Click here to enter this week’s contest to win a cool fantasy football t-shirt.
.

Image courtesy of Icon SMI

.
.

Here’s my Week 15 wide receiver rankings.
.

.

1. Andre Johnson @ Tennessee
2. Reggie Wayne vs. Jacksonville
3. Marques Colston @ Baltimore
4. DeSean Jackson @ New York Giants
5. Roddy White @ Seattle
6. Hakeem Nicks vs. Philadelphia
7. Deion Branch vs. Green Bay
8. Calvin Johnson @ Tampa Bay
9. Miles Austin vs. Washington
10. Anquan Boldin vs. New Orleans
11. Wes Welker vs. Green Bay
12. Terrell Owens vs. Cleveland
13. Jeremy Maclin @ New York Giants
14. Pierre Garcon vs. Jacksonville
15. Vincent Jackson vs. San Francisco (Thursday)
16. Brandon Marshall vs. Buffalo
17. Dwayne Bowe @ St. Louis
18. Greg Jennings @ New England
19. Santonio Holmes @ Pittsburgh
20. Mike Wallace vs. New York Jets
21. Larry Fitzgerald @ Carolina
22. Mike Williams (TB) vs. Detroit
23. Chad Ochocinco vs. Cleveland
24. Derrick Mason vs. New Orleans
25. Hines Ward vs. New York Jets
26. Brandon Lloyd @ Oakland
27. Santana Moss @ Dallas
28. Steve Johnson @ Miami
29. Steve Breaston @ Carolina
30. Lance Moore @ Baltimore
31. Braylon Edwards @ Pittsburgh
32. Davone Bess vs. Buffalo
33. Earl Bennett @ Minnesota (Monday)
34. Louis Murphy vs. Denver
35. Roy Williams vs. Washington
36. Kenny Britt vs. Houston
37. Mike Williams (SEA) vs. Atlanta
38. Legedu Naanee vs. San Francisco (Thursday)
39. Sidney Rice vs. Chicago (Monday)
40. Steve Smith (CAR) vs. Arizona
41. Johnny Knox @ Minnesota (Monday)
42. Arrelious Benn vs. Detroit
43. Jacoby Ford vs. Denver
44. Mike Thomas @ Indianapolis
45. Donald Driver @ New England
46. Michael Crabtree @ San Diego (Thursday)
47. Anthony Armstrong @ Dallas
48. Blair White vs. Jacksonville
49. Brandon Gibson vs. Kansas City
50. Ruvell Martin vs. Atlanta
.
.

Inside the numbers:

  • Andre Johnson has 15 catches for 289 yards and two touchdowns in his past two games. It’s time he reclaims his number one ranking.
  • I don’t see Reggie Wayne matching the 15 catches for 196 yards he had the last time he faced Jacksonville, but he should put up big numbers.
  • You can pass the ball on the Ravens and Marques Colston, who has 535 yards and five touchdowns in his past six games, should be the primary beneficiary.
  • Hakeem Nicks caught seven passes for 96 yards. Barring any setbacks, it looks like he’s a strong WR1 once again.
  • If Matt Cassel can’t play this week, it would be hard to do so with Dwayne Bowe, who has faded as fast as Brett Favre the past two weeks.
  • Should somebody tell Deion Branch that it’s not 2005 anymore. The guy has been ridiculous the past two weeks. Meanwhile Wes Welker is averaging 79.3 yards and a score over his last four games.
  • In the first meeting with Cleveland T.O. caught ten passes for 210 yards.
  • Brandon Marshall was able to play last week, and barring a setback should be a force against Buffalo this week.
  • Greg Jennings, Sidney Rice, and Santonio Holmes will be hard to count on this week because of quarterback play. Larry Fitzgerald says “welcome to my world”.
  • ***Update***  Big Mike Williams appears good to go this week so I’m adding him to the rankings.
  • ***Update***  With both Brett Favre and Tarvaris Jackson, I have to downgrade Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin.

.

Also check out:

Click here to enter this week’s contest to win a cool fantasy football t-shirt.
.

Image courtesy of Icon SMI

.
.

Here’s my Week 15 running back rankings.

.
1. Maurice Jones-Drew @ Indianapolis
2. Darren McFadden vs. Denver
3. Michael Turner @ Seattle
4. Chris Johnson vs. Houston
5. Arian Foster @ Tennessee
6. Knowshon Moreno @ Oakland
7. Peyton Hillis @ Cincinnati
8. Rashard Mendenhall vs. New York Jets
9. Ray Rice vs. New Orleans
10. LeSean McCoy @ New York Giants
11. LeGarrette Blount vs. Detroit
12. Jamaal Charles @ St. Louis
13. Jonathan Stewart vs. Arizona
14. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. Philadelphia
15. Steven Jackson vs. Kansas City
16. BenJarvus Green-Ellis vs. Green Bay
17. Adrian Peterson vs. Chicago (Monday)
18. Felix Jones vs. Washington
19. Tim Hightower vs. Carolina
20. Ryan Torain @ Dallas
21. Matt Forte @ Minnesota (Monday)
22. Mike Tolbert vs. San Francisco (Thursday)
23. Fred Jackson @ Miami
24. Ronnie Brown vs. Buffalo
25. Cedric Benson vs. Cleveland
26. Mike Goodson vs. Arizona
27. Brandon Jacobs vs. Philadelphia
28. Tashard Choice vs. Washington
29. LaDainian Tomlinson @ Pittsburgh
30. Thomas Jones @ St. Louis
31. Marshawn Lynch vs. Atlanta
32. Brian Westbrook vs. San Diego (Thursday)
33. Pierre Thomas @ Baltimore
34. Maurice Morris @ Tampa Bay
35. Ryan Mathews vs. San Francisco (Thursday)

.
Inside the numbers:

  • Mojo remained on fire, posting his sixth straight 100+ yard day. He faces the Colts this week, who he has only averaged 128.2 total yards with 11 touchdowns in nine career games against them.
  • Run DMC has 336 total yards and four touchdowns in  his past two games. He should destroy Denver, a team he had 196 total yards and four touchdowns against earlier this season.
  • Michael Turner quietly has six touchdowns in his past four games and ten touchdowns in his past seven games. Good luck Seattle.
  • Peyton Hillis has lost five fumbles this year. A stat that keeps him out of the top five ranking this week.
  • With the Vikings in complete disarray, it’s hard to consider Adrian Peterson a RB1 against a Bears team that is coming off an embarrassing defeat.
  • LeGarrette Blount did not meet expectations against Washington, but should bounce back against Detroit.
  • Felix Jones, Tim Hightower, and Jonathan Stewart should continue to produce while Thomas Jones and LaDainian Tomlinson continue to slide.
  • Ronnie Brown actually  makes a RB2 option this week against Buffalo, who is allowing 165.8 yards per game on the ground.

.

Also check out:

Click here to enter this week’s contest to win a cool fantasy football t-shirt.
.

Image courtesy of Icon SMI

.
.
Here are my Week 15 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
.

1. Tom Brady vs. Green Bay
2. Peyton Manning vs. Jacksonville
3. Michael Vick @ New York Giants
4. Drew Brees @ Baltimore
5. Philip Rivers vs. San Francisco (Thursday)
6. Josh Freeman vs. Detroit
7. Matt Cassel @ St. Louis
8. Matt Ryan @ Seattle
9. Matt Schaub @ Tennessee
10. Eli Manning vs. Philadelphia
11. Jay Cutler @ Minnesota (Monday)
12. Joe Flacco vs. New Orleans
13. Ben Roethlisberger vs. New York Jets
14. David Garrard @ Indianapolis
15. Kerry Collins vs. Houston
16. Sam Bradford vs. Kansas City
17. Jason Campbell vs. Denver
18. Jon Kitna vs. Washington
19. Kyle Orton @ Oakland
20. Carson Palmer vs. Cleveland
21. Alex Smith  @ San Diego (Thursday)
22. Mark Sanchez @ Pittsburgh
23. Matt Hasselbeck vs. Atlanta
24. Drew Stanton @ Tampa Bay
25. Rex Grossman @ Dallas
.
.

Inside the numbers:

  • Tom Brady is on fire averaging 345.3 yards and 3.3 touchdowns in his past three games. His last two monster efforts came against two of the best pass defenses (Jets and Bears) in the league.
  • Peyton bounced back against the Titans, and should pick Jacksonville apart like he always does. He averages 278.6 yards and 2.0 touchdowns in 18 career meetings. Earlier this year he threw for 352 yards with two touchdowns against them.
  • Michael Vick is taking far too many hits, a trend that won’t change against the Giants, but he’s far too explosive to contain.
  • Josh Freeman is quietly having an outstanding season, ranking near the top of all quarterbacks in fantasy points because of his rushing yardage and lack of turnovers. He have a favorable match-up against Detroit.
  • Matt Cassel should be healed and ready to restore order for Kansas City. Playing St. Louis should help matters.
  • It’s not that I think Matt Ryan can’t put up top five numbers against Seattle, rather I don’t think he’ll need to.
  • Maybe I’m making too big of a deal out of one game, but Kerry Collins looked good against the Colts. He should have another nice game against Houston.
  • I did not like the way the Broncos responded to the Josh McDaniels firing. Jason Campbell should be able to have a solid game. I’d rank him higher, but I think Darren McFadden is going to go off in this one.
  • Speaking of Denver, can you really trust Kyle Orton as your QB1 anymore? How quickly he has fallen.
  • Matt Hasselbeck is quickly running out of receivers. When they get down big to Atlanta, don’t think Charlie Whitehurst won’t get some reps. Avoid Hasselbeck despite the intriguing matchup.
  • ***UPDATE*** Donovon McNabb was benched in favor of Rex Grossman.

.

Also check out:


Image courtesy of Icon SMI

.
.

Mother Nature has spoken and the rankings need to be updated. Here are my updated Week 14 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.
.

.

1. Greg Jennings @ Detroit
2. DeSean Jackson @ Dallas
3. Reggie Wayne vs. Tennessee (Thursday)
4. Marques Colston vs. St. Louis
5. Anquan Boldin @ Houston (Monday)
6. Roddy White @ Carolina
7. Andre Johnson vs. Baltimore (Monday)
8. Dwayne Bowe @ San Diego
9. Jeremy Maclin @ Dallas
10. Larry Fitzgerald vs. Denver
11. Mike Wallace vs. Cincinnati
12. Miles Austin vs. Philadelphia
13. Santonio Holmes vs. Miami
13. Terrell Owens @ Pittsburgh
14. Calvin Johnson vs. Green Bay
15. Sidney Rice vs. New York Giants
17. Brandon Lloyd @ Arizona
18. Michael Crabtree vs. Seattle
19. Donald Driver @ Detroit
20. Wes Welker @ Chicago
21. Hines Ward vs. Cincinnati
22. Pierre Garcon vs. Tennessee (Thursday)
23. Chad Ochocinco @ Pittsburgh
24. Mike Williams (TB) @ Washington
25. Robert Meachem vs. St. Louis
26. Deion Branch @ Chicago
27. Malcom Floyd vs. Kansas City
28. Steve Breaston vs. Denver
29. Steve Johnson vs. Cleveland
30. Mario Manningham @ Minnesota
31. Davone Bess @ New York Jets
32. Earl Bennett vs. New England
33. Santana Moss vs. Tampa Bay
34. Johnny Knox vs. New England
35. Derrick Mason @ Houston (Monday)
36. Jacoby Ford @ Jacksonville
37. Mike Thomas vs. Oakland
38. Steve Smith (NYG) @ Minnesota
39. Braylon Edwards vs. Miami
40. Blair White vs. Tennessee (Thursday)
41. Nate Burleson vs. Green Bay
42. Lee Evans vs. Cleveland
43. Anthony Armstrong vs. Tampa Bay
44. James Jones @ Detroit
45. Steve Smith (CAR) vs. Atlanta
46. Roy Williams vs. Philadelphia
47. Eddie Royal @ Arizona
48. Legedu Naanee vs. Kansas City
49. Deon Butler @ San Francisco
50. Jabar Gaffney @ Arizona
.
.

Notable Changes:

  • Slopping conditions won’t help a struggling Mark Sanchez. Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards see a dip in their rankings.
  • Miles Austin gets a bump with Asante Samuel out.
  • It could get bad in Buffalo, making Steve Johnson a much less attractive option.
  • I point blank just had Nate Burleson ranked too high without cause. I came to my senses.
  • With Steve Smith and/or Hakeem Nicks set to possibly return, Manningham had to slide in the rankings.
  • Ben Obomanu (hand) is too big of an injury risk to gamble on in the fantasy playoffs.
  • Percy Harvin’s migraines are becoming too big of a risk to use the talented WR this week.

.

Also check out:


Image courtesy of Icon SMI

.
Mother Nature has spoken and the rankings need to be updated. Here are my updated Week 14 fantasy football running back rankings.

.
1. Maurice Jones-Drew vs. Oakland
2. Peyton Hillis @ Buffalo
3. Knowshon Moreno vs. Arizona
4. Rashard Mendenhall vs. Cincinnati
5. Michael Turner @ Carolina
6. Adrian Peterson vs. New York Giants
7. Arian Foster vs. Baltimore (Monday)
8. Darren McFadden @ Jacksonville
9. LeGarrette Blount @ Washington
10. Ray Rice @ Houston (Monday)
11. LeSean McCoy @ Dallas
12. Jamaal Charles @ San Diego
13. Steven Jackson @ New Orleans
14. Christopher Ivory vs. St. Louis
15. Chris Johnson vs. Indianapolis (Thursday)
16. Ahmad Bradshaw @ Minnesota
17. BenJarvus Green-Ellis @ Chicago
18. Fred Jackson vs. Cleveland
19. Matt Forte vs. New England
20. James Starks @ Detroit
21. Jonathan Stewart vs. Atlanta
22. Felix Jones vs. Philadelphia
23. Cedric Benson @ Pittsburgh
24. Thomas Jones @ San Diego
25. Mike Tolbert vs. Kansas City
26. Brandon Jacobs @ Minnesota
27. Tashard Choice vs. Philadelphia
28. LaDainian Tomlinson vs. Miami
29. Tim Hightower vs. Denver
30. Marshawn Lynch @ San Francisco
31. Brian Westbrook vs. Seattle
32. Danny Woodhead @ Chicago
33. Jahvid Best vs. Green Bay
34. Mike Goodson vs. Atlanta
35. Michael Bush @ Jacksonville

.
Notable Changes:

  • With weather likely an issue in Pittsburgh, look for a heavier dose of Mendenhall.
  • Washington could also be experiencing the fury of Mother Nature making Blount ascend a few notches. I still don’t trust the murky Redskins RB situation enough to endorse a back.
  • BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Fred Jackson, and Cedric Benson also climbed a bit because the weather should make their offenses lean more heavily on the ground game.
  • I slid down James Starks a bit simply because we don’t know how many touches he’s going to get.
  • Ryan Mathews is expected to factor in this week, which hurt’s Tolbert’s fantasy value.

.

Also check out:

Click here to enter this week’s contest to win a cool fantasy football t-shirt.
.

Image courtesy of Icon SMI

.
.

Mother Nature has spoken and the rankings need to be updated. Here are my updated Week 14 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
.

1. Michael Vick @ Dallas
2. Aaron Rodgers @ Detroit
3. Drew Brees vs. St. Louis
4. Peyton Manning @ Tennessee (Thursday)
5. Philip Rivers vs. Kansas City
6. Joe Flacco @ Houston (Monday)
7. Eli Manning @ Minnesota
8. Kyle Orton @ Arizona
9. Tom Brady @ Chicago
10. Ben Roethlisberger vs. Cincinnati
11. Matt Schaub vs. Baltimore (Monday)
12. Matt Ryan @ Carolina
13. Jon Kitna vs. Philadelphia
14. Jay Cutler vs. New England
15. Josh Freeman @ Washington
16. Mark Sanchez vs. Miami
17. Carson Palmer @ Pittsburgh
18. David Garrard vs. Oakland
19. Jason Campbell @ Jacksonville
20. Sam Bradford @ New Orleans
21. Alex Smith  vs. Seattle
22. Donovan McNabb vs. Tampa Bay
23. Drew Stanton vs. Green Bay
24. Matt Hasselbeck @ San Francisco
25. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. Cleveland
.
.

Notable Changes:

  • Big Ben slid a few notches because it’s expected to be a rain/snow mix in Pittsburgh. The Steelers will likely focus more on the rushing attack.
  • It’s supposed to be very windy in Chicago. Tom Brady stays put, but Jay Cutler, who isn’t as accurate, slides down a few notches.
  • Washington could be wet and windy, making Josh Freeman a less desirable option. I no longer consider him a QB1 this week.
  • Kyle Orton slides up a few notches. Arizona can be beat through the air, and despite a new coach, they will exploit that weakness.
  • With Asante Samuel out, Jon Kitna suddenly becomes a more attractive option.
  • The expected weather in Buffalo move Ryan Fitzpatrick from the QB2 ranks.

.

Also check out:

Click here to enter this week’s contest to win a cool fantasy football t-shirt.
.

Image courtesy of Icon SMI

.

Here’s my Week 14 IDP rankings.

.

1. Jerod Mayo (NE):  Averaging 12.0 tackles per game. Sick.
2. Paul Posluszny (BUF):  15 tackles last week brings his average up to 11.1 per game.
3. Stephen Tulloch (TEN):  31 tackles in past two games.
4. Chad Greenway (MIN):  Should add to his 115 tackles against run-heavy Giants.
5. Patrick Willis (SF):  Only player with 100+ tackles and five sacks.
6. Donte Whitner (BUF):  Should add to his 111 tackles helping bring Peyton Hillis down.
7. Ray Lewis (BAL):  Eyes set on Arian Foster. 35 tackles in past three games.
8. Dhani Jones (CIN):  9.8 tackles per game in past five games.
9. Brian Urlacher (CHI):  27 tackles in past two games. Pats will keep him busy.
10. James Anderson (CAR):  Slowing, but still at 106 tackles on the year.
11. Paris Lenon (ARI):  20 tackles in past two games. 94 on the year.
12. Clay Matthews (GB):  A good bet to add to his 11.5 sacks against Detroit.
13. James Harrison (PIT):  79 tackles and ten sacks. Six tackles and a sack the last time he played Cincy.
14. Bradie James (DAL):  18 tackles in past two games. 94 on the year.
15. Curtis Lofton (ATL):  95 tackles. Should be busy as Carolina looks to run.

.

Also check out:

Click here to enter this week’s contest to win a cool fantasy football t-shirt.
.

Image courtesy of Icon SMI

.
Here’s my Week 14 team defense rankings.

.

1. Green Bay @ Detroit
2. Tampa Bay @ Washington
3. Atlanta @ Carolina
4. Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati
5. New England @ Chicago
6. Philadelphia @ Dallas
7. New York Jets vs. Miami
8. Denver @ Arizona
9. New York Giants @ Minnesota
10. Seattle @ San Francisco
11. New Orleans vs. St. Louis
12. Oakland @ Jacksonville
13. Cleveland @ Buffalo
14. San Francisco vs. Seattle
15. Indianapolis @ Tennessee

.
.
Inside the numbers:

  • The Packers once again take the top ranking. Their offense is so powerful that it will make the Lions one-dimensional. That’s when Clay Matthews can pin his ears back and go after Drew Stanton.
  • Bill Belichick should come up with a defensive scheme that brings out the Jay Cutler of old.
  • I feel sorry for the Dolphins for having to face the Jets after the pounding they took on Monday.
  • The Vikings will have a hard time containing the Giants’ pass rush. Expect multiple sacks and interceptions.
  • Baltimore, Chicago, and San Diego have tough match-ups against Houston, New England, and Kansas City making them less than desirable options this week.

.

Also check out:

Click here to enter this week’s contest to win a cool fantasy football t-shirt.
.

Image courtesy of Icon SMI

.
.

Here’s my Week 14 kicker rankings.

.

1. David Akers (PHI) @DAL:  Has 12 more points than any other kicker.
2. Josh Brown (STL) @NO:  Has seven FGs in past two games. Saints havea allowed 20.
3. Matt Bryant (ATL) @Carolina:  Averaging 2 FGs and 2.6 PATs in past five games.
4. Neil Rackers (HOU) vs. BAL:  Five FGs and 8 PATs in past three games. Ravens have allowed 23 FGs.
5. Dan Carpenter (MIA) @NYJ:  Kicked 3 FGs last time he faced Jets. Leads league with 27 FGs.
6. Adam Vinatieri (IND) @TEN:  Tied for eighth with 89 points. Titans have allowed 30 FGs.
7. Sebastian Janikowski (OAK)@JAX:  Struggled of late, but still ranks among leaders in FGs and points.
8. Olindo Mare (SEA) @SF: 10th in the league with 88 points. Niners have allowed 23 FGs.
9. Garrett Hartley (NO) vs. STL:  Five FGs and seven PATs in last two games. Rams have allowed 28 FGs.
10. Matt Prater (DEN) @ARI:  Cardinals have allowed league high 31 FGs.
11. Mason Crosby (GB) @DET:  87 points on the year with nine FGs from 40+ yards.
12. Billy Cundiff (BAL) @HOU:  86 points on the year. Averaing two FGs and 2.7 PATs in past six games.
13. Nate Kaeding (SD) vs. KC: Seven FGs in past two games.
14. Shaun Suisham (PIT) vs. CIN:  Six FGs in past two games. Benglas have allowed 20 FGs.
15. Shayne Graham (NE) @ CHI:  Five FGs and 19 PATs in past four games.

.

Also check out:

Click here to enter this week’s contest to win a cool fantasy football t-shirt.
.

Image courtesy of Icon SMI

.
.

Here’s my Week 14 tight end rankings.

.
1. Antonio Gates vs. Kansas City
2. Vernon Davis vs. Seattle
3. Jacob Tamme @ Tennessee (Thursday)
4. Jason Witten vs. Philadelphia
5. Kellen Winslow @ Washington
6. Chris Cooley vs. Tampa Bay
7. Brent Celek vs. Dallas
8. Benjamin Watson @ Buffalo
9. Kevin Boss @ Minnesota
10. Dustin Keller vs. Miami
11. Marcedes Lewis vs. Oakland
12. Greg Olsen vs. New England
13. Rob Gronkowski @ Chicago
14. Aaron Hernandez @ Chicago
15. Tony Gonzalez @ Carolina
16. Brandon Pettigrew vs. Green Bay
17. Joel Dreessen vs. Baltimore (Monday)
18. Ed Dickson @ Houston (Monday)
19. Jermaine Gresham @ Pittsburgh
20. Jimmy Graham vs. St. Louis
.
.

Inside the numbers:

  • He probably won’t practice much, but Antonio Gates has reclaimed his top TE status.
  • Vernon Davis is coming off a monster 126 yard, TD performance. Last time he faced Seattle he caught eight passes for 73 yards.
  • Jason Witten is dealing with an ankle injury, but he’ll likely be able to go against the Eagles. The last time he faced them he caught six passes for 76 yards and a touchdown.
  • The last time Brent Celek faced the Cowboys he caught seven passes for 96 yards.
  • Benjamin Watson should be very active once again with Jake Delhomme under center.
  • I can’t bring myself to call Tony Gonzalez a fantasy starter anymore.
  • Ed Dickson is my sleeper pick filling in for the injured Todd Heap against Houston’s shaky pass defense.

.

Also check out:


Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties