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Fantasy Football -- Updated Week 10 rankings


Fantasy Football -- Updated Week 10 rankings

Here we go, Week 10 rankings for your review and perhaps approval.

Best of luck in what's perhaps the first true week where the playoff pressure truly begins as team vye for those coveted postseason slots. With that in mind, I also wrote about players to target, deal and ponder now that we've reached the fantasy football trading deadline.


1.  Russell Wilson, SEA
2.  Matthew Stafford, DET
3.  Tom Brady, NE
4.  Dak Prescott, DAL
5.  Cam Newton, CAR
6.  Matt Ryan, ATL
7.  Ben Roethlisberger, PIT
8.  Jared Goff, LAR
9.  Drew Brees, NO
10.  Tyrod Taylor, BUF
11.  Marcus Mariota, TEN
12.  Kirk Cousins, WAS
13.  Josh McCown, NYJ
14.  Andy Dalton, CIN
15.  Ryan Fitzpatrick, TB
16.  C.J. Beathard, SF
17.  Case Keenum, MIN
18.  Blake Bortles, JAC
19.  Eli Manning, NYG
20.  Jacoby Brissett, IND
21.  Brock Osweiler, DEN
22.  Mitch Trubisky, CHI
23.  Jay Cutler, MIA
24.  Philip Rivers, LAC
25.  Brett Hundley, GB
26.  DeShone Kizer, CLE
27.  Drew Stanton, ARI
28.  Tom Savage, HOU

Running backs

1.  Le'Veon Bell, PIT
2.  Todd Gurley, LAR
3.  Jordan Howard, CHI
4.  Leonard Fournette, JAC
5.  LeSean McCoy, BUF
6.  Melvin Gordon, LAC
7.  Devonta Freeman, ATL
8.  Mark Ingram, NO
9.  Carlos Hyde, SF
10.  Lamar Miller, HOU
11.  Alvin Kamara, NO
12.  Christian McCaffrey, CAR
13.  Adrian Peterson, ARI
14.  Jerick McKinnon, MIN
15.  Orleans Darkwa, NYG
16.  Joe Mixon, CIN
17.  Chris Thompson, WAS
18.  Ameer Abdullah, DET
19.  Doug Martin, TB
20.  Matt Forte, NYJ
21.  Frank Gore, IND
22.  DeMarco Murray, TEN
23.  Aaron Jones, GB
24.  Tevin Coleman, ATL
25.  Derrick Henry, TEN
26.  Isaiah Crowell, CLE
27.  Kenyan Drake, MIA
28.  Latavius Murray, MIN
29.  Bilal Powell, NYJ
30.  C.J. Anderson, DEN
31.  Dion Lewis, NE
32.  Duke Johnson, CLE
33.  Thomas Rawls, SEA
34.  Jonathan Stewart, CAR
35.  Marlon Mack, IND
36.  James White, NE
37.  Robert Kelley, WAS
38.  Damien Williams, MIA
39.  Alfred Morris, DAL
40.  Tarik Cohen, CHI
41.  Wayne Gallman, NYG
42.  Devontae Booker, DEN
43.  Theo Riddick, DET
44.  Ty Montgomery, GB
45.  Chris Ivory, JAC
46.  D'Onta Foreman, HOU
47.  Rex Burkhead, NE
48.  Darren McFadden, DAL
49.  Jamaal Charles, DEN
50.  C.J. Prosise, SEA
51.  Mike Gillislee, NE
52.  Matt Breida, SF
53.  Giovani Bernard, CIN
54.  Andre Ellington, ARI
55.  J.D. McKissic, SEA
56.  Austin Ekeler, LAC
57.  Shane Vereen, NYG
58.  Mike Tolbert, BUF
59.  Dwayne Washington, DET
60.  Charles Sims, TB

Wide receivers

1.  Antonio Brown, PIT
2.  Julio Jones, ATL
3.  A.J. Green, CIN
4.  Doug Baldwin, SEA
5.  Michael Thomas, NO
6.  DeAndre Hopkins, HOU
7.  Dez Bryant, DAL
8.  Golden Tate, DET
9.  Marvin Jones, DET
10.  Brandin Cooks, NE
11.  Demaryius Thomas, DEN
12.  Adam Thielen, MIN
13.  Stefon Diggs, MIN
14.  T.Y. Hilton, IND
15.  Devin Funchess, CAR
16.  Robby Anderson, NYJ
17.  Larry Fitzgerald, ARI
18.  DeSean Jackson, TB
19.  Devante Parker, MIA
20.  Sterling Shepard, NYG
21.  Jarvis Landry, MIA
22.  Mohamed Sanu, ATL
23.  Robert Woods, LAR
24.  JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT
25.  Emmanuel Sanders, DEN
26.  Cooper Kupp, LAR
27.  Keenan Allen, LAC
28.  Ted Ginn, NO
29.  Marqise Lee, JAC
30.  Rishard Matthews, TEN
31.  Kelvin Benjamin, BUF
32.  Chris Hogan, NE
33.  Davante Adams, GB
34.  Jermaine Kearse, NYJ
35.  Sammy Watkins, LAR
36.  Paul Richardson, SEA
37.  Jordy Nelson, GB
38.  Allen Hurns, JAC
39.  Tyler Lockett, SEA
40.  Marquise Goodwin, SF
41.  Josh Doctson, WAS
42.  Danny Amendola, NE
43.  Will Fuller, HOU
44.  Corey Davis, TEN
45.  Jamison Crowder, WAS
46.  Adam Humphries, TB
47.  Randall Cobb, GB
48.  Martavis Bryant, PIT
49.  Aldrick Robinson, SF
50.  Curtis Samuel, CAR
51.  Terrance Williams, DAL
52.  John Brown, ARI
53.  Eric Decker, TEN
54.  Kenny Stills, MIA
55.  TJ Jones, DET
56.  Jordan Matthews, BUF
57.  Cole Beasley, DAL
58.  Ricardo Louis, CLE
59.  Kendall Wright, CHI
60.  Tre McBride, CHI
61.  Chris Godwin, TB
62.  Taylor Gabriel, ATL
63.  Ryan Grant, WAS
64.  Tyrell Williams, LAC
65.  Tavarres King, NYG
66.  Roger Lewis, NYG
67.  Russell Shepard, CAR
68.  Travis Benjamin, LAC
69.  Jaron Brown, ARI
70.  Deonte Thompson, BUF

Tight ends

1.  Rob Gronkowski, NE
2.  Evan Engram, NYG
3.  Jimmy Graham, SEA
4.  Jack Doyle, IND
5.  Cameron Brate, TB
6.  Delanie Walker, TEN
7.  Kyle Rudolph, MIN
8.  Austin Seferian-Jenkins, NYJ
9.  Vernon Davis, WAS
10.  Hunter Henry, LAC
11.  Jason Witten, DAL
12.  Tyler Kroft, CIN
13.  Austin Hooper, ATL
14.  Ed Dickson, CAR
15.  Charles Clay, BUF
16.  Jordan Reed, WAS
17.  Eric Ebron, DET
18.  Julius Thomas, MIA
19.  Garrett Celek, SF
20.  David Njoku, CLE
21.  Nick O'Leary, BUF
22.  O.J. Howard, TB
23.  Coby Fleener, NO
24.  A.J. Derby, DEN
25.  Dion Sims, CHI


1.  Detroit Lions, DET
2.  Jacksonville Jaguars, JAC
3.  Seattle Seahawks, SEA
4.  Los Angeles Rams, LAR
5.  Pittsburgh Steelers, PIT
6.  New England Patriots, NE
7.  Carolina Panthers, CAR
8.  Chicago Bears, CHI
9.  Minnesota Vikings, MIN
10.  Tennessee Titans, TEN
11.  New Orleans Saints, NO
12.  New York Jets, NYJ
13.  Cincinnati Bengals, CIN
14.  Buffalo Bills, BUF
15.  New York Giants, NYG
16.  Green Bay Packers, GB
17.  Washington Redskins, WAS
18.  Los Angeles Chargers, LAC
19.  Arizona Cardinals, ARI
20.  Denver Broncos, DEN


1.  Matt Prater, DET
2.  Greg Zuerlein, LAR
3.  Kai Forbath, MIN
4.  Stephen Gostkowski, NE
5.  Chris Boswell, PIT
6.  Matt Bryant, ATL
7.  Wil Lutz, NO
8.  Mike Nugent, DAL
9.  Ryan Succop, TEN
10.  Graham Gano, CAR
11.  Steven Hauschka, BUF
12.  Josh Lambo, JAC
13.  Blair Walsh, SEA
14.  Chandler Catanzaro, NYJ
15.  Adam Vinatieri, IND
16.  Brandon McManus, DEN
17.  Mason Crosby, GB
18.  Robbie Gould, SF
19.  Connor Barth, CHI
20.  Nick Rose, WAS

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Need to Know: Five potential Redskins first-round draft picks

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Need to Know: Five potential Redskins first-round draft picks

Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, January 17, 56 days before NFL free agency starts.


Days until:

—NFL franchise tag deadline (3/6) 48
—NFL Draft (4/26) 99
—2018 NFL season starts (9/9) 235

Five possible Redskins first-round draft picks

As you can see from the “Days until” counter above, the NFL draft is 99 days away. A lot will happen between now and then but let’s look at some prospects who will fit the Redskins and who should be available at pick No. 13.

ILB Roquan Smith, Georgia—If you watched Georgia at all during the national semifinals or finals, you had to be impressed with his instincts, speed, hard hitting, and solid tackling. Even if free agent Zach Brown stays, the Redskins could pair him up with Smith and have a dynamic pair of inside linebackers for the first time since they started running the 3-4 in 2010. The problem for the Redskins is that his high-profile performances in those big game may have pushed Smith into the top 10.

QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma—A quarterback should be the choice early in the draft unless Kirk Cousins is signed to a long-term deal. Mayfield is an unconventional type of QB at about 6-1. There’s a lot to like about him, though—mobility, playmaking ability, and deep ball accuracy. He seems to have learned from his off-field mistakes, including an arrest about a year ago (apparently for yelling). In any case, if he is on the Redskins’ radar they will thoroughly vet him between now and draft day. Other QB possibilities are Josh Allen of Wyoming and Lamar Miller of Louisville.

WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama—Hey, why not another wide receiver, which would be the second one in the first round in three years, and another member of the Crimson Tide after taking Alabama players 1-2 in 2017. I know that people would cringe at another round 1 WR but after Terrelle Pryor flamed out last year it certainly is a need. Ridley would represent a solid value at No. 13.

DL Vita Vea, Washington—This pick would solve a couple of problems. At 6-4, 332 Vea has the size and strength needed to play nose tackle, solving another problem that has been around since 2010. What might make him worth a first-round pick is that he doesn’t have to go to the bench in nickel. Vea is versatile enough to rush the passer and play three downs. Start a line with Vea, Jonathan Allen, and Matt Ioannidis, mix in a few quality rotational players, and get Jim Tomsula to coach them up and you will have a top-notch D-line. As of right now, Vea is considered to be more of a late first-round player but a lot can change in the next 99 days.

RB Derrius Guice, LSU—Dreams of getting Saquon Barkley at No. 13 are just that and trading up far enough to get him would cost way too much draft capital. But Guice is a good mix of speed, power, agility, and receiving ability. With the exception of Alfred Morris’ first couple of seasons, the Redskins have been ordinary at best since the prime of Clinton Portis a decade ago. Many were impressed with Sony Michel of Georgia, who could be available in the second round.

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Redskins Fan of the Year bracket: Which Washington supporter deserves the title?


Redskins Fan of the Year bracket: Which Washington supporter deserves the title?

Every week during the 2017 Redskins season, NBC Sports Washington found two Redskins fans in the crowd and paired them in a head-to-head matchup on Twitter to determine the fan of the game.

And now that the season is over, it's time to take each of those winners, throw them into a NCAA Tournament-style bracket and let Twitter pick the Redskins Fan of the Year.

Starting on January 8 over on the @NBCSRedskins Twitter account, one matchup a day will be posted at 11 a.m., and fans will have 24 hours to vote for their favorite supporter by retweeting or liking depending on their preference. Week 1's winner will face off with Week 17's, Week 2's will play Week 16's, etc.

The winners will advance, and eventually, one member of the Burgundy and Gold faithful will stand above all the rest, earning the coveted title of Redskins Fan of the Year. 

Check out the results below, which'll be updated every day. To see the tweet that corresponded with each matchup, click the link after the date, but remember, retweets and likes submitted after the 24-hour period won't be counted.

January 8: Round one, matchup one

This was a close one that came down to the last-minute, but at the 24-hour mark, Week 17's winner garnered justtttttttt enough retweets to move on.

January 9: Round one, matchup two

In this tournament, a giant Redskins chain is apparently worth more than a giant football hat.

January 10: Round one, matchup three

In the tournament's third showdown, we have our first winner from the Likes side:

January 11: Round one, matchup four

Was there anyway she wasn't gonna win, especially with the little Hogettes nose?

January 12: Round one, matchup five

Our fifth matchup's winner earned the most retweets of anyone up to this point:

January 15: Round one, matchup six

These three 'Skins fans had to witness Washington's Thursday night flop in Dallas, so it's only fair that they get to advance to the second round:

January 16: Round one, matchup seven

There's still time to vote on this one: