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Week 3 Rankings (2017): Top 25 Quarterbacks: Surprising Top 10 Options & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

The first two weeks of the season are in the books and we are slowly gaining some clarity to situations throughout the league.  While the elite are pretty obvious, there are some intriguing names who are proving to be viable options (like Alex Smith).  There are also some who we thought would be trustworthy who are quickly proving to be unusable in shallower formats (like Russell Wilson).  Who should we be using, who should we be avoiding?  Let’s take a look at how the rankings currently look:

 

  1. Tom Brady – New England Patriots – vs. Houston
  2. Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons – at Detroit
  3. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – vs. Cincinnati
  4. Derek Carr – Oakland Raiders – at Washington
  5. Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers – vs. New Orleans
  6. Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions – vs. Atlanta
  7. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Chicago
  8. Jameis Winston – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – at Minnesota Read more

Week 2 Rankings (2017): Top 15 Kickers

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We all want to ignore the kicker…  I mean really, we all don’t want to be bothered, do we?  However as is the case with defenses every point matters and it would be a shame if your week went bad because of decision you chose to ignore.  Let’s take a look at how things stand for the coming week:

  1. Dan Bailey – Dallas Cowboys – at Denver
  2. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – at New Orleans
  3. Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons – vs. Green Bay
  4. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Cleveland
  5. Blair Walsh – Seattle Seahawks – vs. San Francisco
  6. Giorgio Tavecchio – Oakland Raiders – vs. New York Jets
  7. Will Lutz – New Orleans Saints – vs. New England
  8. Mason Crosby – Green Bay Packers – at Atlanta Read more

Week 2 Rankings (2017): Top 15 Defenses

by Ray Kuhn

Don’t underestimate the importance of Defense (and no, I’m not saying that just so you read this article). I want you to be victorious each week, and every point is just as critical regardless of the source. I’m not asking you to trade a running back for a defense, or even carry multiple defenses on your roster (I generally don’t), but just spend a minute or two evaluating the match-ups and your options and when you are setting your DFS lineup don’t take the selection lightly. Let’s take a look at how your options rank for this week:

  1. Oakland Raiders – vs. New York Jets
  2. Seattle Seahawks – vs. San Francisco
  3. Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Houston
  4. Arizona Cardinals – at Indianapollis
  5. Baltimore Ravens – vs. Cleveland
  6. Carolina Panthers – vs. Buffalo
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – vs. Chicago
  8. Houston Texans – at Cincinnati Read more

Week 2 Rankings (2017): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

Week 1 was kind of a bummer for fantasy football, with a lot of low scoring games and big stars not shining too brightly. Hopefully Week 2 is a different story, and I do believe it will be. While we have lost a few options to injury, with no bye weeks in play there are ample options and it won’t be easy to sort through them. Here is how I see it shaking out:

  1. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Minnesota
  2. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay
  3. Mike Evans – Tampa Bay vs. Chicago
  4. Jordy Nelson – Green Bay Packers @ Atlanta
  5. Odell Beckham Jr – New York Giants vs. Detroit
  6. Larry Fitzgerald – Arizona Cardinals @ Indianapolis
  7. Brandin Cooks – New England Patriots @ New Orleans
  8. Amari Cooper – Oakland Raiders vs. NY Jets Read more

Week 2 Rankings (2017): Top 40 Running Backs

by Ray Kuhn

We didn’t even make it out of Week 1 and fantasy owners are already feeling sour if they had the first overall pick in their drafts this summer. Just like that David Johnson is out for next few months and we might not see him at all this season. No matter what you do replacing Johnson just isn’t a possibility. There are still 12 weeks left in the regular season and one week never determined anything. With that being said, let’s take a look at how our options at the running back position rank this week:

  1. Le’Veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Minnesota
  2. Ezekial Elliot – Dallas Cowboys – at Denver
  3. Melvin Gordon – LA Chargers – vs. Miami
  4. Devonta Freeman – Atlanta Falcons – vs. Green Bay
  5. LeSean McCoy – Buffalo Bills – at Carolina
  6. Kareem Hunt – Kansas City Chefs – vs. Philadelphia
  7. Jay Ajayi – Miami Dolphins – at LA Chargers
  8. Jordan Howard – Chicago Bears – at Tampa Bay Read more

Week 2 Rankings (2017): Top 25 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We all know that tight end is one of the more frustrating positions to fill and Week 1 was no different.  In fact it may have been among the most frustrating, as we saw many of the expected top performers fall completely flat.  Of course that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t expect them to bounce back, though in some cases the outlook could be a little bit cloudy.  Now that the dust has settled how does our Week 2 rankings look?  Let’s get to it:

  1. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – at New Orleans
  2. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Philadelphia
  3. Zach Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles – at Kansas City
  4. Kyle Rudolph – Minnesota Vikings – at Pittsburgh
  5. Jordan Reed – Washington Redskins – at Los Angeles Rams
  6. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers – vs. Buffalo
  7. Jimmy Graham – Seattle Seahawks – vs. San Francisco
  8. Martellus Bennett – Green Bay Packers – at Atlanta Read more

Week 2 Rankings (2017): Top 25 Quarterbacks

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Week 1 of the NFL season is in the books, so we have a clearer picture of who are the top options in the league, who is destined to disappoint and which defenses we want to exploit, right?  Of course not!  One game is never going to bring real clarity and NFL teams are always evolving (whether it’s injuries, better game plans or something else entirely).  It will take a few more weeks before we get true clarity, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a better idea.  Let’s take an early look at how things shake out heading into Week 2:

  1. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – at Atlanta
  2. Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons – vs. New Orleans
  3. Tom Brady – New England Patriots – at New Orleans
  4. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints – vs. New England
  5. Derek Carr – Oakland Raiders – vs. New York Jets
  6. Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers – vs. Buffalo
  7. Philip Rivers – Los Angeles Chargers – vs. Miami
  8. Jameis Winston – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – vs. Chicago Read more

Week 1 Rankings (2017): Top 15 Defenses

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Week 1 is always tough to maneuver through, regardless of the position, but figuring out which defense to have faith in is one of the more difficult decisions.  As much as we look at the defense itself, you also have to take into account the offense they are facing (meaning there are two different evaluations you need to make).  It’s never easy, but let’s see how things shake out for this week:

  1. Houston Texans – vs. Jacksonville
  2. Carolina Panthers – at San Francisco
  3. Denver Broncos – vs. Chargers
  4. New England Patriots – vs. Kansas City
  5. Pittsburgh Steelers – at Cleveland
  6. Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Baltimore
  7. Los Angeles Rams – vs. Indianapolis
  8. Jacksonville Jaguars – at Houston Read more

Week 1 Rankings (2017): Top 15 Kickers

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

You can argue that kicker is always one of the most frustrating spots to fill, though figuring it out for the first week of the season is that much tougher.  Which offense is going to thrive?  Which defense is going to be able to shut things down, forcing teams to settle for three points?  Let’s try to sort it all out:

  1. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – at Cincinnati
  2. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – vs. Kansas City
  3. Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons – at Chicago
  4. Adam Vinatieri – Indianapolis Colts – at Los Angeles Rams
  5. Dan Bailey – Dallas Cowboys – vs. New York Giants
  6. Mason Crosby – Green Bay Packers – vs. Seattle
  7. Brandon McManus – Denver Broncos – vs. Los Angeles Chargers
  8. Dustin Hopkins – Washington Redskins – vs. Philadelphia Read more

Week 1 Rankings (2017): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

We’ve been waiting for about eight months now but we’re finally here, Week 1 of the NFL is upon us and fantasy football is back! It’s back to agonizing over lineup decisions from Tuesday morning to Sunday kickoff, and I would have it no other way! Hopefully I can help as I breakdown my view of the Top 50 at wide receiver for week one:

  1. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cleveland
  2. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons @ Chicago
  3. A.J. Green – Cincinnati vs. Baltimore
  4. Mike Evans – Tampa Bay @ Miami
  5. Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys vs. NY Giants
  6. Odell Beckham Jr – New York Giants @ Dallas
  7. Amari Cooper – Oakland Raiders @ Tennessee
  8. Jordy Nelson – Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle
  9. Doug Baldwin – Seattle Seahawks @ Green Bay
  10. Larry Fitzgerald – Arizona Cardinals @ Detroit Read more