Archive for Rankings

2015 Rankings: Top 25 Players Overall

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We’ve been running down our positional rankings throughout the offseason, but how does our overall “Big Board” look?  Let’s take a look at how the Top 25 looks for those in standard formats (these rankings are based off of our 2015 projections and do not necessarily represent where we would select a player on draft day):

  1. Eddie Lacy – Green Bay Packers (RB1)
  2. Jamaal Charles – Kansas City Chiefs (RB2)
  3. Adrian Peterson – Minnesota Vikings (RB3)
  4. Le’Veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers (RB4)
  5. Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts (QB1)
  6. Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos (WR1)
  7. Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys (WR2)
  8. Aaron Rodgers –Green Bay Packers (QB2)
  9. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons (WR3)
  10. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers (WR4) Read more

Top 10 Running Back Handcuffs For 2015 (Cameron Artis-Payne, Matt Jones & More)

by Ray Kuhn

Things change. Whether you like it or not, they do. It is simply a fact of life and Fantasy Football is not immune to it. The main area where this is noticeable, is in regards to running backs. There are increasingly less situations where just one running back will receive the majority of touches and or obvious reasons this then influences your draft strategy.

The notion of true handcuffs and true sleepers is becoming more and more outdated. There are no longer many situations where you can bank on a running back receiving 25-30 carries a game on a consistent basis or remaining in the game for all three downs. When either is the case and you draft one of those backs, you are going to want to take a hard look at drafting their backup as well (simply for risk management). Drafting a “sleeper” could have more potential upside, but in most cases they are just someone else’s handcuff. Read more

Updated 2015 Rankings: Top 15 Defenses

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Which defenses are worth our investment?  Who should we be willing to “reach” for?  Let’s take a look at how the groups currently rank heading into the season:

  1. Seattle Seahawks
  2. Buffalo Bills
  3. Arizona Cardinals
  4. Houston Texans
  5. St. Louis Rams
  6. Baltimore Ravens
  7. New York Jets
  8. Denver Broncos
  9. Green Bay Packers
  10. New England Patriots Read more

Updated 2015 Rankings: Top 15 Tight Ends: How Far Does Julius Thomas Fall?

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

The news that Julius Thomas will miss at least the first three weeks of the season due to hand surgery, with the potential for more, obviously brings a significant change to our rankings.  Initially our fourth ranked tight end even with the move away from Peyton Manning, his value obviously takes a significant hit.  How far?  Let’s take a look:

  1. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots
  2. Jimmy Graham – Seattle Seahawks
  3. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers
  4. Delanie Walker – Tennessee Titans
  5. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs
  6. Jason Witten – Dallas Cowboys
  7. Jared Cook – St. Louis Rams
  8. Martellus Bennett – Chicago Bears
  9. Julius Thomas – Jacksonville Jaguars
  10. Jordan Cameron – Miami Dolphins Read more

Updated 2015 Fantasy Rankings: Top 15 Quarterbacks: New Name Atop The Rankings & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We continue wait for the resolution to the Tom Brady situation.  If he is going to be available on Week 1 he vaults into the Top 7 without question (and should be considered that good of an option from whenever he steps onto the field moving forward).  However the uncertainty and potential lost playing time keeps him outside the Top 15 looking in, at least for now.  How do the rankings currently look?  Let’s take a look:

  1. Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts
  2. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers
  3. Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks
  4. Peyton Manning – Denver Broncos
  5. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints
  6. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers
  7. Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons
  8. Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers
  9. Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions
  10. Eli Manning – New York Giants Read more

Updated 2015 Fantasy Rankings: Top 40 Wide Receivers (#21-40): More Injury/News Fallout

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Yesterday we updated the Top 20 of our Wide Receiver rankings (click here to view), but obviously the fallout of the news/injuries goes beyond that.  Let’s check in and see how the next 20 on our rankings currently sit:

21. Jordan Matthews – Philadelphia Eagles
22. Desean Jackson – Washington Redskins
23. Andre Johnson – Indianapolis Colts
24. Golden Tate – Detroit Lions
25. Allen Robinson – Jacksonville Jaguars
26. Martavis Bryant – Pittsburgh Steelers
27. Pierre Garcon – Washington Redskins
28. Brian Quick – St. Louis Rams
29. Terrance Williams – Dallas Cowboys
30. Dorial Green-Beckham – Tennessee Titans Read more

Updated 2015 Fantasy Rankings: Top 40 Wide Receivers (#1-20): Davante Adams Enters Mix

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

First it was Kelvin Benjamin that was lost for the season, now it is Jordy Nelson who was previously ranked #7 (if you want to throw in Kevin White as well, though he was never going to be a WR1).  Unfortunately for fantasy owners the top receiving options in the league are going down quickly.  Luckily it’s a deep position, but there’s obviously been significant change to our rankings.  Let’s take a look:

  1. Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos
  2. Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys
  3. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons
  4. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers
  5. Odell Beckham Jr. – New York Giants
  6. Calvin Johnson – Detroit Lions
  7. Randall Cobb – Green Bay Packers
  8. Alshon Jeffrey – Chicago Bears
  9. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals
  10. DeAndre Hopkins – Houston Texans Read more

Updated 2015 Fantasy Rankings: Top 40 Running Backs (#1-20)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

While we haven’t had a significant injury since Arian Foster went down indefinitely, that doesn’t mean we haven’t seen changes to our rankings.  The most notable change has been a significant drop for LeSean McCoy, who is battling injuries and questions, but there are a few other issues causing a bit of a shuffle.  Let’s take a look at how we currently look as the season gets closer and closer:

  1. Jamaal Charles – Kansas City Chiefs
  2. Adrian Peterson – Minnesota Vikings
  3. Le’Veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers
  4. Eddie Lacy – Green Bay Packers
  5. Marshawn Lynch – Seattle Seahawks
  6. DeMarco Murray – Philadelphia Eagles
  7. Matt Forte – Chicago Bears
  8. Jeremy Hill – Cincinnati Bengals
  9. C.J. Anderson – Denver Broncos
  10. LeSean McCoy – Buffalo Bills Read more

2015 Fantasy Rankings: PPR Rankings: Top 40 Running Backs (#21-40)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Earlier in the week we looked at the first half of our PPR Running Back Rankings (click here to view).  How do the next 20 shake out?  Let’s take a look:

21. T.J. Yeldon – Jacksonville Jaguars
22. Carlos Hyde – San Francisco 49ers
23. Duke Johnson – Cleveland Browns
24. Frank Gore – Indianapolis Colts
25. Todd Gurley – St. Louis Rams
26. Joique Bell – Detroit Lions
27. Tre Mason – St. Louis Rams
28. Joseph Randle – Dallas Cowboys
29. Doug Martin – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
30. C.J. Spiller – New Orleans Saints Read more

2015 Fantasy Rankings: PPR Rankings: Top 40 Wide Receivers (#1-20)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We all know that there are some changes to our rankings when we add a PPR aspect to our fantasy league, but how great is it?  Let’s take a look at how our rankings look when we factor in a 0.5 point per reception:

  1. Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos
  2. Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys
  3. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons
  4. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers
  5. Odell Beckham – New York giants
  6. Calvin Johnson – Detroit Lions
  7. Jordy Nelson – Green Bay Packers
  8. Alshon Jeffery – Chicago Bears
  9. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals
  10. DeAndre Hopkins – Houston Texans Read more