Fantasy football rankings report

by Cory J. Bonini on July 31, 2009 @ 00:00:00 PDT's fantasy football rankings are fluid from week to week - and even on a daily basis if news dictates such. To keep you in the loop, our long-standing NFL Grapevine series has a moniker and fresh look, but the flavor remains as tasty as ever. Track the changes in a snapshot approach by using KFFL's Fantasy Football Rankings Report, released each Friday throughout the draft season.

Players on the rise

No players have moved up in our rankings during the past week.

Players on the decline

Brett Favre, quarterback, retired players

Reason: After three months of drama, Favre (shoulder) opted to remain retired. He has been removed from our rankings.

Drew Bennett, wide receiver, Baltimore Ravens

Reason: Bennett retired a couple of days after signing with the Ravens due to a chronic knee problem. He has been removed from our rankings.

Connor Barth, place kicker, Kansas City Chiefs

Reason: The Chiefs released Barth recently. He has since been removed from our rankings.

Entering rankings/unchanged newsmaker

Minnesota Vikings' offense

Unchanged: We never based our projections of the Vikings' skill players around Brett Favre's return, so no players have been altered in the rankings.

Ryan Succop, place kicker, Kansas City Chiefs

Reason: The rookie seventh-round pick - Mr. Irrelevant, in fact - assumes the starting place kicker duties with the release of Connor Barth. Succop doesn't have any fantasy value at this time, though. 

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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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