Thursday, December 18, 2014

Week 16 Fantasy Football Rankings


Below are Week 16 fantasy football rankings based on potential performance in this week's games for quarterback, running back, wide receiver, tight end, kicker and team defense.

Quarterback


1 Drew Brees, New Orleans vs. Atlanta
2 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis at Dallas
3 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay at Tampa Bay
4 Matt Ryan, Atlanta at New Orleans
5 Peyton Manning, Denver at Cincinnati 
6 Matthew Stafford, Detroit at Chicago ...Stafford's point totals bounce around more than you'd like but no one allows more fantasy points to opposing QBs than the Bears (Stafford passed for 390 yards and 2 TDs in Week 12 against the Bears and had 3 TDs last year at Chicago)
7 Tom Brady, New England at N.Y. Jets
8 Tony Romo, Dallas vs. Indianapolis
9 Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh vs. Kansas City
10 Mark Sanchez, Philadelphia at Washington
11 Russell Wilson, Seattle at Arizona
12 Ryan Tannehill, Miami vs. Minnesota
13 Robert Griffin III, Washington vs. Philadelphia
14 Cam Newton, Carolina vs. Cleveland ...This ranking assumes Cam returns this week after last week's scary-looking car accident
15 Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants at St. Louis
16 Josh McCown, Tampa Bay vs. Green Bay
17 Philip Rivers, San Diego at San Francisco
18 Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota at Miami ...Against the Jets and Lions, Bridgewater comes into Week 16 with a two-game streak of 300-yard games
19 Joe Flacco, Baltimore at Houston
20 Kyle Orton, Buffalo at Oakland


Running Back

1 Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh vs. Kansas City
2 Eddie Lacy, Green Bay at Tampa Bay
3 C.J. Anderson, Denver at Cincinnati 
4 Jamaal Charles, Kansas City at Pittsburgh
5 Arian Foster, Houston vs. Baltimore ...Foster and the Texans square off against former Head Coach Gary Kubiak now with the Ravens, although Baltimore allows the least fantasy points to opposing running backs
6 Matt Forte, Chicago vs. Detroit
7 Joique Bell, Detroit at Chicago
8 Marshawn Lynch, Seattle at Arizona
9 DeMarco Murray, Dallas vs. Indianapolis ...Murray has a broken bone in his non-carrying hand, his status for Week 16 is TBD 
10 Justin Forsett, Baltimore at Houston
11 Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati vs. Denver
12 LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia at Washington ...Sheesh - three rushing TDs last week and none of them could go McCoy's way (he has just 4 TDs on the season)
13 Mark Ingram, New Orleans vs. Atlanta ...Ingram is splitting a lot of work but Atlanta allows the most fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs
14 Tre Mason, St. Louis vs. N.Y. Giants
15 Fred Jackson, Buffalo at Oakland
16 Steven Jackson, Atlanta at New Orleans
17 Jonathan Stewart, Carolina vs. Cleveland
18 Doug Martin, Tampa Bay vs. Green Bay
19 Pierre Thomas, New Orleans vs. Atlanta
20 Latavius Murray, Oakland vs. Buffalo
21 Joseph Randle, Dallas vs. Indianapolis ...Randle will likely draw the start (and should be effective) if DeMarco Murray can't go but either way he should have an expanded role
22 Dan Herron, Indianapolis at Dallas
23 Matt Asiata, Minnesota at Miami
24 Shane Vereen, New England at N.Y. Jets
25 Alfred Morris, Washington vs. Philadelphia
26 Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati vs. Denver
27 Toby Gerhart, Jacksonville vs. Tennessee
28 Andre Williams, N.Y. Giants at St. Louis
29 Lamar Miller, Miami vs. Minnesota ...Miller needs 171 yards rushing over the last two games to join the 1K club
30 LeGarrette Blount, New England at N.Y. Jets


Wide Receivers

1 Calvin Johnson, Detroit at Chicago
2 Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh vs. Kansas City
3 Jordy Nelson, Green Bay at Tampa Bay
4 Odell Beckham Jr. , N.Y. Giants at St. Louis
5 Demaryius Thomas, Denver at Cincinnati 
6 Julio Jones, Atlanta at New Orleans ...Jones (hip) missed last week but the Falcons say he will play in Week 16
7 Dez Bryant, Dallas vs. Indianapolis ...Dez will likely go against Vontae Davis but it's talent versus talent
8 A.J. Green, Cincinnati vs. Denver
9 Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia at Washington
10 Randall Cobb, Green Bay at Tampa Bay
11 Mike Evans, Tampa Bay vs. Green Bay
12 T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis at Dallas ...Hilton (mild hamstring tweak) will need to be monitored but he sounds to be okay
13 Julian Edelman, New England at N.Y. Jets
14 Emmanuel Sanders, Denver at Cincinnati 
15 Golden Tate, Detroit at Chicago
16 Roddy White, Atlanta at New Orleans
17 Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina vs. Cleveland
18 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago vs. Detroit ...Jeffery has scored now in five straight games and has a new career high with 9 TDs on the season, can he keep that going with Jimmy Clausen under center?
19 Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay vs. Green Bay
20 Marques Colston, New Orleans vs. Atlanta
21 Kenny Stills, New Orleans vs. Atlanta
22 Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia at Washington ...Going to give Matthews some benefit of the doubt but he is off an ugly zero-catch game
23 Charles Johnson, Minnesota at Miami
24 Steve Smith, Baltimore at Houston
25 Mike Wallace, Miami vs. Minnesota
26 DeAndre Hopkins, Houston vs. Baltimore ...Hard to not ding Hopkins with the Texans' quarterback options signed off the street after all these injuries
27 Sammy Watkins, Buffalo at Oakland
28 Josh Gordon, Cleveland at Carolina
29 Brandon LaFell, New England at N.Y. Jets
30 DeSean Jackson, Washington vs. Philadelphia ...Jackson (fibula) will need to be monitored for Week 16, you have to like the match-up for Jackson against his former team will always be added incentive
31 Nate Washington, Tennessee at Jacksonville ...Over the last month, Washington has quietly been the 24th best fantasy receiver
32 Jarvis Landry, Miami vs. Minnesota
33 Andre Johnson, Houston vs. Baltimore ...Johnson (concussion) is expected to return this week
34 Pierre Garcon, Washington vs. Philadelphia
35 Eric Decker, N.Y. Jets vs. New England
36 Malcom Floyd, San Diego at San Francisco
37 Anquan Boldin, San Francisco vs. San Diego
38 Harry Douglas, Atlanta at New Orleans
39 Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis at Dallas
40 Torrey Smith, Baltimore at Houston
41 Stedman Bailey, St. Louis vs. N.Y. Giants
42 Eddie Royal, San Diego at San Francisco
43 Percy Harvin, N.Y. Jets vs. New England
44 Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh vs. Kansas City
45 Robert Woods, Buffalo at Oakland
46 Michael Crabtree, San Francisco vs. San Diego
47 Allen Hurns, Jacksonville vs. Tennessee
48 Greg Jennings, Minnesota at Miami
49 Marqise Lee, Jacksonville vs. Tennessee
50 Mohamed Sanu, Cincinnati vs. Denver


Tight End
1 Rob Gronkowski, New England at N.Y. Jets
2 Jimmy Graham, New Orleans vs. Atlanta
3 Greg Olsen, Carolina vs. Cleveland
4 Martellus Bennett, Chicago vs. Detroit
5 Julius Thomas, Denver at Cincinnati 
6 Travis Kelce, Kansas City at Pittsburgh
7 Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis at Dallas
8 Delanie Walker, Tennessee at Jacksonville
9 Antonio Gates, San Diego at San Francisco
10 Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota at Miami
11 Eric Ebron, Detroit at Chicago
12 Coby Fleener, Indianapolis at Dallas
13 Larry Donnell, N.Y. Giants at St. Louis
14 Jared Cook, St. Louis vs. N.Y. Giants
15 Jason Witten, Dallas vs. Indianapolis
16 Mychal Rivera, Oakland vs. Buffalo
17 Jordan Cameron, Cleveland at Carolina
18 Heath Miller, Pittsburgh vs. Kansas City
19 Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati vs. Denver
20 Owen Daniels, Baltimore at Houston


Kicker

1 Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis at Dallas
2 Mason Crosby, Green Bay at Tampa Bay
3 Stephen Gostkowski, New England at N.Y. Jets
4 Cody Parkey, Philadelphia at Washington
5 Connor Barth, Denver at Cincinnati 
6 Steven Hauschka, Seattle at Arizona
7 Matt Prater, Detroit at Chicago
8 Shayne Graham, New Orleans vs. Atlanta
9 Justin Tucker, Baltimore at Houston
10 Dan Bailey, Dallas vs. Indianapolis
11 Graham Gano, Carolina vs. Cleveland
12 Matt Bryant, Atlanta at New Orleans
13 Dan Carpenter, Buffalo at Oakland
14 Caleb Sturgis, Miami vs. Minnesota
15 Shaun Suisham, Pittsburgh vs. Kansas City
16 Greg Zuerlein, St. Louis vs. N.Y. Giants
17 Josh Brown, N.Y. Giants at St. Louis
18 Cairo Santos, Kansas City at Pittsburgh
19 Blair Walsh, Minnesota at Miami
20 Phil Dawson, San Francisco vs. San Diego



Defense
1 Baltimore DT, at Houston 
2 Seattle DT, at Arizona 
3 Detroit DT, at Chicago 
4 New England DT, at N.Y. Jets 
5 Philadelphia DT, at Washington 
6 Carolina DT, vs. Cleveland 
7 Buffalo DT, at Oakland 
8 Green Bay DT, at Tampa Bay 
9 Miami DT, vs. Minnesota 
10 St. Louis DT, vs. N.Y. Giants 
11 Houston DT, vs. Baltimore 
12 Minnesota DT, at Miami 
13 New York Giants DT, at St. Louis 
14 Jacksonville DT, vs. Tennessee 
15 Tennessee DT, at Jacksonville 
16 Arizona DT, vs. Seattle 
17 Pittsburgh DT, vs. Kansas City 
18 Cleveland DT, at Carolina 
19 Indianapolis DT, at Dallas 
20 Denver DT, at Cincinnati   
   
Please check out  Fantasy Football Warehouse for my full Week 16 fantasy football rankings. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Week 16 fantasy football moves to make now


Fantasy Super Bowl week is here in many leagues so hopefully you are ready to roll with an impenetrable lineup for the title but there still could be a missing piece to fill in - here are the potential pickups heading into Week 16. 

The waiver wire pickup of the week has to be Joseph Randle (Dallas). It's still up in the air however if star DeMarco Murray will be able to play or not after fracturing a bone in his hand (non-carrying). The latest update is Murray will try to go and he can't make the injury worse. Either way, Randle is an important addition this week, particularly if you have Murray. 

C.J. Spiller (Buffalo) is cleared to return from the in-season Injured Reserve tag. Who knows how much he will be used - you would think he would get eased in - although at Oakland is tempting and Spiller will have fresh legs. If he's on the field, Spiller could be a flier and either way is worth adding this week. 

Toby Gerhart (Jacksonville) was a popular pick before the start of the season based on his opportunity. The season-ending injury to Denard Robinson has made Gerhart somewhat relevant again, and he could be a surprisingly decent play in Week 16 against the porous Titans' defense. 

Kerwynn Williams (Arizona) has shown some quickness his first two weeks in live NFL action, averaging 5.1 yards per carry. He would be a desperation play though still this week against the Seahawks plus with the Cardinals down to Ryan Lindley at quarterback. 

The chances on hitting certainly aren't great, but Chris Polk (Philadelphia) is off a 2-TD game (and all he had was two carries). Polk could hit for a score again this week and maybe he gets some junk-time work if Philadelphia gets up big against Washington. 

Now with both Zach Mettenberger and Jake Locker done for the season in Tennessee, Charlie Whitehurst will be called into action. At Jacksonville might provide a fair fantasy day leaving Whitehurst to deliver some value in two-quarterback leagues. Whitehurst has been relatively efficient this season, passing for 967 yards with 5 TDs to just 2 INTs. 

Sticking with Tennessee, Nate Washington is likely undervalued this week and could be on waivers in your league. The Titans are down to Washington as their prime option at receiver (Washington had 10 targets last week) and over the last month, Washington has quietly been the 24th best fantasy receiver. 

Harry Douglas (Atlanta) is on the waiver-wire in some leagues and he will be a great option this week if Julio Jones is out again. This week's game will be a dome match-up at New Orleans in what should be a shoot-out. In what was a low-scoring Week 15, Douglas finished as the 4th best fantasy receiver. 

Andre Holmes (Oakland) has settled into a main role (although starting a Raiders' receiver in Week 16 is a different story, especially after seeing how Buffalo shut down Green Bay this past week). Holmes has 33 targets over the last four games. 

Rookie Paul Richardson (Seattle) scored his first NFL touchdown this week and should continue to see his involvement in the offense grow some. At Arizona this week, the Cardinals rank 29th against the pass while 6th against the run so perhaps Richardson sneaks in another touchdown. 

Albert Wilson (Kansas City) barley registered a blip on the radar through the first 14 weeks, receiving a total of four targets during that time. However, Wilson has started the last two weeks and received 13 targets. He's a low end option but Wilson made a couple of nice plays last week and is carving out a role in the slot for the Chiefs. 

I mentioned Nick Toon (New Orleans) last week and he continues to stay involved. Toon now has 13 receptions for 147 yards and one touchdown over the last three weeks. The Saints will go against Atlanta this week with the division on the line – and Atlanta is dead last in passing yards against this season. 

The Panthers Defense could be a sneaky add this week – and for local Panther fans who wouldn't want extra incentive to root for the Panthers defense this week. Getting to go against Johnny Manziel has to feel enticing at least after his debacle debut as a starter. I admit, I thought Manziel would generate some fantasy stats but that game was over before it got started. The Browns ran just 38 offensive plays, the fewest by any team this season and the fewest for a Browns team since 1999. Statistically it was the worst first career start for any quarterback in the last five years. 

Other fantasy notes 
Jeremy Hill (Cincinnati) delivered on his sleeper status last week with 152 total yards and 2 TDs. In the three games that the Bengals have featured Hill as their primary back, Hill has averaged 25.3 carries per game and delivered 151 rushing yards per game with 4 TDs. Hill needs 133 yards to crack 1,000 as a rookie and remains a must start (although against Denver this week who rank 2nd against the run is a tough draw). 

It will be hard to trust the Bears' passing game after the showing on Monday Night, but Alshon Jeffery has scored now in five straight games and has a new career high with 9 TDs on the season. 

Are we about to see the end of two legends at running back? Both Frank Gore (San Francisco) and Steven Jackson (St. Louis) will be 32 years old before next season. Gore is in the final year of his contract while Jackson has one year left (but he could be a cap casualty). Jackson is the NFL active leading rushing leader with 11,379 career rushing yards (16th all-time) while Gore is the 2nd active leading rusher with 10,771 rushing yards (21st best all-time). 

How will these remarkable rookie receivers end up will be an interesting sub-plot over the final two weeks. This week the Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. (972), Panthers' Kelvin Benjamin (952) and Bucs' Mike Evans (948) should all pass 1,000 receiving yards for their rookie season. In the last 20 years, only 8 receivers have reached the 1,000 mark in their first NFL season (most recently Keenan Allen last year and A.J. Green in 2011). There have never been two receivers to do it, let alone three (and there is an outside chance that the Bills' Sammy Watkins makes it four, although he needs 150 yards in two games). 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Week 15 Fantasy Football Rankings


Below are Week 15 fantasy football rankings based on potential performance in this week's games for quarterback, running back, wide receiver, tight end, kicker and team defense.


Quarterback

1 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis vs. Houston ...Luck is averaging 334 yards per game and is on pace for 5,348 yards – Luck needs to average an extra 33 yards per game to break the single-season record of 5,477 Peyton Manning set last year
2 Peyton Manning, Denver at San Diego ...
3 Drew Brees, New Orleans at Chicago ...Chicago allows the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks
4 Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh at Atlanta
5 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay at Buffalo
6 Matthew Stafford, Detroit vs. Minnesota
7 Jay Cutler, Chicago vs. New Orleans
8 Matt Ryan, Atlanta vs. Pittsburgh ...Pittsburgh has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks over the last three weeks
9 Mark Sanchez, Philadelphia vs. Dallas
10 Tom Brady, New England vs. Miami
11 Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants vs. Washington
12 Tony Romo, Dallas at Philadelphia
13 Russell Wilson, Seattle vs. San Francisco
14 Philip Rivers, San Diego vs. Denver
15 Johnny Manziel, Cleveland vs. Cincinnati ...The Johnny Manziel era is set to start
16 Josh McCown, Tampa Bay at Carolina
17 Joe Flacco, Baltimore vs. Jacksonville
18 Ryan Tannehill, Miami at New England
19 Kyle Orton, Buffalo vs. Green Bay
20 Ryan Fitzpatrick, Houston at Indianapolis 


Running Back

1 Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh at Atlanta ...Bell has had the best three-game stretch since Walter Payton while Atlanta allows the most fantasy points to opposing running backs
2 Matt Forte, Chicago vs. New Orleans
3 Arian Foster, Houston at Indianapolis
4 Jamaal Charles, Kansas City vs. Oakland ...It's a dream match-up, although Charles left Week 14 with an ankle injury and will need to be monitored
5 DeMarco Murray, Dallas at Philadelphia ...Murray needs to average 144 rushing yards in his last five games for a 2,000-yard season
6 C.J. Anderson, Denver at San Diego
7 LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia vs. Dallas
8 Joique Bell, Detroit vs. Minnesota
9 Justin Forsett, Baltimore vs. Jacksonville
10 Eddie Lacy, Green Bay at Buffalo
11 Marshawn Lynch, Seattle vs. San Francisco
12 Mark Ingram, New Orleans at Chicago
13 Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland vs. Cincinnati
14 Fred Jackson, Buffalo vs. Green Bay
15 LeGarrette Blount, New England vs. Miami
16 Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati at Cleveland ...This is some speculation from Bengals' camp that Hill will get a bigger workload
17 Latavius Murray, Oakland at Kansas City ...Can Murray replicate what he did just two weeks ago against the Chiefs?!
18 Jonathan Stewart, Carolina vs. Tampa Bay ...Stewart has averaged over 7 yards per carry the last two weeks although losing Cam Newton this week could make Stewart less effective
19 Rashad Jennings, N.Y. Giants vs. Washington
20 Dan Herron, Indianapolis vs. Houston
21 Tre Mason, St. Louis vs. Arizona
22 Chris Johnson, N.Y. Jets at Tennessee ...Johnson gets a huge grudge re-match going back to Tennessee
23 Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati at Cleveland
24 Steven Jackson, Atlanta vs. Pittsburgh
25 Darren Sproles, Philadelphia vs. Dallas
26 Alfred Morris, Washington at N.Y. Giants
27 Shane Vereen, New England vs. Miami
28 Pierre Thomas, New Orleans at Chicago
29 Doug Martin, Tampa Bay at Carolina
30 Terrance West, Cleveland vs. Cincinnati


Wide Receivers

1 Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh at Atlanta
2 Odell Beckham Jr. , N.Y. Giants vs. Washington
3 T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis vs. Houston
4 Demaryius Thomas, Denver at San Diego
5 Calvin Johnson, Detroit vs. Minnesota
6 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago vs. New Orleans
7 Mike Evans, Tampa Bay at Carolina
8 Jordy Nelson, Green Bay at Buffalo
9 Dez Bryant, Dallas at Philadelphia
10 Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia vs. Dallas
11 Randall Cobb, Green Bay at Buffalo
12 Emmanuel Sanders, Denver at San Diego
13 Julio Jones, Atlanta vs. Pittsburgh ...Jones injured his hip last week and will likely be questionable for Week 15
14 A.J. Green, Cincinnati at Cleveland
15 Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina vs. Tampa Bay
16 Sammy Watkins, Buffalo vs. Green Bay ...Green Bay allows the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers over the last three weeks
17 Julian Edelman, New England vs. Miami
18 DeAndre Hopkins, Houston at Indianapolis
19 Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay at Carolina
20 Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia vs. Dallas
21 Roddy White, Atlanta vs. Pittsburgh
22 Golden Tate, Detroit vs. Minnesota
23 Keenan Allen, San Diego vs. Denver ...Allen is a notorious Broncos' killer
24 Kenny Stills, New Orleans at Chicago
25 Josh Gordon, Cleveland vs. Cincinnati
26 Charles Johnson, Minnesota at Detroit
27 Steve Smith, Baltimore vs. Jacksonville
28 Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis vs. Houston
29 DeSean Jackson, Washington at N.Y. Giants ...Jackson (fibula) will need to be monitored for Week 15 and he missed Week 14
30 Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh at Atlanta
31 Marques Colston, New Orleans at Chicago
32 Eric Decker, N.Y. Jets at Tennessee
33 Jarvis Landry, Miami at New England
34 Brandon LaFell, New England vs. Miami
35 Pierre Garcon, Washington at N.Y. Giants
36 Robert Woods, Buffalo vs. Green Bay
37 Malcom Floyd, San Diego vs. Denver
38 Marquess Wilson, Chicago vs. New Orleans ...Wilson is set to replace Brandon Marshall as the starter with Marshall out for the year
39 Eddie Royal, San Diego vs. Denver
40 Nate Washington, Tennessee vs. N.Y. Jets
41 Davante Adams, Green Bay at Buffalo
42 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona at St. Louis
43 Stedman Bailey, St. Louis vs. Arizona
44 Anquan Boldin, San Francisco at Seattle
45 Kamar Aiken, Baltimore vs. Jacksonville ...Aiken will likely get the start if Torrey Smith (knee) can't go
46 Doug Baldwin, Seattle vs. San Francisco
47 Andre Johnson, Houston at Indianapolis ...Johnson left Week 14 due to a concussion and will need to be monitored
48 Marqise Lee, Jacksonville at Baltimore
49 Rueben Randle, N.Y. Giants vs. Washington
50 Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville at Baltimore


Tight End

1 Rob Gronkowski, New England vs. Miami
2 Jimmy Graham, New Orleans at Chicago
3 Martellus Bennett, Chicago vs. New Orleans
4 Greg Olsen, Carolina vs. Tampa Bay
5 Julius Thomas, Denver at San Diego ...Thomas (ankle) was active last week but didn't play
6 Larry Donnell, N.Y. Giants vs. Washington
7 Delanie Walker, Tennessee vs. N.Y. Jets
8 Antonio Gates, San Diego vs. Denver
9 Travis Kelce, Kansas City vs. Oakland
10 Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis vs. Houston
11 Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota at Detroit
12 Jordan Reed, Washington at N.Y. Giants
13 Jared Cook, St. Louis vs. Arizona
14 Jordan Cameron, Cleveland vs. Cincinnati
15 Coby Fleener, Indianapolis vs. Houston
16 Mychal Rivera, Oakland at Kansas City
17 Jason Witten, Dallas at Philadelphia
18 Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati at Cleveland
19 Charles Clay, Miami at New England
20 Heath Miller, Pittsburgh at Atlanta



Kicker

1 Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis vs. Houston
2 Justin Tucker, Baltimore vs. Jacksonville
3 Stephen Gostkowski, New England vs. Miami
4 Matt Prater, Detroit vs. Minnesota
5 Cody Parkey, Philadelphia vs. Dallas
6 Steven Hauschka, Seattle vs. San Francisco
7 Connor Barth, Denver at San Diego
8 Shayne Graham, New Orleans at Chicago
9 Mason Crosby, Green Bay at Buffalo
10 Greg Zuerlein, St. Louis vs. Arizona
11 Cairo Santos, Kansas City vs. Oakland
12 Dan Bailey, Dallas at Philadelphia
13 Robbie Gould, Chicago vs. New Orleans
14 Graham Gano, Carolina vs. Tampa Bay
15 Shaun Suisham, Pittsburgh at Atlanta
16 Mike Nugent, Cincinnati at Cleveland
17 Josh Brown, N.Y. Giants vs. Washington
18 Matt Bryant, Atlanta vs. Pittsburgh
19 Billy Cundiff, Cleveland vs. Cincinnati
20 Nick Novak, San Diego vs. Denver



Defense

1 Baltimore DT, vs. Jacksonville 
2 Detroit DT, vs. Minnesota 
3 St. Louis DT, vs. Arizona 
4 Green Bay DT, at Buffalo 
5 Seattle DT, vs. San Francisco 
6 Arizona DT, at St. Louis 
7 New York Giants DT, vs. Washington 
8 Minnesota DT, at Detroit 
9 New England DT, vs. Miami 
10 Kansas City DT, vs. Oakland 
11 Cleveland DT, vs. Cincinnati 
12 Philadelphia DT, vs. Dallas 
13 Carolina DT, vs. Tampa Bay 
14 Indianapolis DT, vs. Houston 
15 New York Jets DT, at Tennessee 
16 Cincinnati DT, at Cleveland 
17 Tampa Bay DT, at Carolina 
18 Denver DT, at San Diego 
19 Tennessee DT, vs. N.Y. Jets 
20 Houston DT, at Indianapolis 
   
Please check out  Fantasy Football Warehouse for my full Week 15 fantasy football rankings. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Week 15 fantasy football moves to make now


It's hard to believe but playoff fantasy season is here in full throttle. Most likely, you are playing with what got you here so far but I will hit on a few potential pickups heading into Week 15. 

Kerwynn Williams (Arizona) will likely be the hot pickup of the week after collecting 100 yards this past week. I was actually a fan of Williams in dynasty rankings when he came of Utah State last year as a 5th rounder for the Colts thinking he could be a nice third-down back alongside Andrew Luck. Williams didn't make the cut in Indianapolis but he made the most of his opportunities this week after being called up from the practice squad by Arizona. Andre Ellington is done for the season so the opportunity is there for Williams (and he and Ellington are similar-type backs). However, I would pass on Williams mainly based on the match-ups on the horizon (against the Rams, Seahawks and 49ers - that is about as brutal as it can get).

Latavius Murray (Oakland) should be an attractive option for this week. Murray averaged just 3.3 yards per carry last week but the more enticing statistic is that he received 23 carries (versus just five carries for Darren McFadden). At Arrowhead this week has its challenges, but Murray gets to go against a defense he smoked for 112 yards and two touchdowns on just four carries just three weeks ago.

I mentioned Andre Williams (N.Y. Giants) last week and had him on last week's sleeper list. Rashad Jennings should be back more in a full role this week and the match-up isn't as attractive (at Washington) as it was last week but Williams nonetheless is a solid flex this week and a definite pickup if he happens to be on your waivers. 

Charles Johnson (Minnesota) was spotlighted last week and he looks like the real deal. Johnson scored his first NFL touchdown in Week 12, and he added two more this past week. Coming out of Grand Valley State, Johnson wasn't invited to last year's NFL Combine, but he has plenty of raw talent. At the Grand Valley State Pro Day last year, Johnson ran a 4.39 in the 40-yard dash and also posted a 39.5" vertical and 11'1" broad jump all of which are elite. 

Marquess Wilson (Chicago) will replace Brandon Marshall in the starting lineup for the rest of 2014. Wilson holds plenty of sleeper value mainly because Chicago is a pass-heavy team and Cutler looks heavily to his starting receivers. Wilson has fantastic body control and goes up to get the ball above defenders and was a dangerous playmaker at college (Washington State) before leaving after his junior season. Wilson was Washington State's Offensive MVP in 2011 when he set school single-season records for receptions (82) and receiving yards (1,388) as a sophomore. 

You would be hard-pressed to have to start Nick Toon (New Orleans) but he is getting on the fantasy radar. Toon has 9 receptions for 104 yards and one touchdown over the last three weeks. 

It is still yet to be decided, but Cleveland Head Coach Mike Pettine looks to be leaning toward (finally) going with Johnny Manziel. It sure would be exciting to see Johnny Football on the field and get your popcorn ready. I believe Manziel will be a fantasy star at times (not necessarily this season) with his running ability and throwing to Josh Gordon. 

Quarterback Zach Mettenberger (Tennessee) is done for the season after re-injuring his throwing shoulder and the team will turn its lonely eyes back to Jake Locker. If you are in a two-quarterback league Locker has some appeal (especially in what should be decent-weather games this week in Nashville, at Jacksonville next week, and then at home again in Week 17) but otherwise Locker is best left for the waiver wire given the state of the Titans' receiving corps. Locker though has incentive to play well as he will hit free agency after this year. 

Other fantasy notes 
Owners of the 2nd and 4th overall quarterbacks/fantasy scorers this season (Peyton Manning and Drew Brees) were rudely reminded that even the best can have really off days. Manning and Brees combined for 13 total standard league points. Manning also snapped a touchdown passing streak that went back 51 games (three games short of the all-time record). 

Le'Veon Bell (Pittsburgh) eclipsed 200 all-purpose yards for the third straight game has joined the immortal Walter Payton as the only players to ever achieve this feat in the NFL. Bell’s 711 combined yards in three games is the best three-game total since Walter Payton had 746 in 1977. Bell also has set a personal new career best yardage game in three straight back-to-back weeks. 

Jonathan Stewart (Carolina) was a FanDuel target of mine last week and those on board joined in a 155-yard explosion including a 69-yard touchdown run - the score was the longest of Stewart's career. Stewart will remains a solid start this week with a home game against Tampa Bay. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Week 14 Fantasy Football Rankings


Below are Week 14 fantasy football rankings based on potential performance in this week's games for quarterback, running back, wide receiver, tight end, kicker and team defense.


Quarterback
1 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay vs. Atlanta
2 Drew Brees, New Orleans vs. Carolina
3 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis at Cleveland ...Luck is averaging 334 yards per game and is on pace for 5,348 yards – Luck needs to average an extra 33 yards per game to break the single-season record of 5,477 Peyton Manning set last year
4 Peyton Manning, Denver vs. Buffalo ...Oddly enough, 6 of Peyton's 12 games this year he has had less than 300 yards passing
5 Matthew Stafford, Detroit vs. Tampa Bay
6 Jay Cutler, Chicago vs. Dallas
7 Russell Wilson, Seattle at Philadelphia
8 Tony Romo, Dallas at Chicago ...Many were burned by Romo last week, but nonetheless it's a favorable match-up here
9 Tom Brady, New England at San Diego
10 Philip Rivers, San Diego vs. New England
11 Ryan Tannehill, Miami vs. Baltimore
12 Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants at Tennessee
13 Cam Newton, Carolina at New Orleans
14 Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh at Cincinnati  ...Over his last five games against Cincinnati, Roethlisberger averages just 227 yards and 1.2 TDs per game
15 Matt Ryan, Atlanta at Green Bay
16 Mark Sanchez, Philadelphia vs. Seattle
17 Ryan Fitzpatrick, Houston at Jacksonville ...Wow, Fitzpatrick off 6-TD game last week
18 Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco at Oakland
19 Joe Flacco, Baltimore at Miami
20 Kyle Orton, Buffalo at Denver ...Returning to Denver could provide added incentive for Orton 


Running Back
1 DeMarco Murray, Dallas at Chicago ...Murray needs to average 144 rushing yards in his last five games for a 2,000-yard season
2 Eddie Lacy, Green Bay vs. Atlanta
3 Matt Forte, Chicago vs. Dallas
4 Arian Foster, Houston at Jacksonville
5 Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh at Cincinnati 
6 C.J. Anderson, Denver vs. Buffalo ...Anderson has been the number one running back over the last three weeks
7 Mark Ingram, New Orleans vs. Carolina
8 Justin Forsett, Baltimore at Miami ...Forsett has 13 runs of 20 or more yards on the season, most in the NFL
9 Tre Mason, St. Louis at Washington
10 Marshawn Lynch, Seattle at Philadelphia
11 Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland vs. Indianapolis
12 Jamaal Charles, Kansas City at Arizona
13 Joique Bell, Detroit vs. Tampa Bay
14 Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh
15 Dan Herron, Indianapolis at Cleveland
16 Fred Jackson, Buffalo at Denver
17 Frank Gore, San Francisco at Oakland
18 LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia vs. Seattle
19 Andre Williams, N.Y. Giants at Tennessee ...I am assuming Rashad Jennings (ankle) misses this week
20 Shane Vereen, New England at San Diego
21 Lamar Miller, Miami vs. Baltimore
22 Ryan Mathews, San Diego vs. New England
23 Denard Robinson, Jacksonville vs. Houston
24 Jonathan Stewart, Carolina at New Orleans
25 Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh
26 Alfred Morris, Washington vs. St. Louis
27 Marion Grice, Arizona vs. Kansas City ...If Andre Ellington (hip pointer) can't go (and maybe not), Grice will draw the start this week
28 Trent Richardson, Indianapolis at Cleveland
29 Carlos Hyde, San Francisco at Oakland
30 Pierre Thomas, New Orleans vs. Carolina


Wide Receivers
1 Jordy Nelson, Green Bay vs. Atlanta
2 Calvin Johnson, Detroit vs. Tampa Bay
3 Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh at Cincinnati 
4 Demaryius Thomas, Denver vs. Buffalo
5 Josh Gordon, Cleveland vs. Indianapolis
6 Odell Beckham Jr. , N.Y. Giants at Tennessee
7 A.J. Green, Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh
8 Randall Cobb, Green Bay vs. Atlanta
9 DeAndre Hopkins, Houston at Jacksonville
10 Dez Bryant, Dallas at Chicago
11 Emmanuel Sanders, Denver vs. Buffalo
12 Julio Jones, Atlanta at Green Bay
13 Mike Evans, Tampa Bay at Detroit
14 Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina at New Orleans
15 Brandon Marshall, Chicago vs. Dallas
16 Golden Tate, Detroit vs. Tampa Bay
17 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago vs. Dallas
18 T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis at Cleveland
19 Kenny Stills, New Orleans vs. Carolina
20 Kendall Wright, Tennessee vs. N.Y. Giants ...Wright should see more looks with Justin Hunter out for the rest of the season
21 Roddy White, Atlanta at Green Bay
22 Brandon LaFell, New England at San Diego
23 Julian Edelman, New England at San Diego
24 Andre Johnson, Houston at Jacksonville
25 Torrey Smith, Baltimore at Miami ...Torrey Smith (knee) will need to be monitored for Week 14
26 Jarvis Landry, Miami vs. Baltimore
27 Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia vs. Seattle
28 Anquan Boldin, San Francisco at Oakland
29 Keenan Allen, San Diego vs. New England ...Allen will presumably be on Revis Island this week
30 Robert Woods, Buffalo at Denver
31 Mike Wallace, Miami vs. Baltimore
32 Marques Colston, New Orleans vs. Carolina
33 Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis at Cleveland
34 Steve Smith, Baltimore at Miami
35 Sammy Watkins, Buffalo at Denver
36 Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia vs. Seattle
37 DeSean Jackson, Washington vs. St. Louis ...Jackson (fibula) probably won't practice this week but "should play" Sunday but there is high injury risk here
38 Michael Crabtree, San Francisco at Oakland
39 Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay at Detroit
40 Stedman Bailey, St. Louis at Washington
41 Mohamed Sanu, Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh
42 Davante Adams, Green Bay vs. Atlanta
43 Rueben Randle, N.Y. Giants at Tennessee
44 John Brown, Arizona vs. Kansas City
45 Michael Floyd, Arizona vs. Kansas City
46 Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville vs. Houston
47 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona vs. Kansas City ...Fitzgerald (sprained MCL) will be questionable for Week 14 but he should be able to play this week
48 Eddie Royal, San Diego vs. New England
49 Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis at Cleveland
50 Malcom Floyd, San Diego vs. New England


Tight End
1 Jimmy Graham, New Orleans vs. Carolina ...Zero catches last week, you have think the Saints get Graham going again this week (Graham averages 7/85/1 in his career against the Panthers)
2 Rob Gronkowski, New England at San Diego
3 Martellus Bennett, Chicago vs. Dallas ...Bennett faces the team that drafted him
4 Greg Olsen, Carolina at New Orleans
5 Antonio Gates, San Diego vs. New England
6 Julius Thomas, Denver vs. Buffalo ...Thomas (ankle) should be able to go this week
7 Delanie Walker, Tennessee vs. N.Y. Giants
8 Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota vs. N.Y. Jets ...The Jets have allowed 12 touchdowns to tight ends, worst in the NFL
9 Coby Fleener, Indianapolis at Cleveland
10 Jordan Reed, Washington vs. St. Louis ...Reed has caught 16 passes for 163 yards in Colt McCoy’s two starts
11 Larry Donnell, N.Y. Giants at Tennessee
12 Jason Witten, Dallas at Chicago
13 Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis at Cleveland ...Allen (ankle) has returned to practice this week and is expected to make his return
14 Travis Kelce, Kansas City at Arizona
15 Jordan Cameron, Cleveland vs. Indianapolis ...Cameron (concussion) should be able to go this week and is slotted as such in the rankings
16 Vernon Davis, San Francisco at Oakland
17 Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh
18 Heath Miller, Pittsburgh at Cincinnati 
19 Tim Wright, New England at San Diego
20 Scott Chandler, Buffalo at Denver 


Kicker
1 Mason Crosby, Green Bay vs. Atlanta
2 Matt Prater, Detroit vs. Tampa Bay
3 Randy Bullock, Houston at Jacksonville
4 Justin Tucker, Baltimore at Miami
5 Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis at Cleveland
6 Stephen Gostkowski, New England at San Diego
7 Dan Bailey, Dallas at Chicago
8 Steven Hauschka, Seattle at Philadelphia
9 Greg Zuerlein, St. Louis at Washington
10 Cody Parkey, Philadelphia vs. Seattle
11 Shayne Graham, New Orleans vs. Carolina
12 Phil Dawson, San Francisco at Oakland
13 Connor Barth, Denver vs. Buffalo
14 Mike Nugent, Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh
15 Caleb Sturgis, Miami vs. Baltimore
16 Josh Brown, N.Y. Giants at Tennessee
17 Nick Novak, San Diego vs. New England
18 Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona vs. Kansas City
19 Shaun Suisham, Pittsburgh at Cincinnati 
20 Robbie Gould, Chicago vs. Dallas


Defense
1 Minnesota DT, vs. N.Y. Jets 
2 Detroit DT, vs. Tampa Bay 
3 Green Bay DT, vs. Atlanta 
4 Houston DT, at Jacksonville 
5 San Francisco DT, at Oakland 
6 St. Louis DT, at Washington 
7 Arizona DT, vs. Kansas City 
8 Seattle DT, at Philadelphia 
9 Denver DT, vs. Buffalo 
10 Baltimore DT, at Miami 
11 Indianapolis DT, at Cleveland 
12 New York Giants DT, at Tennessee 
13 Miami DT, vs. Baltimore 
14 Pittsburgh DT, at Cincinnati  
15 Philadelphia DT, vs. Seattle 
16 New Orleans DT, vs. Carolina 
17 Tampa Bay DT, at Detroit 
18 New England DT, at San Diego 
19 Jacksonville DT, vs. Houston 
20 Dallas DT, at Chicago 
   
Please check out  Fantasy Football Warehouse for my full Week 14 fantasy football rankings. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Week 14 fantasy football moves to make now


We are in crunch season as teams are either jockeying to make the playoffs or some leagues may start this week, or perhaps you play in a total point format sprinting hard for the last quarter of the season.  We will hit on a few targets, some we spotlighted last week (like Stedman Bailey and the St. Louis defense), and if you followed my FanDuel recommendations last week you again likely crushed it: Rashad Jennings, Tre Mason, Antonio Brown and Kenny Stills all paid off handsomely (and Mason did collect the long score and two TDs as well!).

Johnny Manziel (Cleveland) saw his first significant action of his rookie season when he replaced the struggling Brian Hoyer in the fourth quarter of Cleveland's loss to Buffalo. The game was well out of hand by that point, but Manziel did guide Cleveland to their lone TD of the game and seemed to provide an offensive spark. Head Coach Mike Pettine has yet to declare Manziel the week 14 starting quarterback but assuming Manziel starts he has fantasy appeal with his running ability and throwing to Josh Gordon.

I mentioned last week to make sure no one cut Donte Moncrief (Indianapolis) and if he's available in your league Moncrief is likely the top waiver wire add this week. Moncrief continues to be the third or fourth option in the passing game, but his Week 13 performance (three receptions, 134 yards, 2 TDs) should bump him up the pecking order. Moncrief has a ton of upside and appears ready to become a regular in the Colts offense and on the best passing team in the NFL. 

Marqise Lee (Jacksonville) saw the 2nd-most targets of his rookie season (eight) in Week 13, leading the team with six receptions for 75 yards and one TD. With the season-ending injury to Allen Robinson, Lee figures to continue to see an expanded role in the Jacksonville passing game. 

I mentioned Stedman Bailey (St. Louis) last week and he remains a strong add. Bailey has become an important cog in the St. Louis passing game, seeing a combined 15 targets in the last two weeks (turning them into 189 yards and one TD). 

In PPR scoring, if you are in a pinch Cole Beasley (Dallas) continues to see significant snaps and can be productive in this offense. Beasley has collected 107 yards in his last two games with a score and this week's game at Chicago should be a high-scoring one. 

Other fantasy notes 
Andrew Luck (Indianapolis) is this year's first 4,000 yard passer, averaging 309 yards per game and on pace for a season-best 4,936 yards. Luck's 10th 300-yard passing game of the season broke the franchise record previously held by Peyton Manning. 

Peyton Manning (Denver) was held under 200 yards this week. That Manning has less than 300 yards passing in 6 of 12 games this year is a bit of a surprising stat. Denver should be welcoming tight end Julius Thomas back to the starting lineup this week while C.J. Anderson is easily the No. 1 running back over the last three weeks. 

Le'Veon Bell (Pittsburgh) is flat out fantasy gold - Bell is on pace for 2,252 combined yards from scrimmage (which would be the 13th best season in NFL history). 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Week 13 fantasy football rankings

Below are Week 13 fantasy football rankings based on potential performance in this week's games for quarterback, running back, wide receiver, tight end, kicker and team defense.


Quarterback
1 Tony Romo, Dallas vs. Philadelphia ...No team allows more fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks and Romo is on fire
2 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis vs. Washington 
3 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay vs. New England ...Call it a hunch, but I will take the under in the Green Bay-New England game with an over/under of 58.5
4 Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh vs. New Orleans 
5 Peyton Manning, Denver at Kansas City 
6 Drew Brees, New Orleans at Pittsburgh 
7 Tom Brady, New England at Green Bay 
8 Matthew Stafford, Detroit vs. Chicago 
9 Ryan Tannehill, Miami at N.Y. Jets ...Since Week 6, Tannehill has been the 5th best fantasy quarterback behind only Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Andrew Luck
10 Mark Sanchez, Philadelphia at Dallas 
11 Cam Newton, Carolina at Minnesota 
12 Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants at Jacksonville 
13 Philip Rivers, San Diego at Baltimore 
14 Joe Flacco, Baltimore vs. San Diego 
15 Josh McCown, Tampa Bay vs. Cincinnati ...Cincinnati has allowed a league-low 11 TD passes this year
16 Matt Ryan, Atlanta vs. Arizona 
17 Drew Stanton, Arizona at Atlanta 
18 Zach Mettenberger, Tennessee at Houston 
19 Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco vs. Seattle 
20 Jay Cutler, Chicago at Detroit 

Running Back

1 Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh vs. New Orleans 
2 DeMarco Murray, Dallas vs. Philadelphia ...Murray needs to average 129 rushing yards in his last five games for a 2,000-yard season
3 Jamaal Charles, Kansas City vs. Denver 
4 Eddie Lacy, Green Bay vs. New England 
5 C.J. Anderson, Denver at Kansas City ...Anderson has been the number one running back over the last three weeks
6 Arian Foster, Houston vs. Tennessee ...Foster (groin) is expected back this week and this ranking assumes so
7 LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia at Dallas 
8 Rashad Jennings, N.Y. Giants at Jacksonville ...As an added bonus, Jennings began his career with Jacksonville
9 Matt Forte, Chicago at Detroit 
10 Justin Forsett, Baltimore vs. San Diego ...Forsett is on pace for 1,619 yards from scrimmage and is currently 6th-best running back in PPR formats 
11 Andre Ellington, Arizona at Atlanta ...Over the last three games Ellington averages just 1.9 yards per carry, although this is a tempting match-up as Atlanta allows the most fantasy points to opposing running backs
12 Tre Mason, St. Louis vs. Oakland ...All in on Mason this week, great cheaper FanDuel #2 running back 
13 Marshawn Lynch, Seattle at San Francisco 
14 Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati at Tampa Bay ...Bernard made his return last week, although he averaged just 2.6 yards per attempt but should find it easier sledding this week
15 Denard Robinson, Jacksonville vs. N.Y. Giants 
16 Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland at Buffalo 
17 Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati at Tampa Bay 
18 Mark Ingram, New Orleans at Pittsburgh 
19 LeGarrette Blount, New England at Green Bay 
20 Alfred Morris, Washington at Indianapolis 
21 Joique Bell, Detroit vs. Chicago 
22 Shane Vereen, New England at Green Bay 
23 Dan Herron, Indianapolis vs. Washington ...One week in, but Herron averaged 5.4 yards per carry last week to 3.2 for Trent Richardson
24 Latavius Murray, Oakland at St. Louis ...Wow, what a game in 4 carries - Murray (concussion) will need to be monitored for Week 13, also St. Louis has been tough of late and at home
25 Bishop Sankey, Tennessee at Houston 
26 Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota vs. Carolina 
27 Darren Sproles, Philadelphia at Dallas 
28 Trent Richardson, Indianapolis vs. Washington 
29 Ryan Mathews, San Diego at Baltimore 
30 Lamar Miller, Miami at N.Y. Jets

Wide Receivers

1 Dez Bryant, Dallas vs. Philadelphia ...Over his last four games vs. the Eagles, Bryant averages 6 receptions, 99 yards and 1 TD
2 Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh vs. New Orleans 
3 Demaryius Thomas, Denver at Kansas City 
4 A.J. Green, Cincinnati at Tampa Bay 
5 Calvin Johnson, Detroit vs. Chicago 
6 T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis vs. Washington ...Hilton has his first 1,000-yard season and is on pace to finish 2014 with 1,575 receiving yards
7 Odell Beckham Jr. , N.Y. Giants at Jacksonville ...What a catch last week - starting in Week 5 when Beckham made his NFL debut he has been the #9 WR in PPR scoring
8 Emmanuel Sanders, Denver at Kansas City 
9 Josh Gordon, Cleveland at Buffalo ...Welcome back Josh Gordon - who instantly got 16 targets last week
10 Jordy Nelson, Green Bay vs. New England 
11 Randall Cobb, Green Bay vs. New England 
12 Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia at Dallas 
13 Mike Evans, Tampa Bay vs. Cincinnati ...Evans has now scored in four straight games, although Cincinnati has been 2nd-stingest allowing fantasy points to receivers this year
14 Golden Tate, Detroit vs. Chicago ...Tate has already notched his first-ever 1,000-yard season of his NFL career with five weeks still to go
15 Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia at Dallas 
16 Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina at Minnesota 
17 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago at Detroit 
18 Julio Jones, Atlanta vs. Arizona 
19 DeAndre Hopkins, Houston vs. Tennessee ...Hopkins gets Ryan Fitzpatrick back at quarterback, Hopkins was far more effective with Fitzpatrick than Ryan Mallet under center
20 Brandon Marshall, Chicago at Detroit 
21 Brandon LaFell, New England at Green Bay 
22 Julian Edelman, New England at Green Bay 
23 Roddy White, Atlanta vs. Arizona 
24 Steve Smith, Baltimore vs. San Diego 
25 Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh vs. New Orleans 
26 Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay vs. Cincinnati 
27 DeSean Jackson, Washington at Indianapolis 
28 Michael Floyd, Arizona at Atlanta 
29 Kenny Stills, New Orleans at Pittsburgh 
30 John Brown, Arizona at Atlanta 
31 Mohamed Sanu, Cincinnati at Tampa Bay 
32 Torrey Smith, Baltimore vs. San Diego 
33 Andre Johnson, Houston vs. Tennessee ...Johnson has just one measly touchdown this year
34 Marques Colston, New Orleans at Pittsburgh 
35 Keenan Allen, San Diego at Baltimore ...Without their top corner, Baltimore allows the 2nd-most fantasy points to opposing receivers
36 Anquan Boldin, San Francisco vs. Seattle 
37 Kendall Wright, Tennessee at Houston 
38 Sammy Watkins, Buffalo vs. Cleveland 
39 Jarvis Landry, Miami at N.Y. Jets ...Landry has at least three receptions in every game since Week 2 
40 Robert Woods, Buffalo vs. Cleveland 
41 Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis vs. Washington 
42 Justin Hunter, Tennessee at Houston 
43 Mike Wallace, Miami at N.Y. Jets 
44 Eric Decker, N.Y. Jets vs. Miami 
45 Terrance Williams, Dallas vs. Philadelphia ...Williams has less than 20 yards in three straight games, although this could be a good match-up
46 Pierre Garcon, Washington at Indianapolis ...Garcon makes his first return to Indianapolis
47 Charles Johnson, Minnesota vs. Carolina ...Johnson was targeted a team-high 12 times against the Packers, catching a touchdown and 2-point conversion
48 Kenny Britt, St. Louis vs. Oakland 
49 Percy Harvin, N.Y. Jets vs. Miami 
50 Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville vs. N.Y. Giants

Tight End

1 Jimmy Graham, New Orleans at Pittsburgh 
2 Rob Gronkowski, New England at Green Bay 
3 Julius Thomas, Denver at Kansas City ...Thomas (ankle) should be able to go this week
4 Greg Olsen, Carolina at Minnesota 
5 Martellus Bennett, Chicago at Detroit 
6 Delanie Walker, Tennessee at Houston 
7 Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis vs. Washington 
8 Travis Kelce, Kansas City vs. Denver 
9 Larry Donnell, N.Y. Giants at Jacksonville 
10 Antonio Gates, San Diego at Baltimore 
11 Jason Witten, Dallas vs. Philadelphia 
12 Jordan Cameron, Cleveland at Buffalo ...Cameron (concussion) should be able to go this week and is slotted as such in the rankings
13 Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota vs. Carolina 
14 Coby Fleener, Indianapolis vs. Washington 
15 Charles Clay, Miami at N.Y. Jets 
16 Heath Miller, Pittsburgh vs. New Orleans 
17 Vernon Davis, San Francisco vs. Seattle 
18 Tim Wright, New England at Green Bay 
19 Zach Ertz, Philadelphia at Dallas ...Dallas has allowed the most points to opposing tight ends
20 Mychal Rivera, Oakland at St. Louis 


Kicker


1 Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis vs. Washington 
2 Matt Prater, Detroit vs. Chicago 
3 Dan Bailey, Dallas vs. Philadelphia 
4 Randy Bullock, Houston vs. Tennessee 
5 Stephen Gostkowski, New England at Green Bay 
6 Cody Parkey, Philadelphia at Dallas 
7 Justin Tucker, Baltimore vs. San Diego 
8 Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona at Atlanta 
9 Greg Zuerlein, St. Louis vs. Oakland 
10 Caleb Sturgis, Miami at N.Y. Jets 
11 Mason Crosby, Green Bay vs. New England 
12 Mike Nugent, Cincinnati at Tampa Bay 
13 Shaun Suisham, Pittsburgh vs. New Orleans 
14 Josh Brown, N.Y. Giants at Jacksonville 
15 Connor Barth, Denver at Kansas City ...Brandon McManus is out in Denver, Connor Barth is in
16 Phil Dawson, San Francisco vs. Seattle 
17 Dan Carpenter, Buffalo vs. Cleveland 
18 Steven Hauschka, Seattle at San Francisco 
19 Matt Bryant, Atlanta vs. Arizona 
20 Blair Walsh, Minnesota vs. Carolina



Defense
1 Miami DT, at N.Y. Jets 
2 Detroit DT, vs. Chicago 
3 Houston DT, vs. Tennessee 
4 Indianapolis DT, vs. Washington 
5 Arizona DT, at Atlanta 
6 Minnesota DT, vs. Carolina 
7 New York Giants DT, at Jacksonville 
8 Baltimore DT, vs. San Diego 
9 Buffalo DT, vs. Cleveland 
10 St. Louis DT, vs. Oakland 
11 Cincinnati DT, at Tampa Bay 
12 Cleveland DT, at Buffalo 
13 Philadelphia DT, at Dallas 
14 San Francisco DT, vs. Seattle 
15 Dallas DT, vs. Philadelphia 
16 Seattle DT, at San Francisco 
17 Chicago DT, at Detroit 
18 Carolina DT, at Minnesota 
19 Pittsburgh DT, vs. New Orleans 
20 Tennessee DT, at Houston 
   
Please check out  Fantasy Football Warehouse for my full Week 13 fantasy football rankings.