Playoff Fantasy Football has become big over the past few years for a number of reasons. Obviously, this is an excellent chance to redeem an otherwise unsuccessful fantasy football regular season. But it’s also a chance to enjoy playoff football even though your favorite team or players are out of it. Don’t let the NFL season die people. What else are you going to do? Sit around and watch Storage Wars with your girlfriend/wife/boyfriend/husband/roommate who you don’t sleep with? All you have to do is get 5-7 of your buddies together and draft a playoff team. There are no head to head matchups to worry about or any other maintenance needed either. Playoff Fantasy Football is draft and go. The goal is to have players who are playing in the Super Bowl and thus accumulate the most total points for your team. To help you out I am even going to show you my own personal stash. Here are my 2013 Playoff Fantasy Football Rankings:
Dear fantasy football player. If you are reading this then that means you have survived to play in the semi finals of your league. If you read this article last week you would have seen that Bryce Brown was a risky play, Eli Manning was money and Danario Alexander was a must start. But this is a whole new week with new heroes set to bring you to fantasy glory. Let’s take a look at the Week 15 Rankings:
Let the playoffs begin!! For those of you who are new to the fantasy postseason let me start by saying welcome. At this point of the season it is all about survival. It doesn’t have to be pretty, you don’t have to score the most points in your league. You simply have to win your matchup and move on. For those of you confused by that what I am saying is that you may implement little tricks into your lineup like starting a WR simply because you are playing that teams QB. This is not the time to “set it and forget it” as far as setting your lineup. You’ve got to be adjusting to the changing conditions during the games on Sunday’s if you truly want to put yourself in the best possible situation to win. Stay tuned to Fantasy Alarm all week long for special Fantasy Playoff themed articles and as always be sure to listen to me and Ted Schuster on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio on Wednesday 11PM-1AM, Saturday 10PM-1AM and Sunday 7PM-10PM. Here are your week 14 rankings:
For many this is the final week of the fantasy football regular season. If you are reading this you are probably making your last ditch efforts to get into the playoffs and vie for the championship. Therefore, I took extra care this week in making these rankings. Every single ranking is the absolute “next man up” for me at each position as if I were drafting one team for a must win this week. I must stress to all of you though to pay attention to Fantasy Alarm throughout Sunday morning for injury updates and be sure to listen to our show Saturday Night on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. Here are the week 13 rankings:
Bye weeks are finally behind us as we make our final push toward the playoffs. You will notice that players who have routinely shown up on these rankings are suddenly gone. This is because with four extra teams (at least) there are many more choices for your lineup. Remember that the goal is to have your starting QB & TE be in the top 12 (assuming a 12 team league), 2 RB’s in the top 24 and 3 WR in the top 36. If you are in these ranges the chances are that you’ll win your matchup this week. If not, then you have some work to do. Use these rankings as your guide to another victory and an eventual championship. You’re welcome America:
I get a kick out of all the folks in the fantasy sports industry who go absolutely berserk over making a right decision one week into the season. My best advice to anyone is be wary over the ones who beat their chest the most over one or more of their predictions. In my experience those are the ones who are overcompensating for a lot of very bad advice and trying to pretend like one good call outweighs all of the bad. Well it doesn’t work that way and most importantly we don’t work that way. Fantasy Alarm is about advising our readers/listeners/subscribers how to win championships. You won’t hear too much about the fact that we were advocating that Adrian Peterson would be ready for the start of the season as far back as June. You won’t hear about us telling everyone to watch out for Russell Wilson this summer. Nor will you hear about our week 1 predictions of Tony Romo, Sidney Rice or Stevan Ridley. All we do is win and guide our people to championships. That journey continues this week with our official Week #2 Rankings:
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you out there in fantasyland, and here's to hoping that you are all thankful for still being in contention in your leagues here in Week 12. As you will see below, I hope that you have many Lions and Packers if you plan on staying in the thick of the hunt when this weekend's games are over as I am looking for an aerial show on Turkey Day. Of all of the questions we have entering the final weekend in November, the most important would be what to expect from Andre Johnson in his first game back, especially with a new quarterback. Where the hell has Wes Welker been the past few weeks? How did Calvin Johnson not have a touchdown when Stafford threw five of them? Why is DeSean Jackson such an A-Hole? Can we expect Laurent Robinson's magic to continue? it is just a couple of weeks until the fantasy playoffs and in order to make the right choices do not miss the Week 12 Wide Receiver rankings.
Who will be the top wide receiver in Week 9 in the NFL? This week we welcome Larry Fitzgerald to the top of the list, regardless of the performance of the quarterback in the desert this season. You will find one surprising name in the top 20 this week I think, and it is a player that we expected to be there every week before the season started, but has disappointed time after time after time. Other than that we have a lot of similar names among the top ranked guys. Can the Bengals' passing game continue to impress? What about the Bills? Do we see a resurgence in San Diego after a miserable loss on Monday night? What about Michael Crabtree? Is he ready to live up to the hype? How about Brandon Lloyd in his new home? Before setting your lineups be sure to take a look at the Week 9 wide receiver rankings.
Wow, this is a week where a lot of the star receivers are going to be out of lineups as the likes of Hakeem Nicks, DeSean Jackson, Wes Welker, and Stevie Johnson will all be on your fantasy benches this week. Who is going to step up and put up the points that you need to win your matchups? Mike Sims-Walker and Brandon Lloyd switched teams this week, which one might step up their game? There are a number of guys I like to step up this week like Greg Little in Cleveland, Torrey Smith in Baltimore, and Doug Baldwin in Seattle. There are also a number of newcomers to the wide receiver rankings this week as many of us will be making roster moves in order to fill out your lineups. Take a look at what you need to win in Week 7 by checking out these wide receiver rankings.
It has been the year of the wide receiver so far in fantasy football as you have Calvin Johnson catching two touchdowns a week and Wes Welker absolutely tearing up opposing secondaries. As with my declaration with Cam Newton in the quarterback rankings, I am going to make the same about A.J. Green here. He is going to be a guy you want to start every week people! The guy is going to be a fantasy producer each and every week and needs to be in your lineups any time he is on the field. I have also found that I am liking Sidney Rice more than I thought I did, and I am starting to sour some on Mike Williams of Tampa Bay. What else can you expect from your wide receivers this week? Enjoy reading below in the Week 5 wide receiver rankings.