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Fantasy Football: Updated Week 9 rankings

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Fantasy Football: Updated Week 9 rankings

Like the headline says, my updated Week 9 fantasy football rankings. Go.

Quarterbacks

1. Tom Brady - NE vs. Was
2. Philip Rivers - SD vs. Chi
3. Ben Roethlisberger - PIT vs. Oak
4. Eli Manning - NYG at TB
5. Andy Dalton - CIN vs. Cle
6. Drew Brees - NO vs. Ten
7. Aaron Rodgers - GB at Car
8. Cam Newton - CAR vs. GB
9. Matt Ryan - ATL at SF
10. Derek Carr - OAK at Pit
11. Jay Cutler - CHI at SD
12. Peyton Manning - DEN at Ind
13. Tyrod Taylor - BUF vs. Mia
14. Jameis Winston - TB vs. NYG
15. Ryan Tannehill - MIA at Buf
16. Andrew Luck - IND vs. Den
17. Kirk Cousins - WAS at NE
18. Marcus Mariota - TEN at NO
19. Ryan Fitzpatrick - NYJ vs. Jac
20. Sam Bradford - PHI at Dal
21. Blake Bortles - JAC at NYJ
22. Teddy Bridgewater - MIN vs. StL

Running backs

1. Devonta Freeman - ATL at SF
2. Todd Gurley - STL at Min
3. Mark Ingram - NO vs. Ten
4. Doug Martin - TB vs. NYG
5. Chris Ivory - NYJ vs. Jac
6. Jeremy Hill - CIN vs. Cle
7. LeSean McCoy - BUF vs. Mia
8. DeAngelo Williams - PIT vs. Oak
9. Jonathan Stewart - CAR vs. GB
10. Adrian Peterson - MIN vs. StL
11. Darren McFadden - DAL vs. Phi
12. DeMarco Murray - PHI at Dal
13. Dion Lewis - NE vs. Was
14. Lamar Miller - MIA at Buf
15. Eddie Lacy - GB at Car
16. LeGarrette Blount - NE vs. Was
17. Jeremy Langford - CHI at SD
18. Latavius Murray - OAK at Pit
19. Ronnie Hillman - DEN at Ind
20. Giovani Bernard - CIN vs. Cle
21. Danny Woodhead - SD vs. Chi
22. Antonio Andrews - TEN at NO
23. Frank Gore - IND vs. Den
24. C.J. Anderson - DEN at Ind
25. T.J. Yeldon - JAC at NYJ
26. Melvin Gordon - SD vs. Chi
27. Matt Jones - WAS at NE
28. Charles Sims - TB vs. NYG
29. Ryan Mathews - PHI at Dal
30. Shane Vereen - NYG at TB
31. C.J. Spiller - NO vs. Ten
32. James Starks - GB at Car
33. Karlos Williams - BUF vs. Mia
34. Duke Johnson - CLE at Cin
35. Darren Sproles - PHI at Dal
36. Rashad Jennings - NYG at TB
37. Pierre Thomas - SF vs. Atl
38. Chris Thompson - WAS at NE
39. Ahmad Bradshaw - IND vs. Den
40. Alfred Morris - WAS at NE
41. Dexter McCluster - TEN at NO
42. Kendall Gaskins - SF vs. Atl
43. Isaiah Crowell - CLE at Cin
44. Tevin Coleman - ATL at SF
45. Shaun Draughn - SF vs. Atl

Wide receivers

1. Odell Beckham - NYG at TB
2. Antonio Brown - PIT vs. Oak
3. Julio Jones - ATL at SF
4. A.J. Green - CIN vs. Cle
5. Alshon Jeffery - CHI at SD
6. Demaryius Thomas - DEN at Ind
7. Mike Evans - TB vs. NYG
8. Julian Edelman - NE vs. Was
9. Brandon Marshall - NYJ vs. Jac
10. Randall Cobb - GB at Car
11. Martavis Bryant - PIT vs. Oak
12. Dez Bryant - DAL vs. Phi
13. Emmanuel Sanders - DEN at Ind
14. Amari Cooper - OAK at Pit
15. Jarvis Landry - MIA at Buf
16. Eric Decker - NYJ vs. Jac
17. Brandin Cooks - NO vs. Ten
18. Steve Johnson - SD vs. Chi
19. Michael Crabtree - OAK at Pit
20. Sammy Watkins - BUF vs. Mia
21. Stefon Diggs - MIN vs. StL
22. Malcom Floyd - SD vs. Chi
23. Allen Robinson - JAC at NYJ
24. T.Y. Hilton - IND vs. Den
25. Allen Hurns - JAC at NYJ
26. DeSean Jackson - WAS at NE
27. Willie Snead - NO vs. Ten
28. Rishard Matthews - MIA at Buf
29. Brandon LaFell - NE vs. Was
30. Marvin Jones - CIN vs. Cle
31. Donte Moncrief - IND vs. Den
32. James Jones - GB at Car
33. Tavon Austin - STL at Min
34. Jordan Matthews - PHI at Dal
35. Pierre Garcon - WAS at NE
36. Travis Benjamin - CLE at Cin
37. Ted Ginn - CAR vs. GB
38. Rueben Randle - NYG at TB
39. Davante Adams - GB at Car
40. Dorial Green-Beckham - TEN at NO
41. Robert Woods - BUF vs. Mia
42. Dwayne Harris - NYG at TB
43. Marques Colston - NO vs. Ten
44. Torrey Smith - SF vs. Atl
45. Mike Wallace - MIN vs. StL

Tight ends

1. Rob Gronkowski - NE vs. Was
2. Greg Olsen - CAR vs. GB
3. Tyler Eifert - CIN vs. Cle
4. Gary Barnidge - CLE at Cin
5. Antonio Gates - SD vs. Chi
6. Delanie Walker - TEN at NO
7. Heath Miller - PIT vs. Oak
8. Jordan Reed - WAS at NE
9. Martellus Bennett - CHI at SD
10. Ben Watson - NO vs. Ten
11. Jason Witten - DAL vs. Phi
12. Charles Clay - BUF vs. Mia
13. Julius Thomas - JAC at NYJ
14. Jacob Tamme - ATL at SF
15. Jordan Cameron - MIA at Buf
16. Zach Ertz - PHI at Dal
17. Richard Rodgers - GB at Car
18. Vernon Davis - DEN at Ind
19. Coby Fleener - IND vs. Den
20. Kyle Rudolph - MIN vs. StL
21. Clive Walford - OAK at Pit
22. Garrett Celek - SF vs. Atl

Kickers

1. Brandon McManus - DEN at Ind

2.Mike Nugent - CIN vs. Cle

3. Stephen Gostkowski - NE vs. Was

4. Josh Brown - NYG at TB

5. Kai Forbath - NO vs. Ten

6. Josh Lambo - SD vs. Chi

7. Matt Bryant - ATL at SF

8. Mason Crosby - GB at Car

9. Dan Bailey - DAL vs. Phi

10. Chris Boswell - PIT vs. Oak

11. Robbie Gould - CHI at SD

12. Graham Gano - CAR vs. GB

13. Dan Carpenter - BUF vs. Mia

14. Connor Barth - TB vs. NYG

15. Sebastian Janikowski - OAK at Pit

16. Nick Folk - NYJ vs. Jac

17. Caleb Sturgis - PHI at Dal

18. Adam Vinatieri - IND vs. Den

19. Andrew Franks - MIA at Buf

20. Ryan Succop - TEN at NO

Defenses

1. Cincinnati Bengals - CIN vs. Cle

2. New York Jets - NYJ vs. Jac

3. New England Patriots - NE vs. Was

4. St. Louis Rams - STL at Min

5. Denver Broncos - DEN at Ind

6. Green Bay Packers - GB at Car

7. Minnesota Vikings - MIN vs. StL

8. Philadelphia Eagles - PHI at Dal

9. Atlanta Falcons - ATL at SF

10. Dallas Cowboys - DAL vs. Phi

11. New Orleans Saints - NO vs. Ten

12. San Diego Chargers - SD vs. Chi

13. Carolina Panthers - CAR vs. GB

14. Buffalo Bills - BUF vs. Mia

15. New York Giants - NYG at TB

16. Pittsburgh Steelers - PIT vs. Oak

17. Jacksonville Jaguars - JAC at NYJ

18. Miami Dolphins - MIA at Buf

19. Oakland Raiders - OAK at Pit

20. Indianapolis Colts - IND vs. Den

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Need to Know: The most underrated Redskins events of 2017

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Need to Know: The most underrated Redskins events of 2017

Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, February 22, 20 days before NFL free agency starts.

I’m out this week so I’ll be re-posting some of the best and most popular articles of the past few months. Some may have slightly dated information but the major points in the posts still stand. Thanks for reading, as always.

The underrated Redskin moments of 2017

Originally published 12/29/17

Sometimes in the NFL, something happens that grabs headlines and appears to be a momentous event that has ripple effects that will last all season and perhaps beyond. Other times something that is greeted with a yawn by fans and the media turns out to be something with lasting impact. Here, in no particular order, are three underrated events from 2017. Tomorrow we’ll look at three events that were overrated at the time they happened.  

Beating the Rams in Week 2—Nobody got particularly excited when the Redskins went to the LA Memorial Coliseum and beat a Rams team that had gone 4-12 in 2016. Sure, there was a belief that they were in good hands with Sean McVay but nobody saw them as anything better than a middle of the pack team. The win looks much more impressive now as the 11-4 Rams have locked up their division with a playoff game in their future.

Drafting safety Montae Nicholson—He was a fourth-round pick who had a shoulder injury and appeared to be a reach. But once he got on the field, the reasons the Redskins drafted him became apparent. His range and hard hitting had an immediate impact on the game. Nicholson had problems staying on the field and he will finish the year on IR, so his impact this year was diminished. Regardless, he has a good chance of being part of the solution to a position with which the Redskins have had issues for years.

Ty Nsekhe’s injury—Against the Raiders in Week 3, Shawn Lauvao’s facemask had an issue and he had to leave the game for a play. In came Nsekhe without an opportunity to warm up. He suffered a core muscle injury and had to undergo surgery. His absence didn’t seem like a big deal at the time, but Trent Williams suffered a knee injury the next week and other offensive linemen were sidelined with injuries over the next several weeks. Nsekhe was inactive until the Week 10 game against the Vikings and he didn’t start a game until the Thanksgiving game against the Giants. He sure would have been useful to have in the lineup instead of T.J. Clemmings or Tyler Catalina.

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Timeline  

Days until:

—NFL Combine (3/1) 7
—NFL Draft (4/26) 63
—2018 NFL season starts (9/9) 199

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Miami tagged Jarvis Landry, but what does that mean for the Redskins?

Miami tagged Jarvis Landry, but what does that mean for the Redskins?

Everything in the NFL feels like a powder keg, but the reality of Tuesday's opening of the franchise and transition tag period will play out as much more of a slow burn.

Few teams ever actually make moves on the opening day of the tag period, though the Dolphins bucked that conventional wisdom and used the non-exclusive franchise designation on wide receiver Jarvis Landry. 

Astute Redskins fans know the tag system all too well. Landry can now sign a one-year, fully guaranteed contract with the Dolphins worth more than $16 million, the average of the top-five paid receivers in the NFL.

They can also trade Landry and the compensation discussion with a non-exclusive tag begins at two first-round draft picks, though it can eventually be settled for much less. 

RELATED: BEST AND WORST OF REDSKINS' FIRST-ROUND DRAFT HISTORY

What, if anything, does Miami's move mean for the Redskins? Let's take a look:

  1. Not gonna work here - Landry never really seemed like a great fit for the Redskins as a free agent, and that was before the franchise tag. He's a really good slot WR, but Washington already has that in Jamison Crowder. Whether or not Landry actually gets a deal done with the Dolphins or gets traded, it seems highly unlikely the Redskins are his next team. 
  2. "Spirit of the tag" - Miami putting the tag on Landry so early in the process signals that the team might be trying to trade him instead of actually trying to sign him. If that's the case, and plenty of people are suggesting just that, it would seem to be in contrast with the "spirit of the tag." The idea is that a franchise or transition tag is supposed to be used as a tool by an NFL franchise to get a long-term deal done with one of their own players facing free agency. Using the tag as a mechanism to pull of a trade seems very different. Why does any of this matter for Redskins fans? As reports emerged that Washington might look to use a tag on Kirk Cousins and work to trade him, the Cousins camp has made clear they would file a grievance against that technique. Why? Because it would violate the spirit of the tag. Well, it sure looks like Miami is doing the same thing, and as of now, nobody has complained. The situations aren't identical; few resemble the Redskins long, slow, awkward dance with Cousins. But it's certainly worth monitoring. 
  3. Wide Receiver$ - The Redskins could use a veteran wideout to help their young group of Crowder and Josh Doctson. Well, with Landry getting tagged, the price tag just went up. The player that seems to make the most sense in Washington would be Jaguars wideout Allen Robinson. Coming off a knee injury in 2017, some thought Robinson could be signed on a somewhat team-friendly deal. If Landry can get franchised after a season where he didn't even get to 1,000 yards receiving, any thought of a team-friendly deal for Robinson is dead. Make no mistake, Landry and Robinson are good players, but the ever-increasing NFL salary cap will make both young receivers very well paid. 

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