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Week 16 Rankings (2018): Top 40 Running Backs

by Ray Kuhn

Here we are… It’s championship weekend and everything you have worked for comes down to one more week. One more lineup to lock down.  One more set of decisions to make. You have come too far to overthink things, but there is plenty of information to comb through before hitting submit for the last time. Let’s jump into how our options rank for this week:

  1. Ezekiel Elliot – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Tampa Bay
  2. Christian McCaffrey – Carolina Panthers – vs. Atlanta
  3. Todd Gurley – LA Rams – at Arizona
  4. Joe Mixon – Cincinnati Bengals – at Cleveland
  5. Alvin Kamara – New Orleans Saints – vs. Pittsburgh
  6. Saquon Barkley – NY Giants – at Indianapolis
  7. Nick Chubb – Cleveland Browns – vs. Cincinnati Read more

Week 15 Rankings (2018): Top 15 Kickers

by Ray Kuhn

Just don’t cost me the season… At this point that’s all you really want from your kicker. Of course you want to maximize your production at the position, but minimizing the risk is also a priority. Let’s jump right into how our options rank:

  1. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Tampa Bay
  2. Greg Zuerlein – LA Rams – vs. Philadelphia
  3. Will Lutz – New Orleans Saints – at Carolina
  4. Jason Myers – NY Jets – vs. Houston
  5. Ka’imi Fairbairn – Houston Texans – at NY Jets
  6. Aldrick Rosas – NY Giants – vs. Tennessee
  7. Brett Maher – Dallas Cowboys – at Indianapolis Read more

Week 15 Rankings (2018): Top 15 Defenses

by Ray Kuhn

At this point in the season it’s all about the match-ups. Maximize your production for this week while keeping a slight eye on the following week. Of course if you don’t win in Week 15, there is no next week so let’s take a look at how our options rank:

  1. Houston Texans – at NY Jets
  2. Baltimore Ravens – vs. Tampa Bay
  3. LA Rams – vs. Philadelphia
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars – vs. Washington
  5. Chicago Bears – vs. Green Bay
  6. Seattle Seahawks – at San Francisco
  7. Washington Redskins – at Jacksonville Read more

Week 15 Rankings (2018): Top 40 Running Backs

by Ray Kuhn

If you earned yourself a bye during the regular season or made it through the first week of the playoffs, congratulations are in order (if not, there’s still DFS!). Just keep in mind that even if you make all the right decisions, there is still the chance you can run into Derrick Henry or suffer from the first down week of the season from Todd Gurley. What’s to be expected for the coming week?  Let’s take a look at how our options rank for this week:

  1. Saquon Barkley – NY Giants – vs. Tennessee
  2. Ezekiel Elliot – Dallas Cowboys – at Indianapolis
  3. Todd Gurley – LA Rams – vs. Philadelphia
  4. Christian McCaffrey – Carolina Panthers – vs. New Orleans
  5. Alvin Kamara – New Orleans Saints – at Carolina
  6. Joe Mixon – Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Oakland
  7. Nick Chubb – Cleveland Browns – at Denver Read more

Week 13 Rankings (2018): Top 15 Kickers

by Ray Kuhn

At this point in the season we should consider ourselves relatively lucky that weather really hasn’t come into play when looking for the best option at kicker. Match-ups and trends are important, and there is nothing wrong with riding the hot hand on a weekly basis. With that in mind let’s take a look at how our options rank:

  1. Greg Zuerlein – LA Rams – at Detroit
  2. Will Lutz – New Orleans Saints – at Dallas
  3. Ka’imi Fairbairn – Houston Texans – vs. Cleveland
  4. Harrison Butker – Kansas City Chiefs – at Oakland
  5. Justin Tucker – Houston Texans – at Atlanta
  6. Brett Maher – Dallas Cowboys – vs. New Orleans
  7. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – vs. Minnesota Read more

Week 13 Rankings (2018): Top 15 Defenses

by Ray Kuhn

Now that the bye weeks are over and the playoffs are just about upon us, for some Week 13 is the “first” week as they look to advance to the second season. You can afford to play the match-up game, not only for this week but for the next three or four weeks if necessary. Of course we need to live in the present, so let’s take a look at how this week’s options rank:

  1. LA Rams – at Detroit
  2. Kansas City Chiefs – at Oakland
  3. Chicago Bears – at NY Giants
  4. Houston Texans – vs. Cleveland
  5. Indianapolis Colts – at Jacksonville
  6. Denver Broncos – at Cincinnati
  7. Carolina Panthers – at Tampa Bay Read more

Week 13 Rankings (2013): Top 40 Running Backs

by Ray Kuhn

Finally we have made it through the bye weeks, so Todd Gurley and Kareem Hunt are back in action, and we have a full slate of running backs to consider. Of course stress levels are heightened as we make our final push towards the playoffs. Let’s not waste any time as we jump right into the rankings:

  1. Todd Gurley – LA Rams – at Detroit
  2. Kareem Hunt – Kansas City Chiefs – at Oakland
  3. Ezekiel Elliot – Dallas Cowboys – vs. New Orleans
  4. Christian McCaffrey – Carolina Panthers – at Tampa Bay
  5. Alvin Kamara – New Orleans Saints – at Dallas
  6. Saquon Barkley – NY Giants – vs. Chicago
  7. James Conner – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. LA Chargers Read more

Week 12 Rankings (2018): Top 15 Defenses

by Ray Kuhn

I know they are on bye this week, but despite allowing over 50 points the Rams were still one of the better defensive plays last week. That isn’t what we expected or ranked, but multiple turnovers and touchdowns will do that. What’s even crazier is the fact that their opponent (losing) was the Chiefs, who put up the second most points of the week. Along the same lines let’s take a look at how our options for this week rank:

  1. Baltimore Ravens – vs. Oakland
  2. Chicago Bears – at Detroit
  3. LA Chargers – vs. Arizona
  4. Houston Texans – vs. Tennessee
  5. Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Cleveland
  6. Washington Redskins – at Dallas
  7. Detroit Lions – vs. Chicago Read more

Week 12 Rankings (2018): Top 15 Kickers

by Ray Kuhn

The fact that it was a relatively quiet week at the kicker position is a good thing. In the nicest way possible we want our kickers to be seen, but not heard. Go out there when called upon, produce and call it a day. Let’s take a look at how our options rank for this week when it comes to the much adored kicker position:

  1. Will Lutz – New Orleans Saints – vs. Atlanta
  2. Brett Maher – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Washington
  3. Ka’imi Fairbairn – Houston Texans – vs. Tennessee
  4. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – at NY Jets
  5. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Oakland
  6. Mason Crosby – Green Bay Packers – at Minnesota
  7. Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons – at New Orleans Read more

Week 12 Rankings (2018): Top 40 Running Backs

by Ray Kuhn

We made it through Week 11 (hopefully) with six teams on bye. Things get easier this week as there are just two teams on bye, but the problem is that they are the Rams and Chiefs. Also some roster decisions are going to be a slightly accelerated as there are three games on Thursday. With that being said let’s jump right into this week’s rankings:

  1. Alvin Kamara – New Orleans Saints – vs. Atlanta
  2. Ezekiel Elliot – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Washington
  3. Saquon Barkley – NY Giants – at Philadelphia
  4. Melvin Gordon – LA Chargers – vs. Arizona
  5. James Conner – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Denver
  6. David Johnson – Arizona Cardinals – at LA Chargers
  7. Joe Mixon – Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Cleveland Read more