To differentiate between all the "Start 'Ems" on my Fantasy Football Start Em, Sit Em page, you can check out the Weekly Fantasy Football Rankings, so you can figure out whom to start between Player X and Player Y.
Below are my fantasy quarterback rankings and a set of links for my positional Weekly NFL Fantasy Football Rankings. Keep in mind that this list is for this week only; not the entire rest of the season.
The rankings are based on a traditional scoring system. Each player has Walterfootball.com's projected stats and standard scoring points.
Peyton Manning, QB, Broncos (vs. Jaguars) - 34 Points
370 Passing Yards, 5 Pass TDs.
The only worry here is that Peyton Manning may sit out the final quarter and a half.
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers (at Ravens) - 25 Points
300 Passing Yards, 3 Pass TDs. 10 Rushing Yards.
The Ravens have a fierce pass rush that should rattle Aaron Rodgers. However, Rodgers is still a high-end QB1.
Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys (vs. Redskins) - 24 Points
360 Passing Yards, 3 Pass TDs, 1 INT.
Tony Romo won't get 500 yards this week, but he has another awesome matchup.
Andrew Luck, QB, Colts (at Chargers) - 22 Points
300 Passing Yards, 2 Pass TDs. 20 Rushing Yards.
The Chargers are 30th against the pass.
Robert Griffin, QB, Redskins (at Cowboys) - 21 Points
300 Passing Yards, 2 Pass TDs, 1 INT. 30 Rushing Yards.
Robert Griffin had two weeks to get healthier and study film of Dallas' putrid defense.
Tom Brady, QB, Patriots (vs. Saints) - 20 Points
270 Passing Yards, 3 Pass TDs, 1 INT.
Tom Brady will be in "F-U mode" following last week's loss.
Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks (vs. Titans) - 20 Points
180 Passing Yards, 1 Pass TD, 1 INT. 50 Rushing Yards, 1 TD.
Russell Wilson will continue to be a low-end QB1 against Tennessee.
Jay Cutler, QB, Bears (vs. Giants) - 19 Points
310 Passing Yards, 2 Pass TDs, 1 INT. 10 Rushing Yards.
Treat Jay Cutler like a low QB1 against New York's trash defense.
Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers (vs. Colts) - 18 Points
310 Passing Yards, 2 Pass TDs, 1 INT.
Indianapolis' pass defense has played well recently.
Matthew Stafford, QB, Lions (at Browns) - 17 Points
290 Passing Yards, 2 Pass TDs, 1 INT.
Things should be back to normal for Matthew Stafford, assuming Calvin Johnson returns.
Drew Brees, QB, Saints (at Patriots) - 17 Points
290 Passing Yards, 2 Pass TDs, 1 INT.
Drew Brees isn't as good outside of the Superdome, but he's obviously still a QB1.
Colin Kaepernick, QB, 49ers (vs. Cardinals) - 14 Points
150 Passing Yards, 2 Pass TDs, 1 INT. 20 Rushing Yards.
The Cardinals have a tough defense, so Colin Kaepernick doesn't have a lucrative matchup.
Nick Foles, QB, Eagles (at Bucs) - 10 Points
220 Passing Yards, 1 Pass TD, 1 INT.
Nick Foles ran the offense well last week, but that was against the pathetic Giants' defense. I wouldn't start him versus Tampa.
I have no problems with your mock draft for the Raiders. I'm sure you're aware of the need at MLB, but doubling up on defensive tackles would make as much sense given the lack of pass rush outside of Mack.
@jsemmens I've been to the Big Board in the past, but it's still an inefficient way of going about a mock. Not to mention, reports and the people writing them change, no? I come to Walt's site because I used to like his insight on every player. Now, it's simply team needs and a very limited amount of actual analysis. You definitely need SOME amount of explanation behind a pick with regards to team need, but you need much more of the player evaluation angle. Any dummy can write why a particular team "needs" a specific position; it takes a pretty good eye to understand what player needs to fill it. Again, just my 2 cents.
Here's my mock based on team need, prospect value and prevailing opinion as well as some ideas of my own. Please let me know about the team(s) that you follow more closely, and any picks that you agree or disagree with. Please comment, and feel free to rate.