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Updated 2014 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 40 Wide Receivers

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Injuries haven’t played a major role, yet, but training camps are just getting started.  Unfortunately we know it’s only a matter of time, but that doesn’t mean that changes haven’t been made to our rankings.  Let’s take a look at how our wide receiver 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. Victor Cruz – New York Giants
  8. Randall Cobb – Green Bay Packers
  9. T.Y. Hilton – Indianapolis Colts
  10. Brandon Marshall – Chicago Bears Read more

Updated 2014 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 15 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Training camps are officially underway and the preseason games are going to start before we know it.  Where did the time go?  Obviously our rankings are going to be constantly changing, so let’s start getting things updating our Top 15 tight ends:

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

Top 5 Rookie Tight Ends For 2014

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Rookie tight ends are often hard to trust, but the NFL is changing and fantasy owners need to do the same.  Tight ends are often seen more as an additional wide receiver, as opposed to a blocker, and that could yield opportunities for a rookie.  Who could yield the best results?  Let’s take a look:

 

1) Eric Ebron – Detroit Lions
As we said, rookie tight ends are generally a risky investment.  At the same time, are the Lions really going to utilize Ebron as a “tight end”, per se?  They desperately need someone who can distract opposing defenses and help take the focus off of Calvin Johnson.  While they brought in Golden Tate to help in that regard, Ebron’s upside is that much higher.

Prior to the draft NFL.com (click here for the full profile) described Ebron by saying: Read more

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

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

When people talk about PPR formats they generally focus on the impact it has on running backs (and sometimes wide receivers).  What about tight ends?  It’s certainly not like they are unaffected by the change in rules.  Let’s take a look at how our tight end rankings look when PPR is taken into account:

  1. Jimmy Graham – New Orleans Saints
  2. Jordan Cameron – Cleveland Browns
  3. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers
  4. Julius Thomas – Denver Broncos
  5. Jordan Reed – Washington Redskins
  6. Jason Witten – Dallas Cowboys
  7. Vernon Davis – San Francisco 49ers
  8. Zach Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles
  9. Jared Cook – St. Louis Rams
  10. Martellus Bennett – Chicago Bears Read more

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

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We’ve already looked at the Top 30 Running Backs in non-PPR formats (click here to view) as well as some notable PPR Risers (click here to view). Today, let’s take a look at our full PPR Running Back rankings:

 

  1. Jamaal Charles – Kansas City Chiefs
  2. Matt Forte – Chicago Bears
  3. LeSean McCoy – Philadelphia Eagles
  4. Adrian Peterson – Minnesota Vikings
  5. Giovani Bernard – Cincinnati Bengals
  6. Arian Foster – Houston Texans
  7. Montee Ball – Denver Broncos
  8. Eddie Lacy – Green Bay Packers
  9. Reggie Bush – Detroit Lions
  10. Doug Martin – Tampa Bay Buccaneers Read more

2014 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 15 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Is there any position where one player has such advantage over the field more than tight end?  Jimmy Graham is, by far, the best option (though a healthy Rob Gronkowski could approach him).  That’s not to say that there isn’t value past the top, because there’s plenty of it.  Let’s take a look at how our rankings currently look:

 

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

2014 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 40 Wide Receivers

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

There are certainly some impressive wide receivers in the NFL, the question is how exactly do they stack up?  Who should we expect to take a significant step forward in their development?  Who appears destined to disappoint in 2014?

Let’s take a look at how our wide receiver rankings currently look:

  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. Victor Cruz – New York Giants
  8. Randall Cobb – Green Bay Packers
  9. T.Y. Hilton – Indianapolis Colts
  10. Keenan Allen – San Diego Chargers Read more

Top 10 Rookie Running Backs For 2014

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Looking to cash in on one of the rookie running backs ready to hit the NFL this season?  There are a few who can make an impact, but is there anyone who can truly make an impact in 2014?  Let’s take a look:

 

1) Bishop Sankey – Tennessee Titans
There are a lot of concerns about Sankey, but he appears to be in the best position to immediately step into the NFL and assume a starting role.  With Chris Johnson now in New York, the only competition is going to be the chronically underwhelming Shonn Greene (including 3.9 YPC in 2012).

That said, Adam Caplan of ESPN recently tweeted:

“Will be very interested to see how the Titans use Sankey. Widely viewed as a change-of-pace RB by personnel execs. Is he more than that?”

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2014 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 30 Running Backs

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

While there is no question who belongs in the Top 5 spots of any running back rankings, after that things get awfully questionable.  With a lot of teams moving towards timeshares, finding dependable options are becoming more and more difficult.  Who are the running backs we should target?  Who should we avoid?  Let’s take a look at how our rankings currently look:

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

2014 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 5 Rookie Quarterbacks

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

While there was some hype surrounding this year’s rookie quarterback class, as of right now all the talk is that none of them will be starting in Week 1.  Does anyone really believe that, though?  Teams aren’t going to be adding any undue pressure on their rookies, who still have to learn the offenses for their new teams.  Chances are, considering where some of the QB landed, at least one or two will see significant playing time in 2014 even if it isn’t Week 1.

How do we rank them for the coming year?  Let’s take a look (remember, these rankings are for redraft formats, not dynasty leagues):

 

1) Johnny Manziel – Cleveland Browns
The Browns could talk about Brian Hoyer all they want, but it’s clear where the team’s future now lies.  A healthy Josh Gordon would’ve made Manziel that much more appealing, since he will now be depending on receivers like Miles Austin and Nate Burelson to make plays.

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