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Week 16 Rankings (2017): Top 15 Defenses

by Ray Kuhn

There is no reason not to stream since there’s no more “next week’. At this point in the season all we care about is the here and now; Week 16. With that in mind let’s take a look at how our options rank:

  1. Baltimore Ravens – vs. Indianapolis
  2. Los Angeles Chargers – at New York Jets
  3. Minnesota Vikings – at Green Bay
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars – at San Francisco
  5. Chicago Bears – vs. Cleveland
  6. Pittsburgh Steelers – at Houston
  7. Los Angeles Rams – at Tennessee Read more

Week 16 Rankings (2017): Top 15 Kickers

by Ray Kuhn

I know it feels like we are beating a redundant drum, but owners of Robbie Gould certainly aren’t ignoring the kicker position. On this championship week, let’s take a look at who can help you secure those crucial points. Fantasy football never goes smoothly or as expected, and in the playoffs it feels like that is only more magnified. Here are how our options rank:

  1. Chris Boswell  – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Houston
  2. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens- vs. Indianapolis
  3. Will Lutz – New Orleans Saints – vs. Atlanta
  4. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – vs. Buffalo
  5. Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons – at New Orleans
  6. Dan Bailey – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Seattle
  7. Harrison Butker – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Miami Read more

Week 16 Rankings (2017): Top 40 Running Backs

by Ray Kuhn

Dance with who you brought here. In other words, before I go crazy spouting cliches don’t get too cute. You know who your top options at the position are, who has had recent success and who is going to get the most touches. Be aware of match-ups and look to exploit those, but with a championship on the line try and resist the urge to over think things.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at how the running backs rank for the coming week:

  1. Todd Gurley – Los Angeles Rams – at Tennessee
  2. Le’Veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Houston
  3. Ezekiel Elliot – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Seattle
  4. Kareem Hunt – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Miami
  5. Alvin Kamara – New Orleans Saints – vs. Atlanta
  6. Melvin Gordon – Los Angeles Chargers – at New York Jets
  7. Kenyan Drake – Miami Dolphins – at Kansas City Read more

Week 15 Rankings (2017): Top 15 Kickers

by Ray Kuhn

As the season progresses we spend an increasing amount of time debating the virtues of our kicker choices. No fantasy point can be left behind in the semi-finals, so let’s take a look at how our options rank for this week:

  1. Will Lutz – New Orleans Saints – vs. New York Jets
  2. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – at Pittsburgh
  3. Robbie Gould – San Francisco 49ers – vs. Tennessee
  4. Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons – at Tampa Bay
  5. Greg Zuerlein – Los Angeles Rams – at Seattle
  6. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – at Cleveland
  7. Jake Elliott – Philadelphia Eagles – at New York Giants
  8. Chris Boswell – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. New England Read more

Week 15 Rankings (2017): Top 15 Defenses

by Ray Kuhn

Unless you have a truly elite option at defense there is no reason not to be streaming (and looking towards Week 16) at this point in the season. Let’s jump right into how our options rank:

  1. New Orleans Saints – vs. New York Jets
  2. Jacksonville Jaguars – vs. Houston
  3. Baltimore Ravens – at Cleveland
  4. Philadelphia Eagles – at New York Giants
  5. Denver Broncos – at Indianapolis
  6. Detroit Lions – vs. Chicago
  7. Minnesota Vikings – vs. Cincinnati Read more

Week 15 Rankings (2017): Top 40 Running Backs

by Ray Kuhn

At this point in the season, all we can do is our best. I know that sounds silly, but the semifinals of the fantasy playoffs are not the time to get fancy and experiment. We simply need to make our rankings, stick with them and hope for the best. We have gotten this far after all, right? Let’s take a look at how our options rank for this week with that in mind:

  1. Le”Veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. New England
  2. LeSean McCoy – Buffalo Bills – vs. Miami
  3. Todd Gurley – Los Angeles Rams – at Seattle
  4. Alvin Kamara – New Orleans Saints – vs. New York Jets
  5. Leonard Fournette – Jacksonville Jaguars – vs. Houston
  6. Devonta Freeman – Atlanta Falcons – at Tampa Bay
  7. Kareem Hunt – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. LA Chargers
  8. Kenyan Drake – Miami Dolphins – at Buffalo Read more

Week 14 Rankings (2017): Top 15 Kickers

by Ray Kuhn

Once again, and as it will be for the rest of the season, weather will come into play. When making your roster decision for Week 14 you should also be looking into the future at the next two weeks and evaluating both weather and match-ups. Let’s take a look at how our options rank for this week:

  1. Will Lutz – New Orleans Saints – at Atlanta
  2. Greg Zuerlein – Los Angeles Rams – vs. Philadelphia
  3. Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons – vs. New Orleans
  4. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – at Miami
  5. Harrison Butker – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Oakland
  6. Chandler Catanzaro – New York Jets – at Denver
  7. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – at Pittsburgh
  8. Robbie Gould – San Francisco 49ers – at Houston Read more

Week 14 Rankings (2017): Top 15 Defenses

by Ray Kuhn

The good thing about streaming defenses as we reach the playoffs is that it gets easier. Not necessarily the decisions, in fact it gets harder as the stakes become more serious. What does work in your favor is that there is less competition for the week’s top options. Let’s take a look at how the defenses rank for this week:

  1. Cincinnati Bengals -  vs. Chicago
  2. New England Patriots – at Miami
  3. Green Bay Packers – at Cleveland
  4. Los Angeles Chargers – vs. Washington
  5. Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Baltimore
  6. Minnesota Vikings – at Carolina
  7. Buffalo Bills – vs. Indianapolis Read more

Week 14 Rankings (2017): Top 40 Running Backs

by Ray Kuhn

After the marathon trip through the regular season we have finally reached the fantasy playoffs. I wish I could say that things are going to get easier, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Picking the right option seems like a thankless task, but you don’t have a choice. Let’s take a look at how our options rank for the first week of the playoffs (and for those of you fortunate enough to have earned a bye, that doesn’t mean you get the week off as it is imperative you look towards next week):

  1. Le’Veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Baltimore
  2. LeSean McCoy – Buffalo Bills – vs. Indianapolis
  3. Alvin Kamara – New Orleans Saints – at Atlanta
  4. Todd Gurley – Los Angeles Rams – vs. Philadelphia
  5. Melvin Gordon – Los Angeles Chargers – vs. Washington
  6. Mark Ingram – New Orleans Saints – at Atlanta
  7. Lamar Miller – Houston Texans – vs. San Francisco Read more

Week 13 Rankings (2017): Top 40 Running Backs

by Ray Kuhn

While they playoffs don’t officially start for another week or two, for a lot of fantasy owners this week might as well be the playoffs. This has been one of the tightest fantasy seasons in recent memory, and parity is abound. That makes this week’s decision that much more important. You have to find the right mix of thinking things through enough, while avoiding over thinking. With that being said, let’s take a look at how the options for running back rank this week:

  1. Le’Veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Cincinnati
  2. Todd Gurley – Los Angeles Rams – at Arizona
  3. LeSean McCoy – Buffalo Bills – vs. New England
  4. Jordan Howard – Chicago Bears – vs. San Francisco
  5. Alvin Kamara – New Orleans Saints – vs. Carolina
  6. Carlos Hyde – San Francisco 49ers – at Chicago
  7. Christian McCaffrey – Carolina Panthers – at New Orleans Read more