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Who Sharks are Starting – Week 8

Clinton Portis, Braylon Edwards and Peyton Manning top the lists in your biweekly report from the Stat Lab in Week 8 of Who Sharks are Starting. You don’t need a report to tell you 98% of owners are starting Marion Barber. Brought to you every Thursday and Friday, this is decision-by-decision analysis ripped from the offical and community leagues here at FantasySharks.com to help you decide who to start.

Here’s what you need to know about these rankings:

  • Players are ranked by strength. Scores vary with the number of lineups in the calculation, and will be lower in the mid-week report than on Saturdays. The highest-ranked punter has a lower score than the highest-ranked running back because because fewer leagues use punters. The bigger the scores, the bigger the sample, the more accurate picture of the collective FantasySharks Brain. Mmmmmm… Brains…
  • Scores are not start/bench percentages. This is decision-by-decision analysis of lineups submitted by experts and the Sharks you trust for lineup advice in the Fantasy Sharks forums. The number is a measure of strength based on everything that goes into lineup decisions, and then some.
  • Scoring systems vary. I’m working on adjusting for this, but most of the leagues represented are PPR.

Adjustments for league scoring and other factors are coming soon. If you have other suggestions, stop into the FantasySharks.com forum and let me know what you think and what you’d like to see. As always, for more fantasy football advice, stop in to the Who Should I Start? Forum here at FantasySharks.com.

RB & WR· QB & TE· Team D & PK· PN & LB· DE & DT· CB & S

Runningbacks
Gore, Frank (SFO) vs SEA 99

Tomlinson, Ladainian (SDC) @ NOS 95

Lynch, Marshawn (BUF) @ MIA 89.62

Jackson, Steven (STL) @ NEP 87.1

Johnson, Chris (TEN) vs IND 86.77

Portis, Clinton (WAS) @ DET 85

Jacobs, Brandon (NYG) @ PIT 80.92

Jones, Thomas (NYJ) vs KCC 80.82

Barber, Marion (DAL) vs TBB 77

McGahee, Willis (BAL) vs OAK 74.39

Graham, Earnest (TBB) @ DAL 71.75

Slaton, Steve (HOU) vs CIN 61.28

Brown, Ronnie (MIA) vs BUF 59.56

Lewis, Jamal (CLE) @ JAC 55.55

Turner, Michael (ATL) @ PHI 52.52

Williams, DeAngelo (CAR) vs ARI 50.65

McAllister, Deuce (NOS) vs SDC 46.84

Westbrook, Brian (PHI) vs ATL 46.08

White, LenDale (TEN) vs IND 42.68

Jones-Drew, Maurice (JAC) vs CLE 33.83

Parker, Willie (PIT) vs NYG 32.71

Benson, Cedric (CIN) @ HOU 32.39

Moore, Mewelde (PIT) vs NYG 32.13

Morris, Sammy (NEP) vs STL 29.57

Faulk, Kevin (NEP) vs STL 26.92

Rhodes, Dominic (IND) @ TEN 24.75

Stewart, Jonathan (CAR) vs ARI 22.07

Jones, Julius (SEA) @ SFO 20.93

Washington, Leon (NYJ) vs KCC 18.5

McFadden, Darren (OAK) @ BAL 16.93

Smith, Kevin (DET) vs WAS 15.91

Morris, Maurice (SEA) @ SFO 15.04

Bush, Reggie (NOS) vs SDC 14.96

Norwood, Jerious (ATL) @ PHI 14.56

Dunn, Warrick (TBB) @ DAL 13.85

Thomas, Pierre (NOS) vs SDC 11.84

James, Edgerrin (ARI) @ CAR 10.9

Charles, Jamaal (KCC) @ NYJ 10.37

Green, Ahman (HOU) vs CIN 9.15

Sproles, Darren (SDC) @ NOS 7.25

Hightower, Tim (ARI) @ CAR 6.94

Taylor, Fred (JAC) vs CLE 6.8

Jordan, Lamont (NEP) vs STL 6.8

Cobbs, Patrick (MIA) vs BUF 6.63

Fargas, Justin (OAK) @ BAL 6.04

Peterson, Adrian (MIN) on Bye 5.28

Buckhalter, Correll (PHI) vs ATL 5.23

McClain, Le’Ron (BAL) vs OAK 5.06

Choice, Tashard (DAL) vs TBB 4.86

Watson, Kenny (CIN) @ HOU 4.77

Smith, Kolby (KCC) @ NYJ 4.68

Williams, Ricky (MIA) vs BUF 4.5

Johnson, Rudi (DET) vs WAS 4.26

Forte, Matt (CHI) on Bye 3.39

Jackson, Fred (BUF) @ MIA 3.3

Booker, Lorenzo (PHI) vs ATL 3

Stecker, Aaron (NOS) vs SDC 3

Green-Ellis, BenJarvus (NEP) vs STL 3

Cartwright, Rock (WAS) @ DET 3

Perry, Chris (CIN) @ HOU 2.88

Ward, Derrick (NYG) @ PIT 2.8

Grant, Ryan (GBP) on Bye 2.74

Bradshaw, Ahmad (NYG) @ PIT 2.4

Jones, Felix (DAL) vs TBB 1.15

Johnson, Larry (KCC) @ NYJ 1.1

Addai, Joseph (IND) @ TEN 1.07

Pittman, Michael (DEN) on Bye Bye
Wide Receivers
Ward, Hines (PIT) vs NYG 95.19

Johnson, Calvin (DET) vs WAS 94.56

Smith, Steve (CAR) vs ARI 91

Houshmandzadeh, T.J. (CIN) @ HOU 88.38

Wayne, Reggie (IND) @ TEN 87

Moss, Randy (NEP) vs STL 87

Edwards, Braylon (CLE) @ JAC 85.33

Evans, Lee (BUF) @ MIA 83.11

Johnson, Andre (HOU) vs CIN 83

Moss, Santana (WAS) @ DET 79.03

Owens, Terrell (DAL) vs TBB 72.17

Burress, Plaxico (NYG) @ PIT 69.66

Colston, Marques (NOS) vs SDC 68.76

Welker, Wes (NEP) vs STL 67.31

Jackson, Vincent (SDC) @ NOS 64.71

Fitzgerald, Larry (ARI) @ CAR 63.33

Bowe, Dwayne (KCC) @ NYJ 59.2

White, Roddy (ATL) @ PHI 55.27

Ocho Cinco, Chad (CIN) @ HOU 49.43

Holmes, Santonio (PIT) vs NYG 48.98

Cotchery, Jerricho (NYJ) vs KCC 46.89

Muhammad, Muhsin (CAR) vs ARI 46.78

Bryant, Antonio (TBB) @ DAL 45.8

Avery, Donnie (STL) @ NEP 43.12

Harrison, Marvin (IND) @ TEN 42.35

Holt, Torry (STL) @ NEP 37.39

Mason, Derrick (BAL) vs OAK 36.61

Randle El, Antwaan (WAS) @ DET 35.09

Coles, Laveranues (NYJ) vs KCC 34.91

Jackson, DeSean (PHI) vs ATL 33.1

Walter, Kevin (HOU) vs CIN 29.62

Morgan, Josh (SFO) vs SEA 28.95

Floyd, Malcom (SDC) @ NOS 19.72

Furrey, Mike (DET) vs WAS 18.69

Williams, Roy (DAL) vs TBB 18.28

Bruce, Isaac (SFO) vs SEA 16.22

Stuckey, Chansi (NYJ) vs KCC 16.09

Gonzalez, Anthony (IND) @ TEN 14.37

Moore, Lance (NOS) vs SDC 13.82

Camarillo, Greg (MIA) vs BUF 13.8

Curtis, Kevin (PHI) vs ATL 13.2

Henderson, Devery (NOS) vs SDC 11.53

Boldin, Anquan (ARI) @ CAR 11.01

Higgins, Johnnie Lee (OAK) @ BAL 11

Hilliard, Ike (TBB) @ DAL 9.47

Brown, Reggie (PHI) vs ATL 9.14

Jones, Matt (JAC) vs CLE 8.68

Marshall, Brandon (DEN) on Bye 8.54

Crayton, Patrick (DAL) vs TBB 8.42

Smith, Steve (NYG) @ PIT 7.15

Hester, Devin (CHI) on Bye 6.5

Wade, Bobby (MIN) on Bye 6.2

Davis, Rashied (CHI) on Bye 6.17

Galloway, Joey (TBB) @ DAL 5.76

Baskett, Hank (PHI) vs ATL 5.68

Berrian, Bernard (MIN) on Bye 5.54

Hackett, D.J. (CAR) vs ARI 5

Jennings, Greg (GBP) on Bye 4.73

Walker, Javon (OAK) @ BAL 4.72

Austin, Miles (DAL) vs TBB 4.51

Stallworth, Donte’ (CLE) @ JAC 4.46

Clayton, Mark (BAL) vs OAK 4.13

Johnson, Bryant (SFO) vs SEA 4.1

Chambers, Chris (SDC) @ NOS 3.37

Breaston, Steve (ARI) @ CAR 3.14

Branch, Deion (SEA) @ SFO 3.06

Jackson, Dexter (TBB) @ DAL 3

Cribbs, Josh (CLE) @ JAC 3

Washington, Nate (PIT) vs NYG 3

Parrish, Roscoe (BUF) @ MIA 3

Hall, Dante (STL) @ NEP 3

Lewis, Greg (PHI) vs ATL 3

Jones, James (GBP) on Bye 2.88

Lloyd, Brandon (CHI) on Bye 2.69

Gage, Justin (TEN) vs IND 2.66

Meachem, Robert (NOS) vs SDC 2.56

Engram, Bobby (SEA) @ SFO 2.29

Ginn Jr., Ted (MIA) vs BUF 2.07

Reed, Josh (BUF) @ MIA 2.05

Toomer, Amani (NYG) @ PIT 1.54

Royal, Eddie (DEN) on Bye 1.29

Driver, Donald (GBP) on Bye Bye

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