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Week 16 Rankings (2014): Top 15 Defenses

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Think you have it all figured out after Week 15?  Think again, as injuries and simple poor play will likely change things dramatically for the coming week (they were out of control last week).  Let’s take a look at how things stack up in the always unpredictable NFL for Week 16:

 

  1. Buffalo Bills – at Oakland
  2. Seattle Seahawks – at Arizona
  3. New England Patriots – at New York Jets
  4. Detroit Lions – at Chicago
  5. Philadelphia Eagles – at Washington
  6. New York Giants – at St. Louis
  7. Baltimore Ravens – at Houston
  8. St. Louis Rams – vs. New York Giants
  9. Cleveland Browns – at Carolina
  10. Arizona Cardinals – vs. Seattle Read more

Week 16 Rankings (2014): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

This is the time where titles are won and lost so there is absolutely no time to make any kind of a mistake in your lineup. To make sure you are as informed and prepared as possible going into your playoff matchups we are going to break down the top 50 wide receivers for the week:

  1. Calvin Johnson – Detroit Lions @ Chicago
  2. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Kansas City
  3. Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys vs. Indianapolis
  4. Jordy Nelson – Green Bay Packers @ Tampa Bay
  5. Odell Beckham Jr – New York Giants @ St. Louis
  6. Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos @ Cincinnati
  7. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Denver
  8. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons @ New Orleans
  9. TY Hilton – Indianapolis Colts @ Dallas
  10. Alshon Jeffrey – Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Read more

Week 16 (2014) Rankings: Top 40 Running Backs

by Ray Kuhn

This is it!  In the majority of leagues, we have reached Championship Sunday. Money and bragging rights are on the line. As we get started, the one problem is that you will have to use some discretion with these rankings and use them as a basis. Injuries are a plenty and, with that, carries are up in the air as well. Everything is fluid, but this is how I see the running back situation shaking out as of right now:

  1. DeMarco Murray – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Indianapolis
  2. LeVeon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Kansas City
  3. Eddie Lacy – Green Bay Packers – at Tampa Bay
  4. Jamaal Charles – Kansas City Chiefs – at Pittsburgh
  5. Arian Foster – Houston Texans – vs. Baltimore
  6. C.J. Anderson – Denver Broncos – at Cincinnati
  7. Matt Forte – Chicago Bears – vs. Detroit
  8. Fred Jackson – Buffalo Bills – at Oakland
  9. Lamar Miller- Miami Dolphins – vs. Minnesota
  10. LeSean McCoy – Philadelphia Eagles – at Washington Read more

Week 16 Rankings (2014): Top 25 Quarterbacks

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

For many of this, this is it.  Who do we trust in the finals?  The truth is if you don’t have one of the elite quarterbacks your season has already ended, so there isn’t much of a decision to be made (unless you are in a two-quarterback format).  Sure there could be some risk in the bigger names (look at Peyton Manning recently), but is anyone really going to sit him down?

That said, let’s take a look at our rankings for the coming week:

 

  1. Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts – at Dallas
  2. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – at Tampa Bay
  3. Tom Brady – New England Patriots – at New York Jets
  4. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints – vs. Atlanta
  5. Peyton Manning – Denver Broncos – at Cincinnati
  6. Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons – at New Orleans
  7. Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions – at Chicago
  8. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Kansas City
  9. Philip Rivers – San Diego Chargers – at San Francisco
  10. Tony Romo – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Indianapolis Read more

Week 15 Rankings (2014): Top 15 Kickers

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Kickers are often overlooked, but there are times where they could actually be the difference between winning and losing in a given week.  Who is the best options for Week 14?  Let’s take a look:

 

  1. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – vs. Miami
  2. Nick Folk – New York Jets – at Tennessee
  3. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Jacksonville
  4. Caleb Sturgis – Miami Dolphins – at New England
  5. Adam Vinatieri – Indianapolis Colts – vs. Houston
  6. Cody Parkey – Philadelpia Eagles – vs. Dallas
  7. Shaun Suisham – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Atlanta
  8. Dan Bailey – Dallas Cowboys – at Philadelphia
  9. Steven Hauschka – Seattle Seahawks – vs. San Francisco
  10. Mason Crosby – Green Bay Packers – at Buffalo Read more

Week 15 Rankings (2014): Top 20 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

As the season progresses the tight end position just gets more and more frustrating, doesn’t it?  Even the players we think should be dependable options seem to be falling flat more often then not.  All that’s left to do is cross your fingers and hope…

OK, that may not be the best strategy either but keep things in perspective as you look at our rankings for the coming week:

  1. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – vs. Miami
  2. Jimmy Graham – New Orleans Saints – at Chicago
  3. Martellus Bennett – Chicago Bears – vs. New Orleans
  4. Julius Thomas – Denver Broncos – at San Diego
  5. Delanie Walker – Tennessee Titans – vs. New York Jets
  6. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers – vs. Tampa Bay
  7. Larry Donnell – New York Giants – vs. Washington
  8. Antonio Gates – San Diego Chargers – vs. Denver
  9. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Oakland
  10. Jordan Reed – Washington Redskins – at New York Giants Read more

Week 15 Rankings (2014): Top 15 Defenses

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Think you have it all figured out after Week 14?  Think again, as injuries and simple poor play will likely change things dramatically for the coming week (they were out of control last week).  Let’s take a look at how things stack up in the always unpredictable NFL for Week 15:

 

  1. Seattle Seahawks – vs. San Francisco
  2. Arizona Cardinals – at St. Louis
  3. Detroit Lions – vs. Minnesota
  4. St. Louis Rams – vs. Arizona
  5. Baltimore Ravens – vs. Jacksonville
  6. New York Giants – vs. Washington
  7. Cleveland Browns – vs. Cincinnati
  8. Green Bay Packers – at Buffalo
  9. New England Patriots – vs. Miami
  10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – at Carolina Read more

Week 15 (2014) Rankings: Top 40 Running Backs

by Ray Kuhn

For those of you that have reached the semi-finals of your league, congratulations. And if not, there at least are daily leagues. With that being said, let’s get right into the top running backs this week.

  1. Le’Veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Atlanta
  2. Jamaal Charles – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Oakland
  3. Arian Foster – Houston Texans – at Indianapolis
  4. DeMarco Murray – Dallas Cowboys – at Philadelphia
  5. Matt Forte – Chicago Bears – vs. New Orleans
  6. Justin Forsett – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Jacksonville
  7. Fred Jackson – Buffalo Bills – vs. Green Bay
  8. CJ Anderson – Denver Broncos – at San Diego
  9. Marshawn Lynch – Seattle Seahawks – vs. San Francisco
  10. LeSean McCoy – Philadelphia Eagles – vs. Dallas Read more

Week 15 Rankings (2014): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

Playoffs are either continuing or just starting in many leagues this week and so there is absolutely no time to make any kind of a mistake here. To make sure you are as informed and prepared as possible going into your playoff matchups we are going to break down the top 50 wide receivers for the week:

  1. Calvin Johnson – Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota
  2. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers @ Atlanta
  3. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons vs. Pittsburgh
  4. Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia
  5. Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos @ San Diego
  6. Jordy Nelson – Green Bay Packers @ Buffalo
  7. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland
  8. Odell Beckham Jr – New York Giants vs. Washington
  9. Emmanuel Sanders – Denver Broncos @ San Diego
  10. TY Hilton – Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston
  11. Alshon Jeffrey – Chicago Bears vs. New Orleans
  12. Randall Cobb – Green Bay Packers @ Buffalo Read more

Week 15 Rankings (2014): Top 25 Quarterbacks

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

With fantasy titles hanging in the balance, who can we count on for Week 15?  While there are a few more questions then we like this late in the season, let’s take a look at how things currently shake out for the coming week:

 

  1. Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts – vs. Houston
  2. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints – at Chicago
  3. Peyton Manning – Denver Broncos – at San Diego
  4. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – at Buffalo
  5. Philip Rivers – San Diego Chargers – vs. Denver
  6. Tom Brady – New England Patriots – vs. Miami
  7. Eli Manning – New York Giants – vs. Washington
  8. Jay Cutler – Chicago Bears – vs. New Orleans
  9. Tony Romo – Dallas Cowboys – at Philadelphia
  10. Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions – vs. Minnesota Read more