At least we have one more week to make some sense out of the mess that has become the Atlanta Falcons. With just two teams off this week it is back equivalent to swinging the bat without the doughnut on this week. But this week presents a whole bunch of questions itself. Can the Patriots Offense keep pace with a red hot visiting Saints club? Will Tony Romo continue to tear apart opposing defenses? Do we have to be careful in starting our Broncos players in case of a severe blowout against the Jaguars? All these and more questions are answered in this weeks Fantasy Football 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:
It is time to transition from draft strategy and ADP’s into usage and matchups. Indeed it is the start to another NFL season. Week 1 is always very difficult to handicap because of all the offseason changes and the general tom foolery that the NFL puts us through in the preseason. Luckily for our dear readers I have been paying very close attention to everything that has happened since the Ravens were hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. These are my Fantasy Football Rankings For Week 1:
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:
The biggest tip I can offer for this week is pay attention to the injury report. Last week there were quite a few injuries that went under reported and have resulted in some interesting shakeups especially among the RB position. Also, notice that there are some marquee matchups this week including the Giants/49ers, Packers/Texans, Patriots/Seahawks and Broncos/Chargers. These matchups will tempt you to bench some of your better players for those with seemingly easier matchups. Bad idea. Big time players step up in big time games. The road to a fantasy football championship ain’t always easy my friends, but that is why I bring you the week 6 rankings:
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:
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!