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Week 16 Rankings (2018): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

Welcome to fantasy football championship week ladies and gentlemen! Congratulations to those reading this and competing for a title, or if your league is doing it “wrong” a chance to make the finals in Week 17. We know this is the big week so we are going to do what we can to help you get those lineups in top shape. Let’s see how the wide receivers shake out:

  1. DeAndre Hopkins – Houston Texans at Philadelphia
  2. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons at Carolina
  3. Davante Adams – Green Bay Packers at NY Jets
  4. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers at New Orleans
  5. Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints vs. Pittsburgh
  6. Tyreek Hill – Kansas City Chiefs at Seattle
  7. JuJu Smith-Schuster – Pittsburgh Steelers at New Orleans Read more

Week 16 Rankings (2018): Top 20 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We all know how tricky the tight end position has become this season, thanks to injuries and consistent struggles.  There are only a handful of truly trustworthy options, surrounded by others who are extremely high risk.  Who are the players we should be trusting with our fantasy titles on the line?  Who should we be ignoring?  Let’s take a look:

  1. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs – at Seattle
  2. Zack Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles – vs. Houston
  3. George Kittle – San Francisco 49ers – vs. Chicago
  4. Jared Cook – Oakland Raiders – vs. Denver
  5. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – vs. Buffalo
  6. Evan Engram – New York Giants – at Indianapolis
  7. Eric Ebron – Indianapolis Colts – vs. New York Giants Read more

Week 16 Rankings (2018): Top 25 Quarterbacks

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

And here we are!  For most leagues Week 16 marks the finals, so everything is on the line.  You’ve battled for 15 weeks, so who now should you trust?  Who is too risky with your fantasy championship hanging in the balance?  Let’s not waste time and jump right into our Week 16 rankings:

  1. Patrick Mahomes – Kansas City Chiefs – at Seattle
  2. Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons – at Carolina
  3. Deshaun Watson – Houston Texans – at Philadelphia
  4. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints – vs. Pittsburgh
  5. Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks – vs. Kansas City
  6. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – at New Orleans
  7. Dak Prescott – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Tampa Bay Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 15 (2018): Digging Deep To Identify Strong Championship Bets

by Will Overton

Congratulations to all who are reading this, because if you are I have to assume that means you’re in the title game this week! It’s possible this is just semi-finals week, but if it is shame on you and fix your league before next season.  If you are still in the thick of things you are only looking on the waiver for someone to play this week either because you are streaming a position or because of an injury. So we’re just looking at guys who I think are viable fantasy options for Week 16:

 

Baker Mayfield – QB, Cleveland Browns
If you’ve made it to the finals by playing the quarterback streaming game congratulations, and here’s hoping you choose wisely this week too! If it’s me one of the first players I am looking for is Mayfield. The high profile rookie has been hitting his stride these last few weeks and has a prime matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals, the same Bengals team that he picked apart a few weeks ago for four TD. It’s possible that this could be a Nick Chubb game, but I really think Mayfield has a big day here. Read more

Sunday Morning Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Jaylen Samuels, T.Y. Hilton, Matt Breida & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Just hours before the start of Week 15’s Sunday action I know many people have questions running through their heads. Who should I start? Who should I sit?  Let’s take a look at how some of the recent news changes things:

 

Matt Breida – Running Back – San Francisco 49ers
According to Ian Rapoport (via Twitter):

#49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) is listed as questionable but is expecting to play, source said. He should be back after a short absence. WR Marquise Goodwin (calf) and WR Dante Pettis (foot) shpuld also be good.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 16, 2018

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Buy ‘Em or Deny ‘Em: Is The Jets’ Elijah McGuire Worth Considering For Week 15?

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Yesterday we learned that the Jets had sent Isaiah Crowell to injured reserve, joining Bilal Powell and ending his season.  That obviously creates a significant hole for New York, with Elijah McGuire likely getting the opportunity to step in and fill it.

Of course McGuire has underwhelmed over his five games played in 2018:

  • at Miami – 7 carries for 30 yards
  • vs. Buffalo – 6 carries for 30 yards
  • vs. New England – 6 carries for 19 yards
  • at Tennessee – 6 carries for 19 yards
  • at Buffalo – 17 carries for 60 yards and 1 TD Read more

Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em (2018): Running Back Edition: Week 15: Derrick Henry, Josh Adams & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Trying to decide who you should start or sit this week? Let’s take a look at a few potential decisions owners have and try to sort through them:

 

Doug Martin – Oakland Raiders
at Cincinnati

Martin has scored in three straight games, but he also hasn’t surpassed 72 yards all season long (and he only reached that mark once, back on October 28 against the Colts).  So why would he even be considered this week, especially since it’s hard to bank on a TD (or is it)?  It’s all about the matchup, as the Bengals have allowed the most points per week to opposing running backs. Read more

Week 15 Rankings (2018): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

The playoffs move forward to what should be the semi-finals unless for some reason your league is playing in week 17, which it arguably shouldn’t be. The stakes are high and we are here to try and help you make it to the finals, so let’s breakdown the Top 50 wide receivers of the week:

  1. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England
  2. DeAndre Hopkins – Houston Texans at NY Jets
  3. Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints at Carolina
  4. Adam Thielen – Minnesota Vikings vs. Miami
  5. Keenan Allen – Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City
  6. Davante Adams – Green Bay Packers at Chicago
  7. JuJu Smith-Schuster – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Read more

Thursday Night Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Week 15 (2018): Spencer Ware, Justin Jackson & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Thursday games are always tricky, but when you have three of them it’s impossible to completely avoid.  Let’s take a quick look at some of the more questionable decisions for tomorrow’s games and try to decide who we should trust and who should be avoided:

 

Los Angeles Chargers

Justin Jackson – Running Back
With Austin Ekeler  out and Melvin Gordon highly questionable (though time will tell), Jackson should be left to shoulder the load.  Obviously it’s possible that the Chargers lean more on Philip Rivers and the passing game, something that could look more likely after Jackson did little against the Bengals (35 total yards).  However the previous two weeks he looked like he could really surge: Read more

Week 15 Rankings (2018): Top 20 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We all know that injuries have helped to cripple the tight end position, and at this point you can count the dependable options basically on one hand.  The problem is what happens if you don’t have one of those elite options?  Let’s take a look at how things look for the coming week and who you should be trusting and who you should be ignoring:

  1. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Los Angeles Chargers
  2. Zack Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles – at Los Angeles Rams
  3. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – at Pittsburgh
  4. Jared Cook – Oakland Raiders – at Cincinnati
  5. Eric Ebron – Indianapolis Colts – vs. Dallas
  6. George Kittle – San Francisco 49ers – vs. Seattle
  7. Cameron Brate – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – at Baltimore Read more