Todd Gurley leap
Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 13 running back rankings.
1. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
2. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
3. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
4. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
5. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
6. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
7. James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers
8. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
9. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
10. Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos
11. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
12. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
13. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
14. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
15. Josh Adams, Philadelphia Eagles
16. James White, New England Patriots
17. Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens
18. Sony Michel, New England Patriots
19. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
20. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
21. Austin Ekeler, Los Angles Chargers
22. Adrian Peterson, Washington Redskins
23. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
24. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
25. Matt Brieda, San Francisco 49ers
26. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
27. Carlos Hyde, Jacksonville Jaguars
28. Peyton Barber Tampa Bay Buccaneers
29. Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins
30. Dion Lewis, Tennessee Titans
31. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
32. LeGarrette Blount, Detroit Lions
33. Frank Gore, Miami Dolphins
34. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
35. Isaiah Crowell, New York Jets
36. Doug Martin, Oakland Raiders
37. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
38. Royce Freeman, Denver Broncos
39. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
40. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
41. Elijah McGuire, New York Jets
42. T. J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
43. Latavius Murray, Minnesota Vikings
44. Jalen Richard, Oakland Raiders
45. Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis Colts
46. Mike Davis, Seattle Seahawks
48. Corey Clement, Philadelphia Eagles
49. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
50. Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs
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Patrick Mahomes flex
Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 13 quarterback rankings.
1. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
2. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
3. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
4. Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams
5. Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
6. Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers
7. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
8. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
9. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
10. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
11. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
13. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings
14. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
15. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
16. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
17. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens
18. Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns
19. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
20. Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans
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Gus Edwards
There were some unheralded heroes this week. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.
Get ‘em
LeGarrette Blount, RB, Detroit Lions – 103 total yards and 2 TDs. Worth an add if Kerryon Johnson misses again.
Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Caught 3 of 4 targets for 26 yards, TD. Low-end TE1 with O.J. Howard out.
Leonte Carroo, WR, Miami Dolphins – 74-yard, TD.
Gus Edwards, RB, Baltimore Ravens – 118 rushing yards.
Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers – 103 total yards, TD. Nice add with Melvin Gordon on the shelf (knee).
Frank Gore, RB, Miami Dolphins – 77 total yards. Continues to get carries at the expense of Kenyan Drake.
Adam Humphries, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Caught all 6 targets for 54 yards, TD. Averaging 65 yards with 4 TDs in last five games.
Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens – 178 yard, TD passing, 71 yards, TD, rushing.
Doug Martin, RB, Oakland Raiders – 72 total yards, TD.
Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns – 258 yards, 4 TDs.
DJ Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers – Caught 8 of 9 targets for 91 yards. 157 yards and a score last week.
Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys – 289 yards, 2 TDs passing and 18 yards and a TD on the ground. QB2 option.
Theo Riddick, RB, Detroit Lions – 60 total yards and seven catches. PPR option next week against the Rams.
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta Falcons – Caught all 4 targets for 74 yards.
Jonnu Smith, TE, Tennessee Titans – Caught both targets for 63 yards. Scored three of the past four weeks. TE2 option.
Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 312 yards, 2 TDs passing, 24 rushing yards.
Don’t Sweat ‘em
Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo Bills – 160 yards, TD passing, 99 yards, TD rushing.
Mark Andrews, TE, Baltimore Ravens – 74-yard catch.
Dan Arnold, TE, New Orleans Saints – Caught 4 of 6 targets for 45 yards and a TD.
Kapri Bibbs, RB, Washington Redskins – 25 total yards, TD.
Antonio Callaway, WR, Cleveland Browns – Caught 4 of 5 targets for 62 yards, TD.
Austin Carr, WR, New Orleans Saints – Caught a 12-yard TD.
Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins – Caught 2 of 4 targets for 73 yards and a TD.
Quincy Enuwa, WR, New York Jets – Caught all 4 targets for 73 yards.
Robert Foster, WR, Buffalo Bills – Caught 2 of 3 targets for 94 yards, TD.
Jermaine Kearse, WR, New York Jets – Caught 6 of 12 targets for 66 yards, TD.
Keith Kirkwood, WR, New Orleans Saints – Caught a 5-yard TD.
Matt LaCosse, TE, Denver Broncos – Caught 3 of 4 targets for 34 yards, TD.
Tommylee Lewis, WR, New Orleans Saints – Caught a 28-yard TD.
Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans – 303 yards, 2 TDs, 28 yards rushing.
Isaiah McKenzie, WR, Buffalo Bills – 19 total yards, rushing TD.
Taquan Mizzell, RB, Chicago Bears – 28 total yards and a TD catch.
David Moore, WR, Seattle Seahawks – Caught 4 of 5 targets for 103 yards, TD.
Dante Pettis, WR, San Francisco 49ers – Caught 4 of 6 targets for 77 yards, TD.
John Ross, WR, Cincinnati Bengals – Caught 3 of 7 targets for 31 yards, TD. 3 straight games with TD, but has only reach 40 yards once this year.
Trey Quinn, WR, Washington Redskins – Caught 5 of 6 targets for 26 yards and a TD.
Curtis Samuel, WR, Carolina Panthers – 42 total yards, TD.
Ryan Switzer, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers – Caught 6 of 8 targets for 67 yards.
Dede Westbrook, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars – Caught 3 of 4 targets for 44 yards, TD.
Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers – Caught all 4 targets for 25 yards and 2 TDs.
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There is no denying that we now live in a social media driven world. Who would have thought that Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram would play such an important role in many parts of social life, business, and marketing? If you consider friends and family, how many of them have at least one social media profile and use it to post there on a daily basis?
Due to this huge surge in social media usage, the way that we interact and communicate has changed greatly. One particular area where social media are largely present is sports. This article and infographic look at how social media have changed the way fans interact in the sporting world.
How Are Fans Using Social Media In Conjunction With Sport?
If you ever checked Twitter or Facebook during a live sporting event such as the NFL Superbowl or NBA playoffs, you will understand just how important social media have become. Next time a live sporting event is on, go to Twitter and look for trending topics or search for the game in the search bar – you will find thousands of tweets from fans, sports managers and even online betting websites.
The following are some ways that fans are using social media.
Voice Opinions On Live Events
As mentioned above, during any sporting event you will find millions of fans voicing their opinion on Twitter. Social media have given them a new outlet to share observations and thoughts on games as they unfold. In ages past, we could only discuss sport with friends and family via text message or at a bar. Using social media, however, everyone can have a say in a matter of seconds!
To Interact With Other Fans And Opposing Team’s Fans
Adding to the above point, social media has given fans an opportunity to interact with other like minded individuals. You can see a host of fan groups on Facebook where discussions are held. Twitter users, on the other hand, often use hashtags to talk to each other about the upcoming games.
In a similar manner, fans now have real outlets to interact with their rivals and have some friendly banter about humiliating defeats and recent results.
To Keep Up To Date With Current Developments
This is one of the most interesting developments of social media and sport – fans are shifting away from using news sites for updates. They can instead simply log on to Twitter or Facebook and see a million updates posted as game and competitions unfold.
Twitter especially has become a huge platform for news, as many news companies themselves post sport updates through this social media channel.
To Interact With Sports Superstars, Coaches, And Teams
Social media have actually given sports fans an unparalleled level of access to their favourite teams, superstars, and coaches. Many sports superstars and athletes are active on social media and engage with their fans.
Who would have thought that you could send a tweet to LeBron James or Ronaldo, for example, and they could actually reply to you? Never before have sports fans enjoyed this type of engagement with their idols.
Furthermore, most sports teams now maintain a social media presence. This way, they interact with fans and provide updates and insight into their organization.
To Watch Live Sports
Traditional forms of watching sport – TV and dedicated sports channels – are seeing increased competition from social media. Many sporting events are now streamed on the internet or through social media, and predicts that this will result in conventional sports channels losing viewers and experiencing a significant decrease in revenue.
Because of this, some outlets such as ESPN are jumping on the bandwagon and streaming sports through social media too. If this trend continues, we may even see a downturn in the viewing figures of terrestrial TV sporting events.
As you can see, fan engagement has truly diversified and increased through the advent of social media. Sporting fans can now enjoy an all-encompassing experience and get involved to a greater level of detail. They can discuss games as they unfold, talk to their idols and sporting heroes, and even stream some sporting events online if they wish.
The infographic below provides some additional info about social media and sports and how the two are complementing each other:
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New England Patriots v New York Jets
Bye Weeks:  Kansas City, Los Angeles Rams
Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 12 kicker rankings.
1. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
2. Will Lutz, New Orleans Saints
3. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
4. Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
5. Matt Prater, Detroit Lions
6. Michael Badgley, Los Angeles Chargers
7. Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts
8. Jake Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles
9. Graham Gano, Carolina Panthers
10. Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers
11. Robbie Gould, San Francisco 49ers
12. Cody Parkey, Chicago Bears
13. Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh Steelers
14. Dan Bailey, Minnesota Vikings
15. Ka’imi Fairbairn, Houston Texans
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C.J. Mosley
Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 12 team defense rankings.
Bye Weeks:  Kansas City, Los Angeles Rams
1. Baltimore Ravens
2. Chicago Bears
3. Jacksonville Jaguars
4. Los Angeles Chargers
5. New England Patriots
6. Houston Texans
7. Dallas Cowboys
8. Pittsburgh Steelers
9. Tennessee Titans
10. Indianapolis Colts
11. Philadelphia Eagles
12. Minnesota Vikings
13. Buffalo Bills
14. Cincinnati Bengals
15. Carolina Panthers
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Zach Ertz
Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 12 tight end rankings.
Bye Weeks:  Kansas City, Los Angeles Rams
1. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
2. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
3. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
4. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
5. David Njoku, Cleveland Browns
6. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins
7. Jack Doyle, Indianapolis Colts
8. Trey Burton, Chicago Bears
9. Eric Ebron, Indianapolis Colts
10. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
11. Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons
12. Vance McDonald, Pittsburgh Steelers
13. Evan Engram, New York Giants
14. Jared Cook, Oakland Raiders
15. Chris Herndon, New York Jets
16. Benjamin Watson, New Orleans Saints
17. Jeff Heuerman, Denver Broncos
18. C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati Bengals
19. Antonio Gates, Los Angeles Chargers
20. Ricky Seals-Jones, Arizona Cardinals
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2018 NFL Picks – Week 12

21 November 2018

Tough week again. I thought Atlanta was coming on. Wrong. Tennessee couldn’t follow up on the Patriots’ thrashing. Carolina tried to go for two instead of overtime. Arizona couldn’t beat the lowly Raiders. The Chargers missed a golden opportunity. The Chiefs couldn’t have the last laugh. I’ll take the Ravens over Chucky and the Raiders.
Last Week:  103-56-2 (0.646)
Lock Pick:  8-3 (0.727)
Lock Picks:  GB (W), LAC (W), MIN (L), JAX (W), NO (W), HOU (W), LAR (W), NE (W), CHI (W), NYJ (L), CAR (L)
Week 12 Picks
Chicago over Detroit
Dallas over Washington
New Orleans over Atlanta
Jacksonville over Buffalo
Cincinnati over Cleveland
New England over New York Jets
Philadelphia over New York Giants
Tampa Bay over San Francisco
Carolina over Seattle
Baltimore over Oakland (Winner Lock)
Los Angeles Chargers over Arizona
Pittsburgh over Denver
Indianapolis over Miami
Minnesota over Green Bay
Houston over Tennessee
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Michael Thomas
Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 12 wide receiver rankings.
Bye Weeks:  Kansas City, Los Angeles Rams
1. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
2. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
3. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
4. Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants
5. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings
6. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
7. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
9. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
10. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
11. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers
12. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers
13. Josh Gordon, New England Patriots
14. Alshon Jeffery, Philadelphia Eagles
15. Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals
16. Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions
17. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
18. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
19. Tre’Quan Smith, New Orleans Saints
20. Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys
21. Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears
22. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay Packers
23. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks
24. Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns
25. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
26. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
27. Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons
28. Devin Funchess, Carolina Panthers
29. DeSean Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
30. Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans
31. D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers
32. Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos
33. Anthony Miller, Chicago Bears
34. Keke Coutee, Houston Texans
35. Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta Falcons
36. Sterling Shepard, New York Giants
37. Golden Tate, Philadelphia Eagles
38. Adam Humphries, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
39. John Brown, Baltimore Ravens
40. Taylor Gabriel, Chicago Bears
41. Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
42. Christian Kirk, Arizona Cardinals
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NFL: Los Angeles Chargers at New York Giants
Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 12 running back rankings.
Bye Weeks:  Kansas City, Los Angeles Rams
1. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
2. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
3. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
4. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
5. James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers
6. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
7. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
8. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
9. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
10. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
11. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
12. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
13. Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos
14. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
15. Matt Brieda, San Francisco 49ers
16. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
17. James White, New England Patriots
18. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
19. Adrian Peterson, Washington Redskins
20. Sony Michel, New England Patriots
21. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
22. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
23. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
24. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
25. Dion Lewis, Tennessee Titans
26. Josh Adams, Philadelphia Eagles
27. Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
28. Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens
29. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
30. Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins
31. Isaiah Crowell, New York Jets
32. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
33. Jalen Richard, Oakland Raiders
35. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
36. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
37. Elijah McGuire, New York Jets
38. Frank Gore, Miami Dolphins
39. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers
40. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
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