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Fantasy Football 2017: Week 4 Position Rankings

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Fantasy Football 2017: Week 4 Position Rankings

With Week 3 officially in the books and the fantasy football waiver wire open for business, it's time to begin looking at the entire landscape of fantasy football heading into Week 4.

Three weeks isn't a large sample size, but we certainly have a feel which players are exceeding expectations (Kareem Hunt, Chris Thompson, Trevor Siemien, DeVante Parker) and which ones are indeed concerning (Cam Newton, Terrelle Pryor, Marshawn Lynch).

Yet a turnaround or setback could be right around the corner depending on matchups, injuries depth chart changes and more.

With that said, here's an initial look at the Week 4 rankings, position by position. 

RELATED: WEEK 4 WAIVER WIRE RANKINGS

Quarterbacks

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

Running backs
1. Kareem Hunt, KC
2. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
3. Le'Veon Bell, PIT
4. Devonta Freeman, ATL
5. Todd Gurley, LAR
6. Jay Ajayi, MIA
7. LeSean McCoy, BUF
8. Dalvin Cook, MIN
9. Leonard Fournette, JAC
10. Ty Montgomery, GB
11. Melvin Gordon, LAC
12. Carlos Hyde, SF
13. C.J. Anderson, DEN
14. Chris Carson, SEA
15. Jordan Howard, CHI
16. Mike Gillislee, NE
17. Christian McCaffrey, CAR
18. Joe Mixon, CIN
19. Lamar Miller, HOU
20. DeMarco Murray, TEN
21. Mark Ingram, NO
22. Marshawn Lynch, OAK
23. Isaiah Crowell, CLE
24. Tarik Cohen, CHI
25. Jacquizz Rodgers, TB
26. Ameer Abdullah, DET
27. Javorius Allen, BAL
28. Tevin Coleman, ATL
29. Chris Thompson, WAS
30. Jonathan Stewart, CAR
31. Chris Johnson, ARI
32. Frank Gore, IND
33. Derrick Henry, TEN
34. LeGarrette Blount, PHI
35. Bilal Powell, NYJ
36. James White, NE
37. Jamaal Charles, DEN
38. Duke Johnson, CLE
39. Samaje Perine, WAS
40. Theo Riddick, DET
41. Wendell Smallwood, PHI
42. Terrance West, BAL
43. Matt Forte, NYJ
44. Robert Kelley, WAS
45. Alvin Kamara, NO
46. Andre Ellington, ARI
47. D'Onta Foreman, HOU
48. C.J. Prosise, SEA
49. Giovani Bernard, CIN
50. Shane Vereen, NYG
51. Chris Ivory, JAC
52. Kerwynn Williams, ARI
53. Orleans Darkwa, NYG
54. Paul Perkins, NYG
55. Adrian Peterson, NO
56. DeAndre Washington, OAK
57. Jalen Richard, OAK
58. Mike Tolbert, BUF
59. Elijah McGuire, NYJ
60. Matt Breida, SF
61. Alex Collins, BAL
62. Jerick McKinnon, MIN 
63. Robert Turbin, IND
64. Branden Oliver, LAC
65. Corey Clement, PHI

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

Tight ends
1. Rob Gronkowski, NE
2. Travis Kelce, KC
3. Zach Ertz, PHI
4.  Jimmy Graham, SEA
5. Delanie Walker, TEN
6. Kyle Rudolph, MIN
7. Jason Witten, DAL
8. Charles Clay, BUF
9. Evan Engram, NYG 
10. Jared Cook, OAK
11. Jordan Reed, WAS
12. Eric Ebron, DET
13. Coby Fleener, NO
14. Martellus Bennett, GB
15. Hunter Henry, LAC
16. Cameron Brate, TB
17. Benjamin Watson, BAL
18. Jack Doyle, IND
19. Vernon Davis, WAS
20. Julius Thomas, MIA
21. Jesse James, PIT
22. Austin Hooper, ATL
23. Zach Miller, CHI
24. Ryan Griffin, HOU
25. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, NYJ

Defenses
1. Seattle Seahawks, SEA
2.  Jacksonville Jaguars, JAC
3. Arizona Cardinals, ARI
4. Denver Broncos, DEN
5. Kansas City Chiefs, KC
6. Green Bay Packers, GB
7. Minnesota Vikings, MIN
8. Pittsburgh Steelers, PIT
9. Houston Texans, HOU
10. Philadelphia Eagles, PHI
11. Cincinnati Bengals, CIN
12. New York Giants, NYG
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, TB
14. Atlanta Falcons, ATL
15. New England Patriots, NE
16. Tennessee Titans, TEN
17. Los Angeles Chargers, LAC
18. New York Jets, NYJ
19. Los Angeles Rams, LAR
20. Baltimore Ravens, BAL

Kickers
1. Stephen Gostkowski, NE
2. Matt Bryant, ATL
3. Justin Tucker, BAL
4. Dan Bailey, DAL
5. Mason Crosby, GB
6. Matt Prater, DET
7. Blair Walsh, SEA
8. Will Lutz, NO
9. Brandon McManus, DEN
10. Dustin Hopkins, WAS
11. Giorgio Tavecchio, OAK
12. Chris Boswell, PIT
13. Phil Dawson, ARI
14. Ryan Succop, TEN
15. Nick Folk, TB
16. Jake Elliott, PHI
17. Graham Gano, CAR
18. Steven Hauschka, BUF
19. Ka'imi Fairbairn, HOU
20. Cody Parkey, MIA

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When is Super Bowl 52? Date, time, TV channel, halftime performer, odds

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When is Super Bowl 52? Date, time, TV channel, halftime performer, odds

Super Bowl LII (52) will feature the New England Patriots/ Jacksonville Jaguars (AFC Champion) against the Minnesota Vikings/ Philadelphia Eagles (NFC Champion) at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 4, 2018.

If they go on to advance, the Vikings would become the first team to ever ‘host’ the Super Bowl in their home stadium. They are the third to play the game in their home state. Minnesota will be looking for their first Super Bowl title in five tries, the most appearances by any team without a championship.

Philadelphia is looking for their first title ever as well, and doing it with a back-up quarterback Nick Foles. They have been the underdog in every game this postseason; it would be no different in the Super Bowl.

New England is looking for their third Super Bowl over the past four years and their sixth championship since 2001. However, their path in the AFC Playoffs is arguably the easiest in their history. A win by the Patriots would tie the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most in NFL history with six.

The new kids one the block, the Jaguars are one win away from their first Super Bowl appearance in what is already the best year ever for the franchise. If Jacksonville were to pull it off, they would be the tenth team in NFL history to win in their first Super Bowl appearance.

Super Bowl LII Information:

When is Super Bowl 52?

6:15 pm ET, February 4, 2018

Who is playing in Super Bowl 52?

New England Patriots/ Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Minnesota Vikings/ Philadelphia Eagles

Where is Super Bowl 52?

U.S. Bank Stadium, Minnesota

How can I watch Super Bowl 52 on TV?

NBC

Where can I stream Super Bowl 52?

The Super Bowl can be streamed for free on NBCSports.com and on the NBC Sports app.

Who are the announcers for Super Bowl 52?

Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya, Heather Cox

Who is performing the Super Bowl 52 halftime show?

Justin Timberlake is the Pepsi Super Bowl halftime performer. It is his third Super Bowl performance, previously performing in Super Bowl XXV and more famously in XXVIII with Janet Jackson.

What are the odds for Super Bowl 52?

New England Patriots: 6/5
Minnesota Vikings: 7/4
Philadelphia Eagles: 7/1
Jacksonville Jaguars: 8/1

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Need to Know: A random walk through the Redskins past for edition No. 2000

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Need to Know: A random walk through the Redskins past for edition No. 2000

Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, January 21, 52 days before NFL free agency starts.

Timeline  

Days until:

—NFL franchise tag deadline (3/6) 44
—NFL Draft (4/26) 95
—2018 NFL season starts (9/9) 231

Need to Know No. 2000

This is a special edition of Need to Know. It was 2,000 days ago, on July 31, 2012, that this post designed to give Redskins fans the news and views they need to get their days started was posted for the first time. And it has gone up every single morning since that day, 2,000 mornings in a row.

There is no reliable way to measure how many have read the post since site redesigns and name changes have made reliable tracking difficult. But NTK page views are estimated in the tens of millions. Thanks to all of you for reading and commenting, both on the site and on social media. It’s the passion of Redskins fans that makes the job so enjoyable.

Here is a look back at some of the “landmark” editions of Need to Know. I can’t like to all of them because of the aforementioned changes but it’s an interesting, random walk through Redskins history.

No. 1, “Hits to the depth chart”, 7/31/12—The Redskins were trying to deal with the losses of LB Jonathan Goff, who had suffered a season-ending knee injury, and G Kory Lichtensteiger, who was out after getting his knee scoped. Also, the Saints, who were the Redskins’ opponent in the opener, were complaining about the Bountygate penalties. A lot. See, even during training camp in 2012, NTK was able to look beyond RG3 hysteria to get you to the other important stories of the day.

No. 500, “Nickel coverage—Jordan Reed misses practice”, 12/13/13—Yes, the more things change the more things stay the same. The talented tight end, then a rookie, was still trying to a recover from a concussion he suffered a few weeks earlier. Reed ended up going on injured reserve, missing the last six games. Also, Mike Shanahan said that didn’t pay any attention to all of the negative talk about the team in the media and Kyle Shanahan said that didn’t have any input into the decision to bench RG3 and play Kirk Cousins. Both claims were greeted with skepticism.

No. 1,000, “Can the Redskins draft an immediate O-line starter?”, 4/27/15—This was just a couple of days before the draft. Brandon Scherff, who ended up being Redskins’ top pick at No. 5 overall, is not mentioned but he did indeed become the team’s selection. This was Scot McCloughan’s first draft and the identity of the Redskins’ first pick was still a mystery. Although Scherff’s name often came up, most mocks had them going with edge rusher Dante Fowler, who ended up going to the Jaguars at No. 3.

No. 1,500, “Redskins searching for back to back playoff spots”, 9/8/2016—This was a “By the numbers” look at the team as it approached their season opener against the Steelers. They were coming off of a playoff berth in 2015 and, as we know now, their streak of consecutive seasons without going to the playoffs at least two straight years would continue. In 2016 were able to stop a 19-year streak of not having back to back willing seasons, just barely, by going 8-7-1. One more interesting number from the post—Kirk Cousins’ pass completion percentage at home in 2015 was 74.7 percent, the highest in NFL history.

Again, thanks for reading. See you tomorrow for edition No. 2,001.

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