2014 FantasySavvy Football: Week 15 Player Rankings (Playoff Edition)

QB’s

  1. Tony Romo @ PHI
  2. Drew Brees @ CHI
  3. Ben Roethlisberger @ ATL
  4. Andrew Luck vs HOU
  5. Peyton Manning @ SD
  6. Aaron Rodgers @ BUF
  7. Tom Brady vs MIA
  8. Matthew Stafford vs MIN
  9. Matt Ryan vs PIT  *with or w/o Julio
  10. Russell Wilson vs SF
  11. Phillip Rivers vs DEN
  12. Mark Sanchez vs DAL
  13. Jay Cutler vs NO
  14. Joe Flacco vs JAC
  15. Eli Manning vs WAS
  16. Johnny Manziel vs CIN
  17. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ IND
  18. Kyle Orton vs GB
  19. Ryan Tannehill @ NE
  20. Alex Smith vs OAK
  21. Andy Dalton @ CLE
  22. Colt McCoy @ NYG
  23. Colin Kaepernick @ SEA
  24. Jake Locker vs NYJ
  25. Josh McNown @ CAR
  26. Derek Anderson vs TB
  27. Teddy Bridgewater @ DET
  28. Blake Bortles @ BAL
  29. Derek Carr @ KC
  30. Gino Smith @ TEN

RB’s

  1. Le’Veon Bell @ ATL
  2. Jamaal Charles vs OAK
  3. Justin Forsett vs JAC
  4. DeMarco Murray @ PHI
  5. LeSean McCoy vs DAL
  6. Arian Foster @ IND
  7. Matt Forte vs NO
  8. Marshawn Lynch vs SF
  9. C.J. Anderson @ SD
  10. Joique Bell vs MIN
  11. Eddie Lacy @ BUF
  12. Jeremy Hill @ CLE
  13. Mark Ingram @ CHI
  14. Alfred Morris @ NYG
  15. Isaiah Crowell vs CIN
  16. Rashad Jennings vs WAS
  17. Latavius Murray @ KC
  18. Steven Jackson vs PIT
  19. Fred Jackson vs GB
  20. Lamar Miller @ NE
  21. LeGarrette Blount vs MIA
  22. Chris Ivory @ TEN
  23. Jonathan Stewart vs TB
  24. Dan Herron vs HOU
  25. Terrance West vs CIN
  26. Andre Williams vs WAS
  27. Chris Johnson @ TEN
  28. Giovani Bernard @ CLE
  29. James Starks @ BUF
  30. Shane Vereen vs MIA
  31. Donald Brown vs DEN
  32. Reggie Bush vs MIN
  33. Matt Asiata @ DET
  34. Doug Martin @ CAR
  35. Darren Sproles vs DAL
  36. Knile Davis vs OAK
  37. Bishop Sankey vs NYJ
  38. Pierre Thomas @ CHI
  39. Ronnie Hillman @ SD *questionable
  40. Trent Richardson vs HOU
  41. Brandon Oliver vs DEN
  42. Toby Gerhart @ BAL
  43. Juwan Thompson @ SD
  44. Charles Sims @ CAR
  45. Bernard Pierce vs JAC
  46. Jonas Gray vs MIA * Pats may go back to Gray this week.

WR’s

  1. Calvin Johnson vs MIN
  2. Antonio Brown @ ATL
  3. Dez Bryant @ PHI
  4. O’Dell Beckham vs WAS
  5. Demaryious Thomas @ SD
  6. T.Y. Hilton vs HOU
  7. Emmanuel Sanders @ SD
  8. Jeremy Maclin vs DAL
  9. Randall Cobb @ BUF
  10. Josh Gordon vs CIN
  11. Jordy Nelson @ BUF
  12. A.J. Green @ CLE * Bad History vs Haden.
  13. Julio Jones vs PIT *highly questionable, GT Decision, Likely OUT.
  14. Alshon Jeffrey vs NO
  15. DeAndre Hopkins @ IND
  16. Mike Evans @ CAR
  17. Roddy White vs PIT
  18. Kelvin Benjamin vs TB
  19. Keenan Allen vs DEN
  20. Brandon LaFell vs MIA
  21. Julian Edelman vs MIA
  22. Sammy Watkins vs GB
  23. DeSean Jackson @ NYG *50/50 to play
  24. Kenny Stills @ CHI
  25. Jordan Matthews vs DAL
  26. Andre Johnson @ IND *questionable w/ Concussion GD Decision
  27. Mike Wallace @ NE
  28. Martavis Bryant @ ATL
  29. Vincent Jackson @ CAR
  30. Golden Tate vs MIN
  31. Steve Smith Sr. vs JAC
  32. Torrey Smith vs JAC *questionable
  33. Charles Johnson @ DET
  34. Harry Douglas vs PIT *questionable, (Only at this Ranking if Julio is OUT, if Julio plays not in Rankings)
  35. Marquess Wilson vs NO
  36. Marques Colston @ CHI
  37. Malcolm Floyd vs DEN
  38. Eric Decker @ TEN
  39. Donte Moncrief vs HOU
  40. Percy Harvin @ TEN *highly questionable
  41. Anquan Boldin @ SEA
  42. Marquise Lee @ BAL
  43. Kendall Wright vs NYJ * Questionable
  44. Nate Washington vs NYJ
  45. Doug Baldwin vs SF
  46. Michael Crabtree @ SEA
  47. Cole Beasley @ PHI
  48. Jarvis Landry @ NE *Looks like he will be on Revis Island.
  49. Pierre Garcon @ NYG
  50. Robert Woods vs GB
  51. Ruben Randle vs WAS
  52. Mohammed Sanu @ CLE
  53. Cecil Shorts @ BAL
  54. Dwayne Bowe vs OAK
  55. Kamar Aiken vs JAC *Bumps up 10 spots if Torrey Smith is OUT. Sneaky Daily league play.

TE’s

  1. Jimmy Graham @ CHI
  2. Rob Gronkowski vs MIA
  3. Antonio Gates vs DEN
  4. Jordan Reed @ NYG
  5. Jordan Cameron vs CIN
  6. Travis Kelce vs OAK
  7. Jason Witten @ PHI
  8. Larry Donnell vs WAS * Tore them up last time for 3 TD’s, take it for what it’s worth? What is it worth tho? That’s why that Statement makes no sense
  9. Heath Miller @ ATL
  10. Greg Olsen vs TB
  11. Delanie Walker vs NYJ
  12. Coby Fleener vs HOU
  13. Dwayne Allen vs HOU
  14. Jermaine Gresham @ CLE
  15. Vernon Davis @ SEA
  16. Mychal Rivera @ KC
  17. Zach Ertz vs DAL
  18. Charles Clay @ NE
  19. Scott Chandler vs GB
  20. Tim Wright vs MIA
  21. Kyle Rudolph vs DET
  22. Owen Daniels vs JAc
  23. Eric Ebron vs MIN
  24. Marcedes Lewis @ BAL
  25. Richard Rodgers @ BUF
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2014 FantasySavvy Football: Week 9 Player Rankings

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QB’s

  1. Peyton Manning @ NE
  2. Andrew Luck @ NYG
  3. Tom Brady vs DEN
  4. Russell Wilson vs Oakland
  5. Colin Kaepernick vs STL
  6. Ben Roethlisberger vs BAL
  7. Phillip Rivers @ MIA
  8. Carson Palmer @ DAL
  9. Eli Manning vs IND
  10. Nick Foles @ HOU
  11. Ryan Tannehill vs SD * Guy is averaging about 35 rushing yards in his last 4 games.
  12. Joe Flacco @ PIT
  13. Andy Dalton vs JAC
  14. RG3 @ MIN
  15. Michael Vick @ KC
  16. Alex Smith vs NYJ
  17. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs PHI
  18. Teddy Bridgewater vs WAS
  19. Mike Glennon @ CLE
  20. Brandon Weeden vs AZ * If Romo somehow plays, he’s ranked @12 spot.
  21. Blake Bortles @ CIN
  22. Brian Hoyer vs TB
  23. Austin Davis @ SF
  24. Derek Carr @ SEA

RB’s

  1. Arian Foster vs PHI
  2. Jamaal Charles vs NYJ
  3. DeMarco Murray vs AZ
  4. Marshawn Lynch vs Oakland *He has to get it going this week
  5. Ronnie Hillman vs NE
  6. Le’Veon Bell vs BAL
  7. Andre Ellington @ DAL
  8. Ahmad Bradshaw @ NYG
  9. LeSean McCoy @ HOU
  10. Alfred Morris @ MIN
  11. Jeremy Hill vs JAC
  12. Jerrick McKinnon vs WAS
  13. Lamar Miller vs SD
  14. Justin Forsett @ PIT
  15. Shane Vereen @ DEN
  16. Frank Gore vs STL
  17. Brandon Oliver @ MIA
  18. Ben Tate vs TB
  19. Chris Ivory @ KC
  20. Denard Robinson @ CIN
  21. Bobby Rainey @ CLE
  22. Andre Williams vs IND
  23. Jonas Gray vs DEN
  24. Charles Sims @ CLE
  25. Darren McFadden @ SEA
  26. Trent Richardson @ NYG
  27. Knile Davis vs NYJ
  28. Lorenzo Taliaferro @ PIT
  29. Carlos Hyde vs STL
  30. Robert Turbin vs OAK
  31. Tre Mason @ SF
  32. Roy Helu @ MIN
  33. Juwan Thompson @ NE
  34. Darren Sproles @ HOU
  35. Matt Asiata vs WAS
  36. Isaiah Crowell vs TB
  37. Benny Cunningham @ SF
  38. Chris Johnson @ KC
  39. Peyton Hillis vs IND
  40. Terrance West vs TB

WR’s

  1. T.Y. Hilton @ NYG
  2. Antonio Brown vs BAL
  3. Demaryius Thomas @ NE
  4. Jeremy Maclin @ HOU
  5. Emmanuel Sanders @ NE
  6. A.J. Green vs JAC *Should Play, but questionable
  7. DeSean Jackson @ MIN
  8. Dez Bryant vs AZ
  9. Mike Wallace vs SD
  10. Andre Johnson vs PHI
  11. Steve Smith Sr. @ PIT
  12. Larry Fitzgerald @ DAL
  13. DeAndre Hopkins vs PHI
  14. Keenan Allen @ MIA
  15. Brandon LaFell vs DEN
  16. Michael Floyd @ DAL
  17. Vincent Jackson @ CLE
  18. Pierre Garcon @ MIN
  19. Odell Beckham vs IND
  20. Ruben Randle vs IND
  21. Julian Edelman vs DEN
  22. Doug Baldwin vs OAK
  23. Reggie Wayne @ NYG
  24. Michael Crabtree vs STL
  25. Anquan Boldin vs STL
  26. Martavis Bryant vs BAL
  27. Allen Robinson @ CIN
  28. Andrew Hawkins vs TB
  29. MIke Evans @ CLE
  30. Torrey Smith @ PIT
  31. Mohammad Sanu vs JAC
  32. Dwayne Bowe vs NYJ
  33. Percy Harvin @ KC
  34. Eric Decker @ KC
  35. Terrance Williams vs AZ
  36. Cordarrelle Patterson vs WAS
  37. Cecil Shorts @ CIN
  38. Andre Holmes @ SEA
  39. Wes Welker @ NE
  40. Greg Jennings vs WAS
  41. Donte Moncrief @ NYG
  42. James Jones @ SEA
  43. John Brown @ DAL
  44. Malcom Floyd @ MIA
  45. Jermaine Kearse vs OAK
  46. Eddie Royal @ MIA
  47. Kenny Britt vs SF
  48. Jordan Matthews @ HOU
  49. Markus Wheaton vs BAL
  50. Jarvis Landry vs SD

TE’s

  1. Rob Gronkowski vs DEN
  2. Julius Thomas @ NE
  3. Antonio Gates @ MIA
  4. Jordan Reed @ MIN
  5. Travis Kelce vs NYJ
  6. Dwayne Allen @ NYG
  7. Vernon Davis vs STL
  8. Larry Donnell vs IND
  9. Tim Wright vs DEN
  10. Heath Miller vs BAL
  11. Jason Witten vs AZ
  12. Zach Ertz @ HOU
  13. Charles Clay vs SD
  14. Coby Fleener @ NYG
  15. Clay Harbor @ CIN
  16. Luke Wilson vs OAK
  17. Austin Sefarian-Jenkins @ CLE
  18. Jared Cook @ SF
  19. Jermaine Gresham vs JAC
  20. Jace Amaro @ KC

2014 FantasySavvy Football: Week 9 Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em

Start ‘Em

RB Alfred Morris, @MIN: Morris did good work against the Cowboys on Monday night as he ran 18 times for 73 yards and a touchdown. He hasn’t been particularly good this year as he isn’t even averaging 4.0 YPC but with Griffin back in the lineup and a game that profiles as a close one, Morris is a solid RB2 this week. I can see him having his best game of the season.

 QB Carson Palmer, @DAL: Carson Palmer has scored at least 16 fantasy points in all of his starts. He is one of three QBs to accomplish said feat with the others being Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck. He averages 38.5 pass attempts a game and is going to face a suspect Cowboys defense. With all the QBs on bye this week, Palmer is a great alternative and could very well be a QB1 the rest of the way.

 WR Doug Baldwin, vs OAK: Baldwin has been targeted 20 times in the two games since the Percy Harvin trade. He has caught 16 of those for 184 yards and a touchdown. He has emerged as the primary option in the wake of the trade and against a hapless Raiders team, he should produce well.

WR Andrew Hawkins, vs TB: In the last two games, Hawkins has been targeted 12 times and has caught 12 for 200 yards and a touchdown. He’s going against a suspect Tampa pass defense and is the primary option with TE Jordan Cameron out. Hawkins could pay nice dividends in PPR leagues this week as he should be targeted quite heavily.

RB Jeremy Hill, vs JAX: Hill should be a favorite in seasonal and daily leagues this week as Giovani Bernard will miss the game. He is only $5200 on Fanduel. Hill is quietly more productive and efficient in the passing game than his running mate and can make some things happen after contact. While Jacksonville’s defense has played better over the last month, the game flow alone could make this a good play. Cincinnati is a heavy favorite and could be leading the majority of the day.

WR Rueben Randle, vs IND: In the first game after Victor Cruz’ season ending injury, Randle was targeted nine times and caught six for 74 yards. He’s gotten at least nine targets in every game since week 3 and is sixth in the NFL in redzone targets so the TD production will eventually come. If you’re hit by bye weeks, Randle makes for a nice sub, and in fanduel he’s only $6400 this week. That’s a very reasonable price for a guy with Randle’s ability and role.

TE Travis Kelce, vs NYJ: Alex Smith hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass to a WR all season. The Jets are 29th in fantasy points allowed to tight ends. The Jets run defense is still one of the league’s best. 1+2=3 If Kelce can’t get on the field for more than 50% of the snaps in this game, I don’t know if he ever will.

WR Mike Evans, @ CLE: He’s caught four passes in each of his last five games for decent yardage totals and has scored in two of his last three games. You could do a lot worse for a bye week replacement/cheap fanduel play.

Sit ‘Em

QB Tony Romo, vs Cardinals: Romo is injured and didn’t look right when he came back into the game Monday night. It’s too risky a proposition to put him in the lineup even if he does play.

RB Frank Gore, vs Rams: In the last two Niners games, Gore has toted the rock 25 times for a total of 58 yards. Carlos Hyde looming in the background and general ineffectiveness make Gore an easy guy to pass on for this week.

TE Vernon Davis, vs Rams: Since week one, Davis hasn’t scored and has averaged 2.5 receptions/24.5 yards per game. He hasn’t been particularly good and the Rams allow the seventh fewest Any Rams running back, @SF: San Francisco is stingy against the run, and well.. St. Louis’ running game leaves a lot to be desired. You have to be a new level of desperate to start any of them against that defense, I think.  Avoid, avoid, avoid.

RB Le’Veon Bell, vs BAL: This is purely about DFS as you’re not sitting him in seasonal leagues. He is $8,400 on Fanduel. He’s scored one rushing TD this season, and had 59 rushing yards against the Ravens in the first contest. I’d let others take their chances while I look elsewhere.

TE Charles Clay, vs SD: Clay hasn’t had a particularly good season, and this is a terrible matchup for him. Nobody has allowed less TDs to TEs than the Chargers, and TEs have 91 yards in the last month against them. Avoid.

WR Percy Harvin, @KC: The Chiefs allow the third least points to WRs in the NFL. The Jets are a mess. Avoid.

WR Brandon Lafell, vs DEN: While Lafell has been pretty good of late, his competition stiffens this week as he goes up against Chris Harris and Aqib Talib. Both of those guys are having strong campaigns. I think Edelman returns to prominence this week after a slow October and Rob Gronkowski continues being himself. I’d avoid playing Lafell if I could.

WR Andre Holmes, @SEA: Seahawks are allowing the fourth least points to wide receivers this season, and this is a game that has ugly potential written all over it. Sit him.

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

FantasySavvy 2012: Week 14 Player Rankings (Playoff Edition)

Quarterbacks

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

Running Backs

  1. Adrian Peterson vs CHI
  2. Jamaal Charles @ CLE
  3. Doug Martin vs PHI
  4. Arian Foster @ NE
  5. Trent Richardson vs KC
  6. Ray Rice @ WAS
  7. C.J. Spiller vs STL
  8. Marshawn Lynch vs AZ
  9. Bryce Brown @ TB
  10. Alfred Morris vs BAL
  11. Ahmad Bradshaw vs NO
  12. Chris Johnson @ IND
  13. Frank Gore vs MIA
  14. Matt Forte @ MIN
  15. DeMarco Murray @ CIN
  16. BenJarvus Green-Ellis vs DAL
  17. Steven Jackson @ BUF
  18. Stevan Ridley vs HOU
  19. Fred Jackson vs STL
  20. Vick Ballard vs TEN
  21. Shonn Greene @ JAC
  22. Jonathan Dwyer vs SD
  23. Michael Turner @ CAR
  24. Mikel Leshoure @ GB
  25. Montell Owens vs NYJ
  26. Darren Sproles @ NYG
  27. Reggie Bush @ SF
  28. DeAngelo Williams vs ATL
  29. Pierre Thomas @ NYG
  30. Ryan Mathews @ PIT
  31. Alex Green vs DET
  32. Beanie Wells @ SEA
  33. Joique Bell @ GB
  34. Jaquizz Rodgers @ CAR
  35. Mark Ingram @ NYG
  36. Bilal Powell @ JAC
  37. Danny Woodhead vs HOU
  38. Shane Vereen vs HOU
  39. Ben Tate @ NE
  40. Issac Redman vs SD
  41. Felix Jones @ CIN
  42. Daryl Richardson @ BUF
  43. Daniel Thomas @ SF
  44. Chris Ivory @ NYG
  45. Peyton Hillis @ CLE
  46. Delonte Carter vs TEN
  47. Benard Pierce @ WAS

Wide Receivers 

  1. Calvin Johnson @ GB
  2. Brandon Marshall @ MIN
  3. Andre Johnson @ NE
  4. A.J. Green vs DAL
  5. Vincent Jackson vs PHI
  6. Dez Bryant @ CIN
  7. Marques Colston @ NYG
  8. Victor Cruz vs NO
  9. Wes Welker vs HOU
  10. Roddy White @ CAR
  11. Reggie Wayne vs TEN
  12. Julio Jones @ CAR
  13. Randall Cobb vs DET
  14. Hakeem Nicks vs NO *questionable
  15. Pierre Garcon vs BAL
  16. Greg Jennings vs DET
  17. Steve Smith vs ATL
  18. James Jones vs DET
  19. Mike Wallace vs SD
  20. Danario Alexander @ PIT
  21. Torrey Smith @ WAS
  22. Stevie Johnson vs STL
  23. Lance Moore @ NYG
  24. Miles Austin @ CIN
  25. Sidney Rice vs AZ
  26. Danny Amendola @ BUF * Gametime decision
  27. T.Y. Hilton vs TEN
  28. Mike Williams vs PHI
  29. Jeremy Maclin @ TB
  30. Michael Crabtree vs MIA
  31. Kenny Britt @ IND
  32. Antonio Brown vs SD
  33. Donnie Avery vs TEN
  34. Chris Givens @ BUF
  35. Brandon Lloyd vs HOU
  36. Dwayne Bowe @ CLE
  37. Josh Gordon vs KC
  38. Golden Tate vs AZ
  39. Anquan Boldin @ WAS
  40. Justin Blackmon vs NYJ
  41. Brian Hartline @ SF
  42. Mike Thomas @ GB
  43. Malcom Floyd @ PIT
  44. Santana Moss vs BAL
  45. Jeremy Kerley @ JAC
  46. Jason Avant @ TB
  47. Kendall Wright @ IND
  48. Kevin Elliot vs NYJ
  49. Davone Bess @ SF
  50. Nate Washington @ IND
  51. Louis Murphy vs ATL
  52. Brandon Gibson @ BUF
  53. Riley Cooper @ TB
  54. Greg Little vs KC
  55. Emannuel Sanders vs SD
  56. Donald Jones vs STL
  57. Randy Moss vs MIA
  58. Stephen Hill @ JAC
  59. Jarius Wright vs CHI
  60. Aldrick Robinson vs BAL

Tight Ends 

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

FantasySavvy 2012: Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em Week 13

For some of you the playoffs may have started already, but for the majority, this is the last week of the regular season. Thanks for reading all season and make sure to continue to follow us throughout the Fantasy playoffs. If you guys have any questions you can ask me on twitter @FantasySavvy.

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

Tony Romo vs Philly

Romo delivered for Fantasy Owners on Thanksgiving and has been turning it on of late after a slow start to the season. There is no doubt he should keep it going against the Eagles who are falling apart at the seams. Expect another nice day.

Colin Kaepernick @ St. Louis

Kaepernick will get another start this week and as long as he continues his solid play he will remain the starter. The Rams don’t pose a threat to Kaep’s potential effectiveness in this one, so keep him rolling in Week 13.

Matt Schaub @ Tennessee

The Titans are allowing the 6th most points to QB’s and Schaub has been picking up the pace in his last couple of games. Look for Schaub to have a very efficient game, something along the lines of 250 yards and two TD’s.

Sit ‘Em

Joe Flacco vs Pittsburgh

Lets face it, Joe Flacco is who we thought he was. The guy just will never be a bigtime QB. He can’t be trusted going against the Steelers who are the best at defending Fantasy QB’s.

Jay Cutler vs Seattle

Seattle CB’s Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman will both play in this game because they are appealing their suspensions and that equates to bad news for Jay Cutler. Cutler probably will be limited to just one TD in this game.

Phillip Rivers vs Cincinnati

Rivers has failed to have above 20 fantasy points in five of his last six games and against the Bengals who have been playing great defense of late he needs to be reserved.

Running Backs

Start ‘Em

Bryce Brown @ Dallas

Brown impressed on Monday Night against the Panthers displaying his speed and ability to turn the corner on the defense. He should keep it going against Dallas and their average run D (ranked 13th best) and I expect close to 100 total yards with at least one TD.

Darren Sproles @ Atlanta

Good Spot to use Sproles tonight in what should be a high scoring game in Atlanta. The Falcons are giving up the 9th most points to Fantasy Backs so get Darren in your lineups.

Mikel Leshoure vs Indy

Leshoure keeps producing for Fantasy Owners finding the endzone in five of his last six games. He also was the first back to score against the Houston Texans this season. The Lions should be in the redzone often against the Colts, so look for Leshoure to find the endzone at least once making him a nice start once again.

Sit ‘Em

Shonn Greene vs Arizona

The Jets are just a complete mess right now and NO JET can be trusted. Arizona is 8th best against Fantasy Backs and Greene usually duds in tough matchups.

Steven Jackson vs 49ers

Jackson has been running hard all year, it just hasn’t equated to much production as he has just two TD’s. Against the 49ers you need to find other options.

Matt Forte vs Seattle

Forte has been burning fantasy owners of late constantly failing to find the endzone. Michael Bush took two TD’s away from him last week. With the ankle sprain and the Seahawks coming to town, consider benching Forte.

Wide Receivers

Start ‘Em

Hakeem Nicks @ Washington

Nicks appears to be finally healthy now and has a wonderful matchup on Monday Night against the Skins. DeAngelo Hall can not cover Nicks and Eli should find him often. Expect a 6-7 catch, 80-100 yard performance with a possible TD.

Justin Blackmon, Cecil Shorts @ Buffalo

Shorts has been solid pretty much all season and Blackmon has emerged ever since Chad Henne has taken over at QB with three TD’s in his past two games. The duo should keep up the production against Buffalo who are allowing the 10th most points to Fantasy WR’s.

Pierre Garcon vs New York Giants

Garcon is back and healthy and along with Santana Moss will be RG3′s favorite target. The catch he made against the Cowboys where he caught it behind his body and took it the house, shows that he can be trusted and against the Giants who are allowing the 2nd most points to WR’s, he needs to be in lineups.

Sit ‘Em

Brandon Lloyd @ Miami

This is a good matchup for Lloyd, but he is just not getting the job done and has been brutal the past three weeks. Brady prefers WelkerHernandez and now Edelman over Lloyd. He is becoming the 4th option in the passing game. Until he shows more of a rapport and a connection with Brady he needs to be benched.

Donnie Avery @ Detroit

Avery gets a lot of targets but does very little with them. He hasn’t scored since week one and only has one game with more than 70 yards receiving in his last nine.

James Jones vs Minnesota

Jones wasn’t even targeted last week and now with Greg Jennings set to return he is the Packers WR who will suffer the most as a result. Keep him away from your lineups.

Tight Ends

Start ‘Em

Aaron Hernandez @ Miami

Don’t worry about his game last week against the Jets where he had just 30 yards, Hernandez is going to get it going eventually and it should begin to happen against the Dolphins. Look for around 60-70 yards with a possible score.

Vernon Davis @ St. Louis 

Davis is a very frustrating player to own. He arguably is the most talented Tight End in the league, he just doesn’t put up the numbers to back that up. I think the biggest problem was Alex Smith, now with Kaepernick, Davis should start to flourish. He did absolutely nothing last week, but be patient with him.

Dallas Clark @ Denver

The Freeman, Clark connection has been improving the last few weeks and against Denver who are giving up the most points to Fantasy Tight Ends, he’s not a bad option. I expect him to go over 50 yards.

Sit ‘Em

Brent Celek @ Dallas

Celek has just one TD all year and without Vick he can’t be relied upon. Dallas also has been 10th best against Fantasy Tight Ends this year.

Dustin Keller vs Arizona

The only team that Keller has really produced against was the Pats, besides that he has done very little. Arizona boasts the 2nd best ranking against Tight Ends, so keep Keller benched.

Dennis Pitta vs Pittsburgh

Pitta has scored in two of his last three games and appears to have picked up the pace again, but I am steering clear of him against the Steelers who have allowed the 7th fewest points to Tight Ends.

IDP’s

Start ‘Em

Aldon Smith @ St. Louis

Smith had a bad matchup against the Saints last week and still produced. He needs to be in your lineups the rest of the way, the guy is a straight beast. Smith should put Bradford on his behind at least twice.

DeMarcus Ware vs Philly

Ware has been very quiet the past three weeks, but expect that to change against Philly who are allowing a ton of sacks and the most points to Fantasy DE’s.

Sit ‘Em

John Abraham vs New Orleans

The veteran is having another solid season with nine sacks, but Drew Brees doesn’t get sacked often and the Saints are allowing the 2nd fewest points to DE’s.

Cameron Wake vs New England

Don’t trust Wake against the Pats and Brady who are allowing the 4th fewest amount points to DE’s.

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. 

Quarterbacks

  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