WhatIfSports Week 8 fantasy football projections

Alfred Blue will be a popular waiver claim with Arian Foster suffering a season-ending injury.

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WhatIfSports.com utilized its NFL simulation engine to rank individual players and defensive units by projected fantasy points. Every Week 1 game was played 501 times to generate player and team data. The simulation accounted for current rosters, depth charts, injuries and suspensions.  

Fantasy points use the FOX Sports 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

2015 Fantasy Football Top 200
  Name Pos Team Points
1 Matt Ryan QB Falcons 26.2
2 Philip Rivers QB Chargers 25.3
3 Russell Wilson QB Seahawks 23.5
4 Cam Newton QB Panthers 22.9
5 Alex Smith QB Chiefs 22.5
6 Colin Kaepernick QB 49ers 22.3
7 Nick Foles QB Rams 21.9
8 Drew Brees QB Saints 21.7
9 Matthew Stafford QB Lions 21.6
10 Jay Cutler QB Bears 21.2
11 Andy Dalton QB Bengals 21.1
12 Tom Brady QB Patriots 20.7
13 Ben Roethlisberger QB Steelers 20.2
14 Matt Cassel QB Cowboys 19.9
  Name Pos Team Points
15 Eli Manning QB Giants 19.9
16 Aaron Rodgers QB Packers 19.8
17 Joe Flacco QB Ravens 19.2
18 Le’Veon Bell RB Steelers 19.1
19 Teddy Bridgewater QB Vikings 18.9
20 Jameis Winston QB Buccaneers 18.8
21 Carson Palmer QB Cardinals 18.5
22 Justin Forsett RB Ravens 18.3
23 Marcus Mariota QB Titans 17.6
24 Derek Carr QB Raiders 17.3
25 Ryan Tannehill QB Dolphins 17.1
26 Adrian Peterson RB Vikings 17
27 Andrew Luck QB Colts 16.7
28 Ryan Fitzpatrick QB Jets 16.6
  Name Pos Team Points
29 Marshawn Lynch RB Seahawks 16.6
30 Devonta Freeman RB Falcons 16
31 Chris Johnson RB Cardinals 15.6
32 Brian Hoyer QB Texans 15.2
33 Josh McCown QB Browns 14.8
34 Peyton Manning QB Broncos 14.7
35 Alfred Blue RB Texans 14.5
36 Matt Forte RB Bears 14.5
37 Todd Gurley RB Rams 14.3
38 Carlos Hyde RB 49ers 13.4
39 Julio Jones WR Falcons 13.2
40 Chris Ivory RB Jets 12.9
41 Giovani Bernard RB Bengals 12.8
42 Eddie Lacy RB Packers 12.6
  Name Pos Team Points
43 Jonathan Stewart RB Panthers 12.6
44 Jeremy Maclin WR Chiefs 12.3
45 Doug Martin RB Buccaneers 12.2
46 LeGarrette Blount RB Patriots 12.1
47 Mark Ingram RB Saints 11.9
48 A.J. Green WR Bengals 11.2
49 Mike Evans WR Buccaneers 11
50 Larry Fitzgerald WR Cardinals 10.9
51 Dez Bryant WR Cowboys 10.9
52 Ronnie Hillman RB Broncos 10.9
53 Keenan Allen WR Chargers 10.8
54 Charcandrick West RB Chiefs 10.8
55 Darren McFadden RB Cowboys 10.7
56 Calvin Johnson WR Lions 10.7
  Name Pos Team Points
57 Brandon Marshall WR Jets 10.6
58 Frank Gore RB Colts 10.6
59 Odell Beckham Jr. WR Giants 10.6
60 Lamar Miller RB Dolphins 10.5
61 Alshon Jeffery WR Bears 10.2
62 Anquan Boldin WR 49ers 10.1
63 Stephen Gostkowski K Patriots 10.1
64 Victor Cruz WR Giants 10
65 Julian Edelman WR Patriots 10
66 Matt Bryant K Falcons 9.9
67 Ameer Abdullah RB Lions 9.9
68 Antonio Brown WR Steelers 9.6
69 Chandler Catanzaro K Cardinals 9.6
70 Kenny Britt WR Rams 9.6
  Name Pos Team Points
71 James Jones WR Packers 9.6
72 DeAndre Hopkins WR Texans 9.6
73 Steve Smith Sr. WR Ravens 9.4
74 Kendall Wright WR Titans 9.3
75 Golden Tate WR Lions 9.3
76 Randall Cobb WR Packers 9.3
77 Eric Decker WR Jets 9.3
78 Latavius Murray RB Raiders 9.1
79 Graham Gano K Panthers 9.1
80 Melvin Gordon RB Chargers 9.1
81 Marques Colston WR Saints 9
82 Rob Gronkowski TE Patriots 9
83 Josh Brown K Giants 8.9
84 Michael Crabtree WR Raiders 8.8
  Name Pos Team Points
85 Roddy White WR Falcons 8.8
86 Blair Walsh K Vikings 8.7
87 Steven Hauschka K Seahawks 8.6
88 Zach Hocker K Saints 8.6
89 Brandin Cooks WR Saints 8.6
90 Terrance Williams WR Cowboys 8.6
91 Justin Tucker K Ravens 8.5
92 Josh Lambo K Chargers 8.5
93 Dion Lewis RB Patriots 8.5
94 Greg Zuerlein K Rams 8.5
95 Brandon McManus K Broncos 8.5
96 Cairo Santos K Chiefs 8.4
97 Nick Folk K Jets 8.4
98 Mike Nugent K Bengals 8.4
  Name Pos Team Points
99 Carolina Panthers DEF 8.3
100 Nate Washington WR Texans 8.3
101 Ryan Succop K Titans 8.3
102 Mike Wallace WR Vikings 8.3
103 Travis Kelce TE Chiefs 8.3
104 Nick Novak K Texans 8.3
105 Travis Benjamin WR Browns 8.2
106 Stevie Johnson WR Chargers 8.2
107 Adam Vinatieri K Colts 8.1
108 Jason Witten TE Cowboys 8.1
109 Mason Crosby K Packers 8.1
110 Demaryius Thomas WR Broncos 8
111 Rashad Jennings RB Giants 8
112 Chris Boswell K Steelers 8
  Name Pos Team Points
113 Dan Bailey K Cowboys 8
114 Jacob Tamme TE Falcons 8
115 Danny Woodhead RB Chargers 8
116 Connor Barth K Buccaneers 7.9
117 Matt Prater K Lions 7.9
118 New York Jets DEF 7.9
119 Isaiah Crowell RB Browns 7.9
120 Martellus Bennett TE Bears 7.9
121 Malcom Floyd WR Chargers 7.7
122 Sebastian Janikowski K Raiders 7.6
123 Duke Johnson Jr. RB Browns 7.6
124 Phil Dawson K 49ers 7.6
125 Eddie Royal WR Bears 7.5
126 Doug Baldwin WR Seahawks 7.5
  Name Pos Team Points
127 Robbie Gould K Bears 7.5
128 Travis Coons K Browns 7.5
129 Amari Cooper WR Raiders 7.5
130 Dexter McCluster RB Titans 7.4
131 Kamar Aiken WR Ravens 7.4
132 T.Y. Hilton WR Colts 7.4
133 Emmanuel Sanders WR Broncos 7.3
134 Kevin White WR Bears 7.2
135 Jared Cook TE Rams 7.2
136 Torrey Smith WR 49ers 7.1
137 Andrew Franks K Dolphins 7.1
138 Denver Broncos DEF 7.1
139 Nick Williams WR Falcons 7
140 Heath Miller TE Steelers 7
  Name Pos Team Points
141 Jarvis Landry WR Dolphins 7
142 Stedman Bailey WR Rams 6.9
143 Danny Amendola WR Patriots 6.9
144 Ladarius Green TE Chargers 6.9
145 New England Patriots DEF 6.8
146 Tyler Eifert TE Bengals 6.8
147 Greg Olsen TE Panthers 6.8
148 Michael Floyd WR Cardinals 6.8
149 Willie Snead WR Saints 6.8
150 Jeremy Hill RB Bengals 6.7
151 Marvin Jones WR Bengals 6.7
152 Gary Barnidge TE Browns 6.7
153 Minnesota Vikings DEF 6.7
154 Russell Shepard WR Buccaneers 6.6
  Name Pos Team Points
155 Jimmy Graham TE Seahawks 6.6
156 Martavis Bryant WR Steelers 6.6
157 Davante Adams WR Packers 6.6
158 Green Bay Packers DEF 6.5
159 Arizona Cardinals DEF 6.5
160 Justin Hunter WR Titans 6.5
161 Rishard Matthews WR Dolphins 6.5
162 Benjamin Watson TE Saints 6.5
163 Andre Ellington RB Cardinals 6.3
164 Tavon Austin WR Rams 6.3
165 St. Louis Rams DEF 6.3
166 Jerricho Cotchery WR Panthers 6.3
167 Brian Hartline WR Browns 6.2
168 Taylor Gabriel WR Browns 6.1
  Name Pos Team Points
169 Stefon Diggs WR Vikings 6.1
170 Jermaine Kearse WR Seahawks 6.1
171 Brandon LaFell WR Patriots 6.1
172 Kyle Rudolph TE Vikings 6
173 Eric Ebron TE Lions 6
174 Javorius Allen RB Ravens 6
175 Shane Vereen RB Giants 5.9
176 Andre Johnson WR Colts 5.9
177 Joique Bell RB Lions 5.9
178 Jaron Brown WR Cardinals 5.9
179 Markus Wheaton WR Steelers 5.8
180 Atlanta Falcons DEF 5.7
181 C.J. Anderson RB Broncos 5.7
182 Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE Buccaneers 5.6
  Name Pos Team Points
183 Houston Texans DEF 5.6
184 Jordan Cameron TE Dolphins 5.6
185 De’Anthony Thomas WR Chiefs 5.5
186 Donte Moncrief WR Colts 5.5
187 Branden Oliver RB Chargers 5.5
188 New Orleans Saints DEF 5.4
189 Pittsburgh Steelers DEF 5.4
190 Cincinnati Bengals DEF 5.4
191 Delanie Walker TE Titans 5.4
192 Ted Ginn Jr. WR Panthers 5.4
193 Marlon Brown WR Ravens 5.3
194 Owen Daniels TE Broncos 5.3
195 Antonio Andrews RB Titans 5.3
196 New York Giants DEF 5.3
  Name Pos Team Points
197 Rueben Randle WR Giants 5.3
198 Oakland Raiders DEF 5.2
199 James Starks RB Packers 5.2
200 Benny Cunningham RB Rams 5.1

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