PVR

PLAYER VALUE RANKING
September 04, 2005

SI ranked the NFL's skill-position players and kickers from 1 to 425, based on projections of their statistical production this season. The categories considered were scoring (touchdowns, field goals, extra points), long scoring plays (25 yards or more), big-game potential (300 yards passing or 100 yards rushing or receiving) and passing efficiency. Also taken into account were each player's statistics from previous seasons, his role on his current team, his potential for improvement and his injury history. Below are ratings by position along with each PVR.

POSITION PLAYERS

RANK PLAYER... PVR

QUARTERBACKS

1. Peyton Manning... 4

2. Daunte Culpepper... 6

3. Trent Green... 15

4. Marc Bulger... 29

5. Jake Delhomme... 31

6. Donovan McNabb... 33

7. Kerry Collins... 35

8. Brett Favre... 36

9. Tom Brady... 37

10. Michael Vick... 38

11. Byron Leftwich... 40

12. Drew Brees... 54

13. Matt Hasselbeck... 55

14. Carson Palmer... 59

15. David Carr... 81

16. Jake Plummer... 82

17. Ben Roethlisberger... 84

18. Aaron Brooks... 106

19. Kurt Warner... 118

20. Brian Griese... 119

21. Chad Pennington... 120

22. Joey Harrington... 127

23. J.P. Losman... 129

24. Eli Manning... 146

25. Steve McNair... 167

26. Drew Bledsoe... 168

27. Jeff Garcia... 186

28. Gus Frerotte... 188

29. Kyle Boller... 192

30. Trent Dilfer... 197

31. Tim Rattay... 201

32. Billy Volek... 210

33. Patrick Ramsey... 216

34. Kyle Orton... 220

35. Jay Fiedler... 222

RUNNING BACKS

1. LaDainian Tomlinson... 1

2. Shaun Alexander... 2

3. Willis McGahee... 3

4. Priest Holmes... 5

5. Ahman Green... 7

6. Deuce McAllister... 8

7. Julius Jones... 9

8. Jamal Lewis... 11

9. Tiki Barber... 12

10. Rudi Johnson... 14

11. Kevin Jones... 18

12. Edgerrin James... 19

13. Steven Jackson... 20

14. Cadillac Williams... 21

15. Clinton Portis... 22

16. J.J. Arrington... 23

17. Marshall Faulk... 25

18. Corey Dillon... 26

19. Domanick Davis... 28

20. Curtis Martin... 30

21. Warrick Dunn... 41

22. Brian Westbrook... 44

23. LaMont Jordan... 46

24. Chris Brown... 51

25. Tatum Bell... 52

26. Fred Taylor... 56

27. Ronnie Brown... 57

28. Kevan Barlow... 72

29. Cedric Benson... 75

30. Michael Bennett... 76

31. Thomas Jones... 79

32. T.J. Duckett... 83

33. Mike Anderson... 86

34. Lee Suggs... 88

35. Najeh Davenport... 91

36. Jerome Bettis... 93

37. Travis Henry... 95

38. Duce Staley... 97

39. Stephen Davis... 99

40. Frank Gore... 101

41. Larry Johnson... 103

42. Ruben Droughns... 105

43. Mewelde Moore... 109

44. Michael Pittman... 111

45. Brandon Jacobs... 112

46. DeShaun Foster... 124

47. Chester Taylor... 131

48. Dominic Rhodes... 134

49. Marcel Shipp... 135

50. Derrick Blaylock... 137

51. Ricky Williams... 138

52. Chris Perry... 139

53. Darren Sproles... 140

54. Ryan Moats... 143

55. Kevin Faulk... 145

56. Willie Parker... 152

57. LaBrandon Toefield... 159

58. William Green... 164

59. Verron Haynes... 165

60. Tony Richardson... 198

61. Vernand Morency... 199

62. Nick Goings... 204

63. Artose Pinner... 207

64. Quentin Griffin... 209

65. Ladell Betts... 213

WIDE RECEIVERS

1. Randy Moss... 10

2. Marvin Harrison... 13

3. Javon Walker... 16

4. Reggie Wayne... 17

5. Chad Johnson... 24

6. Terrell Owens... 27

7. Torry Holt... 39

8. Joe Horn... 42

9. Jimmy Smith... 43

10. Hines Ward... 45

11. Nate Burleson... 47

12. Steve Smith... 48

13. Roy Williams... 49

14. Eric Moulds... 50

15. Derrick Mason... 53

16. Anquan Boldin... 58

17. Ashley Lelie... 60

18. Laveranues Coles... 61

19. Andre Johnson... 62

20. Reggie Williams... 64

21. Darrell Jackson... 65

22. Larry Fitzgerald... 66

23. Drew Bennett... 68

24. Chris Chambers... 73

25. Rod Smith... 77

26. Eddie Kennison... 78

27. Donald Driver... 87

28. Muhsin Muhammad... 89

29. Tyrone Calico... 96

30. Santana Moss... 98

31. Lee Evans... 100

32. Michael Clayton... 102

33. Michael Jenkins... 107

34. David Givens... 110

35. Braylon Edwards... 113

36. Travis Taylor... 115

37. Plaxico Burress... 116

38. Jerry Porter... 117

39. Eric Parker... 121

40. Mike Williams... 122

41. Isaac Bruce... 123

42. Antwaan Randle El... 125

43. Deion Branch... 126

44. T.J. Houshmandzadeh... 130

45. Samie Parker... 132

46. Justin McCareins... 133

47. Kevin Curtis... 136

48. Clarence Moore... 141

49. Keenan McCardell... 147

50. Terry Glenn... 148

51. Mark Clayton... 149

52. Brandon Lloyd... 150

53. Robert Ferguson... 151

54. Keary Colbert... 153

55. Keyshawn Johnson... 155

56. Charles Rogers... 158

57. Marcus Robinson... 160

58. Roscoe Parrish... 162

59. Brandon Stokley... 163

60. David Patten... 166

61. Justin Gage... 169

62. Reggie Brown... 170

63. Amani Toomer... 171

64. Dante Hall... 172

65. David Boston... 173

TIGHT ENDS

1. Antonio Gates... 32

2. Tony Gonzalez... 34

3. Alge Crumpler... 63

4. Jason Witten... 67

5. Dallas Clark... 69

6. Ben Watson... 70

7. L.J. Smith... 71

8. Bubba Franks... 74

9. Randy McMichael... 80

10. Chris Cooley... 85

11. Jeremy Shockey... 90

12. Jermaine Wiggins... 92

13. Todd Heap... 94

14. Marcus Pollard... 104

15. Ben Troupe... 108

16. Jeb Putzier... 114

17. Heath Miller... 128

18. Steve Heiden... 142

19. Courtney Anderson... 144

20. Daniel Graham... 154

21. Eric Johnson... 156

22. Ben Hartsock... 184

23. Doug Jolley... 189

24. Jim Kleinsasser... 193

25. Mark Campbell... 196

KICKERS

1. Adam Vinatieri... 157

2. David Akers... 161

3. Ryan Longwell... 181

4. Jason Elam... 183

5. Mike Vanderjagt... 182

6. Nate Kaeding... 190

7. Sebastian Janikowski... 191

8. Shayne Graham... 200

9. Jeff Reed... 214

10. Jason Hanson... 215

11. Lawrence Tynes... 229

12. Mike Nugent... 231

13. Matt Stover... 235

14. Jeff Wilkins... 237

15. John Kasay... 238

16. Rian Lindell... 240

17. Phil Dawson... 246

18. Paul Edinger... 249

19. Josh Brown... 251

20. Todd Peterson... 254

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DEFENSES

1. Ravens 17. Bears
2. Patriots 18. Bengals
3. Eagles 19. Cowboys
4. Panthers 20. Giants
5. Steelers 21. Broncos
6. Falcons 22. Cardinals
7. Bills   23. Saints
8. Jets 24. Seahawks
9. Vikings 25. Lions
10. Jaguars 26. Texans
11. Bucs 27. Browns
12. Colts 28. Rams
13. Dolphins

29. Packers

14. Chiefs 30. Titans
15. Redskins 31. Raiders
16. Chargers 32. 49ers

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