It is finally time for the payoff. The past two months we have watched every single preseason game. We have read every practice report. We have agonized over every little injury. We’ve found something to dislike about each and every player in the NFL. But now the draft season is finally done. It is time to put all of our predictions over the past few months into a giant pot and watch them boil. Every week I will be posting my player rankings right here. You can use these to make that difficult lineup decision, roster move or trade. But most importantly, use these as a crutch in case you lose your matchup this week so that you can easily point back at me and blame me for the loss. Hey…I’m here to help!
Please Brandon Pettigrew. Please have at least six catches for 85 yards and preferrably a touchdown so you can lead me to a fantasy championship. What about the rest of the league in the final week of the regular season. Who can you count on? Which teams are going to play their star players all game long? Who will help lead you to the fantasy promised land? Can Jimmy Graham have one more big week for you? Will Rob Gronkowski put an exclamation poiint on his record breaking season? Will Jared Cook continue his late season hot streak and vault himself into fantasy players minds for next season? It certainly has been a quality year for the tight end position, and we give you one last crack at the tight end rankings.
I am in the finals of an unprecedented 32 team fantasy football league, and if you are wondering the pictures of all of the guys on the Week 17 rankings are all guys that I have on what I hope to be a championship winning roster. Dez Bryant has been my man all season long as well as Early Doucet at wide receiver, which I know doesn't sound great, but when it is 32 teams, it isn't that bad. But what about the rest of the NFL? Can Calvin do it one more time? Wat about Marques Colston, Vincent Jackson, and AJ Green? How about New England and Houston that have their positions locked up? Don't go into the last week of the season without reading the Week 17 wide receiver rankings.
Is it wise to have one of the few teams with nothing to play for at the top of the rankings this week? The Texans are pretty much locked into their playoff position, so how much they will play their running back this week remains to be seen against the division rival Titans. Am I crazy to have a Buffalo Bill at the second ranked guy of the week? I would also like to take this time to apologize to Maurice Jones-Drew for doubting him all season long. Despite not having another credible player on the offensive side of the ball, MJD has put up an amazing season and I was dead wrong on him this year. Can Marshawn Lynch do it one more time? Can Toby Gerhart fill in for AP like he has most of the second half of the season? What should you expect from Chris Johnson in the last week of his worst season to date? This is all she wrote this week and why it is most important to read the running back rankings.
It is the final week of the regular season, and I'm sure you are the same as me in thinking, "where did the season go?" Well if your league plays the whole way through, it has gone to the fantasy Super Bowl. There is always the risk of which guys are going to play, which guys are going to sit, and which guys might only play a series, or a quarter, or a half. Is it worth playing, Brees, Brady, Ryan? What player can lead you to the fantasy sports promised land? Hell if I know, but below you will find the final quarterback rankings of the year.
The New England Patriots decided to give the NFL a break for one week, so Rob Gronkowski didn't have a touchdown, but he goes right back to the top of the rankings as the Patriots are still fighting for playoff positioning and are playing the Dolphins. While you have many of the usual suspects near the top of the list, I'm sneaking a few guys up there that you might not expect. Even though T.J. Yates is at quarterback for the Texans I can see him tearing up the Colts Thursday night as Yates only has the arm to hit Daniels over the middle, and Gresham is emerging as a force and could shred the Cardinals linebackers as well. It is Super Bowl week for many of you, and hopefully those that got you here will give you another week of goodies, as many of the top tight ends have pretty good matchups. Which ones will succeed most? It is all here in the tight end rankings.
It is potentially the last game of the season for your fantasy teams, as most leagues are crowning a champion in Week 16, and it is the perfect time for the Pittsburgh Steelers to be playing the awful, awful Rams secondary. You will find both of their top receivers in the top 20, including Mr. Wallace here at the top. Larry Fitzgerald may have cost you last week with his awful production, but if he didn't lose it for you, expect a big turnaround in this game against the Bengals. Will the Giants' passing game bounce back? Can Calvin follow up with another gem? What about New England? Does anyone else have the Moves Like Welker? If you have been following us all season long here at Fantasy Alarm, we thank you and wish you the best and hope you enjoy the wide receiver rankings.
It seems like the perfect storm. The Colts' disastrous run defense, the Texans perfect running game, this could be ugly on Thursday Night Football. My least favorite nickname, "Shady" McCoy continues to rack up the TDs as he remains at the top of the list as well. What do you expect from Chris Johnson this week? Is now when Adrian Peterson gets back to normal? Can Ryan Mathews keep his hot streak going? It is likely for all the marbles this week so be sure before you set your lineups to come back and view the Week 16 running back rankings.
I guess Philip Rivers wasn't happy with me when weeks ago I said that San Diego wasn't going to make the usual late season run that they always make, because all of a sudden the Charger signal caller is white hot and helping his fantasy owners. What the hell happened to Eli Manning last week? If you somehow happen to still be alive after that debacle, look for Manning to shine in the Battle For New York! Can Cam Newton finish his magical rookie season and lead me to victory in a 32 team fantasy league? Will Drew Brees shine again? How long will Aaron Rodgers play? Finish up your fantasy season strong with the Week 16 quarterback rankings.
Week two of the fantasy football playoffs is among us and the tight end position is a very important one going forward. The two-headed monster in New England has led you to the fantasy playoffs, can they now bring you the rest of the way to the championship? What about Jermichael Finley and Vernon Davis? They have been two of the bigger disappointments, but now can they step up when you need them most? Which under the radar guy will surprise you and do well? All of your answers are here in the Week 15 Tight End Rankings.