Weekly fantasy rankings from Jeff Erickson. Published every week during the NFL season.
January 24, 2017
Julio Jones and the Falcons have lived up to expectations in their first two playoff games. Can they do the same on a neutral field at the Super Bowl?
January 17, 2017
How high will the Packers and Falcons go?
January 11, 2017
The top four seeds are back in action after getting the bye last week. See where they slot in this week's rankings.
January 4, 2017
The running backs behind Lev Bell are incredibly sparse this week. Lamar Miller might have been a disappointment this year and has missed the last two games, but could be the #2 back.
December 27, 2016
We'll do our best to sort out the morass that is the projected playing time picture this week. The Steelers are candidates to bench all of their significant starters this week.
December 20, 2016
Championship Week! After what appeared to be two dreadful quarterback weeks, the matchups appear to look better this week.
December 13, 2016
The quarterback rankings are a potential quagmire again, with many of the top options facing great defenses and/or weather concerns.
December 6, 2016
Bye weeks are over, and in many cases the playoffs are starting. Will Mike Evans bounce back this week with a nice home matchup against the Saints?
November 29, 2016
Last week there were too many cooks in New Orleans' fine restaurants, leaving not enough room for Brandin Cooks to dine. Will that change this week against Detroit?
November 22, 2016
No A.J. Green and no Giovani Bernard means no fun for Andy Dalton. That and the rest of Jeff Erickson's Week 12 Rankings are in this week's Value Meter.
November 15, 2016
It's a great week for quarterbacks, as a number of the top passers have plus matchups, including Kirk Cousins at home against the Packers.
November 8, 2016
David Johnson is the overwhelming favorite to be the top flex player this week against San Francisco.
November 1, 2016
Greg Olsen is coming off his worst week of the season, but he's on top of the TE ranks this week anyhow. Check out that and all of Jeff Erickson's rankings for Week 9.
October 25, 2016
The ugliest bye week of the season yet is upon us, leading to some tough lineup choices. You might have to play good players in bad matchups out of necessity, such as Alshon Jeffery against the Vikings.
October 18, 2016
Chaos reigns supreme in Pittsburgh with Ben Roethlisberger out. Check out all of Jeff Erickson's rankings for Week 7.
October 11, 2016
Rise of the RBs - our Flex rankings have been topped primarily by WRs all season, but the RBs are making a comeback, especially this week.
October 4, 2016
Mike Evans ran into the Broncos buzzsaw last week, but he should rebound nicely against Carolina in Week 5.
September 27, 2016
Bye weeks start, and so do the London games. Meanwhile, Le'Veon Bell is back from his suspension on Sunday night against the Chiefs.
September 20, 2016
DeMarco Murray quietly has been one of the few reliable running backs through the season's first two weeks, and he checks in at No. 4 in this week's rankings.
September 13, 2016
The Giants and Saints rightfully will get a lot of attention this week for their shootout potential, but Amari Cooper and the Raiders should have a good offensive matchup as well for the second week in a row.
September 5, 2016
Russell Wilson has an inviting matchup at home against the Dolphins, but he's not the top QB in Jeff Erickson's player rankings. Check out all of Jeff's rankings for Week 1.
January 21, 2016
Will the Broncos feed C.J. Anderson the ball more than Ronnie Hillman this week? It may be their best plan to defeat the Patriots this week.
January 13, 2016
Injuries once again will make your starting decisions difficult for this round of the playoffs, particularly with the Steelers and Antonio Brown.
January 5, 2016
Doug Baldwin has exploded over the second half of the regular season. Can he continue that production this week in the playoffs at Minnesota?
December 29, 2015
Kirk Cousins and the Redskins are the only playoff team that are guaranteed into a particular seeding and are the most likely to bench their starters this week.
December 22, 2015
It's Championship Week in most leagues! How much are you going to trust Julio Jones against Josh Norman? How about A.J. Green against the Denver defense on Monday night?
December 15, 2015
Lineup decisions are always difficult in the playoffs, but there are some that are particularly vexing. Calvin Johnson presents one of those problems because of his great matchup and his ankle injury.
December 8, 2015
Mike Evans and the Bucs get to feast on the Saints secondary this week. Check out all of Jeff Erickson's position rankings in this week's Value Meter.
December 1, 2015
Ranking the quarterbacks this week was extremely difficult, but Cam Newton's matchup against the Saints is hard to resist.
November 24, 2015
Two of the best defenses are hosting two of the best offenses this week - who will win out in the Steelers vs. Seahawks matchup (besides the refs)? Check out those and our other Week 12 rankings.
November 17, 2015
This is a sneaky-difficult bye week, with three good fantasy offenses (paired with some bad defenses) out. At least Julio Jones will be back - but will he have help in the passing game?
November 10, 2015
Week 10's rankings features two young quarterbacks on the rise, as both Derek Carr and Blake Bortles have turned in big fantasy games this season.
November 3, 2015
Rob Gronkowski not only is the top tight end this week, but he's a top-5 flex play in the Week 9 Rankings. Check out all of Jeff Erickson's rankings.
October 27, 2015
Andrew Luck may not have hurt his fantasy owners thanks to his production after the Colts fell far behind the Saints, but he's definitely not playing at the level many expected.
October 20, 2015
Todd Gurley faces the Browns this week in an ideal matchup, but is it enough to overtake Le'Veon Bell as the week's top back? Check out that and all of Jeff Erickson's Week 7 rankings in this week's Value Meter.
October 13, 2015
Target monster DeAndre Hopkins tops this week's receiver rankings. See the rest of Jeff Erickson's Week 6 ranks in this version of the Value Meter.
October 6, 2015
It's not easy being Green this week. A.J. Green and Andy Dalton drop in the rankings due to the matchup with Seattle. See all of Jeff Erickson's Week 5 rankings.
September 29, 2015
Carson Palmer's offensive line has given him plenty of time to throw so far this season - will that hold true against the Rams' pass rush? Check out all of Jeff Erickson's rankings for Week 4.
September 22, 2015
This week's theme is how to deal with disasters -- Matthew Stafford has a rib injury and a tough matchup. Jeff Erickson breaks down the Week 3 rankings.
September 15, 2015
Will Randall Cobb draw Richard Sherman this week? How much should that move the needle? Jeff Erickson breaks down the Week 2 rankings.
September 8, 2015
Alshon Jeffery is one of the many difficult calls at wide receiver this week -- how serious is that calf injury? Jeff Erickson ranks players for Week 1.
January 16, 2015
Rob Gronkowski leads the way at the Flex Spot this week.
January 8, 2015
Tom Brady and the Patriots get the Divisional Round started on Saturday. Where does he rank this week?
January 1, 2015
Will Le'Veon Bell be able to play against the Ravens? His status dramatically changes the projection for the Steelers-Ravens game Saturday night.
December 24, 2014
Week 17 always means that certain playoff teams (and non-playoff teams to boot) will bench their starters. So Dez Bryant will be among the handful much lower in the rankings than usual this week.
December 16, 2014
There's chaos at quarterback this week, and one of the primary uncertain players is the Panthers' Cam Newton, who has an opportunity to face the Browns when they might be without Joe Haden.
December 9, 2014
Julio Jones's hip injury is one of the bigger question marks for the week, given how well he's played lately and how we expect his matchup against the Steelers to be a high scoring game.
December 2, 2014
The Steelers have given up big passing plays virtually every week. Can A.J. Green and the Bengals be the latest team to take advantage of their secondary?
November 25, 2014
It's the perfect storm for Le'Veon Bell - he just had a 200-yard game before the bye, and he faces a Saints defense that's allowed a 150-yard rusher the last two weeks.
November 18, 2014
Josh Gordon makes his long-awaited return. See where Vlad Sedler has him ranked in the Week 12 Value Meter.
November 11, 2014
Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski both are finally back at full capacity and are top-10 players in this week's Value Meter.
November 4, 2014
The tight end position is particularly tough this week with Rob Gronkowski, Dwayne Allen and a few other good options on bye this week.
October 28, 2014
Dez Bryant tops Vlad Sedler's wide receiver ranks this week. Will he 'Wally Pipp' Jeff Erickson with his ranks this week?
October 21, 2014
Antonio Brown continues to be money in the bank every single week, even when the rest of the Steelers' offense falters.
October 14, 2014
Usually the opponent of the Saints merits an automatic downgrade in the defensive rankings. But what do we make out of the Lions this week, given how they shut down the Packers at home earlier, the Saints' road numbers and Jimmy Graham's possible absence?
October 7, 2014
Julio Jones has a ticket to the Bears-Falcons carnival this weekend. Do you?
September 30, 2014
Offensive line issues are hurting the value of key Falcons and Eagles. See where Matt Ryan ranks this week with a road game in New York, with his starting center out for the season.
September 23, 2014
Le'Veon Bell has been awesome through three weeks, and now he gets Tampa Bay at home.
September 16, 2014
Murray, Present - DeMarco Murray has been fantastic the first two weeks of the season and now draws a Rams defense that gave up 144 yards to Bobby Rainey.
September 9, 2014
Alshon Jeffery is dealing with a hamstring injury and is one of the more difficult players to rank this week.
August 24, 2014
Cam Newton's rib injury is the newest and biggest source of potential shakeups in the rankings. See where he falls in Jeff Erickson's Week 1 Value Meter.
January 19, 2014
The AFC Championship should provide the higher scoring fantasy players this week.
January 8, 2014
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks get things started this weekend with a home game against the Saints.
January 2, 2014
Frank Gore has a really nice matchup against the Packers this week.
December 25, 2013
Drew Brees is one of the many leading fantasy players still left with something to play for in Week 17.
December 17, 2013
Jamaal Charles is coming off one of the all-time great fantasy games and tops our flex rankings this week with another great matchup against the Colts.
December 10, 2013
Neither rain, nor snow, nor the Detroit Lions can stop Shady McCoy, who draws Minnesota, Chicago and Dallas to finish the season.
December 3, 2013
Is Josh Gordon truly quarterback-proof? We might just find out this week.
November 26, 2013
With A.J. Green and the Bengals returning this week, bye weeks are all over, so our threshhold for what qualifies as a starter is higher again.
November 19, 2013
Demaryius Thomas should get a ton of targets against the Patriots' banged-up secondary this week, especially if Wes Welker's concussion keeps him out.
November 12, 2013
It should be Beast Mode time in Seattle this week, with the Seahawks and Marshawn Lynch feasting on the Vikings' defense.
November 5, 2013
It's a big WR week, as Calvin Johnson leads four receivers at the top of the flex rankings.
October 29, 2013
The wide receivers get really thin really quick this week - with the likes of Megatron, the Denver trio, Fitzgerald and Victor Cruz all on bye. Does Harry Douglas merit a top 10 spot, even with a bad matchup?
October 22, 2013
With six teams on bye, it's going to get really ugly this week at RB. You will be thrilled to start the likes of Le'Veon Bell in deeper leagues.
October 15, 2013
A frequent debate when discussing wide receivers is the effect of one top wideout when the team loses another one to injury. This week Jordy Nelson's owners face that dilemma - more targets vs. more attention.
October 8, 2013
Is this the week that Gronk returns? Right now we have a cautious ranking of him, given the uncertainty all around.
October 1, 2013
We fell just short of putting Jimmy Graham first overall in our flex rankings, but he's not that far off. It's hard to have a bad team if you spent an early pick on him in your leagues.
September 24, 2013
Alfred Morris has a potentially juicy matchup against the Raiders in Week 4.
September 17, 2013
Colin Kaepernick should bounce back with a far better matchup at home against the Colts this week.
September 10, 2013
LeSean McCoy thrived in Week 1 in the retooled Eagles offense. He has another favorable matchup this week against the Chargers.
September 1, 2013
Our first set of weekly rankings are now up. Tony Romo and the Cowboys should be in a shootout with the Giants in Week 1.
January 17, 2013
Frank Gore leads the Niners as a rare road favorite in a Conference Title game.
January 10, 2013
Eric Decker seeks to burnish his fantasy resume against the Ravens, a team he torched during the regular season.
January 3, 2013
Ray Rice and the Ravens have what appears to be a juicy home matchup against the Colts.
December 26, 2012
Should you sit your Falcons, Bengals and Colts this week, with those teams having clinched their respective playoff seeds?
December 18, 2012
DeMarco Murray's return has made the Dallas offense a much bigger threat. The Cowboys have, on paper, a good matchup against the Saints, though as we saw last week, not everything holds to form.
December 11, 2012
Danario Alexander has been dynamic since joining the Chargers.
December 4, 2012
Knowshon Moreno's unlikely resurgence has landed him in the top 10 among running backs this week with a sweet matchup against the Raiders.
November 27, 2012
Trent Richardson has a sweet matchup against the Raiders this week.
November 20, 2012
Dez Bryant cracks the top 10 among wide receivers this week.
November 13, 2012
A.J. Green should continue his reliable production this week against the Chiefs.
November 6, 2012
Should we prohibitively have Adrian Peterson in our top five the rest of the way, no matter the opponent? Top 3? Top 1?
October 30, 2012
No surprise here - Arian Foster, at home, against the Bills' run defense is as good as it gets this week.
October 23, 2012
Demaryius Thomas and the Broncos have a sweet home matchup against the Saints on Sunday night.
October 16, 2012
An actual positive ranking for Chris Johnson this week? Inconceivable!
October 9, 2012
How much do matchups matter? Many of the top quarterbacks this week, including Tom Brady, do not have good matchups.
October 2, 2012
Marshawn Lynch gets the cushy matchup against the Carolina Panthers this week.
September 25, 2012
Josh Freeman could bounce back this week against the woeful Redskins' secondary.
September 18, 2012
Trent Richardson justified the pre-injury hype against the Bengals in Week 2.
September 11, 2012
Julio Jones displays where he's ranked among wide receivers this week.
September 3, 2012
Here are our rankings for the coming week at each position to help you decide your starting lineup.
January 19, 2012
Tom Brady tops the QB rankings this week.
January 11, 2012
Can Tim Tebow have a repeat performance against the Patriots? Will the Patriots score so often that it won't matter?
January 3, 2012
The running backs are pretty mediocre this week, though Arian Foster should fare reasonably well against the Bengals.
December 27, 2011
Maurice Jones-Drew tops our RB rankings for Week 17.
December 20, 2011
Ryan Mathews is even getting goal line carries now.
December 13, 2011
Who will step up now that Greg Jennings won't be there to put that team on his back?
December 6, 2011
Matthew Stafford and the Lions get their shot at the injury-riddled Vikings secondary this week.
November 29, 2011
The Bucs expect to use Blount Force to try to beat the Panthers this week.
November 22, 2011
Thanksgiving Day Feast of Games
November 15, 2011
Do you start Tim Tebow on short rest this week given all the quarterback carnage?
November 8, 2011
Cam Newton is back after the bye week.
November 1, 2011
If you were drafting today, where would LeSean McCoy rank?
October 25, 2011
Steve Smith tops the WR rankings this week.
October 18, 2011
Jimmy Graham has four consecutive 100-yard games.
October 11, 2011
Jason Witten and the Cowboys are returning from their bye week.
October 4, 2011
Arian Foster found plenty of open running lanes against the Raiders last season, despite sitting out the first quarter.
September 27, 2011
Wes Welker, PPR Animal.
September 20, 2011
Chris Johnson will finally pay off his owner's investments this week.
September 13, 2011
Ray Rice tops the RB rankings this week.
September 5, 2011
This week's position rankings - David Garrard will not appear in this film.
February 4, 2011
January 18, 2011
Darrelle Revis and the Jets travel to Pittsburgh for the AFC Championship.
January 11, 2011
Matt Ryan and the Falcons host the Packers.
January 4, 2011
Aaron Rodgers vs. Michael Vick is the tough choice this week.
December 28, 2010
Hakeem Nicks should have a big game as the Giants battle for the final NFC playoff spot.
December 21, 2010
Michael Vick tops the quarterback rankings again this week.
December 14, 2010
Shonn Greene and the Jets running game could be non-factors this week against the Steelers.
December 7, 2010
Greg Jennings tells a teammate that he did indeed put his fantasy teams on his back last week.
November 30, 2010
Where's Wallace? Mike Wallace was shut down by the Bills last week. Will he bounce back against the Ravens?
November 23, 2010
Vincent Jackson returns to action this week for the Chargers.
November 16, 2010
Frank Gore tops a very strong running back week.
November 9, 2010
It's Eli Manning's turn to feast on the Cowboys again.
November 2, 2010
Hakeem Nicks is back in action after his bye last week.
October 26, 2010
Peyton Manning and the Colts are back in action after sitting out the bye last week.
October 19, 2010
With all of the injuries at tight end, Vernon Davis tops his position this week.
October 12, 2010
Vince Young lands among the top 10 quarterbacks this week for the first time this season.
October 5, 2010
Antonio Gates continues to be money in the bank.
September 28, 2010
Roddy White (pictured) leads NFL wide receivers in targets and chimes in at #2 in our WR rankings this week.
September 21, 2010
Jeff Erickson's weekly position rankings. Miles Austin (pictured) tops the WR's this week.
September 14, 2010
Philip Rivers' home matchup against the Jaguars is very enticing.
September 7, 2010
Jeff Erickson's weekly rankings by position. Drew Brees gets things kicked off for the Saints and Vikings on Thursday.
February 6, 2010
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