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Fantasy Football Rankings: The Divisional Round

By Jared Smola 8:29am EST 1/10/14

QBs

1. Peyton Manning, Broncos

vs. Chargers

Projections: 293 pass yards, 2.7 pass TDs, 0.7 INTs, 0 rush yards, 0 rush TDs = 21.12 FPs 

Don't let Andy Dalton's choke job fool you ... this remains a poor Chargers pass defense. Manning had no problem against them this season, completing 68% of his passes for 619 yards, 6 TDs and 1 INT in 2 meetings. The only chance San Diego has at slowing #18 down this weekend is playing keep-away with a strong running game.

2. Andrew Luck, Colts

at Patriots

Projections: 271 pass yards, 1.9 pass TDs, 1.2 INTs, 22 rushing yards, 0 rush TDs = 18.24 FPs 

Luck played inspired ball last week, leading a miracle 2nd-half comeback en route to 443 yards and 4 TDs – plus 3 INTs. He’ll now head to New England to face Bill Belichick’s defense, one that’s had 2 weeks to prepare. Luck is a good bet to attempt 40+ passes, but eliminating turnovers will be key.  And we’ll see how Luck’s 3rd career playoff game unfolds if the Pats consistently double T.Y. Hilton.

3. Russell Wilson, Seahawks

vs. Saints

Projections: 218 pass yards, 1.6 pass TDs, 0.6 INTs, 34 rush yards, 0.1 rush TDs = 17.92 FPs 

In his 1st meeting with the Saints this year, Wilson posted the biggest fantasy score that D surrendered to any QB all season. The 310 passing yards were his 2nd largest tally all year, though, and it was 1 of just 3 times Wilson reached 3 TD passes. New Orleans stood among the toughest defenses on fantasy QBs for the year but allowed 4 of the past 7 it faced to toss 2+ TD passes. Wilson lacks the high passing ceiling of Peyton Manning or even Andrew Luck but matches just about anyone in rushing upside and looks like the safest option behind Manning.

4. Philip Rivers, Chargers

at Broncos

Projections: 241 pass yards, 1.9 pass TDs, 0.7 INTs, 2 rush yards,  0 rush TDs = 16.14 FPs 

The Chargers will look to control the ball on the ground on Sunday -- just like they did in 2 regular-season meetings against the Broncos. Rivers attempted just 29 and 20 passes, respectively, in those games. He sliced Denver's secondary, though, completing 63% of his passes with 3 TDs and 0 INTs. He's capable of big numbers this weekend if Denver forces the Chargers away from the run.

5. Tom Brady, Patriots

vs. Colts

Projections: 253 pass yards, 1.8 pass TDs, 0.9 INTs, 0 rush yards,  0 rush TDs = 15.52 FPs 

Brady’s obviously capable of carrying fantasy teams (and the Pats) to victory. But with a red hot LeGarrette Blount, don’t expect the future Hall of Famer to post huge numbers. Blount and the Pats’ stable of RBs have combined for 140+ rushing yards in each of their past 2 games. Meanwhile, Brady’s posted yardage totals of just 172 and 122 over that span.

6. Cam Newton, Panthers

vs. 49ers

Projections: 196 pass yards, 1.0 pass TDs, 1.1 INTs, 27 rush yards, 0.3 rush TDs =  14.14 FPs 

Newton mustered a season-low 10 fantasy points in San Francisco back in Week 10. He'll play this Sunday's game in Carolina, where he tossed 13 TDs vs. 6 INTs in 8 regular-season games. But with top WR Steve Smith banged-up, it's tough to imagine Newton posting big passing numbers. He'll need to carry the offense with his legs.

7. Colin Kaepernick, 49ers

at Panthers

Projections: 202 pass yards, 1.1 pass TDs, 1.0 INTs, 23 rush yards, 0.2 rush TDs= 13.98 FPs

Kaepernick's 91 passing yards and 6 fantasy points against the Panthers in Week 10 were both season lows. He didn't have WR Michael Crabtree for that one, and TE Vernon Davis exited with a 1st-half concussion. Expect better from Kaepernick this time around, but his upside is still limited against a Panthers defense that surrendered just 6 passing TDs in 8 regular-season home games.

8. Drew Brees, Saints

at Seahawks

Projections: 228 pass yards, 1.3 pass TDs, 1.4 INTs, 8 rush yards,  0 rush TDs = 12.22 FPs 

Brees finished 4 of his past 6 games with just 1 TD pass. It's no coincidence that those were the 4 road games within that stretch. One, of course, was the 1st Seattle meeting, which produced his worst fantasy outing in years. Brees has also finished his past 3 road outings with 2 INTs, including last week at Philly.

RBs

1. Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks

vs. Saints

Projections: 82 rush yards, 0.6 rush TDs, 2.0 catches, 10.0 receiving yards, 0.1 receiving TDs = 13.40 FPs

When Lynch hit up the Rams for 97 rushing yards in Week 17, it marked the 1st time in 6 games he'd reached 4.0 yards per carry or topped 72 rushing yards. That rough stretch included a 16-45-0 rushing line (2.8 yards per carry) in the blowout win over New Orleans. Of course, Lynch also finished the season with 7 total TDs over his final 7 games. That plus the shallow playoff pool and a tougher matchup for Frank Gore keep Lynch near the top of the rankings.

2. Knowshon Moreno, Broncos

vs. Chargers

Projections: 68 rush yards, 0.4 rush TDs, 4.0 catches, 27.0 receiving yards, 0.1 receiving TDs = 12.50 FPs

The Broncos scaled back Moreno's workload down the stretch to keep him fresh for the postseason. The shackles should come off now. Moreno is a good bet for 20+ touches against a Chargers team he racked up 169 total yards against in 2 regular-season meetings.

3. Donald Brown, Colts

at Patriots

Projections: 58 rush yards, 0.3 rush TDs,  3.0 catches, 24.0 receiving yards, 0.1 receiving TDs = 10.60 FPs

Trent Richardson’s lone carry in last week’s win resulted in a fumble. In other words, Brown should see all of the touches he can handle in a showdown with New England. The matchup is decent, too, as the Pats run D ranked a mediocre 14th in fantasy points allowed over the last 5 weeks of the season. Brown has also scored 5 total TDs over the past 3 weeks.

4. Frank Gore, 49ers

at Panthers

Projections: 69 rush yards, 0.4 rush TDs,  1.0 catch, 6.0 receiving yards, 0 receiving TDs = 9.90 FPs

The Panthers didn't allow a RB rushing TD in their last 6 games. They didn't allow a RB to top 83 rushing yards in their last 14 games. Gore came close, busting off 82 yards on 16 carries back in Week 10 -- a healthy 5.1-yard average. He figures to be the focal point of the 49ers' attack this weekend, but he'll also be the focal point of a stout Panthers run D.

5. LeGarrette Blount, Patriots

 vs. Colts

Projections: 67 rush yards, 0.5 rush TDs,  0 catches, 0 receiving yards, 0 receiving TDs = 9.70 FPs 

You never know what HC Bill Belichick is thinking. But he’d be crazy to scale back Blount’s workload. The thundering back responded to a season high 24 carries in Week 17, trouncing the Bills for 189 yards and 2 TDs. Another 15+ touches should greet him this time around, while a goal line role provides TD upside.

6. Ryan Mathews, Chargers

at Broncos

Projections: 51 rush yards, 0.5 rush TDs,  2.0 catches, 13.0 receiving yards, 0 receiving TDs = 9.40 FPs

Mathews is expected to play on his bum ankle this weekend. That obviously adds risk, but Mathews remains the key to San Diego's upset bid. They figure to deploy a run-heavy attack to keep the ball away from Peyton Manning. He averaged 4.3 yards per carry and scored in both regular-season games against Denver. 

Update: Mathews moves down the rankings after missing his 3rd straight practice on Friday.

7. Shane Vereen, Patriots

vs. Colts

Projections: 19 rush yards, 0.1 rush TDs,  4.0 catches, 38.0 receiving yards, 0.3 receiving TDs = 8.10 FPs

Vereen has handled exactly 2 carries in 3 straight games. So his non-PPR upside is clearly capped. Of course, he continues to thrive in the receiving game with 3 TDs over the past 5 weeks. Don’t worry about his recent catch totals (4 over the last 2 weeks). That production came in blowouts against Baltimore and Buffalo, and we expect a close game Saturday against the Colts.

8. Danny Woodhead, Chargers

at Broncos

Projections: 37 rush yards, 0.2 rush TDs,  3.0 catches, 20.0 receiving yards, 0 receiving TDs = 6.90 FPs

Woodhead might see an expanded ball-carrying role with Ryan Mathews battling through a sprained ankle. He should also be relied on in the short passing game as San Diego looks to keep the ball away from the Broncos. Woodhead caught 5 balls in 2 regular-season games against Denver.

9. Mark Ingram, Saints

at Seahawks

Projections: 45 rush yards, 0.2 rush TDs,  2.0 catches, 10.0 receiving yards, 0 receiving TDs = 6.70 FPs

Pierre Thomas' continued injury woes should make Ingram the rushing centerpiece again this week. Unfortunately for him, that'll come against a D that allowed less than 3.4 yards per carry over the past 5 games and hasn't surrendered a RB rushing TD since Week 7.

10. DeAngelo Williams, Panthers

vs. 49ers

Projections: 41 rush yards, 0.2 rush TDs,  1.0 catches, 7.0 receiving yards, 0 receiving TDs = 6.00 FPs

Williams finished the regular season strong, averaging 4.7 yards per carry and totaling 173 receiving yards in his final 4 games. He averaged a juicy 5.8 yards per carry against the 49ers earlier this season -- albeit on just 8 totes. Expect a bigger workload this time around, despite the expected return of Jonathan Stewart.

11. Stevan Ridley, Patriots

vs. Colts

Projections: 39 rush yards, 0.3 rush TDs, 0 catches, 0 receiving yards, 0 receiving TDs = 5.70 FPs 

New England’s backfield is in the hands of LeGarrette Blount and Shane Vereen. Ridley’s ticketed for just a handful of touches and isn't a recommended fantasy play. 

12. Darren Sproles, Saints

at Seahawks

Projections: 12 rush yards, 0 rush TDs, 4.0 catches, 32.0 receiving yards, 0.2 receiving TDs = 5.60 FPs

Sproles could muster just 32 yards on 7 receptions in his Week 13 trip to Seattle. He hasn't reached 40 yards receiving since and has caught 4 passes or fewer in 4 of the past 5 games. 

13. Montee Ball, Broncos

vs. Chargers

Projections: 26 rush yards, 0.3 rush TDs,  1.0 catch, 7.0 receiving yards, 0 receiving TDs = 5.10 FPs

The rookie couldn't get going against San Diego this year, mustering just 19 yards on 8 carries in 2 meetings. Expect a more efficient performance this weekend, but veteran Knowshon Moreno figures to be Denver's clear feature back in the playoffs. Expect no more than 10 touches for Ball.

14. Jonathan Stewart, Panthers

vs. 49ers

Projections: 24 rush yards, 0.2 rush TDs,  1.0 catch, 6.0 receiving yards, 0 receiving TDs = 4.20 FPs

Returning from a Week 14 torn MCL, Stewart figures to play a minor role in Sunday's game against the 49ers. He actually led the team with 13 carries against the Niners back in Week 10, but he averaged just 3.2 yards per carry. DeAngelo Williams, meanwhile, busted off 5.8 yards per.

15. Trent Richardson, Colts

at Patriots

Projections: 16 rush yards, 0.2 rush TDs,  1.0 catch, 7.0 receiving yards, 0 receiving TDs = 3.50 FPs

Richardson will only be used to spell Donald Brown. Colts fans should shield their eyes when T-Rich takes the field.

16. Ronnie Brown, Chargers

at Broncos

Projections: 21 rush yards, 0.2 rush TDs,  0 catches, 0 receiving yards, 0 receiving TDs = 3.30 FPs 

Brown will only play a significant role on Sunday if Ryan Mathews' ankle acts up again. Even then, he'd have minimal fantasy upside. He averaged just 2.7 yards per carry last week before busting off that 58-yarder. 

17. Mike Tolbert, Panthers

vs. 49ers

Projections: 11 rush yards, 0.2 rush TDs,  1.0 catch, 7.0 receiving yards, 0 receiving TDs = 3.00 FPs

With both DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart available for Sunday's game, Tolbert only figures to see a few touches in passing situations and around the goal line. 

18. Robert Turbin, Seahawks

vs. Saints

Projections: 17 rush yards, 0.1 rush TDs,  0 catches, 0 receiving yards, 0 receiving TDs = 2.30 FPs 


19. Khiry Robinson, Saints

at Seahawks

Projections: 20 rush yards, 0 rush TDs, 0 catches, 0 receiving yards, 0 receiving TDs = 2.00 FPs 


20. Kendall Hunter, 49ers

at Panthers

Projections: 8 rush yards, 0.1 rush TDs, 0 catches, 0 receiving yards, 0 receiving TDs = 1.40 FPs



WRs

1. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos

vs. Chargers

Projections: 5.0 catches, 73.0 receiving yards, 0.8 receiving TDs = 12.10 FPs

Thomas spanked the Chargers for 108 yards and 3 scores in the 1st meeting. San Diego adjusted for the 2nd and held Thomas to just 45 scoreless yards. It's Denver's turn to adjust, and we're expecting another big game from DT. The Chargers don't have the horses to stick with this stud.

2. Eric Decker, Broncos

vs. Chargers

Projections: 4.0 catches, 63.0 receiving yards, 0.6 receiving TDs = 9.90 FPs 

Decker totaled just 5 catches for 94 scoreless yards in 2 regular-season games against the Chargers. In fact, San Diego was the only team to keep Decker out of the end zone in his last 5 games. We still like his odds at a productive day this weekend, though. The Chargers don't have anything resembling a shutdown CB.

3. Julian Edelman, Patriots

vs. Colts

Projections: 6.0 catches, 77.0 receiving yards, 0.3 receiving yards = 9.50 FPs 

Aided by the loss of Rob Gronkowski, Edelman’s drawn an average of 12.1 targets per game since Week 12. As a result, he’s snagged at least 6 balls in each of those games while ranking 2nd among PPR WRs in fantasy points. There’s no reason to believe Edelman’s pace will slow against an average Colts pass D.

4. T.Y. Hilton, Colts

at Patriots

Projections: 5.0 catches, 70.0 receiving yards, 0.3 receiving TDs = 8.80 FPs 

Hilton’s 2 TDs from last week marked his first scores since Week 9. Of course, he also added career highs in targets (18), catches (13) and yards (224). New England’s secondary is just as porous as Kansas City’s. But schematically, HC Bill Belichick generally tries to eliminate the opponent’s best weapon. Hilton remains a top-5 option because of his big-play upside – and the likelihood that he’s still fed double digit targets. 

5. Keenan Allen, Chargers

at Broncos

Projections: 4.0 catches, 61.0 receiving yards, 0.4 receiving TDs = 8.50 FPs 

CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and the Broncos did a nice job against Allen in the regular season, limiting him to just 6 catches in 2 meetings (although 2 went for TDs). Allen's upside is a bit limited this weekend with San Diego likely to go with a run-heavy attack.

6. Wes Welker, Broncos

vs. Chargers

Projections: 5.0 catches, 58.0 receiving yards, 0.4 receiving TDs = 8.20 FPs 

Welker returns for Denver's postseason opener after missing the past 3 games with a concussion. Note that he scored in just 2 of his final 7 games. But he still averaged a healthy 8.7 targets, 5.1 catches and 57 yards per game over that stretch.

7. Michael Crabtree, 49ers

at Panthers

Projections: 4.0 catches, 58.0 receiving yards, 0.3 receiving TDs = 7.60 FPs 

Crabtree gets the slight edge over Boldin based on last week's big 8-125 line and this week's matchup. He'll draw CB Melvin White, Carolina's worst cover man according to Pro Football Focus. 

8. Anquan Boldin, 49ers

at Panthers

Projections: 4.0 catches, 55.0 receiving yards, 0.3 receiving TDs = 7.30 FPs 

While Crabtree gets CB Melvin White, Boldin will have tougher draws against CB Drayton Florence on the outside and CB Captain Munnerlyn in the slot. Both guys finished among Pro Football Focus' top 22 CBs. It's worth noting, though, that the Panthers struggled against another big slot receiver in Marques Colston, giving up lines of 9-125-2 and 5-63.

9. Golden Tate, Seahawks

vs. Saints

Projections: 4.0 catches, 52.0 receiving yards, 0.3 receiving TDs = 7.00 FPs 

Tate ripped off his best fantasy outing of the season in Week 17 but caught just 2 passes in each of the 2 preceding games. He managed just 45 yards on 4 receptions in the 1st meeting with the Saints, despite QB Russell Wilson throwing for 310. Tate carries plenty of upside but adds risk because of his team's penchant for light passing and spreading the ball around. Tate only reached 10 targets once all year.

10. Marques Colston, Saints

at Seahawks

Projections: 4.0 catches, 47.0 receiving yards, 0.3 receiving TDs = 6.50 FPs 

Colston saw just 2 targets in last week's win at Philly. That followed a solid 4-game streak of at least 5 catches and 63 yards in each outing. Of course, he mustered just 27 yards on 4 receptions at Seattle in the game before that stretch. This remains a bad matchup, and the Saints continue to play much worse on the road than at home.

11. Danny Amendola, Patriots

vs. Colts

Projections: 4.0 catches, 51.0 receiving yards, 0.2 receiving TDs = 6.30 FPs 

Even if Aaron Dobson (foot) misses Saturday’s game, Amendola is tough to trust. He’s scored just twice all year and has combined for just 3 catches over the past 2 matchups.

12. Steve Smith, Panthers

vs. 49ers

Projections: 4.0 catches, 49.0 receiving yards, 0.2 receiving TDs = 6.10 FPs 

A healthy Steve Smith was unable to top 69 yards all season. That includes a 6-63 line against the 49ers. Tough to get excited about his upside this weekend when it's clear that his bum knee will have him at far less than 100%. 

13. Doug Baldwin, Seahawks

vs. Saints

Projections: 3.0 catches, 42.0 receiving yards, 0.3 receiving TDs = 6.00 FPs 

Baldwin finished the regular season with a couple of bad outings ... but so did his QB. Before that, he was delivering more consistent fantasy production than #1 WR Golden Tate. Percy Harvin's likely return figures to hurt Baldwin more than Tate, however, because Tate is strictly an outside receiver. We can't know how big Harvin's role will be or how rusty he might be, though, which keeps Baldwin in the fantasy starting mix.

14. Percy Harvin, Seahawks

vs. Saints

Projections: 3.0 catches, 41.0 receiving yards, 0.3 receiving TDs = 5.90 FPs 

Harvin has caught 1 regular-season pass from Russell Wilson. That's it. So we really know nothing about how these guys will work together or exactly what Harvin's role will look like. We do know that both players are elite talents, however, which is enough to push Harvin into starting consideration for your playoff squad. 

15. Eddie Royal, Chargers

at Broncos

Projections: 3.0 catches, 40.0 receiving yards, 0.2 receiving TDs = 5.20 FPs 

Royal caught just 5 balls in 2 regular-season games against the Broncos but turned them into 82 yards (16.4 yards per catch). His work in the short passing game should come in handy as the Chargers look to play ball-control offense.

16. LaVon Brazill, Colts

at Patriots

Projections: 3.0 catches, 39.0 receiving yards, 0.2 receiving TDs = 5.10 FPs 

Brazill played a season-high 73.1% of the snaps in last week’s comeback win against Kansas City. That number was boosted by game flow, and it led to a pedestrian 4-54 line. Still, he’s acting as the team’s new #2 WR.  Brazill is an interesting flier in daily leagues, especially with the Pats defense likely to key on T.Y. Hilton.

17. Griff Whalen, Colts

at Patriots

Projections: 3.0 catches, 35.0 receiving yards, 0.2 receiving TDs = 4.70 FPs


18. Kenbrell Thompkins, Patriots

vs. Colts

Projections: 2.0 catches, 25.0 receiving yards, 0.3 receiving TDs = 4.30 FPs


19. Da'Rick Rogers, Colts

at Patriots

Projections: 2.0 catches, 27.0 receiving yards, 0.2 receiving TDs = 3.90 FPs


20. Brandon LaFell, Panthers

vs. 49ers

Projections: 2.0 catches, 25.0 receiving yards, 0.2 receiving TDs = 3.70 FPs


21. Ted Ginn, Panthers

vs. 49ers

Projections: 2.0 catches, 27.0 receiving yards, 0.1 receiving TDs = 3.30 FPs


22. Vincent Brown, Chargers

at Broncos

Projections: 2.0 catches, 26.0 receiving yards, 0.1 receiving TDs = 3.20 FPs


23. Kenny Stills, Saints

at Seahawks

Projections: 2.0 catches, 24.0 receiving yards, 0.1 receiving TDs = 3.00 FPs


24. Lance Moore, Saints

at Seahawks

Projections: 2.0 catches, 23.0 receiving yards, 0.1 receiving TDs = 2.90 FPs


25. Jermaine Kearse, Seahawks

vs. Saints

Projections: 2.0 catches, 20.0 receiving yards, 0.1 receiving TDs = 2.60 FPs


26. Robert Meachem, Saints

at Seahawks

Projections: 1.0 catch, 15.0 receiving yards, 0.1 receiving TDs = 2.10 FPs



TEs

1. Jimmy Graham, Saints

at Seahawks

Projections: 4.0 catches, 56.0 receiving yards, 0.6 receiving TDs = 9.20 FPs 

Graham caught just 3 of his 9 targets last time he visited Seattle, but he did find the end zone. That was 1 of 6 TDs in his past 7 games. Even in a tough matchup, he's still Jimmy Graham.

2. Julius Thomas, Broncos

vs. Chargers

Projections: 4.0 catches, 55.0 receiving yards, 0.6 receiving TDs = 9.10 FPs 

Thomas posted lines of 3-96-1 and 4-49 in 2 regular-season games against the Chargers. No reason to think the Bolts will be able to slow him down this time.

3. Vernon Davis, 49ers

at Panthers

Projections: 3.0 catches, 43.0 receiving yards, 0.5 receiving TDs = 7.30 FPs 

Davis' targets are down since WR Michael Crabtree's return, but the TDs just keep coming. His score against the Packers last weekend gives him a TD in 7 of his last 8 games. The Panthers were 1 of just 4 teams all season to keep him out of the end zone. But they come into this one having allowed 4 TE TDs in their last 4.

4. Greg Olsen, Panthers

vs. 49ers

Projections: 4.0 catches, 45.0 receiving yards, 0.3 receiving TDs = 6.30 FPs 

The 49ers held Olsen to season lows in catches (1) and yards (14) when they met back in Week 10. Carolina needs more from Olsen this Sunday, especially with WR Steve Smith banged up. Before holding TE Andrew Quarless to 8 yards last weekend, the Niners had allowed at least 70 yards to a TE in 4 straight games. 

5. Coby Fleener, Colts

at Patriots

Projections: 4.0 catches, 43.0 receiving yards, 0.2 receiving TDs = 5.50 FPs 

Fleener’s 5-46-1 fantasy line from last week was supported by a massive 2nd-half deficit. He drew 7 targets in that game after combining for just 8 in the 3 games prior. Fleener could see more consistent looks this time around if the Patriots D takes away T.Y. Hilton. But we’re simply not high enough on Fleener’s talent to trust him as more than a cheap daily-league play.

6. Antonio Gates, Chargers

at Broncos

Projections: 3.0 catches, 32.0 receiving yards, 0.3 receiving TDs = 5.00 FPs 

Gates has averaged just 3 targets, 2.5 catches and 25 yards per game over his last 4. That includes a 2-catch, 23-yard outing against the Broncos. Denver ranked 31st in fantasy points allowed to TEs during the regular season, but it's tough to get excited about a fading Gates' upside.

7. Ladarius Green, Chargers

at Broncos

Projections: 2.0 catches, 28.0 receiving yards, 0.3 receiving TDs = 4.60 FPs 

Green actually played more snaps (50 to 40) and saw more targets (3 to 1) than Antonio Gates last week. Green spent a lot of time blocking, though, and actually ran fewer pass routes than Gates (12 to 16).  The youngster remains a boom-or-bust fantasy play.

8. Zach Miller, Seahawks

vs. Saints

Projections: 3.0 catches, 29.0 receiving yards, 0.2 receiving TDs = 4.10 FPs 

Luke Willson returned to practice this week and seems likely to play, but he'll be tough to count on after a Week 17 ankle sprain. That boosts Miller a bit, though Percy Harvin's likely return doesn't let that ceiling go too high.

9. Benjamin Watson, Saints

at Seahawks

Projections: 2.0 catches, 20.0 receiving yards, 0.1 receiving TDs = 2.60 FPs


10. Luke Willson, Seahawks

vs. Saints

Projections: 1.0 catch, 9.0 receiving yards, 0.1 receiving TDs = 1.50 FPs



Ks

1. Nick Novak, Chargers

at Broncos

Projections: 3.0 XPs, 2.0 FGs = 9.00 FPs


2. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots

vs. Colts

Projections: 3.0 XPs, 2.0 FGs = 9.00 FPs


3. Phil Dawson, 49ers

at Panthers

Projections: 2.0 XPs, 2.0 FGs = 8.00 FPs


4. Steven Hauschka, Seahawks

vs. Saints

Projections: 2.0 XPs, 2.0 FGs = 8.00 FPs


5. Shayne Graham, Saints

at Seahawks

Projections: 1.0 XP, 2.0 FGs = 7.00 FPs


6. Matt Prater, Broncos

vs. Chargers

Projections: 4.0 XPs, 1.0 FG = 7.00 FPs


7. Adam Vinatieri, Colts

at Patriots

Projections: 3.0 XPs, 1.0 FG = 6.00 FPs


8. Graham Gano, Panthers

vs. 49ers

Projections: 2.0 XPs, 1.0 FG = 5.00 FPs



DEFs

1. Seattle Seahawks

vs. Saints

Projections: 3.0 sacks, 1.3 INTs, 0.7 fumbles, 0.3 TDs = 8.80 FPs


2. Carolina Panthers

vs. 49ers

Projections: 3.8 sacks, 1.0 INT, 0.6 fumbles, 0.2 TDs = 8.20 FPs


3. San Francisco 49ers

at Panthers

Projections: 3.5 sacks, 1.1 INTs, 0.5 fumbles, 0.2 TDs = 7.90 FPs


4. New England Patriots

vs. Colts

Projections: 3.0 sacks, 1.2 INTs, 0.2 fumbles, 0.2 TDs = 7.00 FPs


5. Denver Broncos

vs. Chargers

Projections: 2.6 sacks, 0.7 INTs, 0.6 fumbles, 0.2 TDs = 6.40 FPs 


6. Indianapolis Colts

at Patriots

Projections: 1.9 sacks, 0.9 INTs, 0.2 fumbles, 0.2 TDs = 5.30 FPs


7. New Orleans Saints

at Seahawks

Projections: 2.0 sacks, 0.6 INTs, 0.3 fumbles, 0.1 TDs = 4.40 FPs


8. San Diego Chargers 

at Broncos

Projections: 1.4 sacks, 0.7 INTs, 0.3 fumbles, 0.1 TDs = 4.00 FPs


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