Thursday, September 18, 2014

Week 3 fantasy football rankings

Below are Week 3 fantasy football rankings based on potential performance in this week's games for quarterback, running back, wide receiver, tight end, kicker and team defense.


1 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay at Detroit 
2 Drew Brees, New Orleans vs. Minnesota 
3 Matthew Stafford, Detroit vs. Green Bay 
4 Russell Wilson, Seattle vs. Denver 
5 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis at Jacksonville ... Luck is the #1 fantasy quarterback through two weeks
6 Nick Foles, Philadelphia vs. Washington 
7 Cam Newton, Carolina vs. Pittsburgh 
8 Matt Ryan, Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay 
9 Peyton Manning, Denver at Seattle ... Manning and company get their first road game, at unfriendly CenturyLink Field for this Super Bowl matchup
10 Tom Brady, New England vs. Oakland 
11 Tony Romo, Dallas at St. Louis 
12 Ryan Tannehill, Miami vs. Kansas City 
13 Andy Dalton, Cincinnati vs. Tennessee 
14 Jay Cutler, Chicago at N.Y. Jets 
15 Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco at Arizona 
16 Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh at Carolina 
17 Kirk Cousins, Washington at Philadelphia ... RG3 is out for up to two months, Kirk Cousins is your new Washington starter
18 Philip Rivers, San Diego at Buffalo 
19 Geno Smith, N.Y. Jets vs. Chicago 
20 Jake Locker, Tennessee at Cincinnati  

Running Back

1 LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia vs. Washington 
2 Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati vs. Tennessee 
3 DeMarco Murray, Dallas at St. Louis 
4 Arian Foster, Houston at N.Y. Giants 
5 Marshawn Lynch, Seattle vs. Denver ... He should be good to go but Lynch missed part of last week with back issues
6 Alfred Morris, Washington at Philadelphia 
7 Rashad Jennings, N.Y. Giants vs. Houston 
8 Matt Forte, Chicago at N.Y. Jets 
9 Darren Sproles, Philadelphia vs. Washington ... Sproles is the surprise #1 running back in points per reception scoring after two weeks
10 Eddie Lacy, Green Bay at Detroit ... Lacy should get going strong at some point but Detroit is #2 against the run after two weeks
11 Knile Davis, Kansas City at Miami ... This ranking assumes that Jamaal Charles (ankle sprain) will be out this week
12 Pierre Thomas, New Orleans vs. Minnesota 
13 Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh at Carolina 
14 Zac Stacy, St. Louis vs. Dallas ... Stacy received 19 carries to 6 for Benny Cunningham last week 
15 C.J. Spiller, Buffalo vs. San Diego 
16 Reggie Bush, Detroit vs. Green Bay 
17 Joique Bell, Detroit vs. Green Bay 
18 Shane Vereen, New England vs. Oakland 
19 Terrance West, Cleveland vs. Baltimore 
20 Ahmad Bradshaw, Indianapolis at Jacksonville ... Bradshaw is the #6 running back in points per reception scoring after two weeks
21 Lamar Miller, Miami vs. Kansas City ... With Knowshon Moreno out, Miller becomes the lead back in Miami
22 Donald Brown, San Diego at Buffalo ... Ryan Mathews (sprained MCL) is out, Donald Brown will start
23 Bobby Rainey, Tampa Bay at Atlanta ... Doug Martin is now expected to be OUT
24 Stevan Ridley, New England vs. Oakland 
25 Khiry Robinson, New Orleans vs. Minnesota ... With Mark Ingram (broken hand) out, Robinson should get the start
26 Andre Ellington, Arizona vs. San Francisco 
27 Chris Johnson, N.Y. Jets vs. Chicago 
28 Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati vs. Tennessee 
29 Frank Gore, San Francisco at Arizona 
30 Trent Richardson, Indianapolis at Jacksonville 

Wide Receivers

1 Calvin Johnson, Detroit vs. Green Bay 
2 Jordy Nelson, Green Bay at Detroit ... Nelson is the #1 wide receiver in points per reception scoring after two weeks
3 Julio Jones, Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay 
4 Dez Bryant, Dallas at St. Louis 
5 Brandon Marshall, Chicago at N.Y. Jets 
6 Demaryius Thomas, Denver at Seattle ... Thomas had 13 receptions for 118 yards and a touchdown against Seattle in the Super Bowl
7 Randall Cobb, Green Bay at Detroit 
8 Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh at Carolina 
9 Percy Harvin, Seattle vs. Denver 
10 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago at N.Y. Jets 
11 Julian Edelman, New England vs. Oakland 
12 Mike Wallace, Miami vs. Kansas City 
13 Andre Johnson, Houston at N.Y. Giants 
14 Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota at New Orleans 
15 Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina vs. Pittsburgh 
16 Brandin Cooks, New Orleans vs. Minnesota 
17 Keenan Allen, San Diego at Buffalo 
18 Sammy Watkins, Buffalo vs. San Diego 
19 Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay at Atlanta 
20 Michael Floyd, Arizona vs. San Francisco 
21 DeAndre Hopkins, Houston at N.Y. Giants ... Hopkins carries a 2-game scoring streak into Week 3
22 Victor Cruz, N.Y. Giants vs. Houston 
23 Golden Tate, Detroit vs. Green Bay 
24 T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis at Jacksonville 
25 Pierre Garcon, Washington at Philadelphia 
26 Emmanuel Sanders, Denver at Seattle ... Sanders has 75 more yards than teammate Demaryius Thomas thus far
27 Michael Crabtree, San Francisco at Arizona 
28 Mohamed Sanu, Cincinnati vs. Tennessee ... A.J. Green is likely out making Sanu the team's #1 wide receiver for Week 3
29 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona vs. San Francisco 
30 Kendall Wright, Tennessee at Cincinnati  
31 Markus Wheaton, Pittsburgh at Carolina 
32 Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia vs. Washington 
33 Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis at Jacksonville 
34 Roddy White, Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay ... White (hamstring) needs to be monitored but White is supposed to be able to go
35 Wes Welker, Denver at Seattle ... Welker will likely make his 2014 debut this week
36 Kenny Stills, New Orleans vs. Minnesota 
37 Anquan Boldin, San Francisco at Arizona 
38 Steve Smith, Baltimore at Cleveland 
39 DeSean Jackson, Washington at Philadelphia ... Jackson left Week 2 with a sprained shoulder but should be able to play this week, returning to Philadelphia
40 Andrew Hawkins, Cleveland vs. Baltimore 
41 Eric Decker, N.Y. Jets vs. Chicago ... Decker left Week 2 with a hamstring injury and will need to be monitored (but you won't know for sure until Monday night)
42 Torrey Smith, Baltimore at Cleveland 
43 Marques Colston, New Orleans vs. Minnesota ... Colston saw his 86-game streak with a catch snapped last week
44 Mike Evans, Tampa Bay at Atlanta 
45 Brian Quick, St. Louis vs. Dallas 
46 Justin Hunter, Tennessee at Cincinnati  
47 Terrance Williams, Dallas at St. Louis 
48 James Jones, Oakland at New England ... Jones is the surprise #9 fantasy wide receiver after two weeks
49 Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City at Miami 
50 Rueben Randle, N.Y. Giants vs. Houston 

Tight End

1 Jimmy Graham, New Orleans vs. Minnesota 
2 Julius Thomas, Denver at Seattle 
3 Rob Gronkowski, New England vs. Oakland 
4 Greg Olsen, Carolina vs. Pittsburgh 
5 Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota at New Orleans 
6 Antonio Gates, San Diego at Buffalo 
7 Martellus Bennett, Chicago at N.Y. Jets 
8 Zach Ertz, Philadelphia vs. Washington ... Ertz already has six catches of 20+ yards through two weeks
9 Delanie Walker, Tennessee at Cincinnati  
10 Niles Paul, Washington at Philadelphia ... This ranking assumes Jordan Reed (hamstring) will miss Week 3
11 Travis Kelce, Kansas City at Miami 
12 Larry Donnell, N.Y. Giants vs. Houston 
13 Jason Witten, Dallas at St. Louis 
14 Jordan Cameron, Cleveland vs. Baltimore ... Cameron (shoulder) should return but needs to be monitored
15 Dennis Pitta, Baltimore at Cleveland 
16 Heath Miller, Pittsburgh at Carolina 
17 Charles Clay, Miami vs. Kansas City 
18 Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis at Jacksonville 
19 Vernon Davis, San Francisco at Arizona ... Davis left Week 2 on crutches (ankle) and will be questionable for Week 2
20 Eric Ebron, Detroit vs. Green Bay 


1 Stephen Gostkowski, New England vs. Oakland 
2 Justin Tucker, Baltimore at Cleveland 
3 Steven Hauschka, Seattle vs. Denver 
4 Cody Parkey, Philadelphia vs. Washington 
5 Matt Bryant, Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay 
6 Shayne Graham, New Orleans vs. Minnesota 
7 Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis at Jacksonville 
8 Mason Crosby, Green Bay at Detroit 
9 Dan Carpenter, Buffalo vs. San Diego ... Carpenter is the #1 kicker after two weeks
10 Phil Dawson, San Francisco at Arizona 
11 Dan Bailey, Dallas at St. Louis 
12 Caleb Sturgis, Miami vs. Kansas City 
13 Graham Gano, Carolina vs. Pittsburgh 
14 Mike Nugent, Cincinnati vs. Tennessee 
15 Nick Novak, San Diego at Buffalo 
16 Nick Folk, N.Y. Jets vs. Chicago 
17 Randy Bullock, Houston at N.Y. Giants 
18 Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona vs. San Francisco 
19 Greg Zuerlein, St. Louis vs. Dallas 
20 Billy Cundiff, Cleveland vs. Baltimore 


1 New England DT, vs. Oakland 
2 Carolina DT, vs. Pittsburgh ... Carolina DT is the #1 fantasy defense after two weeks
3 Houston DT, at N.Y. Giants 
4 Cleveland DT, vs. Baltimore 
5 Miami DT, vs. Kansas City 
6 San Francisco DT, at Arizona 
7 Baltimore DT, at Cleveland 
8 Cincinnati DT, vs. Tennessee 
9 Arizona DT, vs. San Francisco 
10 New Orleans DT, vs. Minnesota 
11 Seattle DT, vs. Denver 
12 Buffalo DT, vs. San Diego 
13 New York Jets DT, vs. Chicago 
14 Kansas City DT, at Miami 
15 Philadelphia DT, vs. Washington 
16 St. Louis DT, vs. Dallas 
17 San Diego DT, at Buffalo 
18 Indianapolis DT, at Jacksonville 
19 Denver DT, at Seattle 
20 Dallas DT, at St. Louis 

For full Week 3 rankings, click here to access at Fantasy Football Warehouse...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Week 3 fantasy moves to make now

Week 2 is in the books, and high-profile injuries dominate the headlines as Jamaal Charles, A.J. Green, Robert Griffin III, DeSean Jackson, Ryan Mathews and Knowshon Moreno all leave Week 2, and now Mark Ingram is also going to be out for some time. It's time to take stock as when one door closes, another ones opens and some players will have more opportunity for playing time. 

Here are some potential free agent pickups to focus on for your league waivers this week. 

Robert Griffin III has fallen yet again, and it appears we won't be seeing him again anytime soon. Griffin's dislocated his ankle early against the Jaguars and it was not a pretty site. Kirk Cousins once again showed well in relief of RGIII, leading Washington to an easy win. Cousins completed his first 12 passes and he went 14-of-15 through the 1st half, ultimately finishing with 250 passing yards and 2 TDs. Cousins won't get to play Jacksonville every week, but he should be a serviceable QB as BYE weeks start and in two-QB leagues.

After finally getting through a season unscathed last year and putting up strong numbers, Ryan Mathews reverted to his injury-prone ways this week. Mathews was carted off due to a knee injury (MCL sprain). Donald Brown should be a high priority add and the Chargers have a very favorable schedule over next month-plus. 

DeSean Jackson left this game with a bruised AC joint and did not return while Jordan Reed (hamstring) was unable to go, giving former Nebraska wide receiver Niles Paul (converted to tight end) significant opportunity. Paul has made the most of it with 12 receptions and 185 yards to start the season - Paul is 7th in the NFL after two weeks with 185 receiving yards. Paul has played well enough that he should be part of the game plan even with Jordan Reed returns. 

Bobby Rainey had an impressive outing this week with 144 yards on 22 carries, and added another 30 yards on 3 receptions (and he had two 100-plus yard games last year in relief as well). Doug Martin should be back for Week 3 but Rainey needs to be added and should continue to get work given his performance. 

Jamaal Charles sprained his ankle in the first quarter and did not return to the game, leaving Knile Davis to pick up the slack (Davis was the 2nd-best fantasy running back this week). Reports are that Charles' sprain is minor so he should be back soon. Charles owners that don't own Knile Davis may want to make a plan to try to obtain Davis to handcuff Charles (although I wouldn't overpay and that might be hard after last week's game so perhaps wait a week or two). 

After missing Week 1, Kenny Stills made his 2014 debut this week and quietly had three receptions for 25 yards. Make sure Stills isn't on the waiver wire. Stills has a ton of upside and he (easily) led all receivers in the NFL in yards per target last year at 12.8. Stills played just 29 of 72 snaps this past week but that should grow as he rounds into game shape.

Losing Mark Ingram (broken hand) for what should be a solid month is a major blow to those who scored Ingram on the cheap in drafts this year. If you have Ingram on your roster you will need to ride this one out and wait for him to return. If Khiry Robinson is on the waiver wire he is arguably the #1 priority add for this week. 

The injuries to Marvin Jones (broken foot suffered in the preseason) and now A.J. Green (strained toe ligament) make Mohamed Sanu the most experienced wide receiver on the active roster. Cincinnati has a week four BYE, and most expect Green and Jones to return after the BYE so Sanu may be more of a one-week filler so don't overpay, but Sanu should hold some value as Cincinnati’s third WR regardless and Jones might not be able to step into a major role anytime soon. Sanu draws a nice match-up this week at home against Tennessee

Week 1 darling Knowshon Moreno left with a dislocated elbow on his first carry. Moreno reportedly has a 4-8 week timetable for this injury. We'll see if Lamar Miller can actually take the reigns but I am not overly optimistic. Miller might be a good sell candidate, especially after this week if he can deliver at home against Kansas City. If you are in deep leagues, rookie running back Damien Williams is suddenly the next man up and should get mixed in with Miller. 

Other fantasy notes 
Antonio Gates and Philip Rivers attacked the vaunted Seahawks' defense and not only managed to win the game, but also turn back the clocks five years. Gates looked fantastic, skying over defenders and making highlight grabs en route to a 3-TD day. He led all players in scoring in standard leagues. Gates might be a good sell-high option if you have him as your second tight end. 

Jeremy Hill played the "thunder" to Giovani Bernard's "lightning" for the Bengals, with the duo combining for 265 total yards. Hill finished with 74 rushing and a touchdown. Hill will make for a nice flex start again this week at home against the Titans. The Bengals will again lean on the run with A.J. Green out. 

Last week I talked about the 2014 rookie wide receiver class potentially being the best in "Fantasy History" and it could end up being one of the best in NFL history. Week 1 saw Brandin Cooks and Kelvin Benjamin deliver big fantasy results, this week Sammy Watkins got into the mix. Watkins had a huge day for the 2-0 Buffalo Bills, racking up 8 catches for 118 yards and a TD.  

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Week 2 fantasy football tips for your lineup

On to Week 2 we go with the Panthers undefeated and hopefully you riding momentum off a solid Week 1 for your fantasy team(s). Here's a look at tips for Week 2 and sleepers to consider for your lineup. 

Not at the expense of Giovani Benard per se, but Jeremy Hill will (and should) get more touches with the Bengals. Hill had 4 attempts last week but that should be higher and a home game against Atlanta should have lots of points in this game. I have Benard as the 4th best running back for the week. 

Carlos Hyde looks like he going to be very hard to keep off the field. San Francisco's Hyde came in last week at the Dallas 17-yard line last week, his first carry 13 yards and his next a 4-yard touchdown. Hyde couldn't be stopped with runs of 6, 5, 15, 4 and 3 on the day for a healthy 7.1 yards per carry average. 

Need a tight end for Week 2? Two have suddenly emerged as legitimate options with some upside potentially. Larry Donnell started for the N.Y. Giants this past week and was heavily involved (playing in 52 of 60 snaps and collecting a team-high 5 receptions). Donnell is a huge target and Eli Manning targeted him twice around the goal-line with one of them ending with a 1-yard touchdown. Donnell has some sleeper appeal for sure. For a short-term fix, consider rolling the dice with Washington tight end Niles Paul. Jordan Reed (hamstring) is likely out and Paul will take his spot on passing plays. Paul is a converted wide receiver. Paul led the team with 86 receiving yards last week. 

Who is the 2014 version of Knowshon Moreno? Maybe it is actually Knowshon Moreno again in terms of a veteran running back had cheaply in the draft that produces Top 10 running back  numbers when starting (Moreno finished as the 8th best running back in Week 1 with 24 carries for 134 yards rushing and a touchdown, and Moreno is a solid start this week as well). 

T.Y. Hilton is one of those guys who is hard to bench as he will hit for big games, and this week at home on prime-time Monday Night Football against Philadelphia could be one of those weeks. This looks to be a high-tempo, shootout. An Andrew Luck - T.Y. Hilton hookup in your line-up could payoff big. 

Daily fantasy football: If you rolled with the lineup I had here last week you likely did well but yesterday's home runs don't count in today’s box Week 2 lineup is: QB Jake Locker ($7,400), RB Giovani Benard ($7,800), RB Terrance West ($5,300), WR Jordy Nelson ($7,900), WR Randall Cobb ($7,600), WR Justin Hunter ($5,700), TE Julius Thomas ($8,100), K Mason Crosby ($5,000), Tennessee Defense ($5,200).

Panthers' wide out Kelvin Benjamin looks like a true play-maker. Benjamin is a must start and I have him slotted as the 13th best wide receiver for the week as he makes his home debut and with Cam Newton under center. 

Andrew Hawkins saw 10 targets in week one, converting eight into receptions for 87 yards and he will be highly targeted in the passing game again as Cleveland will likely need to keep pace with New Orleans this week. 

Jake Locker looks much improved. Locker and the Titans went to Arrowhead last week and took care of business in strong fashion with a 26-10 win. Tennessee gets a home game against Dallas this week (who allowed the Niners to roll up a 28-3 lead at halftime). Locker to wide receiver Justin Hunter could tee off this week. Hunter played 52-of-82 offensive snaps last week and those are enough for him to make a mark. Look for a long touchdown (or two) potentially is possible. 

Brian Quick from Appalachian State looks to have taken a big step forward in his third season (and he needed the seasoning after making the leap from the FCS to the NFL). Quick has number one wide receiver size and skills and he opened the season with 7 receptions for 99 yards on 9 targets. In terms of a deep sleeper, Quick could be started again as a flex. 

Darren Sproles had 15 touches this past Sunday and he looks to be a solid fantasy asset. Sproles isn't going to break off a 49-yard touchdown run every week but he is hard to keep on your bench and he gets a nice match-up this week at Indianapolis. 

Terrance West will get the start at running back for Cleveland this week. Go ahead and get him slotted in your lineup in a choice match-up at home against the Saints. West has near ideal RB size and was a ridiculously productive player at the FCS-level last year (West set the FCS single-season records for rushing yards at 2,509 and touchdowns 42 in 2013). Backup Isaiah Crowell is a sleeper in his own right and both backs will be involved. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Set your lineup: Week 2 fantasy football rankings

Below are Week 2 fantasy football rankings based on potential performance in this week's games for quarterback, running back, wide receiver, tight end, kicker and team defense.

1 Peyton Manning, Denver vs. Kansas City 
2 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis vs. Philadelphia 
3 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay vs. N.Y. Jets ...Rodgers must feel antsy to roll after Seattle beat-down in Week 1
4 Drew Brees, New Orleans at Cleveland 
5 Nick Foles, Philadelphia at Indianapolis 
6 Matt Ryan, Atlanta at Cincinnati 
7 Jake Locker, Tennessee vs. Dallas ...Locker looks like a very good sleeper for Week 2 
8 Russell Wilson, Seattle at San Diego 
9 Matthew Stafford, Detroit at Carolina 
10 Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco vs. Chicago 
11 Tom Brady, New England at Minnesota 
12 Andy Dalton, Cincinnati vs. Atlanta 
13 Carson Palmer, Arizona at N.Y. Giants 
14 Cam Newton, Carolina vs. Detroit ...Newton will make his 2014 debut this week at home against the Lions
15 Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh at Baltimore 
16 Robert Griffin III, Washington vs. Jacksonville 
17 Jay Cutler, Chicago at San Francisco ...Cutler lost two offensive lineman in Week 1
18 Tony Romo, Dallas at Tennessee 
19 Ryan Tannehill, Miami at Buffalo 
20 Alex Smith, Kansas City at Denver 

Running Back
1 Adrian Peterson, Minnesota vs. New England 
2 LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia at Indianapolis 
3 Matt Forte, Chicago at San Francisco 
4 Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati vs. Atlanta 
5 Jamaal Charles, Kansas City at Denver 
6 Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh at Baltimore 
7 Montee Ball, Denver vs. Kansas City 
8 Marshawn Lynch, Seattle at San Diego ..."Beast Mode” was in full gear last week, rumbling for 110 yards, 2 TDs
9 DeMarco Murray, Dallas at Tennessee 
10 Arian Foster, Houston at Oakland 
11 Shane Vereen, New England at Minnesota 
12 Eddie Lacy, Green Bay vs. N.Y. Jets ...Lacy left at Seattle with a concussion, but he’s had 10 days to recover
13 C.J. Spiller, Buffalo vs. Miami ...Spiller had 15 carries to 7 for Bills' teammate Fred Jackson in Week 1
14 Alfred Morris, Washington vs. Jacksonville 
15 Andre Ellington, Arizona at N.Y. Giants ...Ellington (foot) was questionable/doubtful to play in Week 1 but he played through and should be good to go in Week 2
16 Rashad Jennings, N.Y. Giants vs. Arizona 
17 Doug Martin, Tampa Bay vs. St. Louis 
18 Chris Johnson, N.Y. Jets at Green Bay 
19 Terrance West, Cleveland vs. New Orleans ...Ben Tate is OUT, Terrance West will start
20 Frank Gore, San Francisco vs. Chicago 
21 Reggie Bush, Detroit at Carolina 
22 Knowshon Moreno, Miami at Buffalo 
23 Darren Sproles, Philadelphia at Indianapolis
24 Maurice Jones-Drew, Oakland vs. Houston ...Rough first week as a Raider, 11 yards on 9 carries
25 Pierre Thomas, New Orleans at Cleveland 
26 Justin Forsett, Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh ...with Ray Rice released, Forsett looks to draw the Week 2 start for the Ravens
27 Mark Ingram, New Orleans at Cleveland 
28 Shonn Greene, Tennessee vs. Dallas 
29 Joique Bell, Detroit at Carolina 
30 Carlos Hyde, San Francisco vs. Chicago 

Wide Receivers
1 Demaryius Thomas, Denver vs. Kansas City
2 A.J. Green, Cincinnati vs. Atlanta
3 Calvin Johnson, Detroit at Carolina
4 Jordy Nelson, Green Bay vs. N.Y. Jets
5 Julio Jones, Atlanta at Cincinnati
6 Brandon Marshall, Chicago at San Francisco
7 Dez Bryant, Dallas at Tennessee
8 Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh at Baltimore
9 Randall Cobb, Green Bay vs. N.Y. Jets
10 Julian Edelman, New England at Minnesota
11 Percy Harvin, Seattle at San Diego ...Harvin got 7 targets last week, caught 7 targets last week
12 Michael Floyd, Arizona at N.Y. Giants
13 Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina vs. Detroit
14 Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota vs. New England
15 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago at San Francisco ...Jeffery missed the later part of Week 1 due to a hamstring injury but he should be good to go this week
16 Roddy White, Atlanta at Cincinnati
17 Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay vs. St. Louis
18 Emmanuel Sanders, Denver vs. Kansas City
19 Andre Johnson, Houston at Oakland
20 T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis vs. Philadelphia
21 Pierre Garcon, Washington vs. Jacksonville
22 Mike Wallace, Miami at Buffalo ...Miami talked about using Wallace more in 2014 and they did just that in Week 1 with 11 targets
23 Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis vs. Philadelphia
24 Brandin Cooks, New Orleans at Cleveland
25 Michael Crabtree, San Francisco vs. Chicago
26 Anquan Boldin, San Francisco vs. Chicago
27 DeAndre Hopkins, Houston at Oakland
28 Kendall Wright, Tennessee vs. Dallas
29 Justin Hunter, Tennessee vs. Dallas
30 Steve Smith, Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh
31 Eric Decker, N.Y. Jets at Green Bay
32 DeSean Jackson, Washington vs. Jacksonville
33 Victor Cruz, N.Y. Giants vs. Arizona ...Off a rough week, and now Cruz will draw CB Patrick Peterson
34 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona at N.Y. Giants 
35 Golden Tate, Detroit at Carolina
36 Markus Wheaton, Pittsburgh at Baltimore ...Wheaton started off strong with 97 yards
37 Torrey Smith, Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh ...Torrey Smith had 7 targets in Week 1, new teammate Steve Smith had 15
38 Marques Colston, New Orleans at Cleveland
39 Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia at Indianapolis
40 Terrance Williams, Dallas at Tennessee
41 Mike Evans, Tampa Bay vs. St. Louis
42 Andrew Hawkins, Cleveland vs. New Orleans
43 Keenan Allen, San Diego vs. Seattle
44 Hakeem Nicks, Indianapolis vs. Philadelphia
45 Greg Jennings, Minnesota vs. New England
46 Brian Quick, St. Louis at Tampa Bay
47 Riley Cooper, Philadelphia at Indianapolis
48 Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City at Denver
49 Allen Hurns, Jacksonville at Washington ...Likely Week 1’s top waiver pickup tee’d off for 2 TDs in the first quarter
50 Doug Baldwin, Seattle at San Diego

Tight End
1 Jimmy Graham, New Orleans at Cleveland 
2 Julius Thomas, Denver vs. Kansas City 
3 Rob Gronkowski, New England at Minnesota 
4 Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota vs. New England 
5 Greg Olsen, Carolina vs. Detroit 
6 Vernon Davis, San Francisco vs. Chicago 
7 Dennis Pitta, Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh 
8 Martellus Bennett, Chicago at San Francisco 
9 Zach Ertz, Philadelphia at Indianapolis 
10 Jason Witten, Dallas at Tennessee 
11 Heath Miller, Pittsburgh at Baltimore 
12 Jordan Cameron, Cleveland vs. New Orleans ...Cameron injured his shoulder but should be good to go in Week 2
13 Larry Donnell, N.Y. Giants vs. Arizona ...Donnell got the start for the Giants at tight end and collected 5 receptions last week
14 Charles Clay, Miami at Buffalo 
15 Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis vs. Philadelphia 
16 Travis Kelce, Kansas City at Denver 
17 Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati vs. Atlanta ...Tyler Eifert (dislocated shoulder) is on short-term IR, Gresham will start
18 Delanie Walker, Tennessee vs. Dallas 
19 Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Tampa Bay vs. St. Louis 
20 Niles Paul, Washington vs. Jacksonville ...Jordan Reed (hamstring) will likely miss the game giving former wide receiver Niles Paul an opportunity to start as the pass-catching tight end

1 Steven Hauschka, Seattle at San Diego 
2 Mason Crosby, Green Bay vs. N.Y. Jets 
3 Justin Tucker, Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh ...Tucker had 8 field goals in the two games against Pittsburgh last year
4 Phil Dawson, San Francisco vs. Chicago 
5 Stephen Gostkowski, New England at Minnesota 
6 Brandon McManus, Denver vs. Kansas City 
7 Mike Nugent, Cincinnati vs. Atlanta 
8 Shayne Graham, New Orleans at Cleveland 
9 Blair Walsh, Minnesota vs. New England 
10 Cody Parkey, Philadelphia at Indianapolis 
11 Matt Bryant, Atlanta at Cincinnati 
12 Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis vs. Philadelphia 
13 Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona at N.Y. Giants 
14 Ryan Succop, Tennessee vs. Dallas 
15 Robbie Gould, Chicago at San Francisco 
16 Dan Carpenter, Buffalo vs. Miami ...Carpenter had 7 field goals versus Miami last year
17 Nate Freese, Detroit at Carolina 
18 Caleb Sturgis, Miami at Buffalo 
19 Shaun Suisham, Pittsburgh at Baltimore 
20 Kai Forbath, Washington vs. Jacksonville 

1 Denver DT, vs. Kansas City 
2 Houston DT, at Oakland 
3 Tampa Bay DT, vs. St. Louis 
4 Seattle DT, at San Diego 
5 Tennessee DT, vs. Dallas ...The Titans get to feast on Tony Romo who had a 3 interception game last week
6 Green Bay DT, vs. N.Y. Jets 
7 San Francisco DT, vs. Chicago 
8 Carolina DT, vs. Detroit 
9 Minnesota DT, vs. New England 
10 St. Louis DT, at Tampa Bay ...The Rams lost DE Chris Long (ankle) for likely 1-2 months 
11 Arizona DT, at N.Y. Giants 
12 Baltimore DT, vs. Pittsburgh 
13 Buffalo DT, vs. Miami 
14 New England DT, at Minnesota 
15 New Orleans DT, at Cleveland 
16 Pittsburgh DT, at Baltimore 
17 Washington DT, vs. Jacksonville 
18 New York Giants DT, vs. Arizona 
19 Miami DT, at Buffalo 
20 Oakland DT, vs. Houston 

For full Week 2 rankings, click here to access at Fantasy Football Warehouse...

Monday, September 8, 2014

Week 2 fantasy moves to make now

What an exciting Week 1. Regardless of how you fared, you need to get active on waivers. Some will say hold the course and don't panic if players didn't produce – that's true, but at the same, he who hesitates is lost. 

Here are some potential free agent pickups to focus on during your league waivers this week. 

Allen Hurns who? Well he made my rankings this week FYI, and Hurns will be moving up. Two touchdowns in the first quarter will have everyone working hard to acquire the Jacksonville rookie wide receiver. You should do the same. Hurns led the NFL in pre-season with 232 receiving yards. Hurns is worth some waiver wire premium if he's on the waiver wire of your league. 

Not far behind Hurns, and arguably he should be ahead in your queue, is Cleveland rookie running back Isaiah Crowell – Crowell also made my rankings this past week and he will be moving up as well. Ben Tate (knee) is out for an undetermined amount of time but regardless with his injury history pattern Tate can't be expected to be a long-timer. With Tate out, Terrance West would get the start (I am assuming he is on a roster) and Crowell would be heavily involved. Crowell was considered the No. 1 running back coming out of high school (by and he was the SEC Freshman of the Year at Georgia before being dismissed from the school (weapons charges) and finishing his career at Alabama State. 

Consider grabbing the Tennessee defense. The entire Titans' team was super impressive under new head coach Ken Whisenhunt. After dismantling the Chiefs at Arrowhead, the Titans will have their season home-opener this week and get to feast on Tony Romo who did not look ready for primetime in Week 1 with three interceptions. I will cover Week 2 sleepers later in the week but quarterback Jake Locker to wide receiver Justin Hunter could be ripe to hit this week. Locker looked exceptional in Week 1. 

After adding 84 yards on 16 catches, Justin Forsett has a very good chance to start Week 2 for Baltimore this week at home against Pittsburgh. Ray Rice has now been released so Forsett could be in-line for more work after Benard Pierce was benched last week for fumbling, but bear in mind that Forsett is a soon-to-be 29-year-old running back who has never had more than 118 carries in a season. Rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro from Coastal Carolina is also a must watch as a deep sleeper. 

Are you looking at a dud kicker? Make a move. Consider adding Shayne Graham (New Orleans) or Mike Nugent (Cincinnati) if they are on your waiver wire. Having a kicker for the high-flying Saints makes sense. They "waived" Graham before Week 1 but he was planned to be re-signed all along as the Saints needed to manage its roster over the short-term. The Bengals are a division-winning type of team that oddly converted touchdowns at a very high rate last year (twice as many touchdowns as field goals last year), and that can quickly turn. Nugent collected five field goals this week. 

Other fantasy notes 
Did you see the Antonio Brown's karate kick? First – it's an impressive and wild play, and Brown lit Cleveland for another 100-yard day and a score. However, delivering a high-flying kick to the punter's head might not sit well with the Commissioner's office. Brown was flagged on the play and could very well face some league discipline.

Injuries were a major story of the day with several fantasy starters leaving games early.  Doug Martin (knee), Alshon Jeffery (hamstring), Ben Tate (knee) Jordan Cameron (shoulder), and Jordan Reed (hamstring) were all forced to leave early. Of those five, Jeffery seems to be in the best shape as far as a quick return. The situation is a lot murkier for the rest and owners will need to be prepared to miss these guys for Week 2 and perhaps beyond. You may want to consider adding Tampa Bay backup Bobby Rainey

It was a rough Week 1 for Jamaal Charles. I listed Charles outside my Top 6 and for a few reasons: Kansas City lost several lineman this off-season, the Chiefs over-played last year on an easy schedule, and they added no new talent to the offense. Charles collected 19 yards rushing on 7 attempts and just 15 yards on four receptions. Don't panic if you drafted Charles, but if you can get 90-95 cents on the dollar in a trade I would do it. 

I have been saying this all off-season, the 2014 rookie wide receiver class is going to be  unprecedented (and not to plug but you really should check out our 70-page, formatted PDF rookie fantasy football guide at Fantasy Football Warehouse). We have never seen a wide receiver class like this in "Fantasy History" and it very well could end up being one of the best in NFL history. Some have quickly made their mark. Brandin Cooks helped pace the Saints' attack (7 receptions, 77 yards, 1 nifty TD), and Kelvin Benjamin continues to look super impressive (6 receptions, 92 yards, 1 TD).

Oakland's Derek Carr was the only rookie quarterback to start and he did well completing 62.5 percent of his passes with 2 TDs and zero interceptions. However, give the kid a running game! Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden combined for 26 yards. The other rookie quarterbacks (Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel) may have to wait a little bit as each of the veterans on Jacksonville, Minnesota and Cleveland, respectively, played well in Week 1. 

Le'Veon Bell not only proved his worth as a starting RB, he finished as the best running back for the week. After slipping a bit in drafts due to usage/disciplinary concern, Bell quickly erased the doubts by converting a lion's share of touches into 197 total yards from scrimmage. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Week 1 fantasy football tips and waiver wire advice

Let the games begin! 

Here's a look at five NFL players poised to have breakout seasons and to see their stock rise in fantasy football. 

With a Super Bowl victory already on the resume, ex-N.C. State star Russell Wilson looks poised to reach a new level of play. Coming into this third season, Wilson has been in complete command of the offense this preseason and he already sports a super-impressive 52:19 touchdown-to-interception ratio after two seasons. And having Percy Harvin in the lineup is a major upgrade.

Add Percy Harvin to the list of breakout stars for 2014. Now healthy, this is the season that Harvin (easily) reaches his first 1,000-yard receiving plateau. In preseason, he looked like one of the league's most explosive players and Seattle will get Harvin the ball in a variety of ways.

Former North Carolina running back Giovani Benard could end up making a case for fantasy MVP this year (relative to draft position). For those that play in PPR (point per reception) leagues, he will be a big advantage, being on a very short list of running backs that could exceed 70 receptions (he had 56 last year despite not starting any games). He'll get a ton of work as new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson will have the Bengals running significantly more than they did last year.

I am super high on Saints' running back Mark Ingram, who this preseason has run like a former Heisman winner hungry for a chance at a more meaningful workload. Ingram rushed for 7.1 yards per carry, the best in preseason among backs with 20-plus carries. There are a ton of points to be had in the Saints offense and Ingram should get most of the work around the end zone.

We saw what Minnesota's Cordarrelle Patterson is capable of over the final month of the 2013 season and he'll get a huge offensive coordinator upgrade in Norv Turner. Patterson is set to bust out in a major way after scoring four receiving and three rushing touchdowns in the second half of the season.

The Indianapolis at Denver, San Francisco at Dallas, New Orleans at Atlanta, and Jacksonville at Philadelphia games all have an over/under above 50 points. When in doubt, get Broncos, 49ers, Saints, Falcons, and Eagles into your lineup. That said, start your studs - Week 1 of the season is not a time to get too cute.

Wes Welker is out, which should mean for busy days for Denver's Demaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas. And go grab Cody Latimer if he is available on your waiver wire.

Don't sleep on kickers: there has been a ton of shakeup at kicker this week to stay on top of, including Brandon McManus (Denver, while Matt Prater is suspended), Cody Parkey (Philadelphia), Chandler Catanzaro (Arizona), Jake Rodgers (Miami), Patrick Murray (Tampa Bay), Cario Santos (Kansas City) and Ryan Succop moves to Kansas City.

Daily fantasy football: These leagues are gaining in popularity (for example, FanDuel) where rather than a draft you pick your one-week team (based against a cap of $60,000) and instantly play against any number of people in one-day Week 1 lineup is: QB Peyton Manning ($10,200), RB Frank Gore ($7,200), RB Mark Ingram ($5,200), WR Demaryius Thomas ($8,700), WR Michael Floyd ($6,600), WR Cordarrelle Patterson ($6,400), TE Kyle Rudolph ($5,700), K Stephen Gostkowski ($5,400), Detroit Defense ($4,600).

If you are debating which quarterback to start and one of them is Colin Kaepernick, you may want to roll with Kaep against Dallas. The Cowboys were atrocious on defense last year (dead last at 415.3 yards per game, and the second-worst of all-time), and there's no reason to think 2014 will be much different. Likewise, Frank Gore should find it to be easy sledding. 

If you are in a two quarterback league, Arizona's Carson Palmer will be a big advantage and he is a legitimate fantasy starter regardless. Michael Floyd looks like a strong play and could be a Top 10 wide receiver for the week. Rookie wide receiver John Brown from Pittsburg State will likely surprise...make sure he isn’t on your waiver wire before people get to see his speed and talent on prime time in the second Monday Night game.

Philadelphia rookie wide receiver Jordan Matthews could be a deep sleeper. The Eagles led the league in yards gained in preseason and could come out of Week 1 as the leader with Chip Kelly directing his up-tempo nonstop offense. And look for tight end Zach Ertz to be busy, especially around the end zone.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Week 1 fantasy football rankings

Below are Week 1 fantasy football rankings based on potential performance in this week's games for quarterback, running back, wide receiver, tight end, kicker and team defense.


1. Peyton Manning,  Denver vs. Indianapolis
2. Drew Brees, New Orleans at Atlanta
3. Matthew Stafford, Detroit vs. N.Y. Giants ...Stafford has cracked 300 yards passing in Week 1 in three straight seasons
4. Russell Wilson, Seattle vs. Green Bay
5. Tony Romo, Dallas vs. San Francisco
6. Tom Brady, New England at Miami
7. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco at Dallas
8. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis at Denver ...Luck had 4 total TDs last year against the Broncos, although at home
9. Nick Foles, Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville ...Jacksonville allowed the 3rd-most fantasy points to QBs last year
10. Matt Ryan, Atlanta vs. New Orleans ...Ryan topped 290 yards in both games against the Saints last year
11. Carson Palmer, Arizona vs. San Diego ...Palmer averaged 295 yards per game in the second half of the season last year
12. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay at Seattle Seattle for Super Bowl banner hanging is a tough draw
13. Jay Cutler, Chicago vs. Buffalo
14. Philip Rivers, San Diego at Arizona
15. Robert Griffin III, Washington at Houston
16. Ryan Tannehill, Miami vs. New England ...Tannehill threw 5 TDs versus the Pats last year
17. Cam Newton, Carolina at Tampa Bay ...Newton (ribs) could be slowed but should start
18. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati at Baltimore
19. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland
20. Geno Smith, N.Y. Jets vs. Oakland

Running Back

1. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville
2. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City vs. Tennessee
3. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota at St. Louis
4. Matt Forte, Chicago vs. Buffalo
5. Montee Ball, Denver vs. Indianapolis
6. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle vs. Green Bay
7. DeMarco Murray, Dallas vs. San Francisco ...yes it's San Francisco, but they are without ILB NaVorro Bowman and S Donte Whitner
8. Andre Ellington, Arizona vs. San Diego
9. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati at Baltimore ...Benard had 13 receptions last year in two games versus the Ravens
10. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay at Seattle
11. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay vs. Carolina
12. Arian Foster, Houston vs. Washington ...Foster missed the entire preseason but he is reportedly set for a normal workload
13. Frank Gore, San Francisco at Dallas
14. Alfred Morris, Washington at Houston
15. Ben Tate, Cleveland at Pittsburgh ...Cleveland plans to let Tate start the season as a 3-down back
16. Zac Stacy, St. Louis vs. Minnesota
17. Chris Johnson, N.Y. Jets vs. Oakland
18. Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland ...Bell is a full go this week (and should be busy)
19. Shane Vereen, New England at Miami
20. Reggie Bush, Detroit vs. N.Y. Giants
21. Mark Ingram, New Orleans at Atlanta
22. Joique Bell, Detroit vs. N.Y. Giants
23. Rashad Jennings, N.Y. Giants at Detroit
24. Fred Jackson, Buffalo at Chicago
25. Bernard Pierce, Baltimore vs. Cincinnati ...with Ray Rice suspended, Pierce will draw the Week 1 start
26. Pierre Thomas, New Orleans at Atlanta
27. Maurice Jones-Drew, Oakland at N.Y. Jets
28. C.J. Spiller, Buffalo at Chicago
29. Toby Gerhart, Jacksonville at Philadelphia
30. Trent Richardson, Indianapolis at Denver ...Richardson averaged just 2.6 yards per carry in the preseason

Wide Receivers

1. Demaryius Thomas, Denver vs. Indianapolis
2. Calvin Johnson, Detroit vs. N.Y. Giants
3. Dez Bryant, Dallas vs. San Francisco
4. Brandon Marshall, Chicago vs. Buffalo
5. Julio Jones, Atlanta vs. New Orleans
6. A.J. Green, Cincinnati at Baltimore ...Green scored a TD in both games against the Ravens last year
7. Alshon Jeffery, Chicago vs. Buffalo
8. Michael Floyd, Arizona vs. San Diego
9. Percy Harvin, Seattle vs. Green Bay
10. Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota at St. Louis ...the Rams will be without starting CB Trumaine Johnson
11. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver vs. Indianapolis ...with Wes Welker suspended for four games, Sanders should be busy
12. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay at Seattle
13. Randall Cobb, Green Bay at Seattle
14. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona vs. San Diego
15. Keenan Allen, San Diego at Arizona
16. Andre Johnson, Houston vs. Washington
17. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland ...look for star CB Joe Haden to cover Brown this week, although Brown played super well regardless against the Browns last year
18. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco at Dallas
19. Julian Edelman, New England at Miami
20. Roddy White, Atlanta vs. New Orleans ...White hasn’t scored a TD against the Saints in his six matchups, but maybe he is due
21. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay vs. Carolina
22. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis at Denver
23. Pierre Garcon, Washington at Houston
24. Victor Cruz, N.Y. Giants at Detroit
25. Eric Decker, N.Y. Jets vs. Oakland
26. Marques Colston, New Orleans at Atlanta
27. DeSean Jackson, Washington at Houston
28. Terrance Williams, Dallas vs. San Francisco
29. Golden Tate, Detroit vs. N.Y. Giants
30. Torrey Smith, Baltimore vs. Cincinnati
31. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville
32. Anquan Boldin, San Francisco at Dallas
33. Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina at Tampa Bay
34. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis at Denver
35. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston vs. Washington
36. Steve Smith, Baltimore vs. Cincinnati
37. Riley Cooper, Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville
38. Mike Wallace, Miami vs. New England ...Wallace will often draw CB Darrelle Revis
39. Justin Hunter, Tennessee at Kansas City
40. Doug Baldwin, Seattle vs. Green Bay
41. Kendall Wright, Tennessee at Kansas City
42. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay vs. Carolina
43. Brandin Cooks, New Orleans at Atlanta
44. Mohamed Sanu, Cincinnati at Baltimore ...Sanu will get the start with Marvin Jones injured
45. Andrew Hawkins, Cleveland at Pittsburgh
46. Hakeem Nicks, Indianapolis at Denver
47. Greg Jennings, Minnesota at St. Louis
48. Markus Wheaton, Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland
49. Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville at Philadelphia
50. Rueben Randle, N.Y. Giants at Detroit

Tight End

1. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans at Atlanta
2. Julius Thomas, Denver vs. Indianapolis
3. Rob Gronkowski, New England at Miami ...Gronk says he will play in Week 1
4. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota at St. Louis
5. Greg Olsen, Carolina at Tampa Bay
6. Vernon Davis, San Francisco at Dallas
7. Jordan Cameron, Cleveland at Pittsburgh
8. Jason Witten, Dallas vs. San Francisco
9. Dennis Pitta, Baltimore vs. Cincinnati
10. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville
11. Jordan Reed, Washington at Houston
12. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland
13. Martellus Bennett, Chicago vs. Buffalo
14. Antonio Gates, San Diego at Arizona
15. Ladarius Green, San Diego at Arizona
16. Charles Clay, Miami vs. New England
17. Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis at Denver
18. Delanie Walker, Tennessee at Kansas City
19. Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville at Philadelphia
20. Travis Kelce, Kansas City vs. Tennessee


1. Stephen Gostkowski, New England at Miami
2. Justin Tucker, Baltimore vs. Cincinnati
3. Steven Hauschka, Seattle vs. Green Bay
4. Phil Dawson, San Francisco at Dallas
5. Nate Freese, Detroit vs. N.Y. Giants
6. Nick Folk, N.Y. Jets vs. Oakland
7. Robbie Gould, Chicago vs. Buffalo
8. Brandon McManus, Denver vs. Indianapolis ...McManus will get the Week 1 start for Denver with Matt Prater out (suspension)
9. Nick Novak, San Diego at Arizona
10. Dan Bailey, Dallas vs. San Francisco
11. Greg Zuerlein, St. Louis vs. Minnesota
12. Blair Walsh, Minnesota at St. Louis
13. Shayne Graham, New Orleans at Atlanta ...the Saints cut Graham, then re-signed him - he will kick Week 1
14. Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona vs. San Diego
15. Cody Parkey, Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville
16. Matt Bryant, Atlanta vs. New Orleans
17. Mike Nugent, Cincinnati at Baltimore
18. Shaun Suisham, Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland
19. Mason Crosby, Green Bay at Seattle
20. Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis at Denver


1. St. Louis DT, vs. Minnesota
2. New York Jets DT, vs. Oakland ...the Jets will get to go against Derek Carr in his first real NFL game
3. New England DT, at Miami
4. Carolina DT, at Tampa Bay
5. Seattle DT, vs. Green Bay
6. Kansas City DT, vs. Tennessee
7. Chicago DT, vs. Buffalo ...Jared Allen meet EJ Manuel
8. Detroit DT, vs. N.Y. Giants …Eli Manning led the NFL with 27 INTs last year
9. Philadelphia DT, vs. Jacksonville
10. Cincinnati DT, at Baltimore
11. Denver DT, vs. Indianapolis ...Denver added DeMarcus Ware to the line and Aqib Talib to the secondary this offseason
12. Pittsburgh DT, vs. Cleveland
13. Tampa Bay DT, vs. Carolina
14. Minnesota DT, at St. Louis
15. Houston DT, vs. Washington
16. Baltimore DT, vs. Cincinnati
17. Arizona DT, vs. San Diego
18. San Francisco DT, at Dallas
19. Cleveland DT, at Pittsburgh
20. San Diego DT, at Arizona

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