Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fantasy Football Week 8 Player Rankings

Each week fantasy owners are left with gut wrenching decisions when finalizing their starting lineups.  Can Josh Freeman duplicate last weeks success? Will Darren McFadden actually help me this week against the Chiefs?  Should I start Malcom Floyd over Dwayne Bowe?  What can I expect from Jason Witten?  You fill you roster with waiver wire moves and feel obligated to play them but are they really your BEST option?

With some help from our friends over at Fantasy Football Today we used their Strength of Schedule Generator, based on our custom scoring from our fantasy league, and came up with player rankings based solely on fantasy points allowed by position.  We looked at the amount of fantasy points allowed over the entire season and averaged them out with fantasy points allowed over the last 3 weeks and came up with the following rankings:


QB8Chance for
Greatness
Brandon WeedenSD1
Peyton ManningNO2
Philip Rivers@CLE3
Andrew Luck@TEN4
Sam BradfordNE5


QB8Chance for
Greatness
Ben RothleisbergerWAS6
Matt HasselbeckIND7
Christian PonderTB8
Josh Freeman@MIN9
Aaron RodgersJAC10
Tom Brady@STL11
Drew Brees@DEN12
Mark SanchezMIA13
Carson Palmer@KC14
Russell Wilson@DET15
Chad Henne@GB16
Brady QuinnOAK17
Jay CutlerCAR18
Tony RomoNYG19
Matt Ryan@PHI20
Robert Griffin III@PIT21
Eli Manning@DAL22
Ryan Tannehill@NYJ23
Matthew StaffordSEA24
Mike VickATL25
Cam Newton@CHI26
John SkeltonSF27
Alex Smith@ARI28

John Skelton was a huge help last week as a waiver move for a BYE week QB, but against the 49ers you can forget about him.  It is safe to assume that Christian Ponder will bounce back from a 58 yard week 7. 



RB8Chance for
Greatness
Willis McGeheeNO1
Vick Ballard@TEN2
Alex GreenJAC3
Chris JohnsonIND4
Darren Sproles@DEN5
Ryan Matthews@CLE6
Darren McFadden@KC7
LeSean McCoyATL8
Rashad Jennings@GB9
Ahmad Bradshaw@DAL10
Reggie Bush@NYJ11
Rashard MendenhallWAS12
Jamaal CharlesOAK13
Frank Gore@ARI14
Adrian PetersonTB15
Matt ForteCAR16
Alfred Morris@PIT17
Montario HardestySD18
Doug Martin@MIN19
Michael Turner@PHI20
Stevan Ridley@STL21
Felix JonesNYG22
Shonn GreeneMIA23
Marshawn Lynch@DET24
Steven JacksonNE25
LaRod Stephens-HowlingSF26
Mikel LeShoureSEA27
DeAngelo Williams@CHI28

This could be the week that Alex Green owners actually see some value.  A matchup with the Jaguars (with out MJD) should mean a huge lead early, and a clock eating second half.


WR8Chance for
Greatness
Malcom Floyd@CLE1
Greg Little / Josh GordonSD2
Demaryius Thomas / Eric DeckerNO3
Mike Wallace / Antonio BrownWAS4
Nate Washington / Kendall WrightIND5
Brandon GibsonNE6
Percy HarvinTB7
Jordy Nelson / James Jones / Randall CobbJAC8
Reggie Wayne / Donnie Avery@TEN9
Justin Blackmon / Cecil Shorts@GB10
Wes Welker / Brandon Lloyd@STL11
Miles Austin / Dez BryantNYG12
Jeremy KerlyMIA13
Denarius Moore / Darius Heyward-Bey@KC14
Sidney Rice@DET15
Dwayne BoweOAK16
Santana Moss@PIT17
Roddy White / Julio Jones@PHI18
Marques Colston / Lance Moore@DEN19
DeSean Jackson / Jeremy MaclinATL20
Brandon MarshallCAR21
Victor Cruz / Hakeem Nicks@DAL22
Steve Smith@CHI23
Vincent Jackson / Mike Williams@MIN24
Michael Crabtree@ARI25
Calvin Johnson / Titus YoungSEA26
Larry Fitzgerald / Andre RobertsSF27
Brian Hartline@NYJ28

Gotta love the matchup for Nate Washington and Kendall Wright.  The Colts will be focused on stopping Chris Johnson, who exploded last week, and Indianapolis already owns a terrible secondary allowing 7 TDs in their last 3 games.


TE8Chance for
Greatness
Heath MillerWAS1
Anthony Fasano@NYJ2
Lance KendricksNE3
Jimmy Graham@DEN4
Coby Fleener@TEN5
Dallas Clark@MIN6
Mercedes Lewis@GB7
Brandon PettigrewSEA8
Brent CelekATL9
Chris Cooley@PIT10
Gerg Olsen@CHI11
Tony Gonzalez@PHI12
Kellen DavisCAR13
Tony MoaekiOAK14
Jacob TammeNO15
Brandon WatsonSD16
Antonio Gates@CLE17
Zach Miller@DET18
Kyle RudolphTB19
Martellus Bennett@DAL20
Rob Gronkowski@STL21
Dustin KellerMIA22
Brandon Meyers@KC23
Rob HouslerSF24
Jason WittenNYG25
Jermichael FinleyJAC26
Jared CookIND27
Vernon Davis@ARI28

The Cardinals have allowed just 2 TE receptions for 11 yards in the last 3 weeks and just 2 TDs on the season.  Vernon Davis should not be starting this week for your team.  FIND SOMEONE ELSE
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