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2016 Preseason Rankings: Top 15 Quarterbacks

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We all know that quarterback is an extremely deep position, especially in one-quarterback formats.  It’s easy to look towards the later rounds in the draft and see productive options being available, so there isn’t necessarily a need to reach in the early rounds.  That’s not to say that all quarterbacks are created equal and that there is reason to simply ignore the top names.  Who is the best heading into 2016?  Who has under-the-radar value?  Let’s take a look at our first rankings of the year:

  1. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers
  2. Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers
  3. Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts
  4. Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks
  5. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints
  6. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers
  7. Carson Palmer – Arizona Cardinals
  8. Tom Brady – New England Patriots
  9. Blake Bortles – Jacksonville Jaguars
  10. Eli Manning – New York Giants Read more

Week 17 Rankings (2015): Top 15 Kickers

by Ray Kuhn

Kickers can truly decide a game, but the goal is always to avoid that occurrence. Of course that cannot be completely avoided, so here is how the Kickers rank to close out the season.

  1. Shayne Graham – Atlanta Falcons – vs. New Orleans
  2. Chandler Catanzaro – Arizona Cardinals – vs. Seattle
  3. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – at Miami
  4. Caleb Sturgis – Philadelphia Eagles – at New York Giants
  5. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – at Cincinnati
  6. Dustin Hopkins – Washington Redskins – at Dallas
  7. Graham Gano – Carolina Panthers – vs. Tampa Bay
  8. Nick Novak – Houston Texans – vs. Jacksonville Read more

Week 17 Rankings (2015): Top 15 Defenses

by Ray Kuhn

As we close out the season, the best opportunities we have seen all year for defenses is upon us. At this point only about a third of teams have something to play for and there are no risks being taken. There are a lot of injuries and teams that are at less than full strength, so we will be seeing a lot of backups this week. While that also covers defensive players, this is most felt at the offensive skill positions. With that in mind let’s take a look at how the Defenses rank to close out the season.

  1. Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Baltimore
  2. Carolina Panthers – vs. Tampa Bay
  3. Denver Broncos – vs. San Diego
  4. Pittsburgh Steelers – at Cleveland
  5. Arizona Cardinals – vs. Seattle
  6. Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Oakland
  7. New England Patriots – at Miami
  8. St. Louis Rams – at San Francisco Read more

Week 17 Rankings (2015): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

There’s a lot on line for all of those who are still playing fantasy football in Week 17, so lineup decisions are more important than ever before. Here is how I see the Wide Receiver position breaking down in the rankings this week:

  1. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans
  2. Odell Beckham Jr – New York Giants vs. Philadelphia
  3. DeAndre Hopkins – Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville
  4. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cleveland
  5. Brandon Marshall – New York Jets @ Buffalo
  6. Brandin Cooks – New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta
  7. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore
  8. Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos vs. San Diego
  9. Allen Robinson – Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston
  10. Eric Decker – New York Jets @ Buffalo Read more

Week 17 Rankings (2015): Top 40 Running Backs

by Ray Kuhn

At this point it really is getting to be ridiculous. Now that we are at the finish line of the regular season your preseason rankings should have been long tossed out in the trash and we can all agree that there is very little symmetry between the Week 1 and Week 17 rankings. Regardless, it has been a wild ride, so let’s close out the season by seeing how the backfield options rank one last time:

  1. Devonta Freeman – Atlanta Falcons – vs. New Orleans
  2. Todd Gurley – St. Louis Rams – at San Francisco
  3. DeAngelo Williams – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Cleveland
  4. Adrian Peterson – Minnesota Vikings – at Green Bay
  5. David Johnson – Arizona Cardinals – vs. Seattle
  6. Doug Martin – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – at Carolina
  7. Tim Hightower – New Orleans Saints – at Atlanta
  8. Darren McFadden – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Washington
  9. Charcandrick West – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Oakland
  10. Frank Gore – Indianapolis Colts – vs. Tennessee Read more

Week 17 Rankings (2015): Top 25 Quarterbacks

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Week 17 is always a difficult week, which is why most leagues end in Week 16.  However, if you are still battling for a championship let’s take a look at who the best options are:

  1. Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers – vs. Tampa Bay
  2. Tom Brady – New England Patriots – at Miami
  3. Blake Bortles – Jacksonville Jaguars – at Houston
  4. Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks – at Arizona
  5. Ryan Fitzpatrick – New York Jets – at Buffalo
  6. Carson Palmer – Arizona Cardinals – vs. Seattle
  7. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Cleveland
  8. Eli Manning – New York Giants – vs. Philadelphia
  9. Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions – at Chicago
  10. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints – at Atlanta Read more

Week 17 Rankings (2015): Top 20 Tight Ends

by Ray Kuhn

We have reached the finish line. The fantasy football season which is a marathon, sprint and game of survival all at the same time, but Week 17 is finally here. For those of you who are still alive in your league, there literally is no next week and all of the chips are on the table. If not and you are just taking a crack at DFS to add a little bit of intrigue to the game, here is how the Tight Ends rank to close out the season:

  1. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – at Miami
  2. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers – vs. Tampa Bay
  3. Jordan Reed – Washington Redskins – at Dallas
  4. Gary Barnidge – Cleveland Browns – vs. Pittsburgh
  5. Julius Thomas – Jacksonville Jaguars – at Houston
  6. Zach Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles – at New York Giants
  7. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Oakland
  8. Ben Watson – New Orleans – at Atlanta Read more

Week 16 Rankings (2015): Top 15 Kickers

by Ray Kuhn

By the looks of the weather you would never know that it is December. That at least gives you somewhat of a respite when trying to select your kicker, but in Championship Week there is no such thing as an easy decision. Let’s take a look at how the kicker ranks shake out for this week.

  1. Carlo Santos – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Cleveland
  2. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – at New York Jets
  3. Steven Hauschka – Seattle Seahawks – vs St. Louis
  4. Chris Boswell – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Baltimore
  5. Matt Prater – Detroit Lions – vs. San Francisco
  6. Mason Crosby – Green Bay Packers – at Arizona
  7. Josh Brown – New York Giants – at Minnesota
  8. Chandler Catanzaro – Arizona Cardinals – vs. Green Bay Read more

Week 16 Rankings (2015): Top 15 Defenses

by Ray Kuhn

Defense wins championships. While that is certainly true on an actual NFL field, the same cannot always be said in your fantasy match-up. That said with so many skill position players and teams banged up, defenses are certainly getting an advantage in some cases this week and it is up to you to capitalize. Let’s take a look at how the defenses rank for this week.

  1. Houston Texans – at Tennessee
  2. Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Cleveland
  3. Carolina Panthers – at Atlanta
  4. Seattle Seahawks – vs. St. Louis
  5. Denver Broncos – vs. Cincinnati
  6. Buffalo Bills – vs. Dallas
  7. Cincinnati Bengals – at Denver
  8. Detroit Lions – vs. San Francisco Read more

Week 16 Rankings (2015): Top 20 Tight Ends

by Ray Kuhn

It is championship week!! Well at least we hope it is for you, or if not you are playing for third place. Of course there is also DFS action so everyone can be a winner. Let’s take a look at which Tight Ends could help you the most:

  1. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – at New York Jets
  2. Julius Thomas – Jacksonville Jaguars – at New Orleans
  3. Jordan Reed – Washington Redskins – at Philadelphia
  4. Antonio Gates – San Diego Chargers – at Oakland
  5. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers – at Atlanta
  6. Gary Barnidge – Cleveland Browns – at Kansas City
  7. Delanie Walker – Tennessee Titans – vs. Houston
  8. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Cleveland
  9. Will Tye – New York Giants – at Minnesota
  10. Benjamin Watson – New Orleans Saints – vs. Jacksonville Read more