Friday, August 12, 2011

Preseason Fantasy First Take

People always say you cannot look or take to much info from preseason games, but don't buy into that. Especially this season with a shortens off season due to the strike allot of valuable information can be taken from these initial games.
Last night we seem Tim Tebow look confident and comfortable, I believe with out a doubt he will be the opening game season. So that changes some fantasy outlook, Kyle Orton in the right situation will thrive, and Tebow will get you 20 TD's total. So if your in a league were quarterbacks only get 4 points for pass touchdowns and 6 for rushing Tebow could be a double digit consistent guy.
Vincent Jackson solidified himself as a top 10 guy, he is physically one of the biggest receivers out there and Philip Rivers is tossing him his balls. The patriots defense looks like a safe bet again, were as the Eagles look like there going to give up some big points again this season.
Kevin Kolb and Larry Fitzgerald looked to have good timing for there limited work together which is a good sign for there stocks. I also believe that everyone should stay clear of the Cowboys Defense.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Fantasy Football PPR Rankings

Fantasy Football PPR Rankings

1. Arian Foster Hou
2. Chris Johnson Ten
3. Ray Rice Bal
4. LeSean McCoy Phi
5. Andre Johnson Hou
6. Jamaal Charles KC
7. Adrian Peterson Min
8. Maurice Jones-Drew Jac
9. Roddy White ATL
10 Aaron Rodgers GB
11 Frank Gore SF
12 Michael Vick Phi
13 Steven Jackson Stl
14 Peyton Hillis Cle
15 Larry Fitzgerald Ari
16 Darren McGadden Oak
17 Drew Brees NO
18 Matt Forte Chi
19 Hakeem Nicks NYG
20 Greg Jennings GB
21 Tom Brady NE
22 Calvin Johnson Det
23 Dallas Clark IND
24 Reggie Wayne IND
25 Rashard Mendenhall Pit
26 Antonio Gates SD
27 Peyton Manning IND
28 Wes Welker NE
29 Mike Wallace Pit
30 Dwayne Bowe KC
31 Jahvid Best Det
32 Phillip Rivers SD
33 Jason Witten Dal
34 Ahmad Bradshaw NYG
35 Miles Austin Dal
36 DeAngelo Williams Car
37 Dez Bryant Dal
38 Vincent Jackson SD
39 Jermichael Finley GB
40 Vernon Davis SF
41 Felix Jones Dal
42 Michael Turner ATL
43 Knowshon Moreno Den
44 Ryan Matthews SD
45 DeSean Jackson Phi
46 Jeremy Maclin Phi
47 Matt Schaub Hou
48 Brandon Marshall Mia
49 Tony Romo Dal
50 Steve Johnson Buf

Defensive Special Teams Combo Fantasy Rankings

Defense Special Teams Combo Rankings
1. Green Bay Packers
2. Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Baltimore Ravens
4. New York Jets
5. Philadelphia Eagles
6. New England Patriots
7. Atlanta Falcons
8. Chicago Bears
9. San Diego Chargers
10 New Orleans Saints
11 Kansas City Chiefs
12 New York Giants
13 Detroit Lions
14 Miami Dolphins
15 Oakland Raiders
16 Dallas Cowboys
17 St Louis Cardinals
18 Cleveland Browns
19 Minnesota Vikings
20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
21 Seattle Seahawks
22 Cincinatti Bengals
23 San Fransisco 49ers
24 Tennessee Titans
25 Indianapolis Colts
26 Houston Texans
27 Buffalo Bills
28 Denver Broncos
29 Arizona Cardinals
30 Washington Redskins
31 Jacksonville Jaguars
32 Carolina Panthers

Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings

Fantasy Football Kickers

1. Neil Rackers Hou
2. Josh Brown Stl
3. Nate Kaeding SD
4. Stephen Gostkowski NE
5. Rob Bironas Ten
6. Billy Cundiff Bal
7. Garrett Hartley NO
8. Mason Crosby GB
9. Nick Folk NYJ
10 Alex Henery Phi
11 Sebastian Janikowski Oak
12 Adam Vinatieri IND
13 Matt Bryant ATL
14 Ryan Longwell Min
15 Dan Carpenter Mia
16 Jay Feely Ari
17 David Buehler Dal
18 Robbie Gould Chi
19 Jeff Reed SF
20 Shaun Suisham Pit

Saturday, August 6, 2011

2011 Fantasy Football Tightend Rankings

Tightend Rankings

1. Antonio Gates SD
2. Dallas Clark IND
3. Jermichael Finley GB
4. Vernon Davis 49ers
5. Jason Witten Dal
6. Owen Daniels Hou
7. Kellen Winslow TB
8. Marcedes Lewis Jac
9. Greg Olsen Car
10 Chris Cooley
11 Jimmy Graham NO
12 Brandon Pettigrew Det.
13 Zach Miller Sea.
14 Tony Moeaki KC
15 Tony Gonzalez ATL
16 Dustin Keller NYJ
17 Rob Gronkowski NE
18 Ben Watson NE
19 Aaron Hernandez NE
20 Jared Cook Ten
21 Jermaine Gresham Cin
22 Todd Heap Ari
23 Brent Celek Phi
24 Heath Miller Pit
25 Visanthe Shiancoe Min
26 Anthony Fasano Mia
27 Kyle Rudolph Min
28 Ed Dickson Bal
29 Fred Davis Was
30 John Carlson
31 Lance Hendricks Stl
32 Jacob Tamme IND
33 Joel Dreesen Hou
34 Jeremy Shockey Car
35 Tony Schefflwe Det
36 Dante Rosario Den
37 Evan Moore Cle
38 Shawn Nelson Buf
39 Martellus Bennett Dal
40 Travis Beckum NYG

Friday, August 5, 2011

Fantasy Football Reciever Draft Rankings

Here are our Fantasy Football Reciever Draft Rankings. When Drafting a Reciever in anygiven round we suggest taking the best available via our rankings. We will also be releasing our top 200 combined rankings soon.

1. Andre Johnson Hou
2. Roddy White ATL
3. Greg Jennings GB
4. Calvin Johnson Det
5. Larry Fitzgerald Ari
6. Hakeem Nicks NYG
7. Vincent Jackson SD
8. Mike Wallace Pit
9. Miles Austin Dal
10 DeSean Jackson Phi (watch status of his holdout)
11 Reggie Wayne IND
12 Dwayne Bowe KC
13 Mike Williams TB
14 Dez Bryant Dal
15 Brandon Lloyd Den
16 Steve Johnson Buf
17 Jeremy Maclin Phi
18 Marques Colston NO
19 Wes Welker NE
20 Santonio Holmes NYJ
21 Mario Manningham NYG
22 Percy Harvin Min
23 Kenny Britt Ten
24 Anquan Boldin Bal
25 Brandon Marahall Mia
26 Austin Collie Ind
27 Pierre Garçon IND
28 Sidney Rice Sea
29 Steve Smith Car
30 Santana Moss Was
31 Braylon Edwards 49ers
32 AJ Green Cin
33 Michael Crabtree 49ers
34 Chad Ochocinco NE
35 Mike Thomas Jac
36 Johnny Knox Chi
37 Malcontent Floyd FA
38 Julio Jones ATL
39 Lance Moore NO
40 Jordy Nelson GB
41 Robert Meachem NO
42 Roy Williams Chi
43 Plaxico Burress NYJ
44 Mike Williams Sea
45 Mike Sims-Walker Jac
46 Davone Bess Mia
47 Deion Branch NE
48 Hines Ward Pit
49 Steve Breston KC
50 Donald Driver GB

Fantasy Football Runningbacks Draft Rankings

Here are our 2011 Fantasy Football Pre-Draft Runningback rankings. When looking for any position we recommend you take best available from our list. Also to help you further we will be releasing our top 200 combined rankings.

Runningback Rankings

1. Adrian Peterson Min
2. Arian Foster Hou
3. Chris Johnson Ten (watch hold out status)
4. Maurice Jones-Drew Jac
5. Jamaal Charles KC
6. Ray Rice Bal
7. Rashard Mendenhall Pitt
8. Frank Gore SF
9. Steven Jackson STL
10 Michael Turner Atl
11 LeSean McCoy Phi
12 Peyton Hillis Cle
13 Darren McFadden Oak
14 Matt Forte Chi
15 Ahmad Bradshaw NYG
16 Ryan Matthews SD
17 DeAngelo Williams Car
18 LeGarrette Blount TB
19 Jonathon Stewart Car
20 Knowshon Moreno Den
21 Cedric Benson Cin
22 BenJarvis Green-Ellis NE
23 Felix Jones Dal
24 Shonn Green NYJ
25 Jahvid Best Det
26 Ryan Grant GB
27 Frew Jackson Buf
28 Mark Ingram NO
29 James Starks GB
30 Daniel Thomas Mia
31 Ryan Williams Ari
32 Mikel LeShoure Det
33 Marshawn Lynch Sea
34 Pierre Thomas NO
35 Ryan Torian Was
36 Mike Tolbert SD
37 Joseph Addai IND
38 Chris 'Beanie' Wells Ari
39 Michael Bush Oak
40 C.J. Spiller Buf
41 Willis McGahee Den
42 LaDanian Tomlinson NYJ
43 Brandon Jacobs NYG
44 Reggie Bush Mia
45 Roy Helu Was
46 Thomas Jones KC
47 Danny Woodhead NE
48 Montario Hardestry Cle
49 Darren Sproles NO
50 Ronnie Brown Phi

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Fantasy Football Top Quarterbacks

Top Fantasy Quarterbacks

1. Aaron Rodgers GB
2. Drew Brees NO
3. Michael Vick Phi
4. Tom Brady NE
5. Phillip Rivers SD
6. Peyton Manning IND
7. Matt Schaub Hou
8. Ben Roethlisberger Pitt
9. Matt Ryan ATl
10. Josh Freeman TB
11. Tony Romo Dal
12. Eli Manning NYG
13. Sam Bradford Stl
14. Joe Flacco Bal
15. Matt Cassel KC
16. Matthew Stafford Det
17. Kevin Kolb Ari
18. Jay Cutler Chi
19. David Garrard Jac
20. Mark Sanchez NYJ
21. Tim Tebow den
22. Ryan Fitzpatrick Buf
23. Donovan McNabb Min
24. Jason Campbell Oak
25. Kyle Orton Den
26. Matt Hasselbeck Tenn
27. Chad Henne Mia
28. Colt McCoy Cle
29. Bruce Gradkowski Cin
30. Alex Smith SF
31. Tavaris Jackson Sea
32. Cam Newton Car
33. Vince Young Phi
34. Blaine Gabbert Jac
35. Shaun Hill Det
36. Josh Beck Was
37. Matt Flynn GB
38. Jake Locker Ten
39. Jimmy Clausen Car
40. Christian Ponder Min

For a printable version of this list go to

Fantasy Football Draft Time

If your anything like us, all this lockout and free agency talked has geared you up for what could be an interesting Fantasy Football season for sure. So finally training camps are in full swing, preseason games are set to begin shortly, and that means all of our fantasy drafts are coming soon. So now it is time to take your draft prep seriously.
Starting today we will release our current rankings, now that free agency has worked itself out. We will have all of our positional rankings, from offensive positional rankings, to defensive IDP rankings, and of course defense and special teams. Everything draft prep any one would ever need to be successful in their respective leagues.
Questions like will LeSean McCoy's stock be hurt with the Ronnie Brown signing, or just how good is Vincent Jackson. Any successful fantasy football season is a direct result of prepping for ones draft. So let us help you form your draft strategy and then help you through the regular season with waiver wire news, start and sit, and weekly positional rankings.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Fantasy football Mock Draft

Last week Mike Ryans organized a mock fantasy football draft amongst guys that we have competed against in fantasy football for years. So here is the pick by pick results of the 12 team and 12 round teams. We did every two round elevator pics so if your picked 12th then you picked 1st the next round. And every third rounds order changed. We would also like to organize another mock draft for any readers to take part in anyone interested email us.

Round 1
1) Adrian Peterson, Min
2) Chris Johnson, Ten
3) Arian Foster, Hou
4) Andre Johnson, Hou
5) Jamaal Charles, KC
6) Ray Rice, Bal
7) Roddy White, ATL
8) LeSean McCoy, phi
9) Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac
10) Calvin Johnson, Det
11) Hakeem Nicks, NYG
12) Frank Gore
1) Darren McFaddeb, Oak
2) Michael Turner, ATL
3) Larry Fitgerald, ari
4) Matt Forte, Chi
5) Dwayne Bowe, KC
6) Greg Jennings, GB
7) Mark Ingram, NO
8) Reggie Wayne, IND
9) Rashard Mendenhall, Pit
10) Miles Austin, Dal
11) Steven Jackson, Stl
12) Mike Wallace, Pit
1) Aaron Rodgers, GB
2) Vincent Jackson, SD
3) Michael Vick, Phi
4) DeSean Jackson, Phi
5) Ryan Matthews, SD
6) Peyton Hillis, Cle
7) LeGarrette Blount, TB
8) Wes Welker, NO
9) Phillip Rivers, SD
10) Brandon Marshall, Mia
11) Mike Williams, TB
12) Drew Brees, NO
1) Antonio Gates, SD
2) Jermichael Finley, GB
3) Tom Brady, NE
4) Marques Colston, NO
5) DeAngelo Williams, Car
6) Peyton Manning, IND
7) Jeremy Maclin, Phi
8) Santonio Holmes, MYJ
9) Dez Bryant, Dal
10) Shonn Green NYJ
11) Brandon Lloyd
12) Tony Romo
1) Ahmad Bradshaw NYG
2) Steve Johnson Buf
3) Sidney Rice, Sea
4) Dallas Clark IND
5) Jay Feely
6) Austin Collie IND
7) Anquan Boldin Bal
8) Vernon Davis Sf
9) Percy Harvin Min
10) Knowshon Moreno Den
11) Jason Witten, Dal
12) Matt Ryan ATL
1. Felix Jones Dal
2. Marshawn Lynch sea
3. Pierre Garçon IND
4. Fred Jackson Buf
5. Mario Manningham NYG
6. Kenny Britt ten
7. Jimmy Graham NO
8. Johnny Knox Chi
9. Owen Daniels Hou
10. Reggie Bush Mia
11. Deion Branch NE
12. Cedric Benson Cin
Round 7
1. Daniel Thomas Mia
2. Ryan Grant GB
3. Jonathon Stewart Car
4. Matt Schaub Hou
5. Michael Crabtree sf
6. Chad Ochocinco NE
7. Ben Roethlisberger pit
8. Santana Moss was
9. Eli Manning NYG
10. BenJarvis Green-Ellis NE
11. AJ Green Cin
12. Josh Freeman TB
1. Jordy Nelson GB
2. Mike Thomas Jav
3. Sam Bradford Stl
4. James Starks GB
5. Danny Amendola Stl
6. Steve Smith Car
7. Lance Moore NO
8. Jacoby Ford oak
9. Zach Miller oak
10 Braylon Edwards
11. Davine Bess Mia
12. Julio Jones Atl
1. Ryan Torrian Was
2. Jay Cutler chi
3. Joe Flacco Bal
4. Mike Sim-walker Jac
5. CJ Spiller buf
6. Robert Meachem NO
7. Ron Grnakowski NE
8. Mikel LeShoure Det
9. Tim Tebow Den
10. Michael Bush Oak
11. Brandon Jacobs NYG
12. Roy Helu was
Round 10
1. Aaron Hernandez NE
2. Hines Ward Pitt
3. Kevin Kolb Ari
4. Mike Tolbert SD
5. Matt Cassel KC
6. Chris beanie wells ari
7. Ryan Williams ari
8. Jerome Simpson Cin
9. Kellen Winslow tb
10. Chris Cooley was
11. Kyle Orton Den
12. Emmanuel Sanders pit
Round 11
1. Ryan Fitzpatrick bid
2. Donavon McNabb min
3. Willis McGahee den
4. Mike Williams sea
5. Steve smith NYG
6. Marcedes Lewis Jac
7. Darren sproiles NO
8. Mark sanchez NYJ
9. Brandon Pettigrew Det
10 Dustin Keller NYJ
11. Randy moss ten (retired)
12. Danny Woodhead
Round 12
1. LaDanian TOmlinson NYJ
2. Rashard Jennings Jac
3. Plaxico Burress JYJ
4. Pierre Thomas no
5. Nate burleson Det
6. Demarco Murray Dal
7. Kendal hunter sf
8. Jared cook ten
9. Tony gonzalez ark
10 James jones GB
11. Josh Cribs Cle
12. Earl Bennett chi
There were a few suprises through the mock draft just as there is in normal drafts. People alot of the times feel as if they most follow rankings to a T but that is alwaycorrect. If you have a feeling that some body is going to have a monster year don't be affraid to take them over higher ranked ayers! Also another piece of advice, when TE and QB start coming off the board don't panic, and certainly don't change your draft plan. In the 4th round of our mock draft two TE came off in the first 2 picks, when this happens most people panic and take a TE unless 3-4 come off in a row stick too your guns. As the other team owners take a TE someone will fall too you.
Anyone interested in participating in a mock 'practice' draft, and or be in a readers fantasy football league with us email us at or You can also email us draft questions as well. If we can get some leagues going we will participate in every league and the winners of the leagues will win $300 StubHub gift cards in every league.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Fantasy Football Draft Prep

Fantasy Football Drafts will start taking place with in the next few weeks. Everyone who is actively involved surely is prepping for the drafts, atleast if they want a successful season and draft. It almost feels like the World of Fantasy Football is on hold while the NFL sorts through all the Free Agents. Since nearly 25% of the league became free agents after the lock out it is impossible to rank players with out knowing what situation they are going to be in.
At this point most of the big moves are done, and we have a fairly good idea what is going to happen with the rest. So finally we can move foward with our positional rankings, player rankings, and our top 200 rankings. There will be some players that their stock improves from out preseason rankings like Darren Sproles who is now with the Saints. Though he isn't a top guy he is a good bye week option, or a 3rd option guy. Another guy is Plaxico, he is in a place where he could end up being there big play maker. And a guy who stock will be down abit is Peyton Manning. Questions with his neck, and there offensive line, but he is stil Peyton Manning I would be Leary about using a first or second round pick on him.
So stay tuned as we will begin rolling out our draft rankings.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Can Reggie Bush be a Fantast Impact

I'm going to keep this short, yes. Reggie Bush will be an impact fantasy player. Now that don't mean I believe he is a top 10 back right now, but he could end the season that way! The simple fact is that is New Orleans he did underachieve for sure, but to his defense New Orleans passes all day long. Now in Miami there are still questions to be answered, will they resign Rickey Williams, will Ronnie Brown be back, and will Kyle Orton end up in a Dolphins jersey.
No matter who ends up under center Bush is a huge winner by this signing. Expect him to have games with has many has 18-20 carries, he is so explosive don't be surprised with a couple big play's a game. Of course he will continue to catch balls in the flats were he maybe the most dangerous guy in the NFL.
So when our new Positional Rankings come out expect Bush to make a big jump. He should now be taken seriously as a fantasy football impact player.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fantasy Football Jump Start

Now that the NFL Lockout is behind us and camp's will be in full swing this weekend, it is time to start you fantasy football Draft Prep. This week we will be keeping up with all the moves and post on how it will effect fantasy stocks. The next 10-14 could decide the power of
The NFL aswell as who will be your top fantasy players. There are some guys who could really benefit from a change of scenery. For example if Randy Moss ends up with a top QB he could have a monster year. You got Reggie Bush to, Ochs ends up in the right spot he could also have a career year.
So onething is clear, the next few weeks will change the Position Rankings for sure. We will help keep it all in perspective and update rankings as needed! Then on or around August 16th we will release our ore draft rankings, so your ready for your draft.

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Readers Fantasy Football Questions

JB and I have both recieved emails from readers with fantasy football questions. A good majority of them have asked us about drafting What is called 'handcuffed' guys. For example if you had drafted Vick and late in your draft you take Kevin Kolb. Or if you take Adrian Petterson in the first later taking Toby Gearhart. This is something that every Fantasy owner must answer yearly. Personally it is a case by case thing.
There are certainly instances where I would recommend drafting a back up of a player you took early. But things must line up right at the same time. If I take Maurice Jones-Drew again this season I would again pick up Rashard Jennings again but as a free agent. This is where doing research before a draft is important. If you were to take Jamaal Charles and were adamant about having Thomas Jones you would more than likely have to use one of your 6-8 picks for him. Personally I don't like to use valuable picks for someone who is only valuable if a injury occurs. Thomas Jones has value but only in a 2-3 RB setting.
I do however believe in handcuffing you opponents, example last season when Frank Gore was Injured I set my alarm clock for 5:45am so I was awake when the waiver wire opened at 5:59am to pick up Brian Westbrook. I never played him but it helped knock my biggest competition in that league from 2nd place to out of the playoffs.
We will touch much more on this subject in the coming weeks, I just wanted to make sure readers didn't think we were disregarding the emails.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Fantasy Football Sleeper

Every year there are guys who fly into the drafts under the radar, some known and some unknown. Here are some skill position guys we expect to be big fantasy guys this season.

Josh Freeman, Quarterback, TB, this guys made big plays last year and he is surrounded by targets and play makers.

Mark Sanchez, Quarterback, NYJ, possibly throwing to Plaxico this year, expect him to continue to progress. He makes smart plays.

Roy Helu, RB, Wash, the rookie Runningback is set to be in a Runningback by committee with Ryan Torain, Torain can't stay healthy so expect good production.

Mikel LeShoure, RB, Det, another rookie splitting time, the Lions have Jahvid Best who is a big play maker but LeShoure could be the teams work horse.

Jonnathon Stewart, RB, Carolina, DeAngelo Williams is expected to be gone, so he will be the premier Runningback.

Julio Jones, Wr, ATL, Atlanta gave up 4 draft pics to move up and grab this guy. With Roddy white and Tony Gonzalez ATL will be putting the ball in the air. Jones is 6-3 220 pounds and physical he is going to be a monster!

Greg Little, Wr, Cle, he is expected by people with in the organization to become McCoys go to guy.

Mike Thomas, Wr, Jax, in his second year he became Garrards go to guy, this season expect much of the same with improvements.

Jacoby Ford, Wr, Oakland, Ford is just explosive, he will score you points as a reciever and a return man.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Contract Year Players

While fantasy owners must consider this years free agent market, who is holding out who ends up where, it is nearly as important to know who is playing in a contract year. Players playing in a contract year can be a good bet a good portion of the time. Some guys come out of a rookie contract and hungry to get a huge deal, some players are coming into there biggest contracts. So here is a list of players in contract years, in no particular order.


Michael Vick, Eagles, believe it or not this guy has another upside, it is a contract year and everyone must know he is hungry to get his first big contract since getting out of prison.

Kevin Kolb, Eagles, though he is unlikely to be a Eagle this season, the fact is where ever he plays he has allot to prove, but he has a chance to get big bucks.

Drew Brees, NO, no question he will be a Saint, but playing for a max deal bet he will produce, look at the amount of weapons he has around him to help.

Kyle Orton, Den, he is likely to be moved as Tim Tebow is set to take over after Orton had a career year. There has been talk of Orton to Arizona but I believe Kolb will be a much better fit. I think it is much more likely he will end up in either Cincinnati, or Seattle. But either place he will continue to put up good numbers in this play off season.


Reggie Bush, NO, who knows were Reggie will play this year. But he is versitile fast and a great talent. Reggie is ready for a big deal.

Matt Forte, Chi, now some of our staff may not be big fans of Forte, but this guy had been a value for Chicago. He is set to make $550,000 this being his last year of his rookie contract. You can bet he will want to prove he is worth a big contract.

Frank Gore, SF, he has always been a fantasy owner favorite, wether there in a PPR league or not. The Hip is 100% according to his agent Drew Rosenhaus. He is already hungry to prove he still has some gas left in his tank. He will earn a new big contract.

Ryan Grant, GB, they say his ankle is 100% so this guy is not only going to start off the season sharing carries with Starks, but playing to earn a contract. Expect both to go in his favor.

LaDainian Tomlinson, NYJ, allot of talk that he will take a step back this year to Shonn Green, but he is playing for what will more than likely be his last contract.

Thomas Jones, KC, we have heard from a few contacts in the league that this could be his last season, but either way he is only tenured through this season.


Dwayne Bowe, KC, did last season's monster year come a season to early? We don't think so expect monster number for Bowe this season as he works twards a monster deal in 2011.

Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona, With Arizonas lack of talent, people would expect them to just use the franchise tag on Fitzgerald for the 2012 season. But he had a clause in his contract where if he gets franchised he will make $23 million, so don't expect that.

Marques Colston, NO, he has shown spurts of greatness here and there but with him and his QB playing for a contract it maybe a monster season for both.

Robert Meachem, NO, with 2 Wideouts playing for a contract the Saints may benifit the most.

Mario Manningham, NYG, he maybe the most interesting player in this category we think. If Steve Smith departs buy Manningham because it will be a monster year.

Reggie Wayne, IND, believe it or not he still had 111 grabs for 1300+ yards last year, he will earn one last monster deal.

Chang Ochocinco, Cin, once he is done wrestling gator, bull riding, be assured he will be ready to earn on the field, no matter who his QB is.

Wes Welker, NE, maybe a very important year for Welker, Coach Belichicks track record shows he allows vets leave before there production drops. He needs to prove his value!


Mercedes Lewis, JAX, Fresh off his break out season if he continues he will get paid.

Jermichael Finley, GB, greenbay drafted Dj williams so was that a hint that Finely maybe on his way out? Either way good play he will be paid somewhere.

Greg Olsen, chi, Bears officials say he is their second priority behind Forte, so more good play will help him and fantasy owners in 2011.

Visanthe Shaincoe, MIN, The vikings drafted a young TE which may not be a good sign a him or fantasy owners. More will be known once camp finally opens but it could be a sticky situation in Minnesota for him.

Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings

1.) Aaron Rodgers, he Is consistent he has big playmakers and he will have Ryan Grant back to
Help keep the secondary honest. I think the Green Bay offense will put up huge numbers this year.
2.) Michael Vick, he is probably number 1 on most list, and after a year like last it is deserved. Personally I won't touch him, though I don't doubt he will put up some numbers, the risk of him being injured is to high.
3.) Peyton Manning, his weapons are all back, but some concern of the runningbacks, and offensive line. But he is Peyton Manning.
4.) phillip Rivers, the amount of weapons the chargers have is astonishing, if they get better production from the backfield, and if they make the Vincent Jackson situation work, this could be his best season.
5.) Tom Brady, alot of targets for Tom again this year may not have another 36td and 4int season but you know Tom Brady will find his receivers.
6.) Drew Brees, I dont expect another 22int's, Brees will be hungry for redemption after last year
7.) Ben Rothlisberger, no offseason personal distraction for him, I think big ben may have a career year, him and mike Wallace are going to do big things this season!
8.) Matt Schaub, he burnt allot of fantasy owners early last year, including me, but he had a great 2nd half of the season. And he is throwing to Andrea Johnson, Owen Wilson, Arisn Foster.
9.) Tony Romo, his collar bone won't be a problem, he has big weapons around him, bit can Dez Bryant and miles Austin co exist?
10.)Josh Freeman, He has good targets, big play receiver and tightend, and this guy has some wheels so he will get you some rush yards, he finished 2nd for QB rushing behind Vick last year.
I would say if In your draft if your coming into the last few rounds and you like your positional players and need a back up QB get Tim Tebow!

Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Combo Rankings

In some leagues that do defense and special teams combo scoring, you must have a the defense in order to get return points. This confuses allot of people if your in a league like this you don't want to draft a WR or RB because of there return threat because you will not get points for there returns. Basically if I was in a league like this and say I have Josh Cribs, well if cribs returns 3 punts for 185 yards and scored once, I won't get points for any of that, I will only get points for what Cribs did while on the offensive side of the ball. Then whoever, if anyone, in my league has the browns defense would get the points for his or anyone on Clevelands team. Seriously be sure you know your leagues scoring inside and out! So here are our top defensive and special team combo rankings.

1.) Packers
2.) Steelers
3.) Jets
4.) Bears
5.) Eagles
6.) Ravens
7.) Patriots
8.) Falcons
9.) Raiders
10.) Chiefs
11.) Chargers
12.) Saints
13.) Giants
14.) Cowboys
15.) Browns

Fantasy Football PPR Leagues Tightend Rankings

2011 fantasy football tight end PPR rankings

Tight end is a position that if played right you can pull away in week to week match up's. In most cases games are close so this is where you can really begin to separate yourself. Here is our 2011 fantasy football tight end PPR rankings.

1.) Antonio Gates, SD
2.) Dallas Clark, IND
3.) Vernon Davis, SF
4.) Jason Witten, Dal
5.) Jermichael Finley, GB
6.) Owen Daniels, Hou
7.) Mercedes Lewis, Jax
8.) Kellen Winslow, TB
9.) Zachary Miller, Oak
10) Brandon Pettigrew, Det
11) Tony Gonzalez, ATL
12) Jimmy Graham, NO
13) Ben Watson, Cle
14) Dustin Keller, NYJ
15) Tony Moeaki, KC

NFL Bye Weeks 2011

The 2011 NFL bye weeks

When drafting your fantasy team you always want the NFL bye week schedule next to you. The 2011 NFL bye schedule can be a very helpful tool if used correctly. You never want to put yourself in a postion where your back up's have the same bye week as your starters. So print your self a copy of the 2011 NFL bye weeks and have it handy during your drafts. It is a very frustrating position to be in, if at the end of your draft your 2 big players have the same bye week, or if you starting and there back up does.
Now with that said there are people who go out of there way to draft a team where to big time players have the same bye week. This could be tricky because there is a good change you wouldn't be taking best available at times. I try to make sure I get a back up QB RB and TE with different bye's then my starter. The waiver line can normally get you a receiver to get you through a week if need be.
Another tip, playoff contenders. I've always been a firm believer that playoffs should end by week 14. This is were a little preparation goes a long way. You have to be smart especially with QB's and RB's since they are more likely to sit when a playoff spot is clinched. We Will touch more on this soon but something for everyone to keep on mind.

Week 5: Baltimore, Cleveland, Dallas, Miami, St. Louis, Washington
Week 6: Arizona, Denver, Kansas City, San Diego, Seattle, Tennessee
Week 7: Buffalo, Cincinnati, New England, NY Giants, Philadelphia, San Fransisco
Week 8: Atlanta, Chicago, Green Bay, NY Jets, Oakland, Tampa Bay
Week 9: Carolina, Detroit, Jacksonville, Minnesota,
Week 10 No bye weeks scheduled
Week 11 Houston, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh

Fantasy Football PPR league Reciever Rankings

PPR league members really can benefit from having a prime receiver! Normal leagues I would argue against taking a wide out in the first round, but in a PPR league 6 grabs for 60 yards is 12 points were as a normally scored league 12 points is 60 yards with a TD. So a big named wide out who goes out gets you 9 catches for 95 yards and a score just bagged you 24 points. Here is our top 16 receivers for PPR leagues, only going to highlight guys who playing in a contract year. We will be releasing a more indepth round of list soon. Also be watching for our spread sheets for everyone to print and take to their respective drafts.

1.) Andrea Johnson, Houston
2.) Roddy White, ATL
3.) Hakeem Nicks, NYG, this guy is a beast but one thing to keep in mind Eli has had different 100 catch recur we each of the last 3 years.
4.) Calvin Johnson, Det
5.) Larry Fitzgerald,Ari, Contract year
6.) Reggie Wayne, Ind
7.) Greg Jennings, GB
8.) Wes Welker, NE, i think his value increases more than anyothet player in PPR rankings
9.) Dwayne Bowe, KC
10) DeSean Jackson, Phi
11) Brandon Marshall, Mia
12) Mike Wallace, Pitt
13) Vincent Jackson, SD, if before you draft they are saying he is happy with his situation and is going to play a hole season he is a top 5 guy!
14) Brandon Lloyd, Den
15) Steve Johnson, Buf
16) Sidney Rice, Min, I'm sure people will think we are crazy for having Rice here but he is in a contract year and he is coming into this season healthy again.

Fantasy Football PPR Runningback Rankings

PPR leagues change everything! It can take a Runningback in the low teens normally and project him into the top 5. Here are our 2011 fantasy football runningback's rankings for all PPR leagues.
1.)Arson Foster, while Im not sold he will produce another 2000 total yards this season he will get allot of carries, and he caught 66 passes last season for over 600 yards.

2.)LeSean McCoy, in non PPR league's McCoy isn't this far up the board but this guy caught 78 balls last year for over 600 yards. Then hit for over 1000 rushing yards.

3.)Maurice Jones-Drew, people maybe scarred of Rashard Jennings steal carries this year, I say don't be. The hold out also will push Jennings progression. With year long knee problem's and what was considered a down year he produced over 1600 total yard with 7 td's. He missed a few games keep in mind too. Knee is fixed and I think you can expect larger output across the board for this guy.

4.)Chris Johnson, he may of only had 200 yards receiving but he had 44 catches, he will put up big numbers again this year.

5.)Jamaal Charles, 1900 total yards last year, people are scarred to take him because of Thomas jones being there, he will get his game in and game out, and too be honest so won't Jones, but I would put jones in the mid to late 20's. Honestly I feel like he could be the best Runningback option, but we will have to see what happens. But I've heard there is a chance jones could be on his way out if that is the case rank him 1 or 2

6.)Adrian Peterson, his receiving numbers will improve this year, as will his carries, as long has he holds onto the football.

7.)Ray Rice, slow start last year but he got it going finally. Expect good things this year from a guy who pulled in 63 receptions last season.

8.)Darren McFadden, last season 1600+ yards with 10 TD's. 500 yards through the air, he was targeted 61 times. If Bush isn't there he could easily be a top 5 guy!

9.)Frank Gore, though he had a down season last year, plus injury problems, he still racked up 1300 total yards, he will be healthy and hungry!

10)Peyton Hillis, 1200 yards rushing 11 TD's and 61 grabs for 477 yards with 2 more TD's not bad for a 'fullback'

11)Steven Jackson, last year with a rookie QB he went over 1200 yards with 6 rushing TD's, and 383 receiving yards. He still has some good years

12)Matt Forte, the only way I would suggest drafting him is if your in a PPR league, he had 51 grabs for 547 yards and 3 TD's. He did rush for over 1000 yards with 6 TD's.

Curious who I missed, who you guys think I left off here! Leave a comment or click our message board and start a thread.

How PPR leagues change rankings

When talking about a PPR league everything changes as far as rankings and draft strategy goes. If in a PPR league a top receiver could be a safe way to go with your first pick, depending on your QB point set up and if any of the RB's left are catching threats.
Think about it a wideout can go out catch 8 balls for 60 yards, and he got you 14 points with out a score. PPR scoring makes Wes Welker easily a top 7 receiver, and a guy like Dallas Clark look better than he already does. Some people say these leagues are for beginners but if you find it fun then do it, that is why we play!
A PPR league can transform a sad fantasy day into a pretty good day, but like I said, it changes all the rankings. We will now move into ranking WR TE and RB for all PPR leagues. You maybe asking why are we re ranking Runningbacks, well your still getting your points per possession so it changes the RB's as well. For me if your in a PPR league Adrian Peterson falls bellow Maurice Jones-Drew and maybe abit further.
So check back and we will get all this out in the next few days!! Also if anyone has any fantasy questions please email us at the link on the page and we will answer on a column, and we will answer all questions!

Fantasy Football Defense rankings

For the rest of you who get special teams points only if you own, and start the player that score, rather than obtaining them through the defense this list is for you guys! Having a good defense with a favorable match up can steal up 15-20 points and in most leagues,(minus ppr leagues because those scores can be in the high 170's) that is enough to pull away from you opponent. I always like to play with that waiver line when it come to defenses. If your defense is on by or they have a unfavorable match up don't release your team and expect them to be sitting there next week waiting. Im always telling people if someone does that too pick there team up, if you can afford to drop a bench player. Sometimes the best offense is a defense, or in this case blocking someone out from a good defensive option. That really applies to all positions but we will talk about that more soon. So here is our list of the top 15 defenses. Now soon we will post all our list in a printable form with the top 35-50 at each position then a top 200, so you can take them with you too your draft. Are list will also separate for people in PPR leagues and people playing in a defensive/ special teams combo league, because believe it or not those to things make huge differences in were a player sits value wise. So here we go.....
1.)Green Bay, the got play makers on the defensive side!
3.)New York Jets
4.)Baltimore, maybe getting up there in age but they still intimidate for a reason
6.)Chicago Bears
7.)New England, They just make plays
8.)San Diego
9.)New York Giants
10)Dallas Cowboys
11)Arizona, believe it or not they are strong on this side of the ball
12)Detroit Lions
14)New Orleans
15)Cleveland Browns, great secondary expect a new way in Cleveland this year

Fantasy Football IDP Rankings

Here are our top 10 in the IDP picks. Typical IDP league's draft a defensive lineman a linebacker and a DB. Allot of people like these league's better because rather than an entire defense it take's much more research to get points from this point style.

Defensive lineman
1.)Jared Allen, Min
2.)Justin Tuck, NYG
3.)Julius Peppers, CHI
4.)Trent Cole, Phi
5.)Ndamukong Suh, Det
6.)Psi Omenyiora, Nyg
7.)Robert Mathis, IND
8.)Elvis Dumervil, Den
9.)Terrell Suggs, BAL
10.)Charles Johnson, Car

1.)Patrick Willis, SF
2.)Paul Posluszny,Buf
3.)Jerod Mayo, NE
4.)Ray Lewis, Bal
5.)Brian Urlaxher, Chi
6.)Lawrence Timmons,Pit
7.)DJ Williams, Den
8.)Chad Greenway, Min
9.)Derrick Johnson, KC
10.)Brian Cushing, HOU

1.)Eric Berry KC
2.)LaRon Landry, Was
3.)Devin McCourty, NE
4.)TJ Ward, CLE
5.)Michael Griffin, Ten
6.) Charles Woodson, GB
7.)DeAngelo Hall, Was
8.)Tyvon Branch, Oak
9.)Joe Haden, CLE
10.)Troy Polamalu,Pit

How ever you choose your IDP guys, be sure not to be affraid to us the waiver wire and or you bench. In fantasy football every point can be the difference!

Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings

When drafting a kicker you want to be sure you get a guy the is part of an offense that moves the ball, and you want the kicker to be accurate. You would expect a guy like Nare Kaeding from San Diego to be a big producing kicker, but he misses and don't get allot of chances. A few pieces of advice, don't wait until the last round to take a kicker, though a kicker isn't a huge scorer, the right kicker can give you 8-12 points a week that sort of production is more than allot of Tightends. Another piece of advice don't be afraid to use the waiver line for kickers. I have in many cases had 2 kickers in my line up. If your starter is on bye or in a tough match up picking up a kicker with a good match up can help score you those extra points needed to win.
Here are our rankings:
1.)Sabastian Janikowski, Oakland
2.)Stephen Goatkowski, NE
3.)David Akers, PHI
4.)Neil Rackers, hou, he was great in Zona, he will be in Houston
5.)Adan Vinatieri, IND
6.)Josh Brown, Stl
7.)Matt Bryan, Atl
8.)Billy Cundiff, Bal
9.)Garret Hartley, NO
10.)Dan Carpenter, Mia
11.)Ron Bironas, Ten
12.)Nick Folk, NYJ
13.) Nate Kaeding, SD
14.)Mason Crosby, GB
15.)Ryan Succop, KC

Fantasy Football Tightend Rankings

The Tightend position is very under rated in fantasy football. A consistent Tightend can be the difference between a playoff run, and a middle of the pack fantasy line up. Allot of fantasy owners over look this position, and end up getting 2-3 points a week out of that slot, this is where a owner who does there research can gain some ground and pull away from the average fantasy football owner. Now our TE rankings are based on a league that doesn't include PPR in there scoring system, if you are in a PPR league adjust accordingly we will be releasing a list of ppr rankings for RB, WR, TE soon

1.)Vernon Davis, he is the #1 target for his team, he is consistent and reliable. If your in a ppr league his value is even greater.
2.) Dallas Clark, Indy has serious O-line concerns expect allot of dumps and he can make plays!
3.) Antonio Gates, he will score double digits weekly.
4.) Jason Witten, the only guy on This team I trust.
5.) Jermichael Finley, he will be hungry this season, and healthy!
6.) Mercedes Lewis, he broke out last season and he will continue to improve
7.) Zach Miller, he was inconsistent last season but I believe he is ready for a break out year.
8.) Jimmy Graham, NO, they pass allot and he has moved into there #1 TE
9.) Dustin Keller, expect his red zone targets to increase
10.) Owen Daniels, this is Finally going to be his season!
Guys we are down on Chris Cooley, and Tony Gonzalez. Age and a lack of offensive production will decrease there value. Cooley could be great but not in this offense. A few guys to watch Jermaine Gresham, depending on Palmer he could become a household name by seasons end. Brandon pettigrew, the lions are going to move the ball this year if Mathew Stafford stays healthy watch out he can be a top 5 guy. Now the 2 guys in New England, Aaron Hernandez, Rob Gronkowski, these guys will be valuable but only as a fill in role. I wouldn't suggest drafting either of these guys as you number 1 TE but I would recommend drafting either of them as a bench guy. They both will have weeks were they pay off huge! Be sure to read the rest of our rankings tFhrough are archive, kickers return guys defense and IDP coming soon.

Fantasy Football Reciever Rankings

1.) Andre Johnson, he is constant year to year expect the norm from him.

2.) Calvin Johnson, 12 TD's last year, with a healthy Matthew Stafford the lions will be moving the ball next season!

3.) Greg Jennings, I took Jim early last year and it paid off I will do it again this season, I believe he will produce monster numbers this season

4.)DeSean Jackson, 1000 yards last year with only 47 grabs, he will have more receptions yards and TD's this year and if you get return points then he is a big time fantasy player!

5.) Roddy White, he will consistently put up 10+ points!

6.) Mike Wallace, he is a premier talent, him and big Ben will connect early and often this year.

7.) Dwayne Bowe, he may not match his 15 tds this season but KC will move the ball through him.

8.)Reggie Wayne, he is getting older but he still runs great routes and the guy throwing to him is Payton manning.

9.) Hakeem Nicks, guy is a beast just like Calvin Johnson, one down fall is he is injury prone.

10.) Mike Williams, Bucs, huge red zone target and now that the Bucs have got a running game that can move the ball that should open him up for some big play's.

A few guys I'm scarred of taking to early Larry fitzgeral, just because we don't know who there signal caller will be. Dez Bryant, Miles Austin, Im not sure they can co-exist.

A few guys I like Kenny Britt, Brandson Lloyd, I gambled on him last year and it paid off big time, I believe he can put up good numbers again!

And then there is Vincent Jackson, if he gets traded or if the chargers figure out how to make him happy and he plays the entire season I think he belongs ranked at number 4.! He could lead the league in allot of categories if he plays a hole season!

Be sure to check out our past blogs for our QB and RB rankings!

Fantasy Football Runningback Rankings

1.) Adrian Peterson, no Brainer now that Favre isn't there these guys are going to have to run the ball, and run allot. Expecting numbers like 3 years ago.
2.) Chris Johnson, But.. There is allot of talk about him holding out for a new deal, if this is the case be cautious!, no one can afford to loose there first pick for any significant amount of time.
3.) Maurice Jones-Drew, MJD had 1641 yards from scrimmage in just 14 games, now he did have knee problems last year and played through it the entire year atleast until he missed the last two weeks.
4.) Arian Foster, last years top fantasy scorer but I worry that 1, ben Tate may steal some carries from him, and 2 with Owen wilson health and Andrea Johnson Im worried they may go on a pass happy track.
5.) Jamaal Charles, I took him early last year and it paid off, don't worry about Thomas jones like last year Charles will get his points you need from week to week.
6.) Ray Rice, Willis Mcgahee should be gone, I think he will get off to a more constant start this year.
7.) Rashard Mendenhall, 2nd most TDs last year, I expect a monster year from this guy! He will be a top 5 at the end of this year and a top pick next year! Mark those words!
8.) Frank Gore, allot of people are down on this guy, I think he will be ready to go and as sharpe as ever, remember he is in a new offense. Jim Harbaugh's offense could really help this guy explode, look what Toby Gerhart did in it!
9.) Darren McFadden, sure he has injury problems but this guy put up absolute monster numbers last year when healthy. I've heard allot of chatter that Michael Bush maybe gone once the lock out is over.
10.) LeSean McCoy, he doesn't put up monster rushing stats but his total yards from scrimmage make up for it!

Now if Chris Johnson holds out I wouldnt be in a hurry to draft him before the late 2nd or 3rd round. A few guys to watch for is Jahbid Best, the Lions will move the ball this year! He has had injury problems but if he can stay healthy look out! LeGarrette Blount, this guy didn't make his first start until week 7 and he put up over 1000 yards! Ryan grant!, this guy will have a chip on his shoulder expect big things!
Something to keep in mind if Carolina don't franchise DeAngelo Williams, I would rank Jonathon Stewart at number 8! Stewart will have a gigantic season with DeAngelo gone!
2 names I strongly suggest to stay away from, Michael Turner, Matt Forte, I won't and I suggest you don't touch these guys! Hype them up to friends and let them deal with the injuries and lake of scoring!

Fantasy Football Factor

With the end of the lockout approaching it is now time to get ready for upcoming fantasy football drafts. Once the lockout is over they will begin a intense free agency period and camps will open with in a week of an agreement. We here at Fantasy Football Factor strive to be the one stop site for everything fantasy football. From draft prep, to working the waiver line, and even helping readers decide there week to week starters we will help take your team to the top of your league.
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