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Week 3 Rankings (2014): Top 20 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We all know tight end has become a deep position, with teams focusing more and more on getting them involved in the offense.  That leaves us with some surprising names on the outside of the Top 12 every week.  Who should we trust?  Who may be a little bit too risky?  Let’s take a look:

 

  1. Julius Thomas – Denver Broncos – at Seattle
  2. Jimmy Graham – New Orleans Saints – vs. Minnesota
  3. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers – vs. Pittsburgh
  4. Dennis Pitta – Baltimore Ravens – at Cleveland
  5. Antonio Gates – San Diego Chargers – at Buffalo
  6. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – vs. Oakland
  7. Zach Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles – vs. Washington
  8. Delanie Walker – Tennessee Titans – at Cincinnati
  9. Jordan Cameron – Cleveland Browns – vs. Baltimore
  10. Charles Clay – Miami Dolphins – vs. Kansas City Read more

Week 3 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 3?  Let’s take a look:

 

  1. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – vs. Oakland
  2. Dan Bailey – Dallas Cowboys – at St. Louis
  3. Shayne Graham – New Orleans Saints – vs. Minnesota
  4. Graham Gano – Carolina Panthers – vs. Pittsburgh
  5. Mike Nugent – Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Tennessee
  6. Adam Vinatieri – Indianapolis Colts – at Jacksonville
  7. Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons – vs. Tampa Bay
  8. Dan Carpenter – Buffalo Bills – vs. San Diego
  9. Blair Walsh – Minnesota Vikings – at New Orleans
  10. Cody Parkey – Philadelphia Eagles – vs. Washington Read more

Week 3 Rankings (2014): Top 40 Running Backs

by Ray Kuhn

After another week of football the running back landscape might have gotten even murkier and confusing. There are injuries, suspensions, time shares and poor performances to be aware of. Let’s take a stab at maneuvering through all the questions and determine how they rank heading into Week 3:

  1. Giovanni Bernard – Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Tennessee
  2. DeMarco Murray – Dallas Cowboys – at St. Louis
  3. Arian Foster – Houston Texans – at New York Giants
  4. LeSean McCoy – Philadelphia Eagles – vs. Washington
  5. Le’Veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Carolina
  6. Matt Forte – Chicago Bears – at NY Jets
  7. Eddie Lacy – Green Bay Packers – at Detroit
  8. Montee Ball – Denver Broncos – at Seattle
  9. Marshawn Lynch – Seattle Seahawks – vs. Denver
  10. Rashad Jennings – New York Giants – vs. Houston Read more

Week 3 Rankings (2014): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

Injuries are starting to impact the rankings. Guys are questionable and one receiver is out and it effects the rest of the team’s receiving corp. Then there is the impact of a QB getting hurt and what that does to receivers. Lots of stuff to consider at this point, but this is how I see the top 50 shaking down:

  1. Calvin Johnson – Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay
  2. Jordy Nelson – Green Bay Packers @ Detroit
  3. Brandon Marshall – Chicago Bears @ NY Jets
  4. Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys @ St. Louis
  5. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay
  6. Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos @ Seattle
  7. Randall Cobb – Green Bay Packers @ Detroit
  8. Andre Johnson – Houston Texans @ NY Giants
  9. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers @ Carolina
  10. Keenan Allen – San Diego Chargers @ Buffalo Read more

Week 3 Rankings (2014): Top 25 Quarterbacks

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We are now two weeks into the season so we have some type of clarity across the league, right?  Of course not!  Given a slew of injuries to some of the top players in Week 2, everyone’s lineups are probably in a bit of flux.  Who should we trust?  Who is riskier than normal?  Let’s take a look, starting off with our Week 3 quarterback rankings:

 

  1. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – at Detroit
  2. Peyton Manning – Denver Broncos – at Seattle
  3. Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts – at Jacksonville
  4. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints – vs. Minnesota
  5. Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions – vs. Green Bay
  6. Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks – vs. Denver
  7. Jay Cutler – Chicago Bears – at New York Jets
  8. Nick Foles – Philadelphia Eagles – vs. Washington
  9. Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers – vs. Pittsburgh
  10. Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons – vs. Tampa Bay Read more

Week 2 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 2?  Let’s take a look:

 

  1. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – at Minnesota
  2. Blair Walsh – Minnesota Vikings – vs. New England
  3. Mike Nugent – Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Atlanta
  4. Cody Parkey – Philadelphia Eagles – at Indianapolis
  5. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Pittsburgh
  6. Brandon McManus – Denver Broncos – vs. Kansas City
  7. Steven Hauschka – Seattle Seahawks – at San Diego
  8. Shayne Graham – New Orleans Saints – at Cleveland
  9. Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons – at Cincinnati
  10. Adam Vinatieri – Indianapolis Colts – vs. Philadelphia Read more

Week 2 Rankings (2014): Top 20 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We all know that tight ends can be a little hit or miss, but Week 1 gave us a little clarity as to who could be the top options this season.  Is it going to change on a weekly basis?  Absolutely but after seeing the performances from guys like Zach Ertz and Dennis Pitta, they are going to be a lot more dependable options than we’re accustomed to:

 

  1. Jimmy Graham – New Orleans Saints – at Cleveland
  2. Julius Thomas – Denver Broncos – vs. Kansas City
  3. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – at Minnesota
  4. Zach Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles – at Indianapolis
  5. Dennis Pitta – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Pittsburgh
  6. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers – vs. Detroit
  7. Jordan Cameron – Cleveland Browns – vs. New Orleans
  8. Jason Witten – Dallas Cowboys – at Tennessee
  9. Vernon Davis – San Francisco 49ers – vs. Chicago
  10. Martellus Bennett – Chicago Bears – at San Francisco Read more

Week 2 Rankings (2014): Top 15 Defenses

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Think you have it all figured out after Week 1?  Think again, as injuries and simple poor play will likely change things dramatically for the coming week.  Let’s take a look at how things stack up in the always unpredictable NFL for Week 2:

 

  1. Seattle Seahawks – at San Diego
  2. Houston Texans – at Oakland
  3. Arizona Cardinals – at New York Giants
  4. St. Louis Rams – at Tampa Bay
  5. Denver Broncos – vs. Kansas City
  6. Miami Dolphins – at Buffalo
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – vs. St. Louis
  8. Carolina Panthers – vs. Detroit
  9. Detroit Lions – at Carolina
  10. Pittsburgh Steelers – at Baltimore Read more

Week 2 Rankings (2014): Top 40 Running Backs

by Ray Kuhn

After one week, we now must resist the urge to overreact to what happened. But again at the same time, we are now started to see a new season’s worth of trends established. Let’s take a look at how the running backs are ranked for this week.

  1. LeSean McCoy – Philadelphia Eagles – at Indianapolis
  2. Matt Forte – Chicago Bears – at San Francisco
  3. Adrian Peterson – Minnesota Vikings – vs. New England
  4. Giovanni Bernard – Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Atlanta
  5. Jamaal Charles – Kansas City Chiefs – at Denver
  6. Arian Foster – Houston Texans – at Oakland
  7. Marshawn Lynch – Seattle Seahawks – at San Diego
  8. Montee Ball – Denver Broncos – vs. Kansas City
  9. DeMarco Murray – Dallas Cowboys – at Tennessee
  10. Le’Veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Baltimore Read more

Week 2 Rankings (2014): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

Week two rankings are likely the most challenging ones to do. There’s the constant struggle between overreacting to week one’s struggles or successes and not paying enough attention to what happened in week one. It’s tough to do, but you have to play that balance game. Here’s how I see things shaking out this week:

  1. Calvin Johnson – Detroit Lions @ Carolina
  2. Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City
  3. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Atlanta
  4. Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys @ Tennessee
  5. Brandon Marshall – Chicago Bears @ San Francisco
  6. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons @ Cincinnati
  7. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore
  8. Andre Johnson – Houston Texans @ Oakland
  9. Alshon Jeffrey – Chicago Bears @ San Francisco
  10. Jordy Nelson – Green Bay Packers vs. NY Jets Read more