2018-19 NFL Week 2 Winners and Losers

Hey Everyone! Here’s what we learned last week: 1. Khalil Mack is better than the entire Raiders defense. 2. The Cowboys defense is an up and coming powerhouse! 3. Pat Mahomes and Ryan Fitzpatrick are men among boys! Not really, but hey, their first two games have been great. Anyway, here are my Winners and Losers for Week 2 of the 2018-19 NFL Season:

Winners

QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Patrick Mahomes II, and Kirk Cousins

RB: Christian McCaffrey, Melvin Gordon, and Matt Breida

WR: JuJu Smith-Schuster, DeSean Jackson, and Keelan Cole

TE: Jesse James, OJ Howard, and Evan Engram

K: Mason Crosby and Robbie Gould

D/ST: Bears and Cowboys

Losers

QB: Andrew Luck, Alex Smith, and Eli Manning

RB: David Johnson, Jordan Howard, and Dion Lewis

WR: Julio Jones, Larry Fitzgerald, and Cooper Kupp

TE: Jack Doyle, George Kittle, and Tyler Eifert

K: Greg Zuerlein and Adam Vinatieri

D/ST: Chiefs and Ravens

Check back later for my Week 3 Position Rankings, Game Picks, and my Week 2 “Start Em, Sit Em” report.

2018-19 NFL Week 1 Winners and Losers

Hey Everyone! Here’s what we learned last week: 1. Khalil Mack is the best defender in the NFL, and he might even be the best player in the league. 2. Aaron Rodgers is the man. Need I say more? 3. The Steelers might not need Le’Veon Bell after all! James Conner is here, and he’s not ready to give up his spot! Anyway, here are my Winners and Losers for Week 1 of the 2018-19 NFL Season:

Winners

QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Drew Brees, and Kirk Cousins

RB: Alvin Kamara, James Conner, and Saquon Barkely

WR: Tyreek Hill, Michael Thomas, and Mike Evans

TE: Jordan Reed, Jared Cook, and Rob Gronkowski

K: Greg Zuerlein and Justin Tucker

D/ST: Ravens and Rams

Losers

QB: Nick Foles, Matthew Stafford, and Marcus Mariota

RB: Derrick Henry, Alex Collins, and Devonta Freeman

WR: Josh Gordon, Amari Cooper, and Marquise Goodwin

TE: Greg Olsen, Delanie Walker, and Jimmy Graham

K: Ryan Succop and Steven Hauschka

D/ST: Bills and Chargers

Check back later for my Week 2 Position Rankings, Game Picks, and my Week 2 “Start Em, Sit Em” report.

2017-18 NFL Week 16 Winners and Losers

Hey Everyone! There is only one spot left in the NFC playoffs after this week, but the AFC wild card round is WIDE OPEN. Last week was the end of the road for many teams, but with it came some remarkable performances, especially from guys like Todd Gurley. So with that said, here are my Winners and Losers for Week 16 of the 2017-18 NFL Season:

Winners

QB: Jared Goff, Kirk Cousins, and Jimmy Garoppolo

RB: Todd Gurley, Dion Lewis, and Giovanni Bernard

WR: Larry Fitzgerald, Jakeem Grant, and Ted Ginn

TE: Antonio Gates, Eric Ebron, and James O’Shaughnnessy

K: Harrison Butker and Randy Bullock

D/ST: Cardinals and Vikings

Losers

QB: Dak Prescott, Nick Foles, and Case Keenum

RB: Joe Mixon, Devonta Freeman, and Isaiah Crowell

WR: Brandin Cooks, Adam Theilen, and Devin Funchess

TE: Jared Cook and Evan Engram

K: Blair Walsh and Sam Ficken

D/ST: Ravens and Jaguars

Guys, that does it for my season tools to victory! I hope you all did well in your championships! It has been fun, but more on that later…

2017-18 NFL Week 15 Winners and Losers

Hey Everyone! The Packers are officially out of playoff contention, so that leaves the 6th seed in the NFC open to just a few teams. It looks as though both wild cards will be from the NFC South, although the Lions and Seahawks may still have a chance. Over on the AFC side, the Jags have clinched for the first time in about a century, and the Bills currently sit in the 6th spot. This is your time Buffalo! Two wins and you’re in! After almost 19 years! They’re gonna blow it, aren’t they? Well, last week we were spoiled with some great games and performances, so here are my Winners and Losers for Week 15 of the 2017-18 NFL Season:

Winners

QB: Cam Newton, Nick Foles, and Blake Bortles

RB: Todd Gurley, Kareem Hunt, and Christian McCaffrey

WR: Keelan Cole, Jaydon Mickens, and Tavarres King

TE: Greg Olsen, Richard Rodgers, and Benjamin Watson

K: Robbie Gould and Phil Dawson

D/ST: Ravens and Rams

Losers

QB: Russell Wilson, Jared Goff, and Philip Rivers

RB: Carlos Hyde, Jamaal Williams, and Lamar Miller

WR: Antonio Brown, Adam Theilen, and Devin Funchess

TE: Jimmy Graham and Vernon Davis

K: Blair Walsh and Ka’imi Fairbairn

D/ST: Seahawks and Texans

Check back later for my Week 16 Position Rankings, Game Picks, and my Week 16 “Start Em, Sit Em” report.

2017-18 NFL Week 14 Winners and Losers

Hey Everyone! The 8th, 9th, and 10th seeds in the NFC are keeping it interesting, although I believe that only the Packers have a legitimate shot at making the postseason at this point out of those three. On the AFC side, we had a huge upset in New England with the Dolphins keeping their slim playoff hopes alive, but now, more importantly, the team that gets the top seed in the AFC will all come down to this week’s game in Pittsburgh with the Patriots taking on the Steelers. Overall, last week was definitely one to remember, so here are my Winners and Losers for Week 14 of the 2017-18 NFL Season:

Winners

QB: Ben Roethlisberger, Dak Prescott, and Jay Cutler (#cutlerchallenge)

RB: Rod Smith, Jonathan Stewart, and Jamaal Williams

WR: Davante Adams, Tyrell Williams, and Cooper Kupp

TE: Trey Burton and Jared Cook

K: Chris Boswell and Harrison Butker

D/ST: Broncos ans Lions

Losers

QB: Carson Wentz, Tom Brady, and Matt Ryan

RB: Alvin Kamara, Lamar Miller, and CJ Anderson

WR: Mike Evans, Brandin Cooks, and TY Hilton

TE: Julius Thomas and Cameron Brate

K: Adam Vinatieri and Giorgio Tavecchio

D/ST: Steelers and Ravens

Check back later for my Week 15 Position Rankings, Game Picks, and my Week 15 “Start Em, Sit Em” report.

2017-18 NFL Week 13 Winners and Losers

Hey Everyone! Who would have thought that at this point in the season, we would have a three-way tie for first place in the AFC West…at 6-6?! I have to confess. I didn’t see any of the events of this season coming. The Giants are the second worst team in the league, the Chiefs were great and then not so great, and every supposedly good team in the NFC from last year sucks. Wow. One great thing to come out of all this chaos is the fact that both conferences have a tight race for top seed in the upcoming playoffs (only a little over a month away). We are in for a wild finish to this already great season. Anyway, here are my Winners and Losers for Week 13 of the 2017-18 NFL Season:

Winners

QB: Alex Smith, Josh McCown, and Blake Bortles

RB: Rex Burkhead, Alex Collins, and Kenyan Drake

WR: Tyreek Hill, Nelson Agholor, and Jermaine Kearse

TE: Cameron Brate and Stephen Anderson

K: Robbie Gould and Travis Coons

D/ST: Dolphins and Cowboys

Losers

QB: Tom Brady, Matt Ryan, and Tyrod Taylor

RB: DeMarco Murray, Joe Mixon, and Jordan Howard

WR: Mike Evans, Brandin Cooks, and Julio Jones

TE: Zach Ertz and Vernon Davis

K: Matt Prater and Kai Forbath

D/ST: Chiefs and Lions

Check back later for my Week 14 Position Rankings, Game Picks, and my Week 14 “Start Em, Sit Em” report.

2017-18 NFL Week 12 Winners and Losers

Hey everyone! This week was thrilling for everyone except Cowboys fans. And Giants fans. Poor Eli. How do you bench a 2x Super Bowl MVP? But hey! At least they’re starting a relevant young stud, right? Oh, they’re starting Geno Smith? Ummm. Here are my Winners and Losers from Week 12 of the 2017-18 NFL Season:

Winners

QB: Philip Rivers and Josh McCown

RB: Alvin Kamara, Jamaal Williams, and Joe Mixon

WR: Robby Anderson, Marvin Jones, and Jamison Crowder

TE: Ricky Seals-Jones and Hunter Henry

K: Phil Dawson and Randy Bullock

D/ST: Chargers and Panthers

Losers

QB: Dak Prescott (AGAIN) and Eli “Mr. Backup” Manning

RB: Kareem Hunt, Mark Ingram, and Jay Ajayi

WR: Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Crabtree

TE: Greg Olsen and Jared Cook

K: Dan Bailey and Brandon McManus

D/ST: Texans and Lions

Check back tomorrow for my Week 13 Position Rankings, Game Picks, and later in the week for my Week 13 “Start Em, Sit Em” report.

2017-18 NFL Week 11 Winners and Losers

Hey everyone! I got really good feedback from you guys about the shorter Winners and Losers column, so I am writing a simplified version of “Winners and Losers” again this week, and I once again encourage you to let me know if you want more analysis. Thank you guys all for reading. Here are my Winners and Losers from Week 11 of the 2017-18 NFL Season:

Winners

QB: Ben Roethlisberger and Kirk Cousins

RB: LeSean McCoy, Mark Ingram, and Alvin Kamara

WR: Keenan Allen, Kenny Stills, and Brandin Cooks

TE: Ricky Seals-Jones and OJ Howard

K: Stephen Gostkowski and Chris Boswell

D/ST: Ravens and Chargers

Losers

QB: Nathan Peterman and Brock Osweiler

RB: Kareem Hunt and Isaiah Crowell

WR: Jordy Nelson and Emmanuel Sanders

TE: Rob Gronkowski and Jared Cook

K: Greg Zuerlein and Jake Elliott

D/ST: Saints and Titans

Check back tomorrow for my Week 12 Position Rankings and later in the week for my “Game Picks” and my Week 12 “Start Em, Sit Em” report.

2017-18 Week 10 Winners and Losers

Hey everyone! As always, I am trying to make this website and my columns as user-friendly as possible, so as of late, I have been experimenting with different formats throughout my website in terms of how much analysis I write if any at all. I have noticed that many of you like to take a quick glance in order to get all the info you need, so with that in mind, I am writing a simplified version of “Winners and Losers” this week, and I encourage you to let me know if you want more analysis. Thank you guys all for reading. Here are my Winners and Losers from Week 10 of the 2017-18 NFL Season:

Winners

QB: Cam Newton and Jared Goff

RB: Dion Lewis, Mark Ingram, and Alvin Kamara

WR: Robert Woods, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Devin Funchess

TE: Jimmy Graham and Julius Thomas

K: Greg Zuerlein and Josh Lambo

D/ST: Lions and Sacksonville

Losers

QB: Marcus Mariota and Tyrod Taylor

RB: Adrian Peterson and Alfred Morris

WR: Dez Bryant and TY Hilton

TE: Cameron Brate and BASICALLY EVERYONE ELSE

K: Steven Hauschka and Phil Dawson

D/ST: Bills and Cowboys

Now that was really short and to the point. Please let me know what you think of the formatting and check back tomorrow for my Week 11 Position Rankings and later in the week for my “Game Picks” and my Week 11 “Start Em, Sit Em” report.

2017-18 NFL Week 9 Winners and Losers

Here’s a summary for this weekend: The Cowboys are rolling, the Saints have a better scoring defense than most offenses in the league, and DeShaun Watson’s injury is a real bummer. Get well soon, man.  Anyway, here are my Winners and Losers from Week 9 of the 2017-18 NFL season.

Winners

QB:

Jared Goff

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but the Rams are actually the second best team in the NFC. Could we possibly see a Goff v. Wentz NFC Championship. I don’t know and I don’t think so, but Goff is clearly coming into his own in LA. He has Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods’ speed to thank for his big day Sunday, but none the less, his performance was huge (311 yards and 4 TDs). Maybe he was the right pick at #1 last year after all.

RB:

Alvin Kamara

Mark Ingram needs to legitimately watch out because the Saints coaching staff seems to be seeing what everyone else is seeing in the form of Alvin Kamara being a ridiculously crafty RB. The Bucs had no answer for the rookie, and that is all thanks to his tenacious running style. Congrats on the W this weekend, Alvin. Here’s another one.

WR:

TY Hilton

He’s still unpredictable. He’ll probably only get 2 receptions next week. He’s lucky the Texans defense didn’t touch him on that 80-yd TD. Still, 5 receptions for 175 yards and 2 TDs is about the best anyone can do, so TY had no trouble becoming my winner at WR this week.

TE:

Julius Thomas

I took a wild guess and said that Thomas would be good for a TD this week and I was right. Although Miami didn’t pull out a win, Thomas reestablished himself Sunday night as a legitimate offensive presence, and that is something to be proud of. At least he gets one win this week.

K:

Greg Zuerlein

If there was an award for the best kicker in the league through 9 weeks, it’d be Greg the Leg. Another 15 point performance and a dominant win by the Rams is more than enough to etch Zuerlein into the “Winner” column this week.

D/ST:

New Orleans Saints

The Saints score TDs on offense and defense almost weekly now. If these guys are available in your league, then pick them up. That’s all I can really say other than the Saints are my easy and obvious winners this week on D/ST.

Losers

QB:

Jameis Winston

Winston’s chance of being a solid fantasy QB this year came to an end this week vs the Saints, as he got injured and only managed 3 points. Since he’ll be out for a while, the Bucs’ season is over. There is no loss for Winston (fantasy-wise) bigger than that.

RB:

LeSean McCoy and Kareem Hunt

Both Hunt and McCoy were completely taken care of by their opposing defenses, and neither managed to find the endzone. They were both ranked in my top 5 this week respectively, but there is no staying out of the “Loser” column when you only gain enough yards for 8 fantasy points or less. Sorry guys.

WR:

Will Fuller V

Tom Savage apparently hates throwing to Will Fuller, or he at least makes it seem that way. With DeShaun Watson out for the season, Fuller showed signs this week of returning to mediocrity. Too bad. Major loss.

TE:

Cameron Brate

Winston’s injury is bad news for Brate since he only seems to get targets when his normal QB is on the field. Brate only hauled in one catch this week which is abnormal since he has been so productive as of late. Don’t expect his output to become any better with Ryan Fitzpatrick at the helm for an extended period of time.

K:

Harrison Butker

Having your offense get halted is a good way to blow it in fantasy. Butker nailed every opportunity he got this week, but there just weren’t enough of them vs the Cowboys as Alex Smith and company got defeated. 5 points isn’t enough to carry a team, so Butker winds up on the Losers’ list this week.

D/ST:

Buffalo Bills

As my “Sit Em” last week, I didn’t expect much from the Bills D against a mighty Jets offense, and my doubts were proved valid, as New York took it to Buffalo on Thursday night. There was little energy shown by the Bills team as a whole on TNF, but due to a lack of big plays and an average total of 0 points in fantasy leagues this week, the Bills are my defensive loser.

Check back tomorrow and Thursday for this week’s Position Rankings, my weekly “Start Em, Sit Em”, and this week’s Game Picks.