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Fantasy Football 2017: Week 6 rankings

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Fantasy Football 2017: Week 6 rankings

The first Bye Week has come and gone and fantasy managers are beginning to start working on trades to clean up their rosters for bye weeks.

Week 6 is here and so are my fantasy football positional rankings. 

Quarterbacks

1.  Tom Brady, NE
 
2.  Aaron Rodgers, GB
 
3.  Drew Brees, NO
 
4.  Deshaun Watson, HOU
 
5.  Kirk Cousins, WAS
 
6.  Cam Newton, CAR
 
7.  Matt Ryan, ATL
 
8.  Matthew Stafford, DET
 
9.  Jameis Winston, TB
 
10.  Philip Rivers, LAC
 
11.  Alex Smith, KC
 
12.  Carson Palmer, ARI
 
13.  Carson Wentz, PHI
 
14.  Marcus Mariota, TEN
 
15.  Derek Carr, OAK
 
16.  Jacoby Brissett, IND
 
17.  Case Keenum, MIN
 
18.  Ben Roethlisberger, PIT
 
19.  Josh McCown, NYJ
 
20.  Trevor Siemian, DEN
 
21.  Kevin Hogan, CLE
 
22.  Joe Flacco, BAL
 
23.  Brian Hoyer, SF
 
24.  Blake Bortles, JAC
 
25.  Jared Goff, LAR
 
26.  Mitch Trubisky, CHI
 
27.  Jay Cutler, MIA
 
28.  Eli Manning, NYG

Running backs

1.  Kareem Hunt, KC
 
2.  Leonard Fournette, JAC
 
3.  Le'Veon Bell, PIT
 
4.  Todd Gurley, LAR
 
5.  Devonta Freeman, ATL
 
6.  Melvin Gordon, LAC
 
7.  C.J. Anderson, DEN
 
8.  Lamar Miller, HOU
 
9.  Jordan Howard, CHI
 
10.  Mark Ingram, NO
 
11.  DeMarco Murray, TEN
 
12.  Jay Ajayi, MIA
 
13.  Marshawn Lynch, OAK
 
14.  Javorius Allen, BAL
 
15.  Mike Gillislee, NE
 
16.  Doug Martin, TB
 
17.  Jerick McKinnon, MIN
 
18.  Ameer Abdullah, DET
 
19.  Aaron Jones, GB
 
20.  Alvin Kamara, NO
 
21.  Carlos Hyde, SF
 
22.  Tevin Coleman, ATL
 
23.  Elijah McGuire, NYJ
 
24.  Chris Thompson, WAS
 
25.  Christian McCaffrey, CAR
 
26.  Duke Johnson, CLE
 
27.  Jonathan Stewart, CAR
 
28.  LeGarrette Blount, PHI
 
29.  Isaiah Crowell, CLE
 
30.  Frank Gore, IND
 
31.  Andre Ellington, ARI
 
32.  Alex Collins, BAL
 
33.  Wayne Gallman, NYG
 
34.  Latavius Murray, MIN
 
35.  James White, NE
 
36.  Derrick Henry, TEN
 
37.  Theo Riddick, DET
 
38.  Marlon Mack, IND
 
39.  Jamaal Charles, DEN
 
40.  Matt Breida, SF
 
41.  Adrian Peterson, ARI
 
42.  Tarik Cohen, CHI
 
43.  D'Onta Foreman, HOU
 
44.  Chris Ivory, JAC
 
45.  Ty Montgomery, GB
 
46.  Samaje Perine, WAS
 
47.  Shane Vereen, NYG
 
48.  Jalen Richard, OAK
 
49.  Dion Lewis, NE
 
50.  Corey Clement, PHI
 
51.  Charcandrick West, KC
 
52.  Austin Ekeler, LAC
 
53.  Robert Turbin, IND
 
54.  Charles Sims, TB
 
55.  Jacquizz Rodgers, TB
 
56.  Benny Cunningham, CHI
 
57.  Malcolm Brown, LAR
 
58.  DeAndre Washington, OAK
 
59.  Kyle Juszczyk, SF
 
60.  James Conner, PIT
 
61.  Kerwynn Williams, ARI
 
62.  Kenjon Barner, PHI
 
63.  Damien Williams, MIA
 
64.  Bilal Powell, NYJ
 
65.  Robert Kelley, WAS
 
66.  Paul Perkins, NYG

Wide receivers

1.  Antonio Brown, PIT
 
2.  DeAndre Hopkins, HOU
 
3.  Julio Jones, ATL
 
4.  Michael Thomas, NO
 
5.  Jordy Nelson, GB
 
6.  Keenan Allen, LAC
 
7.  T.Y. Hilton, IND
 
8.  Mike Evans, TB
 
9.  Chris Hogan, NE
 
10.  Brandin Cooks, NE
 
11.  Tyreek Hill, KC
 
12.  Larry Fitzgerald, ARI
 
13.  Michael Crabtree, OAK
 
14.  Davante Adams, GB
 
15.  Adam Thielen, MIN
 
16.  Stefon Diggs, MIN
 
17.  Golden Tate, DET
 
18.  Devin Funchess, CAR
 
19.  Alshon Jeffery, PHI
 
20.  Kelvin Benjamin, CAR
 
21.  Pierre Garcon, SF
 
22.  Demaryius Thomas, DEN
 
23.  Rishard Matthews, TEN
 
24.  Emmanuel Sanders, DEN
 
25.  Devante Parker, MIA
 
26.  Amari Cooper, OAK
 
27.  Jarvis Landry, MIA
 
28.  DeSean Jackson, TB
 
29.  Terrelle Pryor, WAS
 
30.  Randall Cobb, GB
 
31.  Will Fuller, HOU
 
32.  John Brown, ARI
 
33.  Marvin Jones, DET
 
34.  Jermaine Kearse, NYJ
 
35.  Danny Amendola, NE
 
36.  Willie Snead, NO
 
37.  Taylor Gabriel, ATL
 
38.  Tyrell Williams, LAC
 
39.  Jeremy Maclin, BAL
 
40.  Martavis Bryant, PIT
 
41.  Mike Wallace, BAL
 
42.  Jamison Crowder, WAS
 
43.  Jaron Brown, ARI
 
44.  Robby Anderson, NYJ
 
45.  Cooper Kupp, LAR
 
46.  Eric Decker, TEN
 
47.  Allen Hurns, JAC
 
48.  J.J. Nelson, ARI
 
49.  Marqise Lee, JAC
 
50.  Sammy Watkins, LAR
 
51.  Ted Ginn, NO
 
52.  Kendall Wright, CHI
 
53.  Josh Doctson, WAS
 
54.  Ricardo Louis, CLE
 
55.  Marquise Goodwin, SF
 
56.  Mohamed Sanu, ATL
 
57.  Nelson Agholor, PHI
 
58.  Roger Lewis, NYG
 
59.  Donte Moncrief, IND
 
60.  JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT
 
61.  Adam Humphries, TB
 
62.  Torrey Smith, PHI
 
63.  Kenny Stills, MIA
 
64.  Robert Woods, LAR
 
65.  Travis Benjamin, LAC
 
66.  Jeremy Kerley, NYJ
 
67.  Seth Roberts, OAK
 
68.  Brandon Coleman, NO
 
69.  Sterling Shepard, NYG
 
70.  Kenny Golladay, DET

Tight ends

1.  Rob Gronkowski, NE
 
2.  Zach Ertz, PHI
 
3.  Delanie Walker, TEN
 
4.  Jordan Reed, WAS
 
5.  Austin Seferian-Jenkins, NYJ
 
6.  Travis Kelce, KC
 
7.  Cameron Brate, TB
 
8.  Evan Engram, NYG
 
9.  Kyle Rudolph, MIN
 
10.  Martellus Bennett, GB
 
11.  Hunter Henry, LAC
 
12.  Jared Cook, OAK
 
13.  Coby Fleener, NO
 
14.  Ryan Griffin, HOU
 
15.  Jack Doyle, IND
 
16.  Ed Dickson, CAR
 
17.  Zach Miller, CHI
 
18.  Benjamin Watson, BAL
 
19.  George Kittle, SF
 
20.  Austin Hooper, ATL
 
21.  A.J. Derby, DEN
 
22.  David Njoku, CLE
 
23.  Jesse James, PIT
 
24.  Tyler Higbee, LAR
 
25.  Vernon Davis, WAS

Defenses

1.  Denver Broncos, DEN
 
2.  Houston Texans, HOU
 
3.  Baltimore Ravens, BAL
 
4.  Atlanta Falcons, ATL
 
5.  Washington Redskins, WAS
 
6.  Jacksonville Jaguars, JAC
 
7.  Kansas City Chiefs, KC
 
8.  New England Patriots, NE
 
9.  Carolina Panthers, CAR
 
10.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers, TB
 
11.  Los Angeles Rams, LAR
 
12.  Arizona Cardinals, ARI
 
13.  Tennessee Titans, TEN
 
14.  Philadelphia Eagles, PHI
 
15.  Green Bay Packers, GB
 
16.  New York Giants, NYG
 
17.  Minnesota Vikings, MIN
 
18.  Chicago Bears, CHI
 
19.  Pittsburgh Steelers, PIT
 
20.  Oakland Raiders, OAK

Kickers

1.  Matt Bryant, ATL
 
2.  Dustin Hopkins, WAS
 
3.  Justin Tucker, BAL
 
4.  Stephen Gostkowski, NE
 
5.  Will Lutz, NO
 
6.  Harrison Butker, KC
 
7.  Brandon McManus, DEN
 
8.  Ka'imi Fairbairn, HOU
 
9.  Matt Prater, DET
 
10.  Giorgio Tavecchio, OAK
 
11.  Mason Crosby, GB
 
12.  Nick Novak, LAC
 
13.  Graham Gano, CAR
 
14.  Jake Elliott, PHI
 
15.  Ryan Succop, TEN
 
16.  Jason Myers, JAC
 
17.  Adam Vinatieri, IND
 
18.  Kai Forbath, MIN
 
19.  Greg Zuerlein, LAR
 
20.  Patrick Murray, TB
 

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Need to Know: The most overrated Redskins events of 2017

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Need to Know: The most overrated Redskins events of 2017

Here is what you need to know on this Friday, February 23, 19 days before NFL free agency starts.

I’m out this week so I’ll be re-posting some of the best and most popular articles of the past few months. Some may have slightly dated information but the major points in the posts still stand. Thanks for reading, as always.

The overrated Redskin moments of 2017

Originally published 12/30/17

Sometimes in the NFL, something happens that grabs headlines and appears to be a momentous event that has ripple effects that will last all season and perhaps beyond. Other times something that is greeted with a yawn by fans and the media turns out to be something with lasting impact. Yesterday we looked at three events that were underrated at the time they happened. Here, in no particular order, are three overrated events from 2017.

Beating the Raiders—At the time, the Raiders were 2-0 and they still had the status of being one of the favorites to get to the Super Bowl. The Redskins whipped them 27-10 and the prevailing view was that the Redskins were on their way to a special year. But that loss started a four-game losing streak for the Raiders. They are currently riding a three-game skid and at 6-9 they are contenders for a top-10 draft pick, not for the Super Bowl. The win became less impressive for the Redskins as the year went on.

Signing Terrelle Pryor—There was plenty of excitement when the Redskins signed the Browns wide receiver, who had 1,000 receiving yards catching passes from a sub-mediocre group of quarterbacks in Cleveland. Imagine what he could do with a quality QB and a good offense around him. The hype grew when a fan captured him making this catch in training camp:

But the production was not there. In nine games before going on injured reserve with an ankle injury Pryor caught 20 passes for 240 yards and a touchdown.

Su’a Cravens departure—There was a lot of concern about issues both on and off the field when Cravens abruptly let it be known to teammates that he intended to retire just after the Redskins finalized their 53-man roster on September 2. All offseason Cravens’ name had been written at the top of the depth chart at strong safety in Sharpie. When he walked away and was put on the Exempt/Left Squad list (and eventually on the Reserve/Left Squad list, ending his season), there was plenty of speculation about whether the organization botched the situation and, of more immediate importance, what would happen at safety without Cravens. We’re still not sure about what happened but Montae Nicholson and Deshazor Everett did a respectable job at safety.

Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page Facebook.com/TandlerNBCS and follow him on Twitter @TandlerNBCS.

Timeline  

Days until:

—NFL Combine (3/1) 6
—NFL Draft (4/26) 62
—2018 NFL season starts (9/9) 198

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Need to Know: The most underrated Redskins events of 2017

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Need to Know: The most underrated Redskins events of 2017

Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, February 22, 20 days before NFL free agency starts.

I’m out this week so I’ll be re-posting some of the best and most popular articles of the past few months. Some may have slightly dated information but the major points in the posts still stand. Thanks for reading, as always.

The underrated Redskin moments of 2017

Originally published 12/29/17

Sometimes in the NFL, something happens that grabs headlines and appears to be a momentous event that has ripple effects that will last all season and perhaps beyond. Other times something that is greeted with a yawn by fans and the media turns out to be something with lasting impact. Here, in no particular order, are three underrated events from 2017. Tomorrow we’ll look at three events that were overrated at the time they happened.  

Beating the Rams in Week 2—Nobody got particularly excited when the Redskins went to the LA Memorial Coliseum and beat a Rams team that had gone 4-12 in 2016. Sure, there was a belief that they were in good hands with Sean McVay but nobody saw them as anything better than a middle of the pack team. The win looks much more impressive now as the 11-4 Rams have locked up their division with a playoff game in their future.

Drafting safety Montae Nicholson—He was a fourth-round pick who had a shoulder injury and appeared to be a reach. But once he got on the field, the reasons the Redskins drafted him became apparent. His range and hard hitting had an immediate impact on the game. Nicholson had problems staying on the field and he will finish the year on IR, so his impact this year was diminished. Regardless, he has a good chance of being part of the solution to a position with which the Redskins have had issues for years.

Ty Nsekhe’s injury—Against the Raiders in Week 3, Shawn Lauvao’s facemask had an issue and he had to leave the game for a play. In came Nsekhe without an opportunity to warm up. He suffered a core muscle injury and had to undergo surgery. His absence didn’t seem like a big deal at the time, but Trent Williams suffered a knee injury the next week and other offensive linemen were sidelined with injuries over the next several weeks. Nsekhe was inactive until the Week 10 game against the Vikings and he didn’t start a game until the Thanksgiving game against the Giants. He sure would have been useful to have in the lineup instead of T.J. Clemmings or Tyler Catalina.

Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page Facebook.com/TandlerNBCS and follow him on Twitter @TandlerNBCS.

Timeline  

Days until:

—NFL Combine (3/1) 7
—NFL Draft (4/26) 63
—2018 NFL season starts (9/9) 199