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Week 1 Rankings (2014): Top 25 Quarterbacks

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Week 1 of the NFL season is always the toughest for fantasy owners, because there is a lot of unknowns.  What we know from 2013, or should we say what we think we know, is really meaningless because so much changes from year to year.  While it’s advisable to not do anything dramatic, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some better matchups than others.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at how our Week 1 rankings currently look:

 

  1. Peyton Manning – Denver Broncos – vs. Indianapolis
  2. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints – at Atlanta
  3. Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts – at Denver
  4. Tony Romo – Dallas Cowboys – vs. San Francisco
  5. Nick Foles – Philadelphia Eagles – vs. Jacksonville
  6. Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions – vs. New York Giants
  7. Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons – vs. New Orleans
  8. Tom Brady – New England Patriots – at Miami
  9. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – at Seattle
  10. Colin Kaepernick – San Francisco 49ers – at Dallas Read more

Updated 2014 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 15 Tight Ends: PPR Formats

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

There haven’t been many changes to our tight end rankings, but let’s take one final look for those still preparing for their drafts:

 

  1. Jimmy Graham – New Orleans Saints (1)
  2. Jordan Cameron – Cleveland Browns (2)
  3. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots (3)
  4. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers (4)
  5. Julius Thomas – Denver Broncos (5)
  6. Jordan Reed – Washington Redskins (6)
  7. Jason Witten – Dallas Cowboys (7)
  8. Vernon Davis – San Francisco 49ers (8)
  9. Kyle Rudolph – Minnesota Vikings (NR)
  10. Zach Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles (9) Read more

Updated 2014 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 40 Wide Receivers: PPR Formats

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Remember as you prepare for your fantasy drafts that these rankings are not necessarily the order that I would select them in.  While I believe Jeffery is going to be the second best receiver, there’s no reason to select him that early because you don’t need to.  With that in mind, let’s take a final look at our PPR rankings:

 

  1. Calvin Johnson – Detroit Lions (1)
  2. Alshon Jeffery – Chicago Bears (2)
  3. Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos (3)
  4. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons (4)
  5. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals (5)
  6. Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys (6)
  7. Brandon Marshall – Chicago Bears (7)
  8. Victor Cruz – New York Giants (9)
  9. T.Y. Hilton – Indianapolis Colts (8)
  10. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers (10) Read more

Updated 2014 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 30 Running Backs: PPR Formats

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

This time next week we’ll all be preparing for the first Sunday of NFL action!  While it can’t get here soon enough, there are still a lot of people who are still preparing/drafting for the upcoming season.  Let’s take one last look at our rankings, for those still in draft mode:

 

  1. Jamaal Charles – Kansas City Chiefs (1)
  2. Matt Forte – Chicago Bears (2)
  3. Lesean McCoy – Philadelphia Eagles (3)
  4. Adrian Peterson – Minnesota Vikings (4)
  5. Giovani Bernard – Cincinnati Bengals (5)
  6. Eddie Lacy – Green Bay Packers (8)
  7. Arian Foster – Houston Texans (6)
  8. Montee Ball – Denver Broncos (7)
  9. Doug Martin – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10)
  10. Zac Stacy – St. Louis Rams (11) Read more

Updated 2014 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 15 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We are less than two weeks from the start of the season, meaning this is the prime time for fantasy drafts.  How have our tight end rankings been shaken up given recent news?  Let’s take a look:

1. Jimmy Graham – New Orleans Saints (1)
2. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots (10)
3. Jordan Cameron – Cleveland Browns (2)
4. Julius Thomas – Denver Broncos (3)
5. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers (4)
6. Jordan Reed – Washington Redskins (5)
7. Vernon Davis – San Francisco 49ers (6)
8. Jason Witten – Dallas Cowboys (8)
9. Zach Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles (7)
10. Kyle Rudolph – Minnesota Vikings (NR) Read more

Updated 2014 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 40 Wide Receivers

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

There haven’t been significant injuries to wide receivers around the league, though a few at the tail end of the rankings have been nicked up (like Wes Welker and Marvin Jones).  That’s helped lead to a few of the changes on our rankings.  Also, keep in mind that just because Alshon Jeffery is ranked second, it doesn’t mean that you should draft him that highly (because you simply don’t need to).  It’s where I think he’s going to produce these season.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at how things currently look:

  1. Calvin Johnson – Detroit Lions (1)
  2. Alshon Jeffery – Chicago Bears (2)
  3. Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos (3)
  4. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons (4)
  5. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals (5)
  6. Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys (6)
  7. Victor Cruz – New York Giants (7)
  8. Randall Cobb – Green Bay Packers (8)
  9. Brandon Marshall – Chicago Bears (10)
  10. Keenan Allen – San Diego Chargers (11) Read more

Updated 2014 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 30 Running Backs

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

There haven’t been any significant injuries to the running backs (thankfully), and we hope that continues through the most important weak on the preseason schedule.  That said, there have been some minor moves throughout the rankings (mostly due to usage concerns).  Let’s take a look at how things currently stack up (the number in parenthesis is our previous rankings):

 

  1. Jamaal Charles – Kansas City Chiefs (1)
  2. Lesean McCoy – Philadelphia Eagles (2)
  3. Matt Forte – Chicago Bears (3)
  4. Adrian Peterson – Minnesota Vikings (4)
  5. Eddie Lacy – Green Bay Packers (5)
  6. Arian Foster – Houston Texans (6)
  7. Giovani Bernard – Cincinnati Bengals (7)
  8. Doug Martin – Tampa Bay Buccaneer (9)
  9. Montee Ball – Denver Broncos (8)
  10. Zac Stacy – St. Louis Rams (10) Read more

Top 20 Rookies For 2014: Redraft Leagues

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Blake Bortles is not listed here, with the Jaguars having stood steadfast in the idea of him sitting on the sidelines all year long.  If they re-think that strategy, as it appears that they may be?  Things are obviously going to change dramatically.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at how things currently stand:

 

  1. Bishop Sankey – RB – Tennessee Titans
  2. Mike Evans – WR – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  3. Davante Adams – WR – Green Bay Packers
  4. Sammy Watkins – WR – Buffalo Bills
  5. Jeremy Hill – RB – Cincinnati Bengals
  6. Terrance West – RB – Cleveland Browns
  7. Brandin Cooks – WR – New Orleans Saints
  8. Marquise Lee – WR – Jacksonville Jaguars
  9. Devonta Freeman – RB – Atlanta Falcons
  10. Johnny Manziel – QB – Cleveland Browns Read more

Updated 2014 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 15 Tight Ends: PPR Formats

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

It feels like, every season, there is a tight end or two that comes out of nowhere to emerge as one of the better options in the league.  At this point no one would consider the Eagles’ Zach Ertz an under-the-radar option, as he has been talked up significantly in recent days/weeks.  Who else has a chance to climb up the rankings, though?  Let’s take a look at how we currently stand:

 

  1. Jimmy Graham – New Orleans Saints
  2. Jordan Cameron – Cleveland Browns
  3. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots
  4. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers
  5. Julius Thomas – Denver Broncos
  6. Jordan Reed – Washington Redskins
  7. Jason Witten – Dallas Cowboys
  8. Vernon Davis – San Francisco 49ers
  9. Zach Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles
  10. Dennis Pitta – Baltimore Ravens Read more

Updated 2014 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 40 Wide Receivers: PPR Formats

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We took a look at some wide receiver PPR risers previously (click here to view), but let’s take a look at how our rankings currently shake out:

 

  1. Calvin Johnson – Detroit Lions
  2. Alshon Jeffery – Chicago Bears
  3. Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos
  4. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons
  5. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals
  6. Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys
  7. Brandon Marshall – Chicago Bears
  8. T.Y. Hilton – Indianapolis Colts
  9. Victor Cruz – New York Giants
  10. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers Read more