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Fantasy Football: Bucs, Bills headline Week 14 rankings


Fantasy Football: Bucs, Bills headline Week 14 rankings

Here we go, fantasy football rankings for Week 14. Some quick rules of the road now that the fantasy football playoffs are here:

* Don't be afraid to switch up the basic lineup. What happened weeks ago or where you drafted a player doesn't matter much now. Matt Ryan, Dez Bryant and Todd Gurley are stars at times, but now isn't one of those times. On the other hand, Tyrod Taylor and Jameis Winston shouldn't be overlooked just because they've been on your bench most of the season.

* In this week's Waiver Wire I wrote about how we've reached a new point in the season when it comes to roster management. Another piece of the puzzle, which isn't really about rankings, but there's a connection. Once you're done debating which quarterback, tight end or defense you plan on using this week, feel free to cut bait with the other players assuming they don't have a good a matchup in Week 15 or maybe Week 16. Wait until the last moment possible and then waive them for someone who could either help your or an opponent going forward. Always be planning. 

* Bummer for Mark Ingram owners like myself. Just don't cry yourself into a tizzy thinking Tim Hightower or C.J. Spiller can step in and match Ingram's production. I'd rather take a shot on Spiller's potential, but either way I'm hoping I've got better options. 

* Yes, I believe in the LeSean McCoy revenge game.

Players I like more than normal this week: Jameis Winston, Tyrod Taylor, Doug Martin, LeSean McCoy, David Johnson, Matt Forte, Shaun Draughn, Matt Jones, Sammy Watkins, Doug Baldwin, DeVante Parker, Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Players I like less than normal this week: Philip Rivers, Matt Ryan, Todd Gurley, DeMarco Murray, Julio Jones, Dez Bryant, Jordan Reed, Jason Witten


Cam Newton - CAR vs. Atl
Russell Wilson - SEA at Bal
Carson Palmer - ARI vs. Min
Aaron Rodgers - GB vs. Dal
Tom Brady - NE at Hou
Andy Dalton - CIN vs. Pit
Ben Roethlisberger - PIT at Cin
Jameis Winston - TB vs. NO
Tyrod Taylor - BUF at Phi
Blake Bortles - JAC vs. Ind
Drew Brees - NO at TB
Ryan Fitzpatrick - NYJ vs. Ten
Eli Manning - NYG at Mia
Matthew Stafford - DET at StL
Alex Smith - KC vs. SD
Marcus Mariota - TEN at NYJ
Jay Cutler - CHI vs. Was
Ryan Tannehill - MIA vs. NYG
Brian Hoyer - HOU vs. NE
Johnny Manziel - CLE vs. SF
Brock Osweiler - DEN vs. Oak
Philip Rivers - SD at KC
Derek Carr - OAK at Den
Kirk Cousins - WAS at Chi
Matt Hasselbeck - IND at Jac
Matt Ryan - ATL at Car
Sam Bradford - PHI vs. Buf
Blaine Gabbert - SF at Cle
Matt Cassel - DAL at GB
Teddy Bridgewater - MIN at Ari

Running backs

Doug Martin - TB vs. NO
LeSean McCoy - BUF at Phi
David Johnson - ARI vs. Min
Adrian Peterson - MIN at Ari
Thomas Rawls - SEA at Bal
DeAngelo Williams - PIT at Cin
Devonta Freeman - ATL at Car
Matt Forte - CHI vs. Was
Todd Gurley - STL vs. Det
Jonathan Stewart - CAR vs. Atl
Lamar Miller - MIA vs. NYG
Chris Ivory - NYJ vs. Ten
Shaun Draughn - SF at Cle
Charcandrick West - KC vs. SD
Javorius Allen - BAL vs. Sea
T.J. Yeldon - JAC vs. Ind
Darren McFadden - DAL at GB
Ronnie Hillman - DEN vs. Oak
Jeremy Hill - CIN vs. Pit
Latavius Murray - OAK at Den
LeGarrette Blount - NE at Hou
Frank Gore - IND at Jac
Spencer Ware - KC vs. SD
C.J. Anderson - DEN vs. Oak
Giovani Bernard - CIN vs. Pit
Ryan Mathews - PHI vs. Buf
Jeremy Langford - CHI vs. Was
Eddie Lacy - GB vs. Dal
Charles Sims - TB vs. NO
Matt Jones - WAS at Chi
James Starks - GB vs. Dal
DeMarco Murray - PHI vs. Buf
Duke Johnson - CLE vs. SF
Danny Woodhead - SD at KC
Darren Sproles - PHI vs. Buf
Ameer Abdullah - DET at StL
James White - NE at Hou
Antonio Andrews - TEN at NYJ
Melvin Gordon - SD at KC
C.J. Spiller - NO at TB
Theo Riddick - DET at StL
Alfred Blue - HOU vs. NE
Rashad Jennings - NYG at Mia
Alfred Morris - WAS at Chi
Shane Vereen - NYG at Mia
Bilal Powell - NYJ vs. Ten
Isaiah Crowell - CLE vs. SF
Tim Hightower - NO at TB
Chris Polk - HOU vs. NE
Jay Ajayi - MIA vs. NYG
Dan Herron - IND at Jac
Brandon Bolden - NE at Hou
David Cobb - TEN at NYJ
Tevin Coleman - ATL at Car
Robert Turbin - DAL at GB
Joique Bell - DET at StL
Chris Thompson - WAS at Chi
Terrance West - BAL vs. Sea
Mike Tolbert - CAR vs. Atl
Jonathan Grimes - HOU vs. NE

Wide receivers

Odell Beckham - NYG at Mia
Antonio Brown - PIT at Cin
DeAndre Hopkins - HOU vs. NE
Allen Robinson - JAC vs. Ind
A.J. Green - CIN vs. Pit
Brandon Marshall - NYJ vs. Ten
Mike Evans - TB vs. NO
Alshon Jeffery - CHI vs. Was
Calvin Johnson - DET at StL
Sammy Watkins - BUF at Phi
Julio Jones - ATL at Car
Eric Decker - NYJ vs. Ten
Martavis Bryant - PIT at Cin
Larry Fitzgerald - ARI vs. Min
Demaryius Thomas - DEN vs. Oak
Jarvis Landry - MIA vs. NYG
Brandin Cooks - NO at TB
Doug Baldwin - SEA at Bal
T.Y. Hilton - IND at Jac
Jeremy Maclin - KC vs. SD
Danny Amendola - NE at Hou
Emmanuel Sanders - DEN vs. Oak
John Brown - ARI vs. Min
Allen Hurns - JAC vs. Ind
Vincent Jackson - TB vs. NO
Randall Cobb - GB vs. Dal
Dez Bryant - DAL at GB
Amari Cooper - OAK at Den
DeSean Jackson - WAS at Chi
DeVante Parker - MIA vs. NYG
Michael Crabtree - OAK at Den
Marvin Jones - CIN vs. Pit
Golden Tate - DET at StL
Michael Floyd - ARI vs. Min
Donte Moncrief - IND at Jac
Brandon LaFell - NE at Hou
Anquan Boldin - SF at Cle
Kamar Aiken - BAL vs. Sea
Travis Benjamin - CLE vs. SF
Jordan Matthews - PHI vs. Buf
Davante Adams - GB vs. Dal
Stefon Diggs - MIN at Ari
Dorial Green-Beckham - TEN at NYJ
James Jones - GB vs. Dal
Willie Snead - NO at TB
Tavon Austin - STL vs. Det
Ted Ginn - CAR vs. Atl
Tyler Lockett - SEA at Bal
Cecil Shorts - HOU vs. NE
Rueben Randle - NYG at Mia
Kendall Wright - TEN at NYJ
Pierre Garcon - WAS at Chi
Devin Funchess - CAR vs. Atl
Terrance Williams - DAL at GB
Nate Washington - HOU vs. NE
Brian Hartline - CLE vs. SF
Steve Johnson - SD at KC
Malcom Floyd - SD at KC
Keshawn Martin - NE at Hou
Dontrelle Inman - SD at KC
Markus Wheaton - PIT at Cin
Chris Givens - BAL vs. Sea
Jamison Crowder - WAS at Chi

Tight end

Greg Olsen - CAR vs. Atl
Travis Kelce - KC vs. SD
Delanie Walker - TEN at NYJ
Tyler Eifert - CIN vs. Pit
Jordan Reed - WAS at Chi
Gary Barnidge - CLE vs. SF
Julius Thomas - JAC vs. Ind
Scott Chandler - NE at Hou
Antonio Gates - SD at KC
Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TB vs. NO
Ben Watson - NO at TB
Richard Rodgers - GB vs. Dal
Jacob Tamme - ATL at Car
Zach Miller - CHI vs. Was
Zach Ertz - PHI vs. Buf
Jason Witten - DAL at GB
Eric Ebron - DET at StL
Charles Clay - BUF at Phi
Will Tye - NYG at Mia
Owen Daniels - DEN vs. Oak
Coby Fleener - IND at Jac
Kyle Rudolph - MIN at Ari
Jordan Cameron - MIA vs. NYG
Ryan Griffin - HOU vs. NE
Jared Cook - STL vs. Det
Luke Willson - SEA at Bal


Graham Gano - CAR vs. Atl
Steven Hauschka - SEA at Bal
Cairo Santos - KC vs. SD
Josh Brown - NYG at Mia
Connor Barth - TB vs. NO
Stephen Gostkowski - NE at Hou
Brandon McManus - DEN vs. Oak
Chandler Catanzaro - ARI vs. Min
Mason Crosby - GB vs. Dal
Mike Nugent - CIN vs. Pit
Chris Boswell - PIT at Cin
Jason Myers - JAC vs. Ind
Dan Carpenter - BUF at Phi
Randy Bullock - NYJ vs. Ten
Robbie Gould - CHI vs. Was
Adam Vinatieri - IND at Jac
Justin Tucker - BAL vs. Sea
Matt Prater - DET at StL
Blair Walsh - MIN at Ari
Dan Bailey - DAL at GB
Caleb Sturgis - PHI vs. Buf


Seattle Seahawks - SEA at Bal
Carolina Panthers - CAR vs. Atl
Kansas City Chiefs - KC vs. SD
Arizona Cardinals - ARI vs. Min
Denver Broncos - DEN vs. Oak
Detroit Lions - DET at StL
Green Bay Packers - GB vs. Dal
Buffalo Bills - BUF at Phi
St. Louis Rams - STL vs. Det
New England Patriots - NE at Hou
Chicago Bears - CHI vs. Was
Jacksonville Jaguars - JAC vs. Ind
Cleveland Browns - CLE vs. SF
New York Jets - NYJ vs. Ten
San Francisco 49ers - SF at Cle
Cincinnati Bengals - CIN vs. Pit
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - TB vs. NO
Miami Dolphins - MIA vs. NYG
Houston Texans - HOU vs. NE
Washington Redskins - WAS at Chi
Pittsburgh Steelers - PIT at Cin
Indianapolis Colts - IND at Jac

MORE FANTASY FOOTBALL: Waiver wire: Playoff planning for Week 14

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Ravens agree to terms with first-round pick Hayden Hurst


Ravens agree to terms with first-round pick Hayden Hurst

The Ravens have their entire 2018 draft class locked up.

The team agreed to terms with first-round pick Hayden Hurst, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Hurst's rookie contract - like all first-round picks - is a four-year deal with a team option of a fifth year. According to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the 25th overall pick is due $11.1 million. 

The 24-year old, who was a walk on at South Carolina at 21-years old after being drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2012, finished his three-year career with 100 receptions, 1,281 yards and three touchdowns.

Standing at 6-foot-3, Hurst will be a nice addition to the TE corps with Nick Boyle and third-round draft pick Mark Andrews. 

Fellow first-round pick Lamar Jackson signed his rookie contract on June 5th.

Training camp kicks off for the Ravens July 19th. 


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Ravens experimenting with getting Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson on field at same time

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Ravens experimenting with getting Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson on field at same time

Since drafting Lamar Jackson, the Ravens have made it clear that Joe Flacco is their starter. That doesn't mean they're not experimenting with having them both on the field at the same time, however. 

During this week's minicamp, the team has been lining Jackson up at multiple positions. 

"Gosh, I sure like him out there helping us," coach John Harbaugh said of Jackson during Tuesday's minicamp, via ESPN.com.

"If you put two quarterbacks on the field at once, what options does it create for our offense? That's what we're trying to figure out."

While at Louisville, Jackson rushed for 4,132 yards and 50 touchdowns in three seasons. That's more rushing yards than No. 2 overall pick Saquon Barkley. That unique skill set could be the creative options the Ravens are looking for. 

While at the NFL Combine, however, Jackson refused to workout at any other position than QB. 

"I have a lot of fun seeing what they come up with and what they're going to come up with next," Jackson said. "We'll see where it goes. You have to use your good players."

The Ravens are already viewing Jackson as one of those 'good players.' 

"Once he gets out of the pocket, it's like watching a young Michael Vick," LB C.J. Mosley said after minicamp practice. "It's amazing to watch. When you're defending him, you just have to act like you're tagging off -- you don't want to be on the highlight reel."

Harbaugh has alluded to the fact that the rookie will be active on game days, just exactly how they get the most out of him is what's in play.

"There's a lot of considerations that go into that," Harbaugh said of using two QBs at the once. "Everybody has an opinion. I've read a few. You want to find a way to get the most out of all your guys."

While Flacco isn't the fasted QB in the league, he has shown glimpses of running ability in the past. Figuring out how to utilize Flacco when Jackson is under center is where things will get interesting.

Interesting - as long as it works - is what Ravens fans have been searching for over the last several seasons. 

"Joe has to be able to do other things if [Jackson is] throwing the ball," Harbaugh said. "It gets the creative juices flowing for our offensive coaches, and they've worked hard on that."