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There is an actual scenario that has the Redskins in the postseason

There is an actual scenario that has the Redskins in the postseason

Playoffs? Redskins?

The following statement should not be true, but it is: The 3-9 Washington Redskins are still in playoff contention. 

Enter Jim Carey from Dumb and Dumber - "So you're telling me there's a chance."

Dumb and dumber is exactly how the NFC East and this situation should be described. There is a fairly plausible scenario in which they could actually get in. A laughable division presents the Redskins with a crazy opportunity to end the season. 

Their only chance of making the playoffs is by winning the division. A loaded NFC eliminated the Redskins from the Wild Card weeks ago. The division, however, is the worst in football, and frankly, does not deserve to even award a home playoff game to the victor. Combined, the division is 10-26 against teams outside of the NFC East. Still, the rules are the rules and either the Cowboys, Eagles or Redskins will be in the postseason. The Giants were eliminated with their loss to Green Bay this week. 

This improbable situation stems from the previous two weeks. The Redskins went 2-0 against the Lions and the Panthers while the rest of the division found every which manner to lose, going 0-6. Once left in the cellar of the NFL and looking toward the draft, Washington is now only three games back of the division-leading Dallas Cowboys with four weeks remaining. 

Here's the ridiculous scenario that needs to play out over the final weeks for the Redskins to make the playoffs:

-Redskins win out (@ Packers, vs. Eagles, vs. Giants, @ Cowboys)
-Cowboys lose out (@ Bears, vs. Rams, @ Eagles, vs. Redskins)
-Eagles go 1-3 with win vs. Cowboys (vs. Giants, @ Redskins, vs. Cowboys, @ Giants)

Here's what happens to the division as a result:

Redskins 7-9
Cowboys 6-10
Eagles 6-10

Since the Redskins already lost the secondary tiebreaker to the Cowboys this season (division record) the only way Washington gets in is having a better record.

Of everything that has to transpire, the biggest question mark is Washington marching into Green Bay and getting a victory. The Redskins have not won at Lambeau Field since 1986, according to Pro Football Reference. Since then, they've been outscored 122-43 in the four games at Green Bay. 

Odds there are not likely, but everywhere else? That's not a far stretch.

The Cowboys, while having one of the most talented rosters in the league, are massively inconsistent and continue to shoot themselves in the foot. Reports indicate Jason Garrett is all but gone at head coach, barring a massive turnaround. The Cowboys could easily fall apart down the stretch against the toughest schedule of the three teams.

Philadelphia is not in much better shape. They lost to Miami last week. Sure, they play the Giants, but appear to be in a downward spiral having lost three in a row.

That leaves Washington ripe to take advantage of everyone else's demise by winning the division with a losing record.

It's ludicrous that the season has gotten here, but the NFC East stinks worse than a dumpster on a hot summer day. 

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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