Fantasy Football Nerd Launches Weekly Rankings has announced the release of it's new Sit/Start projections and rankings for fantasy football players.
Sept. 4, 2008 - PRLog -- announced today the immediate availability of it's free weekly ranking projections for fantasy football enthusiasts. is the largest aggregator of fantasy football rankings on the Internet.  The Nerd search engine aggregates weekly NFL player projections and provides a cumulative rank for every NFL player.  Fantasy football players benefit by viewing cumulative rankings in a single location.  Accuracy of the ranking projections increases based upon the vast number of sources that the Nerd searches.

"Projecting how a player will perform is a difficult excercise and the projections vary so much from one site to another.  We search multiple sources providing consistency and accuracy to our projections.  A novice player may look at just one or two fantasy football websites to make their decision on who to start or sit each week.  We make this process easier by searching them all for our users." said J. Joseph Dyken, the creator behind the Nerd. searches both the major corporate fantasy football sites as well as a number of the leading independent sites.  As the season progresses, the Nerd search engine will weight projections based upon the accuracy of the source's previous projections.

Users simply need to create a free account to access the rankings and projections.  Weekly projections are updated daily at 12:00 Eastern Time giving players plenty of time for last minute Sit/Start decisions.

The Sit/Start feature follows the ground-breaking launch of the draft rankings which aggregated pre-season draft rankings from 19 leading fantasy football websites.  Users may also access additional research features free of charge such as Today in the NFL, Player Watch, Fantasy Football News, and the Nerd's Blog.

The weekly projections in the Sit/Start area of is also available free of charge to developers through the Fantasy Football API.  The API allows programmers to integrate the search rankings into their applications.

According to Fantasy Football Nerd, the top 5 players at each position being recommended to start in fantasy leagues during Week 1 are below.  Registered users of have access to view the complete rankings for every position.

Top 5 Quarterbacks To Start Week 1

  1. Tony Romo - DAL
  2. Tom Brady - NE
  3. Ben Roethlisberger - PIT
  4. Peyton Manning - IND
  5. Carson Palmer - CIN

Top 5 Running Backs To Start Week 1

  1. LaDainian Tomlinson - SD
  2. Adrian Peterson - MIN
  3. Brian Westbrook - PHI
  4. Joseph Addai - IND
  5. Steven Jackson - STL

Top 5 Fantasy Wide Receivers To Start Week 1

  1. T.J. Houshmandzadeh - CIN
  2. Terrell Owens - DAL
  3. Randy Moss - NE
  4. Braylon Edwards - CLE
  5. Reggie Wayne - IND

Top 5 Fantasy Tight Ends To Start Week 1

  1. Jason Witten - DAL
  2. Kellen Winslow - CLE
  3. Chris Cooley - WAS
  4. Todd Heap - BAL
  5. Jeremy Shockey - NO

Top 5 Fantasy Defenses To Start Week 1

  1. New England - NE
  2. Detroit - DET
  3. Green Bay - GB
  4. San Diego - SD
  5. Philadelphia - PHI

Top 5 Fantasy Kickers To Start Week 1

  1. Mason Crosby - GB
  2. Jason Hanson - DET
  3. Shayne Graham - CIN
  4. David Akers - PHI
  5. Nick Folk - DAL

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