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Updated 2014 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 15 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We are less than two weeks from the start of the season, meaning this is the prime time for fantasy drafts.  How have our tight end rankings been shaken up given recent news?  Let’s take a look:

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

Updated 2014 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 40 Wide Receivers

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

There haven’t been significant injuries to wide receivers around the league, though a few at the tail end of the rankings have been nicked up (like Wes Welker and Marvin Jones).  That’s helped lead to a few of the changes on our rankings.  Also, keep in mind that just because Alshon Jeffery is ranked second, it doesn’t mean that you should draft him that highly (because you simply don’t need to).  It’s where I think he’s going to produce these season.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at how things currently look:

  1. Calvin Johnson – Detroit Lions (1)
  2. Alshon Jeffery – Chicago Bears (2)
  3. Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos (3)
  4. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons (4)
  5. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals (5)
  6. Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys (6)
  7. Victor Cruz – New York Giants (7)
  8. Randall Cobb – Green Bay Packers (8)
  9. Brandon Marshall – Chicago Bears (10)
  10. Keenan Allen – San Diego Chargers (11) Read more

Updated 2014 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 30 Running Backs

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

There haven’t been any significant injuries to the running backs (thankfully), and we hope that continues through the most important weak on the preseason schedule.  That said, there have been some minor moves throughout the rankings (mostly due to usage concerns).  Let’s take a look at how things currently stack up (the number in parenthesis is our previous rankings):

 

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

Top 20 Rookies For 2014: Redraft Leagues

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Blake Bortles is not listed here, with the Jaguars having stood steadfast in the idea of him sitting on the sidelines all year long.  If they re-think that strategy, as it appears that they may be?  Things are obviously going to change dramatically.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at how things currently stand:

 

  1. Bishop Sankey – RB – Tennessee Titans
  2. Mike Evans – WR – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  3. Davante Adams – WR – Green Bay Packers
  4. Sammy Watkins – WR – Buffalo Bills
  5. Jeremy Hill – RB – Cincinnati Bengals
  6. Terrance West – RB – Cleveland Browns
  7. Brandin Cooks – WR – New Orleans Saints
  8. Marquise Lee – WR – Jacksonville Jaguars
  9. Devonta Freeman – RB – Atlanta Falcons
  10. Johnny Manziel – QB – Cleveland Browns Read more

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

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

It feels like, every season, there is a tight end or two that comes out of nowhere to emerge as one of the better options in the league.  At this point no one would consider the Eagles’ Zach Ertz an under-the-radar option, as he has been talked up significantly in recent days/weeks.  Who else has a chance to climb up the rankings, though?  Let’s take a look at how we currently stand:

 

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

Updated 2014 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 40 Wide Receivers: PPR Formats

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We took a look at some wide receiver PPR risers previously (click here to view), but let’s take a look at how our 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. Brandon Marshall – Chicago Bears
  8. T.Y. Hilton – Indianapolis Colts
  9. Victor Cruz – New York Giants
  10. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers Read more

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

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

How many safe running backs are there in the game today?  The truth is we can probably count them on one hand.  As we work our way down the list you can give reason for doubt and concern right from the start.  It’s going to make for some interesting draft decisions, don’t you think?  With that in mind let’s take a look at our current PPR 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

Top 10 Rookie Wide Receivers For 2014

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

First round wide receivers are known as significant risks.  While fantasy owners want to believe that they are going to be stellar producers, there’s always going to be a learning curve.  The success stories, for Year 1, are harder to come by then the busts (just think Tavon Austin).  That said, that doesn’t mean we should simply ignore rookie wide receivers.  Who is the best bet to produce?  Let’s take a look:

 

1) Mike Evans – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
It’s easy to argue that Evans finds himself in the best spot to produce immediately as he will be asked to fill the Mike Williams role in Tampa Bay’s offense.  Better yet, he could easily play the Alshon Jeffery to Vincent Jackson’s role of Brandon Marshall (to draw a comparison to Lovie Smith’s former team).  While Jeffery was used sparingly in his rookie season (48 targets in 10 games), Evans likely won’t fall victim to that same fate.  He’s a big receiver (6’5”, 231 lbs.) and could easily emerge as a red zone target immediately.

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Updated 2014 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 15 Quarterbacks

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Injuries have not been a factor, at least not yet, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been some minor changes to our quarterback rankings.  With drafts/auctions right around the corner, it’s worth taking the time to give an update on where we stand:

  1. Peyton Manning – Denver Broncos
  2. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints
  3. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers
  4. Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions
  5. Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts
  6. Robert Griffin III – Washington Redskins
  7. Colin Kaepernick – San Francisco 49ers
  8. Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers
  9. Tom Brady – New England Patriots
  10. Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons Read more

2014 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 15 Defenses

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Which defenses are the best to target on draft day?  Who has the most upside?  Let’s take a look at our initial rankings:

  1. Seattle Seahawks
  2. Carolina Panthers
  3. San Francisco 49ers
  4. St. Louis Rams
  5. Arizona Cardinals
  6. Cincinnati Bengals
  7. Denver Broncos
  8. New England Patriots
  9. Kansas City Chiefs
  10. Buffalo Bills Read more