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β–Έ Uncategorized β–Έ Fantasy football projection comparison, 2005: Running Backs

Fantasy football projection comparison, 2005: Running Backs

Running Backs: Different scoring system Different scoring system Different scoring system Different scoring system Different scoring system
Rank Actual (Yahoo default) ESPN (Consensus of users) Sportsline (expert) Yahoo (Projections*) NFL Record & Fact Book (Projections) KUBIAK (Projections)
1 Shaun Alexander LaDainian Tomlinson LaDainian Tomlinson LaDainian Tomlinson LaDainian Tomlinson LaDainian Tomlinson
2 LaDainian Tomlinson Shaun Alexander Shaun Alexander Shaun Alexander Priest Holmes Domanick Davis
3 Larry Johnson Priest Holmes Priest Holmes Priest Holmes Edgerrin James Edgerrin James
4 Tiki Barber Edgerrin James Edgerrin James Edgerrin James Shaun Alexander Shaun Alexander
5 Edgerrin James Deuce McAllister Domanick Davis Willis McGahee Jamal Lewis Tiki Barber
6 Clinton Portis Willis McGahee Willis McGahee Corey Dillon Corey Dillon Julius Jones
7 Rudi Johnson Jamal Lewis Jamal Lewis Jamal Lewis Domanick Davis Clinton Portis
8 LaMont Jordan Kevin Jones Corey Dillon Deuce McAllister Clinton Portis Kevin Jones
9 Mike Anderson Clinton Portis Deuce McAllister Domanick Davis Julius Jones Willis McGahee
10 Corey Dillon Ahman Green Ahman Green Tiki Barber Rudi Johnson Brian Westbrook
11 Thomas Jones Domanick Davis Clinton Portis Ahman Green Ahman Green Priest Holmes
12 Stephen Jackson Corey Dillon Julius Jones Clinton Portis Deuce McAllister Rudi Johnson
13 Stephen Davis Tiki Barber Kevin Jones Julius Jones Willis McGahee Deuce McAllister
14 Brian Westbrook Rudi Johnson Rudi Johnson Rudi Johnson Tiki Barber Ronnie Brown
15 Warrick Dunn Julius Jones Tiki Barber Kevin Jones Chris Brown Steven Jackson
16 Willie Parker LaMont Jordan LaMont Jordan Curtis Martin Brian Westbrook Ahman Green
17 Domanick Davis Brian Westbrook Curtis Martin Steven Jackson Steven Jackson Curtis Martin
18 Tatum Bell Curtis Martin Brian Westbrook Brian Westbrook Kevin Jones Corey Dillon
19 Willis McGahee Fred Taylor Steven Jackson Tatum Bell Curtis Martin LaMont Jordan
20 Carnell Williams Steven Jackson Mike Anderson LaMont Jordan Tatum Bell Carnell Williams
21 Chris Brown Tatum Bell Carnell Williams Chris Brown LaMont Jordan Michael Bennett
22 Reuben Droughns Thomas Jones J.J. Arrington Willie Parker Thomas Jones Kevan Barlow
23 Julius Jones Chris Brown Fred Taylor DeShaun Foster Kevan Barlow J.J. Arrington
24 Ricky Williams Travis Henry Warrick Dunn Carnell Williams DeShaun Foster Jamal Lewis
25 Jerome Bettis Warrick Dunn Larry Johnson Duce Staley Fred Taylor Fred Taylor
26 Priest Holmes Kevan Barlow Michael Bennett Mike Anderson Michael Pittman Thomas Jones
27 Samkon Gado Duce Staley Chris Brown Warrick Dunn Duce Staley Warrick Dunn
28 DeShaun Foster Onterrio Smith Ronnie Brown Michael Bennett Warrick Dunn Tatum Bell
29 Ronnie Brown DeShaun Foster Thomas Jones Fred Taylor Larry Johnson Cedric Benson
30 Mewelde Moore Reuben Droughns Travis Henry J.J. Arrington Onterrio Smith Reuben Droughns
31 Curtis Martin Carnell Williams DeShaun Foster Ronnie Brown Michael Bennett Mewelde Moore
32 T.J. Duckett T.J. Duckett Kevan Barlow Stephen Davis T.J. Duckett Frank Gore
33 Kevin Jones J.J. Arrington Cedric Benson Kevan Barlow Derrick Blaylock DeShaun Foster
34 Jamal Lewis Lee Suggs Tatum Bell Cedric Benson Travis Henry T.J. Duckett
35 Marion Barber Ronnie Brown Stephen Davis Jerome Bettis Reuben Droughns Travis Henry
36 Fred Taylor Jerome Bettis Lee Suggs Ricky Williams Jerome Bettis Derrick Blaylock
37 Mike Alstott Cedric Benson Ricky Williams Larry Johnson Marcel Shipp Nick Goings
38 Mike Sellers Michael Bennett Jerome Bettis Thomas Jones Stephen Davis Ryan Moats
39 Kevan Barlow Larry Johnson Reuben Droughns Reuben Droughns Lee Suggs Chris Brown
40 Greg Jones Michael Pittman T.J. Duckett Marshall Faulk Marshall Faulk Michael Pittman
41 Michael Bennett Derrick Blaylock Marshall Faulk Travis Henry Dominic Rhodes Mike Anderson
42 Frank Gore Marshall Faulk Willie Parker T.J. Duckett Correll Buckhalter Jerome Bettis
43 Kyle Johnson Ricky Williams Mewelde Moore Michael Pittman Chester Taylor Verron Haynes
44 Brandon Jacobs Kevin Faulk Michael Pittman Lee Suggs Ladell Betts Duce Staley
45 Antowain Smith Correll Buckhalter Duce Staley Chris Cooley Troy Hambrick Larry Johnson
46 Michael Pittman Nick Goings Najeh Davenport Mewelde Moore Shawn Bryson
47 Deuce McAllister Ladell Betts Marcel Shipp Sammy Morris Ricky Williams
48 Artose Pinner Marcel Shipp Derrick Blaylock Nick Goings LaBrandon Toefield
49 Patrick Pass Najeh Davenport Dominic Rhodes x – J.J. Arrington Kevin Faulk
50 Maurice Hicks Mike Anderson Chester Taylor x – Ronnie Brown Marshall Faulk
51 Chris Perry Stephen Davis Frank Gore x – Carnell Williams Eric Shelton
52 LaBrandon Toefield Chester Taylor LaBrandon Toefield x – Cedric Abenson Chester Taylor
53 Tony Fisher Mewelde Moore Brandon Jacobs Greg Jones Moe Williams
54 Michael Turner Lamar Gordon William Green Mauric Hicks Anthony Thomas
55 Adrian Peterson Verron Haynes Anthony Thomas Najeh Davenport Dominic Rhodes
56 Chester Taylor Antowain Smith Ryan Moats x – Eric Shelton Marcel Shipp
57 Ryan Moats LaBrandon Toefield Moe Williams Verron Haynes Brandon Jacobs
58 Ladell Betts Amos Zereoue Sammy Morris William Henderson Ciatrick Fason
59 Kevin Faulk Jonathan Wells Jerald Sowell
60 Aaron Stecker Tony Fisher Mike Alstott
61 Shawn Bryson William Green
62 Quentin Griffin Tony Fisher
63 Kevin Faulk Aaron Stecker
64 Mike Alstott Najeh Davenport
65 Eddie George Greg Jones
66 Anthony Thomas J.R. Redmond
67 Antowain Smith Lee Suggs
68 Mike Cloud Maurice Hicks
69 Jesse Chatman Zack Crockett
70 Zack Crockett Antowain Smith
71 Chris Perry Quentin Griffin
72 LaBrandon Toefield Vernand Morency
73 Lamar Gordon Shaud Williams
74 Tyrone Wheatley Sammy Morris
75 Maurice Morris Damien Nash
76 Arlen Harris Chris Perry
77 Obafemi Ayanbadejo Stephen Davis
78 Justin Griffith Justin Fargas
79 Brad Hoover Maurice Morris
80 Moe Williams Artose Pinner
81 Cory Schlesinger Lamar Gordon
82 Charlie Garner Maurice Clarett
83 x – Frank Gore Alvin Pearman
84 x – Cedric Houston Ladell Betts
85 x – Marion Barber Michael Turner
86 x – Anthony Davis Jonathan Wells
87 Patrick Pass Mike Cloud
88 x – Maurice Clarett Tony Hollings
89 Chris Fuamatu-Ma’afala
90 Dan Kreider
91 Mack Strong
92 J.R. Redmond
93 Amos Zereoue
94 Dorsey Levens
95 Justin Fargas
96 William Green
97 Fred Beasley
98 Jeremi Johnson
99 Ron Dayne
100 Tony Richardson

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2 thoughts on “Fantasy football projection comparison, 2005: Running Backs

  1. Any chance you could post the actual numbers? I’d like to
    a)do a variance of the projected points minus the actual [Julius Jones in Kubiak versus actual] and
    b)do a sum of the differences of the points gained at that rank [JJ picked at 6 versus the ideal of Portis at 6]. With only the ranks, you don’t really know how bad the mistake was. For instance, KUBIAK put Julius Jones at 6, whereas he ended up at 22. If this represented 10 points, who cares? If it represents 100 points, its a big miss. Similarly, if JJ only got 100 points, and Portis got 200 points, KUBIAK lost 100 points by choosing him there.

  2. thanks for the update. formatting-wise, the non RB posts over run with the right hand table of contents. I don’t see an obvious way to fix this– the table needs to be a lot smaller to fit.
    If you have the raw data of the different site’s projections (in yards), I’d love a copy — mlibbeymail-blogs at yahoo (that’s dot com). Thanks!

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