Le'Veon Bell ball flip
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Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 16 running back rankings.
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1. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
3. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
4. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
5. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
6. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
7. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
8. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
9. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
10. Devonata Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
11. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
12. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
13. Dion Lewis, New England Patriots
14. Latavius Murray, Minnesota Vikings
15. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
16. Kenyon Drake, Miami Dolphins
17. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
18. Jay Ajayi, Philadelphia Eagles
19. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
20. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
21. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
22. Demarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
23. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
24. Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings
25. Samaje Perine, Washington Redskins
26. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
27. Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers
28. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
29. Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
30. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
31. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
32. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
33. Mike Davis, Seattle Seahawks
34. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
35. James White, New England Patriots
36. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
37. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
38. Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens
39. Kerwynn Williams, Arizona Cardinals
40. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
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Cam Newton dance
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Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 16 quarterback rankings.
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1. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
2. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
3. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
4. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
5. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
6. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
7. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
8. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
9. Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles
10. Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars
11. Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams
12. Case Keenum, Minnesota Vikings
13. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
14. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
15. Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins
16. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
17. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens
18. Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans
19. Mitch Trubisky, Chicago Bears
20. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
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Keelan Cole
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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.
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Get ‘em
Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars – 326 yards, 3 TDs. Another strong one against the Niners?
Martavis Bryant, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers – 4 of 6 targets for 59 yards, TD. Extra love with Antonio Brown out?
Keelan Cole, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars – 7 of 9 targets for 186 yards, TD. Monster game, plus three straight games with a score.
Nick Foles, QB, Philadelphia Eagles – 237 yards, 4 TDs. No Wentz, No Problem.
Benjamin Watson, TE, Baltimore Ravens – 4 of 4 targets for 74 yards, TD. TE-needy owners can roll him against the Colts next week.
Kendall Wright, WR, Chicago Bears – 7 of 13 targets for 81 yards.  Flex option in PPR leagues next week against Cleveland? 17 receptions in last two games.
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Don’t Sweat ‘em
Joshua Bellamy, WR, Chicago Bears – 5 of 7 targets for 70 yards.
Kapri Bibbs, RB, Washington Redskins – 53 total yards, TD.
Kendrick Bourne, WR, San Francisco 49ers – 4 of 6 targets for 85 yards.
Trey Burton, TE, Philadelphia Eagles – 2 of 2 targets for 15 yards, TD.
Damiere Byrd, WR, Carolina Panthers – 3 of 4 targets for 25 yards, 2 TDs.
Garrett Celek, TE, San Francisco 49ers – 3 of 3 targets for 63, yards, TD. Daily league option.
Benny Cunningham, RB, Chicago Bears – 4 of 5 targets for 33 yards, TD.
Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, San Francisco 49ers – 381 yards, TD. Jags next week. No thanks.
Justin Hardy, WR, Atlanta Falcons – 2 of 4 targets for 33 yards, TD.
Jeff Heuerman, TE, Denver Broncos – 54-yard TD.
Adam Humphries, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 5 of 5 targets for 43 yards, TD.
T.J. Jones, WR, Detroit Lions – 3 of 3 targets for 26 yards, TD.
Tavarres King, WR, New York Giants – 2 of 3 targets for 70  yards, 2 TDs.
Cody Latimer, WR, Denver Broncos – 3 of 4 targets for 60 yards, TD.
Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants – 434 yards, 3 TDs.
Elijah McGuire, RB, New York Jets – 72 total yards, TD.
Jaydon Mickens, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars – 4 of 5 targets for 61 yards, 2 TDs.
Brock Osweiler, QB, Denver Broncos – 194 passing yards, 2 TDs, 17 rushing yards, TD. Only a DFS dart play if he’s under center next week.
Richard Rodgers, TE, Green Bay Packers – 4 of 4 targets for 77 yards, TD.
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Javorius Allen
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Sometimes because of match-ups you have to roll out less than ideal lineups, especially when your players are nicked up. That’s the nature of the beast. Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here are some of the under the radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you.
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Nick Foles, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, San Francisco 49ers
Javorius Allen, RB, Baltimore Ravens
Rod Smith, RB, Dallas Cowboys
Kerwynn Williams, RB, Arizona Cardinals
Keelan Cole, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Corey Coleman, WR, Cleveland Browns
Tyrell Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
Kendall Wright, WR, Chicago Bears
Stephen Anderson, TE, Houston Texans
Trey Burton, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
Ricky Seals-Jones, TE, Arizona Cardinals
Benjamin Watson, TE, Baltimore Ravens
Atlanta Falcons Defense
Indianapolis Colts Defense
Miami Dolphins Defense
Washington Redskins Defense
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2017 NFL Picks – Week 15

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Here are the Lester’s Legends NFL Picks. These picks are straight up and for fun. I went 9-7 last week and my Lock Pick (Bengals) did not deliver. I’ll take the Vikings for my Winner Lock.
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Overall Record: 129-79 (.620)
Lock Picks: 12-2 (.857)
Winner Locks: ATL (W), OAK (W), GB (W), SEA (W), PITT (L), HOU (W), TENN (W), PHI (W), NO (W), DET (W), JAX (W), NE (W), LAC (W), CIN (L)
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Denver over Indianapolis
Detroit over Chicago
Kansas City over Los Angeles Chargers
Miami over Buffalo
Baltimore over Cleveland
Minnesota over Cincinnati (Winner Lock)
New Orleans over New York Jets
Philadelphia over New York Giants
Washington over Arizona
Carolina over Green Bay
Jacksonville over Houston
Seattle over Los Angeles Rams
Pittsburgh over New England
Tennessee over San Francisco
Dallas over Oakland
Atlanta over Tampa Bay
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Calais Campbell
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Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 15 team defense rankings.
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1. Jacksonville Jaguars
2. Minnesota Vikings
3. Baltimore Ravens
4. New Orleans Saints
5. Denver Broncos
6. Philadelphia Eagles
7. Detroit Lions
8. Buffalo Bills
9. Atlanta Falcons
10. Washington Redskins
11. Seattle Seahawks
12. Los Angeles Chargers
13. Los Angeles Rams
14. Dallas Cowboys
15. Tennessee Titans
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Stephen Gostkowski
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Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 14 kicker rankings.
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1. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
2. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
3. Will Lutz, New Orleans Saints
4. Matt Prater, Detroit Lions
5. Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
6. Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams
7. Kai Forbath, Minnesota Vikings
8. Dan Bailey, Dallas Cowboys
9. Harrison Butker, Kansas City Chiefs
10. Jake Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles
11. Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh Steelers
12. Josh Lambo, Jacksonville Jaguars
13. Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers
14. Graham Gano, Carolina Panthers
15. Travis Coons, Los Angeles Chargers
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Gronk Grab
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Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 15 tight end rankings.
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1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
2. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
3. Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks
4. Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers
5. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
6. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
7. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
8. Evan Engram, New York Giants
9. Jack Doyle, Indianapolis Colts
10. Jared Cook, Oakland Raiders
11. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowbowys
12. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
13. Vernon Davis, Washington Redskins
14. Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15. Charles Clay, Buffalo Bills
16. Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions
17. Ricky Seals-Jones, Arizona Cardinals
18. Stephen Anderson, Houston Texans
19. Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons
20. O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Antonio Bryant fog
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Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 15 wide receiver rankings
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1. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers
3. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
4. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
5. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
6. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings
7. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
8. Brandin Cooks, New England Patriots
9. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
10. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
11. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
12. Devante Adams, Green Bay Packers
13. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
14. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
15. Devin Funchess, Carolina Panthers
16. Marvin Jones, Detroit Lions
17. Michael Crabtree, Oakland Raiders
18. Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns
19. Alshon Jeffery, Philadelphia Eagles
20. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
21. Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins
22 Golden Tate, Detroit Lions
23. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
24. Marquise Goodwin, San Francisco 49ers
25. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
26. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams
27. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
28. Jamison Crowder, Washington Redskins
29. Marqise Lee, Jacksonville Jaguars
30. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers
31. Robby Anderson, New York Jets
32. Sammy Watkins, Los Angeles Rams
33. Dede Westbrook, Jacksonville Jaguars
34. Chris Hogan, New England Patriots
35. Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta Falcons
36. Sterling Shepard, New York Giants
37. Paul Richardson, Seattle Seahawks
38. DeSean Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
39. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
40. Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles
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Le'Veon Bell ball flip
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Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 15 running back rankings.
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1. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
4. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
3. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
4. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
5. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
6. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
7. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
8. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
9. Devonata Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
10. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
11. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
12. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
13. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
14. Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers
15. Rex Burkhead, New England Patriots
16. Kenyon Drake, Miami Dolphins
17. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
18. Dion Lewis, New England Patriots
19. Alfred Morris, Dallas Cowboys
20. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthes
21 Samaje Perine, Washington Redskins
22. Demarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
23. Jay Ajayi, Philadelphia Eagles
24. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
25. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
26. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
27. Latavius Murray, Minnesota Vikings
28. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
29. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
30. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
31. Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings
32. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
33. Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
34. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
35. Orleans Darkwa, New York Giants
36. Mike Davis, Jacksonville Jaguars
37. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
38. Rod Smith, Dallas Cowboys
39. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
40. Matt Forte, New York Jets
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