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Week 12 Rankings (2017): Top 15 Defenses

by Ray Kuhn

With five (hopefully five) weeks left in your fantasy football season, now is the time to get prepared… Prepared for the playoff semifinals in Week 15 and the championship game in Week 16 that is. While you need to maximize your defensive for this week, you should try to do so with one eye on the future (unless you are in a must win situation, then you do what you have to do to get there). Until then, let’s take at how our options rank for this week:

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars – at Arizona
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Green Bay
  3. Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Cleveland
  4. Baltimore Ravens – vs. Houston
  5. Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Buffalo
  6. Philadelphia Eagles – vs. Chicago
  7. Seattle Seahawks – at San Francisco Read more

Week 12 Rankings (2017): Top 15 Kickers

by Ray Kuhn

Once again there is player movement at the position that generally gets ignored. Jake Elliot injured himself against Dallas and his status for this week remains unclear, and Cairo Santos is now kicking for the Bears. Considering those changes, and everything else, let’s take a look at how our options rank:

  1. Greg Zuerlein – Los Angeles Rams – vs. New Orleans
  2. Chris Boswell – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Green Bay
  3. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – vs. Miami
  4. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Houston
  5. Harrison Butker – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Buffalo
  6. Ryan Succop – Tennessee Titans – at Indianapolis
  7. Will Lutz – New Orleans Saints – at LA Rams Read more

Week 12 Rankings (2017): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

Finally the bye weeks are over and we have a full slate of football games once again. That means that the fantasy playoffs are quickly approaching and you may very well be in must win mode. Setting your lineup is crucial and I am going to do my best to offer some help by breaking down my Top 50 Wide Receivers for the week:

  1. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay
  2. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland
  3. Doug Baldwin – Seattle Seahawks @ San Francisco
  4. Brandin Cooks – New England Patriots vs. Miami
  5. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay
  6. Adam Thielen – Minnesota Vikings @ Detroit
  7. Mike Evans – Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Atlanta
  8. Tyreek Hill – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Read more

Week 12 Rankings (2017): Top 20 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Is there a position that’s more frustrating than tight end?  Every week it seems that there’s an unheralded player come out of nowhere to produce gaudy numbers, while the bigger names tend to disappoint.  We do have a class of elite, that you want to use regardless, but after the first few names you never know what you’re going to get…  Then again, are the “elite” really can’t miss plays (look at what Zack Ertz did in Week 11, or Rob Gronkowski many weeks)?  It’s a tough field to maneuver, but let’s take a look and see how the landscape appears heading into Week 12:

  1. Evan Engram – New York Giants – at Washington
  2. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Buffalo
  3. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – vs. Miami
  4. Zack Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles – vs. Chicago
  5. Jimmy Graham – Seattle Seahawks – at San Francisco
  6. Delanie Walker – Tennessee Titans – at Indianapolis
  7. Vernon Davis – Washington Redskins – vs. New York Giants Read more

Week 12 Rankings (2017): Top 40 Running Backs

by Ray Kuhn

Finally we have made it! We are still two weeks away from the fantasy playoffs, but we have some relief.  The bye weeks are over, so that means we have 32 less than ideal situations to choose from while setting our lineups (as opposed to 26 or 28). With the full slate of options, let’s take a look at how our options rank:

  1. Le’Veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Green Bay
  2. Mark Ingram – New Orleans Saints – at LA Rams
  3. Todd Gurley – Los Angeles Rams – vs. New Orleans
  4. Melvin Gordon – Los Angeles Chargers – at Dallas
  5. LeSean McCoy – Buffalo Bills – at Kansas City
  6. Leonard Fournette – Jacksonville Jaguars – at Arizona
  7. Kareem Hunt – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Buffalo
  8. Alvin Kamara – New Orleans Saints – at LA Rams Read more

Week 12 Rankings (2017): Top 25 Quarterbacks

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

While we have some clarity as to who the best quarterback options are who are questionable plays, there’s still a lot of issues hanging over the position.  Whether it’s injuries, potential change (like in Minnesota, where Teddy Bridgewater is looming) or simply poor play (like Dak Prescott or Alex Smith of late) there are numerous situations that are difficult to trust.  Who are the quarterbacks to play?  Who are better left on your bench?  Let’s take a look at how things stack up early in Week 12:

  1. Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks – at San Francisco
  2. Tom Brady – New England Patriots – vs. Miami
  3. Kirk Cousins – Washington Redskins – vs. New York Giants
  4. Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers – at New York Jets
  5. Carson Wentz – Philadelphia Eagles – vs. Chicago
  6. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Green Bay
  7. Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons – vs. Tampa Bay
  8. Andy Dalton – Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Cleveland Read more

Week 11 Rankings (2017): Top 15 Kickers

by Ray Kuhn

We have had a few weeks of reprieve, but for this week we are going to have to play meteorologist. Since we are in the middle of November it makes sense and is something that will likely continue for the rest of the way. We want to be careful not to overstate the impact that weather will have on the results, but one area in which there is a clear relationship is the kicking game. Since we are completing these rankings a few days prior to Sunday, and the weather has a habit of changing, it is a roster decision you will want to revisit closer to game time. In a vacuum, here is how our options rank:

  1. Jake Elliot – Philadelphia Eagles – at Dallas
  2. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – at Oakland
  3. Greg Zuerlein – Los Angeles Rams – at Minnesota
  4. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – at Green Bay
  5. Will Lutz – New Orleans Saints – vs. Washington Read more

Week 11 Rankings (2017): Top 15 Defenses

by Ray Kuhn

If you are waiting for the quarterback play to improve, this is not your week. We have Phillip Rivers in the concussion protocol, Tom Savage still under center for the Texans, Blaine Gabbert taking snaps for Arizona and Nate Peterman making his debut in Buffalo. However, from the perspective of fantasy defenses all of that is good news. Let’s take a look at how our options rank:

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars – at Cleveland
  2. Kansas City Chiefs – at New York Giants
  3. Arizona Cardinals – at Houston
  4. Denver Broncos – vs. Cincinnati
  5. Los Angeles Chargers – vs. Buffalo
  6. New Orleans Saints – vs. Washington
  7. Baltimore Ravens – at Green Bay
  8. Cincinnati Bengals – at Denver Read more

Week 11 Rankings (2017): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

It’s interesting to look back at the rankings from Week 1 and look at where we are now in the wide receiver position. There’s been a lot of turnover at the top and if you are still stuck with the way you thought it was going to be at the beginning of the year you may be in trouble. How do things currently look?  Let’s take a look at how they shake out for Week 11:

  1. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tennessee
  2. Doug Baldwin – Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta
  3. Mike Evans – Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Miami
  4. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons @ Seattle
  5. Tyreek Hill – Kansas City Chiefs @ NY Giants
  6. Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints vs. Washington
  7. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals @ Denver
  8. DeAndre Hopkins – Houston Texans vs. Arizona Read more

Week 11 Rankings (2017): Top 20 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Tight end continues to be one of the most frustrating positions to fill.  If you have one of the “Big 4” you are set each and every week (outside of bye weeks), but after that it’s a complete mess.  Sure there are some decent options, but they aren’t a given to produce regularly and are definitely not matchup proof.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at how things shake out for the coming week:

  1. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs – at New York Giants
  2. Zach Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles – at Dallas
  3. Evan Engram – New York Giants – vs. Kansas City
  4. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – at Oakland
  5. Jared Cook – Oakland Raiders – vs. New England
  6. Jimmy Graham – Seattle Seahawks – vs. Atlanta
  7. Tyler Kroft – Cincinnati Bengals – at Denver
  8. Delanie Walker – Tennessee Titans – at Pittsburgh Read more