Relative Value Rankings After Week 13

No real reason to celebrate individual performances after a bad team loss to the Giants last week. Most of the rankings remain the same as last week, though there are a few adjustments at the top.

Inactives vs. N.Y. Giants: QB Stephen McGee, S Ken Hamlin, CB Cletis Gordon, LB Jason Williams, G Montrae Holland, C Duke Preston, T Marc Colombo, LB Curtis Johnson

45. Michael Hamlin, S

Last week: 44

Poll rating: 1.56

vs. N.Y. Giants: Hamlin did not record a tackle against the Giants.

44. Pat McQuistan, T

Last week: 45

Poll rating: 1.67

vs. N.Y. Giants: McQuistan saw action as a blocker on special teams.

43. Steve Octavien, LB

Last week: 43

Poll rating: 1.56

vs. N.Y. Giants: Octavien recorded two assists on special teams. He also recovered the onside kick attempt at the end of the game, but Sam Hurd had touched the ball illegally.

42. Jon Kitna, QB

Last week: 42

Poll rating: 1.78

vs. N.Y. Giants: There is a good chance that Kitna won’t take the field this year. He also doesn’t hold field goals, so he couldn’t take Mat McBriar’s job in that area.

41. Cory Procter, C/G

Last week: 41

Poll rating: 2.00

vs. N.Y. Giants: Procter played on special teams yet again.

40. John Phillips, TE

Last week: 40

Poll rating: 2.00

vs. N.Y. Giants: Phillips caught the second pass of his career. The eight-yarder early in the game was his first catch that gained yards.

39. Kevin Ogletree, WR

Last week: 37

Poll rating: 1.90

vs. N.Y. Giants: Ogletree returned two kickoffs, averaging 15.0 yards per return.

38. Victor Butler, LB

Last week: 39

Poll rating: 1.90

vs. N.Y. Giants: Butler recorded two tackles on special teams. However, he was also called for holding on a kickoff return, negating a long runback by Felix Jones.

37. Sam Hurd, WR

Last week: 36

Poll rating: 2.00

vs. N.Y. Giants: Hurd recorded one tackle on special teams.

36. L.P. Ladouceur, LS

Last week: 38

Poll rating: 3.33

vs. N.Y. Giants: Ladouceur isn’t the problem on the field goal unit. The holder apparently is, though.

35. Deon Anderson, FB

Last week: 35

Poll rating: 2.90

vs. N.Y. Giants: Anderson recorded two assists on special teams.

34. Jason Hatcher, DE

Last week: 34

Poll rating: 2.82

vs. N.Y. Giants: Hatcher recorded one QB hurry.

33. Junior Siavii, DT

Last week: 33

Poll rating: 2.50

vs. N.Y. Giants: Siavii did not record a tackle against the Giants.

32. David Buehler, K

Last week: 32

Poll rating: 3.82

vs. N.Y. Giants: None of Buehler’s five kickoffs made it to the end zone. Buehler also reportedly won’t get a chance to kick field goals, despite Nick Folk’s problems.

31. Nick Folk, K

Last week: 31

Poll rating: 2.50

vs. N.Y. Giants: The one-time automatic Folk missed two field goals against the Giants. One was a 57-yarder, but the other was a 42-yarder that the team really needed. Part of the problem has apparently been Mat McBriar’s holding, so Tony Romo will apparently take over the holder job.

30. Pat Watkins, S

Last week: 30

Poll rating: 2.80

vs. N.Y. Giants: Watkins did not record a tackle against the Giants. Watkins missed a key tackle on Domenik Hixon’s punt return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

29. Stephen Bowen, DE

Last week: 29

Poll rating: 2.70

vs. N.Y. Giants: Bowen did not record a tackle.

28. Alan Ball, S

Last week: 28

Poll rating: 2.60

vs. N.Y. Giants: Ball recorded two defensive tackles and another tackle on special teams. The team may not miss Ken Hamlin’s missed tackles, but the team’s coverage over the middle has suffered with Ball replacing Hamlin.

27. Bobby Carpenter, LB

Last week: 26

Poll rating: 3.08

vs. N.Y. Giants: Carpenter had one assist on defense and one special teams tackle.

26. Orlando Scandrick, CB

Last week: 25

Poll rating: 3.00

vs. N.Y. Giants: Scandrick recorded three tackles against the Giants. He didn’t give up any big plays, though his play will be a concern during the next two weeks.

25. Doug Free, T

Last week: 24

Poll rating: 3.00

vs. N.Y. Giants: The Giants only sacked Tony Romo twice, with Free playing just fine.

24. Martellus Bennett, TE

Last week: 23

Poll rating: 2.75

vs. N.Y. Giants: Bennett suffered a concussion against the Giants after catching two passes for 20 yards.

23. Tashard Choice, RB

Last week: 22

Poll rating: 4.09

vs. N.Y. Giants: Choice only carried the ball twice in a bad rushing performance by the entire team. There are many different opinions about how the team should use Choice, but he probably won’t see more touches barring injury to one of the other backs.

22. Roy Williams, WR

Last week: 27

Poll rating: 2.40

vs. N.Y. Giants: Williams had six receptions for 60 yards, including two touchdowns. Williams very nearly had a third touchdown, but Romo overthrew him.

21. Marcus Spears, DE

Last week: 21

Poll rating: 3.27

vs. N.Y. Giants: Spears had one assist. He has not done much at all to stand out this year.

20. Flozell Adams, T

Last week: 20

Poll rating: 3.45

vs. N.Y. Giants: Adams’ personal foul on Justin Tuck was embarrassing for the entire team.

19. Kyle Kosier, G

Last week: 19

Poll rating: 3.82

vs. N.Y. Giants: None of the linemen performed well, especially in the run game. Kosier managed to record a tackle on Osi Umenyiora’s return of Marion Barber’s fumble.

18. Felix Jones, RB

Last week: 18

Poll rating: 3.91

vs. N.Y. Giants: Jones seemed very hesitant when running the ball. He only managed six yards on six carries.

17. Mat McBriar, P

Last week: 15

Poll rating: 4.18

vs. N.Y. Giants: McBriar only averaged 26.4 yards on five punts, but three of those punts were downed inside the 20. He had a 59-yard punt in the fourth quarter, but Hixon returned that punt 79 yards for a touchdown. McBriar also lost his job as a holder this week (reportedly).

16. Patrick Crayton, WR

Last week: 17

Poll rating: 3.18

vs. N.Y. Giants: Crayton only had two receptions for 24 yards. Crayton fair caught four punts.

15. Igor Olshansky, DE

Last week: 16

Poll rating: 4.00

vs. N.Y. Giants: Olshansky had one assist on defense.

14. Leonard Davis, G

Last week: 13

Poll rating: 4.36

vs. N.Y. Giants: Like other linemen, Davis didn’t have a terrible game in terms of pass blocking, but the running game never got going.

13. Andre Gurode, C

Last week: 12

Poll rating: 4.25

vs. N.Y. Giants: See Davis, Leonard.

12. Bradie James, LB

Last week: 14

Poll rating: 3.73

vs. N.Y. Giants: James had five solo tackles and two assists. He wasn’t fast enough to run down Brandon Jacobs on Jacobs’ 74-yard catch-and-run.

11. Gerald Sensabaugh, S

Last week: 10

Poll rating: 4.15

vs. N.Y. Giants: Sensabaugh recorded five tackles and an assist, though he missed a tackle (after being held) on Jacob’s touchdown reception.

10. Terence Newman, CB

Last week: 8

Poll rating: 4.25

vs. N.Y. Giants: Newman didn’t have a great game against Steve Smith. Newman also misjudged a pass that Hakeem Nicks caught for a touchdown in the second quarer.

9. Marion Barber, RB

Last week: 6

Poll rating: 4.00

vs. N.Y. Giants: Barber had 36 yards on 15 carries. His fumble in the second quarter was very costly. Several people are growing tired of Barber pounding his chest after each three-yard gain.

8. Anthony Spencer, LB

Last week: 9

Poll rating: 4.31

vs. N.Y. Giants: Spencer’s stat sheet was full: five tackles, two tackles for losses, three QB hurries, and a forced fumble.

7. Mike Jenkins, CB

Last week: 7

Poll rating: 4.25

vs. N.Y. Giants: Jenkins had a huge interception in the third quarter.

6. Jason Witten, TE

Last week: 11

Poll rating: 4.50

vs. N.Y. Giants: Witten had one of the most productive games of his career, catching 14 passes for 156 yards.

5. Keith Brooking, LB

Last week: 1

Poll rating: 4.68

vs. N.Y. Giants: Brooking only had only one tackle and two assists against the Giants.

4. Tony Romo, QB

Last week: 5

Poll rating: 4.36

vs. N.Y. Giants: Romo completed 74.5% of his passes (41 of 55) for a career-high 392 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Pretty good, except for the L.

3. Jay Ratliff, NT

Last week: 2

Poll rating: 4.43

vs. N.Y. Giants: Ratliff recovered a fumble that set up a touchdown. He had a tackle and two assists as well.

2. DeMarcus Ware, LB

Last week: 4

Poll rating: 4.54

vs. N.Y. Giants: Ware tied for the team lead with seven total tackles and had six solos. He also had the team’s only sack.

1. Miles Austin, WR

Last week: 3

Poll rating: 4.67

vs. N.Y. Giants: Austin had his fourth 100-yard game of the season. He is on pace to gain 1237 yards on 69 receptions. In fact, it is possible that Austin could surpass 1355 yards, which was what Terrell Owens had during his most productive season in Dallas.


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