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2013 WEEK 1 FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS
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KNOWSHON MORENO. #31
RONNIE HILLMAN. #46
DREW BREES. #7
AARON RODGERS. #8
EJ MANUEL #13
RUSSELL WILSON #14
ALFRED MORRIS #10.
AHMAD BRADSHAW #18.
ROBERT WOODS #50./AARON DOBSON OUT.
VINCENT BROWN #36.
MARCEDES LEWIS OUT.
QB WEEK 1 FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS 2013
1. MATT RYAN @ NO
What is there not to like about this matchup for Matty Ice. The Saints Defense is still beyond horrible, and Ryan has looked in midseason form all preseason long. The Saints can only hope Matt Ryan is off his game, because otherwise he will torch this unit.
2. ANDREW LUCK VS. OAK
Andrew Luck was by far the best QB of the preseason. His reward is facing the revamped Oakland Raiders who really looked just as bad as ever this preseason. Luck will be able to do whatever he wants against this team. Just hope he converts in the Redzone.
3. TOM BRADY @ BUF
It’s one thing to be beautiful. It’s another to play against the Bills. Tom Brady with a WR core of no-names and Danny Amendola should be able to get the job done on a Fantasy Level. Bills defense is struggling this preseason and the injury to Stephen Gilmore is the last thing this thin secondary needed.
4. PEYTON MANNING VS. BAL
Weapons on Weapons on Weapons. That is what you get from Peyton against a Baltimore Secondary that can no cover more than one player. They have trouble stopping #1’s as is with Ladarius Webb not looking like himself from the Torn ACL injury last season. Peyton Manning will pick and choose who gets the Fantasy Stats of the night.
5. COLIN KAEPERNICK VS. GB
Kaepernick is dangerous in this matchup and could easily be the #1 QB of the week. The only reason I am not ranking him as that is the possibility he does not run for a TD. Green Bay will likely have more than enough problems limiting Colin and his running abilities. Like I said, it all comes down to the Rushing TD.
6. TONY ROMO VS. NYG
The Giants secondary is easy to beat up on. Dez Bryant and Miles Austin can take this unit any day of the week, and they will definitely perform in the home opener on Sunday Night Football. As long as that new offensive line gives Romo the time he needs to throw the ball, he will have a big night.
7. RGIII VS. PHI
Robert Griffin the third will remind everyone that the ACL injury in Fantasy Football is no longer devastating like it once was. Look for an Adrian Peterson type showcase on MNF as he takes on an Eagles defense that is far away from the ‘Dream Team’ days. The rushing TD will be more than key.
8. DREW BREES VS. ATL
I would rank Drew Brees lower, but it’s Drew Brees and he will likely be a lock against any defense to throw for 300 Yards. The Falcons defense is going to be a lot better this season and could be the unit that confuses Brees into a bad game. Drew will still get his Yards, he will likely get his 2 TDs, but will he get INTs against the M. Night Shyamalan defense..I think so.
9. MATTHEW STAFFORD VS. MIN
The Vikings Run Defense was lethal this preseason. The Lions don’t like to run the ball to begin with, so this gives Stafford every opportunity to throw the ball 50 Times. Will he get his big numbers? Depends if he thrives in the Redzone which was beyond horrible last season for the Lions. QB/K is a MUST with Stafford.
10. AARON RODGERS @ SF
It is not often Aaron Rodgers will be near the #10 mark. Against the 49ers in SF for their home opener is one time I would not count on safe numbers from Rodgers. Yes, the best way to beat SF is with the pass. While that sounds easy, you try taking a hit from Aldon Smith more than once and not be scared for your life the rest of the game.
11. MICHAEL VICK @ WAS
The Eagles offense is going to change the game of Fantasy Football. It all starts Week 1 against a Redskins defense that actually may more suited to stop Vick than a lot of defenses out there. The return of Brian Orakpo will make things interesting. Very interesting. Still look for Vick to be a Fantasy QB you can depend on as he will be running often this season.
12. ELI MANNING @ DAL
Eli does not come with Glitz and Glamour. He is either a 250-350 QB with 3 TDs, or a 175 Yard QB with 1 TD. Luckily for him the Cowboys do lack in their secondary and Hakeem ‘The Dream’ is looking more lethal than ever. Which will force Dallas to not double-team Victor Cruz which could lead to a huge game. Start Eli and hope his offensive line can slow down DeMarcus Ware.
13. RUSSELL WILSON @ CAR
Wilson is one of those Fantasy QBs who makes his numbers in the Redzone. Luckily for him the Panthers secondary is weak, which should allow Wilson to put up modest passing numbers. The Panthers LB core could make things tough in the Redzone.
14. EJ MANUEL VS. NE
The EJ Manuel show starts Week 1. He is the next big thing at QB, and New England’s secondary has looked worst than we all expected this preseason. Look for Manuel to have a nice opening Sunday as he moves the ball down the field better than any Bills QB in some time.
15. JOSH FREEMAN @ NYJ
Until his offensive line shows up, Josh Freeman will be somewhat risky. Luckily he faces the Jets who have a horrible team in general, which could lead to a lot of kill the clock mode in the second half. Still, Freeman should get those first two TDs to kick off his 30+ TD season.
16. MATT SCHAUB @ SD
Schaub has a lot of BEAST or BUST in him for Monday Night Football. The Chargers Secondary is horrible, at the same time this has all the ingredients for a blowout. Look for a lot of running in the 2nd Half as the Chargers Offense really has no answer for the Texans Defense.
17. TERRELLE PRYOR @ IND
Pryor is playing in the midwest. While it is not Ohio, it is close enough to Pryor’s roots where he will have a big showing for his support in his First game as the opening day starter. Look for Terrelle to remind us of the OSU days, just for a glimpse.
18. CAM NEWTON VS. SEA
Super Cam has a horrible matchup. Seattle’s Secondary could shutdown Aaron Rodgers if they wanted to. How do you expect Cam Newton to get passing yards against this Secondary. Take away Steve Smith, take away Brandon LaFell, the Safeties are too quick for Greg Olsen.
Hopefully he runs for 80 Yards and a TD, because that is the only thing that will save him. I would not count on it.
19. ALEX SMITH @ JAX
The Jaguars secondary is a joke. While Alex Smith never puts up good Fantasy numbers, this could be the one time he gets it done. I would not start him, unless I was in a 2 QB league where you need a sleeper.
20. CHRISTIAN PONDER @ DET
Using Christian Ponder in Fantasy Football goes against all the rules of Fantasy Football. All he does is hand the ball off, but luckily he plays the Lions whose secondary will turn into more linebackers to stop Adrian Peterson. Look for Ponder to have a nice week 1.
21. BEN ROETHLISBERGER VS. TEN
The clock has not struck midnight yet on Big Ben, and this is a week you can use him with some confidence. Not a lot though as it will be hard to see 300 Yard Big Ben with no more Mike Wallace. This is a matchup he should be more than decent.
22. PHILLIP RIVERS VS. HOU
Rivers could get some nice passing numbers in blowout time against Houston. That is what you can hope for after all the INT’s he throws to start the game.
23. CARSON PALMER @ STL
Cortland Finnegan will take away Larry Fitzgerald, which means we will see how good Carson is without his star WR. Rams do lack in the safety department, so the deep ball should be there.
24. JAY CUTLER VS. CIN
The Bengals defense is a premiere defense, and Jay Cutler is a 1 WR quarterback. If the Bengals shutdown Brandon Marshall, though week coming for Cutler. Bengals can gameplan easily as AJ Green has that secondary well tested this offseason.
25. ANDY DALTON @ CHI
The matchup of AJ Green vs. Charles Tillman is one you do not want to see if you own AJ Green. Look the other way on Andy Dalton this week as the other WR’s cannot live up to a good Fantasy QB performance.
26. JAKE LOCKER @ PIT
The Steelers have a great secondary, and Jake Locker is not ready for such a test. The Steelers will be making life very tough Locker to do much unless he uses his legs. Should be an interesting game, but I would take the under on 225 Yards and 1 TD game.
27. BRANDON WEEDEN VS. MIA
Weeden will be without Josh Gordon. Which is the last thing Brandon Weeden fantasy owners want to see. He does have Greg Little and the ex-dolphin Davone Bess, will probably not go as well as expected for his season debut. Jordan Cameron will have to save him.
28. SAM BRADFORD VS. ARI
Long season for Rams fans on offense. Especially when they face a unit like the Cardinals who could be the biggest sleepers in Football. Bradford will have trouble getting his WRs open, but Jared Cook should find his numbers in garbage time.
29. RYAN TANNEHILL @ CLE
Take away Mike Wallace, and Tannehill is a QB who does not look so sexy on paper. Playing against Joe Haden, you can expect Mike Wallace to have trouble getting open. Joe is on another planet.
30. JOE FLACCO @ DEN
Luckily for Flacco, Champ Bailey will not play. Unlucky for Flacco. All he has is Torrey Smith who may be good for 1 TD at the max. Not a lot of options for the Superbowl MVP, going to be that way all year long in the AFC North.
31. BLAINE GABBERT VS. KC
Will he get pulled for Chad Henne in Week 1? I know every owner of a Jaguars player will be rooting for that from the very first snap.
32. GENO SMITH VS. TB
If you are playing Geno Smith. You may get negative points.
RB WEEK 1 FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS 2013
1. JAMAAL CHARLES @ JAX
I’m going to do it. Jamaal Charles has a bigger week than Adrian Peterson against the cupcake Jaguars. Jacksonville is not capable of throwing a shutout this season, and the Chiefs know if they are going to start 1-0, it’s because of Jamaal.
2. ADRIAN PETERSON @ DET
If there is one underrated defense that can slow down Adrian Peterson. The Lions are easily that unit with Sugh/Farley in the middle. Will they slow down Purple Jesus? Maybe for 20 carries, but AP will kill them on at least 8 after that.
3. LESEAN MCCOY @ WAS
Will the Real Slim Shady Please Stand up? Against Brian Orakpo and London Flether, maybe not as often as you want. Once it gets to the 4th quarter, he will be unstoppable. Track meet is in making, and Shady should have a great start to the 2013 season.
4. STEVEN JACKSON @ NO
Steven Jackson could run for 100 Yards against the 49ers to close out the season, now he faces the Saints on the high scoring Atlanta Falcons. This has all the makings to be a game where Steven Jackson will create a Highlight reel.
5. C.J. SPILLER VS. NE
Spiller has a good matchup for a big week 1 against the Patriots. The only way the Bills win that game is if Spiller turns in a HUGE fantasy performance. The only thing that worries me is the potential blowout. Still, Spiller will get his 100 Yards with the likely TD.
6. DOUG MARTIN @ NYJ
Rough preseason for all Buc’s, especially Doug Martin who was injured while pass blocking. He will be all systems go against a run defense that has had it’s problems this preseason. The Buc’s O-Line has to show up early and then Doug Martin will prove he deserved to be #1 on this list.
7. ARIAN FOSTER @ SD
The Barbarian against the Chargers defense is a joke. The only thing you have to worry about with Foster is the fact the Texans will blowout the Chargers. Which means Tate Rape could come early for those Foster owners.
8. MARSHAWN LYNCH @ CAR
BEAST MODE will run for 100 Yards against any team. His ceiling is not at it’s highest against a good Panther LB core. I would still go with Marshawn with confidence, just hope he gets that Redzone TD.
9. STEVAN RIDLEY @ BUF
Riddle me this, Riddle me that. Stevan should find the Endzone Week 1, and that is why you drafted him.
10. MAURICE JONES-DREW VS. KC
MOJO will be the heart and soul of the Blaine Gabbert project. He should still get his 100 Total Yards, but the Redzone opportunities will be limited until Chad Henne is at QB. MOJO gets the touches, and that is all you can ask for from the star RB.
11. DEMARCO MURRAY VS. NYG
Demarco is going to have a big season, 100 Total Yards should be there every week, and the Giants lack in the LB department, which means Murray should be able to start the season off like the BEAST DOME NATION wants him to.
12. FRANK GORE VS. GB
Frank the Tank is one of the safest RBs in Fantasy Football. The Packers defense will not be able to slow him down, and Colin will drive the ball nicely for him. The Redzone Touches is what it will be all about.
13. ALFRED MORRIS VS. PHI
Morris could easily be a Top 10 Fantasy RB this week, but he will have to fight off a surging Roy Helu. I can guarantee you, if Morris starts out slow. We will be seeing the Roy Helu show earlier than expected.
14. TRENT RICHARDSON VS. MIA
T-Pain will be a Fantasy Monster this season, the matchup against the Dolphins is not the best. Brandon Weeden without Josh Gordon will allow the Dolphins to focus on stopping the Run more than ever. I would not bench T-Rich, but I would really hope he finds the endzone because his total yards won’t be ELITE enough.
15. REGGIE BUSH VS. MIN
Reggie will not be getting his yards on the ground this week. He will however likely see near 100 in the receiving department. A lot to be excited about this season for all those Reggie Bush owners, the next Marshall Faulk journey starts on Sunday.
16. RAY RICE @ DEN
The strategy for the Ravens in Week 1, lets see if Ray Rice can beat the Broncos by himself. I would not count on it and if he does not get the TD it will be a rough week. This is a sign of many things to come for Sugar Ray.
17. MONTEE BALL VS. BAL
The Broncos will blowout the Ravens. When it is Blowout time, get ready to order those Montee Ball jerseys. Don’t order them too soon, he just got his #28 Jersey number back. I would rank him ahead of Ray Rice, but those touches will not be at it’s highest point until Week 2.
18. DARREN MCFADDEN @ IND
Run DMC has new life with Terrelle Pryor at QB. The Colts do have a strong LB core, but DMC can run past anyone. He will need one long run to save his Sunday, he will get it.
19. CHRIS JOHNSON @ PIT
CJ2K against the Steelers is not a favorable matchup. Especially when he is losing Redzone touches already. Let us see how CJ fares in this one, but this is a week I would want to be facing Chris Johnson in Fantasy Leagues.
20. AHMAD BRADSHAW VS. OAK
Bradshaw will etiher go up or down on this list as the week continues. Obviously still not in game-shape, the Colts are thinking about limiting Bradshaw. He should get it together sooner than later, making him a safe start at the very least. Watch where he moves.
21. DAVID WILSON VS. DAL
The all or nothing. David Wilson will get enough touches where he should be able to break off at least one big one, but the Dallas Defense does have a good enough Front seven to limit him. Boom or Bust at it’s finest right here.
22. MATT FORTE VS. CIN
The Bengals defense hits hard. I hate to predict injuries, but this is a Week where Matt Forte owners just have to hope Forte can make it out of this game scratch free. This Bengals teams is stacked at LB.
23. RYAN MATHEWS VS. HOU
If the Chargers can stay competitive, Mathews will have a nice Week 1. If the Texans blow them out, the Chargers will elect to get Danny Woodhead in there and let Mathews live another day. I would hope to have a better Week 1 alternative, otherwise just hope the game stays close.
24. LAMAR MILLER @ CLE
Kendrik Lamar Miller gets his 2013 debut against D’Qwell Jackson. Soon Lamar Miller owners will know who D’Qwell is if they do not already, until then. Hope that the 80 Total Yards gets the added TD.
25. RASHARD MENDENHALL @ STL
Mendenhall will get his 18+ Carries. You will be surprised to see how quick and darty he looks coming out of the game. The Rams defense will make things tougher than they need to be.
26. SHANE VEREEN @ BUF
Vereen has a lot of upside in this matchup against the Bills. Especially if it gets into garbage time quickly. Shane is the type of RB who could have a monster Week. He could also be average at best if he does find the endzone.
27. DARREN SPROLES VS. ATL
The PPR Monster has a tough week 1 matchup. Still Brees, gets it done in these types of situations and Sproles is usually the players that benefit. Look for Darren to be on the field often for Week 1.
28. ISAAC REDMAN VS. TEN
Big Ben should do enough for Redman where he will get his chances for 80 Total Yards. We will see if Redman takes advantage as this is his time with Le’Veon Bell sidelined.
29. BEN TATE @ SD
Tate Rape starts in Week 1. If this game goes to blowout mode, Ben Tate could see 10+ carries without blinking.
30. GIOVANI BERNARD @ CHI
Giovani is too small to go up against the Bears. Sure he looked good against the Titans in preseason, but this is the Bears in Chicago.
31. PIERRE THOMAS VS. ATL
Pierre would be a Top 20 RB if Sproles and Ingram were hurt, right now they are not. So Pierre will split time in the three headed monster. He is the best RB of the group by far.
32. MARK INGRAM VS. ATL
One day Ingram will breakout. Right now he is the third best RB on his team, which makes it hard to trust him for Week 1. He is the goal line RB, but those 50 Total Yards will not be much without.
33. KNOWSHON MORENO VS. BAL
3rd Down RB extraordinaire, Knowshon is a player who will wear down quickly as the season goes. This is his time to make an impact, hopefully for his sake his knees holdup. Something that has not happened in his brief career.
34. RONNIE HILLMAN VS. BAL
Hillman will get another shot to be the Broncos starter. Likely 10+ Carries are in works, but one more fumble and it will be hard to see eye-to-eye with John Fox and his crush on Ronnie. I take the chance he fumbles.
35. CHRISTOPHER IVORY VS. TB
Ivory will need to be the offense for the Jets early. He may not be starting, but he is the only thing they have. Bilal Powell cannot run against this Bucs D.
36. DEANGLO WILLIAMS VS. SEA
D-Will will get his chances in Week 1. Seattle will likely crush those dreams and leave the aging/declining RB on the wrong end of the way he wanted to start 2013.
37. EDDIE LACY @ SF
The 49ers are a defense that will destroy Lacy. If Eddie gets over 50 Total Yards, consider it a good thing to come.
38. VICK BALLARD VS. OAK
Vick could drop during the week, but right now it looks he will get enough carries to be a low-end difference maker in Week 1. We will see.
39. DARYL RICHARDSON VS. ARI
Arizona’s defense is too good. Look for Calais, Dockett, Washington, Dansby and all the others to destroy the Rams offense.
40. BRYCE BROWN @ WAS
Brown is maybe the highest potential backup RB in the NFL behind Ben Tate. Week 1 will be interesting, he should get enough carries to be a low-end option.
41. ROY HELU VS. PHI
The big sleeper to take over for the Redskins backfield. Week 1 is a good matchup, Helu will make the most of his opportunities.
42. FRED JACKSON VS. NE
F-Jax should get some time if this game goes into blowout mode. If it does not, hard for the Bills to bench Spiller.
43. LEGARETTE BLOUNT @ BUF
He may be the #3 RB on the depth chart, but Blount can be a BEAST at times. If he gets his carries watch out.
44. MICHAEL BUSH VS. CIN
Goal Line TD or nothing. No thank you for Week 1 against a Tough defense.
45. DANNY WOODHEAD VS. HOU
Good PPR player in potential blowout. Would not start him a lot of weeks, but this is one he could do better than expected.
46. KENDALL HUNTER VS. GB
Kendall is a BEAST in the making. Frank Gore will not take every carry in Week 1, and Hunter will show you that he is a great handcuff if anything happens to Gore.
47. BENJARVUS GREEN-ELLIS @ CHI
The Law Firm is losing it’s clients and it’s time to cut on payroll. Starting Week 1 against the Bears.
48. FELIX JONES VS. TEN
Felix only needs 1 carry to get his big fantasy day. Not with Bernard Pollard making hits though.
49. DANIEL THOMAS @ CLE
D-Thomas, D-Train, whatever the nickname will be. Still not a Week 1 option as the Dolphins will likely see what the Lamar Miller project will bring them.
50. KAHLIL BELL VS. TB
Sleeper to outperform Bilal Powell. All you Fantasy Players from the Madden Arena days remember when he was the recommended player to win you your championship.
51. BERNARD PIERCE @ DEN
Might see some action in blowout time, I would not count on his fantasy day.
52. BILAL POWELL VS. TB
Powell is looking to be the #1 RB against the Bucs. Still does not mean anything and he would be lucky to see 30 Total Yards with no lost Fumble.
53. MIKE TOLBERT VS. SEA
Could easily be the better fantasy performer than DeAnglo Williams, still would not trust him against Seattle.
54. JOESPH RANDLE VS. NYG
Good potential, but nothing while Murray is healthy.
55. ISIAH PEAD VS. ARI
Will only see a handful of carries at most. Desperate times if you are using him in Week 1.
56. ROBERT TURBIN @ CAR
3rd Down RB, deep option in PPR leagues.
56. MICHAEL CHRISTINE @ CAR
The adventures of Old and New Christine is still #3 on the depth chart.
WR WEEK 1 FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS 2013
1. CALVIN JOHNSON VS. MIN
Remember. Megatron is not human.
2. DANNY AMENDOLA @ BUF
Amendola is going to like the Tom Brady show, and it all starts Week 1 against the very weak Bills defense.
3. JULIO JONES @ NO
Julio will be a Monster all season. If the Saints think they have a realistic shot of slowing Julio down, they need a reality check.
4. REGGIE WAYNE VS. OAK
Wayne’s World has the matchup fantasy owners can only dream about. Look for Reggie to be the safest thing since the condom in Week 1 against the Raiders secondary.
5. DWAYNE BOWE @ JAX
Alex Smith gives Dwayne Bowe a real QB. While we all want to believe that this is the QB we can trust, let us see it on the friendliest stage against the Jaguars.
6. DEMARYIUS THOMAS VS. BAL
Demaryius is going to have a Monster Year. As long as Peyton decides to throw to him near the Redzone. No reason not to early in the season against a bad Ravens Secondary.
7. DEZ BRYANT VS. NYG
Dez is going to have a Monster year, it all starts in Week 1 against a Giants Secondary that would be lucky to limit him.
8. RODDY WHITE @ NO
Roddy ‘Show Stoppy’ White can do whatever he wants against the Saints defense. Look for him to explode out of the games from the first snap.
9. ANDRE JOHNSON @ SD
Andre should likely be ranked higher on this list, the only reason he is not higher is because of the potential early blowout. Look for Andre to be a lock for 80 Yards, everything else you just have to hope for early on.
10. WES WELKER VS. BAL
Wes is going to show us what Peyton could of done if Brandon Stokley was actually good. Wes could easily have a 10 catch game to open up his Peyton Manning/Wes Welker combo.
11. DESEAN JACKSON @ WAS
‘Speed Kills’ will be the theme of the 2013 Desean Jackson season. 10Mode will get you loving the popular BEAST DOME draft pick early, very early.
12. VINCENT JACKSON @ NYJ
If Josh Freeman gets time to throw, Vincent Jackson will easily have a Week 1 to remember. While Antonio Cromartie is athletic, he cannot cover. Vincent Jackson will do whatever he wants, as long as Freeman has the time to make it happen.
13. ANQUAN BOLDIN VS. GB
Good times for Anquan Boldin should start in Week 1 against a bad Packers secondary. It was one thing to lose Charles Woodson, it was another thing to not replace him as this unit was pretty horrible in 2012 in the defensive passing department.
14. VICTOR CRUZ @ DAL
Cruz only needs 1 play to make his fantasy night. That play will likely come more than once, which means it is a time to get Victor Cruz in your lineup no matter what.
15. HAKEEM NICKS @ DAL
Hakeem the Dream is locked and loaded as Eli’s go-to-WR in 2013. While he may not be as explosive as Victor, he is about as safe as they come as few can guard him. Especially this Cowboys secondary.
16. ANTONIO BROWN VS. TEN
Look for the Big Ben/Antonio Brown Connection to start on the right foot in Week 1. Brown is a great #2 WR, solid #1 WR, this season we will see how good he can really be with no Mike Wallace to take away the attention. Better than we think is going to be the result.
17. BRANDON MARSHALL VS. CIN
The one we call B-Marsh will have his hands full against a very talented Bengals defense. From head-to-toe, they have talent that will punish Marshall everytime that ball is near him. Cutler will throw it anyways.
18. PIERRE GARCON VS. PHI
Garcon will put up interesting numbers this season. Last year him and RGIII were on the same level, I’m sure we will see that on showcase Monday Night in the season opener.
19. MARQUES COLSTON VS. ATL
The Falcons secondary is solid. Their safeties can cover, their corners are players we consider well known. Marques will find his seams, we will see how he does sharing the ball when Brees will likely not be his best.
20. LARRY FITZGERALD @ STL
The Cardinals will get Fitzgerald big Fantasy Numbers, against the Rams could be a different story as Cortland Finnegan will be manning him all game. Fitzgerald is much bigger than Cortland, but Cortland can cover and those lazy ducks will be picked.
21. AJ GREEN @ CHI
Charles Tillman against AJ Green is a matchup I would never take. Both are extremely talented, and every ball thrown Green’s way will be something you want to watch.
22. MILES AUSTIN VS. NYG
Miles is the most dangerous WR in the NFL after the catch. Between his power and speed, nobody in that Giants Secondary will be able to do much to stop him.
23. LANCE MOORE VS. ATL
Lance is the perfect WR for the Saints offense, he is what Wes Welker/Tom Brady is to Lance Moore/Drew Brees. Look for that connection to take the next step in 2013.
24. TORREY SMITH @ DEN
Torrey has no choice but to perform against the Broncos with no Champ Bailey. The Broncos will still send extra attention to slow him down, which is the only concerning thing about Torrey heading into Week.
25. STEVIE JOHNSON VS. NE
You can guarantee that the Patriots will be forcing the Bills to throw in the second half of this game. When that starts happening, time to get your pen and pencils out as you start tallying the catches.
26. GREG JENNINGS @ DET
Always risky starting a Christian Ponder WR, but if there was a week to do it, against the Lions is the best bet.
27. ERIC DECKER VS. BAL
All Hands on Deck, is the saying we will say when Decker scores a TD. He will be a James Jones type of WR for the Broncos this season with a lot of average/good/great games all mixed together.
28. JORDY NELSON @ SF
Jordy will be the #1 WR for the Packers this season, he was better off sitting 1 more week to rehab the knee. Every catch Jordy makes, you will feel his pain with the hits those 49ers will be laying.
29. RANDALL COBB @ SF
While Randall Cobb plays at a different Speed, the 49ers LB core plays at the same speed that can knock a player out of the game. Good luck Cobb with those crossing routes. They will turn into crashing routes.
30. T.Y. HILTON VS. OAK
T.Y. has been a star this preseason with Andrew Luck. Would not be surprised to see this out of the gate in Week 1 against the Raiders weak defense. Should be a good season with a lot of ups and downs for Hilton owners, this week will be an up.
31. KENBRELL THOMPKINS @ BUF
Ring the Kenbrell, this is the best time to get your Fantasy numbers out of him. With no Gronk, Tom Brady will be forced to throw to Ocho Cinco Jr. often to start 2013.
32. DENARIUS MOORE @ IND
Terrelle Pryor makes Denarius Moore a better WR, which means we will be seeing a lot of D-Moore in the Fantasy headlines. The added bonus time when Pryor is on the move should make it tough for defenses to cover.
33. MIKE WILLIAMS @ NYJ
Mike Will, will look to start the 2013 Season on the right foot. One of the best/most underrated #2 WRs in the NFL, Mike has a dream matchup against any Jet corner that is not Antonio Cromartie.
34. SIDNEY RICE @ CAR
Break Yo Neck will be a theme often this season with Sidney Rice. Break Yo Neck, referring to Busta Rhymes. Sidney the Kid and Russell is a good connection, he should be able to tower over the Panthers small corners.
35. GOLDEN TATE @ CAR
Golden Tate could be onto something special after a strong camp. Those reports on his camp look good when Sidney Rice was injured not on the practice field.
36. STEVE SMITH @ SEA
Going to be tough for Steve Smith to be Steve Smith with that Seahawks Secondary. Cam will try to get him involved, will not be easy. His speed means nothing to that secondary.
37. BRIAN HARTLINE @ CLE
Check your Hartline this week as he could be the featured WR for Ryan Tannehill. Mike Wallace against Haden will force Ryan to look his way often.
38. MIKE WALLACE @ CLE
Wallace can burn with the best of them, and he can take any bubble screen to the house. Joe Haden is a matchup I do not like for any WR as Darrelle Revis is nothing compared to this guy. Let us see how good Mike can be.
39. NATE WASHINGTON @ PIT
The real-go-to-WR for Jake Locker, Nate takes on a Steelers Secondary that is one of the best in the NFL. Chances are Jake will throw in garbage time, which means Bromance time for him and his boy Toy Nate.
40. KENNY BRITT @ PIT
Britt is a dangerous WR that can beat any secondary. It is not often that the Steelers let any WR beat them, and they will make sure Britt is not burning Ike Taylor without Ryan Clark right there to remind them who they are playing against. Better matchups will come Kenny’s way.
41. CECIL SHORTS VS. KC
Cecil will need Blaine Gabbert to bad in order to have a good season. Chad Henne is the answer, right now Cecil will see what he can do with no Blackmon. Chances are Blaine is going to be horrible, you can bench until further notice.
42. JAMES JONES @ SF
The one we call James Jones. The 49ers Secondary decided to list Nandi as their #3 CB. If he guards James Jones, Nandi should get the confidence back to return to Oakland Raider form. We will see.
43. DEANDRE HOPKINS @ SD
Hopkins can be dangerous against the Chargers to start the season. SD is going to worry about Andre, which should allow the 1st Round Pick DeAndre for some easy coverage’s.
44. VINCENT BROWN VS. HOU
Vincent Brown, meet Jonathan Joesph. Joesph will make it so your name is not mentioned very often.
45. DARRIUS HEYWARD-BEY VS. OAK
‘Wheels’ will go up against his old team. Great time to see if he can get that sleeper TD. I would almost count on it, but not bet on it.
46. HARRY DOUGLAS @ NO
Douglas is going to be a great WR in the Falcons offense for 2013. Hard to say on a Fantasy Level, but this matchup against the Saints is exactly what he can ask for.
47. DONNIE AVERY @ JAX
If Dwyane Bowe see’s double coverages, which should be the case. Donnie can easily sneak in a Fantasy TD to make your Week 1 that much better.
48. CHRIS GIVENS VS. ARI
Givens likes to go deep, as long as Patrick Peterson is guarding him. Going deep will not mean much.
49. EMMANUEL SANDERS VS. TEN
The Titans Secondary does not have enough to stop all of the Steelers WRs. Which means Sanders could get his cheap numbers.
50. AARON DOBSON @ BUF
If Kenbrell or Amendola do not step it up, Dobson will take advantage. Chances are he will get his number of pass attempts.
51. CORDARRELLE PATTERSON @ DET
If there is a week to see what the rookie can do, against Detroit is that week.
52. ROBERT WOODS VS. NE
The addition of EJ Manuel as the full-time QB could make Robert Woods a nice sleeper this season.
53. QUINTON PATTON VS. GB
#3 on the depth chart now, Patton could easily slip to #2.
54. TAVON AUSTIN VS. ARI
The potential is there for Tavon, I would not trust it in Week 1 against the tough Cardinals secondary.
55. MALCOLM FLOYD VS. HOU
Floyd could easily sneak into being Rivers #1 WR, against the Texans it would be hard to trust it.
56. RUBEN RANDLE @ DAL
Really looking like a WR on the outside looking in. We will see what Randle can do against the weak Cowboys Secondary who is busy stopping Cruz/Nicks.
57. ALSHON JEFFERY VS. CIN
Jeffery has the matchup in Week 1 to potentially do something if Marshall gets shutout. While it sounds good to start Jeffery as a sleeper because of his size, it is not a safe option in Week 1.
58. MOHAMMED SANU @ CHI
Sanu has some sleeper potential down the road. Against the Bears in Chicago, I would happily pass.
59. MICHAEL FLOYD @ STL
If Cortland Finnegan locks up Larry Fitzgerald, look for Floyd to get his Fantasy Numbers the old fashion way. 5 Catches in the middle of the field.
60. ANDRE ROBERTS @ STL
Roberts is a very underrated #3 WR. The Rams do not have enough DBs to stop him, we will see what they do.
61. BRANDON LAFELL @ SEA
LaFell will have his weeks. Against Seattle is not one of those weeks.
62. ROD STREATER @ IND
Streater is a sleeper to be the #1 WR for the Raiders, I am not buying it. He could get some good Garbage time numbers.
63. DAVONE BESS VS. MIA
Going up against his old team, Bess will be an interesting Flex Play. He could do not so much, he could get 50 Yards/TD.
64. GREG LITTLE VS. MIA
Big Body, Little Hands. Story of Greg Little and the hands that can’t catch. Good opportunity Week 1 with no Josh Gordon.
65. JACOBY JONES @ DEN
Can you say garbage time. The Broncos can.
66. RILEY COOPER @ WAS
Coop will make his plays. Occasionally.
67. SANTONIO HOLMES VS. TB
Revis Island against Holmes is hard enough. Throw in Geno Smith at QB and you will be lucky to get 4 Catches.
68. KEVIN OGELTREE @ NYJ
The Week 1 story of last season, will try to make history.
69. KENDALL WRIGHT @ PIT
Not enough mouths to feed from the Food Locker will be providing, especially against the Steelers.
70. AUSTIN PETTIS VS. ARI
Good luck Pettis against that great Cardinals defense.
71. NICK TOON VS. ATL
Maybe one week to show the Robert Meachem signing was a mistake. We will see.
72. ACE SANDERS VS. KC
As long as Blaine Gabbert is your QB. You can forget about it.
73. JEREMY KERLEY VS. TB
74. STEPHEN HILL VS. TB
TE WEEK 1 FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS 2013
1. JIMMY GRAHAM VS. ATL
BEAST. BEAST. BEAST. ATL will have trouble stopping him.
2. TONY GONZALEZ @ NO
Tony G. is in the building against the Saints. Hard not to get a little excited if you own him.
3. JASON WITTEN VS. NYG
Witten will get his receptions, he will have to fight hard for those TDs as the Cowboys are stacked in Redzone options.
4. VERNON DAVIS VS. GB
Vernon Davis and Kaepernick were getting it done in the playoffs. Should carry over to 2013 quickly.
5. ANTONIO GATES VS. HOU
SD will get blown out, good time to get more chemistry with Gates/Rivers heading into a long season.
6. OWEN DANIELS @ SD
Daniels is a good cheapy to find that sleeper nice game. Look for him in the Redzone, I know Schaub will.
7. FRED DAVIS VS. PHI
The comeback of RGIII is really overshadowing the comeback of Fred Davis who looks 100% after the Achilles injury.
8. KYLE RUDOLPH @ DET
Rudolph the Red Nosed TE has a good matchup. Will be interesting to see his value with Greg Jennings now on board.
9. JORDAN CAMERON @ MIA
J-Cam will get some nice action in Week 1 with Josh Gordon missing the game.
10. JULIUS THOMAS VS. BAL
The J-Thomas show starts in Week 1 against the Ravens. Look for the Sleeper TD from BEAST DOME’s Favorite TE.
11. ZACH SUDFELD @ BUF
The term ‘Next Rob Gronkowski’ is a joke, but a good plug-n-play option is here for the taking.
12. BRANDON MYERS @ DAL
Myers will be the hot read for Eli against the Cowboys. He should get his work in early.
13. JARED COOK VS. ARI
Cook is a nightmare for most defenses. The Cardinals are not like most defenses and should have an answer from any potential breakout performance.
14. JERMICHAEL FINLEY @ SF
There will be weeks you will love owning JerMichael. Against the 49ers is not one of those weeks.
15. BRENT CELEK @ WAS
Celek will be the #2 option behind Desean Jackson. Brent is a good TE who can run down the field.
16. MARCEDES LEWIS VS. KC
Marcedes is the favorite option of Blaine Gabbert. Look for Marcedes to get a lot of work in Week 1.
17. SCOTT CHANDLER VS. NE
Something about Scott Chandler against the Patriots just brings out the best in him.
18. GREG OLSEN VS. SEA
Tough matchup where his speed/athleticism will not matter.
19. BRANDON PETTIGREW VS. MIN
Pettigrew lost weight and could be the #2 option for Matt Stafford. He was dropping balls all season, time to make it right.
20. TONY SCHEFFLER VS. MIN
Easily the #3 option for Stafford, Tony will look to make his redzone impact.
21. ANTHONY FASANO @ JAX
Great Redzone TD stealer. Fasano will look to make an impact against the weak Jags.
22. CHARLES CLAY @ CLE
With no Mike Wallace (against Haden), look for Charles Clay to get a larger role in the offense Week 1.
23. COBY FLEENER VS. OAK
Luck has so many options, you have to hope Fleener somehow ends up on the radar at the right time.
24. DWAYNE ALLEN VS. OAK
Luck has so many options, you have to hope Allen somehow ends up on the radar at the right time.
25. HEATH MILLER VS. TEN
Big Ben could easily drop it down to Heath for that big sleeper TD.
26. MARTELLUS BENNETT VS. CIN
Tellus has a matchup where he needs to block.
27. ZACH MILLER VS. CAR
Miller could get it done in Week 1, I would want to see it first before trusting.
28. JERMAINE GRESHAM @ CHI
This could be a game Jermaine Gresham needs to be a force on the O-Line.
29. ZACH EIFERT @ CHI
Good player, tough matchup. Wait another week on the rookie.
30. ROB HOUSLER @ STL
He will have his sleeper games. May not come this week.
31. ZACH ERTZ @ WAS
His time will come, he does not look ready to be an impact player quite yet.
32. DELANIE WALKER @ PIT
Great blocker and short route runner. Hard to see him doing it big in Pitt.
33. ED DICKSON @ DEN
one of the slower TEs who can catch the ball.
34. JEFF CUMBERLAND VS. TB
35. DAVID AUSBERRY @ IND
All he does is block.
KICKER (K) WEEK 1 FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS 2013
1. STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI @ BUF
2. MATT BRYANT @ NO
3. ADAM VINATERI VS. OAK
4. PHIL DAWSON VS. GB
5. MATT PRATER VS. BAL
6. DAVID AKERS VS. MIN
7. DAN BAILEY VS. NYG
8. RANDY BULLOCK @ SD
9. JOSH BROWN @ DAL
10. RIAN LINDELL @ NYJ
11. STEVE HAUSHKA @ CAR
12. GARRETT HARTLEY @ ATL
13. RYAN SUCCOP @ JAX
14. BLAIR WALSH VS. DET
15. SHAUN SUISHAM VS. TEN
16. GREG ZUERLEIN VS. ARI
17. SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI @ IND
18. ALEX HENERY @ WAS
19. KAI FORBATH VS. PHI
20. MASON CROSBY @ SF
21. ROB BIRONAS @ PIT
22. ROBBIE GOULD VS. CIN
23. MIKE NUGENT @ CHI
24. SHAYNE GRAHAM VS. MIA
25. DAN CARPENTER VS. NE
26. JAY FEELY VS. STL
27. JOSH SCOBEE VS. KC
28. CALIB STURGIS
29. NICK NOVAK VS. HOU
30. JUSTIN TUCKER @ DEN
31. GRAHAM GANO VS. SEA
32. NICK FOLK @ TB
DEFENSE (D/ST) WEEK 1 FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS 2013
1. HOUSTON TEXANS @ SD
2. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS @ NYJ
3. ARIZONA CARDINALS @ STL
4. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS @ CAR
5. DENVER BRONCOS VS. BAL
6. SAN FRANCISCO 49ers VS. GB
7. PITTSBURGH STEELERS VS. TEN
8. CINCINNATI BENGALS @ CHI
9. CHICAGO BEARS VS. CIN
10. ST. LOUIS RAMS VS. ARI
11. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS @ BUF
12. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS VS. OAK
13. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS @ JAX
14. MIAMI DOLPHINS VS. CLE
15. CLEVELAND BROWNS @ MIA
16. DETROIT LIONS @ MIN
17. DALLAS COWBOYS VS. NYG
18. NEW YORK GIANTS VS. DAL
19. MINNESOTA VIKINGS VS. DET
20. TENNESSEE TITANS @ PIT
21. ATLANTA FALCONS @ NO
22. WASHINGTON REDSKINS VS. PHI
23. NEW YORK JETS VS. TB
24. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS VS. KC
25. CAROLINA PANTHERS VS. SEA
26. BALTIMORE RAVENS @ DEN
27. GREEN BAY PACKERS @ SF
28. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS VS. HOU
29. BUFFALO BILLS VS. NE
30. OAKLAND RAIDERS @ IND
31. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES @ WAS
32. NEW ORLEANS VS. ATL
DE IDP WEEK 1 FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS 2013
1. J.J. WATT @ SD
2. CAMERON WAKE VS. CLE
3. JARED ALLEN @ DET
4. NDAMUKONG SUGH VS. MIN
5. JASON PIERRE-PAUL @ DAL
6. DEMARCUS WARE VS. NYG
7. OSI UMENYIORA @ NO
8. ADRIAN CLAYBORN @ NYJ
9. CHRIS LONG VS. ARI
10. CALAIS CAMPBELL @ STL
11. JUSTIN TUCK @ DAL
12. CARLOS DUNLAP @ CHI
13. MICHAEL JOHNSON @ CHI
14. JULIUS PEPPERS VS. CIN
15. CHANDLER JONES VS. BUF
16. ELVIS DUMERVILLE @ DEN
17. MARCELL DAREUS VS. NE
18. NICK FARLEY VS. MIN
19. GENO ATKINS @ CHI
20. MARIO WILLIAMS VS. NE
21. ROBERT MATHIS VS. OAK
22. ROBERT QUINN VS. ARI
23. KYLE WILLIAMS VS. NE
24. DERRICK MORGAN VS. PIT
25. BRETT KEISEL VS. TEN
26. JORDAN CAMERON VS. ATL
27. CHARLES JOHNSON VS. SEA
28. GREG HARDY VS. SEA
29. ROB NINKOVICH @ BUF
30. MUHAMMED WILKERSON VS. TB
LB IDP WEEK 1 FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS 2013
1. DERRICK JOHNSON @ JAX
2. PAUL POSLUSZNY VS. KC
3. DONALD BUTLER VS. HOU
4. STEPHEN TULLOCH VS. MIN
5. LUKE KUCHELY VS. SEA
6. DANNELL ELLERBEE VS. CLE
7. KIKI ALONSO VS. NE
8. LONDON FLETCHER VS. PHI
9. DEMECO RYANS @ WAS
10. D’QWELL JACKSON @ MIA
11. JAMES LAURINAITIS VS. ARI
12. DEANDRE LEVY VS. MIN
13. DAVID HARRIS VS. TB
14. WESLEY WOODYARD VS. BAL
15. BRIAN CUSHING @ SD
16. NICK ROACH @ IND
17. DARYL SMITH @ DEN
18. NAVARRO BOWMAN VS. GB
19. SEAN LEE VS. NYG
20. CURTIS LOFTON VS. ATL
21. BRIAN ORAKPO VS. PHI
22. JAMES HARRISON @ CHI
23. LANCE BRIGGS VS. CLE
24. PATRICK WILLIS VS. GB
25. LAWERENCE TIMMONS VS. TEN
26. JON BEASON VS. SEA
27. BOBBY WAGNER @ CAR
28. LAVONTE DAVID @ NYJ
29. CHAD GREENWAY @ DET
30. REY MAUALUGA @ CHI
31. JON BOSTIC VS. CIN
32. KEITH RIVERS @ DAL
33. BRANDON SPIKES @ BUF
34. MASON FOSTER @ NYJ
35. LAMAAR WOODLEY VS. TEN
36. JEROD MAYO @ BUF
37. KARLOS DANSBY @ STL
38. JERRELL FREEMAN VS. OAK
39. PAT ANGERER VS. OAK
40. BRAD JONES @ SF
41. MYCHAL KENDRICKS @ WAS
42. AJ HAWK @ SF
43. SEAN WEATHERSPOON @ NO
44. CLAY MATTHEWS @ SF
45. VONTAZE BURFICT @ CHI
46. KEVIN BURNETT @ IND
47. NIGEL BRADHAM VS. NE
48. RUSSELL ALLEN VS. KC
49. PERRY RILEY VS. PHI
50. ERIN HENDERSON @ DET
DB IDP WEEK 1 FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS 2013
1. HARRISON SMITH @ DET
2. MARK BARRON @ NYJ
3. CHARLES TILLMAN VS. CHI
4. ANTOINE BETEHA VS. OAK
5. ERIC REID VS. GB
6. WILLIAM MOORE @ NO
7. KENNY VACCARO VS. ATL
8. CHARLES WOODSON @ IND
9. JOE HADEN @ MIA
10. TROY POLOMALU VS. TEN
11. TYVON BRANCH @ IND
12. MICHAEL HUFF @ DEN
13. THOMAS DECOUD @ NO
14. ERIC BERRY @ JAX
15. CORTLAND FINNEGAN VS. ARI
16. PATRICK CHUNG @ WAS
17. ERIC WEEDLE VS. HOU
18. DANIEL MANNING @ SD
19. ANTREL ROLLE @ DAL
20. PATRICK PETERSON @ STL
21. MICHAEL GRIFFIN @ PIT
22. DARRELL REVIS @ NYJ
23. MALCOLM JENKINS VS. ATL
24. KAM CHANCELLOR @ CAR
25. MORGAN BURNETT @ SF
26. LARON LANDRY VS. OAK
27. BERNARD POLLARD VS. PIT
28. RYAN CLARK VS. TEN
29. DASHON GOLDSON @ NYJ
30. DOMONIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE VS. BAL
31. JASON MCCOURTY @ PIT
32. WILL ALLEN @ DAL
33. RESHAD JONES VS. CLE
34. CHRIS COOK @ DET
35. TRAMON WILLIAMS @ SF
36. ANTONIO CROMARTIE VS. TB
37. DONTE WHITNER VS. GB
38. BRANDON MERRIWEATHER VS. PHI
39. DWIGHT LOWERY VS. KC
40. DJ HAYDEN @ IND
41. JONATHAN CYPRIEN VS. KC
42. JANORIS JENKINS VS. ARI
43. YEREMIAH BELL @ STL
44. T.J. WARD VS. MIA
45. MATT ELAM @ DEN
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