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Ranking and Stats in Review

Being that we’re roughly mid way through the NFL season, I thought it would be interesting to compile the current fantasy stats and put together some rankings.  Granted, this will have NOTHING to do with future projections, it is purely based on an individual’s average fantasy points scored per game up to this point in the season.  The first number listed will be the player’s average per game.  The second is a number that is figured by VALUE BASED DRAFTING (VBD).  For example, Philip Rivers is the top ranked QB in the league.  He averages 19 points per game. The following is based on a 12-team league.  The 12th ranked QB is Eli Manning, who averages 14 points per game.  Therefore, Philip Riversh as a VBD rating of 5 (14-9).  I’m sure most all of you have read upon this type of analysis.  It basically means that it doesn’t really matter the quantity of points your player has.  What’s more important is how many points you are outscoring your competition at the same position.  You can go ahead and take the #1 K, I’ll be ok with the 12th best, being that there is only about a one point difference between the two.

 

 

Again, most all of you have experience with this; I justwanted to briefly go over it in case any of you are new to Value BasedDrafting.

 

The following rankings are based on a 12-team league, whichstarts the following:

 

1-QB

2-RB

3-WR

1-TE

1-K

1-D/ST

 

With there being 12 teams in the league, you’d simply multiplythe # of starters at each position by 12 and you’ll have your number of,what I’ll call, “starters”.  You figure 12 teams, 3starters at the WR positions per team = list of top 36 WR’s.  VBD iscalculated by that player’s average MINUS the lowest ranked “starter’s”average.  Get it?

 

4 points per passing TD

1 for every 25 yards passing

6 points per rushing / receiving TD

1 for every 10 yards rushing / receiving

Standard 3 for field goal with a 2 point bonus for 50+yarders.

 

Defense/Special Teams:

1 point per sack

2 points per turnover

2 points – safety

6 points – TD

 

I’ll first list the rankings by position.  Thenat the end will be all the positions compiled together and sorted based on VBD. Some pretty interesting stuff……

 

*** – injured

 

                                Top12 Quarterbacks

 

 

Player

Avg.

VBD

QB1

Philip Rivers

19

5

QB2

Aaron Rodgers

18.9

4.9

QB3

Drew Brees

18.8

4.8

QB4

Kurt Warner

18.1

4.1

QB5

Jay Cutler

17.3

3.3

QB6

Matt Schaub

15.7

1.7

QB7

Brett Favre

15.3

1.3

QB7

Donovan McNabb

15.3

1.3

QB9

Peyton Manning

14.9

0.9

QB10

Kyle Orton

14.6

0.6

QB11

Tony Romo***

14.1

0.1

QB12

Eli Manning

14

0

 

 

 

                                Top24 Running Backs

 

 

Player

Avg.

VBD

RB1

Clinton Portis

16.9

8.5

RB2

Marion Barber

15.4

7

RB3

Frank Gore

15

6.6

RB4

Matt Forte

14.7

6.3

RB5

Adrian Peterson

14.1

5.7

RB5

Michael Turner

14.1

5.7

RB7

Steven Jackson

13.6

5.2

RB7

Chris Johnson

13.6

5.2

RB7

Brian Westbrook

13.6

5.2

RB10

Ronnie Brown

13

4.6

RB10

Marshawn Lynch

13

4.6

RB12

Steve Slaton

12.9

4.5

RB13

LenDale White

12.7

4.3

RB14

Brandon Jacobs

12.6

4.2

RB15

Ladainian Tomlinson

12.4

4

RB16

Thomas Jones

11.9

3.5

RB17

Reggie Bush***

11

2.6

RB18

Maurice Jones-Drew

10.6

2.2

RB19

Earnest Graham

10.4

2

RB20

DeAngelo Williams

10.2

1.8

RB21

Jamal Lewis

10

1.6

RB22

Julius Jones

8.7

0.3

RB23

Mewelde Moore

8.6

0.2

RB24

Sammy Morris

8.4

0

RB24

Michael Pittman

8.4

0

 

 

                                Top36 Wide Receivers

 

 

Player

Avg.

VBD

WR1

Roddy White

13.6

7.3

WR2

Larry Fitzgerald

13.3

7

WR3

Greg Jennings

12.7

6.4

WR4

Calvin Johnson

12.3

6

WR5

Anquan Boldin

12.1

5.8

WR5

Andre Johnson

12.1

5.8

WR7

Santana Moss

11.9

5.6

WR8

Lee Evans

11.6

5.3

WR9

Steve Smith

10.4

4.1

WR10

Brandon Marshall

10.3

4

WR11

Reggie Wayne

10.3

4

WR12

Laveranues Coles

10.1

3.8

WR13

Vincent Jackson

9.8

3.5

WR14

Hines Ward

9.7

3.4

WR15

Bernard Berrian

9.6

3.3

WR15

Randy Moss

9.6

3.3

WR17

Kevin Walter

9

2.7

WR18

Terrell Owens

8.8

2.5

WR19

Dwayne Bowe

8.6

2.3

WR20

Jerricho Cotchery

8.4

2.1

WR21

Devery Henderson

8.1

1.8

WR21

T.J. Houshmandzadeh

8.1

1.8

WR21

DeSean Jackson

8.1

1.8

WR24

Donnie Avery

7.7

1.4

WR24

Matt Jones

7.7

1.4

WR26

Isaac Bruce

7.4

1.1

WR27

Plaxico Burress

7.3

1

WR28

Lance Moore

7.2

0.9

WR28

Muhsin Muhammad

7.2

0.9

WR30

Steve Breaston

7.1

0.8

WR30

Braylon Edwards

7.1

0.8

WR30

Eddie Royal

7.1

0.8

WR30

Wes Welker

7.1

0.8

WR34

Chris Chambers

6.9

0.6

WR35

Nate Washington

6.4

0.1

WR36

Derrick Mason

6.3

0

 

 

                                Top12 Tight Ends

 

 

Player

Avg.

VBD

TE1

Antonio Gates

8.2

3.3

TE2

Jason Witten

7.9

3

TE3

Tony Gonzalez

7.1

2.2

TE4

Owen Daniels

7

2.1

TE5

Dallas Clark

6

1.1

TE6

Chris Cooley

5.8

0.9

TE7

Anthony Fasano

5.7

0.8

TE8

Visante Shiancoe

5.3

0.4

TE9

Greg Olsen

5.1

0.2

TE10

Tony Scheffler***

5

0.1

TE11

Zach Miller

4.9

0

TE11

Bo Scaife

4.9

0

 

 

                                Top12 Kickers

 

 

Player

Avg.

VBD

K1

John Carney

10.4

1.9

K2

David Akers

9.4

0.9

K2

Ryan Longwell

9.4

0.9

K4

Jason Elam

9.3

0.8

K4

Matt Prater

9.3

0.8

K6

Stephen Gostkowski

9

0.5

K7

Rian Lindell

8.7

0.2

K8

Josh Brown

8.6

0.1

K8

Mason Crosby

8.6

0.1

K8

Robbie Gould

8.6

0.1

K8

Joe Nedney

8.6

0.1

K12

Matt Bryant

8.5

0

K12

Nate Kaeding

8.5

0

K12

John Kasay

8.5

0

 

 

                                Top12 Defense / Special Teams

 

 

Player

Avg.

VBD

D1

Chicago Bears

11.1

4.1

D2

Green Bay Packers

10.9

3.9

D3

Philadelphia Eagles

10.4

3.4

D4

Tennessee Titans

8.9

1.9

D5

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8.5

1.5

D6

Arizona Cardinals

7.9

0.9

D6

New York Jets

7.9

0.9

D8

New York Giants

7.7

0.7

D9

Minnesota Vikings

7.4

0.4

D10

Baltimore Ravens

7.3

0.3

D10

Pittsburgh Steelers

7.3

0.3

D12

New Orleans Saints

7

0

 

 

 

                                Week9 VBD rankings – ALL POSITIONS

 

 

Player

Avg.

VBD

RB1

Clinton Portis

16.9

8.5

WR1

Roddy White

13.6

7.3

WR2

Larry Fitzgerald

13.3

7

RB2

Marion Barber

15.4

7

RB3

Frank Gore

15

6.6

WR3

Greg Jennings

12.7

6.4

RB4

Matt Forte

14.7

6.3

WR4

Calvin Johnson

12.3

6

WR5

Anquan Boldin

12.1

5.8

WR5

Andre Johnson

12.1

5.8

RB5

Adrian Peterson

14.1

5.7

RB5

Michael Turner

14.1

5.7

WR7

Santana Moss

11.9

5.6

WR8

Lee Evans

11.6

5.3

RB7

Steven Jackson

13.6

5.2

RB7

Chris Johnson

13.6

5.2

RB7

Brian Westbrook

13.6

5.2

QB1

Philip Rivers

19

5

QB2

Aaron Rodgers

18.9

4.9

QB3

Drew Brees

18.8

4.8

RB10

Ronnie Brown

13

4.6

RB10

Marshawn Lynch

13

4.6

RB12

Steve Slaton

12.9

4.5

RB13

LenDale White

12.7

4.3

RB14

Brandon Jacobs

12.6

4.2

QB4

Kurt Warner

18.1

4.1

WR9

Steve Smith

10.4

4.1

D1

Chicago Bears

11.1

4.1

WR10

Brandon Marshall

10.3

4

WR11

Reggie Wayne

10.3

4

RB15

Ladainian Tomlinson

12.4

4

D2

Green Bay Packers

10.9

3.9

WR12

Laveranues Coles

10.1

3.8

WR13

Vincent Jackson

9.8

3.5

RB16

Thomas Jones

11.9

3.5

D3

Philadelphia Eagles

10.4

3.4

WR14

Hines Ward

9.7

3.4

QB5

Jay Cutler

17.3

3.3

WR15

Bernard Berrian

9.6

3.3

WR15

Randy Moss

9.6

3.3

TE1

Antonio Gates

8.2

3.3

TE2

Jason Witten

7.9

3

WR17

Kevin Walter

9

2.7

RB17

Reggie Bush***

11

2.6

WR18

Terrell Owens

8.8

2.5

WR19

Dwayne Bowe

8.6

2.3

RB18

Maurice Jones-Drew

10.6

2.2

TE3

Tony Gonzalez

7.1

2.2

WR20

Jerricho Cotchery

8.4

2.1

TE4

Owen Daniels

7

2.1

RB19

Earnest Graham

10.4

2

K1

John Carney

10.4

1.9

D4

Tennessee Titans

8.9

1.9

WR21

Devery Henderson

8.1

1.8

WR21

T.J. Houshmandzadeh

8.1

1.8

WR21

DeSean Jackson

8.1

1.8

RB20

DeAngelo Williams

10.2

1.8

QB6

Matt Schaub

15.7

1.7

RB21

Jamal Lewis

10

1.6

D5

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8.5

1.5

WR24

Donnie Avery

7.7

1.4

WR24

Matt Jones

7.7

1.4

QB7

Brett Favre

15.3

1.3

QB7

Donovan McNabb

15.3

1.3

WR26

Isaac Bruce

7.4

1.1

TE5

Dallas Clark

6

1.1

WR27

Plaxico Burress

7.3

1

QB9

Peyton Manning

14.9

0.9

WR28

Lance Moore

7.2

0.9

WR28

Muhsin Muhammad

7.2

0.9

K2

David Akers

9.4

0.9

K2

Ryan Longwell

9.4

0.9

D6

Arizona Cardinals

7.9

0.9

D6

New York Jets

7.9

0.9

TE6

Chris Cooley

5.8

0.9

K4

Jason Elam

9.3

0.8

K4

Matt Prater

9.3

0.8

WR30

Steve Breaston

7.1

0.8

WR30

Braylon Edwards

7.1

0.8

WR30

Eddie Royal

7.1

0.8

WR30

Wes Welker

7.1

0.8

TE7

Anthony Fasano

5.7

0.8

D8

New York Giants

7.7

0.7

WR34

Chris Chambers

6.9

0.6

QB10

Kyle Orton

14.6

0.6

K6

Stephen Gostkowski

9

0.5

D9

Minnesota Vikings

7.4

0.4

TE8

Visante Shiancoe

5.3

0.4

D10

Baltimore Ravens

7.3

0.3

D10

Pittsburgh Steelers

7.3

0.3

RB22

Julius Jones

8.7

0.3

RB23

Mewelde Moore

8.6

0.2

TE9

Greg Olsen

5.1

0.2

K7

Rian Lindell

8.7

0.2

WR35

Nate Washington

6.4

0.1

QB11

Tony Romo***

14.1

0.1

TE10

Tony Scheffler***

5

0.1

K8

Josh Brown

8.6

0.1

K8

Mason Crosby

8.6

0.1

K8

Robbie Gould

8.6

0.1

K8

Joe Nedney

8.6

0.1

QB12

Eli Manning

14

0

RB24

Sammy Morris

8.4

0

RB24

Michael Pittman

8.4

0

WR36

Derrick Mason

6.3

0

TE11

Zach Miller

4.9

0

TE11

Bo Scaife

4.9

0

K12

Matt Bryant

8.5

0

K12

Nate Kaeding

8.5

0

K12

John Kasay

8.5

0

D12

New Orleans Saints

7

0

 

 

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