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Week 13 Rankings (2016): Top 15 Kickers

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

At this point we’ve all learned that kickers can’t be ignored, as the missed extra point epidemic continues to grow.  Which kickers can we trust?  Which have proven to be too risky?  Let’s take a look:

  1. Dan Bailey – Dallas Cowboys – at Minnesota
  2. Matt Prater – Detroit Lions – at New Orleans
  3. Brandon McManus – Denver Broncos – at Jacksonville
  4. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – vs. Los Angeles
  5. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Miami
  6. Adam Vinatieri – Indianapolis Colts – at New York Jets
  7. Steven Hauschka – Seattle Seahawks – vs. Carolina
  8. Josh Lambo – San Diego Chargers – vs. Tampa Bay Read more

Week 13 Rankings (2016): Top 40 Running Backs

by Will Overton

It is week 13, quite possibly the final week of the regular season for many fantasy football players. Unfortunately for some reason the NFL has felt the need to put a couple of bye week teams in the mix, which could really throw a wrench in fantasy teams plans. We’re here to help and we’re giving you our Top 40 Running Backs for this week:

  1. David Johnson – Arizona Cardinals vs. Washington
  2. Ezekiel Elliot – Dallas Cowboys @ Minnesota
  3. Le’veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. NY Giants
  4. LeSean McCoy – Buffalo Bills @ Oakland
  5. Melvin Gordon – San Diego Chargers  vs. Tampa Bay
  6. Jordan Howard – Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco
  7. Doug Martin – Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ San Diego
  8. Lamar Miller – Houston Texans @ Green Bay Read more

Week 13 Rankings (2016): Top 15 Defenses

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

It’s easy to overlook the defense you utilize, though at the end of the day it could actually make the difference between winning and losing.  Which defense is the best one to utilize for Week 13?  Who could help to ruin your week?  Let’s take a look:

  1. Denver Broncos – at Jacksonville
  2. New England Patriots – vs. Los Angeles
  3. Philadelphia Eagles – at Cincinnati
  4. Seattle Seahawks – vs. Carolina
  5. Baltimore Ravens – vs. Miami
  6. Arizona Cardinals – vs. Washington
  7. Miami Dolphins – at Baltimore
  8. Kansas City Chiefs – at Atlanta Read more

Week 13 Rankings (2016): Top 20 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

For now we are leaving Rob Gronkowski off the rankings, as it’s easy to imagine the Patriots sitting him down and waiting for him to be 100% healthy.  Jordan Reed, on the other hand, is a different story as the Redskins need all the help they can get as they battle for a playoff spot.  There’s a chance he plays, so we’ll leave him on the rankings, but have a backup plan in place just in case (and the chance he’s limited does drag him down a bit).  How does everything else look for Week 13?  Let’s take a look:

  1. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers – at Seattle
  2. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs – at Atlanta
  3. Tyler Eifert – Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Philadelphia
  4. Zach Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles – at Cincinnati
  5. Jordan Reed – Washington Redskins – at Arizona
  6. Jimmy Graham – Seattle Seahawks – vs. Carolina
  7. Eric Ebron – Detroit Lions – at New Orleans
  8. C.J. Fiedorowicz – Houston Texans – at Green Bay
  9. Jason Witten – Dallas Cowboys – at Minnesota
  10. Martellus Bennett – New England Patriots – vs. Los Angeles Read more

Week 13 Rankings (2016): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

It is week 13, quite possibly the final week of the regular season for many fantasy football players. Unfortunately for some reason the NFL has felt the need to put a couple of bye week teams in the mix, which could really throw a wrench in fantasy teams plans. We’re here to help though, and we’re giving you our Top 50 Wide Receivers for this week:

  1. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. NY Giants
  2. Mike Evans – Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ San Diego
  3. Odell Beckham Jr – New York Giants @ Pittsburgh
  4. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons vs. Kansas City
  5. T.Y. Hilton – Indianapolis Colts @ NY Jets*
  6. Jordy Nelson – Green Bay Packers vs. Houston
  7. Amari Cooper – Oakland Raiders vs. Buffalo
  8. Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys @ Minnesota Read more

Week 13 Rankings (2016): Top 25 Quarterbacks

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

It feels like the NFL season just begun, but there’s only five weeks remaining and the fantasy playoffs are almost upon us.  Who can trust with everything hanging in the balance?  Who is simply too risky of an option?  Let’s take a look at how everything shakes out for Week 13:

  1. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints – vs. Detroit
  2. Tom Brady – New England Patriots – vs. Los Angeles
  3. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – vs. Houston
  4. Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts – at New York Jets
  5. Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons – vs. Kansas City
  6. Philip Rivers – San Diego Chargers – vs. Tampa Bay
  7. Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks – vs. Carolina
  8. Dak Prescott – Dallas Cowboys – at Minnesota
  9. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. New York Giants
  10. Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions – at New Orleans Read more

Week 12 Rankings (2016): Top 15 Kickers

by Ray Kuhn

Twelve. Let’s just let that number marinate for a moment… This past Sunday there were 12 extra points missed across the NFL. The weather can be blamed for some of those mishaps, but it is hard to excuse.  We know that there are a lot of mental aspects to kicking, but it is very interesting to see how extra points have been handled. Mark Dominik of ESPN introduced a very telling statistic on Monday. So far this season kickers have missed just one of 45 field goal attempts from between 32 and 33 yards (the distance of extra points) while 48 extra points have been missed.

With that said, let’s take a look at how the kickers rank for this week:

  1. Dan Bailey – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Washington
  2. Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons – vs. Arizona
  3. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Cincinnati
  4. Adam Vinatieri – Indianapolis Colts – vs. Pittsburgh
  5. Stephen Gostkowski -New England Patriots – at New York Jets
  6. Cairo Santos – Kansas City Chiefs – at Denver
  7. Caleb Sturgis – Philadelphia Eagles – vs. Green Bay Read more

Week 12 Rankings (2016): Top 15 Defenses

by Ray Kuhn

It feels like the NFL season just started, but in fact we are just two weeks away from the fantasy playoffs. This has been one of the more difficult seasons in recent memory, and most leagues will likely go down to the fourth quarter in Week 13 before the playoff bracket is finalized. Every point matters, so let’s take a look at how the defenses rank for this week:

  1. New York Giants – at Cleveland
  2. Miami Dolphins – vs San Francisco
  3. Buffalo Bills – vs. Jacksonville
  4. New England Patriots – at New York Jets
  5. Denver Broncos – vs. Kansas City
  6. Baltimore Ravens – vs. Cincinnati
  7. Tennessee Titans – at Chicago
  8. Seattle Seahawks – at Tampa Bay
  9. Pittsburgh Steelers – at Indianapolis
  10. Kansas City Chiefs – at Denver Read more

Week 12 Rankings (2016): Top 20 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

The tight end position continues to be a bit of a frustrating one, though we may finally be getting a little bit more clarity as to who we can depend on each and every week.  With a full slate of games the pool grows even more, further helping fantasy owners.  Who are the better options?  Let’s take a look:

  1. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers – at Oakland
  2. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – at New York Jets
  3. Jimmy Graham – Seattle Seahawks – at Tampa Bay
  4. Delanie Walker – Tennessee Titans – at Chicago
  5. Jordan Reed – Washington Redskins – at Dallas
  6. Eric Ebron – Detroit Lions – vs. Minnesota
  7. Kyle Rudolph – Minnesota Vikings – at Detroit
  8. Tyler Eifert – Cincinnati Bengals – at Baltimore
  9. Zach Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles – vs. Green Bay
  10. Cameron Brate – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – vs. Seattle Read more

Week 12 Rankings (2016): Top 40 Running Backs

by Ray Kuhn

Here we go once again. It is really getting old at this point, but Sunday once was a dark day for the running back position:

  • Giovanni Bernard tore his ACL and his 2016 season is officially over. While it is never a good thing to lose a contributor, at least you know that Bernard is injured and you can move on and plan accordingly.
  • C.J. Prosise suffered a shoulder injury and his season (at least the fantasy season) is over. The rookie running back was shaping to be an asset down the stretch, but at least he ran for a 72 yard touchdown prior to the injury.
  • LeSean McCoy left the game with a dislocated thumb, but he too was able to find the end zone prior to his departure. He had surgery Sunday nigh, and his status for this Sunday bears watching. Should McCoy be unable to take the field, Mike Gillislee once again is a valuable option.
  • Then we get to the Eagles situation which was somewhat of a mess when all three backs were healthy. Darren Sproles fractured a rib on Sunday, but he appears to be ready to play this week. Ryan Mathews is also dealing with a knee injury, which leaves Wendell Smallwood as the one healthy running back. All three have had success at some point this season, and they have a plus match-up with Green Bay. The problem is that the game is Monday night, so this is a clear handcuff situation. Read more