Week 7 is upon us and thus we will be without the services of the Saints and Raiders this week. But that is perfectly alright considering the following two weeks will send a collective twelve teams on a bye. But before we get too ahead of ourselves let’s take a look at what this week has in store for us. Peyton Manning returns to Indianapolis in what will be a highly motivated game for both teams. Two of the worst defenses in football in the Vikings and Giants do battle on Monday Night which will create a very interesting dynamic as our Fantasy Games come down to the wire. Let’s get things started here with the complete Week 7 Player Rankings.
The Fantasy Football season has changed. As we enter Week 4 we will now have to navigate the rough waters of NFL Bye Weeks for the next 9 weeks. No matter how poor or well your team has done thus far everything can change now. The next 9 weeks will test your teams depth as well as your own ability to manage a roster from week to week. It is imperative that you look at least a week ahead in order to not get caught with your pants down and no available kicker or a starting TE consisting of Mychal Rivera. Always plan your lineups at least a week in advance. With that I give you my Week 4 Rankings:
Week 3 is quite possibly the most important week of the Fantasy Football Season. There is a monumental difference between being 1-2 at the end of this week and 0-3. Furthermore, think about the big emotional difference in being 2-1 as opposed to 1-2? Not to mention that this is the last week until basically the Fantasy Playoffs where each team is playing. The next time this happens is Week 13! So, let’s sit back and take a look at who should be in & out of our lineups this week as told by the Week 3 Rankings:
It’s going to seem egotistical but I really hope that you guys pay close attention to my rankings this week as opposed to some of the others that are out there. It amazes me every damn year how dramatic Fantasy Analysts change their mind on players based on a one week performance. But every year heading into week 2 you will notice rankings in which all of the big performers from week 1 are somehow included. It is called chasing and it literally disgusts me to my very core. As you will see in my Week 2 Rankings I am predicting comeback weeks for players like David Wilson, James Jones and Stevan Ridley while others are hyping up Julius Thomas, Joique Bell and Terrelle Pryor. You will thank me later for keeping my sanity in a world of front runners and chasers I can guarantee you that. Here are the Week 2 Rankings:
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:
Hopefully you have all survived the Frankenstorm out east and are right now sitting somewhere warm and dry while trying to figure out your fantasy football lineups for this week. If you don’t have any Patriots on your roster then chances are you are in good shape this week. The only other teams off are the 49ers, Rams and Jets whom combined have ½ a useful fantasy player. Here are my official week 9 rankings:
It’s time once again to roll through the week 5 schedule and figure out the best matchups for fantasy purposes. I’d like to mention that while matchups are an important factor in these weekly rankings there are some situations that will always have the same answer no matter what. LeSean McCoy should ALWAYS start over JaMaal Charles. Period. Sure Charles could, will and has outscored McCoy in a single week but he also disappears completely at times. The biggest mistake any of us can make in fantasy football is over managing our weekly lineup. With that in mind let’s take a look at the rankings for week 5:
It is finally time for the payoff. The past two months we have watched every single preseason game. We have read every practice report. We have agonized over every little injury. We’ve found something to dislike about each and every player in the NFL. But now the draft season is finally done. It is time to put all of our predictions over the past few months into a giant pot and watch them boil. Every week I will be posting my player rankings right here. You can use these to make that difficult lineup decision, roster move or trade. But most importantly, use these as a crutch in case you lose your matchup this week so that you can easily point back at me and blame me for the loss. Hey…I’m here to help!
I am in the finals of an unprecedented 32 team fantasy football league, and if you are wondering the pictures of all of the guys on the Week 17 rankings are all guys that I have on what I hope to be a championship winning roster. Dez Bryant has been my man all season long as well as Early Doucet at wide receiver, which I know doesn't sound great, but when it is 32 teams, it isn't that bad. But what about the rest of the NFL? Can Calvin do it one more time? Wat about Marques Colston, Vincent Jackson, and AJ Green? How about New England and Houston that have their positions locked up? Don't go into the last week of the season without reading the Week 17 wide receiver rankings.
It is potentially the last game of the season for your fantasy teams, as most leagues are crowning a champion in Week 16, and it is the perfect time for the Pittsburgh Steelers to be playing the awful, awful Rams secondary. You will find both of their top receivers in the top 20, including Mr. Wallace here at the top. Larry Fitzgerald may have cost you last week with his awful production, but if he didn't lose it for you, expect a big turnaround in this game against the Bengals. Will the Giants' passing game bounce back? Can Calvin follow up with another gem? What about New England? Does anyone else have the Moves Like Welker? If you have been following us all season long here at Fantasy Alarm, we thank you and wish you the best and hope you enjoy the wide receiver rankings.