Ranking NFL Defenses 2016

 

Ranking NFL Defenses 2016 by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

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

 

DEFENSE DEPTH CHARTS

1. Denver Broncos
DE Derek Wolfe, DE Vance Walker, NT Sylvester Williams, OLB DeMarcus Ware, OLB Von Miller, ILB Brandon Marshall, ILB Todd Davi DE Jared Crick, Barrett, OLB Shane Ray, DE Adam Gotsis; OLB Shaquil

2. Carolina Panthers
DT Kawann Short, DE Kony Ealy, DE Charles Johnson,  DT Star Lotulelei, LB Thomas Davis, LB Luke Kuechly, LB Shaq Thompson DT Paul Soliai, DT Vernon Butler, DE Mario Addison, DE Ryan Delaire, LB A.J. Klein, DE Wes Horton

3. Seattle Seahawks
DT Jordan Hill, DT Ahtyba Rubin, DE Cliff Avril, DE Michael Bennett, LB K J Wright, LB Michael Morgan, LB Bobby Wagner, DT Jarran Reed, DT Sealver Siliga, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, DE Frank Clark, DE Chris Clemons

4. Los Angeles Rams
DT Aaron Donald, DT Michael Brockers, DE William Hayes, DE Robert Quinn, LB Alec Ogletree, LB Akeem Ayers, LB Mark Barron, DT Dominique Easley, DT Cam Thomas, DE Eugene Sims, DE Quinton Coples

5. Houston Texans
DE J.J. Watt, DE Jeoffrey Pagan, NT Vince Wilfork, OLB Jadeveon Clowney, OLB Whitney Mercilus, ILB Brian Cushing, ILB Benardrick McKinney DE Christian Covington, OLB John Simon, ILB Akeem Dent, ILB Max Bullough

6. Oakland Raiders
DE Mario Edwards Jr, NT Dan Williams, DE Denico Autry, LB Khalil Mack, LB Bruce Irvin; ILB Malcolm Smith, ILB Ben Heeney NT Justin Ellis, LB Damontre Moore, LB Shilique Calhoun, DE Jihad Ward, LB Aldon Smith

7. Kansas City Chiefs
DE Allen Bailey, NT Dontari Poe, DE Jaye Howard; OLB Tamba Hali, OLB Justin Houston,  ILB Derrick Johnson, ILB Josh Mauga DE Chris Jones, DE Nicholas William, OLB Dee Ford, OLB Dadi Nicolas; ILB Ramik Wilson

8. Minnesota Vikings
DT Linval Joseph, DT Sharrif Floyd, DE Everson Griffen, DE Brian Robison; LB Anthony Barr, MLB Eric Kendricks, LB Chad Greenway DT Tom Johnson, DT Kenrick Ellis, DE Danielle Hunter, LB Audie Cole, LB Emmanuel Lamur

9. New York Jets
DE Leonard Williams, NT Steve McLendon, DE Muhammad Wilkerson; OLB Lorenzo Mauldin, DE Sheldon Richardso,  ILB David Harris, ILB Darron Lee, DE Jarvis Jenkins,  ILB Bruce Carter, OLB Jordan Jenkins, ILB Erin Henderson

10. Chicago Bears
DE Jonathan Bullard, NT Eddie Goldman, DE Akiem Hicks, OLB Pernell McPhee, OLB Leonard Floyd, ILB Jerrell Freeman, ILB Danny Trevathan DE Mitch Unrein, DE Will Sutton; OLB Willie Young, OLB Sam Acho, ILB Christian Jones, OLB Lamarr Houston

11. New England Patriots
DT Malcom Brown, DT Terrance Knighton; DE Jabaal Sheard, DE Rob Ninkovich, LB Dont’a Hightower, MLB Jonathan Freeny, LB Jamie Collins DT Alan Branch, DE Trey Flowers, LB Shea McClellin, DE Chris Long, DE Geneo Grissom, LB Ramon Humber

12. New York Giants
DT Damon Harrison, DT Johnathan Hankins, DE Jason Pierre-Paul, DE Olivier Vernon; LB J.T. Thomas, MLB Jasper Brinkley, LB Devon Kennard DT Jay Bromley, DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE Kerry Wynn, LB Keenan Robinson, LB Jonathan Casillas, LB B J Goodson, LB Mark Herzlich, LB Kelvin Sheppard

13. Arizona Cardinals
DE Calais Campbell, NT Rodney Gunter, DE Frostee Rucker, ILB Deone Bucannon, OLB Markus Golden, OLB Chandler Jones, ILB Kevin Minter DE Robert Nkemdiche, DE Ed Stinson, OLB Alex Okafor, ILB Alani Fua, OLB Josh Mauro

14. Cincinnati Bengals
DT Geno Atkins, DT Domata Peko, DE Carlos Dunlap, DE Michael Johnson; LB Vontaze Burfict, MLB Rey Maualuga, LB Vincent Rey DT Pat Sims, DT Andrew Billings, DT Brandon Thompson, DE Will Clarke, LB Karlos Dansby, DE Margus Hunt

15. Pittsburgh Steelers
DE Cameron Heyward, NT Daniel McCullers, DE Stephon Tuitt, OLB Bud Dupree, OLB James Harrison, ILB Ryan Shazier, ILB Lawrence Timmons DE Ricardo Mathews, DE Javon Hargrave, ILB Vince Williams,  OLB Arthur Moats, OLB Jarvis Jones

16. Baltimore Ravens
NT Brandon Williams, DE Timmy Jernigan, DE Lawrence Guy, OLB Elvis Dumervil, OLB Terrell Suggs, ILB C.J. Mosley, ILB Zachary Orr DE Brent Urban, DE Bronson Kaufusi,  OLB Za’Darius Smith, OLB Kamalei Correa, DE Carl Davis

17. Tennessee Titans
DE Jurrell Casey, NT Al Woods, DE DaQuan Jones, OLB Derrick Morgan, OLB Brian Orakpo, ILB Wesley Woodyard, ILB Avery Williamson DE Karl Klug, DE Austin Johnson, OLB David Bass, ILB Sean Spence, OLB Kevin Dodd

18. Green Bay Packers
DE Mike Daniels, NT Kenny Clark, DE Letroy Guion; OLB Clay Matthews, OLB Julius Peppers,  ILB Sam Barrington, ILB Jake Ryan, OLB Datone Jones, OLB Nick Perry, DE Mike Pennel

19. Buffalo Bills
NT Marcell Dareus, DE Kyle Williams, DE Adolphus Washington, OLB Jerry Hughes, OLB Manny Lawson, ILB Reggie Ragland, ILB Zach Brown DE Corbin Bryant,  ILB Preston Brown, DE Leger Douzable; OLB Shaq Lawson

20. Dallas Cowboys
DT Cedric Thornton, DT Tyrone Crawford, DE Randy Gregory, DE DeMarcus Lawrence, LB Sean Lee, MLB Anthony Hitchens, LB Andrew Gachkar DT Jack Crawford, DT Maliek Collins, DT David Irving, DE Charles Tapper, DE Benson Mayowa,  LB Kyle Wilber

21. Philadelphia Eagles
DT Fletcher Cox, DT Bennie Logan, DE Brandon Graham, DE Connor Barwin, MLB Jordan Hicks, LB Mychal Kendricks, DE Marcus Smith, LB Nigel Bradham DT Vinny Curry, DE Alex McCallister

22. Miami Dolphins
DT Ndamukong Suh, DT Earl Mitchell; DE Mario Williams, DE Cameron Wake,  LB Koa Misi, MLB Kiko Alonso, LB Jelani Jenkins DT Jordan Phillips; DE Jason Jones, DE Andre Branch, LB Neville Hewitt, LB Zach Vigil, DE Dion Jordan

23. Detroit Lions
DT Haloti Ngata, DT Tyrunn Walker, DE Ezekiel Ansah, DE Devin Taylor, LB DeAndre Levy, MLB Josh Bynes, LB Tahir Whitehead DT A’Shawn Robinson, DT Stefan Charles, DE Wallace Gilberry, DT Caraun Reid

24. Jacksonville Jaguars
DT Roy Miller, DT Malik Jackson,  DE Dante Fowler, DE Jared Odrick; LB Telvin Smith, MLB Paul Posluszny, LB Dan Skuta DT Tyson Alualu, DT Abry Jones, DT Michael Bennett, DT Sen’Derrick Marks, DT Sheldon Day, DE Ryan Davis, DE Yannick Ngakoue, LB Myles Jack, LB Hayes Pullard

25. San Francisco 49ers
DE DeForest Buckner, NT Ian Williams, DE Quinton Dial,  OLB Aaron Lynch, OLB Ahmad Brooks; ILB NaVorro Bowman, ILB Gerald Hodges, DE Glenn Dorsey, DE Arik Armstead, OLB Eli Harold, OLB Corey Lemonier, ILB Michael Wilhoite

26. Indianapolis Colts
DE Henry Anderson, NT David Parry, DE Kendall Langford, OLB Erik Walden, OLB Robert Mathis; ILB D’Qwell Jackson, ILB Nate Irving DE Zach Kerr, DE T.Y. McGill, OLB Trent Cole, ILB Sio Moore, LB Antonio Morrison

27. Washington
DE Chris Baker, NT Kedric Golston, DE Trent Murphy, OLB Ryan Kerrigan, OLB Preston Smith, ILB Mason Foster, ILB Will Compton DE Stephen Paea, DE Ricky Jean-Francois, DE Kendall Reyes, OLB Junior Galette, ILB Su’a Cravens, ILB Perry Riley

28. Atlanta Falcons
DT Grady Jarrett, DT Tyson Jackson, DE Derrick Shelby, DE Ra’Shede Hageman, LB Vic Beasley, LB Sean Weatherspoon, MLB Deion Jones, DT Jonathan Babineaux, DT Malliciah Goodman, DT Joey Mbu, DE Adrian Clayborn, DE Courtney Upshaw, LB Brooks Reed, LB Philip Wheeler, LB Paul Worrilow, LB De’Vondre Campbell

29. San Diego Chargers
DE Corey Liuget, NT Brandon Mebane, DE Joey Bosa, OLB Melvin Ingram, OLB Jerry Attaochu, ILB Manti Te’o, ILB Denzel Perryman, LB Joshua Perry, DE Darius Philon, DE Sean Lissemore, OLB Kyle Emanuel

30. New Orleans Saints
DT John Jenkins, DT Sheldon Rankins; DE Cameron Jordan, DE Bobby Richardson, LB Stephone Anthony, MLB James Laurinaitis, LB Dannell Ellerbe DT Nick Fairley, DT Tyeler Davison,  DE Kasim Edebali, LB Craig Robertson, DE Darryl Tapp

31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DT Gerald McCoy, DT Clinton McDonald, DE William Gholston, DE Robert Ayers, LB Lavonte David, MLB Kwon Alexander, LB Jeremiah George DT Akeem Spence, DE George Johnson, DE Jacquies Smith, DE Noah Spence, LB Daryl Smith

32. Cleveland Browns
DE Desmond Bryant, NT Danny Shelton, DE Jamie Meder, OLB Paul Kruger, OLB Nate Orchard,  ILB Chris Kirksey, ILB Demario Davis DE John Hughes, OLB Emmanuel Ogbah, DE Xavier Cooper, OLB Barkevious Mingo, DE Carl Nassib

Houston Makeover Vs Dallas Rookie Takes Over

Houston Makeover Vs Dallas Rookie Takes Over by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Samantha Holt

The Preseason is winding down and we’re now a week away from the start of the season. You’re all deep into draft mode or have already completed your drafts. I have 2-3 drafts left, I can’t remember because I over committed this season. It’s like I’d rather spend all my free time on football than anything else. Not a bad thing, just means this is the time of year when my friends know I’m unavailable on Sundays (and Mondays.. and Thursdays..).

This week I want to focus on the Texas teams. I’ve been wanting to tackle the makeover in Houston and the hype in Dallas for a while now. Arguably, the Houston Texans have sustained the biggest overhaul this offseason. After the QB shuffle they had last season, they went for it with signing Brock Osweiler. They moved on from Arian Foster signing Lamar Miller, who’s been frustratingly under utilized in Miami. Finally, they picked up some talented rookies in WR Will Fuller & RB Tyler Ervin. Meanwhile in Dallas, we have the much hyped first round pick, crop top legend,  Ezekiell Elliott. We also have the sad reality that Tony Romo may need to consider retirement after sustaining another injury. Followed up the the new hype train of the rookie Dak Prescott.

Brocklobster Time

Osweiler is the shiny new QB the Texans have been looking for. Despite only having 8 career starts, he’s been in the league 4 years and been learning from under one of the greatest to ever play the game, Peyton Manning. If Manning’s attention to detail has rubbed off at all on Osweiller, you can bet that Brock will the be classic “student of the game”.  He’ll eager to learn and live up to the needs in Houston. It also helps having the incredible talent of DeAndre Hopkins as your #1 WR and the newly signed, seasoned vet in Lamar Miller behind you. Agree with all the hype or not, but you can not deny the fact this move does anything but help the offense in Houston. Let’s hope Brock is able to break the trend of QB uncertainty in Houston. I’m drafting Brock in 2 QB leagues as a late round pick, because why not? He’s throwing to Hopkins, can’t be that bad right?

QB Situation in Dallas

In the first few minutes of Tony Romo taking the field for his first preseason game, he goes down and stays down from a hard hit. We now know he suffered a stress fracture to his L1 vertebra and estimated return is 6-10 weeks. According to medical specialists this approximation could easily be shorter or longer. This recovery is highly symptomatic and monitored by pain the player is feeling. It is important to note this is his third back related injury. Running down his list of injuries really quick from 2008 to now: Broken pinkie, broken left collarbone, ruptured disk, two transverse process fractures, left collarbone (again), and now this. It would be sad to see Romo’s career end based on injury, but you can’t deny the thought of retirement has to be in his mind. How much more can his spine and body really take? Moving onto the Cowboys rookie Dak Prescott, who’s had a great showing this preseason. Defenses are significantly less intense in the preseason, so he has yet to be fully tested. He will get that test game 1 against  their #1 division opponent the NY Giants, upside being they’ll be at home. Am I drafting Prescott? Probably not, but I’ll be keeping an eye on his numbers to see if he’s a viable QB 2 option for 2 QB formats.

Which RB to Own  

Do you take the unproven, much hyped rookie? Or the under utilized seasoned vet? The Ezekiel Elliott vs Lamar Miller debate is an interesting one. There’s no doubt that Elliott is incredibly talented. However rookie RBs are risky. He could have an outstanding season or sustain a week 1 injury and you’ve now blown your first round pick. Elliott has already had a minor hamstring issue this off season and that’s enough to create a pause in your drafting him. Based on the beating RBs take I’m hesitant to take an untested rookie. I can agree he’s worth a late 1st round pick but I wouldn’t pick him over Todd Gurley or David Johnson.

Meanwhile you have Lamar Miller, who in many drafts is going right after or right before Elliott. Houston ran the most running plays last season of any NFL team. So you have no doubt Miller will be getting used early and often. The question: is he ready to be used this much? Is he conditioned and ready for that responsibility? Answer: I think so. He had struggled last season going unused and many chanted “Free Lamar Miller.” We know he’s talented because despite his low targets, he maximized each opportunity he had leading him to a top 10 finish last season. Miller is an obvious second round choice though I’d easily understand him going late in the first round.

Effects on Top WRs  

Now, how can we realistically expect the new QB situations in each camp effect their top wide receivers. I think both situations have a lot in common. Both QBs are brand new to their respective systems, while both have seasoned wide receivers that are very comfortable in their leading role. It’s really just a matter of the QBs not screwing it up. Prescott will likely be throwing frequently and quickly so it’s a good thing Bryant is getting back up to speed post injury and still has the hands to make brilliant catches. I do not see Bryant’s numbers going down. I see team meetings going like this:  “Dak your first job is: hand it off to Elliott. 2nd: throw the ball to Dez. That’s it. You have two jobs, don’t get fancy.”

As for DeAndre Hopkins, we know he can make beautiful music with any QB throwing to him. He had 192 targets and 111 receptions, for 11 TDs, behind only Antonio Brown and Julio Jones. Hopkins is an open and shut draft case. He’s young, talented, and will see a large volume in targets. Draft him, just do it.

The Back Ups  

The rookies and vets to keep an eye on are also draft worthy on both teams. In Houston you have the highly touted rookie Will Fuller, his deep speed has potential for numbers worthy of a late draft pick up. (Depth behind Fuller: WRs Braxton Miller and Jaelen Strong.)
Terrance Williams on the other hand has seen marginal improvement season to season, and after Bryant’s foot injury last season, Williams did little to rise to the occasion.

(Depth behind Williams: Cole Beasley, Bryce Butler, Lucky Whitehead -Punt return opportunities)

Tyler Ervin is in a great position as the backup to Lamar Miller. Despite his smaller size he’s aggressive and highly athletic. His abilities in pass catching are a big help too. He leads his RB rookie class with 45 receptions from San Jose State. All making a great handcuff to Miller.

Alfred Morris has reportedly taken the lead over McFadden, and would be a worthy starting RB2 if Elliott gets hurt. He’s a must own handcuff for Elliott owners.

Check Your Draft Boards

When prepping for your draft be sure to take note of these players (if you haven’t already). Despite the hype and new situations surrounding a lot of them, there is no denying they’re worth owning. If you’re lucky enough to pick up Hopkins in a PPR format of Elliott second round in standard, know you’ve made a great draft pick. More importantly if you already own Miller and/or Elliott, be sure you’ve picked up their handcuff, because if I’ve learned anything from fantasy, it’s that anything, and I mean ANYTHING can happen. Happy Drafting!

Sam Holt

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and Fantasy Stock Drops From 2016 Draft by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Samantha Holt

 

The Ravens Are TOO Unpredictable

The Ravens Are TOO Unpredictable by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

I recently did a poll on Twitter asking the fantasy football community to fill in the blank…

In 2016, Baltimore’s waiver wire darling RB Buck Allen will _________________ .

(The four options were……)

1) be 2nd string to Forsett
2) spilt carries even
3) overtake Forsett early  
4) too many Qs to draft…………(which won overwhelmingly.)

Last year, RB Justin Forsett was unable to duplicate his impressive 2014 season when he finished as the #8 running back with over 1500 total yards and 8 touchdowns. His 2015 run abruptly ended in Week 11 when he broke both bones in his forearm while playing against the Rams. Rookie Buck Allen took over running back duties and became a waiver wire darling. Now in 2016, Forsett is battling Allen for carries, Allen is battling West for carries, and West is battling Dixon for carries. The Twitter community is right…too many question marks to draft.

But the running back situation in Baltimore isn’t the only position with uncertainty. Let’s start off with the man who needs to be the leader for the offense, quarterback Joe Flacco. The Raven QB was lost for the season back in Week 11 of 2015, with a torn ACL and MCL so his health is already in question. Since being drafted in 2008, Flacco has been a competent quarterback for Baltimore, but he has only bested the top 15 once for QBs at a season’s end, and that was 2014 when he finished as the #14 QB. He has also never averaged 2 touchdowns passes per game in any season, and usually ends a season averaging only 1.3 touchdown passes per game.

The wide receivers for the Ravens are filled with ambiguity and unpredictability, starting with Steve Smith. Although one of toughest competitors in the games, Smith is still recovering from a “double rupture” of his Achilles last November. His availability for the start of the season is an unknown. Another dubious candidate for 2016 is Breshad Perriman, who suffered a partially torn ACL in June after sitting out all of his rookie season with a PCL tear. Mike Wallace is now with the Ravens, and has worked with the first-team offense but flunked his conditioning test on the first day of camp. Wallace believes he is a better receiver today than when he left Pittsburgh, but I believe that he will disappoint, just like he has for the past 3 NFL seasons. Kamar Aiken came on strong at the end of the 2015 season, but let’s be clear…his best games came without QB Joe Flacco, and if not for a flukey 48 TD “hail Mary” in Week 15 vs Kansas City, Aiken would not have topped 80 receiving yards in any game. Will Aiken have chemistry with Flacco this year if he is forced to be the #1 wide out in Baltimore? That is unclear and yet to be determined.

The tight ends for the Ravens are also problematic for fantasy football owners. TE Ben Watson signed with Baltimore after an incredibly successful season in New Orleans. Watson ended 2015 as the #7 tight end in the NFL. Prior to 2015, he was the #50 tight end in 2014, and #45 in 2013. It’s extremely doubtful that Watson’s resurgence will continue. Add Watson’s situation to an already crowded tight end depth chart and you have another unresolved Baltimore player position.

It’s odd to see the precarious Baltimore defense dropping year after year into mediocracy. In 2011, the Ravens had the 4th best defense in the NFL. In 2014, they had the 9th best, but in 2015 they were ranked 24th. Terrell Suggs tearing his Achilles last fall was obviously a huge blow to the defense, but like the rest of this swiss-cheese team, there are many holes to fill on defense. Key losses for the Ravens in 2016 were LB Courtney Upshaw, LB Daryl Smith, S Will Hil, and DE Chris Canty.

Perhaps the most dependable fantasy football player on the Ravens team is Justin Tucker, who ended 2015 as the #7 place kicker. This fact gives me very little comfort in drafting Baltimore Ravens on any of my fantasy football teams this year, and I am reluctant, skeptical, hesitant, suspicious, unconvinced, unclear, dubious, hazy, leery and apprehensive as whether you can win with many of them as well.

UncleOdds Top 5 Standard Rankings

UncleOdds Top 5 Standard Rankings by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

Utter-Fantasy welcomes fantasy football extraordinaire RotoUncleOdds as a guest writer this week, sharing with us his 2016 Top 5 Standard QB, RB, WR and WR Rankings with Projections.

GB Aaron Rodgers tops his “Top 5 Standard QBs Passing & Projections” Board, while LAR Todd Gurley, PITT Antonio Brown and NE TE Rob Gronkowski top his “Top 5 Standard League Rankings & Projections” for Running Back, Wide Receiver and Tight End” boards respectively.

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UncleOdds Top 5 Standard QBs Passing Stats 2015/  2016 Projections

 

1. GB Aaron Rodgers 2015 Passing Stats

SEAS TEAM GP CMP ATT YDS TD
2015 GB 16 347 572 3,821 31

 

• GB Aaron Rodgers Passing Projections 2016

SEAS TEAM GP CMP ATT YDS TD
2016 GB 16 374 560 4,472 34

 

  1. 2. CAR Cam Newton 2015 Passing Stats
SEAS TEAM GP CMP ATT YDS TD
2015 CAR 16 296 495 3,837 35

 

• CAR Cam Newton Passing Projections 2016

SEAS TEAM GP CMP ATT YDS TD
2016 CAR 16 305 515 3,990 31

 

  1. 3. SEA Russell Wilson 2015 Passing Stats
SEAS TEAM GP CMP ATT YDS TD
2015 SEA 16 329 483 4,024 34

 

• SEA Russell Wilson Passing 2016 Projections

SEAS TEAM GP CMP ATT YDS TD
2016 SEA 16 334 497 3,994 30

 

  1. 4. IND Andrew Luck 2015 Passing Stats
SEAS TEAM GP CMP ATT YDS TD
2015 IND 7 162 293 1,881 15

 

• IND Andrew Luck Passing 2016 Projections

SEAS TEAM GP CMP ATT YDS TD
2016 IND 16 375 568 4,453 32

 

  1. 5. PITT Ben Roethlisberger 2015 Passing Stats
SEAS TEAM GP CMP ATT YDS TD
2015 PIT 12 319 469 3,938 21

 

• PITT Ben Roethlisberger Passing 2016 Projections

SEAS TEAM GP CMP ATT YDS TD
2016 PIT 16 369 547 4,435 31

 

UncleOdds Top 5 Standard RBs Rushing Stats 2015 / 2016 Projections

 

  1. 1. LAR Todd Gurley 2015 Rushing Stats
SEAS GP ATT YDS AVG TD
2015 13 229 1,106 4.8 10

 

• LAR Todd Gurley Rushing 2016 Projections

SEAS GP ATT YDS AVG TD
2016 16 293 1,438 4.9 12

 

  1. 2. Adrian Peterson 2015 Rushing Stats
SEAS GP ATT YDS AVG TD
2015 16 327 1,485 4.5 11

 

•Adrian Peterson 2016 Rushing Projections

SEAS GP ATT YDS AVG TD
2016 16 268 1,196 4.4 11

 

  1. 3. PITT Le’Veon Bell 2015 Rushing Stats
SEAS GP ATT YDS AVG TD
2015 6 113 556 4.9 3

 

• PITT Le’Veon Bell 2016 Rushing Projections

SEAS GP ATT YDS AVG TD
2016 6 243 1190 4.8 10

 

  1. 4. ARI David Johnson 2015 Rushing Stats
SEAS GP ATT YDS AVG TD
2015 16 125 581 4.6 8

 

• ARI David Johnson 2016 Rushing Projections

SEAS TEAM GP ATT YDS AVG TD
2016 ARI 16 256 1190 4.6 9

 

  1. 5. DAL Ezekiel Elliott 2015 (College) Rushing Stats
SEAS GP ATT YDS AVG TD
2015 13 289 1821 6.3 23

 

• DAL Ezekiel Elliott 2016 Rushing Projections

SEAS GP ATT YDS AVG TD
2016 16 261 1195 4.5 9

 

UncleOdds Top 5 Standard WRs Receiving Stats 2015/  2016 Projections

 

  1. 1. PITT Antonio Brown 2015 Receiving Stats
SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2015 16 136 195 1,834 13.5 10

 

• PITT Antonio Brown 2016 Receiving Projections

SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2016 16 121 184 1,658 13.7 9

 

  1. 2. NYG Odell Beckham Jr. 2015 Receiving Stats
SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2015 15 96 159 1,450 15.1 13

 

• NYG Odell Beckham 2016 Receiving Projections

SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2016 15 97 155 1,425 14.7 11

 

  1. 3. HOU DeAndre Hopkins 2015 Receiving Stats
SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2015 16 111 192 1,521 13.7 11

 

• HOU DeAndre Hopkins 2016 Receiving Projections

SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2016 16 102 179 1,472 14.4 9

 

  1. 4. ATL Julio Jones 2015 Receiving Stats
SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2015 16 136 204 1,871 13.8 8

 

• ATL Julio Jones 2016 Receiving Projections

SEA GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2016 16 110 175 1,575 14.3 8

 

  1. 5. JACK Allen Robinson 2015 Receiving Stats
SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2015 16 80 153 1,400 17.5 14

 

• JACK Allen Robinson 2016 Receiving Projections

SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2016 16 85 162 1,386 16.3 14

 

UncleOdds Top 5 Standard TEs Receiving Stats 2015 / 2016 Projections

 

  1. 1. NE Rob Gronkowski 2015 Receiving Stats
SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2015 15 72 120 1,176 16.3 11

 

• NE Rob Gronkowski Gronkowski 2016 Receiving Projections

SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2016 16 76 129 1,093 14.4 9

 

  1. 2. WASH Jordan Reed 2015 Receiving Stats
SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2015 14 87 114 952 10.9 11

 

• WASH Jordan Reed 2016 Receiving Projections

SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2016 16 84 118 965 11.5 9

 

  1. 3. CAR Greg Olsen 2015 Receiving Stats
SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2015 16 77 123 1,104 14.3 7

 

• CAR Greg Olsen 2016 Receiving Projections

SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2016 16 71 113 1,017 14.3 6

 

  1. 4. TENN Delanie Walker 2015 Receiving Stats
SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2015 15 94 133 1,088 11.6 6

 

• TENN Delanie Walker 2016 Receiving Projections

SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2016 15 78 114 918 11.7 6

 

  1. 5. CINN Tyler Eifert 2015 Receiving Stats
SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2015 13 52 72 615 11.8 13

 

• CINN Tyler Eifert 2016 Receiving Projections

SEAS GP REC TGTS YDS AVG TD
2016 13 54 88 632 11.7 7

 

Please Also Check Out UncleOdds 2016 Dynasty Rankings

 

BONUS: UNCLEODDS 32 NFL TEAM STANDARD LEAGUE DEFENSE RANKINGS

Rank Team DST
1 Seattle Seahawks
2 Denver Broncos
3 Cleveland Browns
4 Indianapolis Colts
5 San Diego Chargers
6 Tennessee Titans
7 Kansas City Chiefs
8 Buffalo Bills
9 Los Angeles Rams
10 Minnesota Vikings
11 Green Bay Packers
12 Pittsburgh Steelers
13 New York Jets
14 Oakland Raiders
15 Jacksonville Jaguars
16 Cincinnati Bengals
17 Miami Dolphins
18 Baltimore Ravens
19 Washington Redskins
20 Philadelphia Eagles
21 Detroit Lions
22 Atlanta Falcons
23 Chicago Bears
24 Dallas Cowboys
25 San Francisco 49ers
26 New York Giants
27 New Orleans Saints
28 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
29 Cleveland Browns
30 Indianapolis Colts
31 San Diego Chargers
32 Tennessee Titans

2016 Defensive Player Rankings

 

2016 Defensive Player Rankings by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Overall 2016 Defensive Player Rankings-

1. HOU DE J.J. Watt
2. OAK DE Khalil Mack
3. CAR MLB Luke Kuechly
4. TB OLB Lavonte David
5. SF ILB NaVorro Bowman
6. LA MLB Alec Ogletree
7. DET  WLB DeAndre Levy
8. SEA MLB Bobby Wagner
9. CAR OLB Thomas Davis
10. LA DT Aaron Donald
11. BALT ILB C.J. Mosley
12. MIA SS Reshad Jones
13. JACK OLB Telvin Smith
14. IND ILB D’Qwell Jackson
15. PHIL DT Fletcher Cox
16. PITT ILB L. Timmons
17. DET DE Ezekiel Ansah
18. MIA MLB Kiko Alonso
19. NE MLB Jamie Collins
20. NO OLB Stephone Anthony
21. DAL WLB Sean Lee
22. ARI ILB Deone Bucannon
23. NYJ DE M. Wilkerson
24. KC ILB Derrick Johnson
25. MINN FS Harrison Smith
26. NYG DE Olivier Vernon
27. OAK OLB Malcolm Smith
28. BALT FS Eric Weddle
29. NYG FS Landon Collins
30. CHI ILB Danny Trevathan
31. TB MLB Kwon Alexander
32. BUFF ILB Preston Brown
33. DEN  ILB Brandon Marshall
34. GB SS Morgan Burnett
35. BUF  FS Corey Graham
36. CHI ILB Jerrell Freeman
37. DEN  OLB Von Miller
38. NYJ ILB David Harris
39. PHL FS Malcolm Jenkins
40. OAK FS Reggie Nelson
41. MIA DT Ndamukong Suh
42. CINN DE Carlos Dunlap
43. ARI ILB Kevin Minter
44. JACK MLB Paul Posluszny
45. CAR DT Kawann Short
46. NO SS Kenny Vaccaro
47. BUFF ILB Reggie Ragland
48. SEA OLB K.J. Wright
49. CLE  ILB Chris Kirksey
50. LA OLB Mark Barron
51. PITT ILB Ryan Shazier
52. DAL SS Barry Church
53. SEA SS Kam Chancellor
54. TB MLB Daryl Smith
55. MIN MLB Eric Kendricks
56. WAS CB Bashaud Breeland
57. CAR FS Kurt Coleman
58. JACK SS Johnathan Cyprien
59. IND  ILB Nate Irving
60. ATL  MLB Paul Worrilow
61. TENN ILB Avery Williamson
62. TENN  ILB Wesley Woodyard
63. NO MLB James Laurinaitis
64. SD  OLB Melvin Ingram
65. NE DE Rob Ninkovich
66. ATL DL Adrian Clayborn
67. WASH ILB Chris Baker
67. MINN DE Danielle Hunter
68. TB SS Chris Conte
69. NYG SS Darian Thompson
70. SEA CB Brandon Browner

 

Defensive Linemen Rankings

Tier One DLs

1. HOU DE J.J. Watt

Tier Two DLs

2. OAK  DE Khalil Mack
3. PHIL DT Fletcher Cox
4. LA DT Aaron Donald
5. CINN DE Carlos Dunlap
6. NYJ DE M. Wilkerson
7. NYG DE Olivier Vernon
8. DET  DE Ezekiel Ansah
9. MIA DT Ndamukong Suh
10. CAR DT Kawann Short
11. NE DE Rob Ninkovich
12. NO DE Cameron Jordan
13. CINN DT Geno Atkins

Tier Three DLs

14. SD DE Joey Bosa
15. PHIL DE Connor Barwin
16. ARI DE Calais Campbell
17. KC DE Jaye Howard
18. TB DT Gerald McCoy
19. SEA DE Michael Bennett
20. MIA DE Mario Williams
21. PHIL DE Brandon Graham
22. SF DT DeForest Buckner
23. WAS DE Chris Baker
24. MIA DE Cameron Wake
25. PITT DE Stephon Tuitt
26. SEA DE Cliff Avril
27. NYG NT Damon Harrison
28. NYG DE Jason Pierre-Paul
29. NYJ DE S. RichardsonNYG
30. PITT DE Cameron Heyward
31. MINN DE Everson Griffen
32. CINN DE Michael Johnson
33. MINN DE Brian Robison
34. TB DE William Gholston
35. MINN  DT Linval Joseph
36. SF NT Ian Williams
37. TB DE Robert Ayers
38. DAL DE D. Lawrence
39. TENN  DE Jurrell Casey
40. NYJ  DT Leonard Williams
41. BUFF DT Kyle Williams
42. LA DE William Hayes
43. DEN DE Derek Wolfe
44. BUFF DT Marcell Dareus
45. NE DE Jabaal Sheard
46. JACK DE Dante Fowler
47. PHIL NT Bennie Logan
48. JACK DE Malik Jackson
49. DEN  DE Jared Crick
50. CAR  DE Charles Johnson
51. SF DE Quinton Dial
52. NE DT Malcom Brown
53. BALT NT Brandon Williams
54. MINN DE Danielle Hunter
55. GB  DE Mike Daniels
56.BALT DE Lawrence Guy
57. OAK DT Dan Williams
58. TB DE Jacquies Smith
59. DET DE Devin Taylor
60. NE DE Chris Long
61. CAR DE Kony Ealy
62. IND DE Kendall Langford
63. ATL DE Derrick Shelby
65. CLEV DE Desmond Bryant
66. OAK DE Mario Edwards
67. IND DE Authur Jones
68. ATL DE Vic Beasley
69. JACK Sen’Derrick Marks
70. KC DE Allen Bailey

 

Defensive Linebackers Rankings

Tier One LBs

1. SF ILB NaVorro Bowman
2. CAR MLB Luke Kuechly
3. TB OLB Lavonte David

Tier Two LBs

4. LA MLB Alec Ogletree
5. DET WLB DeAndre Levy
6. SEA MLB Bobby Wagner
7. JACK MLB Paul Posluszny
8. DAL WLB Sean Lee
9. BALT ILB C.J. Mosley
10. JACK OLB Telvin Smith
11. PITT ILB L. Timmons
12. NO OLB Stephone Anthony
13. MIA MLB Kiko Alonso
14. NE MLB Jamie Collins
15. IND ILB D’Qwell Jackson
16. ARI  ILB Deone Bucannon
17. KC ILB Derrick Johnson
18. OAK OLB Malcolm Smith

Tier Three LBs

19. CHI ILB Danny Trevathan
20. TB MLB Kwon Alexander
21. BUFF ILB Preston Brown
22. DEN ILB Brandon Marshall
23. CHI ILB Jerrell Freeman
24. DEN OLB Von Miller
25. NYJ ILB David Harris
26. ARI ILB Kevin Minter
27. CAR OLB Thomas Davis
28. BUFF ILB Reggie Ragland
29. SEA OLB K.J. Wright
30. CLEV ILB Chris Kirksey
31. LA OLB Mark Barron
32. TB MLB Daryl Smith
33. IND ILB Nate Irving
34. PITT ILB Ryan Shazier
35. MINN MLB Eric Kendricks
36. NO MLB James Laurinaitis
37. ATL  MLB Paul Worrilow
38. TENN ILB Avery Williamson
39. TEN ILB Wesley Woodyard
40. SD OLB Melvin Ingram
41. HOU ILB Brian Cushing
42. PHI WLB Mychal Kendricks
43. ARI OLB Chandler Jones
44. NYG OLB Jonathan Casillas
45. GB ILB Clay Matthews
46. PHI MLB Jordan Hicks
47. CINN OLB Vincent Rey
48. CLEV ILB Demario Davis
49. NYG MLB Keenan Robinson
50. SD ILB Manti Teo
51. CINN ILB Karlos Dansby
52. DAL MLB Rolando McClain
53. CINN OLB Vontaze Burfict
54. CHI ILB Christian Jones
55. JACK OLB Myles Jack
56. BALT OLB Terrell Suggs
57. SD ILB Denzel Perryman
58. WASH ILB Will Compton
59. DEN ILB Todd Davis
60. MINN OLB Anthony Barr
61. ATL  WLB Deion Jones
62. NYJ LB Erin Henderson
63. HOU  OLB Whitney Mercilus
64. BUFF OLB Jerry Hughes
65. NE OLB Donta Hightower

 

Defensive Backs Rankings

Tier One DBs

1. MIA SS Reshad Jones
2. MINN FS Harrison Smith
3. NYG FS Landon Collins
4. BAL FS Eric Weddle
5. GB SS Morgan Burnett
6. SEA 5 FS Earl Thomas
7. PHIL FS Malcolm Jenkins
8. OAK FS Reggie Nelson

Tier Two DBs

9. DAL SS Barry Church
10. NO SS Kenny Vaccaro
11. SEA SS Kam Chancellor
12. BUFF FS Corey Graham
13. CAR FS Kurt Coleman
14. JACK SS Johnathan Cyprien
15. ARI 9 FS Tyrann Mathieu
16. PHIL SS Rodney McLeod
17. KC SS Ron Parker
18. GB FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
19. IND FS Mike Adams
20. OAK SS Karl Joseph
21. LA CB Trumaine Johnson
22. ARI SS D.J. Swearinger
23. TB FS B. McDougald
24. PITT FS Mike Mitchell

Tier Three DBs

25. DET FS Glover Quin
26. SD FS Dwight Lowery
27. KC CB Marcus Peters
28. NYG CB Janoris Jenkins
29. MIA FS Michael Thomas
30. TENN CB Antwon Blake
31. ATL SS Keanu Neal
32. NYJ FS Marcus Gilchrist
33. NE SS Patrick Chung
34. WASH CB Bashaud Breeland
35. TB SS Chris Conte
36. NYG SS Darian Thompson
37. SEA CB Brandon Browner
38. CLEV FS Jordan Poyer
39. WASH CB Josh Norman
40. ATL  FS Ricardo Allen
41. PIT  SS Sean Davis
42. NE  CB Logan Ryan
43. LA  CB Lamarcus Joyner
44. BUF  CB Ronald Darby
45. OAK  CB D.J. Hayden
46. NYG  CB D. Rodgers-Cromartie
47. DAL CB Brandon Carr
48. TENN FS Rashad Johnson
49. NE CB Malcolm Butler
50. JACK CB Davon House
51. JACK CB Jalen Ramsey
52. MINN SS Andrew Sendejo
53. ARI SS Tyvon Branch
54. SF FS Eric Reid
55. CINN CB Dre Kirkpatrick
56. TB  CB Vernon Hargreaves
57. SF  CB Kenneth Acker
58. OAK  CB David Amerson
59. GB SS Micah Hyde
60. MIA CB Byron Maxwell
61. CAR SS Roman Harper
62. NYJ  SS Calvin Pryor
63. NE FS Devin McCourty
64. HOU CB Kareem Jackson
65. KC CB Eric Berry
66. NO FS Jarius Byrd
67. TB CB Brent Grimes
68. JACK FS Tashaun Gipson
69. NYJ CB Darrelle Revis
70. GB CB Damarious Randall

 

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1. WR Antonio Brown, Steelers
2. RB Todd Gurley, Rams
3. WR Odell Beckham Jr., Giants
4. WR Julio Jones, Falcons
5. RB David Johnson, Cardinals
6. RB Adrian Peterson, Vikings
7. RB Lamar Miller, Texans
8. RB Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys
9. WR DeAndre Hopkins, Texans
10. TE Rob Gronkowski, Patriots
11. RB Doug Martin, Buccaneers
12. WR Allen Robinson, Jaguars
13. RB Devonta Freeman, Falcons
14. RB Eddie Lacy, Packers
15. WR Brandon Marshall, Jets
16. WR A.J. Green, Bengals
17. WR Mike Evans, Buccaneers
18. RB Jeremy Hill, Bengals
19. WR Dez Bryant, Cowboys
20. RB Le’Veon Bell, Steelers ****Suspended 3 games
21. RB C.J. Anderson, Broncos
22. RB Mark Ingram, Saints
23. WR Jordy Nelson, Packers
24. WR Amari Cooper, Raiders
25. WR Sammy Watkins, Bills
26. RB Matt Forte, Jets
27. WR Brandin Cooks, Saints
28. RB Thomas Rawls, Seahawks
29. WR Alshon Jeffery, Bears
30. QB Cam Newton, Panthers
31. RB DeMarco Murray, Titans
32. WR Eric Decker, Jets
33. WR T.Y. Hilton, Colts
34. QB Aaron Rodgers, Packers
35. WR Demaryius Thomas, Broncos
36. WR Keenan Allen, Chargers
37. WR Randall Cobb, Packers
38. RB Ryan Mathews, Eagles
39. RB LeSean McCoy, Bills
40. RB Latavius Murray, Raiders
41. RB Jonathan Stewart, Panthers
42. TE Greg Olsen, Panthers
43. RB Carlos Hyde, 49ers
44. RB Chris Ivory, Jaguars
45. RB Jeremy Langford, Bears
46. QB Andrew Luck, Colts
47. RB Frank Gore, Colts
48. WR Allen Hurns, Jaguars
49. WR Jarvis Landry, Dolphins
50. TE Jordan Reed, Redskins
51. WR Julian Edelman, Patriots
52.  RB Melvin Gordon, Chargers
53. RB Matt Jones, Redskins
54. WR Jeremy Maclin, Chiefs
55. WR Doug Baldwin, Seahawks
56. WR Josh Gordon, Browns****4 game suspension
57. RB Jamaal Charles, Chiefs
58. WR Golden Tate, Lions
59. WR Michael Floyd, Cardinals
60. WR Tyler Lockett, Seahawks
61. WR Jordan Matthews, Eagles
62. WR Kevin White, Bears
63. QB Russell Wilson, Seahawks
64. TE Gary Barnidge, Browns
65. QB Blake Bortles, Jaguars
66. TE Delanie Walker, Titans
67. WR Tavon Austin, Rams
68. QB Drew Brees, Saints
69. QB Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers
70. RB Isaiah Crowell, Browns
71. WR Corey Coleman, Browns
72. WR DeSean Jackson, Redskins
73. WR Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals
74. TE Coby Fleener, Saints
75. WR Travis Benjamin, Chargers
76. RB Terrance West, Ravens
77. RB Ameer Abdullah, Lions
78. QB Eli Manning, Giants
79. QB Kirk Cousins, Washington
80. TE Travis Kelce, Chiefs
81. WR Donte Moncrief, Colts
82. QB Tom Brady New England Patriots****higher if suspension overturned
83. WR Tajae Sharpe, Titans
84. RB Rashad Jennings, Giants
85. RB Giovani Bernard, Bengals
86. RB Jay Ajayi, Dolphins
87. TE Tyler Eifert, Bengals ****targeting Weeks 4-6
88. TE Julius Thomas, Jaguars
89. WR Will Fuller, Texans
90. WR Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos
91. RB Danny Woodhead, Chargers
92. WR Michael Crabtree, Raiders
93. RB Dion Lewis, Patriots
94. WR Kelvin Benjamin, Panthers
95. RB James Starks, Packers
96. RB Charles Sims, Buccaneers
97. WR Marvin Jones, Lions
98. WR Willie Snead, Saints
99. WR Sterling Shepard, Giants
100. TE Zach Ertz, Eagles
101. RB Duke Johnson, Browns
102. WR Sammie Coates, Steelers
103. TE Zach Miller, Bears
105. QB Philip Rivers, Chargers
106. WR Mike Wallace, Ravens
107. WR Mohamed Sanu, Falcons
108. WR  Michael Thomas, Saints
109. QB Carson Palmer, Cardinals
110. TE Antonio Gates, Chargers
111. QB Matthew Stafford, Lions
112. QB Matt Ryan, Falcons
113. QB Derek Carr, Raiders
114. RB Karlos Williams, Bills
115. RB Buck Allen, Ravens
116. RB Theo Riddick, Lions
117. RB Tevin Coleman, Falcons
118. RB Kirk Cousins, Redskins
119. WR Devin Funchess, Panthers
120. RB Darren Sproles, Eagles
121. WR Chris Hogan, Patriots
122. WR Terrance Williams, Cowboys
123. WR Brandon LaFell, Bengals
124. RB Christine Michael, Seahawks
125. WR Stefon Diggs, Vikings
126. WR Dorial Green-Beckham, Eagles
127. WR DeVante Parker, Dolphins
128. WR Steve Smith, Ravens
129. QB Jameis Winston, Bucs
130. QB Jay Cutler, Bears
131. WR Tyler Boyd, Bengals
132. RB Derrick Henry, Titans
133. RB LeGarrett Blount, Patriots
134. RB Chris Johnson, Cardinals
135. QB Joe Flacco, Ravens
136. WR John Brown, Cardinals
137. QB Andy Dalton, Bengals
138. TE Jimmy Graham, Seahawks
139. QB Marcus Mariota, Titans
140. WR  Laquon Treadwell Vikings
141. WR Josh Doctson, Redskins
142. RB Tim Hightower, Saints
143. RB Jordan Howard, Bears
144. RB T.J. Yeldon, Jaguars
145. RB DeAndre Washington, Raiders
146. RB Justin Forsett, Ravens**** free agent
147. WR Torrey Smith, 49ers
148. WR Vincent Jackson, Bucs
149. TE Jason Witten, Cowboys
150. WR DaVante Adams, Packers

151. RB Ronnie Hillman, ****Free agent

152. RB C.J. Prosise, Seahawks

 

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2016 TE Rankings Standard League- Top 100 NFL Tight Ends

 

Tier One TEs

1. TE Gronk-  New England Patriots

Tier One TEs

2. TE Greg Olsen-  Carolina Panthers
3. TE Jordan Reed-  Washington
4. TE Delanie Walker-  Tennessee Titans
5. TE Travis Kelce-  Kansas City Chiefs
6. TE Gary Barnidge-  Cleveland Browns
7. TE Coby Fleener-  New Orleans Saints
8. TE Zach Ertz-  Philadelphia Eagles
9. TE Julius Thomas-  Jacksonville Jaguars
10. TE Virgil Green- Denver Broncos
11. TE Tyler Eifert-  Cincinnati Bengals-OUT UNTIL WEEK 4-6

Tier Three TEs

12. TE Antonio Gates-  San Diego Chargers
13. TE Zach Miller- Chicago Bears
14. TE Jason Witten- Dallas Cowboys
15. TE Kyle Rudolph- Minnesota Vikings
16. TE Jared Cook-  Green Bay Packers
17. TE Charles Clay- Buffalo Bills
18. TE Dwayne Allen-  Indianapolis Colts
19. TE Jesse James- Pittsburgh
20. TE Martellus Bennett-  New England Patriots
21. TE Jimmy Graham- Seattle Seahawks

Tier Four TEs

22. TE Will Tye-  New York Giants
23. TE Brent Celek- Philadelphia Eagles
24. TE Austin Hooper-  Atlanta Falcons
25. TE Eric Ebron- Detroit Lions
26. TE Jordan Cameron- Miami Dolphins
27. TE Richard Rodgers-  Green Bay Packers
28. TE Crockett Gillmore- Baltimore Ravens
29. TE Ryan Griffin-  Houston Texans
30. TE Clive Walford- Oakland Raiders
31. TE Vance McDonald- San Francisco 49ers
32. TE Larry Donnell-  New York Giants
33. TE Hunter Henry- San Diego Chargers
34. TE  Tyler Higbee-   Los Angeles Rams
35. TE Jace Amaro-  New York Jets

Tier Five TEs

36. TE Vernon Davis- Washington
37. TE Maxx Williams- Baltimore Ravens
38. TE Cameron Brate-  Tampa Bay Buccaneers
39. TE Dennis Pitta- Baltimore Ravens
40. TE Niles Paul-  Washington
41. TE Jacob Tamme-  Atlanta Falcons
42. TE Luke Willson-  Seattle Seahawks
43. TE Daniel Fells- Arizona Cardinals
44. TE  Mychal Rivera-   Oakland Raiders
45. TE Brandon Pettigrew-  Detroit Lions
46. TE Anthony Fasano- Tennessee Titans
47. TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
48.  TE Jeff Heuerman- Denver Broncos
49. TE Ed Dickson- Carolina Panthers
50. TE Josh Hill- New Orleans Saints
51. TE CJ Fiedorowicz-  Houston Texans

52. TE Ladarius Green-  Pittsburgh Steelers- Health issues
53. TE Benjamin Watson- Baltimore Ravens-OUT FOR THE SEASON

 

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2016 WR Rankings Standard League- Top 100 NFL Wide Receivers

 

Tier One WRs

1. WR Antonio Brown PITT
2. WR Odell Beckham NYG
3. WR  Julio Jones ATL
4. WR DeAndre Hopkins HOU
5. WR Brandon Marshall NYJ

Tier Two WRs

6. WR A J Green CINN
7. WR Allen Robinson JACK
8. WR Mike Evans TB
9. WR Brandon Cooks NO
10. WR  Amari Cooper OAK
11. WR Sammy Watkins BUFF
12. WR Dez Bryant DAL
13. WR Jordy Nelson GB
14. WR Alshon Jeffery CHI
15. WR Keenan Allen SD
16. WR Eric Decker NYJ
17. WR Demaryius Thomas DEN
18. WR Allen Hurns JACK
19. WR T Y Hilton IND
20. WR  Randall Cobb GB
21. WR Jeremy Maclin KC
22. WR Jarvis Landry MIA
23. WR  Julian Edelman NE

Tier Three WRs

24. WR Doug Baldwin SEA
25. WR Golden Tate DET
26. WR Kevin White CHI
27. WR Michael Floyd ARI
28. WR Jordan Matthews PHIL
29. WR Tyler Lockett SEA
30. WR Tavon Austin LAR
31. WR Kelvin Benjamin CAR
32. WR DeSean Jackson WASH
33. WR Will Fuller HOU
34. WR Travis Benjamin SD
35. WR Donte Moncrief IND
36. WR  Larry Fitzgerald
37. WR Emmanuel Sanders DEN
38. WR Michael Crabtree OAK
39. WR Marvin Jones DET
40. WR Willie Snead N.O.
41. WR Josh Gordon CLEV
42. WR Sterling Shepard NYG
43. WR Corey Coleman CLEV
44. WR Kamar Aiken BALT
45. WR Chris Hogan NE
46. WR  Sammie Coates PITT
47. WR Michael Thomas N.O.

Tier Four WRs

48. WR Tyler Boyd CINN
49. WR rookie Tajae Sharpe TENN
50. WR Kenny Stills MIA
51. WR  Devante Parker MIA
52. WR Mike Wallace BALT
53. WR Dorial Green-Beckham PHIL
54. WR John Brown ARI
55. WR  Brandon LaFell CINN
56. WR Mohamed Sanu ATL
57. WR Stefon Diggs MINN
58. WR Devin Funchess CAR
59. WR Torrey Smith SF
60. WR Terrance Williams DAL
61. WR  Danny Amendola NE
62. WR Davante Adams GB
63. WR Vincent Jackson TB
64. WR Steve Smith BALT
65. WR Laquon Treadwell MINN
66. WR Rishard Matthews MIA
67. WR Braxton Miller HOU
68. WR Pierre Garcon WASH
69. WR Kenny Britt LAR

Tier Five WRs

70. WR Anquan Boldin Detroit
71. WR Ted Ginn Jr
72. WR Quinton Patton SF
73. WR Robert Woods BUFF
74. WR Josh Doctson WASH
75. WR Jermaine Kearse SEA
76. WR Cole Beasley DAL
77. WR Brandon Coleman N.O.
78. WR Philip Dorsett IND
79. WR Albert Wilson KC
80. WR Jaelen Strong HOU
81. WR Victor Cruz NYG
82. WR Justin Hardy ATL

Tier Six WRs

83. WR TY Montgomery GB
84. WR Eddie Royal CHI
85. WR Charles Johnson MINN
86. WR Nelson Agholor PHIL
87. WR Jeff Janis GB
88. WR Dwayne Harris NYG
89. WR Malcolm Floyd SD
90. WR James Crowder WASH
91. WR Chris Conley KC
92. WR Kenny Bell TB
93. WR Darrius Heyward-Bey PITT
94. WR Andre Roberts OAK
95. WR Pharoh Cooper LAR
96. WR Devin Hester ATL
97. WR Dezmin Lewis BUFF
98. WR Dontrelle Inman SD
99.  WR Kendall Wright TENN
100. WR Cecil Shorts free agant

101. WR Reuban Randle free agent

102. WR Stevie Johnson SD- OUT FOR THE SEASON

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Tier One QBs

1. QB Cam Newton Carolina Panthers
2. QB Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers
3. QB Andrew Luck Indianapolis Colts
4. QB Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks

Tier Two QBs

5. QB Blake Bortles Jacksonville Jaguars
6. QB Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers
7. QB Drew Brees New Orleans Saints
8. QB Carson Palmer Arizona Cardinals
9. QB Kirk Cousins Washington
10. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick New York Jets
11. QB Philip Rivers San Diego Chargers
12. QB Eli Manning New York Giants
13. QB Matthew Stafford Detroit Lions
14. QB Derek Carr Oakland Raiders
15. QB Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons

Tier Three QBs

16. QB Tom Brady New England Patriots****Suspended 1st 4 games- Week 5 Bye
17. QB Jameis Winston Tampa Bay Buccaneer
18. QB Andy Dalton Cincinnati Bengals
19. QB Joe Flacco Baltimore Ravens
20. QB Marcus Mariota Tennessee Titans
21. QB Ryan Tannehill Miami Dolphins
22. QB Jay Cutler Chicago Bears
23. QB Brock Osweiler Houston Texans
24. QB Robert Griffin III Cleveland Browns

Tier Four QBs

25. QB Tyrod Taylor Buffalo Bills
26. QB Sam Bradford Philadelphia Eagles
27. QB Alex Smith Kansas City Chiefs
28. QB Dak Prescott Dallas Cowboys
29. QB Blaine Gabbert San Francisco 49ers
30. QB Shaun Hill Minnesota Vikings
31. QB Trevor Siemian Denver Broncos
32. QB Case Keenum Los Angeles Rams

Tier Five QBs

33. QB Jimmy Garoppolo New England Patriots
34. QB Tony Romo Dallas Cowboys- OUT UNTIL WEEK 9-10
35. QB Paxton Lynch Denver Broncos
36. QB Colin Kaepernick San Francisco 49ers
37. QB Jared Goff Los Angeles Rams
38. QB Brian Hoyer Houston Texans
39. QB A.J. McCarron Cincinnati Bengals
40. QB Nick Foles Kansas City
41. QB Carson Wentz Philadelphia Eagles
42. QB Josh McCown Cleveland Browns
43. QB Geno Smith QB New York Jets
44. QB  Ryan Mallett Baltimore Ravens
45. QB Drew Stanton Arizona Cardinals
46. QB Nick Foles Los Angeles Rams
47. QB Matt Cassel Tennessee Titans
48. QB Kellen Moore Dallas Cowboys
49. QB Colt McCoy Washington
50. QB Scott Tolzien Indianapolis Colts
51. QB E.J. Manuel Buffalo Bills

52. QB Mark Sanchez Denver Broncos
53. QB Teddy Bridgewater Minnesota Vikings- OUT FOR THE SEASON

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Tier One RBs

1. RB Todd Gurley LAR
2. RB Adrian Peterson MINN
3. RB David Johnson ARI
4. RB Lamar Miller HOU

Tier Two RBs

5. RB Ezekiel Elliott
6. RB Doug Martin TB
7. RB Devonta Freeman ATL
8. RB Eddie Lacy GB
9. RB Matt Forte CHI
10. RB Mark Ingram N.O.
11. RB Jeremy Hill CINN
12. RB CJ Anderson DEN
13. LeVeon Bell PITT- suspended 1st 4 games
14. RB Thomas Rawls SEA
15. RB Latavius Murray OAK
16. RB LeSean McCoy BUFF
17. RB Carlos Hyde SF
18. RB DeMarco Murray TENN

Tier Three RBs

19. RB Jeremy Langford CHI
20. RB Chris Ivory JACK
21. RB Ryan Mathews PHIL
22. RB Jamaal Charles KC
23. RB Frank Gore IND
24. RB Jonathon Stewart CAR
25. RB Melvin Gordon SD
26. RB DeAngelo Williams PITT
27. RB Justin Forsett BALT
28. RB Ameer Abdullah DET
29. RB Matt Jones WASH
30. RB Jay Ajayi MIA
31. RB Rashard Jennings NYG
32. RB Gio Bernard CINN
33. RB Isaiah Crowell CLEV

Tier Four RBs

34. RB Duke Johnson CLEV
35. RB Charlie Sims TB
36. RB Dion Lewis NE
37. RB James Starks
38. RB Ronnie Hillman DEN
39. RB Danny Woodhead SD
40. RB Spencer Ware KC
41. RB Buck Allen BALT
42. RB Theo Riddick DET
43. RB Tevin Coleman ATL
44. RB Bilal Powell NYJ
45. RB Darren Sproles PHIL
46. RB Derrick Henry TENN
47. RB LeGarrett Blount NE
48. RB Chris Johnson
49. RB Tim Hightower N.O.
50. RB Jordan Howard CHI
51. RB T J Yeldon JACK
52. RB DeAndre Washington OAK
53. RB Christian Michael SEA
54. RB Kenyan Drake MIA

Tier Five RBs

55. RB Cameron-Artis-Payne CAR
56. RB Kenneth Dixon BALT
57. RB Devontae Booker DEN
58. RB Alfred Morris WASH
59. RB Shane Vereen NYG
60. CJ Prosise SEA
61. RB Shaun Draughn
62. RB Paul Perkins NYG
63. RB James White NE
64. RB Karlos Williams BUF
65. RB Robert Turbin IND
66. RB Chris Thompson WASH
67. RB Jerick McKinnon MINN
68. RB Darren McFadden DAL
69. RB Alfred Blue HOU
70. RB Andre Ellington ARI

Tier Six RBs

71. RB Wendall Smallwood PHIL
72. RB Brandon Oliver SD
73. RB Charcandrick West KC
74. RB Jordan Todman IND
75. RB Benny Cunningham LAR
76. RB CJ Spiller N.O.
77. RB Joique Bell Free Agent
78. RB Mike Tobert CA
79. RB Tre Mason LAR
80. RB Khiry Robinson NYJ
81. RB Denard Robinson JACK
82. RB Jonathon Grimes HOU
83. RB Zach Zenner DET
84. RB Ka’Deem Carey CHI
85. RB Marcel Reece OAK
86. RB Antonio Andrews TENN
87. RB Donald Brown NE
88. RB Mike Williams TB
89. RB Damien Williams MIA
90. RB Dexter McCluster TENN
91. RB Brandon Bolden NE
92. RB Lance Dunbar DAL
93. RB Jacquizz Rodgers CHI
94. RB Matt Asiata MINN
95. RB Travaris Cadet N.O.
96. RB Stevan Ridley DET
97. RB Andre willams NYG
98. RB De’Anthony Thomas KC
99. RB Orleans Darkwa NYG
100. RB Jamiize Olawale OAK

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Guest UncleOdds 4 Player Profiles by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Utter-Fantasy welcomes fantasy football extraordinaire RotoUncleOdds as a guest writer this week, sharing with us four player profiles.
TB QB Jameis Winston tops his “Dynasty Profile” list, followed by ARI RB David Johnson, OAK WR Amari Cooper and WASH TE Jordan Reed. Enjoy “the Uncle’s” insight into these players and why he likes them for the upcoming season.

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Quarterback Jameis Winston-

Jameis Winston 2015 Passing Stats

SEASON TEAM GP CMP ATT YDS TD
2015 TB 16 312 535 4,042 22

 

UncleOdds Projections 2016 Jameis Winston Passing

SEASON TEAM GP CMP ATT YDS TD
2015 TB 16 340 560 4,165 26

 

Jameis Winston, like most rookies, had good and bad performances last season. Following a very poor Week 1 performance, his game level began to evolve. Winston finished the season with an overall grade that ranked 13th among quarterbacks and earned him PFF’s Rookie of the Year award. As the the season went on, Winston improved dramatically, ranking 8th over the final seven weeks of 2016. When the young rookie was not pressured, he had the 8th-highest passing grade in the league. This is a margin spot where he can still improve. With time to build chemistry, I see a very strong, dynamic duo forming with WR Mike Evans for 2016. I have Winston as my 6th ranked dynasty QB. He has young hungry Bucs around him, which includes Evans, RB Doug Martin (who finished 2nd rushing yards with 1402 yards), RB Charles Sims, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and rookie WR Kenny Bell. It’s a team-base of young, incredibly talented players, who can be successful together in the NFL for years to come. Winston was in “learning mode” last season, and I see him developing into one of the better quarterbacks in the future.

 

Running Back David Johnson-

David Johnson 2015 Rushing Stats

SEASON TEAM GP ATT YDS AVG LNG TD
2015 ARI 16 125 581 4.6 47 8

 

UncleOdds Projections 2016 David Johnson Rushing

SEASON TEAM GP ATT YDS AVG LNG TD
2015 ARI 16 256 1190 4.6 —- 9

 

Johnson ranked #1? Why Johnson over Gurley or Bell?  My decision is not based on stats or data like most of my calls in fantasy football, but rather on my gut intuition. There’s no doubt Gurley and Bell have proven themselves as two of the best RBs in the league, with both having better averages (Bell 4.9 and Gurley 4.8) than Johnson and both can be used as receivers. Gurley and Bell are amazing, but guess what…so is David Johnson! Drafted in 2015, Johnson didn’t have an important role in the first 11 weeks of the season, and it wasn’t until Week 12 that Johnson got his first start. He then held the starting job for the rest of the season, gaining a league-best 131.7 yards per game from scrimmage during that time.

My point on Johnson is that his situation may allow him to stay healthy/ healthier for the next few seasons! If you can stop Todd Gurley, you stop the Rams. How much punishment will Gurley receive and how much will he be able to take? With a rookie quarterback, the Rams offense will depend on Gurley alot, and for 2016, this could be a “one man wolf-pack’’. Le’Veon on the other hand, is coming off from a MCL torn season-ending injury, and most players don’t come back at the same level that they left prior to the injury. David Johnson has a strong Cardinal’s offense around him, so he doesn’t have to carry the team’s offense on his shoulders and he won’t be taking as much punishment as Gurley and Bell. I see a healthier player in Johnson for the upcoming season and beyond, which makes him my #1 dynasty running back.

I look forward to sitting in my mancave when the 2016 season starts watching which one of these 3 great backs, does in fact, becomes #1 for 2016 and also how these 3 continue to develop into their best potential.

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Wide Receiver Amari Cooper-

Amari Cooper 2015 Receiving Stats

SEASON TEAM GP REC TGTS YDS AVG LNG TD
2015 OAK 16 72 130 1,070 14.9 68 6

 

UncleOdds Projections 2016 Amari Cooper Receiving

SEASON TEAM GP REC TGTS YDS AVG LNG TD
2015 OAK 16 80 147 1,192 14.9 —– 8

 

Amari Cooper is a player with amazing speed/acceleration who stays at the top of his routes, and who has owned the post route. Cooper, in his first season in Oakland, developed great chemistry with Derek Carr early on, hauling in 72 passes for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns. In 2015, he was targeted 130 times! The former Alabama star added another feat to his outstanding rookie season by amassing the most receptions by a wide receiver, 21 years old or younger, in NFL history. Cooper also became the first Oakland rookie wide receiver to reach 1,000 receiving yards.

Targeting his favorite weapon often, OAK QB Carr’s passer rating improved from 76.6 to 91.1 last season, ending 2015 with 3,987 yards and 32 touchdowns. In only his 2nd year in the league, Carr had had to learn two different systems.  “I think it helps that he doesn’t have to learn a new language again,” OC Bill Musgrave said of Derek. Carr is a quaterback on the rise and the Raiders have the right tools to be a great offensive team, with WR Michael Crabtree, RB Latavius Murray, and new addition RB DeAndre Washington. Washington was selected by Oakland in the 5th round of the 2016 NFL Draft and will be a nice compliment to RB Murray. I have high expectations for him, particularly in dynasty leagues. All these weapons that the Raiders have offensively will only make young Amari a better player.

 

Tight End Jordan Reed-

Jordan Reed 2015 Receiving Stats

SEASON TEAM GP REC TGTS YDS AVG LNG TD
2015 WSH 14 87 114 952 10.9 32 11

 

UncleOdds Projections 2015 Jordan Reed Receiving

SEASON TEAM GP REC TGTS YDS AVG LNG TD
2015 WSH 16 80 108 948 11.8 —– 9

 

In previous years, the tight end position was Gronk and then the rest. Thankfully for the NFL and fantasy football, we now we have a lot more  names to talk about, i.e Greg Olsen, Tyler Eifert, Jordan Reed, Gary Barnidge, Travis Kelce, Delanie Walker, and Zach Ertz. ( I apologize if I left out your favorite!) I personally love Reed and at only 25 years old (Gronk 27), he made 87 catches in 2015 for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns, making him Washington’s leading receiver last season. Reed is a tight end but his production is similar to that of a wide receiver. He is very dangerous on a lot of routes, and he is worth gold in the red zone. It might interest you to know that Reed not only played his collegiate career as a tight end, but also as a wide receiver and even as quarterback.  Jordan Reed- “Honestly, I feel like playing quarterback helped me out a lot – knowing which guys were going to cover me, being able to read the defense, things like that”. Jordan Reed is sitting out minicamp after suffering an ankle injury, but the Uncle says to draft Reed with confidence. Currently ranked as my #2 dynasty TE.

 

Guest UncleOdds 2016 Dynasty Rankings

Guest UncleOdds 2016 Dynasty Rankings by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

Utter-Fantasy welcomes fantasy football extraordinaire RotoUncleOdds as a guest writer this week, sharing with us his 2016 Dynasty Rankings.
CAR QB Cam Newton tops his “Dynasty Quarterback” Board, while ARI RB David Johnson, NYG WR Odell Beckham Jr and NE TE Rob Gronkowski top his “Dynasty Running Back, Wide Receiver and Tight End” boards respectively.

Utter-Fantasy thanks RotoUncleOdds for his generosity.
Please follow the him on Twitter- @RotoUncleOdds

UncleOdds Dynasty Rankings 2016
Rank QB Rank RB Rank WR Rank TE
1 Cam Newton CAR 1 David Johnson ARI 1 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG 1 Rob Gronkowski NE
2 Andrew Luck IND 2 Le’Veon Bell PIT 2 DeAndre Hopkins HOU 2 Jordan Reed WAS
3 Russell Wilson SEA 3 Todd Gurley LA 3 Julio Jones ATL 3 Tyler Eifert CIN
4 Aaron Rodgers GB 4 Devonta Freeman ATL 4 Antonio Brown PIT 4 Greg Olsen CAR
5 Marcus Mariota TEN 5 Ezekiel Elliott DAL 5 Allen Robinson JAC 5 Travis Kelce KC
6 Jameis Winston TB 6 Lamar Miller HOU 6 Amari Cooper OAK 6 Zach Ertz PHI
7 Derek Carr OAK 7 Doug Martin TB 7 Sammy Watkins BUF 7 Eric Ebron DET
8 Blake Bortles JAC 8 Dion Lewis NE 8 Dez Bryant DAL 8 Julius Thomas JAC
9 Ben Roethlisberger PIT 9 Mark Ingram NO 9 Alshon Jeffery CHI 9 Austin Seferian-Jenkins TB
10 Tom Brady NE 10 Carlos Hyde SF 10 Mike Evans TB 10 Ladarius Green PIT
11 Philip Rivers SD 11 T.J. Yeldon JAC 11 A.J. Green CIN 11 Delanie Walker TEN
12 Drew Brees NO 12 C.J. Anderson DEN 12 Keenan Allen SD 12 Jimmy Graham SEA
13 Matt Ryan ATL 13 Eddie Lacy GB 13 Brandin Cooks NO 13 Coby Fleener NO
14 Andy Dalton CIN 14 Thomas Rawls SEA 14 T.Y. Hilton IND 14 Gary Barnidge CLE
15 Teddy Bridgewater MIN 15 Adrian Peterson MIN 15 Devante Parker MIA 15 Maxx Williams BAL
16 Ryan Tannehill MIA 16 Jamaal Charles KC 16 Laquon Treadwell MIN 16 Hunter Henry SD
17 Jared Goff LA 17 Derrick Henry TEN 17 Randall Cobb GB 17 Dwayne Allen IND
18 Tyrod Taylor BUF 18 Kenneth Dixon BAL 18 Demaryius Thomas DEN 18 Charles Clay BUF
19 Matthew Stafford DET 19 Melvin Gordon SD 19 Jarvis Landry MIA 19 Clive Walford OAK
20 Carson Wentz PHI 20 Duke Johnson CLE 20 Corey Coleman CLE 20 Kyle Rudolph MIN
21 Kirk Cousins WAS 21 Ameer Abdullah DET 21 Kevin White CHI 21 Antonio Gates SD
22 Eli Manning NYG 22 Jay Ajayi MIA 22 Dorial Green-Beckham TEN 22 Jordan Cameron MIA
23 Paxton Lynch DEN 23 Giovani Bernard CIN 23 Josh Doctson WAS 23 Martellus Bennett NE
24 Carson Palmer ARI 24 LeSean McCoy BUF 24 Donte Moncrief IND 24 Jace Amaro NYJ
25 Tony Romo DAL 25 Jeremy Hill CIN 25 Brandon Marshall NYJ 25 Jared Cook GB
26 Brock Osweiler HOU 26 Latavius Murray OAK 26 Michael Floyd ARI 26 Austin Hooper ATL
27 Joe Flacco BAL 27 DeMarco Murray TEN 27 Jordy Nelson GB 27 Jason Witten DAL
28 Colin Kaepernick SF 28 Karlos Williams BUF 28 Kelvin Benjamin CAR 28 MyCole Pruitt MIN
29 Jay Cutler CHI 29 Jeremy Langford CHI 29 Allen Hurns JAC 29 Richard Rodgers GB
30 Alex Smith KC 30 Matt Jones WAS 30 Eric Decker NYJ 30 Tyler Higbee LA
31 Robert Griffin CLE 31 C.J. Prosise SEA 31 Breshad Perriman BAL 31 Thomas Duarte MIA
32 Ryan Fitzpatrick FA 32 Matt Forte NYJ 32 John Brown ARI 32 Vance McDonald SF
33 Charles Sims TB 33 Sterling Shepard NYG
34 Tevin Coleman ATL 34 Jeremy Maclin KC
35 Devontae Booker DEN 35 Tyler Lockett SEA
36 Jerick McKinnon MIN 36 Julian Edelman NE
37 DeAndre Washington OAK 37 Jordan Matthews PHI
38 Ryan Mathews PHI 38 Michael Thomas NO
39 Jordan Howard CHI 39 Golden Tate DET
40 Charkandrick West KC 40 Emmanuel Sanders DEN
41 Jonathan Stewart CAR 41 Michael Crabtree OAK
42 Isaiah Crowell CLE 42 Stefon Diggs MIN
43 Kenyan Drake MIA 43 Josh Gordon CLE
44 Javorius Allen BAL 44 Doug Baldwin SEA
45 Theo Riddick DET 45 Will Fuller HOU
46 Jonathan Williams BUF 46 Tyler Boyd CIN
47 Keith Marshall WAS 47 DeSean Jackson WAS
48 Danny Woodhead SD 48 Devin Funchess CAR
49 Paul Perkins NYG 49 Leonte Carroo MIA
50 Keith Marshall WAS 50 Nelson Agholor PHI
51 Jonathan Williams BUF 51 Marvin Jones DET
52 Chris Ivory JAC 52 Martavis Bryant PIT
53 Wendell Smallwood PHI 53 Sammie Coates PIT
54 Alfred Morris DAL 54 Phillip Dorsett IND
55 Tyler Ervin HOU 55 Tavon Austin LA
56 Chris Thompson WAS 56 Willie Snead NO
57 Bilal Powell NYJ 57 Torrey Smith SF
58 James Starks GB 58 Travis Benjamin SD
59 Justin Forsett BAL 59 Davante Adams GB
60 Andre Ellington ARI 60 Kenny Bell TB
61 Rashad Jennings NYG 61 Pharoh Cooper LA
62 Shane Vereen NYG 62 Rishard Matthews TEN
63 Frank Gore IND 63 Larry Fitzgerald ARI
64 C.J. Spiller NO 64 Kendall Wright TEN
65 Ronnie Hillman DEN 65 Braxton Miller HOU
66 Darren McFadden DAL 66 Chris Conley KC
67 David Cobb TEN 67 Jamison Crowder WAS
68 Spencer Ware KC 68 Malcolm Mitchell NE
69 Tre Mason LA 69 Jaelen Strong HOU
70 Cameron Artis-Payne CAR 70 Ty Montgomery GB

2016 QB Cheat Sheet Standard League

2016 QB Cheat Sheet Standard League by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

2016 QB Cheat Sheet Standard League- Top 50 NFL Quarterbacks

Tier One QBs

1. QB Cam Newton Carolina Panthers
2. QB Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers
3. QB Andrew Luck Indianapolis Colts
4. QB Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks
5. QB Blake Bortles Jacksonville Jaguars
6. QB Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers
7. QB Drew Brees New Orleans Saints

Tier Two QBs

8. QB Eli Manning New York Giants
9. QB Kirk Cousins Washington
10. QB Tony Romo Dallas Cowboys
11. QB Philip Rivers San Diego Chargers
12. QB Carson Palmer Arizona Cardinals
13. QB Matthew Stafford Detroit Lions
14. QB Tom Brady New England Patriots
15. QB Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons

Tier Three QBs

16. QB Derek Carr Oakland Raiders
17. QB Jameis Winston Tampa Bay Buccaneers
18. QB Jay Cutler Chicago Bears
19. QB Joe Flacco Baltimore Ravens
20. QB Andy Dalton Cincinnati Bengals
21. QB Brock Osweiler Houston Texans
22. QB Ryan Tannehill Miami Dolphins
23. QB Marcus Mariota Tennessee Titans
24. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick New York Jets ***

Tier Four QBs

25. QB Tyrod Taylor Buffalo Bills
26. QB Sam Bradford Philadelphia Eagles
27. QB Alex Smith Kansas City Chiefs
28. QB Robert Griffin III Cleveland Browns
29. QB Blaine Gabbert San Francisco 49ers
30. QB Teddy Bridgewater Minnesota Vikings
31. QB Mark Sanchez Denver Broncos
32. QB Case Keenum Los Angeles Rams

Tier Five QBs

33. QB Jared Goff Los Angeles Rams
34. QB Colin Kaepernick San Francisco 49ers
35. QB Paxton Lynch Denver Broncos
36. QB Brian Hoyer Houston Texans
37. QB Jimmy Garoppolo New England Patriots
38. QB Bruce Gradkowski Pittsburgh Steelers
39. QB A.J. McCarron Cincinnati Bengals
40. QB Kellen Moore Dallas Cowboys
41. QB Carson Wentz Philadelphia Eagles
42. QB Josh McCown Cleveland Browns
43. QB Geno Smith QB New York Jets
44. QB  Ryan Mallett Baltimore Ravens
45. QB Drew Stanton Arizona Cardinals
46. QB Nick Foles Los Angeles Rams
47. QB Colt McCoy Washington
48. QB E.J. Manuel Buffalo Bills
49. QB Matt Cassel Tennessee Titans
50. QB Scott Tolzien Indianapolis Colts

Three Food Tiers of NFL Quarterbacks

Three Food Tiers of NFL Quarterbacks by Utter-Fantasy Writer Cambrick Broady

 

Three Food Tiers of NFL Quarterbacks: “Filet Mignon”, “Buffalo Wings” and “Just order a cheap Pizza”

Many fans, analysts, writers and regular people debate often about the 32 teams in the NFL being good or bad and the #1 selling point on your argument typically revolves around the quarterback.  There are a few teams every year that can overcome with shaky quarterback play with their dominant running backs, wide receivers or defenses but eventually that will catch up to you….(unless you are the 2015 Denver Broncos!)
Hopefully you are at least “Buffalo Wings” if you’re starting for a team in the NFL. So why are there so many “cheap pizza” QBs you wonder? Well, GM’s have been trying to figure that one out since the league started, and if you know they answer, let every GM, fantasy football fanatic and delivery man know.. In the meantime- here’s my breakdown of the 32 teams quarterbacks currently sitting at the top of their depth chart, who are either “Filet Mignon, Buffalo Wings and Just order a cheap Pizza”, along with commentary and fantasy projections for the first two.

“Filet Mignon and Sipping your favorite Red Wine”

1.    Tom Brady QB New England Patriots; putting the golden boy shouldn’t get any back lash on any social media site or grumble in your random sports bar. If you’re a New England fan, the sound of his name is like someone just offered you a tall glass of water in the middle of the desert. If you’re a Jets, Dolphins or Bills fan his name probably strikes that nerve of someone’s kid in the store that just WON’T SHUT UP! There aren’t many players in the Kobe/Jordan/Russell category…you know those guys who’ve won 4 or more titles for the franchise that drafted them. Fantasy Projection: Round 4-5; yes, I know he’s suspended 4 games but when he comes back it’s business as usual.

2.    Aaron Rodgers QB – Green Bay Packers; you know you’re good when your TD celebration becomes the entire storyline of an insurance commercial. Well, he’s as good as advertised and Packer fans will make sure you know it. He makes all WR’s better and with a stable running game, the Packers will compete every year with him at the helm. Fantasy Projection: Round 2-3; should be no argument here, he’s been a solid fantasy starter for years.

3.    Ben Roethlisberger QB – Pittsburgh Steelers; I’m sure some Steelers fans cringed when they drafted him in 2004 out of Miami, Ohio. Ask that same fan now, how they feel now about his career 94% passer rating and 2 Super Bowl rings? They’ve always got championship written all over them and with a healthy running game, the usual Pittsburgh fan has ammo in any fan smack talk. Fantasy Projection: Round 4-5; I think you should be taking him earlier than I saw in last year’s drafts as he will be throwing a lot to Antonio Brown and that says enough.

4.    Drew Brees QB – New Orleans; has some of the best pocket presence you’ll see and does a great job reading defenses, one of those QBs where it doesn’t matter the receiver out there as long as they can catch. He gave the city of New Orleans a championship when they needed it most and has a guaranteed fantasy sleeper WR on his roster every year. Fantasy Projection: Round 4-5; I’m scared to say his numbers may drop this year considering he’s got a new target in Michael Thomas and Brees normally makes all receivers look good.

5.    Russell Wilson QB – Seattle Seahawks; Every year in the playoffs, one Super Bowl under his belt, and he’s done this without a true #1 WR.  (doesn’t hurt to have a stout defense behind you) Want to argue him being Filet Mignon? Well, his passing yards have increased each year, he hasn’t thrown more than 10 interceptions in any year and he is a dual threat. Case closed. Fantasy Projection: Round 5-6;

6.    Cam Newton QB – Carolina Panthers; 2015’s NFL MVP showed sustained improvement in his footwork and decision making. He led the Panthers to the Super Bowl without a legit #1 receiver…wow! The challenge now is consistency and keeping his demeanor in check, I like the guy personally and his new custom ride is pretty nice. He gets Kelvin Benjamin back this season as well. Fantasy Projection: Round 2-3; last year a guy won my league by picking up Newton as a FA. That won’t happen this year, take him in the top 5 if you want and I won’t blink an eye.

7.  Matt Ryan QB – Atlanta Falcons; he’s been in the top 5 for NFL passing yards every year since 2012 (bet you didn’t know that). His first NFL pass was a TD and it was a dart that he read instantly. He’s got good footwork and has been putting up career numbers behind an under-performing offensive line for a few years. Signing C Alex Mack and WR Mohamed Sanu will give Ryan an edge going into this season. Fantasy Projection: Round 5-6; you may want to take him earlier than normal this year, he’s got intriguing new weapons.

8.    Andrew Luck QB – Indianapolis Colts; I’m admire him honesty and he didn’t have the best season last year by any means. He actually looked as if he regressed (I know he was injured) which I know was scary for Colts fans. Don’t worry however, this talented QB will bounce back this year. His skillset of passing accuracy, strength and running ability will allow him to get back on track. You don’t write off Luck after one bad season. In my league he was drafted #1 overall because of his spectacular 2014 season ( #1 QB) ; and expectations were that he could take the Colts deep in the playoffs. Now one must be concerned because his division has seriously improved. Fantasy Projection: Round 3-4; he should come back on a vengeance and could be in line for comeback player of the year.

9.    Tony Romo QB – Dallas Cowboys; You can blast me on twitter all you want for listing Romo as a QB that should have a spoon of herb flavored brown butter right over the top…but tell me that the NFC East teams aren’t scared to play the Cowboys this year with a healthy Romo and Elliott in the backfield. If you aren’t, you haven’t been paying attention to football. He has the accuracy, he also has the command you like and his OL is the best in football. He has to minimize the turnovers though. Fantasy Projection: Round 6-7; he’s got all kinds of weapons in this offense and will be serviceable but I understand if you want to proceed with caution due to his injury history.

10.    Eli Manning QB – New York Giants; Listen, I don’t want to hear it at all. He’s a hot and cold type of QB but has won 2 Super Bowls and I’ll bet your favorite QB hasn’t won any. I’ll agree he’s the bottom Filet Mignon on my list. He makes great reads and if the Giants can get his guy a running game, the NFC East will have serious competition. Fantasy Projection: Round 7-8; I have to be realistic with his fantasy projection, even with a dynamic OBJ, he just hasn’t been as reliable in fantasy. I predict a comeback this year so take in round 6 with confidence.

“Buffalo Wings and a Sam Adams”

1.     Carson Palmer QB – Arizona Cardinals. Fantasy Projection: Round 7-8; he’s a bargain pick this year
2.    Blake Bortles QB – Jacksonville Jaguars. Fantasy Projection: Round 7-8; #3 QB in 2015…great new defense
3.    Matthew Stafford QB – Detroit Lions Fantasy Projection: Round 8-9; worst rushing average per attempt in the NFL…and Megatron retired.
4.    Joe Flacco QB – Baltimore Ravens. Fantasy Projection: 9-10 What weapons does he have? I’ll wait.
5.    Kirk Cousins QB – Washington Redskins. Fantasy Projection: Round 9-10; no RB, forced to pass a lot
6.    Andy Dalton QB – Cincinnati Bengals. Fantasy Projection: Round 10+; proceed with caution
7.    Phillip Rivers QB – San Diego Chargers. Fantasy Projection: Round 10+; who are his WR’s?
8.    Derek Carr QB – Oakland Raiders. Fantasy Projection: Round 10+; he will improve this year, but RB??
9.    Jamies Winston QB – Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fantasy Projection: Round 10+; needs more passing yards
10.    Marcus Mariota QB – Tennessee Titans. Fantasy Projection: Round 10+; new RB’s will really help him

These quarterbacks are good and on any given Sunday, they can be “really good”. If any of these guys are your teams quarterback, you can go into the season with a great deal of optimism. • Many of you feel Carson Palmer is Filet Mignon and I will argue that all day otherwise,and show you the tape of him playing in Oakland. He’s good because he doesn’t lose the game for you, but Arizona was a top 3 defense and as long as you don’t turn the ball over; that’ll keep you in games. • Blake Bortles makes the list because he was the #3 QB in the NFL last year, his progression has been impressive and he has made Robinson and Hurns red hot receivers who none us knew about before last season. • Matthew Stafford has been a adequate fantasy football quarterback, but has he been an adequate NFL quarterback? • I know Joe Flacco won a Super Bowl and is the only QB on this list to have done so, but I’m just not sold on him being more than good Buffalo Wings. Give Matt Ryan the defense that Flacco had that year with Ray Lewis and Ed Reed and the Falcons might be 2 Super Bowls deep by now. The best QBs overcome a bad OL, no WR’s, no RB’s and still have good productive and competitive seasons. • Kirk Cousins was the sole reason the Washington Redhot Sauces won their division. • The only QB that I see possibly getting bumped down next year is Andy Dalton; he’s shown flashes of being really good and shown flashes of being really bad. He did not play in the post-season last year which hurt their team and the NFL window shortens each season. • In 2013, Phillip Rivers QB was the #6 QB in the NFL, 2014 he was #9 and 2015 he was #10. I can see the downward trend continuing. • Derek Carr needs to be careful with his decision making, considering his division is full of strong defenses outside of San Diego. • Some may look at the list and say “Jamies Winston and Marcus Mariota….really?” But after this year, they will back off that statement as they pass the celery and bleu cheese. Marcus Mariota could find himself with a solid running game this year but his defense will need to hold up. Jamies Winston impressed me at times last season and he’s got a good WR and RB.

“Just order a cheap Pizza with a free Mountain Dew”

1.    Alex Smith QB – Kansas City Chiefs.
2.    Jay Cutler QB – Chicago Bears
3.    Sam Bradford QB – Philadelphia Eagles
4.    Colin Kaepernick QB – San Francisco 49ers
5.    Mark Sanchez QB – Denver Broncos
6.    Nick Foles QB – LA Rams
7.    Brock Osweiler QB – Houston Texans
8.    Ryan Tannehill QB – Miami Dolphins
9.    Tyrod Taylor QB – Buffalo Bills
10.    Teddy Bridgewater QB – Minnesota Vikings
11.    Robert Griffin III QB – Cleveland Browns
12.    Geno Smith/Ryan Fitz QB – New York Jets

I’ll get some flack about a few of these guys I’m sure. • Alex Smith has silenced plenty of doubters after the 49ers gave up on him for Kaepernick (and who knows, they may still be kicking themselves). • Jay Cutler hasn’t been good despite having decent weapons in Forte, Bennett and Jeffrey, who some see as a top 5 WR. Cutler might be the worst QB inside the red-zone in the NFL. • Sam Bradford has been robbing teams since being drafted, and he reminds me of NBA’s Grant Hill and what he did to many teams, always being hurt. • Colin Kaepernick misses wide open WR’s…I mean WIDE OPEN so enough said there. • Mark Sanchez, ha, I’m sorry but Denver should concede this season or they might think about starting Lynch sooner than later. • I was going to list Jared Goff as average and put a disclosure by it, but I don’t think that’s fair; I’ll give him time to toss a few pies first and Nick Foles is surely average to LA Rams fans. • Brock Osweiler hasn’t shown us much so far but he has the potential to move out of the Little Caesar’s section. • Ryan Tannehill is the QB that the analysts every year say is going to have “a breakout season” but just never does. • Tyrod Taylor really should be a back-up pizza cook; I saw a lot of good routes run by Sammy Watkins with no pass coming his way. Reminds me of how upset Michael Vick used to make his WR’s because they’d get open and wouldn’t have a chance to make a play. • Teddy Bridgewater plays in a “run-first” offense and only threw 14 touchdown passes last season. • Robert Griffin III doesn’t know how to slide and Geno Smith/ Fitz are here because where else are they going to be….and no argument about them being average I’m sure.

Cam Broady

Cambrick Broady is Sports Scout, Fantasy Sports Analyst and a contributing writer for Utter-Fantasy.com. Please follow Cambrick on twitter @cambrickbroady

Also by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Cambrick Broady…”The Biggest Makeover from the Draft”

 

Gals Put Their Flare on Fantasy Football

Gals Put Their Flare on Fantasy Football by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

I was chatting with many of my fantasy football friends on twitter, when I saw this “tweet’….”I’m doing a Harry Potter themed fantasy football leagues with my best gal pals, and I am beyond giddy”. I wrote to Kelcy Engstrom and asked “please tell me this really happened!” Kelcy not only told me that it did, but that the girls were planning their next theme…..likely “Mean Girls!”

Fantasy football is already fun, but it’s pretty cool that these gals have put their own twist on their league, to make it even more fun for them. I asked Miss Kelcy, who is a Peace Corps volunteer over seas right now, a few questions about their league, and here’s what she had to say about it.

Utter-Fantasy) Please tell me about your league- How many teams, who is in it and when did it begin?

Kelcy) We are 8 teams and it’s made up of a group of really good friends, most of us met in middle school and then rest became friends during high school and we’ve always kept in touch and remained very close. We started doing a league about 2 years ago, we’re all from Wisconsin except for one unfortunate Bear fan who was born in Illinois but moved to our hometown during middle school so all of us have grown up with the Packers and football as a big part of our lives.

When we got interested in fantasy it made sense that we would all do it with our best friends, to maximize shit talking potential.

 

Utter-Fantasy) When did creating a theme for your fantasy football league start, and how do you determine what the theme will be? Are there suggestions and a vote?

Kelcy) So I really like themes and group activities in general so I kind of forced everyone to go along with it. I picked the Harry Potter one because I’m pretty sure I saw a comment in Reddit talking about a Potter themed fantasy team name and it just struck me a very funny for some reason, also because I know a few gals in the league are INTO Harry Potter in a big way. For example the owner of ‘Weasley’s Wizard Wins’ took her honeymoon at Harry Potter studios while others are not so into it like the owner of ‘Harry’s Dead RIP’ but she still went along with it which is cool.

 

Utter-Fantasy) It is such a fun idea, but how does it work? How was the Harry Potter theme incorporated into the 2015 fantasy football season?

Kelcy) It’s just a standard league set up really, since this was the first time doing a theme we didn’t have many ideas to really customize it so it’s just the team names, my two personal favorites are ‘Two-Patronus Conversion’ and ‘4th and 9 3/4′ with ‘Rita Skeet Skeet Skeeter’ rounding out the top 3. We have it set up on ESPN.

This year I’d probably make up a house cup as the trophy, throw a theme party for the draft, maybe force the points looser that week to give up a bench player to the deatheaters or something. But full disclosure, I’m a bit of a filthy casual the only Harry Potter thing I’m super into is Wizard People, Dear Reader. But I am hoping to read the books eventually.  

 

Utter-Fantasy) Will you share some of the other theme ideas that have been suggested?

Kelcy) We’re probably gonna change it up this year with a new theme, I’m thinking a Mean Girls one would be pretty good, but we also watch a lot of Golden Girls and RuPaul’s Drag Race so that could be fun as well, and we’re all big fans of Beyonce but we’ll see whoever comes up with the best idea.

 

Utter-Fantasy) Do you and your best gal pals get together on game day for some quality Harry Potter/NFL time??

Kelcy) The girls that can still do get together on Sundays to watch football when possible, I’ve been living in Eastern Europe for about 2 years so I haven’t been able to do that for awhile. But sitting around watching football, drinking beer and shit talking in person is something that we all enjoy doing as sister girls

 

I appreciate Miss Kelcy sharing her fantasy football league with me, and I hope the gals venture into a Dynasty Football League! Having a “Dynasty” themed Dynasty Football League is just to good, not to start up!

Dynasty Fantasy football TV

 

Follow Kelcy’s on twitter @MaryKMart to see how she does in her fantasy football league and what theme the gals came up for 2016.

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This is How We Dynasty Football

This is How We Dynasty Football by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Samantha Holt

 

Active in Fantasy Football for 6 years, received 1st Championship in 2015 Season. Token woman of the Sunday Funday League.

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Six tables are set facing a large white board. Laptops are in place alongside binders filled with copious notes. The room is a buzz with chatter. Shifty glances are exchanged. Monitors with skype callers begin to light, it’s almost time. Owners move to their seats, last minute beers and drinks are made. It’s time, for the Rookie Draft, the first Owner is on the clock. He fields offers for his pick, bidding wars are waged, the decision is made, Amari Cooper is taken first overall in the 2015 Sunday Funday League Rookie Draft.

Sounds a bit intense? Well that’s because it is my friends, if you’re reading this you understand that Fantasy Football is not merely a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. I believe there is no better example of this than in my Dynasty League. That’s a pretty biased statement, but fuck it, it’s my opinion.

The Beginning

Our inaugural season began in 2013, and our Commissioner is the glue that brought us all together. All members had multiple years of experience prior to joining, no newbies, you needed to know your shit to be invited. It was important when this began that if you were to be an owner in this League, you needed to be an active owner. No Tacos in this league (but there are at least 2 Ruxin’s and a definitive Andre). We wanted our league to resemble what real owners deal with in managing a team. We are an Auction, 8 keeper, IDP league; with the ability to trade Free Agency Cash and Rookie Draft Picks. We have a cap for keeper salary going into our auction draft, and a Salary Cap to begin the season. We now also have an in season salary cap. Oh and each player drafted has a set contract you can keep them at their salary for before you have to extend their contract by increasing their salary. Does that sound like a lot? You still following me?

The Details

Each Season begins with our Annual League Rules Meeting that rolls into our Rookie Draft. The Rules Meeting starts out simply enough. This is where we vote on changing any current rules or adding new ones. Straight forward no bullshit, and you can’t say you weren’t aware of a change because we have a binder with a meeting agenda and Google drive documents of the Rules and Changes made during the meetings. To the Rookie Draft! It obviously takes place sometime after the NFL Draft, depending on coordinating the schedules of 12 Owners. There are 3 rounds in the Draft and each owner has a draft pick. Top 6 picks are picked at random amongst teams with worst records from the previous season. What makes the Draft more fun however is that we’re allowed to trade our picks. So goes the bidding war for those who ended up with multiple picks. Rookies are valuable because they’re drafted at set low salaries with 3 year contracts (ex: 1st Round: $5, 2nd Round: $3, 3rd Round $1).

Draft Day

Auction draft is held at a location decided on by the winner of the previous year. Last year it was held at the Palazzo in Las Vegas, in Lagasse’s Stadium. If you want to do a draft party in Vegas that’s the place to go. They have package deals where you can have a private suite with multiple TVs pool table and waiters that constantly and quickly bring drinks and great food. It was a sweet draft, needless to say we were all destroyed afterwards, worth it. We have a max of 8 keepers and their salaries combined must be $200 or less. Max Salary to start the season is $300. This may seem high, but keep in mind this fantasy football league is based on the idea that this is a marathon not a sprint. WE can make moves that will benefit over several years or make moves for the immediate. We each strategize our own ways but it’s a system designed to fit the Owner’s needs.

Shenanigans

The number one thing we get the most positive feedback from is that fact that we hold an Awards Ceremony at the end of every season. Our Commissioner painstakingly puts together the Awards packet with nominees for each category and each owner submits their votes to the Commissioner for counting. He then has awards made with the category and winners names engraved. The ceremony itself has written monologues for the host, speeches for the presenters, songs written & recorded for the winning teams to walk up to, friends are invited to the exclusive guest list, and there are video interviews for the nominees of the “big award” of the night, Team of the Year. The answer to your next question is: Yes, we do have too much time on our hands and spend a lot of money on something that is purely for fun. Why? Because it’s fun and we’re awesome, what better reason do you need?! The ceremony is a red carpet affair. We literally bought our own red carpet and had a back drop made (with logos I designed) for photos with the photographer we hired for the event. *insert gif of Lil’ Jon throwing money here*

Dynasty Leagues are complicated. Ours is no exception. However, if we didn’t have this league set up the way we do, we wouldn’t be able to reap all the benefits that fantasy football has to offer. This has turned the game into a year round sport for us. So while some of you are patiently waiting for next season to get close enough to mock draft efficiently. I’m watching the Combine and reading player stats to prep for the rookie draft. #Boom.

Samantha Holt

Follow Sam’s 2016 quest for another Dynasty Fantasy Football championships on twitter @SamanthaRHolt

Girl Power Crushes Fantasy Football

Girl Power Crushes Fantasy Football by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Female fans of the NFL now represent the fastest-growing demographic in sports. So naturally, more female fans translates into more women jumping into the fantasy football arena and teaching guys a thing or two about it! Although men are more likely to play fantasy football, nearly 20% of the 75 million fantasy football owners competing in leagues are now women. ( and many are winning!)

Matty Murder is a smart, funny chick who won her 2015 fantasy football league and contributes her championship to having a few peculiar quirks. “My win was because I wore the same bra every Sunday and my husband pulled a Taco and drafted 4 QBs.”  Mary describes her league as…“an 8 man league, with two married couples and a bunch of my husband’s friend and I beat every single one of those asshats.” While Matty came in first last season, her husband with his own team, came in 7th. Matty will respond to his 7th place finish when she stops laughing.

This fantasy football player and commish thinks that this beauty might have some brains to go with that lucky bra….for when she’s not stomping the male anatomy with her fantasy team, she’s an environmental scientist.

I’ve asked our dominating damsel a few questions about her dazzling victory and when you read her sassy answers, you’ll know why I wanted to interview Miss Matty.

Utter-Fantasy: Let’s begin by telling us how long your league has been around and how long you’ve been in it?

Matty: This was our 2nd year with the same league members. Two women with a love for the sport, their husbands who know slightly less than they do, and friends from all across the country. We are all affiliated with the US military and Fantasy Football allows us to have the same banter over beers that we would have had were we all still in the same duty-stations. Our internet platform allowed for us to comfortably interact [read: shit talk each other] during the week while keeping up with our adult responsibilities and still be able to kick ass Thursday through Sunday. Though we were nice enough to occasionally warn people when they happened to have someone starting that was on a bye. Maybe only 5 minutes before the game started, but still.

Utter-Fantasy: Who in particular did you take in the draft that was like a twisting knife in your fellow fantasy football owners’ hearts?

Matty: Well, I remember being in a bar and talking line-ups with a friend and the bar tender overheard that I had both Brady and Rodgers on my team. However, I had an ulterior motive. I personally hate Tom Brady. I am sure he could be a great person in person but I just cant stand him. So he was my first round pick and I benched him the whole season. This bartender had NO IDEA why I would do something so “stupid” and waste my time. Then a sports segment came on right behind his head talking about the top 3 QBs in the NFL. Number 3? Aaron. Fucking. Rodgers. Ended up getting a few free beers out of that one. If you scroll through my twitter feed my mid-season pickup of Andrew Luck was perhaps the most talked about player on my team. We had lots of mental conversations about his playing and apparently on more than one occasion he took my critiques to heart and came out swinging after halftime.

Utter-Fantasy: What was your drafting philosophy going into the 2015 fantasy season?

Matty: Funny story. ..most of our league took a group vacation to Mexico over the summer and over unlimited drinks on the beach talked about how amazing the 2014 season had been. We decided mid-trip that we should do it again. One of the boys in particular had a whole defensive monologue he would spout for anyone to listen, on why he was going to draft Tony Romo right out of the gate because, if you look at his stats he is “actually quite consistent”. Well that didn’t go well for him. I on the other hand did my research, got my facts in order, and went with my gut. As a scientist I am no stranger to research, and on the weekends and evenings I would shift my focus to football. My ultimate goal was to do better than these men who would assume because I am a woman I was going to randomly click players in until I had a full team and then hope for the best. There was no more satisfying feeling than sipping my beer while the league chat sang my praises. Though more in the form of trash talking my opponent.

Utter-Fantasy: Did the guys in your league feel castrated by your victory or were they pretty good sports about it?   ( or as “Star Lord” would say….”Bitta’ both!” )

Castrated may be a bit strong. They walked into this season knowing us ladies could hold our own in the league setting. We are two strong women who have always stood our own in conversations, nights on the town, and have made it through years worth of deployments and come out the other side stronger. There were many many close calls, nights I would have to go to bed before games ended simply hoping that my boys would pull it off. All in all they were good sports. Of course if they had said a thing about coming in place after a woman I would have simply called their dedication to the craft into question. What did I do that you didn’t? Oh right, win.

Utter-Fantasy: Were there any key trades during the season that paid off big-time for you and that you care to brag about?

Matty: Trades? Nah. My husband plays video games with the other league members during the week and they did occasional trades. I am too hardheaded to admit that someone else has something I might need. I research ways to make it work or find some who can pull it off on my own. My wins were all me.

Utter-Fantasy: Was your draft live or was it completed online? Any fun details from it?

Matty: Because we are all spread out it had to be online, but we were in a skype chat! So we still were able to judge everyone elses choices and drink together. Only fun detail is how my husband kept running off while other people were drafting because he though he had important things to do (video games in the other room) and ended up drafting WAY too many QBs. We called him Taco for the rest of the season, after the episode of The League where Taco drafted…was it 13 kickers? When husband caught his mistake he felt pretty silly, rightly so. 

Utter-Fantasy: Do you have a fun ball-busting team name?

Matty: No, we all had team names that played off of our actual names. My name is no fun. So I just went with “Matty’s Morgue” to play off of my twitter name.

Utter-Fantasy: What was the prize for whooping all of the asshats in your league….was there a trophy or cash?

We had no prize except for bragging rights. Though I wish we had a trophy. I would put it on my mantle right next to my two degrees and wedding pictures. It is an accomplishment I don’t take lightly. Though as my husband talks to the other guys more than I do he did brag on my behalf for a bit. And we went out to celebrate, steaks!

Utter-Fantasy:  What else won this 2015 league, besides your Sunday best bra? A smart draft perhaps, or good research, luck, a woman’s intuition, savvy waiver wire moves….all of the above?

Matty: Besides the lucky bra, a trick I actually got from my Dad who wears the same underwear every time the Texas Rangers play, I credit my win to my research! My draft didn’t make all of my wildest dreams come true. I pulled the wins off through smart research and occasional input from league outsiders. Though they didn’t always think I was making the right choices, like the bartender from the start of the season. In the end I went with my gut and it paid off.

Utter-Fantasy: Who would you say is your favorite fantasy football player?

Matty: This season it would have to be Aaron Rodgers. I had faith in him from the start and in most instances he didn’t let me down. Plus I feel like when people doubted me for putting him above others his abilities pulled through for me. Plus he seems like a genuinely cool guy and sometimes that is what it comes down to for me. “Would I want to have a drink with this person?” and in his case I would.  

Utter-Fantasy: Have you inspired other rad chicks to take on their own teams and kick some of their own male-dominated fantasy football asses?

Sadly us league ladies have not yet convinced others to join. But we do have a small group of other women who know enough about football to talk and enjoy games with. They are too busy to play. Into the future I hope that isn’t the case with my husband and I. We are good partners but I think Fantasy Football is something that we can do together to unwind at the end of the week. With the responsibilities of our adult-lives becoming more and more, my wish is that we can continue to make time for it. But I would settle for a Cowboys-Redskins game with him over beers and burgers to have a fun night. As long as the Eagles are somewhere losing.

( Utter-Fantasy Wrap Up: Matty wasn’t the only cool chick to walk away with trophies in male-dominated fantasy football leagues in 2015. There were a lot of women strutting their stuff and there will be even more in 2016. I for one enjoy what the gals bring to fantasy football and look forward to competing against them in 2016!)

Matty Murder

Follow Matty’s 2016 quest for back-to-back championships on twitter @MattyMurder

 

2016 Free Agent Landings Part 1

2016 Free Agent Landings Part 1 by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Week 1 of NFL free agency is in the books, and there are some teams that already have a new look, like the Houston Texans. Some teams like the Green Bay Packers were not aggressive in free agency, but did not lose any key players. Then there a few teams that added players, that may or may not have an impact in 2016.

The Good, the Bad and the Fuzzy Free Agent pick-ups so far.

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The Good

new HOU Texan QB Brock Osweiler- Denver’s GM John Elway’s head must still be in the clouds from winning the Super Bowl. Letting QB Osweiler go to Houston is likely going to haunt the Broncos.

new SD Charger WR Travis Benjamin- This might be my favorite offensive pick-up in free agency so far. With Rivers as his quarterback, Benjamin is about to show the NFL what he’s been able to do all along, but couldn’t while in the Brown’s organization.

new NY Jet RB Matt Forte- It would have been nice to see Forte get paid by Chicago and stay a Bear. Chicago wouldn’t resign him so he signed a three-year deal with the Jets. He would be an excellent running back on any NFL team.

new HOU Texan RB Lamar Miller- He has stated that he “had grown weary of being underutilized in the Dolphins’ offense.” Miller was the  #6 running back in the NFL for 2015, but he only had 194 carries ( vs Adrian Peterson’s 327). He’s still young and talented. Miller is a great addition for the Texans.

new DET WR Marvin Jones– He’s not Megatron obviously, but he is 6’2″ and a dependable route runner. The former Bengals signed a five-year deal with Detroit worth $40 million

The Bad

new ARI Cardinal TE Jermaine Gresham- This move isn’t a bad one for Arizona, but it is for Gresham. The Cardinals do not have an offense for tight ends, so Gresham had better like to block.

new TENN Titan WR Rishard Matthews- This guy will have to fight TE Delanie Walker, WR Dorial Green-Beckham, WR Kendall Wright, WR Justin Hunter and RB Dexter McCluster for targets.

new PHIL Eagle WR Chris Givens- He reunites with Sam Bradford, who he had the most success with in St. Louis from 2012-2013. Can he improve on his meager 2015 stats of 353 receiving yards and 1 TD, with so many other weapons in Philadelphia?

new KC Chief WR Rod Streater- The Chiefs don’t have much after WR Jeremy Maclin except TE Travis Kelce, so Streater might be a contributor in 2016. Still, this wide receiver only had one catch in 2015, and this is the ultra-conservative KC offense.

The Fuzzy-

new JACK Jaguar RB Chris Ivory- If the Jags had traded TJ Yeldon, I would like this move more. Ivory is a football player, and he likes to get the ball. I think he’ll be unhappy in Jacksonville splitting carries, and I doubt he’ll be an asset to fantasy football owners, with roughly 8-10 carries a games.

new PITT Steeler TE Ladarius Green- His best game in 2015 was Week 1, for 74 yards and 1 TD. He had opportunities in San Diego, when TE A Gates was suspended for the 1st four games of the 2015 season, and he did not capitalize on it. QB Roethlisberger loved throwing to retired TE Heath Miller, so we’ll just have to see if he loves throwing to TE Green.

new ATL Falcon WR Mohamed Sanu- Last season, WR Leonard Hankerson had 241 yards and and 2 touchdowns in the 1st 4 games. The Falcons desperately need weapons to compliment WR Julio Jones. Sanu possesses the skills to be a slot receiver and red-zone weapon.

new BALT Raven TE Ben Watson- In 2015, with QB Drew Brees, Watson was the #7 Tight End in the NFL. He had 825 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns. Although Baltimore is an offense that utilizes the tight end position, the Ravens drafted TE Maxx Williams in the 2015 NFL Draft and also have Crockett Gillmore as another tight end weapon.