Fantasy Football: Week 14 PPR Rankings


1. Matthew Stafford- The Eagles pass defense has improved in recent weeks, but let’s face it, Stafford and Calvin Johnson are going to have monster games on Sunday

2. Peyton Manning- On pace for 5, 500 yards and 55 touchdowns, Peyton isn’t going to slow down until his team has locked up home-field

3. Nick Foles- Even if he finally throws his first interception of the season, he still should have his 5th straight 20+ point game before the day is done

4. Tom Brady

5. Drew Brees

6. Matt Ryan- Going out on a limb here, but the Packers defense looks awful and Roddy finally broke out last week

7. Cam Newton

8. Josh McCown- The Bears passing game has lost nothing with Cutler sidelined

9. Phillip Rivers

10. Alex Smith- Smith’s conservative style of play at number 10 should tell you all you need to know about how ugly quarterback is this week

11. Russell Wilson- On fire, but this is just a different team on the road and the 49ers want revenge

12. Tony Romo

13. Ryan Fitzpatrick- Making the magic happen with garbage time stats this week

14. Robert Griffin III

15. Ben Roethlisberger- Solid, but just doesn’t have the upside others do

16. Andrew Luck

17. Joe Flacco- The match-up against the Vikings terrible secondary is as good as it gets, but would you be shocked if he threw four picks?

18. Andy Dalton

19. Matt McGloin

20. Carson Palmer- Three 300 yard games in a row, so he should be higher. I just can’t do it

21. Colin Kaepernick- Been very match-up orientated all season long, so against the Seahawks, I’ll pass

22. Eli Manning

23. Mike Glennon

24. E.J. Manuel

25. Ryan Tannehill


Running Backs

1. Adrian Peterson

2. Jamaal Charles

3. Matt Forte- The Cowboys aren’t good at anything, although the return of linebacker Sean Lee should help a little

4. Marshawn Lynch- Rough Match-up at Candlestick, but did run for 103 yards against them last year there and is a good bet to find the endzone.

5. DeMarco Murray- The Bears continue to get abused on the ground, and Murray should have no problem finding truck-sized holes to run through Monday night

6. LeSean McCoy

7. Knowshon Moreno- I’m over trying to rationalize to myself that Moreno is actually good. Maybe he just woke up one day and decided he needed to make a change

8. Shane Vereen

9. Reggie Bush

10. Andre Brown- The Chargers give up rushing touchdowns (eight in their last five games), and Brown rushes for touchdowns, what’s not to like?

11. Le’Veon Bell- Hasn’t had less than 18 touches in any game he’s played this season. If he’s active (concussion) start him

12. Alfred Morris

13. Eddie Lacy

14. Ben Tate- Jacksonville has been much improved defensively lately, but there’s no reason to think Tate won’t find the endzone this week

15. Maurice Jones-Drew- He rushes for touchdowns and passes for touchdowns. There’s only one thing left to do MJD

16. Chris Johnson

17. C.J. Spiller- To make yourself feel better, every time you see Spiller limp off the field just remember he usually breaks off a long run for a TD after he does it

18. Zac Stacy

19. Giovanni Bernard- Maybe Bernard can hire The Law-Firm as his attorney, because he needs one after the injustice that he’s been served by the Bengals coaches for not using him more than Benjarvus Green-Ellis this season

20. Steven Jackson

21. Danny Woodhead

22. Fred Jackson

23. Ray Rice- Good match-up, but he just looks shot to me

24. Fred Jackson- Very touchdown-dependent these days

25. Ryan Matthews

26. Montee Ball- Plays more and more every week it seems like

27. Darren Sproles- Just 19 snaps this past week. Banged up, but that’s a mistake

28. Bobby Rainey

29. Chris Ivory

30. Donald Brown- Got the starting job last week and played reasonably well. I’d like to take this time to tell you to drop Trent Richardson in all formats if you haven’t already done so.

31. Lamar Miller- Lot more RB options this week than people think

32. Rashad Jennings- Like him better than McFadden is he plays

33. Frank Gore- Been slowing down, and now he gets Seattle. Yuck

34. Pierre Thomas

35. Rashard Mendenhall

36. Bilal Powell

37. Joique Bell- Has a good chance at the endzone this week if you’re desperate

38. Legarrette Blount- Same goes for this guy, assuming Ridley is inactive once again

39. Chris Ogbonnaya

40. Deangelo Williams

41. Jonathon Stewart

42. Mike Tolbert- I put them all in a row for you, but honestly, who knows with these three. Just flip a coin

43. Benjarvus Green-Ellis- As I stated before, getting WAY too many touches

44. Brandon Bolden

45. Bernard Pierce- Not getting ENOUGH touches

46. Jacquizz Rodgers

47. Mark Ingram

48. Dennis Johnson

49. Willis McGahee

50. Peyton Hillis


Wide Receivers

1. Calvin Johnson

2. Brandon Marshall- The emergence of Jeffery should open things up for Marshall to have himself a huge day

3. Josh Gordon- I don’t care if it’s Caleb Hanie, Weeden, or the Easter Bunny throwing him the ball, this kid is a star at the wide receiver position

4. Dez Bryant

5. Demaryius Thomas

6. Torrey Smith

7. DeSean Jackson- Production has been down as of late, but the Lions can’t be run on so expect Jackson to run down some deep ones

8. Alshon Jeffery- I think he’s earned must-start status

9. Vincent Jackson

10. Andre Johnson

11. Kendall Wright- Could approach 10 catches as the number one target in a game they’ll have to throw a lot in

12. Larry Fitzgerald- Yards have been tough for Fitzgerald to accumulate in 2013 with only one 100-yard receiving performance all season, but his knack to finding the end zone (nine touchdowns) has kept him in must-start status

13. Victor Cruz

14. Keenan Allen- Three 100-yard games in his last five

15. Pierre Garcon

16. Antonio Brown- Can’t sit him, but temper expectations because of how tough Brent Grimes has been this year on opposing wideouts

17. Harry Douglas- 15 targets last week

18. Wes Welker- Should be a bigger part of the offense

19. Michael Floyd- 396 yards in his last three games

20. Eric Decker

21. Mike Wallace- If there’s any advice I can give you it’s this: Look both ways before crossing the street, never play leapfrog with a unicorn, and always start your fantasy wide receivers matched up against Ike Taylor

22. Roddy White

23. Jordy Nelson

24. Riley Cooper

25. Julian Edelman- A much better option than Edelman these days

26. T.Y. Hilton

27. Cecil Shorts

28. Brian Hartline- With 24 catches in the last four weeks, he’s as steady as they come

29. Steve Smith

30. Emmanuel Sanders

31. Marques Colston- Needs to get in the endzone to have a big week

32. James Jones

33. Denarius Moore

34. Jarret Boykin- He had 19 catches in the three weeks prior to getting blanked last week against the Lions, so who really knows with Flynn at QB

35. Nate Burleson

36. Andre Holmes- Had a breakout performance on Thanksgiving, but role is in question with Moore coming back from injury

37. Danny Amendola

38. Hakeem Nicks- Barely a desperation play anymore, he’s just not involved

39. Dwayne Bowe- Tough to trust but the match-up is great

40. Steve Johnson- Gets a boost if Revis sits

41. Anquan Boldin

42. Michael Crabtree- I’m down on the whole 49ers offense this week

43. Tiquan Underwood

44. Golden Tate

45. Rod Streater

46. Cordarrelle Patterson- The Vikings would be smart to get him involved more, he’s electric

47. Brandon Lafell

48. Doug Baldwin

49. Kris Durham

50. Rueben Randle


Tight Ends

1. Rob Gronkowski

2. Jimmy Graham- You know the drill with these two, they’re just better than everyone else

3. Jason Witten

4. Vernon Davis- The only guy capable of getting open against the Seahawks stingy defense

5. Julius Thomas

6. Jared Cook- Don’t look at me funny. The Arizona Cardinals refuse to cover any tight ends, and he went off for 141 yards and two scores the last time he faced them

7. Greg Olsen

8. Ladarius Green- I’m all in on this guy, and with the way his playing time has increased over the past few weeks, it looks like the Chargers are finally in too

9. Tony Gonzalez

10. Charles Clay

11. Coby Fleener- He’s been startable, but I expected more when Reggie Wayne went down

12. Jordan Reed

13. Heath Miller- Vastly underrated in a PPR

14. Antonio Gates

15. Jordan Cameron- Remember when he was the #1 TE? Man that was a long time ago…

16. Garrett Graham

17. Martellus Bennett- Just hasn’t been an option in the redzone in a while with just two scores since Week 2

18. Brandon Myers- He’s alive!

19. Delanie Walker- Not sure he plays (concussion)

20. Tim Wright

21. Brandon Pettigrew

22. Rob Housler

23. Zack Ertz

24. John Carlson

25. Mychal Rivera


Defense/Special Teams

1. Seattle Seahawks- You can’t put them anywhere else, regardless of match-up

2. Arizona Cardinals

3. Baltimore Ravens

4. Cincinnati Bengals

5. Oakland Raiders- Geno Smith can make just about any defense a top five play

6. Denver Broncos

7. Buffalo Bills- At least four sacks in 10 of 12 games this year

8. New England Patriots

9. St. Louis Rams- That Carson Palmer guy has been known to turn the ball over a few times

10. Kansas City Chiefs

11. Pittsburgh Steelers

12. Carolina Panthers- If this game wasn’t in the Superdome, the Panthers would be a top three defense this week

13. Houston Texans- Remember when we used to love starting our defense against the Jaguars?

14. New York Giants

15. San Francisco 49ers- Seattle is due for a letdown, but I just can’t justify it yet

16. Miami Dolphins

17. Tampa Bay Buccanneers

18. Atlanta Falcons- Welcome Matt Flynn!

19. San Diego Chargers

20. Jacksonville Jaguars

21. Green Bay Packers

22. Detroit Lions

23. Philadelphia Eagles

24. New York Jets- Should probably be much higher, but the offense is so bad right now Oakland’s field position is going to be great all game long

25. New Orleans Saints

26. Chicago Bears

27. Dallas Cowboys- The return of Sean Lee should help a little, but still avoid them

28. Tennessee Titans

29. Indianapolis Colts

30. Cleveland Browns

31. Washington Redskins

32. Minnesota Vikings- The worst defense in the league in my mind



I’ve come up with a great formula to decide which kicker to play each week.

field goals made + field goals attempted



what degree Fahrenheit the weather is outside (or indoors)



What ever kicker has the highest total wins.

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