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Fantasy Football Week 13 rankings that will help you make the playoffs

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Fantasy Football Week 13 rankings that will help you make the playoffs

For many, Week 13 represents the final game before fantasy football playoffs so homework is paramount. Below you'll find my rankings. Check out others as well, but at the same point don't overthink. This is your team. Only you wake up with the results. Get in touch with that voice inside you and figure out the move that works for your squad. 

Keep in mind various injury and lineup situations including Falcons running back Devonta Freeman being cleared from concussion protocol and Jameis Winston back under center for the Buccaneers, but without two of his starting offensive linemen.

Of course, Geno Smith is starting for the Giants. While that move drove the New York media crazy, it shouldn't matter much for fantasy owners.

Tight end Evan Engram remains a viable starter and some may need running back Orleans Darkwa or wide receiver Sterling Shepard. Going from Manning to Smith might be a tiebreaker, but otherwise, shrugs.

Good luck this week. Let's do this. 

Quarterbacks

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

Running backs

1.  Le'Veon Bell, PIT
 
2.  Todd Gurley, LAR
 
3.  Alvin Kamara, NO
 
4.  Leonard Fournette, JAC
 
5.  Melvin Gordon, LAC
 
6.  Jordan Howard, CHI
 
7.  LeSean McCoy, BUF
 
8.  Mark Ingram, NO
 
9.  Carlos Hyde, SF
 
10.  Lamar Miller, HOU
 
11.  Kareem Hunt, KC
 
12.  Jamaal Williams, GB
 
13.  Samaje Perine, WAS
 
14.  Joe Mixon, CIN
 
15.  Dion Lewis, NE
 
16.  Tevin Coleman, ATL
 
17.  Marshawn Lynch, OAK
 
18.  Alex Collins, BAL
 
19.  Christian McCaffrey, CAR
 
20.  Latavius Murray, MIN
 
21.  Adrian Peterson, ARI
 
22.  Kenyan Drake, MIA
 
23.  DeMarco Murray, TEN
 
24.  Rex Burkhead, NE
 
25.  Isaiah Crowell, CLE
 
26.  Orleans Darkwa, NYG
 
27.  Ameer Abdullah, DET
 
28.  Devonta Freeman, ATL
 
29.  Alfred Morris, DAL
 
30.  Jerick McKinnon, MIN
 
31.  Frank Gore, IND
 
32.  Derrick Henry, TEN
 
33.  Duke Johnson, CLE
 
34.  Austin Ekeler, LAC
 
35.  Devontae Booker, DEN
 
36.  Rod Smith, DAL
 
37.  Jacquizz Rodgers, TB
 
38.  Jay Ajayi, PHI
 
39.  Bilal Powell, NYJ
 
40.  Jonathan Stewart, CAR
 
41.  C.J. Anderson, DEN
 
42.  Matt Forte, NYJ
 
43.  Danny Woodhead, BAL
 
44.  LeGarrette Blount, PHI
 
45.  Marlon Mack, IND
 
46.  Peyton Barber, TB
 
47.  T.J. Yeldon, JAC
 
48.  J.D. McKissic, SEA
 
49.  Mike Davis, SEA
 
50.  Theo Riddick, DET
 
51.  Eddie Lacy, SEA
 
52.  D.J. Foster, ARI
 
53.  Wayne Gallman, NYG
 
54.  Elijah McGuire, NYJ
 
55.  James White, NE
 
56.  Corey Clement, PHI
 
57.  Tarik Cohen, CHI
 
58.  Matt Breida, SF
 
59.  Jalen Richard, OAK
 
60.  DeAndre Washington, OAK
 
61.  Alfred Blue, HOU
 
62.  Byron Marshall, WAS
 
63.  Giovani Bernard, CIN
 
64.  Travaris Cadet, BUF
 
65.  Shane Vereen, NYG

Wide receivers


1.  Antonio Brown, PIT
 
2.  Julio Jones, ATL
 
3.  Mike Evans, TB
 
4.  Keenan Allen, LAC
 
5.  Brandin Cooks, NE
 
6.  DeAndre Hopkins, HOU
 
7.  Adam Thielen, MIN
 
8.  A.J. Green, CIN
 
9.  Michael Thomas, NO
 
10.  Davante Adams, GB
 
11.  Devin Funchess, CAR
 
12.  Doug Baldwin, SEA
 
13.  Alshon Jeffery, PHI
 
14.  Tyreek Hill, KC
 
15.  Jamison Crowder, WAS
 
16.  Robby Anderson, NYJ
 
17.  Stefon Diggs, MIN
 
18.  Cooper Kupp, LAR
 
19.  Larry Fitzgerald, ARI
 
20.  Dez Bryant, DAL
 
21.  Golden Tate, DET
 
22.  Demaryius Thomas, DEN
 
23.  Jarvis Landry, MIA
 
24.  Marvin Jones, DET
 
25.  DeSean Jackson, TB
 
26.  Ted Ginn, NO
 
27.  Sammy Watkins, LAR
 
28.  Mohamed Sanu, ATL
 
29.  Josh Doctson, WAS
 
30.  Emmanuel Sanders, DEN
 
31.  Corey Davis, TEN
 
32.  Marqise Lee, JAC
 
33.  Sterling Shepard, NYG
 
34.  Jeremy Maclin, BAL
 
35.  Jermaine Kearse, NYJ
 
36.  Paul Richardson, SEA
 
37.  T.Y. Hilton, IND
 
38.  Rishard Matthews, TEN
 
39.  Kenny Stills, MIA
 
40.  Dontrelle Inman, CHI
 
41.  Corey Coleman, CLE
 
42.  Mike Wallace, BAL
 
43.  Marquise Goodwin, SF
 
44.  Martavis Bryant, PIT
 
45.  Seth Roberts, OAK
 
46.  Randall Cobb, GB
 
47.  Devante Parker, MIA
 
48.  Cordarrelle Patterson, OAK
 
49.  Nelson Agholor, PHI
 
50.  Zay Jones, BUF
 
51.  Jordy Nelson, GB
 
52.  Dede Westbrook, JAC
 
53.  Josh Gordon, CLE
 
54.  Bruce Ellington, HOU
 
55.  Danny Amendola, NE
 
56.  Eric Decker, TEN
 
57.  Tyrell Williams, LAC
 
58.  Kelvin Benjamin, BUF
 
59.  Allen Hurns, JAC
 
60.  Josh Reynolds, LAR
 
61.  JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT
 
62.  Amari Cooper, OAK
 
63.  Chris Hogan, NE
 
64.  Jordan Matthews, BUF
 
65.  Travis Benjamin, LAC
 
66.  Jaron Brown, ARI
 
67.  Keelan Cole, JAC
 
68.  Tyler Lockett, SEA
 
69.  Albert Wilson, KC
 
70.  Terrance Williams, DAL
 
71.  Kenny Golladay, DET
 
72.  Brandon LaFell, CIN
 
73.  Ryan Grant, WAS
 
74.  Kendall Wright, CHI
 
75.  Deonte Thompson, BUF

Tight ends

1.  Rob Gronkowski, NE
 
2.  Travis Kelce, KC
 
3.  Zach Ertz, PHI
 
4.  Jimmy Graham, SEA
 
5.  Jared Cook, OAK
 
6.  Delanie Walker, TEN
 
7.  Evan Engram, NYG
 
8.  Vernon Davis, WAS
 
9.  Hunter Henry, LAC
 
10.  Jack Doyle, IND
 
11.  Kyle Rudolph, MIN
 
12.  Jason Witten, DAL
 
13.  Austin Seferian-Jenkins, NYJ
 
14.  Charles Clay, BUF
 
15.  Greg Olsen, CAR
 
16.  Cameron Brate, TB
 
17.  Tyler Kroft, CIN
 
18.  Austin Hooper, ATL
 
19.  Ricky Seals-Jones, ARI
 
20.  Benjamin Watson, BAL
 
21.  Julius Thomas, MIA
 
22.  O.J. Howard, TB
 
23.  Eric Ebron, DET
 
24.  C.J. Fiedorowicz, HOU
 
25.  Marcedes Lewis, JAC

Defenses

1.  Jacksonville Jaguars, JAC
 
2.  Los Angeles Chargers, LAC
 
3.  Los Angeles Rams, LAR
 
4.  Denver Broncos, DEN
 
5.  Pittsburgh Steelers, PIT
 
6.  Tennessee Titans, TEN
 
7.  Chicago Bears, CHI
 
8.  Baltimore Ravens, BAL
 
9.  Philadelphia Eagles, PHI
 
10.  Kansas City Chiefs, KC
 
11.  New England Patriots, NE
 
12.  Miami Dolphins, MIA
 
13.  Oakland Raiders, OAK
 
14.  New Orleans Saints, NO
 
15.  San Francisco 49ers, SF
 
16.  Green Bay Packers, GB
 
17.  Washington Redskins, WAS
 
18.  Detroit Lions, DET
 
19.  Minnesota Vikings, MIN
 
20.  Cincinnati Bengals, CIN

Kickers

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

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Need to Know: Five Redskins on the bubble who could make the roster

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Need to Know: Five Redskins on the bubble who could make the roster

Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 21, 35 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp.  

The first five off of the roster

Here are five players who are not on my projection of the Redskins’ 53-man roster (offensedefense) but who are one injury or a few strong preseason game performances away from making it. 

G Kyle Kalis—Last year he lined up with the second team during most of training camp and he nearly made the roster as an undrafted free agent. The team did re-sign him after injuries struck the O-line in the middle of the season. He will push Tyler Catalina for a backup guard spot. 

RB Byron Marshall—He got a few touches last year before ending up on injured reserve. Marshall has looked good in practices so far, especially catching out of the backfield. Jay Gruden likely will play Chris Thompson sparingly in the preseason and that could give Marshall a chance to shine. Don’t sleep on him. 

WR Cam Sims—Right now, the undrafted rookie out of Alabama looks like the eighth wide receiver on the roster and they are only going to keep six. But if he continues to get the attention of Gruden with his play in practice and makes the most of his opportunities in preseason games, Robert Davis and Maurice Harris should look out. 

S Fish Smithson—The Redskins liked him a lot after they signed him as an undrafted free agent last year. But they didn’t like him enough to keep him on the 53-man roster; he spent the year on the practice squad, getting a late-season cup of coffee on the roster. He will push both Deshazor Everett and Troy Apke for a backup safety spot. If the Redskins have reason to be concerned about the health of Montae Nicholson they might figure out a way to keep Smithson on as a fifth safety. 

ILB Martrell Spaight—It looks like Spaight’s three-year tenure with the team essentially came to an end when they drafted Sean Dion Hamilton in the fifth round. But his play in offseason practices indicates he’s not going to go out without a fight. 

Next five off: OT T.J. Clemmings, QB Kevin Hogan, RB Kapri Bibbs, NT Phil Taylor, CB Danny Johnson

Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page, Facebook.com/TandlerNBCSand follow him on Twitter  @TandlerNBCSand on Instagram @RichTandler

Timeline 

Redskins running back Derrius Guice was born on this date in 1997. 

Days until:

—Training camp starts (7/26) 35
—Preseason opener @ Patriots (8/9) 49
—Roster cut to 53 (9/1) 72

The Redskins last played a game 172 days ago. They will open the 2018 NFL season at the Cardinals in 80 days. 

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The best players on the Redskins according to their Madden 19 ratings

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The best players on the Redskins according to their Madden 19 ratings

Madden 19 won't be released to the public until August 10, but the player ratings for the top players on each NFL team have been released.

The video reaches the Redskins a little after four minutes in. The top nine players on the Redskins, according to their Madden 19 overall ratings are as follows:

  1. LT Trent Williams, 91
  2. RG Brandon Scherff, 88
  3. FS D.J. Swearinger, 86
  4. MLB Zach Brown, 85
  5. CB Josh Norman, 84
  6. RB Chris Thompson, 83
  7. WR Paul Richardson, 83
  8. QB Alex Smith, 81
  9. WR Jamison Crowder, 81

The list has Washington's two best linemen up top followed by its best skill position players and Zach Brown. Beyond Williams and Sherff, there's some debate to be had. Both Richardson and Crowder can make a serious case to be the team's best receiver. Crowder had 22 more receptions and 86 more yards than Richardson in 2017, but Richardson had six touchdowns to Crowder's three.

Smith is coming off arguably the best season of his career with Kansas City. He put up over 4,000 passing yards for the first time in his career, posted career bests in quarterback rating, touchdown passes, interception percentage and completions. His rating as the fifth-best offensive player behind two other skill position players seems off.

These rankings will change throughout the season as more updates become available, but this is what there is to work with right now.

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