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Fantasy Football -- Who's number 1 heading into Week 11?


Fantasy Football -- Who's number 1 heading into Week 11?

We've reached the final week with teams on a bye and this one shouldn't be too problematic considering the Panthers, Colts, Jets and 49ers are the ones resting. Outside of Cam Newton, Carlos Hyde and T.Y. Hilton, not a ton of talent missing this week.

Meanwhile, owners must finish strong over the final 3-4 weeks of the regular season or fear missing their league's playoffs. Without further delay, here's a look at the Week 11 rankings that hopefully can get you there.

(UPDATE -- (* Soon after this posted the Bills benched Tyrod Taylor for rookie Nate Peterman. Yikes. Whatever the Bills are thinking about the long-term, this won't help fantasy owners now.  Expectations for LeSean McCoy take a dip, though he remains a must-start. Kelvin Benjamin already is in the WR4 range. For those now in need of a QB for Week 11, Blake Bortles and Eli Manning are your best hopes.)


1. Tom Brady, NE
2.  Russell Wilson, SEA
3.  Alex Smith, KC
4.  Carson Wentz, PHI
5.  Drew Brees, NO
6.  Dak Prescott, DAL
7.  Derek Carr, OAK
8.  Kirk Cousins, WAS
9.  Matthew Stafford, DET
10.  Philip Rivers, LAC
11.  Ben Roethlisberger, PIT
12.  Jared Goff, LAR
13.  Marcus Mariota, TEN
14.  Tyrod Taylor, BUF
15.  Matt Ryan, ATL
16.  Blake Bortles, JAC
17.  Ryan Fitzpatrick, TB
18.  Case Keenum, MIN
19.  Jay Cutler, MIA
20.  Eli Manning, NYG
21.  Andy Dalton, CIN
22.  Blaine Gabbert, ARI
23.  Brett Hundley, GB
24.  Joe Flacco, BAL
25.  Mitch Trubisky, CHI
26.  Brock Osweiler, DEN
27.  Tom Savage, HOU
28.  DeShone Kizer, CLE

Running backs

1.  Le'Veon Bell, PIT
2.  Kareem Hunt, KC
3.  Leonard Fournette, JAC
4.  Todd Gurley, LAR
5.  Mark Ingram, NO
6.  LeSean McCoy, BUF
7.  Melvin Gordon, LAC
8.  Jordan Howard, CHI
9.  Alvin Kamara, NO
10.  Tevin Coleman, ATL
11.  Lamar Miller, HOU
12.  Adrian Peterson, ARI
13.  Chris Thompson, WAS
14.  Jerick McKinnon, MIN
15.  Joe Mixon, CIN
16.  Orleans Darkwa, NYG
17.  DeMarco Murray, TEN
18.  Jay Ajayi, PHI
19.  Doug Martin, TB
20.  Jamaal Williams, GB
21.  Latavius Murray, MIN
22.  Marshawn Lynch, OAK
23.  Kenyan Drake, MIA
24.  Isaiah Crowell, CLE
25.  Dion Lewis, NE
26.  Ameer Abdullah, DET
27.  Rex Burkhead, NE
28.  Alfred Morris, DAL
29.  C.J. Anderson, DEN
30.  Alex Collins, BAL
31.  Samaje Perine, WAS
32.  Damien Williams, MIA
33.  Duke Johnson, CLE
34.  Derrick Henry, TEN
35.  James White, NE
36.  Javorius Allen, BAL
37.  Austin Ekeler, LAC
38.  Rod Smith, DAL
39.  Devontae Booker, DEN
40.  Theo Riddick, DET
41.  Thomas Rawls, SEA
42.  Jamaal Charles, DEN
43.  Danny Woodhead, BAL
44.  J.D. McKissic, SEA
45.  D'Onta Foreman, HOU
46.  Tarik Cohen, CHI
47.  LeGarrette Blount, PHI
48.  Jalen Richard, OAK
49.  Wayne Gallman, NYG
50.  Giovani Bernard, CIN
51.  Eddie Lacy, SEA
52.  T.J. Yeldon, JAC
53.  Corey Clement, PHI
54.  Terron Ward, ATL
55.  DeAndre Washington, OAK
56.  Andre Ellington, ARI
57.  Shane Vereen, NYG
58.  Charcandrick West, KC
59.  Chris Ivory, JAC
60.  Mike Tolbert, BUF

Wide receivers

1.  Antonio Brown, PIT
2.  Michael Thomas, NO
3.  Doug Baldwin, SEA
4.  DeAndre Hopkins, HOU
5.  Tyreek Hill, KC
6.  Julio Jones, ATL
7.  Mike Evans, TB
8.  A.J. Green, CIN
9.  Michael Crabtree, OAK
10.  Brandin Cooks, NE
11.  Amari Cooper, OAK
12.  Adam Thielen, MIN
13.  Stefon Diggs, MIN
14.  Golden Tate, DET
15.  Dez Bryant, DAL
16.  Sterling Shepard, NYG
17.  Alshon Jeffery, PHI
18.  Larry Fitzgerald, ARI
19.  JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT
20.  Jarvis Landry, MIA
21.  Devante Parker, MIA
22.  Keenan Allen, LAC
23.  Emmanuel Sanders, DEN
24.  Demaryius Thomas, DEN
25.  Robert Woods, LAR
26.  Marqise Lee, JAC
27.  Jeremy Maclin, BAL
28.  Marvin Jones, DET
29.  Davante Adams, GB
30.  Ted Ginn, NO
31.  DeSean Jackson, TB
32.  Nelson Agholor, PHI
33.  Jamison Crowder, WAS
34.  Mohamed Sanu, ATL
35.  Rishard Matthews, TEN
36.  Paul Richardson, SEA
37.  Cooper Kupp, LAR
38.  Sammy Watkins, LAR
39.  Kelvin Benjamin, BUF
40.  Corey Davis, TEN
41.  Tyler Lockett, SEA
42.  Jordy Nelson, GB
43.  Josh Doctson, WAS
44.  Kenny Stills, MIA
45.  Mike Wallace, BAL
46.  Danny Amendola, NE
47.  Dontrelle Inman, CHI
48.  Randall Cobb, GB
49.  Chris Hogan, NE
50.  John Brown, ARI
51.  Bruce Ellington, HOU
52.  Tyrell Williams, LAC
53.  Terrance Williams, DAL
54.  Brandon LaFell, CIN
55.  Martavis Bryant, PIT
56.  Kenny Golladay, DET
57.  Dede Westbrook, JAC
58.  Will Fuller, HOU
59.  Demarcus Robinson, KC
60.  Keelan Cole, JAC

Tight ends

1.  Travis Kelce, KC
2.  Rob Gronkowski, NE
3.  Zach Ertz, PHI
4.  Evan Engram, NYG
5.  Jimmy Graham, SEA
6.  Jared Cook, OAK
7.  Kyle Rudolph, MIN
8.  Vernon Davis, WAS
9.  Delanie Walker, TEN
10.  Cameron Brate, TB
11.  Jason Witten, DAL
12.  Hunter Henry, LAC
13.  Tyler Kroft, CIN
14.  Austin Hooper, ATL
15.  Coby Fleener, NO
16.  Charles Clay, BUF
17.  Jordan Reed, WAS
18.  Julius Thomas, MIA
19.  Benjamin Watson, BAL
20.  C.J. Fiedorowicz, HOU
21.  Eric Ebron, DET
22.  Jermaine Gresham, ARI
23.  Marcedes Lewis, JAC
24.  David Njoku, CLE
25.  A.J. Derby, DEN


1.  Jacksonville Jaguars, JAC
2.  Baltimore Ravens, BAL
3.  Arizona Cardinals, ARI
4.  Kansas City Chiefs, KC
5.  Denver Broncos, DEN
6.  Detroit Lions, DET
7.  Seattle Seahawks, SEA
8.  Pittsburgh Steelers, PIT
9.  Cincinnati Bengals, CIN
10.  New Orleans Saints, NO
11.  Philadelphia Eagles, PHI
12.  Houston Texans, HOU
13.  Los Angeles Rams, LAR
14.  Los Angeles Chargers, LAC
15.  Miami Dolphins, MIA
16.  Minnesota Vikings, MIN
17.  Green Bay Packers, GB
18.  Chicago Bears, CHI
19.  Buffalo Bills, BUF
20.  New England Patriots, NE


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

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Need to Know: Redskins player quick hitters—Offensive starters

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Need to Know: Redskins player quick hitters—Offensive starters

Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, March 21, 36 days before the NFL draft.  

Redskins starters quick hitters—offense

The last couple of days here I looked at how the depth charts are shaping up with a little bit of commentary (offense, defense). Today and tomorrow I’ll take a closer look at the starters with some quick hitters about each one, starting today with the offense.

QB Alex Smith—The deal is done, and the Redskins have their man for five years at $22.2 million per year or, if they prefer, three years at $23.7 million per. It seems like most fans are behind him but there will have to be a few more wins than losses this fall for that to become permanent.

RB Samaje Perine—He got better as the year went on, averaging nearly a half yard per carry more in the last seven games compared to the first nine. But the 3.4 average per carry certainly did not stop both Doug Williams and Jay Gruden from talking about drafting a running back early.

TE Jordan Reed—According to reports, he is rehabbing well from the hamstring and toe injuries that severely limited him last year. Still, expect him to be kept in bubble wrap until training camp and even then, his action may be limited.

WR Josh Doctson—Did Kirk Cousins look away from Doctson too often, lacking the confidence in him to let him go get the 50-50 balls? Will Smith have more confidence in Doctson? The answers to those questions may determine if the third-year receiver breaks out in 2018 or he continues to tease with flashes of ability.

WR Paul Richardson—He’s capable of the acrobatic catch, which should be fun to watch. Richardson was good with Russell Wilson on the off-schedule plays, maybe he can do the same with Smith.

WR Jamison Crowder—I guess it’s fair to say he had an off year in 2017 but his receiving yardage only dropped by 60 yards from 2016. It will be interesting to see if they keep him in as the punt returner after he averaged 6.3 yards per return (23rd of 25 qualifiers) last year.

LT Trent Williams—The six-time Pro Bowler is still in the relatively early stages of recovering from surgery to the knee that kept him from practicing from about Week 6 on. Don’t look for him until training camp and even then, the early workload is likely to be light.

LG Arie Kouandjio—This is the one offensive position that remains up in the air. Kouandjio has shown some grit as a spot starter but I don’t think the organization views him as a 16-game starter.

C Chase Roullier—Shortly after Roullier got the starting job when Spencer Long went out injured, Jay Gruden said that Roullier would be the Redskins’ center “for a long time”. There is no reason to doubt that at this point in time.

RG Brandon Scherff—His concern no longer is trying to live up to having been the fifth pick of the draft. Scherff has to play well enough to justify his 2019 option-year salary, which will be in the vicinity of $13 million.

RT Morgan Moses—He had surgery to repair his ankles, which were an issue most of last season. Still, he didn’t miss a start. Like Williams, even if he’s ready for training camp, don’t expect to see a whole lot of him.

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Days until:

—Offseason workouts begin (4/16) 27
—Training camp starts (approx. 7/26) 129
—2018 NFL season starts (9/9) 173

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Redskins make contract offer to pass rusher Pernell McPhee, per report


Redskins make contract offer to pass rusher Pernell McPhee, per report

Free agent pass rusher Pernell McPhee visited the Redskins on Monday, and by Tuesday night a report emerged that Washington offered the veteran outside linebacker a contract.

Last week, Trent Murphy signed with the Buffalo Bills and things remain uncertain between the Redskins and Junior Galette. That means the organization has a need for an edge rushing linebacker, and that's exactly the role McPhee can play. 

A 29-year-old that played the last three seasons with the Bears, McPhee posted 14 sacks while in Chicago. Prior to his time with the Bears, McPhee was a solid contributor on some good Ravens teams. 


His best season in Baltimore came in 2014 when he posted 7.5 sacks. That's also the last season McPhee played a full 16 game schedule. He's missed 12 games over the last three years in Chicago. 

McPhee could provide the Redskins with solid veteran depth at outside linebacker, and he's also considered a plus defender against the run. With Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith cemented as the starting outside linebackers, if signed, McPhee would pair up with Ryan Anderson on Washington's second unit. At 6-foot-2 and 275 lbs., McPhee carries more weight on his frame than either Kerrigan or Smith. 

Pro Football Focus gave McPhee a strong grade for the 2017 season. He notched a +11.5 and ranked 13th out of 46 outside linebackers graded. For comparison, Broncos star Von Miller ranked 1st at +57, Kerrigan ranked 8th at +22.9 and Galette ranked 10th at +16.2.

It's unclear what a move for McPhee would mean between the Redskins and Galette, but it's hard to imagine it helps.

Free agent Johnathan Hankins also visited Washington on Monday, and while he plays an interior defensive line position different from McPhee, it's also unclear what this offer would do to any negotiations between the Redskins and Hankins. 

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