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Week 14 Rankings (2018): Top 15 Kickers

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Kickers are often overlooked, but they have the potential to be difference makers if you choose wisely.  Who are the kickers who can help put you over-the-top in your playoff matchup?  Who is flying under-the-radar?  Let’s take a look at how things shake out for the coming week:

  1. Ka’imi Fairbairn – Houston Texans – vs. Indianapolis
  2. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – at Miami
  3. Will Lutz – New Orleans Saints – at Tampa Bay
  4. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – at Kansas City
  5. Greg Zuerlein – Los Angeles Rams – at Chicago
  6. Mike Badgley – Los Angeles Chargers – vs. Cincinnati
  7. Bret Maher – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Philadelphia Read more

Week 14 Rankings (2018): Top 15 Defenses

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

This week we get some intriguing matchups, with some surprising teams surging towards the top of the rankings (and some better defenses with some very difficult matchups).  With your fantasy playoffs hanging in the balance are you willing to gamble?  Let’s take a look at how we’d rank things:

  1. Denver Broncos – at San Francisco
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers – at Oakland
  3. Buffalo Bills – vs. New York Jets
  4. New Orleans Saints – at Tampa Bay
  5. Tennessee Titans – vs. Jacksonville
  6. Los Angeles Chargers – vs. Cincinnati
  7. Los Angeles Rams – at Chicago Read more

Week 14 Rankings (2018): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

If you are reading this then I am guessing you have something big to play for this week, whether it’s a playoff spot or the first round of your playoffs. This is the time of the year where every little decision matters and every decision can win or lose you a fantasy football championship. I’m going to do my best to help you as I break down my Top 50 at the wide receiver position for this week:

  1. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers at Oakland
  2. Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay
  3. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay
  4. Davante Adams – Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta
  5. Adam Thielen – Minnesota Vikings at Seattle
  6. DeAndre Hopkins – Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis
  7. Keenan Allen – Los Angeles Chargers vs. Cincinnati Read more

Week 14 Rankings (2018): Top 20 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Already a questionable position to fill, injuries have helped to further deplete the alternatives for fantasy owners.  Greg Olsen is just the latest option to be lost, and if you don’t have one of the truly elite there’s a good chance that you are scrambling at the worst possible time.  Who are the tight ends worth utilizing as we prepare for the fantasy playoffs?  Let’s take a look:

  1. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Baltimore
  2. Zach Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles – at Dallas
  3. Eric Ebron – Indianapolis Colts – at Houston
  4. Jared Cook – Oakland Raiders – vs. Pittsburgh
  5. George Kittle – San Francisco 49ers – vs. Denver
  6. Jordan Reed – Washington Redskins – vs. New York Giants
  7. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – at Miami Read more

Week 14 Rankings (2018): Top 40 Running Backs

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Injuries…  Injuries…  Injuries…  As most fantasy owners prepare for Week 1 of the fantasy playoffs they are forced to maneuver around a slew of injuries that will have a significant impact on their lineups.  Already ruled out are James Conner and Matt Breida and there are a slew of others who are either likely to be out (Melvin Gordon) or are questionable (Kerryon Johnson, Chris Carson).  With that in mind let’s take a look at how the rankings fall, with the knowledge that you need to keep a close eye on the news as the week progresses:

  1. Christian McCaffrey – Carolina Panthers – at Cleveland
  2. Ezekiel Elliot – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Philadelphia
  3. Saquan Barkley – New York Giants – at Washington
  4. Leonard Fournette – Jacksonville Jaguars – at Tennessee
  5. Alvin Kamara – New Orleans Saints – at Tampa Bay
  6. Todd Gurley – Los Angeles Rams – at Chicago
  7. Aaron Jones – Green Bay Packers – vs. Atlanta Read more

Week 14 Rankings (2018): Top 25 Quarterbacks

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

It feels like the NFL season just started yet for most this week marks the beginning of the fantasy playoffs.  It’s amazing how quickly that “snuck” up on us, isn’t it?  Who are the quarterbacks we are ready to depend on?  Who could be worth the gamble?  Which bigger name are you willing to leave on your bench?  Let’s break it all down for Week 14:

  1. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints – at Tampa Bay
  2. Patrick Mahomes – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Baltimore
  3. Philip Rivers – Los Angeles Chargers – vs. Cincinnati
  4. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Oakland
  5. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – vs. Atlanta
  6. Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers – at Cleveland
  7. Deshaun Watson – Houston Texans – vs. Indianapolis Read more

Week 13 Rankings (2018): Top 15 Kickers

by Ray Kuhn

At this point in the season we should consider ourselves relatively lucky that weather really hasn’t come into play when looking for the best option at kicker. Match-ups and trends are important, and there is nothing wrong with riding the hot hand on a weekly basis. With that in mind let’s take a look at how our options rank:

  1. Greg Zuerlein – LA Rams – at Detroit
  2. Will Lutz – New Orleans Saints – at Dallas
  3. Ka’imi Fairbairn – Houston Texans – vs. Cleveland
  4. Harrison Butker – Kansas City Chiefs – at Oakland
  5. Justin Tucker – Houston Texans – at Atlanta
  6. Brett Maher – Dallas Cowboys – vs. New Orleans
  7. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – vs. Minnesota Read more

Week 13 Rankings (2018): Top 15 Defenses

by Ray Kuhn

Now that the bye weeks are over and the playoffs are just about upon us, for some Week 13 is the “first” week as they look to advance to the second season. You can afford to play the match-up game, not only for this week but for the next three or four weeks if necessary. Of course we need to live in the present, so let’s take a look at how this week’s options rank:

  1. LA Rams – at Detroit
  2. Kansas City Chiefs – at Oakland
  3. Chicago Bears – at NY Giants
  4. Houston Texans – vs. Cleveland
  5. Indianapolis Colts – at Jacksonville
  6. Denver Broncos – at Cincinnati
  7. Carolina Panthers – at Tampa Bay Read more

Week 13 Rankings (2013): Top 20 Tight Ends

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Injuries…  Injuries…  Injuries…  That’s been the narrative, especially as of late, as fantasy owners learned that Jack Doyle had been lost for the season (as well as Jeff Heuerman) while Evan Engram could also remain sidelined.  Throw in all of the previous injuries we’ve dealt with, for a position that’s already relatively shallow, and there are quite a few owners who are scraping the bottom of the barrel.  Who are the options to trust?  Let’s take a look:

  1. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs – at Oakland
  2. Zack Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles – vs. Washington
  3. Eric Ebron – Indianapolis Colts – at Jacksonville
  4. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – vs. Minnesota
  5. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers – at Tampa Bay
  6. Jared Cook – Oakland Raiders – vs. Kansas City
  7. George Kittle – San Francisco 49ers – at Seattle Read more

Week 13 Rankings (2013): Top 50 Wide Receivers

by Will Overton

It’s Week 13 folks, so doing the same old thing and running the same guys out there just because you’ve done it all year might not be the best strategy. The bye weeks are over which means we get all of our top end WR in play with a much deeper second and third tier. You need to be running your best lineup possible out there this week and to help you make those tough decisions here is how there WR position shakes out:

  1. Tyreek Hill – Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland
  2. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. LA Chargers
  3. Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints at Dallas
  4. DeAndre Hopkins – Houston Texans vs. Cleveland
  5. Adam Thielen – Minnesota Vikings at New England
  6. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons vs. Baltimore
  7. Davante Adams – Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Read more