FantasySavvy 2017: Week 1 Notebook

Football is back and so is FantasySavvy, back for our 7th year. Thanks to all our hardcore followers over the years. We are ready to contribute and bring you as much value as we possibly can this season. Rankings, Weekly Notebook, Film Review for Waivers and Different games as well as NFL and Daily League picks will be posted throughout the season. Also stay tuned for our Weekly Podcast which will start back up next week.  Check back for our Rankings next week as well. Follow me @FantasySavvy on twitter.

Jets @ Bills

Sheldon Richardson Gone, two starting NT, David Harris, All missing this year

Zay Jones, son of Cowboys LB Robert Jones, Career College leaders in Receptions. 

Charles Clay, best familiarity with Taylor to start. 

Jets, ArDarius Stewart, Kearse, Kerley and Anderson are Jets WR’s, Stewart is inactive today. 

 Jets w/ Points, possibly over

 Eagles @ Skins

Eagles Secondary ton of ? Marks, 1 of 3 teams to allow 3,000 yards to WR’s

Skins allowed 2nd most yards to TE’s last year- Ertz

RB situation unclear, stay away this week. 

Skins – the points.

Raiders @ Titans

Raiders 5th worst against Tight Ends, Delanie Walker good play.

Texans @ Jags

Hopkins 11 catches for 120 yds in 2 games with Savage last year

Cards @ Lions

David Johnson all day

Carson Palmer Strong play

Fitz will be facing off against 5’9 Quandre Diggs, who he should abuse.

Cards allowed fewest rec yds to RB’s last year.

Cards allowed 2nd fewest yards and catches to Tight Ends, only Two TE’s. Mathieu, Peterson, etc

Cards – the points.

 Falcons @ Bears

Bears Underatted D

Howard a solid play

Ravens @ Bengals

Bengals RB Coach Kyle Caskey promised hot hand, Mixon has the best shot to get that hot hand and ride with it.

AJ Green has a history of torching the Ravens

Eifert has 100 yds 2 TDs in last 2 meetings. Is he healthy?

Flacco out all preseason and camp, little rapport with Maclin. Woodhead off ACL, Terrance West? JAvoirus Allen? Ehhhh.

Bengals – the points

Steelers @ Browns

Corey Coleman only Brown I trust, should get heavy usage, will get open, Kizer can get him the ball.

Pitt, Bell, Brown, Ben, Bryant.

Steelers by 4

Colts @ Rams

Gurley Good Matchup,

Cooper Kupp Solid chemistry and play.

Avoid Colts

Rams – the points

Seattle @ Packers

Seattle D gets a bump with Sheldon Richardson,

Cobb is healthy and coming off a solid playoffs. Has best matchup here vs Jeremy Lane.

Wilson played with a Torn MCL and High Ankle Sprain last year. He is healthy now and will bounce back, offensive line is still a concern. But doesn’t have good success vs Pack.

Doug Baldwin has good success, Only start I trust, possibly Richardson for cheap play in DFS. Or Prosise.

Pack/Sea U

Panthers @ SF

McCaffrey not a great RB2 play in first game, Panthers should still use Stewart and will be able to control game and pound Stewart. However both are solid flex plays this week.

Olsen and Benjamin look like solid plays. Cam also looks solid.

Carlos Hyde looks solid, outside of that, possibly Garcon. Don’ trust Marquise Goodwin.

SF/Car U?

Gmen @ Cowboys

Gmen Held Zeke to 150 yds and 1 TD in 2 games. Zeke still must be started.

Dak Struggled, Bryant struggled also, just 20 yds in 2 games. Janoris Jenkins shut him Down, DMC shut down Beasley. Cowboys lost twice last year, no doubt Garrett will make some adjustmetns here, maybe he starts moving Dez Around.

Witten has the most success vs the Gmen.

Beckham very ??, Running game ehh. Brandon Marshall? Eh, Don’t trust any Giants, See a lower scoring game.

Gmen/Dal U

 New Orleans @ Minny

NO allowed 2nd most Rec yards to backs last year. Cook looks like solid play.

Don’t trust Diggs with Bradford, Trust Theilen way more, especially now in the slot.

Rudolph also a decent play.

Not Crazy about Saints backs.

Michael Thomas lined up with Xavier Rhodes. Rhodes had a 47.0 Passer rating allowed, Best in NFL last year

Ted Ginn looks like a good play here with a good matchup on turf.

TommyLee Lewis is interesting, Originally undrafted two years ago, Recommended by Bill Parcells to Sean Payton. Someone to eye at WR for NO. 

Saints/Minny O?

Chargers @ Denver

Rivers terrible last year vs Denver, Allen tough matchup, Tyrel Williams tough matchup. Melvin Gordon only really solid play.

Henry n Gates still offset each other.

Bad Matchups with Sanders and Thomas vs Heyward and Jason Verrett.

CJ Anderson decent, but how much does Jamaal Charles play? Maybe he takes the job!!!!

Chargers/Den U!!




FantasySavvy 2016: RB Tiers

I have Jamaal Charles and Le’Veon Bell in my 1st tier. Why not? Charles was on his way to becoming the best overall Fantasy RB last year before the injury and I think he will be fine despite coming back from his 2nd ACL surgery. Yes, Peterson, Gurley and Johnson may be safer, but Charles could match or outperform all of them. Same with Bell, when he returns in Week 4 he will start performing right away. The guy is still one of the most talented backs in the league and is a PPR machine.

The 2nd tier carries some question marks. This is why I am trying to get 2 of the backs in the 1st tier in most of my drafts. The RB pool is slim compared to the WR’s. How will Lacy bounce back after last season while sharing more of the carries with James Starks. Elliot is an unproven rookie, but he is running behind arguably the best offensive line in Football. This is Miller’s first time being the main back, can he handle it? Freeman has Coleman back in his shadow again and Martin has flopped before. Rawls is coming back from Injury and is only a 2nd year RB while McCoy has struggled with injuries as well. Some of these guys will hit tremendously, but some will flop. I think the safest are Ingram, Freeman, Martin and McCoy.

Danny Woodhead is a PPR staple year in and year out. But with Keenan Allen back he will catch less passes. Also Melvin Gordon possibly takes on a bigger role. Hyde is very talented, but Blaine Gabbert is his starting QB. Foster will be solid while healthy, but an injury is likely. C.J. Anderson I like to have a bounce back season.

I love Derrick Henry, I made my case in my Rookie RB report which you can read here. I think he becomes a Tier 1 RB at some point in his career. Langford is the starter, but I am not impressed with his talent.

I lost faith in Matt Jones and now he has some talented backs behind him with Rob Kelley and Keith Marshall. One of these guys I predict will take his job. Right now it looks like Kelley. Dion Lewis you can get late, stash on the IR and he could reap huge benefits if he returns by Week 8. Kenyon Drake’s talent is unquestionable and with Foster’s injury history he is a solid late pick or cheap auction purchase. Kenneth Dixon could be  Baltimore starter before years end.

1st Tier

Todd Gurley, Adrian Peterson, David Johnson, Jamaal Charles, Le’Veon Bell

2nd Tier

Lamar Miller, Ezekiel Elliot, Eddie Lacy, Mark Ingram, Devonta Freeman, Doug Martin, LeSean McCoy, Thomas Rawls,

3rd Tier

Danny Woodhead, C.J. Anderson, Matt Forte, Carlos Hyde, Giovani Bernard, Arian Foster

4th Tier

Ryan Mathews, Jonathan Stewart, Derrick Henry, DeMarco Murray, Jeremy Langford, Jeremy Hill, T.J. Yeldon

5th Tier

Chris Ivory, Melvin Gordon, Frank Gore, Rashad Jennings, Ameer Abdullah, Duke Johnson, James White, LeGarrette Blount, Justin Forsett

6th Tier

Matt Jones, Bilal Powell, Alfred Morris, James Starks, DeAngelo Williams, Theo Riddick, Charles Sims, Darren Sproles

7th Tier

Kenyon Drake, Devontae Booker, Kenneth Dixon, Christine Michael, C.J. Prosise, Spencer Ware, Andre Ellington, Josh Ferguson,  Keith Marshall, Dion Lewis, Rob Kelley, C.J. Spiller

8th Tier

Chris Johnson, Shane Vereen, Tim Hightower, Shaun Draughn, Benny Cunningham, Chris Thompson, Tevin Coleman, Javorius Allen, Terrance West, Paul Perkins, Jerrick Mckinnon, Alex Collins, Jonathan Williams, Darren McFadden, Charcandrick West

9th Tier

DeAndre Washington, Jay Ayaji, Cameron Artis-Payne, Wendall Smallwood, Jordan Howard, D.J. Foster, Andre Williams,

2014 Fantasy Savvy Football: Week 13 Player Rankings

Best to you all as you close out this season. If you have any questions you can hit me up on twitter @FantasySavvy.


  1. Andrew Luck vs WAS
  2. Peyton Manning @ KCEi
  3. Tom Brady @ GB
  4. Aaron Rodgers vs NE
  5. Ben Roethlisberger vs NO
  6. Drew Brees @ PIT
  7. Ryan Tannehill @ NYJ
  8. Eli Manning @ JAC
  9. Joe Flacco vs SD
  10. Phillip Rivers @ BAL
  11. Cam Newton @ MIN
  12. Andy Dalton @ TB
  13. Matt Ryan vs AZ
  14. Alex Smith vs DEN
  15. Colt McCoy @ IND
  16. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs TEN
  17. Josh McCown vs CIN
  18. Zach Mettenberger @ HOU
  19. Teddy Bridgewater vs CAR
  20. Drew Stanton @ ATL
  21. Kyle Orton vs CLE
  22. Brian Hoyer @ BUF
  23. Shaun Hill vs OAK
  24. Blake Bortles vs NYG
  25. Derek Carr @ STL
  26. Gino Smith vs MIA


  1. Le’Veon Bell vs NO
  2. Jamaal Charles vs DEN
  3. Eddie Lacy vs NE
  4. Justin Forsett vs SD
  5. C.J. Anderson @ KC
  6. Andre Eliington @ ATL
  7. Jeremy Hill @ TB
  8. Denard Robinson vs NYG
  9. Rashad Jennings @ JAC
  10. Tre Mason vs OAK
  11. Mark Ingram @ PIT
  12. Alfred Morris @ IND
  13. Ryan Mathews @ BAL
  14. Lamar Miller @ NYJ
  15. Giovani Bernard @ TB
  16. Isaiah Crowell @ BUF
  17. Fred Jackson vs CLE
  18. Shane Vereen @ GB
  19. Joe Barnyard vs CAR
  20. Dan Herron vs WAS
  21. Terrance West @ BUF
  22. Trent Richardson vs WAS
  23. Steven Jackson vs AZ
  24. Chris Ivory vs MIA
  25. Jonas Gray @ GB
  26. LeGarrette Blount @ GB
  27. Roy Helu @ IND
  28. Bishop Sankey @ HOU
  29. Anthony Dixon vs CLE
  30. Darren McFadden @ STL
  31. Pierre Thomas @ PIT
  32. Jonathan Stewart @ MIN
  33. Matt Asiata vs CAR
  34. Michael Bush @ ATL
  35. Doug Martin vs CIN
  36. DeAngelo Williams @ MIN
  37. Andre Williams @ JAC
  38. Brandon Oliver @ BAL
  39. Chris Johnson vs MIA
  40. Marcel Reese @ STL


  1. A.J Green vs TB
  2. T.Y. Hilton vs WAS
  3. Antonio Brown vs NO
  4. Demaryius Thomas @ KC
  5. Emmanuel Sanders @ KC
  6. Randall Cobb vs NE
  7. O’Dell Beckham @ JAC
  8. Mike Evans vs CIN
  9. DeAndre Hopkins vs TEN
  10. Jordy Nelson vs NE
  11. Josh Gordon @ BUF
  12. Larry Fitzgerald @ ATL
  13. Kelvin Benjamin @ MIN
  14. Julio Jones vs AZ
  15. Julian Edelman @ GB
  16. Mike Wallace @ NYJ
  17. Torrey Smith vs SD
  18. Brandon LaFell @ GB
  19. Keenan Allen @ BAL
  20. Jarvis Landry @ NYJ
  21. Vincent Jackson vs CIN
  22. Martavis Bryant vs NO
  23. DeSean Jackson @ IND
  24. Marques Colston @ PIT
  25. Andre Johnson vs TEN
  26. Dwayne Bowe vs DEN
  27. Steve Smith vs SD
  28. Michael Floyd @ ATL
  29. Mohammed Sanu @ TB
  30. Sammy Watkins vs CLE
  31. Andrew Hawkins @ BUF
  32. Kenny Stills @ PIT
  33. John Brown @ ATL
  34. Charles Johnson vs CAR
  35. Reggie Wayne vs WAS
  36. Kendall Wright @ HOU
  37. Ruben Randle @ JAC
  38. Pierre Garcon @ IND
  39. Malcolm Floyd vs BAL
  40. Cecil Shorts vs NYG
  41. Greg Jennings vs CAR
  42. Donnie Avery vs DEN
  43. Markus Wheaton vs NO
  44. Robert Woods vs CLE
  45. Donte Moncrief vs WAS
  46. James Jones @ STL
  47. Kenny Britt vs OAK
  48. Justin Hunter @ HOU
  49. Allen Hurns vs NYG
  50. Wes Welker @ KC
  51. Davante Adams vs NE
  52. Andre Holmes @ STL
  53. Chris Hogan vs CLE
  54. Stedman Bailey vs OAK
  55. Louis Murphy vs CIN
  56. Harry Douglas vs AZ


  1. Rob Gronkowski @ GB
  2. Jimmy Graham @ PIT
  3. Greg Olsen @ MIN
  4. Coby Fleener vs WAS
  5. Travis Kelce vs DEN
  6. Antonio Gates @ BAL
  7. Heath Miller vs NO
  8. Delanie Walker @ HOU
  9. Jordan Reed @ IND
  10. Larry Donnell @ JAC
  11. Tim Wright @ GB
  12. Kyle Rudolph vs CAR
  13. Jacob Tamme @ KC
  14. Charles Clay @ NYJ
  15. Owen Daniels vs SD
  16. Jermaine Gresham @ TB
  17. Austin Seferian-Jenkins vs CIN
  18. Scott Chandler vs CLE
  19. Mychal Rivera @ STL
  20. Richard Rodgers vs NE
  21. Jared Cook vs OAK

FantasySavvy Football: Week 3 Player Rankings

  1. Drew Brees vs MIN                              QB’s
  2. Aaron Rodgers @ DET
  3. Matthew Stafford vs GB
  4. Tom Brady vs OAK
  5. Andrew Luck @ JAC
  6. Peyton Manning @ SEA
  7. Russell Wilson vs DEN
  8. Nick Foles vs WAS
  9. Phillip Rivers @ BUF
  10. Cam Newton vs PIT
  11. Colin Kaepernick @ ARI
  12. Tony Romo @ STL
  13. Andy Dalton vs TEN
  14. Joe Flacco @ CLE
  15. Jay Cutler @ NYJ
  16. Ben Roethlisberger @ CAR
  17. Kirk Cousins @ PHI
  18. Eli Manning vs HOU
  19. Ryan Tannehill vs KC
  20. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ NYG
  21. Gino Smith vs CHI
  22. Alex Smith @ MIA
  23. Jake Locker @ CIN
  24. Matt Cassel @ NO
  25. E.J. Manuel vs SD
  26. Chad Henne vs IND
  27. Austin Davis vs DAL
  28. Brian Hoyer vs BAL
  29. Drew Stanton vs SF
  30. Derek Carr @ NE


  1. DeMarco Murray @ STL
  2. Arian Foster @ NYG
  3. LeSean McCoy vs WAS
  4. Marshawn Lynch vs DEN
  5. Le’Veon Bell @ CAR
  6. Matt Forte @ NYJ
  7. Giovani Bernard vs TEN
  8. Eddie Lacy @ DET
  9. Alfred Morris @ PHI
  10. Knile Davis/Jamaal Charles @ MIA *IF Charles Plays, Davis Drops, See Ranking below.
  11. Zac Stacy vs DAL
  12. Stevan Ridley vs OAK
  13. Frank Gore @ AZ
  14. Montee Ball @ SEA
  15. Ahmad Bradshaw @ JAC
  16. Andre Ellington vs SF
  17. Joique Bell vs GB
  18. C.J. Spiller vs SD
  19. Shane Vereen vs OAK
  20. Khiry Robinson vs MIN
  21. Jeremy Hill vs TEN
  22. Darren Sproles vs WAS
  23. Rashad Jennings vs HOU
  24. Reggie Bush vs GB
  25. Chris Ivory vs CHI
  26. Knile Davis * If Charles Plays.
  27. Terrance West vs BAL
  28. Donald Brown @ BUF
  29. Justin Forsett/Bernard Pierce @ CLE *Pierce Questionable.
  30. Trent Richardson @ JAC
  31. Danny Woodhead @ BUF
  32. Fred Jackson vs SD
  33. DeAngelo Williams/Jonathan Stewart vs PIT
  34. Shonn Greene @ CIN
  35. Toby Gerhart vs IND
  36. Darren Mcfadden/MJD vs NE
  37. Isaiah Crowell vs BAL
  38. Matt Asiata vs NO
  39. Roy Helu @ PHI
  40. Robert Turbin vs DEN
  41. Carlos Hyde @ AZ
  42. Benny Cunningham vs DAL
  43. Dexter McCluster @ CIN
  44. Jerrick McKinnon @ NO
  45. James Starks @ DET
  46. Andre Williams vs HOU
  47. Stepfan Taylor vs SF
  48. Alfred Blue @ NYG
  49. C.J. Anderson @ SEA
  50. Lorezno Taliaferro @ CLE
  51. LeGarrette Blount @ CAR


  1. Calvin Johnson vs GB
  2. A.J. Green vs TEN
  3. Dez Byrant @ STL
  4. Jordy Nelson @ DET
  5. Randall Cobb @ DET
  6. Demaryius Thomas @ SEA
  7. Mike Wallace vs KC
  8. Percy Harvin vs DEN
  9. Brandon Marshall @ NYJ *questionable, should play
  10. Antonio Brown @ CAR
  11. Andre Johnson @ NYG
  12. Sammy Watkins vs SD
  13. Keenan Allen @ BUF * questionable
  14. DeSean Jackson @ PHI *questionable
  15. Michael Crabtree @ AZ
  16. Jeremy Maclin vs WAS
  17. Marques Colston vs MIN
  18. Emmanuel Sanders @ SEA
  19. Julian Edelman vs OAK
  20. Cordarrelle Patterson @ NO
  21. Steve Smith @ CLE
  22. Reggie Wayne @ JAC
  23. Pierre Garcon @ PHI
  24. Larry Fitzgerald vs SF
  25. Eric Decker vs CHI *questionable
  26. T.Y. Hilton @ JAC
  27. Golden Tate vs GB
  28. Brandon Cooks vs MIN
  29. Kelvin Benjamin vs PIT
  30. Michael Floyd vs SF
  31. Victor Cruz vs HOU
  32. Anquan Boldin @ AZ
  33. Brian Quick vs DAL
  34. Andrew Hawkins vs BAL
  35. Ruben Randle vs HOU
  36. Wes Welker @ SEA
  37. Doug Baldwin vs DEN
  38. Dwayne Bowe @ MIA
  39. James Jones @ NE
  40. Markus Wheaton @ CAR
  41. Kendall Wright @ CIN
  42. Torrey Smith @ CLE
  43. Terrance Williams @ STL
  44. Greg Jennings @ NO
  45. Cecil Shorts vs IND
  46. DeAndre Hopkins @ NYG
  47. Justin Hunter @ CIN
  48. Mohammad Sanu vs TEN
  49. Davante Adams @ DET
  50. Jeremy Kerley vs CHI
  51. Miles Austin vs BAL
  52. Allen Robinson vs IND
  53. Danny Amendola vs OAK
  54. Brian Hartline vs KC
  55. Robert Woods vs SD
  56. Andre Roberts @ PHI
  57. Malcolm Floyd @ BUF
  58. Aaron Dobson vs OAK
  59. Jarret Boykin @ DET
  60. Hakeem Nicks @ JAC *questionable
  61. Kenny Stills vs MIN
  62. Donnie Avery @ MIA
  63. Denarius Moore @ NE
  64. Jermaine Kearse vs DEN
  65. Riley Cooper vs WAS
  66. Jordan Matthews vs WAS
  67. Allen Hurns vs IND
  68. Nate Washington @ CIN
  69. Stevie Johnson @ AZ
  70. John Brown vs SF


  1. Jimmy Graham vs MIN
  2. Julius Thomas @ SEA
  3. Rob Gronkowski vs OAK
  4. Niles Paul @ PHI
  5. Greg Olsen vs PIT
  6. Antonio Gates @ BUF
  7. Zach Ertz vs WAS
  8. Dennis Pitta @ CLE
  9. Jason Witten @ STL
  10. Delanie Walker @ CIN
  11. Travis Kelce @ MIA
  12. Jordan Cameron vs BAL *questionable
  13. Martellus Bennet @ NYJ
  14. Larry Donnell vs HOU
  15. Charles Clay vs KC *questionable
  16. Heath Miller @ CAR
  17. Owen Daniels @ CLE
  18. Kyle Rudolph @ NO
  19. Jared Cook vs DAL
  20. Dwayne Allen @ JAC

2013 Fantasy Football: Week 5 Fantasy Savvy Player Rankings

It’s been a long time coming- Sam Cooke, but we are back and ready to rock from here on in. We kicked off our first radio show of the year on Wednesday night and this is our first Rankings of the season. We apologize for the delay but reality got heavily in the way of fantasy. However, every week our radio show will be active at full with player discussion, game previews and of course our NFL picks. Every Saturday night the Rankings will be released in time for Sunday morning. Also stay tuned for film review breakdown of the previous week and more! Now for some rankings you need to follow.


  1. Peyton Manning @ DAL
  2. Drew Brees @ CHI
  3. Aaron Rodgers vs DET
  4. Cam Newton @ AZ
  5. Matt Ryan vs NYJ
  6. Tom Brady @ CIN
  7. Tony Romo vs DEN
  8. Phillip Rivers @ OAK
  9. Eli Manning vs PHI
  10. Russell Wilson @ IND
  11. Michael Vick @ NYG
  12. Colin Kaepernick vs HOU
  13. Matt Stafford @ GB
  14. Andrew Luck vs Seattle
  15. Terrelle Pryor vs SD
  16. Jay Cutler vs NO
  17. Joe Flacco @ MIA
  18. Alex Smiith @ TEN
  19. Andy Dalton vs NE
  20. Matt Schaub @ SF
  21. Ryan Tannehill vs BAL
  22. Sam Bradford vs JAC
  23. Carson Palmer vs CAR


  1. LeSean McCoy @ NYG
  2. Jamaal Charles @ TEN
  3. Marshawn Lynch @ IND
  4. Reggie Bush @ GB
  5. Frank Gore vs HOU
  6. Arian Foster @ SF
  7. David Wilson vs PHI- Breakout game, no guts no glory
  8. Ray Rice @ MIA
  9. Matt Forte vs NO
  10. DeMarco Murray vs DEN
  11. Trent Richardson vs SEA
  12. Darren Sproles @ CHI
  13. Eddie Lacy vs DET
  14. Maurice Jones-Drew vs STL
  15. Giovani Benard vs NE
  16. Knowshon Moreno @ DAL
  17. LeGarrette Blount @ CIN
  18. Danny Woodhead @ OAK
  19. DeAngelo Williiams @ AZ
  20. Lamar Miller vs BAL
  21. Chris Johnson vs KC
  22. Rashad Jennings vs SD
  23. Chris Johnson vs KC
  24. Bilal Powell @ ATL
  25. Jaquizz Rodgers vs NY
  26. Benard Pierce @ MIA
  27. Pierre Thomas @ CHI
  28. Jonathan Franklin vs DET
  29. Zac Stacy @ JAC
  30. Kendall Hunter vs HOU
  31. Joique Bell @ GB
  32. Ben Tate @ SF
  33. Jason Snelling vs NYJ
  34. Rashard Mendenhall vs CAR
  35. Bryce Brown @ NYG
  36. Ronnie Hillman @ DAL
  37. Montee Ball @ DAL
  38. Daryl Richardson @ JAC
  39. Isiah Pead @ JAC
  40. Andre Ellington vs CAR


  1. Calvin Johnson @ GB
  2. Julio Jones vs NYJ
  3. Brandon Marshall vs NO
  4. Demaryius Thomas @ DAL
  5. Victor Cruz vs PHI
  6. Dez Bryant vs DEN
  7. Randall Cobb vs DET
  8. Wes Welker @ DAL
  9. Reggie Wayne vs SEA
  10. Torrey Smith @ MIA
  11. A.J. Green vs NE
  12. Andre Johnson @ SF
  13. Jordy Nelson vs DET
  14. Larry Fitzgerald vs CAR
  15. Marques Colston @ CHI
  16. Anquan Boldin vs HOU
  17. Eric Decker @ DAL
  18. Steve Smith @ AZ
  19. DeSean Jackson @ NYG
  20. James Jones vs DET
  21. Hakeem Nicks vs PHI
  22. Roddy White vs NYJ *questionable
  23. Danny Amendola vs CIN *questionable
  24. Julian Edelman @ CIN
  25. Mike Wallace vs BAL
  26. T.Y Hilton vs SEA
  27. DeAndre Hopkins @ SF
  28. Dwayne Bowe @ TEN
  29. Tavon Austin vs JAC
  30. Keenan Allen @ OAK
  31. Alshon Jeffrey vs NO
  32. Brian Hartline vs BAL
  33. Cecil Shorts vs STL
  34. Justin Blackmon vs STL
  35. Kendrell Thompkins @ CIN
  36. Terrance Williams vs DEN
  37. Denarius Moore vs SD
  38. Sidney Rice @ IND
  39. Ruben Randle vs PHI
  40. Nate Washington vs KC


  1. Jimmy Graham @ CHI
  2. Tony Gonzalez vs NYJ
  3. Jason Witten vs DEN
  4. Vernon Davis vs HOU
  5. Antonio Gates @ OAK
  6. Owen Daniels @ SF
  7. Julius Thomas @ DAL
  8. Greg Olsen @ AZ
  9. Mychal Rivera vs SD
  10. Martellus Bennett vs NO
  11. Jermichael Finley vs DET
  12. Jermaine Gresham vs NE
  13. Charles Clay vs BAL
  14. Dallas Clark @ MIA
  15. Jared Cook vs JAC
  16. Coby Fleener vs SEA
  17. Brandon Myers vs PHI
  18. Brandon Pettigrew @ GB
  19. Tyler Eifert vs NE
  20. Garrett Graham @ SF

FantasySavvy 2012: Week 12 Player Rankings

Rankings out earlier than normal due to Holiday. Everybody have a great Thanksgiving, enjoy and God Bless. Go get some wins!

*will update before Sunday’s games. 


  1. Peyton Manning @ KC
  2. Matt Ryan @ TB
  3. Aaron Rodgers @ NYG
  4. Drew Brees vs SF
  5. Tony Romo vs WAS
  6. Tom Brady @ NYJ
  7. Andrew Luck vs BUF
  8. Colin Kaepernick @ NO
  9. Andy Dalton vs OAK
  10. RG3 @ DAL
  11. Eli Manning vs GB
  12. Cam Newton @ PHI
  13. Carson Palmer @ CIN
  14. Josh Freeman vs ATL
  15. Phillip Rivers vs BAL
  16. Matt Schaub @ DET
  17. Matt Stafford vs HOU
  18. Chad Henne vs TEN
  19. Jake Locker @ JAC
  20. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ IND
  21. Joe Flacco @ SD
  22. Jay Cutler vs MIN *questionable
  23. Mark Sanchez vs NE
  24. Sam Bradford @ AZ
  25. Russell Wilson @ MIA
  26. Brandon Weeden vs PIT
  27. Christian Ponder @ CHI
  28. Ryan Tannehill vs SEA
  29. Nick Foles vs CAR
  30. Charlie Batch @ CLE
  31. Brady Quinn vs DEN
  32. Ryan Lindley vs STL

Running Backs

  1. Arian Foster @ DET
  2. C.J. Spiller @ IND
  3. Ray Rice @ SD
  4. Adrian Peterson @ CHI
  5. Doug Martin vs ATL
  6. Chris Johnson @ JAC
  7. Frank Gore @ NO
  8. Marshawn Lynch @ MIA
  9. Stevan Ridley @ NYJ
  10. Trent Richardson vs PIT
  11. Jamaal Charles vs DEN
  12. Bryce Brown/LeSean McCoy vs CAR *McCoy most likely OUT
  13. Marcel Reese @ CIN
  14. Alfred Morris @ DAL
  15. Matt Forte vs MIN
  16. BenJarvus Green-Ellis vs OAK
  17. Ahmad Bradshaw vs GB
  18. Steven Jackson @ AZ
  19. Jalen Parmele vs TEN
  20. Michael Turner @ TB
  21. Ryan Mathews vs BAL
  22. Ronnie Hillman @ KC
  23. Darren Sproles vs SF
  24. Mikel Leshoure vs HOU
  25. Fred Jackson @ IND
  26. Shonn Greene vs NE
  27. Jonathan Stewart @ PHI
  28. Vick Ballard vs BUF
  29. Felix Jones vs WAS *gametime decision
  30. Beanie Wells vs STL
  31. Reggie Bush vs SEA
  32. Rashard Mendenhall @ CLE
  33. Jonathan Dwyer @ CLE
  34. Kendall Hunter @ NO
  35. Lance Ball @ KC
  36. James Starks @ NYG
  37. Chris Ivory vs SF
  38. Lance Dunbar vs WAS * move up 3 spots if Jones is OUT
  39. Shane Vereen @ NYJ
  40. Donald Brown vs BUF
  41. LaRod Stephens-Howling vs STL
  42. Bilal Powell vs NE
  43. Daryl Richardson @ AZ
  44. Andre Brown vs GB
  45. Jaquizz Rodgers @ TB
  46. Daniel Thomas vs SEA
  47. Mark Ingram vs SF
  48. Pierre Thomas vs SF
  49. Justin Forsett @ DET
  50. Phillip Tanner vs WAS * Bump 5 if Jones is OUT
  51. Michael Bush vs MIN
  52. Ronnie Brown vs BAL
  53. DeAngelo Williams @ PHI
  54. Danny Woodhead vs NYJ
  55. Dion Lewis vs CAR

Wide Receivers 

  1. A.J. Green vs OAK
  2. Calvin Johnson vs HOU
  3. Roddy White @ TB
  4. Reggie Wayne vs BUF
  5. Brandon Marshall vs MIN * bump down 4 spots if Cutler is OUT
  6. Demaryius Thomas @ KC
  7. Dez Bryant vs WAS
  8. Randall Cobb @ NYG
  9. Eric Decker @ KC
  10. Vincent Jackson vs ATL
  11. Andre Johnson @ DET
  12. Julio Jones @ TB *questionable
  13. Hakeem Nicks vs GB
  14. Jordy Nelson @ NYG
  15. Victor Cruz vs GB
  16. Marques Colston vs SF
  17. Wes Welker @ NYJ
  18. Percy Harvin @ CHI *gametime decison, likely will be OUT
  19. Miles Austin vs WAS
  20. James Jones @ NYG
  21. Steve Smith @ PHI
  22. Steve Johnson @ IND
  23. Larry Fitzgerald vs STL
  24. Denarius Moore @ CIN
  25. Michael Crabtree @ NO
  26. Danario Alexander vs BAL
  27. Danny Amendola @ AZ *in walking boot, very questionable
  28. Justin Blackmon vs TEN
  29. Torrey Smith @ SD
  30. Kenny Britt @ JAC
  31. Lance Moore vs SF
  32. Cecil Shorts vs TEN
  33. T.Y. Hilton vs BUF
  34. Donnie Avery vs BUF
  35. Mike Williams vs ATL
  36. Julian Edelman @ NYJ
  37. Brandon Lloyd @ NYJ
  38. Sidney Rice @ MIA
  39. Mike Wallace @ CLE
  40. Darrius Heyward-Bey @ CIN
  41. Malcom Floyd vs BAL
  42. DeSean Jackson vs CAR
  43. Jeremy Maclin vs CAR
  44. Jeremy Kerley vs NE *questionable
  45. Brian Hartline vs SEA
  46. Santana Moss @ Dallas
  47. Pierre Garcon @ Dallas
  48. Ryan Broyles vs HOU *Titus Young OUT
  49. Anquan Boldin @ SD
  50. Nate Washington @ JAC
  51. Donald Jones @ IND
  52. Brandon LaFell vs PHI
  53. Josh Gordon vs PIT
  54. Golden Tate @ MIA
  55. Greg Little vs PIT
  56. Kendall Wright @ JAC
  57. Brandon Stokley @ KC
  58. Mohamed Sanu vs OAK
  59. Davone Bess vs SEA
  60. Chris Givens @ AZ
  61. Brandon Gibson @ AZ
  62. Andre Roberts vs STL
  63. Chaz Schilens @ NE
  64. Emmanuel Sanders @ CLE
  65. Stephen Hill @ NE

Tight Ends

  1. Vernon Davis @ NO
  2. Jason Witten vs WAS
  3. Aaron Hernandez @ NYJ
  4. Jimmy Graham vs SF
  5. Tony Gonzalez @ TB
  6. Owen Daniels @ DET
  7. Jermaine Gresham vs OAK
  8. Brandon Myers @ CIN
  9. Antonio Gates vs BAL
  10. Dustin Keller vs NE
  11. Martellus Bennett vs GB
  12. Greg Olsen @ PHI
  13. Marcedes Lewis vs TEN
  14. Dwayne Allen vs BUF
  15. Jermichael Finley @ NYG
  16. Dallas Clark vs ATL
  17. Heath Miller @ CLE
  18. Kyle Rudolph @ CHI
  19. Dennis Pitta @ SD *questionable
  20. Scott Chandler @ IND
  21. Brandon Pettigrew vs HOU
  22. Joel Dreessen @ KC
  23. Logan Paulsen vs DAL
  24. Brent Celek vs CAR
  25. Tony Moeaki vs DEN
  26. Jacob Tamme @ KC
  27. Jared Cook @ JAC
  28. Ben Watson vs PIT



FantasySavvy 2012: Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Week 10

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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.


Start ‘Em

Phillip Rivers @ Tampa Bay

Rivers will get it done against Tampa Bay; this secondary has been horrendous all year and Rivers has the experience and tools to succeed against them. Rivers will step up for your fantasy squads.

Josh Freeman vs San Diego

I doubted Freeman this season, but he has proved me wrong with 11 TD’s in his last four games and overall has had a successful season. Freeman should stay hot against San Diego who are just average against Fantasy QB’s ranked 15th in points allowed to QB’s.

Joe Flacco vs Oakland

After early excitement with Flacco and the Ravens no huddle offense, Flacco is now playing like the QB most of us thought he was. With no multiple TD games in his last five games it’s hard to trust the guy. But Oakland presents a favorable matchup as they are ranked 23rd in points allowed to QB’s. Look for Flacco to finally get a two TD game and approach 300 yards passing.

Sit ‘Em

Sam Bradford @ San Francisco

Don’t even think about starting Bradford this week, even in two QB leagues.

Michael Vick vs Dallas

After failing to really produce against New Orleans it is almost impossible to trust Michael Vick from here on in. Vick hasn’t played well, but his offensive line needs to take a lot of the blame, they have been atrocious. Every week he is getting crushed play after play. With Dallas and their top secondary coming to town, don’t even think about putting Vick in your lineups.

Matt Schaub @ Chicago

Chicago is 2nd best in points allowed to Fantasy QB’s and will no doubt frustrate the Texans passing game. Keep Schaub reserved.

Running Backs

Start ‘Em

Michael Turner @ New Orleans

You know the drill, start any and all fantasy players against the Saints Defense. Turner excels in good matchups so expect him to score at least once in this game.

Willis McGahee @ Carolina

McGahee and the Broncos arguably have the most favorable schedule of any team in the weeks ahead. He didn’t come through last week in a solid matchup but you have to keep putting him out there because more times than not he will prosper in these types of matchups. Carolina has been 6th worst in points allowed to Fantasy RB’s.

Vick Ballard @ Jacksonville 

The Jags are allowing the 4th most points to Fantasy RB’s and got torched last week by Mikel LeShoure and Joique BellDonald Brown is most likely OUT for tonight’s game so Ballard will get a ton of burn. Great spot to start him.

Sit ‘Em

Steven Jackson @ San Francisco

You trade this guy yet? You know my feelings on this dude.

Shonn Greene @ Seattle

The Seahawks Run D has been vulnerable the last three weeks, but as a Jets fan I don’t trust Shonn Greene in these types of matchups. I foresee a 16 carry 50-yard scoreless game from Greene.

Jamaal Charles @ Pittsburgh

This is so hard for me to put Charles in this spot, this is my favorite player in the NFL. I will be starting him, because I don’t have better options, but if you have the luxury, think about it. The Steelers are giving up 2nd fewest points to Fantasy Backs and the Chiefs passing game and Defense have been killing Charles’ value. They are constantly playing from behind and Charles just doesn’t get enough chances to contribute. The coaching staff has also completely misused him. It’s really frustrating. Hopefully he proves me wrong this week and runs all over Pittsburgh.

Wide Receivers 

Start ‘Em

Torrey Smith vs Oakland

As Joe Flacco should get it going, look for Torrey Smith to get it flowing as well. Smith hasn’t played up to many owners expectations, but he should return provide a nice return of investment going against the Raiders and their average defense.

Brian Hartline vs Tennessee 

After a few quiet weeks from his 243-yard explosion, Hartline had himself another solid game against the Colts catching eight balls for 107 yards. The Titans are ranked 23rd in points allowed to Fantasy WR’s so Hartline has a great chance to succeed in this matchup.

Malcom Floyd @ Tampa Bay

Floyd has just two TD’s all season, but this is a spot you have to think about plugging him in. The Bucs secondary has been brutal giving up the 3rd most points to Fantasy WR’s and Rivers will be chucking. Look for Floyd to have a productive game.

Sit ‘Em

Jeremy Maclin vs Dallas

Maclin has been a disappointment all season, mostly due to Vick’s inability and the Eagles porous offensive line and he will continue the struggles this week against Dallas.

DeSean Jackson vs Dallas

Just like Maclin you can’t trust Jackson this week either. Dallas is giving up the 6th fewest points to Fantasy WR’s andMo Clairborne and Brandon Carr are one of the better CB tandems in the league.

Sidney Rice vs New York Jets

Just a bad matchup for the Seattle Seahawks and Sidney Rice against the Jets who are allowing the fewest points to Fantasy WR’s despite the loss of Darelle Revis. Antonio Cromartie has played better than I have ever seen him and has been routinely giving #1 WR’s fits.

Tight Ends

Start ‘Em

Vernon Davis vs St. Louis

Davis has been stagnant in his last two games with just five catches for 60 yards but should get it going against the Rams the week. St. Louis is giving up the 8th most points to Fantasy Tight Ends and the 49ers know they need to start finding more creative ways to get this stud the ball.

Brandon Myers @ Baltimore

Carson Palmer’s Brother, Oakland Raiders

Myers broke out with two TD’s last week prompting many owners to snatch him from the waiver wire this week. Myers had been fairly steady with 4 to 5 catches and around 40-50 yards every week until finally getting his first two TD’s of the year. Myers kind of looks like Carson Palmer’s fatter older brother maybe that is why Palmer has targeted him 23 times in his last three games.  Keep Myers in lineups against Baltimore who can’t defend Tight Ends, ranked 22nd overall.

Dwayne Allen @ Jacksonville

The Jags have been pretty good against Tight Ends ranked 4th best, but I like Allen’s talent and the fact that Coby Fleener is out for another week. Look for Luck to target Allen a good amount in this game and for Allen to finish with around 50-70 yards receiving. I will take that from a Tight End not named GronkowskiGates or Graham.

Sit ‘Em

Kyle Rudolph vs Detroit

Rudolph has been ice cold since a hot start, so keep him reserved until he proves he can produce again.

Scott Chandler @ New England

If Chandler doesn’t score he doesn’t produce. This is another guy that you really can’t trust. Stay away.

Brent Celek vs Dallas

As noted, the Eagles offense has been a huge disappointment. Celek is no exception. Dallas is 7th best at defending Tight Ends so you need to keep Celek reserved.


Start ‘Em

Aldon Smith vs St. Louis

Smith has been heating up in his last few games and now has 7.5 sacks on the year. The Rams are allowing the 7th most sacks and are giving up the 8th most points to Fantasy DE’s, so this is a juicy matchup for Smith.

Ed Reed vs Oakland

With Carson Palmer and his pass chucking, turnover prone ways coming to town, you need to get Reed in your lineups. I always envision a Reed pick six versus a QB like this.

Sit ‘Em

Greg Hardy vs Denver 

Peyton Manning has been the 2nd least sacked QB this year, mostly because of his doing. Therefore there will be limited sack opportunities for Hardy and this Carolina pass rush.

Jarius Byrd vs New England

Byrd is averaging just 3 tackles a game this season, but does have three interceptions. However, going against Brady and Gronkowski his interception opportunities will be limited. Keep him benched.