Archive for Projections

Three Predictions For Week 1: Big Performers To Watch For

by Ray Kuhn

Here are 3 players that I think will have a big Week 1 performance:

Matthew Stafford – 350 passing yards, 4 touchdowns:  I am expecting Stafford to pick up where he left off last season.  In his last 3 games, his worst performance was 373 yards and 3 touchdowns.  That is a pretty good worst case scenario.  The fact that Stafford opens this season against the Rams and their 7th worse defense as far as points scored last season gives me even some more optimism.  Granted the Rams did sign Cortland Finnegan in the offseason and they imported new coach Jeff Fisher, but the starter opposite Finnegan is rookie Janoris Jenkins who is a question mark to say the least.

Stafford will be throwing to the best receiver in the game, Calvin Johnson, and he has 3 other pretty good targets in Titus Young, Nate Buerleson, and Brandon Pettigrew.  The Lions defense is not the greatest so they will be giving up some yards as well which will open the game up for Stafford as well.  With all of Stafford’s weapons along with the lackluster defense of the Rams, Chris Long is the only other notable player, I can see Stafford having a top day. Read more

2012 Fantasy Football Running Back Projections

by Ray Kuhn

Let’s continue our positional projections with a look at running backs. Remember, the order here may be slightly different then the site’s rankings, as these were prepared by Ray Kuhn.

The points column, the scoring used was 1 point per reception, 1 point per 10 rushing/receiving yards and 6 points per TD

Rank Name

Points

Rush YD

Rush TD

Rec

Rec YD

Rec TD

1 LeSean McCoy

347

1420

15

57

460

2

2 Arian Foster

345

1360

13

59

540

3

3 Ray Rice

339

1290

13

62

580

2

4 Chris Johnson

298

1270

10

55

440

2

5 Ryan Mathews

297

1220

10

50

470

3

6 Trent Richardson

282

1230

10

42

390

3

7 Reggie Bush

267

1030

5

68

480

3

8 Matt Forte

262

1200

6

51

370

3

9 Maurice Jones-Drew

261

1190

11

35

290

2

10 Darren Sproles

257

540

3

81

680

6

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2012 Fantasy Football Tight End Projections

Let’s continue our positional projections with a look at tight end’s.  Remember, the order here may be slightly different then the site’s rankings, as these were prepared by Ray Kuhn.

The points column, the scoring used was 1 point per reception, 1 point per 10 receiving yards and 6 points per TD

Rank Player Bye Week Receptions Yards TD Points
1 Jimmy Graham Wk 6 97 1280 13 303
2 Rob Gronkowski Wk 9 79 1190 14 282
3 Vernon Davis Wk 9 76 1040 11 246
4 Aaron Hernandez Wk 9 81 950 10 236
5 Brandon Pettigrew Wk 5 87 890 8 224
6 Antonio Gates Wk 7 68 870 8 203
7 Jermaine Gresham Wk 8 70 850 8 203
8 Jason Witten Wk 5 76 870 6 199
9 Dustin Keller Wk 9 67 860 7 195
10 Fred Davis Wk 10 70 870 5 187 Read more

2012 Fantasy Football Quarterback Projections

by Ray Kuhn

(Please note that these projections come courtesy of Ray Kuhn and the order may differ slightly than that of the Rotoprofessor rankings.  Keep that in mind when comparing these to the rankings.)

Rank

Player

Bye Week

Pass TD

Rush TD

Pass Yd

Rush Yd

Int

1.

Aaron Rodgers

10

41

3

4,750

275

9

2.

Tom Brady

9

38

1

5,050

50

10

3.

Cam Newton

6

25

10

4,300

535

15

4.

Drew Brees

6

38

1

5,100

35

14

5.

Matthew Stafford

5

39

0

4,700

80

14

6.

Eli Manning

11

33

0

4,800

55

15

7.

Tony Romo

5

30

1

4,300

90

10 Read more