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Week 12 (2014) Rankings – Top 15 Tight Ends

by Ray Kuhn

At this point in the season, there essentially is Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham and then everyone else. Of course some options are better than others and are secure as TE1′s, but the tight end position has been volatile in 2014. The main problem, is that some of the young options we expected to break out have not had the success we projected for them.

Let’s take a look at how the tight ends rank for this week as we close out the bye weeks.

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Week 12 (2014) Rankings – Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

Playoffs are starting as soon as next week and so the time to shine is now. The do or die games are underway and you need to set your lineup with as much thought as possible. Wide receiver gets even deeper with Josh Gordon back this week and this is how I see the top 50 shaking out:

  1. Jordy Nelson – Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota
  2. Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos vs. Miami
  3. Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys @ NY Giants
  4. Calvin Johnson – Detroit Lions @ New England
  5. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals @ Houston
  6. Brandon Marshall – Chicago Bears vs. Tampa Bay
  7. Randall Cobb – Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota
  8. Jeremy Maclin – Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tennessee
  9. Mike Evans – Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Chicago
  10. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons vs. Cleveland
  11. Alshon Jeffrey – Chicago Bears vs. Tampa Bay
  12. TY Hilton – Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Read more

Week 12 (2014) Rankings – Top 15 Defenses

by Ray Kuhn

At this point in the season, we have a significant body of work by which to evaluate both offenses and defenses. Again, we must remember that anything can happen, but year to date stats are becoming increasingly more reliable despite the fact that out liars do exist.

Let’s take a look at how the defenses rank for Week 12:

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Week 12 (2014) Rankings – Top 40 Running Backs

by Ray Kuhn

As we enter Week 12, and also the last week of byes, it is important not to try and reinvent the wheel regarding running backs. You must go with the hot hand, and go with opportunity. Touches are what matter here and just about every option must be reviewed. For the most part, these situations are fluid, and don’t be afraid to make what would have been considered in unorthodox roster decision just a few months ago. The good thing, is that only Le’Veon Bell must be replaced because of a bye week. Aside from Ahmad Bradshaw, there were no major injuries either.

Let’s take a look at how the running backs rank for Week 12:

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Week 12 (2014) Rankings – Top 15 Kickers

by Ray Kuhn

Kickers are frustrating. Their value, to some degree, is dependent upon their team’s offense. Before picking a kicker, you have to forecast how their team will do to determine their value. Of course some kickers are better and more consistent than others, but a few times a season they will find a way to disappoint you. This can be either due to their performance for or against your squad. As we get closer to the playoffs, this only gets magnified in importance.

Let’s take a look at how the kickers rank for Week 12:

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Week 12 (2014) Rankings – Top 25 QB’s

by Ray Kuhn

I think we can all agree that some interesting things happened in Week 11 across the NFL. But in reality, is it really any different from what fantasy owners have been dealing with all season? At this point we have been conditioned to expect the unexpected, but at least the bye weeks are ending. Fantasy owners will be without just two quarterbacks, Cam Newton and Ben Roethlisberger.

Let’s take a look at how the quarterbacks rank for Week 12:

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Week 11 Rankings (2014): Top 20 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Outside of the top three or four tight ends, is there someone that you fully trust on a weekly basis?  The answer probably is no, unfortunately, as tight end is always one of the more frustrating position for fantasy owners.  Who should we trust this week?  Let’s take a look:

 

  1. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – at Indianapolis
  2. Jimmy Graham – New Orleans Saints – vs. Cincinnati
  3. Julius Thomas – Denver Broncos – at St. Louis
  4. Antonio Gates – San Diego Chargers – vs. Oakland
  5. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers – vs. Atlanta
  6. Martellus Bennett – Chicago Bears – vs. Minnesota
  7. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Seattle
  8. Mychal Rivera – Oakland Raiders – at San Diego
  9. Jordan Reed – Washington Redskins – vs. Tampa Bay
  10. Kyle Rudolph – Minnesota Vikings – at Chicago Read more

Week 11 Rankings (2014): Top 15 Defenses

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Think you have it all figured out after Week 10?  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 11:

 

  1. Denver Broncos – at St. Louis
  2. Cleveland Browns – vs. Houston
  3. Detroit Lions – at Arizona
  4. Miami Dolphins – vs. Buffalo
  5. Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Seattle
  6. Houston Texans – at Cleveland
  7. Arizona Cardinals – vs. Detroit
  8. San Francisco 49ers – at New York Giants
  9. Buffalo Bills – at Miami
  10. Pittsburgh Steelers – at Tennessee Read more

Week 11 Rankings (2014): Top 40 Running Backs

by Ray Kuhn

Who would have ever thought entering the season that Denard Robinson being on bye this week would have a legitimate impact on fantasy owners? Yes, we have reached the point in Week 11 that Robinson and Justin Forsett are every now every week starters. If you had any questions about the state of the running back position, the fact that both of those players will be missed this week says it all.

With that being said, let’s take a look at how the running backs who are playing this week stack up:

  1. Arian Foster – Houston Texans – at Cleveland
  2. Matt Forte – Chicago Bears – vs. Minnesota
  3. Le’Veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Tennessee
  4. Jamaal Charles – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Seattle
  5. Marshawn Lynch – Seattle Seahawks – at Kansas City
  6. LeSean McCoy – Philadelphia Eagles – at Green Bay
  7. Eddie Lacy – Green Bay Packers – vs. Philadelphia
  8. Andre Ellington – Arizona Cardinals – vs. Detroit
  9. Alfred Morris – Washington Redskins – vs. Tampa Bay
  10. Mark Ingram – New Orleans Saints – vs. Cincinnati Read more

Week 11 Rankings (2014): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

With the six team bye weeks out of the way and with some of the receivers returning from injury this already deep position is just getting deeper. That means your decisions are getting harder as far as who to start and who to sit at the position. Hopefully these rankings can help guide your decision-making:

  1. Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos @ St. Louis
  2. Jordy Nelson – Green Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia
  3. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers @ Tennessee
  4. Calvin Johnson – Detroit Lions @ Arizona
  5. Emmanuel Sanders – Denver Broncos @ St. Louis
  6. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina
  7. Jeremy Maclin – Philadelphia Eagles vs. Carolina
  8. Randall Cobb – Green Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia
  9. TY Hilton – Indianapolis Colts vs. New England
  10. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals @ New Orleans
  11. Brandon Marshall – Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota
  12. Kelvin Benjamin – Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Read more