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Fantasy Football Rankings – Week 16

Chances are if you are in the championship if you own Jamaal Charles.  Start him and let him take you to the title.

Chances are you are in the championship if you own Jamaal Charles. Start him and let him take you to the title.

It’s championship week for most Fantasy Football Leagues, so make sure you start your workhorses that got you there, but as usual, there are some guys starting that haven’t done much all year that will either carry you or cost you.  Good luck and I will be back next week as I know some leagues do go all the way through Week 17.

QBs

  1. Peyton Manning – @ HOU
  2. Nick Foles – vs CHI
  3. Matthew Stafford – vs NYG
  4. Jay Cutler – @ PHI
  5. Drew Brees – @ CAR
  6. Kirk Cousins – vs DAL
  7. Cam Newton – vs NO
  8. Colin Kaepernick – vs ATL
  9. Andy Dalton – vs MIN
  10. Philip Rivers – vs OAK
  11. Ben Roethlisberger – @ GB
  12. Russell Wilson – vs ARI
  13. Tony Romo – @ WAS
  14. Tom Brady – @ BAL
  15. Ryan Tannehill – @ BUF

RBs

  1. Jamaal Charles – vs IND
  2. LeSean McCoy – vs CHI
  3. Matt Forte – @ PHI
  4. DeMarco Murray – @ WAS
  5. Ryan Mathews – vs OAK
  6. Adrian Peterson – @ CIN
  7. Marshawn Lynch – vs ARI
  8. Eddie Lacy – vs PIT
  9. Alfred Morris – vs DAL
  10. Frank Gore – vs ATL
  11. Knowshon Moreno – @ HOU
  12. Reggie Bush – vs NYG
  13. Le’Veon Bell – @ GB
  14. Zac Stacy – vs TB
  15. Rashad Jennings – @ SD
  16. Chris Johnson – @ JAX
  17. Shane Vereen – @ BAL
  18. Chris Ivory – vs CLE
  19. Giovani Bernard – vs MIN
  20. Maurice Jones-Drew – vs TEN
  21. Ray Rice – vs NE
  22. Bobby Rainey – @ STL
  23. Joique Bell – vs NYG
  24. Montee Ball – @ HOU
  25. DeAngelo Williams – vs NO
  26. Donald Brown – @ KC
  27. Dennis Johnson – vs DEN
  28. Lamar Miller – @ BUF
  29. CJ Spiller – vs MIA
  30. Danny Woodhead – vs OAK

WRs

  1. Calvin Johnson – vs NYG
  2. Josh Gordon – @ NYJ
  3. AJ Green – vs MIN
  4. Antonio Brown – vs GB
  5. Brandon Marshall – @ PHI
  6. Demaryius Thomas – @ HOU
  7. Dez Bryant – @ WAS
  8. Julian Edleman – @ BAL
  9. Keenan Allen – vs OAK
  10. Pierre Garson – vs DAL
  11. Alshon Jeffrey – @ PHI
  12. Vincent Jackson – @ STL
  13. DeSean Jackson – vs CHI
  14. Andre Johnson – vs DEN
  15. Jordy Nelson – vs PIT
  16. Eric Decker – @ HOU
  17. Michael Crabtree – vs ATL
  18. Torrey Smith – vs NE
  19. Danny Amendola – @ BAL
  20. Dwayne Bowe – vs IND
  21. Greg Jennings – @ CIN
  22. Kendall Wright – @ JAX
  23. Mike Wallace – @ BUF
  24. Andre Caldwell – @ HOU
  25. Rod Streater – @ SD
  26. Marques Colston – @ CAR
  27. Cordarrelle Patterson – @ CIN
  28. Brian Hartline – @ BUF
  29. Riley Cooper – vs CHI
  30. Doug Baldwin – vs ARI

TEs

  1. Jimmy Graham – @ CAR
  2. Vernon Davis – vs ATL
  3. Julius Thomas – @ HOU
  4. Tony Gonzalez – @ SF
  5. Jason Witten – @ WAS
  6. Delanie Walker – @ JAX
  7. Greg Olsen – vs NO
  8. Charles Clay – @ BUF
  9. Dennis Pitta – vs NE
  10. Coby Fleener – @ KC
  11. Marcedes Lewis – vs TEN
  12. Zach Miller – vs ARI
  13. Zach Ertz – vs CHI
  14. Andrew Quarless – vs PIT
  15. Antonio Gates – vs OAK

D/STs

  1. Seahawks – vs ARI
  2. 49ers – vs ATL
  3. Chiefs – vs IND
  4. Lions – @ NYG
  5. Broncos – @ HOU
  6. Dolphins – @ BUF
  7. Rams – vs TB
  8. Panthers – vs NO
  9. Bengals – vs MIN
  10. Browns – @ NYJ
  11. Jets – vs CLE
  12. Chargers – vs OAK

Ks

  1. Justin Tucker – vs NE
  2. Phil Dawson – vs ATL
  3. Stephen Gostkowski – @ BAL
  4. Dan Bailey – @ WAS
  5. Mason Crosby – vs PIT
  6. Matt Prater – @ HOU
  7. Nick Novak – vs OAK
  8. Robbie Gould – @ PHI
  9. Ryan Succop – vs IND
  10. David Akers – vs NYG
  11. Shaun Suisham – @ GB
  12. David Akers – vs NYG

Fantasy Football Rankings – Week 15

After a huge Week 14, LeSean McCoy owners are hoping he can put up a big effort in the Fantasy Playoffs.

After a huge Week 14, LeSean McCoy owners are hoping he can put up a big effort in Week 15 for the Fantasy Playoffs.

Chances are that if you are reading these rankings, then you are in the semifinals of your Fantasy Football Playoffs.  Now, things do get tricky because teams that are out of the playoff race are trying to find exactly what they have for next year and others are finding out just how deep they are for the playoffs.  Combine that, along with injuries and setting a lineup is not as easy as it sounds.Some teams have already decided to release who will probably sit and who will play, so studs such as Adrian Peterson and Maurice Jones-Drew should be kept on your bench, while see if you can wait until kickoff of the noon games to decide if you want to roll the dice on Reggie Bush, who may or may not play Sunday night.  Good luck!

 

QBs

  1. Drew Brees – @ STL
  2. Cam Newton – vs NYJ
  3. Matthew Stafford – vs BAL
  4. Nick Foles – @ MIN
  5. Tony Romo – vs GB
  6. Andrew Luck – @ HOU
  7. Russell Wilson – @ NYG
  8. Matt Ryan – vs WAS
  9. Jay Cutler – @ CLE
  10. Colin Kaepernick – @ TB
  11. Ben Roethlisberger – vs CIN
  12. Tom Brady – @ MIA
  13. Ryan Tannehill – vs NE
  14. Carson Palmer – @ TEN
  15. Joe Flacco – @ DET

RBs

  1. Jamaal Charles – @ OAK
  2. LeSean McCoy – @ MIN
  3. DeMarco Murray – vs GB
  4. Matt Forte – @ CLE
  5. Marshawn Lynch – @ NYG
  6. Eddie Lacy – @ DAL
  7. Shane Vereen – @ MIA
  8. Steven Jackson – vs WAS
  9. Alfred Morris – @ ATL
  10. Reggie Bush – vs BAL
  11. Donald Brown – vs HOU
  12. Le’Veon Bell – vs CIN
  13. Zac Stacy – vs NO
  14. Ben Tate – @ IND
  15. Pierre Thomas – @ STL
  16. Andre Brown – vs SEA
  17. Frank Gore – @ TB
  18. Giovani Bernard – @ PIT
  19. Rashard Mendenhall – @ TEN
  20. Chris Ogbonnaya – vs CHI
  21. Rashad Jennings – vs KC
  22. Jordan Todman – vs BUF
  23. Fred Jackson – @ JAX
  24. Daniel Thomas – vs NE
  25. Bobby Rainey – vs SF
  26. Joique Bell – vs BAL
  27. Ray Rice – @ DET
  28. CJ Spiller – @ JAX
  29. Chris Johnson – vs ARI
  30. Chris Ivory – @ CAR

WRs

  1. Calvin Johnson – vs BAL
  2. AJ Green – @ PIT
  3. Josh Gordon – vs CHI
  4. Dez Bryant – vs GB
  5. Brandon Marshall – @ CLE
  6. Andre Johnson – @ IND
  7. DeSean Jackson – @ MIN
  8. Antonio Brown – vs CIN
  9. Torrey Smith – @ DET
  10. Marques Colston – @ STL
  11. Alshon Jeffrey – @ CLE
  12. Larry Fitzgerald – @ TEN
  13. Pierre Garcon – @ ATL
  14. Roddy White – vs WAS
  15. Riley Cooper – @ MIN
  16. Steve Smith – vs NYJ
  17. Anquan Boldin – @ TB
  18. Julian Edleman – @ MIA
  19. Dwayne Bowe – @ OAK
  20. Mike Wallace – vs NE
  21. Michael Floyd – @ TEN
  22. Vincent Jackson – vs SF
  23. Jordy Nelson – @ DAL
  24. Rod Streater – vs KC
  25. Corderrelle Patterson – vs PHI
  26. Steve Johnson – vs JAX
  27. Brian Hartline – vs NE
  28. Emmanuel Sanders – vs CIN
  29. TY Hilton – vs HOU
  30. Harry Douglas – vs WAS

TEs

  1. Jimmy Graham – @ STL
  2. Vernon Davis – @ TB
  3. Tony Gonzalez – vs WAS
  4. Greg Olsen – vs NYJ
  5. Jason Witten – vs GB
  6. Dennis Pitta – @ DET
  7. Jordan Cameron – vs CHI
  8. Coby Fleener – vs HOU
  9. Charles Clay – vs NE
  10. Delanie Walker – vs ARI
  11. Heath Miller – vs CIN
  12. Garrett Graham – @ IND
  13. Jared Cook – vs NO
  14. Martellus Bennett – @ CLE
  15. Scott Chandler – @ JAX

D/STs

  1. Panthers – vs NYJ
  2. Chiefs – @ OAK
  3. Seahawks – @ NYG
  4. 49ers – @ TB
  5. Saints – @ STL
  6. Eagles – @ MIN
  7. Cardinals – @ TEN
  8. Bears – @ CLE
  9. Bills – @ JAX
  10. Jaguars – vs BUF
  11. Steelers – vs CIN
  12. Patriots – @ MIA
  13. Bengals – @ PIT
  14. Ravens – @ DET
  15. Dolphins – vs NE

Ks

  1. Stephen Gostkowski – @ MIA
  2. Matt Bryant – vs WAS
  3. David Akers – vs BAL
  4. Graham Gano – vs NYJ
  5. Justin Tucker – @ DET
  6. Ryan Succop – @ OAK
  7. Steven Hauschka – @ NYG
  8. Adam Vinatieri – vs HOU
  9. Dan Bailey – vs GB
  10. Robbie Gould – @ CLE
  11. Mason Crosby – @ DAL
  12. Shaun Suisham – vs CIN
  13. Caleb Sturgis – vs NE
  14. Blair Walsh – vs PHI
  15. Phil Dawson – @ TB

Ben Hogan is a long-time fantasy sports guru. Follow him @NotTheGolfer for any fantasy or lineup questions throughout the week.

Fantasy Football Rankings – Week 14

Don't over analyze your lineup, start your studs like Adrian Peterson

Don’t over analyze your lineup, start your studs like Adrian Peterson

Playoffs? Playoffs?  We talking about Playoffs? Yep, it’s that time of the season, half or less than half of your league is still playing and it’s the best of the best.  Don’t over think your lineup decisions, there is a reason you are there and that’s because you have pushed the right buttons all season, keep going.

 

QBs

  1. Tom Brady – vs CLE
  2. Drew Brees – vs CAR
  3. Matthew Stafford – @ PHI
  4. Peyton Manning – vs TEN
  5. Cam Newton – @ NO
  6. Nick Foles – vs DET
  7. Tony Romo – @ CHI
  8. Josh McCown – vs DAL
  9. Alex Smith – @ WAS
  10. Russell Wilson – @ SF
  11. Carson Palmer – vs STL
  12. Matt Ryan – @ GB
  13. Robert Griffin III – vs KC
  14. Philip Rivers – vs NYG
  15. Ben Roethlisberger – vs MIA

RBs

  1. Jamaal Charles – @ WAS
  2. Adrian Peterson – @ BAL
  3. Matt Forte – vs DAL
  4. Knowshon Moreno – vs TEN
  5. DeMarco Murray – @ CHI
  6. Eddie Lacy – vs ATL
  7. Marshawn Lynch – @ SF
  8. LeSean McCoy – vs DET
  9. Le’Veon Bell – vs MIA
  10. Andre Brown – @ SD
  11. Reggie Bush – @ PHI
  12. Alfred Morris – vs KC
  13. Bobby Rainey – vs BUF
  14. Steven Jackson – @ GB
  15. Chris Johnson – @ DEN
  16. Fred Jackson – @ TB
  17. CJ Spiller – @ TB
  18. Giovani Bernard – vs IND
  19. Shane Vereen – vs CLE
  20. Zac Stacy – @ ARI
  21. Rashard Mendenhall – vs STL
  22. Frank Gore – vs SEA
  23. Ray Rice – vs MIN
  24. Ryan Mathews – vs NYG
  25. Chris Ivory – vs OAK
  26. Marcell Reece – @ NYJ
  27. BenJarvus Green – Ellis – vs IND
  28. Montee Ball – vs TEN
  29. Danny Woodhead – vs NYG
  30. Joique Bell – @ PHI

WRs

  1. Calvin Johnson – @ PHI
  2. AJ Green – vs IND
  3. Dez Bryant – @ CHI
  4. Josh Gordon – @ NE
  5. Brandon Marshall – vs DAL
  6. Larry Fitzgerald – vs STL
  7. Alshon Jeffrey – vs DAL
  8. DeSean Jackson – vs DET
  9. Demaryius Thomas – vs TEN
  10. Torrey Smith – vs MIN
  11. Keenan Allen – vs NYG
  12. Vincent Jackson – vs BUF
  13. Wes Welker – vs TEN
  14. Riley Cooper – vs DET
  15. Michael Floyd – vs STL
  16. Pierre Garcon – vs KC
  17. Antonio Brown – vs MIA
  18. Harry Douglas – @ GB
  19. Jordy Nelson – vs ATL
  20. Victor Cruz – @ SD
  21. Julian Edelman – vs CLE
  22. Mike Wallace – @ PIT
  23. Eric Decker – vs PIT
  24. Dwayne Bowe – @ WAS
  25. Kendall Wright – @ DEN
  26. Roddy White – @ GB
  27. Golden Tate – @ SF
  28. Michael Crabtree – vs SEA
  29. Steve Smith – @ NO
  30. Steve Johnson – @ GB

TEs

  1. Rob Gronkowski – vs CLE
  2. Jimmy Graham – vs CAR
  3. Julius Thomas – vs TEN
  4. Jason Witten – @ CHI
  5. Heath Miller – vs MIA
  6. Tony Gonzalez – @ GB
  7. Greg Olsen – @ NO
  8. Vernon Davis – @ SEA
  9. Coby Fleener – @ CIN
  10. Martellus Bennett – vs DAL
  11. Jared Cook – @ ARI
  12. Jordan Cameron – @ NE

D/STs

  1. Ravens – vs MIN
  2. Patriots – vs CLE
  3. Cardinals – vs STL
  4. Chiefs – @ WAS
  5. Seahawks – @ SF
  6. Raiders – @ NYJ
  7. Steelers – vs MIA
  8. Jets – vs OAK
  9. Broncos – vs TEN
  10. Dolphins – @ PIT
  11. Bengals – vs IND
  12. Texans – @ JAX

Ben Hogan is a long-time fantasy sports guru. Follow him @NotTheGolfer for any fantasy or lineup questions throughout the week.

Fantasy Football Rankings – Week 13

After a big comeback last week, Tom Brady tops the rankings at QB this week.

After a big comeback last week, Tom Brady tops the rankings at QB this week.

Man, this year has flown by fast, it’s already Week 13 in the NFL.  Most league are wrapping up their regular season today, while there are some, whether it’s just a 4 team playoff league or playing in Week 17 for the finals that have two weeks left.  Every matchup is important from here on out.  Good luck to all!

 

QBs

  1. Tom Brady – @ HOU
  2. Cam Newton – vs TB
  3. Peyton Manning – @ KC
  4. Drew Brees – @ SEA
  5. Nick Foles – vs ARI
  6. Russell Wilson – vs NO
  7. Josh McCown – vs MIN
  8. Philip Rivers – vs CIN
  9. Carson Palmer – @ PHI
  10. Colin Kaepernick – vs STL
  11. Andrew Luck – vs TEN
  12. Alex Smith – vs DEN
  13. Andy Dalton – @ SD
  14. Ryan Fitzpatrick – @ IND
  15. Eli Manning – @ WAS

RBs

  1. Adrian Peterson – vs CHI
  2. Jamaal Charles – vs DEN
  3. Marshawn Lynch – vs NO
  4. Matt Forte – @ MIN
  5. LeSean McCoy – vs ARI
  6. Chris Johnson – @ IND
  7. Andre Brown – @ WAS
  8. Frank Gore – vs STL
  9. Knowshon Moreno – @ KC
  10. Giovani Bernard – @ SD
  11. Alfred Morris – vs NYG
  12. Maurice Jones-Drew – @ CLE
  13. Danny Woodhead – vs CIN
  14. Fred Jackson – vs ATL
  15. Zac Stacy – @ SF
  16. Chris Ivory – vs MIA
  17. Shane Vereen – @ HOU
  18. CJ Spiller – vs ATL
  19. Donald Brown – vs TEN
  20. Steven Jackson – @ BUF
  21. Rashard Mendenhall – @ PHI
  22. Brandon Bolden – @ HOU
  23. Ben Tate – vs NE
  24. Pierre Thomas – @ SEA
  25. Darren Sproles – @ SEA
  26. Jonathan Stewart – vs TB
  27. Montee Ball – @ KC
  28. Ryan Mathews – vs CIN
  29. Bobby Rainey – @ CAR
  30. Lamar Miller – @ NYJ

WRs

  1. AJ Green – @ SD
  2. Brandon Marshall – @ MIN
  3. Josh Gordon – vs JAX
  4. Larry Fitzgerald – @ PHI
  5. Demaryius Thomas – @ KC
  6. Keenan Allen – vs CIN
  7. Wes Welker – @ KC
  8. DeSean Jackson – vs ARI
  9. Alshon Jeffrey – @ MIN
  10. Andre Johnson – vs NE
  11. Pierre Garcon – vs NYG
  12. Riley Cooper – vs ARI
  13. Vincent Jackson – @ CAR
  14. Victor Cruz – @ WAS
  15. Kendall Wright – @ IND
  16. Michael Floyd – @ PHI
  17. Anquan Boldin – vs PHI
  18. Harry Douglas – @ BUF
  19. Dwayne Bowe – vs DEN
  20. Steve Johnson – vs ATL
  21. Golden Tate – vs NO
  22. Mike Wallace – @ NYJ
  23. Rueben Randle – @ WAS
  24. Eric Decker – @ KC
  25. TY Hilton – vs TEN
  26. Brandon LaFell – vs TB
  27. Marques Colston – @ SEA
  28. Danny Amendola – @ HOU
  29. Cecil Shorts – @ CLE
  30. Tavon Austin – @ SF

TEs

  1. Rob Gronkowski – @ HOU
  2. Jimmy Graham – @ SEA
  3. Coby Fleener – vs TEN
  4. Vernon Davis – vs STL
  5. Greg Olsen – vs TB
  6. Jordan Cameron – vs JAX
  7. Jordan Reed – vs NYG
  8. Delanie Walker – @ IND
  9. Charles Clay – @ NYJ
  10. Tony Gonzalez – @ BUF
  11. Martellus Bennett – @ MIN
  12. Tim Wright – @ CAR

D/STs

  1. Panthers – vs TB
  2. 49ers – vs STL
  3. Browns – vs JAX
  4. Patriots – @ HOU
  5. Seahawks – vs NO
  6. Dolphins – @ NYJ
  7. Bills – vs ATL
  8. Jaguars – @ CLE
  9. Bengals – @ SD
  10. Titans – @ IND
  11. Giants – @ WAS
  12. Eagles – vs ARI

Ks

  1. Matt Prater – @ KC
  2. Stephen Gostkowski – @ HOU
  3. Dan Carpenter – vs ATL
  4. Steven Hauschka – vs NO
  5. Robbie Gould – @ MIN
  6. Graham Gano – vs TB
  7. Garrett Hartley – @ SEA
  8. Blair Walsh – vs CHI
  9. Ryan Succop – vs DEN
  10. Alex Henery – vs ARI
  11. Phil Dawson – vs STL
  12. Caleb Sturgis – @ NYJ

Ben Hogan is a long-time fantasy sports guru. Follow him @NotTheGolfer for any fantasy or lineup questions throughout the week.

Fantasy Football Rankings – Week 11

Russell Wilson is a must start this week as you head towards the playoffs.

Russell Wilson is a must start this week as you head towards the playoffs.

It’s Week 11 and by now you know what you got on your team.  There are still a few injury concerns that you may or may not have to address, but by now at least you know whether or not you are competing for a playoff spot or not.

 

QBs

  1. Drew Brees – vs SF
  2. Peyton Manning – vs KC
  3. Matthew Stafford – @ PIT
  4. Russell Wilson – vs MIN
  5. Cam Newton – vs NE
  6. Nick Foles – vs WAS
  7. Tom Brady – @ CAR
  8. Robert Griffin III – @ PHI
  9. Case Keenum – vs OAK
  10. Andy Dalton – vs CLE
  11. Carson Palmer – @ JAX
  12. Ben Roethlisberger – vs DET
  13. Matt Ryan – @ TB
  14. Mike Glennon – vs ATL
  15. Colin Kaepernick – @ NO

RBs

  1. Marshawn Lynch – vs MIN
  2. Jamaal Charles – @ DEN
  3. LeSean McCoy – vs WAS
  4. Frank Gore – @ NO
  5. Adrian Peterson – @ SEA
  6. Reggie Bush – @ PIT
  7. Eddie Lacy – @ NYG
  8. Alfred Morris – @ PHI
  9. Matt Forte – vs BAL
  10. Andre Ellington – @ JAX
  11. Danny Woodhead – @ MIA
  12. Andre Brown – vs GB
  13. Ben Tate – vs OAK
  14. Le’Veon Bell – vs DET
  15. Giovani Bernard – vs CLE
  16. Ryan Mathews – @ MIA
  17. Stevan Ridley – @ CAR
  18. Darren Sproles – vs SF
  19. Ray Rice – @ CHI
  20. Maurice Jones-Drew – vs ARI
  21. Rashad Jennings – @ HOU
  22. Shane Vereen – @ CAR
  23. Fred Jackson – vs NYJ
  24. Pierre Thomas – vs SF
  25. Mike Tolbert – vs NE
  26. Bernard Pierce – @ CHI
  27. Lamar Miller – vs SD
  28. Steven Jackson – @ TB
  29. CJ Spiller – vs NYJ
  30. Brian Leonard – vs ATL

WRs

  1. Calvin Johnson – @ PIT
  2. Brandon Marshall – vs BAL
  3. Demaryius Thomas – vs KC
  4. Andre Johnson – vs OAK
  5. Wes Welker – vs KC
  6. AJ Green – vs CLE
  7. Vincent Jackson – vs ATL
  8. Josh Gordon – @ CIN
  9. DeSean Jackson – vs WAS
  10. Torrey Smith – @ CHI
  11. Antonio Brown – vs DET
  12. Alshon Jeffrey – vs BAL
  13. Eric Decker – vs KC
  14. Pierre Garson – @ PHI
  15. Larry Fitzgerald – @ JAX
  16. Riley Cooper – vs WAS
  17. Percy Harvin – vs MIN
  18. Keenan Allen – @ MIA
  19. Golden Tate – vs MIN
  20. Victor Cruz – vs GB
  21. Emmanuel Sanders – vs DET
  22. Jordy Nelson – @ NYG
  23. Harry Douglas – @ TB
  24. Mike Wallace – vs SD
  25. Kenny Stills – vs SF
  26. Danny Amendola – @ CAR
  27. DeAndre Hopkins – vs OAK
  28. Cecil Shorts – vs ARI
  29. Hakeem Nicks – vs GB
  30. Aaron Dobson – @ CAR

TE

  1. Jimmy Graham – vs SF
  2. Rob Gronkowski – @ CAR
  3. Vernon Davis – @ NO
  4. Jordan Reed – @ PHI
  5. Julius Thomas – vs KC
  6. Greg Olsen – vs NE
  7. Antonio Gates – @ MIA
  8. Jordan Cameron – @ CIN
  9. Tim Wright – vs ATL
  10. Martellus Bennett – vs BAL
  11. Rob Housler – @ JAX
  12. Tony Gonzalez – @ TB

D/STs

  1. Seahawks – vs MIN
  2. Jets – @ BUF
  3. Cardinals – @ JAX
  4. Texans – vs OAK
  5. Browns – @ CIN
  6. Ravens – @ CHI
  7. Chiefs – @ DEN
  8. Bears – vs BAL
  9. Panthers – vs NE
  10. Broncos – vs KC
  11. Lions – @ PIT
  12. Dolphins – vs SD

 

Fantasy Football Rankings – Week 10

Will Nick Foles throw 7 touchdowns today?  Doubtful, but he is worth a start as the Eagles take on the Packers.

Will Nick Foles throw 7 touchdowns today? Doubtful, but he is worth a start as the Eagles take on the Packers.

It’s Week 10 in the NFL and in Fantasy Football terms, all teams know what they are.  They are either a contender or a pretender and the next four or five weeks (depending on when your playoffs start) will determine if and where you are in the playoffs.  If you are already eliminated, don;t quit, because its not quite fair to the folks that are contending because you gave teams your best shot in Week 1, so they should get that in Week 13.  Also, if you are not going to be in the postseason, it’s a little refreshing to play the role of spoiler.

 

QBs

  1. Peyton Manning – @ SD
  2. Drew Brees – vs DAL
  3. Matthew Stafford – @ CHI
  4. Andrew Luck – vs STL
  5. Tony Romo – @ NO
  6. Philip Rivers – vs DEN
  7. Colin Kaepernick – vs CAR
  8. Russell Wilson – @ ATL
  9. Jay Cutler – vs DET
  10. Cam Newton – @ SF
  11. Eli Manning – vs OAK
  12. Ben Roethlisberger – vs BUF
  13. Nick Foles – @ GB
  14. Andy Dalton – @ BAL
  15. Terrelle Pryor – @ NYG
  16. Jake Locker – vs JAX
  17. Joe Flacco – vs CIN
  18. Matt Ryan – vs SEA
  19. Ryan Tannehill – @ TB
  20. Case Keenum – @ ARI

RBs

  1. Matt Forte – vs DET
  2. Chris Johnson – vs JAX
  3. Marshawn Lynch – @ ATL
  4. Reggie Bush – @ CHI
  5. Eddie Lacy – vs PHI
  6. Knowshown Moreno – @ SD
  7. Zac Stacy – @ IND
  8. LeSean McCoy – @ GB
  9. Frank Gore – vs CAR
  10. CJ Spiller – @ PIT
  11. Le’Veon Bell – vs BUF
  12. Maurice Jones-Drew – @ TEN
  13. Mike James – vs MIA
  14. Andre Ellington – vs HOU
  15. Danny Woodhead – vs DEN
  16. Lamar Miller – @ TB
  17. Fred Jackson – @ PIT
  18. Ray Rice – vs CIN
  19. Pierre Thomas – vs DAL
  20. Giovani Bernard – @ BAL
  21. Ben Tate – @ ARI
  22. Darren Sproles – vs DAL
  23. Shonn Greene – vs JAX
  24. Andre Brown – vs OAK
  25. Rashad Jennigs – @ NYG
  26. Mike Tolbert – @ SF
  27. Trent Richardson – vs STL
  28. Steven Jackson – vs SEA
  29. Ryan Mathews – vs DEN
  30. Donald Brown – vs STL

WRs

  1. Calvin Johnson – @ CHI
  2. Dez Bryant – @ NO
  3. Brandon Marshall – vs DET
  4. Andre Johnson – @ ARI
  5. AJ Green – @ BUF
  6. Demaryius Thomas – @ SD
  7. Larry Fitzgerald – vs HOU
  8. TY Hilton – vs STL
  9. Wes Welker – @ SD
  10. Keenan Allen – vs DEN
  11. DeSean Jackson – @ GB
  12. Victor Cruz – vs OAK
  13. Vincent Jackson – vs MIA
  14. Alshon Jeffrey – vs DET
  15. Hakeem Nicks – vs OAK
  16. Eric Decker – @ SD
  17. Antonio Brown – vs BUF
  18. Emmanuel Sanders – vs BUF
  19. Denarius Moore – @ NYG
  20. Jordy Nelson – vs PHI
  21. Torrey Smith – vs CIN
  22. Riley Cooper – @ GB
  23. Kendall Wright – @ JAX
  24. Kenny Stills – vs DAL
  25. Terrance Williams – @ NO
  26. Harry Douglas – vs SEA
  27. Golden Tate – @ ATL
  28. Marvin Jones – @ BAL
  29. Mike Wallace – @ TB
  30. Marlon Brown – vs CIN

TEs

  1. Jimmy Graham – vs DAL
  2. Antonio Gates – vs DEN
  3. Vernon Davis – vs CAR
  4. Jason Witten – @ NO
  5. Jordan Reed – @ MIN
  6. Julius Thomas – @ SD
  7. Timothy Wright – vs MIA
  8. Martellus Bennett – vs DET
  9. Tony Gonzalez – vs SEA
  10. Greg Olsen – @ SF
  11. Coby Fleener – vs STL
  12. Charles Clay – @ TB
  13. Delanie Walker – vs JAX
  14. Tyler Eifert – @ BUF
  15. Brent Celek – @ GB

D/STs

  1. Seahawks – @ ATL
  2. Dolphins – @ TB
  3. Broncos – @ SD
  4. Titans – vs JAX
  5. Colts – vs STL
  6. Steelers – vs BUF
  7. Giants – vs OAK
  8. Bengals – @ BAL
  9. Panthers – @ SF
  10. 49ers – vs CAR
  11. Texans – @ ARI
  12. Ravens – vs CIN

Ks

  1. Steven Hauschka – @ ATL
  2. Josh Brown – vs OAK
  3. Sebastian Janikowski – @ NYG
  4. Matt Prater – vs SD
  5. Garrett Hartley – vs DAL
  6. Dan Bailey – @ NO
  7. Mason Crosby – vs PHI
  8. Robbie Gould – vs DET
  9. David Akers – @ CHI
  10. Rob Bironas – vs JAX
  11. Jay Feeley – vs HOU
  12. Kai Forbath – @ MIN

Fantasy Football Rankings – Week 9

 

AJ Green has already played this week and Calvin Johnson is on a bye.  With the injuries in the Packers receiving core, Jordy Nelson is a Top 3 play this week.

AJ Green has already played this week and Calvin Johnson is on a bye. With the injuries in the Packers receiving core, Jordy Nelson is a Top 3 play this week.

It’s Week 9 in the NFL and it’s the second week in a row in which six teams have byes.  It makes it difficult for some folks as they have to scramble to fill a roster by starting guys they never would think of starting at the beginning of the season.  Most leagues have five weeks to go before the playoffs so unless you are only sitting at zero or one win, there is still a chance you could make the playoffs.

QBs

  1. Aaron Rodgers – vs CHI
  2. Cam Newton – vs ATL
  3. Drew Brees – @ NYJ
  4. Tony Romo – vs MIN
  5. Philip Rivers – @ WAS
  6. Robert Griffin III – vs SD
  7. Terrelle Pryor – vs PHI
  8. Andrew Luck – @ HOU
  9. Russell Wilson – vs TB
  10. Alex Smith – @ BUF
  11. Jake Locker – @ STL
  12. Tom Brady – vs PIT
  13. Ben Roethlisberger – @ NE
  14. Matt Ryan – @ CAR
  15. Joe Flacco – @ CLE

RBs

  1. Jamaal Charles – @ BUF
  2. Adrian Peterson – @ DAL
  3. Marshawn Lynch – vs TB
  4. Matt Forte – @ GB
  5. Ray Rice – @ CLE
  6. Eddie Lacy – vs CHI
  7. LeSean McCoy – @ OAK
  8. Le’Veon Bell – @ NE
  9. Chris Johnson – @ STL
  10. DeMarco Murray – vs MIN
  11. Darren McFadden – vs PHI
  12. Stevan Ridley – vs PIT
  13. Alfred Morris – vs SD
  14. Arian Foster – vs IND
  15. Ryan Mathews – @ WAS
  16. Danny Woodhead – @ WAS
  17. Steven Jack0n – @ CAR
  18. Zac Stacy – vs TEN
  19. Fred Jackson – vs KC
  20. Mike Tolbert – vs ATL
  21. Trent Richardson – @ HOU
  22. DeAngelo Williams – vs ATL
  23. Pierre Thomas – @ NYJ
  24. Darren Sproles – @ NYJ
  25. Bilal Powell – vs NO
  26. Willis McGahee – vs BAL
  27. Bernard Pierce – @ CLE
  28. CJ Spiller – vs KC
  29. Mike James – @ SEA
  30. Brandon Bolden – vs PIT

WRs

  1. Dez Bryant – vs MIN
  2. Brandon Marshall – @ GB
  3. Jordy Nelson – vs CHI
  4. Josh Gordon – vs BAL
  5. DeSean Jackson – @ OAK
  6. Andre Johnson – vs IND
  7. Pierre Garcon – vs SD
  8. Keenan Allen – @ WAS
  9. Denarius Moore – vs PHI
  10. TY Hilton – @ HOU
  11. Steve Smith – vs ATL
  12. Antonio Brown – @ NE
  13. Terrance Williams – vs MIN
  14. James Jones – vs CHI
  15. Alshon Jeffrey – @ GB
  16. Harry Douglas – @ CAR
  17. Nate Washington – @ STL
  18. Kenny Stills – @ NYJ
  19. Vincent Jackson – @ SEA
  20. Jarrett Boykin – vs CHI
  21. Golden Tate – vs TB
  22. Torrey Smith – @ CLE
  23. DeAndre Hopkins – vs IND
  24. Marvin Jones – @ MIA
  25. Dwayne Bowe – @ BUF
  26. Rod Streater – vs PHI
  27. Danny Amendola – vs PIT
  28. Kendall Wright – @ STL
  29. Emmanuel Sanders – @ NE
  30. Steve Johnson – vs KC

TEs

  1. Antonio Gates – @ WAS
  2. Rob Gronkowski – vs PIT
  3. Jimmy Graham – @ NYJ
  4. Jason Witten – vs MIN
  5. Tony Gonzalez – @ CAR
  6. Jordan Cameron – vs BAL
  7. Greg Olsen – vs ATL
  8. Martellus Bennett – @ GB
  9. Jordan Reed – vs SD
  10. Heath Miller – @ NE
  11. Kyle Rudolph – @ DAL
  12. Coby Fleener – @ HOU
  13. Timothy Wright – @ SEA
  14. Dallas Clark – vs CLE
  15. Delanie Walker – @ STL

Ks

  1. Garrett Hartley – @ NYJ
  2. Mason Crosby – vs CHI
  3. Steven Hauschka – vs TB
  4. Dan Bailey – vs MIN
  5. Stephen Gostkowski – vs PIT
  6. Sebastian Janikowski – vs PHI
  7. Graham Gano – vs ATL
  8. Ryan Succop – @ BUF
  9. Robbie Gould – @ GB
  10. Greg Zuerlein – vs TEN
  11. Adam Vinatieri – @ HOU
  12. Nick Novak – @ WAS

D/STs

  1. Seahawks – vs TB
  2. Chiefs – @ BUF
  3. Titans – @ STL
  4. Packers – vs CHI
  5. Raiders – vs PHI
  6. Panthers – vs ATL
  7. Saints – @ NYJ
  8. Cowboys – vs MIN
  9. Ravens – @ CLE
  10. Colts – @ HOU
  11. Rams – vs TEN
  12. Eagles – @ OAK

Ben Hogan is a long-time fantasy sports guru. Follow him @NotTheGolfer for any fantasy or lineup questions throughout the week.

Fantasy Football Rankings – Week 8

This week Dez Bryant says he can do the things that Calvin Johnson can do.  We find out as the Top 2 receivers in the league face off.

This week Dez Bryant says he can do the things that Calvin Johnson can do. We find out as the Top 2 receivers in the league face off today.

This is the week that a lot of fantasy owners have been dreading as six teams are on bye this week and among those teams, there are a lot of fantasy studs.  Chicago, Tennessee, Baltimore, San Diego, Indianapolis, and Houston are all off this week.  You may need to go a little deeper on your roster to fill it, but by now you know whether or not you are a contender or a pretender.  Also, because of that there are fewer options so the rankings will not be as much either since there are some players not worth starting at all.

 

QB

  1. Peyton Manning – vs WAS
  2. Drew Brees – vs BUF
  3. Matthew Stafford – vs DAL
  4. Aaron Rodgers – @ BUF
  5. Tony Romo – @ DET
  6. Robert Griffin III – @ DEN
  7. Tom Brady – vs MIA
  8. Michael Vick – vs NYG
  9. Russell Wilson – @ STL
  10. Matt Ryan – @ ARI
  11. Colin Kaepernick – @ JAX
  12. Andy Dalton – vs NYJ
  13. Terrelle Pryor – vs PIT
  14. Carson Palmer – vs ATL
  15. Eli Manning – @ PHI

RBs

  1. Jamaal Charles – vs CLE
  2. LeSean McCoy – vs NYG
  3. Marshawn Lynch – @ STL
  4. Frank Gore – @ JAX
  5. Adrian Peterson – vs GB
  6. Eddie Lacy – @ MIN
  7. Knowshon Moreno – vs WAS
  8. Le’Veon Bell – @ OAK
  9. Reggie Bush – vs DAL
  10. Alfred Morris – @ DEN
  11. Stevan Ridley – vs MIA
  12. Giovani Bernard – vs NYJ
  13. Darren McFadden – vs PIT
  14. Steven Jackson – @ ARI
  15. Fred Jackson – @ NO
  16. Darren Sproles – vs BUF
  17. Andre Ellington – vs ATL
  18. Peyton Hillis – @ PHI
  19. Roy Helu – @ DEN
  20. Maurice Jones-Drew – vs SF
  21. Jacquizz Rodgers – @ ARI
  22. Kendall Hunter – @ JAX
  23. Joseph Randle – @ DET
  24. Zac Stacy – vs SEA
  25. Daniel Thomas – @ NE
  26. Pierre Thomas – vs BUF
  27. Chris Ivory – @ CIN
  28. Brandon Bolden – vs MIA
  29. Lamar Miller – @ NE
  30. Bilal Powell – @ CIN

WRs

  1. Dez Bryant – @ DET
  2. Calvin Johnson – vs DAL
  3. Jordy Nelson – @ MIN
  4. AJ Green – vs NYJ
  5. DeSean Jackson – vs NYG
  6. Pierre Garcon – @ DEN
  7. Demaryius Thomas – vs WAS
  8. Victor Cruz – @ PHI
  9. Wes Welker – vs WAS
  10. Antonio Brown – @ OAK
  11. Justin Blackmon – vs SF
  12. Larry Fitzgerald – vs ATL
  13. Jarrett Boykin – @ MIN
  14. Eric Decker – vs WAS
  15. Anquan Boldin – @ JAX
  16. Terrance Williams – @ DET
  17. Denarius Moore – vs PIT
  18. Marques Colston – vs BUF
  19. Hakeem Nicks – @ PHI
  20. Golden Tate – @ STL
  21. Rueben Randle – @ PHI
  22. Danny Amendola – vs MIA
  23. Mike Wallace – @ NE
  24. Josh Gordon – @ KC
  25. Harry Douglas – @ ARI
  26. Jeremy Kerley – @ CIN
  27. Greg Jennings – vs GB
  28. Brian Hartline – @ NE
  29. Kris Durham – vs DAL
  30. Sidney Rice – @ STL

TEs

  1. Jimmy Graham – vs BUF
  2. Rob Gronkowski – vs MIA
  3. Tony Gonzalez – @ ARI
  4. Vernon Davis – @ JAX
  5. Jordan Reed – @ DEN
  6. Julius Thomas – vs WAS
  7. Heath Miller – @ OAK
  8. Jason Witten – @ DET
  9. Jordan Cameron – @ KC
  10. Joseph Fauria – vs DAL
  11. Charles Clay – @ NE
  12. Kyle Rudolph – vs GB
  13. Jeff Cumberland – @ CIN
  14. Rob Housler – vs ATL
  15. Ben Watson – vs BUF

D/STs

  1. Chiefs – vs CLE
  2. Seahawks – @ STL
  3. 49ers – @ JAX
  4. Bengals – vs NYJ
  5. Steelers – @ OAK
  6. Saints – vs BUF
  7. Packers – @ MIN
  8. Eagles – vs NYG
  9. Broncos – vs WAS
  10. Patriots – vs MIA
  11. Falcons – @ ARI
  12. Cardinals – vs ATL

Ks

  1. Stephen Gostkowski – vs MIA
  2. Garrett Hartley – vs BUF
  3. Matt Prater – vs WAS
  4. Kai Forbath – @ DEN
  5. Sebastian Janikowski – vs PIT
  6. Dan Bailey – @ DET
  7. Mason Crosby – @ MIN
  8. Alex Henery – vs NYG
  9. Matt Bryant – @ ARI
  10. Jay Feely – vs ATL
  11. Caleb Sturgis – @ NE
  12. Ryan Succop – vs CLE

 

Ben Hogan is a long-time fantasy sports guru. Follow him @NotTheGolfer for any fantasy or lineup questions throughout the week.

Fantasy Football Rankings – Week 7

Well it's that time, you can start Rob Gronkowski and feel good about it.  He is ready to go.

Well it’s that time, you can start Rob Gronkowski and feel good about it. He is ready to go.

Last week was a tough week for some owners with a bunch of key players going down with injuries including Randall Cobb and DeMarco Murray who could be out for an extended amount of time.  Combine that with Jimmy Graham going out mid-game while being held catchless, some could have had it real rough.

QBs

  1. Peyton Manning – @ IND
  2. Tony Romo – @ PHI
  3. Aaron Rodgers – vs CLE
  4. Matthew Stafford – vs CIN
  5. Tom Brady – @ NYJ
  6. Jay Cutler – @ WAS
  7. Nick Foles – vs DAL
  8. Andrew Luck – vs DEN
  9. Cam Newton – vs STL
  10. Philip Rivers – @ JAX
  11. Robert Griffin III – vs CHI
  12. Andy Dalton – @ DET
  13. Eli Manning – vs MIN
  14. Colin Kaepernick – @ TEN
  15. Matt Ryan – vs TB
  16. Ryan Tannehill – vs BUF
  17. Jake Locker – vs SF
  18. Josh Freeman – @ NYG
  19. Ben Roethlisberger – vs BAL
  20. Sam Bradford – @ CAR

RBs

  1. Adrian Peterson – @ NYG
  2. LeSean McCoy – vs DAL
  3. Jamaal Charles – vs HOU
  4. Matt Forte – @ WAS
  5. Alfred Morris – vs CHI
  6. Doug Martin – @ ATL
  7. Arian Foster – @ KC
  8. Knowshon Moreno – @ IND
  9. Eddie Lacy – @ CLE
  10. Reggie Bush – vs CIN
  11. Frank Gore – @ TEN
  12. Giovani Bernard – @ DET
  13. Ray Rice – @ PIT
  14. DeAngelo Williams – vs STL
  15. Bilal Powell – vs NE
  16. Brandon Jacobs – vs MIN
  17. Trent Richardson – vs DEN
  18. Joseph Randle – @ PHI
  19. Stevan Ridley – @ NYJ
  20. Fred Jackson – @ MIA
  21. Ryan Mathews – @ JAX
  22. Danny Woodhead – @ JAX
  23. Lamar Miller – vs BUF
  24. Maurice Jones-Drew – vs SD
  25. CJ Spiller – @ MIA
  26. BenJarvus Green-Ellis – @ DET
  27. Le’Veon Bell – vs BAL
  28. Zac Stacy – @ CAR
  29. Jacquizz Rodgers – vs TB
  30. Chris Ogbonnaya – @ GB
  31. Mike Tolbert – vs STL
  32. Chris Johnson – vs SF
  33. Jason Snelling – vs TB
  34. Willis McGahee – @ GB
  35. Chris Ivory – vs NE
  36. Joique Bell – vs CIN
  37. Donald Brown – vs DEN
  38. Kendall Hunter – @ TEN
  39. Brandon Bolden – @ NYJ
  40. Roy Helu – vs CHI

WRs

  1. Dez Bryant – @ PHI
  2. Brandon Marshall – @ WAS
  3. Calvin Johnson – vs CIN
  4. AJ Green – @ DET
  5. Victor Cruz – vs MIN
  6. Justin Blackmon – vs SD
  7. DeSean Jackson – vs DAL
  8. Josh Gordon – @ GB
  9. Wes Welker – @ IND
  10. Jordy Nelson – vs CLE
  11. Reggie Wayne – vs DEN
  12. Demaryius Thomas – @ IND
  13. Vincent Jackson – @ ATL
  14. Keenan Allen – @ JAX
  15. Mike Wallace – vs BUF
  16. Pierre Garcon – vs CHI
  17. Eric Decker – @ IND
  18. T.Y. Hilton – vs DEN
  19. Antonio Brown – vs BUF
  20. Alshon Jeffrey – @ WAS
  21. Torrey Smith – @ PIT
  22. Steve Smith – vs STL
  23. Hakeem Nicks – vs MIN
  24. Mike Williams – @ ATL
  25. Andre Johnson – @ KC
  26. Rueben Randle – vs MIN
  27. Kenbrell Thompkins – @ NYJ
  28. Harry Douglas – vs TB
  29. Greg Jennings – @ NYG
  30. Julian Edleman – @ NYJ
  31. Cecil Shorts – vs SD
  32. Terrance Williams – @ PHI
  33. Jarrett Boykin – vs CLE
  34. Emmanuel Sanders – vs BAL
  35. Brian Hartline – vs BUF
  36. Jerome Simpson – @ NYG
  37. Marlon Brown – @ PIT
  38. Aaron Dobson – @ NYJ
  39. Kendall Wright – vs SF
  40. Brandon LaFell – vs STL

TEs

  1. Rob Gronkowski – @ NYJ
  2. Vernon Davis – @ TEN
  3. Antonio Gates – @ JAX
  4. Tony Gonzalez – vs TB
  5. Jordan Cameron – @ GB
  6. Jason Witten – @ PHI
  7. Julius Thomas – @ IND
  8. Jermichael Finley – vs CLE
  9. Kyle Rudolph – @ NYG
  10. Martellus Bennett -  @ WAS
  11. Heath Miller – vs BAL
  12. Coby Fleener – vs DEN
  13. Brent Celek – vs DAL
  14. Jordan Reed – vs CLE
  15. Greg Olsen – vs STL

DEF

  1. Chiefs – vs HOU
  2. 49ers – @ TEN
  3. Patriots – @ NYJ
  4. Packers – vs CLE
  5. Panthers – vs STL
  6. Ravens – @ PIT
  7. Lions – vs CIN
  8. Bears – @ WAS
  9. Dolphins – vs BUF
  10. Falcons – vs TB
  11. Chargers – @ JAX
  12. Giants – vs MIN
  13. Steelers – vs BAL
  14. Texans – @ KC
  15. Buccaneers – @ ATL

Ks

  1. Matt Prater – @ IND
  2. Matt Bryant – vs TB
  3. Stephen Gostkowski – @ NYJ
  4. Alex Henery  – vs DAL
  5. Adam Vinatieri – vs DEN
  6. Phil Dawson – @ TEN
  7. Blair Walsh – @ NYG
  8. Dan Bailey – @ PHI
  9. Mason Crosby – vs CLE
  10. Shaun Suisham – vs BAL
  11. Ryan Succop – vs HOU
  12. Robbie Gould – @ WAS
  13. Nick Novak – @ JAX
  14. David Akers – vs CIN
  15. Mike Nugent – @ DET

 

Ben Hogan is a long-time fantasy sports guru. Follow him @NotTheGolfer for any fantasy or lineup questions throughout the week.

New Additions, Dump City, and Backfield Battles – Week 7

Andy Dalton may be inconsistent sometimes, but his final numbers will show he should be owned.

Andy Dalton may be inconsistent sometimes, but his final numbers will show he should be owned in all leagues.

Most leagues are about halfway through their fantasy season, if they aren’t now, they will be at the end of this week.  The contenders and favorites have already established themselves in the leagues, but injuries and strength of schedule can derail any team, even ones that are still undefeated.  On the other hand, even teams with one or zero wins can still string together wins in order to make a playoff push.

Do not throw in the towel just yet if you feel like you are out of contention.  Every week there will be a new guy that will emerge as the must pick up in your league, and in most leagues the waiver order is the reverse order of standings, and if you pick up that one guy that just takes the league by storm, you can piggy back his success to fantasy glory.  Also, after this week, the number of teams on byes will increase to more than two and even goes as high as six for a couple of weeks.  When that happens, roster depth as well as making the right pickups will determine who the real contenders and who the pretenders really are.

 

New Additions

1.  Harry Douglas – Atlanta Falcons

Harry Douglas started off the season as the Atlanta Falcons fifth option behind Julio Jones, Roddy White, Tony Gonzalez, and Steven Jackson.  Due to a season ending injury to Jones and uncertainty about the health of Jackson and White, Douglas is now the Falcons number two option behind sure fire Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez.  I still believe the Falcons have a little firepower left in them and will win a decent amount of games.  In order to do this, Matt Ryan will look to Douglas for help.  Until Roddy White is full strength, Douglas will thrive and make sure you pick him up the benefit his increased targets over the next few weeks.

2.  Andy Dalton – Cincinnati Bengals

I did not think I would have to put Dalton in this column this late into the season, but I found out that Dalton is owned in less than 25% of leagues.  Dalton is a top 15 fantasy QB and has more points than Tom Brady, Robert Griffin III, and Colin Kaepernick.  All three of those guys are owned in 100% of the leagues and more than likely, those three guys are getting starts in over 80% of leagues.  Dalton may not be the sexy name and you look at the Bengals and they don’t score a bunch of points every week, but Dalton does have big games every once in a while.  I understand that his inconsistency is probably what keeps people from either picking him up or keeping him, but at the end of the season his numbers are there and put him as a Top-15 QB and that is a great bye week replacement if that’s what you are looking for.

3.  Joseph Randle – Dallas Cowboys

I was a little reluctant to put Randle in here because of his numbers as DeMarco Murray’s replacement after he was injured.

Joseph Randle is the stream of the week as he will be the starter in Dallas vs Philly,

Joseph Randle is the stream of the week as he will be the starter in Dallas vs Philly,

Randle finished with only 17 yards on 11 carries.  But, he did score a touchdown and that turns a one point performance into a seven point performance just like that.  Randle also caught a few passes out of the backfield, so that’s a plus as well.  If Randle does indeed get the start for Dallas this week against Philly, Randle would be a guy to start because that game will be a high scoring affair.  One more thing Randle has going for him is that there is nobody threatening to take away his carries.

Other names to pick up:  Rueben Randle – New York Giants, Keenan Allen – San Diego Chargers, Brandon Jacobs – New York Giants, and Andre Ellington – Arizona Cardinals

Dump City

1.  Jared Cook – St. Louis Rams

Jared Cook is probably on most fantasy players “Most Hated” list because every year he is hyped up to finally break out and become the player he was expected to become.  The thing with Cook though, is he shows flashes of brilliance and showcases what he is capable of some weeks and then other weeks he just disappears.  In Week 1 this year Cook had 141 yards receiving and 2 TDs, but since then he hasn’t sniffed the end zone and has seen his targets dwindle week by week.  Until Cook shows he can be consistent every week, he isn’t worth taking up a roster spot because there are plenty of other TE options out there.

2.  Sidney Rice – Seattle Seahawks

You can throw Sidney Rice into the David Wilson category as being one of the biggest fantasy disappointments this year.  Rice only has 12 catches for 181 yards and 2 TDs.  That would be fantastic if that was a week’s stats, but it’s not, it’s six games worth.  Also, Percy Harvin is nearing his return which will keep Rice’s numbers down.  Russell Wilson can be partly to blame as he seems to be more willing to tuck and run this year, but Rice just hasn’t seemed to be a target that Wilson has been looking for all that often this season.  Plenty of receiver options on the waiver wire to drop Rice and not feel bad about it.

3.  Montee Ball – Denver Broncos

Until Knowshon Moreno gives up the starting role in Denver, Ball is not worth owning.  Moreno had three touchdowns this past Sunday against Jacksonville.  That game was the one that was supposed to allow Ronnie Hillman and Monte Ball get plenty of touches since it was supposed to be a blowout.  Unfortunately for Hillman and Ball owners, that did not happen.  Ball will not make an impact unless Moreno goes down and therefore he is not worth stashing on your bench unless you happen to be in a keeper league.

Backfield Battles

1.  Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals have plenty of running backs on their squad, but coming into the season, the starting job was supposed to be Rashard Mendenhall’s without much competition from others.  It seemed he was going to have it all to himself when Ryan Williams went down with an injury.  Instead, Andre Ellington, the rookie from Clemson has come from out of nowhere and taken carries and snaps from Mendenhall.  Ellington’s workload has increased every game, but Head Coach Bruce Arians refuses to give Ellington the starting gig because of his size.  That could be a mistake because Ellington has done more with his touches than Mendenhall so far.  In the end, both of these guys are worth owning, just not starting until one of them takes over as the bonafide starter.

2.  St. Louis Rams

Another NFC West team and another backfield that has more than one guy getting touches in the backfield.  Daryl Richardson was the starter at the beginning of the season and then he got injured.  Isaiah Pead then took over for about a half and then he also got injured which set the scene for the rookie Zac Stacy.  Stacy came in and has proven himself a viable starter and it appears he will be the starter going forward for the Rams.  Richardson is still worth owning, but only as a handcuff to Stacy in case of injury or hitting the proverbial “rookie wall.”

The clock is ticking for DeAngelo Williams as his backfield mate Jonathan Stewart will be returning soon and taking carries away.

The clock is ticking for DeAngelo Williams as his backfield mate Jonathan Stewart will be returning soon and taking carries away.

3.  Carolina Panthers

No, DeAngelo Williams is not losing his job, but he has not reached the end zone yet this season.  As a DeAngelo owner in a few leagues, I know how frustrating it can be to see Williams do all the work and then watch Mike Tolbert punch it in and get all the glory, and points.  Combine that with the impending return of Jonathan Stewart, the future does not look too bright for DeAngelo to put up the type of number he has been doing since the start of the season.  He is worth holding onto in case Stewart in not completely healed or struggles upon his return.  The Panthers are a run heavy team, so Tolbert, Williams, and Stewart are all worth roster spots; but after Week 7, they should only be used as bye week replacements.

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Hogan is a long-time fantasy sports guru. Follow him @NotTheGolfer for any fantasy or lineup questions throughout the week.