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2018 NFL Playoff Picture: Who to root for in Week 14 if you are a Washington Redskins fan

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2018 NFL Playoff Picture: Who to root for in Week 14 if you are a Washington Redskins fan

The Washington Redskins will not make the playoffs if they do not start winning games. This week they get the chance to get that win, and also improve their position in the playoff picture, against the New York Giants.

Yes, with everything that has happened to the Redskins, they still have a chance at the playoffs. Not only are they alive in the Wild Card, but the NFC East division title is still in contention.

This week things change slightly, now they cannot care about the teams behind them in the standings. 

They need to win and they need the teams ahead of them to lose.

Before jumping into the week, here are a list of teams in the playoff picture in the NFC that the Redskins hold a tiebreaker over:

-Arizona Cardinals (3-9)
-Green Bay Packers (4-7-1)
-Carolina Panthers (6-6)
-Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-7)

Here are the teams where the tiebreakers were lost:

-New Orleans Saints (10-2)
-Atlanta Falcons (4-8)

And these are still up in the air:

-Dallas Cowboys (7-5)
-New York Giants (4-8)
-Philadelphia Eagles (6-6)

Redskins Week 14 Rooting Guide

New Orleans Saints (10-2) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-7)
Sunday, Dec. 9 at 1:00 p.m.

It is now impossible for the Redskins to pass the Saints, unless a three-way tie complicates things. Even though Washington should not care about the teams behind them in the standings, it doesn't hurt to root for the Saints. 

Atlanta Falcons (4-8) vs. Green Bay Packers (4-7-1)
Sunday, Dec. 9 at 1:00 p.m.

This is not the match-up anyone expected at the start of the season between these two teams. In Week 14, this now has turned into basically an elimination game. As the theme of this week, the Redskins should not worry about the teams behind them whether or not there is a direct tiebreaker involved. Root for the Falcons since they have a worse record.

Carolina Panthers (6-6) vs. Cleveland Browns (4-7-1)
Sunday, Dec. 9 at 1:00 p.m.

If the Redskins can put one more team behind them, it makes it just a little bit easier. It's a cross-conference game so that makes it clear to root for the Browns. 

Detroit Lions (4-8) vs. Arizona Cardinals (3-9) 
Sunday, Dec. 9 at 4:25 p.m.

A pitiful game in Week 14 that no one outside of Arizona and Michigan will care about. You might as well root for the Cardinals due to them having a worse record. 

Philadelphia Eagles (6-6) vs. Dallas Cowboys (7-5)
Sunday, Dec. 9 at 4:25 p.m.

Washington's best bet to make the postseason is likely in the Wild Card with such an easy schedule for the Cowboys. Nevertheless, the Redskins do have the Week 17 game against Philadelphia remaining which they can use to make up a game. In addition, the Eagles also have the Rams and the Houston Texans on their schedule so they are bound to lose at least one. Although it keeps the playoff picture crowded root for the Eagles. If Philly wins and so do the Redskins, its a three-way tie atop the division.

And no, a tie would not help the Redskins.

Los Angeles Rams (11-1) vs. Chicago Bears (8-4)
Sunday, Dec. 9 at 8:20 p.m.

Washington mathematically cannot pass the Rams. They could technically pass the Bears if the Vikings make a comeback or if the Redskins find an improbable path to the NFC East title. Neither of those are likely, but again you might as well, root for the Rams. 

Minnesota Vikings (6-5-1) vs. Seattle Seahawks (7-5)
Monday, Dec. 10 at 8:15 p.m.

All the Redskins need is one playoff spot. No need to ask for more than what is needed. If the Vikings were to lose and the Redskins were to win, at the very least Washington is in a four-way tie for the final spot in the NFC playoffs. So, root for the Seahawks.

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Fantasy Football TE Rankings 2019: Week 15

Fantasy Football TE Rankings 2019: Week 15


Week 14 is in the books and rosters are beginning to take shape. Here are the top tight ends for Week 15.

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 15
Running Back Rankings: Week 15
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 15
Tight End Rankings: Week 15

TIER 1: Best of the best

1. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
Opponent: vs. Falcons 
2019 Stats: 60 Receptions, 754 Receiving YDS, 4 Receiving TD, 160.9 PTS, 2019 TE5
Previous Ranking: 1

2. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
Opponent: vs. Broncos
2019 Stats: 75 Receptions, 989 Receiving YDS, 4 Receiving TD, 202.3 PTS, 2019 TE1
Previous Ranking: 2

TIER 2: High-end TE1's

3. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
Opponent: at Redskins
2019 Stats: 79 Receptions, 827 Receiving YDS, 5 Receiving TD, 191.7 PTS, 2019 TE2
Previous Ranking: 4

4. Darren Waller, Oakland Raiders
Opponent: vs. Jaguars 
2019 Stats: 72 Receptions, 879 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 176.4 PTS, 2019 TE3
Previous Ranking: 3

5. Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons
Opponent: at 49ers
2019 Stats: 58 Receptions, 640 Receiving YDS, 6 Receiving TD, 160 PTS, 2019 TE6
Previous Ranking: 10

6. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Opponent: vs. Seahawks
2019 Stats: 48 Receptions, 552 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 115.2 PTS, 2019 TE10
Previous Ranking: 6

7. Jacob Hollister, Seattle Seahawks
Opponent: at Panthers
2019 Stats: 29 Receptions, 237 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 70.7 PTS, 2019 TE32
Previous Ranking: 7

8. Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers
Opponent: vs. Vikings
2019 Stats: 43 Receptions, 536 Receiving YDS, 4 Receiving TD, 122.6 PTS, 2019 TE7
Previous Ranking: 8

TIER 3: Low-end TE1's 

9. Jared Cook, New Orleans Saints
Opponent: vs. Colts
2019 Stats: 34 Receptions, 523 Receiving YDS, 6 Receiving TD, 122.3 PTS, 2019 TE8
Previous Ranking: 9

10. David Njoku, Cleveland Browns
Opponent: at Cardinals
2019 Stats: 5 Receptions, 41 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 15.1 PTS, 2019 TE72
Previous Ranking: NR

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 15
Running Back Rankings: Week 15
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 15
Tight End Rankings: Week 15

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Fantasy Football RB Rankings 2019: Week 15

Fantasy Football RB Rankings 2019: Week 15

Week 14 is in the books and rosters are beginning to take shape. Here are the top running backs for Week 15.

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 15
Running Back Rankings: Week 15
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 15
Tight End Rankings: Week 15

TIER 1: RB1's

1. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers   
Opponent: vs. Seahawks
2019 Stats: 1220 Rushing YDS, 12 Rushing TD, 86 Receptions, 726 Receiving YDS, 4 Receiving TD, 378.6 PTS, 2019 RB1
Previous Ranking: 1 

2. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
Opponent: vs. Bears
2019 Stats: 779 Rushing YDS, 12 Rushing TD, 45 Receptions, 425 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 253.4 PTS, 2019 RB4
Previous Ranking: 2

3. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
Opponent: at Chargers
2019 Stats: 1108 YDS, 13 Rushing TD, 50 Receptions, 503 Receiving YDS, 285.1 PTS, 2019 RB2
Previous Ranking: 3

4. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
Opponent: vs. Colts
2019 Stats: 612 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 68 Receptions, 462 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 185.9 PTS, 2019 RB12
Previous Ranking: 4

5. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
Opponent: at Raiders
2019 Stats: 1039 Rushing YDS, 3 Rushing TD, 68 Receptions, 457 Receiving YDS, 233.6 PTS, 2019 RB7
Previous Ranking: 5

6. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans   
Opponent: vs. Texans
2019 Stats: 1243 Rushing YDS, 13 Rushing TD, 18 Receptions, 206 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 246.9 PTS, 2019 RB5
Previous Ranking: 6

7. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants   
Opponent: vs. Dolphins
2019 Stats: 610 Rushing YDS, 2 Rushing TD, 41 Receptions, 292 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 149.2 PTS, 2019 RB18
Previous Ranking: 7

TIER 2: High-end RB2's

8. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
Opponent: vs. Rams
2019 Stats: 1071 Rushing YDS, 9 Rushing TD, 41 Receptions, 338 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 237.9 PTS, 2019 RB6
Previous Ranking: 8

9. Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders 
Opponent: vs. Jaguars
2019 Stats: 1061 Rushing YDS, 7 Rushing TD, 18 Receptions, 146 Receiving YDS, 178.7 PTS, 2019 RB13
Previous Ranking: 9

10. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
Opponent: at Cardinals
2019 Stats: 1281 Rushing YDS, 7 Rushing TD, 32 Receptions, 256 Receiving YDS, 221.7 PTS, 2019 RB9
Previous Ranking: 10

11. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
Opponent: at Panthers
2019 Stats: 1057 Rushing YDS, 5 Rushing TD, 35 Receptions, 242 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 198.9 PTS, 2019 RB10
Previous Ranking: 11

12. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
Opponent: vs. Patriots
2019 Stats: 789 Rushing YDS, 3 Rushing TD, 29 Receptions, 230 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 166.9 PTS, 2019 RB17
Previous Ranking: 12

13. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
Opponent: at Cowboys
2019 Stats: 721 Rushing YDS, 9 Rushing TD, 26 Receptions, 168 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 170.9 PTS, 2019 RB14
Previous Ranking: 13

TIER 3: On the verge RB2's

14. James White, New England Patriots
Opponent: at Bengals
2019 Stats: 241 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 62 Receptions, 539 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 167.4 PTS, 2019 RB16
Previous Ranking: 14

15. Phillip Lindsey, Denver Broncos
Opponent: at Chiefs
2019 Stats: 817 Rushing YDS, 6 Rushing TD, 33 Receptions, 187 Receiving YDS, 169.4 PTS, 2019 RB15
Previous Ranking: 15
 
16. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers
Opponent: vs. Vikings
2019 Stats: 481 Rushing YDS, 3 Rushing TD, 73 Receptions, 830 Receiving YDS, 8 Receiving TD, 266.1 PTS, 2019 RB3
Previous Ranking: 16

17. Kareem Hunt, Cleveland Browns
Opponent: 
2019 Stats: 125 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 20 Receptions, 118 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 56.3 PTS, 2019 RB
Previous Ranking: 17

18. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
Opponent: at Saints
2019 Stats: 900 Rushing YDS, 5 Rushing TD, 12 Receptions, 76 Receiving YDS, 141.6 PTS, 2019 RB21
Previous Ranking: 18

19. David Montgomery, Chicago Bears
Opponent: at Packers
2019 Stats: 680 Rushing YDS, 5 Rushing TD, 23 Receptions, 173 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 140.3 PTS, 2019 RB22
Previous Ranking: NR

20. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
Opponent: vs. Vikings
2019 Stats: 523 Rushing YDS, 5 Rushing TD, 25 Receptions, 152 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 126.5 PTS, 2019 RB31
Previous Ranking: 20

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 15
Running Back Rankings: Week 15
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 15
Tight End Rankings: Week 15