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Week 8 Rankings (2014): Top 15 Defenses

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Think you have it all figured out after Week 7?  Think again, as injuries and simple poor play will likely change things dramatically for the coming week (they were out of control last week).  Let’s take a look at how things stack up in the always unpredictable NFL for Week 8:

 

  1. Houston Texans – at Tennessee
  2. Buffalo Bills – at New York Jets
  3. New England Patriots – vs. Chicago
  4. Detroit Lions – at Atlanta
  5. Miami Dolphins – at Jacksonville
  6. Indianapolis Colts – at Pittsburgh
  7. Cleveland Browns – vs. Oakland
  8. Seattle Seahawks – at Carolina
  9. Dallas Cowboys – vs. Washington
  10. Denver Broncos – vs. San Diego Read more

Week 8 Rankings (2014): Top 40 Running Backs

by Ray Kuhn

Nobody should be surprised by this, but we had another interesting week where running backs are concerned in fantasy football. One team lost their top two running backs in the same game and now we are advocating for a player who hasn’t been active all season. A converted quarterback/wide receiver had one of the best games of the week. A running back who was off draft boards by the second or third round of just about every draft didn’t gain a single yard.  And we can go on.

Those are just a few of the things fantasy owners had to deal with this week at the running back position. This week there are just two teams, New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers, on bye. With all that in mind, let’s take a look at how our rankings shake out for the coming week:

  1. DeMarco Murray – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Washington
  2. Jamaal Charles – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. St. Louis
  3. Matt Forte – Chicago Bears – at New England
  4. Arian Foster – Houston Texans – at Tennessee
  5. Marshawn Lynch – Seattle Seahawks – at Carolina
  6. Andre Ellington – Arizona Cardinals – vs. Philadelphia
  7. Giovanni Bernard – Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Baltimore
  8. Le’Veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Indianapolis
  9. Ben Tate – Cleveland Browns – vs. Oakland
  10. Shane Vereen – New England Patriots – vs. Chicago Read more

Week 8 Rankings (2014): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

Every week it seems like someone else is emerging into the top 20 – 25 of this group while some of the established veterans seem to continue slipping. At the top of the rankings we see many of the same subjects who continue to swap places among the top seven.

  1. Jordy Nelson – Green Bay Packers @ New Orleans
  2. Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos vs. San Diego
  3. Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington
  4. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis
  5. Randall Cobb – Green Bay Packers @ New Orleans
  6. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit
  7. Brandon Marshall – Chicago Bears @ New England
  8. T.Y. Hilton – Indianapolis Colts @ Pittsburgh
  9. Jeremy Maclin – Philadelphia Eagles @ Arizona
  10. Mike Wallace – Miami Dolphins @ Jacksonville
  11. Golden Tate – Detroit Lions vs. Atlanta
  12. Steve Smith – Baltimore Ravens @ Cincinnati Read more

Week 8 Rankings (2014): Top 15 Kickers

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Kickers are often overlooked, but there are times where they could actually be the difference between winning and losing in a given week.  Who is the best options for Week 7?  Let’s take a look:

 

  1. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – vs. Chicago
  2. Dan Bailey – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Washington
  3. Adam Vinatieri – Indianapolis Colts – at Pittsburgh
  4. Blair Walsh – Minnesota Vikings – at Tampa Bay
  5. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – at Cincinnati
  6. Nick Novak – San Diego Chargers – at Denver
  7. Nick Folk – New York Jets – vs. Buffalo
  8. Caleb Sturgis – Miami Dolphins – at Jacksonville
  9. Dan Carpenter – Buffalo Bills – at New York Jets
  10. Matt Prater – Detroit Lions – at Atlanta Read more

Week 8 Rankings (2014): Top 25 Quarterbacks

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Just when you think you have all of the answers the NFL seems to change the questions.  It’s time to write Tom Brady off, right?  Obviously those who took that stance have been proven completely wrong.  How about Russell Wilson?  Would anyone have expected him to be a Top 5 option at any point in 2014, especially in a matchup against the Carolina Panthers?  That’s exactly where he is, though.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at how all of the quarterbacks shake out for the coming week:

 

  1. Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts – at Pittsburgh
  2. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – at New Orleans
  3. Peyton Manning – Denver Broncos – vs. San Diego
  4. Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks – at Carolina
  5. Philip Rivers – San Diego Chargers – at Denver
  6. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints – vs. Green Bay
  7. Tony Romo – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Washington
  8. Tom Brady – New England Patriots – vs. Chicago
  9. Carson Palmer – Arizona Cardinals – vs. Philadelphia
  10. Nick Foles – Philadelphia Eagles – at Arizona Read more

Week 7 Rankings (2014): Top 15 Defenses

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Think you have it all figured out after Week 6?  Think again, as injuries and simple poor play will likely change things dramatically for the coming week (they were out of control last week).  Let’s take a look at how things stack up in the always unpredictable NFL for Week 7:

 

  1. New England Patriots – vs. New York Jets
  2. Buffalo Bills – vs. Minnesota
  3. Houston Texans – at Pittsburgh
  4. San Diego Chargers – vs. Kansas City
  5. Green Bay Packers – vs. Carolina
  6. Denver Broncos – vs. San Francisco
  7. Chicago Bears – vs. Miami
  8. Seattle Seahawks – at St. Louis
  9. Cleveland Browns – at Jacksonville
  10. Arizona Cardinals – at Oakland Read more

Week 7 Rankings: Top 20 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We all know that tight end is a topsy-turvy position, where there seems to be someone who emerges almost every week.  Last week it was Jace Amaro, though that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s going to be a trustworthy option this week.  Let’s take a look at how everything shakes out for Week 7:

 

  1. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – vs. New York Jets
  2. Julius Thomas – Denver Broncos – vs. San Francisco
  3. Jordan Cameron – Cleveland Browns – at Jacksonville
  4. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers – at Green Bay
  5. Delanie Walker – Tennessee Titans – at Washington
  6. Martellus Bennett – Chicago Bears – vs. Miami
  7. Antonio Gates – San Diego Chargers – vs. Kansas City
  8. Jordan Reed – Washington Redskins – vs. Tennessee
  9. Larry Donnell – New York Giants – at Dallas
  10. Jared Cook – St. Louis Rams – vs. Seattle Read more

Week 7 Rankings (2014): Top 15 Kickers

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Kickers are often overlooked, but there are times where they could actually be the difference between winning and losing in a given week.  Who is the best options for Week 7?  Let’s take a look:

 

  1. Dan Bailey – Dallas Cowboys – vs. New York Giants
  2. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – vs. New York Jets
  3. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Atlanta
  4. Adam Vinatieri – Indianapolis Colts – vs. Cincinnati
  5. Phil Dawson – San Francisco 49ers – at Denver
  6. Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons – at Baltimore
  7. Nick Novak – San Diego Chiefs – vs. Kansas City
  8. Chandler Catanzaro – Arizona Cardinals – at Oakland
  9. Shaun Suisham – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Houston
  10. Blair Walsh – Minnesota Vikings – at Buffalo Read more

Week 7 Rankings (2014): Top 40 Running Backs

by Ray Kuhn

We move right along in the NFL season as Week 7 is upon us. I know it sounds crazy, but come next Tuesday we will have already passed the halfway point of the fantasy season. The good news is that there are only two teams on bye this week, and only one legitimate starting RB will be sitting out (LeSean McCoy). Tampa Bay is the other team on bye, and that just means you don’t need to force yourself to start Doug Martin.  How do the running backs taking the field stack up?  Let’s take a look:

  1. DeMarco Murray – Dallas Cowboys – vs. NY Giants
  2. Matt Forte – Chicago Bears – vs. Miami
  3. Jamaal Charles – Kansas City Chiefs – at San Diego
  4. Andre Ellington – Arizona Cardinals – at Oakland
  5. Giovanni Bernard – Cincinnati Bengals – at Indianapolis
  6. Marshawn Lynch – Seattle Seahawks – at St. Louis
  7. Le’Veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Houston
  8. Arian Foster – Houston Texans – at Pittsburgh
  9. Eddie Lacy – Green Bay Packers – vs. Carolina
  10. Branden Oliver – San Diego Chargers – vs. Kansas City Read more

Week 7 Rankings (2014): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

Even with injuries to two of the game’s biggest name wide receivers, Calvin Johnson and A.J. Green, there is still plenty of top end talent on this list to make owners scratch their head thinking about who to start. If you need help, here is how I see the top 50 at the position shaking out this week:

  1. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Houston
  2. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons @ Baltimore
  3. Jordy Nelson – Green Bay Packers vs. Carolina
  4. Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys vs. NY Giants
  5. Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos vs. San Francisco
  6. Brandon Marshall – Chicago Bears vs. Miami
  7. Randall Cobb – Green Bay Packers vs. Carolina
  8. Alshon Jeffrey – Chicago Bears vs. Miami
  9. Steve Smith – Baltimore Ravens vs. Atlanta
  10. Mike Wallace – Miami Dolphins @ Chicago
  11. Kelvin Benjamin – Carolina Panthers @ Green Bay
  12. T.Y. Hilton – Indianapolis Colts vs. Cincinnati Read more