2017 Fantasy Football Rankings – WRs

Composite Rank Player Team RR GK
1 Antonio Brown PIT 2 1
2 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG 1 3
3 Julio Jones ATL 3 2
4 A.J. Green CIN 4 4
5 Jordy Nelson GB 6 5
6 Mike Evans TB 7 6
7 Michael Thomas NO 5 9
8 Brandin Cooks NE 8 7
9 Dez Bryant DAL 9 8
10 DeAndre Hopkins HOU 12 10
11 Amari Cooper OAK 11 11
12 Doug Baldwin SEA 10 13
13 Jarvis Landry MIA 13 12
14 Allen Robinson JAC 15 15
15 Demaryius Thomas DEN 16 16

No QB, No Problem

16 Terrelle Pryor WAS 14 20
17 Julian Edelman NE 18 17
18 T.Y. Hilton IND 23 14
19 Kelvin Benjamin CAR 20 18
20 Davante Adams GB 17 22
21 Tyreek Hill KC 19 21
22 Alshon Jeffery PHI 24 19
23 Keenan Allen LAC 21 23
24 Stefon Diggs MIN 22 24
25 Sammy Watkins LAR 25 26
26 Golden Tate DET 28 25
27 Willie Snead NO 26 32
28 Brandon Marshall NYG 31 27
29 Jamison Crowder WAS 27 33
30 Larry Fitzgerald ARI 29 31
31 Emmanuel Sanders DEN 32 28
32 Michael Crabtree OAK 30 35
33 Donte Moncrief IND 38 30
34 DeSean Jackson TB 35 34
35 Randall Cobb GB 34 36
36 Cameron Meredith CHI 33 38
37 Martavis Bryant PIT 42 29

One of the most polarizing WRs to rank. Talented playmaker with low usage.

38 Devante Parker MIA 36 37
39 Jeremy Maclin BAL 40 39
40 Tyrell Williams LAC 37 43
41 Pierre Garcon SF 39 42
42 John Brown ARI 41 44
43 Eric Decker TEN 47 40
44 Jordan Matthews BUF 43 47
45 Corey Coleman CLE 45 46
46 Sterling Shepard NYG 50 41
47 Adam Thielen MIN 44 49
48 Kenny Britt CLE 46 48
49 Allen Hurns JAC 52 45
50 Mike Wallace BAL 48 50
51 Rishard Matthews TEN 49 52
52 Marvin Jones DET 55 53
53 Nelson Agholor PHI 53 56
54 Zay Jones BUF 51 60
55 Cole Beasley DAL 56 55
56 Corey Davis TEN 54 61
57 Ted Ginn NO 58 58
58 Tyler Lockett SEA 60 57
59 Taylor Gabriel ATL x 51
60 Breshad Perriman BAL x 54
61 Robert Woods LAR 57 x
62 Josh Doctson WAS 59 x
63 Tavon Austin LAR x 59
64 Kenny Stills MIA 61 x
65 Kevin White CHI x 62
66 Tyler Boyd CIN 62 x

He’ll clearly finish above WR54 with all of the targets he’ll see.

2017 Fantasy Football Rankings – TEs

Gronk’s World!

Composite Rank Player Team ROID RAGE GINGER KING
1 Rob Gronkowski NE 1 1
2 Travis Kelce KC 2 2
3 Greg Olsen CAR 4 3
4 Jordan Reed WAS 3 4
5 Tyler Eifert CIN 5 5
6 Jimmy Graham SEA 6 7
7 Martellus Bennett GB 8 6
8 Delanie Walker TEN 7 9
9 Kyle Rudolph MIN 9 8
10 Zach Ertz PHI 10 10
11 Hunter Henry LAC 13 11
12 Jason Witten DAL 11 14
13 Jack Doyle IND 15 12
14 Eric Ebron DET 12 16
15 Evan Engram NYG 17 15
16 Antonio Gates LAC 16 17
17 O.J. Howard TB 21 13
18 Charles Clay BUF 18 18
19 Austin Hooper ATL 14 23
20 C.J. Fiedorowicz HOU 19 20
21 Coby Fleener NO 20 21
22 Cameron Brate TB 23 19
23 Julius Thomas MIA 24 22
24 David Njoku CLE 25 25
25 Zach Miller CHI 22 28
26 Jared Cook OAK 26 24
27 Jesse James PIT 29 27
28 Dwayne Allen NE 28 30
29 Jake Butt DEN x 26
30 Austin Seferian-Jenkins NYJ 27 x
31 Jermaine Gresham ARI x 29
32 Benjamin Watson BAL 30 x

2017 Fantasy Football Rankings – Kickers & DEF

 

….and with the final pick in your fantasy football draft……

Composite Rank Player Team ROID RAGE GINGER KING
1 Justin Tucker BAL 1 1
2 Stephen Gostkowski NE 2 2
3 Dan Bailey DAL 4 5
4 Matt Bryant ATL 6 3
5 Mason Crosby GB 5 4
6 Cairo Santos KC 3 10
7 Matt Prater DET 9 6
8 Steven Hauschka BUF 7 8
9 Will Lutz NO 8 11
10 Adam Vinatieri IND 13 9
11 Sebastian Janikowski OAK 15 7
12 Brandon McManus DEN 10 12
13 Graham Gano CAR 11 13
14 Chris Boswell PIT 12 14
15 Dustin Hopkins WAS 14 15
16 Caleb Sturgis PHI 16 17
17 Nick Novak HOU 18 18
18 Phil Dawson ARI 20 16
19 Josh Lambo LAC 19 19
20 Blair Walsh SEA 17 x
21 Chandler Catanzaro NYJ x 20

Hopefully this moves the needle a little more for ya……

Composite Rank Team DST ROID RAGE GINGER KING
1 Houston Texans 1 1
2 New York Giants 2 3
3 Denver Broncos 4 2
4 Seattle Seahawks 3 6
5 Kansas City Chiefs 6 5
6 New England Patriots 7 4
7 Arizona Cardinals 5 7
8 Minnesota Vikings 9 8
9 Philadelphia Eagles 8 10
10 Carolina Panthers 12 9
11 Los Angeles Rams 10 11
12 Baltimore Ravens 11 12
13 Green Bay Packers 14 15
14 Buffalo Bills 15 14
15 Pittsburgh Steelers 18 13
16 Oakland Raiders 13 18
17 Cincinnati Bengals 17 16
18 Jacksonville Jaguars 19 17
19 Miami Dolphins 16 21
20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 20
21 Atlanta Falcons 20 22
22 Tennessee Titans 23 19
23 Los Angeles Chargers 22 x
24 Dallas Cowboys x 23

2016 FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS – TEs

Get some!

Get some!

We’ve got you covered for QBs, RBs, WRs and even DEF & Kickers.  We finish with Tight Ends.  As you can see there isn’t much discrepancy between our TE ranks, because basically there is Gronk and everyone else.  Olsen, Kelce and Reed are interesting, but on average, they are only going to give you a few points per week over the likes of Fleener, Allen and Gates.  If I don’t get Gronkowski I’m fine with waiting on TE and grabbing one of the guys beyond the top 10.  and could but up big numbers in their offenses, but on a week to week basis they

2016 Rankings: Tight Ends
Composite Rage Ginger
TE1 Rob Gronkowski 1 1
TE2 Greg Olsen 2 2
TE3 Travis Kelce 4 3
TE4 Jordan Reed 3 4
TE5 Delanie Walker 5 5
TE6 Tyler Eifert 6 6
TE7 Julius Thomas 8 7
TE8 Coby Fleener 7 10
TE9 Gary Barnidge 10 8
TE10 Ladarius Green 9 11
TE11 Zach Ertz 14 9
TE12 Dwayne Allen 11 12
TE13 Antonio Gates 12 13
TE14 Jason Witten 13 14
TE15 Jimmy Graham 15 15
TE16 Martellus Bennett 17 16
TE17 Charles Clay 16 17
TE18 Eric Ebron 18 20
TE19 Kyle Rudolph 19 19
TE20 Jordan Cameron 20 23
TE23 Will Tye 22 21
TE21 Jared Cook 23 22
TE24 Austin Seferian-Jenkins 28 18
TE22 Vance McDonald 21 25
TE25 Jace Amaro 25 24
TE26 Clive Walford 26 26
TE27 Richard Rodgers 24 32
TE28 Larry Donnell 31 27
TE30 Jacob Tamme 27 31
TE31 Hunter Henry 29 29
TE29 Benjamin Watson 31 28
TE33 Brandon Pettigrew 32 30
TE32 Cameron Brate 30 33

(Note: rankings were compiled prior to the Ladarius Green “headache/retirement” rumors.  I’d avoid Green like a pregnant lady dodging mosquitoes at Copacabana).

Tight Ends

Tight Ends

 

2016 FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS – DEFs & KS

And with the last pick in your draft…

2016 Rankings: Defense & Special Teams
Composite Rage Ginger
DEF1 Denver Broncos 1 2
DEF2 Seattle Seahawks 3 1
DEF3 Arizona Cardinals 2 3
DEF4 Carolina Panthers 4 5
DEF5 LA Rams 5 7
DEF6 Houston Texans 8 6
DEF7 New England Patriots 11 4
DEF8 Cincinnati Bengals 7 10
DEF9 Minnesota Vikings 6 12
DEF10 New York Jets 9 9
DEF11 Buffalo Bills 13 8
DEF12 Kansas City Chiefs 10 11
DEF13 Oakland Raiders 12 18
DEF14 Jacksonville Jaguars 14 16
DEF15 Green Bay Packers 16 14
DEF16 Pittsburgh Steelers 15 15
DEF17 New York Giants 20 13
DEF18 Baltimore Ravens 18 17
DEF19 Philadelphia Eagles 17 20
DEF20 Miami Dolphins 19 19
DEF21 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 24
DEF22 San Francisco 49ers 24 21
DEF23 Detroit Lions 22 23
DEF24 Indianapolis Colts 26 22
DEF25 Washington Redskins 23 25
DEF26 Tennessee Titans 25 26
DEF27 Atlanta Falcons 27 29
DEF28 Chicago Bears 28 28
DEF29 Cleveland Browns 30 27
DEF30 Dallas Cowboys 29 30
DEF31 San Diego Chargers 31 32
DEF32 New Orlean Saints 32 31
Winning Championships since 1966.

Winning Championships since 1966.

2016 Rankings: Kickers
Composite Rage Ginger
KR1 Stephen Gostkowski 1 1
KR2 Steven Hauschka 2 2
KR3 Justin Tucker 3 3
KR4 Dan Bailey 6 4
KR5 Mason Crosby 4 6
KR6 Graham Gano 5 7
KR7 Adam Vinatieri 9 5
KR8 Brandon McManus 7 9
KR9 Blair Walsh 8 10
KR10 Chandler Catanzaro 11 8
KR11 Josh Brown 10 11
KR12 Dan Carpenter 13 12
KR13 Matt Prater 12 13
KR14 Cairo Santos 14 14
KR15 Sebastian Janikowski 15 15
KR16 Robert Aguayo 16 16
KR17 Robbie Gould 17 17
KR18 Chris Boswell 18 18
KR19 Greg Zuerlein 19 19
KR20 Matt Bryant 20 20
KR21 Graham Gano 21 21
KR22 Mike Nugent 22 22
KR23 Nick Novak 23 23
KR24 Connor Barth 24 24

2016 FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS – WRs

Get some!

Get some!

We’ve covered QBs and RBs so far, and now we’re onto my favorite skill group, Wide Receivers.  In PPR leagues, you can never have to many WRs.  When in doubt, draft another wideout.  In most leagues I’m looking to grab a top flight guy and then pound the WR12-WR30 range, hopefully getting 2-4 WR’s from that grouping.

League-winner

League-winner

2016 Rankings: Wide Receivers
Composite Rage Ginger
WR1 Antonio Brown 1 1
WR2 Odell Beckham Jr. 2 2
WR3 Julio Jones 3 3
WR4 DeAndre Hopkins 4 5
WR5 A.J. Green 6 4
WR6 Dez Bryant 5 8
WR7 Brandon Marshall 8 6
WR8 Mike Evans 9 9
WR9 Allen Robinson 7 12
WR10 Alshon Jeffery 12 10
WR11 Jordy Nelson 16 7
WR12 Keenan Allen 10 13
WR13 T.Y. Hilton 11 14
WR14 Jarvis Landry 18 11
WR15 Amari Cooper 13 18
WR16 Demaryius Thomas 17 15
WR17 Brandin Cooks 15 19
WR18 Kelvin Benjamin 20 17
WR19 Sammy Watkins 14 23
WR20 Doug Baldwin 19 24
WR21 Larry Fitzgerald 28 16
WR22 Golden Tate 23 21
WR23 Julian Edelman 25 20
WR24 Randall Cobb 24 22
WR25 Emmanual Sanders 22 26
WR26 Donte Moncrief 21 31
WR27 Eric Decker 27 27
WR28 Michael Floyd 30 25
WR29 Jeremy Maclin 29 30
WR30 Allen Hurns 26 34
WR31 Jordan Matthews 34 28
WR32 Sterling Sheppard 39 29
WR33 Kevin White 35 39
WR34 Desean Jackson 33 41
WR35 Marvin Jones 38 37
WR36 Michael Crabtree 36 40
WR37 Tyler Lockett 32 45
WR38 Devante Parker 43 35
WR39 John Brown 40 38
WR40 Tavon Austin 42 42
WR41 Josh Gordon 41 44
WR42 Stephan Diggs 31 55
WR43 Torrey Smith 44 46
WR44 Steve Smith 59 32
WR45 Brandon LaFell 58 33
WR46 Markus Wheaton 37 54
WR47 Kamar Aiken 47 48
WR48 Nelson Agholor 54 43
WR49 Phillip Dorsett 48 50
WR50 Anquan Boldin 65 36
WR51 Corey Coleman 49 52
WR52 Willie Snead 56 47
WR53 Vincent Jackson 50 53
WR54 Laquan Treadwell 55 51
WR55 Devin Funchess 45 61
WR56 Travis Benjamin 51 56
WR57 Kenny Stills 60 49
WR58 Mohamed Sanu 46 63
WR59 Sammie Coats 52 58
WR60 Michael Thomas 53 59
WR61 Breshad Perriman 61 57
WR62 Josh Docston 57 64
WR63 Kendall Wright 63 60
WR64 Nelson Agholor 62 62
WR65 Tyler Boyd 64 65

 

2016 FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS – RBs

Get some!

Get some!

While the quarterback position isn’t likely to make or break your fantasy football draft (and season), selecting the right running back, at the right time, will set you up for the long grind of the season.  This year’s running back group feels deeper than recent years, likely the result of ‘specialized’ backs and the rise of the timeshare backfield.  While there are more guys that can get you points, there are fewer workhorse backs.  Those guys are easy to spot, as they are the ones toward the top of the list:

DJ Touchdown

2016 Rankings: Running Backs
Composite Rage Ginger
RB1 David Johnson 1 2
RB2 Adrian Peterson 4 1
RB3 Todd Gurley 3 3
RB4 Ezekiel Elliott 2 5
RB5 Le’Veon Bell 5 4
RB6 Lamar Miller 6 8
RB7 Jamaal Charles 7 7
RB8 Doug Martin 9 10
RB9 LeSean McCoy 8 12
RB10 Devonta Freeman 12 9
RB11 Mark Ingram 10 11
RB12 Eddie Lacy 16 6
RB13 C.J. Anderson 11 15
RB14 Thomas Rawls 13 14
RB15 Carlos Hyde 14 13
RB16 Latavius Murray 17 16
RB17 DeMarco Murray 15 20
RB18 Matt Forte 21 17
RB19 Melvin Gordon 18 21
RB20 Dion Lewis 24 19
RB21 Giovani Bernard 19 25
RB22 Duke Johnson 23 22
RB23 Danny Woodhead 31 18
RB24 T.J. Yeldon 26 23
RB25 Jeremy Langford 20 31
RB26 Jeremy Hill 25 30
RB27 Jonathan Stewart 28 28
RB28 Matt Jones 32 24
RB29 Arian Foster 22 36
RB30 Ameer Abdullah 36 26
RB31 Ryan Mathews 27 35
RB32 Rashad Jennings 33 29
RB33 Frank Gore 29 37
RB34 Darren Sproles 35 32
RB35 Chris Ivory 41 27
RB36 Shane Vereen 34 38
RB37 Justin Forsett 39 34
RB38 Jay Ajayi 44 33
RB39 Bilal Powell 37 40
RB40 Charles Sims 30 49
RB41 Theo Riddick 38 41
RB42 DeAngelo Williams 42 39
RB43 Tevin Coleman 40 42
RB44 Isaiah Crowell 47 43
RB45 Jerick McKinnon 45 45
RB46 Javorius Allen 43 50
RB47 Derrick Henry 51 44
RB48 Devontae Booker 49 48
RB49 Kenneth Dixon 52 46
RB50 Spencer Ware 48 51
RB51 DeAndre Washington 53 47
RB52 C.J. Prosise 46 55
RB53 Chris Johnson 50 53
RB54 Darren McFadden 56 52
RB55 Jordan Howard 54 54
RB56 Paul Perkins 55 58
RB57 Wendell Smallwood 57 56
RB58 James Starks 59 57
RB59 LeGarrette Blount 58 60
RB60 James White 60 59

 

 

2016 FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS – QBs

We are going to win so big.

We are going to win so big.

The Machine has emerged from the depths of the film room, breaking only to restock the fridge and watch the occasional Olympian arm/leg/face brake.  We’re rolling out our Fantasy Football Rankings so that you can dominate your fantasy football draft (again)!  We’ll start with the gunslingers…..

GOAT.

GOAT.

2016 Rankings: Quarterbacks
  Composite Rage Ginger
QB1 Aaron Rodgers 1 1
QB2 Cam Newton 2 3
QB3 Andrew Luck 5 2
QB4 Ben Roethlisberger 4 4
QB5 Russell Wilson 3 8
QB6 Drew Brees 6 5
QB7 Eli Manning 8 6
QB8 Blake Bortles 7 9
QB9 Tom Brady 10 7
QB10 Philip Rivers 9 11
QB11 Carson Palmer 11 10
QB12 Tony Romo 12 14
QB13 Andy Dalton 14 12
QB14 Derek Carr 15 13
QB15 Tyrod Taylor 13 16
QB16 Matt Ryan 19 15
QB17 Kirk Cousins 18 17
QB18 Marcus Mariota 17 19
QB19 Ryan Fitzpatrick 16 22
QB20 Matthew Stafford 20 18
QB21 Jameis Winston 21 20
QB22 Ryan Tannehill 23 21
QB23 Alex Smith 22 24
QB24 Joe Flacco 26 23
QB25 Jay Cutler 24 25
QB26 Sam Bradford 25 26
QB27 Teddy Bridgewater 27 27
QB28 Brock Osweiler 30 28
QB29 Robert Griffin III 28 31
QB30 Blaine Gabbert 29 32
QB31 Jared Goff 32 29
QB32 Mark Sanchez 31 30

My favorite quarterback strategy in early drafts has been to target one of the 2004 NFL Draft Class QBs ***cracks open beer, pours one out for JP Losman, chugs the rest*** and pair him with a late upside, running QB (Taylor, Mariota).

 

 

Week 16 – Waiver Wire Pickups (Championship Edition)

GET THE BELT!!!

GET THE BELT!!!

“Merry Christmas, happy holidays” you politely mutter to people on your way in to work.  “Is Santa ready to come to your house?” asks Cheryl, in her annoyingly high pitched voice.  “I’m sure the little guy will just play with the boxes.  Ha ha ha.” says another co-worker.

Yes, you nod and move on.  You can’t be bothered by the incessant Christmas chatter.  You have more important things to focus on.  Because you have made the Fantasy Football finals.

Forget what you have done this entire year.  You may have cured cancer in April, but if you lose in the finals, this year was a failure.  Everyone’s path to the finals is different…but one thing remains clear:  no one gets to the finals without successfully navigating the waiver wire.

Guys like Charcandrick West, David Johnson and Gary Barnidge, true nobodies at the beginning of this season.  But if you frequented the Big Red Sports Machine, they weren’t no names to you.  You knew when to pick them up.  And now that you’re so close to tasting victory, now is not the time to stop.  There are still guys on the waiver wire that can help you win…especially if you’re an Odell Beckham, Jr. or TJ Yeldon owner (like me).

If you’re still reading, that means you’re in the finals.  Congratufuckinglations.  Now let’s go win that belt.

Markus Wheaton, WR Pittsburgh (37% owned in Yahoo! leagues)

Great chance to find the endzone on Sunday.

Great chance to find the endzone on Sunday.

An astounding 31% of teams in the finals have Odell Beckham, Jr.  That means a lot of people are searching to replace him and try to salvage a victory.  Look no further than Wheaton.  The knock on Wheaton is that he’s the #3 option in Pittsburgh’s offense, behind Antonio Brown and Martavius Bryant.  However, Markus has been carving out more of a role.  Over the past 4 games, Wheaton has averaged over 9 targets, and has more yards (378 to 319) and tds (3 to 1) than Bryant.  The Steelers have a great matchup against Baltimore this week.  Bryant should get plenty of opportunities to continue his solid play.

Rueben Randle, WR NYG (42%)

No Odell, no problem!

No Odell, no problem!

This one’s a no brainer.  With OBJ out, Reuben becomes the de facto #1 WR for the Giants.  Rueben has been a td dependent receiver for fantasy relevance.  He’s caught 3 tds over the past 4 weeks but has only averaged 3 catches a game over that span.  That should increase this weekend.  The Giants (somehow) still have a shot to make the playoffs, and to do so they will have to rely on Eli Manning to throw the ball.  That puts Reuben in a prime spot.

Cameron Artis-Payne, RB Carolina (30%)

This week's workhorse

This week’s workhorse

If I told you a rookie running back would bring you a fantasy championship, who would you guess:  Melvin Gordon, Todd Gurley, Duke Johnson?  How about the 14th running back picked in the Draft?  If you’re iffy at RB or Flex, pick up Cameron Artis-Payne right now.  He is poised to bring you a fantasy championship.  First, the Panthers have a great match up against the creampuff Falcons.  Second, and perhaps most importantly, the Panthers are 14-0.  Ron Rivera indicated he will not sit his starters, but that doesn’t mean the offense will be the same.  Translation:  Cam will play but they’re going to run the shit out of the ball.  The Machine predicts that Cam will have the fewest passing attempts all season.  There’s no way he’s going to be unnecessarily put in harm’s way.  One person Rivera will rest:  Johnathan Stewart.  That means great things for Artis-Payne, a rookie 5th round running back from Auburn.  Last week, Artis-Payne carried the ball 14 times for 59 yards, plus caught 2 passes for 34 yards.  This week will be even more.  Artis-Payne should run the ball 20+ times, and should get multiple catches as the Panthers passing offense should change to a check down mode.

Christine Michael, RB Seattle (38%)

I'm back!

I’m back!

Remember, back in August, when Michael was THE sleeper pick of the draft?  “He’ll be the number 1 running back in Dallas by Week 3.” said the d-bag in your league who religiously reads Pro Football Weekly (barf).  It’s safe to say his time in Dallas was a bust.  Total stats in Dallas over 10 weeks:  15 carries, 51 yards, 0 tds.  However, Michaels is back with Seattle, and ready to make amends.  In just his first game back with the Seahawks, Michael eclipsed all his numbers in Dallas, rushing 16 times for 84 yards.  With no Beastmode, and Fred Jackson just celebrating his 81st birthday, Michael is ready to reclaim the feature back position in Seattle.  Bryce Brown may get some touches too, but Michael will be a goal line vulture.  Look for Michael to flirt with 100 yards.

There you have it.  Another season of fantasy advice in the books.  Good luck.

Week 11 – Waiver Wire Pickups

We’re in the fantasy home stretch now.  Three more weeks until the playoffs start.  In most leagues, the trading deadline has past and, if you’re like us, you’ve burned through a good portion (if not all) of your free agency bucks.  Thus, the only way to make your team better is through the waiver wire.  And that’s why you’re here.  And that’s why we love you.

If you followed our sage quarterback advice last week, you likely won your league, as Kirk Cousins threw for a career high 4 tds, en route to a thrashing of the Saints.  Who’s going to propel you to victory this week?  Read on.

Mark Sanchez, QB Philadelphia (5% owned in Yahoo! leagues)

Wait, I have to play? I just signed to be the pretty backup.

Wait, I have to play? I just signed to be the pretty backup.

Yes, this week marks the return of a former starter that will lead his NFC East team to the playoffs.  But it’s not Tony Romo.  It’s Mark Sanchez.  Sure, he’ll always be remembered for the Butt Fumble, but we think he actually has some value this week.  Hear us out.

Never gets old

Never gets old.

Don’t let Tampa’s 6th rated total defense fool you…they rank 26th in points allowed, giving up over 26 points per game.  Philly scores nearly 24 points a game, and we actually think that Sanchez is better suited for Chip Kelly’s gimmicky, revolutionary, keep-it-in college offense.  Sanchez should easily be able to dink and dunk his way to 250 plus a score.

Keshawn Martin, WR Patriots (11%)

Next up.

Next up.

We have no idea who Keshawn Martin is (generally, our knowledge of the Patriots is limited to Spygate, Deflategate, and all other cheating scandals) but we do know this:  he plays offense for the Patriots.  This means he is a typical, Bill Belichick plug and play offensive player (see Jonas Gray, James White, Aaron Dobson).  Julien Edelman’s out?  No problem, as the Pats can just throw Martin in, who’s essentially built like an Edelman clone.  Plus, the Patriots play the Bills this week, which means that Brady will throw for about 600 yards, and we’ll get to see some awesome tailgating from self-respecting, alcoholic, passionate Buffalo Bills fans.

Martin’s got a tight hammy, so keep an eye on him.  But if he plays, we like him to be the next in a (very long) list of Patriots players that have torched the Bills.

Matt Jones, RB Washington (58%)

Good player + horrible team = decent fantasy results.

Good player + horrible team = decent fantasy results.

Jones saw has ownership skyrocket overnight, and he’s now owned in 58% of leagues.  That’s still pretty low for someone who’s established themselves as the #1 running back.  Good news is that Jones is the best offensive player on the team.  Bad news is he’s on the Redskins, so that’s not really hard to achieve.  Jones should see a heavy workload against the Panthers.  It’s not a great matchup, but Washington really has no other options.  Jones should see double digit carries, plus 5-7 catches, which increases his value in PPR leagues.

Also, the Redskins have a decent schedule down the stretch, which means Jones is in line for some quality starts.