FantasySavvy 2012: Week 15 Player Rankings (Playoff Edition)

Quarterbacks

  1. Cam Newton @ SD
  2. Drew Brees vs TB
  3. Peyton Manning @ BAL
  4. Tom Brady vs SF
  5. Eli Manning @ ATL
  6. Aaron Rodgers @ CHI
  7. Colin Kaepernick @ NE
  8. Matt Ryan vs NYG
  9. Andrew Luck @ HOU
  10. Josh Freeman @ NO
  11. Matthew Stafford @ AZ
  12. Tony Romo vs PIT
  13. Ben Roethlisberger @ DAL
  14. Carson Palmer vs KC
  15. Matt Schaub vs IND
  16. Russell Wilson @ BUF
  17. Phillip Rivers vs CAR
  18. Joe Flacco vs DEN
  19. Brandon Weeden vs WAS
  20. Jay Cutler vs GB
  21. Sam Bradford vs MIN
  22. Jake Locker vs NYJ
  23. Chad Henne @ MIA
  24. Ryan Tannehill vs JAC
  25. Mark Sanchez @ TEN
  26. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs SEA
  27. Brady Quinn @ OAK
  28. Christian Ponder @ STL
  29. Kirk Cousins @ CLE
  30. Ryan Lindley vs DET

Running Backs

  1. Adrian Peterson @ STL
  2. Arian Foster vs IND
  3. Jamaal Charles @ OAK
  4. Doug Martin @ NO
  5. Marshawn Lynch @ BUF
  6. C.J. Spiller vs SEA
  7. Ray Rice vs DEN
  8. Trent Richardson vs WAS
  9. Alfred Morris @ CLE
  10. David Wilson @ ATL
  11. Matt Forte vs GB
  12. Frank Gore @ NE
  13. Reggie Bush vs JAC
  14. Steven Jackson vs MIN
  15. Darren Mcfadden vs KC
  16. Chris Johnson vs NYJ
  17. Stevan Ridley vs SF
  18. Knowson Moreno @ BAL
  19. DeMarco Murray vs PITT
  20. Shonn Greene @ TEN
  21. Jonathan Dwyer @ DAL
  22. Montell Owens @ MIA
  23. Darren Sproles vs TB
  24. Ryan Mathews vs CAR
  25. Mikel Leshoure @ AZ
  26. Vick Ballard @ HOU
  27. DeAngelo Williams @ SD
  28. Michael Turner vs NYG
  29. Joique Bell @ AZ
  30. Bilal Powell @ TEN *questionable
  31. Beanie Wells vs DET
  32. Jaquizz Rodgers vs NYG
  33. Alex Green @ CHI
  34. Mark Ingram vs TB
  35. Danny Woodhead vs SF
  36. Ben Tate vs IND
  37. Dujuan Harris @ CHI
  38. Shane Vereen vs SF
  39. Marcel Reese vs KC
  40. LaMichael James @ NE
  41. Mike Tolbert @ SD
  42. Peyton Hillis @ OAK
  43. Lamar Miller vs JAC
  44. Benard Pierce vs DEN
  45. Ronnie Hillman @ BAL
  46. Kregg Lumpkin @ ATL

Wide Receivers 

  1. Vincent Jackson @ NO
  2. Brandon Marshall vs GB
  3. Calvin Johnson @ AZ
  4. Andre Johnson vs IND
  5. Demaryius Thomas @ BAL
  6. Victor Cruz @ ATL
  7. Marques Colston vs TB
  8. Reggie Wayne @ HOU
  9. Julio Jones vs NYG
  10. Wes Welker vs SF
  11. Danario Alexander vs CAR
  12. Steve Smith @ SD
  13. Randall Cobb @ CHI
  14. Hakeem Nicks @ ATL
  15. Eric Decker @ BAL
  16. Dez Bryant vs PIT
  17. Roddy White vs NYG *questionable, I expect to him to play
  18. Mike Wallace @ DAL
  19. Michael Crabtree @ NE
  20. Larry Fitzgerald vs DET
  21. Josh Gordon vs WAS
  22. Stevie Johnson vs SEA
  23. Danny Amendola vs MIN
  24. Lance Moore vs TB
  25. Cecil Shorts @ MIA
  26. Greg Jennings @ CHI
  27. Denarius Moore vs KC
  28. Sidney Rice vs BUF
  29. T.Y. Hilton @ HOU
  30. Brandon Lloyd vs SF
  31. Pierre Garcon @ CLE
  32. Mike Williams @ NO
  33. Justin Blackmon @ MIA
  34. Kenny Britt vs NYJ
  35. Brian Hartline vs JAC
  36. James Jones @ CHI
  37. Antonio Brown @ DAL
  38. Golden Tate vs BUF
  39. Donnie Avery @ HOU
  40. Anquan Boldin vs DEN
  41. Torrey Smith vs DEN
  42. Darrius Heyward-Bey vs KC
  43. Jeremy Kerley @ TEN
  44. Malcom Floyd vs CAR
  45. Chris Givens vs Min
  46. Andre Roberts vs DET
  47. Greg Little vs WAS
  48. Jon Baldwin @ OAK
  49. Brandon LaFell @ SD *questionable
  50. Rod Streater vs KC
  51. Nate Washington vs NYJ
  52. Kendall Wright vs NYJ
  53. Randy Moss @ NE
  54. Alshon Jeffrey @ GB
  55. Kris Durham @ AZ
  56. Donald Jones vs SEA
  57. Louis Murphy @ SD
  58. Emmanuel Sanders @ DAL
  59. Brandon Stokley @ BAL

Tight Ends

  1. Jimmy Graham vs TB
  2. Aaron Hernandez vs SF
  3. Jason Witten vs PIT
  4. Tony Gonzalez vs NYG
  5. Heath Miller @ DAL
  6. Greg Olsen @ SD
  7. Owen Daniels vs IND *questionable
  8. Vernon Davis @ NE
  9. Martellus Bennett @ ATL
  10. Brandon Myers vs KC
  11. Antonio Gates vs CAR
  12. Kyle Rudolph @ STL
  13. Dallas Clark @ NO
  14. Dennis Pitta vs DEN
  15. Tony Scheffler @ AZ
  16. Jermichael Finley @ CHI
  17. Marcedes Lewis @ MIA
  18. Scott Chandler vs SEA
  19. Joel Dreeseen @ BAL
  20. Jacob Tamme @ BAL
  21. Tony Moeaki @ OAK
  22. Dwayne Allen @ HOU
  23. Jeff Cumberland @ TEN
  24. Coby Fleener @ HOU
  25. Ben Watson vs WAS
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FantasySavvy 2012: Week 10 Player Rankings

Quarterbacks

  1. Tom Brady vs BUF
  2. Drew Brees vs ATL
  3. Peyton Manning @ CAR
  4. Matt Ryan @ NO
  5. Cam Newton vs DEN
  6. Eli Manning @ CIN
  7. Matthew Stafford @ MIN
  8. Ben Roethlisberger vs KC
  9. Phillip Rivers @ TB
  10. Joe Flacco vs OAK
  11. Tony Romo @ PHI
  12. Andy Dalton vs NYG
  13. Josh Freeman vs SD
  14. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ NE
  15. Carson Palmer @ BAL
  16. Michael Vick vs DAL
  17. Alex Smith vs STL
  18. Ryan Tannehill vs TEN
  19. Jake Locker @ MIA
  20. Matt Schaub @ CHI
  21. Jay Cutler vs HOU
  22. Mark Sanchez @ SEA
  23. Russell Wilson vs NYJ
  24. Christian Ponder vs DET
  25. Matt Cassel @ PIT
  26. Sam Bradford @ SF

Running Backs

  1. Adrian Peterson vs DET
  2. Ray Rice vs OAK
  3. LeSean McCoy vs DAL
  4. Marshawn Lynch vs NYJ
  5. Stevan Ridley vs BUF
  6. Doug Martin vs SD
  7. Frank Gore vs STL
  8. Michael Turner @ NO
  9. Willis McGahee @ CAR
  10. Matt Forte vs HOU
  11. Arian Foster @ CHI
  12. Ahmad Bradshaw @ CIN’
  13. Jamaal Charles @ PIT
  14. C.J. Spiller @ NE
  15. Reggie Bush vs TEN
  16. Ryan Mathews @ TB
  17. Chris Johnson @ MIA
  18. Mikel Leshoure @ MIN
  19. Fred Jackson @ NE
  20. BenJarvus Green-Ellis vs NYG
  21. Issac Redman vs KC
  22. Jonathan Dwyer vs KC
  23. Jonathan Stewart vs DEN
  24. Shonn Greene @ SEA
  25. Pierre Thomas vs ATL
  26. Steven Jackson @ SF
  27. Taiwan Jones @ BAL
  28. Joique Bell @ MIN
  29. Chris Ivory vs ATL
  30. Felix Jones @ PHI
  31. Mark Ingram vs ATL
  32. Marcel Reese @ BAL
  33. Shane Vereen vs BUF
  34. Danny Woodhead vs BUF
  35. DeAngelo Williams vs DEN
  36. Jaquizz Rodgers @ NO
  37. Ronnie Brown @ TB
  38. Michael Bush vs HOU
  39. Andre Brown @ CIN
  40. Phillip Tanner @ PHI

Wide Receivers

  1. A.J. Green vs NYG
  2. Roddy White @ NO
  3. Julio Jones @ NO
  4. Calvin Johnson @ MIN
  5. Victor Cruz @ CIN
  6. Wes Welker vs BUF
  7. Demaryius Thomas @ CAR
  8. Eric Decker @ CAR
  9. Marques Colston vs ATL
  10. Brandon Marshall vs HOU
  11. Vincent Jackson vs SD
  12. Brandon Lloyd vs BUF
  13. Hakeem Nicks @ CIN
  14. Steve Smith vs DEN
  15. Mike Wallace vs KC
  16. Andre Johnson @ CHI
  17. Miles Austin @ PHI
  18. Steve Johnson @ NE
  19. Denarius Moore @ BAL
  20. Dez Bryant @ PHI
  21. Dwayne Bowe @ PIT
  22. Lance Moore vs ATL
  23. Brian Hartline vs TEN
  24. Torrey Smith vs OAK
  25. Kenny Britt @ MIA
  26. Mike Williams vs SD
  27. Malcom Floyd @ TB
  28. Michael Crabtree vs STL
  29. Jeremy Maclin vs DAL
  30. DeSean Jackson vs DAL
  31. Emmanuel Sanders vs KC
  32. Anquan Boldin vs OAK
  33. Darrius Heyward-Bey @ BAL
  34. Jeremy Kerley @ SEA
  35. Titus Young @ MIN
  36. Davone Bess vs TEN
  37. Nate Washington @ MIA
  38. Andrew Hawkins vs NYG
  39. Kendall Wright @ MIA
  40. Sidney Rice vs NYJ
  41. Danny Amendola vs SF
  42. Danario Alexander @ TB
  43. Donald Jones @ NE
  44. Stephen Hill @ SEA
  45. Robert Meachem @ TB
  46. Brandon Stokley @ CAR
  47. Jerome Simpson vs DET
  48. Ryan Broyles @ MIN
  49. Devery Henderson vs ATL
  50. Golden Tate vs NYJ
  51. Randy Moss vs STL

Tight Ends

  1. Rob Gronkowski vs BUF
  2. Jimmy Graham vs ATL
  3. Jason Witten vs PHI
  4. Antonio Gates @ TB
  5. Vernon Davis vs STL
  6. Heath Miller vs KC
  7. Owen Daniels @ CHI
  8. Tony Gonzalez @ New Orleans
  9. Aaron Hernandez vs BUF *questionable reported to be OUT
  10. Jermaine Gresham vs NYG
  11. Dustin Keller @ SEA
  12. Brandon Myers @ BAL
  13. Greg Olsen vs DEN
  14. Brent Celek vs DAL
  15. Brandon Pettigrew vs MIN
  16. Martellus Bennet @ CIN
  17. Joel Dreessen @ CAR
  18. Scott Chandler @ NE
  19. Jacob Tamme @ CAR
  20. Dennis Pitta vs OAK
  21. Kyle Rudolph vs DET
  22. Dallas Clark vs SD
  23. Jared Cook @ MIA
  24. Anthony Fasano vs TEN
  25. Zach Miller vs NYJ
  26. Tony Moeaki @ PIT

FantasySavvy 2012: Week 5 Player Rankings

Quarterbacks

  1. Aaron Rodgers @ IND
  2. Matt Ryan @ KC
  3. Drew Brees vs SD
  4. Tom Brady vs DEN
  5. Peyton Manning vs NE
  6. Phillip Rivers @ NO
  7. RG3 vs ATL
  8. Cam Newton vs SEA
  9. Eli Manning vs CLE
  10. Joe Flacco at KC
  11. Andrew Luck vs GB
  12. Ben Roethlisberger vs PHI
  13. Jay Cutler @ JAC
  14. Andy Dalton vs MIA
  15. Michael Vick @ PIT
  16. Matt Schaub @ NYJ
  17. Christian Ponder vs KC
  18. Alex Smith vs BUF
  19. Ryan Tannehill @ CIN
  20. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ SF
  21. Matt Hasselbeck @ MIN
  22. Brandon Weeden @ NYG
  23. Matt Cassel vs BAL
  24. Russell Wilson @ CAR
  25. Mark Sanchez vs HOU
  26. Blaine Gabbert vs CHI
  27. Tim Tebow vs HOU

Running Backs

  1. Marshawn Lynch @ CAR
  2. Adrian Peterson vs TEN
  3. Ray Rice @ KC
  4. Matt Forte @ JAC
  5. Arian Foster @ NYJ
  6. LeSean McCoy @ PIT
  7. Jamaal Charles vs BAL
  8. Ryan Mathews @ NO
  9. Alfred Morris vs ATL
  10. Reggie Bush @ CIN
  11. Maurice Jones-Drew vs CHI
  12. Frank Gore vs BUF
  13. Trent Richardson @ NYG
  14. Willis McGahee @ NE
  15. Stevan Ridley vs DEN
  16. Darren Sproles vs SD
  17. Cedric Benson @ IND
  18. Michael Turner @ WAS
  19. Ahmad Bradshaw vs CLE
  20. Brandon Bolden vs GB
  21. Chris Johnson @ MIN
  22. Donald Brown vs GB
  23. BenJarvus Green-Ellis vs MIA
  24. Rashad Mendehall vs PHI
  25. Fred Jackson @ SF
  26. C.J. Spiller @ SF
  27. Andre Brown vs CLE
  28. DeAngelo Williams vs SEA
  29. Jonathan Stewart vs SEA
  30. Shonn Greene vs HOU
  31. Ben Tate @ NYJ
  32. Michael Bush @ JAC
  33. Kendall Hunter vs Buffalo
  34. Pierre Thomas vs SD
  35. Issac Redman vs PHI
  36. Jaquizz Rodgers @ WAS
  37. Mark Ingram vs SD
  38. Danny Woodhead vs DEN
  39. Chris Rainey vs PHI
  40. Mike Tolbert vs SEA
  41. Daniel Thomas @ CIN
  42. Knoshon Moreno @ NE
  43. Dexter McCluster vs BAL
  44. Toby Gerhart vs TEN
  45. Bilal Powell vs HOU
  46. Jonathan Dwyer vs PHI
  47. Lamar Miller @ CIN
  48. David Wilson vs CLE
  49. Vick Ballard vs GB
  50. Joe McKnight vs HOU

Wide Receivers

  1. Roddy White @ WAS
  2. A.J. Green vs MIA
  3. Percy Harvin vs TEN
  4. Wes Welker vs DEN
  5. Julio Jones @ WAS
  6. Victor Cruz vs CLE
  7. Jordy Nelson @ IND
  8. Demaryius Thomas @ NE
  9. Eric Decker @ NE
  10. Brandon Marshall @ JAC
  11. Andre Johnson @ NYJ
  12. Brandon Lloyd vs DEN
  13. Marques Colston vs SD
  14. Mike Wallace vs PHI
  15. Antonio Brown vs PHI
  16. Dwayne Bowe vs BAL
  17. Reggie Wayne vs GB
  18. Steve Smith vs SEA
  19. Jeremy Maclin @ PIT
  20. Torrey Smith @ KC
  21. DeSean Jackson @ PIT
  22. Steve Johnson @ SF
  23. Brian Hartline @ CIN
  24. Malcolm Floyd @ NO
  25. James Jones @ IND
  26. Domenik Hixon vs CLE
  27. Pierre Garcon vs ATL
  28. Michael Crabtree vs BUF
  29. Andrew Hawkins vs MIA
  30. Nate Washington @ MIN
  31. Anquan Boldin @ KC
  32. Randall Cobb @ IND
  33. Sidney Rice @ CAR
  34. Greg Little @ NYJ
  35. Donnie Avery vs GB
  36. T.Y. Hilton vs GB
  37. Justin Blackmon vs CHI
  38. Jeremy Kerley vs HOU
  39. Brandon LaFell vs SEA
  40. Jerome Simpson vs TEN
  41. Leonard Hankerson vs ATL
  42. Donald Jones @ SF
  43. Jon Baldwin vs BAL
  44. Emmanuel Sanders vs PHI
  45. Davonne Bess @ CIN
  46. Brandon Stokley @ NE
  47. Kendall Wright @ MIN
  48. Santana Moss vs ATL
  49. Joseph Morgan vs SD
  50. Randy Moss vs BUF
  51. Mario Manningham vs BUF
  52. Robert Meachem @ NO
  53. Josh Gordon @ NYG
  54. Josh Morgan vs ATL
  55. Jason Avant @ PIT
  56. Cecil Shorts vs CHI
  57. Golden Tate @ CAR

Tight Ends

  1. Jimmy Graham vs SD
  2. Tony Gonzalez @ WAS
  3. Rob Gronkowski vs DEN
  4. Antonio Gates @ NO
  5. Vernon Davis vs BUF
  6. Owen Daniels @ NYJ
  7. Kyle Rudolph vs TEN
  8. Dennis Pitta @ KC
  9. Greg Olsen vs SEA
  10. Brent Celek @ PIT
  11. Scott Chandler @ SF
  12. Jacob Tamme @ NE
  13. Jermichael Finley @ IND
  14. Heath Miller vs PHI
  15. Martellus Bennett vs CLE
  16. Fred Davis vs ATL
  17. Jermaine Gresham vs MIA
  18. Jared Cook @ MIN
  19. Marcedes Lewis vs CHI
  20. Tony Moeaki vs BAL
  21. Jordan Cameron @ NYG

FantasySavvy 2012: Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em 2012

As seen on FP911.com, make sure to check there for tons of excellent info.

Sometimes I glance over different sites’ Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em articles out of curiosity just to see who they are recommending or not recommending. This week I stumbled upon a particular site and I really just shook my head in amazement of how obvious a lot of these players were. I try to do my best to provide you with the not so obvious selections, because that is what this article should be about. Otherwise, what is the point of reading? Anyway, this particular site had recommended starts such as Julio JonesJordy NelsonDemaryius ThomasReggie Wayne and then at QB, Matt Ryan and Eli Manning. I mean, do we really need to be advised that these guys should start? Most of these guys were drafted within the first 5 rounds of our drafts and should be started every week regardless. Maybe the author is just trying to make us feel good about our teams? Or maybe he is just thinks the majority of his readers are dumb? If you are a supposed “expert” then give me some expert advice, not something I could get from a 10 year-old! At Fp911 we recognize our readers are passionate, knowledgeable owners and we try to provide them with the best information we possibly can. We hope that you recognize the difference between our site and others and continue to stick with us throughout this season and into the future.

You won’t see the obvious names on here, that would be pointless. Maybe occasionally to give you a reminder, but rather we are looking to identify some guys that you may be on the fence with and encourage you to either start or sit them. Matchups will be broken down, stats will be used, some projections will be provided and some “gut” feeling will be mixed in. But when it comes down to the come down, it’s your “gut” you need to roll with.

*Players listed in order of projected effectiveness in the start ‘em category and ineffectiveness in the sit ‘em category.

Quarterbacks

Start ‘Em

Andrew Luck vs Green Bay

Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

Luck has averaged 282 yards passing over his first three games in the NFL and should keep it rolling against Green Bay. It’s not a ideal matchup, but the Colts should be passing early and often as they try to keep up with the Packers. Look for Luck to approach 300 yards passing once again and to throw at least 2 TD’s in what should be a high scoring affair in Indy.

Andy Dalton vs Miami

Dalton is emerging in his Sophomore campaign and has 8 TD’s in his last 3 games while going over the 300-yard mark twice. Miami’s Defense has been tough against the run, but inferior against the pass ranked 19th in points allowed to Fantasy QB’s. Dalton is a guy who is out there on waivers in a lot of leagues and a QB I would look to play matchups with if my number #1 option wasn’ t the strongest. This is one of those weeks as I look for Andy to keep it rolling at home.

Christian Ponder vs Tennessee 

Could be a good week to play Ponder if you are a Romo owner and looking for a bye week replacement. The Titans defense is allowing 26 points per game to Fantasy QB’s, tied for last in the league with Oakland and have allowed 10 passing TD’s as well. The Vikings should be moving the ball all game and Ponder will have opportunities to score. I can see Ponder throwing a TD and possibly running one in as well. The matchup is right here, so I believe it’s safe to play Ponder if you need to.

Sit ‘Em

Sam Bradford vs Arizona

Don’t get giddy and try to start Bradford tomorrow night. If you haven’t recognized by now, you should have noticed that Arizona’s defense is legit. Yes, Ryan Tannehill threw for 400 yards against them last week, but that was only because of the man, the myth, the legend, Brian Hartline! Bradford hasn’t thrown a TD in two games and now goes against the Cardinals who are allowing the 6th fewest points to Fantasy QB’s. Keep Sammy benched in all leagues.

Matt Schaub @ NYJ

The Jets did lose Darelle Revis, but their secondary did a nice job against Alex Smith last week holding him under 150 yards passing and without a TD. The Jets were embarrassed last week at home, so I expect them to have an inspired effort back in their building on Monday Night Football. They also still rank 7th best against Fantasy QB’s. Schaub may have a decent day, but will most likely be held under 250 yards passing and could be limited to just one passing TD.

Michael Vick @ Pittsburgh

Not crazy about this matchup for Vick as he goes on the road to Heinz Field with the Steelers coming off a bye week after the loss to the Raiders. This was a Pittsburgh secondary that was the toughest against Fantasy QB’s last year and I think if you have a better option you should bench Vick this week. Vick’s matchups have been brutal so far going against Arizona, Baltimore, the Giants and now Pittsburgh. Things will get easier for Vick, but this is a week to be cautious with him.

Running Backs 

Start ‘Em

Frank Gore vs Buffalo

Gore hasn’t been great this year, but has been his usual steady self, finding the endzone in three out of his four games. The matchup is right here against Buffalo who are allowing the 27th most points to Fantasy Backs.

Ryan Mathews @ New Orleans

I have always felt Mathews was a little overrated, mostly because he’s always getting hurt and never lives up to expectations. Yet every year owners take him high only to be disappointed. There is some concern again this season with the emergence of Jackie Battle and him taking the goal line carries. After recommending Mathews last week, I hope he doesn’t burn us again this week in what is the best matchup he might face all year. We all know the Saints have been brutal against the run and Mathews should get it going, but even if he can’t find running room he should be a factor in the passing game. Either way he should produce for your fantasy teams, if he doesn’t and Jackie Battle continues to steal the show, be worried!

Alfred Morris vs Atlanta

Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins

This guy just continues to beast, running through holes and through defenders. So far in 2012, Morris is averaging 4.6 yards per carry and has 4 TD’s. Atlanta’s secondary has been top notch but their Run Defense is a different story, allowing the 25th most points to Fantasy Backs. It doesn’t look like Morris is going anywhere in the near future and he looks to be a legit option for the rest of the season. Props to all owners who snatched him up.

Sit ‘Em

Steven Jackson vs Arizona

Why did you draft him? I’m sorry but that was a donkey move! Move him if you can or else he will continue to frustrate you! No TD’s and a 3.3 YPC, turrible! This guy is fool’s gold every season.

DeAngelo Williams/Jonathan Stewart vs Seattle

When both are on the field, they can be considered flex plays at times, but this is a week to avoid them. The Seahawks have been stout against the run, allowing the 7th fewest points to Fantasy Backs.

Chris Johnson @ Minnesota

Johnson broke out in the unlikeliest of matchups against Houston, but I still want to see more. I would continue to try and see what you could get for him. If Johnson has another good game against Minnesota and their No.2 Rush D, then I may be a believer, but I am banking against Johnson in this game.

Wide Receivers

Start ‘Em

Brian Hartline @ Cincinnati

Brian Hartline, Miami Dolphins

Hartline is Fo’ Real and Tannehill loves him. Now, he’s not going to produce 200-yard games, but he should get a good amount of catches and come close to 100 yards often. Hopefully you landed him on the wire this week. I would even go out and try to trade for the guy, his value couldn’t be that high. Tannehill loves to hit this guy on comeback routes, which Hartline seems to have perfected. Stick ‘em in your lineups this week and expect production.

Dwayne Bowe vs Baltimore

Don’t be discouraged by the matchup. This guy is the ideal fantasy play week to week because Casselconstantly looks his way and Bowe just reels the passes in. Bowe has seen 43 targets the past three weeks! I kind of feel kind of cheap owning Bowe in Fantasy, because he plays for such a poor team and most of his stats come in garbage time!

Eric Decker @ New England

After a slow start to the season Eric Decker has picked the pace up the last two weeks catching 15 balls for over 200 yards and a TD. Decker could start to distance himself from Demaryius Thomas in the coming weeks, at the very least stay neck to neck. Either way, Decker is for real and needs to be in your lineups this week and pretty much every week going forward. This might be the last time you see him on my Start ‘em list.

Sit ‘Em

Pierre Garcon vs Atlanta

Garcon owners are finally glad to have him back healthy and ready to emerge with RGIII. But he had a slow return last week with just one catch for 20 yards and he gets a tough matchup this week in Atlanta who have been the best against Fantasy Wideouts.  Garcon will start producing soon, but avoid him in this matchup.

Anquan Boldin @ Kansas City

Boldin looked great last Thursday night popping off for 131 yards on 9 catches, but don’t be confident in him in Week five. The Chiefs defense is starting to return to prominence now that they are getting healthier and are ranked 7th best in defending Fantasy WR’s. Brandon Flowers will be a tough matchup for Boldin, so look forFlacco to connect with his other options. Dennis Pitta time?

Andre Roberts @ St. Louis

Andre Roberts along with Brian Hartline were hot pickups this week, but unlike Hartline who I am suggesting to start, consider sitting Roberts. The Rams have been 4th best against Fantasy WR’s, so expect Roberts to be limited somewhat. I do like Roberts outlook for the entire season however and believe the guy is going to remain consistent.

Tight Ends

Start ‘Em

Kyle Rudolph vs Tennessee 

Rudolph along with Dennis Pitta both burnt me last week, but Rudolph at least should bounce back this week. The Titans have been brutal against all offensive players and are the worst at defending the Tight End position. Rudolph should provide for your fantasy squads in Week five.

Scott Chandler @ San Francisco

Scott Chandler, Buffalo Bills

The matchup doesn’t look good at first, but if you dig deeper you will see that the 49ers haven’t been great at defending the Tight End ranked 26th overall. Chandler is going to remain Fitzpatrick’s favorite target around the goaline as Chandler continues to have a bit of breakout season in 2012. Look for Chandler to either finish with a TD or have a good game yardage wise.

Jacob Tamme @ New England

Tamme hasn’t lived up to his draft day hype, but this might be the week to plug him back into your lineups. This game will be a shootout and the Pats have been bad against Tight Ends ranked 2nd worst in points allowed. If Tamme doesn’t get it done this week or if we see Joel Dreessen cutting into his production, he could be waiver wire material.

Sit ‘Em

Heath Miller vs Philly

Miller has been one of Ben‘s favorite targets this season, but consider sitting him this week against Philly who are ranked 4th best at defending the Tight End.

Martellus Bennett vs Cleveland

Bennett had a slow game against Philly last week with just one catch and might be in for another off performance against the Browns who are ranked 3rd best in points allowed to Tight Ends.

Jermichael Finley @ Indianapolis

If Greg Jennings is out with the groin injury that helps Finley, but this guy still only has one TD all season and drops way too many passes. The Colts are also are giving up the fewest points to Fantasy Tight Ends, so look to bench Finley.

IDP’s

Start ‘Em

Akeem Ayers @ Minnesota

Akeem Ayers, Tennessee Titans

The young Titans LB has been emerging this season with 29 tackles a sack and three pass deflections. He should continue to rack up the tackles this week as the Vikings will run Peterson a ton and Ponderwill also take off from time to time. Continue to put the talented youngster out there and pick him up and start him if he’s available in your league.

Lance Briggs @ Jacksonville

We saw Briggs pick of Romo, pull of a juke move and take it to the house on Monday Night against Dallas and he should keep the stats pumping against Jacksonville. MJD will be running often which means plenty of tackle opportunities for Briggs, plus Blaine Gabbert could toss him a INT as well. The Chicago Defense is going to dominate the Jags, get Briggs in your lineups.

Sit ‘Em

DeAngelo Hall vs Atlanta

Hall preys upon bad QB play and bad WR’s, but he won’t have that luxury this week against Atlanta. Hall won’t do much guarding Julio Jones and Roddy White, keep him benched.

Devin McCourty vs Denver

Don’t like this matchup for McCourty facing  Peyton Manning. Keep him reserved.

FantasySavvy 2012: Week 2 Player Rankings

Updated as of 2am Sunday Morning. Enjoy your Sunday everybody.

Quarterbacks

  1. Tom Brady vs Arizona
  2. Peyton Manning @ Atlanta
  3. Cam Newton vs N.O.
  4. Drew Brees @ Carolina
  5. Tony Romo @ Seattle
  6. Eli Manning vs TB
  7. RG3 @ STL
  8. Matt Ryan vs Denver
  9. Matthew Stafford @ S.F.
  10. Joe Flacco @ Philly
  11. Matt Schaub @ Jacksonville
  12. Andrew Luck vs Minnesota
  13. Phillip Rivers vs Ten
  14. Matt Cassel @ Buffalo
  15. Michael Vick vs Baltimore
  16. Alex Smith vs Detroit
  17. Ben Roethlisberger vs NYJ
  18. Mark Sanchez @ Pittsburgh
  19. Jake Locker @ San Diego
  20. Carson Palmer @ Miami
  21. Kevin Kolb @ NE
  22. Christian Ponder @ Indy
  23. Andy Dalton vs Cleveland
  24. Russell Wilson vs Dallas
  25. Josh Freeman @ NYG
  26. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs K.C.
  27. Blaine Gabbert vs Houston
  28. Sam Bradford vs Washington
  29. Ryan Tannehill vs Oakland
  30. Brandon Weeden @ Cincy

Runningbacks

  1. Arian Foster @ Jacksonville
  2. Darren McFadden @ Miami
  3. LeSean McCoy vs Baltimore
  4. Ray Rice @ Philly
  5. C.J. Spiller vs K.C.
  6. Jamaal Charles @ Buffalo
  7. Adrian Peterson @ Indy
  8. DeMarco Murray @ Seattle
  9. Stevan Ridley @ Arizona
  10. Reggie Bush vs Oakland
  11. Maurice Jones-Drew vs Houston
  12. Darren Sproles @ Carolina
  13. Doug Martin @ NYG
  14. Frank Gore vs Detroit
  15. Chris Johnson @ San Diego
  16. Ahmad Bradshaw vs TB
  17. Marshawn Lynch vs Dallas
  18. Willis McGahee @ Atlanta
  19. Trent Richardson @ Cincy
  20. Alfred Morris @ STL
  21. BenJarvus Green-Ellis vs Cleveland
  22. Steven Jackson vs Washington
  23. Michael Turner vs Denver
  24. Shonn Greene @ Pittsburgh
  25. Jonathan Dwyer vs NYJ
  26. Jonathan Stewart vs N.O.
  27. Donald Brown vs Minnesota
  28. Kevin Smith @ S.F.
  29. Pierre Thomas @ Carolina
  30. Ben Tate @ Jacksonville
  31. Peyton Hillis @ Buffalo
  32. David Wilson vs T.B.
  33. Mark Ingram @ Carolina
  34. Curtis Brinkley vs Ten * Ryan Matthews Doubtful
  35. Beanie Wells @ New England
  36. Dexter McCluster @ Buffalo
  37. Issac Redman vs NYJ
  38. Roy Helu @ STL
  39. Evan Royter @ STL
  40. Kendall Hunter vs Detroit
  41. Ryan Williams @ N.E.
  42. DeAngelo Williams vs N.O.
  43. Ronnie Brown vs Ten
  44. Knowshon Moreno @ Atlanta
  45. Jaquizz Rodgers vs Denver
  46. Toby Gerhart @ Indy
  47. Danny Woodhead vs Arizona

Wide Receivers

  1. Julio Jones vs Denver
  2. Andre Johnson @ Jacksonville
  3. Calvin Johnson @ S.F.
  4. Steve Smith vs N.O.
  5. A.J. Green vs Cleveland *Browns Stud CB Joe Haden out**
  6. Percy Harvin @ Indy
  7. Larry Fitzgerald @ N.E.
  8. Victor Cruz vs T.B.
  9. Dez Bryant @ Seattle
  10. Eric Decker @ Atlanta
  11. Demaryius Thomas @ Atlanta
  12. Reggie Wayne @ Minnesota
  13. Marques Colston @ Carolina
  14. Roddy White vs Denver
  15. Steve Johnson vs K.C.
  16. Hakeem Nicks vs T.B.
  17. Antonio Brown vs NYJ
  18. Mike Wallace vs NYJ
  19. Brandon Lloyd vs Arizona
  20. Jeremy Maclin vs Baltimore *Probable
  21. Wes Welker vs Arizona
  22. Dwayne Bowe @ Buffalo
  23. Kevin Ogletree @ Seattle
  24. Miles Austin @ Seattle
  25. Lance Moore @ Carolina
  26. Vincent Jackson @ NYG
  27. Brandon LaFell vs N.O.
  28. Torrey Smith @ Philly
  29. Justin Blackmon vs Houston
  30. DeSean Jackson vs Baltimore *Probable
  31. Santonio Holmes @ Pittsburgh
  32. Nate Washington @ S.D. *questionable
  33. Michael Crabtree vs Detroit
  34. Randy Moss vs Detroit
  35. Malcolm Floyd vs Ten
  36. Sidney Rice vs Dallas
  37. Danny Amendola vs Washington
  38. Andrew Hawkins vs Cleveland
  39. Denarius Moore @ Miami *Probable
  40. Anquan Boldin @ Philly
  41. Santana Moss @ St. Louis/Aldrick Robinson @ St. Louis
  42. Stephen Hill @ Pittsburgh
  43. Nate Burleson @ S.F/Donnie Avery vs Minnesota
  44. Titus Young @ S.F.
  45. Emmanuel Sanders vs NYJ
  46. Darrius Heyward-Bey @ Miami
  47. Kenny Britt @ S.D. *15-25 snaps
  48. Mike Williams @ NYG
  49. Robert Meachem vs Ten
  50. Dexter McCluster @ Buffalo
  51. Jeremy Kerley @ Pittsburgh
  52. Brandon Gibson vs Washington
  53. Devery Henderson @ Carolina
  54. Davonne Bess vs Oakland
  55. LeStar Jean @ Jacksonville
  56. Andre Roberts @ N.E.
  57. Laurent Robinson vs Houston
  58. Donald Jones vs K.C.
  59. Greg Little @ Cincy
  60. Jon Baldwin @ Buffalo
  61. Steve Breaston @ Buffalo
  62. Domenik Hixon vs T.B.
  63. Harry Douglas vs Denver
  64. Braylon Edwards vs Dallas
  65. Mario Manningham vs Detroit
  66. Cecil Shorts vs Houston
  67. Rod Streater @ Miami
  68. Michael Floyd @ N.E.
  69. Kendall Wright @ S.D.** Bump up 10 spots if Washington is out.
  70. Doug Baldwin vs Dallas

Tight Ends

  1. Rob Gronkowski vs Arizona
  2. Jimmy Graham @ Carolina
  3. Aaron Hernandez vs Arizona
  4. Antonio Gates vs Ten
  5. Vernon Davis vs Detroit
  6. Jason Witten @ Seattle
  7. Tony Gonzalez vs Denver
  8. Jacob Tamme @ Atlanta
  9. Dennis Pitta @ Philly
  10. Brandon Pettigrew @ S.F.
  11. Owen Daniels @ Jacksonville
  12. Tony Moeaki @ Buffalo
  13. Coby Fleener vs Minnesota
  14. Greg Olsen vs N.O.
  15. Jared Cook @ S.D.
  16. Brent Celek vs Baltimore
  17. Martellus Bennett vs T.B./Fred Davis @ St. Louis
  18. Jermaine Gresham vs Cleveland
  19. Heath Miller vs NYJ
  20. Kyle Rudolph @ Indy
  21. Marcedes Lewis vs Houston
  22. Dallas Clark @ NYG
  23. Joel Dreessen @ Atlanta
  24. Lance Kendricks vs Washington
  25. Kevin Boss @ Buffalo
  26. Scott Chandler vs K.C.
  27. Anthony Fasano vs Oakland
  28. Ed Dickson @ Philly
  29. Zach Miller vs Dallas

Fantasy Savvy TE Tiers

The Tight End position is the trendy pick now as we have seen a recent explosion of athletic Tight Ends emerge in the NFL. It’s no longer just a couple of guys like the Wesley Walls, Shannon Sharpe or Marcus Pollard’s of the world, we now go much deeper in this position. Jimmy Graham and Gronk both had gigantic, enormous seasons last year putting bringing the sexy to the Tight End position.

*players ranked in order within each tier

Tier 1

Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski

Tier 2

Aaron Hernandez, Vernon Davis, Antonio Gates

Tier 3

Jason Witten, Jermichael Finley, Jacob Tamme, Tony Gonzalez

Tier 4

Fred Davis, Brandon Pettigrew, Brent Celek, Owen Daniels, Jermaine Gresham, Greg Olsen, Dustin Keller, Dallas Clark,Jared Cook, Kellen Winslow, Coby Fleener

Tier 5

Tony Moeaki, Joel Dreesen, Kyle Rudolph, Ed Dickson, Dennis Pitta, Marcedes Lewis, Heath Miller, Martellus Bennett

Tier 6

Zach J. Miller, Lance Kendricks, Scott Chandler, Ben Watson, Evan Moore, Tony Scheffler, Anthony Fasano, John Carlson

Fantasy Savvy Player Rankings Week 13

With one week before the playoffs, I had to get these rankings out to you. We know you need them, so I am are here to deliver. It should be noted that these rankings aren’t your typical sissy rankings. Sometimes certain guys just need to be ranked higher or lower based on what has been happening of late or because of a certain matchup. I see a lot of these rankings that are just so robotic based on a players past history and name recognition. If the guy hasn’t been doing it all year or has a certain matchup then he needs to be dropped in the rankings, on the other hand if you have a guy who has been hot in recent weeks and has a nice matchup, he deserves to be moved up. In other words, a lot of these other sites have NO BALLS, they take the “Safe” route, because most of them are real life dorks anyway. I try to do the best I can with this. Now to the best rankings in the business. May all your teams win this week!

QB’s

1) Tom Brady vs Indy

2) Aaron Rodgers @ NYG

3) Drew Brees vs Det

4) Tony Romo @ Arizona

5) Cam Newton @ Tb

6) Tim Tebow @ Minnesota -Don’t Doubt him.

7) Eli Manning vs GB

8) Matthew Stafford @ NO

9) Ben Roethlisberger vs Cincy

10) Phillip Rivers @ Jacksonville

11) Matt Ryan @ Houston

12) Josh Freeman vs Carolina

13) Matt Moore vs Oakland

14) Carson Palmer @ Miami

15) Alex Smith vs St. Louis

16) Matt Hasselbeck @ Buffalo

17) Mark Sanchez @ Washington

18) Kevin Kolb vs Dallas

19) Andy Dalton @ Pit

20) Caleb Hanie vs KC

21) Joe Flacco @ Cleveland- Rough matchup vs No. 1 Pass D

22) Ryan Fitzpatrick vs Ten

23) Christian Ponder vs Denver

24) Rex Grossman vs NYJ

25) Kyle Orton @ Chicago

26) Sam Bradford @ SF

27) Dan Orlovsky @ NE

28) TJ Yates vs Atlanta

29) Colt McCoy vs Balt

30) Blaine Gabbert vs SD

31) Tyler Palko @ Chi

RB’s

1) DeMarco Murray @ Arizona

2) Frank Gore vs St. Louis

3) LeGarrette Blount vs Carolina

4) Ray Rice @ Cleveland

5) Maurice Jones-Drew vs SD

6) Arian Foster vs Atlanta

7) Matt Forte vs KC

8) Ryan Matthews @ Jac

9) Chris Johnson @ Buffalo

10) Beanie Wells vs Dallas

11) Willis McGahee @ Minnesota

12) Michael Bush @ Miami

13) Darren Sproles vs Detroit

14) Reggie Bush vs Oakland

15) BenJarvus Green-Ellis vs Indy- Should clean up early before making way to the youngstas

16) CJ Spiller vs Ten- Don’t sleep on this kid, solid PPR play.

17) Kevin Smith @ New Orleans** questionable, but likely to play.

18) Michael Turner @ Houston- ** questionable with Groin, but should play.

19) DeAngelo Williams @ TB

20) Jonathan Stewart @ TB

21) Mark Ingram vs Det

22) Rashad Mendenhall vs Cincy

23) Roy Helu vs NYJ- Jets have been shutting down backs for the last month

24) Cedric Benson @ Pit- questionable, but will play. Steelers are rough matchup

25) Shonn Greene @ Washington

26) Donald Brown @ NE

26A) Ahmad Bradshaw vs GB—-If he Plays, highly questionable

27) James Starks @ NYG

28) Toby Gerhart vs Denver

29) Peyton Hillis vs Baltimore

30) Steven Jackson @ SF

31) Brandon Jacobs vs GB

32) Ben Tate vs Atlanta

33) Mike Tolbert @ Jac

34) Kendall Hunter vs STL

35) Maurice Morris @ NO

36) Marion Barber vs KC

37) Daniel Thomas vs Oakland

38) Dexter McCluster @ Chi

39) LaDainian Tomlinson @ Washington** Questionable

40) Joe Addai @ NE** Questionable

41) Ryan Grant @ NYG

42) Danny Woodhead vs Indy

43) Shane Vareen vs Indy

44) Felix Jones @ Arizona

45) Javon Ringer @ Buffalo

46) Ricky Williams @ Cle

WR’s

1) Calvin Johnson @ NO

2) Steve Smith @ TB

3) Greg Jennings @ NYG

4) Wes Welker vs Indy

5) Larry Fitzgerald vs Dallas

6) Mike Wallace vs Cincy

7) Brandon Marshall vs Oakland

8) Marques Colston vs Detroit

9) Victor Cruz vs GB

10) Laurent Robinson @ Arizona

11) AJ Green @ Pittsburgh

11A) Vincent Jackson @ Jax

12) Jordy Nelson vs NYG

13) Roddy White @ Houston- Don’t like this matchup against Houston ranked 2nd against the pass.

14) Dez Bryant @ Arizona

15) Andre Johnson vs Atlanta- TJ Yates factor

16) Hakeem Nicks vs GB

17) Brandon Lloyd @ SF

18) Percy Harvin vs Denver

19) Antonio Brown vs Cincy

20) Stevie Johnson vs Ten

21) Santonio Holmes @ Washington

22) Plaxico Buress @ Washington

23) Dwayne Bowe @ Chicago

24) Eric Decker @ Minnesota

25) Julio Jones @ Houston

26) Michael Crabtree vs St. Louis

27) Reggie Wayne @ NE

28) Damien Williams @ Buffalo

29) Nate Washington @ Buffalo

30) Deion Branch vs Indy

31) Anquan Boldin @ Cle

32) Denarius Moore @ Miami

32A) Pierre Garcon @ NE

33) Santana Moss vs NYJ

34) Lance Moore vs Detroit

35) Malcolm Floyd @ Jac

36) Greg Little vs Baltimore

37) Torrey Smith @ Cle

38) Nate Burleson @ NO

39) Johnny Knox vs KC

40) James Jones @ NYG

41) Steve Breaston @ Chicago

42) Jabaar Gaffney vs NYJ

43) Jerome Simpson @ Pit

44) Harry Douglas @ Houston

TE’s

1) Jimmy Graham vs Detroit

2) Rob Gronkowski vs Indy

3) Aaron Hernandez vs Indy

4) Jason Witten @ Arizona

5) Fred Davis vs NYJ- Jets can’t cover tight ends

6) Antonio Gates @ Jax

7) Jermichael Finley @ NYG- This has to be a matchup Finley exploits

8) Tony Gonzalez @ Houston

9) Kellen Winslow vs Carolina

10) Dustin Keller @ Washington

11) Heath Miller vs Cincy

11A) Jacob Tamme @ NE

12) Brandon Pettigrew @ NO

13) Greg Olsen @ TB

14) Jermaine Gresham @ Pit

15) Jake Ballard vs GB

16) Owen Daniels vs Atlanta

17) Ed Dickson @ Cleveland

18) Anthony Fasano vs Oakland

19) Scott Chandler vs Ten

20) Visanthe Shiancoe vs Denver