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Week 7 Rankings (2018): Top 15 Kickers

by Ray Kuhn

I’m not even going to try and rationalize what goes on at the kicker position anymore. Mason Crosby did redeem himself heading into the bye week, and with four teams enjoying a week off this is your friendly reminder not to roster more than one kicker. Bench spots are simply too valuable for that. With that being said, let’s jump right into our rankings:

  1. Adam Vinatieri – Indianapolis Colts – vs. Buffalo
  2. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – at Chicago
  3. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – vs. New Orleans
  4. Greg Zuerlein – LA Rams – at San Francisco
  5. Harrison Butker – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Cincinnati
  6. Wil Lutz – New Orleans Saints – at Baltimore
  7. Jason Myers – NY Jets – vs. Minnesota Read more

Week 7 Rankings (2018): Top 15 Defenses

by Ray Kuhn

At this point I think it is time to face some facts. Offense is up… Way up. Now I’m not going to get all statistical on you, but it is just a general observation. Points are a plenty and they are coming at us from all, even unexpected, directions. We aren’t going to overreact instead the process will remain the same, look for trends and match-ups to exploit. The big thing to look for this season is going to be turnovers while accepting the fact that your defense very easily could allow over 20 points without blinking. Let’s take a look at how our options rank:

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars – vs. Houston
  2. Los Angeles Rams – at San Francisco
  3. Cleveland Browns – at Tampa Bay
  4. Houston Texans – at Jacksonville
  5. Arizona Cardinals – vs. Denver
  6. Carolina Panthers – at Philadelphia
  7. Buffalo Bills – at Indianapolis Read more

Week 7 Rankings (2018): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

There are a slew of injuries that need to be monitored as Sunday draws closer, so keep that in mind as you go through these rankings.  Throw in four teams being on bye, meaning owners are without trustworthy options like Antonio Brown, Davante Adams, JuJu Smith-Schuster and more, maneuvering the field is all the more difficult.  Who should we be trusting?  Who brings too much risk?  Let’s take a look at how our rankings currently stand for the coming week:

  1. Adam Thielen – Minnesota Vikings – at New York Jets
  2. Odell Beckham – New York Giants – at Atlanta
  3. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals – at Kansas City
  4. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons – vs. New York Giants
  5. Tyreek Hill – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Cincinnati
  6. Robert Woods – Los Angeles Rams – at San Francisco
  7. Stefon Diggs – Minnesota Vikings – at New York Jets Read more

Week 7 Rankings (2018): Top 40 Running Backs

by Ray Kuhn

I’m not going to say that things have settled down around the NFL, or at the running back position in particular, and there’s a new wrinkle thrown into the mix for Week 7. For the first three weeks of byes we were eased into things with just two teams resting each week, but for this week there will be four on the sidelines: Green Bay, Oakland, Seattle and Pittsburgh. To make matters a little more stressful there is another game in London, but this time it starts at 9:30 AM so some roster decisions are going to be accelerated. With that being said, let’s jump right into the rankings for this week:

  1. Todd Gurley – LA Rams – at San Francisco
  2. Saquon Barkley – NY Giants – at Atlanta
  3. Kareem Hunt – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Cincinnati
  4. Melvin Gordon – LA Chargers – vs. Tennessee
  5. Alvin Kamara – New Orleans Saints – at Baltimore
  6. David Johnson – Arizona Cardinals – vs. Denver
  7. Joe Mixon – Cincinnati Bengals – at Kansas City Read more

Week 7 Rankings (2018): Top 20 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

While the injuries have mounted to the position fantasy owners got a boost in Week 6, with the surprisingly quick return of O.J. Howard as well as Greg Olsen also getting back onto the field.  With Evan Engram also nearing a return and a few other situations evolving, suddenly tight end doesn’t seem like as much of a black hole.  Where should we be focusing for the current week?  Let’s take a look:

  1. Zach Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles – vs. Carolina
  2. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Cincinnati
  3. David Njoku – Cleveland Browns – at Tampa Bay
  4. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – at Chicago
  5. George Kittle – San Francisco 49ers – vs. Los Angeles Rams
  6. Eric Ebron – Indianapolis Colts – vs. Buffalo
  7. Austin Hooper – Atlanta Falcons – vs. New York Giants Read more

Week 7 Rankings (2018): Top 25 Quarterbacks

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

For the first time this season owners will have to maneuver around four teams being on bye.  While it doesn’t erase all of the significant talent, being without Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger and Russell Wilson will obviously have an impact.  Who steps up and is ready to deliver?  Who are the options that fantasy owners should avoid?  Let’s take a look:

  1. Patrick Mahomes – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Cincinnati
  2. Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons – vs. New York Giants
  3. Jared Goff – Los Angeles Rams – at San Francisco
  4. Tom Brady – New England Patriots – at Chicago
  5. Carson Wentz – Philadelphia Eagles – vs. Carolina
  6. Andy Dalton – Cincinnati Bengals – at Kansas City
  7. Kirk Cousins – Minnesota Vikings – at New York Jets Read more

Week 6 Rankings (2018): Top 15 Kickers

by Ray Kuhn

We know how frustrating the kicking position can be, but there are generally some veterans who we can at least count on to be somewhat reliable. Mason Crosby usually falls into that category, but this past week was an extreme level disaster fand until further notice we have to stay away from veteran. I would say there are other reliable options to chose from for this week, but you truly never know. Let’s take a look at how our options rank for this week:

  1. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – vs. Kansas City
  2. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – at Tennessee
  3. Harrison Butker – Kansas City Chiefs – at New England
  4. Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons – vs. Tampa Bay
  5. Ka’imi Fairbairn – Houston Texans – vs. Buffalo
  6. Cairo Santos – LA Rams – at Denver
  7. Chandler Catanzaro – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – at Atlanta Read more

Week 6 Rankings (2018): Top 15 Defenses

by Ray Kuhn

As far as streaming options go things are a little difficult this week. That doesn’t mean we should stop looking to stream, or for the best possible match-up, but I would try not to over think it. Let’s take a look at how our options rank as we try to make our lineup decisions:

  1. Chicago Bears – at Miami
  2. Jacksonville Jaguars – at Dallas
  3. Houston Texans – vs. Buffalo
  4. Minnesota Vikings – vs. Arizona
  5. LA Rams – at Denver
  6. Green Bay Packers – vs. San Francisco
  7. Baltimore Ravens – at Tennessee Read more

Week 6 Rankings (2018): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

This is one of those weeks where we could see some very big games from the top names on this list. The matchups are lining up pretty well for a lot of the top end talent at wide receiver, and that should mean some big things in store. With that in mind, let’s see how we have the Top 50 shake out this week at wide receiver:

  1. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay
  2. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati
  3. Odell Beckham Jr. – New York Giants vs. Philadelphia
  4. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh
  5. DeAndre Hopkins – Houston Texans vs. Buffalo
  6. Mike Evans – Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta
  7. Adam Thielen – Minnesota Vikings vs. Arizona Read more

Week 6 Rankings (2018): Top 20 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Tight end has become a little bit of a frustrating position, with the injuries mounting and the dependable options becoming few and far between.  There could be help coming, with Greg Olsen seemingly likely to return and Evan Engram potentially back as well, while a few others are doing their best to truly emerge.  Who can we depend on?  Who are the best options?  Let’s take a look:

  1. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs – at New England
  2. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – vs. Kansas City
  3. Zack Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles – at New York Giants
  4. Jimmy Graham – Green Bay Packers – vs. San Francisco
  5. Jordan Reed – Washington Redskins – vs. Carolina
  6. George Kittle – San Francisco 49ers – at Green Bay
  7. Eric Ebron – Indianapolis Colts – at New York Jets Read more