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Welcome to this week's installment of #waiverwirewednesday
This is Week 15, and it's either the 2nd round of the playoffs for you (real fantasy football leagues), OR It's the first round of the fantasy playoffs for you (gross 4-team playoff leagues).
In either case, checkout what the @SportzGuruz have put together for your wire considerations
Goodluck to you all, and may the Fantasy Football Gods Forever Be In Your favour
TAKE A PEAK:

MYCHAL RIVERA-TE-RAIDERS:
Well here we are again, back to the muddy situation that has become the Oakland Raiders offense this season. David Carr has at times looked like a stunning rookie quarterback poised for greatness, and at others has looked utterly lost on the field, with no command of anything whatsoever. This constant inconsistency makes using any Raiders offensive player for fantasy purposes very tricky, but if there is one receiver you might find solace in, it would have be tight end Mychal Rivera. He first appeared in #waiverwirewednesday a few weeks ago, but went quiet with Carr's lack of production shortly after posting only one more big game. It seems that whenever Carr's game is on, he targets Rivera hard and often, getting the ball to him with no trouble at all. Rivera is a risky play, but clearly has the potential to gain you 15+ points on any given Sunday. Look to add him in 74% of standard leagues, especially if you have an ailing tight end, at least as a handcuff.

JARED COOK-TE-RAMS:
Here's yet another offense we here @SportzGuruz usually like to avoid, but if your hurting really badly at the tight end position, then you might want to look Cooks' way. Over the last 4 weeks he has been targeted a healthy 20 times, divided into 5-9-1-5, with two weeks ago being the 52-0 drubbing by the Rams over the Raiders, where the Rams used a heavy running game after they got out to a big early lead. When playing in a normal scoring game, Jared Cook is very much apart of the Ram's game plan, and is a medium floor low ceiling play. He's only owned in 30% of standard leagues, and should grab you 6-8 fantasy points per week going forward.

MARQISE LEE-WR-JAGS:
So only 4% of you fantasy football players listened to us last week, bumping Lee's ownership up form 1% to a whopping 5%!!! Hahaha, but seriously, last week Lee was featured in our #waiverwirewednesday playoff edition, and proved us RIGHT this past week by catching 5 of 8 passes for 67 yards. A good fantasy day of about 9 points depending on your league settings, and may have very well been the difference maker in your match-up! Well if you made it out of round 1 alive, or if your in a stupid 4-team playoff league, then look to pick up Marqise Lee across the board. He has now clearly emerged as one of Bortles favourite go-to targets, and should continue to see consistent use and passes. We @SportzGuruz expect him to continue to net fantasy owners 10+ fantasy points from here on.

CHRIS HOGAN-WR-BILLS:
We featured Chris "The Hulk" Hogan in our #waiverwirewednesday a few weeks ago, but hes since sizzled down a little, casting him back to the shadows until now. Over the last 5 games, Hogan has scored 10+ fantasy points in 3 of them, and under 7 points only once. Over that span he's been targeted 32 times, hauling in 21 of them for 198 yards and 2 touchdowns, very respectable numbers. As long as Kyle Orton is leading the offense, it looks like Hogan will be a viable fantasy option at the wide receiver position, look to scoop him up in nearly all leagues, as his availability is 99%.

KERWYNN WILLIAMS-RB-CARDINALS:
Andre Ellington has been placed on season ending IR, and the Cardinals are now desperate as they were already playing with a backup quarterback in Drew Stanton. There were three healthy, potential starting running backs that could have taken Ellington's place, but it seems as though the least expected, Kerwynn Williams who has run away with the starting gig. He really outplayed both Grice and Taylor on Sunday, and whether he's announced as the starter or not, will most likely get the majority or work and score the most fantasy points of the three. Look to add him in 15% of standard leagues, primarily as a grab and hold, make sure he cements himself as the starter before you play him with any confidence.

AVOID AT ALL COSTS:

KAMAR AIKEN-WR-RAVENS:
His 6 catches on 7 targets for 65 yards and 1 touchdown can be ignored as Torrey Smith will be good to go this week. Do not look Aiken's way, there are much better WR options, just scroll up ^.

JARIUS WRIGHT-WR-VIKINGS:
His total yardage of 123 can be ignored as he was only targeted 4 times and had one catch go for a whopping 87 yards on completely blown coverage. Pass over Wright as you would the pre-made breakfast sandwiches at gas stations. 

COLE BEASLEY-WR-DALLAS:
He never gets more then 3 or 4 targets, and is a distant fourth on the depth chart behind Bryant, Murray, and Witten. Do not add Beasley, and do not add Terrence Williams should he become available, both are useless for fantasy purposes this season.



PLAYERS TO DROP

TERRENCE WILLIAMS-WR-71% (DALLAS):
The time has finally come, you can now feel safe to drop the once top fantasy draft pick. Williams has proven to be a humongous bust this season, and isn't even getting any targets these days from Romo. A once promising 12+ fantasy point producer on a weekly basis, you'd be better off squeezing him for some spare change rather then fantasy points. He is done, and now that the fantasy playoffs are here, drop him for the weekly hotshot! Williams is owned in a whopping 71% of leagues, and needs to be dropped across the board!!!

BISHOP SANKEY-RB-70% (TITANS):
He can now officially be referred to as Bishop "STANKEY", as he has just stunk the place up all
season long. Fantasy owners were drooling when the Titan's Quarterbacks and starting running back went down with injuries, paving the way for Bishop 'Stankey' to run away with things. This did not happen, quite the opposite, he managed few yards and lost the job upon Shonne Greene's revival. How many games does he have to have below 5 points before you all finally see the light?!? Only 30% of you know what's good, hopefully we can add to that. Throw 'Stankey' where he belongs, in the Dump along with the smelly garbage!

JONAS GRAY-RB-43% (PATRIOTS):
Here lies what remains of Patriots running back Jonas Gray. His is a sad tale, like so many before
him, squashed down by the Great Bill Belichik before he could truly shine. Gray was on his way to fantasy stardom and finally sorting out the Patriots crowded backfield, when all of a sudden a "Blount" object knocked him right off. LeGarrette Blount recently cut by the Steelers, was instantly scooped up by his old team the Pats, and immediately took over as the lead back, relegating Gray to the depths of despair. Like we said, its a sad case, but Gray is droppable in all formats across the board, Make It So!

BEN TATE-RB-53% (VIKINGS):
If he's still on your team, my guess is your not in the playoffs! If you are, and you own him, take our advice and drop Tate like its hot! It looks like Asiata and Mckinnon aren't going anywhere, and Tate has settled in as a "just incase" emergency back. There has to be better options available off the wire in 53% of your leagues...Go Look Now, we won't tell, we promise!!! 

PLAYERS TO WATCH

DONTE MONCRIEF-WR-4% (COLTS):
Donte has been a  bit of a frustration for potential fantasy owners this season, as he's posted a few monster games, but always follows them up with minuscule performances. It looks as though the winds of change may have finally began to blow Moncrief's way, as he's now solidly out-snapped Hakeem Nicks...for two straight weeks, and is seeing approximately 50% of the total offensive snaps. His targets should only increase as the season wraps up, and makes for an interesting, but risky wide receiver play. Keep a very close eye on Donte, if he gets 6+ targets this week, we recommend you pick him up if you are in dire need of receiving help. 

MARION GRICE-RB-1% (ARIZONA):
Andre Ellington has officially been ruled out for this Sunday's contest(as we predicted), making Marion Grice the next logical back to be used in Arizona. The "Arizona Times" is broadcasting/speculating that fellow team-mate Stephen Taylor will start this Sunday, however we here at the Sportz Guruz think otherwise. Taylor's skill-set is hard to see, and often times he just plods down-field, hoping that his humongous tree-trunk legs are still beneath him. It is not hard to see why we feel that Marion Grice is the real back to own here, as any explosive plays and passing plays will come down to him. Although he comes with a ton of risk due to the running back by committee approach the Cards seem set on taking, his upside cannot be ignored! If you are in desperate need of running back help, look no further then Grice, as he should be able to net you 8+ fantasy points this week. I personally picked him up as a stash play, Ellington could be out awhile!

HARRY DOUGLAS-WR-4% (ATLANTA):
I want to start by saying Harry Douglas has always been a top-notch receiver, but has always had the unfortunate luck of playing behind people like Julio Jones, Roddy White, and Tony Gonzalez, meaning there just wasn't ever enough targets to go around. We have been given glimpses of Douglas's true pass-catching abilities when superstars Roddy White and Julio Jones have gone down with injuries in the past, and it looks like we are due for another glimpse. Last Sunday White was unable to suit-up due to a lower body ailment(legs), paving the way for Douglas to post a 9-12 for 116 yards stat line, and this week Roddy seems to be headed in the same direction. If White can't play, look for Douglas to be a huge WR play, with a high floor and an even higher ceiling. We are reluctant to pick up and play Harry this week as Atlanta plays on Monday night, and if Roddy does go, you would be screwed! Look to stash Douglas in the hopes that White's injury proves more serious then originally thought.

TOP-12 TIGHT ENDS:
Alright Ladies and Gents, the time has come to rank the ever elusive Tight Ends, and this weeks are sure to be tricky. With so many injuries and stars potentially riding the bench this Sunday, the Tight End position is ultra tough to map out, however one name that easily pops right to the top is HE MAN himself, ROB GRONKOWSKI!!! The man is a monster, choosing to run through defenders rather then around them, the beast seems unstoppable with a grooving Brady at the helm. He should easily grab you 15+ fantasy points this week, and every week, as the it does not matter who the Patriots are playing, Gronk must spike! Now on to the not so easy stuff, first up...Julius Thomas. Orange J was looking good after last Sunday, and every indication throughout the week was that he would play this Sunday, but now things aren't looking so good. Thomas has yet to practise in full, and even if he does suit-up, we are really sceptical  to him being able to put up big fantasy numbers on his weak ankle. If you have Thomas, hopefully you took our waiver wire advice and scooped up Jordan Reed earlier in the week. Reed really is poised to make people remember his name this weekend, as Colt McCoy seems to love throwing his way, and let's be honest, before Reed had his string of injuries, he was considered a top-8 tight end. He's a 100% healthy heading into Sunday and on McCoy's radar, that paired with his lanky, powerful body, makes him not only a great Julius Thomas substitute, but good play no matter who else you have. Jimmy Graham should bounce back from his no-show performance last week, how much bounce, that is left to be seen. We are hoping for at least a 10+ point performance.

1. Rob Gronkowski
2. Jimmy Graham
3. Dwayne Allen
4. Antonio Gates
5. Martellus Bennett
6. Greg Olsen
7. Jordan Reed
8. Heath Miller
9. Julius Thomas
10. Jason Witten
11. Delanie Walker
12. Jordan Cameron

SIDE NOTE: We are aware that Jason Witten and Martellus Bennett have already played, but in order to produce a proper rankings list, we have included them as originally projected by our expertz. We have also added two more spots for a total of 12 rankings to compensate for the players having already played.
TOP 30 WIDE RECEIVERS
Josh Gordon has made his imminent return to the top 5 this week in our rankings list, just barely beating out Jordy Nelson to snag to the spot. This should come as no surprise to anyone out there as Gordon has always belonged among the top receivers, with his crazy long limbs and catching abilities, it was just a question of when, not if. Now that he's made it, watch him pour on the fantasy points this week as he is Brian Hoyer's new go-to man and will be targeted non-stop this Sunday against the Colts. Next exploding up the ranks is 
the raging rookie, Mike Evans. He has completely burst onto the scene this season, and now seems to have gained the top receiver role in Tampa over Vincent Jackson. His targets continue to increase every week, as do his ridiculous touchdown catches. Josh McCowan seems to trust the young rookie with his life, and isn't scared to throw deep to him in coverage, keeping Mike's fantasy stock soaring ever higher. Look for him to easily score 13+ fantasy points this week, and every week from now on. Last but not least, we have the curious case of Kelvin Benjamin. He is the only viable receiving target on the Panthers other then Greg Olsen, and Cam Newton has fully given in to this notion. Benjamin has been targeted a crazy amount of times, and he does manage to haul in his fair share of passes, but he lets the majority fall. Newton is partly to blame, often over-throwing or just plain missing his number one guy, but far too often Kelvin can be seen dropping easy passes, or mixing up his running route. He still makes for a solid fantasy play, but could have been something really special if he could only learn to hold onto the ball like Odell Beckham Jr!!!

1. Antonio Brown
2. Calvin Johnson 
3. Demaryius Thomas
4. Dez Bryant
5. Josh Gordon
6. Jordy Nelson
7. Randall Cobb
8. T.Y. Hilton
9. Emmanuel Sanders
10. Jeremy Maclin
11. Julio Jones
12. A.J. Green
13. Odell Beckham Jr.
14. Alshon Jeffery
15. Brandon Marshall
16. Mike Evans
17. DeAndre Hopkins
18. Torrey Smith
19. Kelvin Benjamin
20. Keenan Allen
21. DeSean Jackson
22. Anquan Boldin
23. Golden Tate
24. Jordan Matthews
25. Brandon LaFell
26. Reggie Wayne
27. Mike Wallace
28. Julian Edleman
29. Sammy Watkins
30. Kenny Stills

TOP 20 RUNNING BACKS:
Another week, another top spot ranking for Dallas Cowboys star DeMarco Murray. This guy keeps producing and we expect another 100 yards and a touchdown against a Chicago Bears team that seems to be falling apart. Our match-up of the week is Ravens running back Justin Forsett. He has been an underrated top 10 running back all season and has a great match up against the Dolphins leaky run defense. The past two weeks the Broncos and Jets have exposed Miami’s run defense and I expect the Ravens to take note and plan their game strategy accordingly. Lastly a good value play with week is Carolina running back Jonathan Stewart. With DeAngelo Williams out this week with a fractured hand, J-Stew should get 15-20 carries against a not so intimidating New Orleans Saints. What follows is the rest, hopefully our rankings will help propel your team to a first round playoff victory!!!

1.  DeMarco Murray
2. Le`Veon Bell 
3. Arian Foster
4. Marshawn Lynch
5. Eddie Lacy
6. Jamaal Charles
7. Matt Forte
8. Justin Forsett
9. LeSean McCoy
10. Reshad Jennings
11. Mark Ingram
12. C.J. Anderson
13. Alfred Morris
14. Isaiah Crowell
15. Ryan Matthews
16. Tre Mason
17. Denard Robinson
18. Jonathan Stewart
19. Jeremy Hill
20. Joique Bell

TOP 15 QUARTERBACKS:

This week I want to skip down and talk about the really interesting, more risky/higher reward Quarterbacks, as there are plenty of them to talk about. First on the docket we have the ever perplexing Colin Kaepernick, who has never really looked the same since his rookie season. This week he is up against the woeful Raiders, who last week surrendered 52 points to the not so great Rams led by Shaun Hill. Hill alone netted fantasy owners 20+ points depending on your league settings, so Colin is definitely primed for a turn around performance. We expect him to gauge Oakland for at least two throwing touchdowns and one running TD of his own. Another intriguing Quarterback this week is Tony Romo playing against the Bears almost invisible defense. Romo should light things up as past QB's have done against Chicago all season. On the opposite end of the field from Romo, we have yet another struggling Quarterback in a huge plus situation, with Jay Cutler getting a chance to scorch the Dallas defenders. Look for both signal callers to score fantasy owners 18+ points this Thursday.

1. Aaron Rodgers
2. Drew Brees
3. Peyton Manning
4. Andrew Luck
5. Tony Romo
6. Tom Brady
7. Ryan Tannehill
8. Jay Cutler
9. Russel Wilson
10. Cam Newton
11. Philip Rivers
12. Matthew Stafford
13. Matt Ryan
14. Shaun Hill
15. Colin Kaepernick
WAIVER WIRE WEDNESDAY
FANTASY PLAYOFFS EDITION

JORDAN REED-TE-49% (WASHINGTON):
Colt McCoy has earned the starting gig down in Washington, and so far he seems to love throwing to a healthy Jordan Reed. Reed has proven that when he's not injured, he is a very dominant force on the field. Being the tall strong presence he is, Reed was able to nab 9 of 11 targets for 123 yards and should continue to see 8+ targets per game going forward. Look to add Jordan in any league where he's free, and especially go after him if you have injured stars like Julius Thomas!

JONATHAN STEWART-RB-27% (CAROLINA):
DeAngelo Williams is slated to miss this Sundays game, paving the way for Stewart to finally get some solid work as the lead back. Thrust into the starting role during last weeks game, Stewart got 12 carries and used them to gain 85 yards. He has always seemed like the running back to play in Carolina, but until now he's not been given the time to shine. Expect Jonathan to get at least 15 carries this week, and should net you 10+ fantasy points easily.

ROBERT WOODS-WR-6% (BILLS):
Woods has become Kyle Orton's go to man the last few weeks, collecting 13 of 18 passes for 189 yards and 1 touchdown over the last two games. Going up against the Broncos this Sunday, Woods is sure to go absolutely nuts, as Sammy Watkins should draw any talented coverage, leaving Robert Woods wide open all day long. Look for him to total 12+ fantasy points this week, and he's widely available in 94% of standard yahoo leagues and makes for a great flex play this week.

MARQISE LEE-WR-1% (JAGUARS):
Marqise Lee seems to have emerged as Bortles' favourite target the last few weeks, catching 6 of 8 passes for 75 yards and 1 touchdown this past Sunday. His snaps and targets are all trending upwards, and although the Jaguars are atrocious, their receivers tend to pick up big points in garbage time. If you are in desperate need of receiver help, Lee could be your man. He is freely available in almost every single league, 99%, so grab him when needed.


THE WIRE-WEEK 13
Welcome to The Waiver Wire, Week 13 edition, or is it? This week's picks look eerily similar to last weeks waiver wire selections, so where were you all last week?!?!? Well pay attention this week, because having some of these guys on your team may very well win you your league!!!

PLAYERS TO PICK-UP
KENNY STILLS-WR (SAINTS):
Last week we were very high on Kenny with the season ending injury to Cooks, Stills looked poised to finally breakout with the Saints offense, and breakout he did. Stills had a career day catching 8 of 9 passes for 98 yards, playing on 67% of plays. His role should only increase as the season goes on, so look to add him in 65% of standard leagues. What more can we say that we didn't already say last week?!?

JARVIS LANDRY-WR (MAIMI):
Landry found himself on our "Wide Receiver Watch" list last week, and is now graduating to full on pick up mode. Ryan Tannehill has upped his game to a whole new level this season, and seems

very capable of supporting two wide receivers for fantasy purposes. Jarvis Landry played opposite Mike Wallace this past Sunday, matching him snap for snap, snagging 7 of 11 passes for 50 yards and two scores. Landry should be an all out beast in PPR format leagues, and will be a solid WR2/3 going forward. Scoop him up in 78% of leagues, making him a prime target for your waiver wire priority!!!

LATAVIUS MURRAY-RB (RAIDERS):
Well, we hate to say we told you so, wait, nevermind, we love it!!! Last week Murray was featured in our deep sleeper portion of our running back rankings, and he proved more then useful this past Sunday. Latavius rushed for 112 yards on only 4 attempts, scoring two touchdowns in the process. He was given the starting gig from the get-go, netting 23 fantasy points and looked poised for a huge game until he was sidelined early on with a concussion. He is still currently in the leagues concussion protocol, but should be cleared in time to play again this week. Look to grab him if you are need of running back help, as he will undoubtedly be their starting and workhorse running back, and is only owned in 26% of yahoo leagues.

DANIEL HERRON-RB (COLTS):
Here sits another familiar face to the Guruz waiver wire, and another chance for us to tell you we told you so! Ha ha ha...But in all seriousness, Trent Richardson is terrible and the Colts seem to have finally realized this, so the time is perfect for Dan 'Boom' Herron. Last week he rushed for 65 yards on 12 carries, adding 31 yards through the air on five catches. The most encouraging part about Sunday's performance was when Herron lost a fumble, he was still given lead back duties, showing us he is the Colts starting running back going forward. Owned in only 24%, why haven't you grabbed him already, trust us this time!

ROBERT WOODS-WR (BILLS):
Woods has had some big games this season, but none bigger then this past Sunday, racking up 118 yards catching 9 of 11 passes for 1 touchdown. The targets have usually been there for woods this season, but its been hit or miss for fantasy points. Woods is not a player I would be flocking to the waiver wire to scoop-up, but if you really need wide receiver help, and your low on the wire priority, then Woods is your man. Unowned in 97% of leagues, you can even wait till after Wednesday morning to pick him up.

CHARLES JOHNSON-WR (VIKINGS):
The Vikings receiving core has not really been a fantasy viable option at any point during this season, but we might finally have someone emerge from the land of obscurity. Charles Johnson has totalled 18 targets over the last two games, catching 9 of those passes for a combined 139 yards, one touchdown and a 2-point conversion. He seems to be Teddy Bridgewaters go-to target and shows no signs of relinquishing this title. Similar to Woods, he is available in 98% of standard leagues, and you are more then likely going to be able to nab him without having to use your waiver priority. Wake-up early tomorrow and snag him if you have the roster spot and need receiver help.


KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON

DOUG MARTIN-RB (BUCS):
The Bucs backfield is one to primarily avoid, but keep a close eye on Dougy Martin. Tampa Bay has openly committed to wanting to use Martin as the lead back, and workhorse in their offense when he's healthy. Although Martin has been absolutely terrible so far this year, they seem unable to give rookie Charles Sims the starting reigns (for some unknown reason), making Martin a must watch candidate incase he suddenly regains his talent and starts running rampant.

STEDMAN BAILEY-WR (RAMS):
With the Rams, no one really knows who will receive the majority of targets and snaps from week to week, but now with Shaun Hill cemented firmly as their Quarterback, things might finally be looking up for Bailey. Last week he was thrown to 9 times, catching 7 of them for 89 yards and one touchdown. Keep a close eye on him, ad look to snag him next week if you are in desperate need of receiving help.

GARBAGE DUMP

BOBBY RAINEY-RB (BUCS):
Tampa Bay has publicly committed to using Doug Martin as their lead and workhorse style back, relegating Rainey to 3rd string duties behind the rookie Charles Sims. We doubt Rainey will see many rushing attempts, and will be used only lightly in the passing game and as a blocker. None of this news bodes well for fantasy purposes, so feel free to drop him from your team in any and all league formats.

DARREN MCFADDEN-RB (RAIDERS):
Latavius Murray seems to be the future running back for the Oakland Raiders, and in a "nothing to lose" scenario playing out for their season, there is no reason why they shouldn't keep using the electric rookie as their main back. McFadden was barely fantasy relevant before the emergence of Murray, making him utterly useless now. Drop him across the board whenever you see fit.

Josh Gordon’s long awaited return has finally come and all I have to say about him is that he led the league in receiving yards while being suspended for two games and catching passes from 3 mediocre at best quarterbacks. The Browns existing receivers are meh, so look for Gordon to real in target after target. GET THIS MAN IN YOUR LINEUP!!!

Dear Jonas Gray owners,
I’m sorry to inform you that any dreams you had of him becoming a consistent contributing member of the New England Patriots’ offense have now been crushed. The Patriots have just brought back LeGarrette Blount which clearly shows that Bill Belichick does not trust Jonas Gray to handle the between the tackles carries by himself. If Gray was a risky play before, this pick up makes him even riskier. Vereen owners need not worry (except about the usual Bill Belichick shenanigans) as the Blount signing will have very little impact on his role in the offense.

The already unpleasant backfield situation for the Minnesota Vikings just got a little murkier with the signing of Ben Tate. All season long Jerick McKinnon has handled the work between the 20's and Matt Asiata has handled the redzone work, leaving them both with minimal fantasy value. The Vikings offense is just not high powered enough to support two running backs in fantasy never mind three. Though Ben Tate may not make much of an impact this week as he is not familiar with the offense yet, he will certainly diminish whatever minimal value both backs had over the remainder of the season. 

Adrian Peterson is pretty much completely done for this season, and can safely be dropped all across the
board. What little hope we may have had for the star running back's return was diminished this past week with his season long suspension. Look for Peterson to make a big splash on some NFL team next season.

This week's wide receiver rankings are highlighted by the return of Josh Gordon who ranks 6th among our top 30 receivers this week. A strong performance this Sunday would propel him into the top 3 conversation and I expect nothing less from wide receiver turned car salesman turned wide receiver. The biggest riser of the week is Jordan Matthews, who is cracking our top 30 list in 20th. Since Mark Sanchez has taken over he has looked like a high upside WR2 in that high powered Chip Kelly offence, look for another strong performance from him against the Tennessee Titans. Lastly keep an eye on Percy Harvin as he is a solid WR3 with a good floor. He is by far the most talented playmaker in the Jets' offense, and that fact alone guarantees him a good amount of touches. Since his trade to the Jets he has touched the ball at least 7 times per game, and that kind involvement is usually a recipe for fantasy football success. Now for the rest of the best, here they are:

TOP 30 WIDE RECEIVERS:
1. Jordy Nelson
2. Calvin Johnson
3. Dez Bryant
4. Demaryius Thomas
5. Jeremy Maclin
6. Josh Gordon
7. Emmanuel Sanders (if he plays)
8. Randall Cobb
9. T.Y. Hilton
10. Brandon Marshall
11. Alshon Jeffery
12. AJ Green
13. Mike Evans
14. Julio Jones
15. Odel Beckham Jr.
16. Golden Tate
17. DeSean Jackson
18. Sammy Watkins
19. Anquan Boldin
20. Jordan Matthews
21. Reggie Wayne
22. Brandon LaFell
23. Roddy White
24. Julian Edelman
25. Percy Harvin
26. Mike Wallace
27. DeAndre Hopkins
28. Vincent Jackson
29. Doug Baldwin
30. Steve Smith
31. Andre Johnson (Only makes the top 30 if Sanders doesn't play)

This Sunday fresh off his bye week, DeMarco Murray retakes his throne atop the running back rankings. He has been a dominating force this year and I don't see the New York Giants doing anything to stop him. He's pretty much a shoe in for at least 100 yards and 15+ fantasy points. I also really like Reshad Jennings this week, as he was looking great before an injury derailed a promising season. He is now fully healthy and I think ready to pick up where he left off. I expect at least 100 all purpose yards and a touchdown against a Cowboys defense that has given up the 15th most points to running backs this season. The deep sleeper of the week is Latavius Murray, as he has been practising with the first team this week and the Raiders have nothing to lose in getting this physical specimen some touches. He's 6'3 weighs 230 pounds and runs a sub 4.4 40 yard dash, he has all the tools to make an impact and now seems like the time when he'll get an opportunity. He may not pay immediate dividends but if you have a spot on your roster he may be worth a stash.

TOP 20 RUNNING BACKS:
1. DeMarco Murray
2. Matt Forte
3. Jamaal Charles
4. Marshawn Lynch
5. Arian Foster (If he plays)
6. Eddie Lacy
7. LeSean McCoy
8. Andre Ellington
9. Mark Ingram
10. Reshad Jennings
11. Denard Robinson
12. Justin Forsett
13. CJ Anderson
14. Giovanni Bernard
15. Fred Jackson
16. Ryan Matthews
17. Alfred Morris
18. Shane Vereen
19. Lamar Miller
20. Jeremy Hill
(If Foster doesn’t play, Alfred Blue slides into 17th, bumping everyone above that up one spot)

EXTRA ADVICE: CEILING CANDIDATES

LOW FLOOR/HIGH CEILING PICKS: (If you like to live dangerously)

JONAS GRAY-(Low 5/High 14) The Patriots backfield just got even messier with the addition of Blount, making starting Gray an even harder choice. It was already a tough choice with Vereen breathing down his neck, now Gray will see even less touches going forward.

ISAIAH CROWELL-(Low 6/High 18) With the cutting of Ben Tate this week, the Browns backfield has become slightly less crowded, paving the way for Crowell to get a consistent amount of touches this week and going forward. The issue is we never really know which remaining back will be used, whether it be West or Crowell, making Crowell a good bet to score a solid 6-8 points, with a slight chance of him exploding out for more.

HIGH FLOOR/LOW CEILING PICKS: (If you need some guaranteed points)

The following running backs all have a higher then average minimum amount of points they are probable to score this week, while they also have a very limited chance of breaking out for a large amount of fantasy points. This is either because they have very good backups being used heavily behind them, or they are stuck on crappy teams.

FRANK GORE-(Low 8/High 11)
TRE MASON-(Low 7/High 12)
CHRIS IVORY-(Low 9/High 12)
JERICK MCKINNON-(Low 6/High 10)
JOIQUE BELL-(Low 7/High 10)

Its time for our all important Kicker rankings, woohoo!!! This week we have Adam Vinatieri topping our list. The Colts are playing the very weak Jaguars, and are playing at home which means indoors. Vinatieri should have no problem netting you 13+ fantasy points. Next up we have Stephen Gostkowski playing for the high powered Patriots offense. Last week was a mere bump, 6 points on 6 PAT's, he should get at least a few chances to kick a field goal this Sunday. Honestly kickers are important, but as long as you own one on our list you should be good.

KICKERS:
1. Adam Vinatieri 
2. Stephen Gostkowski
3. Dan Bailey
4. Cody Parker
5. Justin Tucker
6. Caleb Strugis
7. Phil Dawson
8. Steven Hauschka
9. Mason Crosby
10. Dan Carpenter


Once again its Gronkowski and Graham leading the pack by a long shot this week, as both are their Quarterback's go to recievertheres not much to discuss here. The really interesting guys this week are Julius Thomas and Coby Fleener, both made tricky due to injuries. First off lets talk about Orange J, my personal fantasy tight end, he has still not practised because of his ankle, but he isn't wearing a boot and has no visible limp. If he suits up and is healthy, he will be a top five tight end and third on our list. Next up is the curious case of Coby Fleener, who's looking like a good bet to start with Dwayne Allen likely sitting out Sunday. Fleener has always had talent, but fell behind the likes of TY Hilton, Reggie Wayne, Allen and Bradshaw, but now with two of those obstacles possibly gone this Sunday, look for Fleener's targets to increase dramatically. However, if Dwayne Allen plays, Fleener falls off our top ten list. Here's how the rest of our top ten rankings play out this week:

TOP 10 TIGHT ENDS:
1. Rob Gronkowski 
2. Jimmy Graham
3. Julius Thomas (If he plays)
4. Antonio Gates
5. Coby Fleener (As long as Allen doesn’t play)
6. Martellus Bennett
7. Jason Witten
8. Larry Donnell
9. Travis Kelce
10. Charles Clay

TOP 10 DEFENSES
1. Miami Dolphins 
2. Kansas City Cheifs
3. Green Bay Packers
4. Indianapolis Colts
5. San Francisco 49ers
6. Buffalo Bills
7. Philadelphia Eagles
8. San Diego Chargers
9. Cleveland Browns
10. Cincinnati Bengals

The Miami Dolphins defense has been more then solid for most of the season, and this week should be no different as they take on a drained and banged up Broncos. Manning is always great, but without Julius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman and possibly Wes Welker, his options are incredibly limited, paving the way for the Dolphins D. Miami should get at least one interception, one fumble recovery, and 2-3 sacks if the Rams vs. the Broncos was any kind of taste for what awaits us this Sunday. Next on the list are the Chiefs, who have been limiting opposing teams to hardly any passing touchdowns, and they get to play the Raiders, who just plain suck. We both agree on this one, and expect the Chiefs to absolutely crush the Raiders, using both defense and offense. Rounding out our top three we've got the Packers, who have been crazy on offense, and therefore the defense has been bolstered. The more time Aaron Rodgers spends on the field, the less chance the other team has to do anything with the ball, thus the Packers defense has been feasting the last two weeks when they have gone up by so much before half, expect this week to be no different.

TOP 15 QUARTERBACKS
#1 FANTASY DREAM QB
1. Andrew Luck 
2. Aaron Rodgers
3. Peyton Manning
4. Tom Brady
5. Drew Brees
6. Jay Cutler
7. Colin Kaepernick
8. Matthew Stafford
9. Russel Wilson
10. Philip Rivers
11. Matt Ryan
12. Mark Sanchez
13. Ryan Tannehill
14. Josh McCown
15. Joe Flacco

So the Guruz unanimous choice for number one Quarterback this week goes to Andrew Luck. If you own him, you are starting him, no ifs ands or buts. He has scored less than 20 fantasy points only once so far this season, and has topped 30 points three times already, and this week's match-up against the Jaguars is as tasty as they get. We both expect Luck to have his biggest game of the season this week, easily netting you 25+ points. Hot on his tail is my man Aaron Rodgers, who is literally on fire right now as he has torn up opposing defenses the last few weeks. Throwing touchdown after touchdown in just the first halves alone, look for Rodgers' success to continue as the Packers steam-roll over the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday. The really interesting pick this week stands at number 10, in the form of Chargers Quarterback Philip Rivers. He has looked less then good the last few weeks, if I'm being kind, and finally Gates shed some light after last weeks game as to a possible reason for Rivers downgraded play. We were told that Rivers was dealing with Rib injuries as well as some other bangs and bruises, but almost as soon as the words left Antonio's mouth, the Chargers front office and head coach were downplaying and insisting that Rivers was fine. Well sure enough on Wednesday Nov.19th, Philip Rivers popped up on the Chargers injury report with bruised Ribs, at least we know who to listen to in San Diego from now on. Keep a close eye on Rivers, if he improves he will rise as high as eighth, but if he declines or remains the same, expect him to stay put or fall to as low as number 15 on our list.
THE WIRE-WEEK 12

PLAYERS TO PICK-UP

JONAS GRAY-RB (PATRIOTS):
The Patriots backfield is usually one to avoid, however if your in a bind and need a running back,then look to scoop up Jonas Gray from the waiver wire this week. He rushed for 199 yards and 4 touchdowns on 38 attempts in week 11, and seems to have won over Bill Belichick as well as the starting job. Look for him in 73% of yahoo standard leagues, and use your waiver priority if you have it.

KENNY BRITT-WR (RAMS):
The Rams are once again being led by Shaun Hill, and with a competent quarterback throwing
passes, Kenny Britt has once again hit the fantasy relevant radar. Britt caught 4 of 7 passes for 128 yards and one touchdown as the Rams trampled all over Peyton and the Broncos. It was obvious that Shaun Hill was looking to hit Britt on any and every pass he threw, so look for Britt to be a constant fantasy producer as the season goes forward. He is only owned in 16% of yahoo leagues, and that number will quickly change come Wednesday morning, so get on it while you can, if you can.

KENNY STILLS-WR (SAINTS):
The Saints receiving core has always been one to avoid, except for Jimmy Graham and the addition of Brandin Cooks this season, no player has ever been able to put up consistent good fantasy weeks, Brees just loves spreading the love too much. Now it seems as though the Saints will be without Cooks has been placed on season ending IR, bringing Kenny Stills right into the picture. Stills has always had great receiving talent, but has been buried in the Saints offense, but now has the opportunity to shine as the only other real option along side Colston and Graham. He is only owned in 15% of leagues, and should provide 10+ fantasy point games for the remainder of the season.

ISAIAH CROWELL-RB (BROWNS):
I was wrong, and I'll be the first to admit it. Last week Crowell was featured in our "IGNORE"
section on the weekly waiver wire, but now we our upgrading him to our pick-up list. The Browns backfield has been extremely messy this year, but it might have finally gotten a little bit cleaner this week as the team has parted ways with running back Ben Tate. This moves cuts the three-headed work horse down to two, and no matter who starts, Crowell and West are sure to split carries and both rack up 10+ fantasy points on a weekly average. Crowell has started the last two games for the Browns and is clearly more talented then West. He's only owned in 24% of yahoo leagues and is a must add this week as he has the tastiest of matchups against the Falcons. 

MARCEDES LEWIS-TE (JAGS):
Blake Bortles has been many things this season, but accurate he has not. However they throw the ball up tons of times whenever they fall behind, which is always, so the Jags receiving core has been getting tons of targets. Marcedes Lewis is coming off injury at the perfect time, as Allen Robinson is gone for the season and Hurns is dealing with concussion symptoms, so he gives Bortles a much needed set of hands. If you need tight end with Julius Thomas hurting and Dwayne Allen out, look to grab Lewis in 99% of standard yahoo leagues.

CHRIS HOGAN-WR (BILLS):
Chris Hogan is a very intriguing candidate to make our list this week. In the last five games, he has only once received less than 6 targets, and only once caught less than five passes for 50+ yards. He seems to have become Andrew Luck's go-to check-down guy, and the injury to Dwayne Allen only helps Hogan's stock, as well as Bradshaw's season ending fracture. Hogan's targets should only increase as the season continues, so don't fret if you can't snag Britt, Hogan is a great pick-up in 99% of standard leagues.

COBY FLEENER-TE (COLTS):
Dwayne Allen is down and out with an ankle injury, and his timetable is unknown as of now, but he will miss time without a doubt. Coby Fleener is the other tight end on the Colts that has any chance of producing fantasy points in Allen's absence. Fleener is owned in only 43% of standard leagues right now, so if you lost Allen, go grab Fleener if you can. 


DANIEL HERRON-RB (COLTS):
Ahmad Bradshaw has officially been ruled out for the rest of the season witha fractured fibula,
opening the door for backup backup running back Daniel Herron. We all know Trent Richardson belongs in the grouch's garbage can, as he has been just terrible whenever he's been given the chance, which makes Herron an promising addition to your fantasy team. The Colts will most likely give Trent one more shot at the starting gig, and once he fumbles that away with a weak performance, the path should crystal clear for Herron to takeover. He's only owned in 2% of leagues, and should be picked up in all 12-team leagues asap.

PLAYERS TO KEEP AN EYE ON

JACOB TAMME-TE (BRONCOS):
Julius Thomas is questionable to play this week with his sprained ankle, and Emmanuel Sanders is also very questionable, still needing to pass the NFL's concussion protocolsmaking Tamme a speculative add if these two don't play. If either are out, Manning will have no choice but to throw to Tamme, so keep a close eye on the status of both Julius and Emmanuel.
PLAYERS TO IGNORE

JERMAINE GRESHAM-TE (BENGALS):
Do not be fooled by Gresham's 14 point game this past week, as he only caught 2 of 3 passes, it was the fact that both passes were for touchdowns that he got any points, period. This is not a viable fantasy option at tight end, especially when there are so many much better, consistent options out there.

NATE WASHINGTON-WR (TITANS):
Again, avoid avoid avoid, just because he caught one pass for an 80 yard touchdown, does not make him a fantasy starter. He was only thrown to twice on the day, and really hasn't seen much more action any of the last few weeks. The Titans receiving core is pretty much off limits.

ROY HELU JR-RB (REDSKINS):
Roy Helu Jr. is a guy playing as a running back, but isn't getting any actual rushing attempts, therefore is fully dependent on getting the ball in the passing game. This week he caught 6 of 6 passes for 57 yards and one touchdown. His fantasy production is fully based on RGIII throwing him the ball, which can't be counted on in any amount. Do not grab him, pass-on!!!

ADRIAN PETERSON: The Saga of Adrian Peterson continues, and so do the frustrations for fantasy
owners. On Monday the grievance hearing took place, thus a decision on whether or not he can play must be made by this Saturday. It is our belief that the league will attempt to hand down a multi-week suspension upon his reinstatement, which will be met with the time served argument. In the end Adrian will most likely have to pay back the salary he made during the weeks he is claiming to be suspended for. The question is will the Vikings use him, how much, and when? I see his realistic return being not this weekend, but November 30th against the Panthers. Mckinnon has been a more the suitable replacement in Peterson's absence, but expect Adrian to take over the starting job almost immediately. This means he will take on fantasy relevance pretty much as soon as he starts playing, so look to pick him up and or start him for the Panthers game.

RAY RICE: The wife-punching running back continues to do battle against the NFL through the NFLPA,
using lawsuits and the "double punishment for same crime" argument, Rice is trying his very hardest to regain his ability to play within the NFL. Owned by no team, Rice is still currently and technically suspended indefinitely from playing in the NFL, but has made some progress to having that ban alleviated. The real question is not whether he does or does not get reinstated, its whether any team will want to employee him and the sure to be PR mess to follow once he is allowed back. We don't expect to see Rice on any field this season wearing any jersey, but next season could hold a very different story. Look for Justin Forsett to continue getting the majority of rushing attempts, with little to fear from Pierce and Tallefierro backing him up.

INJURY WATCH
NOV.17TH


BRANDIN COOKS (SAINTS)-FINISHED GAME WITH NO KNOWN
AILMENTS. It was announced early this morning that Cooks would be out for 2-4 weeks with a broken thumb. It's not known exactly when the injury occurred, or how, but what is certain is that he will be out for a minimum of two weeks, giving Jimmy Graham and Marques Colston fantasy bumps.
LARRY FITZGERALD (CARDINALS)- INJURED MCL DURING FIRST
HALF, ABLE TO RETURN AND FINISH GAME. Don't be too concerned here as he was able to come back for the final drive of the game and actually catch an important pass to clinch the game. Keep your eyes on him during the week to make sure he doesn't hurt himself more during practise.*Diagnosed with 2nd Degree MCL sprain, keep a very very close eye on him, probably will not practise*
DWAYNE ALLEN (COLTS)- ALLEN LEFT THE STADIUM IN A WALKING
BOOT FOLLOWING SUNDAYS GAME. It is unsure how bad of sprain it is, whether its a high-ankle sprain or just a normal sprain will determine how long he will be out for. However, this late into the fantasy season, any major amount of time beyond 3 weeks makes any player a drop candidate.
GREG JENNINGS (VIKINGS)- EXITED SUNDAYS GAME MIDWAY
THROUGH WITH AN APPARENT RIB INJURY. More will be known after further testing is done, but seeing as he is getting older and hasn't been much of a fantasy force anyways, if he is slated to miss any time, you can feel safe dropping him everywhere.
PHILIP RIVERS (CHARGERS)- AFTER A NEAR LOSS AGAINST THE
LOWLY RAIDERS, RIVERS RIBS ARE PUT INTO QUESTION. After the game Antonio Gates was interviewed saying that River's rib's have been badly bruised for the last few weeks, and we have certainly been able to see that in his performance. He should be good to go, but check back up on him later in the week.
RYAN MATHEWS (CHARGERS)- MATHEWS WAS SPOTTED LIMPING
OFF TO THE LOCKER ROOM AFTER THE GAME. Later the running back was seen using crutches to exit the stadium onto the team bus. An update on his knee will be coming later in the week, but as injury prone as he is, look for this to be more time spent on the IR.
AHMAD BRADSHAW (COLTS)- IT APPEARS AS THOUGH BRADSHAW'S
SEASON IS OVER, for fantasy relevance anyways. Bradshaw looked to have broken his ankle during Sunday's game, and even if surgery isn't needed, his time table is still 4-6 weeks, putting his return beyond the fantasy playoffs. Feel free to drop him across the board.
MONTEE BALL (BRONCOS)- PLAYED FOR ONE SERIES BEFORE EXITING
FOR THE REMAINDER OF SUNDAYS GAME AFTER APPEARING TO RE-INJURE HIS GROIN.
Ball is headed for an MRI monday along with half the broncos team it seems, and we will know more after, but the general consensus is that Ball is done for the season. Anderson is the go-to-guy now in Denver with Hillman out for at least two weeks minimum and Ball seemingly done for the season.
JULIUS THOMAS (BRONCOS)- LEFT GAME AGAINST THE RAMS IN THE
1ST QUARTER WITH AN APPARENT ANKLE INJURY. Julius was helped to the locker room and did not return to the game. The after-game word was that he had suffered a low, mild ankle sprain, and is considered day-to-day awaiting further MRI and xrays monday morning.
EMMANUEL SANDERS (BRONCOS)- LEFT GAME AFTER GETTING A
HIT TO THE HEAD. He was dazed and squinty on the field, and immediately went to remove his helmet. He later went and failed the concussion testing protocols. Officially diagnosed with a concussion, we will have to wait until the end of the week to find out whether he will be good to go or not.


Wide Receiver Watch

1. Jordan Matthews-Eagles
Matthews was already featured as a top receiver in our weekly waiver wire edition, but the opportunity is so great here, we thought we'd cover him again. Mark Sanchez is finally playing like franchise QB he was drafted to be in New York, and with that he seems to have formed a special bond with Jordan Matthews. Matthews is benefiting from both him and Sanchez practising together on the 2nd string team during pre-season, and although we have only seen a small glimpse of this duo, we can expect great things from the two of them.

2. John Brown-Cardinals
Brown is another player we already covered in our weekly waiver wire pick-ups, but it's another case of Quarterback swap, and Brown is the one receiving all the benefits. Drew Stanton has come in to replace the often injured Carson Palmer, who is out for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL, and was mainly hitting Brown in the fourth quarter (when Stanton was playing). We all know from past experience that Stanton hates throwing to Larry Fitz for some unknown reason, which makes John Brown an even more intriguing option then he already was becoming. 

3. Davante Admas-Packers
Adam's role in the Packers offense is not the definition of constant, as he has been given 95% of snaps one week, and less then 55% the next. When he is being used, he is little more then a WR3 for fantasy purposes, but has demonstrated great skill sets and a working relationship with Aaron Rodgers. If either Cobb or Nelson should go down with the injury bug, look for Adams to become a pivotal  part of this offense, soaking up 7-10 targets on a weekly basis.

4. Donte Moncrief-Colts
Moncrief is in a very sticky situation, as he's been relegated to WR4 duties on the Colts, and will not be fantasy relevant for as long as he's stuck there. He is clearly much more talented then Hakeem Nicks, and its only a matter of time before he's given the snaps/playing time he deserves. Keep a keen eye on Moncrief, because as soon as he moves up the Colts depth chart, he should be moved onto your fantasy team.

5. Jarvis Landry-Dolphins
Mike Wallace is the clear-cut number one wideout down in Miami, but there's another name who's beginning to soak up targets. Jarvis Landry hasn't been getting the deep bombs like Wallace, but he has been receiving 5-10 targets the last few weeks, churning out large yardage gains, and good fantasy numbers. He is starting to become fantasy relevant even with a healthy Wallace hogging all the deep targets, and his value should only sky rocket if anything should happen to big Mike. Keep a very close watch on Landry, and even roster him if you can spare the spot.

CRACKING THE CUFFS

1. Jeremy Hill (Doesn't really count as he is owned in 85% of yahoo leagues)
The Bengals are a mess on both offense and defense right now, but it won't stay that way for long, so let's take a look at their fantasy relevant players. Making his way onto this particular list is Jeremy Hill, the Bengals backup running back to Giovani Bernard. Bernard is a hard, ground and pound style runner who is seemingly injury prone, opening the door to increased touches for Hill. Even when Bernard has been on the field and "healthy", Jeremy Hill has still seen 10-15 rushing attempts and 3-5 passing targets. If Bernard goes down for a lengthy amount of time, or for good, Jeremy Hill instantly becomes a top 10 running back on a weekly basis. All Bernard owners must look to own or trade for Hill, and if for some reason he is available off the wire in your league, pick him up immediately! 

2. Knile Davis
Jamaal Charles is one of the most electric running backs in the entire league, but that unfortunately comes at a high price, his health suffers greatly. Charles uses his speed to weave in and out of would-be tacklers, but can often get hit very hard, and is prone to high-ankle and foot injuries. When Charles has missed time, Knile Davis has shown that he is more then capable of leading the Chiefs backfield and producing for fantasy owners. He is currently only owned in 45% of yahoo leagues, and all Jamaal Charles owners should be stashing Davis ASAP.

3. Joseph Randle (As long as he doesn't steal anymore cologne and underwear)
You'd think a guy that made $485,000 this season wouldn't need to shoplift, well, you'd be wrong!!! Hahaha, but seriously, Randle has talent, explosive speed and a keen eye for gaps in the defense. Demarco Murray has only rushed for under 100 yards once this season, and the Cowboys workhorse continues to rack-up both the carries, the yards and the big hits. Eventually all this is going to take its toll on Murray, and the guy will have to give in to pure exhaustion of nothing else. Look for Randle to be continued to be mixed in more heavily as the season progresses, giving Murray more and more of a breather. He's available in 95% of leagues, so what's stopping you?!?!

4. Alfred Blue
Arian Foster's backup has always been fantasy relevant, and this season is no different. His run style opens the door to constant nagging/lingering injuries, so this years recipient of extra touches is Alfred Blue. He might not be the best, most talented runner out there, but he finds a way to get the job done with the carries he gets. He's a mandatory handcuff for Arian Foster owners, which leaves me puzzled as to his low ownership at only 17%.



5. Carlos Hyde
The 49ers have lost any offensive identity they might have once claimed, thus they will be looking for new ways to score points and spark their offense. We here at the Sportz Guruz still have faith in Frank Gore, but he is getting older, and might have lost a step or two when it comes to bursting out. Carlos Hyde seems to be sticking around, and when given the opportunities has shown amazing rookie talent. If things continue in this downwards spiral for the 49ers, we could end up seeing Hyde featured as the lead back, as they attempt to move on to the future. Only 35% owned and is getting regular playing time even with Gore healthy, flock to the wire and scoop him up while you can.

6. Robert Turbin
Marshawn Lynch has been locked in Beastmode for most of the season, so Robert Turbin is seeing very little action, but what action he has seen, he's done wonders with. He's racked up 148 yards on 32 attempts, which is an astounding 4.6 average yards per carry. He's not too shabby in the pass game either, catching 10 of 12 targets for 109 yards and a touchdown. If Lynch goes down for any amount of time at all, expect to see tons of Turbin, with lots of fantasy points to follow. Keep your eyes on him/Lynch, and move to roster him in all leagues should Lynch go down.






INJURY UPDATES


ALLEN ROBINSON (JAGS)- OUT FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON with a broken foot. Robinson suffered the injury at some point during the game Sunday, but only told coaches about his ailing foot after the game. He reported soreness and was taken for testing. X-Rays confirmed that he fractured his foot and will miss the remainder of this season. Look for him to be back next season as the Jags #1 deep offensive threat.

TOP 20 RUNNING BACKS WEEK 10
1. Demarco Murray
2. Marshawn Lynch
3. Matt Forte
4. Le’Veon Bell
5. Jamaal Charles
6. Eddy Lacy
7. Mark Ingram
8. LeSean McCoy
9. Andre Ellington
10. Lamar Miller
11. Ronnie Hillman
12. Justin Forsett
13. Denard Robinson
14. Bobby Rainey
15. Chris Ivory
16. Darren McFadden
17. Frank Gore
18. Tre Mason
19. Joique Bell
20. Boobie Dixon

RUN FOREST RUN
Sitting atop our week 10 totem-pole is Demarco Murray, I mean, how could he not be?!? Romo is probable to start, but don't let that scare you of the Murray bandwagon. The Cowboys are going to be using the run game even more then usual, and Murray should easily top 100 yards once again and hit pay dirt at least once. Matt Forte and Marshawn Lynch have both been fantasy beasts this season, but based on the matchups, Lynch is definately the better bet this week. Seattle should go up on the Giants and use Lynch to score and run out the lock, where as the Bears have looked lost and confused on offence the last few weeks. Frank Gore is an intriguing play, as he has the talent to be a top tier back, and the 49ers offensive line is more than capable on paper, of opening up holes. Now that the team has publicly announced that they are going to be getting Gore the ball more, he might be grossly undervalued this week, but only time will tell. Tre Mason is the other really interesting bottom of the barrel back. He has such explosive running talent, and seems able to find holes where none really exist. However he can't catch a cold, let alone a pass, and therefore is not used at all in the throwing game, hindering his fantasy value. His case isn't helped by the three-headed work horse that the Rams coaches seem to love using at running back. He could be a top 10 running back in a few weeks, but until the backfield situation is sorted out in St. Louis, I can't with good conscience rank him any higher.

TOP 15 TIGHT-ENDS WEEK 10
1. Jimmy Graham
2. Julius Thomas
3. Martellus Bennett
4. Greg Olsen
5. Travis Kelce
6. Heath Miller
7. Jason Witten
8. Owen Daniels
9. Charles Clay
10. Mychal Rivera
11. Vernon Davis
12. Delanie Walker
13. Larry Donnel
14. Clay Harbor
15. Zach Ertz

Now on to the ball spiking, goal post dunking Tight-Ends, and boy has this been a tough position so far this season. Every week we seem to have a new player that leads all other Tight-Ends in scoring, making it seemingly impossible to make a good rankings list. However, Jimmy Graham seems to rise to the top of the pile week after week, and it seems as though Drew Brees has finally found his feet and is throwing much more consistently. Look for Graham to score at least 15 points in standard scoring leagues this week against a debilitated 49ers defense. Coming in at a shaky 2nd on our totem-pole, we have the touchdown dependent Julius Thomas. So good the first 3 weeks, his weekly point total relies heavily on Peyton throwing to him in the Endzone. Still, expect Manning to hit his favourite Redzone target at least once for touchdown. Rounding out the top 3 you have Martellus Bennett, who should see plenty of targets in a match-up with the Packers that the Bears will most likely see themselves playing catch-up all game long. The player most likely to outproduce his initial rank is Delanie Walker. We can't really know what to expect in Tennessee these days, with the rookie Mettenburger under centre, Walker's targets could go either way. Walker might be used as Mettenburger's security blanket, soaking up 10+ targets in the flats, or Mettenburger could be entirely useless and throw three interceptions. Until we see more consistency, Walker will stay down at the bottom rungs of the ladder with possible high upside.

TOP 10 DEFENSES WEEK 10
1. Dallas
2. Pittsburgh
3. Seattle
4. Baltimore
5. Denver
6. Arizona
6. Kansas
8. Detroit
9. Eagles
10. Falcons

D-Fence!!! D-Fence!!! D-Fence!!!
Although widely overlooked, a good defensive team sitting at the bottom of your line-up will almost always play an important role in your fantasy teams eventual victory. Having the right defense slotted in often leads to rewards of 15+ points, and playing the right team is what we are here to help you with. 
Dallas is the obvious number 1 this week as they have a strong secondary and are playing the interception prone Jaguars(Blake Bortles), moving on. The Steelers Defense has been rekindled of late with the bringing back of James Harrison, and are playing a weak Jets team lead by a fumble happy quarterback in Michael Vick. This combo makes them a dead lock for number 2 on are totem-pole. Seattle has been a shell of their former superbowl selves, but this could be the week the defense really turns things around. They have a very tasty matchup against a pick happy Eli Manning and the fumble-diseased Giants, securing them solidly in 3rd in our week 10 rankings. The Eagles are this weeks sleeper pick, as they are prone to giving up an average of 20 points a game to opposing offenses, rendering them pretty useless for fantasy purposes. However, the Eagles special teams have been saving them over the last few weeks, with multiple blocked kicks, punt returns for touchdowns, fumbles and pick 6's. The Eagles ability to gain points from special teams makes them a candidate to bust-out and score 15-20 fantasy points on any given week.

TOP 8 KICKERS WEEK 10
1. Dan Bailey
2. Justin Tucker
3. Steven Hauschka
4. Cody Parkey
5. Graham Gano
6. Chandler Catanzaro
7. Phil Dawson
8. Mason Crosby



Kickers are pretty easy to rank, but that doesn't make them any less important to your Fantasy Squads. You always want to have a kicker on a team that ideally plays indoors more often then not, and also plays with a team that can move the ball down-field at a regular rate. This week we have Dan Bailey who easily makes his way to the top of our list. The Cowboys play the woeful Jaguars and even if Tony Romo doesn't play, with Murray running the ball, they will still move the ball down the field with relative ease. As an added bonus, they will be playing indoors in London, England.


TOP 15 QUARTERBACKS
1. Peyton Manning
2. Aaron Rodgers
3. Drew Brees
4. Russel Wilson
5. Ben Roethlisberger
6. Matthew Stafford
7. Tony Romo (assuming he plays)
8. Matt Ryan
9. Jay Cutler
10. Carson Palmer
11. Ryan Tannehill
12. Colin Kaepernick
13. Cam Newton
14. Eli Manning
15. Mark Sanchez

Is there really any surprise here, as Peyton Manning has reached or exceeded his fantasy point projections in 8 out of 9 weeks.  He is a God playing among mere mortals, and that's all there is to it. He will remain at the top of our rankings list until he either gets hurt, or the Broncos fall apart around him. Next down the pecking order this week is the Mustache-Man himself Aaron Rodgers. He's healthy, his top receivers are all healthy, his o-line is solid, and he has bucket loads of talent. Rodgers is sure to dominate this week, so let him loose on your rosters and watch the magic unfold. As for this weeks intriguing low-rider, I'm going with Cam Newton. He's been inaccurate lately, and his main wideout (kelvin benjamin) has been dropping touchdown passes right, left and centre, but he really is superman when it comes to quarterback talent. He can breakout for a huge run at a moments notice, or burn you deep down field with a blazing pass. It's just a matter of time before the Panthers offense finally starts clicking, could this be the week? I say, MAYBE! However the biggest surprise name that just barely made it into our top 15 is the Butt Fumbling Mark Sanchez!!! He's earned the starting gig down in Philly after Nick Foles was pronounced out for 6-8 weeks with a broken not throwing clavicle. The Eagles offense is so point hungry, that not even Sanchez can can screw this up, thus allowing for Sanchez to hopefully easily score 15+ fantasy points.

TOP 30 WIDE RECEIVERS
1. Antonio Brown
2. Calvin Johnson
3. Demaryius Thomas
4. Jordy Nelson
5. Julio Jones
6. Randall Cobb
7. Emmanuel Sanders
8. Dez Bryant (If Romo Plays)
9. Jeremy Maclin
10. Kelvin Benjamin
11. Steve Smith Sr.
12. Alshon Jeffery
13. Sammy Watkins (If He Plays)
14. Anquan Boldin
15. Mike Wallace
16. Golden Tate
17. Brandin Cooks
18. Allen Robinson
19. Brandon Marshall
20. Vincent Jackson
21. Rueben Randle
22. Larry Fitzgerald
23. Percy Harvin
24. Odell Beckham Jr.
25. Martavis Bryant
26. Terrance Williams (If Romo Plays)
27. Roddy White
28. Jordan Matthews
29. Eric Decker
30. Torrey Smith

THE WIRE-WEEK 11

Jordan Matthews WR-Eagles (week 10 targets: 7/9-138-2)
Sanchez has returned, all be it very different from how he was before. With this seemingly new Mark Sanchez throwing the ball, Jordan Matthews stock goes way, way up. They seemed to have a very strong connection during pre-season, and that is carrying over into tons of targets heading Matthews way. Jordan Matthews managed to haul in 7 of 9 targets for 138 yards and 2 touchdowns this week, and is now owned in only 27% of yahoo standard leagues. Look for him to continue to get 8-12 targets a week, and should be equalling Jeremy Maclin in Redzone looks.

John Brown WR-Cardinals (week 10 targets: 5/9-73-1)
Drew Stanton is under centre now, and John Brown saw the majority of his throws once he came in for the injured Palmer. Now this is a little bit more of a long-shot pickup, as we can't really be certain how well Stanton will handle the Cardinals offense, but the upside is there. He runs the slot and backup quarterbacks often use the slot receiver as a check/escape option. Brown should continue to see 7-10 targets, and use his speed and elusiveness to gain 65+ yards with a good chance of scoring a touchdown. He is only owned in 20% of standard leagues, so if you have the spot, or just lost Allen Robinson for the season, scoop him up while you can.


Josh McCowan QB-Tampa Bay (week 10 attempts: 27/43-301-2)
Tampa Bay has been an absolute mess this year, and made the switch from McCowan to Mike Glennon after Josh hurt his thumb. Now, it looks as though Glennon's leash has runout, and a healthy McCowan has taken the starting QB reigns back. The Bucs are still winless, but McCowan gives them the best bet to win, hitting both Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans for touchdowns in his return to the starting role this past week. His numbers in week 10 were top 5 QB worthy, throwing 27/43 passes for 301 yards and 2 touchdowns. He is owned currently in only 14% of yahoo standard leagues, and is a possible candidate to remain a top 10 fantasy QB for the rest of the season. If your in a 12-team or more league, or in a league with 2 QB's, pick him up asap!!!

Mark Sanchez QB-Eagles (week 10 attempts: 20/37-332-2)
The Butt-Fumbling Quarterback is back, and back with a vengeance. Slotted into the starting QB role in Chip Kelly's fast pace offense for the injured Nick Foles, Mark Sanchez has kept his cool, and played very well. In his first game starting, Sanchez threw for 332 yards on 20/37 completions with 2 touchdowns and no interceptions. This is his offense now, and with the special bond he seems to have developed with Jordan Matthews, Sanchez has every chance of continuing to churn out top 10 quality fantasy performances the rest of the way. He is owned in 44% of yahoo leagues, so if he's still on the waiver wire somehow, grab him well you can in any and all leagues!

Drew Stanton QB-Cardinals (week 10 attempts: 3/5-85-1)
Carson Palmer signed a huge contract extension and then did what every owner fears most, ended his season with a torn ACL. The 7-1 Cardinals handed their offense over to Drew Stanton who led them to victory and an NFL best record of 8-1. Stanton has tons of great receiving targets at his disposal in the forms of Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, Michael Floyd and Andre Ellington, making his job of producing fantasy points much easier. The small glimpse we got last week during the end of the game when Stanton replaced Palmer was a great one, completing 3 of 5 passes for 85 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions. His upside is well worth the flyer, and could surprise down the stretch with top 15 QB potential. Look to add him in every league with 12 or more teams/2 QB's started, as he is only owned in 2% of yahoo standard leagues.

Mychal Rivera TE-Raiders (week 10 targets: 6/8-64-1)
The Oakland Raiders are a team you usually avoid for fantasy purposes as they just are flat out bad, both in the real and fantasy worlds. However we may have one diamond in the rough here with Mychal Rivera. Carr has proven he can throw the ball, and throw it well, just not consistently, but Rivera seems to be sucking in enough targets to render Carr's accuracy issues mute. In the last 3 weeks, Rivera has had games with targets of 8, 9, and 11, hauling in no less than 6 passes in all three of those games. He has clearly established himself as Oakland's number one receiving target, catching 6 of 8 passes for 64 yards and 1 touchdown in week 10, and should continue to pickup big fantasy points in garbage time. With only 34% ownership, Mychal makes for a perfect flyer this week, especially with Delanie Walker uncertain with a concussion.

Brent Celek TE-Eagles (week 10 targets: 5/6-116-0)
Everyone was panicking when Nick Foles went down with what appeared to be a broken shoulder, but now it seems as though the Eagles season is saved. To the rescue came Mark Sanchez, who seems to have pumped life back in the disappearing Brent Celek. Celek went off in Sanchez's first start, catching 5 of 6 passes for 116 yards. He didn't hit pay dirt, but the Eagles were up by so much, they turned to the control running game for much of the second half. We expect Celek to rise back up to almost where he used to be, although there is some risk, the rewards are very worth it. Again, hardly owned in yahoo standard leagues at 2, and with Delanie Walker very uncertain with his concussion, look to add Celek wherever you can if you need the Tight-End boost.

Tre Mason RB-Rams (week 10 rushing attempts: 14/48-0 targets: 4/6-33-0)
The St. Louis Rams backfield is not one anyone should really be touching with a ten-foot pole, however, in saying that, it looks as though they have finally settled on a semi-lead back. Mason has now lead the team in snaps and rushing attempts for three straight weeks, in week 10 racking up 48 yards on 14 attempts and 33 yards on 4 of 6 catches. Tre needed to become a better pass-protector and pass-catcher, and it appears that the Rams think he has improved enough to become their starter. Tre Mason is the only Rams running back to own right now, and is still available in 54% of standard yahoo fantasy leagues, grab him while you can!!!

BUST-OUT PERFORMANCES TO IGNORE

Isaiah Crowell RB-Browns (week 10 rushing attempts:12/41-1)
Crowell and his 41 yards on 12 attempts with 1 touchdown can be completely ignored this week, as the entire browns offense feasted in the Thursday night bashing of the Bengals. Terrence West is currently the lead back, with Ben Tate right on his arse, making Isaiah the third string that only gets a good amount of fantasy points when the Browns epically destroy their opponent (not gonna happen often). Don't waste your waiver priority on Crowell, he won't produce consistent fantasy points and will be a huge let down for you.

T.J Graham WR-Jets (week 10 targets: 1/1-67-1)
If your a manager that likes picking up players solely based on their fantasy point production total, then I'm sure T.J. Graham has caught your eye. DO NOT LET HIS POINT TOTAL FOOL YOU, he only caught 1 pass on 1 target, and managed to turn it into a 67 yard touchdown. This does in no way constitute a viable fantasy option. Steer very clear of Graham if you know what's good for you. 

Andre Williams RB-Giants (week 10 rushing attempts: 13/33-1 targets:2/5-0)
Last up we have Andre Williams, who has had sole possession of the Giants starting gig for a few weeks now, and has done absolutely nothing with it. His mediocre week 10 performance of 33 rushing yards on 13 attempts with 1 touchdown and 2 of 5 catches for 5 yards, did not help his case at all, and now with Rashad Jennings slated to comeback next week it looks as though Williams will be tossed into fantasy obscurity. Do not bother adding Williams, as his role will greatly diminish with every passing week. 

CRACKING THE CUFFS

1. Jeremy Hill (Doesn't really count as he is owned in 85% of yahoo leagues)
The Bengals are a mess on both offense and defense right now, but it won't stay that way for long, so let's take a look at their fantasy relevant players. Making his way onto this particular list is Jeremy Hill, the Bengals backup running back to Giovani Bernard. Bernard is a hard, ground and pound style runner who is seemingly injury prone, opening the door to increased touches for Hill. Even when Bernard has been on the field and "healthy", Jeremy Hill has still seen 10-15 rushing attempts and 3-5 passing targets. If Bernard goes down for a lengthy amount of time, or for good, Jeremy Hill instantly becomes a top 10 running back on a weekly basis. All Bernard owners must look to own or trade for Hill, and if for some reason he is available off the wire in your league, pick him up immediately! 

2. Knile Davis
Jamaal Charles is one of the most electric running backs in the entire league, but that unfortunately comes at a high price, his health suffers greatly. Charles uses his speed to weave in and out of would-be tacklers, but can often get hit very hard, and is prone to high-ankle and foot injuries. When Charles has missed time, Knile Davis has shown that he is more then capable of leading the Chiefs backfield and producing for fantasy owners. He is currently only owned in 45% of yahoo leagues, and all Jamaal Charles owners should be stashing Davis ASAP.

3. Joseph Randle (As long as he doesn't steal anymore cologne and underwear)
You'd think a guy that made $485,000 this season wouldn't need to shoplift, well, you'd be wrong!!! Hahaha, but seriously, Randle has talent, explosive speed and a keen eye for gaps in the defense. Demarco Murray has only rushed for under 100 yards once this season, and the Cowboys workhorse continues to rack-up both the carries, the yards and the big hits. Eventually all this is going to take its toll on Murray, and the guy will have to give in to pure exhaustion of nothing else. Look for Randle to be continued to be mixed in more heavily as the season progresses, giving Murray more and more of a breather. He's available in 95% of leagues, so what's stopping you?!?!

4. Alfred Blue
Arian Foster's backup has always been fantasy relevant, and this season is no different. His run style opens the door to constant nagging/lingering injuries, so this years recipient of extra touches is Alfred Blue. He might not be the best, most talented runner out there, but he finds a way to get the job done with the carries he gets. He's a mandatory handcuff for Arian Foster owners, which leaves me puzzled as to his low ownership at only 17%.



5. Carlos Hyde
The 49ers have lost any offensive identity they might have once claimed, thus they will be looking for new ways to score points and spark their offense. We here at the Sportz Guruz still have faith in Frank Gore, but he is getting older, and might have lost a step or two when it comes to bursting out. Carlos Hyde seems to be sticking around, and when given the opportunities has shown amazing rookie talent. If things continue in this downwards spiral for the 49ers, we could end up seeing Hyde featured as the lead back, as they attempt to move on to the future. Only 35% owned and is getting regular playing time even with Gore healthy, flock to the wire and scoop him up while you can.

6. Robert Turbin
Marshawn Lynch has been locked in Beastmode for most of the season, so Robert Turbin is seeing very little action, but what action he has seen, he's done wonders with. He's racked up 148 yards on 32 attempts, which is an astounding 4.6 average yards per carry. He's not too shabby in the pass game either, catching 10 of 12 targets for 109 yards and a touchdown. If Lynch goes down for any amount of time at all, expect to see tons of Turbin, with lots of fantasy points to follow. Keep your eyes on him/Lynch, and move to roster him in all leagues should Lynch go down.






















Wide Receiver Watch

1. Jordan Matthews-Eagles
Matthews was already featured as a top receiver in our weekly waiver wire edition, but the opportunity is so great here, we thought we'd cover him again. Mark Sanchez is finally playing like franchise QB he was drafted to be in New York, and with that he seems to have formed a special bond with Jordan Matthews. Matthews is benefiting from both him and Sanchez practising together on the 2nd string team during pre-season, and although we have only seen a small glimpse of this duo, we can expect great things from the two of them.

2. John Brown-Cardinals
Brown is another player we already covered in our weekly waiver wire pick-ups, but it's another case of Quarterback swap, and Brown is the one receiving all the benefits. Drew Stanton has come in to replace the often injured Carson Palmer, who is out for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL, and was mainly hitting Brown in the fourth quarter (when Stanton was playing). We all know from past experience that Stanton hates throwing to Larry Fitz for some unknown reason, which makes John Brown an even more intriguing option then he already was becoming. 

3. Davante Admas-Packers
Adam's role in the Packers offense is not the definition of constant, as he has been given 95% of snaps one week, and less then 55% the next. When he is being used, he is little more then a WR3 for fantasy purposes, but has demonstrated great skill sets and a working relationship with Aaron Rodgers. If either Cobb or Nelson should go down with the injury bug, look for Adams to become a pivotal  part of this offense, soaking up 7-10 targets on a weekly basis.

4. Donte Moncrief-Colts
Moncrief is in a very sticky situation, as he's been relegated to WR4 duties on the Colts, and will not be fantasy relevant for as long as he's stuck there. He is clearly much more talented then Hakeem Nicks, and its only a matter of time before he's given the snaps/playing time he deserves. Keep a keen eye on Moncrief, because as soon as he moves up the Colts depth chart, he should be moved onto your fantasy team.

5. Jarvis Landry-Dolphins
Mike Wallace is the clear-cut number one wideout down in Miami, but there's another name who's beginning to soak up targets. Jarvis Landry hasn't been getting the deep bombs like Wallace, but he has been receiving 5-10 targets the last few weeks, churning out large yardage gains, and good fantasy numbers. He is starting to become fantasy relevant even with a healthy Wallace hogging all the deep targets, and his value should only sky rocket if anything should happen to big Mike. Keep a very close watch on Landry, and even roster him if you can spare the spot.
TOP 30 WIDE RECEIVERS

1. Calvin Johnson
2. Antonio Brown
3. Demaryius Thomas
4. Jordy Nelson
5 Randall Cobb
6. T.Y Hilton

7. Jeremy Maclin
8. AJ Green
9. Emmanuel Sanders
10. Julio Jones
11. Brandon Marshall
12. Alshon Jeffery
13. Kelvin Benjamin
14. Sammy Watkins
15. Golden Tate
16. Mike Wallace
17. Anquan Boldin
18. Vincent Jackson
19. Odell Beckham Jr.
20. Brandon Cooks
21. Reggie Wayne
22. Mike Evans
23. Mohamed Sanu
24. Brandon Lafell
25. Juian Edleman
26. Desean Jackson
27. Jordan Matthews
28. Martavis Bryant
29. Malcom Floyd
30. Larry Fitzgerald

This week Megatron makes his inevitable return to the top of our rankings. After showing last week that he was healthy, there is no receiver in football like him and the fact that Matthew Stafford and the Lions love to throw certainly doesn't hurt. Next up is Antonio Brown who I fully expect to bounce back after his worst game of the season. The targets and receptions are always there and that is a delicious recipe for consistent fantasy results. Third on the list is Demaryius Thomas, though he has been held out of the end zone for three straight weeks he has still continued to produce, recording at least 100 yards receiving in all of those games. I don't see his touchdown cold streak lasting much longer and anticipate at least 100 yards and a touchdown against the lowly St. Louis Rams. My favourite receiver who  is not ranked in the top 10 this week is Odell Beckham Jr. This rookie just continues to get better and better and is quickly becoming Eli's favourite target. Last week he earned Richard Sherman's respect in a very impressive showing against the vaunted Legion of Boom and I see no reason why he shouldn't continue to put up big numbers this week against San Francisco. Just watch these ridiculous pre-game catches and get excited about starting him if you're fortunate enough to have this emerging star on your roster. http://tinyurl.com/ladyzed

 TOP 15 QUARTERBACKS
1. Andrew Luck 
2. Tom Brady
3. Peyton Manning
4. Aaron Rodgers
5. Drew Brees
6. Phillip Rivers
7. Russell Wilson
8. Matthew Stafford
9. Mark Sanchez
10. Ben Roethlisberger
11. Matt Ryan
12. Jay Cutler
13. Cam Newton
14. Colin Kaepernick
15. Eli Manning


This week, our top 5 QB's are really no big surprise, as all five of them have have netted their fantasy owners 20+ points in each of his past 3 respective games. Who we really want to talk about this week is Stafford, Sanchez, Roethlisberger and Cam Newton, lets go alphabetically. Big Ben Roethlisberger had a career stretch of 2 weeks, totalling 12 touchdowns and setting the record, but then came the lowly Jets, and Big Ben was no more. Expect Ben to bounce back in a big way, not as big as another six touchdown performance, but 3 TD's with 300+ yards is not out of the question. Next up we have Superman himself, Cam Newton, or is he? Now having admitted to being hurt(not injured, just hurt), Cam's play the last few games makes a little bit more sense, but its not an excuse. Also if Newton is playing "hurt" I doubt he would've been left in to finish that poor excuse of a game in week 10. So what's really going on here? A lack of communication seems to be brewing between coaching staff and players, something that never bodes well for a team. We do not expect Newton to climb back up the ranks, but rather to fall off our list completely in 2-3 weeks. Next up we have the resurected Mark Sanchez, who starting in place of the injured(and out for the season) Nick Foles, has rejuvinated his career and actually looks to be the high draft pick he was taken at. We see no reason for the Eagles high powered, fast paced offense to suddenly stop, so look for Sanchez to possibly even begin to move higher up our board. Last but not least we have Matthew Stafford, who has finally gotten his very best, most favourite weapon back in the form of a healthy Megatron. Calvin Johnson adds a dynamic to the Lions offense that is matched only by Peyton for the Broncos, and now that he's back, Stafford's value quickly skyrockets. Look for Stafford to hit his favourite wideout tons of times in the coming weeks, making him a QB on the rise.


TOP 20 RUNNING BACKS

1. Arian Foster
2. Matt Forte
3. Marshawn Lynch
4. Le'Veon Bell
5. Jamal Charles
6. Eddie Lacy
7. LeSean McCoy
8. Andre Ellington
9. Mark Ingram
10. Ahmad Bradshaw
11. Alfred Morris
12. Giovanni Bernard/Jeremy Hill (whoever starts)
13. Rashad Jennings
14. Shane Vereen
15. Ryan Matthews
16. Frank Gore
17. Joique Bell
18. Lamar Miller
19. Monte Ball
20. Fred Jackson(so low due to injury and questionable tag to play Thursday)

With Demarco Murray on bye this week Arian Foster limps his way to the top of the list. Though he has been banged up a lot of the season he should be in good shape coming off his bye and has a nice match up against the Cleveland Browns. He should have no trouble rushing for at least 100 yards and a touchdown, he has been a force the entire season and this week should prove to be no different. Next on the list is Matt Forte, he is coming off a bad week where the entire Bears team fell apart against the Packers. There is no way they will be as bad against the mediocre at best Minnesota Vikings and I expect at least 80 yards rushing 60 yards receiving from the dual threat superstar. After Forte my next best running back is Marshawn Lynch, coming off a ridiculous 4 touchdown week. He has a tough match up against the Chiefs who have yet to allow a rushing touchdown all season, but I think Marshawn will be the one to finally put an end to that impressive streak. Chalk up 100 yards and a touchdown in what will be another strong performance from Beastmode. Lastly my top player in the bottom half of the rankings is Patriots running back Shane Vereen. The matchup against the Colts could not be any more perfect for Vereen. He is their passing downs back and is a fantastic receiving threat out of the backfield so he should be on the field a ton as the Patriots will need to throw a lot to keep up with the high powered Colts offence.


TOP 10 TIGHT ENDS

1. Jimmy Graham 
2. Rob Gronkowski
3. Julius Thomas
4. Antonio Gates
5. Martellus Bennett
6. Dwayne Allen
7. Greg Olsen
8. Jordan Reed
9. Travis Kelce
10. Mychal Rivera


So this week its "Gronk Spike" vs. "Jimmy Dunk" for our top spot on the rankings list. Realistically, if you have either of these guys you are in amazing hands, as each will put up an almost guaranteed 15+ fantasy points this week. However the edge goes to Jimmy Graham slightly, as his matchup offers a greater chance for a huge game. Still expect Rob Gonkowski to be doing his infamous spike at least once this week, and rack you up tons of points for your fantasy team. The really interesting name here is Mychal Rivera(and no its not because of how he spells it), as he was highly toted in the Guruz Week 11 Waiver Wire, and is already cracking the top 10. Rivera seems to be getting all the valuable targets, and is quickly becoming near matchup proof. Look to start him with full confidence if you were smart enough to take our advice and pick him up. If you didn't manage to grab him, maybe you should subscribe to the Guruz?!?!?!








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TOP 10 DEFENSES

1. Miami Dolphins 
2. San Diego Chargers
3. Denver Broncos
4. Carolina Panthers
5. San Francisco
6. Chicago Bears
7. Arizona Cardinals
8. Washington Redskins
9. Pittsburgh Steelers
10. Cleveland Browns


The Dolphins are the Guruz unanimous choice for first on the defense ranking list this week, as they have stood strong even against the best teams, and face a depleted buffalo backfield. C.J Spiller is out for the year, this is old news, but the recently activate Fred Jackson might also sit out due to nagging injuries and short rest time. Look for the Bills to be a very one dimensional offensive team this week, giving way to the Dolphins D easily scoring 10+ points. The big surprise of course is the Cleveland Browns, who sit atop their division, and the defense is a big reason why. Look for them to feast on a Houston offense being led by first time starter, rookie QB Ryan Mallett. The Browns are another team that are pretty much a guarantee to score 10+ fantasy points this week.


TOP 10 KICKERS

1. Stephen Gostkowski 
2. Adam Vinatieri
3. Cody Parkey
4. Caleb Sturgis
5. Steven Hauschka
6. Dan Carpenter
7. Chandler Catanzaro
8. Graham Gano
9. Mason Crosby
10. Phil Dawson


Well here we are again, the Kickers, a pretty straight forward position to rank but there we go, doing it anyways for ya ;)  So let's talk shop, starting with Stephen Gostkowski, who will always get you 12+ fantasy points as he's got great accuracy and leg strength, and is on a team with Tom Brady who either ends every drive with a touchdown or close enough for an easy field goal. Next is a similar case for Adam Vinatieri, who plays with the driving force known as Andrew Luck, and usually plays indoors, look for Adam to score you an almost guaranteed 10+ fantasy points. Basically you look for a kicker who plays on a team that has no problem scoring touchdowns and or driving down the field, and indoors never hurts.

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