AustinWRCowboys8.4
93Jay FeelyKCardinals8.3
94Dan CarpenterKDolphins8.2
95Chicago BearsDEF8.1
96Malcom FloydWRChargers8
97Mason CrosbyKPackers8
98Marques ColstonWRSaints8
 NamePosTeamPoints
99Sebastian JanikowskiKRaiders8
100Rob BironasKTitans8
101Mike NugentKBengals7.9
102Jermichael FinleyTEPackers7.9
103Steve SmithWRPanthers7.9
104Knowshon MorenoRBBroncos7.9
105Robbie GouldKBears7.8
106Baltimore RavensDEF7.8
107Greg ZuerleinKRams7.8
108Dez BryantWRCowboys7.7
109Nate KaedingKChargers7.7
110Mark IngramRBSaints7.7
111Danny AmendolaWRRams7.7
112Danny WoodheadRBPatriots7.7
 NamePosTeamPoints
113Seattle SeahawksDEF7.6
114Donald JonesWRBills7.6
115Kendall HunterRB49ers7.6
116Lawrence TynesKGiants7.6
117Kenny BrittWRTitans7.5
118Anquan BoldinWRRavens7.5
119Connor BarthKBuccaneers7.5
120Rian LindellKBills7.5
121Sidney RiceWRSeahawks7.5
122Torrey SmithWRRavens7.4
123Hakeem NicksWRGiants7.4
124Justin MedlockKPanthers7.4
125San Francisco 49ersDEF7.3
126Houston TexansDEF7.3
 NamePosTeamPoints
127Billy CundiffKRedskins7.3
128Santonio HolmesWRJets7.2
129Robert MeachemWRChargers7.2
130Tashard ChoiceRBBills7.1
131Jason WittenTECowboys7.1
132Jeremy MaclinWREagles7
133Alex HeneryKEagles7
134Jacquizz RodgersRBFalcons7
135Brandon PettigrewTELions7
136Eric DeckerWRBroncos6.9
137Cincinnati BengalsDEF6.9
138Phil DawsonKBrowns6.9
139Dan BaileyKCowboys6.9
140Tony GonzalezTEFalcons6.9
 NamePosTeamPoints
141Ryan SuccopKChiefs6.9
142DeSean JacksonWREagles6.8
143Joshua MorganWRRedskins6.8
144Owen DanielsTETexans6.8
145James StarksRBPackers6.8
146Andre RobertsWRCardinals6.7
147Michael CrabtreeWR49ers6.7
148Fred DavisTERedskins6.7
149Daniel ThomasRBDolphins6.7
150Greg LittleWRBrowns6.7
151Greg OlsenTEPanthers6.5
152Garrett HartleyKSaints6.5
153Dennis PittaTERavens6.5
154Santana MossWRRedskins6.5
 NamePosTeamPoints
155Eddie RoyalWRChargers6.4
156Washington RedskinsDEF6.4
157Titus YoungWRLions6.4
158Vernon DavisTE49ers6.4
159Jerome SimpsonWRVikings6.4
160Jacob TammeTEBroncos6.3
161Nate BurlesonWRLions6.3
162Tampa Bay BuccaneersDEF6.3
163Brandon LaFellWRPanthers6.3
164Arizona CardinalsDEF6.3
165Mario ManninghamWR49ers6.3
166Miami DolphinsDEF6.2
167James JonesWRPackers6.2
168Antonio GatesTEChargers6.2
 NamePosTeamPoints
169Minnesota VikingsDEF6.2
170Detroit LionsDEF6.2
171Josh ScobeeKJaguars6.2
172Mike WilliamsWRBuccaneers6.1
173Cleveland BrownsDEF6.1
174Jared CookTETitans6.1
175Rod StreaterWRRaiders6
176Martellus BennettTEGiants6
177Kansas City ChiefsDEF6
178Earl BennettWRBears6
179San Diego ChargersDEF5.9
180Denver BroncosDEF5.9
181Legedu NaaneeWRDolphins5.9
182Green Bay PackersDEF5.9
 NamePosTeamPoints
183Michael JenkinsWRVikings5.9
184Brandon MyersTERaiders5.8
185Peyton HillisRBChiefs5.8
186Nate WashingtonWRTitans5.8
187Philadelphia EaglesDEF5.7
188Jermaine GreshamTEBengals5.7
189New York GiantsDEF5.7
190Kyle RudolphTEVikings5.7
191Oakland RaidersDEF5.6
192Nick FolkKJets5.6
193Kevin OgletreeWRCowboys5.6
194Atlanta FalconsDEF5.6
195Pierre ThomasRBSaints5.6
196Jeremy KerleyWRJets5.5
 NamePosTeamPoints
197Marcedes LewisTEJaguars5.5
198Andrew HawkinsWRBengals5.5
199Jacksonville JaguarsDEF5.4
200Julian EdelmanWRPatriots5.4
201Cecil ShortsWRJaguars5.4
202Josh GordonWRBrowns5.4
203St. Louis RamsDEF5.4
204Derek HaganWRRaiders5.4
205Lance MooreWRSaints5.4
206Brandon GibsonWRRams5.4
207Jon BaldwinWRChiefs5.4
208Benjamin WatsonTEBrowns5.3
209Preston ParkerWRBuccaneers5.3
210New England PatriotsDEF5.2
 NamePosTeamPoints
211Dallas CowboysDEF5.2
212Dustin KellerTEJets5.2
213Braylon EdwardsWRSeahawks5.2
214Justin BlackmonWRJaguars5.1
215Toby GerhartRBVikings5.1
216Brian HartlineWRDolphins5.1
217Brandon StokleyWRBroncos5
218Anthony FasanoTEDolphins5
219Dallas ClarkTEBuccaneers5
220Brent CelekTEEagles5
221Dexter McClusterWRChiefs4.9
222LeGarrette BlountRBBuccaneers4.9
223Mike ThomasWRJaguars4.8
224New York JetsDEF4.8
 NamePosTeamPoints
225Steve SmithWRRams4.8
226Robert TurbinRBSeahawks4.8
227Leonard HankersonWRRedskins4.7
228Buffalo BillsDEF4.7
229Lance KendricksTERams4.7
230Davone BessWRDolphins4.7
231Todd HeapTECardinals4.7
232Andre BrownRBGiants4.7
233Armon BinnsWRBengals4.7
234Harry DouglasWRFalcons4.6
235Bernard ScottRBBengals4.6
236Early DoucetWRCardinals4.6
237Kahlil BellRBBears4.6
238Domenik HixonWRGiants4.6
 NamePosTeamPoints
239Alshon JefferyWRBears4.5
240Jacoby JonesWRRavens4.5
241Rashad JenningsRBJaguars4.5
242Scott ChandlerTEBills4.5
243T.J. GrahamWRBills4.4
244Carolina PanthersDEF4.4
245Bernard PierceRBRavens4.3
246Kendall WrightWRTitans4.3
247Jason AvantWREagles4.2
248Ryan BroylesWRLions4.2
249Keshawn MartinWRTexans4.1
250Kevin WalterWRTexans4
251Bilal PowellRBJets4
252Zach MillerTESeahawks4
 NamePosTeamPoints
253Tony MoeakiTEChiefs3.9
254Golden TateWRSeahawks3.9
255Taiwan JonesRBRaiders3.9
256Travis BenjaminWRBrowns3.9
257Chaz SchilensWRJets3.9
258Felix JonesRBCowboys3.8
259Randall CobbWRPackers3.7
260New Orleans SaintsDEF3.7
261Daryl RichardsonRBRams3.7
262Louis MurphyWRPanthers3.7
263Devery HendersonWRSaints3.7
264Javon RingerRBTitans3.7
265LaRod Stephens-HowlingRBCardinals3.6
266Tennessee TitansDEF3.6
 NamePosTeamPoints
267Randy MossWR49ers3.6
268John KuhnRBPackers3.6
269Montario HardestyRBBrowns3.5
270Evan RoysterRBRedskins3.5
271Austin PettisWRRams3.4
272Joshua CribbsWRBrowns3.3
273Ronnie BrownRBChargers3.3
274Kevin SmithRBLions3.3
275Craig StevensTETitans3.2
276Brandon TateWRBengals3.1
277Joel DreessenTEBroncos2.9
278Marcel ReeceRBRaiders2.8
279Kellen DavisTEBears2.8
280Bryce BrownRBEagles2.7
 NamePosTeamPoints
281Le'Ron McClainRBChargers2.7
282Deion BranchWRPatriots2.6
283Ramses BardenWRGiants2.6
284Juron CrinerWRRaiders2.6
285Jeff CumberlandTEJets2.6
286Richard GoodmanWRChargers2.5
287Devin AromashoduWRVikings2.5
288DeVier PoseyWRTexans2.5
289Steve BreastonWRChiefs2.4
290Damian WilliamsWRTitans2.4
291Arrelious BennWRBuccaneers2.2
292Devin HesterWRBears2.2
293Brad SmithWRBills2.2
294Garrett GrahamTETexans2.2
 NamePosTeamPoints
295Doug BaldwinWRSeahawks2.1
296Ed DicksonTERavens2.1
297Matthew WillisWRBroncos2
298Daniel FellsTEPatriots2
299Kevin BossTEChiefs1.9
300Bear PascoeTEGiants1.9

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

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