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.

QB’s

  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

RB’s

  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

WR’s

  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

TE’s

  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
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FantasySavvy 2012: Week 3 Player Rankings

Updated as of 2am Sunday Morning. Enjoy your Sunday fellas and God Bless. 

Quarterbacks

  1. Drew Brees vs K.C.
  2. Tony Romo vs TB
  3. RG3 vs Cincy
  4. Matthew Stafford @ Ten
  5. Matt Ryan vs SD
  6. Aaron Rodgers @ Sea
  7. Tom Brady @ Balt
  8. Mike Vick @ Ari
  9. Phillip Rivers vs ATL
  10. Ben Roethlisberger @ Oakland
  11. Jay Cutler vs STL
  12. Andy Dalton @ Washington
  13. Matt Cassel @ NO
  14. Alex Smith @ Min
  15. Andrew Luck vs Jac
  16. Peyton Manning vs HOU
  17. Matt Schaub @ Den
  18. Joe Flacco vs NE
  19. Sam Bradford @ Chi
  20. Jake Locker vs Det
  21. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ Cle
  22. Russell Wilson vs GB
  23. Carson Palmer vs Pitt
  24. Mark Sanchez @ Miami
  25. Ryan Tannehill vs NYJ
  26. Kevin Kolb vs Phi
  27. Josh Freeman @ Dallas
  28. Blaine Gabbert @ Indy
  29. Brandon Weeden vs Buf
  30. Christian Ponder vs SF

Running Backs

  1. Arian Foster @ Denver
  2. C.J. Spiller @ CLE
  3. Trent Richardson vs BUF
  4. DeMarco Murray vs TB
  5. LeSean McCoy @ Ari
  6. Ray Rice vs NE
  7. MJD @ Indy
  8. Reggie Bush vs NYJ
  9. Michael Bush vs STL
  10. Ryan Mathews vs ATL
  11. BenJarvus Green-Ellis @ Was
  12. Jamal Charles @ NO
  13. Steven Ridley @ BAL
  14. Frank Gore @ Min
  15. Marshawn Lynch vs GB
  16. Darren Sproles vs KC
  17. Doug Martin @ Dal
  18. Darren McFadden vs Pit
  19. Willis McGahee vs Houston
  20. Alfred Morris vs Cincy
  21. Adrian Peterson vs SF
  22. Chris Johnson vs DET
  23. Michael Turner @ SD
  24. Donald Brown vs JAC
  25. Ben Tate @ Denver
  26. Kevin Smith @ TEN
  27. Mikel LeShoure @ Ten
  28. Cedric Benson @ Sea
  29. Shonn Greene @ Mia
  30. Mark Ingram vs KC
  31. Pierre Thomas vs KC
  32. Steven Jackson @ Chi *questionable
  33. Daryl Richardson @ Chi
  34. Beanie Wells vs Philly
  35. Peyton Hillis @ NO
  36. Issac Redman @ Oak
  37. Jonathan Dwyer @ Oak
  38. Dexter McCluster @ NO
  39. Kendall Hunter vs Min
  40. Roy Helu vs Cincy
  41. Kahlil Bell vs STL
  42. Ryan Williams vs Philly
  43. Danny Woodhead @ Balt
  44. Knowshon Moreno vs Houston

Wide Receivers

  1. Calvin Johnson @ Ten
  2. A.J. Green @ Was
  3. Roddy White @ SD
  4. Julio Jones @ SD
  5. Andre Johnson @ Den
  6. Reggie Wayne vs Jac
  7. Dwayne Bowe @ NO
  8. Steve Johnson @ Cle
  9. Antonio Brown @ Oak
  10. Mike Wallace @ Oak
  11. Percy Harvin vs SF
  12. Brandon Marshall vs STL
  13. Greg Jennings @ Sea * questionable
  14. Jordy Nelson @ Sea
  15. Marques Colston vs KC
  16. DeSean Jackson @ Ari
  17. Larry Fitzgerald vs Philly
  18. Dez Byrant vs TB
  19. Demaryius Thomas vs Hou
  20. Brandon Lloyd @ Bal *questionable
  21. Wes Welker @ Bal
  22. Malcolm Floyd vs Atl
  23. Lance Moore vs KC
  24. Michael Crabtree @ Min
  25. Danny Amendola @ Chi
  26. Miles Austin vs TB
  27. Donnie Avery vs Jac
  28. Eric Decker vs Hou
  29. Torrey Smith vs NE
  30. Andrew Hawkins @ Was
  31. Justin Blackmon @ Indy
  32. Randall Cobb @ Sea
  33. Vincent Jackson @ Dal
  34. Greg Little vs Buf
  35. Brandon Gibson @ Chi
  36. Nate Washington vs Det
  37. Kenny Britt vs Det
  38. Santonio Holmes @ Mia
  39. Austin Collie vs Jac * questionable
  40. Dexter McCluster @ NO
  41. Randy Moss @ Min
  42. Denarius Moore vs Pit
  43. Darrius Heyward-Bey vs Pit
  44. Kevin Ogletree vs TB
  45. Sidney Rice vs GB
  46. Brian Hartline vs NYJ
  47. Leonard Hankerson vs Cin
  48. Santana Moss vs Cin
  49. Jason Avant @ Ari
  50. Donald Jones @ Cle
  51. Mike Williams @ Dal
  52. Emmanuel Sanders @ Oak
  53. Nate Burelson @ Ten
  54. Titus Young @ Ten
  55. Jon Baldwin @ NO
  56. Stephen Hill @ Miami
  57. Alshon Jeffrey vs STL
  58. Jeremy Kerley @ Miami
  59. Robert Meachem vs ATL
  60. Devery Henderson vs KC
  61. Andre Roberts vs Phi
  62. James Jones @ Sea
  63. Anquan Boldin vs NE

Tight Ends

  1. Jimmy Graham vs KC
  2. Rob Gronkowski @ Balt
  3. Vernon Davis vs Minn
  4. Antonio Gates vs ATL
  5. Brent Celek @ Ari
  6. Tony Gonzalez @ SD
  7. Dennis Pitta vs NE
  8. Jermichael Finley @ Sea
  9. Jason Witten vs TB
  10. Owen Daniels @ Den
  11. Brandon Pettigrew @ Ten
  12. Scott Chandler @ Cle
  13. Coby Fleener vs JAC
  14. Jacob Tamme vs Hou
  15. Jared Cook vs Det
  16. Heath Miller @ Oak
  17. Dustin Keller @ Miami
  18. Fred Davis vs Cin
  19. Brandon Myers vs Pit
  20. Jermaine Gresham @ Was
  21. Marcedes Lewis @ Indy
  22. Tony Moeaki @ NO
  23. Dallas Clark @ Dal
  24. Kyle Rudolph vs SF
  25. Anthony Fasano vs NYJ

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 Week 1 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em

Posted on FP911.com as well. Make sure to head there for tons of great info. 

Ok, it’s finally time for Football, no more drafts, no more auctions, although I know there are some leagues still drafting into this week. Thank god I’m all done because if I saw Coby Fleener or Benard Scott’s name anymore I was going to blackout! But were ready to rock and we get you set with the Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em’s. 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 at the end of the day, it’s your “gut” you need to roll with.

Quarterbacks- Start ‘Em

Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Robert Griffin III @ New Orleans

Griffin gets a great matchup to start the season against New Orleans and regardless of whether he plays great or not, he will put up productive numbers. Three reasons to start RG3 in this game. First, the Skins will most likely be playing catchup to the Saints powerful offense. Second, the Skins backfield is still a hot mess, so the Shahanan’s will most likely be putting the ball in RG3′s hands the majority of the game. Lastly, the Saints secondary allowed the 24th most points to Fantasy QB’s last year by giving up an average of 21 points per game. Simply throw RG3 out there and enjoy the show.

Matt Schaub vs Miami

Schaub has been very undervalued in drafts and auctions this year. Owners no doubt were concerned about his injury potential as well as Andre Johnson’s, while taking into account that this offense now runs through Arian Foster. But this is still a guy who threw for a combined 9,000 yards with 53 TD’s in 2009 and 2010 and last year was on his way to another successful season with 15 TD’s and 2,500 yards before he got hurt in Week 10.

For week 1 at least, Andre Johnson, Owen Daniels and Schaub himself are all healthy and ready to go. The weapons are there, the matchup is there (Miami allowed the 23rd most points to Fantasy QB’s last year) and the Texans are at home on the turf. Schaub also might have a nice little second option this season in second year WR, Lestar Jean. I look for 250 to 300 yards passing with 2-3 TD’s from Schaub.

Peyton Manning vs Pittsburgh

The stats and logic will tell you to sit Manning in this matchup. First game back in over a year, new team, new offense and matched up with the Steelers who will be looking for revenge for their Wildcard loss to the Broncos. Pittsburgh was also number one in pass defense and were the best against Fantasy QB’s last season, allowing just 13 points per game.

Maybe we should just wait and see how he does? Give him a week?  Many fantasy “experts” think Manning will be a bust this season, but I disagree. I think he has a very successful season and starts the year off with a bang on Sunday night. This is still Peyton Manning we are talking about, arguably the best QB in the league two seasons ago. In Denver, he’s got the weapons in Eric Decker, Demaryius Thomas and Willis McGahee. Then Sprinkle in a little Jacob Tamme and Brandon Stokley to make him feel at home. All systems a go as I look for Manning to approach 300 yards passing with 2-3 TD’s.

Sit ‘Em

Ryan Fitzpatrick @ New York Jets

If Fitzpatrick is your starter in Week 1, you are either are in a two Quarterback league, a 16-team league, really waited long to take a QB or just love the Buffalo Bills. Fitzpatrick has started hot the last two seasons, but he’s going to have a slow week 1 facing the Jets and Darrelle Revis. Stay away.

Matt Ryan @ Kansas City

Obviously Ryan is expected to have the best season of his career with all the glorious weapons he has. I don’t doubt it, I just think this is a spot you might want to consider benching him. Arrowhead Stadium is going to be extremely loud for Week 1 and I expect the Falcons to struggle on offense a bit. The Chiefs are going to using their “ground and pound” strategy with the tandem of Jamaal Charles and Peyton Hillis and play ball control offense. The K.C. defense is also a young, and talented group who were very stout against Fantasy QB’s last year, ranking 7th best, allowing just 16 points per game.

Joe Flacco vs Baltimore

Like Matt Ryan, Flacco should improve on last season’s numbers, but he needs to be benched against the Bengals. In his last four games against Cincy, Flacco has thrown just four TD’s compared to five Int’s and is averaging a horrific 119 yards per game.  The Bengals were also the 5th stingiest in defending Fantasy QB’s in 2011. Cornerbacks Leon Hall, Nate Clements and newly added Terrence Newman will limit Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith, capping Joe Flacco’s performance in Week 1.

Running Backs- Start ‘Em

Kevin Smith vs St. Louis

Pretty easy here, Lions will score a ton of points at home in this one and Smith will be a contributor. Mikel LeShoure is out two games with the suspension, Jahvid Best is still on the PUP list,  and so this is Kevin Smith’s job right now. When he’s healthy he produces and this is a great matchup against the Rams who allowed more than 150 yards rushing per game last season.

Shonn Greene vs Buffalo

In two games against Buffalo last season, Greene carried the ball 32 times for 154 yards, averaging five yards per carry. With L.T. gone, Greene could approach 20 carries in this game, reach 100 yards and possibly find the endzone against a Buffalo defense that gave up the third most points to Fantasy RB’s last season.

Michael Bush vs Indianapolis

Bush should make for a fairly solid flex play this week matching up with the Colts who allowed an average of 27 points per game to Fantasy RB’s last season, good for 4th most in the league. Matt Forte is still the main cog, but Bush should get a lot of the short yardage and goal-line carries. 40-50 yards rushing with a score is likely.

Sit ‘Em

Maurice Jones-Drew @ Minnesota

Jaguars Head Coach Mike Mularkey has already announced Rashad Jennings will draw the start with MJD being mixed in, maybe getting 7-12 touches. Jones-Drew even stated this week that “he has to get his job back”.  Week 2 or Week 3 he should fully regain the reigns, but in the meantime keep him benched while he gets back into the groove of things.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis @ Baltimore

Bernard Scott has ruled himself out for Sunday and the “Lawfirm” will be ready for a big workload, but don’t expect much production against the Ravens. Baltimore was 4th best in defending the RB position last year.

Cedric Benson vs San Francisco

The 49ers had the number one run defense last season and allowed the fewest points to Fantasy RB’s so steer far and clear from Benson this week. Even if they do punch it in from the one yard-line, we could be hearing the Kuhnnnnnnnnn as John Kuhn scores a TD. This could be a frustrating season overall for Benson owners.

Wide Receivers Start ‘Em

Santana Moss, Washington Redskins

Santana Moss @ New Orleans

Moss will be in the slot this year for the Skins, a role I think he can excel in. If you guys have been following me, you know I have been bullish on Moss this year as a nice little sleeper pick. He should get things going in this high scoring affair with the Saints.

Reggie Wayne @ Chicago

Wayne and Rookie QB Andrew Luck showed a nice rapport in the preseason and I expect that continue all year. Wayne is no longer catching passes from Curtis Painter or Kerry Collins, he now has a legit, accurate QB tossing him the rock. Expect Luck to lean on Wayne early and often, in this matchup with the Bears secondary.

Justin Blackmon @ Minnesota

If Blaine Gabbert wants to keep his job, he will need to deliver the ball consistently to the vastly talented Blackmon. We saw it in the preseason with Blackmon and Gabbert hooking up for 136 yards and a TD in about 6 quarters. The Minnesota Defense should make it easy on the duo as they allowed the 2nd most to Fantasy WR’s last year. Blackmon was limited in Wednesday’s practice with an ankle injury, but should be fine for Sunday.

Sit ‘Em

Steve Johnson @ New York Jets

Recommending to sit Johnson here, even though Stevie J (don’t confuse with the producer) actually had his way with Revis last year finishing with 11 catches for 159 yards and a TD in two games. But I wouldn’t bank on Johnson this week, as he is still working his way back from groin surgery. Keep him reserved.

Brandon Lloyd @ Tennessee

We heard tons of hype about the Brady, Lloyd connection in training camp, but we didn’t see much of it in the preseason. This connection could take a few games to fully develop. In the meantime, Brady will be throwing to the usual suspects in Gronk, Hernandez and Welker. With Brady and Lloyd still working out some kinks and the the Titans ranking 5th best in points allowed to Fantasy WR’s last year, I am sitting Lloyd in Week 1.

DeSean Jackson @ Cleveland

No suspension as of yet for Browns CB Joe Haden, as he has appealed, so that means the Browns and their stout secondary should be in full force for the opener. Jackson may be in for a rebound season (I don’t see it), but either way, it would be wise to sit him against the Browns who ranked number one in defending Fantasy WR’s last year.

Tight Ends- Start ‘Em

Coby Fleener @ Chicago

Luck and Fleener (there’s that name again!!) have the Stanford connection working for them and it could show itself early  as both get accustomed to the NFL. It also helps that Brian Urlacher isn’t fully healthy and Chicago allowed the 26th most points to Tight Ends last season. If I had to pick between “Fantasy Sleepers” Kyle Rudolph and Coby Fleener in Week 1, I’m going with Fleener. I might just pick Fleener solely on the name. Fleeeeener!!!! To bad Gus Johnson left CBS.

Brent Celek @ Cleveland

Why no love for Celek? Brent finished the season strong last year finishing with 811 yards on 62 catches with 5 TD’s, but still was being under appreciated by Fantasy Owners in drafts this year. Vick loves to go to him and while the Browns are great against Fantasy WR’s, they can’t defend Tight Ends nearly as well, allowing the 16th most points to the position.

Vernon Davis @ Green Bay

After the 49ers kept Davis into block much of year last season which hurt his overall regular season numbers, they finally got the ball in Davis’ hands in the postseason. Davis exploded in his two postseason games finishing with 10 catches for 292 yards and 4 TD’s. I know that Jim Harbaugh is a smart man, so he should be looking Davis’ way even more this season. Davis should pop off in Week 1 against Green Bay who allowed the 2nd most points to Fantasy TE’s last year. Davis also has 308 yards and 13 catches in three career games against the Pack. Start with confidence.

Sit ‘Em

Jared Cook vs New England

Cook is a beast in size at 6’5 250 and could very well have a breakout season, but this a matchup to consider reserving him in. The Pats allowed the 2nd fewest points to Tight Ends last season with just around 10 points per game. Maybe give Locker and Cook a little more time to develop before fully trusting this connection.

Brandon Pettigrew vs St. Louis

Pettigrew should enjoy a nice season playing in this high-powered offense, but the Rams won’t make it easy on him in Week 1. St. Louis ranked numero uno in defending the Tight End last year, allowing a measly 8 points per game.

Jermaine Gresham @ Baltimore

Gresham is still questionable for Sunday, but even if he plays he should be on your bench going against the Ravens Defense. Ray Lewis has also reportedly dropped 20 pounds in order to keep up with the quicker Tight Ends. Gresham’s injury, Ravens Defense, not a good combo, stay away.

IDP Start ‘Em

Cliff Avril, Detroit Lions

DE, Cliff Avril vs St. Louis

Avril broke out for the Lions last year with 11 sacks. He should continue that surge this season and punish Sam Bradford who is being protected by one of the worst pass blocking offensive lines in the NFL. The Rams allowed a league-high 55 sacks last season.

DE, J.J. Watt vs Miami

Watt was one of leaders on Wade Phillips’ top ranked Texans defense last year and will enjoy playing against Miami who allowed 52 sacks in 2011.

Sit ‘Em

CB, DeAngelo Hall @ New Orleans

Don’t like this matchup for Hall who is better in Fantasy than he is in the NFL. Drew Brees will be throwing darts, leaving few chances for Hall to get deflections or an interception.

Cameron Wake @ Houston

The Texans will be running effectively and moving the chains all night. Their offense will be efficient and wear down this Miami defense. Keep Wake benched this week.

FP911 Staff Draft: Draft Results and Analysis

Check out the breakdown for all of my picks in the FantasyPros911.com staff league.

http://fp911.com/2012-fantasy-football-fp911-staff-league-results-and-analysis/

FantasySavvy is back for 2012!

Hello Everyone, hope everybody is enjoying their summer, BBQ’s, Wiffleball, Beach, Pool, all that. But last night we got a glimpse of Football and I’m sure it got a lot of you pretty amped up. It definitely got me pretty excited. Julio Jones, Evan Royster, Doug Martin, tonight Tim Tebow goes off, which will cause a ton of hate/love and media hysteria. Tons of hype and news going on right now, including the big Dwight Howard trade.

But thanks for following the site over the past 2 seasons as we head into our third year. We are ready to rock and will start releasing a couple articles a week as well as bringing back our radio show once or twice a week. The Tab at the top of the page has the connecting link, our first show will be next week. so stay tuned for that. Make sure to follow us on Twitter as well @FantasySavvy.

Starting next week you can expect QB, RB, WR, TE Tiers, RB Breakdowns, Rookie Breakdowns, and other very valuable info. Check out my auction guide that I put up last year if you haven’t already, if you are still new to the auction/keeper game.

For now check out my RB Breakdowns that I have putting on FantasyPros911.com once a week. You can find them here. I will be with FP911.com throughout the season and will be putting my posts on here for you guys to follow. Also get on that site as well, Paul Greco and the rest of the guys do an excellent job providing  great info.

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-Steve D.

Fantasy Savvy Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Week 15 Semifinals Edition

This season has officially flown by. I really cannot believe we are in Week 15 already. But this is the most exciting time of the year for us fantasy players. This is the playoffs and now we are in the Semifinal round, one victory away from the glorious Fantasy Superbowl.  Let’s face it, It’s time to get REAL SERIOUS!

I thank everybody again for reading and I hope you have found great value in these articles over the course of the season. If you need any additional advice and have any specific questions feel free to email me at SteveDeAngelo@gmail.com .

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QB’s Start ‘Em

Matt Ryan @ Jacksonville



Mr. Ryan has been excellent of late throwing another 4 TD’s last week. Julius Jones looks to be almost completely healthy now, Roddy White has picked it up,  and Tony G is still playing like a 20 year old. This passing game has been outstanding of late. Keep Ryan going here against the severely banged up Jacksonville secondary that has lost its top 4 cornerbacks to injury.

Tim Tebow @ New England

If you haven’t seen The Year of The Quarterback on featuring Tim Tebow, you need to see it. It’s a must watch. The guy is a workout warrior. He defines work ethic. Watching this verified my belief that Tebow will do everything in his power to make himself the best QB he can possibly be. There are no shortcuts and he puts no limits on himself. He truly is an inspiring figure.

Getting back to the matchup, obviously it’s a great one for Tebow and an interesting one as well. How many times will he throw it in his game? The Pats will put up at least 24 points in this game and Tebow is going to have to throw to move the ball and when he does he should find success. Again, Tebow has no downside, the guy scores at least 18 points every week and this could be his best matchup of the year.

Andy Dalton @ St. Louis

Dalton has been on my sit list the last 3 weeks because he has had tough matchup after tough matchup. But this week it eases up against St. Louis. Dalton is battle tested after going through that rough patch. He is going to have a nice game here and is a fairly solid start if you need to turn to him. Look for close to 300 yards passing and 2-3 TD’s.

Sit ‘Em

Alex Smith vs Pittsburgh

Just steer clear if you can, terrible matchup on Monday Night Football against the Steelers. The 49ers are going to struggle to score.

Ryan Fitzpatrick vs Buffalo

Fitzy has been stinky after the hot start. Maybe it’s that wicked beard he’s been rocking? He really needs to cut that horribleness. Seriously what is he doing with that thing? Stay away.

Phillip Rivers vs Baltimore

Rivers has been hot the last few weeks but he’s had some juicy matchups vs Jacksonville and Buffalo. Those guys can’t get to the QB like Baltimore can. I see Rivers struggling in this game. He may hit Jackson or Floyd deep once or twice in this game, but the big plays will be limited. If you have better options sit Rivers against the Ravens who are allowing the LEAST amount of points to QB’s.

RB’s Start ‘Em

Roy Helu @ NYG


Make it three straight 100 yard games for Helu. This guy really has impressed me, he is talented and should be around for a while. Almost reminds me of aRay Rice/Ryan Mathews mix. No reason to think he doesn’t hit 100 yards against the Giants. If he did it against the Jets and Seattle, he can do it against the G-Men.

Beanie Wells vs Arizona

Beanie is banged up, but he’s playing through the injuries and has showed toughness this season. Good matchup here against Cleveland who are strugglingagainst the run ranked 20th in points allowed to RB’s. Beanie will see over 20 carries in this matchup and should find the endzone at least once.

Cedric Benson @ St. Louis

I have hated on Benson since the start of the year, but he has been pretty helpful to fantasy owners. Gotta start him here against St. Louis, we all know how bad they are vs the run. Dalton is also going to be moving the ball through the air leaving scoring opportunities for Cedric. A two TD game is possible.

Sit ‘Em

Rashard Mendenhall @ San Fran

No.1 Run D in all thee land. NO RUSHING TD’s ALLOWED ALL YEAR! Don’t even think about starting Mendy.

Ryan Mathews  vs Baltimore

Tough to sit Mathews since he’s been so good lately, but this is a matchup where you have to think about it. PPR I say go with him, if not make sure he’s on your bench.

Frank Gore vs Pittsburgh

Coach Harbaugh admitted Gore is not really healthy right now and he’s partly to blame. He overworked Gore when he had the talents of Kendall Hunter on his bench.  The 49ers really want to win this game since they are still battling for the first-round bye. They may still pound Gore, but this is a rough matchup against Pittsburgh even with Polamalu and Harrison both out. Harbaugh may end up using Hunter a bit more in this game as well.

WR’s Start ‘Em

AJ Green @ St. Louis


Normally I would not put a player of Green’s caliber in this article, but I think you may need to be reminded of how good this guy is. Green currently has 891 yards receiving and 7 TD’s this season. I think he reaches 1,000 yards and adds another TD after this game. This is just a great matchup here, you have to go with Green. If it comes down to Vincent Jackson against Baltimore or Green this week, I’m going with AJ.

Nate Washington @ Indianapolis

After being questionable all of last week, Washington played against the Saints and had two TD’s. If rookie Jake Locker draws the start again this week which is likely, look for him to find his favorite target against the Colts D allowing the 7th most points to fantasy wideouts.  Even if Hasselbeck starts, Washington still is a solid play.

Santana Moss @ New York Giants

Santana did not catch his TD from Rex Grossman last week, it came on a reverse pass from Brandon Banks. But him and Rexy still have shown good rapport dating back to last year and it should show again in the Meadowlands. The Giants secondary has been torched of late and they are ranked 30thwhen it comes to defending the WR position. I can see Santana having a nice game here. I’m thinking 5-6 catches with 100 yards.

Sit ‘Em

DeSean Jackson vs New York Jets

Jackson stepped up last week with 59 yards and a score but the Jets should contain him. Revis will most likely be covering him and if not I think Cromartieor Kyle Wilson can handle him. Jets have been stout against the pass ranked 3rd best in points allowed to WR’s.

Michael Crabtree vs Pittsburgh

Alex Smith is going to have a hard time finding his wideouts this week, so that means be weary of Crabtree. Ike Taylor is a legit corner and should contain Crabtree. Look for other options.

Steve Smith (Carolina) @ Houston

Smith has slowed down the stretch here, although he did have a 100 yard game last week. But this matchup is tough against one of the best secondaries in the league. Texans star CB Jonathan Joseph will be matched up with Smith and I think he contains Stevie. Don’t expect much from Smith, he might be held under 50 yards.

TE’s Start ‘Em

Tony Gonzalez vs Jacksonville


Just a reminder if you are thinking about sitting Tony G this week. Jacksonville is allowing the 31st most point to Tight Ends. The savvy veteran could be in line for a monster game.

Owen Daniels vs Carolina

With Andre Johnson likely out another week, look for TJ Yates to connect with Daniels again this week after Daniels went off for 100 yards last Sunday. Daniels is Yates best receiving option right now.

Anthony Fasano @ Buffalo

The Jersey Boy has been better down the stretch with three 50 yard games in his last five outings. Buffalo is allowing the 23rd most points to Tight Endsand I think Fasano stays involved regardless if Matt Moore plays or not. Not a bad play if you are desperate at the Tight End position this week.

Sit ‘Em

Heath Miller @ San Fran

Miller has been very quiet of late after a mid-season hot streak.  He needs to be benched in this matchup. The 49ers are letting up a lot of points to wideouts, but have been stingy to Tight Ends allowing the 6th fewest points to TE’sBig Ben will be looking downfield to Antonio Brown and Mike Wallace in this matchup.

Jermaine Gresham @ St. Louis

For whatever reason the the Rams can defend the Tight End, ranked No.1 in that department. Avoid Gresham.

Greg Olsen @ Houston

Olsen has failed to go over 50 yards in four out of his last five games and only has one TD in that span. Houston has allowed the 3rd least amount of points to Tight Ends, so Olsen is not due for a rebound game here.

IDP’s Start ‘Em

James Anderson, LB, Carolina Panthers @ Houston

Carolina can’t stop the run and that is what Houston will be doing plenty of this week, running the football. The Texans are running it even more now thatSchaub and Johnson are both out. Anderson will have plenty of opportunities to add to his tackle total.

Brandon Browner, CB, Seattle Seahawks @ Chicago

Browner has been red-hot of lately picking off four passes in his last three games and he could snatch another against the inept Caleb Hanie. The Bears will also be running a lot so Browner should have a nice amount of tackles. The Bears are giving up the 30th most points to Cornerbacks.

Curtis Lofton, LB, Atlanta Falcons vs Jacksonville

A lot of carries from MJD means a lot of tackle chances for Lofton.

Sit ‘Em

Brandon Flowers, CB, Kansas City Chiefs vs Green Bay

Rodgers does not have to challenge Flowers, he can spread the ball around to any one of his options. Plus even when Rodgers does challenge Flowers the ball most likely will be right on the money to his target. Flowers deflection, interception, and tackle opportunities will be limited this week.

Joe Haden, CB, Cleveland Browns @ Arizona

Not sure how I feel about Haden matching up with Larry Fitzgerald here. Skelton or Kolb whoever plays will be challenging Haden for sure, I’m just not sure if he can handle Fitzgerald. AJ Green fared pretty well vs him a few weeks ago. I would look for other options.