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Week 15 Rankings (2017): Top 15 Kickers

by Ray Kuhn

As the season progresses we spend an increasing amount of time debating the virtues of our kicker choices. No fantasy point can be left behind in the semi-finals, so let’s take a look at how our options rank for this week:

  1. Will Lutz – New Orleans Saints – vs. New York Jets
  2. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – at Pittsburgh
  3. Robbie Gould – San Francisco 49ers – vs. Tennessee
  4. Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons – at Tampa Bay
  5. Greg Zuerlein – Los Angeles Rams – at Seattle
  6. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – at Cleveland
  7. Jake Elliott – Philadelphia Eagles – at New York Giants
  8. Chris Boswell – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. New England Read more

Week 15 Rankings (2017): Top 15 Defenses

by Ray Kuhn

Unless you have a truly elite option at defense there is no reason not to be streaming (and looking towards Week 16) at this point in the season. Let’s jump right into how our options rank:

  1. New Orleans Saints – vs. New York Jets
  2. Jacksonville Jaguars – vs. Houston
  3. Baltimore Ravens – at Cleveland
  4. Philadelphia Eagles – at New York Giants
  5. Denver Broncos – at Indianapolis
  6. Detroit Lions – vs. Chicago
  7. Minnesota Vikings – vs. Cincinnati Read more

Week 15 Rankings (2017): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

Playoff time is here and this is the week you have to have the best lineup possible for your team (obviously).  Who should we be trusting?  Who should we be skeptical about? To help answer those questions and give yourself the best opportunity, let’s get to breaking down the Top 50 Wide Receivers of the week:

  1. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England
  2. Keenan Allen – Los Angeles Chargers @ Kansas City
  3. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons @ Tampa Bay
  4. Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints vs. NY Jets
  5. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals @ Minnesota
  6. Adam Thielen – Minnesota Vikings vs. Cincinnati
  7. DaVante Adams – Green Bay Packers @ Carolina
  8. Doug Baldwin – Seattle Seahawks vs. LA Rams Read more

Week 15 Rankings (2017): Top 20 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Outside of Jordan Reed, who we’ve been without for much of the season anyway, it appears like we’ll be all hands on deck at the tight end position.  Considering the instability of many of the options that’s great news with fantasy titles hanging in the balance.  Who should we trust?  Who should we be skeptical about?  Let’s take a look at how the rankings shake out:

  1. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – at Pittsburgh
  2. Zach Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles – vs. New York Giants
  3. Evan Engram – New York Giants – vs. Philadelphia
  4. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Los Angeles Chargers
  5. Delanie Walker – Tennessee Titans – at San Francisco
  6. Kyle Rudolph – Minnesota Vikings – vs. Cincinnati
  7. Hunter Henry – Los Angeles Chargers – at Kansas City Read more

Week 15 Rankings (2017): Top 40 Running Backs

by Ray Kuhn

At this point in the season, all we can do is our best. I know that sounds silly, but the semifinals of the fantasy playoffs are not the time to get fancy and experiment. We simply need to make our rankings, stick with them and hope for the best. We have gotten this far after all, right? Let’s take a look at how our options rank for this week with that in mind:

  1. Le”Veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. New England
  2. LeSean McCoy – Buffalo Bills – vs. Miami
  3. Todd Gurley – Los Angeles Rams – at Seattle
  4. Alvin Kamara – New Orleans Saints – vs. New York Jets
  5. Leonard Fournette – Jacksonville Jaguars – vs. Houston
  6. Devonta Freeman – Atlanta Falcons – at Tampa Bay
  7. Kareem Hunt – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. LA Chargers
  8. Kenyan Drake – Miami Dolphins – at Buffalo Read more

Week 15 Rankings (2017): Top 25 Quarterbacks

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Obviously the big news coming out of Week 14 was the loss of Carson Wentz, though Josh McCown was also lost for the season.  The potential return of Aaron Rodgers helps, but with many leagues moving into their semifinals the injuries are a significant blow.  Who are the actual good plays?  Is there a solid streaming option to target?  Let’s take a look at the rankings heading into Week 15:

  1. Tom Brady – New England Patriots – at Pittsburgh
  2. Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks – vs. Los Angeles Rams
  3. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. New England
  4. Philip Rivers – Los Angeles Chargers – at Kansas City
  5. Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers – vs. Green Bay
  6. Kirk Cousins – Washington Redskins – vs. Arizona
  7. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints – vs. New York Jets Read more

Week 14 Rankings (2017): Top 15 Kickers

by Ray Kuhn

Once again, and as it will be for the rest of the season, weather will come into play. When making your roster decision for Week 14 you should also be looking into the future at the next two weeks and evaluating both weather and match-ups. Let’s take a look at how our options rank for this week:

  1. Will Lutz – New Orleans Saints – at Atlanta
  2. Greg Zuerlein – Los Angeles Rams – vs. Philadelphia
  3. Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons – vs. New Orleans
  4. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – at Miami
  5. Harrison Butker – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Oakland
  6. Chandler Catanzaro – New York Jets – at Denver
  7. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – at Pittsburgh
  8. Robbie Gould – San Francisco 49ers – at Houston Read more

Week 14 Rankings (2017): Top 15 Defenses

by Ray Kuhn

The good thing about streaming defenses as we reach the playoffs is that it gets easier. Not necessarily the decisions, in fact it gets harder as the stakes become more serious. What does work in your favor is that there is less competition for the week’s top options. Let’s take a look at how the defenses rank for this week:

  1. Cincinnati Bengals -  vs. Chicago
  2. New England Patriots – at Miami
  3. Green Bay Packers – at Cleveland
  4. Los Angeles Chargers – vs. Washington
  5. Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Baltimore
  6. Minnesota Vikings – at Carolina
  7. Buffalo Bills – vs. Indianapolis Read more

Week 14 Rankings (2017): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

It’s Week 14 and you’re either starting your playoffs or this is your last chance to earn your spot before they start next week. Either way, this is a potentially huge week and you need the best lineup possible. To help with that let’s get to breaking down the Top 50 Wide Receivers of the week:

  1. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore
  2. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Chicago
  3. DeAndre Hopkins – Houston Texans vs. San Francisco
  4. Keenan Allen – Los Angeles Chargers vs. Washington
  5. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans
  6. Brandin Cooks – New England Patriots @ Miami
  7. Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta
  8. Larry Fitzgerald – Arizona Cardinals vs. Tennessee Read more

Week 14 Rankings (2017): Top 40 Running Backs

by Ray Kuhn

After the marathon trip through the regular season we have finally reached the fantasy playoffs. I wish I could say that things are going to get easier, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Picking the right option seems like a thankless task, but you don’t have a choice. Let’s take a look at how our options rank for the first week of the playoffs (and for those of you fortunate enough to have earned a bye, that doesn’t mean you get the week off as it is imperative you look towards next week):

  1. Le’Veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Baltimore
  2. LeSean McCoy – Buffalo Bills – vs. Indianapolis
  3. Alvin Kamara – New Orleans Saints – at Atlanta
  4. Todd Gurley – Los Angeles Rams – vs. Philadelphia
  5. Melvin Gordon – Los Angeles Chargers – vs. Washington
  6. Mark Ingram – New Orleans Saints – at Atlanta
  7. Lamar Miller – Houston Texans – vs. San Francisco Read more