Archive for Rankings

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 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

Nothing like the fantasy football season coming to a close on Christmas Day. If you want a nice Christmas present for yourself, then these rankings may help get you there. With a few injuries at the top we have some shake up, but this is how I see it all breaking down:

  1. Keenan Allen – Los Angeles Chargers @ NY Jets
  2. DeAndre Hopkins – Houston Texans vs. Pittsburgh
  3. Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta
  4. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons @ New Orleans
  5. Adam Thielen – Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay
  6. Tyreek Hill – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Miami Read more

Week 16 Rankings (2017): Top 20 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Tight end has been one of the more frustrating positions to fill all season long, so why would we expect championship week to be any different?  The return of Greg Olsen has definitely helped add to the depth of trustworthy options, but there continues to be questions up and down the board and with your title hanging in the balance those are further magnified.  Who should we trust?  Who should we ignore?  Let’s take a look:

  1. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – vs. Buffalo
  2. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Miami
  3. Zach Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles – vs. Oakland
  4. Eric Engram – New York Giants – at Arizona
  5. Delanie Walker – Tennessee Titans – vs. Los Angeles Rams
  6. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers – vs. Tampa Bay
  7. Eric Ebron – Detroit Lions – at Cincinnati 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 16 Rankings (2017): Top 25 Quarterbacks

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

If you are still standing you are likely preparing for your championship game.  The toughest decision is going to be if you stick with the guy that got you here (even if they face some risk) or do you go to the hot hand with the favorable matchup?  All bets are off at this point and you generally simply do what you need to do.  How does that leave our rankings?  Let’s take a look:

  1. Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers – vs. Tampa Bay
  2. Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks – at Dallas
  3. Philip Rivers – Los Angeles Chargers – at New York Jets
  4. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints – vs. Atlanta
  5. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Houston
  6. Tom Brady – New England Patriots – vs. Buffalo
  7. Blake Bortles – Jacksonville Jaguars – at San Francisco 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 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

Playoff time is here and this is the week you have to have the best lineup possible for your team (obviously).  Who should we be trusting?  Who should we be skeptical about? To help answer those questions and give yourself the best opportunity, let’s get to breaking down the Top 50 Wide Receivers of the week:

  1. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England
  2. Keenan Allen – Los Angeles Chargers @ Kansas City
  3. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons @ Tampa Bay
  4. Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints vs. NY Jets
  5. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals @ Minnesota
  6. Adam Thielen – Minnesota Vikings vs. Cincinnati
  7. DaVante Adams – Green Bay Packers @ Carolina
  8. Doug Baldwin – Seattle Seahawks vs. LA Rams Read more

Week 15 Rankings (2017): Top 20 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Outside of Jordan Reed, who we’ve been without for much of the season anyway, it appears like we’ll be all hands on deck at the tight end position.  Considering the instability of many of the options that’s great news with fantasy titles hanging in the balance.  Who should we trust?  Who should we be skeptical about?  Let’s take a look at how the rankings shake out:

  1. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – at Pittsburgh
  2. Zach Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles – vs. New York Giants
  3. Evan Engram – New York Giants – vs. Philadelphia
  4. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Los Angeles Chargers
  5. Delanie Walker – Tennessee Titans – at San Francisco
  6. Kyle Rudolph – Minnesota Vikings – vs. Cincinnati
  7. Hunter Henry – Los Angeles Chargers – at Kansas City Read more