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Fantasy Football -- Looking at Week 8 rankings


Fantasy Football -- Looking at Week 8 rankings


1.  Carson Wentz, PHI
2.  Tom Brady, NE
3.  Drew Brees, NO
4.  Russell Wilson, SEA
5.  Dak Prescott, DAL
6.  Kirk Cousins, WAS
7.  Cam Newton, CAR
8.  Andy Dalton, CIN
9.  Tyrod Taylor, BUF
10.  Matt Ryan, ATL
11.  Jameis Winston, TB
12.  Alex Smith, KC
13.  Philip Rivers, LAC
14.  Deshaun Watson, HOU
15.  Matthew Stafford, DET
16.  Josh McCown, NYJ
17.  Ben Roethlisberger, PIT
18.  Derek Carr, OAK
19.  Case Keenum, MIN
20.  C.J. Beathard, SF
21.  Trevor Siemian, DEN
22.  Jacoby Brissett, IND
23.  Mitch Trubisky, CHI
24.  Joe Flacco, BAL
25.  Matt Moore, MIA
26.  DeShone Kizer, CLE

Running backs

1.  Le'Veon Bell, PIT
2.  Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
3.  Kareem Hunt, KC
4.  LeSean McCoy, BUF
5.  Devonta Freeman, ATL
6.  Mark Ingram, NO
7.  Melvin Gordon, LAC
8.  Jordan Howard, CHI
9.  Jay Ajayi, MIA
10.  Joe Mixon, CIN
11.  Doug Martin, TB
12.  Carlos Hyde, SF
13.  Lamar Miller, HOU
14.  Alvin Kamara, NO
15.  Chris Thompson, WAS
16.  Jerick McKinnon, MIN
17.  LeGarrette Blount, PHI
18.  C.J. Anderson, DEN
19.  Ameer Abdullah, DET
20.  Christian McCaffrey, CAR
21.  Tevin Coleman, ATL
22.  Jalen Richard, OAK
23.  Javorius Allen, BAL
24.  Frank Gore, IND
25.  Latavius Murray, MIN
26.  Bilal Powell, NYJ
27.  DeAndre Washington, OAK
28.  Jonathan Stewart, CAR
29.  Dion Lewis, NE
30.  Matt Forte, NYJ
31.  Alex Collins, BAL
32.  Wendell Smallwood, PHI
33.  Duke Johnson, CLE
34.  James White, NE
35.  Robert Kelley, WAS
36.  Isaiah Crowell, CLE
37.  Marlon Mack, IND
38.  Tarik Cohen, CHI
39.  Thomas Rawls, SEA
40.  Mike Gillislee, NE
41.  Eddie Lacy, SEA
42.  Giovani Bernard, CIN
43.  Jamaal Charles, DEN
44.  Theo Riddick, DET
45.  D'Onta Foreman, HOU
46.  Mike Tolbert, BUF
47.  Rex Burkhead, NE
48.  Matt Breida, SF
49.  Austin Ekeler, LAC
50.  J.D. McKissic, SEA
51.  Jeremy Hill, CIN
52.  Terrance West, BAL
53.  Devontae Booker, DEN
54.  Charles Sims, TB
55.  Alfred Morris, DAL
56.  Charcandrick West, KC
57.  Damien Williams, MIA
58.  Elijah McGuire, NYJ
59.  Samaje Perine, WAS
60.  C.J. Prosise, SEA

Wide receivers

1.  A.J. Green, CIN
2.  Antonio Brown, PIT
3.  Julio Jones, ATL
4.  Mike Evans, TB
5.  Michael Thomas, NO
6.  Dez Bryant, DAL
7.  DeAndre Hopkins, HOU
8.  Doug Baldwin, SEA
9.  Brandin Cooks, NE
10.  Keenan Allen, LAC
11.  Michael Crabtree, OAK
12.  Chris Hogan, NE
13.  Amari Cooper, OAK
14.  Kelvin Benjamin, CAR
15.  Demaryius Thomas, DEN
16.  Tyreek Hill, KC
17.  Alshon Jeffery, PHI
18.  Adam Thielen, MIN
19.  Pierre Garcon, SF
20.  Marvin Jones, DET
21.  Devin Funchess, CAR
22.  Jarvis Landry, MIA
23.  T.Y. Hilton, IND
24.  Nelson Agholor, PHI
25.  DeSean Jackson, TB
26.  Ted Ginn, NO
27.  Robby Anderson, NYJ
28.  Jermaine Kearse, NYJ
29.  Mohamed Sanu, ATL
30.  Stefon Diggs, MIN
31.  Will Fuller, HOU
32.  Tyrell Williams, LAC
33.  Tyler Lockett, SEA
34.  Danny Amendola, NE
35.  Kenny Stills, MIA
36.  Jeremy Maclin, BAL
37.  Josh Doctson, WAS
38.  JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT
39.  Paul Richardson, SEA
40.  Kenny Golladay, DET
41.  Jamison Crowder, WAS
42.  Devante Parker, MIA
43.  Brandon LaFell, CIN
44.  Marquise Goodwin, SF
45.  Jordan Matthews, BUF
46.  Terrelle Pryor, WAS
47.  Bennie Fowler, DEN
48.  Torrey Smith, PHI
49.  Donte Moncrief, IND
50.  Willie Snead, NO
51.  Mike Wallace, BAL
52.  Taylor Gabriel, ATL
53.  TJ Jones, DET
54.  Cole Beasley, DAL
55.  Brandon Coleman, NO
56.  Jeremy Kerley, NYJ
57.  Kendall Wright, CHI
58.  Deonte Thompson, BUF
59.  Travis Benjamin, LAC
60.  Terrance Williams, DAL
61.  Zay Jones, BUF
62.  Ricardo Louis, CLE
63.  Albert Wilson, KC
64.  Laquon Treadwell, MIN
65.  Adam Humphries, TB
66.  Demarcus Robinson, KC
67.  Seth Roberts, OAK
68.  Brice Butler, DAL
69.  Cordarrelle Patterson, OAK
70.  Trent Taylor, SF

Tight ends

1.  Rob Gronkowski, NE
2.  Zach Ertz, PHI
3.  Travis Kelce, KC
4.  Jordan Reed, WAS
5.  Jimmy Graham, SEA
6.  Austin Seferian-Jenkins, NYJ
7.  Kyle Rudolph, MIN
8.  Hunter Henry, LAC
9.  Cameron Brate, TB
10.  Jason Witten, DAL
11.  Jack Doyle, IND
12.  Zach Miller, CHI
13.  Tyler Kroft, CIN
14.  Jared Cook, OAK
15.  Ed Dickson, CAR
16.  George Kittle, SF
17.  Austin Hooper, ATL
18.  Benjamin Watson, BAL
19.  Nick O'Leary, BUF
20.  Ryan Griffin, HOU
21.  Vernon Davis, WAS
22.  Eric Ebron, DET
23.  O.J. Howard, TB
24.  Julius Thomas, MIA
25.  A.J. Derby, DEN


1.  Minnesota Vikings, MIN
2.  Cincinnati Bengals, CIN
3.  Philadelphia Eagles, PHI
4.  Kansas City Chiefs, KC
5.  Baltimore Ravens, BAL
6.  Seattle Seahawks, SEA
7.  Pittsburgh Steelers, PIT
8.  New Orleans Saints, NO
9.  Miami Dolphins, MIA
10.  Carolina Panthers, CAR
11.  New England Patriots, NE
12.  Atlanta Falcons, ATL
13.  Buffalo Bills, BUF
14.  Denver Broncos, DEN
15.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers, TB
16.  Houston Texans, HOU
17.  Detroit Lions, DET
18.  Oakland Raiders, OAK
19.  New York Jets, NYJ
20.  Chicago Bears, CHI


1.  Stephen Gostkowski, NE
2.  Jake Elliott, PHI
3.  Wil Lutz, NO
4.  Harrison Butker, KC
5.  Justin Tucker, BAL
6.  Matt Bryant, ATL
7.  Kai Forbath, MIN
8.  Randy Bullock, CIN
9.  Matt Prater, DET
10.  Chris Boswell, PIT
11.  Steven Hauschka, BUF
12.  Blair Walsh, SEA
13.  Graham Gano, CAR
14.  Nick Novak, LAC
15.  Nick Rose, WAS
16.  Giorgio Tavecchio, OAK
17.  Adam Vinatieri, IND
18.  Patrick Murray, TB
19.  Chandler Catanzaro, NYJ
20.  Mike Nugent, DAL

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How the Redskins survived Thanksgiving with the Giants


How the Redskins survived Thanksgiving with the Giants

The Redskins' survived a Thanksgiving night scare from the New York Giants in Week 12 at FedEx Field.

Here are my observations during the Redskins’ “a win is a win” 20-10 victory.

— Jamison Crowder made a diving, reaching catch that gained all of two yards. But it got the Redskins their initial first down of the game after two three and outs so it is noteworthy.

— But the series ended when Josh Doctson went out of bounds just before converting a third and 15. It looks like he could have and the other yard. Then Doctson dropped the fourth and one pass and the Giants took over at their own 41. The mistakes continue to mount and the Redskins continue to allow the Giants to stick around.

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— The Giants used a third and 15 conversion and a fourth and one conversion to drive to the first points of the game. There really is no excuse for the third and long as the Giants are severely depleted at receiver and on the offensive line.

— Crowder got lost behind the Giants secondary on third and eight and hauled in a Kirk Cousins pass for 39 yards to the New York 38. It was the first Redskins’ offensive jolt of the day.

— Redskins get first offensive jolt of the day with Cousins to Crowder for 39 yards to the Giants 38, converting a third and eight. But then he dropped a potential third-down conversion and the Redskins had to punt. Again, someone needs to make a play or the season will be over before we eat the first leftover turkey sandwich.

— The Redskins do dent the scoreboard but it’s only a field goal, set up by a pass interference penalty. A sack led to a red zone failure and they settled for three. At least they got to the red zone.

— After catching a 33-yard pass from Cousins, Crowder scored for the first time this year. Kudos to Cousins on the play for scrambling on third down and keeping it alive long enough for Crowder to get open. Redskins 10, Giants 3

— The Redskins are playing some good defense but the Giants offense is making plenty of mistakes. Manning has missed several open receivers. Evan dropped a third-down pass that was on the money. They are showing why they are 2-8.

—  It looked like Cousins’ toe got caught in the turf as he tossed a pass in the direction of Byron Maxwell. The field is not looking too good and that good be responsible for Cousins’ footwork problems. In any case, the ball bounced off of Byron Marshall’s hands and Janoris Jenkins turned it into a game-tying pick six.

— The Redskins got a drive going and moved from their own 10 into Giants territory. But the Giants’ fifth sack of the game ended it and Tress Way came in and punted.

— The Redskins lined up to punt on fourth and one at the New York 40 with about 10 left in the fourth quarter. But apparently Jay Gruden reconsidered and they called timeout and sent the offense back out. But the play clock expired while they were lining up and they had to punt. This is known as not having your act together.

— The Redskins finally untied the game. A holding call bailed them out of a third-down sack and then Cousins converted the next third down on a pass to Crowder. The touchdown was a thing of beauty, a well-timed left-shoulder pass from Cousins to Doctson.

— A fourth-down sack by Junior Galette, his first of the year, gave the Redskins the ball deep in Giants territory. Nick Rose came in and nailed the field goal from 33 yards out.

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Kirk Cousins threw an interception and people are blaming the field conditions


Kirk Cousins threw an interception and people are blaming the field conditions

You may have noticed that the grass on Fedex Field looks ... different ... tonight. 

The area between the hash marks looks more yellow-brown compared to the outside green, and it's causing some issues. 

Specifically, this one:

It wasn't the wisest throw of the night from Cousins, but his foot clearly gets caught up under him. 

Noted Sports Fan and cook book author Chrissy Teigen summed it up best: