Following are complete fantasy football rankings based on this week's matchups for all the major positions (QB, RB, WR, TE, K, team defense). They are based on a combined yardage/scoring system (four points for a passing touchdown, six points for a rushing/receiving touchdown, one point for every 25 passing yards, one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards).
1. Drew Brees, NO vs ATL
2. Peyton Manning, IND vs SF
3. Tony Romo, DAL vs SEA
NOTE: Emergence of Austin helps a ton.
4. Philip Rivers, SD vs OAK
5. Aaron Rodgers, GB vs MIN
NOTE: Can they block Vikings rush this time?
6. Kurt Warner, ARI vs CAR
7. Brett Favre, MIN at GB
8. Jay Cutler, CHI vs CLE
9. Matt Schaub, HOU at BUF
NOTE: Buffalo's secondary is better than you think.
10. David Garrard, JAC at TEN
11. Joe Flacco, BAL vs DEN
12. Matt Ryan, ATL at NO
13. Donovan McNabb, PHI vs NYG
NOTE: Accuracy wasn't there at Washington.
14. Eli Manning, NYG at PHI
15. Kyle Orton, DEN at BAL
16. Marc Bulger, STL at DET
17. *Matt Hasselbeck, SEA at DAL
18. Alex Smith, SF at IND
19. *Matthew Stafford, DET vs STL
20. Mark Sanchez, NYJ vs MIA
21. Ryan Fitzpatrick, BUF vs HOU
22. *Vince Young, TEN vs JAC
NOTE: Owner pushed for this move.
23. Jake Delhomme, CAR at ARI
NOTE: Keeps his job, for now.
24. Chad Henne, MIA at NYJ
25. Derek Anderson, CLE at CHI
26. JaMarcus Russell, OAK at SD
NOTE: Pocket awareness on back order.
1. Maurice Jones-Drew, JAC at TEN
NOTE: Talked the talk, walked the walk.
2. Adrian Peterson, MIN at GB
NOTE: At least he's still scoring.
3. Steve Slaton, HOU at BUF
NOTE: Ball security an issue but matchup is divine.
4. Steven Jackson, STL at DET
NOTE: This is the week he scores.
5. Thomas Jones, NYJ vs MIA
NOTE: Miami missing ILB Channing Crowder.
6. Ray Rice, BAL vs DEN
7. Ronnie Brown, MIA at NYJ
8. Chris Johnson, TEN vs JAC
9. DeAngelo Williams, CAR at ARI
10. Michael Turner, ATL at NO
11. Brandon Jacobs, NYG at PHI
NOTE: He's rallied, and is needed more.
12. Marshawn Lynch, BUF vs HOU
NOTE: Houston defense has sparkled of late.
13. Kevin Smith, DET vs STL
14. Matt Forte, CHI vs CLE
15. Ryan Grant, GB vs MIN
NOTE: It's still not pretty at the goal.
16. Frank Gore, SF at IND
17. LaDainian Tomlinson, SD vs OAK
NOTE: Lateral agility isn't there anymore.
18. Joseph Addai, IND vs SF
NOTE: Location, location, location.
19. Mike Bell, NO vs ATL
20. Ricky Williams, MIA at NYJ
NOTE: Looks 25 again, doesn't he?
21. Marion Barber, DAL vs SEA
22. Pierre Thomas, NO vs ATL
NOTE: Talent is there, workload isn't.
23. Knowshon Moreno, DEN at BAL
24. Tim Hightower, ARI vs CAR
25. *LeSean McCoy, PHI vs NYG
26. Chris Wells, ARI vs CAR
27. *Jonathan Stewart, CAR at ARI
28. Justin Fargas, OAK at SD
29. Darren Sproles, SD vs OAK
30. Felix Jones, DAL vs SEA
31. Shonn Greene, NYJ vs MIA
32. *Ahmad Bradshaw, NYG at PHI
NOTE: Dealing with cracked bone in foot.
33. Correll Buckhalter, DEN at BAL
36. Jamal Lewis, CLE at CHI
37. Reggie Bush, NO vs ATL
NOTE: You almost forget he's on the team.
38. Fred Jackson, BUF vs HOU
39. Julius Jones, SEA at DAL
NOTE: Grudge match, but the line stinks.
40. Michael Bush, OAK at SD
41. Jerome Harrison, CLE at CHI
42. Willis McGahee, BAL vs DEN
43. *Jason Snelling, ATL at NO
44. LenDale White, TEN vs JAC
45. Justin Forsett, SEA at DAL
46. Chris Brown, HOU at BUF
47. Tashard Choice, DAL vs SEA
NOTE: Do they realize what they have here?
48. *Chad Simpson, IND vs SF
49. Chester Taylor, MIN at GB
50. *Mike Hart, IND vs SF
51. Edgerrin James, SEA at DAL
52. Garrett Wolfe, CHI vs CLE
53. *Donald Brown, IND vs SF
NOTE: Unlikely to play.
54. *Brian Westbrook, PHI vs NYG
NOTE: It would be a shock if he played (post-concussion).
1. Marques Colston, NO vs ATL
NOTE: Just missed three scores in Miami.
2. *Reggie Wayne, IND vs SF
NOTE: Full practice Friday, use him.
3. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI vs CAR
4. Roddy White, ATL at NO
5. Mike Sims-Walker, JAC at TEN
6. Sidney Rice, MIN at GB
NOTE: Baby, you're a big star now.
7. Vincent Jackson, SD vs OAK
8. *Andre Johnson, HOU at BUF
NOTE: Looked good at end of week, green light.
9. Donald Driver, GB vs MIN
NOTE: Accept it, he's their No. 1.
10. *DeSean Jackson, PHI vs NYG
11. Miles Austin, DAL vs SEA
NOTE: Can't deny him this rank now.
12. Brandon Marshall, DEN at BAL
13. *Anquan Boldin, ARI vs CAR
14. Devin Hester, CHI vs CLE
15. Greg Jennings, GB vs MIN
NOTE: Can the blocking hold up long enough?
16. Steve Smith, NYG at PHI
17. T.J. Houshmandzadeh, SEA at DAL
18. Derrick Mason, BAL vs DEN
19. Lee Evans, BUF vs HOU
NOTE: Works with anyone but Edwards.
20. Hakeem Nicks, NYG at PHI
21. Nate Burleson, SEA at DAL
22. Austin Collie, IND vs SF
NOTE: It's obvious Manning trusts him.
23. Steve Smith, CAR at ARI
24. *Percy Harvin, MIN at GB
25. Braylon Edwards, NYJ vs MIA
26. Michael Crabtree, SF at IND
NOTE: Looked surprisingly polished in debut.
27. Eddie Royal, DEN at BAL
28. *Jerricho Cotchery, NYJ vs MIA
29. Jeremy Maclin, PHI vs NYG
NOTE: He'll start the rest of the way.
30. Torry Holt, JAC at TEN
31. Donnie Avery, STL at DET
32. Lance Moore, NO vs ATL
33. Johnny Knox, CHI vs CLE
34. Mohamed Massaquoi, CLE at CHI
35. Terrell Owens, BUF vs HOU
36. Mark Clayton, BAL vs DEN
37. Steve Breaston, ARI vs CAR
38. *Calvin Johnson, DET vs STL
39. Roy Williams, DAL vs SEA
NOTE: Doesn't really fit the offense.
40. Malcom Floyd, SD vs OAK
NOTE: Could be ready to hurdle Chambers.
41. Kevin Walter, HOU at BUF
42. *Mario Manningham, NYG at PHI
NOTE: Sore shoulder, regular drops.
43. *Bernard Berrian, MIN at GB
44. Devery Henderson, NO vs ATL
45. Pierre Garcon, IND vs SF
46. Bryant Johnson, DET vs STL
47. Michael Jenkins, ATL at NO
48. Kenny Britt, TEN vs JAC
NOTE: Big-time ability, but who's throwing it?
49. Earl Bennett, CHI vs CLE
50. Nate Washington, TEN vs JAC
51. Keenan Burton, STL at DET
52. Patrick Crayton, DAL vs SEA
53. Greg Camarillo, MIA at NYJ
54. *David Clowney, NYJ vs MIA
55. James Jones, GB vs MIN
NOTE: No. 3 in Green Bay, not a bad sleeper.
56. Jabar Gaffney, DEN at BAL
57. *Dennis Northcutt, DET vs STL
NOTE: Possible sleeper if Calvin sits.
58. Kelley Washington, BAL vs DEN
59. Danny Amendola, STL at DET
60. Jacoby Jones, HOU at BUF
61. Brian Hartline, MIA at NYJ
NOTE: He's passed Ginn on the depth chart.
62. Domenick Hixon, NYG at PHI
63. Robert Meachem, NO vs ATL
64. Mike Furrey, CLE at CHI
65. Jerheme Urban, ARI vs CAR
66. Louis Murphy, OAK at SD
67. Dwayne Jarrett, CAR at ARI
68. Chris Chambers, SD vs OAK
69. Josh Morgan, SF at IND
70. Brandon Stokley, DEN at BAL
NOTE: One of the smartest players in the league.
71. Isaac Bruce, SF at IND
72. Deion Branch, SEA at DAL
73. *Chaz Schilens, OAK at SD
74. *Muhsin Muhammad, CAR at ARI
NOTE: He's out this week.
1. Dallas Clark, IND vs SF
NOTE: Makes beautiful music with Manning.
2. Owen Daniels, HOU at BUF
NOTE: Wide receiver skills, tight end slot.
3. Antonio Gates, SD vs OAK
4. Tony Gonzalez, ATL at NO
5. Jason Witten, DAL vs SEA
NOTE: Needed more for blocking this year.
6. Jeremy Shockey, NO vs ATL
7. Brent Celek, PHI vs NYG
8. Greg Olsen, CHI vs CLE
9. Vernon Davis, SF at IND
NOTE: Finally, the light goes on.
10. Todd Heap, BAL vs DEN
11. Marcedes Lewis, JAC at TEN
12. Visanthe Shiancoe, MIN at GB
13. Zach Miller, OAK at SD
14. John Carlson, SEA at DAL
15. Donald Lee, GB vs MIN
NOTE: Back in mix with Finley hurt.
16. Tony Scheffler, DEN at BAL
NOTEL: Getting some run on the outside.
17. Bo Scaife, TEN vs JAC
18. Dustin Keller, NYJ vs MIA
19. Brandon Pettigrew, DET vs STL
20. Randy McMichael, STL at DET
21. Anthony Fasano, MIA at NYJ
22. Dante Rosario, CAR at ARI
23. Desmond Clark, CHI vs CLE
24. *Kevin Boss, NYG at PHI
25. Martellus Bennett, DAL vs SEA
NOTE: Lots of snaps but seldom targeted.
1. John Carney, NO vs ATL
2. Nate Kaeding, SD vs OAK
NOTE: Go where the blowout is.
3. Matt Stover, IND vs SF
4. Robbie Gould, CHI vs CLE
5. Nick Folk, DAL vs SEA
6. David Akers, PHI vs NYG
7. Neil Rackers, ARI vs CAR
8. Mason Crosby, GB vs MIN
9. Jay Feely, NYJ vs MIA
10. Ryan Longwell, MIN at GB
11. Jason Hanson, DET vs STL
NOTE: Plenty of juice left in leg.
12. Josh Scobee, JAC at TEN
13. Lawrence Tynes, NYG at PHI
NOTE: Points are there, but hard to trust.
14. Jason Elam, ATL at NO
15. Kris Brown, HOU at BUF
16. Josh Brown, STL at DET
17. Steve Hauschka, BAL vs DEN
NOTE: Has team forgotten about Minnesota loss?
18. Matt Prater, DEN at BAL
19. Olindo Mare, SEA at DAL
20. Rian Lindell, BUF vs HOU
21. John Kasay, CAR at ARI
22. Dan Carpenter, MIA at NYJ
23. Rob Bironas, TEN vs JAC
24. Joe Nedney, SF at IND
25. Sebastian Janikowski, OAK at SD
26. *Dawson/Cundiff, CLE at CHI
1. Indianapolis vs. San Francisco
NOTE: Unit is more aggressive this year.
2. Dallas vs. Seattle
3. San Diego vs. Oakland
NOTE: When in doubt, pick on Russell.
4. New Orleans vs. Atlanta
5. Arizona vs. Carolina
6. Minnesota at Green Bay
NOTE: Allen went off against Pack last time.
7. Chicago vs. Cleveland
8. Philadelphia vs. New York Giants
9. New York Giants at Philadelphia
10. Houston at Buffalo
11. New York Jets vs. Miami
12. Miami at New York Jets
13. Denver at Baltimore
NOTE: Take a bow, Mike Nolan.
14. Green Bay vs. Minnesota
15. Detroit vs. St. Louis
16. Baltimore vs. Denver
NOTE: Not the Ravens we're used to.
17. Buffalo vs. Houston
18. Jacksonville at Tennessee
19. St. Louis at Detroit
20. Oakland at San Diego
21. Tennessee vs. Jacksonville
22. Seattle at Dallas
23. Carolina at Arizona
24. Cleveland at Chicago
25. Atlanta at New Orleans
26. San Francisco at Indianapolis
NOTE: Peyton doesn't turn it over.