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Fantasy Football 2017: Week 4 Position Rankings

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Fantasy Football 2017: Week 4 Position Rankings

With Week 3 officially in the books and the fantasy football waiver wire open for business, it's time to begin looking at the entire landscape of fantasy football heading into Week 4.

Three weeks isn't a large sample size, but we certainly have a feel which players are exceeding expectations (Kareem Hunt, Chris Thompson, Trevor Siemien, DeVante Parker) and which ones are indeed concerning (Cam Newton, Terrelle Pryor, Marshawn Lynch).

Yet a turnaround or setback could be right around the corner depending on matchups, injuries depth chart changes and more.

With that said, here's an initial look at the Week 4 rankings, position by position. 

RELATED: WEEK 4 WAIVER WIRE RANKINGS

Quarterbacks

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

Running backs
1. Kareem Hunt, KC
2. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
3. Le'Veon Bell, PIT
4. Devonta Freeman, ATL
5. Todd Gurley, LAR
6. Jay Ajayi, MIA
7. LeSean McCoy, BUF
8. Dalvin Cook, MIN
9. Leonard Fournette, JAC
10. Ty Montgomery, GB
11. Melvin Gordon, LAC
12. Carlos Hyde, SF
13. C.J. Anderson, DEN
14. Chris Carson, SEA
15. Jordan Howard, CHI
16. Mike Gillislee, NE
17. Christian McCaffrey, CAR
18. Joe Mixon, CIN
19. Lamar Miller, HOU
20. DeMarco Murray, TEN
21. Mark Ingram, NO
22. Marshawn Lynch, OAK
23. Isaiah Crowell, CLE
24. Tarik Cohen, CHI
25. Jacquizz Rodgers, TB
26. Ameer Abdullah, DET
27. Javorius Allen, BAL
28. Tevin Coleman, ATL
29. Chris Thompson, WAS
30. Jonathan Stewart, CAR
31. Chris Johnson, ARI
32. Frank Gore, IND
33. Derrick Henry, TEN
34. LeGarrette Blount, PHI
35. Bilal Powell, NYJ
36. James White, NE
37. Jamaal Charles, DEN
38. Duke Johnson, CLE
39. Samaje Perine, WAS
40. Theo Riddick, DET
41. Wendell Smallwood, PHI
42. Terrance West, BAL
43. Matt Forte, NYJ
44. Robert Kelley, WAS
45. Alvin Kamara, NO
46. Andre Ellington, ARI
47. D'Onta Foreman, HOU
48. C.J. Prosise, SEA
49. Giovani Bernard, CIN
50. Shane Vereen, NYG
51. Chris Ivory, JAC
52. Kerwynn Williams, ARI
53. Orleans Darkwa, NYG
54. Paul Perkins, NYG
55. Adrian Peterson, NO
56. DeAndre Washington, OAK
57. Jalen Richard, OAK
58. Mike Tolbert, BUF
59. Elijah McGuire, NYJ
60. Matt Breida, SF
61. Alex Collins, BAL
62. Jerick McKinnon, MIN 
63. Robert Turbin, IND
64. Branden Oliver, LAC
65. Corey Clement, PHI

Wide receivers
1.  Antonio Brown, PIT
2.  Julio Jones, ATL
3.  A.J. Green, CIN
4.  Odell Beckham Jr., NYG
5.  Jordy Nelson, GB
6.  Michael Thomas, NO
7.  Mike Evans, TB
8.  Tyreek Hill, KC
9.  Keenan Allen, LAC
10.  Doug Baldwin, SEA
11.  Devante Parker, MIA
12.  Dez Bryant, DAL
13.  Brandin Cooks, NE
14.  Demaryius Thomas, DEN
15.  Emmanuel Sanders, DEN
16.  DeAndre Hopkins, HOU
17.  Larry Fitzgerald, ARI
18.  Stefon Diggs, MIN
19.  Davante Adams, GB
20.  Alshon Jeffery, PHI
21.  Golden Tate, DET
22.  Jarvis Landry, MIA
23.  Adam Thielen, MIN
24.  Amari Cooper, OAK
25.  Sammy Watkins, LAR
26.  Chris Hogan, NE
27.  Michael Crabtree, OAK
28.  Pierre Garcon, SF
29.  T.Y. Hilton, IND
30.  Terrelle Pryor, WAS
31.  DeSean Jackson, TB
32. Martavis Bryant, PIT
33.  J.J. Nelson, ARI
34. Rishard Matthews, TEN
35. Tyrell Williams, LAC
36. Devin Funchess, CAR
37. Marqise Lee, JAC
38. Kelvin Benjamin, CAR
39. Sterling Shepard, NYG
40. Allen Hurns, JAC
41. Jamison Crowder, WAS
42.  Kenny Stills, MIA
43. Willie Snead, NO
44. Mohamed Sanu, ATL
45. Jeremy Maclin, BAL
46. Tyler Lockett, SEA
47. Jaron Brown, ARI
48. Taylor Gabriel, ATL
49. Jordan Matthews, BUF
50. Jermaine Kearse, NYJ
51. Ted Ginn, NO
52. Randall Cobb, GB
53. Paul Richardson, SEA
54. Eric Decker, TEN
55. Marvin Jones, DET
56. Brandon Marshall, NYG
57. Geronimo Allison, GB
58. Travis Benjamin, LAC
59. Kenny Golladay, DET
60. Cole Beasley, DAL
61. Kenny Britt, CLE
62. Robert Woods, LAR
63. Danny Amendola, NE
64. Rashard Higgins, CLE
65. Cooper Kupp, LAR
66. Torrey Smith, PHI
67. Robby Anderson, NYJ
68. Kendall Wright, CHI
69. Terrance Williams, DAL
70. Nelson Agholor, PHI

Tight ends
1. Rob Gronkowski, NE
2. Travis Kelce, KC
3. Zach Ertz, PHI
4.  Jimmy Graham, SEA
5. Delanie Walker, TEN
6. Kyle Rudolph, MIN
7. Jason Witten, DAL
8. Charles Clay, BUF
9. Evan Engram, NYG 
10. Jared Cook, OAK
11. Jordan Reed, WAS
12. Eric Ebron, DET
13. Coby Fleener, NO
14. Martellus Bennett, GB
15. Hunter Henry, LAC
16. Cameron Brate, TB
17. Benjamin Watson, BAL
18. Jack Doyle, IND
19. Vernon Davis, WAS
20. Julius Thomas, MIA
21. Jesse James, PIT
22. Austin Hooper, ATL
23. Zach Miller, CHI
24. Ryan Griffin, HOU
25. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, NYJ

Defenses
1. Seattle Seahawks, SEA
2.  Jacksonville Jaguars, JAC
3. Arizona Cardinals, ARI
4. Denver Broncos, DEN
5. Kansas City Chiefs, KC
6. Green Bay Packers, GB
7. Minnesota Vikings, MIN
8. Pittsburgh Steelers, PIT
9. Houston Texans, HOU
10. Philadelphia Eagles, PHI
11. Cincinnati Bengals, CIN
12. New York Giants, NYG
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, TB
14. Atlanta Falcons, ATL
15. New England Patriots, NE
16. Tennessee Titans, TEN
17. Los Angeles Chargers, LAC
18. New York Jets, NYJ
19. Los Angeles Rams, LAR
20. Baltimore Ravens, BAL

Kickers
1. Stephen Gostkowski, NE
2. Matt Bryant, ATL
3. Justin Tucker, BAL
4. Dan Bailey, DAL
5. Mason Crosby, GB
6. Matt Prater, DET
7. Blair Walsh, SEA
8. Will Lutz, NO
9. Brandon McManus, DEN
10. Dustin Hopkins, WAS
11. Giorgio Tavecchio, OAK
12. Chris Boswell, PIT
13. Phil Dawson, ARI
14. Ryan Succop, TEN
15. Nick Folk, TB
16. Jake Elliott, PHI
17. Graham Gano, CAR
18. Steven Hauschka, BUF
19. Ka'imi Fairbairn, HOU
20. Cody Parkey, MIA

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Redskins vs. Jets Preseason Week 2: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

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Redskins vs. Jets Preseason Week 2: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

After a fight-filled start to joint practices between the Redskins and Jets, the Skins' 2018 NFL preseason schedule continues Thursday night at Fed Ex Field against New York. 

Week 2 of the NFL preseason still doesn't provide a lot of answers to questions about team performance, but it begins to reveal the depth the Redskins could have this season.

One storyline that won't be taking place, is the return of former Redskin Terrelle Pryor, who told reporters after Monday's practice he won't be playing in the game.

The Redskins have bigger things to worry about though, like who will replace rookie Derrius Guice, who's now out for the year with a torn ACL.

The Redskins also have one less name in the fight for receiver depth as well, after Robert Davis suffered a season-ending leg injury as well. 

Ahead of Thursday's preseason matchup, here's everything you need to know to watch.

REDSKINS vs. JETS, PRESEASON WEEK 2

Who: Washington Redskins vs. New York Jets

What: Game 2 of the 2018 NFL Preseason

When: Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, 8:00 p.m. ET

Where: Fed Ex Field, Landover, MD

TV Channel: ESPN

Live Stream: Watch ESPN

Radio: Redskins Radio Network

Point Spread: Washington, -3

Over/Under: 39.5

Weather: 90 degrees, partly cloudy

REDSKINS vs. PATRIOTS TV SCHEDULE:

5:00 PM: Redskins 100
5:30 PM: Redskins Nation
6:00 PM: Best of the Sports Junkies
7:00 PM: Redskins Kickoff Live

REDSKINS 2018 PRESEASON SCHEDULE

Week 1: Thurs., 8/9, vs. New England Patriots, 7:30 p.m. (L, 26-17)

Week 2: Thurs., 8/16, vs. New York Jets, 8:00 p.m. (ESPN)

Week 3: Fri., 8/24, vs. Denver Broncos, 7:30 p.m. 

Week 4: Thurs., 8/30, vs. Baltimore Ravens, 7:30 p.m. 

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Redskins starters training camp one-liners, defense

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Redskins starters training camp one-liners, defense

During training camp, it’s natural for the media coverage to gravitate towards the long shots and underdogs and the backups fighting to hang on to a roster spot. The starters go out and do their thing and those players doing their thing isn’t news. 

With that in mind, here is a one-liner review of how each anticipated starter fared in training camp. We started with the offense yesterday, the defense is up today. 

DE Jonathan Allen—On the first day of camp, he said that he wants the defense to be “badass” and he has done his part throughout camp. 

NT Daron Payne—After recovering from an ankle injury ahead of schedule he went out and started tossing around some Redskins offensive linemen and then did the same to Jets O-linemen when they came to town. 

DE Matt Ioannidis—He first battled turf toe and then he suffered ankle and knee injuries, so he is still working his way back to being 100 percent. 

OLB Preston Smith—He has been impressive although it must be noted that for most 11 on 11 snaps he has been working against rookie left tackle Geron Christian, not the rehabbing Trent Williams. 

OLB Ryan Kerrigan—He turns 30 today and he looks as good as ever. 

ILB Zach Brown—His pass coverage seems to have improved in his second year in the defense, although it must be noted that as camp went on he became familiar with what the offense was running. 

ILB Mason Foster—Like Brown, he needs to get some snaps against different teams after the grind of camp. 

CB Josh Norman—The veteran continues to set the pace as he continued to work on the field well after practice ended nearly every day, often giving pointers to young defensive backs, and then signing autographs for the remaining fans. 

CB Quinton Dunbar—One of his strengths has been his confidence and that will only grow after the release of Orlando Scandrick. 

S Montae Nicholson—The Redskins made some changes to how they use their safeties and the learning curve has had Nicholson struggling in coverage at times. 

S D.J. Swearinger—He has missed several days over the last week or so with an undisclosed injury but his taunting game is in midseason form, as evidenced by his fake punch at Terrelle Pryor. 

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