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Fantasy Football Week 13 rankings that will help you make the playoffs

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Fantasy Football Week 13 rankings that will help you make the playoffs

For many, Week 13 represents the final game before fantasy football playoffs so homework is paramount. Below you'll find my rankings. Check out others as well, but at the same point don't overthink. This is your team. Only you wake up with the results. Get in touch with that voice inside you and figure out the move that works for your squad. 

Keep in mind various injury and lineup situations including Falcons running back Devonta Freeman being cleared from concussion protocol and Jameis Winston back under center for the Buccaneers, but without two of his starting offensive linemen.

Of course, Geno Smith is starting for the Giants. While that move drove the New York media crazy, it shouldn't matter much for fantasy owners.

Tight end Evan Engram remains a viable starter and some may need running back Orleans Darkwa or wide receiver Sterling Shepard. Going from Manning to Smith might be a tiebreaker, but otherwise, shrugs.

Good luck this week. Let's do this. 

Quarterbacks

1.  Tom Brady, NE
 
2.  Russell Wilson, SEA
 
3.  Cam Newton, CAR
 
4.  Carson Wentz, PHI
 
5.  Kirk Cousins, WAS
 
6.  Philip Rivers, LAC
 
7.  Drew Brees, NO
 
8.  Jared Goff, LAR
 
9.  Tyrod Taylor, BUF
 
10.  Marcus Mariota, TEN
 
11.  Matt Ryan, ATL
 
12.  Ben Roethlisberger, PIT
 
13.  Alex Smith, KC
 
14.  Josh McCown, NYJ
 
15.  Case Keenum, MIN
 
16.  Dak Prescott, DAL
 
17.  Blake Bortles, JAC
 
18.  Derek Carr, OAK
 
19.  Matthew Stafford, DET
 
20.  Jameis Winston, TB
 
21.  Brett Hundley, GB
 
22.  Andy Dalton, CIN
 
23.  Blaine Gabbert, ARI
 
24.  Trevor Siemian, DEN
 
25.  Joe Flacco, BAL
 
26.  Mitch Trubisky, CHI
 
27.  Jimmy Garoppolo, SF
 
28.  DeShone Kizer, CLE
 
29.  Geno Smith, NYG
 
30.  Jacoby Brissett, IND
 
31.  Matt Moore, MIA
 
32.  Tom Savage, HOU

Running backs

1.  Le'Veon Bell, PIT
 
2.  Todd Gurley, LAR
 
3.  Alvin Kamara, NO
 
4.  Leonard Fournette, JAC
 
5.  Melvin Gordon, LAC
 
6.  Jordan Howard, CHI
 
7.  LeSean McCoy, BUF
 
8.  Mark Ingram, NO
 
9.  Carlos Hyde, SF
 
10.  Lamar Miller, HOU
 
11.  Kareem Hunt, KC
 
12.  Jamaal Williams, GB
 
13.  Samaje Perine, WAS
 
14.  Joe Mixon, CIN
 
15.  Dion Lewis, NE
 
16.  Tevin Coleman, ATL
 
17.  Marshawn Lynch, OAK
 
18.  Alex Collins, BAL
 
19.  Christian McCaffrey, CAR
 
20.  Latavius Murray, MIN
 
21.  Adrian Peterson, ARI
 
22.  Kenyan Drake, MIA
 
23.  DeMarco Murray, TEN
 
24.  Rex Burkhead, NE
 
25.  Isaiah Crowell, CLE
 
26.  Orleans Darkwa, NYG
 
27.  Ameer Abdullah, DET
 
28.  Devonta Freeman, ATL
 
29.  Alfred Morris, DAL
 
30.  Jerick McKinnon, MIN
 
31.  Frank Gore, IND
 
32.  Derrick Henry, TEN
 
33.  Duke Johnson, CLE
 
34.  Austin Ekeler, LAC
 
35.  Devontae Booker, DEN
 
36.  Rod Smith, DAL
 
37.  Jacquizz Rodgers, TB
 
38.  Jay Ajayi, PHI
 
39.  Bilal Powell, NYJ
 
40.  Jonathan Stewart, CAR
 
41.  C.J. Anderson, DEN
 
42.  Matt Forte, NYJ
 
43.  Danny Woodhead, BAL
 
44.  LeGarrette Blount, PHI
 
45.  Marlon Mack, IND
 
46.  Peyton Barber, TB
 
47.  T.J. Yeldon, JAC
 
48.  J.D. McKissic, SEA
 
49.  Mike Davis, SEA
 
50.  Theo Riddick, DET
 
51.  Eddie Lacy, SEA
 
52.  D.J. Foster, ARI
 
53.  Wayne Gallman, NYG
 
54.  Elijah McGuire, NYJ
 
55.  James White, NE
 
56.  Corey Clement, PHI
 
57.  Tarik Cohen, CHI
 
58.  Matt Breida, SF
 
59.  Jalen Richard, OAK
 
60.  DeAndre Washington, OAK
 
61.  Alfred Blue, HOU
 
62.  Byron Marshall, WAS
 
63.  Giovani Bernard, CIN
 
64.  Travaris Cadet, BUF
 
65.  Shane Vereen, NYG

Wide receivers


1.  Antonio Brown, PIT
 
2.  Julio Jones, ATL
 
3.  Mike Evans, TB
 
4.  Keenan Allen, LAC
 
5.  Brandin Cooks, NE
 
6.  DeAndre Hopkins, HOU
 
7.  Adam Thielen, MIN
 
8.  A.J. Green, CIN
 
9.  Michael Thomas, NO
 
10.  Davante Adams, GB
 
11.  Devin Funchess, CAR
 
12.  Doug Baldwin, SEA
 
13.  Alshon Jeffery, PHI
 
14.  Tyreek Hill, KC
 
15.  Jamison Crowder, WAS
 
16.  Robby Anderson, NYJ
 
17.  Stefon Diggs, MIN
 
18.  Cooper Kupp, LAR
 
19.  Larry Fitzgerald, ARI
 
20.  Dez Bryant, DAL
 
21.  Golden Tate, DET
 
22.  Demaryius Thomas, DEN
 
23.  Jarvis Landry, MIA
 
24.  Marvin Jones, DET
 
25.  DeSean Jackson, TB
 
26.  Ted Ginn, NO
 
27.  Sammy Watkins, LAR
 
28.  Mohamed Sanu, ATL
 
29.  Josh Doctson, WAS
 
30.  Emmanuel Sanders, DEN
 
31.  Corey Davis, TEN
 
32.  Marqise Lee, JAC
 
33.  Sterling Shepard, NYG
 
34.  Jeremy Maclin, BAL
 
35.  Jermaine Kearse, NYJ
 
36.  Paul Richardson, SEA
 
37.  T.Y. Hilton, IND
 
38.  Rishard Matthews, TEN
 
39.  Kenny Stills, MIA
 
40.  Dontrelle Inman, CHI
 
41.  Corey Coleman, CLE
 
42.  Mike Wallace, BAL
 
43.  Marquise Goodwin, SF
 
44.  Martavis Bryant, PIT
 
45.  Seth Roberts, OAK
 
46.  Randall Cobb, GB
 
47.  Devante Parker, MIA
 
48.  Cordarrelle Patterson, OAK
 
49.  Nelson Agholor, PHI
 
50.  Zay Jones, BUF
 
51.  Jordy Nelson, GB
 
52.  Dede Westbrook, JAC
 
53.  Josh Gordon, CLE
 
54.  Bruce Ellington, HOU
 
55.  Danny Amendola, NE
 
56.  Eric Decker, TEN
 
57.  Tyrell Williams, LAC
 
58.  Kelvin Benjamin, BUF
 
59.  Allen Hurns, JAC
 
60.  Josh Reynolds, LAR
 
61.  JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT
 
62.  Amari Cooper, OAK
 
63.  Chris Hogan, NE
 
64.  Jordan Matthews, BUF
 
65.  Travis Benjamin, LAC
 
66.  Jaron Brown, ARI
 
67.  Keelan Cole, JAC
 
68.  Tyler Lockett, SEA
 
69.  Albert Wilson, KC
 
70.  Terrance Williams, DAL
 
71.  Kenny Golladay, DET
 
72.  Brandon LaFell, CIN
 
73.  Ryan Grant, WAS
 
74.  Kendall Wright, CHI
 
75.  Deonte Thompson, BUF

Tight ends

1.  Rob Gronkowski, NE
 
2.  Travis Kelce, KC
 
3.  Zach Ertz, PHI
 
4.  Jimmy Graham, SEA
 
5.  Jared Cook, OAK
 
6.  Delanie Walker, TEN
 
7.  Evan Engram, NYG
 
8.  Vernon Davis, WAS
 
9.  Hunter Henry, LAC
 
10.  Jack Doyle, IND
 
11.  Kyle Rudolph, MIN
 
12.  Jason Witten, DAL
 
13.  Austin Seferian-Jenkins, NYJ
 
14.  Charles Clay, BUF
 
15.  Greg Olsen, CAR
 
16.  Cameron Brate, TB
 
17.  Tyler Kroft, CIN
 
18.  Austin Hooper, ATL
 
19.  Ricky Seals-Jones, ARI
 
20.  Benjamin Watson, BAL
 
21.  Julius Thomas, MIA
 
22.  O.J. Howard, TB
 
23.  Eric Ebron, DET
 
24.  C.J. Fiedorowicz, HOU
 
25.  Marcedes Lewis, JAC

Defenses

1.  Jacksonville Jaguars, JAC
 
2.  Los Angeles Chargers, LAC
 
3.  Los Angeles Rams, LAR
 
4.  Denver Broncos, DEN
 
5.  Pittsburgh Steelers, PIT
 
6.  Tennessee Titans, TEN
 
7.  Chicago Bears, CHI
 
8.  Baltimore Ravens, BAL
 
9.  Philadelphia Eagles, PHI
 
10.  Kansas City Chiefs, KC
 
11.  New England Patriots, NE
 
12.  Miami Dolphins, MIA
 
13.  Oakland Raiders, OAK
 
14.  New Orleans Saints, NO
 
15.  San Francisco 49ers, SF
 
16.  Green Bay Packers, GB
 
17.  Washington Redskins, WAS
 
18.  Detroit Lions, DET
 
19.  Minnesota Vikings, MIN
 
20.  Cincinnati Bengals, CIN

Kickers

1.  Stephen Gostkowski, NE
 
2.  Greg Zuerlein, LAR
 
3.  Justin Tucker, BAL
 
4.  Wil Lutz, NO
 
5.  Matt Bryant, ATL
 
6.  Jake Elliott, PHI
 
7.  Nick Novak, LAC
 
8.  Chris Boswell, PIT
 
9.  Ryan Succop, TEN
 
10.  Kai Forbath, MIN
 
11.  Matt Prater, DET
 
12.  Harrison Butker, KC
 
13.  Josh Lambo, JAC
 
14.  Graham Gano, CAR
 
15.  Dan Bailey, DAL
 
16.  Giorgio Tavecchio, OAK
 
17.  Blair Walsh, SEA
 
18.  Nick Rose, WAS
 
19.  Mason Crosby, GB
 
20.  Steven Hauschka, BUF

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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.

Timeline  

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.

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.

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

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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: