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:
There are just two more weeks of bye’s for NFL teams which means that if you have made it this far you jut might be in it for the long haul young man (or women...but probably man). At this point in the season you should be just about done trading and have your every week lineup for the second half of the season settled. Also, if you saved your free agent dollars like a good boy (or girl…but probably boy) than you have been rewarded this week with several real good pickups out on the waiver wire. As you will see in these weekly rankings I am super high on a couple players who are still available in 80% of fantasy leagues right now. Here are my rankings for week 10:
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:
I guess Philip Rivers wasn't happy with me when weeks ago I said that San Diego wasn't going to make the usual late season run that they always make, because all of a sudden the Charger signal caller is white hot and helping his fantasy owners. What the hell happened to Eli Manning last week? If you somehow happen to still be alive after that debacle, look for Manning to shine in the Battle For New York! Can Cam Newton finish his magical rookie season and lead me to victory in a 32 team fantasy league? Will Drew Brees shine again? How long will Aaron Rodgers play? Finish up your fantasy season strong with the Week 16 quarterback rankings.
It is the fantasy playoffs, and is there any more important position than the quarterback? We might have someone that surprises you at the top of the rankings, as well as many of the usual suspects at the top of the list. Aaron Rodgers is having one of the best seasons in the history of quarterbacks in fantasy football, so how does he not end up at the top? What about Brees? Brady? Newton? Is Jesus still going to be in Tebow's corner? Of course he is, but what will he do from a fantasy perspective? All I know is that he is making a believer in me as far as divine intervention is concerned, and if you are all still in your fantasy football playoffs and you either have or will be playing Tebow this weekend you better be going to church this Sunday.