Week six of the National Football League is upon us and it is time for fantasy players to begin finalizing there week six player choices.
I have been participating in fantasy football since 2002 and during that time I have tracked my players and kept a record of their performance on my teams.
Out of the players I have selected the following have been the best fantasy producers for the past five years.
Daunte Culpepper remains my best producing fantasy player. He made his first start of 2007 two weeks ago, throwing for two touchdowns and runing for three more. At last check he is predicted to start this week at San Diego.
I have selected him 21 times and he has averaged 21.9 fantasy points per game selected.
Carolina Panther’s wide receiver Steve Smith with an average total of 21.29 is second on my list. He probably won’t get the chance to improve this stat this week as he is still suffering from a shoulder injury.
Super bowl Champion quarterback Peyton Manning of the Colts with an average of 21.23 fantasy points earned per game ranks third on my list.
However he would not be one to pick this week as the Colts will enjoy a bye week.
Fourth on my list is Eagle’s running back Brian Westbrook with 20.26 fantasy points earned per game selected. He has been suffering from an injury he sustained Sept. 23. Word is he did practice on Monday. No gurantee that he will play this week against the New York Jets.
Fifth on my list is Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis with an average of 19.95 fantasy points per game selected. Portis did not score last week against the Redskins. I look for this to change this week against the Packers.
Coming in sixth on my list is San Diego Charger running back LaDainian Tomlinson with an average of 19.81 fantasy points per game selected. Like Portis, Tomlinson did not score last week. I think ths week will hold a differtent outcome against the Raiders.
Randy Moss recently climbed into my top 10 list of players for the past four years with a 30 point performance. Moss is seventh on my list with an average of 19.62. His production last week was minor as he caught three passes for only 46 yards. And like Portis and Tomlinson, Moss did not score a touchdown last week. This week Moss and the Patriots will battle the Cowboys and Terrell Owens. Look for the two number 81s battle for top yardage.
Rams wide receiver Tory Holt ranks eighth with an average of 19.54 fantasy points earned per game selected. Holt raked in 89 yards and a touchdown last week against the Cardinals. He should grab one or two this week against the Ravens.
Ninth on my list is 49er running back Frank Gore with an average of 19.26 points earned per game selected. However he is not a good choice this week as the 49ers enjoy a bye week.
Former Oklahoma Sooner running back and NFL rookie Adrian Peterson tumbled on my list from second to 10th following a112 yard performance against the Packers in week 4. Peterson is averaging 19 fantasy points per game down from a 21.33 average. The Vikings return to action this week against the Bears. I look for Peterson to gain another 100 yards and score at least one touchdown.
My football top 10 does not include a kicker or a defense. Adam Vinitari remains my top ranking kicker with an average of 10.17 fantasy points earned per game selected. However with the Colts off this week I’m going with Rams kicker Jeff Wilkens who averages a 9.75 fantasy points per week on my list.
The Buffalo Bill defense became my top ranking defense last week with the assistance of Tony Romo. The Bills defense scored 33 fantasy points and now average 10.55 fantasy points per game on my list. However they to are off this week so I’m giving the Kansas City Chiefs a try.
My top 10 fantasy studs for the 2007 season so far are: Randy Moss, Tom Brady, Brett Favre, Adrian Peterson, Dallas Clark, Derrick Mason, Clinton Portis, the Minnesota defense, the Buffalo defense, and Jerricho Cotchery.
Chris Cooley and Muhsin Muhammad have been my 2007 duds so far.
That concludes my top rankings of fantasy players. I share these self compiled stats as suggestions for the fantasy sports contestant that may be debating a decision because of a salary cap. I do not proclaim that these players are the keys to fantasy championships, obviously if they were, I would have one.
Keep in mind that nothing is for sure in fantasy sports, you never know when an injury will force a player out or when a coach will decide to bench your guy.