winstonQuarterback
1 Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans …Winston has big upside at home against the New Orleans Saints’ 31st-ranked pass defense and needing a win with Tampa and Atlanta tied for the lead in the NFC South — Winston boldly gets the #1 QB slot this week
2 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis vs. Houston
3 Tom Brady, New England vs. Baltimore
4 Drew Brees, New Orleans at Tampa Bay …Hard to believe Brees failed to throw a TD pass last week, the first time in 60 games dating back to 2009 that Brees has not thrown a TD pass in a home game — you have to think he looks to rectify that quickly this week and perhaps often if this game turns into a shoot-out
5 Matthew Stafford, Detroit vs. Chicago
6 Matt Ryan, Atlanta at Los Angeles
7 Russell Wilson, Seattle at Green Bay
8 Cam Newton, Carolina vs. San Diego …Newton should rebound some at home after a miserable game at Seattle although he’s completed less than 50 percent of his passes in three straight games
9 Kirk Cousins, Washington at Philadelphia
10 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay vs. Seattle
11 Joe Flacco, Baltimore at New England …Keeping up with Tom Brady and the Patriots, plus coming off a season-high 381 passing yards and 4 TDs has Flacco on the QB1 radar for Week 14
12 Philip Rivers, San Diego at Carolina
13 Carson Palmer, Arizona at Miami
14 Dak Prescott, Dallas at N.Y. Giants
15 Andy Dalton, Cincinnati at Cleveland …Cleveland allows 29.3 points per game, 2nd-worst which should keep Dalton on the consideration list this week, coming off his first 300-yard and 2-TD game since Week 7 plus Cleveland allows the second-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks — Dalton has also thrown multiple touchdowns in three consecutive games against the Browns
16 Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants vs. Dallas
17 Derek Carr, Oakland at Kansas City …The Chiefs are the last against the pass over their past three games at nearly 320 yards per game, although Thursday games on the road can be tricky (not to mention at Arrowhead) and Carr has not fared well against them in his career — in five career games against the Chiefs, Carr averages 220 yards and 1.2 TDs per game
18 Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh at Buffalo
19 Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo vs. Pittsburgh
20 Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco vs. N.Y. Jets
21 Trevor Siemian, Denver at Tennessee
22 Carson Wentz, Philadelphia vs. Washington
23 Brock Osweiler, Houston at Indianapolis
24 Alex Smith, Kansas City vs. Oakland
25 Ryan Tannehill, Miami vs. Arizona …It’s a very tough match-up, but Tannehill and the Dolphins have been much more effective at home — Miami averages 27.2 points per game at home versus 15.3 points on the road
26 Marcus Mariota, Tennessee vs. Denver
27 Robert Griffin III, Cleveland vs. Cincinnati
28 Jared Goff, Los Angeles vs. Atlanta …Hard to trust Goff, although Atlanta allows the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks
29 Blake Bortles, Jacksonville vs. Minnesota
30 Sam Bradford, Minnesota at Jacksonville
31 Matt Barkley, Chicago at Detroit
32 Bryce Petty, N.Y. Jets at San Francisco

 

Running Back
1 David Johnson, Arizona at Miami
2 LeVeon Bell, Pittsburgh at Buffalo
3 Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas at N.Y. Giants
4 Spencer Ware, Kansas City vs. Oakland …Oakland has been dead last against the run over their past three games allowing 155 yards per game
5 Melvin Gordon, San Diego at Carolina
6 Devonta Freeman, Atlanta at Los Angeles …The Rams are the second-worst against team the run over their past three games allowing nearly 147 yards per game
7 DeMarco Murray, Tennessee vs. Denver
8 LeSean McCoy, Buffalo vs. Pittsburgh …It’s strength on strength — Pittsburgh has been the number one run defense over the past three weeks, but McCoy is playing too well not to rank high
9 Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati at Cleveland …This should be a good week to start Hill with confidence, for both high volume and in a soft match-up against the 31st-ranked run defense
10 Latavius Murray, Oakland at Kansas City …Since returning from a toe injury in Week 7, Murray leads the NFL with 8 rushing TDs in six games and he’s been on the field more for the Raiders as well (Murray has played on 66 percent of snaps over the past three weeks)
11 Jordan Howard, Chicago at Detroit …Howard will be a workhorse but the Lions’ defense has been tough of late, allowing just 16.3 points per game over their past six games
12 Theo Riddick, Detroit vs. Chicago
13 Matt Forte, N.Y. Jets at San Francisco …If there was a game for Forte to have one last 2016 hurrah, this is it — San Francisco allows the most fantasy points to opposing running backs
14 Jay Ajayi, Miami vs. Arizona …Not sure if Ajayi has hit a rookie wall or not, but after going nuts averaging 176 yards rushing per game in Weeks 6-9 he’s dropped to 66 yards rushing per game over his past four games — Arizona allows the fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs
15 Mark Ingram, New Orleans at Tampa Bay
16 Todd Gurley, Los Angeles vs. Atlanta …Perhaps Gurley can have decent game for a change — Atlanta allows the second-most fantasy points to opposing running back
17 Lamar Miller, Houston at Indianapolis …Miller (ankle) will need to be monitored
18 Frank Gore, Indianapolis vs. Houston
19 Thomas Rawls, Seattle at Green Bay
20 Jonathan Stewart, Carolina vs. San Diego …The Panthers have been a mess, but Stewart does have 7 TDs in his past seven games
21 Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland vs. Cincinnati
22 Carlos Hyde, San Francisco vs. N.Y. Jets
23 Robert Kelley, Washington at Philadelphia
24 Kenneth Dixon, Baltimore at New England
25 Doug Martin, Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans …Martin drops some in the rankings as the Buccaneers are saying that Jacquizz Rodgers will eat more into his workload this week
26 Terrance West, Baltimore at New England
27 Tevin Coleman, Atlanta at Los Angeles
28 Rashad Jennings, N.Y. Giants vs. Dallas …The Cowboys are 2nd against the run, allowing just 82.2 yards rushing per game
29 LeGarrette Blount, New England vs. Baltimore …Blount has been a tear and he’s a decent bet to score on any given week, but don’t expect a big week against Baltimore who allows a league-low 73.8 yards rushing per game
30 Dion Lewis, New England vs. Baltimore
31 Jacquizz Rodgers, Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans
32 Devontae Booker, Denver at Tennessee …The Broncos have signed Justin Forsett and it is expected that Denver will get him instantly plugged in to share some of the work with Booker
33 Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia vs. Washington
34 Rex Burkhead, Cincinnati at Cleveland
35 Mike Gillislee, Buffalo vs. Pittsburgh
36 Justin Forsett, Denver at Tennessee …Forsett has been signed by Denver and will get plugged in some as a change-of-pace quickly with Kapri Bibbs placed on Injured Reserve, plus Forsett knows the offense well having played for Gary Kubiak at Baltimore (where Forsett had his best season in 2014)
37 Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota at Jacksonville
38 Duke Johnson Jr., Cleveland vs. Cincinnati
39 Darren Sproles, Philadelphia vs. Washington
40 T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville vs. Minnesota
41 Derrick Henry, Tennessee vs. Denver
42 Matt Asiata, Minnesota at Jacksonville
43 Tim Hightower, New Orleans at Tampa Bay
44 James White, New England vs. Baltimore
45 Bilal Powell, N.Y. Jets at San Francisco
46 Jalen Richard, Oakland at Kansas City
47 Wendell Smallwood, Philadelphia vs. Washington
48 Chris Thompson, Washington at Philadelphia
49 James Starks, Green Bay vs. Seattle
50 Robert Turbin, Indianapolis vs. Houston
51 Paul Perkins, N.Y. Giants vs. Dallas
52 Travaris Cadet, New Orleans at Tampa Bay
53 Alfred Blue, Houston at Indianapolis
54 Chris Ivory, Jacksonville vs. Minnesota
55 Fozzy Whittaker, Carolina vs. San Diego
56 Zach Zenner, Detroit vs. Chicago
57 Aaron Ripkowski, Green Bay vs. Seattle
58 Charles Sims, Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans …Sims is expected to be activated from injured reserve this week, but he’ll be behind Doug Martin and Jacquizz Rodgers
59 Shaun Draughn, San Francisco vs. N.Y. Jets
60 Damien Williams, Miami vs. Arizona

 

Wide Receivers
1 Mike Evans, Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans …Look for a huge game for Evans at home against the 31st-ranked pass defense, and coming off a quiet game
2 Odell Beckham Jr., N.Y. Giants vs. Dallas
3 Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh at Buffalo
4 T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis vs. Houston …Hilton comes into Week 14 already having surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for the season, his fourth season in a row — Hilton is a WR1 even against a tough Houston pass defense statistically, plus Houston’s best cornerback Johnathan Joseph left last week’s game with two broken ribs
5 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona at Miami …Fitzgerald is a reception magnet and he is as consistent as they come — Fitzgerald comes into this one leading the NFL with 89 receptions
6 Demaryius Thomas, Denver at Tennessee
7 Dez Bryant, Dallas at N.Y. Giants …Bryant has averaged 88 yards per game with 4 TDs over the past four weeks
8 Terrelle Pryor, Cleveland vs. Cincinnati
9 Brandin Cooks, New Orleans at Tampa Bay
10 Jordy Nelson, Green Bay vs. Seattle …Nelson averages 73 yards per game and he is always a threat to score with 9 TDs on the season
11 Michael Crabtree, Oakland at Kansas City …Likely a 5-7 round discount relative to teammate Amari Cooper, Crabtree is just five points behind Cooper in year-to-date fantasy points, and has outscored him 7 to 4
12 Michael Thomas, New Orleans at Tampa Bay
13 Emmanuel Sanders, Denver at Tennessee
14 Golden Tate, Detroit vs. Chicago …Tate was averaging just 3.4 receptions and 26.8 yards in his first five games this year, but since then he’s averaged nearly 7 receptions and 90 yards per game — Tate is WR6 since Week 6
15 Amari Cooper, Oakland at Kansas City …Cooper had 10 receptions and 129 yards when he last faced Kansas City in Week 6
16 Julian Edelman, New England vs. Baltimore …Edelman comes off just his first 100-yard game of the season but he’s been consistent and should be heavily targeted making him a strong start even against the Ravens’ defense — Edelman averages 7.3 receptions and 76 yards over his past six games
17 Doug Baldwin, Seattle at Green Bay
18 Jamison Crowder, Washington at Philadelphia
19 Tyrell Williams, San Diego at Carolina
20 DeAndre Hopkins, Houston at Indianapolis
21 Stefon Diggs, Minnesota at Jacksonville
22 Brandon Marshall, N.Y. Jets at San Francisco
23 Jarvis Landry, Miami vs. Arizona
24 Tyreek Hill, Kansas City vs. Oakland
25 Taylor Gabriel, Atlanta at Los Angeles …Gabriel has been very consistent, averaging 63 yards receiving over his past five games with 3 TDs (and while he didn’t score, Gabriel came close twice last week); UPDATE: Gabriel is set to be Atlanta’s number one receiver this week with Julio Jones likely out or limited and Mohamed Sanu out
26 Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis vs. Houston …Moncrief has scored a touchdown in every game he’s played with Andrew Luck this year, and Moncrief comes into this game having scored in five straight
27 Malcolm Mitchell, New England vs. Baltimore …In the three games since Rob Gronkowski has been out starting in Week 11, Mitchell’s full-season pace is a would-be 91 receptions, 1,184 yards and 16 TD
28 DeSean Jackson, Washington at Philadelphia …Jackson makes a return to Philadelphia, which always has to be added motivation
29 Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina vs. San Diego
30 Sterling Shepard, N.Y. Giants vs. Dallas …Shepard could get in the mix here against Dallas who rank 31st against the pass over their past three games at nearly 316 yards per game
31 Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia vs. Washington …Matthews (ankle) is expected back this week
32 Randall Cobb, Green Bay vs. Seattle
33 Pierre Garcon, Washington at Philadelphia
34 Anquan Boldin, Detroit vs. Chicago
35 Willie Snead, New Orleans at Tampa Bay
36 Sammy Watkins, Buffalo vs. Pittsburgh
37 Dontrelle Inman, San Diego at Carolina …Inman comes off games with back-to-back scores and gets a good match-up to extend that this week against the Panthers, tied for 31st against the pass
38 Julio Jones, Atlanta at Los Angeles …Jones (turf toe) will need to be monitored; UPDATE: Jones looks like he might be out or if active a decoy
39 Kenny Britt, Los Angeles vs. Atlanta …Britt has been consistent all year long, averaging 4.7 receptions and 71 yards per game
40 Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati at Cleveland
41 Steve Smith, Baltimore at New England
42 Brandon LaFell, Cincinnati at Cleveland
43 Davante Adams, Green Bay vs. Seattle
44 Cole Beasley, Dallas at N.Y. Giants
45 Corey Coleman, Cleveland vs. Cincinnati
46 Will Fuller, Houston at Indianapolis
47 Mike Wallace, Baltimore at New England
48 Allen Robinson, Jacksonville vs. Minnesota
49 Adam Thielen, Minnesota at Jacksonville …Thielen has turned into a useful PPR-asset, averaging 5.4 receptions and nearly 60 yards over his past five games
50 Ted Ginn Jr., Carolina vs. San Diego …Ginn comes into this one having scored in three straight games
51 Michael Floyd, Arizona at Miami
52 Quincy Enunwa, N.Y. Jets at San Francisco
53 Rishard Matthews, Tennessee vs. Denver
54 Tyler Lockett, Seattle at Green Bay
55 Chris Hogan, New England vs. Baltimore
56 DeVante Parker, Miami vs. Arizona
57 Robby Anderson, N.Y. Jets at San Francisco …Anderson had 12 targets and could get an extended look down the stretch by the Jets as they look toward the future
58 Cameron Meredith, Chicago at Detroit
59 Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota at Jacksonville
60 Marvin Jones, Detroit vs. Chicago
61 Dorial Green-Beckham, Philadelphia vs. Washington
62 Travis Benjamin, San Diego at Carolina
63 Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City vs. Oakland …Maclin (groin) is expected to return this week after sitting for the past month
64 Tavon Austin, Los Angeles vs. Atlanta
65 Breshad Perriman, Baltimore at New England …Perriman isn’t a high-volume guy but he could hit on a deep score and he’s scored 3 TDs in the past four weeks
66 Marqise Lee, Jacksonville vs. Minnesota
67 Adam Humphries, Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans …Humphries (concussion) will need to be monitored
68 Ty Montgomery, Green Bay vs. Seattle
69 Devin Funchess, Carolina vs. San Diego
70 Phillip Dorsett, Indianapolis vs. Houston
71 Josh Bellamy, Chicago at Detroit
72 Robert Woods, Buffalo vs. Pittsburgh …Woods (knee) could return this week
73 Kenny Stills, Miami vs. Arizona
74 Jermaine Kearse, Seattle at Green Bay
75 Brian Quick, Los Angeles vs. Atlanta

 

Tight End
1 Travis Kelce, Kansas City vs. Oakland
2 Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati at Cleveland …Eifert has a good chance for a touchdown for a third-straight game against Cleveland who allows the second-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends
3 Jimmy Graham, Seattle at Green Bay
4 Greg Olsen, Carolina vs. San Diego
5 Eric Ebron, Detroit vs. Chicago
6 Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans
7 Zach Ertz, Philadelphia vs. Washington …Over the past five weeks Ertz leads all tight ends with 47 targets
8 Jordan Reed, Washington at Philadelphia …Reed will need to be monitored, although this ranking assumes that he is active — note though that Philadelphia allows the fewest receptions per game to opposing tight ends
9 Ladarius Green, Pittsburgh at Buffalo …Green owners look to have been rewarded after a long wait — Green comes into this one off a huge 110-yard game and he’s averaging 18.8 yards per reception on 11 receptions as a Steeler
10 C.J. Fiedorowicz, Houston at Indianapolis
11 Coby Fleener, New Orleans at Tampa Bay …With Josh Hill out for the year, Fleener should spend the rest of the season with the Saints’ tight end job more or less to himself (now if he can just consistently catch the ball)
12 Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis vs. Houston
13 Dennis Pitta, Baltimore at New England
14 Martellus Bennett, New England vs. Baltimore …No Rob Gronkowski for the past three weeks so start Martellus Bennett you would think but Bennett has just with 6 receptions and 40 yards total over those three games
15 Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota at Jacksonville
16 Antonio Gates, San Diego at Carolina …Gates needs to score two touchdowns to tie the all-time record for touchdown catches by a tight end so look for him to get added looks in the red zone and surely Phillip Rivers will work to make that happen
17 Jason Witten, Dallas at N.Y. Giants
18 Vance McDonald, San Francisco vs. N.Y. Jets …McDonald gets to face a Jets’ defense that allowed Dwayne Allen to rip them for 3 TDs in the first half last week
19 Delanie Walker, Tennessee vs. Denver
20 Jermaine Gresham, Arizona at Miami
21 Vernon Davis, Washington at Philadelphia
22 Jared Cook, Green Bay vs. Seattle
23 Will Tye, N.Y. Giants vs. Dallas
24 Jack Doyle, Indianapolis vs. Houston
25 Gary Barnidge, Cleveland vs. Cincinnati
26 Hunter Henry, San Diego at Carolina
27 Lance Kendricks, Los Angeles vs. Atlanta
28 Ryan Griffin, Houston at Indianapolis
29 A.J. Derby, Denver at Tennessee
30 Dion Sims, Miami vs. Arizona

 

Kicker
1 Matt Prater, Detroit vs. Chicago
2 Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis vs. Houston
3 Dan Bailey, Dallas at N.Y. Giants
4 Cairo Santos, Kansas City vs. Oakland
5 Justin Tucker, Baltimore at New England
6 Matt Bryant, Atlanta at Los Angeles
7 Stephen Gostkowski, New England vs. Baltimore
8 Brandon McManus, Denver at Tennessee
9 Graham Gano, Carolina vs. San Diego
10 Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland at Kansas City
11 Josh Lambo, San Diego at Carolina
12 Mike Nugent, Cincinnati at Cleveland
13 Kai Forbath, Minnesota at Jacksonville
14 Dustin Hopkins, Washington at Philadelphia
15 Nick Novak, Houston at Indianapolis
16 Steven Hauschka, Seattle at Green Bay
17 Roberto Aguayo, Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans
18 Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona at Miami
19 Wil Lutz, New Orleans at Tampa Bay
20 Caleb Sturgis, Philadelphia vs. Washington
21 Nick Folk, N.Y. Jets at San Francisco
22 Phil Dawson, San Francisco vs. N.Y. Jets
23 Mason Crosby, Green Bay vs. Seattle
24 Robbie Gould, N.Y. Giants vs. Dallas
25 Ryan Succop, Tennessee vs. Denver
26 Randy Bullock, Pittsburgh at Buffalo
27 Andrew Franks, Miami vs. Arizona
28 Dan Carpenter, Buffalo vs. Pittsburgh
29 Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles vs. Atlanta
30 Cody Parkey, Cleveland vs. Cincinnati
31 Connor Barth, Chicago at Detroit
32 Jason Myers, Jacksonville vs. Minnesota

 

Defense
1 Minnesota DT, Minnesota at Jacksonville
2 Detroit DT, Detroit vs. Chicago
3 Cincinnati DT, Cincinnati at Cleveland
4 Denver DT, Denver at Tennessee
5 Atlanta DT, Atlanta at Los Angeles
6 Arizona DT, Arizona at Miami
7 New England DT, New England vs. Baltimore
8 Kansas City DT, Kansas City vs. Oakland
9 Indianapolis DT, Indianapolis vs. Houston
10 Carolina DT, Carolina vs. San Diego
11 Pittsburgh DT, Pittsburgh at Buffalo
12 Washington DT, Washington at Philadelphia
13 San Diego DT, San Diego at Carolina
14 Tennessee DT, Tennessee vs. Denver
15 Baltimore DT, Baltimore at New England
16 New York Jets DT, N.Y. Jets at San Francisco
17 Dallas DT, Dallas at N.Y. Giants
18 Oakland DT, Oakland at Kansas City
19 Jacksonville DT, Jacksonville vs. Minnesota
20 Philadelphia DT, Philadelphia vs. Washington
21 Green Bay DT, Green Bay vs. Seattle
22 San Francisco DT, San Francisco vs. N.Y. Jets
23 Houston DT, Houston at Indianapolis
24 Miami DT, Miami vs. Arizona
25 Seattle DT, Seattle at Green Bay
26 Buffalo DT, Buffalo vs. Pittsburgh
27 Tampa Bay DT, Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans
28 Los Angeles DT, Los Angeles vs. Atlanta
29 Cleveland DT, Cleveland vs. Cincinnati
30 Chicago DT, Chicago at Detroit
31 New York Giants DT, N.Y. Giants vs. Dallas
32 New Orleans DT, New Orleans at Tampa Bay