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NFC East Update: Cowboys keep rolling, Giants and Redskins falter while Eagles deal with injuries

NFC East Update: Cowboys keep rolling, Giants and Redskins falter while Eagles deal with injuries

We’re now two weeks through the 2019 NFL season, and yes, it’s probably still a little too early to lock-in the fates for each team. With that being said, Week 2 saw some NFC East teams continue both positive and negative trends, while others dealt with some new adversity.

With one-eighth of the NFL season wrapped up, here’s where the NFC East stands: 

NFC EAST UPDATE WEEK 2: 

1. Dallas Cowboys (2-0)

Things have pretty much gone as smooth as possible for Dallas through two weeks. Ezekiel Elliott is back with the team and looking like his dominant self, rushing for 111 yards and a score against the Redskins. Dak Prescott is certainly making a case for his desired new paycheck, putting up 269 yards and three touchdowns on Sunday while showing his ability to stretch the field and find a plethora of targets in Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup (who will miss some time), Jason Witten and more. Behind the new direction of wiz-kid offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, Prescott and Elliott are looking like the lethal combo that took the league by storm during their rookie campaigns.

Add that to a stout defense and Dallas looks to be in a position to have plenty of success both in the division and the conference in 2019. A 2-0 start is what all teams strive for, but a 2-0 start with both wins coming against NFC East opponents? It doesn’t get much better than that.

2. Philadelphia Eagles (1-1)

Philadelphia was able to rebound from a slow start in Week 1 against the Redskins to pick up a win, but the same couldn’t be said for Week 2 against the Falcons. Despite rallying late, a final-minute score by Julio Jones and a costly drop from Nelson Agholor dropped the Eagles back to .500.

While waiting until the second half to play better football isn’t the best recipe for success, the bigger concern is the injury bug that stuck in Atlanta. Not only did Carson Wentz have to go through the concussion protocol and deal with what looked like a rib injury, but Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson are both expected to miss a little time with injuries as well while defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan suffered a broken foot during the contest. 

The Eagles still have a ton of talent and the ability to be as good as anyone, but we all know how quickly injuries can derail a season.

3. New York Giants (0-2)

Don’t worry Redskins fans, you’re not alone in the bottom of the NFC East. 2019 has not been kind to the Giants so far. At 0-2 and being outscored 63-31, there haven’t been many positives to take away besides Saquon Barkley’s freakish athleticism.

But, Week 3 will bring with it some optimism as the Daniel Jones era is officially set to begin. The No. 6 overall pick impressed in limited preseason action, and now has the opportunity to show that he was worth the selection that so many criticized just a few months ago.

4. Washington Redskins (0-2)

Unlike the Cowboys who are sitting pretty with a 2-0 divisional record, the Redskins are the direct opposite. Now 0-2 after falling to Dallas, things are beginning to spiral in Washington. 

The team once again faltered in the second half on Sunday, and despite Adrian Peterson scoring a historic touchdown, the run game was once again abandoned when the Redskins began trailing. More problems with penalties and some porous defense at times made Sunday’s home opener a long one. To add literal insult to injury, the Redskins injury report continues to get longer. In addition to Jordan Reed and Jonathan Allen dealing with injuries, both Quinton Dunbar and Fabian Moreau were absent on Sunday, leaving the secondary thin.

There is one bright spot for the Redskins, and that’s Terry McLaurin. The rookie receiver followed up a superb debut with another big performance, wracking in five balls for 62 yards and his second touchdown of the season. It happened fast, but the third-round pick seems to be a No.1 option in the offense

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Fantasy Football TE Rankings 2019: Week 14

Fantasy Football TE Rankings 2019: Week 14


Week 13 is in the books and rosters are beginning to take shape. Here are the top tight ends for Week 14.

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

Quarterback Rankings: Week 14
Running Back Rankings: Week 14
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 14
Tight End Rankings: Week 14

TIER 1: Best of the best

1. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
Opponent: at Saints
2019 Stats: 54 Receptions, 687 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 142.2 PTS, 2019 TE6
Previous Ranking: 1

2. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
Opponent: at Patriots 
2019 Stats: 68 Receptions, 923 Receiving YDS, 4 Receiving TD, 184.3 PTS, 2019 TE1
Previous Ranking: 2

TIER 2: High-end TE1's

3. Darren Waller, Oakland Raiders
Opponent: vs. Titans
2019 Stats: 66 Receptions, 807 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 165.2 PTS, 2019 TE2
Previous Ranking: 3

4. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
Opponent: vs. Giants
2019 Stats: 70 Receptions, 736 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 161.6 PTS, 2019 TE4
Previous Ranking: 4

5. Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens  
Opponent: at Bills
2019 Stats: 53 Receptions, 693 Receiving YDS, 7 Receiving TD, 162.3 PTS, 2019 TE3
Previous Ranking: 2

6. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Opponent: at Falcons
2019 Stats: 48 Receptions, 552 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 115.2 PTS, 2019 TE7
Previous Ranking: 6

7. Jacob Hollister, Seattle Seahawks
Opponent: at Rams
2019 Stats: 25 Receptions, 203 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 63.3 PTS, 2019 TE30
Previous Ranking: 7

8. Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers
Opponent: at Jaguars
2019 Stats: 41 Receptions, 497 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 110.7 PTS, 2019 TE8
Previous Ranking: 5

TIER 3: Low-end TE1's 

9. Jared Cook, New Orleans Saints
Opponent: vs. 49ers
2019 Stats: 32 Receptions, 459 Receiving YDS, 4 Receiving TD, 101.9 PTS, 2019 TE11
Previous Ranking: 10

10. Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons
Opponent: vs. Falcons
2019 Stats: 56 Receptions, 608 Receiving YDS, 6 Receiving TD, 154.8 PTS, 2019 TE5
Previous Ranking: NR

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

Quarterback Rankings: Week 14
Running Back Rankings: Week 14
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 14
Tight End Rankings: Week 14

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Fantasy Football RB Rankings 2019: Week 14

Fantasy Football RB Rankings 2019: Week 14

Week 13 is in the books and rosters are beginning to take shape. Here are the top running backs for Week 14.

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

Quarterback Rankings: Week 14
Running Back Rankings: Week 14
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 14
Tight End Rankings: Week 14

TIER 1: RB1's

1. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers   
Opponent: at Falcons 
2019 Stats: 1167 Rushing YDS, 12 Rushing TD, 75 Receptions, 644 Receiving YDS, 4 Receiving TD, 354.1 PTS, 2019 RB1
Previous Ranking: 1 

2. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
Opponent: vs. Redskins
2019 Stats: 645 Rushing YDS, 11 Rushing TD, 39 Receptions, 367  Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 215.1 PTS, 2019 RB6
Previous Ranking: 4

3. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
Opponent: vs. Lions
2019 Stats: 1046 Rushing YDS, 12 Rushing TD, 48 Receptions, 490 Receiving YDS, 269.6 PTS, 2019 RB2
Previous Ranking: 3

4. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
Opponent: vs. 49ers
2019 Stats: 587 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 64 Receptions, 444 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 179.6 PTS, 2019 RB11
Previous Ranking: 2

5. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
Opponent: vs. Chargers
2019 Stats: 989 Rushing YDS, 3 Rushing TD, 65 Receptions, 444 Receiving YDS, 224.3 PTS, 2019 RB4
Previous Ranking: 6

6. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans   
Opponent: at Raiders
2019 Stats: 1140 Rushing YDS, 11 Rushing TD, 17 Receptions, 200 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 223  PTS, 2019 RB5
Previous Ranking: 9

7. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants   
Opponent: at Eagles
2019 Stats: 544 Rushing YDS, 2 Rushing TD, 38 Receptions, 291 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 139.5 PTS, 2019 RB17
Previous Ranking: 10

TIER 2: High-end RB2's

8.  Mark Ingram, Baltimore Ravens
Opponent: at Bills
2019 Stats: 837 Rushing YDS, 9 Rushing TD, 20 Receptions, 172 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 190.9 PTS, 2019 RB9
Previous Ranking: 11

9. Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders 
Opponent: vs. Titans
2019 Stats: 1061 Rushing YDS, 7 Rushing TD, 18 Receptions, 146 Receiving YDS, 178.7 PTS, 2019 RB12
Previous Ranking: 7

10. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
Opponent: vs. Bengals 
2019 Stats: 1175 Rushing YDS, 7 Rushing TD, 31 Receptions, 245 Receiving YDS, 209 PTS, 2019 RB8
Previous Ranking: 12

11. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
Opponent: at Rams
2019 Stats: 981 Rushing YDS, 5 Rushing TD, 32 Receptions, 227 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 186.8 PTS, 2019 RB10
Previous Ranking: 15

12. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
Opponent: at Browns
2019 Stats: 643 Rushing YDS, 2 Rushing TD, 26 Receptions, 190 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 139.3 PTS, 2019 RB18
Previous Ranking: 16

13. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
Opponent: vs. Seahawks
2019 Stats: 642 Rushing YDS, 8 Rushing TD, 22 Receptions, 134 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 149.6 PTS, 2019 RB16
Previous Ranking: 13

TIER 3: On the verge RB2's

14. James White, New England Patriots
Opponent: vs. Chiefs 
2019 Stats: 208 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 57 Receptions, 512 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 155 PTS, 2019 RB15
Previous Ranking: 

15. Phillip Lindsey, Denver Broncos
Opponent: at Texans
2019 Stats: 766 Rushing YDS, 5 Rushing TD, 31 Receptions, 183 Receiving YDS, 155.9 PTS, 2019 RB14 
Previous Ranking: 20
 
16. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers
Opponent: at Jaguars 
2019 Stats: 380 Rushing YDS, 3 Rushing TD, 69 Receptions, 718 Receiving YDS, 7 Receiving TD, 234.8 PTS, 2019 RB4
Previous Ranking: 24

17. Kareem Hunt, Cleveland Browns
Opponent: vs. Bengals
2019 Stats: 125 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 20 Receptions, 118 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 56.3 PTS, 2019 RB58
Previous Ranking: 18

18. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
Opponent: at Buccaneers
2019 Stats: 862 Rushing YDS, 4 Rushing TD, 12 Receptions, 76 Receiving YDS, 131.8 PTS, 2019 RB22
Previous Ranking: NR

19. Derrius Guice, Washington Redskins
Opponent: at Packers
2019 Stats: 203 Rushing YDS, 2 Rushing TD, 7 Receptions, 79 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 53.2 PTS, 2019 RB61
Previous Ranking: NR

20. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
Opponent: at Jaguars
2019 Stats: 468 Rushing YDS, 4 Rushing TD, 20 Receptions, 123 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 107.1 PTS, 2019 RB
Previous Ranking: 20

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

Quarterback Rankings: Week 14
Running Back Rankings: Week 14
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 14
Tight End Rankings: Week 14