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Just because Daniel Jones starts for the Giants doesn't mean Dwayne Haskins needs to start for the Redskins

Just because Daniel Jones starts for the Giants doesn't mean Dwayne Haskins needs to start for the Redskins

The Giants made the right call when they announced Tuesday that rookie Daniel Jones will start at quarterback this week instead of veteran Eli Manning. 

That decision, however, has absolutely no bearing on the Redskins situation with veteran QB Case Keenum and rookie Dwayne Haskins. 

The situations are completely different, even if Jones was the sixth overall pick this year and Haskins went 15th.

Manning shouldn't have been the Giants starter to open the season. He's 38 and through two losses this year is completing under 63 percent of his passes with two touchdowns and two interceptions. The Giants have been outscored by 32 points and the offense has looked lackluster. 

New York needs to make this change because above all else, an NFL locker room knows when the quarterback on the field isn't giving the team the best chance to win. Jones is a rookie, sure, but after an impressive preseason, he gives the Giants the best chance to win. 

In Washington, Case Keenum is off to a strong statistical start. In two games, he's thrown for 600 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions. He's completing nearly 70 percent of his passes. The Redskins have lost both games, but it's been largely on the hands of the defense. Keenum has moved the ball with relative success. Most importantly for Keenum, he hasn't turned the ball over. 

Haskins will start for the Redskins eventually, but sources have told NBC Sports Washington repeatedly since he was drafted in April that there is no rush to get him on the field this year. Again, the rookie will very likely play this year, but it doesn't need to happen now. 

When Redskins head coach Jay Gruden named Keenum starter before the regular season began it came with the condition that he would keep the job as long as he performed well. Through two games, Keenum has performed well. Not excellent, but well, and he deserves to keep the gig.

There's also the part where Jones and Haskins have very different experience levels. 

Jones started for three seasons at Duke. In the preseason this year, Jones completed 85 percent of his passes for two TDs and no INTs.

Haskins started for one season at Ohio State. In the preseason this year, Haskins completed 55 percent of his passes with two TDs and two INTs. 

Haskins has the better arm, but Jones is more experienced. These two will hold some serious battles in the NFC East in the future. They are both the future of both franchises. It's just happening a little sooner for Jones, but that shouldn't have any impact on Haskins. 

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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